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Lyr Req: Giddy Up Jericho (Smiley Burnette?)

GUEST,Iona 09 Mar 12 - 12:28 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Giddy Up Jericho (Smiley Burnette?)
From: GUEST,Iona
Date: 09 Mar 12 - 12:28 AM

I'm gonna change my name to Tin Ear, I tell you. Here I am again, I can't make out the words to a simple video. I can't find the lyrics anywheres.

Here's your link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r4Lirj6TpA

If anybody has the lyrics or can help me to transcribe them, I'd be grateful. :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Giddy Up Jericho (Smiley Burnette?)
From: Acme
Date: 10 Mar 12 - 02:45 AM

Transcribed by an American listening to an American accent, phonetically represented (where words don't make a lot of sense):

Giddayup, Jericho, a-lay the wiff we'll go to
Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque (pronounced "Albu-que" each time)
Giddayup, a Jericho, she's waiting there for me and n/or my Suzi-que, my Suzi-que, my Suzi-que, my Suzi-que,
Roses in her hair
She'll say pale face glad you're here
Oh, that cutie pie . . .

That's .36 seconds into the recording. It takes a bit of listening. I'll try again later.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Giddy Up Jericho (Smiley Burnette?)
From: Ron Davies
Date: 10 Mar 12 - 10:50 AM

"simple video clip" from an old Gene Autry movie--probably 30's or 40s, therefore at least 70 years old, done at a rapid pace.    Nobody need be reproached for not getting all the words. Sounded to me as if there was something about "sleep in a teepee--not me", in addition to the text SRS has extracted.

Smiley Burnette was a hugely underrated talent--multi-instrumentalist and songwriter.   As I recall, he also wrote "Riding Down the Canyon", one of the most delightful "Western" songs ever. Smiley says he sold it to Gene for $5---Gene bought it in advance:. "I said to him as he was drivin': Hey, how'd you like to buy a song?"---a song he hadn't written yet.



Wondrful book on Gene (with info on Smiley), as well as early "Western" music, "Western" movies, the early music business and a whole host of other stories:    Public Cowboy No. 1 , by Holly George-Warren.    Above story is on p 127.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Giddy Up Jericho (Smiley Burnette?)
From: GUEST,Iona
Date: 10 Mar 12 - 02:12 PM

Thanks, SRS! It helps! This is what I hear (I've got the same accent as he does, roughly):

Giddy Up, Jericho, I lay the whip, away we go to
Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque (pronounced "Albu-que" each time)
Giddayup, a Jericho, she's waiting there for me and n/or my Suzi-que, my Suzi-que, my Suzi-que, my Suzi-que,
Roses in her hair
She'll say pale face glad you're here
Oh, that cutie pie
Me get sleepy in a teepee? Not me! (whooping)
Oh
Giddy Up, Jericho, I lay the whip, away we go to
Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque
Giddayup,Jericho, she's waiting there for me you know[?] my Suzi-que, my Suzi-que, my Suzi-que, my Suzi-que Suuuuuziiiii quuuuue!
(piano)
With Roses in her hair,
She'll say "Paleface, glad you're here!"
Oh, that cutie pie!
Me get sleepy in a teepee? Not me! (whooping)
Oh Giddy Up, Jericho, I lay the whip, away we go to
Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque, Albuquerque
Giddayup,Jericho, she's waiting there for me you know[?] my Suzi-que, my Suzi-que, my Suzi-que, my Suzi-que Suuuuuziiiii quuuuuue!

So pretty much it's the same thing over three times. SRS, you helped me piece together a few of the words I couldn't catch. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Giddy Up Jericho (Smiley Burnette?)
From: Iona
Date: 25 Mar 12 - 01:58 PM

There is a town in New Mexico, about fifty miles from Santa Fe, which bears the name of Abiquiu. It's pronounced "Abacue". That fits better with the song.

I can't find the song listed as one of the songs Smiley wrote, and I can't find any info about it.

So here's the song, yet again, with the new an improved location.


Giddy Up, Jericho, I lay the whip, away we go to
Abiquiu Abiquiu Abiquiu Abiquiu (pronounced "Abacue")
Giddyup, Jericho, she's waiting there for me you know (still pensive on that one) my Suzi-que, my Suzi-que, my Suzi-que, my Suzi-que,
Roses in her hair
She'll say pale face glad you're here
Oh, that cutie pie
Me get sleepy in a teepee? Not me! (whooping)
Oh
Giddy Up, Jericho, I lay the whip, away we go to
Abiquiu Abiquiu Abiquiu Abiquiu
Giddayup,Jericho, she's waiting there for me you know my Suzi-que, my Suzi-que, my Suzi-que, my Suzi-que Suuuuuziiiii quuuuue!
(piano)
With Roses in her hair,
She'll say "Paleface, glad you're here!"
Oh, that cutie pie!
Me get sleepy in a teepee? Not me! (whooping)
Oh Giddy Up, Jericho, I lay the whip, away we go to
Abiquiu Abiquiu Abiquiu Abiquiu
Giddayup,Jericho, she's waiting there for me you know my Suzi-que, my Suzi-que, my Suzi-que, my Suzi-que Suuuuuziiiiiquuuuuue!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Giddy Up Jericho (Smiley Burnette?)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 25 Mar 12 - 02:43 PM

Iona, here's an email address for you. Try asking at the below address. It's from Smiley Burnette's official website.

stephensburnette(at)ix(dot)netcom(dot)com

Use an @ for the at and periods for the dots. No spacing and all lower case.


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