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Lyr ADD: Our Town (Iris DeMent)

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Andrew Austin 17 Mar 98 - 02:20 PM
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Barbara Shaw 18 Mar 98 - 09:24 AM
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T.Willis 11 Sep 99 - 11:27 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 11 Sep 99 - 11:59 AM
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Subject: Looking for info on a song called "Our Town"
From: Andrew Austin
Date: 17 Mar 98 - 02:20 PM

Hi all! I am trying to find the lyrics and the name of a female folk singer who sings a tune which may be called "Our Town". The lyrics go something like: "Can't you see the sun going down? On our town, on our town"

Sorry I don't have any more to go on. Hopefully someone will recognise this tune. Thanks in advance.


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Subject: RE: "Our Town"
From: Peter Grubb Hobart Tasmania
Date: 17 Mar 98 - 06:45 PM

Andrew,

You can find the lyrics to Our Town on a cd by Iris Dement called Infamous Angel WEA Records.

If you are unable to track it down contact me and I will send the lyrics to you. My email adress is

grubbco @netspace.net.au

Regards


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Subject: Lyr Add: OUR TOWN (Iris Dement) ^^
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Mar 98 - 09:33 PM

This song and "Let the Mystery Be," both on the "Infamous Angel" CD, are my two favorite Iris Dement songs.
-Joe Offer-


OUR TOWN
(Iris Dement)
As recorded by Iris DeMent on "Infamous Angel" (1993)

Chorus:
And ya know the sun's settin' fast
And just like they say, nothing good ever lasts
Go on now and kiss it goodbye
But hold onto your lover 'cause your heart's bound to die
Go on now and say goodbye to our town, to our town
Can't you see the sun's settin' down on our town, on our town
Goodnight

Up the street beside that red neon light
That's where I met my baby on one hot summer night
He was the tender and I ordered a beer
It's been forty years and I'm still sitting here

Chorus

It's here I had my babies and I had my first kiss
I've walked down Main Street in the cold morning mist
Over there is where I bought my first car
It turned over once but then it never went far

Chorus

I buried my mama and I buried my pa
They sleep up the street beside that pretty brick wall
I bring 'em flowers about every day
But I just gotta cry when I think what they'd say

Chorus
If they could see how the sun's setting fast ...

Now I sit on the porch and watch the lightnin' bugs fly
But I can't see too good, I got tears in my eyes
I'm leavin' tomorrow but I don't wanna go
I love you, my town, you'll always live in my soul

But I can see the sun's settin' fast
And just like they say, nothing good ever lasts
Go on, I gotta kiss you goodbye
But I'll hold to my lover 'cause my heart's 'bout to die
Go on now and say goodbye to my town, to my town
I can see the sun has gone down on my town, on my town
Goodnight, Goodnight

JRO
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Subject: RE:
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 18 Mar 98 - 09:24 AM

"Our Town" was also recorded by Stecher & Brislin on a CD of the same name, and was nominated for a grammy a few years ago.


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Subject: Thanks to those who responded to "Our Town"
From: Andrew M. Austin
Date: 19 Mar 98 - 05:09 PM

A big thank you to all who responded to my query. You have solved the mystery for me.

Andrew


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Subject: our town
From: T.Willis
Date: 11 Sep 99 - 11:27 AM

Hi I am looking for the chords and lyrics to two songs Our Town and Jolly ploughboys If anybody has any idea where these may be found please email me back at this address Tim_Willis@bigfoot.com


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Subject: RE:
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 11 Sep 99 - 11:59 AM

Well, the first one is already here, Tim. See above for the lyrics.

Jolly Ploughboy aka Ploughboy


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Subject: Our town
From: fiddlergirl
Date: 25 Oct 01 - 01:04 AM

Hey all,

I'd love to get my hands on the lyrics for this song, logically it's name should be "our town" but I'm not really sure what it's called. The last part of the chorus runs something like: "Can't you see the sun sinking fast, just like I said nothing good ever lasts, can't you see the sun's goin' down on our town, on our town". If anyone could help me with this it would be much appreciated, and chords would be grand as well. Thanks... slan!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our town
From: Stewie
Date: 25 Oct 01 - 02:08 AM

Iris Dement. Joe posted it to the forum:

Our Town

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our town
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 25 Oct 01 - 02:31 AM

And the chord pattern is dead simple. In 'C' f'rinstance:

[C]Up the street by that [F]red neon light
[C]That's where I met my baby on one [G]hot summer night

"Tis thus throughout, verse and chorus.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our town
From: Owlkat
Date: 25 Oct 01 - 02:32 AM

This was also the song used for the last Northern Exposure episode. Glad to find it and who sung it. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our town
From: Terry K
Date: 25 Oct 01 - 03:09 AM

Anyone just starting on Iris Dement has a treat in store. Most of what she does is just terrific - simple and homespun but with a lovely quality. She seems to have come from a strongly religious background but it doesn't appear to have done much damage.

Cheers, Terry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our town
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Oct 01 - 07:37 AM

Iris DeMent Lyrics Site-Click Here

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our town
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 25 Oct 01 - 08:35 AM

I was brought to the song by Kate Rusby's rendition. Great song.

Skipjack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMRL0kTDf6I


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our town
From: Walking Eagle
Date: 25 Oct 01 - 06:12 PM

Does anyone know where we can get snippets of the song melody?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our town
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 25 Oct 01 - 06:46 PM

It's on a Kate rusby album and also "Storytellers" (BBC records-actually a CD!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our town
From: GUEST,Jennifer Burdoo
Date: 25 Oct 01 - 06:49 PM

I once heard this song on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion. Very nice. You say Kate Rusby's done it? I better go look her up.

Jennifer


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our town
From: GUEST,Pete Peterson
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 07:53 AM

Best recording I know is Kate Brislin & Jody Stecher -- on the eponymous album. Great song!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our town
From: Noreen
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 08:02 AM

The Kate Rusby album is 'Sleepless'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our Town (Iris DeMent)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Nov 22 - 05:42 PM

Can you imagine Iris DeMent singing this with Emmylou Harris? Wow!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FikZwgj89HI


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our Town (Iris DeMent)
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 14 Nov 22 - 10:57 PM

Yes - such a lovely song! Our Town "official video."


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