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Chords Req: Piney River Girl (Bill Staines)

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Jim Dixon 19 Oct 02 - 04:04 PM
Lin in Kansas 16 Dec 05 - 05:06 AM
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Subject: for an old Bill Staines song
From: JedMarum
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 10:54 AM

One of my old Bill Staines records (long since gone where all good platters go) contained a song that has stuck in mind over the years ... It has a refrain that says,

"Everytime I hear redbird sing, my heart jumps in a whirl, I recall a time {something or other} and a Piney River girl ..."

Not much to go on ... but, Do we have any Bill Staines fans, who can clue me in? What is the song? How do you play it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: for an old Bill Staines song
From: Allan C.
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 11:05 AM

I don't quite have what you are looking for, but here is a clue as to where to look: Bill Staines


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: for an old Bill Staines song
From: JedMarum
Date: 19 Aug 99 - 11:30 AM

thank you kindly. I found the song, and the updated release, and bought the CD. in a few days; I'll have the words and music!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: for an old Bill Staines song
From: Musicman
Date: 20 Aug 99 - 02:42 AM

You can also check out Bill's web site here for more info on the man and his music......


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: for an old Bill Staines song
From: JedMarum
Date: 20 Aug 99 - 09:45 AM

musicman - thanks for the link. I have checked it out, and bookmarked it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: for an old Bill Staines song
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Oct 02 - 04:04 PM

Bill Staines recorded "Piney River Girl" on his album "The Whistle of the Jay", Folk Legacy CD #70, 1998. I transcribed this much from a sound sample at Folk Legacy and another sound sample at CDNOW:

I heard the sound of a redbird sing and the call of a whippoorwill
As the sun pulled over the eastern ridges and warmed the morning hills.
I heard the sound of an old blue hound as it wakened to the day.
He shook off all of his hound-dog dreams and wandered on his way.
Thinkin' 'bout old Virginia and a Blue Ridge memory
That fills my mind with another time and brings her back to me.
Thinkin' 'bout old Virginia and a Blue Ridge memory
That fills my mind with another time and brings her back to me.

She loved the sound of a banjo's ring...


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Subject: RE: Old Bill Staines song: Piney River Girl
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 05:06 AM

Jed, curious minds want to know--what are the lyrics?

This one is listed on the "unanswered requests," so please let Joe know. Thanks!

Lin


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Subject: Lyr Add: PINEY RIVER GIRL (Bill Staines)
From: JedMarum
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 11:45 AM

I heard the sound of a redbird sing and the call of a whippoorwill
As the sun pulled over the eastern ridges and warmed the morning hills.
I heard the sound of an old blue hound as he wakened to the day.
He shook off all of his hound-dog dreams and wandered on his way.

CHO: Thinkin' 'bout old Virginia and a Blue Ridge memory
That fills my mind with another time and brings her back to me.
Thinkin' 'bout old Virginia and a Blue Ridge memory
That fills my mind with another time and brings her back to me.

She loved the sound of the banjo's ring and she loved the bluegrass tunes,
And as I recall, she knew them all beneath the mountain moon.
She loved the soft and the easy wind as it whispered in the hills,
And I'd like to think that if I were there she'd maybe love me still.

CHO

The times they come and the times they go. Ya win, sometimes ya lose,
But I love this livin' with every breath and I love to sing the sing blues.


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Subject: RE: Old Bill Staines song: Piney River Girl
From: DonMeixner
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 12:51 AM

I have the song book and the chords. Need em?

Don


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Subject: RE: Old Bill Staines song: Piney River Girl
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Feb 06 - 08:29 PM

yes please, don.


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Subject: RE: Old Bill Staines song: Piney River Girl
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 06 Feb 06 - 02:41 PM

I know for a fact that Bill Staines hates being called "Old Bill".
'Middle-aged" he'll put up with, but not "Old".

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Old Bill Staines song: Piney River Girl
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Feb 06 - 02:57 PM

Reminds me of cary Grant who was very cagey about his age. Got a telegram from a journalist;
"How old Cary Grant?"
To which he replied;
"Old Cary Grant fine. How you?"


