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Dan 23 Apr 97 - 05:26 AM
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Subject: Dust On My Saddle (Seals & Croft)
From: Dan
Date: 23 Apr 97 - 05:26 AM

Hello again, I'm looking for the lyrics fo a Seals & Croft tune called "Dust On My Saddle". About all I remember is the chorus: "Dust on my saddle, mud on my boots. A couple of empty saddle bags except for two old suits. I'm tired and I'm hungry, and worried as can be. Last night I saw a poster and they're still after me." It's from the early 70's. It's about a guy who is wrongly accused of murder in a saloon during a poker game, spends most of his life running, only to find out he had been cleared shortly after he went on the lam and never knew it, Great tune. Thanks again, Dan.


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Subject: Mna Na H-Eireann (A woman of Ireland)
From: mdstamp@trecknet.net
Date: 13 Apr 97 - 01:52 PM

I am interested in finding the Gaelic words to this song. I have a CD called "Common Ground" and this song is on it, but they have the english translation(it is sung in Irish).


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Subject: RE: Dust On My Saddle (Seals & Croft)
From: GUEST,C-Lee
Date: 18 Mar 03 - 10:22 AM

Hi. This is an *awful* long time after the original request, but...

I can only remember one verse of Dust on My Saddle.

They say I was in Clinton,
Last year in the month of June,
Late on the night of the seventeenth
In Katie's old saloon.
A man was shot in cold blood,
In a friendly poker game.
I don't know how it happened
But somehow I got the blame.

I hope this helps!


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Subject: Lyr Add: DUST ON MY SADDLE (Seals & Crofts)
From: Rex
Date: 25 Mar 03 - 02:09 PM

The following comes from Tony Bentivegna's fine website for them.
http://www.sealsandcrofts.com/main.html
I've always enjoyed their music and still play some of them.
The good news is they have gotten back together and recorded
a new album. (see the website). Anyway, here are the lyrics.

Rex
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DUST ON MY SADDLE (MUD ON MY BOOTS)
(lyrics and music by James Seals, 1966)
From the album DIAMOND GIRL (1973).

Chorus: Dust on my saddle, mud on my boots.
A coupla empty saddle bags except for two old suits.
I'm tired and I'm hungry, worried as can be.
Last night I saw a poster and they're still after me.
They claim we were in Clinton last year in the month of June.
They said on the night of the 17th in Katy's old saloon.
A man was shot in cold blood in a friendly poker game.
I don't know how it happened but somehow I got the blame.
Repeat chorus.

Well I've worked up in the gold mines and I've logged up in the hills.
Come Spring I'd drive the herds up, come Fall I'd work the mills.
Well I've done most ev'ry kind of work from letter A to Z.
I guess I'll be a-ridin' now the past is chasing me.
Repeat chorus.

Six years now since that fateful day my ridin' days have ceased.
I'm hidin' out in Kansas now, they think I am a priest.
I'm carryin' a Bible instead of a .45.
Rememberin' that poster sayin' "Dead or Alive."
Repeat chorus.

The Sunday sermon's over, I look out towards the bar.
Several men are comin', one has on a star.
Well I guess this time they caught me, runnin' ain't no use.
This robe will never stop them, they think they know the truth.

But now the star is speaking, he says that I am free.
These years I spent a-runnin', they didn't have to be.
Well they caught their man six years ago right after I left town.
My ridin' days are over now and I can settle down.
Repeat chorus.

Dust on my saddle, mud on my boots.
A coupla empty saddle bags except for two old suits.
I'm tired and I'm hungry, lonely as can be.
I'm bound for Carolina, and my family!


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Subject: RE: Dust On My Saddle (Seals & Croft)
From: MMario
Date: 25 Mar 03 - 02:11 PM

good job Rex! Now I wonder if anyone will find the gaelic?


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Subject: RE: Dust On My Saddle (Seals & Croft)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Mar 03 - 02:27 PM

We had kind of an interesting scramble of threads back in 1997. Every once in a while, we come across it again...
-Joe Offer-


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