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Lyr Req: Have You Ever Been to Nashville? (A Bell)

Roberto 05 Oct 08 - 11:36 AM
Roberto 06 Oct 08 - 11:21 AM
Jim Dixon 07 Oct 08 - 03:56 PM
Roberto 08 Oct 08 - 06:38 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Bell's Have You Ever Been to Nashville?
From: Roberto
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 11:36 AM

From John Lomax 1939 Recording Trip (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/lohtml/lohome.html)

Arthur Bell singing: HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO NASHVILLE

Many words I can't get, please help.
This is what I can get:

Have You Ever Been To Nashville?
Arthur Bell

Down in Alabama
Down in Alabama
Down in Alabama, Oh Lordy
I was born and raised

… Memphis
… Memphis
… Memphis, Oh Lordy


Have you ever been to Nashville
Have you ever been to Nashville
Have you ever been to Nashville, Oh Lordy
Nashville Pen?

If you don't be careful
If you don't be careful
If you don't be careful, Oh Lordy
Going back again



…, Oh Lordy
When I got my time

My buddy got a hundred
My buddy got a hundred
My buddy got a hundred, Oh Lordy
I got ninety-nine

Yonder come Corrina
Yonder come Corrina
Yonder come Corrina, Oh Lordy
Tryin' to get me free

She asked the Judge
She asked the Judge
She asked the Judge, Oh Lordy
Let my man be

The Judge said: Go 'way, gal
The Judge said: Go 'way, gal
The Judge said: Go 'way, gal, Oh Lordy


She left away cryin'
She left away cryin'
She left away cryin', Oh Lordy
'Bout her man

I'm going back to Memphis
I'm going back to Memphis
I'm going back to Memphis, Oh Lordy
Gonna do my time

Did you ever …
Did you ever …
Did you ever …, Oh Lordy
Got a hundred years


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bell's Have You Ever Been to Nashville?
From: Roberto
Date: 06 Oct 08 - 11:21 AM

Please, just one try. Don't let the deal go down...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bell's Have You Ever Been to Nashville?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Oct 08 - 03:56 PM

This might help a bit:

2. ... come to Memphis (3x)
Oh, Lordy, and got put in jail.

5. Oh, wasn't I lucky (3x)
Oh, Lordy, when I got my time?

9. The Judge said: Go 'way, gal (3x)
Oh, Lordy, your man in the....

12. Did you hear 'bout Buddy Rogers? (3x)
Oh, Lordy, got a hundred years.

I'm not sure, but I think the missing phrase in verse 2 might be a person's name, or two people's names: "—— and ——".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bell's Have You Ever Been to Nashville?
From: Roberto
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 06:38 AM

Thank you, Jim. R


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