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Lyr Req: Over the River

Ansley 22 Apr 99 - 01:55 PM
okscout@cwix.com 23 Apr 99 - 12:06 AM
Ferrara 24 Apr 99 - 04:28 AM
harpgirl 22 Apr 01 - 02:44 PM
kytrad (Jean Ritchie) 22 Apr 01 - 04:42 PM
harpgirl 22 Apr 01 - 04:56 PM
kytrad (Jean Ritchie) 22 Apr 01 - 05:19 PM
GUEST,Bruce O. 22 Apr 01 - 07:20 PM
harpgirl 22 Apr 01 - 07:55 PM
Stewie 22 Apr 01 - 08:12 PM
kytrad (Jean Ritchie) 23 Apr 01 - 12:41 PM
MMario 23 Apr 01 - 12:47 PM
Gio 08 Sep 13 - 01:33 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 08 Sep 13 - 02:04 PM
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Subject: Lyrics for 'Over The River'
From: Ansley
Date: 22 Apr 99 - 01:55 PM

Looking for lyrics for an old Sunday School Song entitled "Over the River" - it's not a Christmas Carol... need it for family reunion...

Any thoughts? Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for 'Over The River'
From: okscout@cwix.com
Date: 23 Apr 99 - 12:06 AM

Are you thinking of:

Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go.
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through light and drifting snow.
Over the river and through the woods, trot fast, my dapple-grey.
Hurrah for the fun! Is the pudding done? Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!

Or there's OVER THE RIVER, CHARLIE

Over the river to feed my sheep,
Over the river, Charlie,
Over the river to feed my sheep
And to measure up my barley.

Charlie's neat and Charlie's sweet, and Charlie, he's a dandy.
Charlie, he's the very lad that stole my striped candy.

Don't want your wheat, don't want your cheat,
And neither do I want your barley;
But I'll take a little of the best you've got
To bake a cake for Charlie.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for 'Over The River'
From: Ferrara
Date: 24 Apr 99 - 04:28 AM

Can you remember the first line or even some fragments? That might help. A Sunday School song might be regional, or was it actually a hymn?


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Subject: Lyr Add: OVER THE RIVER TO FEED MY SHEEP (Ritchie)
From: harpgirl
Date: 22 Apr 01 - 02:44 PM

Over the River To Feed My Sheep

adapted and arranged by Jean Ritchie

(Em)Over the river to feed my sheep
(D)Over the river (G)Charlie
(Em)Over the river to feed my sheep
And to (Am)measure up my (Em)barley
(Em)Charlie's neat, Charlie's sweet, and (D)Charlie he's a (G)dandy
(Em)Charlie, he's the very lad, that (Am) stole my striped (Em)candy

Chorus

My pretty little Pink, I once did think
I never could do without you
Since I lost all hopes of you
I care very little about you

chorus

Don't want your wheat, I don't want your cheat
And neither do I want your barley.
I'll take a little of the best you've got
To bake a cake for Charlie.

chorus


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for 'Over The River'
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 22 Apr 01 - 04:42 PM

Four lines beginning, "Over the river to feed..." is the chorus. "Charlie's neat and Charlie's Sweet..."is firat verse. Publisher is Geordie Music Publishing Co.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for 'Over The River'
From: harpgirl
Date: 22 Apr 01 - 04:56 PM

ooops! Sorry... copyright 1940, 1971 Geordie Music Publishing

found in Jean Ritchie: Celebration of Life her songs...her poems
maybe Joe can fix it up a tad...


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for 'Over The River'
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 22 Apr 01 - 05:19 PM

Ansley, I know the verses to "Over the river and through the woods," if that's what you need. Ask.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for 'Over The River'
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 22 Apr 01 - 07:20 PM

Look at "Weevily Wheat" in the DT.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for 'Over The River'
From: harpgirl
Date: 22 Apr 01 - 07:55 PM

I did see this great version. Any forerunners, perhaps?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for 'Over The River'
From: Stewie
Date: 22 Apr 01 - 08:12 PM

kytrad, did you notice the date of Ansley's request? She has probably gone over the river, through the woods, reunited with the family and is far away by now. It was a sole posting (click on the name).

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for 'Over The River'
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 12:41 PM

Thanks, Stewie- No, I didn't notice the date. Nor, apparently, did Harpgirl and BruceO (why pick on me!). But, how can a sole posting still be around?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for 'Over The River'
From: MMario
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 12:47 PM

The entire forum is archived. It looks like harpgirl pulled the thread back up to post the lyrics in an appropriate spot...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Over the River
From: Gio
Date: 08 Sep 13 - 01:33 PM

This is Andy Roberts version of traditional song Over The River, titled Charlie. Help me to complete lyrics


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mLXZgG4H8Q


CHARLIE

Charlie's neatin', Charlie's sweetin', Charlie he's a dandy
Charlie he's the very lad who stole my stocking candy

chorus:
over the river to feed my sheep
over the river Charlie
over the river to feed my sheep
and measure up my barley

don't want your wheat don't want your cheat
and neither do I want your barley
but I'll take a little of the best you've got
to bake a cake for Charlie

chorus

my pretty little .......
........................
........................
........................

chorus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Over the River
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 08 Sep 13 - 02:04 PM

Lyrics Add: LOOKING THIS WAY
(Over the River)

Over the river, faces I see,
Fair as the morning, looking for me;
Free from their sorrow, grief and despair,
Waiting and watching patiently there.

Refrain-
Looking this way, yes, looking this way,
Loved ones are waiting, looking this way;
Fair as the morning, bright as the day,
Dear ones in Glory, looking this way.

Father and mother, safe in that vale,
Watch for the boatman, wait for the sail,
Bearing their loved ones over the tide,
Into the harbour, near to their side.

Refrain-

Brother and sister, gone to that clime.
Wait for the others, coming sometime,
Safe with the angels, whiter than snow,
Watching for dear ones, waiting below.

Refrain-

Sweet little darling, light of the home,
Looking for someone. beckoning, "Come";
Bright as a sunbeam, pure as the dew,
Anxiously looking, mother, for you.

Refrain-

www.hymnlyrics.org/newlyrics_l/looking_this_way.php

Posted here are fragments of two songs, "Pretty Little Pink," and one with the line "Over the River to fed My Sheep." [Can't remember the original offhand, but there is a thread in mudcat with lyrics.]


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