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Lyr Req: R.R. #2 / Rural Route 2

GUEST,Reg Jones 03 Mar 10 - 03:48 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 03 Mar 10 - 08:11 PM
Amos 03 Mar 10 - 08:24 PM
GUEST,Jim Dixon 03 Mar 10 - 08:26 PM
Melissa 03 Mar 10 - 09:02 PM
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Jim Dixon 10 Mar 10 - 12:39 PM
GUEST,Michael Furlong 11 Feb 11 - 08:23 PM
GUEST,Michael Furlong 11 Feb 11 - 08:30 PM
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GUEST,999 15 Jan 12 - 07:26 PM
GUEST,999 15 Jan 12 - 07:42 PM
pdq 15 Jan 12 - 08:54 PM
GUEST,999 15 Jan 12 - 09:07 PM
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GUEST,leeneia 16 Jan 12 - 02:46 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: R.R. #2
From: GUEST,Reg Jones
Date: 03 Mar 10 - 03:48 PM

Was wondering if anyone has the lyrics RR#2 in their song books somewhere.... I love that old song and my memory cells in my old head just brought it to mind but have lost the words. desperate Manitoban..... thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: R.R. #2
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 Mar 10 - 08:11 PM

More information needed. Railroad number 2??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: R.R. #2
From: Amos
Date: 03 Mar 10 - 08:24 PM

The only Railroad #2 I find is a reservoir in Arizona, but no song. I think we'll need some more information, any lines you recall, where it was sung, what it was about.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: R.R. #2
From: GUEST,Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Mar 10 - 08:26 PM

Rural Route Two?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: R.R. #2
From: Melissa
Date: 03 Mar 10 - 09:02 PM

Is this the one you're looking for, Reg?


Abilene Rural Route number 2
Type of Work:Musical work
Registration Number / Date:PAu002028824 / 1995-12-11

Date of Creation:1995

Title:Abilene Rural Route number 2.

Description:Sound cassette.

Copyright Claimant:Kent Edward Strahm, 1950- (Kent Edwards, pseud.) & Don Galade

Authorship on Application:music: Don Galade.

Names:Kent Edward Strahm 1950-
pseud. Kent Edwards (6 documents)
example document: I'll find a way
Don Galade (4 documents)
example document: I'm not afraid anymore. w & m Thomas Boyles & Don Galade



Read more: http://www.faqs.org/copyright/abilene-rural-route-number-2-intentions-zero-hour/#ixzz0hAY5vKMp


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: R.R. #2
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 01:17 AM

It's Rural Route #2, recorded by Barry Brown of the "Family Brown" around the year 1965 or so..Not sure of the exact year.. It flew across Canada and reched very high on the charts...t was their first song...... I played in a country dance band about then and it was our #1 requested song.... I knew it like the back of my hand but have forgotten the lyrics almost completely.. One particular line or lines I remember was..."The little Church where I knelt to pray, has closed it's doors forever so they say.. (blank blank)..."I can't believe God moved 10 miles away".... It was a bit of a protest song about how the lttle towns were gobbled up by cities.......Thanks for the try


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: R.R. #2
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 12:39 PM

Here's an article in The Canadian Encyclopedia about the Family Brown. It says "R.R. #2" was their first hit record in 1971. There's also an article in Wikipedia.

It says they have released 10 original albums plus 2 "greatest hits" albums, and won numerous awards.

Evidently they haven't been noticed much in the USA. Allmusic.com lists only 2 of their albums. How odd.


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Subject: Lyr Add: R.R. #2 / RURAL ROUTE 2 (Barry Brown)
From: GUEST,Michael Furlong
Date: 11 Feb 11 - 08:23 PM

RR#2
(Words & Music, Barry Brown)

The little village where I lived and grew
Has been renamed to RR#2
The small dot on the map is gone
How's anyone to know where he belongs

(Chorus)
Oh it's sad to see the small towns disappear
Why must they change the place we hold so dear
The little church where I knelt to pray
Has closed it's doors forever so they say
I can't believe God's moved ten miles away

An old man walks across the fertile land
And worries 'bout the new highway that's planned
And he recalls when he was just a lad
How hard he worked to clear the land with his dad

From the schoolyard there isn't any sound
For a schoolbus takes the kids to a larger town
And the old folks wonder where there money goes
There's nothing left for the government to close

(Chorus repeated)

The churchbell now rings it's death toll
And the top soil blows off the land
And the school flag flies at half mast
And the old folks long for the past

(Chorus repeated)

(Tag)
No, I can't believe God's moved ten miles away.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: R.R. #2
From: GUEST,Michael Furlong
Date: 11 Feb 11 - 08:30 PM

B.T.W.