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Piney River Girl (Bill Staines)
From: GUEST,Jeff, an "old" Staines fan
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 09:38 PM

the transcription 5 entries above is missing the very end of the last verse:
"..and I love to sing the blues, but when I hear a redbird sing, my heart jumps in a whirl...It reminds me of the time I once spent with a Piney River Girl" Refrain

Was camping in western VA mountains around 1984, came around a turn in the road and saw a sign "Piney River 6"   I knew the song back then, but had suspected Piney River was created by Staines...it exists....


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Piney River Girl (Bill Staines
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 10:43 PM

Didn't I post these chords? I'm sure I did somewhere.

Don


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Piney River Girl (Bill Staines)
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jan 10 - 10:55 PM

I can't help you with the chords--but the line you mention actually goes: "When i hear the redbird sing- my heart jumps in a a whirl--it reminds meof the time once spent with the Piney River Girl--Thinking about old Virginia and a Blue Ridge memory--


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Subject: Chords Add: PINEY RIVER GIRL (Bill Staines)
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 23 Jan 10 - 12:20 AM

OK so it took four years to find the book.

Don



I he(D)ard the sound of a redbird sing and the call of a whippoorw(A)ill

As the su(G)n pulled over the e(D)astern ridges and wa(Em7)rmed the morning (G)hills. (A)

I h(D)eard the sound of an old blue hound as he wakened to the d(G)ay.

He sho(G)ok off all of his hou(D)nd-dog dreams and wa(Em7)ndered on his w(G)ay.


CHO: (A)Thinkin' 'bout ol(D)d Virg(A)inia and a B(G)lue Ridge me(A)mory(D)

That fi(G)lls my mind with ano(D)ther time and br(Em7)ings her ba(F#m)ck to m(G)e.

(A)Thinkin' 'bout ol(D)d Virgi(A)nia and a B(G)lue Ridge me(A)mory(D)

That fills my mind with another time and bri(G)ngs her ba(A)ck to m(D)e.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Piney River Girl (Bill Staines)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 23 Jan 10 - 04:02 PM

Excellent, Don.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Piney River Girl (Bill Staines)
From: Benjamin
Date: 17 Mar 10 - 03:00 AM

Thanks Don, I've always loved this song!


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Piney River Girl (Bill Staines)
From: GUEST,hg
Date: 17 Mar 10 - 10:25 PM

Don what chords could be substituted for the Em7 ?????


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Piney River Girl (Bill Staines)
From: DonMeixner
Date: 18 Mar 10 - 12:00 AM

Hi HG

Em7 isn't a difficult chord but you could just play an Em or maybe a G in its place. I don't have a guitar with me just now or I'd suss it out for you. Try a G and an A for that minor passage like the repeat line and see if that works for you.

Don


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Piney River Girl (Bill Staines)
From: GUEST,Bill In Covesville
Date: 05 Mar 11 - 01:41 PM

As a 30+-year Bill Staines fan, I am thrilled to find these chords, as they don't show up in any other sources. I am just in the process of moving to a mountain in Covesville, Va, and this was the song that came to me as one I just HAD to have to play on my new deck. Being from New Hampshire, and taking pride in Bill as our leading folksinger except perhaps for Tom Rush, I am grateful to find such a handy link from the place where "I was born in the path of the winter winds, and raised where the mountains are old.."

Thanks again,

Bill Prindle


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Subject: Rye Whiskey Joe
From: GUEST,Pat Howard
Date: 30 Oct 15 - 09:13 AM

Trying to find the chords to "Rye Whiskey Joe"


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Piney River Girl (Bill Staines)
From: GUEST,sometimeshenry
Date: 06 Feb 16 - 02:15 PM

Rye Whiskey Joe

(D)   G       D             Em            Em7
In an old hobo jungle on the south side of town,
         C                        D
All my friends settled down for a meal
      G          D          Em          Em7
With two cans of bacon and an old loaf of bread
    C                   D
Anything anybody could steal
       Em                Bm
And a bottle of burgundy found its way 'round
       Em                D
For tonight everybody was low
          G          D       Em
From the passing of Joseph McSweeney
      C             D            G D7
Everyone called him Rye Whiskey Joe
    G    D          Em
Ch: Oh, Rye Whiskey Joe,
Em7    C                      D
There's happiness somewhere for you,
G   D          Em
Oh, Rye Whiskey Joe,
Em7   C       D          C
Somewhere out there in the blue


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