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Lyr Req: Pretty Boy Floyd (not Guthrie)

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A PICTURE FROM LIFE'S OTHER SIDE
AS I GO RAMBLING ROUND
BELLE STARR
BOUND FOR GLORY
CLEAN-O
DEPORTEES
DO RE MI
DUST PNEUMONIA
EL DO RE MI
GAMBLER
HARD TRAVELIN'
HARD, AIN'T IT HARD
HIGHWAY 66 BLUES
I AIN'T GOT NO HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE
I'M GONNA MAIL MYSELF TO YOU
JACKHAMMER JOHN
JESUS CHRIST
JUST THE FACTS, MA'AM
LIFEBELT WASHED UP ON THE SHORE
LUDLOW MASSACRE
MEAN TALKING BLUES
MRS. ROOSEVELT
NINE HUNDRED MILES
OKLAHOMA HILLS
PASTURES OF PLENTY
POOR LAZARUS
PRETTY BOY FLOYD
RAMBLING ROUND
RANGER'S COMMAND
RED WINE
ROLL ON COLUMBIA
ROLL ON THE DAY
SHIP IN THE SKY
SO LONG IT'S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YUH
TALKING BLUES
TALKING DUST BOWL BLUES
THE 1913 MASSACRE
THE BLINDING OF ISAAC WOODARD
THE GRAND COULEE DAM
THE LADIES' AUXILIARY
THE PHILADELPHIA LAWYER
THE SINKING OF THE REUBEN JAMES
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND
THOSE BROWN EYES
TOM JOAD
UNION MAID
WHY OH WHY


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Subject: Pretty Boy Floyd: lyrics
From: burnley@valu-line.net
Date: 13 Feb 98 - 06:42 PM

We have a library patron seeking lyrics to an old song.....Pretty Boy Floyd....not the Woody Guthrie version, however......does this ring any bells? Some sketchy lyrics.... Now boys, a vest of steel I'm wearing, made out of little steel wires. To keep all those bullets away from my heart, because my heart is precious to me. I have a sweet wife and a baby, who is waiting for me back home. I want to go back to see them, but the cops won't leave me alone.

Any help will be great!!! Burnley Library Cottonwood Falls, KS mailto:burnley@valu-line.net


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Subject: RE: Pretty Boy Floyd: lyrics
From: Gene
Date: 04 Dec 98 - 06:18 PM

*CHECK DATABASE*

The lyrics and a MIDI are there...


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Subject: RE: Pretty Boy Floyd: lyrics
From: Gene
Date: 04 Dec 98 - 06:20 PM

Sorry 'bout that....eyes not working too good today!


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Subject: RE: Pretty Boy Floyd lyrics
From: Felipa
Date: 19 Dec 99 - 06:07 PM

This song has a Christmas reference, so I like to sing it around this time of year. I was wondering how romanticized the song might be so, I've just been looking for info. on the web. Here's a couple of interesting sites:
Carnegie Library on Floyd
lyrics and info.

I also see that Larry McMurty wrote a book on Pretty Boy


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Subject: RE: Pretty Boy Floyd: lyrics
From: Sourdough
Date: 19 Dec 99 - 06:14 PM

THe two links, "Carnegie Library on Floyd" and "lyrics and info" bring up "URL not found" messages.

Sourdough


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Subject: RE: Pretty Boy Floyd: lyrics
From: Felipa
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 10:01 AM

because I forgot to type in 'http'
http://www.carnegie.lib.oh.us/personal.htm

lyrics and info (http://www.geocities.com/Nashville/3448/pretty.html - one of Manfred Helfert's pages on Woody Guthrie, Doc & Merle Watson, & the Almanac sSngers)


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Subject: RE: Pretty Boy Floyd: lyrics
From: GUEST,micheleantonio@netzero.net
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 07:18 PM

Need information on a song. It was around during the late sixties or early seventies. I believe it began with a pianio riff and may have been sung in a falsetto voice. It contained the line: "...he was my Pretty Boy Floyd the outlaw and I thought I knew him well."

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Pretty Boy Floyd: lyrics
From: Susan of DT
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 07:21 PM

Guest - that one is in the digital tradition right here. Try Floyd in the big blue search box


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Subject: RE: Pretty Boy Floyd: lyrics
From: GUEST,micheleantonio@netzero.net
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 07:39 PM

Thank you, Susan, but I should have mentioned that it is NOT the Woody Guthrie song. I tried a search and came up empty. Do you know the song I mean?


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Subject: Lyr Add: AVENGING ANNIE
From: Jeri
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 08:16 PM

Michele, is it the one that goes:

We ran throught the hills and forests
As two under a spell
He was a city boy Floyd the outlaw
But I thought I knew him well

Long after that great summer
When I first came into my fame
And "the Avenger from Oklahoma"
Was added to my name, the Avenger I became

Well they call me Avenging Annie
I'm the Avenger of womanhood
I spend my whole life tellin' lies
Lead you on and mess you over good.

I take all you spoiled young hippies
Runnin' round playin' games
Mess around in your bed I blow your head
I put you through a change
What you done to others I do to you

But then I met my sensitive outlaw
He was the best thing I had ever seen
I wanna be his wife wanna give him my life
I was so blind I could never have seen
So I joined up with my outlaw, and headed for California

He treat me worse than I ever imagined
He even say he don't want me around
Kept it up so long I couldn't be strong
He run me right into the ground
For five long years, he pick me up and then he slap me down

Well I told my friends about him
The all were on my side
When I could see throught the haze he looked so crazy
I put my head right down and I cried
For my poor lover, cried like a mother for my poor lover

Well I felt so sad about him
But I knew I couldn't do him no good
He was so far gone well standing on the lawn
When I left him I knew I should
I knew I couldn't do him no good

And now I live out on a mountaintop
And I'm almost thirty-five
And I found my peace and I found my release
And I'm happy just to be alive

And I might go back to my Floyd
If I think it's the thing to do
He gave up murder and theft right after I left
And you know I still love him too
Just like your woman loves you
Just like your woman loves you...

Well, they call me Avenging Annie...

Lyrics by Andy Pratt
(c) 1973, April Hill Music


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Subject: RE: Pretty Boy Floyd: lyrics
From: Jeri
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 08:17 PM

Oops - the song title is "Avenging Annie."


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Subject: RE: Pretty Boy Floyd: lyrics
From: GUEST,micheleantonio@netzero.net
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 10:18 PM

YES!!THANK YOU, Jeri THANK YOU!!!! It was driving me crazy.


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Subject: RE: Pretty Boy Floyd: lyrics
From: GUEST,micheleantonio@netzero.net
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 10:47 PM

....and again, thank you, Jeri. I'm absolutely thrilled to find it, and another fan. I thought I'd never hear it again. But thanks to you (and Napster) I'm a happy man. And you're a GIANT sweetheart!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pretty Boy Floyd (not Guthrie)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Dec 23 - 11:25 AM

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