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Lyr Req: He'll Have to Go; He'll Have to Stay; etc

SingsIrish Songs 21 Oct 99 - 04:07 AM
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Subject: female reply to song 'He'll Have to Go'
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 21 Oct 99 - 04:07 AM

I have a vague recollection of hearing such a song years ago...when I was a kid...

I think it might have been the same melody--and definitely the female's reply to the song "He'll Have to Go" (ya know--Jim Reeves)..."Put your sweet lips a little closer to the phone..."

Can anyone help me with the lyrics? Thanks muchly.

Mary Kate


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: female reply to song 'He'll Have to
From: Allan C.
Date: 22 Oct 99 - 07:14 AM

It was simply titled, "He'll Have To Stay". I cannot remember the artist.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: female reply to song 'He'll Have to
From: Wolfgang
Date: 22 Oct 99 - 08:12 AM

after the big help from Allan it was easy to locate in Cowpie: click for the direct link

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: female reply to song 'He'll Have to
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 22 Oct 99 - 02:37 PM

THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: female reply to song 'He'll Have to
From: rich r
Date: 22 Oct 99 - 10:48 PM

There is a 3-CD set chock a block full of these types of song pairings called "...And The Answer Is:" Vol 1-3. The Jim Reeves/ Jeannie Black piar is on Vol 3.

rich r


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: female reply to song 'He'll Have to
From: Gene
Date: 22 Oct 99 - 11:43 PM

A few of the ANSWER songs
* www.cddb.com *

Various Artists/And The Answer Is 1960s

Ballad Of A Teenage Queen/Johnny Cash
Return Of The Teenage Queen/Tommy Tucker

Charlie's Shoes/Billy Walker
The Answer To Charlie's Shoes/Jonie & Johnny Mosby

He'll Have To Go/Jim Reeves
He'll Have To Stay/Jeannie Black

She's Got You/Patsy Cline
She Can Have You/Judy

Almost Persuaded/David Houston
(He Was) Almost Persuaded/Donna Harris

Detroit City/Bobby Bare
Why Don'tcha Come Home/Shirley Ray

Wolverton Mountain/Claude King
I'm The Girl From Wolverton Mountain/Jo Ann Campbell

Walk On By/Leroy Van Dyke
I'll Just Walk On By/Margie Singleton

Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town/Kenny Rogers
Billy, I've Got To Go To Town/Geraldine Stevens

King Of The Road/Roger Miller
Queen Of The House/Jody Miller

500 Miles Away From Home/Bobby Bare
He's Comin' Home/Mary Taylor

Evil On Your Mind/Jan Howard
Evil Off My Mind/Burl Ives

Please Help Me I'm Fallin'/Hank Locklin
(I Can't Help You) I'm Fallin' Too/Skeeter Davis

Good Hearted Woman/Willie Nelson
Good Hearted Man/Connie Cato

Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line/Waylon Jennings
Only Mama That'll Walk The Line/Jean Shepard


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: female reply to song 'He'll Have to
From: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 23 Oct 99 - 04:01 AM

And my favorite is "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" by Kitty Wells--an answer to "Wild Side of Life" by Hank Thompson. There is also "Hello Fool" by Ralph Emery--in answer to "Hello Walls" by Farron Young

In the case of the Kitty Wells one. I like the answer better than the original--mostly because of the better instrumentation.

Murray


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Subject: Lyr Add: HE'LL HAVE TO GO (Joe & Audrey Allison)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Dec 03 - 10:12 PM

Looks like this has never been posted at Mudcat. It might as well go here.

HE'LL HAVE TO GO
(Joe Allison and Audrey Allison)

Put your sweet lips a little closer to the phone.
Let's pretend that we're together, all alone.
I'll tell the man to turn the jukebox way down low,
And you can tell your friend there with you he'll have to go.

Whisper to me. Tell me, do you love me true,
Or is he holding you the way I do?
Though love is blind, make up your mind. I've got to know.
Should I hang up, or will you tell him he'll have to go?

You can't say the words I want to hear while you're with another man.
If you want me, answer "yes" or "no." Darling, I will understand.

