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Lyr Req: Mother Oak (Adam Holmes)

GUEST,Arnold 13 Sep 15 - 04:15 AM
GUEST,# 13 Sep 15 - 07:39 AM
Jim Dixon 14 Sep 15 - 11:11 AM
GUEST 08 Mar 16 - 12:35 PM
GUEST,DrWord 08 Mar 16 - 08:43 PM
cnd 08 Mar 16 - 10:07 PM
GUEST,DrWord 08 Mar 16 - 11:22 PM
GUEST,PatDaly at live dotcom dot au Queensland Aus 25 Aug 16 - 05:17 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Mother Oak - Lyrics
From: GUEST,Arnold
Date: 13 Sep 15 - 04:15 AM

Hi,
some weeks ago I heard Adam Holmes's "Mother Oak" and I tried out to find the lyrics. Here they are:

Won't you come out drinking with me, with me
Won't you come out drinking with me
From my eyes still glowing I've money to blow
Won't you come out drinking with me.

I'll be ever so glad if you do, you do
I'll be ever so glad if you do
'Cause(?) you ....whatever you please
I'll be ever so glad if you do

Can anyone help me? Thanks a lot.

Arnold


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mother Oak - Lyrics
From: GUEST,#
Date: 13 Sep 15 - 07:39 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhIcAk0GDa8

There it is on YouTube. Hope someone comes along with the lyrics for you.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MOTHER OAK (Adam Holmes)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Sep 15 - 11:11 AM

My transcription from Spotify:


MOTHER OAK
As recorded by Adam Holmes on "Heirs and Graces" (2013)

CHORUS: Won't you come out drinkin' with me, with me?
Won't you come out drinkin' with me?
For my eyes still glow and I've money to blow.
Won't you come out drinkin' with me?

1. I'll be ever so glad if you do, you do.
I'll be ever so glad if you do.
Lose your Q's and your P's and whatever you please.
I'll be ever so glad if you do. CHORUS

2. When the summer has turned from the spring, the spring,
When the summer has turned from the spring,
Well, we'll drink by the night till the dawn's early light
When the summer has turned from the spring. CHORUS 2X


*
I assume 1.3 refers to the proverb, "Mind your P's and Q's." (Originally, as I understand, an admonishment to the apprentice typesetter not to confuse lower-case p's and q's—not to mention b's and d's.) I suppose it means he doesn't mind if you get drunk and confused. I'd be pleased to hear any other interpretations.

Also, I don't know why the song is called "Mother Oak." I found references to the oldest oak tree in a certain tract of land being called the "mother oak," but that doesn't help much:

http://rmvreserve.org/mothers-day-walk-mother-oak/
http://centerforhealthyaging.com/?page_id=1601
http://www.novascotiapermaculture.net/?page_id=257


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mother Oak (Adam Holmes)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Mar 16 - 12:35 PM

I've heard Adam explain the title Mother Oak, it comes from The Royal Oak - a session pub in Edinburgh, and Mother India - a favourite Indian restaurant nearby. I guess both would be visited during an evening's singing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mother Oak (Adam Holmes)
From: GUEST,DrWord
Date: 08 Mar 16 - 08:43 PM

The printer's p/q explanation may be quite compelling ~ my first go at typesetting included "garben", which is the lowercase b/d thing Jim alluded to, but if it's true that landlords kept your tally on a chalkboard, perhaps the p's and q's to be minded are your pints and quarts. This alternate p/q minding may be more germane to the lyric [?] Anyway,

keep on pickin'
dennis


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mother Oak (Adam Holmes)
From: cnd
Date: 08 Mar 16 - 10:07 PM

I think you're right, Dr. Word. I've always heard the expression "mind your P's and Q's came from pirates/rowdy types who frequented bars about 200 years ago. They frequently became extremely drunk, so bar owners would take advantage of them and tell them they bought more beer than they did (ie pints/quarts), so they would be told by the captain/other person (who had to pay for it) to mind their p's and q's, as in pints and quarts.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mother Oak (Adam Holmes)
From: GUEST,DrWord
Date: 08 Mar 16 - 11:22 PM

Hey, I was just throwing it out there. Whether the expression originated at the pub or the printer's is still moot, as far as I know. Both are pretty good stories. If any 'catters have heard a verdict on this one, I'd love the details … keep on pickin'

dennis


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Subject: Chords Add: MOTHER OAK (Adam Holmes)
From: GUEST,PatDaly at live dotcom dot au Queensland Aus
Date: 25 Aug 16 - 05:17 PM

The Lose your Q's and your P's do what ever you please

refers to the old ale house Quarts and Pints glasses/jars that people drank from and when they became unruly people would say watch your P's&Q's meaning steady down and don't spill the drink or for those in attendance take care of your drinks as it is about to become unruly.

Mother Oak
1103G 4/4 C Capo 1 ( ) d_du_ud_
{c: Capo 1 to play C#}
{soh} Won't you come out drinkin' with [F]me with [C]me, Won't you come out drinkin with [G]me      
For my [C]eyes still glow and I've [F]money to [C]blow won't you come out [G]drinkin' with [C]me {eoh}
{c: Chorus}
{soc}
Won't you come out drinkin' with [F]me with [C]me, Won't you come out drinkin with [G]me
For my [C]eyes still glow and I've [F]money to [C]blow, Won't you come out [G]drinkin' with [C]me
{pause: 25}
{c: Verse 1}
I'll be ever so glad if you [F]do, if you [C]do, I'll be ever so glad if you [G]do
Lose your [C]Q's and your P's do what [F]ever you [C]please, I'll be ever so [G]glad if you [C]do
{c: Chorus}
{soc}
Won't you come out drinkin' with [F]me with [C]me, Won't you come out drinkin with [G]me            
For my [C]eyes still glow and I've [F]money to [C]blow won't you come out [G]drinkin' with [C]me
{eoc}
{C: Instrumental Chorus}{soh #00FF00}- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -{eoh}
{soh}Won't you come out drinkin' with [F]me with [C]me won't you come out drinkin with [G]me            
For my [C]eyes still glow and I've [F]money to [C]blow won't you come out [G]drinkin' with [C]me{eoh}
{pause: 25}
{c: Verse 2}
When the summer has turned from the [F]spring from the [C]spring, When the summer has turned from the [G]spring
Well we'll [C]drink by the light of the [F]dawn's early [C]light, When the summer has turned from the [G]spring
{c: Chorus}
{soc}
Won't you come out drinkin' with [F]me with [C]me, Won't you come out drinkin, with [G]me            
For my [C]eyes still glow and I've [F]money to [C]blow, Won't you come out [G]drinkin' with [C]me
{eoc}


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mother Oak (Adam Holmes)
From: GUEST,Arnold
Date: 03 Oct 16 - 05:56 AM

Thank you for your very interesting answers and the chords.


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