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Thread #2777   Message #743893
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
07-Jul-02 - 02:01 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Goodbye Liza Jane
Subject: Lyr Add: GOODBYE LIZA JANE (Eddie Fox)
GOODBYE LIZA JANE
Eddie Fox, 1871, pub. Lee & Weller

1. The time has come and I must go,
I must play on the old banjo.
Walk Dad Lew, Oh Mister Lew,
Ehe! Ehe! He!
Hear me now-

Chorus:
I'm going away to leave you, goodbye, goodbye,
I'm going away to leave you, goodbye Liza Jane.
I'm going away to leave you,
I'm going down to Lynchburg town;
If you get there before I do,
It's goodbye, Liza Jane.

2. The time has come, I do declare
I want a lock of my girl's hair.
Walk Dad Lew, Oh Mister Lew,
Ehe! Ehe! He!
Hear me now-

Chorus:

Behind the henhouse on my knees,
I thought I heard a chicken sneeze.
Walk Dad Lew, Oh Mister Lew,
Ehe! Ehe! He!
Hear me now-

Chorus:

"Twas nothing but a Rooster saying his prayers,
And giving out a hymn Such a getting upstairs.
Walk Dad Lew, Oh Mister Lew,
Ehe! Ehe! He!
Hear me now-

Chorus:

This is one of the oldest versions that we have a date for. The song is older; perhaps versions are preserved in old minstrel song booklets. Rich r mentions this song in a previous posting, but with the name mis-typed Cox. On the cover, it is listed as "Comic song, by Eddie Fox, as sung by Lew Simmons at the Arch Street Opera House." Like several other similar tunes, its origin usually is credited to minstrel shows, but probably based on old fiddle and play party songs.