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Lyr Add: Rounder Collection 'Hills of Home'

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Subject: Lyr Add: WHERE THE OLD RED RIVER FLOWS^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 04:33 PM

WHERE THE OLD RED RIVER FLOWS
(Jimmie Davis/Peer Int., BMI)

I'm dreamin' tonight of Dixie, cotton fields an' whippoorwills,
I spent my happy childhood 'neath the rocks and among the rills.
I can see my dear old mother as around the place she goes,
On my farm in Louisiana where the old Red River flows.

(Chorus:) Ah-lee-oh-de-lady-oo.
You can hear the old folks singin' soft an' low
At the twilight in the evenin' so soft an' low-oo-oo, so low-oo.
On my farm in Louisiana where the old Red River flows.

The lights so bright on Broadway, the city's bright as day,
And there on Coney Island where the ripplin' waters play
I'll be headin' south for Dixie on that I. C. when she goes
To my farm in farm in Louisiana where the old Red River flows. (Chorus)
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As sung by the Whitstein Brothers on "Rose of My Heart," Rounder 0206. Also in the collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 18/19. @South JTD


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Subject: Lyr Add: CHURCH STREET BLUES^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 04:36 PM

CHURCH STREET BLUES
(Norman Blake/Happy Valley Music, BMI)

Lord, I been a-hangin' out of town in that low-down rain.
Watchin' good-time-Charlie friends is a-drivin' me insane.
Out on shady Charlotte Street the green lights look red.
Wish I's back home on the farm in my feather bed.

(Chorus:) Get myself a rockin' chair to see if I could lose
Them thin-dime, hard-time, hell-on-Church-Street blues.

Found myself a picker-friend's read yesterday's news
Folded up page twenty-one, stuck it in my shoes.
Gave me a nickel to the poor, my good turn for today,
Folded up my old billfold and I threw it far away. (Chorus)

Lord, I wish I had some guitar strings, old Black Diamond brand.
I'd string up this old Martin box and go and join some band.
But I guess I'm gonna stay right here, just pick and sing awhile,
Try to make me a little change and give them folks a smile. (Chorus twice)
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As sung by Norman Blake on "Whiskey Before Breakfast," Rounder 0063. Also in the collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 18/19. @music JTD


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Subject: Lyr Add: WORRIED BLUES^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 04:37 PM

WORRIED BLUES
(Traditional?)

Don't your home look lonesome when your baby pack up and leave?
Home looks so lonesome.
Don't your home look lonesome when your baby pack up and leave?

Home looks so lonesome, when your baby pack up and leave.
Home look lonesome.
Home looks so lonesome, when your baby pack up and leave

Don't the sun look lonesome shinin' down through the tree?
Don't the sun look lonesome?
Sun looks so lonesome, shinin' down through the tree.

Oh, tell me, baby, what's the matter now?
I wanta know.
Oh, Lordy, baby, tell me what's the matter now.

Is you gon' quit your daddy anyhow?
Is you quit yo' ...
You gon' quit yo' daddy anyhow?

Baby, that's all right, that's all right for you.
Baby, that's all right.
Baby, that's all right, honey, that's all right for you.

Well, you know I love you, any way you do
You know I love you.
You know I love you, any old way you do.

I wanta know what's the matter. Something going on wrong?
Tell me what's the matter, baby.
Went away last night, an' you stayed out all night long.

Honey, that's all right, that's all right for you.
Baby, that's all right.
I love you baby, any old way you do.

With the sun goin' down, ain't this a lonesome place?
Sun goin' down.
Sun goin' down, ain't this a lonesome place?

I feel so lonely, I can't see my baby's face.
...
So lonesome here, I can't see my baby's face.

Oh, Lordy, baby, please don't put me down.
Please.
You are the sweetest girl in town.

