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Lyr Req: Dixieland (Steve Earle)

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Subject: dixieland
From: GUEST,t-tone
Date: 03 May 00 - 09:14 PM

Could someone out there attatch the wonderful lyrics to the song dixieland from Steve Earl and Del Mccoury's recent CD.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DIXIELAND (Steve Earle)
From: Stewie
Date: 03 May 00 - 09:46 PM

Here you go:

DIXIELAND
(Steve Earle)

I am Kilran and I'm a fightin' man and I come from County Clare
And the Brits would hang me for a Fenian so I took my leave from there
And I crossed the ocean in the Arrianne, the vilest tub afloat
And the captain's brother was a railroad man and he met us at the boat
So I joined up with the 20th Maine, like I said my friend I'm a fighting man
And we're marching south in the pouring rain, and we're all goin' down to Dixieland

I am Kilran of the 20th Maine and we fight for Chamberlain
'Cause he stood right with us when the Johnnies came like a banshee on the wind
When the smoke cleared out over Gettysburg many a mother wept
For many a good boy died there, sure, and the air smelled just like death
I am Kilran of the 20th Maine and I marched to hell and back again
For Colonel Joseph Chamberlain – we're all goin' down to Dixieland

I am Kilran of the 20th Maine and I damn all gentlemen
Whose only worth is their father's name and the sweat of a workin' man
Well, we come from the farms and the city streets and a hundred foreign lands
And we spilled our blood in the battle's heat, now we're all Americans
I am Kilran of the 20th Maine and did I tell you, friend, I'm a fighting man
And I'll not be back this way again – 'cause we're all goin' down to Dixieland


Words and music by Steve Earle South Nashville Music/WB Music ASCAP.
Source: Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band 'The Mountain' Shock 1064-2.
PS.

Cheers, Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dixieland
From: GUEST,Pete peterson
Date: 04 May 00 - 01:04 PM

WOW! somebody (Steve Earle? ashamed to say i never heard of him. the man can WRITE) read Michael Sharra's The Killer Angels and liked it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dixieland
From: GUEST,t-tone
Date: 04 May 00 - 06:23 PM

Stewie, Thank you so very much! It's amazing to me as a new computer user, that I could post such a request and have it responded to so fast or at all. This is great.

Again thanks for the deed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dixieland
From: Stewie
Date: 04 May 00 - 06:46 PM

Pete, I am surprised you are unaware of Steve Earle. He has recorded some great stuff. He has a new album due out soon, but evidently he is rocking a bit harder than he has for a while. If you want to check him out, I would recommend 'Guitar Town' and 'Train A-Comin', the latter with support by Norman Blake, Emmylou Harris, Pete Rowan and Roy Huskey. You can find out a bit about him and his discography from the unofficial site:

Click Here

Cheers, Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dixieland
From: Stewie
Date: 04 May 00 - 07:15 PM

T-tone, sorry, I got a bit carried away trying to point Pete in Steve Earle's direction. It was my pleasure to supply the lyrics for you - it's an excellent song. Stick around at Mudcat, it's a great place.

Cheers, Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dixieland
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 04 May 00 - 08:35 PM

Great song! I'll have to see if I can find it. If you've never heard of Steve Earle, you must check out Copperhead Road. It's a great album. Neil


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dixieland
From: GUEST,t-tone again
Date: 04 May 00 - 08:56 PM

After hitting the S. Earle site provided by Stewie it comes out. Earle confesses that he fashioned the charactor in the song after Michael Sharra's charactor from the book The Killer Angels. Interesting. In fact Earle calls this "the greatest civil war novel ever written". Well his song is also splendid with it's irish melody and ambience.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dixieland
From: GUEST,Danny boy
Date: 05 Jan 02 - 08:31 PM

I've got a little band mandolin fiddle guitar banjo..anybody no where I can get the music to this great song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dixieland
From: Midchuck
Date: 05 Jan 02 - 09:23 PM

You need to buy "The Mountain" CD that Earle and the McCourys did. I don't think there are any other recordings of it.

If you want to hear Steve Earle, you should get Train A'Comin'. Then listen to "Tom Ames' Prayer." Before the last two verses, Norman Blake takes a guitar break. On cross-examination, Norman has stated that he didn't think up the break beforehand, he just "got the nod" and played what came out.

This may have been the greatest spontaneous flatpick guitar solo ever captured on a recording.

Or I may be indulging in hyperbole because I have a cold and my head is foggy.

You decide.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dixieland
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 Jan 02 - 11:18 PM

Interesting song. Many Irish landed during or just before the Civil War. Where they landed often determined which side they fought for. Those landing from VA south and on to the Gulf ended up in Confederate gray.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dixieland
From: Coyote Breath
Date: 06 Jan 02 - 02:22 AM

I've liked Copperhead Road from the first time I heard it and danced to it (there is a line dance called copperhead road) and I have heard bits of the later stuff. Steve Earle is an incredible person given all he has overcome in his life and an exciting musician. I'm gonna seek out "The Killer Angels" and the two CDs mentioned on the strength of the above comments. I just got done watching "Ride with the Devil" and am in the right mood for some Earle.

CB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dixieland
From: paddymac
Date: 06 Jan 02 - 02:56 AM

I have a friend who fiddles/sings this tune in our weekly session. It is/has rapidly become a favorite of the crowd. A great tune and a great lyric. I've sent him a link to this thread, so he may be able to respond in a couple of days.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dixieland
From: paddymac
Date: 06 Jan 02 - 03:02 AM

I have a friend who fiddles/sings this tune in our weekly session. It is/has rapidly become a favorite of the crowd. A great tune and a great lyric. I've sent him a link to this thread, so he may be able to respond in a couple of days.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dixieland (Steve Earle)
From: GUEST,Julia
Date: 14 May 07 - 09:25 PM

Nice song- just for the record, it is JOSHUA Chamberlain, not Joseph

cheers
julia


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dixieland (Steve Earle)
From: GUEST,Scoville
Date: 14 May 07 - 10:15 PM

The Mountain is worth it for the entire CD, by the way, not just "Dixieland". But then, we're big Earle fans in this house.

The Original Unofficial Steve Earle Website is here; I think it's as close as he gets right now to having a site. He's also on New West Records.

"Fort Worth Blues", his tribute to Townes Van Zandt, is also a great song. Transcendental Blues is probably my favorite album but since it's his usual country/rock and not bluegrass-y it's quite different from The Mountain (although most of his mature albums have something Celtic-flavored on them; on TB it's, obviously, "Galway Girl").


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dixieland (Steve Earle)
From: GUEST,Scoville again
Date: 14 May 07 - 10:15 PM

Damn, New West seems to be having issues. You can always go hear clips on Amazon, though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dixieland (Steve Earle)
From: GUEST,Bryan
Date: 17 Jan 13 - 02:25 PM

Isn't the melody he uses for Dixieland a traditional irish air?


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