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Thread #10884 Message #2236814
Posted By: Jim Dixon
15-Jan-08 - 07:44 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bread and Gravy
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bread and Gravy
The only recording I can find online of BREAD AND GRAVY (not the Hoagy Carmichael song) is by J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers. It sounds like a rather late recording. It's on the Various Artists compilation "Sound Traditions: Appalachian Mountain Bluegrass," Rural Rhythm CD 317, 2007. This is what I hear in a sound sample found at Allmusic.com:
…we used to eat liver and onions.
But beef stew we never went wrong;
But lately I've noticed the difference,
And that's why I'm singing this song:
On Monday we have bread and gravy.
On Tuesday it's gravy and bread.
On Wednesday and Thursday …
[There's enough there to get an idea of the tune, and it's nothing like "Rosin the Beau."]