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Origins: You'll Miss Me (Blind Alfred Reed)

GUEST 21 Mar 13 - 07:25 PM
Padre 21 Mar 13 - 07:58 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 21 Mar 13 - 08:34 PM
GUEST 21 Mar 13 - 10:06 PM
Stewie 22 Mar 13 - 08:40 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 22 Mar 13 - 09:13 PM
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Subject: Origins: Will You Miss Me...? (NOT Carter Family)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Mar 13 - 07:25 PM

So can anyone tell what the original source recording was/is for this number? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTKaKMBESn0
The only things it seems to share with the Carters is it's title and it's chorus.

Also, I'm having some trouble with transcribing the second verse, I would appreciate assistance with that as well.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Will You Miss Me...? (NOT Carter Family)
From: Padre
Date: 21 Mar 13 - 07:58 PM

It's from the singing of Blind Alfred Reed, of West Virginia


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU'LL MISS ME (Blind Alfred Reed)
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 21 Mar 13 - 08:34 PM

You can hear the 1928 recording here: Blind Alfred Reed - You'll Miss Me and my transcription is below.

There's a short Mudcat thread on Blind Alfred Reed here: here.

The Dust Busters' version is slightly different and I've put their version below too.


Mick



YOU'LL MISS ME

I'm geting old and feeble now, my hair is turning grey,
My limbs that once were nimble now they're stiff and won't obey,
My dancing days are over and my pleasures they have flown
For goodness, not for greatness, love, would you miss me when I'm gone.

  Oh, when I'm gone you'll miss me, when I'm gone. (you'll miss me)
  Some kind heart will miss me when I'm gone. (when I'm gone)
  When I'm gone you'll miss me?
  When I'm gone you'll miss me?
  Oh, some kind heart will miss me when I'm gone.


What will you do without me, love, when the Winter time comes on?
Who'll throw their arms around you love, as I have often done;
Who'll hug you, caress you when I above have flown>
Oh, you'll know where to find me love but you'll miss me when I'm gone.

Who'll fence the little yard in, who'll nurse the pretty flower?.
Who'll fence the little garden where we sat for many an hour?
Our children they're all married and left us here alone
And when I'm dead and buried, love, you'll miss me when I'm gone.


Source: Blind Alfred Reed, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZF4gLh7gh0



WILL YOU MISS ME WHEN I'M GONE

I'm getin' old and feeble, my hair is turning grey,
My limbs that once were nimble now are stiff and won't obey,
My dancin' days are over and my pleasures they have flown
For goodness, not for greatness, would you miss me when I'm gone.

  When I'm gone will you miss me, when I'm gone.
  Some kind heart'll miss me when I'm gone.
  When I'm gone will you miss me?
  When I'm gone will you miss me?
  Oh, some kind heart'll miss me when I'm gone.


What will you do without me when Winter time comes on?
Throw your arms around you love, as oft times I have done;
Hug you and caress you when I a bird have flown
You'll know where to find, would you miss me when I'm gone.

Who'll fence the little yard in and nurse the pretty flower.
Fence the little garden where we sat for many an hour
Our children now are married and they've left us all alone
When I'm dead and buried would you miss me when I'm gone.


Source: The Dust Busters, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTKaKMBESn0


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Subject: RE: Origins: Will You Miss Me...? (NOT Carter Family)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Mar 13 - 10:06 PM

Thank you both very much.


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Subject: RE: Origins: You'll Miss Me (Blind Alfred Reed)
From: Stewie
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 08:40 PM

Meade et alia give W.H Delehanty-T.M Hengler w&m ca 1874. The Reed recording was made in NYC on 4 Dec 1929, but not issued until 26 March 1932 as Vi 23650. [Meade et alia 'Country Music Sources' p 229].

--Stewie


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Subject: RE: Origins: You'll Miss Me (Blind Alfred Reed)
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 09:13 PM

Thanks for the authors Stewie. (I just noticed I put 1928 for the recording above - it was meant to be 1929). You can see the full info for the recording in the Victor Discography page: Blind Alfred Reed - You'll Miss Me.

Perhaps a mudelf can insert the credits: (Delehanty, Hengler) below the title lines in the transcriptions above.

I can't locate the original sheet music. There are a lot of songster that Delehanty and Hengler contributed to, but none that I can read online.

Mick


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