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Chords Req: Prairie Lullaby

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Subject: Prairie Lullaby
From: GUEST,GaryD
Date: 12 Apr 00 - 07:33 PM

Hi, Gang..good to be back!.. I've been bragging again about this site to my friend.. told him I've never been able to stump you with a lyrics request.. Got one he wants... called Prairie Lullaby (he heard Leon Redbone do it..). What do you say... Any Takers?

Keep on the Sunny Side..Gary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 Apr 00 - 07:50 PM

I posted this to a thread back in March. Glad to see you back. Hope this helps:

If you will go the Radio archives on the menu bar up top and go back, I think, 3-4 shows and listen, you will hear me singing a version I know, then in the show after that, Mudcatter Kendall Morse called in and sang the complete version.

If you would like me to send you a midi file, please send me your email addy. If you join the Mudcat (it's free with no obligations!), you can send it to me in a Personal Message.) I would post the words Kendall knows, but I lost them in an email glitch. Here are the ones I know:

Tumble in bed, my tired little sleepyhead
The stars are in the sky.
Time that your prayers were said, my little sleepyhead
] To a prairie lullaby.

Saddle up your pony, the sandman's here
To take you down the Trail of Dreams
Tumble in bed, my tired little sleepyhead,
To a prairie lullaby.

My mom and dad used to sing me to sleep with this.

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: Chocolate Pi
Date: 12 Apr 00 - 07:51 PM

Is this possibly MY SWEET WYOMING HOME? The chorus contains the line "Hum a tune, a prairie lullaby". I learned it at summer camp in New Hampshire full of New Englanders who had never seen the prairie.

Chocolate Pi


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 Apr 00 - 07:59 PM

Not the one I know as Prairie Lullaby, though the one you posted is a good song, too.

Somewhere, in some thread, Kendall psoted more about it. I'll see if I can find it and paste it in here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: Stewie
Date: 12 Apr 00 - 08:21 PM

Jimmie Rodgers recorded it in 1932. Paired with 'Peach Picking Time Down in Georgia', it had the distinction of being the last Rodgers recording released while Rodgers was still alive. It was by a tin pan alley composer called George Brown, a Bostonian whose real name was Billy Hill. Ralph Peer accepted only 'Prairie' for Rodgers when Brown came hawking. He turned him away. When asked why, he replied: 'I'm not that hard up. There's a million hacks in New York, and if I listened to one, I'd have 'em all pounding on my door'. Under the latter name [Billy Hill], after the success of 'Prairie Lullaby', he went to have hits like 'Empty Saddles', 'Last Roundup' etc. [Information from Nolan Porterfield 'Jimmie Rodgers]

If Kendall's posting can't be found, I'll post the Rodgers version later.

--Stewie.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PRAIRIE LULLABY (from Don Edwards)
From: WyoWoman
Date: 12 Apr 00 - 11:44 PM

Well, I have another one altogether that Don Edwards did on a CD I have. It's a regular part of my repertoire. and the words are:

When shadows creep across the hills,
and purple streaks the sky,
when cattle bunch up closer for the night...

That's when you hear the whipoorwill
start singing sweet and high,
That's when you hear the prairie lullaby.

The breezes play, the branches sway
somewhere a coyote cries,
Ah ee oh loh di, it's a prairie lullaby.

When later on the sun is gone
The campfire fights the dark,
Snd a million stars are twinkling in the sky

That's when you see a cowboy reach
for his old mouth harp
That's when you'll hear the prairie lullaby

The breezes play the branches sway
and somewhere a coyote cries
Ah ee oh lodi, it's a prairie lullaby
Ah ee oh loh di, it's a prairie lullaby.

I have the chords figured out -- somewhere -- if you want them.

Best, WyoWoman


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: GUEST,Frank of Toledo
Date: 13 Apr 00 - 07:12 PM

The Don Edwards' one you mention WyoWoman was written Stephanie Davis and it's a beauty by Don Edwards. For those on the West Coast of Oregon, the Toledo Folk Music Club will have Don Edwards in concert this coming May 24th. Hope to see a few Mudcatters here........Frank


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: WyoWoman
Date: 14 Apr 00 - 12:29 AM

It really is a lovely tune. Wish I could be there for the concert. He has such a wonderful voice. WW


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Subject: Lyr Add: PRAIRIE LULLABY (Jimmie Rodgers)
From: Tiger
Date: 14 Apr 00 - 06:50 PM

Just back from vacation. I see there's work to be done. Here you go, Gary........Tiger

PRAIRIE LULLABY - Jimmie Rodgers

Shadows slowly creeping
Down the prairie's trail,
Everything is sleeping
All but the nightingale.
Moon will soon be climbing
In the purple sky,
Night wind softly humming
This tender lullaby.

