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Lyr Add: Put Me in Your Pocket (W Lee O'Daniel)

GUEST,Gene 28 Sep 00 - 12:07 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: PUT ME IN YOUR POCKET (W Lee O'Daniel)
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 28 Sep 00 - 12:07 PM

PUT ME IN YOUR POCKET
ELTON BRITT

Two lovers sat one evenin' beneath the pale moonlight.
Tomorrow he was goin' away life's battle for to fight.
He told her that he loved her, that he'd return someday
And take her for his lovin' wife and then he heard her say:

CHORUS: Put me in your pocket so I'll be close to you.
No more will I be lonesome and no more will I be blue;
And when we have to part, dear, there’ll be no sad adieu,
For I'll be in your pocket and I'll go along with you.

That evenin' soon had vanished. The boy, he went away,
And when at last he did return for a happy wedding day,
His sweetheart she had vanished. To heaven she had gone,
But she left to him a photograph on which she wrote this song: CHORUS


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Subject: Put Me In Your Pocket
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Aug 02 - 07:08 PM

I'm searching for the earliest version of this song, written by W. Lee O'Daniel in 1933. I've tracked down many version, most recently on Merle Haggard's Peer Session album. All are slightly diff, with Merle's being the most different. O'Daniel and his band recorded it on Vocalion 4049 in 1937, but I haven't been able to get audio of that recording. As far as I know, this is the earliest and only recording by the composer. Thanks for any help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Put Me In Your Pocket
From: kendall
Date: 26 Aug 02 - 07:23 PM

I learned this one from Wilf Carter back in the early 40's. If no one jumps in, I'll post the words I know.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Put Me In Your Pocket
From: kendall
Date: 26 Aug 02 - 07:32 PM

This one is listed in the COWPIE site.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PUT ME IN YOUR POCKET (from Wilf Carter)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 12:45 PM

There is some interesting biographical information about Wilbert Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel at the MusicWeb Encyclopedia of Popular Music and at The Handbook of Texas Online.

Copied from http://www.allcountry.de/Songbook_Interpreten/Interpreten_C/Carter_Wolf/body_carter_wolf.html (This is the most complete set of lyrics I could find.)

PUT ME IN YOUR POCKET
(Wilbert Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel)

A lover sat one evening beneath the pale moonlight.
Tomorrow he must go away, great battles for to fight.
He told her that he loved her, that he'd return someday
And take her for his darling wife. Then he heard her say:

CHORUS: "Put me in your pocket, so I'll be close to you.
No more will I be lonesome, and no more will I be blue.
And when we have to part, dear, there'll be no sad adieus,
For I'll be in your pocket, and I'll go along with you."

That evening soon was ended. Her lover went away.
And when at last he did return, for the happy wedding day,
His sweetheart she was absent. To Heaven she had gone,
But she left to him her photograph, on which she wrote this song: CHORUS

[As sung by Wilf Carter. Also recorded by Elton Britt, Merle Haggard, the Wilburn Brothers, Montana Slim, Hank Locklin, Jeanette Harper, Benny Berry, April Stevens, Yodelin' Slim Clark, Big Slim The Lone Cowboy, and The Impalas.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Put Me In Your Pocket
From: kendall
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 12:48 PM

The way I learned it was TWO lovers sat...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Put Me In Your Pocket
From: masato sakurai
Date: 28 Aug 02 - 01:02 PM

From The Record Lady's All-Time Country Favorites.

"Put Me In Your Pocket" was sung by:

Big Slim The Lone Cowboy (Big Slim The Lone Cowboy)

Elton Britt (Real Country Archives Page 9)

Wilf Carter (Real Country Page 16)

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: PUT ME IN YOUR POCKET
From: Louie Roy
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 05:33 PM

My song book says that W Lee O'Daniels and his Hillbilly Boys wrote and recorded this song long before Elton Britt.Check the handbook of Texas for confirmation


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Put Me In Your Pocket (W Lee O'Daniels?)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 05:47 PM

W. Lee O'Daniel and his Light Crust Doughboys, later the Hillbilly Boys, sometime in the 1930's. O'Daniel (no 's') is listed as co-author.
I'll look it up later if no one gets it first.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Put Me In Your Pocket (W Lee O'Daniels?)
From: Gene
Date: 17 Sep 06 - 12:29 PM

Da Bot uv U pls re/read my post...

