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Lyr Req: More Pretty Girls Than One

hartley 24 Aug 97 - 11:10 PM
Earl 25 Aug 97 - 04:15 PM
GUEST,joplinfan@hotmail.com 16 Feb 00 - 05:19 PM
Greg F. 16 Feb 00 - 07:40 PM
Joe Offer 16 Feb 00 - 08:17 PM
jofield 16 Feb 00 - 11:00 PM
GUEST,Kristi 21 Jan 01 - 10:09 PM
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Subject: Lyric Req: More Pretty Girls Than One
From: hartley
Date: 24 Aug 97 - 11:10 PM

Would like the lyrics for More Pretty Girls than One.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MORE PRETTY GIRLS THAN ONE
From: Earl
Date: 25 Aug 97 - 04:15 PM

Here's how I learned it, there may be more verses:

chorus:
There's more pretty girls than one
More pretty girls than one
Every town I ramble round
There's more pretty girls than one

Look down the railroad line
And you see the train go by
Train go by with the woman I love
I hang down my head and cry

chorus

Look out across the sea
And you see the breakers swell
How many true loves it has washed away
No human tongue can tell

chorus


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Subject: RE: Lyric Req: More Pretty Girls Than One
From: GUEST,joplinfan@hotmail.com
Date: 16 Feb 00 - 05:19 PM

Remember an old Guthrie record from the fifties I think with this song on it. Just three verses. Anybody know any more verses?


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Subject: RE: Lyric Req: More Pretty Girls Than One
From: Greg F.
Date: 16 Feb 00 - 07:40 PM

No direct help, but if you check
HERE
there are a bunch of recordings listed you could track down-

Best, Greg


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Subject: Lyr Add: MORE PRETTY GIRLS THAN ONE (Silverman)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Feb 00 - 08:17 PM

There are three completely different verses in Jerry Silverman's Folk Song Encyclopedia.

MORE PRETTY GIRLS THAN ONE

My mama told me last night,
She gave me good advice,
Better stop your rambling 'round, pretty boy,
And marry you a loving wife.

CHORUS
There's more pretty girls than one,
There's more pretty girls than one;
For every town I ramnbled around,
There's more pretty girls than one.


Look down that lonesome road,
Hang down your little head and cry,
For thinking of those pretty girls, girls,
And hoping I never will die.

Look down that lonesome road
Before you travel on,
I'm leaving you this lonesome song
To sing when I am gone.

JRO

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyric Req: More Pretty Girls Than One
From: jofield
Date: 16 Feb 00 - 11:00 PM

Wow, extensive as that list was, it omitted Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. With Lester's down-home accent, it came out "Mo' pooty girls 'n one."

James


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Subject: Lyr Add: MORE PRETTY GIRLS THAN ONE (Highwoods...)
From: GUEST,Kristi
Date: 21 Jan 01 - 10:09 PM

Here's a version from Highwoods Stringband:

MORE PRETTY GIRLS THAN ONE

My mama told me last night,
She gave me good advice,
Said, Son you better quit your ramblin' round
And marry you a loving wife.

CHORUS: There's more pretty girls than one,
More pretty girls than one;
Every town I rambled 'round,
There's more pretty girls than one.

Look down that lonesome road,
Hang down your head and cry,
I'm studyin' about those pretty little girls
And hoping I never will die.

Pretty girl you done me wrong
You left me all alone
I'm leaving you this lonesome song
To sing when I am gone.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 3-Jun-02.


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