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Lyr Req: South

Melissa 20 Apr 09 - 11:57 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 21 Apr 09 - 01:17 PM
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GUEST,Gene 21 Apr 09 - 01:52 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: South
From: Melissa
Date: 20 Apr 09 - 11:57 PM

'South' is a common/popular fiddle tune and I've seen words for it. They were online and now I can't seem to find them again. Some of the guys I played music with tonight were talking about it, asking if anybody knew the words or where to get them.

Anybody know words for it?

Thanks,
M


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 01:17 PM

Not "South" by Bennie Moten?

"Down South Rag"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 01:20 PM

"Sweet Sunny South? A very popular fiddle tune.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 01:52 PM

SOUTH
BMI Work #1390010
Songwriter/Composer Current Affiliation CAE/IPI #
CARPENTER CHARLES ASCAP 5298690
HAYES THOMON NA 0
MOTEN BENNY NA 56527469

Publishers
APRS BMI 1156248
Additional Non-BMI Publishers

Artists
BASIE COUNT
BOB WILLS AND HIS TEXAS PLAYBOYS
FIREHOUSE FIVE PLUS TWO
FLANAGAN RALPH
HIRT AL
LITTLE BIG TINY
LU WATTERS YERBA BUENA JAZZ BAND
MADDOX BROTHERS AND ROSE
MOM AND DADS
PAUL LES
TAGGART BARBARA
WILLS BOB
WILLS JOHNNIE LEE

Probably recorded my several others...

G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 02:09 PM

Gene, Bennie Moten's "South" is the first that came to my mind too, but it is a jazz tune from the 1920s. No lyrics originally. First recorded by his Kansas City Orchestra.

Not that there is anything wrong with fiddlers using it. A catchy one to dance to.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Melissa
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 05:20 PM

the one I'm thinking of goes something like:

down below that old *** line
******             fine
(few more lines I don't remember at all)
that's what I'm talking about

Where the folks are *** all day
****                way

(and some more lines I can't remember)


--I'll keep looking and will maybe be able to at least come up with a midi or something. I've never heard the song called any other name..just "South"

Thanks,
M


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Melissa
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 05:30 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEYmRTd7SS4

found it..


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 06:07 PM

That is Bennie Moten's "South," a jazz tune revised for fiddle.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Melissa
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 06:08 PM

thanks, Q.
Does Moten's have words?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 21 Apr 09 - 07:32 PM

No words originally.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Melissa
Date: 22 Apr 09 - 07:22 PM

Thank you, Q.

I'm popping this back up in case somebody knows (or knows where to find) words.
I'm not quite ready to give up yet.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 22 Apr 09 - 08:24 PM

Several people lent a hand [EAR] in transcribing this ditty.

South
As recorded by Maddox Brothers & Rose

Down below that old Dixon line
There's a place - really is fine
Don't you know what I'm talkin' about
You want to find out
Then take the trip with me.

Down below that old Dixon line
Where the sun is happy to shine
Where a friendly face is common to see
That's where I'm longin' to be.

Where the folks are happy and gay
And the easy way is the right way
Where the bees make honey all day
Don't you know you're right next to heaven down South.

Where the moon shines mellow and bright
And the breeze plays tag with the night
That's where the sundown gals hold you tight
Lordy, how I love the South.

Note. Sounds like Rose sings [Don't-chu][Slang] to me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Melissa
Date: 22 Apr 09 - 08:28 PM

Excellent Gene!

Thank you and the extra ears!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Melissa
Date: 23 Apr 09 - 02:42 AM

Gene,
Did you find the song online somewhere to hear?
If so, would you tell me where so I can hear it too?

Thanks,
M


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 23 Apr 09 - 01:28 PM

M
Email: cn8gv9@aim.com for mp3
G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Melissa
Date: 23 Apr 09 - 03:33 PM

email sent!
thank you, Gene..I appreciate it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Melissa
Date: 23 Apr 09 - 06:38 PM

They sound like they're having a LOT of fun with that song!

Thank you


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 08:14 PM

There is another old thread about this song: Lyr Req: South - western swing. It has some lyrics (possibly incomplete) and links to some sound files.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Melissa
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 08:40 PM

Thanks, Jim Dixon..I'll look at that old thread.
What did you put in the searchbox to find it? My mudcat search didn't turn up with anything..


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 09:43 PM

I have refreshed one thread with lyrics, there are others. Jim Dixon posted lyrics in two of them.

Easily found with -moten-; but -south- brings up too much and most seekers would give up.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: South
From: Melissa
Date: 24 Apr 09 - 11:04 PM

Thanks, Q
I didn't know 'moten' when I was searching..I just didn't bring up anything when I tried. If I'd gotten too much, I would have filtered through them myself instead of opening a new thread--I got far too little.

those old threads will be interesting to me..thanks for popping one!


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