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BLIND FIDDLER 2
I SHALL GO UNBOUNDED
THIRSTY BOOTS
VIOLETS OF DAWN


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wasabi c/o wasabi@redshift.b.c.c.a. 23 Oct 99 - 01:48 PM
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Subject: eric anderson's album about changes and
From: wasabi c/o wasabi@redshift.b.c.c.a.
Date: 23 Oct 99 - 01:48 PM

i am trying to find the words and music for eric anderson's 1966 album abou changes and things.iwould also like to know if this album is still available on tape or disc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: eric anderson's album about c
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 23 Oct 99 - 04:27 PM

Wasabi,

The CD of "Bout Changes and Things" by Eric Andersen is available through CD Now. Just click on the Picture of the leaping Catfish that says "Support the Mudcat". You will see several icons, one that says CDNow. Click on that. In the search box, type in Eric Andersen and it will take you to his CD's.

Two of the songs from that CD are in the DigiTrad Data Base. Try typing in Andersen where it says Search the DigiTrad Database and you will get them.

I believe you are new here, so if these instruction don't get you where you would like to go, just post another message on this thread and I or someone else will try to take you a step further.

Hope you enjoy those "old" songs.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: Lyr Add: THIRSTY BOOTS (Eric Andersen)
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 23 Oct 99 - 04:58 PM

Wasabi,

Boy, are you in luck. I should be cleaning my house, but I have decided I can enhance your life (instead of my own) and have more fun if I give you some chords.

These were modified from RUS (Rise Up Singing, a songbook) which also has Violets of Dawn. I know that song even less well than I do this one, so I won't attempt proper chord placement. Perhaps someone else will try.

THIRSTY BOOTS
(Eric Andersen)

C................Em.....Am...Am/G
You've long been on the open road
.............F..............C
You've been sleepin in the rain
..................Em.......Am.....Am/G
From the dirt of words and mud of cell
......Dm....................G
Your clothes are dark and stained.
.........C....Em........Am....Am/G
But the dirty words and muddy cells
......F................C
Will soon be judged insane
..................F........C
So only stop and rest yourself,
.....Dm..............G
Till you'll be off again.

......C.............F
Then take off your thirsty boots
.....C..........F
And stay for awhile
C.............Em......Am...Am/G
Your feet are hot and wear--y
Dm............G
From a dusty mile
.....C...........F
And maybe I can make you laugh
C...........F
Maybe if I try
..........C......Em......Am...Am/G
I'm just lookin' for the eve--ning
Dm.......G...............C
And the morning in your eyes.

Enjoy the song. The rest of the lyrics are here.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: eric anderson's album about c
From: Stewie
Date: 23 Oct 99 - 08:20 PM

Vanguard very recently released an 18 track compilation of his sessions for that company under the title 'Violets of Dawn: the Vanguard Sessions'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: eric anderson's album about c
From: Stewie
Date: 23 Oct 99 - 08:38 PM

Also, the Insurgent Country website - http://www.insurgentcountry.com/ has lyrics and chords for 11 Andersen songs.

Cheers, Stewie.


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Subject: ADD: Thirsty Boots (Anderson)^^^
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 May 17 - 04:32 PM

Thread #102943   Message #2091548

Posted By: Rog Peek

01-Jul-07 - 09:49 AM

Thread Name: Songs for/about Phil Ochs

Subject: Lyr Add: THIRSTY BOOTS (Eric Andersen)


THIRSTY BOOTS
(Eric Andersen)

You've long been on the open road, you've been sleeping in the rain.
From dirty words and muddy cells your clothes are smeared and stained,
But the dirty words and muddy cells will soon be hid in shame,
So only stop to rest yourself till you are off again.

CHORUS: So take off your thirsty boots and stay for a while.
Your feet are hot and weary from a dusty mile,
And maybe I can make you laugh. maybe I can try.
I'm just looking for the evening, the morning in your eye.

So tell me of the ones you saw as far as you could see
Across the plain from field to town a-marching to be free,
And of the rusted prison gates that tumbled by degree.
Like laughing children, one by one, they look like you and me.

