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Lyr Req: Old Time Roustabout

GUEST,Stew 15 Jan 12 - 11:14 AM
GUEST,Hootenanny 16 Jan 12 - 09:53 AM
GUEST,BanjoRay 16 Jan 12 - 11:53 AM
GUEST,999 16 Jan 12 - 01:42 PM
GUEST,leeneia 16 Jan 12 - 03:59 PM
GUEST,999 16 Jan 12 - 04:08 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Old Time Roustabout
From: GUEST,Stew
Date: 15 Jan 12 - 11:14 AM

I cannot find an old time lyric for 'Roustabout' a la Fred Cockerham. Would appreciate if anyone could supply the same. Thanks.
Stew


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Time Roustabout
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 16 Jan 12 - 09:53 AM

Are you unable to find Fred's recording of the piece?

Hoot


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Time Roustabout
From: GUEST,BanjoRay
Date: 16 Jan 12 - 11:53 AM

Here's a swift transcription:

Roustabout (Fred Cockerham version)

Roustabout oh roustabout
Where have you been so long
been in the pen with the 40 dollar men
Honey I'm going back again

hopeye hopeye hopeye
Oh baby-o
Hopeye my Lulu gal

Oh where did you get your brand new shoes
Dress you wear so fine
Oh I got the shoes from from a railroad man
Dress from a driver in the mine.

hopeye hopeye hopeye
Oh baby-o
Hopeye my Lulu gal

Who's gonna shoe your pretty little feet
Who's gonna glove your hand
Mama will shoe my pretty little feet
Poppa will glove my hand

hopeye hopeye hopeye

Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Time Roustabout
From: GUEST,999
Date: 16 Jan 12 - 01:42 PM

http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/song_details/9962728

In case the link doesn't work, you might want to check out Hop High by The Magpies Duo.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Time Roustabout
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 16 Jan 12 - 03:59 PM

What IS a roustabout? The only roustabout I know is this one:
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Once they was a little boy, wouldn't say his prayers,
and when he went to bed at night, w-a-a-y up the stairs,
His mammy heard him holler! And his daddy heard him bawl!
[creepily] and when they turned the covers down...
He wasn't there at all.

They seeked him in the rafter room and cubby hole and press.
They seeked him up the chimbley flue and everywhere, I guess.
All they ever found was just his pants and ROUSTABOUT.
Oh, the goblins'll get YOU, if you don't watch out!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Time Roustabout
From: GUEST,999
Date: 16 Jan 12 - 04:08 PM

Here ya go, leeneia.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roustabout


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