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Lyr Req: The Lady Came from Baltimore (Tim Hardin)

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Subject: Need help with words
From: McMusic
Date: 28 Nov 98 - 04:55 AM

Several years ago, there was a rather popular balled titled, I think, "The Lady came From Baltimore". Can anyone help me with the word? I'd appreciate it.


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Subject: RE: Need help with word
From: Barry Finn
Date: 28 Nov 98 - 11:53 AM

Recorded & I think written by Tim Hardin, don't know where you can find it though, sorry. Barry


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Subject: RE: Need help with word
From: Alice
Date: 28 Nov 98 - 01:16 PM

McMusic, I just clicked on the Mudcat banjo logo and did a quick search for the song title "The Lady Came From Baltimore" at Music Blvd. They have it recorded by Joan Baez. alice


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LADY CAME FROM BALTIMORE (Tim Hardin)
From: Earl
Date: 28 Nov 98 - 01:46 PM

Lady Came From Baltimore
Tim Hardin

Lady came from Baltimore
All she wore was lace
She never knew that I was poor
She never saw my place

Chorus:
I was there to steal her money
Take her rings and run
But I fell in love with the lady
And got away with none

Lady's name was Susan Moore
Her daddy read the law
She didn't know that I was poor
And lived outside the law

Her daddy said I was a thief
And didn't marry her for love
But I was Susan's true belief
And I married her for love

Chorus

The house she lived in had a wall
To keep the robbers out
She never stopped to think at all
That's what I'm about

Chorus


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Subject: RE: Need help with word
From: McMusic
Date: 28 Nov 98 - 06:36 PM

Alice, Barry, and Earl, Thanks all! you're the best--but you're Mudcatters, so that goes without saying!!


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Subject: RE: Need help with word
From: Gene
Date: 28 Nov 98 - 10:38 PM

Johnny Cash also recorded that song!
Johnny Cash-ENCORE


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Subject: RE: Need help with word
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 29 Nov 98 - 02:09 PM

Just as a point of interest, Bobby Darin recorded this song. He recorded two albums, prior to his early death, on Atlantic records during the folk-boom of the late 60's. They were primarily folk-based material, including a few Tim Hardin songs.

The first album was nearly worn flat on my record player. I may have to dig this one out of the collection for one more turn.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Need help with word
From: Earl
Date: 29 Nov 98 - 04:18 PM

Another interesting note, Tim Hardin's wife, at the time the song was written, was named Susan Moore.


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Subject: The Lady Came From Baltimore
From: Clifton53
Date: 24 Jan 00 - 08:19 PM

I've been looking for the lyrics to this tune,written I think by Tim Hardin, or at least performed by him, and also by Joan Baez years ago. Can anyone post them for me? Can't find them in the D.T. Thanks

Clifton


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lady Came From Baltimore
From: GUEST,John Wood
Date: 24 Jan 00 - 08:30 PM

Hi Clifton.
The song was written by Tim Hardin and came out on his second LP.(remember them),released in 1967.
I'll see if I can't dig the words out for you.
greetings John.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lady Came From Baltimore
From: Clifton53
Date: 24 Jan 00 - 08:56 PM

Howdy John, nice to meet you. Yes, unfortunately I do remember "records". I also remember them costing about 3 dollars U.S. back in the day. How I sweated out which one to buy when I got the money together. Standing at the rack and reading them over 'til they were ready to throw me out of there. Of course, you could always buy three or four 45's for that kind of dough. How times change.

Clifton


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lady Came From Baltimore
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 24 Jan 00 - 09:52 PM

Clifton,

God what an old folkie you are! It was nice to meet you and sing some John Prine at Annap's.

I remember this song best from a Bobby Darin album. He did a wonderful job with many Tim Hardin songs and some others.

Here's the only verse I remember.

The lady came from Baltimore,
All she wore was lace.
She didn't know that I was poor,
She never saw my face.
I was there to steal her money, Take her rings and run,
But I feel in love with the lady,
And got away with none.

If no one else comes up with it, I'll check my vinyl down in the basement for you.

Big RiB


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LADY CAME FROM BALTIMORE (Tim Hardin)
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 24 Jan 00 - 10:13 PM

I did an excite.com search and it popped up at the top of the list (a rare occurrence for me). Here 'tis.

THE LADY CAME FROM BALTIMORE
(Tim Hardin)

Lady came from Baltimore,
All she wore was lace.
She didn't know that I was poor,
She never saw my place.

I was there to steal her money,
Take her rings and run.
Then I fell in love with the lady,
Got away with none.

The lady's name was Susan Moore,
Her daddy read the law.
She didn't know that I was poor,
And lived outside the law.

