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Lyr/Tune Req: Rockin' Chair (Rick Cardwell)

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ROCKING ALONE IN AN OLD ROCKING CHAIR


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Lynn Koch, KinderFolk Music Productions 10 May 99 - 09:25 AM
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Subject: Old Rocking Chair
From: Lynn Koch, KinderFolk Music Productions
Date: 10 May 99 - 09:25 AM

I'm looking for a song for a friend with a young child who likes to rock in a rocking chair. A line of the song goes something like "That old rocking chair that goes nowhere." Can anyone help with lyrics or a tune?


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROCKIN' CHAIR (Hoagy Carmichael)
From: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 11 May 99 - 06:07 AM

Here is the old standard "Old Rockin' Chair"; but I am not sure it is what you want. This is from the Mills Brothers version--my favorite.


Ol' Rockin' chair's got me
My cane's by my side
Fetch me that gin, son
'fore I tan your hide

Can't get from this cabin
Goin' nowhere
Just set me here grabbin'
at those flies from this rockin' chair

My dear old aunt Harriet
In heaven she be
Send me sweet chariot
For the end of this trouble I see

Ol' rockin' chair gets it
Judgement day is near
Chained to my old rockin' chair

Not what I would call a childrens' song

Murray


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Subject: RE: Old Rocking Chair
From: Dan
Date: 11 May 99 - 09:38 AM

And here's one sung by I don't remember but I love it:

There's an old rocking chair
Casting memories everywhere
On the old home porch up across from Tipple's store.
You can see where the arm is worn
Where my granddaddy rested his arm
In the old rocking chair that don't rock no more.

(Chorus) If rocking chairs could read
The thoughts from people's minds,
The stories they would tell time after time.
Yes the stories people never hear
About the thoughts they hold so dear.
How I wish I could have read my grandpa's mind.


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Subject: RE: Old Rocking Chair
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 11 May 99 - 09:43 AM

You mean the whole store was full of tipples? No churangos?


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROCKIN' CHAIR (Rick Cardwell)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Sep 03 - 11:40 AM

Here's a more complete version of the above song, copied from http://www.marcogiunco.com/testi/001714_13.htm

ROCKIN' CHAIR
(Rick Cardwell)

There's an old rockin' chair castin' memories everywhere
On that old home porch across from Tipple's store.
You can see where the arm is worn
Where my granddaddy rested his arm
In that old rockin' chair that don't rock no more.

I was born in a broken home. I was blinded by things gone wrong.
I had no vision of what the future held in store;
Just a baby barely three
When my granddaddy came to me
To rock me in the rockin' chair that don't rock no more.

CHORUS: If the rockin' chair could read the thoughts from people's minds,
Oh, the stories it would tell time after time:
Stories others never hear
Of the thoughts one holds so dear.
Oh, how I wish I could've read my grandpa's mind!

Granddaddy lived the Christian way. Truth and goodness he portrayed.
He loved to gather his thoughts as he rocked on the hardwood porch.
Yes, he loved to sit and rock.
Payin' no attention to the time on the clock.
And rocked me in the rockin' chair that don't rock no more. CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Old Rocking Chair
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 12:08 PM

What group sang this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Old Rocking Chair
From: alex s
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 01:41 PM

Billy Mitchell wrote a song called Rocking Chair which you might like. It's on You Tube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Cw6h71Bt5M


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Old Rocking Chair
From: PoppaGator
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 03:40 PM

The little snippet of lyric you give sounds like it might be The Band's (Robbie Robertson's) song of the same title, which icnludes the line "that big rocking chair won't go nowhere":

http://theband.hiof.no/lyrics/rockin_chair.html

Just as in the othwer song(s) of this title, the rocking chair is a symbol of retirement or old age. May not be just what you want for a little kid ~ although it is a beautiful song


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Old Rocking Chair
From: Beer
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 04:23 PM

Dan and Jim Dixon, the lyrics to the song your referring to is sung by Jerry Jeff Walker. Probably many others as well, but Jerry Jeff does a wonderful job of it.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Old Rocking Chair
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 07:26 AM

