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Lyr Add: Snow Long, It's Been Good to Know You

Dan Schatz 13 Feb 14 - 09:31 PM
pdq 14 Feb 14 - 10:14 AM
Dan Schatz 14 Feb 14 - 04:04 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 14 Feb 14 - 07:55 PM
Ernest 15 Feb 14 - 08:40 AM
dick greenhaus 15 Feb 14 - 08:52 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Snow Long, It's Been Good to Know You
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 13 Feb 14 - 09:31 PM

A ballad for the winter of 2014 here in the Mid-Atlantic US, written after two hours of shoveling this afternoon. Here it is on YouTube.

Snow Long, It's Been Good to Know You
by Dan Schatz, with apologies to Woody Guthrie

Well I've sung this song but I'll sing it once more
Of the place that I lived where the winter winds roar
In the county called Chester, in the year of '14
Here is what all the good people did scream

Chorus:
   Snow long; it's been good to know you
   Snow long; it's been good to know you
   Snow long; it's been good to know you
   This icy old winter's a-gettin' my home
   And I got got to be drifting along

When the blizzard came, it came with snowthunder
It iced all over and snowed us all under
The snow was too icy for children to sled up
The schools were all closed and the parents were fed up; said

Chorus

Well the power was out and the phones had all died
The lovers, they looked out the window and sighed
They shivered and cried and they laughed and they kissed
Under seventeen blankets, they were talking like this - Honey,

Chorus

Well, the church it was empty; there was no one about
The roads were all closed and they could not get out
The preacher looked 'round at his empty old hovel
he shrugged his poor shoulders and took up his shovel, said

Chorus


new lyrics (c) 2014 by Dan Schatz
original "So Long, It's Been Good to Know You," (c) by Woody Guthrie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Snow Long, It's Been Good to Know You
From: pdq
Date: 14 Feb 14 - 10:14 AM

No need to apologise to Woody Guthrie. You just swiped the melody, and he did too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Snow Long, It's Been Good to Know You
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 14 Feb 14 - 04:04 PM

Where did Woody's melody come from? I always assumed this was one of his originals.

Warmly,
Dan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Snow Long, It's Been Good to Know You
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 14 Feb 14 - 07:55 PM

Wherever Woody got it, you did a great job, Dan!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Snow Long, It's Been Good to Know You
From: Ernest
Date: 15 Feb 14 - 08:40 AM

So there is a good thing about this winter: it inspired a good song!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Snow Long, It's Been Good to Know You
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 15 Feb 14 - 08:52 AM

Woody used the tune of "Billy the Kid" for the verse. I don't know where he got the tune for the chorus.


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