Nowhere did i say Elton Britt wrote or co-wrote

Put Me In Your Pocket

or was the first to record it..

C'mon youse guys...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Put Me In Your Pocket (W Lee O'Daniels?)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 17 Sep 06 - 12:59 PM

Guest Gene: Check the FAQ on citation-
The name of the song, followed on the next line by a name that indicates the name of the author.

You should have qualified with: "as sung by ."
Attribution also lacking. Did you transcribe it from a recording, from memory, from a website (give citation), O'Daniel campaign handout, flour cookbook, or other source?

Harrumpfff!
Curmudgeonly yours,
One of Youse Guys


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Put Me In Your Pocket (W Lee O'Daniels?)
From: Gene
Date: 17 Sep 06 - 01:29 PM

U R a real riot Q, i don't recall much from yesterday,

let alone 6 years ago!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Put Me In Your Pocket (W Lee O'Daniels?)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 17 Sep 06 - 03:14 PM

Six years is but a piss in the ocean of time. Dr. Q recommends a good single malt for memory loss. It will either help of make you lose it altogether.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Put Me In Your Pocket (W Lee O'Daniels?)
From: Gene
Date: 17 Sep 06 - 06:52 PM

2 nit pickin' Q - most folks want the lyrics or basic chords

and don't give a [hoot] who [writ] it or [sung] it or
who did it [fust] or when!

come down, come down from your Ivory Tower...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Put Me in Your Pocket (W Lee O'Daniel)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Sep 06 - 11:20 PM

The Online 78 rpm Discographical Project lists 3 recordings of PUT ME IN YOUR POCKET:

Lee O'Daniel and the Lightcrust Doughboys, Vocalion 2731, 1933.
Bill Boyd and the Cowboy Ramblers, Bluebird 6670, 1936.
April Stevens, RCA 20-4381, ca1951.

The LP Discography lists it on one album:

Hank Locklin, "The Girls Get Prettier," RCA Victor LSP-3588, 1966.

And three 45-rpm singles:

Ferlin Husky (as Terry Preston), 4-Star 45-1542, ca1950.
Wilburn Brothers, 4-Star G-19, 1950.
Jeannie Pruett, MSR #1956, 1987.

Allmusic.com lists recordings by Elton Britt, Wilf Carter, Merle Haggard, Frank Ifield, and Mac Wiseman.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Put Me in Your Pocket (W Lee O'Daniel)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 21 Sep 06 - 11:36 PM

Good summary. Also from Allmusic.com-
The Wilf Carter recording has been re-issued by Bear Family, "A Prairie Legend."
"Put Me in Your Poket" (sic) seems to be the Britt release.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Put Me in Your Pocket (W Lee O'Daniel)
From: BTMP
Date: 22 Sep 06 - 08:14 AM

I also have a great recording of this song by the late Red Rector. -btmp


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: PUT ME IN YOUR POCKET
From: GUEST,lukinstein
Date: 13 Feb 08 - 11:05 PM

in my opinion no one could ever sing this beautiful song as well as wilf carter


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Put Me in Your Pocket (W Lee O'Daniel)
From: GUEST,Redwood
Date: 01 May 10 - 01:13 PM

You guys are a riot. I'm one of those who doesn't care who did it first, or who writ it... All I know is my mom sang it to us when we were kids... Every night, she'd sit by the window, play her guitar, and sing us to sleep. And this was one of the songs she'd sing. Well, she died last week, and I'd like to sing a few of "her songs" at her memorial service, and I didn't remember all the words to it. All I can remember is her clear bell-like voice, and this beautiful little song. Thanks, guys.


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