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Thread #44641   Message #4014248
Posted By: Jim Dixon
17-Oct-19 - 08:08 PM
Thread Name: Songs about Jimmie Rodgers
Subject: Lyr Add: THE DEATH OF JIMMIE RODGERS (Gene Autry)
You can hear this recording at the YouTube.


THE DEATH OF JIMMIE RODGERS
Words and music by Bob Miller.
As recorded by Gene Autry, 1933. (Melotone 12733)

1. The angels have taken you, Jimmie,
To God in his wisdom and love,
For they needed another sweet singer
To blossom in heaven above.
There are millions who miss you, friend Jimmie,
Miss that soft voice that made millions happy.
May God in his mercy grant your friends their one prayer
That they’ll meet you, Jimmie, up there.

2. I know you’ll be yod’lin’ in heaven,
In that angelic choir way up there,
In that land where there’s peace and there’s comfort,
Where souls shall be free from care;
And as vespers in heaven start ringin’,
Surely angels will pause while you’re singin’.
May God in his mercy grant your friends their one prayer
That they’ll meet you, Jimmie, up there.

3. I wonder if you hear me, Jimmie,
Way up in that heavenly blue.
There’s no words can express to you, Jimmie,
Just how much I thought of you.
You’ve inspired me, old pal, like no other;
And I’ve loved you, Jim, just like a brother.
Oh, I know that I’ve lost a true friend and real pal,
And I miss you Jimmie, old pal.


[Another recording by Bradley Kincaid can also be heard at YouTube. Kincaid omits the verse 3 and instead repeats the second half of verse 1. He also inserts a yodel at the end of verse 1.]