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Lyr Req: Down on the Levee (John Hartford)


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Subject: Down On The Levee, John Hartford lyrics
From: bluerabbit10
Date: 24 Oct 08 - 08:25 AM

This song from album "No End of Love," searching for lyrics once again.
Thanks, Verne

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Down on the Levee (John Hartford)
From: bluerabbit10
Date: 30 Oct 08 - 05:13 PM

I "transcribed" best I could the lyrics from the wit: I took a stab at the chord progression. Would appreciate help on this from any of you familiar with this song...thanks

Down On the Levee
by: John Hartford
No End of Love Album
Chords Tabbed by: Verne Garrison
Lyrics scribed from the disc, best I could
Banjo Tuned E Key D, Capo 1

I must go down on the levee again
G                      D
With the muddy river and sky

All ask for is a stern-wheel boat
          A                D
And some horns to steer her by

Bow your wheels, keep an eye on the roof
Pilot house window a shakin
Full moon, Missouri sky
Foggy morning a breakin

I must go down on the levee again
When river is up, and shes wide
Hear that lonesome whistle
A call that cannot be denied

Step onboard some southbound boat
Sail all the way to the sea
At home on the muddy river,
Is where I want to be


Must get a job on the River again
Where the river runs good and wide
Clean the stairs, move the chairs
Sleep up on the deck sometimes

Stories heard on the lazy bench
How big the search lights are
Carrying coffee up to the old man
Stumblin in the dark

Here's to you old real steamboat
With double-swinging stages
Compound condensing engines
Real old funny looking gauges

May your wheels be free of driftwood
May you never run a-ground
May all your winds, be tail winds
May all your trips be down

Chorus: May   all   your trips be down

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