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Help: Tommy don't go/Don't You Go Tommy

Dave the Gnome 27 Sep 00 - 09:29 AM
Noreen 28 Sep 00 - 04:29 AM
Joe Offer 29 Sep 00 - 04:09 AM
Joe Offer 30 Sep 00 - 02:31 AM
Dave the Gnome 30 Sep 00 - 06:26 PM
Dave the Gnome 30 Sep 00 - 06:58 PM
wildlone 01 Oct 00 - 08:14 AM
Quincy 01 Oct 00 - 07:19 PM
Joe Offer 17 Nov 14 - 12:02 AM
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Subject: Tommy don't go
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 27 Sep 00 - 09:29 AM

There is a lovely waltz with the title "Tommy don't go" in Bertram Levy's excellent book "The Anglo Concertina De-mystified".

I have learnt the tune (3/4 time in the key of C) and play it regularly but know nothing about it.

Pure guesswork from the title - War song by loved one on the quayside?

Anyone have any info on it - or even better - anyone know if there are any words?

Cheers

D the G


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Subject: RE: Help: Tommy don't go
From: Noreen
Date: 28 Sep 00 - 04:29 AM

reeefresh


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Subject: RE: Help: Tommy don't go
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Sep 00 - 04:09 AM

freshfreshfreshfreshfreshfresh


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Subject: RE: Help: Tommy don't go
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Sep 00 - 02:31 AM

Gee, I think I'll refresh this thread again, and put it up above all those "What is your very most favorite superlative?" threads...
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Help: Tommy don't go
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 30 Sep 00 - 06:26 PM

Cheers Joe - shame there is no other responses though!


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Subject: RE: Help: Tommy don't go
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 30 Sep 00 - 06:58 PM

Or even are no other responses. Grammer was not my best subjective....


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Subject: RE: Help: Tommy don't go
From: wildlone
Date: 01 Oct 00 - 08:14 AM

had a look around all I could find was Music? .


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Subject: RE: Help: Tommy don't go
From: Quincy
Date: 01 Oct 00 - 07:19 PM

DtG,
Just spent another lengthy time searching but couldn't find anything different than Wildlone found!

Keep on refreshing!!

best wishes, Yvonne


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Subject: ADD: Don't You Go Tommy
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Nov 14 - 12:02 AM

Somebody sent us a link to a broadside for "Don't You Go, Tommy":
http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/songsheets_bsvg301488/

I don't know if it's the song originally requested, but it's a good 'un.

-Joe-

DON'T YOU GO, TOMMY

You will miss it, my boy, now mind what I say,
Don't spend all your money and time in that way,
There's no one but idlers that lounge about so,
I beg of you, Tommy, don't go.
We're feeble and old, your mother and me,
And kind as a mother has been should you be;
To whiskey shops, billiards, and cards bid adieu —
I beg of you, Tommy, don't go.

CHORUS
Don't you go, Tommy, don't go,
Don't you go, Tommy, don't go,
There's no one but idlers that lounge about so;
I beg of you, Tommy, don't go.

Why won't you be steady, and work like a man,
I can't hold the plow, but will do what I can;
There's so much to do, and our grain we must sow;
I beg of you, Tommy, don't go.
Besides there is corn and potatoes to plant,
You're young and can stand it—you know that I can't;
Let whiskey alone, for it grieves mother so;
I beg of you, Tommy, don't go.
CHORUS

We've watched o'er you, Tommy, in sweet infancy,
When angels were silently beckoning to thee;
At midnight we've knelt by your cradle so low—
I beg of you, Tommy, don't go.
Be kind to us, Tommy; we'll soon pass away:
The farm will be yours at no distant day;
Eternity's blessings you'll reap, if you sow—
O Tommy, dear Tommy, don't go.
CHORUS


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