Her daddy said, I was a thief,
And didn't marry her for love.
I was Susan's true belief,
Married her for love.

I was there to steal her money,
To take her rings and run.
Then I fell in love with the lady,
Got away with none.

The house she lived in had a wall,
To keep the robbers out.
She'd never stop to think at all,
If that's what I'm about.

I was there to steal her money,
Take her rings and run.
Then I fell in love with the lady,
Got away with none.

That fourth verse looks a little suspect, it doesn't scan well. Back to my search, not everything on the Net is true!

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lady Came From Baltimore
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 24 Jan 00 - 10:43 PM

I checked three other sites, same lyrics. For those of you wondering, Tim who? Biography.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lady Came From Baltimore
From: Amos
Date: 24 Jan 00 - 10:54 PM

I think this was originally performed by King Edward.
Oh, never mind. I'm mixing it up with a verse from "Love, Love Alone" which asserts he (Edward) "must go with the Lady from Baltimore". Not the same thing at all.

A.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lady Came From Baltimore
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 24 Jan 00 - 11:04 PM

and Johnny Cash also recorded it...

* John R. Cash *


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lady Came From Baltimore
From: Arkie
Date: 24 Jan 00 - 11:06 PM

Roger, you're right the first line in the fourth verse is not quite right, but my memory is not working tonight. That sometimes happens when you get old. Seems like the line ended ...lived behind a wall.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lady Came From Baltimore
From: Barry Finn
Date: 24 Jan 00 - 11:11 PM

Hi Roger, thanks for that link.Tim is a current favorite of my wife's & since my late teens or early twenties I've carried a lifelong liking for him & his songs. It's such a sad & all to common story for such a talented person. Barry


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LADY CAME FROM SUNNYDALE (Lisa Rose)
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 25 Jan 00 - 09:58 AM

There are several places in the lyrics posted above that are not the way I remember them. So far that is all I can remember.

Here's another set of lyric turned up on Google. This is definitly not the way I remember the song.

The Lady Came from Sunnydale
(Lisa Rose)
(To the tune of "The Lady Came from Baltimore")

The lady came from Sunnydale
She owned a gallery place
She joked with me that I was pale
I wore my human face

Chorus:

I was sent to kill her daughter
Drain her blood and run
But I fell in love with Ms. Summers
Came away with none

Though lady Joyce was always sweet
Her daughter killed my kind
Joyce didn't know what I must eat
It never crossed her mind

Chorus

She locked her house doors every night
To keep the dark things out
She never stopped to see it right
That's what I'm about

Chorus

Her daughter said I was a fiend
Who fed on people's blood
To Joyce I was a human being
I married her for love

Chorus

(Lyrics © 1997 by Lisa Rose


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lady Came From Baltimore
From: Peter T.
Date: 25 Jan 00 - 10:01 AM

If you do a Mudcat Forum search you will discover a thread on this topic with the lyrics, and the chords, I think.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LADY CAME FROM BALTIMORE (Tim Hardin)
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 25 Jan 00 - 10:17 AM

Here's another set of lyrics closer to what I remember except for line about the wall, which I may have heard wrong.

THE LADY CAME FROM BALTIMORE
(Tim Hardin)

The lady came from Baltimore
All she wore was lace
She didn't know that I was poor
She never saw my face.

Chorus:
I was sent to steal her money
Take her rings and run
But I fell in love with the lady
Got away with none

The lady's name was Susan Moore
Her daddy read the law
She didn't know that I was poor
Lived outside the law

Chorus

Her daddy said I was a thief
And didn't marry her for love
But I was Susan's true belief
And married her for love

Chorus

The house she lived in had a wall
To keep the robbers out
She never stopped to think at all
That's what I'm about

Chorus


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Subject: Lady came from Baltimore
From: GUEST,soulsent@superaje.com
Date: 31 Dec 00 - 12:43 PM

I was there to steal her money, Take her rings and run, I fell in love with the lady and got away with none.

I should know this. Completely slipped my mind. Who's song is it and need lyrics. Thanks, Allan Brown


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Subject: RE: Lady came from Baltimore
From: Peter T.
Date: 31 Dec 00 - 01:06 PM

Tim Hardin.

The Lady came from Baltimore
All she wore was lace,
She didn't know that I was poor,
She never saw my face.

