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Lyr Req: Come Take a Trip in My Air Ship

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Sandy Creek 20 Feb 03 - 08:04 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 20 Feb 03 - 08:22 AM
Sorcha 20 Feb 03 - 10:24 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 20 Feb 03 - 10:43 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 20 Feb 03 - 05:30 PM
GUEST, Dale 20 Feb 03 - 05:41 PM
GUEST,Julia 20 Feb 03 - 05:53 PM
GUEST, Dale 20 Feb 03 - 06:52 PM
Sorcha 20 Feb 03 - 08:46 PM
Charley Noble 20 Feb 03 - 08:54 PM
Sandy Creek 20 Feb 03 - 09:05 PM
Jim Dixon 03 Mar 03 - 11:14 PM
GUEST,David 05 Jan 10 - 04:40 PM
John Minear 06 Jan 10 - 08:42 AM
Mr Happy 06 Jan 10 - 09:02 AM
doc.tom 06 Jan 10 - 09:06 AM
GUEST,Gary Kenneth Bass (almost famous folksinger) 25 Jan 13 - 11:26 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Johnny Cash 'Air Ship'
From: Sandy Creek
Date: 20 Feb 03 - 08:04 AM

I keep hearing bits of a song by Johnny Cash on TV commercials.
"Come take a ride in my air ship." How beautiful it is. Anyone have all the words?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Cash 'Air Ship'
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 20 Feb 03 - 08:22 AM

I haven't heard Johnny Cash singing it, but there was a song of that title recorded by Charlie Poole, that I sing. It was a popular song in the early 1900's. I've seen the sheet music somewhere along the line, and the version that Charlie Poole does is substantially different. This is it as I remember it, which may not be exactly the way Charlie did it. My memory being what it is.

   Come take a trip in my airship
   Come take a spin round the stars
   Come take a trip out to Venus
   Come let us sail 'round to Mars
   No one to see when we're kissing
   No one to care while we spoon
   Come take a trip in my airship
   And we'll visit the man in the moon

   I once loved a sailor, once a sailor loved me
   He was not the sailor, that sails the wide stormy sea
   He owns an airship, free as a bird on the wing
   Every evening one song you'd hear, he'd fly to my window and sing

Come...

It's been awhile.

Masato probably had the whole discography of the song...

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Cash 'Air Ship'
From: Sorcha
Date: 20 Feb 03 - 10:24 AM

Found lots of references to the album Johnny did it on, but no lyrics. Album is: 1972 America KC 31645 / CBS 65163. Full title is "Come Take a Trip in My Airship",as a tribute to Apollo 14.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Cash 'Air Ship'
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 20 Feb 03 - 10:43 AM

If you go to Google and type in Come Take A Trip In My Airship, it will bring up the sheet music to the original song... the one that Charlie Poole re-arranged and recorded... probably no resemblance to the one that Johnny Cash does..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Cash 'Air Ship'
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 20 Feb 03 - 05:30 PM

Charlie Poole's version of Come Take A Trip In My Airship is included on The Legend Of Charlie Poole, Volume 3 on the County Label. It's listed as Once I Loved A Sailor..

Anything by Charlie is allright by me..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Cash 'Air Ship'
From: GUEST, Dale
Date: 20 Feb 03 - 05:41 PM

The Johnny Cash version is the same, though a bit short. It's on his America: A 200 Year Salute in Story and Song album. He says it was one of his mother's favorite songs. It's pretty well known in OT music in Arkansas. I've heard it by several groups.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Cash 'Air Ship'
From: GUEST,Julia
Date: 20 Feb 03 - 05:53 PM

It's a favorite of mine I'd always heard on Sally Rogers' and Claudia Schmidt's album "Closing the Distance."

Once, I loved a sailor.
Once, a sailor loved me.
But he was not a sailor,
that sailed on the wide blue sea.
He, sailed in an airship;
Sailed like a bird on the wind;
And every evening at midnight,
he would come to my window and sing:

Chorus:
Come take a Trip in my Airship,
come sail away to the stars!
We'll travel to Venus,
we'll sail away to Mars!
No one will see while we're kissing
No one will know as we swoon.
So come take a Trip in my Airship,
and we'll visit the Man in the Moon!

