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Lyr Req: Carolina Mountain Home - the 3rd verse

AnneMC 04 Jan 12 - 07:26 PM
GUEST,999 04 Jan 12 - 08:06 PM
GUEST,fortunato 05 Jan 12 - 11:26 AM
AnneMC 10 Jan 12 - 02:52 PM
GUEST 11 Jan 12 - 08:03 AM
AnneMC 15 Jan 12 - 07:12 PM
GUEST,999 17 Jan 12 - 05:14 PM
Joe Offer 17 Jan 12 - 05:34 PM
AnneMC 18 Jan 12 - 04:10 AM
GUEST,999 18 Jan 12 - 07:29 AM
Joe Offer 18 Jan 12 - 06:26 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Carolina Mountain Home - the 3rd verse
From: AnneMC
Date: 04 Jan 12 - 07:26 PM

CAROLINA MOUNTAIN HOME

This is the wonderful Debby McClatchy version,with her awesome banjo accompaniment. I'd appreciate the missing lyrics in the third verse:

I left my old home back in the mountains
For many long years I roamed around
I can hear that lonesome whistle blowin'
I'm going back there to settle down

        I love those Carolina mountains
        The little girl I left behind
        And I know that I never will forget her
        Oh, how I long to make her mine


I looked out my window and wondered
How everything there seems the same
I can see those blue eyes of my darlin'
I'm going back there to change her name

I thought I'd head for the big time
I thought her bright eyes would be my guide
....
....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Carolina Mountain Home - the 3rd verse
From: GUEST,999
Date: 04 Jan 12 - 08:06 PM

The stanza starts at 2:40 into the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=OwtkrdqldnM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Carolina Mountain Home - the 3rd verse
From: GUEST,fortunato
Date: 05 Jan 12 - 11:26 AM

Charlie Poole.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Carolina Mountain Home - the 3rd verse
From: AnneMC
Date: 10 Jan 12 - 02:52 PM

One line to go!

I thought I was headed for the big time

And I thought her bright eyes would be my guide

But now I

And sweetest girl will be my bride


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Carolina Mountain Home - the 3rd verse
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jan 12 - 08:03 AM

If you would like to contact the administrator of this website for any reason, please email:

cecilyjello@yahoo.com

and make sure to write "Debby McClatchy" in the subject line.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Carolina Mountain Home - the 3rd verse
From: AnneMC
Date: 15 Jan 12 - 07:12 PM

Thanks, GUEST, but I did email to that address - never got any reply!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Carolina Mountain Home - the 3rd verse
From: GUEST,999
Date: 17 Jan 12 - 05:14 PM

I received a reply today from Cecily. She's gonna look for them and get back to me. I'll post the lyrics if indeed she finds them. But I'll let you know either way.


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Subject: ADD: Carolina Mountain Home
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Jan 12 - 05:34 PM

Here's my attempt. I think it's pretty close.

CAROLINA MOUNTAIN HOME
(Len Wright & E. L. Scarborough)
(as sung by Debby McClatchy on Sweet Sunny South)

I left my old home back in the mountains
For many long years I roamed around
I can hear that lonesome whistle blowin'
I'm going back there to settle down

     CHORUS
     I love those Carolina mountains
     And the little girl I left behind
     And I know that I never will forget her
     Oh, how I long to make her mine


I look out the window this mornin'
Everything there is the same
I can see those blue eyes of my darlin'
I'm going back there to change her name
CHORUS

[instrumental break]

I thought I was headed for the big time
I thought those bright lights would be my guide
But now I miss those fields of blackeyed susans
And the sweetest girl to be my bride.
CHORUS
...Yes, how I long to make her mine.

I'm not totally sure of that last line, but that's what it sounds like to me. This recording is 2:50 minutes. She has a longer one, 3:55 minutes, on the Ancient Tones album. I don't believe that either CD included lyrics - I put them in deep, dark storage once I ripped the albums to MP3, so I can't find the CD booklets right now. I e-mailed the lyrics to Debby for final clarification. She may not be able to respond for a few weeks.

On Ancient Tones, the second verse is a bit different from what I posted above. Here's what I hear:
    I looked out my window this mornin'
    Oh, everything there was the same
    I can see those blue eyes of my darlin'
    I'm going back there to change her name
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Carolina Mountain Home - the 3rd verse
From: AnneMC
Date: 18 Jan 12 - 04:10 AM

Many thanks, Joe.
I'd never have picked up "black-eyed susans" but that's what it is now I listen again. Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Carolina Mountain Home - the 3rd verse
From: GUEST,999
Date: 18 Jan 12 - 07:29 AM

Thank you, Joe. I've written to Cecily and asked her to stop looking. Much appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Carolina Mountain Home - the 3rd verse
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Jan 12 - 06:26 PM

Here's the e-mail from Debby McClatchy:
    Hi Joe; words all seem fine. This is a radio ballad written by the Stanley Brothers, third verse by me. They had a weekly radio show where people sent in requests for short songs (ballads) they had written. It is one of my most poplular singalongs. The longer version has bluesy guitar, but I prefer the short with just banjo.
So, THAT's the story - Debby wrote the third verse. I found a recording by Ricky Skaggs, but it had only the first two verses. Now I know why.

-Joe-


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