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Lyr Req: A Man Can't Grow Old (from Burl Ives)

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Subject: Burl Ives...A Man Can Grow Old on Women
From: GUEST,Jack Worthington
Date: 30 Aug 00 - 08:19 PM

Am looking for the lyrics of a song, "A Man Can Grow Old on Women and Gold" or there abouts from the movie, My Darling Clementine staring Henry Fonda et.al.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Burl Ives...A Man Can Grow Old on Wo
From: DougR
Date: 31 Aug 00 - 06:39 PM

Guest Jack: I wonder if you may have your movies mixed up. Burl Ives sang a similar sounding song in a movie titled, "Stages West," or "Stage West," with Dick Powell and Raymond Burr. I can't remember all the lyrics but the last line of at least one of the verses was, "and a man can't grow old, where there's silver and gold."

I don't recall Burl Ives providing background music for the film you refer to, "My Darling Clementive", with Henry Fonda, and I'm almost postive he wasn't in that movie.

Been wrong one time before though.

DougR


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Burl Ives...A Man Can Grow Old on Wo
From: DougR
Date: 31 Aug 00 - 06:54 PM

I just checked the Burl Ives website. The movie I am thinking about is titled, "Station West." He definitely was not in "My Darling Clementine."

Sorry I can't come up with all the lyrics. I dont' know the actual name of the song though.

DougR


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Burl Ives...A Man Can Grow Old on Wo
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Sep 02 - 05:48 PM

According to IMDb - The Internet Movie Database, the correct song title is "A Man Can't Grow Old." But I was still unable to find lyrics or any other information.


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Subject: RE: Req: Burl Ives.Man Can Grow Old on Women & Gold
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 23 Sep 02 - 01:03 AM

All I can remember--"There's a stranger in town, he has one consolation, he can turn right around ,and go back where he came from. Now the story is told , in the dust of the prairie, a man can't grow old , where there's women and gold".


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Subject: RE: Req: Burl Ives.Man Can Grow Old on Women & Gold
From: GUEST,Dave Clark
Date: 01 Feb 05 - 10:36 PM

I remember seeing the film, but can't recall the title, and didn't think it was Burl Ives who san the song. The bits of it I recall go something like
    The sun beating down warms the dust of the prairie
    For the dust of the prairie is heartless and cold
    And the story is told, in the dust of the prarie,
    That a man can grow old where there's women and gold.

    There's a stranger in town where a stranger ain't welcome
    he should take some advice and turn right around.
    The stranger in town should go back where he came from
    And live a long life away from this town
All a bit sketchy I'm afraid, but it was a long time ago and the memory plays strange tricks on you after 40 odd years.


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Subject: RE: Req: Burl Ives.Man Can Grow Old on Women & Gol
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Feb 05 - 09:57 AM

How about after 74 even odder years?

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Req: Burl Ives.Man Can Grow Old on Women & Gold
From: GUEST,Barrie Roberts
Date: 02 Feb 05 - 04:38 PM

Wasn't the singer Cisco Houston?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Man Can't Grow Old (from Burl Ives)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Feb 05 - 10:37 PM

riseman.com is offering the sheet music at auction.

You can see an image of the cover here:
http://www.riseman.com/images/433.jpg

From their description:

A MAN CAN'T GROW OLD
(Words, Mort Greene. Music, Leigh Harline. 1948)
(Sung by Burl Ives in the film "Station West" starring Dick Powell and Jane Greer, 1948.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Man Can't Grow Old (from Burl Ives)
From: GUEST,GUEST Mike
Date: 14 Feb 05 - 03:27 PM

My Father in Law is looking for the lyrics to Stranger in Town, also off of Station West (sung by Burl Ives) Any memories for that out there?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Man Can't Grow Old (from Burl Ives)
From: Peace
Date: 09 Aug 06 - 07:30 PM

Soundtracks for
Station West (1948)
Please note that songs listed here (and in the movie credits) cannot always be found on CD soundtracks. Please check CD track details for confirmation.

