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Lyr Req: Sing in the Spring (Utah Phillips)

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ALL THE TIMES YOU'RE GONE
ALL USED UP
CANNONBALL BLUES
DADDY, WHAT'S A TRAIN?
DUMP THE BOSSES OFF YOUR BACK (2)
GREEN ROLLING HILLS
HOOD RIVER ROLL ON
I BELIEVE IF I LIVED MY LIFE AGAIN
I REMEMBER LOVING YOU
I SAW MY COUNTRY'S FLAG GO DOWN
KID'S LIBERATION SONG
OLD DOLORES
ORPHAN TRAIN
PHOEBE SNOW
QUEEN OF THE RAILS
ROCK SALT AND NAILS
ROCKABYE BABY
STARLIGHT ON THE RAILS
THE DADDY SONG
THE EPILOGUE
THE GOODNIGHT-LOVING TRAIL
THE TELLING TAKES ME HOME
TOLONO
TOUCH ME
WEEPY


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bluerabbit10 13 Nov 09 - 11:54 AM
autoharper 13 Nov 09 - 12:40 PM
GUEST 13 Nov 09 - 05:16 PM
Art Thieme 14 Nov 09 - 01:53 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: utah phillips, 'Sing in the Spring'
From: bluerabbit10
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 11:54 AM

I think this is from his book of song, "Starlight On the Rails"...but I cannot find the lyrics anywhere on the web.
Thanks, Verne


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Subject: Lyr Add: SING IN THE SPRING (Utah Phillips)
From: autoharper
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 12:40 PM

Sing In The Spring

CHORUS:
Sing in the spring, sing in the fall,
Sing when you hear my baby bawl,
Sing all day and all night too,
If you hush your crying I'll sing for you.

I had a horse and his name was Tex,
Had a horse and his name was Tex,
He signed his name with an "X",
And he made his living forging checks.

I had a mule and his name was Jack,
Had a mule and his name was Jack,
When I climbed upon his back,
He nearly had a heart-attack.

I had a parrot all yellow and green,
I Had a parrot all yellow and green,
The stupidest bird I ever have seen,
But he could swear like a big Marine.

I had a bear and he sang the blues,
Had a bear and he sang the blues,
He hocked his pants and he hocked his shoes,
And he hocked everything but his press reviews.

I had a canary all yellow and blue,
Had a canary all yellow and blue,
I tell you what that bird could do,
He could sing and whistle and yodel, too.

Then I got me a brontosaurus,
Then I got me a brontosaurus,
A brontosaurus by the name of Horace,
And he sang high tenor in the locker room chorus.

Then I got me a tall giraffe,
Then I got me a tall giraffe,
He liked to sing and he liked to laugh,
And he lived on beer and bubble bath.


By Bruce "Utah" Phillips (except for the Brontosaurus verse)

Faith Petric told me that when Bruce and Rosalie Sorrells both lived in Salt Lake City, they were very close friends. One day when Bruce came to visit, one of Rosalie's children was feeling quite ill and was confined to a tent with a vaporizer. Bruce wrote this song to cheer the child up.

-Adam Miller


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: utah phillips, 'Sing in the Spring'
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 05:16 PM

I had a horse and his name was Tex(2X)
Signed his name with an X.
Made his living forging checks,

Sing in the spring..............

Bruce recorded this on his Prestige album NOONE KNOWS ME, recorded in 1961, produced by Kenny Goldtein.


Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: utah phillips, 'Sing in the Spring'
From: Art Thieme
Date: 14 Nov 09 - 01:53 AM

That's the album with the song named "Yuri Gagarin"---which Bruce, in later years called affectionately "Gargle Your Urine"

Fred Holstein and I taped a few days of Utah's sets at Chicago's folk club The Earl Of Old Town in 1972 I think. Saul Broudy was backing him on harmonica for those gigs back then. That was when I learned Carl Oglesby's fine song called "The Cherokee Queen" from Bruce. --- I put it on my 1998 CD called The Older I Get, The Better I Was.

Good memories from times long gone. I still listen to those sets. I do think "Sing In The Spring" is in one of those shows.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: utah phillips, 'Sing in the Spring'
From: bluerabbit10
Date: 14 Nov 09 - 10:43 AM

Thank all of you. Mr Phillips musta been quite a guy. I love his songs and style. Will check out those albums mentioned with your background remarks for sure.
Verne


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