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Lyr Req: Bowling Green - folk

GUEST,CJB 30 Aug 14 - 10:35 AM
GUEST,CJB 30 Aug 14 - 11:38 AM
Jim Dixon 01 Sep 14 - 12:39 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Bowling Green - folk
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 30 Aug 14 - 10:35 AM

Seeking the words to 'Bowling Green' - the folk version.

I have these so far:

Bowling Green

Wish I was in Bowling Green sittin' on a chair
With one arm round the whiskey jug
And the other round my dear
The other round my dear...
Bowling Green
Oh.... dear old Bowling Green

Wish I was a bumble bee flying through the air
????????
Touch her if you dare
Touch her if you dare...
Bowling Green
Oh.... dear old Bowling Green

If you see that ???? of mine
Tell her its from me
That if she loves another man
I will set her free
I will set her free... Bowling Green
Oh.... dear old Bowling Green

If you love me ???? put your hand in mine
??????
??????
??????
??????

Wish I was in Bowling Green sittin' on a chair
With one arm round the whiskey jug and the other round my dear
The other round my dear... Bowling Green
Oh.... dear old Bowling Green
Dear old Bowling Green.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bowling Green - folk
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 30 Aug 14 - 11:38 AM

This is the version that I need the words for please:

https://www.firedrive.com/file/1A28029ECC256A1F


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Subject: Lyr Add: BOWLING GREEN (from Cousin Emmy)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Sep 14 - 12:39 AM

Not quite the one you wanted, but I am doing the easy ones first:

BOWLING GREEN
As sung by Cousin Emmy with The New Lost City Ramblers*

1. I wisht I was in Bowling Green, setting in my chair,
One arm around my purty little gal, an' the other'n round my dear,
Other'n round my dear.
Bowling Green, oh, good ol' Bowling Green.

2. Ever see that man of mine, tell him once for me,
If he loves another gal, I will set him free.
Yes, I'll set him free.
Bowling Green, oh, good ol' Bowling Green.

3. Wisht I was a bumblebee sailing through the air.
Take my feller by my side; touch** him if you dare.
Touch** him if you dare.
Bowling Green, oh, good ol' Bowling Green.

4. I'm goin' through this wide old world, goin' through alone.
I'm goin' through this wide old world; I ain't got no home.
I ain't got no home.
Bowling Green, oh, good ol' Bowling Green.

Bowling Green, oh, good ol' Bowling Green.

* Verses 1, 2, & 4 appear on:
"New Lost City Ramblers with Cousin Emmy," 1968.
Various artists, "Classic Old-Time Music from Smithsonian Folkways," 2003.
New Lost City Ramblers, "50 Years: Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go?" 2009.
Verses 1, 2, 3, & 4 appear on:
Cousin Emmy: "Kentucky Mountain Ballads," 2009.

** "Touch" is pronounced "tetch"—which caused me at first to mistake it as "catch."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bowling Green - folk
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 01 Sep 14 - 12:53 AM

Surely one of those country songs which can share 'floaters', of the "sew that gal to my coat-tails" type, with so many others like Old Joe Clark, Going Down Town, Cindy, et al?

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Subject: Lyr Add: BOWLING GREEN (from Kossoy Sisters)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Sep 14 - 08:46 AM

BOWLING GREEN
As sung by The Kossoy Sisters with Erik Darling on "Bowling Green" (1997)
and "Red, White & Bluegrass: An American Bluegrass Celebration" (2006)

1. Wish I was in Bowlin' Green, sittin' in a chair,
One arm around my pretty little girl, the other round my dear,
The other round my dear.
Bowlin' Green, hey, good old Bowlin' Green.

2. If you see that man of mine, tell him once for me,
If he loves another girl, yes, I'll set him free.
Yes, I'll set him free.
Bowlin' Green, hey, good old Bowlin' Green.

3. Wish I was a bumblebee sailin' through the air.
Sail right down to my feller's side; touch him if you dare.
Touch him if you dare.
Bowlin' Green, hey, good old Bowlin' Green.

4. Goin' through this whole wide world; I'm goin' through alone.
Goin' through this whole wide world; I ain't got no home.
I ain't got no home.
Bowlin' Green, hey, good old Bowlin' Green.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bowling Green - folk
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 01 Sep 14 - 10:34 AM

Thanks for for all the words - these I know of after an extensive search.

It is the words to the actual performance that I am seeking. It was an East Devon based folk group called the Wayfarers that are proving problematic. They ran a folk club in Devon. They were on a London Folk Song Cellar recording in the 1960s. The link to their rendition is above.

In order to properly document and record their performance I need the words to the song as sung by them please.

Verse 3 seems to be unique (what there is of it - it was truncated during a cassette recording turnover event).

Many thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bowling Green - folk
From: GUEST,CJB
Date: 01 Sep 14 - 10:50 AM

I meant verse 4 is unique


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