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Subject: Lyr Add: ROMPIN' ROVIN' DAYS (Bruce Murdoch)
From: Greg F.
Date: 03 Feb 00 - 06:41 PM

ROMPIN' ROVIN' DAYS
(Bruce Murdoch)


Hey, I've been a rambler all my rompin' rovin' days
A railway boy with nothin' for to do
My people waved farewell somewheres down the road
For hobos, friend, are only passin' through.

Now I've seen every city from San Marcos in the south
To the concrete fenced-in walls of New York town
And everywhere I go my name nobody wants to know
And the talkin' seems to stop when I'm around.

Now all in my life I've been quickly cast aside
Though my handshake never meant less than your own
If there's any which way for to fully understand
Then tell me 'cause I'd surely like to know.

For every mile I rode a freight train, I walked a city block
Gazin' through the windows at the goods I couldn't buy
But the thing that hurts me most is when I'm wanderin' alone
And no one cares enough to ask me why.

Hey, I've been a rambler all my rompin' rovin' days
A railway boy with nothin' for to do
My people waved farewell somewheres down the road
For hobos, friend, are only passin' through.


© Bruce Murdoch/Nina Music

^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rompin' Rovin' Days
From: BobLusk
Date: 03 Feb 00 - 07:17 PM

Boy thanks - I've been singing this song since the 60's. Anyone know where Bruce Murdoch is these days?

Bob


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROMPIN' ROVIN' DAYS (Bruce Murdoch)
From: BobLusk
Date: 03 Feb 00 - 07:23 PM

After going through it, these are the words I remember.

ROMPIN' ROVIN' DAYS

Hey, I have been a rambler all my rompin' rovin' days
A railway boy with nothin' for to do
My people wave farewell somewheres down the road
A hobos, friend, I'm only passin' through.

Now I've seen every city from San Marcos in the south
To the sunny concrete fenced-in walls of New York town
And everywhere I go my name nobody wants to know
And the talkin' seems to stop when I'm around.

Now all in my life I've been quickly cast aside
Though my handshake never meant less than your own
If there's any which way for to truly understand
Then tell me 'cause I'd surely like to know.

For every mile of freight train, I've walked a city block
Gazin' through the windows at the goods I couldn't buy
But the thing that hurts me most is when I'm wanderin' alone
And nobody cares enough to ask me why.

Hey, I've been a rambler all my rompin' rovin' days
A railway boy with nothin' for to do
My people wave farewell somewheres down the road
A hobos, friend, I'm only passin' through.
^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rompin' Rovin' Days
From: Mike Regenstreif
Date: 03 Feb 00 - 09:06 PM

For Bob Lusk:

Bruce gave up performing about 20 years ago and moved out to Alberta. Eventually, he went back to school and became a high school teacher.

A couple of years ago, I heard he'd become a school principal but has now gone back to teaching.

Back in 1972 when I first started producing college concerts in Montreal, Bruce was the first performer I ever booked. Then in 1974, when I took over a folk club in Montreal called the Golem, Bruce was again the first performer I booked.

Mike Regenstreif


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rompin' Rovin' Days
From: harpgirl
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 05:23 PM

cool, brucie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rompin' Rovin' Days
From: harpgirl
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 05:26 PM

I can't believe you wrote this when you were sixtten. You must be an old soul. Where are the rest? harpy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rompin' Rovin' Days
From: freda underhill
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 05:36 PM

looking for brucie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rompin' Rovin' Days
From: DonMeixner
Date: 07 Dec 04 - 07:59 PM

If you can find it, listen to "Down in Misssissippi"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rompin' Rovin' Days (Bruce Murdoch)
From: GUEST,John the Uke
Date: 19 Jul 12 - 06:20 PM

Does anyone know or can suggest the chords for Rompin Rovin Days
Many thanks JtU


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rompin' Rovin' Days (Bruce Murdoch)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 19 Jul 12 - 07:36 PM

I could suggest you don't do the song. However, here are the chords.

(D) I've been a (G) rambler all my (D) romping roving days
A railway boy with (G) nothing for to (D) do- (A) oo
My (G) people bid (D) farewell (G) somewhere down the (D) road
A (G) hobo friend I'm only passing (D) through


If you want a really good piece, learn this one.

PS Although I dispute your taste in music, I thank you for keeping me off the political threads.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rompin' Rovin' Days (Bruce Murdoch)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Jul 12 - 03:33 AM

I was introduced to the work of Bruce Murdoch by listening to the Bill Staines recording of "Rompin' Rovin' Days." Don't know that I'd ever heard the Bruce Murdoch recording of this song until I found a copy on YouTube this evening. The notes say it comes from an album titled "Folksong '65" - that means the song is 47 years old now. I wonder what Bruce thinks of his song now, after all those years. I like it, myself.

Click here for a more recent Bruce Murdoch recording, "I'm at the Mercy of Your Smile." Nice song.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rompin' Rovin' Days (Bruce Murdoch)
From: Beer
Date: 20 Jul 12 - 08:11 AM

After I got home from picking berries last evening I listened to one of Bruce's first recordings. Man that was great shit. Said in a + way.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rompin' Rovin' Days (Bruce Murdoch)
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 20 Jul 12 - 08:32 AM

He did used to pop up on here from time to time
and I for one will say that as well as a very talented man. he is a gentleman and generous of spirit...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rompin' Rovin' Days (Bruce Murdoch)
From: Beer
Date: 20 Jul 12 - 09:22 AM

Tim,
He is here.
ad.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rompin' Rovin' Days (Bruce Murdoch)
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 20 Jul 12 - 02:46 PM

Glad to hear that Adrian thank you .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Rompin' Rovin' Days (Bruce Murdoch)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Aug 15 - 09:44 AM

Last time I caught him, Bob, Bruce was not recording (although he might have gotten back to it), and teaching English in Bashaw, Alberta. I think he subsequently moved, don't know where to. Good to see that you remember, too! Art Altman (arthurltmn@yahoo.com)


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