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Lyr Req: Work til my days are gone

GUEST,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfsKOexYt6A 14 Jan 14 - 10:53 AM
GUEST,nievablues 14 Jan 14 - 10:57 AM
Jeri 14 Jan 14 - 11:33 AM
GUEST,nievablues 14 Jan 14 - 06:27 PM
Jim Dixon 14 Jan 14 - 11:18 PM
GUEST,nievablues 15 Jan 14 - 07:51 AM
Jeri 15 Jan 14 - 10:18 AM
Jim Dixon 16 Jan 14 - 02:11 PM
GUEST,nievablues 17 Jan 14 - 09:34 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Work til my days are gone
From: GUEST,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfsKOexYt6A
Date: 14 Jan 14 - 10:53 AM

I'm gonna say til my days are gone
Hi, I would like to know what Jimmy Bowskill and the ohter singer are saying. This is my attemp. I hope somebody can help me. Corrections are welcome!

I'm gonna work til my days are gone
I'm gonna work til my days are gone
Be free from sorrows
May not be no tomorrow
I'm gonna work til my days are gone

I'm gonna work til my days are gone
I'm gonna work til my days are gone
Be free from sorrows
May not be no tomorrow
I'm gonna work til my days are gone

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx miss you
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx miss you
If you leave your xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
If you leave your xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I'm gonna work til my days are gone
I'm gonna work til my days are gone
Be free from sorrows
May not be no tomorrow
I'm gonna work til my days are gone

Thanks in advance!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Work til my days are gone
From: GUEST,nievablues
Date: 14 Jan 14 - 10:57 AM

sorry, here is the song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfsKOexYt6A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Work til my days are gone
From: Jeri
Date: 14 Jan 14 - 11:33 AM

What I hear (or don't hear):

I'm gonna work til my days are gone
I'm gonna work til my days are gone
Be free from sorrow
May not be no tomorrow
I'm gonna work til my days are gone

I'm gonna sing til my days are gone
I'm gonna sing til my days are gone
Be free from sorrow
May not be no tomorrow
I'm gonna sing til my days are gone

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx miss you - [I don't think so, but I don't know what it is]
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx miss you
And you leave your ma xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
And you leave your pa xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I'm gonna work til my days are gone
I'm gonna work til my days are gone
Be free from sorrow
May not be no tomorrow
I'm gonna work til my days are gone


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Work til my days are gone
From: GUEST,nievablues
Date: 14 Jan 14 - 06:27 PM

Thanks Jeri!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Work til my days are gone
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Jan 14 - 11:18 PM

I think that mystery third verse is in French. I think lines 1, 2, and 5 are something like:

Je veux chanter jusqu'à ce que j'aie ferme les yeux. [or possibly "mes yeux"]

[I want to sing until I have closed my eyes.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Work til my days are gone
From: GUEST,nievablues
Date: 15 Jan 14 - 07:51 AM

wow, Jim Dixon! I've never though that! thank you so much.. it certainly seems French!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Work til my days are gone
From: Jeri
Date: 15 Jan 14 - 10:18 AM

Jim, you da man!

In light of what you've said, I think the whole stanza's in French.

I've messed with the translation a bit to fit what I'm hearing, but I think it could use some fixing:

être libre de la douleur, être libre pas lendemain


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Work til my days are gone
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Jan 14 - 02:11 PM

By the way, Snooky Pryor & Mel Brown perform "WORK TIL MY DAYS ARE GONE" on their album "Double Shot!" (2000). Authorship is credited to James Edward Pryor (which I'm guessing is Snooky's real name).

The same recording (I think) is on a sampler album: "Maximum Mojo: Electro-Fi Records 10th Anniversary Collection" (2007), except there it's called "WORK 'TIL MY DAYS ARE DONE." (He clearly sings "gone" though.)

He doesn't sing the French verse, though.

AllMusic.com has a few variations on the title:

WORK UNTIL MY DAYS ARE DONE by the Original Northernaires.

WORK UNTIL MY DAY IS DONE by Betty R Woods

WORKING 'TIL THE DAY IS DONE by Dynamic Dixie Travelers

I haven't heard those recordings, though, so I can't attest that they are the same song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Work til my days are gone
From: GUEST,nievablues
Date: 17 Jan 14 - 09:34 AM

I'm almost sure they are..

thank you both!


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