CHORUS
I know you are no stranger down the crooked rainbow trails,
From dancing cliff-edged shattered sills of slandered, shackled jails,
For the voices drift up from below as the walls they're being scaled.
Yes, all of this, and more, my friend, your song shall not be failed.
CHORUS

Yes, you've long been on the open road. you've been sleeping in the rain,
From dirty words and muddy cells your clothes are smeared and stained
But the dirty words, the muddy cells, they'll soon be judged insane,
So only stop to rest yourself 'til you are off again.
CHORUS

Notes:
Originally written about a civil rights worker this song was dedicated to Phil Ochs after his death. It first appeared on the album "'Bout Changes an' Things" (Vanguard LP VRS 79206) released in 1966.
RP jul07




For comparison, here are the lyrics we have in the Digital Tradition:


THIRSTY BOOTS
(Eric Andersen)

You've long been on the open road
You've been sleepin in the rain
From the dirt of words and mud of cell
Your clothes are dark and stained.
But the dirty words and muddy cells
Will soon be judged insane
So only stop and rest yourself
Till you'll be off again.

    Then take off your thirsty boots
    And stay for awhile
    Your feet are hot and weary
    From a dusty mile
    And maybe I can make you laugh
    Maybe if I try
    I'm just lookin' for the evening
    And the morning in your eyes.

But tell me of the ones you saw
As far as you could see
Across the plain from field to town
A-marching to be free
And of the rusted prison gates
That tumbled by degree
Like laughing children one by one
Who looked like you and me

    CHORUS

I know you are no stranger down
The crooked rainbow trails
From dancing cliff-edged shattered sills
Of slender shackled jails
But the voices drift up from below
As the walls they're being scaled
All of this and more my friend
Your song shall not be failed.
----------------------------------------------------------------
Words and music by Eric Andersen, copyright 1965 by United
Artists Music, all rights reserved.

Recorded on his Bout Changes 'N Things.
@love
filename[ THIRBOOT
DC


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Eric Anderson/Andersen songs
From: Greg F.
Date: 31 May 17 - 06:55 PM

Joe-

The lyrics you've posted at 31 May 17 - 04:32 PM are the "correct" ones from his recording, with the exception of

The morning in your EYES.

And of the RUSTY prison gates

they LOOKED like you and me.

I'd 86 the "version" in the DigiTrad.

A case can also be made that this was ALWAYS written about Phil Ochs- who WAS a "civil rights worker". "Hills of West Virginia" was about a tip Anderson & Ochs took.

Best,

Greg

P.S. - you could ask Eric; he's still with us, god bless him.


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Subject: ADD: Thirsty Boots (Eric Andersen)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 May 17 - 09:37 PM

I listened to the Eric Andersen recording on 'Bout Changes 'n' Things, and reworked Rog Peek's transcription. My changes are in bold. Sorry, Greg, I don't agree with either of your suggested changes to Rog's transcription. I learned how to do verbatim transcription in Spy School, so I'm pretty good at it....
-Joe-

THIRSTY BOOTS
(Eric Andersen)

You've long been on the open road, you've been sleeping in the rain.
From dirty words and muddy cells your clothes are soiled and stained,
But the dirty words and muddy cells will soon be hid in shame,
So only stop to rest yourself till you go off again.

CHORUS:
So take off your thirsty boots and stay for a while.
Your feet are hot and weary from a dusty mile,
And maybe I can make you laugh, maybe I can try.
I'm just looking for the evening, the morning in your eye.

But tell me of the ones you saw as far as you could see
Across the plains from field to town a-marching to be free,
And of the rusted prison gates that tumbled by degree.
Like laughing children, one by one, they look like you and me.

CHORUS

I know you are no stranger down the crooked rainbow trail,
From dancing cliff-edged shattered sills of slandered, shackled jails,
For the voices drift up from below as the walls they're being scaled.
Yes, all of this, and more, my friend, your song shall not be failed.

CHORUS

Yes, you've long been on the open road. you've been sleeping in the rain,
From dirty words and muddy cells your clothes are smeared and stained
But the dirty words, the muddy cells, they'll soon be judged insane,
So only stop to rest yourself then you'll go off again.

