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Lyr Req: I'm Coming Home (Big Twist&Mellow Fellows

GUEST,sabin.hinton@nisbic.com 23 Mar 00 - 10:09 PM
GUEST,Neil Lowe 24 Mar 00 - 12:02 PM
skarpi 24 Mar 00 - 06:02 PM
Jim Dixon 23 Oct 09 - 12:57 PM
GUEST 13 Sep 14 - 08:00 PM
maeve 13 Sep 14 - 08:31 PM
maeve 14 Sep 14 - 07:56 AM
GUEST,leeneia 14 Sep 14 - 09:36 PM
maeve 15 Sep 14 - 06:53 AM
GUEST,leeneia 15 Sep 14 - 10:40 AM
maeve 15 Sep 14 - 10:52 AM
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Subject: What Bluesman sings this song?
From: GUEST,sabin.hinton@nisbic.com
Date: 23 Mar 00 - 10:09 PM

I'm looking for a bluesman who has these lines in one of his songs... I can't find it anywhere...

"Tell all the boys down in Southern Illinois, that I'll be coming home soon. Let the ladies know when they hear that whistle blow that I'll be coming home soon..."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What Bluesman sings this song?
From: GUEST,Neil Lowe
Date: 24 Mar 00 - 12:02 PM

Sorry I can't be of any help to you as things stand. Got any more clues?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What Bluesman sings this song?
From: skarpi
Date: 24 Mar 00 - 06:02 PM

Can you tell the name of this song, that would help alot if you can. I have gon through my stuff for the last hour or so, I have been listing to Buddy Guy,John Lee Hooker,Bo Diddley,Tommy Tucker, Muddy waters and many more but like I said If you can find out the name of the song, then maybe I coult help. All the best skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Tell all the boys...in Southern Illinois
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 12:57 PM

Does the singer pronounce "Illinoise" to rhyme with "boys"? Shame on him!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Tell all the boys...in Southern Illinois
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Sep 14 - 08:00 PM

Big Twist
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/blues-notes-a-last-blast-for-big-twist/Content?oid=875369


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Tell all the boys...in Southern Illinois
From: maeve
Date: 13 Sep 14 - 08:31 PM

Good find, Guest!

Here's a fragment: http://www.allmusic.com/song/im-coming-home-mt0026985956


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Tell all the boys...in Southern Illinois
From: maeve
Date: 14 Sep 14 - 07:56 AM

By the way, in answer to Jim Dixon's question, when Big Twist (Larry Nolan) sings the line in the preceding link, he does not sing Illinois with pronounced "s". It's a close, rather than an exact (and incorrect) rhyme.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Tell all the boys...in Southern Illinois
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 14 Sep 14 - 09:36 PM

Right on, Jim Dixon. That should be folk-processed to 'Tell every boy in southern Illinois..."

Only outsiders who don't know better pronounce the s in Illinois.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Tell all the boys...in Southern Illinois
From: maeve
Date: 15 Sep 14 - 06:53 AM

As I stated earlier, "when Big Twist (Larry Nolan) sings the line in the preceding link, he does not sing Illinois with pronounced "s". It's a close, rather than an exact (and incorrect) rhyme. "


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Tell all the boys...in Southern Illinois
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 15 Sep 14 - 10:40 AM

Sure you said it, but the lyrics never should have been written that way.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Tell all the boys...in Southern Illinois
From: maeve
Date: 15 Sep 14 - 10:52 AM

Hmmm...OK leeneia. I expect you know that rhymes in songs and poetry take many different forms and patterns. They often do not follow the rules in textbooks. This sort of variant however is not uncommon, and not, I believe, considered incorrect, just different. It could even reveal the songmaker or poet's sense of humor. I wonder if it would rankle our ears were it not occurring with a commonly mispronounced place name?

I wish I could hear the whole song. I like what I heard of Big Twist's singing.
I wonder if the original poster will return.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Coming Home (Big Twist&Mellow Fellows
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Dec 16 - 11:10 AM

Larry Nolan "Big Twist" was my mother's neighbor when I was born. He took her to the hospital to give birth. They lived in Murphysboro, IL. Big Twist played all the local circuits and finally made it big in Chicago in the late 70's. You can find his music on Amazon. The group was called Big Twist and the Mellow Fellows


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Coming Home (Big Twist&Mellow Fellows
From: leeneia
Date: 12 Dec 16 - 11:38 PM

Big Twist can be heard on YouTube. I like his song "Too Much Barbecue."


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