Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeetta

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: I Wish I Was a Rock (from Derroll Adams)

GUEST 24 Jun 07 - 12:40 AM
GUEST,thegreypicker 24 Jun 07 - 12:57 AM
GUEST,AMC 24 Jun 07 - 04:19 AM
Dave Hanson 24 Jun 07 - 06:48 AM
Ernest 24 Jun 07 - 11:23 AM
Flash Company 24 Jun 07 - 12:54 PM
John MacKenzie 24 Jun 07 - 01:04 PM
Big Al Whittle 24 Jun 07 - 02:54 PM
Jim Dixon 26 Jun 07 - 08:59 PM
GUEST 28 Jul 07 - 11:04 PM
Big Al Whittle 29 Jul 07 - 02:18 PM
GUEST 29 Aug 07 - 03:26 PM
GUEST 01 Oct 07 - 11:28 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:



Subject: Lyr Req: wish i was a rock derroll adams
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jun 07 - 12:40 AM

anyone know the lyrics to this song?


thanks


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wish i was a rock derroll adams
From: GUEST,thegreypicker
Date: 24 Jun 07 - 12:57 AM

This is how Alex Campbell used to sing it!

I wish I was a rock
Sitting on a hill
Doing nothing the whole day long
But just sitting still
I wouldn't sleep and I wouldn't eat
And I wouldn't even wash
I'd just sit there ten thousand years
And rest myself by gosh

Alex added a gibberish chorus - hi chi cheedlum ... etc

I hope this helps

John


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wish i was a rock derroll adams
From: GUEST,AMC
Date: 24 Jun 07 - 04:19 AM

The song is on the album "Banjoman - a tribute to Derroll Adams", produced by Hans Theessink and Arlo Guthrie.
It is sung on the CD by his friend Ramblin' Jack Elliot.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wish i was a rock derroll adams
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 24 Jun 07 - 06:48 AM

And the Big Yin, who sings it better than Ramblin Jack.

eric


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wish i was a rock derroll adams
From: Ernest
Date: 24 Jun 07 - 11:23 AM

It is also on Derroll`s own album "Songs of the Banjoman".

Best
Ernest


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wish i was a rock derroll adams
From: Flash Company
Date: 24 Jun 07 - 12:54 PM

It was on the Topic LP of Jack & Derroll in the '50's sung by Derroll who olso did the ' Hi-di-diddle' nonsense chorus.

FC


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wish i was a rock derroll adams
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 24 Jun 07 - 01:04 PM

Yup I got that LP FC.
G

[Like all the initials? ¦¬]]


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wish i was a rock derroll adams
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 24 Jun 07 - 02:54 PM

theres another verse

Wish I was a brick sitting in a wall
With a plaster coat and hat


and I've forgotten the rest......

Derek Brimstone might know.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wish i was a rock derroll adams
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Jun 07 - 08:59 PM

With Google Book Search, I found this in "The Fighting Fleets: Five Months of Active Service with the American Destroyers and Their Allies" by Ralph Delahaye Paine, 1918, page 206:
    There was little growling among these youthful tars who had been toughened by half a year of it, but to be stood on one's head in a bucking destroyer did become tiresome after a while, and a voice was raised from a gloomy bunk:—

    "I wish I were a little rock, a-sitting on a hill:
    I would n't do a thing all day, but just be sitting still.
    I would not eat, I would not sleep, I would not even wash,
    But sit up there a thousand years and rest myself, by Gosh!"

    The French pilot had taken this tuneful plaint unto himself as sound doctrine....


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wish i was a rock derroll adams
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jul 07 - 11:04 PM

what are the chords to this song?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wish i was a rock derroll adams
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 29 Jul 07 - 02:18 PM

Bflat15 supended 4 - followed by, Eflat minor suspended 2, segueing into C, F and G7


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wish i was a rock derroll adams
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 03:26 PM

what would be easier chords to use if using a capo and what fret?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wish i was a rock derroll adams
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Oct 07 - 11:28 PM

does ramblin jacks version have a capo on the 3rd fret?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 27 November 7:09 PM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.