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lsigis@zoomnet.net 30 Jun 97 - 10:55 AM
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Subject: Twenty-five cents an acre
From: lsigis@zoomnet.net
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 10:55 AM

I'm looking for the words to a Molly Andrews song "Twenty-Five Cents an Acre". I also need the music. Does anyone know how to contact Molly Andrews? I believe she is from West Virginia.


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Subject: RE: Twenty-five cents an acre
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 04 Oct 03 - 07:39 PM

I don't know anything about Molly Andrews, but she is appearing at Sandinos Cafe Bar in Derry, Northern Ireland this Tuesday, 7 Oct. 2003


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Subject: RE: Twenty-five cents an acre
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 04 Oct 03 - 08:33 PM

Molly Andrews UK / Irish tour info: http://www.males.demon.co.uk/
probably not up to date; as far as I know the Derry and Dublin dates are 7 and 10 Oct, respectively, not as given on this web page

general info http://hometown.aol.com/nfraslim/

pages also give contact info

I wonder if lsigis ever got the info, 1997 request but it would do not harm to get the lyrics posted (if they aren't elsewhere on the cat)


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Subject: RE: Twenty-five cents an acre
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 06:18 AM

Molly is at our club this Thursday. I'll pass your request on and post any info she can provide.


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Subject: RE: Twenty-five cents an acre
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 06 Oct 03 - 04:09 PM

Interesting. I visited the Old Rose and Crown web site--it says you must be a member (it's free), and that you must be a member for 48 hours before you can go there. What is that all about? I have seen a few places in the states that allow drinking only in "clubs" and you have to join--is it that kind of arrangement?

SRS


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Twenty-five cents an acre
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 07 Oct 03 - 12:30 PM

Molly is one of my favorite ballad singers. I think she is from West Virginia orignally, but my last contact with her she was in northern Virginia. She has a website and can be contacted through that if all else fails.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Twenty-five cents an acre
From: Snuffy
Date: 08 Oct 03 - 08:03 AM

SRS, in Britain if more than two people want to partake in dangerous and subversive activities like folksinging, then the venue either needs a Public Entertainment Licence (can be expensive), or must restrict admission to consenting adults who have been members of the "club" for the required period.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Twenty-five cents an acre
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 05:20 AM

Molly gave us a great evening of singing at the club and she was aware of the mudcat query. She said she'd log in when she gets back home next week.

Snuffy succintly answered SRS's query about the membership thing. I believe there are a number of threads about it (probably need to search on PELs or membership UK etc)


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Subject: Lyr Add: THAT 25 CENTS THAT YOU PAID (Jim Garland)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 09:41 AM

Don't know if this is related to the song that is wanted.
Copied from http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/parton/2/that25.html

THAT 25 CENTS THAT YOU PAID
(Jim Garland)
(Recorded by Sarah Ogan Gunning) (1960s)

Sad the day when I saw the steam shovels a-comin',
The clank of their wheels as they clattered along.
Deep in my heart, a voice seemed to be saying,
"Goodbye, my sweet home. You soon will be gone."

In 1880, my folks were rejoicing.
They'd sold the mineral rights on the farm.
For twenty-five cents an acre they sold them.
My folks didn't know they would do any harm.

Leave them alone. Please don't disturb them.
Don't dump the yellow clay mud over their graves,
Although the law may say you have a right to
Because of that twenty-five cents that you paid.

This house it was the home of my father.
His father and mother they lived there too.
Now they all lay asleep beneath the green willow
Along with their wives and children so dear.

Leave them alone. Please do not disturb them.
Don't dump the yellow clay mud over their grave,
Although the law may say you have a right to
Because of the twenty-five cents that you paid.

Don't force me to leave the house I was born in.
Don't force me to leave the land dear to me.
Just take back the twenty-five cents that you gave them,
And just go away and please let us be.

Lyrics as reprinted in liner notes of "Come All You Coal Miners" (Rounder 4005, 1972).


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Twenty-five cents an acre
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 09:43 AM

By the way, did anybody notice that the original request that started this thread was made 6 years ago?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Twenty-five cents an acre
From: GUEST,m@mollyandrews.com
Date: 30 Oct 03 - 07:09 PM

hi all,
molly andrews here.
'that 25 cents that you paid' was written by sarah's brother,
jim garland.. a very powerful song indeed.

by the way, if anyone's interested, i've a new CD available,
entitled BLUE MORNING GLORY.
finally, a chance to respond to this enquiry from way
back in the last millennium! ha!
on the road september 2003 to march 2004..
march, march, march..
but you may email any ol' time.. just make sure the subject line
is something specific so i don't mistake it for spam.
joy, health, love, peace and all that jazz ~ m

https://web.archive.org/web/20120308072400/http://mollyandrews.com/


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: That 25 Cents That You Paid (Garland
From: GUEST,Yes, what a great song, Molly Andrews great
Date: 01 Jun 22 - 11:12 AM

And mudcat's back! Yea! Thank you for printing the lyrics. Thank you, Molly Andrews for clarifying the source. I love your voice. I heard this first by Molly Andrews too.


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