Don't your home look lonesome when your baby pack up and leave?
Home looks so lonesome.
Home looks so lonesome when your baby pack up and leave.
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As sung by Mississippi John Hurt on "Worried Blues," Rounder 1082. Also in the collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 18/19. JTD


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Subject: Lyr Add: JOLIET BOUND^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 04:39 PM

JOLIET BOUND
(Kansas Joe McCoy)

Police comin' with a ball and chain, mm-hm (2x)
'Cusing me of murder. I never harmed no man.

Some got six months, some got one solid year. (2x)
Now me and my buddy got a lifetime here.

Well, the lawyer pleaded, clerk he wrote it down. (2x)
Now if I pass your sentence, must be Joliet bound.

Well, you can cook my supper, let me go to bed. (2x)
I been drinkin' white lightnin' has gone to my head.

You gone quit me baby, it's the first thing you want to do. (2x)
Some day you gon' want me if I won't want you.

Police shoot the gun, pain all in my side. (2x)
If you run from me, must be bound to die.

When they had my trial, you could not be found. (2x)
Now I done got all messed up and I'm Joliet bound.
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As sung by Rory Block on "When a Woman Gets the Blues," Rounder 3139. Also in the collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 18/19. @prison JTD


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Subject: Lyr Add: SLY OLD CROW^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 04:40 PM

SLY OLD CROW
(Traditional)

Sly little crow was a-sittin' on an oak,
Fa the riddle diddle eye dee oh.
Watchin' a tailor cuttin' out a coat.
And it's "hey ho" said the sly little crow.
Fa the riddle diddle eye dee oh.

Go and fetch my arrow and bow.
And I will shoot yon sly little crow.

Well, I shot and I shot but I missed somehow.
I missed that crow and I shot the old sow.

Go fetch me molasses on a spoon.
This old sow's in an awful swoon.

Now the big bell rung and the little ones tolled.
And the little pig squealed for the old sow's soul.
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As sung by John McCutcheon on "Mail Myself to You," Rounder 8016. Also in the collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 18/19. @animal @kids JTD


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Subject: Lyr Add: MIDNIGHT ON THE STORMY DEEP^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 04:41 PM

MIDNIGHT ON THE STORMY DEEP
(traditional)

'Twas midnight on the stormy deep, my solitary watch I keep,
And to think of her I left behind, and ask if she'd be true and kind.

I never shall forget the day that I was forced to go away,
In silence there my hand she pressed and pressed me to her loving breast.

Oh, Willie, don't go back to sea. There's other girls as good as me.
But none can love you true as I. Pray don't go where the bullets fly.

The deep, deep sea may us divide, and I may be some other's bride.
But still my thoughts will sometimes stray to be where thou art far away.

I never have proved false to thee. The heart I gave was true as thine.
But you have proven untrue to me. I can no longer call thee mine.

So fare thee well. I'd rather make my home upon some icy lake,
Where the southern sun refused to shine than to trust a love so false as thine.
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As sung by The Tony Rice Unit, on "Manzanita," Rounder 0092. Also in the collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 18/19. @parting @sailor @infidelity JTD


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Subject: Lyr Add: SWEET LUCY^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 04:42 PM

SWEET LUCY
(Michael Hurley/Happy Valley Music, BMI)

When we left, it was cold. Each other's hands we had to hold.
We was drunk in Tennessee. She got drunk, as drunk as me.
She run up the hill. She cried and cried. I run down the other side.
(Chorus:) Oh, sweet Lucy, oh, sweet Lucy, oh, sweet Lucy, let me go.

Police come, they took my wine. They put us in jail. Hundred-dollar fine.
I could hear her cryin' over the wall in the women's detention hall.
I got on the phone. My mama spoke, "Sorry, son, but your mama's broke." (Chorus)

Wherever I go, I get sad. Seems like sorrow lives in the air.
In the wide-open skies of California, there was sorrow way out there.
Five get you ten that you don't get back. Five get you ten that you better go fast. (Chorus)

Oh, Harry Hubcaps and Jack the Fluke, they bought a bottle, holy Luke. (?)
They was buddies but they had a fight. They broke the jukebox. They broke the light.
Big old Fluke weighed three hundred pound. Fell on Harry when Harry fell down. (Chorus)

My old lady says, "Gimme that wine." I said, "Honey, quit drinking sometime."
She says, "Snock, it's not my fault. Had to eat my pork chop without no salt."
She run up the hill. She cried and cried. I run down the other side. (Chorus)
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As sung by Michael Hurley & The Holy Modal Rounders on "Have Moicy!" Rounder 3010. Also in the collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 18/19. JTD


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Subject: Lyr Add: TRIALS, TROUBLES, TRIBULATIONS^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 04:43 PM

TRIALS, TROUBLES, TRIBULATIONS
(Traditional?)

