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BS: Shortest blues song?

Dave the Gnome 18 Sep 00 - 08:45 AM
Catrin 18 Sep 00 - 09:02 AM
Catrin 18 Sep 00 - 09:04 AM
catspaw49 18 Sep 00 - 09:15 AM
A Wandering Minstrel 18 Sep 00 - 09:17 AM
GUEST,The Invisible Blazoona 18 Sep 00 - 10:07 AM
Catrin 18 Sep 00 - 11:06 AM
mousethief 18 Sep 00 - 03:17 PM
SINSULL 18 Sep 00 - 04:20 PM
Bernard 18 Sep 00 - 04:26 PM
Crazy Eddie 19 Sep 00 - 01:01 AM
thosp 19 Sep 00 - 01:14 AM
Clifton53 19 Sep 00 - 01:15 AM
tgreenie 19 Sep 00 - 03:06 AM
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MikeofNorthumbria 20 Sep 00 - 09:46 AM
Ritchie 20 Sep 00 - 11:25 AM
Songster Bob 21 Sep 00 - 12:46 AM
Eric the Viking 21 Sep 00 - 03:32 PM
L R Mole 22 Sep 00 - 02:42 PM
Naemanson 22 Sep 00 - 03:09 PM
mousethief 22 Sep 00 - 03:12 PM
Rich(bodhránai gan ciall) 22 Sep 00 - 10:54 PM

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Subject: Shortest blues song?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 08:45 AM

Is it true that the shortest blues song in the world is -

"I didn't wake up this morning..."

If so, what is the shortest folk song?


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: Catrin
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 09:02 AM

'I didn't walk out one morning in May'?


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: Catrin
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 09:04 AM

Or

'Lord Donald's wife was sick and never made it to church'


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: catspaw49
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 09:15 AM

"No tragic deaths"

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 09:17 AM

or

"Admiral Taylors alive and well"


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: GUEST,The Invisible Blazoona
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 10:07 AM

"There Have Been No Shipwrecks"


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: Catrin
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 11:06 AM

Everybody survived


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: mousethief
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 03:17 PM

"I'm happy!"

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: SINSULL
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 04:20 PM

"SPRROOONNNGGGGG!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: Bernard
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 04:26 PM

Tom Paxton did the shortest folk song years ago! It has one word, and one of his many titles for it is 'Song for a failed election campaign'.

Guitar intro (single notes!): G G G A A# B 'Sh*t!'


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: Crazy Eddie
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 01:01 AM

Can't help With the Folksong, but the shortest poem I know was written by Spike Milligan.

ODE TO THE ORIGINS OF MICROBES
Adam
Had 'em

:0)


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: thosp
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 01:14 AM

I didn't shoot the sherrif

peace (Y) thosp


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: Clifton53
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 01:15 AM

The shortest blues song I ever heard is Steve Goodman's "I Ain't Never Heard You Play No Blues", lasts all of a minute/thirty.

" My baby came to me this mornin' She said I'm kinda confused, She said 'if me and B.B.King was both drownin', Which one would you choose?

And I said Oh baby, babe I ain't never heard you play no blues"

Clifton53


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: tgreenie
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 03:06 AM

we had firestones on the pinto as we headed out that day.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: GUEST,celticblues5
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 11:01 AM

tee hee! greenie's & Catrin's are the best!

a "real" one I saw in a blues book years ago is "Cornfield Holler:"
"Sometimes I feel my man's too sweet to die
Sometimes I feel he ought to be buried alive" :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: oggie
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 06:18 PM

Shortest recorded song I know is Tom Paxton's 'Ballad of Spiro Agnew' (Tom Paxton Live)

'I'll sing of Spiro Agnew and all the things he's done.'

I suppose that dates both the song and me!

All the best

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: mousethief
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 06:20 PM

I first heard the Ballad of Spiro Agnew on a John Denver album - I had no idea Paxton wrote it! But it figures -- he is much more witty (and political) than Denver was. On the same album was The Ballad of Richard Nixon, which was 29 seconds of silence.

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: Catrin
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 06:23 PM

Well Mousetheif, it seems you win - you don't get much shorter than silence *BG*


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: gillymor
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 07:00 PM

The Smothers Brothers did song called Hangman that went like this:
Hangman, hang man slack your rope,
Hangman, hang man slack your rope,
Slack it 'fore I ... CULLHHHGG!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 09:56 PM

some one posted awhile back:

The Readers Digest Condensed Ballad of El Paso

"Down in the West Texas town of El Paso,..
One little kiss, then Felina goodbye."

ah-ha!...an idea for a thread?..other longs songs that could be condensed...


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: mousethief
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 11:59 PM

A long, long time ago, this'll be the day that I die.

We need one of our Dylan fans to do the Jack of Hearts song. I can never remember the lyrics (and am too lazy to go look them up).

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: MikeofNorthumbria
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 09:46 AM

Shortest blues song I ever heard was sung by Bert Jansch sometime around 1965. It went like this (approximately - chords optional).

(E7)We....ll, you can take out yer teeth,

(B7)And put 'em in a glass, but

(A7)Yer can't get away from yer ... (E7) nose!

I don't think he sings it any more.

Wassail!


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: Ritchie
Date: 20 Sep 00 - 11:25 AM

Well I woke up this mornin' and I'm going to bed again to night.....

regards Sleepy Ritchie.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: Songster Bob
Date: 21 Sep 00 - 12:46 AM

I actually went to the trouble of writing the entirety of that blues song, which I call the "Ultimate Blues." Ended up with six or eight verses. Wrote it with a couple of friends via the internet, too. I even had someone interested in recording it, but haven't heard anything so far.

Bob Clayton


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 21 Sep 00 - 03:32 PM

I would've woke up this morning

but I died in my sleep.


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: L R Mole
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 02:42 PM

Hmm...Reader's Digest condensed Dylan... Come gather round people changin'... Hey, Mr., followin' you... Of war and peace,Eden. Was in another storm. Here comes the Hurricane... of the world. Lay, lady, lay. Bed. Ain't no use. Don't think twice;it's all right. Ah well. End of the work week.I'm gone. Johnny's in the wind blows. (?)


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: Naemanson
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 03:09 PM

The shortest one I've seen is in Lomax's Folk Songs Of North America is:

MY SWEETHEART'S A MULE IN THE MINES,
My sweetheart's a mule in the mines,
I drive her without any lines,
On the bumpers I sits,
And tobacco I spits,
All over my sweethearts behind.

When I was married my wife hated that song so I, of course, had to learn it. My girlfriend of the last four years hated it and refused to let me sing it in our coffeehouse. Come to think of it, I think I only sang it in public once and that was after my girlfriend left me!

You be the judge, should I hold on to that song?


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: mousethief
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 03:12 PM

Naemanson: you gotta weigh the benefits and the risks. For example, it might be a good one to remember if you need to dump a girlfriend and make it look like it's her fault.

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: BS: Shortest blues song?
From: Rich(bodhránai gan ciall)
Date: 22 Sep 00 - 10:54 PM

A tenor banjo player I met in Chicago was talking about composing a series of one part single reels (no B-parts and play the A through once and then next tune. A>A>A>A) just to see if anyone would catch on.
Rich


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