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Lyr Req: Kentucky (Karl Davis)

GUEST,rookie@tr.cgocable.ca 11 Nov 00 - 09:27 PM
Karolina 11 Nov 00 - 09:40 PM
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Subject: Kentucky
From: GUEST,rookie@tr.cgocable.ca
Date: 11 Nov 00 - 09:27 PM

I'm looking for the lyrics of "kentucky"

It's a bluegrass song, I don't know who sang this song

Thank you very much

email-me please or do it here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky
From: Karolina
Date: 11 Nov 00 - 09:40 PM

Here (click) it is.

Karolina


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky
From: campfire
Date: 11 Nov 00 - 11:51 PM

Kool site, Karolina!

campfire


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky
From: Louie Roy
Date: 12 Nov 00 - 07:56 PM

There is one more Kentucky song that could be added to this list and that is The Old Kentucky Waltz and I would be glad to post it on this page with the chords if you think it would be appropiate Louie Roy


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Subject: Lyr Add: KENTUCKY (Karl Davis)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Aug 02 - 08:28 PM

Does anyone know who wrote or recorded this?

Lyrics copied from http://members.aol.com/garydodee/RKSONGS.HTML#A4

KENTUCKY

Kentucky, you are the dearest place outside of Heaven to me
Kentucky, your laurel and your dogwood trees
When I die, I want to rest upon some peaceful mountain so high
For there is where God will look for me.

Kentucky, I miss the old folks singing in the silvery moonlight
Kentucky, I miss the hound dogs chasing coon
I know that my mother, dad and sweetheart are all waiting for me
Kentucky I will be coming soon.

Kentucky, I will be coming soon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky
From: masato sakurai
Date: 09 Aug 02 - 11:24 PM

Written by Karl Davis in 1942, who said, "I wrote the song as a tribute to my home state. I grew up in Mount Vernon, Kentucky. About four years ago [ca. 1969], I was made a Kentucky Colonel on the strength of having written it." (Horstman, Sing Your Heart Out, Country Boy, 3rd ed., p. 17)
Probably the Louvin Brothers' version is the most famous; sound clip is HERE). The Blue Sky Boys' singing can be heard at The Record Lady's Real Country Archives ("Real Country Archives Page 7"). This is the link to RA. Other artists, such as the Osborne Brothers and Mac Wiseman, sang it.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky
From: masato sakurai
Date: 10 Aug 02 - 12:00 AM

Sound clips from CDNOW:

Chet Atkins

Blue Sky Boys

Gail Davies

Everly Brothers (disc 2, track 11)

Osborne Brothers

Whitstein Brothers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 10 Aug 02 - 12:13 AM

There was a totally different song entitled "Kentucky" written and recorded by the Virginia band Heights of Grass on their "Ghost Riders" album in 1978. I used to do it but it's been years and someone or something has erased it from my memory banks. Can't find the lyrics on the net and my ex-wife wound up with the album.

Bruce


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Subject: Lyr Add: KENTUCKY (Karl Davis)
From: masato sakurai
Date: 10 Aug 02 - 01:25 AM

This seems to be the original (copied from Horstman's book).

KENTUCKY

Kentucky, you are the dearest land outside of heaven to me
Kentucky, your laurel and your redbud trees
When I die, I want to rest upon a graceful mountain so high
For that is where God will look for me.

Kentucky, I miss the songs they're singing in the silvery moonlight
Kentucky, I miss the hound dogs chasing 'coons
I know that my mother, dad and sweetheart are there waiting for me
Kentucky, I will be coming soon.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky
From: masato sakurai
Date: 10 Aug 02 - 02:59 AM

"Karl [Davis] and Harry Harty [Taylor] recorded the song ["Kentucky"] first in January 1941 for the Columbia label, and the record was especially popular with lonely southern servicemen who found themsleves thousands of miles from the land they loved. But in 1947 the Blue Sky Boys (the Bolick Brothers) recorded the song, and it really became a bestseller, reportedly running up sales of almost half a million copies; it has since been recorded by dozens of country singers, including later Kentucky groups like the Osborne Brothers and the Everly Brothers. On the strength of its beauty, and its popularity, Karl Davis was made a Kentucky Colonel in 1970. It was one of the few tokens of recognition he received in later life for his immense contributions to country music." (Charles Wolfe, Kentucky Country: Folk and Country Music of Kentucky, University Press of Kentucky, 1982, p. 56)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky
From: Stewie
Date: 10 Aug 02 - 03:25 AM

Masato, you have a typo in the first sentence of your last posting. It should read 'Karl and Harty'. His full name was Hartford Taylor.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky
From: masato sakurai
Date: 10 Aug 02 - 04:11 AM

Stewie, thanks, you're right.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky (Karl Davis)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 02:16 PM

I am trying to find a version by Homer and Jethro of the song "Kentucky". I had it as a single when I was a kid. Can't find it by them. Does anyone recall them ever recording it? Thanks,
Diane Haumann


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Subject: Lyr Add: KENTUCKY (Karl Davis)
From: SINSULL
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 02:43 PM

Transcribed from Songs Our daddy Taught Us by the Everly Bros:

KENTUCKY

Kentucky, you are the dearest land outside of heaven to me
Kentucky, I miss your laurel and your redbud trees
When I die, I want to rest upon a graceful mountain so high
For that is where God will look for me.

Kentucky, I miss the old folks singing in the silver moonlight
Kentucky, I miss the hound dogs chasing 'coons
I know that my mother, dad and sweetheart are waiting for me
Kentucky, I'll soon be coming home.

Kentucky-y-y-y


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky (Karl Davis)
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Sep 11 - 07:08 PM

Thought you'd like to know Kentucky was written and sung by Karl Davis of Karl and Hardy and also the Cumberland ridgerunners. Both were on WLS National Barn Dance. Karl and Hardy had a picking style and close harmony which influenced the Everly Brothers, though they themselves never got the recognition they deserved..
best friend and neighbor of Karl's daughter.


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