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Lyr Req: I Think of You (Utah Phillips)

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ALL THE TIMES YOU'RE GONE
ALL USED UP
CANNONBALL BLUES
DADDY, WHAT'S A TRAIN?
DUMP THE BOSSES OFF YOUR BACK (2)
GREEN ROLLING HILLS
HOOD RIVER ROLL ON
I BELIEVE IF I LIVED MY LIFE AGAIN
I REMEMBER LOVING YOU
I SAW MY COUNTRY'S FLAG GO DOWN
KID'S LIBERATION SONG
OLD DOLORES
ORPHAN TRAIN
PHOEBE SNOW
QUEEN OF THE RAILS
ROCK SALT AND NAILS
ROCKABYE BABY
STARLIGHT ON THE RAILS
THE DADDY SONG
THE EPILOGUE
THE GOODNIGHT-LOVING TRAIL
THE TELLING TAKES ME HOME
TOLONO
TOUCH ME
WEEPY


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Subject: Utah Phillips song
From: kendall
Date: 01 Apr 00 - 06:33 PM

Does anyone have the words to "I think of you" ?? not sure of the title.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Phillips
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 01 Apr 00 - 06:42 PM

It's on Rosalie Sorrels' Folk-Legacy record, Kendall. You may have that one in your shelves somewhere. If not, I'll post the text later.

Sandy


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Subject: Lyr Add: I THINK OF YOU (Utah Phillips)
From: Duane D.
Date: 01 Apr 00 - 11:35 PM

From "Starlight On The Rails & other songs," by U. Utah Phillips:

I look to see the wildflowers blooming & wonder why they seem so plain,
The springtime rides all the brown hills over, young birds sing in a silver rain,
I think of you as the night rolls by, you're on my mind the whole night through,
Far away in a lonesome city, All the time you're gone, I think of you.

And when my world has turned to sunlight,
And the dust clouds stand in the summer sky,
I'll number all the climbing roses,
Watch to see the milkweed fly.

And when I hear the soft wind moaning
Like an angel's voice from a far-off shore,
My days slip by like light snow falling,
Or dry brown leaves blown by my door.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Phillips
From: Mike Regenstreif
Date: 02 Apr 00 - 10:50 AM

Sandy,

"If I Could Be the Rain" by Rosalie Sorrels was the first Folk Legacy LP I ever bought; back when I was teenager. I hope you can reissue it some day on CD.

Another one I'd love to see reissued is Jim Ringer's "Waitin' for the Hard Times To Go."

Mike Regenstreif


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Phillips
From: kendall
Date: 02 Apr 00 - 12:14 PM

I dont have this one Sandy. Duane, it looks short, is that all of it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Phillips
From: Duane D.
Date: 02 Apr 00 - 01:07 PM

That's all that was in the songbook, verbatim. I am not personally familiar with this song. Although I do sing some of Bruce's songs, and just happen to have his songbook, I don't know all the songs that are in the book. This song doesn't appear on either of the two albums of his I own, but I'll research this further to see if I have this song on someone else's recording. Perhaps there were other verses added the 1973 copyright date?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Phillips
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 02 Apr 00 - 02:21 PM

Kendall: Rosalie repeats the last two lines of the first verse at the end, wrapping it up very nicely. There's also a super guitar instrumental break by Mitch Greenhill which extends the performance nicely. We still have it available as a "custom cassette" (quite like the six you just ordered!).

Mike: Me, too, lad. I'll get 'em done as soon as I can scrape up some more "discretionary funds" for the production costs. One step at a time, I fear.

Duane: Thanks for saving me the trouble of doing all that typing. My two fingers are both grateful to you. How's the replacement computer coming along?

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Phillips
From: Big Mick
Date: 02 Apr 00 - 02:32 PM

Bruce "Utah" Phillips is coming to The Ten Pound Fiddle coffeehouse in a couple of weeks. Any other Michigan Mudcatters going to be present?

All the best,

Big Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Phillips
From: Chris Seymour
Date: 02 Apr 00 - 09:08 PM

Oh, is Utah able to tour again? I know he had to stop for a while becauase of heart trouble. Anybody know whatsup with "the golden voice of the great southwest?" He was doing a radio show -- anyone know if it's webcast or otherwise available outside rural northern California, where I seem to remember he resides?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Phillips
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 03 Apr 00 - 12:19 AM

Try this: Hobo Radio

Utah lives in Nevada City, and has cut back on travel because of a troublesome heart, but he still does enough of it to keep his hand in.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Phillips
From: GUEST,katrina
Date: 03 Apr 00 - 03:43 PM

Thanks for posting this, Kendall. I'll serve you right and learn it for Friday. See ya then, katrina


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Phillips
From: Chris Seymour
Date: 04 Apr 00 - 08:21 AM

Thanks for the Hobo Radio pointer, Sandy. See you at Old Songs in June?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Utah Phillips
From: kendall
Date: 04 Apr 00 - 08:56 AM

I'm looking forward to Friday my little buddy. Hey folks, on Friday, I get to make music with Kat!! (she's the lady who wrote those great words to the tune of Star of the County Down a while back)...will you greet me in the morning, with the sunlight in your hair or will I awake from my dreaming love to find that you'r not there...beautiful lyrics, beautiful voice. sigh!!