Trials, troubles, tribulations such has never been before,
When the angels pour upon us their vilesome (?) breath forevermore.

(Chorus:) When the fire comes down from heaven, and the blood shall fill the sea,
I'll be carried home by Jesus and forever with Him be.

The beast with horns will come upon you, one of seven left within,
Men will cry unto the mountain, they'll pray to die but cannot win. (Chorus)

The mark must be upon your forehead, the worldly goods to Him can buy (?)
"Depart from me. I never knew you," you'll hear my blessed Savior cry. (Chorus)
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As sung by E. C. & Orna Ball on "E. C. Ball with Orna Ball & The Friendly Gospel Singers," Rounder 0151. Also in the collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 18/19. @gospel JTD


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE MEMORY OF YOUR SMILE^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 04:45 PM

THE MEMORY OF YOUR SMILE
(Ruby Rakes/Fort Knox-Trio Music)

Well, I'm walkin' from one bar to another,
And I don't know where I've gone or where I've been
No one I meet realizes
That I'm tryin' when I know that I can't win

(Chorus:) It's the memory of your smile that nearly drives me wild.
Ain't nothin' ever gonna ease my mind.
I thought that you'd be true. I counted so on you.
I'm lost from a love I'll never find.

Well, I don't know where this pain's gonna wind me.
It gets worse day by day since you're gone.
Well, if only you'd come back and see me,
I know that's my only chance from now on. (Chorus)
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As sung by Mike Seeger with Maria Muldaur & David Grisman on "Third Annual Farewell Reunion," Rounder 0313. Also in the collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 18/19. JTD


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Subject: Lyr Add: NEVER WILL GIVE UP^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 04:46 PM

NEVER WILL GIVE UP
(David Marshall/Markyle Publishing, BMI)

When this world is caught on fire, I want to be caught in Your will.
No, I never will give up. (No, no.) No, I never will. (No, no.)
No, I never will give up. (No, no.) No, I never will. (No, no.)
And when this world is caught on fire, I want to be caught in Your will.
I never will give up. (No, no.) No, I never will. (No, no, no, no, no.)

I'll always remember. (Yeah, yeah.) You know I always will. (Yeah, yeah.)
I'll always remember. (Yeah, yeah.) You know I always will. (Yeah, yeah.)
When they crucified my Lord, up on Calvary's hill,
I'll always remember. (Yeah, yeah.) You know I always will. (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.)

No, I never will give up. (No, no.) No, I never will. (No, no.)
No, I never will give up. (No, no.) No, I never will. (No, no.)
And when this world is caught on fire, I want to be caught in Your will.
I never will give up. (No, no.) No, I never will. (No, no, no, no, no.)

I'll always keep singin'. (Yeah, yeah.) You know I always will. (Yeah, yeah.)
I'll always keep singin'. (Yeah, yeah.) You know I always will. (Yeah, yeah.)
And when they crucified my Lord, up on Calvary's hill
No, I never will give up. (No, no.) No, I never will. (No, no, no, no, no. Hm.)
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As sung by Alison Krauss & The Cox Family on "I Know Who Holds Tomorrow," Rounder 0307. Also in the collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 18/19. Words of backup singers are given in parentheses. @gospel JTD


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Subject: Lyr Add: OLD COUNTRY STOMP^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 04:47 PM

OLD COUNTRY STOMP
(Traditional)

Fare thee well, fare thee well. Fare thee well, fare thee well.

Way down yonder above the moon, bluebird nest in a silver spoon.

