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Lyr Req: My Family Owns This Town

lefthanded guitar 24 Mar 11 - 07:28 PM
Allan C. 25 Mar 11 - 06:14 AM
MGM·Lion 25 Mar 11 - 06:38 AM
GUEST,999 25 Mar 11 - 11:58 AM
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lefthanded guitar 25 Mar 11 - 03:30 PM
GUEST,John MacKenzie 25 Mar 11 - 03:33 PM
lefthanded guitar 25 Mar 11 - 03:35 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Does anyone know this song?
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 07:28 PM

I have had this song stuck in my mind for years, even though I only heard it once on a folk music program on the radio. Perhaps someone recognizes it; I've had no luck with google, youtube, etc. I'd love to find out who wrote/performed it.

This is the first verse, as I remember it:

My daddy built this town, he built this mill
We live up on a mansion on the hill
We had slaves before the war
We don't need them anymore
Money talks
Money always will
My daddy built this town, he built this mill

The song tells the story of the son of a rich man; and as it unfolds, you realize he's murdered his girlfriend, and gotten away with it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Does anyone know this song?
From: Allan C.
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 06:14 AM

Sorry to say that standard searches on these lyrics bring no meaningful results. What you have posted has little more than very common phrases, i.e. "money talks", etc.. But perhaps someone might actually know the song you seek. Best of luck.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Does anyone know this song?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 06:38 AM

I have unearthed a previous thread on this from 4 years ago, and have refreshed it. HTH.

~Regards, Michael~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Does anyone know this song?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 11:58 AM

The thread helps in that it removes some possibilites from the equation. (I'm assuming you mean the 2007 thread ?)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Does anyone know this song?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 11:58 AM

btw, I too did the google dance and came up with nowt.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Does anyone know this song?
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 03:30 PM

What 2007 thread ? What does 'refreshed it HTH' mean? Please excuse my confustion' I'm not that great on computers, is it posted somewhere that I can find it? (memory being what it is; I may have been the one who posted it)


Thanks for trying, I don't really know where else to look. Are there other online interest groups I can try?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Does anyone know this song?
From: GUEST,John MacKenzie
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 03:33 PM

Springsteen?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Does anyone know this song?
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 03:35 PM

I was wondering if it was a Springsteen song, it was a male singer with that kind of semi ragged voice; but so far; I didn't find the song on any Springsteen website.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Does anyone know this song?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 03:42 PM

thread.cfm?threadid=104958&messages=12

That one, lhg.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Does anyone know this song?
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 03:50 PM

THANKS Guest & MtheGM . So I've finally found it, and can start performing it now and again.

Again...thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Does anyone know this song?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 11:50 PM

HTH= hope that helps.

I just put, I think it was, 'slaves before the war' in the search lyrics bit at top of page & up it came.

~M~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Does anyone know this song?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Mar 11 - 02:31 PM

Lefthanded Guitar: You say you "can start performing it now and again." I assume that means you now have the complete lyrics. But the other thread doesn't contain the complete lyrics. So where did you get them? Do you mean the other thread jogged your memory and now you remember the complete lyrics?

Whatever—will you please post the lyrics here, if you have them?

Or were you mistaken when you said "I've finally found it"?


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