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Lyr Req: Eight More Miles to Louisville (L Jones)

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John 09 Jul 97 - 07:10 PM
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Bobby O'Brien 09 Jul 97 - 07:31 PM
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Subject: Eight More Miles To Louisville
From: John
Date: 09 Jul 97 - 07:10 PM

I have the chorus and tune in my head, but no verses. Would appreciate please if anyone could fill in the gaps, plus any historical detail. I believe that it was first recorded in the 20's/30's. I have only a passing knowledge od old-timey American music.

Chorus

Eight more miles to Louisville will come into my view, Eight more miles to Louisville and I'll never more be blue, I knew some day that I'll be there, I knew it from the start, Eight more miles to Louisville the home town of my heart.

Regards John


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Subject: RE: Eight More Miles To Louisville
From: Gene
Date: 09 Jul 97 - 07:11 PM

GO TO: http://www.nsknet.or.jp/~motoya


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Subject: Lyr Add: EIGHT MORE MILES TO LOUISVILLE (L Jones)
From:
Date: 09 Jul 97 - 07:19 PM

EIGHT MORE MILES TO LOUISVILLE
(Louis "Grandpa" Jones)

I've traveled o'er this country wide a-seeking fortune fair.
I've been down the two coastlines. I've traveled everywhere,
Form Portland East and Portland West and back along the line.
I'm going now to a place that's best, that old hometown of mine.

CHO: Eight more miles and Louisville will come in to my view.
Eight more miles on this old road and I'll never more be blue.
I knew some day that I'd come back. I knew it from the start:
Eight more miles to Louisville, the hometown of my heart.

There's sure to be a girl somewhere that you like best of all.
Mine lives down in Louisville. She's long and she is tall.
But she's the kind that you can't find a-rambling through the land.
I'm on my way this very day to win her heart and hand. CHO.

Now I can picture in my mind a place we'll call our home,
A humble little hut for two. We'll never want to roam.
The place that's right for that love site is in those bluegrass hills,
Where gently flows the Ohio by a place called Louisville. CHO.

Gene

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Subject: RE: Eight More Miles To Louisville
From: John
Date: 09 Jul 97 - 07:26 PM

Astonishing speed of response. I'll use it at a gig in Brisbane in a fwe weeks. Heartfelt thanks.

Regards John


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Subject: RE: Eight More Miles To Louisville
From: Bobby O'Brien
Date: 09 Jul 97 - 07:31 PM

Amazing! I was just playing this song in my car tape deck today!

Grandpa Jones does a fabulous job on that come-all-ye, and it had me singing along while jetting through rush hour traffic. Who cares what the world thinks! :)


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Subject: RE: Eight More Miles To Louisville
From: Susan of California
Date: 10 Jul 97 - 12:53 PM

Bobby-you can jet through rush hour traffic? Lucky guy!:-)


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Subject: RE: Eight More Miles To Louisville
From: Bobby O'Brien
Date: 10 Jul 97 - 11:20 PM

Susan of California: I live in the "back of beyond", in little Amsterdam NY (pop 14232) and the biggest traffic problem for us is putting up with the Amish horse and carts (and the little "gifts" the horses leave -behind- ).


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Subject: RE: Eight More Miles To Louisville
From: Coyote Breath
Date: 08 Jul 01 - 05:12 PM

Now I know this is old business but the refrain for "Eight More Miles to Louisville" as we used to play it up in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) in various coffee houses in the late fifties, early sixties went like this:

"Eight more miles to Louisville, she's comin' into view. Eight more miles to that old town, I'll never more be blue I knew someday that I'd be back, I knew it from the start. Eight more miles to Louisville, the home town of my heart."

I always felt it was a steamboatin' song but I don't know why.


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Subject: RE: Eight More Miles To Louisville
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 08 Jul 01 - 06:34 PM

There is a story here in the Ozarks of a young man attempting to make a favorable impression upon a beautiful young lady and in the course of the evening broke into a song he had recently learned called Eight More Miles to Louisville. He was informed that he was not singing the song right. Taken aback he asked what did she mean and was told that she should know how the song went since her daddy had written it. The young eventually got the song right and apparantly made that favorable impression for he and the young lady recently visited in Mountain View along with their infant son, the grandson of Louis Marshall (Grandpa) Jones and Ramona.


