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Tune Req: All around the Water Tank? (J Rodgers)

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DANVILLE GIRL
DANVILLE GIRL (2)
WAITING FOR A TRAIN


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Fiddle-D_D 12 Mar 00 - 01:08 AM
GUEST,Second Banana 12 Mar 00 - 01:40 AM
Metchosin 12 Mar 00 - 01:58 AM
Billy the Bus 12 Mar 00 - 02:11 AM
Metchosin 12 Mar 00 - 02:32 AM
GUEST,Second Banana 12 Mar 00 - 03:50 PM
Stewie 12 Mar 00 - 06:26 PM
Susan of DT 12 Mar 00 - 06:33 PM
Amos 12 Jan 08 - 07:21 PM
GUEST,Gary Wiles 14 Apr 13 - 08:12 AM
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Subject: All around the water Tank
From: Fiddle-D_D
Date: 12 Mar 00 - 01:08 AM

Long ago Aunts sang a song--only know some of the words--"all around the water tank, just waiting for the train--a thousand miles away from home just standing in the rain. I walked up to the brakeman just to give him a line of talk he said if you got money I'll see that you don't walk. I haven't got a nickle, not a penny can I show, get off get off you reailroad bum and he slammed the boxcar door..Then I remember they yeodled--


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All around the water Tank
From: GUEST,Second Banana
Date: 12 Mar 00 - 01:40 AM

He put me off in Texas, a state I dearly love
Wide-open spaces alll around me
moon and the stars above
Nobody seems to want me or to lend me a helping hand
I'm on my way from Frisco going back to Dixie Land
My pocketbook is empty and my heart is full of pain
I'm a thousand miles away from home
Waitin' for a train.

Seems like it was Jimmie Rodgers.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All around the water Tank
From: Metchosin
Date: 12 Mar 00 - 01:58 AM

You can find more about this song on a previous thread if you click here

I think more will also come up too, with a further search of the forum.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All around the water Tank
From: Billy the Bus
Date: 12 Mar 00 - 02:11 AM

Hi Fiddle DD,

Yep - Jimmie Rodgers, the "Yodelling Brakeman" certainly sang "All around the watertank" recorded as one of his "Blue Yodels" (1928-29), I think.

I seem to recall a couple of extra verses 2nd Banana, weren't there?

Alas, my record player is dead just now, so I can't check the discs.

I'm off to town for a week tomorrow, and hope to pick up a new (2nd hand) tt. Will pick up this trace when I get home and post the rest, if no-one else has.

Cheers _ Sam


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Subject: Lyr Add: WAITING FOR A TRAIN (Jimmie Rodgers)
From: Metchosin
Date: 12 Mar 00 - 02:32 AM

WAITING FOR A TRAIN
(Jimmie Rodgers)

(spoken) Oh lordy, I left dear old 'Frisco for my home down in Dixieland, but here I am, all stranded, down by the Rio Grand. I'm lookin for a hand out now, as I go on my weary way, the stars are my only blanket, I do my travelling by day.

All around the water tanks
Waiting for a train
A thousand miles away from home
And sleeping in the rain
I walked up to a brakeman
To give him a line of talk
He says if you got money
I'll see that you don't walk
I haven't got a nickle
Not a penny can I show
Get off, get off, you railroad bum
He slammed the boxcar door.

Yodel lay hee oh, de lay hee hay, de lay hee

(spoken) If that brakeman only new how bad I want to get back home to my mama, he'd never throwed me off that train. Now I guess I'm goin to have to take this ol guitar of mine out there and play and sing a song, to get me a little bowl of chili.

He put me off in Texas
A State I dearly love
The wide open spaces all around me
The moon and stars up above
Don't nobody seem to want me
Or lend me a helping hand
I'm on my way from 'Frisco
I'm going back to Dixieland.
Though my pocket book is empty
And my heart is full of pain
I'm a thousand miles away from home
Just a waiting for the train.

Yodel lay hee oh, de lay hee hay, de lay hee
Odelayhee alayhee alayhee.

Recorded by Gene Autry on the Velvet Tone label (ca 1929-1933)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All around the water Tank
From: GUEST,Second Banana
Date: 12 Mar 00 - 03:50 PM

I just don't remember the spoken parts; I was

little when I learned it. Billy Bus, the two

verses are all I know. Once in a long while I

hear it and it still sounds good.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All around the water Tank
From: Stewie
Date: 12 Mar 00 - 06:26 PM

The original Jimmie Rodgers version, recorded on 22 October 1928, (no spoken bits) can be found on 'Jimmie Rodgers 1928-1929: The Early Years' Rounder CD 1057.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All around the water Tank
From: Susan of DT
Date: 12 Mar 00 - 06:33 PM

I probably don't need to mention it, but wotthehell-- Rounder CD 1057 is available through Camsco.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All around the water Tank
From: Amos
Date: 12 Jan 08 - 07:21 PM

Here's Jimmie doing the original Waiting For a Train on YouTube.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: All around the Water Tank? (J Rodgers)
From: GUEST,Gary Wiles
Date: 14 Apr 13 - 08:12 AM

Thank youall. Gary Wiles in Alaska


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