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Lyr Req: Harmony (The Limeliters)

DigiTrad:
HARMONY
HEY JIMMY JOE JOHN JIM JACK
THE BALLAD OF HARRY POLLITT


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GUEST,Pete 17 Feb 10 - 11:21 AM
Joe Offer 17 Feb 10 - 01:40 PM
Joe Offer 17 Feb 10 - 06:25 PM
GUEST,Pete 18 Feb 10 - 07:28 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Harmony - The Limeliters
From: GUEST,Pete
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 11:21 AM

I'm trying to find the lyrics to a song called Harmony, sung by The Limeliters.
Thanks for any support


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harmony - The Limeliters
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 01:40 PM

Hi, Pete -
We have that one in our Digital Tradition Folk Song Database (click). I added it to the crosslinks at the top of this page.

I believe it's Red Grammer singing lead on the Limeliters recording of this song, and he's identified as the songwriter. I think Red Grammer was the best of the Glenn Yarbrough replacement tenors.

-Joe-


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Subject: DT Correction: Harmony - The Limeliters
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Feb 10 - 06:25 PM

The arrangement of the lyrics in the Digital Tradition, is a little misleading. Here's how it's laid out on the Limeliters Harmony CD:

HARMONY
(Red Grammer, Smilin' Atcha Music)

When I was a boy, choir used to meet
At the little white church just down the street.
A bunch of us kids learnin' how to sing,
But, Lord, we loved to make that little church ring
With Har-ar-ar...mony.

When I got a little older, used to get with the guys
And hour after hour we'd harmonize.
'Fore we knew it we had ourselves a band;
Saturday night we'd be up on the stand
Singin' Har-ar-ar...mony.

CHORUS
One voice makes me want to sing,
Two voices make me feel like a king,
Three voices gettin' out of hand,
Four like to take me to the promised land.
Singin' Har-ar-ar...mony,
Singin' Har-ar-ar...mony.

Well, I never had much but this old guitar
'Til that blue eyed girl, she stole my heart.
She can't sing and she can't play,
But the Lord up above knows she has her own way
Of makin' Har-ar-ar...mony.

Now I've got a little boy comes up to my knee,
He loves nothin' better than to sing with me.
One of these days, he'll look me in the eye
Sayin', "You take the low part, and I'll take the high...
Har-ar-ar...mony!"
CHORUS

[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]
Singin' Har-ar-ar...mony,
Singin' Har-ar-ar...mony

Now the day I wake up and can't sing a song,
That's the day I'll be movin' on.
I got a reservation and it always stands.
They're savin' me a place in the angel band,
Singin' Har-ar-ar...mony.
CHORUS

@music @song
filename[ HARMNY
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There's a video here (click). I'm guessing this was in the late 1980s - they look a lot older now, and Lou Gottlieb is dead.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harmony - The Limeliters
From: GUEST,Pete
Date: 18 Feb 10 - 07:28 AM

Thank you very much for the lyrics and the additional information and links.
Fantastic!


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