Way down yonder above the sky, redbird nest in the bluebird's eye.

Way down yonder in a hollow log, redbird danced with a green bullfrog.

I got a house in Baltimore, forty-dollar carpet on the floor.

Streetcar runnin' right by my door. Fare thee well, Baltimore.

Way down yonder in the valley-o can't get around for the calico.
Jenny hang the kettle on the big knob a little, Jenny hang the kettle and we'll all drink tea.

Way down yonder in the valley-o, my gal dressed up in calico. My gal dressed up in calico.
Jenny hang the kettle on the big knob a little, Jenny hang the kettle and we'll all drink tea.

Purtiest little girl in the county-o, mama and papa all tell her so.
Little more sugar in the coffee, little more sugar in the coffee-o.

Wind blow high, wind blow low, blowed sugar in the coffee-o.
Little more sugar in the coffee, little more sugar in the coffee-o.
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As sung by Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin on "Our Town," Rounder 0304. Also in the collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 18/19. JTD


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOOKING FOR MONEY^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 04:48 PM

LOOKING FOR MONEY
(Traditional?)

Staggerin' Willie down on his knees,
Lookin' for something out in the weeds.
Here comes Ruby with a big black car,
"Staggerin' Willie, what you lookin' for?"

(Chorus:) I'm lookin' for money; I'm lookin' for money,
I'm lookin' for money but I can't find none nowhere.

Staggerin' Willie grabbed his ax,
Went into the house and he started to hack.
He chopped up the porch and he chopped up the steps,
Sayin', "Money, oh, money, I'll find you yet." (Chorus)

Staggerin' Willie where did he go?
That's him diggin' in that deep hole.
Here come Ruby with a big black car,
"Staggerin' Willie, what you lookin' for?" (Chorus)

(Repeat verse 2 with chorus, repeat verse 1 with chorus, and then repeat chorus.)
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As sung by the Chicken Chokers on "Old Time Music," Rounder 0213. Also in the collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 18/19. JTD


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOING BACK TO OLD VIRGINIA^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 04:49 PM

GOING BACK TO OLD VIRGINIA
(David McLaughlin/Happy Valley Music, BMI)

(Chorus:) I'm goin' back to old Virginia; I'm going back to my home.
I'm goin' back to the valley, and I never more will roam.

My old home is in the valley where the Shenandoah flows.
Why I left my lovin' family no one on earth will ever know. (Chorus)

It was there I met my darlin'. For me she was the only one.
But I left her there a-cryin'. I'm sorry now for what I've done. (Chorus)

I'm goin' there to see my darlin' and my mom and papa too.
There's one thing that I have learned now: Nobody else will ever do. (Chorus)
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As sung by Josh Crowe & David McLaughlin on "Going Back," Rounder 0314. Also in the collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 18/19. JTD


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rounder Collection 'Hills Of Home'
From: MMario
Date: 03 May 00 - 04:49 PM

*drool* Jim! There any music with these? if you need help transcribing, don't be afraid to holler.....I can't do it from ear, but I can from a copy of the sheet music...


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Subject: Lyr Add: HILLS OF HOME^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 04:51 PM

HILLS OF HOME
(Hazel Dickens, Happy Valley Music, BMI)

There ain't much that's left here that ain't all run down.
Gone all the echoes of old familiar sound.
Families are scattered, parted, and gone.
Left a lot of good things to wither away back home.

(Chorus:) Can't you feel those hills around you?
Can't you feel that touch of home?
And don't you wish you'd never gone?
There are some things memories can't bring home.
Hills of home, hills of home,
Families scattered off and gone.
These old hills that have been passed by,
Well, they've seen their share of leavin' in their time.

Old familiar dirt roads wind through the piney glade,
Where all the longing of childhood dreams were made,
Where we passed the mossy mounds where I could run and play,
Never a care to cross my mind all the livelong day. (Chorus)

Yes, they've seen their share of leavin' in their time.
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As sung by Hazel Dickens on "It's Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song," Rounder 0226. Also in the collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 18/19. JTD


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'M OUT ON THE OCEAN A-SAILING^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 04:52 PM

I'M OUT ON THE OCEAN A-SAILING
(Traditional)

Well, I'm out on the ocean a-sailin'. (3x)
My Lord, my Lord.

