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Lyr Req: Please Don't Bury Me... (John Prine)

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ENDLESS HOLE
HELLO IN THERE
LET'S TALK DIRTY IN HAWAIIAN
PARADISE or Muhlenberg County
PLEASE DON'T BURY ME
YOUR FLAG DECAL WON'T GET YOU INTO HEAVEN ANYMORE


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steve.kaplan@hypres.com 19 Nov 96 - 08:36 AM
Kevin 19 Nov 96 - 09:23 AM
dick greenhaus 19 Nov 96 - 08:59 PM
Doc 07 Dec 96 - 04:22 PM
John D. Duke jduke@mindspring.com 19 Dec 96 - 09:49 PM
GUEST,coleen28@hotmail.com 04 Feb 05 - 07:30 PM
Clinton Hammond 04 Feb 05 - 07:43 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 04 Feb 05 - 07:54 PM
GUEST,Folkifrank 04 Feb 05 - 08:22 PM
Auggie 04 Feb 05 - 11:10 PM
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Subject: Lyrics Req: Please Don't Bury Me
From: steve.kaplan@hypres.com
Date: 19 Nov 96 - 08:36 AM

I'd like to find the lyrics to "Please Don't Bury Me in the Cold, Cold Ground" by John Prine. This funny tune causes people to die laughing, but only after willing their body parts to posterity. Anybody know it?


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Subject: Lyr Add: PLEASE DON'T BURY ME DOWN IN THE COLD...
From: Kevin
Date: 19 Nov 96 - 09:23 AM

PLEASE DON'T BURY ME DOWN IN THE COLD, COLD GROUND
(John Prine)

Woke up this morning,
Put on my slippers and died.
And oh, what a feeling!
When my soul went through the ceiling
And up into heaven I did rise.

When I got there, they did say:
"John it happened this-a-way,
You slipped upon the floor and hit your head,
And all the angels say, just before you passed away,
These were the very last words that you said:"

Please don't bury me down in the cold, cold ground.
No, I don't wanna have them cut me up and pass me all around.
Throw my brain in a hurricane, and the blind can have my eyes,
And the deaf can take both of my ears if they don't mind the size.

Give my stomach to Milwaukee if they run out of beer.
Put my socks in a cedar box. Just get 'em out of here!
Venus de Milo can have my arms. Look out! I've got your nose.
Sell my art to the junk man, and give my love to Rose.

Please don't bury me down in the cold, cold ground....

Give my feet to the footloose, careless, fancy-free.
Give my knees to the needy. Don't pull that stuff on me.
Hand me down my walking cane. It's a sin to tell a lie.
Send my mouth way down south, and kiss my ass goodbye.

Please don't bury me down in the cold, cold ground....

HTML line breaks added in place of double spacing. --JoeClone, 30-Jan-03.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Req: Please Don't Bury Me
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 19 Nov 96 - 08:59 PM

Hi Kevin- Many thanx! dick greenhaus


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Req: Please Don't Bury Me
From: Doc
Date: 07 Dec 96 - 04:22 PM

A small lyric change from Kevin's responce

2nd line of the chorus is "I'd rather have them cut me up and pass me all around"

- and -

last line of the second verse: "sell my heart to the junk man, and give my love to Rose"

Peace !


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Req: Please Don't Bury Me
From: John D. Duke jduke@mindspring.com
Date: 19 Dec 96 - 09:49 PM

You can find this song on two John Prine records: Prime Prine, The Best of John Prine and Sweet Revenge (Atlantic SD 7274)...If you can't find a copy..email me and i'll send you a tape....a fellow Prine fan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: PLEASE DON'T BURY ME (John Prine)
From: GUEST,coleen28@hotmail.com
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 07:30 PM

My husband is sure that Please Don't Bury Me In the Cold, Cold Ground by John Prine was sung by another Newfoundland singer, songwriter. He believes his name is Alan Cameron...he was a priest at one time in his life. Are you aware of his career? Thanking you in advance for your assistance.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: PLEASE DON'T BURY ME (John Prine)
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 07:43 PM

A LOT of people have coverd "Please Don't Bury Me"...

ALL John Prine Lyrics can be found at http://www.jpshrine.org/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: PLEASE DON'T BURY ME (John Prine)
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 07:54 PM

Yep. Always go to the John Prine Shrine for J.P.'s lyrics. They're the real thing. 100% as written and performed by John. None of that transcribed-by-an-idiot-who-can't-hear-and-can't-spell crap like on most lyrics servers.

My estimation of any artist goes up considerably when he posts his lyrics to his website. Heck, if I was famous, I would. Like I'd want some moron going around singing the wrong words to my song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: PLEASE DON'T BURY ME (John Prine)
From: GUEST,Folkifrank
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 08:22 PM

Coleen, you may be thinking of John Allan Cameron from Nova Scotia, The (alleged) Grandaddy(self styled) of Folk in those parts.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: PLEASE DON'T BURY ME (John Prine)
From: Auggie
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 11:10 PM

"My husband is sure that Please Don't Bury Me In the Cold, Cold Ground by John Prine was sung by another Newfoundland singer, songwriter"
- OK I'll agree lots of good stuff, even lots of great stuff has come down from Canada, but Prine is definately not a "Newfoundland singer songwriter". Anybody with a mind that wierd could only,like me, be from Chicago.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: PLEASE DON'T BURY ME (John Prine)
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 05 Feb 05 - 10:24 PM

Considering the idjets that visit this place (and never heard of Stephen Foster)- the humor/irony is increased when looking at the original:

MASSA'S IN DE COLD, COLD GROUND
http://www.mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=8683

Midi and Guitar from a fine German Page honoring Mr. Foster:

http://www.stephen-foster-songs.de/Foster15.htm

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: PLEASE DON'T BURY ME (John Prine)
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 05 Feb 05 - 10:51 PM

Anbother verse that someone I knows sings (not John's writing) goes like this:

Let my hands be hand-me-down, my liver and my spleen.
My pancreas is perfect; good enough for any king.
And if you don't have no sex life; don't have no fun at all,
Just tel the doc to make a swap. Man, you can have a ball!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: PLEASE DON'T BURY ME (John Prine)
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 05 Feb 05 - 11:06 PM

Trying to rhyme Spleen and King??

For shame!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: PLEASE DON'T BURY ME (John Prine)
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 06 Feb 05 - 09:58 PM

Close enough for jazz (folk, too!).


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