I don't think either of those are the ones I was looking for. I had
an album (years ago) that had the song on it but for the life of me
I do not remember which group it was.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Old Rocking Chair
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 06:58 PM

The version some people find definitive was done by the great trombonist/singer Jack Teagarden and Louis Armstrong. It has been included in several albums and CD compilations. It's a real musical "conversation." The one I have is from the Smithsonian Collection. Armstrong and Teagarden were old bandmates and friends. Jack had a baritone that almost mimicked the sound of his trombone, which was one of the most lyrical and sweet sounding of his era. Teagarden, when playing with Louie, had refused to play in places that did not admit blacks. Even though he was from Texas, he was noted for his hard-headed fairness.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Old Rocking Chair
From: PoppaGator
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 01:15 PM

I've got that Tagarden/Satchmo duet on CD ~ it is really great.

I have the impression that none of the "Rocking Chair" songs we've mentioned are the one being sought by Lynn ~ not the old standard, not the Band song, not the Rick Cardwell song, and not whatever is sung by Jerry Jeff Walker. There most be more...

I just Googled ["Old Rocking Chair" = lyrics] in an attempt to find the composer of the "standard" ~ I think it may have been Hoagy Carmichael, but don't know for sure. I found it listed under the name Ted Heath, but Ted may have been the bandleader/recording-artist of one rendition rather than the writer ~ most internet lyrics sites ignore the songwriter credits and credit songs to performers, and this source could have been one such site.

I also learned that there's a C&W song "Rocking Alone in my Old Rocking Chair" which was recorded by Eddy Arnold, Hank Snow, and the Everly Brothers, plus at least one other song featuring the phrase "old rocking chair" which is entitled "Home Among the Gumtrees." ("Gumtrees" mentions Vegemite, so I'd guess it's Australian.)


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROCKIN' CHAIR (Robbie Robertson)
From: DonMeixner
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 01:30 PM

ROCKIN' CHAIR
(Robbie Robertson)

Hang around, Willie boy. Don't you raise the sails anymore.
It's for sure; I've spent my whole life at sea
And I'm pushin' age seventy-three.
Now there's only one place that was meant for me.

Oh, to be home again down in Old Virginny
With my very best friend! They call him 'Ragtime Willie'.
We're gonna soothe away the rest of our years.
We're gonna put away all of our tears.
That big rockin' chair won't go nowhere.

Slow down, Willie boy. Your heart's gonna give right out on you.
It's true, and I believe I know what we should do:
Turn the stern and point to shore.
The seven seas won't carry us no more.

Oh, to be home again down in Old Virginny
With my very best friend! They call him 'Ragtime Willie'.
I can't wait to sniff that air
Dippin' snuff, I won't have no care.
That big rockin' chair won't go nowhere.

Hear the sound, Willie boy. The Flyin' Dutchman's on the reef.
It's my belief, we've used up all our time.
This hill's too steep to climb
And the days that remain ain't worth a dime.

Oh, to be home again down in Old Virginny
With my very best friend! They call him 'Ragtime Willie'.
Would 'a' been nice just to see the folks,
Listen once again to the stale jokes.
That big rockin' chair won't go nowhere.

I can hear somethin' callin' on me
And you know where I want to be.
Oh, Willie, don't you hear that sound?
Oh, to be home again down in Old Virginny!
I just want to get my feet back on the ground.
Oh, to be home again down in Old Virginny!
I'd love to see my very best friend.
They call him 'Ragtime Willie'.
I believe old rockin chair's got me.
Oh, to be home again!

© CANAAN MUSIC INC; WB MUSIC CORP.;


Is this the one do you suspect?

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Old Rocking Chair
From: PoppaGator
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 05:17 PM

Don, I suggested The Band's "Rocking Chair" day before yesterday and it seems that it's not what the person is looking for...

It sure is a great song, though, isn't it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Old Rocking Chair
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 08:37 PM

Poppa,

I think it is one of their best. As good as The Weight.
And maybe in a class by itself. A great song.

