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Lyr Req: Meat you couldnt chaw / State of Arkansas

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STATE OF ARKANSAS
THE STATE OF ARKANSAW


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bunkerhill 05 Dec 99 - 01:29 PM
Midchuck 05 Dec 99 - 01:34 PM
dick greenhaus 05 Dec 99 - 08:06 PM
Shimbo Darktree 10 Dec 99 - 10:36 AM
bunkerhill 10 Dec 99 - 07:09 PM
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Subject: Meat you couldnt chaw
From: bunkerhill
Date: 05 Dec 99 - 01:29 PM

Could anyone help with the title or lyrics to song that follows this story line: Irishman comes to America, answers a newspaper ad placed by a Mr. Jones or Brown, who's hiring 500 men to work on the railroad in Arkansas and is subjected to a variety of mistreatment, including "meat you couldn't chaw"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Meat you couldnt chaw
From: Midchuck
Date: 05 Dec 99 - 01:34 PM

"The State of Arkansas." I've seen it, but don't have the lyrics. It got moved over the State line to Texas and became "Diamond Joe," with that particular line still included. Joe Val picked it up (from Ramblin' Jack and/or Tom Rush?)and turned it into Bluegrass, and a good many BG performers have recorded it. In fact, I think there's an album of J. V.'s by that title.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Meat you couldnt chaw
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 05 Dec 99 - 08:06 PM

State of Arkansas is in DigiTrad. Search for --what else-- [State of Arkansas].


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Meat you couldnt chaw
From: Shimbo Darktree
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 10:36 AM

The Weavers (Pete Seeger et al)did a great rendition of
"State of Arkansas". No, Pete didn't eat Al, it ...
oh, never mind!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Meat you couldnt chaw
From: bunkerhill
Date: 10 Dec 99 - 07:09 PM

Thanks much for the help.


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