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Lyr Req: Solid Gone? / She's Gone (Mark Spoelstra)

tudderj@spawar.navy.mil 22 May 99 - 01:38 PM
Rick Fielding 22 May 99 - 01:44 PM
Roger in Baltimore 22 May 99 - 02:11 PM
tudderJ@spawar.navy.mil 23 May 99 - 01:11 AM
Mark Roffe 23 May 99 - 01:56 AM
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Ewan McVicar 23 May 99 - 07:28 AM
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Subject: Solid Gone
From: tudderj@spawar.navy.mil
Date: 22 May 99 - 01:38 PM

Trying to find lyric or TAB for this song that I first heard in 1972 on a an anthology album called the Blues Project. Contemporary folk/blues artists performing traditional and original acoustic blues tunes.

Help Please!


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Lyr Req: 'Solid Gone', or When I woke up this

what's the name of this song? - Solid Gone


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Subject: RE: Find Song Folk Blues 'Solid Gone'
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 22 May 99 - 01:44 PM

Try the song "The Cannonball". My favourite recording is by Frank Hutchison, but he may be a bit obscure for most folks. Tom Rush also did a nice job on it.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: CANNONBALL BLUES
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 22 May 99 - 02:11 PM

Tudderj,

The words are in the DigiTrad Database (the DT). If you typed in [solid gone] in the search engine in the upper-right hand corner of this page, you could have found them. The brackets [ ] tell it to search for that phrase. Click here if you want to peek at them. They are credited to Bruce Phillips. I would suspect that means U. Utah "Bruce" Phillips. I don't think he wrote the song, and I am surprised he stole from the tradition that way.

Here is the tab the way I sing it, borrowed from Tom Rush.

CANNONBALL BLUES

C
Well you can wash my jumper baby, starch my overalls,
F
I'm gonna ride that train they call the Cannonball,
C G C
From Buffalo down to Washington.

CHO:
F C
Now I'm down here cryin' 'cause she's gone.
F C G
Feel like I'm dying' 'cause she's gone.
C
She's solid gone.

Yonder comes that train, she's comin' down the track,
Takin' me away, but she will not bring me back,
My honey, babe, I'm a'leavin' you.

See that train a-coming, 'comin' round the bend,
To carry me away and I won't come back again.
Goodbye babe, I'm leaving you.

You know my baby left me, she even took my shoes,
That's enough to give a man those dogone weary blues,
Baby's gone, she's solid gone.

I'm going up North, going up North this fall,
If my luck don't change, then I won't be back at all.
My honey, babe, my blue-eyed gal.

Enjoy the music!

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Find Song Folk Blues 'Solid Gone'
From: tudderJ@spawar.navy.mil
Date: 23 May 99 - 01:11 AM

Song that I'm looking for:

Verse - When I woke up this morning She was gone, solid gone........................

Chorus - She used to love to dance that old, Grizzly Bear. I'll bet she's gone to 'Frisco, she can dance it there.......................

John


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Subject: RE: Find Song Folk Blues 'Solid Gone'
From: Mark Roffe
Date: 23 May 99 - 01:56 AM

If you do a "Forum Search" on 'grizz' (no quotes), you'll see some other theads that have Grizzley Bear lyrics...

Mark


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Subject: RE: Find Song Folk Blues 'Solid Gone'
From: Mark Roffe
Date: 23 May 99 - 02:08 AM

Here are some lyrics from Earl that were posted awhile ago.

Bark


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Subject: RE: Find Song Folk Blues 'Solid Gone'
From: Ewan McVicar
Date: 23 May 99 - 07:28 AM

Many UK singers learned this from Ralph Rinzler.

His version had most of the verses given above, plus

Stood on the platform as her train rolled down the line
Outside I was smiling, inside I was cryin
Cause she's gone, she's solid gone

He ended with
I'll come back in the springtime, back where I belong
If you see me coming you'll hear me sing this song
Sing it now, sing it all day long
Cause she's gone, she's solid gone
(The second last line of this verse uses the same tune as the last line. Makes a lovely resolution to the song.) Ewan


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Subject: RE: Find Song Folk Blues 'Solid Gone'
From: woody
Date: 23 May 99 - 04:17 PM

Think the name of that song is She's Gone by Cannon's Jug Stompers and Later By Mark Spoelstra in the Late 60's early 70's.


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Subject: RE: Find Song Folk Blues 'Solid Gone'
From: Pete Peterson
Date: 24 May 99 - 03:09 PM

I am pretty sure that the original of this (and the source for Utah Phillips, Tom Rush and the more modern versions) is the Carter Family's Cannonball Blues. A.P. Cater learned it from Lesley Riddles, black guitar player and, as was the tradition at the time, copywrited it in his own name. Haven't heard the Gus Cannon version but it sounds like a close relative. PETE


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Subject: RE: Find Song Folk Blues 'Solid Gone'
From: Easy Rider
Date: 24 May 99 - 03:21 PM

A very early version is on "The Anthology of American Folk Music", required listening, which is now out on CD (six of them) from Smithsonian Folkways.

Easy Rider


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Subject: RE: Find Song Folk Blues 'Solid Gone'
From: CarterNut
Date: 24 May 99 - 03:57 PM

I know that Mother Maybelle Carter and her daughters June, Helen, and Anita recorded "The Cannonball" at least three different times between 1949 and 1974. They put a little chorus to the song:

Now I'm here crying cause he's gone,
Wish that I was dying cause he's gone,
He's solid gone.

Of course it is Mother Maybelle doing all that fancy blues guitar work (taught to her by Leslie Riddle) on that original Carter Family recording. John


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Subject: RE: Find Song Folk Blues 'Solid Gone'
From: tudderj@spawar.navy.mil
Date: 25 May 99 - 12:42 AM

Thanks to all. Tune is called She's Gone Recorded by Mark Spoelstra


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Subject: RE: Find Song Folk Blues 'Solid Gone'
From: Suffet
Date: 03 Dec 09 - 11:01 PM

Greetings:

I just posted my recording of Cannonball Blues onto the SoundClick music hosting website. Please click here and tell me what you think.

Thanks.

--- Steve


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