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Thread #131384   Message #2963443
Posted By: GUEST
12-Aug-10 - 04:59 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Laurie of the Duram
Subject: Lyr Add: LAURIE OF THE DURUM
This is what I transcribed from the tape. The first few words were cut off they may have been "I went down." The recording was made in the late 1960s. Grandma died in 1971. Any help would be appreciated.


1. ...to Coal Mine City
At the hour of twelve at night.
It's there I spied a pretty fair damsel
Combing her hair by the candle light.

CHORUS: Laurie of the Duram, Duram, Duram,
Laurie of the Duram, Duram Dee.
Laurie of the Duram, Duram, Duram,
Laurie of the Duram, Duram Dee.

2. Now, kind miss, I came a-courting,
Your kind favor for to win,
And if you'll do me one kind favor,
Sunday night I'll call again.

3. Now, kind sir, you came a-courting,
My kind favor for to win,
And if you'll do me one kind favor,
Don't you ever call again.

4. Madam, I have gold and silver.
Madam, I have house and land.
Madam, I got ships on the ocean.
All will be at your command.

5. What do I care for gold or silver?
What do I care for house or land?
What do I care for ships on the ocean?
All I want is a nice young man.