I'm gonna sail till I reach the harbor. (3x)
My Lord, my Lord.

Tell me where did you get your religion? (3x)
My Lord, my Lord.

Well I got it in the low, lonesome valley. (3x)
My Lord, my Lord.

Well, I'm on my way to the city. (3x)
My Lord, my Lord.

(Repeat first verse.)
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As sung by Leslie Riddle on "Step by Step," Rounder 0299. Also in the collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 18/19. @gospel JTD


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHE DID YOU A FAVOR^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 04:53 PM

SHE DID YOU A FAVOR
(Roy Book Binder-J. Thomas/Happy Valley Music, BMI)

Did you a favor when she walked out of your door.
Had the nerve to tell you that she didn't love you no more.
Before you get the habit livin' with the blues,
Stop and look around an' see what love can do.
Did you a favor when she walked out your door.

Never miss your water till your well runs dry
Way that you got treated, man, be glad you said goodbye.
She did you a favor when she walked out your door.
Had the nerve to tell you she didn't want you no more.

Did you a favor when she walked out of your door.
Had the nerve to tell you that she didn't love you no more.
Laughed as she left you 'fore things got too bad
Might have seen more trouble than you ever had.
Did you a favor when she walked out your door.

'Fore you start to worry, try and understand.
You can get yourself another woman, just like she got herself another man.
She did you a favor when she walked out your...
She did you a favor when she walked out your door.

Don't even try to call her on the telephone.
Find you someone new to love, man, make the blues leave you alone.
She did you a favor when she walked out your door.
Then she had the nerve to say she didn't love you no more.

Yes, she did you a favor, walked out of your door
Had the nerve to tell you she didn't love you no more.
'Fore you get the habit livin' with the blues.
Stop and look around an' see what love can do.
She did you a favor when she walked out your door.
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As sung by Roy Book Binder on "Hillbilly Blues Cats," Rounder 3121. Also in the collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 18/19. JTD


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY BABE^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 04:55 PM

MY BABE
(Fred McDowell/Tradition Music, BMI)

My babe, she don't stand no cheating, oh, my babe.
Oh, no, she don't stand no cheating, my babe.
Oh, well, she don't stand no cheating, she don't stand none o' this midnight creeping,
Oh, my babe, she's a true little baby, now, my babe.

(Repeat first verse.)

You know, she don't stand no foolin', oh, my babe.
Oh, well, she don't stand no foolin', my babe.
My baby don't stand no foolin', when she's mad there ain't no coolin',
Oh, my babe.
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As sung by Mississippi Fred McDowell & Johnny Woods on their eponymous album, Rounder 2007. Also in the collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 18/19. This blues song sounds like a more serious version of "Mama don't allow no guitar pickin' 'round here..." JTD


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Subject: Lyr Add: RACETRACK BLUES^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 04:56 PM

RACETRACK BLUES
(David Olney/Hardball Music)

I don't need no racetrack just to watch my pony,
Watch my pony, I mean, see her run.
I don't need no racetrack just to watch my pony run.
But I don't need no million dollars, people, to have my fun.

Well the doctor said to slow down, he said, "Please slow down, 'cause I'd,
Hate to see you, I mean, fall down dead."
Yeah, the Doctor said to slow down 'cause he'd hate to see me fall down dead.
Well, he might know my body but he sure don't know my head.

Not much at looks, she never cooks,
People, she can move me like a dozen dirty books.
I don't care what people say, I'm wild about my gal.
Well, she my good-time mama, I'm a true-blue pal, yes I am.

Some likes 'em tall; some likes 'em small.
I ain't proud, people, I'll take anything at all
And you know where to find me: I'm at Rusty's Bar and Grille.
If you're moved to come and see me, bring a five-dollar bill.
(Semi-spoken:) Pay for your own drinks!

