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Lyr Req: Who Will Watch the Home Place? (Kate Long

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Subject: who will take care of the old home place
From: lloyd61
Date: 16 Oct 99 - 10:51 PM

One more tonight, "who will take care of the old home place"?

You guys found the other three tonight, lets see what you can do about this.

lloyd61


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: who will take care of the old home p
From: John of the Hill
Date: 16 Oct 99 - 11:17 PM

I think I heard this one on the radio a couple of times, I believe Laurie Lewis recorded it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: who will take care of the old home p
From: Stewie
Date: 17 Oct 99 - 12:58 AM

It's on the Rounder double CD 'Hills of Home' Rounder CD AN 18/19 - last track. Cheers, Stewie.


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Subject: Who will tend my home place?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 May 00 - 02:43 AM

A friend of mine heard a song on the radio, and she asked if we could find it for her. The chorus is something like:
Who will tend my home place
Who will fill my empty place
.... dear space
When I'm far away.
Does this sound familiar to anybody?
Thanks.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who will tend my home place?
From: GUEST,Mrbisok@aol
Date: 27 May 00 - 06:27 AM

This wonderfully sentimental song is sung by Laurie Lewis. I'd categorize it as bluegrass, but of the gentelist kind. I'd say it surfaced on my fav. radio stations about 4 years ago. That's about all I can contribute. Oh, wait: when my wife heard it she cried.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who will tend my home place?
From: Banjer
Date: 27 May 00 - 07:35 AM

Joe, yes I've heard it but can't remember the artist I heard doing it, although it was a female voice ala Allison Krause....Sorry can't help more.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who will tend my home place?
From: Giac
Date: 27 May 00 - 07:50 AM

As Mrbisok noted, the artist is Laurie Lewis and
the tune is called Who Will Watch The Home Place.
It is on the Rounder label.

Hang on, I'll see if I can dig up the words, or at
least the album title.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who will tend my home place?
From: Giac
Date: 27 May 00 - 07:52 AM

The Laurie Lewis album, from 1993, is entitled
True Stories. It is Rounder 0300.

The lyrics may take a bit longer.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who will tend my home place?
From: Giac
Date: 27 May 00 - 09:24 AM

Joe: sorry, I can't seem to get the lyrics,
maybe someone else can. If they don't show up
soon, I'll try another avenue.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHO WILL WATCH THE HOME PLACE? (K Long)^^
From: GUEST,Bert C.
Date: 27 May 00 - 11:29 AM

Joe,

This may be one of the most beautiful songs ever written. (Written by Kate Long) It's also available on Bluegrass Today: The Hits EasyDisc CD 9001). If you email me at acoffman@easy-pages.com, I could send you a RealAudio file, but it's almost 4Mb. I've transcribed it below, but there's one word I can't make out.

Bert C.

WHO WILL WATCH THE HOME PLACE
(Kate Long)

Leaves are falling and turning in showers of gold
As the postman climbs up our long lane,
And there's sympathy written all over his face
As he hands me a couple more bills.

REFRAIN:
Who will watch the home place?
Who will tend my heart's dear space?
Who will fill my empty place
When I am gone from here?

There's a lovely green ???? by a clear running stream.
It was my place when I was quite small.
And it's creatures and sounds could soothe my worst pains
But today they don't ease me at all.

REFRAIN

In my grandfather's shed there are hundreds of tools.
I know them by feel and by name,
And like parts of my body they've patched this old place.
When I move them, they won't be the same.

Now I wander around, touching each blessed thing:
The chimney, the table, the trees.
And my memories swirl round me like birds on the wing.
When I leave here, oh who will I be?

REFRAIN (2)

(Kate Long/Feeny Feemster Music, BMI)

^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who will tend my home place?
From: GUEST,rmadden@suffolk.lib.ny.us
Date: 27 May 00 - 12:10 PM

I would like to contribute lyrics to the mudcat which I think is a great lyric data base.Please let me know if this is the proper way to send lyrics and if there is any problem with copywrite.

Please reply rmadden@suffolk.lib.ny.us


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Subject: Guidelines for Posting Lyrics
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 May 00 - 01:47 PM

Well, thanks a lot, everybody!
-Joe Offer-
Regarding submitting lyrics, here's a copy of my e-mail to rmadden:
Hi - we'd love to have any folk lyrics you'd like to post at the Mudcat Cafe. All lyrics that are submitted stay in the forum, and people can find them using our search engines. Many of the lyrics are also "harvested" and included in the Digital Tradition Folk Song Database, which now has lyrics for some 8,500 songs (you can access the database in the blue DigiTrad search box you find on most Mudcat pages).
If you'd like to post a song, first check that database to see whether it's already there or not. The Mudcat FAQ has instructions for posting songs - the most important thing for format is to put a line break in every line and in the blank lines between stanzas, so the words don't get all squashed together. Make sure you put the lyrics in a thread that has a title that's related to the song (like an ongoing thread that's collecting train songs, if that's appropriate; or a thread you start that has the song title as the title of the thread.). The SUBJECT line for the message with the lyrics should include this information:
LYRICS ADD: title of song here

Ideally, you should follow the Digital Tradition Format:
  • song title on the first line IN ALL CAPS
  • songwriter name (in parentheses) on the second line
  • skip a pace
  • then the lyrics
  • then any notes
  • and then finish off with your initials
Yes, there are copyright questions, but we leave it to the operators of the Digital Tradition to deal with them. In the meantime, we ask people to feel free to post whatever lyrics they'd like in the Mudcat Forum - keeping in mind that we are primarily a folk and blues site.