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Subject: Origins: I Think of You...Utah Phillips
From: open mike
Date: 15 Feb 10 - 02:12 PM

On my radio show on saturday, George Schroder sang this love song by
Utah. I think it was written long ago. Does anyone else have any info about this song?


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Subject: RE: Origins: I Think of You...Utah Phillips
From: Nancy King
Date: 15 Feb 10 - 02:28 PM

This is one of my all-time favorite songs. Great tune, lovely sentiment, beautifully constructed.

My son Dan tells me that it was one of two songs written by Utah when he received a "Dear John" letter many years ago, the other one being "Rock Salt and Nails." Hard to imagine two more different songs inspired by the same event! I'm sure Dan can supply more info.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Think of You (Utah Phillips)
From: open mike
Date: 15 Feb 10 - 02:41 PM

I just found this (google)...the -mudsearch feature didn't bring it up


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Subject: RE: Origins: I Think of You...Utah Phillips
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 15 Feb 10 - 02:41 PM

That's pretty much what Bruce told me. He was in Korea when he received the letter. He sat down and wrote two songs - I forget whether in the same day or in two successive days. One was "Rock Salt and Nails" and the other was "I Think of You." I was surprised, because I had never thought of "I Think of You" in the context of a breakup, but that's how it came to be written.

Warmly,
Dan


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Subject: RE: Origins: I Think of You...Utah Phillips
From: open mike
Date: 15 Feb 10 - 02:44 PM

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=19925&messages=14
perhaps these two threads can be combined...with my apologies
for starting a new one before i found the old one...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Think of You (Utah Phillips)
From: open mike
Date: 15 Feb 10 - 02:45 PM

please combine these two threads...thanks to mud elves...
http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=127382&messages=2


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Think of You (Utah Phillips)
From: Nancy King
Date: 15 Feb 10 - 03:53 PM

This is one of my all-time favorite songs. I always sing the last lines of the first verse as given above as a chorus, so it goes:

I look to see the wildflowers blooming
And wonder why they seem so plain.
The springtime rides all the brown hills over,
Young birds sing in a silver rain.

I think of you as the night rolls by, you're on my mind the whole night through,
Far away in a lonesome city, All the time you're gone, I think of you.

And when my world has turned to sunlight,
And the dust clouds stand in the summer sky,
I'll number all the climbing roses,
Watch to see the milkweed fly.

And when I hear the soft wind moaning
Like an angel's voice from a far-off shore,
My days slip by like light snow falling,
Or dry brown leaves blown by my door.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Think of You (Utah Phillips)
From: Nancy King
Date: 15 Feb 10 - 03:54 PM

Whoops -- I must have hit the wrong button and submitted my post too soon. But you get the idea. It's really a gorgeous song.


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Subject: RE: Origins: I Think of You...Utah Phillips
From: deepdoc1
Date: 15 Feb 10 - 04:49 PM

In his album _Starlight On The Rails - A Songbook, Disc 3_ he does an intro to Rosalie doing _I Think of You_. He did say he was in Korea, feeling disconnected, wandering, ended up climbing a tree and watching some villiage kids playing, and wrote this song.


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Subject: RE: Origins: I Think of You...Utah Phillips
From: deepdoc1
Date: 15 Feb 10 - 05:01 PM

Rosalie spends five wonderful minutes on this song. Here is her version from _Starlight On The Rails - A Songbook, Disc 3_.
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I look to see the wildflowers blooming
And wonder why they seem so plain,
The springtime rides the brown hills over,
Young birds sing in a silver rain,

    I think of you as the night rolls by,
    You're on my mind the whole day through,
    Far away in a lonesome city,
    All the time you're gone, I think of you.

And when my world is turned to sunlight,
And the dust clouds stand in the summer sky,
I number all the climbing roses,
Watch to see the milkweed fly.

    I think of you as the night rolls by,
    You're on my mind the whole day through,
    Far away in a lonesome city,
    All the time you're gone, I think of you.

(break)

And when I hear a soft wind moaning
Like an angel's voice from a far-off shore,
My days slip by like light snow falling,
Or the dry brown leaves blown by my door.

    I think of you as the night rolls by,
    You're on my mind the whole day through,
    Far away in a lonesome city,
    All the time you're gone, I think of you.

    I think of you as the night rolls by,
    You're on my mind the whole day through,
    Far away in a lonesome city,
    All the time you're gone, I think of you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Think of You (Utah Phillips)
From: open mike
Date: 15 Feb 10 - 05:07 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Think of You (Utah Phillips)
From: Artful Codger
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 12:18 AM

Bill Spence also did I really nice job on this song. It's on one of the Fennig's All-Stars LPs, and features hammered dulcimer (the main instrument Bill played with the All-Stars). He also used those lines as a chorus; did Utah sing it differently?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Think of You (Utah Phillips)
From: Mark Ross
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 09:47 AM

In the 40-some years that I knew Utah, I don't think I ever heard him sing this. Same with ROCK SALT, AND NAILS. The memory of the feelings that brought on his writing of those two was too painful. He once described it thus; It's like you threw out some garbage 25 years ago, and then someone walks up to you and hands you this bag of garbage and asks,
"Is this yours?"

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Think of You (Utah Phillips)
From: Nancy King
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 10:02 AM

I understand what Utah meant, and it's a funny remark, but I'll never consider "I Think of You" as garbage. Just a beautiful song, whatever the inspiration for it. I think of it as a Bruce Phillips song, rather than a Utah Phillips song.


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