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Lyr Req: Feather Ben (Peter Bowen)

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ALL THE TIMES YOU'RE GONE
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DUMP THE BOSSES OFF YOUR BACK (2)
GREEN ROLLING HILLS
HOOD RIVER ROLL ON
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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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Subject: Lyr Req: a Utah Phillips lyric
From: GUEST
Date: 06 May 10 - 12:21 PM

Hey Folks
i'm looking for the lyric of a Utah Phillips song
or at least one i heard him sing a capella
here's what i remember:

'it sure tasted good
yeah that's what i said
and i'll have another just as long as your buying,
i like whiskey and chocalate ice cream'

;...sometimes old ladies make me take baths;

;you kids with lovers with last names ya don't know
least i could remember the name with the ass
i had my lovers when my age was golden,
you can have yours, it ain't even good brass'

'well, it sure tasted good............'


i'd appreciated any help
thank you for your kindness
bags


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: a Utah Phillips lyric
From: GUEST
Date: 06 May 10 - 12:23 PM

i don't know how this thread works
but my e-mail is
[bags@montanadsl.net]
thanks
bags


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: a Utah Phillips lyric
From: Mike Regenstreif
Date: 06 May 10 - 03:39 PM

The song is called "Feather Ben" and was written by Peter Bowen. Rosalie Sorrels recorded it first on her Traveling Lady Rides Again album, circa 1978, and Utah Phillips learned it from her.

Mike Regenstreif


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Subject: RE: Req: a Utah Phillips lyric - Feather Ben (Bowen)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 May 10 - 06:45 PM

Utah Phillips recorded "Feather Ben" on a Philo LP titled All Used Up: A Scrapbook (1979). As far as I can tell, that album has not been issued on CD. The Rosalie Sorrels album Travelling Lady Rides Again has been reissued on CD and is available for purchase as various locations, but it has been discontinued by the manufacturer.

Can anybody post the lyrics to "Feather Ben"?

-Joe-


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Subject: Lyr Add: FEATHER BEN (Peter Bowen)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 May 10 - 10:31 PM

FEATHER BEN
(Peter Bowen)
Utah Phillips: All Used Up: A Scrapbook

It sure tasted good
Yeah, that's what I said
I'll have another
As long as you're buying

I'd like to live on
Whiskey and chocolate ice cream
I'd move some place
Where it's warm in December
Pretend there's more time than I've got

Chocolate ice cream
And good bourbon whiskey
Sometimes old ladies
Make me take baths

Sreak twice a week
And chicken on Sunday
I worked all my life
Is that too much to ask

Can you play any Hank Williams
Or old cowboy songs
D'ya know anything
Worth listening to

Hey, I'm just an old drunk
Don't pay me no mind
You've been much too good
For me to talk that way to

But it sure tasted good
Yeah that's what I said
And I'll have another
As long as you're buying

I'd like to live on
Whiskey and chocolate ice cream
I'd move some place
Where it's warm in December
Pretend there's more time than I've got

I fought in three wars
And I raised me three children
Never learned much more
Than the size of my shirt

Wars didn't help
The kids ain't worth shit
No use complainin'
It could've been worse

And you kids with your lovers
Whose last name you don't know
At least I could always
Match the name with the ass

I had my lovers
When my age was golden
And you can have yours
It ain't even good grass

But it sure tasted good
Yeah, that's what I said
I'll have another
As long as you're buying

I'd like to live on
Whiskey and chocolate ice cream
I'd move some place
Where it's warm in December
Pretend there's more time than I've got

Well it's long past my bedtime
I'll toddle along
You kids be good
If it matters to you

You're lookin' ahead
To those beers and them women
I'm lookin' back
It's much better from here

But it sure tasted good
Yeah, that's what I said
I'll have another
As long as you're buying

I'd like to live on
Whiskey and chocolate ice cream
I'd move some place
Where it's warm in December
Pretend there's more time than I've got
I pretend there's more time than I've got


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Subject: RE: Req: a Utah Phillips lyric - Feather Ben (Bowen)
From: deepdoc1
Date: 07 May 10 - 07:00 AM

Oops. The cookie monster struck...reset now. I posted the Feather Ben lyrics for you last night.

Typo: Sreak twice a week should be Steak twice a week.

Enjoy.

JimB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Feather Ben (Peter Bowen)
From: GUEST,Pete Kraemer
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 10:33 AM

Has anybody got the chords to Feather Ben?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Feather Ben (Peter Bowen)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 11:54 AM

If there's a place I can hear it I'll give it a try for you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Feather Ben (Peter Bowen)
From: Midchuck
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 12:04 PM

I like that song. But after hearing it, I first heard the Austin Lounge Lizards' "Old Blevins," and found it a great deal more true to life.

Peter


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Feather Ben (Peter Bowen)
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Nov 12 - 03:47 PM

Well, I am unsure whether true to life is the exact criterion I'd apply when picking a song to learn. I suppose it's as good as any, but I am still considering whether or not "not true to life" is a reasonable criterion for not learning a song. Actually, all I wanted was the chords - - mainly because I'm too lazy to work 'em out myself. If nobody's got them, I guess I'll figure them out and post them. (Guest 999, it's on Return of the Travelin' Lady by Rosalie Sorrels, and All Used Up by Utah Phillips.) While its veracity may be in question, I still find it's worth singing. I guess what's good enough for Sorrels and Phillips is pretty much good enough for the likes of me.
Pete


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Feather Ben (Peter Bowen)
From: Midchuck
Date: 06 Aug 13 - 12:14 PM

By Peter Bowen? You mean the same guy that wrote the Gabriel DuPre books? Holy S***! I never made the association!

P.


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