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Lyr Req: Evangeline

rippythegator@hotmail.com 03 Oct 99 - 06:06 PM
WyoWoman 03 Oct 99 - 11:14 PM
katlaughing 03 Oct 99 - 11:23 PM
Stewie 04 Oct 99 - 12:46 AM
Steve Latimer 04 Oct 99 - 10:54 AM
Dan Evergreen 04 Oct 99 - 11:45 AM
Joe Offer 04 Oct 99 - 04:26 PM
Joe Offer 04 Oct 99 - 04:58 PM
rippythegator@hotmail.com 04 Oct 99 - 07:02 PM
GUEST,JB Michaels 25 Feb 02 - 07:24 AM
GUEST,Should Have checked DIGITRAD First 25 Feb 02 - 07:28 AM
Jim Dixon 28 Feb 02 - 09:52 AM
Steve Latimer 28 Feb 02 - 11:12 AM
masato sakurai 28 Feb 02 - 06:55 PM
GUEST,jamie snider 30 Apr 10 - 11:45 PM
katlaughing 30 Apr 10 - 11:50 PM
GUEST,Peter Sumner 01 May 10 - 01:03 AM
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Subject: Evangeline
From: rippythegator@hotmail.com
Date: 03 Oct 99 - 06:06 PM

Hi, I'm wondering if anyone knows anything about this song. I think the name of the writer was Tom/Terry Kelly, and I know that John Allan Cameron recorded a version on his "Glencoe Station" album. I'd really like to get the guitar chords for it too!

Thanks!


Messages from multiple threads combined.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Evangeline
From: WyoWoman
Date: 03 Oct 99 - 11:14 PM

I checked in the DigiTrad and didn't see anything. Do you know any of the lyrics at all?

WW


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Evangeline
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Oct 99 - 11:23 PM

I did find Hoyt Axton's lyrics for Evangelina, at another site. Is that the one you are looking for?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Evangeline
From: Stewie
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 12:46 AM

Yes, the Axton one sprang to mind for me as well. Also, James McMurtry has a song called 'Angeline' on his 'Two Long in the Wasteland' album.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Evangeline
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 10:54 AM

The only Evangeline that I know was performed by Emmy Lou Harris with The Band on the Last Waltz CD.

Can't remember much of it, but the opening line was

She used to stand on the Banks of the Mighty Mississippi (another line) Waiting for her man, a riverboat gambler, Said that he'd be home tonight Part of the chorus goes

Evengeline, Evangeline, cursed is the soul of the Missippi Queen.

Sound at all familiar? If so, I believe the lyrics are printed in the Liner notes of The Last Waltz.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Evangeline
From: Dan Evergreen
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 11:45 AM

I take it rippythegator has the words. Here are some simple cords.
(C)She stands on the banks of mighty Mississippi,
Alone in the pale moon(G7)light,
Waiting for her man, a riverboat gambler,
Who swore that he'd be there to(C)night...
(Chorus) E(F)vangeline, E(C)vangeline,
(G7)Cursed is the soul of that (C)Mississippi Queen,
That (G7)stole your man away.(C)


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Subject: Lyr Add: EVANGELINA (Hoyt Axton)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 04:26 PM

I found the Hoyt Axton song through the Official Hoyd Axton Web Page. The "Evangeline" that was recorded by Emmylou Harris, was written by Robbie Robertson - Click here to view it at Cowpie. Click here for one more "Evangeline," this one written by Bob McDill and Carson Chamberlain and recorded by Chad Brock.
-Joe Offer-

Evangelina
(by Hoyt Axton and K Higginbotham)


I dream in the morning
That she brings me water
And I dream in evening
That she brings me wine
Just a poor man's daughter
From Puerto Penasco
Evangelina in old Mexico

There's a great hot desert
South of Mexicali
And if you don't have water
Then you better not go
Tequila won't get you
Across the desert
To Evangelina in old Mexico

And the fire I feel for the
Woman I love
Is driving me insane
Knowing she's waiting
And I just can't get there
Lord only knows that I've
Racked my brain
To try and find a way
To see that woman in old Mexico

I met a kind man
Who guarded the border
He said you don't have papers
But I'll let you go
I can tell that you love her
By the look in your eyes now
She's the rose of the desert
In old Mexico

And the fire I feel for the
Woman I love
Is driving me insane
Knowing she's waiting
And I just can't get there
Lord only knows that I've
Racked my brain
To try and find a way
To see that woman in old Mexico

And I dream in the morning
That she brings me water
And I dream in the evening
That she brings me wine
Just a poor man's daughter
From Puerto Penasco
Evangelina in old Mexico

There's a great hot desert
South of Mexicali
And if you don't have water
Then you better not go
Tequila won't get you
Across the desert
To Evangelina in old Mexico

She's the rose of the desert
In old Mexico

©1976 Lady Jane Music (TRO)


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: EVANGELINE (Robbie Robertson)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 04:58 PM

I'm guessing this is the song Rippy requested.
-Joe Offer-

EVANGELINE
(written by Robbie Robertson)

Eb
She stands on the banks of the mighty Mississippi
Bb
Alone in the pale moonlight
Bb
Waitin' for a man, a riverboat gambler
Eb
Said that he'd return tonight

They used to waltz on the banks of the mighty Mississippi
Bb
Lovin' the whole night through
Bb
He was a riverboat gambler off to make a killin'
Eb
And bring it on back to you
Ab Eb
Evangeline Evangeline
Bb Eb
Curses the soul of the Mississippi Queen
Bb Eb
That pulled her man away

