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Lyr Req: John Brown's Dance + Come Back Katy

SINSULL 20 Dec 09 - 08:03 PM
ranger1 20 Dec 09 - 08:38 PM
AnneMC 21 Dec 09 - 02:31 AM
JedMarum 21 Dec 09 - 08:54 AM
JedMarum 21 Dec 09 - 08:58 AM
SINSULL 21 Dec 09 - 09:57 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Jed Marum's John Brown and Come Back Kat
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Dec 09 - 08:03 PM

Can't find them online. So... anybody? Jed?
thanks,
SINS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jed Marum's John Brown and Come Back Kat
From: ranger1
Date: 20 Dec 09 - 08:38 PM

I rthink they're in his songbook, but I haven't found them online.


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Subject: Lyr Add: JOHN BROWN'S DANCE (Jed Marum)
From: AnneMC
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 02:31 AM

I guess you are looking for the lyrics to 'John Brown's March' by Jed Marum, which is a superb song. My husband does it at the folk club, just plays claw hammer on the banjo as accompaniment, first song he has sung solely with a banjo backing but it sounds awesome. Jed has done so many wonderful songs - look up his web site: http://www.jedmarum.com/

John Brown's March (words as sent to me by Jed Marum)

At Charlestown now and on this December morn
The gatherin' crowd neither weep nor mourn
A rousing cheer among the fanfare born
As you come to the end of the line

The snares drums rollin' while the piper plays
It's time to pay for your murderous ways
Your treachorous trading in your traitorous days
You've come to the end of the line                        

                Ol' John Brown, the sun is pourin' down
                You're gonna see the hangman marchin' through the town
                Feet in the air and the world is spinnin' round
                When you dance on the end of the line   

The Shenandoah round your gallows flow
Gentle winds on Virginia blow
Your lifeless body swinging to and fro
Now you've come to the end of the line

Three cheers for justice and the Lord be praised
With John Brown mouldering' in his grave
The free, the honest and the righteous saved
He's come to the end of the line


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Subject: Lyr Add: COME BACK KATY (Jed Marum)
From: JedMarum
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 08:54 AM

COME BACK KATY
© Jed Marum, 2005

Come back Katy, Kevin Benjamin and Brady
And the boys from Alabama
Know you're looking for a Mister
Better run and tell your sister
But don't you tell your Mama

You know they look so fine
When they're marchin's in a line
And they dance even finer
Then the boys of Carolina
Come back Katy get your best dress on
The 'bama boys in town

Come back Katy, Kevin Benjamin and Brady
Setting out on my veranda
Play the Shamrock and the Thistle
And the y play on the whistle
To the fiddle and the banjer

Gonna make some noise
With the Alabama boys
Gonna dance 'til the morrow
Like we never had a sorrow
Come back Katy get your best dress on
The 'bama boys in town

Come back Katy, Kevin Benjamin and Brady
And the Alabama Wild Geese
They were born in Connemara
But they're leavin' town
And they're gonna fight the Yankees
Gonna dance and sing
Make the whole town ring
Make a racket and a rattle
'fore we send 'em off to battle

Come back Katy get your best dress on
The 'bama boys in town


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jed Marum's John Brown and Come Back Kat
From: JedMarum
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 08:58 AM

Thanks for the request! And thanks for the kid words.

"John Brown's Dance" is what I call my song, and it is sung to a traditional fiddle called, John Brown's March. I altered the melodoy just a bit ...

Katy is wholly original.

I should have the all up on-line, and have started a project to post lyrics ... just never got back to it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jed Marum's John Brown and Come Back Kat
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 09:57 AM

You have to sing slower, Jed. I can't transcribe that fast - old, you know.
Thanks,Anne. Thanks, Jed.
SINS


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