REPEAT FIRST VERSE

[A hit for Jim Reeves, 1960.]


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Subject: Lyr Add: HE'LL HAVE TO GO (Homer & Jethro)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Dec 03 - 10:14 PM

And now the parody: Lyrics transcribed from the sound file at http://www.geocities.com/u2page5/

HE'LL HAVE TO GO
(As sung by Homer & Jethro)

Put your big mouth a little closer to the phone.
Don't you try to tell me that you're all alone.
You only go out with your friends. You told me so.
But you don't have no enemies. You'll have to go.

The tomcat said, when he kissed the skunk, "Though it's been grand,
I've enjoyed all of this that I can stand."
You said you'd stick with me through thick and thin, I know.
The longer you stick, the thinner I get. You'll have to go.

When your mother came to visit us, she would knock, then knock again.
You and me would always have a fuss, 'cause I wouldn't let her in.

Oh, put your fat mouth a little closer to the phone.
Don't you try to tell me that you're all alone.
The man with you must be a navy man, I know,
And you can tell him the coast is clear now; he'll have to go.

[Recorded by Homer & Jethro on "At The Convention," 1962; "Humorous Side of Country Music," 1963; "Ooh, That's Corny," 1963; "The Best of Homer & Jethro," 1966 and 1996; and "Country Comedy," 1971.]


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Subject: ADDPOP: He'll Have to Stay
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Dec 03 - 10:18 PM

Well, we have the others, so I guess we ought to have the requested song for comparison. This is from the Cowpie link provided above.
-Joe Offer.

HE'LL HAVE TO STAY
Recorded by Jeannie Black/Lyrics by Charles Grean
(Original words and music by Audrey Allison and Joe Allison)

CAPO: 3rd Fret/KEY: Bb/PLAY: G
[G] I am glad you've finally [C] called me on the [G] phone
I've been waiting here tonight but not a-[D7] lone
You broke the [G] date that we had [G7] made just yester-[C] day [Am]
Now there's [G] someone else who's [D7] here, he'll have to [G] stay
                              
I have found another love I know is true
And he holds me much more tenderly than you
Loving you's not worth the price I have to pay
Someone else is in your place, he'll have to stay.

Once I [C] loved you with all my heart
But [G] now I must say no
You [C] broke my heart too many times
So [G] now you'll have to [D7] go.

I can hear the jukebox playing soft and low
And you're out again with someone else, I know
My love was blind, i'm not your kind that's all I'll say
So you can hang up, I'm in his arms, he'll have to stay.

TAG: Now someone else is in your place, he'll have to stay.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: female reply to 'He'll Have to Go'
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 05:15 AM

South Yorkshire version
Put your sweet lips little closer to t'phone
lets pretend that were together by us sens
I'll tell yon youth to put t'jukebox way down t'low
and you can tell that pillock with you he can f*ck off


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: female reply to 'He'll Have to Go'
From: PoppaGator
Date: 11 Dec 03 - 10:14 AM

Looks to me like all the original/answer pairs of songs listed above are from the country-and-western genre. I know there are plenty of similar sets of tunes in the rhythm-and-blues archives as well; I wish I could list a bunch of them off the top of my head, but can't.

"Annie Had A Baby," sometimes cited as the "first" R&B or R&R single, inspired at least one answer song, and there have been plenty of similar answers and follow-ups ever since. Anyone out there inclined to do the research?

Many (maybe most) of these answer songs were quickly and deservedly forgotten, but many others emerged as memorable in their own right, like "He'll Have to Stay." In a very few instances, the answer became a bigger hit and/or more memorable song than the original -- "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" by Kitty Wells is a good example. Murray, I'm sure you're not the only one who prefers that answer to the original that inspired it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: female reply to 'He'll Have to Go'
From: Mr Happy
Date: 12 May 08 - 07:16 AM

Great version here from Ry Cooder http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=9dzFVp4HvqI


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: female reply to 'He'll Have to Go'
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 12 May 08 - 10:04 AM

Ah, the culture of small town, small time people! So she's home and there's a man with her. It never occurs to him (or the parody writers) that the man could be her brother, her adult son, the plumber or a Jehovah's Witness on the porch. No, everything is about sex and jealousy.

