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Lyr Req: 160 acres/A Hundred and Sixty Acres

GUEST,Alan 26 Sep 00 - 12:14 PM
mousethief 26 Sep 00 - 12:44 PM
GUEST,Alan 26 Sep 00 - 07:13 PM
mousethief 27 Sep 00 - 11:03 AM
Jim Dixon 28 Aug 02 - 10:30 PM
Melissa 14 Sep 09 - 02:46 AM
Joe Offer 14 Sep 09 - 03:26 AM
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Subject: 160 acres
From: GUEST,Alan
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 12:14 PM

I think this is the title, and I think it is a Marty Robins tune. Anyone know the lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 160 acres
From: mousethief
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 12:44 PM

clicky

Alex
O..O
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A HUNDRED AND SIXTY ACRES
(Dave Kapp)

I got a hundred and sixty acres in the valley
Got a hundred and sixty acres of the best
Got an old stove there that'll cook three square
And a bunk where I can lay me down to rest.

Up at dawn to greet the sun
I've forgotten what a care or worry means
Head for home when day is done
With my pocket money jinglin' in my jeans
I´ve got a hundred and sixty acres full of sunshine
Got a hundred and sixty million stars above
Got an old paint hoss, I'm the guy who's boss
On the hundred and sixty acres that I love

Up at dawn to greet the sun
I´ve forgotten what a care or worry means
Head for home when day is done
With my pocket money jinglin' in my jeans

I´ve got a hundred and sixty acres full of sunshine
Got a hundred and sixty million stars above
Got an old paint hoss, I'm the guy who's boss
On the hundred and sixty acres that I love
Got an old paint hoss, I'm the guy who's boss
On the hundred and sixty acres that I love

© Claremont Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
(as recorded by Marty Robbins)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 160 acres
From: GUEST,Alan
Date: 26 Sep 00 - 07:13 PM

Thank you, Alex. I tried to thank you personally by signing your guest list on your web site, but I got an error message indicating it was a bad link. You may want to check it. Regards, Alan Lubanes


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 160 acres
From: mousethief
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 11:03 AM

Thanks, Alan. The guestbook is hosed. You can always email me at mousethief@yahoo.com.

Glad to help.

Alex
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Subject: Lyr Add: A HUNDRED AND SIXTY ACRES (Dave Kapp)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 10:30 PM

Copied from http://www.allcountry.de/History/Archive/Marty_Robbins/MRobbins_Songbook/MRobbins_Song01/body_mrobbins_song01.html

A HUNDRED AND SIXTY ACRES
(Dave Kapp)

I got a hundred and sixty acres in the valley.
Got a hundred and sixty acres of the best.
Got an old stove there that'll cook three square,
And a bunk where I can lay me down to rest.

CHO: Up at dawn to greet the sun,
I've forgotten what a care or worry means.
Head for home when day is done
With my pocket money jinglin' in my jeans.

I've got a hundred and sixty acres full of sunshine.
Got a hundred and sixty million stars above.
Got an old paint hoss. I'm the guy who's boss
On the hundred and sixty acres that I love. CHO.

[As recorded by Marty Robbins. Also recorded by the Sons of the Pioneers, Bing Crosby, Bing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters, Ernest Tubb, and Riders in the Sky.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 160 acres
From: Melissa
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 02:46 AM

Riders have a second chorus:

Where the mountains meet the sky
there's a spot that's all my own
Wouldn't trade it for a world of gold
It's my home sweet home


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Subject: ADD: A Hundred and Sixty Acres
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 03:26 AM

Here's the whole thing, as recorded by the Sons of the Pioneers. I don't have the date of this recording.
Melissa, what do you hear for the kind of stove? Best I can guess is "coal stove," although it sounds more like "cold stove."

A HUNDRED AND SIXTY ACRES
(Dave Kapp)

I've got a hundred and sixty acres in the valley.
I've got a hundred and sixty acres of the best.
Got a coal(?) stove there that'll cook three squares,
And a bunk where I can lay me down to rest.

Up at dawn to greet the sun,
I've forgotten what a care or worry means.
Head for home when day is done
And the pocket money's jinglin' in my jeans.

I've got a hundred and sixty acres full of sunshine.
I've got a hundred and sixty million stars above.
Got an old paint hoss. I'm the guy who's boss
On the hundred and sixty acres that I love.

[bridge]
Where the mountains meet the sky
There's a spot that's all my own
Wouldn't trade it for a world of gold
It's my home sweet home

I've got a hundred and sixty acres in the valley.
I've got a hundred and sixty acres of the best.
Got a coal(?) stove there that'll cook three squares,
And a bunk where I can lay me down to rest.

Up at dawn to greet the sun,
I've forgotten what a care or worry means.
Head for home when day is done
And the pocket money's jinglin' in my jeans.

I've got a hundred and sixty acres full of sunshine.
I've got a hundred and sixty million stars above.
Got an old paint hoss. I'm the guy who's boss
On the hundred and sixty acres that I love.

Up at dawn to greet the sun,
I've forgotten what a care or worry means.
Head for home when day is done
And the pocket money's jinglin' in my jeans.

I've got a hundred and sixty acres full of sunshine.
I've got a hundred and sixty million stars above.
Got an old paint hoss. I'm the guy who's boss
On the hundred and sixty acres that I love.

[tag]
A fourth of six hundred and forty
spoken: Why, that's a quarter of a country section
The hundred and sixty acres that I love.


transcribed by ear from a Sons of the Pioneers box set.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 160 acres/A Hundred and Sixty Acres
From: Melissa
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 03:41 AM

I lean toward thinking Coal Stove (not sure coal would be practical fuel though) and am pretty sure Riders sing 'bay horse'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 160 acres/A Hundred and Sixty Acres
From: Melissa
Date: 14 Sep 09 - 04:30 AM

Cold Stove might make sense if it was a hotplate or something like that. Not needing a fire would keep it from heating the bunkhouse. It would sure be easier than wrapping up an exhausting day working the 160.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 160 acres/A Hundred and Sixty Acres
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 02:23 AM

Yes, I'd agree it's a "bay horse" on the Riders in the Sky recording, but it's "Paint" on the Sons of the Pioneers version. Otherwise, the two recordings have more-or-less the same lyrics.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 160 acres/A Hundred and Sixty Acres
From: Melissa
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 06:09 PM

Riders sing 'coal stove'


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