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Lyr Add: I'll Not Be a Stranger

Nathan (nsarvis@iolt.com 15 Jun 99 - 01:58 PM
catspaw49 15 Jun 99 - 02:33 PM
campfire 15 Jun 99 - 09:42 PM
DonMeixner 15 Jun 99 - 10:25 PM
harpgirl 15 Jun 99 - 11:20 PM
16 Jun 99 - 09:47 PM
GUEST 08 Mar 16 - 11:46 AM
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Subject: I'll Not Be a Stranger
From: Nathan (nsarvis@iolt.com
Date: 15 Jun 99 - 01:58 PM

Does anyone know the origins of this song? It's on the "Good News" CD by Robin and Linda Williams where it's listed as "traditional." They list their source as "a tape we bought in a truck stop in northern California." My mother-in-law reports having heard it sung in church 30 years ago. Any information would be welcome.


I'll not be a stranger when I get to that city

I'm acquainted with folks over there.

There'll be friends there to greet me,

There'll be loved ones to meet me,

At the gates of that city foursquare.


Through the years, through the tears, they've gone one by one.

But they'll wait at the gate, until my race is won.

I'll not be a stranger when I get to that city.

I'm acquainted with folks over there.


I'll not be a stranger when I get to that city

I've a home on the streets paved with gold

I will feel right at home there,

In that beautiful somewhere

With the loved ones whose memories I hold.


I'll not be a stranger when I get to that city

There'll be no lonely days over there.

There'll be no stormy weather

But a great time together

On the streets of that city foursquare


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Subject: RE: I'll Not Be a Stranger
From: catspaw49
Date: 15 Jun 99 - 02:33 PM

Sorry, I have the same info you do 'cause I got it from the same place. Robin and Linda really make me "feel" the mountains.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: I'll Not Be a Stranger
From: campfire
Date: 15 Jun 99 - 09:42 PM

Robin and Linda can make you feel just about anything, can't they? Wonderful performers, and wonderful people.

campfire


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Subject: RE: I'll Not Be a Stranger
From: DonMeixner
Date: 15 Jun 99 - 10:25 PM

Robin is a consumate folklorist and they find some very fine trad somgs out there. This one how ever was written by P. Domain.

Don


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Subject: RE: I'll Not Be a Stranger
From: harpgirl
Date: 15 Jun 99 - 11:20 PM

Hey Nathan. You're an autoharp player and cyberplucker aren't you?...harpgirl


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Subject: RE: I'll Not Be a Stranger
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Date: 16 Jun 99 - 09:47 PM

harpgirl,

That's me, in one of my manififestations. I assume you're the same, though I've not seen your name on the Cyberpluckers list. Do you go use a different alias there?

Nathan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll Not Be a Stranger
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Mar 16 - 11:46 AM

The Stanley Brothers wrote it and dang it.


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