D


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Old Rocking Chair
From: open mike
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 09:57 PM

Mildred Bailey a jazz singer had a rockin' chair song--it was her signature song
http://www.cmt.com/lyrics/mildred-bailey/rockin-chair/7659/lyrics.jhtml


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Old Rocking Chair
From: M.Ted
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 10:47 PM

Mildred Bailey's tune is the same Hoagy Carmichael song that Louis and Jack covered--also a great cover by Maria Muldaur. Mildred Bailey should be on everyone's short list of great jazz singers--

The Hoagy composition is one of my favorite songs, right up there with his other songs--


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Old Rocking Chair
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Oct 08 - 07:56 PM

Here are some more "Rocking Chair" songs that have already been posted at Mudcat:

JET PLANE IN A ROCKING CHAIR (Richard Thompson)
THE OLD ROCKING CHAIR (Brian & Michael)
RED ROCKING CHAIR
ROCKING ALONE IN AN OLD ROCKING CHAIR
ROCKING CHAIR BLUES (Bessie Smith)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Old Rocking Chair
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 09:06 PM

The Online 78 rpm Discographical Project lists the following recordings:

EASY ROCKIN' CHAIR, Roy Acuff & Smoky Mtn. Boys, 1944.
GEORGIA ROCKIN' CHAIR, Fats Waller & His Rhythm, 1935.
GEORGIA ROCKIN' CHAIR, Red McKenzie's Rhythm Kings, 1935.
GEORGIA ROCKING CHAIR, Dolly Dawn & Her Dawn Patrol, 1935.
I'LL BE SITTIN', I'LL BE ROCKIN', Larry Darnell, 1952.
JUST A LITTLE ROCKING CHAIR AND YOU, Billy Murray (w Orchestra), ~1906.
JUST A SITTIN' AND A ROCKIN', Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra, 1946.
JUST A-SETTIN' AND A-ROCKIN', Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, 1941.
JUST A-SETTIN' AND A-ROCKIN', Stan Kenton's Orchestra, ~1945.
JUST A-SITTIN' AND A-ROCKIN', Georgie Auld & His Orchestra, 1945.
JUST ROCKING, Big Bill, 1947.
MOTHER'S OLD ROCKIN' CHAIR, Three Tobacco Tags, 1937.
RICKETY ROCKIN' CHAIR, Bon Bon & His Buddies, 1942.
ROCK ME TO SLEEP IN AN OLD ROCKING CHAIR, Irving Kaufman, 1927.
ROCK ME TO SLEEP IN AN OLD ROCKING CHAIR, Judy Rogers, 1933.
ROCK ME TO SLEEP IN THE OLD ROCKING CHAIR, Tobacco Tags, ~1940.
ROCKIN' ALONE IN AN OLD ROCKIN' CHAIR, Burnett Bros, 1932.
ROCKIN' ALONE IN AN OLD ROCKIN' CHAIR, Judie and Julie, 1939.
ROCKIN' ALONE IN AN OLD ROCKIN' CHAIR, Roy Shaffer, 1939.
ROCKIN' CHAIR BLUES, Big Bill, 1940.
ROCKIN' CHAIR BLUES, Helen Gross & Choo Choo Jazzer, 1924.
ROCKIN' CHAIR MARY, Pigmeat Pete & Catjuice Charlie, 1931.
ROCKIN' CHAIR SWING, Mal Hallett & His Orchestra, 1937.
ROCKIN' CHAIR SWING, Mills Brothers, 1937.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Alabama Washboard Stompers, 1931.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Artie Shaw & His Orchestra, 1941.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Bud Ritchie & His Boys, 1930.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Chick Bullock, 1931.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Fats Waller (piano Solo), 1941.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Garland Wilson (piano), 1932.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Gene Krupa & His Orchestra, 1941.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Gilmore Sisters, 1931.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Glen Gray & Casa Loma Orch., 1939.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Herb Kern Pan Pacific Tempo Orchestra, 1941.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Hoagy Carmichael & His Orchestra, 1930.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Jungle Band, 1931.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Larry Clinton & His Orchestra, 1939.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Lee Sims (piano), 1931.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra, 1929.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra, 1937.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Mills Brothers, 1932.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Nat Gonella, 1932.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Paul Tremaine & His Orchestra, 1930.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Red Nichols & His Orchestra, 1930.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra, 1946.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Ruth Johnson, 1931.
ROCKIN' CHAIR, Whoopee Makers (Ellington), 1931.
ROCKING ALONE IN A OLD ROCKING CHAIR, Blueridge Mountain Gals, 1933.
ROCKING ALONE IN AN OLD ROCKING CHAIR, Frank Luther's Trio, 1932.
ROCKING ALONE IN AN OLD ROCKING CHAIR, Tex Owens, 1934.
ROCKING ALONE IN THE OLD ROCKING CHAIR, Maple City Four, 1933.
ROCKING ALONE, Buddy Spencer's Trio, 1932.
ROCKING CHAIR BLUES, Bessie Smith, 1924.
ROCKING CHAIR BLUES, Earl McDonald Louisville Jug Band, 1927.
ROCKING CHAIR BLUES, Monette Moore, 1924.
ROCKING CHAIR BLUES, Robert Petway, 1941.
ROCKING CHAIR LULLABY, Buck Nation, 1935.
ROCKING CHAIR, Frank Auburn & His Orchestra, 1931.
THAT OLD ROCKING CHAIR, Carl Boling & Four Aces, 1940.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Old Rocking Chair
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jun 09 - 09:30 PM

