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Thread #44641 Message #920499
Posted By: Jim Dixon
28-Mar-03 - 10:05 AM
Thread Name: Help: The Death Of Jimmie Rodgers
Subject: RE: Help: The Death Of Jimmie Rodgers
I transcribed these excerpts from sound samples found at Yahoo! Music.
Here's Gene Autry's song:
...to blossom in heaven above.And here's Bradley Kinkaid's song:
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...
...sorry that you had to goThe tune of Kinkaid's song is clearly "Red River Valley," but Autry's is a tune I don't recognize. Oddly, it doesn't seem to rhyme.
But on records we'll hear you forever
You sing songs that we cherish so.
When you sing in that heavenly choir,
Won't you sing "You and My Old Guitar"
And your sweet song, "Blue Yodel..."