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Lyr Req: Lonely Little Cabin: Bill Clifton/Paul C

GUEST,Roger Frost 15 Nov 09 - 05:08 AM
GUEST 07 Jul 10 - 11:58 AM
GUEST,999 13 Sep 12 - 05:45 PM
pdq 13 Sep 12 - 06:17 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Lonely Little Cabin: Bill Clifton/Paul C
From: GUEST,Roger Frost
Date: 15 Nov 09 - 05:08 AM

I need help with the second and any subsequent verses of this great song. Appreciate any contributions!

Credited to Paul Clayton and recorded by Bill Clifton on album "Code of the Mountains" also on "Round the world to poor valley"

This is what I can remember of the first verse and chorus:

A lonely little cabin on the hill
That's what a stranger called our home one day
Somehow it never seemed like that to us
But perhaps that's cos we were brought up that way

In that lonely little cabin on the hill
How soon the time would quickly slip away
And we all joined in the singing when we heard that banjo ringing
And I'd give the world to be back there today

Tried to access through Rhapsody but being in New Zealand was not allowed to hear the audio!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lonely Little Cabin: Bill Clifton/Paul C
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 11:58 AM

Another verse

We had sums and games and song-book learning too,
And our sisters took them so no one was bored.
And although the visitors were mighty few
We never turned the stranger from the door.
Chorus

Not sure whether there is a third verse - perhaps not. I frst heard this when I picked up an LP fpr £6 - pre-decimalisation - on York station when I was a teenager. It was Hank Williams Junior and a band - can't remember their name, and every song was a gem. Sadly the LP went missing when I was away from home one time. I'd love to know the title of that LP, although I don't think it has survived to CD. Some of the other tracks were The Dream of the Miner's Child, Engine 23, Squiirel is a Pretty Thing, Lonesome for You, Jim Hatfield's Son, and other wonderful songs, beautifully performed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lonely Little Cabin: Bill Clifton/Paul C
From: GUEST,999
Date: 13 Sep 12 - 05:45 PM

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

"We had sums and games"--lyric in the Youtube link differs a bit, I think.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lonely Little Cabin: Bill Clifton/Paul C
From: pdq
Date: 13 Sep 12 - 06:17 PM

GUEST (in 2010) says..."It was Hank Williams Junior and a band - can't remember their name, and every song was a gem."

Well, every song is a gem (or close to it) but Bill Clifton is a real person and not Hank, Jr.

Before Bill Clifton moved to England in 1963, his record company had him do 33 songs, enough to make three albums while he was away. I believe "Code of the Mountains" was one of the LPs and came out on Starday.

He was backed by all four members of The Contry Gentlemen plus twin fiddles by brothers named Justice on some songs. Mike Seeger, who worked with Bill Clifton in the late '50s adds some great guitar on a few tracks, such as "Louis Collins".

All 33 songs were put on a Bear Family double LP set, probably in the 1980s. No CD except the 8 CD Box Set which requires a second mortgage to buy.


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