The lyrics and tune were written by my life-long friend and love Rick Cardwell of Gun Barrel City, TX about his grandfather. We just lost a beautiful person with a beautiful talent on April 26, 2009. Tsolieu, My Love.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Rockin' Chair (Rick Cardwell)
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 03:31 PM

I was an electrican and worked and knew Rich. Can you tell me anymore about his death. He had such great talent!   We sat around many times with Ricky singing and playing his guitar. (Might have drank a little beer and burnt a few)!! I tried for years to contact him but Rick was a very private person. I first met Rick in the 1970's in Beaumont, Texas. Can you tell me where he is buried. I would love to visit my old friend.

James


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Rockin' Chair (Rick Cardwell)
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 05:46 PM

Can anyone tell me how to contact Rick Cardwell's daugher Deidra. It is important that I get in touch with her. Any help would be appreciated.

James


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Rockin' Chair (Rick Cardwell)
From: GUEST,Gerry Olson
Date: 05 Mar 11 - 03:50 PM

Jerry Jeff Walker did a fine version. I'm not sure but I think it's on the "A Man Must Carry On" album.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Rockin' Chair (Rick Cardwell)
From: GUEST,Deidra
Date: 02 Sep 11 - 01:24 PM

Please post your email, and I will contact you.

Rick Cardwell's Daughter Deidra


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Rockin' Chair (Rick Cardwell)
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Sep 11 - 03:39 AM

Jeeze people! The absolute best w=version of ANY rocking chair song is Jerry Jeff Walker's. It will remind anyone of their grandfather and bring back memories that you had forgotten about since your childhood. If anyone can find a better song, let me know, Have a wonderful life!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Rockin' Chair (Rick Cardwell)
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Sep 11 - 03:45 AM

I'm sorry my friend but that is FAR from a complete version of the song. I'm an old man and have been listening to Dewberry's music since it was original. Do yourself a favor and don't embarrass yourself by pretending to know what you're talking about. I'm just sayin...


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Rockin' Chair (Rick Cardwell)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Sep 11 - 04:03 AM

Hi -

Which of the many different rocking chair songs are you talking about? Seems to me that this message contains complete lyrics to the Rick Cardwell Rocking Chair song that was recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Rockin' Chair (Rick Cardwell)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Sep 11 - 07:29 PM

GUEST: Who is this Dewberry you refer to?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Rockin' Chair (Rick Cardwell)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Sep 11 - 02:56 PM

Isn't it typical that people who like to complain and criticize never provide any useful information?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Rockin' Chair (Rick Cardwell)
From: GUEST,I once knew Rick Cardwell, when I lived in W
Date: 12 Nov 11 - 06:23 PM

Would love to hear from you


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