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sparks@ncst.nrl.navy.mil 28 Aug 97 - 03:22 PM
Peter T. 28 Aug 97 - 03:53 PM
becca@jaguNET.com 29 Aug 97 - 07:34 AM
Earl 29 Aug 97 - 12:47 PM
Sharon 29 Aug 97 - 11:35 PM
John 01 Sep 97 - 08:31 PM
Earl 01 Sep 97 - 11:34 PM
Jim Dixon 20 Feb 08 - 06:36 AM
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Subject: Little Red Barn Down on the Farm in Indiana
From: sparks@ncst.nrl.navy.mil
Date: 28 Aug 97 - 03:22 PM

When I was a little kid my grandfather would play the guitar and sing a song about a "Little Red Barn Down on the Farm in Indiana". I'm not sure of the title but the lyrics definately similar to this. If anyone knows the chords and lyrics, I would appreciate them very much.

Thanks, Keith sparks@ncst.nrl.navy.mil


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Subject: RE: Little Red Barn Down on the Farm in Indiana
From: Peter T.
Date: 28 Aug 97 - 03:53 PM

I can't help, but I do fondly remember Bugs Bunny singing this divinely in one of his early cartoons (with banjo).

Yours, Peter


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Subject: RE: Little Red Barn Down on the Farm in Indiana
From: becca@jaguNET.com
Date: 29 Aug 97 - 07:34 AM

Here are some of the words:
    In a little red barn on a farm down in Indiana
    Let me lay my back on a stack of new-mown hay
    In the barnyard where the farmyard folks are pal-ly
    Let me dilly-dally
    all the livelong day

I know the tune, but not the chords. If someone doesn't post chords here soon, let me know and I'll figure them out.


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Subject: RE: Little Red Barn Down on the Farm in Indiana
From: Earl
Date: 29 Aug 97 - 12:47 PM

Do you know who wrote it? It sort of sounds like Irving Berlin.


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Subject: RE: Little Red Barn Down on the Farm in Indiana
From: Sharon
Date: 29 Aug 97 - 11:35 PM

Several years ago - when we listened to AM radio, it was a morning theme song on Fort Wayne's WOWO


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Subject: RE: Little Red Barn Down on the Farm in Indiana
From: John
Date: 01 Sep 97 - 08:31 PM

Hullo All,

I've been absent for quite some time. It's great to be back.

The song as I know it was recorded by an Australian country group known as The Overlanders (I think) in the 1940's and is part of a two album collection called "History of Australian Country Music". I recorded excerpts of this from Melourne ABC radio in the early 70's, so cannot be too emphatic about the details. It's rather a cute collection with some interesting songs. For our non Australian friends I would note that the pronunciation on the recording is "Indi-ah-nah".

(1) In a little red barn on a farm down in Indiana
Let me lay my back on a stack of new-mown hay,

(2) Round the barnyard where the farmyard bulls are pal-ly
Let me dilly-dally all the livelong day.

(3) I'm a hooter who's blue, through and through, and my heart is pining,
for the sycamore trees where the Wabash breezes play,

(4) Once more I'm pining for a yellow moon that's shining,
On a little red barn on a farm down Indiana way.

The chords as best I can visualise them without an instrument close by go something like below: (I can tidy this up as necessary when I get back in about a week's time.)

(1) C D7 G7 C (C7)
(2) F G7 C---A7 D7 G-G7
(3) C D7 G7 F? E7
(4) F C D7 F G7 C

I'm not that confident about the last line, just by doing it in my head. The original has some very colourful chords - as per the era - I would appreciate any other feedback about other possible arrangements.

One of the reasons I love this song is the potential it has for vocal harmonies. It's a real hoot!

It reminds me a bit of "Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia" in terms of chords and general feel - which I first heard on a Laurel and Hardy movie as a kid.

Regards
John


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Subject: RE: Little Red Barn Down on the Farm in Indiana
From: Earl
Date: 01 Sep 97 - 11:34 PM

I believe it's hoosier, not hooter. However, no one in America knows what it means.


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Subject: Lyr Add: IN A LITTLE RED BARN (ON A FARM DOWN IN..
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Feb 08 - 06:36 AM

Found in, of all things, Wikipedia.

IN A LITTLE RED BARN (ON A FARM DOWN IN INDIANA)
(Joe Young, Jean Schwartz, and Milton Ager; 1934.)

1. I was born 'way down in Indiana,
Wish that I were there right now.
Want to hear my dog bow-wow
When I go to milk the cow.
Raised on corn 'way down in Indiana,
So was ev'ry little hen.
I was mighty happy then;
Wish that I were back a-gain:

CHORUS: In a little red barn on a farm down in Indiana,
Let me lay my back on a stack of new mown hay.
'Round the barnyard where the farmyard folks are pally,
Let me dilly-dally all the live-long day.
I'm a Hoosier who's blue, thru and thru, and my heart is pining
For the sycamore trees where the Wabash breezes play.
What's more, I'm pining for a yellow moon that's shining
On a little red barn on a farm down Indiana way.

2. Work was done 'way down in Indiana,
Picked the eggs the chickens lay;
Pushed the plow and pitched the hay;
Ev'ry day a busy day.
Had my fun 'way down in Indiana
When the sun would go to rest.
Saw it sinkin' in the West;
That's the time I liked the best.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: In a Little Red Barn on a Farm Down in...
From: GUEST,Larry
Date: 14 May 10 - 10:01 PM

The song is on the Bugs Bunny cartoon titled Robot Rabbit. I fell in love with it as a kid hearing it hear. Great tune to sing to. Too bad Mitch Miller and his gang didn't record it as it would be perfect for them.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: In a Little Red Barn on a Farm Down in...
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jan 13 - 03:27 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2yz8wbv3bE


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