Could the fact that he's calling from a bar have anything to do with it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: female reply to 'He'll Have to Go'
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 12 May 08 - 06:24 PM

The original is a song open to different scenarios.

It could well be a female who's supposed to be singing the song in any case? Or, for that matter, it might be a male at both ends of the line...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: female reply to 'He'll Have to Go'
From: GUEST
Date: 12 May 08 - 06:32 PM

leeneia, you say small town, small time people assume it's always about sex, that they never consider that the man with her could be her brother, her adult son, the plumber or a Jehovah's Witness on the porch.

Let's not US be too quick to jump to conclusions either.   In some regions, it might be one of those guys you mention and STILL be about sex and jealousy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: female reply to 'He'll Have to Go'
From: GUEST,Genie (Wha hoppen ma cookie?)
Date: 12 May 08 - 06:33 PM

Oops! Forgot I wasn't logged in. That last bit of irreverence was mine.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: female reply to 'He'll Have to Go'
From: PoppaGator
Date: 12 May 08 - 06:41 PM

Well, the singer's being in a bar DOES have something to do with the state of the relationship in question, and I think we (the audience) are supposed to take that under consideration, whether or not the singer (i.e., the character he represents) is fully conscious.

I really don't think we're supposed to believe that the singer just happened to see a male person at the woman's house, and that he might be misinterpreting an entirely innocent and coincidental meeting. No, he's calling her and knows the guy is there even though he's elsewhere and can't see, because the guy is always there, or at least has been most evenings lately.

Which came first ~ the man's exile to a barroom, or the woman's taking up with another? Could be either way, which in turn would gtell us which partner is more to blame for thye break. Of course, it's almost always true that both share in the culpability.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: female reply to 'He'll Have to Go'
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 12 May 08 - 10:08 PM

Fer God's sake, Leenia--it's a COUNTRY song!! Those aren't small town, small time people, they're just flippin' COUNTRY!

You know what you get if you play a country record backwards? You get your truck fixed, your dog comes home, your girlfriend's not pregnant anymore, and your beer mug is full...

Lin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: female reply to 'He'll Have to Go'
From: wordfella
Date: 13 May 08 - 08:53 AM

And you get out of jail...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: female reply to 'He'll Have to Go'
From: Mr Happy
Date: 13 May 08 - 09:28 AM

'.............she'll have to come ??'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: female reply to 'He'll Have to Go'
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 13 May 08 - 09:34 AM

Adding on to Gene's October 99 post about pairs of songs & answering-songs, does anybody remember:

Roses Are Red, My Love / Bobby Vinton
Long As The Rose Is Red / Florraine Darlin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: female reply to 'He'll Have to Go'
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 13 May 08 - 03:05 PM

Carole King wrote an answer to the lovestruck Neil Sedaka's 'Oh Carol' which he wrote for her when they were both very young songwriters at, possibly, Capitol Records?
She used the same tune and, daringly, rhymed 'Sedaka' with 'chewing tobacco' ('terbacca', I think the approximate pronunciation was).
I only know this because I heard the record a few weeks ago for the first, and probably last, time.
I think she called the song 'Oh Neil', which would give it a strange pseudo-Irish quality.
Or perhaps not.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: female reply to 'He'll Have to Go'
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Apr 09 - 02:33 PM

Oh put your sweet lips a little closer to the phone.
Don't you try to tell me that you're all alone.
The man you're with is a Navy Man I know.
You can tell him the coast is clear. It's time to go.

That's all I remember from my childhood!
JP


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: He'll Have to Go; He'll Have to Stay; etc
From: GUEST,rose
Date: 10 Dec 14 - 12:22 AM

I'm looking for the song where he left her cuz she was fifteen and him 21 or 22 and he left her and five years later he came back and she told him she married his best friend in the end I'm looking for that song can anyone help me is same he'll have to go he'll have to stay but both male and female is singing in this one please can anyone find the link to that song and email me at roseybaby13@hot mail.com


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