    CHORUS
    Cares of the day have fled,
    My little sleepyhead.
    The stars are in the sky.
    Time that your prayers were said,
    My little sleepyhead.
    To a prairie lullaby.

    Saddle up your pony.
    The sandman's here
    To guide you down the trail of dreams.
    Tumble in bed, my child,
    You old sleepyhead,
    To a prairie lullaby.

    YODEL

    CHORUS


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Subject: Lyr Add: PRAIRIE LULLABY (Stephanie Davis)
From: GUEST,Buffalo Girl
Date: 14 Apr 00 - 11:10 PM

PRAIRIE LULLABY
Stephanie Davis (Montana)

When shadows stretch across the hills
And purple streaks the sky
And cattle bunch up closer for the night
That's when you'll hear the whippoorwill
Singing sweet and high
That's when you'll hear a prairie lullaby

The breezes play, the branches sway
Somewhere a coyote cries
Eiyeeeeooo (yodel)
It's a prairie lullaby

When later on the sun has gone
The campfire lights the night
And a million stars are twinkling in the sky
That's when you'll see a cowboy reaching for his old mouth harp
That's when you'll hear a prairie lullaby

The breezes play, the branches sway
Somewhere a coyote cries
Eiyeeeooo (yodel)
It's a prairie lullaby

This is a Stephanie Davis song. She's a ranch woman from Montana who plays the fiddle in the Garth brooks band, and is a very talented singer/songwriter who has released at least 2 CD's that I'm aware of.

HTML line breaks added, and changed from all caps. --JoeClone, 28-Mar-03.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: GaryD
Date: 19 Apr 00 - 08:45 PM

Thanks, Gang!...just what I needed.. my friend is very much of a novice at computers & I copied what you all said in an email.. I'm trying to teach him how to get up here, but he has barely learned about email yet, let alone about navigating the internet..Just got to get over there for a teaching session..

All of you have a grand holiday.. and remember, "Music Reflects the soul of Mankind!"...Gary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 Apr 00 - 09:08 PM

Heya, Gary, you are a good friend! If you would like a sound file of the tune, as much of the version I grew up with, send a personal message with your email addy and I will send you one.

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: GUEST,David Botterell
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 05:02 PM

Hi WyoWoman ,

I did a Google search for the chords to Prairie Lullaby, so I could learn it for my little boy, and I came across your message.
I know it was a few years ago that you posted it but would you still happen to have a copy of the chords.
It would be very much appreciated by an English Dad and Son.

Many Thanks,
David.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: semi-submersible
Date: 20 Jul 04 - 01:18 AM

refresh thread


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: rich-joy
Date: 20 Jul 04 - 02:36 AM

Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer do a nice dreamy little number called "My Prairie Home" by a "N. Thorwardson" (??) on their 1989 Sugar Hill recording.
However, I've mislaid both my tape and the words at present ...

Cheers! R-J


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: MAG
Date: 20 Jul 04 - 10:23 AM

The one Kat quoted which is then credited to Jimmye Rodgers is on Geoff and Maria Pottery Pie. One of my treasured oldie LPs. I'm really glad Geoff is on the circuit again. Musically ... well, 'nuff said. I wonder why he has changed the pronunciation of his own last name ...


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: GUEST,Al
Date: 20 Apr 05 - 09:54 AM

There's a great version of this on the GRANT STREET STRINGBAND CD with Beth Weil singing lead and Laurie Lewis singing harmony. It's the last cut on the CD.
Al


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Subject: Chord Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: GUEST,Gary from NY
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 08:23 PM

Hi.
I'm a old strummer and I've been searching and searching for chords to this old tune and can't seem to find them. It's the old Billy Hill tune done by Jimmie Rodgers and others (notably Geoff Muldaur). Is it even an easy to play song (you know, open chords and no weird sussed or sharpFlat stuff). The mudcat has plenty of lyrics posted for this tune, but no chords. Can someone help me with this.
Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: Francy
Date: 26 Mar 07 - 08:40 PM

Being a guest I can't pm you the lyrics....the only way I know how to do this is email at this address francyfolk@charter.net and i'll send them to you....Frank of Toledo


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: bet
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 11:17 AM

I remember the song well. My mother and sometimes my dad would singing it to us kids. I've never tried to chord to it, I just always sang it to my kids.
Hope you got the chords it's a beautiful song. bet


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: Cool Beans
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 12:27 PM

I play "Prairie Lullabye" but I'm currently at work. When I get home tonight I'll post the chords here, unless someone else beats me to it.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 05:09 PM

I combined threads, since both are unsatisfied longings for chords.

