Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Ascending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: Sunday Street (Dave Van Ronk)

DigiTrad:
GEORGIE ON THE IRT (parody on Engine 143)
LUANG PRABANG
THIS LAND AIN'T YOUR LAND
THIS LAND IS THEIR LAND


Related threads:
Lyr Req: Bad Dream Blues (Dave Van Ronk) (10)
Chord Req: Antelope Rag (Dave Van Ronk) (7)
Lyr Req: Chicken Is Nice (Dave Van Ronk) (19)
Dave van Ronk or Dave Van Ronk? (18)
Dave Van Ronk on NPR (3)
Dave Van Ronk's last concert (20)
New Dave Van Ronk collection (12)
Coen bros movie: Dave van Ronk & Village (13)
New film inspired by Dave Van Ronk (4)
Dave Van Ronk & Utah Phillips (7)
Dave Van Ronk & the Coen Brothers (9)
Lyr/Chords Req: Yas, Yas, Yas (Dave Van Ronk) (9)
Lyr Req: Somebody Else, Not Me (from Dave Van Ronk (13)
Van Ronk's Early Jugband lp (30)
Lyr/Chords Req: Garden State Stomp (Dave Van Ronk) (6)
Lyr Req: Losers (Dave Van Ronk) (17)
Lyr/Chords Req: Another Time and Place (Van Ronk) (10)
Dave Van Ronk's Memoirs (35)
priceless Van Ronk, 1987 Joh Hammon Show (3)
Chord Req: Willie the Weeper (from Dave Van Ronk) (2)
A little Van Ronk for ya (10)
Review: Mayor of MacDougal - Van Ronk (6)
Dave Van Ronk & Penny Lang's son ? (22)
Chord Req: Baby Let Me Lay It on You (D Van Ronk) (4)
Dave Van Ronk (38)
Van Ronk Biography (3)
Happy! - June 30 (Van Ronk) (1)
Dave Van Ronk book (26)
Tune Req: Bad Dream Blues (Dave Van Ronk) (10)
Dave Van Ronk Street (20)
Lee Hays/Dave Van Ronk interviews on WFDU (1)
To: Ralph Butts re Van Ronk (6)
Chord Req: Boll Weevil Song (Dave Van Ronk) (3)
Chord Req: Gaslight Rag (Dave Van Ronk) (18)
Dave Van Ronk Day (26)
The Dixie Hummingbirds and Dave Van Ronk (1)
Tributes for Dave Van Ronk (11)
Dave Van Ronk interviews (7)
seeking dave van ronk interviews (4)
Dave Van Ronk Appreciation in The Nation (5)
OBIT: RIP Dave Van Ronk (1936-2002) (74)
Tribute to Dave Van Ronk (2)
Help: Dave Van Ronk's health (10)
Dave Van Ronk seriously ill (25)
new Dave Van Ronk CD Set (3)
Help: Dave Van Ronk Geet. lessons (2)
Dave Van Ronk-CT T'Nite (13)
Lyr Req: Gambler's Blues (Dave Van Ronk) (1)
Van Ronk /Brecht (13)
DAVE VAN RONK (3)


Jim Dixon 25 Jan 12 - 12:46 AM
MarkS 24 May 03 - 11:47 PM
dwditty 24 May 03 - 09:48 PM
MarkS 24 May 03 - 09:06 PM
Jim Dixon 05 Apr 03 - 02:28 PM
Pene Azul 03 Jun 00 - 03:48 PM
Pene Azul 03 Jun 00 - 03:43 PM
GUEST,Jeremy J Woodland 03 Jun 00 - 02:50 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Lyr Add: SUNDAY STREET (Dave Van Ronk)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Jan 12 - 12:46 AM

SUNDAY STREET
Written by Dave Van Ronk
As sung by Dave Van Ronk in a live performance on YouTube

1. Not a dollar, not a nickel, not a penny to my name,
The king o' Tap City an' I'm out o' the game.
A nickel up, a nickel down, another nickel gone,
Ain't got a nickel left to carry me on.
If I ever get back on my feet,
I'll move from Saturday Alley up to Sunday Street.

2. I'll get a pair o' dice that makes me seven all the time.
Gonna be livin' on chicken an' wine.
I want caviar, four-star, an' Johnny Walker Black,
Six pretty women in my gold Cadillac.
I'm gonna move where the livin' is sweet
From Saturday Alley up to Sunday Street.

3. My hands are shakin' an' I ain't feelin' well
From drinkin' King Kong liquor, cheap muscatel,
But a little taste o' bourbon an' breakfast in bed,
An' six pretty women [would raise] the dead.
Ah, me an' the other elite
Raisin' high-class hell up on Sunday Street.

4. Ev'rybody says I'm talkin' out o' my head,
But nobody bad-mouths the man with the bread,
An' all the whores are gonna drop their drawers
An' say, "There goes the man who mugged Santa Claus."
It pays to be discreet
When you're talkin' to the king of Sunday Street.

REPEAT VERSE 1.


[Also sung by Choo Choo Charlie Williams & Baltimore Red Jones on "Gutbucket Blues" (1999).]


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Fishin' Blues' and 'Sunday Street'
From: MarkS
Date: 24 May 03 - 11:47 PM

Thanks. I will be very much obliged. I have been to many Van Ronk shows, and even heard him lecture once at a local college. He really continues to be missed.
Mark


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Fishin' Blues' and 'Sunday Street'
From: dwditty
Date: 24 May 03 - 09:48 PM

Van Ronk actually wrote Sunday Street - at least the Sunday Street that he recorded. I will transcribe and post the lyrics over the next day or two. Stefan Grossman (www.guitarvideos.com) sells some tape lessons (audio & video, both) of Van Ronk. I particularly like the audio tape series (6 cassettes) both for the lessons and for listening to Van Ronk speak in a way only he could. The audio lessons are so detailed, that you simply cannot miss learning Sunday Street or any of the other 15-20 songs.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Fishin' Blues' and 'Sunday Street'
From: MarkS
Date: 24 May 03 - 09:06 PM

Anybody else discover a tab or some playing hints for Sunday Street?
I kind of think Dave played it in dropped D, but I'm not the real expert.
Any offers?
Thanks
Mark


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fishing blues and sunday street
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Apr 03 - 02:28 PM

The "Sunday Street" that Pene Azul posted links to isn't the same song that Dave Van Ronk recorded.

At Yahoo! Music I found sound samples of 2 different recordings by Dave Van Ronk and one by Choo Choo Charlie Williams. Piecing them together, I was able to come up with this much of a transcription:

...Sunday Street.
I'll get a pair o' dice that makes me seven all the time.
Gonna be livin' on chicken an' wine.
I want caviar, four-star, Johnnie Walker Black,
Six pretty women in my gold Cadillac.
I wanta move where the livin' is ...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fishing blues and sunday street
From: Pene Azul
Date: 03 Jun 00 - 03:48 PM

Here are lyrics and chords to "Sunday Street."

PA


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: fishing blues and sunday street
From: Pene Azul
Date: 03 Jun 00 - 03:43 PM

There's a version of the lyrics to "Fishin' Blues" here in the Forum. Great tune.

PA


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: fishing blues and sunday street
From: GUEST,Jeremy J Woodland
Date: 03 Jun 00 - 02:50 PM

Hello all I was wondering if someone could assist me with the lyrics for two old blues songs. Fishing Blues (from the Harry Smith Anthology) and Sunday Street (I know Dave Van Ronk performed it) aren't in the database, i would appreciate any assistance. Thanks


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 19 July 12:16 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.