SOLO

Eb
Bayou Sam from South Louisian'
Bb
Had gamblin' in his veins

Evangeline from the maritime
Eb
Was slowly goin' insane

High on the top of a Hickory Hill
Bb
She stands in the lightning and thunder

Down on the river the boat was a sinkin'
Eb
She watched that Queen go under
Ab Eb
Evangeline Evangeline
Bb Eb
Curses the soul of the Mississippi Queen
Bb Eb
That pulled her man away
Ab Eb
Evangeline Evangeline
Bb Eb
Curses the soul of the Mississippi Queen
Bb Eb
That pulled her man away

Copyright Medicine Hat Music(ASCAP)
Warner Brothers Records 1981
From The Emmylou Harris "Evangeline" LP


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Evangeline
From: rippythegator@hotmail.com
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 07:02 PM

Thanks for the help so far, but we haven't hit the right song yet. I have my John Allan Cameron CD that the song appears on, and it was written by Jamie Snider. Anyhow, the lyrics go a bit like this:

1st verse:

Standing on the shore looking so serene
Long black hair and old blue jeans
Loveliest woman I've ever seen...Evangeline

2nd verse:

Pool hall heroes all heave a sigh
Big city bosses get bashful and shy
Hearts beat faster when she walks by...Evangeline

Chorus:
All around the world I'm bound to roam
Tired and hungry and all alone
I'll sing no more till I get back home
To you...Evangeline

There's another couple of verses etc., but I have no clue about the chord structure to it. Any ideas? Thanks for the help so far!

Rippy

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 28-Feb-02.


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Subject: Evangeline
From: GUEST,JB Michaels
Date: 25 Feb 02 - 07:24 AM

I've been looking for the full set of lyrics to Evangeline. There are many different songs of the same name, but this is the one that begins
V
She stands on the banks of the mighty Mississippi
Alone in the pale moonlight
Waiting for a man, a riverboat gambler
Who said that he'd return tonight...
CHO
Evangeline, Evangeline
Curses the soul of the Mississippi queen,
Who took her man away.

I'm halfway there, and just need a bit of help.
Thanks,

::JB

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 28-Feb-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Evangeline
From: GUEST,Should Have checked DIGITRAD First
Date: 25 Feb 02 - 07:28 AM

Got 'em!


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Subject: Lyr Add: EVANGELINE (Jamie Snider)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Feb 02 - 09:52 AM

Lyrics found at the web site for some role-playing game. Sorry, I can't help you with the chords.

EVANGELINE
(Jamie Snider)

Standing on the shore looking so serene
Long black hair and old blue jeans
Loveliest woman I've ever seen
Evangeline.

The pool hall heroes all heave a sigh
Big city bosses get bashful and shy
Hearts beat faster when she walks by
Evangeline.

CHORUS: All around the world I'm bound to roam
Tired and hungry an all alone
I'll sing no more till I get back home
To you - Evangeline.

I first fell in love with her at age fourteen
Been lookin' for her every place I've been
She's a lover like no other and she's my queen
Evangeline.

I'm goin' on the highway, goin' by air
Goin' out west but I ain't goin' nowhere
I hope the Lord will hear my prayer
And carry me to Evangeline. CHORUS

I'll sing no more - till I get back home
To you - Evangeline.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Evangeline
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 28 Feb 02 - 11:12 AM

Joe,

Thanks for posting the Robbie Robertson song.

The first time I ever heard Emmylou was doing this song in The Last Waltz. Her voice truly sent a chill down my spine, I will always remember that moment. I've since got a lot of her CD's. And Levon Helm is one of my favourite singers, the combination of those two singing this song with the rest of The Band harmonizing was magical.

Apparently due to throat cancer Levon can't sing anymore. What a loss.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Evangeline
From: masato sakurai
Date: 28 Feb 02 - 06:55 PM

The Band's two versions are HERE.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Evangeline
From: GUEST,jamie snider
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 11:45 PM

Here are the chords for the song [if sung in "C"]...C/Standing by the shore looking F/ so ser..C/ene, long black hair and G/old blue C/ jeans, loveliest woman I've F/ ever /C seen, Amin/G/ Evange...C/line.   Chorus...G/ All around the world I'm F/ bound to C/ roam, Amin/ tired and hungry and D/ all al..G one, I'll F/ sing no more, till I C/ get back F/ home, to C/ you, G/ Evange..C/ line.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Evangeline
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Apr 10 - 11:50 PM

Thanks, jamie! That's what I love about Mudcat...someone always comes through, even years later.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Evangeline
From: GUEST,Peter Sumner
Date: 01 May 10 - 01:03 AM

'It's feeling like a wasted night,
The piano's dead, the drummer's tight'.....

This is the start of a song I have on the live recording of Stan Rogers at Bermuda Folk Club in 1978....
The recording is not commercially available...
Stan comments before the song that it 'is a metaphor for Nova Scotia'....and is called Evangeline...
I don't have the part of the tape that mentions the composer...

Hope this doesn't confuse the issue...!

Pete


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Evangeline
From: mg
Date: 01 May 10 - 01:46 AM

There was one they sang in Maine about Evangaline but it was somewhat irreverant..it went on about gas stations and taverns and all sorts of places named after her..but it was really cute.

Anyway, it is really good to read the original very long poem. It is very sad indeed. mg


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