I was sent to steal her money
Thake her rings and run
But I fell in love with the lady,
Came away with none. {sometimes: Came away with a son]

The lady's name was Susan Moore
Her daddy read the law,
She didn't know that I was poor
And lived outside the law

The house she lived in had a wall,
To keep the robbers out
She never stopped to think at all,
That's what I'm about

Her daddy said I was a thief
And didn't marry her for love
But I was Susan's true belief
I married her for love

Tim notoriously changed the lines out of carelessness. yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lady Came From Baltimore
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 31 Dec 00 - 01:53 PM

There is another thread, from almost a year ago which has the song in discussion. Have a look at

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=17386


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Subject: RE: Lady came from Baltimore
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 31 Dec 00 - 02:03 PM

There was another thread where I refreshed as well. You can go from here

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=17386


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Subject: RE: Lady came from Baltimore
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Dec 00 - 02:27 PM

Thanks Peter and George. Got it! Allan B


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Subject: RE: Lady Came from Baltimore
From: Suffet
Date: 31 Dec 00 - 06:45 PM

Face or place?

When I first heard Tim Hardin perform this song at the Night Owl Cafe in New York City he would sing:

The lady came from Baltimore,
All she wore was lace,
She didn't know that I was poor,
She never saw my place.

Then Joan Baez recorded it and sang:

She never saw my face.

At first Tim resisted. After all, Susan Moore and the thief were lovers. Of course she would have seen his face, at least in the literal sense. What she had not seen was his place, either in terms of his social standing or his abode.

Alas, in time Joanie's lyrics won out. The last time I heard Tim Hardin, he, too, was singing face instead of place.

--- Steve


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Subject: Lady Came From Baltimore
From: GUEST,Philip
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 09:57 PM

Does anyone know the chords to this great Tim Hardin song? Thank's much Philip


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Lady Came From Baltimore
From: GUEST,dusty m
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 10:20 PM

Try: C/Em/F/C F/C/Dm/G C/Em/F/C F/C/G/C,

or capo up.

I don't remember if there is a bridge, I was drunk that night.

Now please guide me through the lyrics, thanx.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Lady Came From Baltimore
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 11:13 PM

Lyrics found here with www.google.com
http://members.nbci.com/elstongunn/ladycame.html

* CLICK TO: Lady Came From Baltimore *


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Lady Came From Baltimore
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 11:16 PM

Lyrics are also in previous Mudcat Forum post-

* CLICK TO LYRICS *


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Subject: Lady came from Baltimore
From: GUEST,Keffler
Date: 13 Aug 02 - 10:38 AM

Does anyone know the words to Lady came from Baltimore?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lady came from Baltimore
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 13 Aug 02 - 10:43 AM

Type lady came from baltimore into the "Digitrad and Forum Search", which you will see on the main Forum page; this will locate for you several past discussions of Tim Hardin's song, with lyrics included.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lady came from Baltimore
From: GUEST,Keffler
Date: 13 Aug 02 - 11:26 AM

Dear Malcolm,

Thanks very much. I heard it in a folk club in Stockton in the 60s, and could remeber the tune but not the words. I shall give it an airing tonight in the Bell at Bennigton


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lady came from Baltimore
From: Amos
Date: 13 Aug 02 - 02:23 PM

Here's an earlier discussion on the topic.

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lady came from Baltimore
From: MMario
Date: 13 Aug 02 - 02:26 PM

amos - your clicky leads to the super secret inner circle only section of mudcat.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: THE LADY CAME FROM BALTIMORE
From: songs2play
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 02:54 AM

THE LADY CAME FROM BALTIMORE

(C)Lady came from (G)Baltimore,
(F)All she wore was (C)lace.
(F)She never knew that (C)I was poor,
(Gsus4)Never saw my (G)face.
(Amin)I was there to (G)take her money,
(F)Steal her rings and (C)run.
(F)Then I fell in (C)love with the lady,
Got away with (C)none.

The lady's name was Susan Moore,
Her daddy read the law.
She never knew that I was poor,
And lived outside the law.
I was there to take her money,
Steal her rings and run.
Then I fell in love with the lady,
Got away with none.

Her daddy said, I was a thief
Never married her for love.
It was Susan's true belief
I married her for love.
I was there to take her money,
Steal her rings and run.
Then I fell in love with the lady,
Got away with none.

Outside her house there was a wall
To keep the robbers out.
She'd never stop to think at all
If that's what I'm about.
I was there to take her money,
Steal her rings and run.
Then I fell in love with the lady,
Got away with none.

http://www.geocities.com/songs2play/baltimore.htm

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 16-Aug-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lady came from Baltimore
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 03:36 AM

I haven't heard this in a long time either, but my memory is that the first line kicks off in F, and where it says Gsus4 in the chords above I hear a D7. I could be wrong however ....

Murray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lady Came From Baltimore
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Oct 08 - 09:04 PM

Ronnie Hawkins also sang this song and i think he did the BEST job i just love it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lady Came from Baltimore (Tim Hardin)
From: GUEST,Sheri.E
Date: 21 Jan 14 - 08:05 PM

Everyone has at least two faces - the private one that is the 'real you', and the one you show the public.


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