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Thread #10884   Message #1036596
Posted By: Joe Offer
16-Oct-03 - 04:09 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bread and Gravy
Subject: ADD: Gravy and Bread
Here's my transcription of the Grant Rogers recording. I don't have any of the books for the custom CD's yet - so this is what I hear.

GRAVY AND BREAD

I've traveled this wide world all over,
I've stayed in some fancy hotels,
Some were good, some were bad, some were different;
And some were the best in the world,
This one place place I stayed was a lulu,
So good, so cunning, so neat,
Now you may wonder how I'm still alive,
When you hear what they gave us to eat…

On Monday we had bread and gravy,
On Tuesday 'twas gravy and bread,
On Wednesday and Thursday
'Twas gravy on toast - that was was nothing but gravy and bread

On Friday I spoke to the landlord,
"Would you please give us something instead?"
On Saturday morning by way of a change…
We had gravy without any bread.

As sung by Grant Rogers on the Folk-Legacy CD, "Grant Rogers: Catskill Mountain Songmaker." Recorded by Sandy Paton in Walton, NY, in 1964.
No, the tune isn't "Rosin the Beau." Maybe Jeri will send me that MIDI again.