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Lyr Req: 'Pa was a farmer...'; 'Foxfire glows...'

Jason Xion Wang 26 Dec 07 - 09:19 AM
Jason Xion Wang 27 Dec 07 - 08:40 AM
Sorcha 27 Dec 07 - 09:35 AM
Jason Xion Wang 28 Dec 07 - 08:44 AM
Sorcha 28 Dec 07 - 09:11 AM
Jason Xion Wang 29 Dec 07 - 05:59 AM
Sorcha 29 Dec 07 - 08:28 AM
Jason Xion Wang 30 Dec 07 - 11:17 PM
Jason Xion Wang 01 Jan 08 - 04:32 AM
Sorcha 01 Jan 08 - 03:56 PM
Jim Dixon 02 Jan 08 - 10:12 PM
Jim Dixon 02 Jan 08 - 10:15 PM
GUEST,Cluin 02 Jan 08 - 11:32 PM
Jim Dixon 03 Jan 08 - 07:12 PM
Jason Xion Wang 07 Oct 09 - 09:19 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: 'Pa was a farmer...'; 'Foxfire glows...'
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 26 Dec 07 - 09:19 AM

I don't know what the real name is and I also don't know who composed that two songs, but maybe they're called "Sweet Talker" & "Foxfire Glows". But now I DO NOT WANT ANYBODY to tell me what the real name was, but I hope that somebody can transcribe the lyrics by listening for me.

"My pa was a farmer..."
"There's a foxfire glows..."

Thanks a lot,
ddpro


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Pa was a farmer...'; 'Foxfire glows...'
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 27 Dec 07 - 08:40 AM

Nobody help me? I feel really frustrated...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Pa was a farmer...'; 'Foxfire glows.
From: Sorcha
Date: 27 Dec 07 - 09:35 AM

Maybe if you said Please?   :)
(I can't hear well enough or I'd give it a shot)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Pa was a farmer...'; 'Foxfire glows...'
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 28 Dec 07 - 08:44 AM

Oh, Sorry...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Pa was a farmer...'; 'Foxfire glows.
From: Sorcha
Date: 28 Dec 07 - 09:11 AM

Could the Foxfire one be this one by John Denver?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Pa was a farmer...'; 'Foxfire glows...'
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 29 Dec 07 - 05:59 AM

No, it isn't. This is John Denver's "Foxfire Suite".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Pa was a farmer...'; 'Foxfire glows.
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Dec 07 - 08:28 AM

Sorry, and yes it is, but it has the line in it. That was all I found.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Pa was a farmer...'; 'Foxfire glows...'
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 30 Dec 07 - 11:17 PM

Oh, sorry...
Whatever, thanks a lot


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Pa was a farmer...'; 'Foxfire glows...'
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 01 Jan 08 - 04:32 AM

Is it so hard?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Pa was a farmer...'; 'Foxfire glows.
From: Sorcha
Date: 01 Jan 08 - 03:56 PM

We can't find it if it's not on the internet. We have to wait until someone who knows it sees this. If it were on the net at all, I think I'd have found it.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SWEET TALKER?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Jan 08 - 10:12 PM

My pa was a farmer. For fifty cents a day,
Worked the neighbor's land and he gathered in his hay.
Well, he hoed that feller's beans and he sweated in his yard.
When he got the family place, well, he sweated twice as hard.
He was a sweet talker. Pa was a tradin' man.
He was a sweet talker.

Well, he'd study and he'd scratch, and he grew what he was able,
But he could not grow the money to put the meat upon the table,
So he'd swap a little somethin' but he'd always get back more.
When he got through tradin', there was cash for the store.
He was a sweet talker. Pa was a tradin' man.
He was a sweet talker. You'd best count your fingers if you shake his hand.
A sweet talker.

Whatcha got to swap? Whatcha got to trade?
I got a pig and a calf and a quilt just made.
I got syrup, taters, and no need to bicker.
Well, how's about a jug o' my genuine corn liquor?

He was a sweet talker. Pa was a tradin' man.
He was a sweet talker. You'd best count your fingers if you shake his hand.
A sweet talker. Ain't nothin' in the world like a tradin' fool.
A sweet talker. He could swap a bent nail for a blue-eyed mule.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Pa was a farmer...'; 'Foxfire glows...'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Jan 08 - 10:15 PM

Your second link didn't work for me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Pa was a farmer...'; 'Foxfire glows...'
From: GUEST,Cluin
Date: 02 Jan 08 - 11:32 PM

I remember these songs from a TV drama (Hallmark Presents?) called, IIRC, "Foxfire". Starring John Denver, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. Denver played the prodigal son who was a big country recording star returning to his Appalachian home to persuade his widow mother (Tandy) to move into town after his father (Cronyn) passes on. The dead husband is haunting her, or perhaps it's just hanging on to his memory.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Pa was a farmer...'; 'Foxfire glows...'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Jan 08 - 07:12 PM

You can see a large part of the script of "Foxfire" at Google Book Search. The lyrics to the song we're calling SWEET TALKER are there, but without a title, on pages 45-46.

The phrase "foxfire glows" appears on page 85, but that page isn't viewable.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Pa was a farmer...'; 'Foxfire glows...'
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 09:19 AM

First song is called "Sweet Talker", the second is called "Dear Lord". Officially.


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