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Lyr Req: Down by the Riverside

pete 22 Jul 97 - 01:31 PM
Whippoorwill 22 Jul 97 - 02:54 PM
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From: pete
Date: 22 Jul 97 - 01:31 PM

There's a version of the old gospel song that goes:

I met my little blue eyed girl...
Down by the riverside, down by the riverside, down by the riverside...

I asked her for a little kiss...
Down by the riverside, x3

She said, "Have patience, little man.
I know you'll understand.
I hardly know your name."
I said, "If I can have my way,
Baby some fine day,
Your name and mine will be the same."

I wed my little blue eyed girl...
Down by the riverside, x3
I wed my little blue eyed girl, down by the river side,
Down by the river, riverside, riverside, riverside."

I'm sure I'm missing a number of verses between 'meeting' and 'asking for a kiss' and I could probably draft an appropriate interim set of verses, but I'd like to know what the original verses are.

Many thanks for the assistance.

// Pete

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From: Whippoorwill
Date: 22 Jul 97 - 02:54 PM

As far as I can remember, Pete, what you've got is all there was. That was recorded in the mid-50s by one of the many quartets extant at that time... the Four Somethings or the Somebody Brothers, there were a bunch of them. I believe, though, she was a "bright-eyed doll," rather than a "blue-eyed girl."

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