Francy, if you have trouble posting chords, e-mail them to me and I'll post them. Usually, if you use the preformat <pre> </pre> tags before and after the chords section of your post, it will make the spacing come out right.

-Joe Offer-
joe@mudcat.org


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: Cool Beans
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 08:05 PM

As threatened....


PRAIRIE LULLABY - Jimmie Rodgers


Am    Dm         Am      
Shadows slowly creeping

Am       Dm         Am   
Down the prairie's trail,

Am    Dm       Am
Everything is sleeping

G            G#    G   
All but the nightingale.

Am          Dm      Am
Moon will soon be climbing

Am       E    Am
In the purple sky,

Am          Dm    Am
Night wind softly humming

       G    E    Am G7
This tender lullaby.


CHORUS
C                      C7
Cares of the day have fled,

C7          F
My little sleepyhead.

C             G7    C
The stars are in the sky.

C                            C7
Time that your prayers were said,

F
My little sleepyhead.

C             G7 C
To a prairie lullaby.

G
Saddle up your pony.
    C
The sandman's here

    D7                           G G7                        
To guide you down the trail of dreams.
C                  C7
Tumble in bed, my child,
         F
You old sleepyhead,
       C      G7   C
To a prairie lullaby.

Coupla tricks:
After the F, play the three treble strings at the first fret. Don't know what that chord is called. Somebody help me.
For the D7, play the D7 that's the C7 position at the third fret.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: GUEST,Gary from NY
Date: 27 Mar 07 - 10:03 PM

Beans,
(I hope you don't mind my calling you Beans)
Thank you so much! I have been searching high & low for these.
You are now my official Lullaby hero!

Gary


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: Cool Beans
Date: 28 Mar 07 - 09:33 AM

Gary,
   You're welcome. Happy to help. Mudcat often helps me in similar ways.
   I'm originally from New York (Brooklyn) myself, now in Michigan.
   Happy playing.
Marty
(Cool Beans)


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: GUEST,hutch
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 06:53 PM

F played with the ebg strings on 1st fret is fm according to powertab editor also you all should check out leon redbones recording of this number on branch to branch album he's capo 3 and it sounds sweet


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 07:05 PM

Say, uh, "hutch" is it? I'd be happy to give you some large case letters, commas, periods, apostrophes, and the like. No charge.......and I'll even give you an ellipsis just for the hell of it!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: katlaughing
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 11:49 PM

You can listen to Leon Redbone sing this at www.rhapsody.com. I love his singing and picking! My mom had such a sweet voice for this one.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: kendall
Date: 21 Dec 07 - 09:37 PM

Te first three strings in the first fret is part of Fm. In the third fret you add the D and the A string to get a fuller chord.
Or, the purist would just bar all 6 in the first fret and the D and A string in the third fret.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: GUEST,crazy little woman
Date: 22 Dec 07 - 11:29 AM

Hey guys, Spaw can spell 'apostrophe' and knows the word 'ellipsis.'

Spaw, you are outed! Fer sure.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: semi-submersible
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 04:17 PM

Thanks for the chords. Anybody have dots? My Dad would like to find the sheet music.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: semi-submersible
Date: 03 Feb 09 - 12:48 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: GUEST,ART LUTUS,
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 05:45 PM

1. I sing "EMPTY SADDLES, (IN THE OLD CORRAL)" locally here in
arizona, Music Jams, shows etc

2. need midi FILE for this song?

3. cannot seem to find one?

4. any ideas? tks for anyones efforts, I don't want this
song to be forgotten.

art lutus, lnd2434@q.com


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Jul 10 - 12:11 AM

Hi, Art-
Did you want a MIDI for Prairie Lullaby, Empty Saddles, or both?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: GUEST,art lutus
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 12:08 AM

Joe Offer: tks, for responding

1. I just need "empty saddles" midi file. tks,

art

I also sing :"When the bloom is on the sage" and I need help
finding midi file for this song also, if you have ever heard
of it. i love this song and sing it quite often. with band on stage.
Some times band not available and i use midi/band in a box,
rendition, (but cannot find midi file for this song) tks,

art


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Prairie Lullaby
From: GUEST,Peddy
Date: 13 Jul 11 - 10:38 AM

would the guy from wyoming who had the chords to Prairie Lullaby by Don Edwards please post them - thanks so much


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Subject: Prairie Lullaby
From: GUEST,Slim Shaddy
Date: 14 Jul 11 - 07:58 PM

I need the chords for Prairie Lullaby by Stephanie Davis Sung by Don Edwards.

Thanks.


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