(Repeat first verse.)
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As sung by The Nashville Jug Band on their eponymous album, Rounder 0221. Also in the collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 18/19. JTD


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Subject: Lyr Add: ALOHA MEANS I LOVE YOU^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 04:58 PM

ALOHA MEANS I LOVE YOU
(Robert L. Lukens and John Avery Noble, c1928.)

A stands for dear aloha
L for the land of...(?)
O is for out among the oceans where the angels built...(?)
H stands for dear old Honolulu, far across the ocean blue.
A just means aloha, and aloha means I love you.

(Repeat)
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As sung by the Tau Moe Family on "Remembering the Songs of Our Youth," Rounder 6028. Also in the collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 18/19. @Hawaii JTD


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Subject: Lyr Add: HIGH ON A MOUNTAIN^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 04:59 PM

HIGH ON A MOUNTAIN
(Ola Bell Reed/Midstream Music)

High on a mountain, wind blowing free,
Thinking about the days that used to be.
High on a mountain, standing all alone,
Wondering where the years of my life have flown.

As I looked at the valleys down below,
They were green just as far as I could see.
As my memories turned, oh, how my heart has yearned,
For you and the days that used to be.

Oh, I wonder if you ever think of me,
Or if time has blotted out your memory.
As I listen to that breeze whisper gently through the trees,
I'll always cherish what you meant to me.

(Repeat first verse.)
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As sung by Ola Belle Reed on her eponymous album, Rounder 0021. Also in the collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 18/19. Some have referred to this song as "High on the Mountain."JTD


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Subject: Lyr Add: BABY PLEASE DON'T GO^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 05:00 PM

BABY PLEASE DON'T GO
(Traditional)

Baby, please don't go. Baby, please don't go.
Baby, please don't go back to New Orleans. You know I love you so.

Turn your lamp down low. Turn your lamp down low.
Turn your lamp down low. I love you so. Baby, please don't go.

You got me ball-and-chained. You got me ball-and-chained.
You got me ball-and-chained. I musta been insane. Baby, please don't go

(Repeat first verse.)

I wanta be your slave. I wanta be your slave.
I wanta be your slave till I'm in my grave. Baby, please don't go.

You got me way down here. You got me way down here.
You got me way down here, cryin'. Baby, please don't go.

(Repeat first verse.)
- - -
As sung by Bill Morrissey & Greg Brown on "Friend of Mine," Philo 1151. Also in the collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 18/19. JTD


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'LL NEVER GO BACK^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 05:02 PM

I'LL NEVER GO BACK
(Charles & Ira Louvin/Acuff-Rose, BMI)

I once was bound by the chains of sin.
There was no light to shine within.
Down on my knees I knelt and prayed,
And He took my burdens all away.

(Chorus:) I'll never go back to the ways of sin.
Where the Lord found me and took me in.
He came to me and I won't go back. (?)
To the ways of sin I'll never go back.

As I travel on this narrow way,
I'll help the lost to find their way.
I'll shine my light so the world can see
What a saving grace has done for me. (Chorus)

At the set of sun I'll be going home,
To rest my soul around the throne.
I'll bid farewell in a little while,
And change my tears for a lasting smile. (Chorus)
- - -
As sung by the Louvin Brothers on "Songs That Tell a Story," Rounder 1030. Also in the collection "Hills of Home," Rounder CD AN 18/19. @gospel JTD


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rounder Collection 'Hills Of Home'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 May 00 - 05:18 PM

MMario: Sorry, I don't have any music, sheet or otherwise. I'm not even a musician, hardly. (Sometimes I think I must be the only Mudcatter who isn't.) I'm hoping someone else will take on the task of transcribing the tunes. I figure I'll just stick to what I'm good at, at least until I run out of albums. Then I can always buy more!

You may notice a few question marks (?) in the above text. That's where I'm not sure I got the words right, although I did write down my best guess. An elipsis followed by a question mark ... (?) means I don't have a clue what they were singing and I didn't even dare to guess. An elipsis alone ... just means I am noting the fact that there was a pause in the singing at this point. Corrections are welcome.