One night while sailing away from the crowds,
we passed by the Milky White Way.
While idly drifting, watching the stars,
he asked if I'd name the day!
Just by the Dipper, I gave him my heart,
the sun shone on our honeymoon.
We swore to each other, we never would part,
and we'd teach all the babies this tune.

http://www.allthelyrics.com/lyrics/natalie_merchant/other_songs_75/come_take_a_trip_in_my_airship/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Cash 'Air Ship'
From: GUEST, Dale
Date: 20 Feb 03 - 06:52 PM

I was just going to say that Natalie Merchant has a version. Didn't know about that one. Can't say as I ever heard her before.


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Subject: Lyr Add:Come Take A Trip in My Airship
From: Sorcha
Date: 20 Feb 03 - 08:46 PM

Lyr Add: for Guest, Julia's post of 20 Feb 03 - 05:53 PM this thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Cash 'Air Ship'
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Feb 03 - 08:54 PM

Searching for "air ship" in Mudcat Forum turns up at least two related threads, one which I posted as "Roll & Go-C" several years ago.

Happily, our search engine is working again!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Cash 'Air Ship'
From: Sandy Creek
Date: 20 Feb 03 - 09:05 PM

Thanks to all. Now I'll NEVER get this song out of my head.


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Subject: ADD: Come Take a Trip in my Airship
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Mar 03 - 11:14 PM

Lyrics transcribed from the sheet music images at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music.

COME, TAKE A TRIP IN MY AIR-SHIP
(Words by Ren Shields. Music by George "Honey Boy" Evans. Copyright 1904)

I love a sailor; the sailor loves me,
And sails ev'ry night to my home.
He's not a sailor that sails o'er the sea,
Or over the wild briny foam;
For he owns and air-ship and sails up on high.
He's just like a bird on the wing,
And when the shadows of evening draw nigh,
He'll sail to my window and sing:

CHORUS:
Come, take a trip in my airship. Come, take a sail 'mong the stars.
Come, have a ride around Venus. Come, have a spin around Mars.
No one to watch while we're kissing, no one to see while we spoon,
Come take a trip in my airship and we'll visit the man in the moon.

One night, while sailing away from the crowds,
We passed through the milky white way,
Just idly sailing and watching the clouds.
He asked me if I'd name the day.
And right near the dipper, I gave him my heart.
The sun shines on our honeymoon.
We swore from each other we never would part
And teach all the babies this tune:
CHORUS

[Note: Shields and Evans also wrote "In the Good Old Summertime."]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Take a Trip in My Air Ship
From: GUEST,David
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 04:40 PM

The lyrics posted (dated) March 3, 2003 at 11:14PM, are the correct (original) lyrics as published in 1904.   The lyrics posted (dated) February 20, 2003 at 05:53 PM, are the lyrics from the Natalie Merchant recording.

Either way, it's an absolutely fantastic song and one of my personal favorites.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Take a Trip in My Air Ship
From: John Minear
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 08:42 AM

Check out this very nice version from "The Whistlin' Wolves" on their MySpace, featuring Emily Eagen, whistling and playing her ukelele:

http://www.myspace.com/thewhistlinwolves

Emily is a world champion whistler, and her ukelele is made out of metal!.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Take a Trip in My Air Ship
From: Mr Happy
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 09:02 AM

Heard Robin ex- Incredible String Band sing this at a local sesh about 20 years ago.

Here's the original:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybdQH5PHcYY


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Take a Trip in My Air Ship
From: doc.tom
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 09:06 AM

Also recorded by Jeff Warner and by Grace Notes (who had it from Jeff).
TomB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Take a Trip in My Air Ship
From: GUEST,Gary Kenneth Bass (almost famous folksinger)
Date: 25 Jan 13 - 11:26 AM

Jeff Warner added his own lyrics. Here's his verse:

We sang with the birds in the morning,
Danced with the clouds in the eve,
He was lord of the mountains,
And I felt I was queen of the sea.
I love my sailor,
How I long for the day
When he flies through my window,
And these are the words he will say.

Can be found on the Jeff Warner recording The Jolly Tinker.


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