These are the lyrics for R.R. #2 sent to me by the writer, Barry Brown, some years back as a result of a request I made to a CBC contact.

Hope they bring back some good memories for you.

Now, if only I could find the original song, preferably in mp3 format. If not mp3, I can convert it to mp3.

Anyone got it, by chance ???


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: R.R. #2 / Rural Route 2 (Family Brown)
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jun 11 - 12:21 PM

Thank you so much for posting that song..... I used to know some folks in Enterprise by the name of Furlong and used to sing once in a while with Frank Furlong.... Reg.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: R.R. #2 / Rural Route 2 (Family Brown)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 15 Jan 12 - 07:26 PM

From Wikipedia

Family Brown received the following awards:[2]
1976: RPM Big Country Award for Top Group
1977: RPM Big Country Award for Top Group
1978: RPM Big Country Award for Top Group
1979: RPM Big Country Award for Top Group
1979: RPM Big Country Award, Single of the Year ("Stay with Me")
1979: RPM Big Country Award, Album of the Year (Familiar Faces, Familiar Places)
1980: RPM Big Country Award for Top Group
1981: RPM Big Country Award for Top Group
1982: CCMA Group of the Year
1982: CCMA Single of the Year ("Some Never Stand a Chance")
1982: CCMA Song of the Year ("Some Never Stand a Chance")
1982: CCMA Album of the Year (Raised on Country Music)
1993: CCMA Entertainer of the Year
1983: CCMA Single of the Year ("Raised on Country Music")
1983: CCMA Song of the Year ("Raised on Country Music")
1983: CCMA Group of the Year
1983: CCMA Album of the Year (Raised on Country Music)
1983: CCMA Entertainer of the Year
1984: CCMA Group of the Year
1984: CCMA Album of the Year (Repeat After Me)
1985: Juno Award for Country Group of the Year
1985: RPM Big Country Award for Top Group
1985: RPM Big Country Award, Album of the Year (Feel the Fire)
1986: CCMA Group of the Year
1986: CCMA Album of the Year (Feel the Fire)
1987: CCMA Group of the Year
1987: RPM Big Country Award for Top Group
1988: CCMA Group of the Year
1989: CCMA Group of the Year
1989: RPM Big Country Award for Top Group
1989: RPM Big Country Award, Album of the Year (These Days)
1989: CCMA Single of the Year ("Town of Tears")
1989: CCMA Song of the Year ("Town of Tears")
1990: RPM Big Country Award for Top Group
1990: CCMA Song of the Year ("Pioneers")


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: R.R. #2 / Rural Route 2 (Family Brown)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 15 Jan 12 - 07:42 PM

If you wish to hear a few of their cuts, go to Youtube and search

family brown

Pioneers is a great video.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: R.R. #2 / Rural Route 2 (Family Brown)
From: pdq
Date: 15 Jan 12 - 08:54 PM

This is not the US group The Browns who had a huge hit with "The Three Bells".

That group was Jim Ed Brown and his sisters.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: R.R. #2 / Rural Route 2 (Family Brown)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 15 Jan 12 - 09:07 PM

Good eye, pdq. Different groups. The Family Brown is Canadian, The Browns are American.

The Three Bells is one of my all-time favourite songs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: R.R. #2 / Rural Route 2 (Family Brown)
From: pdq
Date: 15 Jan 12 - 09:14 PM

May I say a good word for the Fox Family, the Cox Family, the Lewis Family, The Whites and The Browns.

American-made harmony singing at its finest.

Nuttin' to do with this song, so sue me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: R.R. #2 / Rural Route 2 (Family Brown)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 16 Jan 12 - 02:46 PM

Thanks for the info, pdq. I was wondering that myself.


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