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Lyr/Chords Req: Knot Hole (Bill Carlisle)

Cliffsair@aol.com 26 Aug 99 - 09:24 PM
Neil Stoneman 26 Aug 99 - 10:01 PM
Cliffsair@aol.com 28 Aug 99 - 12:45 AM
Banjer 28 Aug 99 - 08:20 AM
GUEST,Dottie 15 Apr 17 - 09:53 PM
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Subject: Old Knot hole.
From: Cliffsair@aol.com
Date: 26 Aug 99 - 09:24 PM

I'm looking to find the lyrics and chords for a song I partialy learned 35 years ago. I'm not sure the title is the old knot hole but the chorus went something like "you can have your television and your picture show, it'll never take the place of the old knot hole." Any assistance would be very much appreciated. Cliff Lee Cliffsair@aol.com


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Subject: Lyr Add: KNOT HOLE (Bill Carlisle)`
From: Neil Stoneman
Date: 26 Aug 99 - 10:01 PM

Bill Carlisle sang that song. I think he wrote it as well. I heard it a few months ago on the radio and refreshed my memory. These words are pretty close. I chord it a couple of different ways because I can't remember the exact tune.

(THE OLD) KNOT HOLE
Written by [Virginia] Suber & [Bill] Carlisle.
As recorded by Bill Carlisle, 1977.

1. I remember back when my sister and her boyfriend
Sittin' around a-courtin' with the lights down low.
No show I've ever seen, not even on the screen,
Can compare with what I saw through the old knot hole.

CHORUS: Knot hole (knot hole), knot hole (knot hole),
You ought to see what I saw through the old knot hole.
Some folks like a baseball game.*
They're not for me; they're much too tame.*
You can have your television and your picture show.
It'll never take the place of the old knot hole.

2. I heard they're gonna start making dresses out o'' wood.
It'd sure be nice, if'n they could.
But there's just one thing you ain't thought about:
What you gonna do if a knot falls out?

3. I saw my granddad just the other night.
He had a black eye; it was a sight!
I said: "What's wrong?"; he said, "Bless my soul,
Son, I seen a double feature through the old knot hole."

4. I saw the bright lights of old Broadway,
But that can't beat what I saw the other day.
While peepin' through a hole in the backyard fence,
I saw sister Kate a-doin' the Hoochie-Coochie dance.


* He varies this couplet on the repeats: "...picture show/...much too slow" & "...carnival show/...much too slow."


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Old Knot hole.
From: Cliffsair@aol.com
Date: 28 Aug 99 - 12:45 AM

Thanks Neil! I have been looking high and low for the lyrics to that song. I'm sure it will be a big hit at a camp I go to with my family in Northern CA. All the showers are outside and have a lot of knot holes open. Thanks again for your effort. Cliff Lee.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Old Knot hole.
From: Banjer
Date: 28 Aug 99 - 08:20 AM

Brings to mind the old story about the prudish old biddy that went to the city council meeting and complained about the fence around the nudist camp having open knot holes in it. Hizzoner the mayor allowed that he was not aware of the situation but promised to 'look into it'!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Knot Hole (Bill Carlisle)
From: GUEST,Dottie
Date: 15 Apr 17 - 09:53 PM

Thanks for giving us the words to The Old Knot Hole. I don't know why but I started singing it today, out of a clear blue sky, but could only remember one verse. It's so refreshing to remember a song that will make me smile, instead of all the ugly stuff we hear today. I'm going to make a copy and give it to my sons to sing and play on their guitars. I think I remember the music. Sad that we on the East Coast don't get the old Grand Ole Opree shows any more. They would be called "corny" now, but they were great fun and lifted the spirit, which is just what we need.


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