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Lyr Req: Oh, Mandolin (McCullough/Nims/Pie)

GUEST,Gus 09 Feb 09 - 08:54 PM
Jim Dixon 12 Feb 09 - 01:39 AM
Leadbelly 12 Feb 09 - 01:10 PM
GUEST,Gus 12 Feb 09 - 03:07 PM
GUEST,dakotax3 19 Jun 09 - 06:56 AM
GUEST,Guest,Mike 07 Jul 12 - 11:40 PM
GUEST,kimberly m 13 Sep 16 - 08:33 AM
GUEST,TLM 30 May 17 - 06:02 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: 'Oh, Mandolin'
From: GUEST,Gus
Date: 09 Feb 09 - 08:54 PM

I heard this song performed on Saturday night and loved it. Does anyone have the lyrics?
I found only a single YouTube rendition, but it's sung quietly by a little girl (who also plays it on mandolin!) and I can't make out much of what she's saying. Except part of the refrain:
"Oh, mandolin, sing me a song, sweet and soft, to soothe my soul.
I wanna dance; tonight is holy...."

Taylor Pie, on her web site, says it was written by her and Herb McCullough and Debbie Nims, and she says she thinks it will one day be a bluegrass classic. I agree with that, though perhaps not if no one knows the lyrics.


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Subject: Lyr Add: OH MANDOLIN (McCullough/Nims/Pie)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Feb 09 - 01:39 AM

Lyrics found here: http://www.abidjan4life.net/watch.aspx?source=GfkOZgjZMxk


OH MANDOLIN
Herb McCullough/Debbie Nims/Taylor Pie

CHORUS: Oh mandolin, sing me a song,
Sweet and soft to soothe my soul.
I want to dance till the night is gone
And the sun burns away this bitter cold.

1. Moonlight slides across the tracks in my floor.
North wind howls like a wolf at my door.
How many times have I been here before?
It's just you and me again. CHORUS

2. Bring love back in an old melody.
Heal my heart. Take this sadness from me.
Leave me with my best memories.
Play like only you can. CHORUS

[Recorded by Valerie Smith on "Turtle Wings" and by Taylor Pie on "Jubal".]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Oh, Mandolin'
From: Leadbelly
Date: 12 Feb 09 - 01:10 PM

Well done, Jim. In order to help Gus I googled around but without any results.

Mnafred


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Oh, Mandolin'
From: GUEST,Gus
Date: 12 Feb 09 - 03:07 PM

A thousand thanks, Jim. I spent a lot of time googling this song but couldn't find it. I did get a hit on that abidjan4life site, but I confused it with another French language site (unhomme.fr) that had the YouTube video embedded but no lyrics, and so I didn't page down to the comments area. Good work!

So, does anybody else think this song should get more play?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, Mandolin (McCullough/Nims/Pie)
From: GUEST,dakotax3
Date: 19 Jun 09 - 06:56 AM

Yes. Beautifully simple, hauntingly touching. It smacks of a traditional written long ago and played by many generations. We cant let this one remain hidden...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, Mandolin (McCullough/Nims/Pie)
From: GUEST,Guest,Mike
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 11:40 PM

Thanks Jim.
Nicely done by Molly Tuttle and A.J. Lee.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GR--4BQcFs


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, Mandolin (McCullough/Nims/Pie)
From: GUEST,kimberly m
Date: 13 Sep 16 - 08:33 AM

Does anybody know what key this is typically sung in?
Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh, Mandolin (McCullough/Nims/Pie)
From: GUEST,TLM
Date: 30 May 17 - 06:02 PM

I believe it is in the Key of C-minor (Cm, Bb, Ab, Gm)


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