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Lyr Req: Single Saddle (from The Dillards)

GUEST,Stoo Ball 07 Nov 11 - 12:53 PM
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Subject: Lyric required: Single Saddle
From: GUEST,Stoo Ball
Date: 07 Nov 11 - 12:53 PM

Hi to the 'catters:

Back in the '60's the Dillards recorded a wonderful album called Wheatstraw Suite, and on it, Herb Pedersen sang a great little song called Single Saddle. I'd love to do this song but I keep getting stopped by the very first word.

First verse goes like this:

??? again a jingle, ridin' clippity-clop atop a single saddle
Women they try to tempt me but the minute the pantry's empty, I skedaddle...
Single saddle,,,

On the album it sounds like he's saying "Cheebin again a-jingle" - makes no sense. A friend of mine substituted "Leavin' again", works, but is it right?

And the second question - who wrote this little ditty> Can't find any credits on the album. Rodney? Mitch Jayne?

Opinions welcome; I can send you an mp3 of the song if you let me have an email.

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyric required: Single Saddle
From: GUEST,999
Date: 07 Nov 11 - 01:17 PM

Gee, but I get a tingle, riding clippity clop a-top my single saddle.


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Subject: RE: Lyric required: Single Saddle
From: GUEST,999
Date: 07 Nov 11 - 01:25 PM

If you google search


Women they try to tempt me but the minute the pantry's empty


you'll notice that the second thing on the page is entitled

[PDF] Single Saddle Bar

Open that. The music notation, chords and lyrics are there.


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Subject: RE: Lyric required: Single Saddle
From: olddude
Date: 07 Nov 11 - 01:28 PM

My dad use to sing that song


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Subject: RE: Lyric required: Single Saddle
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Nov 11 - 01:30 PM

Hmmm, yeah, that might work - - is that an opinion? In any case, thanks!

S


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Subject: RE: Lyric required: Single Saddle
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Nov 11 - 01:43 PM

All right, got the pdf - some lyrics there that aren't in the version I heard, I'll have to work them in. Thanks, can't imagine why I didn't come here for the answers long ago.

Any idea who wrote this? I see in another thread later in that google that Vaughn Monroe recorded it.

S


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Subject: RE: Lyric required: Single Saddle
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Nov 11 - 01:54 PM

to answer my own question, found an 1949 Vaughn Monroe single for sale with Riders In the Sky on one side and Single Saddle on the other. But did he write it?

S


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Subject: RE: Lyric required: Single Saddle
From: olddude
Date: 07 Nov 11 - 01:56 PM

I believe he did write it but not completely sure


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Subject: RE: Lyric required: Single Saddle
From: GUEST,Stoo Ball
Date: 07 Nov 11 - 02:02 PM

Continued searching turns up a reference that I can't verify, says lyrics and music by Hal David and Arthur Altman - continuing to root around.


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Subject: RE: Lyric required: Single Saddle
From: GUEST,999
Date: 07 Nov 11 - 02:04 PM

I can't say for sure, but I found this on youtube. I have no idea as to its veracity:

"The lyrics to this 1949 song were written by Hall of Fame Songwriter Hal David who was writing hits years before teaming up with Burt Bacharach."

Also, mention was made of it being the flip side (or B side) of Ghost Riders in the Sky released by Vaughn Munroe.


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Subject: RE: Lyric required: Single Saddle
From: GUEST,999
Date: 07 Nov 11 - 02:04 PM

Sorry, Stoo, cross posted.


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Subject: RE: Lyric required: Single Saddle
From: GUEST,Stoo Ball
Date: 07 Nov 11 - 02:07 PM

Hal David and Arthur Altman is correct - found a picture of the B side 1949 vinyl single with Single Saddle and credits for these guys.

Quest complete! Thanks again! Amazing!

S


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Subject: RE: Lyric required: Single Saddle
From: GUEST,999
Date: 07 Nov 11 - 02:11 PM

Who was that masked man?

Take care, Stoo. Good working with you.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SINGLE SADDLE (Altman/David)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Nov 11 - 03:24 PM

I've been listening to SINGLE SADDLE, sung by The Dillards, from their album "Wheatstraw Suite" (1968) which I can hear through Spotify. The phrase "Gee, but I get a tingle" makes sense, and I can easily believe that's what the songwriters intended, but that is NOT what the Dillards sing. I can distinctly hear an "n" sound, making it sound more like "again" than "I get"—and I also hear a "j" (or possibly "ch") sound that would make it "jingle" (or "chingle"), not "tingle."

Now I'm convinced the lead singer of the Dillards simply didn't know the correct words so he strung together some nonsense sounds. OK, so forget about the Dillards. If you want to sing this song, I recommend you sing "Gee, but I get a tingle."

There's another place where the Dillards screw up: They sing "Don't they ever get amazed / By my palomino pal an' me?" when the correct words (as given in the PDF) are "All they ever get are neighs [pun on "nays"] / From my palomino pal an' me."

By the way, I had never heard the term "single saddle." I infer it means a saddle built for one person instead of two, in other words, an ordinary saddle, the only kind I have ever seen. It turns out there is such a thing as a double saddle; here's a picture of one. From the height of the stirrups I figure the second seat is for a kid.

Lyrics from DoctorUke.com (Click for a PDF):


SINGLE SADDLE
Words and music by Arthur Altman and Hal David
New York: Jefferson Music, ©1949.

Gee, but I get a tingle
Ridin' clippity-clop atop my single saddle.
Women they try to tempt me,
But the minute the pantry's empty,
I skedaddle,
Single saddle.

Leadin' my horse to water,
With a clippity-clop I meet a neighbor's daughter
Some of them talk so flow'ry
But the minute they show their dowry
I'm a-straddle,
Single saddle.

Ain't a filly been born,
Be she rose or a thorn,
Gonna keep me from the lone prairie.
When they're roundin' up strays,
All they ever get are neighs
From my palomino pal an' me.

Oh, when they get out a halter,
For a-hitchin' me to the altar,
I skedaddle,
I'm a-straddle.

With a clippity-clop
I hop atop
My single saddle.


[The Online 78-rpm Discography Project lists the following recordings, all from 1949:
The Mills Brothers, Decca 24656.
Eddy Howard & His Orchestra, Mercury 5274.
Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra, RCA 20-3411B.
Elliot Lawrence & His Orchestra, Columbia 38522.]


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