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Lyr Req: Prison Blues -lyrics required

GUEST,Jan Cantle 18 Jul 16 - 05:24 AM
Joe Offer 18 Jul 16 - 10:37 AM
Joe Offer 18 Jul 16 - 08:37 PM
GUEST,Joseph Scott 19 Jul 16 - 01:31 AM
GUEST 19 Jul 16 - 01:38 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Prison Blues -lyrics required
From: GUEST,Jan Cantle
Date: 18 Jul 16 - 05:24 AM

My husband has dementia and has forgotten a lot of lyrics to the songs he used to sing.
He used to sing a lot of prison songs from the USA and I would be grateful for any lyrics you can help with.
I have managed to type up about a hundred and fifty English folk songs from his old repetoire and about 18 American ones.
At the moment I am stuck on:

Ol' Riley done gine like a turkey through the straw, and he ran away.
Baby , please don't go.
There ai'nt no more cane on the Brazos
Go down old Hannah, if you rise up in the morning, bring judgement day.
Good morning Blues
How long blues.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prison Blues -lyrics required
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Jul 16 - 10:37 AM

Hi, Jan - Many of those songs will turn up if you used the Filter box at the top of the list of threads.

Here's Old Riley (click)

Baby, Please Don't Go

Ain't No Cane on This Brazos

Go Down, Old Hannah

Good Morning Blues (more if you look around - try here (click))

How Long Blues.

Take the time to look around Mudcat - you'll find lots of treasures here. For the most part, it's best to ask for songs one at a time (after searching to see if we have a thread on that song), instead of starting a thread to ask for a list. But if you have trouble, just ask.

-Joe Offer, Mudcat Music Editor-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prison Blues -lyrics required
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Jul 16 - 08:37 PM

refresh - Jan, I hope you've seen this.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prison Blues -lyrics required
From: GUEST,Joseph Scott
Date: 19 Jul 16 - 01:31 AM

Bravo, fellow Joe.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prison Blues -lyrics required
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jul 16 - 01:38 PM

Thank you so much for your help. I did search before I put up the request, and found many versions of the songs, but not the particular ones he sang. Then, there is the problem that with oral tradition songs get changed as they are passed around. He is enjoying getting reacquainted with his old favourites. He suffers my singing them in my tone deaf, key of move way and then remembers .
    Glad you got what you needed, Jan. I'm going to close this thread now. If anyone would like to discuss any of the songs on Jan's list, please follow the links above to the individual songs. Thanks.
    -Joe Offer, Mudcat Music Editor-


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