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Tune Req: Life Is like a Mountain Railroad

DigiTrad:
LIFE'S RAILWAY TO HEAVEN
MINER'S LIFEGUARD
THE H-BOMB'S THUNDER
WEAVER'S LIFE


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Dulci46 23 Mar 00 - 05:35 PM
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Subject: Life is Like A Mountain Railroad
From: Dulci46
Date: 23 Mar 00 - 05:35 PM

Would anyone happen to have the music to this song? Judy


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Life is Like A Mountain Railroad
From: Stewie
Date: 23 Mar 00 - 06:52 PM

You'll find it at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music under the title 'LIFE'S RAILWAY TO HEAVEN':

click here

--Stewie.

Link fixed.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Life is Like A Mountain Railroad
From: Dulci46
Date: 23 Mar 00 - 10:01 PM

Thanks for the help !!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Life is Like A Mountain Railroad
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 24 Mar 00 - 06:13 PM

More often used, in my experience, in the Union song, MINER'S LIFEGUARD/Miner's Life, which is in the DT with the tune.

And it was the tune for "H-Bomb's Thunder"...

Neither of them parodies, but new songs build on the sound foundations of the older song.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Life is Like A Mountain Railroad
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 24 Mar 00 - 07:56 PM

Words and music to both are in (guess where!) DigiTrad


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Life is Like A Mountain Railroad
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 25 Mar 00 - 01:35 AM

To play the song, visit this site and -

* CLICK ON BLUEGRASS HEAVEN *


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Life is Like A Mountain Railroad
From: Dale Rose
Date: 25 Mar 00 - 01:53 AM

Good version ~~ the singer is Donna Stoneman, by the way.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Life is Like A Mountain Railroad
From: Banjer
Date: 25 Mar 00 - 05:06 PM

I went to that site and listened to almost every one of them! Dale, can you tell who or what group is doing 'I'm Using My Bible As A Roadmap'? They sound so familar but I just cannot put a name with them! Thanks...

That site is worth a listen folks..


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Life is Like A Mountain Railroad
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 25 Mar 00 - 05:13 PM

Some great BANJO tunes there also -

* BANJOS THAT DESTROYED THE WORLD *


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Life is Like A Mountain Railroad
From: Dale Rose
Date: 25 Mar 00 - 05:22 PM

Banjer, they ought to sound familiar ~~ Don Reno & Bill Harrell. The whole album has these titles, not all are on the site linked by Gene, though. It's on CMH, as you could likely tell from the list of performers. I think the list will be legible without adding any extra html.

01. Somebody Touched Me - Carl Story
02. Just A Little Talk With Jesus - Bluegrass Cardinals
03. Go Down Yonder, Moses - Eddie Adcock Band
04. I Saw The Light - Carl Story
05. I Am A Pilgrim - Merle Travis
06. I'm Using My Bible For A Roadmap - Don Reno And Bill Harrell
07. These Hands - Mac Wiseman
08. Life's Railway To Heaven - Donna Stoneman
09. A Beautiful Life - Bass Mountain Boys
10. Tramp On The Street - Betty J. Robinson And The Nashville Grass
11. The Lord's Last Supper - Don Reno And Bill Harrell
12. Great Speckled Bird - Jim And Jesse McReynolds
13. I'll Fly Away - The Osborne Bros.
14. Dust On The Bible - Mac Wiseman
15. I'll Meet You In The Morning - Grandpa Jones And Brown's Ferry Four
16. I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling - The Osborne Bros.
17. The Fourth Man - Carl Story
18. White Dove - The Osborne Bros.
19. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Jim And Jesse McReynolds
20. Unclouded Day - Betty J. Robinson And The Nashville Grass
21. The Story Of Pharisees - Bass Mountain Boys
22. What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul? - Lester Flatt And The Nashville Grass
23. Living Waters - Eddie And Martha Adcock
24. Palms Of Victory - Betty J. Robinson And The Nashville Grass


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Life is Like A Mountain Railroad
From: Sorcha
Date: 25 Mar 00 - 05:54 PM

Dumb question time--I went to the The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music: LIFE'S RAILWAY TO HEAVEN, and tried to copy/paste. Wouldn't do it at all to anywhere, not Word, not Notepad, not Paint...so I ended up printing as given and it is sooo tiny I can hardly read it, and on a grey background. I am going to have to transcribe by hand. Any suggestions on what I could do to magnify it?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Life is Like A Mountain Railroad
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Mar 00 - 06:17 PM

Hi, Sorcha - that's a real problem with the Levy site - the resolution of their scans is often too poor to read. I contacted them about that a while ago. They say you can contact them (click) if you need something and can't read it online.
If you right-click on a page of music at Levy, you can choose to "save picture as..." You can then open the picture in a graphics program to enlarge and fine-tune it, but I've had only limited success at that.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Life is Like A Mountain Railroad
From: Sorcha
Date: 25 Mar 00 - 06:22 PM

Oh well, I can do it by hand, it was in a godawful key for a fiddler anyway!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Life is Like A Mountain Railroad
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Mar 00 - 06:33 PM

Of course, nobody ever pays any attention to poor, softspoken Dick Greenhaus, a voice crying out in the wilderness, saying,
"It's in the Digital Tradition!"
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Life is Like A Mountain Railroad
From: Dale Rose
Date: 25 Mar 00 - 07:10 PM

Oh, and what about that mirror site that has all the sheet music for the Digital Tradition stuff? I forgot how to get there, but I'll think of it before I finish this, I think

I just messed around some with the Levy/Mountain Railroad, and despite trying Photohouse, PhotoDeluxe, and Irfanview, I didn't come up with anything good enough to even call it crap.

(5 minute time out) OK, I'm back, bet you didn't miss me. Didn't find it there anyway, but here is an example of what they DO have, this one for Lulu Walls Links at top and bottom of the page will get you to all they have there, but only those songs that have (with tune) listed afterward have ABC, SongWright, PostScript, DVI, or a MusicTeX fragment) Pennywhistle notation and Dulcimer tab.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Life is Like A Mountain Railroad
From: Sorcha
Date: 25 Mar 00 - 07:20 PM

(so where is the MUSIC in the DT? I did look,but I did not go to the Mirrior) With Super Search down, things are a bit difficult.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Life is Like A Mountain Railroad
From: Dale Rose
Date: 25 Mar 00 - 07:37 PM

There isn't any in the DT, just in the mirror site I linked above.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Life is Like A Mountain Railroad
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Mar 00 - 08:32 PM

Oh, Duh. I shoulda thunka that, except that I don't use Yet Another Digital Tradition (click) for converting DigiTrad tunes because I like 'em the way they are.
There's a link to "Yet Another" on our links page - that site converts our tunes into any format you might be able to imagine.
-Joe Offer-


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