-Joe Offer, Sacramento, California-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who will tend my home place?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 May 00 - 02:36 PM

Dale sent me a RealAudio recording of this wonderful song, and I'm having trouble with the second verse, just like Bert did - "there's a lovely whatchamacallit..."
So, what's the whatchamacallit?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who will tend my home place?
From: Dale Rose
Date: 27 May 00 - 02:51 PM

"there's a lovely green nook..."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who will tend my home place?
From: Banjer
Date: 27 May 00 - 02:55 PM

Addtional info: This song can be found on the "Hills Of Home" Rounder C AN 16/17 two cassette set. The editor's note in the liner says that this song received the International Bluegrass Association's 1994 Song of the Year award.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who will tend my home place?
From: Dale Rose
Date: 27 May 00 - 03:00 PM

Banjer, I KNEW I had the LL version somewhere, but forgot where ~~ the version I sent Joe was a fine one though, by Paul, Win, Ellie, and Leela Grace from 1996. Ellie was 17 at the time of recording.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who will tend my home place?
From: Banjer
Date: 27 May 00 - 03:06 PM

Joe, back on 29 AUG 99 Barbara Shaw posted this version. I believe the missing word is 'KNOLL'

Click Here To Go There


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who will tend my home place?
From: Dale Rose
Date: 27 May 00 - 03:16 PM

You know, somehow the song was connected in my mind with Barbara, but couldn't figure out why. Now I remember THAT too. Got any more memory jogs for me?

I'll stick with nook, though.

P. S. to all of us: When will we remember we have the super search, and we're supposed to do that first??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who will tend my home place?
From: Banjer
Date: 27 May 00 - 05:37 PM

No more memory jogs for now, but as for the word, knoll is a small rolling hill, while I think of a nook as a hidden spot. It makes sense to me that a small hill would be green and possibly form the bank of a river while a nook would be dark rather than green....But if you want it to be a nook, then that is what the folk tradition is all about....Long live folk tradition!!!

But what ever the word turns out to be it is a very pretty song....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Will Watch the Home Place? (Kate Long
From: GUEST,Tom Dailey
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 09:01 PM

Yup, touched me too - especially since the last of the family farms were sold this past year, and our "home place" was actually bulldozed down, about 2 days after I played banjo on the front porch, sittin' in Grandma's old porch swing, during a gentle rainstorm. Poetic, yup... sorrowful... painfully so.

Kate wrote it, but Laurie made it cry.

TC - Denver


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Will Watch the Home Place? (Kate Long
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 09:39 PM

I've always had trouble listening to this sad song, and now especially so. Frank and I have spent the last several months emptying out my mother's house now that she's in a nursing home. All the tools my father left there 10 years ago when he died had to finally be moved, every single little scrap and all the accumulation of their lives had to be sorted and moved, given away, sold or stored. Dishes for 25th, 40th, 50th anniversaries. Old photo albums, housewares, linens, furniture, books, clothes, souvenirs. All the "stuff" we hang onto is often meaningless in the end except as vehicles for memories of people we've known and loved.

I look forward to this space being brought to life again someday with new people in their own way with their own stuff.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Will Watch the Home Place? (Kate Long
From: GUEST,DWR
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 10:05 PM

Right Barbara and Tom, as the time draws near for my Mom to give up her place and go to a nursing home, whether it be next month or next year, the memories are all that remain in the end. The things that they are attached to live on "only in dreams."

By the way, another really nice version which has come up since we last talked about it is by the Ramona Jones Family Band. Someone mentioned it in our "other" thread: http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=13369


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Will Watch the Home Place? (Kate Long
From: Brian Peters
Date: 15 Oct 09 - 08:56 AM

My old band the Rocky Mountain Ploughboys used to do this song, so it was a real privilege to find myself on staff with Kate Long at Augusta Vocal Week last year. A very nice lady, and it's a wonderful song. The way it's hit home to the real experiences of the people who have written here is testament to that.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: who will take care of the old home pl
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 May 10 - 12:57 PM

I think the song you want is WHO WILL WATCH THE HOME PLACE. Lyrics have been posted in this thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Will Watch the Home Place? (Kate Long
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 20 May 10 - 11:36 AM

I think you have your links twisted , Jim, the link you wanted is this thread.

For an exquisite live version of this beautiful song, check out Laurie Lewis singing "Who will Watch the Home Place"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Will Watch the Home Place? (Kate
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 May 10 - 11:30 PM

Murray: Here's what happened: While browsing through some old, old threads yesterday, I found a thread called "Lyr Req: who will take care of the old home pl". I added a message to that thread linking it to this thread. That bumped the thread to the top of the queue. Then (I'll bet) Joe Offer saw it and decided to combine the two threads. So now you see a message linking this thread to itself.

If you're interested, you can look for messages with that subject line; it will make it clear what happened.

That reminds me: Some time ago, Joe asked me to notify him whenever I find 2 threads that ought to be merged. That's what I should have done instead of creating my own link. Then I wouldn't look like such an idiot.

On the other hand, sometimes I accomplish that without any help.

It does create needless confusion when we have several threads about the same song. Combining threads is a good idea. It just seems like there's a huge amount of work to be done.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Will Watch the Home Place? (Kate Long
From: GUEST
Date: 21 May 10 - 02:22 PM

Its definitely "nook". Our autoharp tutor at Sore Fingers this April was Cathy Britell, who was touring with Kate Long when she drove past her old home and was inspired that night to write this song. And one correction to what has been posted in this thread - the other thread has it correct - second line is "hill" to rhyme with "bills".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Will Watch the Home Place? (Kate Long
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Aug 13 - 06:36 AM

The orignal singer of who will watch the home place


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