I didn't post ALL the songs on this 2-CD collection, only the ones that weren't already in DigiTrad, or in some thread. More info later.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rounder Collection 'Hills Of Home'
From: Banjer
Date: 03 May 00 - 07:13 PM

It's a good collection. I found the two cassette set at a bookstore called Borders here in St. Petersburg for only $6.99...I've about wore out the tape deck in my truck from playing them. Highly reccomend the set for a diverse selection of different types of folk music.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rounder Collection 'Hills Of Home'
From: GUEST,Singout
Date: 03 May 00 - 07:39 PM

Wow! Thanks for all the work you did to get these lyrics out to us. Hope there is a way to print some of them out to put in my songbook, without having to retype.

Penny


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rounder Collection 'Hills Of Home'
From: thosp
Date: 03 May 00 - 07:40 PM

i have the cd's --- love them --best $10-- i've ever spent on cd's --- thanks for posting the lyrics!!!

peace (Y) thosp


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rounder Collection 'Hills Of Home'
From: GUEST,Singout
Date: 03 May 00 - 07:57 PM

Hurray. I found the instructions from Barbara from 28-Apr-99 to cut and paste. A pain, but works great for copying a song and printing out by the page. Penny


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rounder Collection 'Hills Of Home'
From: raredance
Date: 03 May 00 - 08:01 PM

Great selection. Now all I have to do is figure out a way to print them and stuff them in the CD box so I know where they are when I want them. Will you be moving on to the "Hand Picked" double CD? You seem to be in the zone!

rich r


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rounder Collection 'Hills Of Home'
From: Stewie
Date: 03 May 00 - 08:06 PM

Hi Jim,

'Troubles, Trials and Tribulations' is by Estil C. Ball. He sometimes just called it 'Tribulations'. The lines you queried should read (from booklet accompanying 'Southern Journey Vol 8: Sheep, Sheep Don't You Know The Road' which includes a recording of E.C. Ball singing 'Tribulations'):

Verse 1: 'When the angels pour upon us their vows of wrath forever more'.

Verse 2: The line should read: 'The beast with horns will come upon you, one with seven, one with ten'.

Verse 3: 'The mark must be upon your forehead, these worldly goods you then can buy'.

--Cheers, Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rounder Collection 'Hills Of Home'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 May 00 - 08:11 PM

You can find "Hills of Home" at CDNow or Amazon for the amazinly low price of $9.49, and benefit Mudcat to boot. $9.49 ain't bad for a two-CD set with 40 songs.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rounder Collection 'Hills Of Home'
From: Pablo
Date: 03 May 00 - 08:43 PM

Hats off, Jim Dixon. I don't half mind the angels' vilesome breath, myself. What a post!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rounder Collection 'Hills Of Home'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 May 00 - 01:17 PM

In case anybody is interested in knowing more about the "Hills of Home" collection, here are the cuts I omitted from the above postings:

The following songs are already in DigiTrad:


DO-RE-MI
(Woody Guthrie/Ludlow Music, BMI)
As sung by Woody Guthrie on "Library of Congress Recordings," Rounder 1041/42/43.

COME ALL YOU FAIR AND TENDER MAIDENS (On DigiTrad as "FAIR AND TENDER LADIES")
(Traditional)
As sung by David Bromberg on "Sideman Serenade," Rounder 3110.

TALK ABOUT SUFFERIN'
(Traditional?)
As sung by Ricky Skaggs on "Family & Friends," Rounder 0151.

NIGHT HERDING SONG
(Harry R. Stephens)
As sung by Skip Gorman on "A Greener Prairie," Rounder 0329.

JOHN HARDY
(Traditional?)
As sung by Lead Belly on "Go Down Old Hannah," Rounder 1099.

DUNCAN AND BRADY
And DigiTrad has another version: DUNCAN AND BRADY (2)
(Traditional?)
As sung by The Johnson Mountain Boys on "Blue Diamond," Rounder 0293.