CHORUS

Notes:
Originally written about a civil rights worker this song was dedicated to Phil Ochs after his death. It first appeared on the album "'Bout Changes an' Things" (Vanguard LP VRS 79206) released in 1966.
RP jul07

Original Eric Andersen recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZdJmzKqMAE - first verse and last are slightly different

2011 Eric Andersen performance with Inge Bakkenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDutkXW4T-M - first verse is not repeated at the end, and it's like the final verse of the original. I like Inge's harmony.

2014 Eric Andersen performance with Michele Gazich & Inge Andersen (note that): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhlRYbAdya4 (is Michele the one with the beard and the fiddle? I think Eric refers to him as Oliver.)

Note: Later versions have "all of this, and more, my friend, your song shall not be failed." in the third verse - it seems to me that this works better.

Here's a recording by Eric Andersen and Judy Collins - and Arlo Guthrie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q841UwxzMF0


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Subject: ADD Version Thirsty Boots (Eric Andersen-Collins)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 May 17 - 10:11 PM

I think many of us learned this song from the Judy Collins album on her Fifth Album, and the Digital Tradition transcription is very close to her version. Here's my transcription (differences from the DT are in bold):



THIRSTY BOOTS
(Eric Andersen - as recorded by Judy Collins)

You've long been on the open road
You've been sleepin' in the rain
From the dirt of words and mud of cells
Your clothes are dark and stained.
But the dirty words, the muddy cells
Will soon be judged insane
So only stop to rest yourself
And you'll be off again.
    Then take off your thirsty boots
    And stay for awhile
    Your feet are hot and weary
    From a dusty mile
    And maybe I can make you laugh
    And maybe I can try
    I'm Just lookin' for the evening
    And the morning in your eye.

Then tell me of the ones you've seen
As far as you could see
Across the plain from field to town
A-marching to be free
And of the rusted prison gates
That tumbled by degree
Like laughing children one by one
They look like you and me

CHORUS

I know you are no stranger down
The crooked rainbow trails
From dancing cliff-edged shattered sills
Of slandered, shackled jails
But the melodies drift from below
As the walls they're being scaled
Yes, and all of this and more my friend
Your song shall not be failed.

CHORUS

----------------------------------------------------------------
Words and music by Eric Andersen, copyright 1965 by United Artists Music, all rights reserved.

Recorded on his Bout Changes 'N Things.
@love
filename[ THIRBOOT
DC


from Judy Collins Fifth Album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTIwTJ5m7pw

The John Denver recording of this song is very nice, by the way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ9j8rglu28


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Eric Anderson/Andersen songs
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 01 Jun 17 - 03:55 AM

Lovely to revisit Judy Collins singing this! Thank you.

Some minor changes to the words that she sings;

Chorus;
Then take off your thirsty boots
And stay for a while
Your feet are hot and weary
From a dusty mile
And maybe I can make you laugh
And maybe I can try
Just lookin' for the evening
And the morning in your eye

Second verse;
Then tell me of the ones you've seen
As far as you could see
Across the plain from field to town
A-marching to be free

Second chorus;
So take off your thirsty boots
And stay for awhile
Your feet are hot and weary
From a dusty mile
And maybe I can make you laugh
And maybe I can try
Lookin' for the evening
And the morning in your eye


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Eric Anderson/Andersen songs
From: Greg F.
Date: 01 Jun 17 - 08:10 AM

I learned how to do verbatim transcription in Spy School, so I'm pretty good at it....

Well, Pardon my presumption.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Eric Anderson/Andersen songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jun 17 - 01:20 PM

Well, I've done the best I could. Thanks for the changes you suggested, Greg and Henry. I incorporated at least some of them in the texts. There are still some places I'm not 100% sure of, but they will be forever open to debate.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Eric Anderson/Andersen songs
From: Greg F.
Date: 01 Jun 17 - 01:48 PM

See also recording of the song by Eric Anderson & friends on "WAVES", Appleseed Recordings APR CD 1092 (2005). appleseedrec.com / ericandersen.com


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