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Subject: RE: Eight More Miles To Louisville
From: Amos
Date: 08 Jul 01 - 07:31 PM

Dang, Arkie, I love that story!! Kinda thing makes the 'Cat worthwhile.

I notice with wonder and some amusement that the reference site given above is a home page maintained by a Japanese engineer who has collected all sorts of bluegrass lyrics as apersonal hobby. I have seen other sites raised by Japanese citizens who have sites almost wholly in Kanjii characyers except for the large collections of American folk song lyrics. Anyone have any insight into this pastime? What's the passion among Japanese youth for American grassroots rather than, say, their own much longer history?

Just curious.

A


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Subject: RE: Eight More Miles To Louisville
From: catspaw49
Date: 08 Jul 01 - 07:59 PM

All depends on the direction you're coming from, but I'd suggest it's a lot quieter spending the night out in Corydon, Indiana.......real nice Baymont Inn there and it's only about 20 miles from Louisville (if you can adjust).

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Eight More Miles To Louisville
From: Art Thieme
Date: 08 Jul 01 - 08:41 PM

You must mean Ron and Alisha, right?

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Eight More Miles To Louisville
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 09 Jul 01 - 06:48 PM

Right! Ron and Alisa. This is a note for those who may not know them. Ron is a true master of the autoharp and that is a conservative evaluation. Alisa excels on the hammer dulcimer. Both are also fine singers as well as the kind of folks anyone would be proud to know.

Amos, I have heard stories for years about the facination of the Japanese people for American folk music and bluegrass. Charles Whitmer, an autoharpist, and immensely skilled teacher of the autoharp, recently returned from a year in Japan where he was welcomed with open arms and treated royally by many anxious folk concerned with improving their skill. He attests to a genuine and enthusiastic interest in American folk tradtions.


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Subject: RE: Eight More Miles To Louisville
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 09:31 AM

Amos, I have a scanned jpg of an article in our local paper "Popularity of Stephen Foster's Music No Longer a Mystery in Japan." It notes that his music is more compatible with the scales used in Japanese music than other American music. I believe that his music is sung in Japanese elementary schools. If you'd like the article, PM me your addy. It was one of the first things I scanned, and IT'S HUGE.

Mary (35 miles from Louisville)


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Subject: RE: Eight More Miles To Louisville
From: Amos
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 09:49 AM

Gee Mary, how kind of you. But I'll pass - it's the kind of thing I would never get around to rading carefully, and not something I need for a current project -- it was more of an idle speculation about this funny fascination. I mean, there are very, very few Yanks who collect ancient Japanese songs, or play the ____(damn! forgot the name of the Japanese stringed instrument)or even sing Vedas in the original Sanskrit. Maybe that shows we're more provincial than others!

A


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Subject: RE: Eight More Miles To Louisville
From: Brían
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 11:22 AM

You might be interested in this.

Brían.


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Subject: RE: Eight More Miles To Louisville
From: harpgirl
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 01:34 PM

How nice to hear that Ron and Alesa Wall are now parents! Ron's autoharp style is a delight and greatly influenced my own. I wish them well...hg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eight More Miles to Louisville
From: norton 600
Date: 30 Nov 09 - 08:07 AM

anyone out there know where I can get the Tab for eight more miles ?
I first heard it sung by a bloke by the name of Derek Brimstone here in the uk, I got most of it my head, Just need the odd detail or so.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eight More Miles to Louisville
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 30 Nov 09 - 09:35 PM

Thanks Norton, couldn't pin down where I'd heard this one.
Hope you get the tab.
I'm out of UK till xmas but will check out his "All those things
' album, he has the tune on there I think.
Al


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eight More Miles to Louisville
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 30 Nov 09 - 11:00 PM

No tabs but maybe you can get some notes from this:

Eight More Miles


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eight More Miles to Louisville
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 30 Nov 09 - 11:04 PM

I try again:

Eight More Miles


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