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Tune Req: 'Rye Whiskey Joe' (Staines)

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Subject: Looking for Rye Whiskey Joe and Early
From: GUEST,thrashercl@aol.com
Date: 28 Oct 00 - 11:50 PM

I am looking for the authors of "Rye Whiskey Joe" (In an old hobo jungle...) and "Early" (Early one morning, I step out of my door....) to obtain mechanicals.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Looking for Rye Whiskey Joe and Ear
From: DonMeixner
Date: 29 Oct 00 - 12:10 AM

Tye Whiskey Joe is Bill Staines. The other I don't know


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Looking for Rye Whiskey Joe and Ear
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 29 Oct 00 - 12:56 AM

"Early" is one of Greg Brown's songs. Good 'un, too!

Sandy
Click for lyrics


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Looking for Rye Whiskey Joe and Ear
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 30 Oct 01 - 10:05 AM

Anyone have the lyrics to this? This is about the only thread I could find on this tune. Heard it on Paltalk last night - WOW! Thanks

Steve


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Looking for Rye Whiskey Joe and Ear
From: kendall
Date: 30 Oct 01 - 03:42 PM

I have the lyrics for both, but, the last time I posted a song, someone did it right after mine appeared on the forum. If no one posts them, I will.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Looking for Rye Whiskey Joe and Ear
From: kendall
Date: 30 Oct 01 - 03:46 PM

Ok, here goes.


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Subject: ADD: Rye Whiskey Joe (Staines)
From: kendall
Date: 30 Oct 01 - 04:00 PM

Rye Whiskey Joe
(Bill Staines)

In an old hobo jungle on the south side of town
All my friends settled down for a meal,
With two cans of bacon, an old loaf of bread,
Anything anybody could steal,
And a bottle of Burgundy found its way 'round,
For tonight everybody was low,
From the passing of Joseph McSweeny,
Everyone called him Rye Whiskey Joe.

chorus
Oh, Rye Whiskey Joe, there's happiness somewhere for you
Oh, Rye Whiskey Joe, somewhere out there in the blue.

He hopped off a freight train eleven months back
With a sort of a look in his eye
With a smile on his face and an old canvas pack,
That was half full of Table Talk pies,
And he asked us if he could just stay for a time,
To rest before he traveled on,
But, he brought us much more than expected,
And that's why we're singing this song.

chorus

After eating in the evening we all settled down
And listened while he sang his songs
With a bottle of whiskey there close by his side
That he shared when the time came around,
And the light in his eyes was as warm as the fire
His hair was black as the coal
We listened while he told his lonely old tales
And we all called him Rye Whiskey Joe.

chorus

He closed his eyes early one morning
And they never would open again
We buried his gear along with him
Said a prayer, filled the grave in, and then
I found a letter in the tall grass nearby
From a camp where he'd been long ago
Saying, "Thank you Mr. Joseph, for all that you've done"
And "Good luck to you Rye Whiskey Joe."

chorus


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Looking for Rye Whiskey Joe and Ear
From: kendall
Date: 31 Oct 01 - 07:54 PM

Dont you just hate it when you go to the trouble of posting lyrics, then, the one who requested them doesn't respond?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Looking for Rye Whiskey Joe and Ear
From: kendall
Date: 01 Nov 01 - 09:27 AM

x


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Looking for Rye Whiskey Joe and Ear
From: Sorcha
Date: 01 Nov 01 - 09:32 AM

e mail sent, we'll see what happens.........


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Looking for Rye Whiskey Joe and Ear
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 01 Nov 01 - 10:27 AM

Kendall - I attempted to reply and "Thank You" for the lyrics but have been unable to access the Cat for the past two days. Thanks again - I would hope you didn't really think that I would ignore the effort on purpose.

Thanks again - Steve


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Looking for Rye Whiskey Joe and Ear
From: kendall
Date: 01 Nov 01 - 08:11 PM

apology accepted, and your PM was much appreciated. Your reason for not being around was quite valid.


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