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Lyr Req: Washington Square (B Goldstein, D Shire)

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jdbenson@ctaz.com 15 Apr 99 - 07:42 PM
Tucker 15 Apr 99 - 10:15 PM
Barbara 16 Apr 99 - 01:17 AM
Mark Roffe 16 Apr 99 - 01:17 AM
Mark Roffe 16 Apr 99 - 01:19 AM
Tucker 16 Apr 99 - 11:24 AM
Mark Roffe 16 Apr 99 - 03:25 PM
GUEST,kevin 28 Sep 04 - 09:33 PM
Charley Noble 28 Sep 04 - 09:56 PM
M.Ted 29 Sep 04 - 02:37 AM
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Subject: Washington Square lyrics
From: jdbenson@ctaz.com
Date: 15 Apr 99 - 07:42 PM

Contemporary with "The Village Stompers" instrumental version of "Washington Square", (early 1960's), there was also a version with lyrics to the same tune. I would like to find out what all the words are or even purchase the record if possible. Thank you, Dave Benson jdbenson@ctaz.com


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Subject: RE: Washington Square lyrics
From: Tucker
Date: 15 Apr 99 - 10:15 PM

It has a word version??? I like the tune but I don't think I've ever heard a version with words. I am curious now.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WASHINGTON SQUARE (Bob Goldstein)
From: Barbara
Date: 16 Apr 99 - 01:17 AM

Hi guys, here it is from Aug. 23, 98. Check out the Forum Search for a discussion of this song.
Blessings,
Barbara

WASHINGTON SQUARE
by Bob Goldstein

From Cape Cod Light to the Mississip, to San Francisco Bay,
They're talking about this famous place, down Greenwich Village way.
They hootenanny all the time with folks from everywhere,
Come Sunday morning, rain or shine, right in Washington Square.

And so I got my banjo out, just sittin' and collectin' dust,
And painted right across the face "Greenwich Village or Bust."
My folks were sad to see me go, but I got no meanin' there.
I said "Goodbye, Kansas, Mo, and hello, Washington Square!"

Near Tennessee, I met a guy who played 12-string guitar.
He also had a mighty voice, not to mention a car.
Each time he hit those bluegrass chords, you sure smelled mountain air.
I said, "Don't waste it on the wind. Come on to Washington Square."

In New Orleans, we saw a gal a-walkin' with no shoes,
And from her throat there comes a growl. She sure was singin' the blues.
She sang for all humanity, this gal with the raven hair.
I said, "It's for the world to hear. C'mon to Washington Square."

We cannonballed into New York on good old US 1,
Till up ahead we saw the arch, a-gleamin' bright in the sun.
As far as all the eye could see, ten thousand folks was there,
And singin' in sweet harmony right in Washington Square.

So how's about a freedom song, or the old Rock Island Line?
Or how's about the dust-bowl crop, or men who work in a mine?
The songs and legends of our land is gold we all can share,
So come and join us folks who stand and sing in Washington Square.


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Subject: RE: Washington Square lyrics
From: Mark Roffe
Date: 16 Apr 99 - 01:17 AM

From my fawlty memory:
It's about joining up with a bunch of folks, one by one, and taking them along to Washington Square to join the folk singers in the early sixties.

I can't quite recall the beginning, but here's a bunch of the middle, and the whole last verse:

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I said it's for the world to hear, come on to Washington Square. .
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In New Orleans we met a guy walking with no shoes.
And from his voice there comes a growl, he sure was singing the blues.
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I said don't waste it on the wind, come on to Washington Square.


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'till up ahead we saw the arch, gleaming white in the sun.
As far as all the eye could see, ten thousand folks were there.
And singing in sweet harmony, right in Washington Square.

Oh how about a dust bowl song, or the good old number nine?
And how about a (da-da-da) for the men who work in the mine?
The songs and legends of our time is gold we all can share.
So come and join the folks who stand and sing in Washington Square.

Mark


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Subject: RE: Washington Square lyrics
From: Mark Roffe
Date: 16 Apr 99 - 01:19 AM

Oh, great...I hit enter and see that Barbara's already got it. Just kidding, thanks for saving me from further wrinkling my prune-like gray matter trying to dredge the rest up in the middle of the night.

Mark


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Subject: RE: Washington Square lyrics
From: Tucker
Date: 16 Apr 99 - 11:24 AM

I am truly amazed folks! Wish I had found this site earlier. Thanks Barb


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Subject: RE: Washington Square lyrics
From: Mark Roffe
Date: 16 Apr 99 - 03:25 PM

Gee whiz, Tucker, I tried too...don't I get a stroke for that? Hey, Tucker, by the way, what model is that small Guild guitar you once mentioned? I have an old M20...is that what you've got?

Mark


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Subject: RE: Washington Square lyrics
From: GUEST,kevin
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 09:33 PM

Hey Mark!
What year is your M20? Wanna sell it?


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Subject: RE: Washington Square lyrics
From: Charley Noble
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 09:56 PM

Thanks for refreshing this one. I was there around 1960.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Washington Square lyrics
From: M.Ted
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 02:37 AM

This is another one of those songs that is really a variant of "The Star of the County Down"--


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