I RIDE AN OLD PAINT
(Traditional)
As sung by Riders in the Sky on "Best of the West," Rounder 11517.

The following songs are in other threads and probably should be added to DigiTrad:

KILLING THE BLUES
(R. Salley/Graph Music, ASCAP)
As sung by the Woodstock Mountain Revue on "Music from Mud Acres," Rounder 11520.

WHO WILL WATCH THE HOME PLACE?
(Kate Long/Feeny Feemster Music, BMI)
As sung by Laurie Lewis on "True Stories," Rounder 0300.

Here are two I couldn't transcribe:

J'ETAIS AU BAL (lyrics in French)
(I. LeJeune/TEK Music, BMI)
As sung by D. L. Menard, Eddie LeJeune, and Ken Smith on "Le Trio Cadien," Rounder 6049.

CORAZON VIAJERO (lyrics in Spanish)
(Tish Hinojosa/Manazo Music-Maverick Music)
As sung by Tish Hinojosa on "Culture Swing," Rounder 3122.

And here are the tunes without lyrics:

ANNIE IS MY DARLING/THE RED SHOES
(Traditional/Dan R. MacDonald)
Performed by Joseph Cormier on "Old Time Wedding Reels, And Other Scottish Fiddle Favorites," Rounder 7013.

OLD BLAIR STORE
(Traditional)
Performed by John McCutcheon, medleyed with song "Sly Old Crow," q.v.)

ONE DIME BLUES
(Traditional?)
Performed by Etta Baker on "One Dime Blues," Rounder 2112.

SILVER BELL
(Traditional?)
Performed by Country Cooking on "26 Bluegrass Instrumentals," Rounder 11551.

THE PURE DROP/THE FLAX IN BLOOM (Reels)
(Traditional?)
Performed by Pierre Bensusan on "2," Rounder 3037.

COLLEGE HORNPIPE
(Traditional?)
Performed by Mark O'Connor on "Soppin' the Gravy," Rounder 0137.

BILL CHEATHAM
(Traditional)
Performed by Bela Fleck, Bill Keith, and Tony Trischka on "Daybreak," Rounder 11518.

Incidentally, the liner notes on "Hills of Home" are mostly about the performers, not the songs. (Naturally, Rounder wants to sell more CDs.) So if anyone wants to post more information about the songs, feel free.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rounder Collection 'Hills Of Home'
From: DADGBE
Date: 04 May 00 - 02:30 PM

A BIG thank you, Jim, great work! The lyrics from E.C. Ball were often a bit skewed. Consider:

Fathers, Jesus love you, (2x)
And love come a-trinkling down.
chorus: Seek and ye shall find with a skinny work,
Give a knock and the door shall be opened,
And love come a-trinkling down.

Pretty cool,huh? Now, just what did he mean?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rounder Collection 'Hills Of Home'
From: BlueJay
Date: 04 May 00 - 02:56 PM

Many thanks, Jim. I also have this incredible collection, and now I know where to find the words. I've actually had it for a couple of years, but haven't transcribed the lyrics except for a few songs. This is a tremendous service for us all. For you Mudcatters who don't know the tunes to some of these songs, order the CD, as instructed in a post above. You will be glad that you did! BlueJay


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rounder Collection 'Hills Of Home'
From: GUEST,Finn
Date: 27 Apr 07 - 10:58 PM

Jim Dixon has, as the first line of the 4th verse of michael Hurley's Sweet Lucy,

Oh, Harry Hubcaps and Jack the Fluke, they bought a bottle, holy Luke. (?)

The real words are "they bought a bottle of Old Duke". It's a cheap wine, along the lines of Thunderbird. I know Michael, and Thorne Huber (aka Harry Hubcaps) was my best friend. Old Duke, for sure.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rounder Collection 'Hills of Home'
From: MickyMan
Date: 12 Oct 19 - 08:05 AM

The earliest source I can find for this is a Rockabilly singer named Al Urban who recorded it in 1956.    The actual image of the original 45 on SARG records lists him as the writer.


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