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Lyr Req: The Hindenburg Disaster 1 & 2 (Leadbelly)

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Joe Offer 05 Dec 09 - 02:20 PM
catspaw49 05 Dec 09 - 07:35 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Hidenburg Disaster 1 & 2
From: 12003biloute
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 02:54 AM

Does anyone knows this song done by Huddie LEABELLY and found in THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS vol 5 album
The title is The Hidenburg disaster part 1 & 3.

I'll be glad in receiving the whole lyrics

Thank you
Claude


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Hindenburg Disaster 1 & 2 (Leadbe
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 05:22 PM

I checked the Oak Publications Leadbelly Songbook, and it's not there. I have the recordings, but I can't understand what he's singing.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Hindenburg Disaster 1 & 2 (Leadbe
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 08:54 PM

Joe-

All too frequently the case!

Tea leaves, anyone?

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Hindenburg Disaster 1 & 2 (Leadbe
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 02:12 PM

help!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Hindenburg Disaster 1 & 2 (Leadbe
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 09:06 PM

Usually there are lyrics with the Folkways albums. Is this an exception? My albums are buried somewhere in what used to be our living room. I can get a shovel and try to excavate them again if no one else can come up with the lyrics.

Charles Noble


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Subject: ADD: The Hindenburg Disaster (Leadbelly)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 02:20 PM

Check out this Webswite - it has lots of Leadbelly lyrics.
-Joe-


THE HINDENBURG DISASTER

On one evening about half-past four,
The Hindenburg was coming along,
But it was running awful slow.
Just a little while, just before night,
The Hindenburg had burnt clean out of sight.
Oh, Lord, burnt clean out of sight,
The Hindenburg burnt clean out of sight.

The people all thought the Hindenburg was supposed to begin to roll,
The people in New York City, they all begin to stroll.
The Hindenburg when it caught afire,
It was up in the world just a little bit too high.
Oh, Lord, little bit too high,
Just up in the world a little bit too high.

Oh, the Hindenburg, the Hindenburg,
Whole town's talkin' 'bout the Hindenburg
On one evening 'bout half-past four,
The Hindenburg come runnin' slow.

Oh, the Hindenburg, oh, the Hindenburg,
Largest ship was, in this world,
Whole town's talkin' 'bout the Hindenburg,
Largest ship was in this world.

The people saw the boat, when it begin to roll,
The people on the ground begin to stroll.
Whole town's talkin' 'bout the Hindenburg,
Largest ship afloat in this world.

Oh, when it caught afire,
Up in the world a little bit too high.
Oh, the Hindenburg down on the ground,
Woman kept throwin' her li'l chillun down.

Oh, chillun down, chillun down,
Woman kept throwin' her chillun down.
Whole town's talkin' 'bout the Hindenburg.
Largest ship it was in this world.

It's a sin and a shame,
A sin and a shame,
Just look at that Hindenburg's frame.
Sin and a shame, sin and a shame,
The Hindenburg burnt up to her frame.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Hindenburg Disaster 1 & 2 (Leadbelly)
From: catspaw49
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 07:35 PM

Is there some rule that disaster songs need to be wholly and totally inaccurate bullshit? This may have be one of the very worst. Even the damn time is wrong.....about three hours off not that it matters. Poetic license and all, but who the hell was throwing her "lil chillun" overboard? There were no babies but there was one kid 8 years old. And her Mom didn't throw her overboard!

What's with the "roll" stuff? It didn't roll. Zeps don't roll. Then there's this:

It was up in the world just a little bit too high.
Oh, Lord, little bit too high,
Just up in the world a little bit too high.


Too high? What? Did old Huddie think things would have been better if it had exploded at say, 2000 feet up?

And while he is right to refer to the Zep as a "ship," that doesn't make it a "boat." At the time it was the largest ship "afloat"...true enough in its way! But uh, there;s this:

The people all thought the Hindenburg was supposed to begin to roll,
The people in New York City, they all begin to stroll.


Why not? I mean, they're in New York and the damn thing went down while mooring at the Naval Air Station in Lakehurst, New Jersey......a good 35 or 40 air miles away (as opposed to Dick Miles)


Now mind you that Vernon Dalhart's "Wreck of the Shenandoah" is about equally screwed up, but this thing is a 0 on a 1-10 scale. I guess the big airships were sorta' mysterious and technical in their age but good Christ...........


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Hindenburg Disaster 1 & 2 (Leadbe
From: Charley Noble
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 08:45 PM

Spaw-

Well, Jenny Jenkins "rolled." Why not the Hindenburg?

Besides, "roll" rhymes with "stroll." What more does one need for a good song?

And the ship analogy was often made use of when referring to Zeppelins, not to mention other air-ships. Just ask my Aunt Amelia.

Joe-

Great work tidying up this thread.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Hindenburg Disaster 1 & 2 (Leadbe
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 09:08 PM

Spaw, you disappoint me. Where's your imagination? All this time, I thought you were the paragon of imagination, and here you let me down. If Leadbelly had to stick completely with the "facts," we wouldn't have a wonderful verse like this one:
    Well, Titanic came 'round a curve,
    And she run into a great big iceberg,
    Farewell, Titanic, fare thee well
Why let the facts get in the way of a good line? I thought you lived by that creed.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Hindenburg Disaster 1 & 2 (Leadbelly)
From: catspaw49
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 09:26 PM

Probably the Titanic was running on that transatlantic track that kept rusting out Joe.......

Airships are "Ships" Charley.........but NEVER "boats"..........and why discuss strolling in New York when the fucker was blowing up in Lakehurst? I'd stroll too unless I was in Lakehurst staring at an overhead bonfire 800 feet long! Then I'd run like hell.

Nah, really, I'm just kiddin' around here but it actually has bugged me for a long time how full of shit most disaster tunes are.......and we spend all sorts of time and effort to find the EXACT lyrics.....which are factually FUBAR!

LMAO.......Kinda' hard to miss the irony there ain't it?


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Hindenburg Disaster 1 & 2 (Leadbe
From: Amos
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 09:55 PM

Does the folk process gravitate toward or away from accuracy when it alters songs? Discuss...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Hindenburg Disaster 1 & 2 (Leadbe
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 10:09 PM

Well, yeah, the Hindenburg had just passed over New York on its way to Lakehurst, and you can bet people were out strolling and trying to get a look at the Hindenburg. Hey I got a traffic ticket this year just trying to get a look at a Zeppelin hangar at Moffett Field in California.
I did see the Zeppelin - while strolling at Stanford.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Hindenburg Disaster 1 & 2 (Leadbelly)
From: catspaw49
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 08:57 AM

Actually Joe, she'd passed over NYC several hours before......the strollers had long since gone home. I dunno....Maybe a few had driven on down to Lakehurst in the hope of seeing babies tossed overboard from a couple of thousand feet up..............

You DO know Joe that I'm just screwin' with you here............I was though going to ask about the AV Zep because I knew it was not too far removed from your usual haunts. There are a number of other projects underway to bring back the rigid design and even the worst of them look better than the average blimp! So far though, none come close in size or grace to the post WWI Zeps/Rigids such as the Shenandoah or the Hindenburg or the US buillt Macon which was the first one to use (albeit shortly ----LOL) the hangar built for her at Moffett NAS   These were over twice the size of the AV airship, between 680 and 804 feet long. The extreme size contributed to the crash of the Shenandoah in 1925.

Is the hangar the same one that was built back then? Some of those still exist.


Spaw


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