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DigiTrad:
BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS
BRENDAN'S FAIRE ISLE
LONG CHAIN ON
RAZORBACK STEAK
SAINT BRENDAN'S VOYAGE


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Subject: jimmy driftwood songs
From: ggav@nemr.net
Date: 16 May 99 - 11:33 PM

I am in need of the lyrics to a song by Jimmy Driftwood. I am not sure of the name other than it is NOT the Battle of New Orleans or Tennessee Stud or Soldier's Joy or John Adair... I need this for a college course. Please help.


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Subject: RE: jimmy driftwood songs
From: DonMeixner
Date: 16 May 99 - 11:36 PM

Saint Brendon's Fair Isle by chance? Don


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Subject: RE: jimmy driftwood songs
From: Les B
Date: 17 May 99 - 12:07 AM

Or Wilderness Road or Rattlesnake Mountain ?


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Subject: RE: jimmy driftwood songs
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 17 May 99 - 05:21 AM

How about "The Unfortunate Man"? It's in the digitrad with words slightly different from those sung by Jimmy at the Newport Folk Festival:

There once was a lawyer they called Mister Clay;
He had but few clients and they didn't pay,
Until of starvation he grew so afraid
That he courted and married a wealthy old maid.

(chorus)
He's a very unfortunate, very unfortunate, very unfortunate man,
He's a very unfortunate, very unfortunate, very unfortunate man,

and so on... --seed


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Subject: RE: jimmy driftwood songs
From: Peter T.
Date: 17 May 99 - 10:39 AM

There is a great big Jimmy Driftwood web site maintained by the Parrotmeister himself, which I don't have the URL for, but it has all the lyrics. If you don't want to try one of the big search engines, if you put Jimmy Driftwood in the Forum Search it might come up from an earlier thread we had here on Bacall and Bogie.
yours, Peter T>


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Subject: RE: jimmy driftwood songs
From: Philippa
Date: 17 May 99 - 11:56 AM

Jimmy Driftwood recorded "The Unfortunate Man", but is he credited with writing it? There are similar songs, "the damsel of 19 years old" (has been recorded by Theo Bikel, but I think it's an Irish version), a Dandy for 19 years old etc.


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Subject: RE: jimmy driftwood songs
From: Arkie
Date: 17 May 99 - 12:48 PM

ggav: Jimmie wrote or edited hundreds of songs. Does your song just have to be something other than the most popular ones or is it a specific song? If so, give us a word or two as a clue. Could it be Long Chain On, which was recorded by Peter, Paul, & Mary, or Baby-O which was recorded by Grandpa Jones, or Riggsville Town, or one of my personal favorites, Sailor Man.

There is an archive of Jimmie's music at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. There is also a smaller collection of Jimmie's recordings and memorabilia at the Ozark Cultural Resource Center, PO Box 500, Mountain View, AR 72560. Phone 870-269-3280. The Resource Center is located at the Ozark Folk Center.


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Subject: RE: jimmy driftwood songs
From: Peter T.
Date: 17 May 99 - 04:27 PM

Well, that's really embarrassing, I was thinking about Jimmy Buffet and not Jimmy Driftwood (DUH). You should try on the Web: "billslater.com/driftwood.htm" which is the main Driftwood site, and also enables you to get in touch with B. Slater -- a big fan, who will know the answer!
Yours shakily, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: jimmy driftwood songs
From: GUEST,smif@emji.net
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 02:52 PM

I'm looking for the lyrics to a song that Jimmy Driftwood recorded called "The First Covered Wagon," I think. It might also be titled "Swing That Golden Gate." Does anyone have an idea where to find these lyrics?


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Subject: RE: jimmy driftwood songs
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 04:25 PM

I sing a song I believe is by Jimmy Driftwood, called "Sing Anything!" If you think it's what you're looking for, contact me.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: jimmy driftwood songs
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 25 Apr 00 - 05:40 PM

For Jimmy DRiftwood fans, there's a boxed 3-CD set available (from CAMSCO, of course) that has some 80 or ninety of his songs. Nice package.


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Subject: RE: jimmie driftwood songs
From: GUEST,mauricemaither@hotmail.com
Date: 18 Apr 04 - 05:40 AM

Hi every and anyone,

I'm not sure how all this works but I'll give it a go.
I'm looking for the lyrics to the song "My mammy is Mrs. U.S.A.
my pappy's Uncle Sam".

Now, I'm not 100% sure if that's the precise title but those are part of the lyrics. You can email me directly to let me know if you post a response on mudcat for me, then I'll try and figure things out from there. Sorry I'm new to all this. Love Sir Driftwood though.
I want to get all his stuff eventually. Thanks friends and great site. Keep it up. Maurice in Montreal


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Subject: RE: jimmie driftwood songs
From: masato sakurai
Date: 18 Apr 04 - 07:19 AM

These recordings are at Wolf Folklore Collection Ozark Folksongs.

Jimmy Driftwood
Barbry Allen (Bonny Barbara Allan) *AUDIO*
Billy Yank and Johnny Reb *AUDIO*
Froggy Went A-Courting (The Frog's Courtship) *AUDIO*
Lord Randall (Johnny Randolph) *AUDIO*
My Blackbird Is Gone *AUDIO*
Two Brothers *AUDIO*
Won't You Come Along and Go? *AUDIO*

Jimmy Driftwood and Neal Morris
Battle Moses *AUDIO*


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Subject: RE: jimmie driftwood songs
From: Flash Company
Date: 18 Apr 04 - 10:22 AM

The First covered wagon that ever did travel
From the mighty Mississippi to the California gravel
Was loaded with a pair of Yankee-doodle hinges
To swing that Golden Gate.

Sorry, Forgotten the rest

FC


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