"Sometime, Remind Me To Tell You"
Written by Mort Greene (lyrics) and Leigh Harline (music)
Sung by Jane Greer

"A Stranger in Town"
Written by Mort Greene and Leigh Harline
Sung by Burl Ives

"The Sun's Shining Warm"
Written by Mort Greene and Leigh Harline
Sung by Burl Ives

"A Man Can't Grow Old"
Sung by Burl Ives

from

www.imdb.com/title/tt0040835/soundtrack


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Subject: Lyr Add: A MAN CAN'T GROW OLD (from Burl Ives)
From: GUEST,LYRIC ADD ................ 999
Date: 13 Sep 12 - 08:42 PM

A MAN CAN'T GROW OLD
From the film "Station West" (1948)
(Leigh Harline / Mort Greene)


Burl Ives (Film Soundtrack) - 1948

It's heartless and cold
In the dust of the prairie
And a man can't grow old
Where there's women and gold

The story is told
In the dust of the prairie
That a man can't grow old
Where there's women and gold

When a man fights a man
Because of a woman
It means that the woman
Has made the man bold

But fightin's no good
'Cause it just leads to trouble
And a man can't grow old
Where there's women and gold

The Sun shinin' warm
On the dust of the prairie
The Sun shinin' warm
But it's heartless and cold

It's heartless and cold
In the dust of the prairie
And a man can't grow old
Where there's women and gold

No, a man can't grow old
Where there's women and gold



That is from

http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/m/mancantgrowolda.shtml


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Man Can't Grow Old (from Burl Ives)
From: GUEST
Date: 20 May 13 - 04:48 AM

Thank you all for tracking down A Man Can't Grow Old by Burl Ives. God bless and keep you safe.

Regards,

Jack Worthington
Reedley, California


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Man Can't Grow Old (from Burl Ives)
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Mar 14 - 09:05 AM

u guys made me real happy contributing the lyrics to station west songs,i love burl ives,he lived to be 85.ill sign the papers right now.im getting sentimental in my old age,im 78,got alcohol cirrhosis but still drink booze,but not as much as I once did,owned a bar in new York,have copd,open heart surgery,pancreas problems,have to pee 3 or 4 times a nite,and wonder sometimes whether its worth it,they call me big daddy,guess where that came from.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Man Can't Grow Old (from Burl Ives)
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Mar 14 - 08:33 PM

I am the person who posted the lyrics. I did that because I do not believe in censorship, regardless how it's done. I have no respect for Mr Ives. At all. He sold out his peers. Fuck 'im!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Man Can't Grow Old (from Burl Ives)
From: GUEST,eugene kessler
Date: 13 Mar 14 - 09:53 PM

u don't have to denounce him by using vulgar language.i enjoyed him as a actor,big daddy,the big country,the day of the outlaw,he was a big harmless old man,to big to throw a punch,but look out if he sat on you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Man Can't Grow Old (from Burl Ives)
From: Don Firth
Date: 18 Aug 15 - 08:06 PM

Committee: Why did you sing for those labor organizations?
Ives: They paid me $20.00 and gave me a spaghetti dinner.
Committee: Who were you there singing with?
    (They already knew the answer to this, and Ives knew they knew).
Ives: Pete Seeger and Richard Dyer-Bennet.
Committee: And what are their political beliefs?
Ives: I don't know. You'll have to ask them.

Somehow I don't see this as "Burl Ives selling out his friends."

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Man Can't Grow Old (from Burl Ives)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 19 Aug 15 - 09:34 AM

So then was it something else that created the rift between Seeger and Ives?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Man Can't Grow Old (from Burl Ives)
From: Don Firth
Date: 19 Aug 15 - 12:02 PM

Dunno, Guest,#, but it seems a pretty unfair to me to get pissed off at Burl Ives for telling the committee something that they already knew--and everybody knew they knew.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Man Can't Grow Old (from Burl Ives)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Feb 16 - 11:33 PM

It's time to lay all that McCarthy crap to rest. The blasted UnAmerican Activities Committee did its best to cripple the artistic integrity of singers like Burl. Don't let them get away with it. Even Pete Seeger forgave him at the end. Burl was--as Carl Sandburg said somewhere-- "The best ballad singer of them all." And Alan Lomax described his voice as "sweet and full, high and clear, like a bird singing in the woods on a sunny morning. The song rolls out like water bubbling out of a mountain spring." Watching him in "Station West " inspired me to buy a guitar, and made me fall in love with the Americas--to which I emigrated in later years. He was a fine actor, with a beautiful speaking voice. For him Tennessee Williams wrote the part of Big Daddy in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Woody Guthrie knew him, and believed that Burl never forgave himself for his minor part in the McCarthy garbage; for he always had left wing leanings. Let's celebrate his legacy, and put hatred aside. I am still uplifted by his unique voice.


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