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TRAMP ON THE STREET


GUEST 19 Jul 03 - 01:08 AM
masato sakurai 19 Jul 03 - 02:03 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: Tramp on the Street
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jul 03 - 01:08 AM

Can someone send me the lyrics and a site that has the midi. Is the tune the same as "On the Wings of a Dove"? Thanks


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tramp on the Street
From: masato sakurai
Date: 19 Jul 03 - 02:03 AM

TRAMP ON THE STREET (Grady and Hazel Cole) is in the DT (midi won't play). Arranged midi is HERE; and another one. Recording of "Tramp On The Street" (Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper) is at The Record Lady's All-Time Country Favorites (go to "Real Country Archives Page 12").

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tramp on the Street
From: Ebbie
Date: 19 Jul 03 - 08:52 PM

Guest, I can see why you ask because there is a certain similarity but the tunes are quite different.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tramp on the Street
From: masato sakurai
Date: 20 Jul 03 - 08:12 AM

"The Tramp on the Street" -- Molly O'Day (Columbia 20187. 1948) [audio] is at DoveSong.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tramp on the Street
From: masato sakurai
Date: 20 Jul 03 - 08:46 AM

Sheet music & midi are at DT Mirror. Hank Williams, Sr. sang it, too (Click here for his recording, and scroll down to Disk 10).


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tramp on the Street
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jul 03 - 08:51 AM

This song was also recorded by Joan Baez on an early lp-Possibly David's Album.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tramp on the Street
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Jul 03 - 01:40 PM

Masato...is that page supposed to play the songs? I get very strange file names and .cgi scripts when I click there. It is on Web TV, and that mat affect things.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tramp on the Street
From: masato sakurai
Date: 20 Jul 03 - 01:51 PM

Bill D, it's OK with my Windows Media player. Masato


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tramp on the Street
From: wilco
Date: 20 Jul 03 - 03:17 PM

This is one of my favorites. I've got it by Molly O'Day. Wilma lee Cooper, and Roy Acuff. I have notes that it was copyrighted by Grady and Hazel Cole in 1940. "... this was patterned after a much earlier religious song called 'Only a Tramp!' by Dr. addison D. Crabtree in 1877." One set of verses are almost identical. I understand that there was a copyright dipute over this song, involving the fellow who also wrote "Wreck on the Highway>"


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tramp on the Street
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 20 Jul 03 - 03:31 PM

My favorite version is Dian James and the Greenbriar Boys.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tramp on the Street
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Jul 03 - 04:43 PM

hmmmm......

I get this:

http://wtv-zone.com/Honkytonk123/pnm.cgi?srv=3&art=135&alb=24669&dsk=10&trk=19&tl=true&wtv-title=H

that is not a file name, and it gets me a 10 byte something named 'pnm.cgi'....it may be SUPPOSED to lead to a file, but it does not...I will try different browser.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tramp on the Street
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Jul 03 - 04:58 PM

ok...pnm.cgi indicates a streaming media file, and for whatever reason, it will not play in either Opera or Mozilla Firebird (damn proprietary systems!)...I finally opened Internet Explorer for perhaps the 3rd time in a year, and got it to play. Micro$oft is determined to get everyone to doing it their way or NO way!

Now...I shall set about capturing that streaming media and keeping a copy!...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tramp on the Street
From: Bill D
Date: 20 Jul 03 - 05:30 PM

I have managed to make one way work...needs more volume, but I think there are other ways. Still experimenting..

(Captured it as a 34,000,000 byte .wav file and converted it to a 3meg MP3 file)..


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tramp on the Street
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Jul 03 - 06:20 PM

SilentBob will capture sounds..

dbPoweramp will convert them.

Looking at others....


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Tramp on the Street
From: M.Ted
Date: 21 Jul 03 - 07:58 PM

I don't know what tune you use for "On the Wings of a Dove", Ebbie, but the version I learned off an old Ferlin Husky record has exactly the same melody as Molly O'Day sings to "Tramp on the Street"--wasn't in the key of B, though--


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Subject: RE: Origins: Tramp on the Street
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Jan 17 - 01:38 AM

Here are the lyrics we have in the Digital Tradition. I'm not sure I completely agree with them. Let's see what else comes up.

TRAMP ON THE STREET
(Grady and Hazel Cole)

cho: He was some mother's darlin', he was some mother's son;
Once he was fair and once he was young,
And some mother rocked him, a little darlin' to sleep,
But they left him to die like a tramp on the street.

Only a tramp was Lazarus that day,
He who lay down by the rich man's gate.
Well, he begged for some crumbs from the rich man to eat
But they left him to die like a ramp on the street.

If Jesus should come and knock on your door,
Would you let Him come in and pick from your store?
Would you turn Him away, with nothing to eat?
Would you leave Him to die like a tramp on the street?

last cho: He was Mary's own darlin', he was God's chosen son;
Once He was fair and once he was young,
And Mary, she rocked Him, a little darlin' to sleep,
But they left him to die like a tramp on the street.

Jesus, He died on Calvary's peak,
Nails in His hands, Lord, nails in His feet,
Gave His life's blood for you and for me,
But they left Him to die like a tramp on the street.

@country @gospel
filename[ TRAMPST
TUNE FILE: TRAMPST
CLICK TO PLAY
RG


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Subject: ADD Version: Tramp on the Street
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Jan 17 - 01:52 AM

TRAMP ON THE STREET
(Grady and Hazel Cole)

CHORUS:
He was some mother's darlin', he was some mother's son;
Once he was fair and once he was young,
And some mother rocked him, a little darlin' to sleep,
But she left him to die like a tramp on the street.

Only a tramp was Lazarus that day,
He who lay down by the rich man's grave.
Well, he begged for some crumbs from the rich man to eat
But they left him to die like a tramp on the street.

If Jesus should come and knock on your door,
Would you let Him come in and pick from your store?
Would you turn Him away, with nothing to eat?
Would you leave Him to die like a tramp on the street?

LAST CHORUS
He was Mary's own darling, he was God's chosen son;
Once He was fair and once he was young,
Then Mary, she rocked Him, a little darling to sleep,
And she left him to die like a tramp on the street.

Jesus, He died on Calvary's peak,
Gave His life blood for you and for me,
They pierced His side, Lord, His hands and His feet,
But they left Him to die like a tramp on the street.


Words and music by Grady and Hazel Cole. ©1940 and 1947 by Rialto Music Publishing, assigned ot Dixie Music Publishing.


Source: Sing Out! Magazine, Vol 14, No. 6, January 1964, page 24
Identical lyrics in The Collected Reprints from Sing Out! (the blue book, Vol 7-12)

There are only minor differences, but I have to say that the lyrics in the Digital Tradition make more sense to me.


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