Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: Will James (Ian Tyson)

DigiTrad:
CLAUDE DALLAS
FOUR RODE BY
FOUR STRONG WINDS
RED VELVET
SOMEDAY SOON
SONG FOR CANADA
SPRINGTIME IN ALBERTA
SUMMER WAGES


Related threads:
Lyr req: Ian & Sylvia songs. Katy Dear, others (33)
Lyr Req/Add: Song for Canada (Ian & Sylvia) (12)
Who has recorded 'Summer Wages' (19)
Lyr Req: Ghost Lover (from Ian & Sylvia) (7)
Lyr Req: The Renegade (Ian & Sylvia) (9)
Wild Geese - Anne Hills (need lyrics) (4)
Lyr Req: Farewell to the North (Ian and Sylvia) (8)
(origins) 'Someday Soon' lyrics meaning (18)
Lyr Req: Lonely Girls (Ian & Sylvia) (14)
Lyr Req: The Renegade (Ian Tyson) (41)
Review: Summer wages -- sad? (Ian & Sylvia song) (42)
Lyr Req: Mister Spoons (Ian and Sylvia) (8)
Lyr Req: You Were on My Mind (Sylvia Fricker) (35)
Lyr Req: Give It to the World (Sylvia Tyson) (18)
chords/Lyr Req: Stories He'd Tell (Ian Tyson) (13)
Lyr Req: So Much For Dreaming (Ian and Sylvia) (8)
Lyr Req/Add: Friends of Mine+Play One More (Tyson) (15)
Lyr Add: Barney (Ian Tyson) (6)
Lyr Req/Add: Play One More (Ian & Sylvia) (10)
Lyr Add: Marlborough Street Blues (Ian Tyson) (11)
Chord Req: Four rode by (Ian Tyson) (15)
Chord Req: love without end (Ian Tyson) (4)
Lyr Req: Wild Geese (Ian Tyson) (12)
Lyr Req: National Hotel (Ian Tyson) (15)
Lyr Req: The Renegade (Ian Tyson) (11)
Lyr Req: Long, Long Time to Get Old (Ian & Sylvia) (17)
Chord Req: Short Grass (Ian Tyson) (43)
Lyr/Chords Req: Some Kind of Fool (Ian Tyson) (17)
Ian Tyson recordings (16)
Lyr Req: V'la l' Bon Vent (Ian & Sylvia, in French (24)
Lyr Req: Maude's Blues (Sylvia Fricker) (16)
DT Correct: Four Rode By (Ian Tyson) (12)
Lyr Req: The Mighty Quinn (from Ian and Sylvia) (27)
Lyr Req: You're Not Alone (Ian & Sylvia) (5)
Help: Ian and Sylvia collaborations (25)
Ian Tyson radio interview (4)
Lyr Req: River Road (Sylvia Tyson) (7)
Lyr Req: Makes a Long Time Man Feel Bad (Ian Tyson (8)
Four Strong Winds Top Canadian Song (75)
Chord Req: Someday Soon Ian and Sylvia (17)
Lyr Add: Jaquima to Freno (Ian Tyson) (1)
Lyr Req: Tomorrow Is a Long Time (Ian & Sylvia) (5)
Lyr Req: Springtime in Alberta (Ian Tyson) (4)
Lyr Req: Ian Tyson Lovin Sound (4)
Lyr Req: Brave Wolfe (Ian & Sylvia version) (9)
Lyr Req: The French Girl (Ian Tyson) (2)


katlaughing 06 Sep 99 - 11:37 PM
Frank of Toledo 07 Sep 99 - 12:04 AM
NSC 07 Sep 99 - 04:17 AM
katlaughing 07 Sep 99 - 01:45 PM
Frank of Toledo 07 Sep 99 - 03:15 PM
katlaughing 07 Sep 99 - 04:52 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Jack Elliot's song about Will James
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Sep 99 - 11:37 PM

In cleaning up my desk, today, I found a note I made, gawd knows when, to look for Jack Elliot's song about Will James, the cowboy author who illustrated his own books. My note says it was on Jack's first album, I think.

I have a colleciton of Will James' books, starting with one my granddad owned, all bought before he became so popular.

Anyway, I would love to have the words and/or tune to this, if ya'll can help me out.

Thanks very much,

kat


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jack Elliot's song about Will James
From: Frank of Toledo
Date: 07 Sep 99 - 12:04 AM

The song was written by Ian Tyson, and was recorded Ramblin Jack on his Red House "Southcoast" album, was done by the author Ian Tyson and a great version by Don Edwards. I have the lyrics on the Ian Tyson album, will get them together and if you can't find it anywhere else, will send them out to you. The chords are pretty basic three or four chord progression.....Frank


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jack Elliot's song about Will James
From: NSC
Date: 07 Sep 99 - 04:17 AM

Which Jack Elliot are you referring to? The great Jack Elliot of Birtley who died in 1965 ?

His son Pete, who is now in his 70's visited us in May and we are returning his visit next month. If this is the Elliot to which you refer I can ask him for the info.

George


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jack Elliot's song about Will James
From: katlaughing
Date: 07 Sep 99 - 01:45 PM

Thanks Frank, that would be great.

George, I don't know which one. I probably heard something on NPR and made note of it; just found the note last night and that is all it said. I think Frank has the right one, as it could have been I heard a recording of Jack Elliot performing and just wrote his name. They probably didn't say anything about who wrote it.

Your visit sounds interesting, regardless. Why don't you let us know how it went. And would you please tell me more about the Jack Elliot you are talking about?

Thanks,

kat


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: WILL JAMES (Ian Tyson)
From: Frank of Toledo
Date: 07 Sep 99 - 03:15 PM

When I was but a small boy, my father bought me many books
'Bout the creatures of the river banks and the sins of old DEA crooks.
But the ones I never left behind with the old forgotten games
Were the tales of wild and windy slopes by the man they call Will James.

The living of the cowboy dreams, or so it seemed to me,
The perfect combination of riding high and being free,
His heroes were his horses, and he drew them clear and true.
On every page they'd come alive and jump straight out at you.

CHORUS: His race towards the sunset was the high and lonesome kind.
Like a coyote always looking back, he left no tracks behind.
So I've memorized these pictures, boys. They're still the very best.
If whiskey was his mistress, his true love was the west.

I remember up on Dead Man Creek, back twenty years or more,
I hired on to breaking colts, which I'd never done before.
A city kid, I asked myself, "Now what would Will James do?"
And you know, it was the damnedest thing, but it kind of got me through.

Repeat chorus

Thar she be, partner.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jack Elliot's song about Will James
From: katlaughing
Date: 07 Sep 99 - 04:52 PM

she grins widely from ear to ear Thank you, thank you! Those are great lyrics, no wonder I made note of the song!!!

You are a sweetie, Frank! If we finally decide to move out your way, I will bend an elbow with you, my treat, at your favourite watering hole!

katlaughing


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 9 December 2:18 PM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.