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Lyr Add: California Steamin'

Anon. 06 May 97 - 03:46 PM
Bert Hansell 06 May 97 - 03:56 PM
Kevin 06 May 97 - 04:05 PM
Peter Timmerman 06 May 97 - 04:59 PM
Peter Timmerman 06 May 97 - 05:03 PM
Susan 06 May 97 - 05:43 PM
Elsie 06 May 97 - 07:01 PM
Anon. 07 May 97 - 11:14 AM
07 May 97 - 11:40 AM
07 May 97 - 11:55 PM
Gene Graham 08 May 97 - 01:37 AM
Anon. 08 May 97 - 10:02 AM
Allan -- looking for old college buddie 11 May 97 - 07:24 PM
12 May 97 - 10:30 AM
Max 11 Jan 00 - 02:01 PM
Áine 12 Jan 00 - 11:53 AM
Bert 12 Jan 00 - 12:03 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: CALIFORNIA STEAMIN'
From: Anon.
Date: 06 May 97 - 03:46 PM

I found this ancient folk song lying around orally on paper, and would appreciate any more lyrics if anyone knows them. They seem to come from some ancient conflict.

CALIFORNIA STEAMIN'

All the songs are gone, (all the songs are gone)
And the sky is gray, (and the sky is gray)
I sought out a tune (I sought out a tune)
From the Mudcat Cafe (from the Mudcat Cafe)
I'd be safe and sound, (I'd be safe and sound)
If it was "Galway Bay," (if it was Galway Bay) But

California Steamin' has led the thread astray!
California Steamin' has led the thread astray!

Stopped into a site
I passed along the way,
Oh, I got down on my knees, and

I began to say -- You know, I think this song is old,
I think it starts in A (I think it starts in A) ---
California Steamin', (California Steamin') please teach me how to play!

"This kind of song is wrong (this kind of song is wrong)
You should go away (you should go away)
This site is for folk (this site is for folk)
In a trad sort of way (in a trad sort of way)
California Steamin' (California Steamin') has led the thread astray!
But if you don' t help me, I'll be lost today (I'll be lost today)
California Steamin' (California Steamin') don' t take this thread away!

CHOR: All the songs are gone, and the sky is gray
I sought out a tune from the Mudcat Cafe --
I'd be safe and sound, if it was "Galway Bay"
But California Steamin', has led the thread astray!

- Oral tradition.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 23-May-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: California Steamin'
From: Bert Hansell
Date: 06 May 97 - 03:56 PM

I love it.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: California Steamin'
From: Kevin
Date: 06 May 97 - 04:05 PM

Wonderful!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: California Steamin'
From: Peter Timmerman
Date: 06 May 97 - 04:59 PM

Yes! How about "life can take its toll, with a 45 (er, 46) voice scroll". Yours, Peter


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: California Steamin'
From: Peter Timmerman
Date: 06 May 97 - 05:03 PM

Yes! How about "life can take its toll, with a 45 (er, 46) voice scroll". Yours, Peter


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: California Steamin'
From: Susan
Date: 06 May 97 - 05:43 PM

I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry , I'm sorry I won't annoy you again, I won't annoy you again, I won't annoy you again I won't run with scissors, I won't run with scissors, I won't run with scissors


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: California Steamin'
From: Elsie
Date: 06 May 97 - 07:01 PM

Ah...a broadside!! Definitely in the folk tradition! Don't lose the original manuscript, they will want it at the Library of Congress some day!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: California Steamin'
From: Anon.
Date: 07 May 97 - 11:14 AM

Gee, Susan, don't go away. It was meant as an even- handed tribute to/satire on the discussion, not another assault. If I had the words to "Purple People Eater" maybe it might have been funnier.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: California Steamin'
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Date: 07 May 97 - 11:40 AM

Bert says they are here.....http://www.summer.com.br/~pfilho/oldies_list/ron_transc/purple_people_eater.txt

and they are!!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: California Steamin'
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Date: 07 May 97 - 11:55 PM

Dear Anon,

I don't plan to go away, I just won't ask for anything that isn't certain to be "folk". (My reply was meant to show that I too can smile at the brohaha that I inadvertently created...I actually thought your creation was quite funny-just wish I had thought of it :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: California Steamin'
From: Gene Graham
Date: 08 May 97 - 01:37 AM

If that was a SERIOUS remark about the lyrics to Purple People Eater....go to http://wwww.roughstock.com/cowpie in the NOVELTY section.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: California Steamin'
From: Anon.
Date: 08 May 97 - 10:02 AM

No, just another joke.... I will shut up now -- ironically I don't like people using anon or having to respond to anons - :-?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: California Steamin'
From: Allan -- looking for old college buddie
Date: 11 May 97 - 07:24 PM

Dear (long lost) Anon, I am so happy to see you are still doing well. If your first name is TRAD, I think we used to hang out together at the Guilded Cage Coffee House in Philly back in the 1960's.

Allan


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: California Steamin'
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Date: 12 May 97 - 10:30 AM

I used to be Attrib. until the operation.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: California Steamin'
From: Max
Date: 11 Jan 00 - 02:01 PM

Is this in The SongBook?

I think the controversy came from this thread. See, times haven't changed.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: California Steamin'
From: Áine
Date: 12 Jan 00 - 11:53 AM

Dear Max,

No, this isn't in the Songbook. I'd love to add it if Anon. wants it there. Anon. -- are you out there? What do you think?

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Lyrics: California Steamin'
From: Bert
Date: 12 Jan 00 - 12:03 PM

The Anon in this case wouldn't be "Belter" would it?


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