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LIFE GETS TEEJUS, DON'T IT?


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Subject: Life gets tedious dont it
From: GUEST,Kristi
Date: 13 Jan 01 - 12:53 AM

I need some lyrics and help. It's an old time tune that keeps saying, "LIfe gets tedious, don't it?" Kristi


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Subject: Lyr Add: LIFE GETS TEEJUS, DON'T IT? (C Robison)
From: Metchosin
Date: 13 Jan 01 - 01:09 AM

LIFE GETS TEEJUS, DON'T IT?
(Carson Robison)

1. The sun comes up an' the sun goes down,
And the hands on the clock keep goin' around.
I just get up an' it's time to lay down.
Life gets teejus, don't it?

2. My shoe's untied, but, I don't care.
I ain't figgerin' on goin' nowhere.
I'd have to wash an' comb my hair.
That's just wasted effort.

3. Water in the well gettin' lower an' lower.
Can't take a bath for six months more,
But I've heard it said, an' it's true I'm sure,
That too much bathin' will weaken you.

4. I open the door an' the flies swarm in.
I shut the door an' I'm sweatin' again,
An' in the process, I crack my shin.
Just one dern thing after another.

5. Old brown mule, he must be sick.
I jabbed him in the rump with a pin on a stick.
He humped his back, but he wouldn't kick.
There's somethin' cock-eyed somewhere.

6. A mouse chawin' on the pantry door;
He's been at it now for a month or more.
When he gets through he'll sure be sore,
'Cause there ain't a dern thing in there.

7. Hound dog howlin' so forlorn—
Laziest dog that ever was born.
He's howlin' 'cause he's settin' on a thorn,
And just too tired to move over.

8. The tin roof leaks an' the chimney leans,
An' there's a hole in the seat of my ol' blue jeans,
And I've et the last of the pork an' beans.
Just can't depend on nothin'.

9. Cow's gone dry an' the hens won't lay.
Fish quit bitin' last Saturday.
Troubles pilin' up day by day,
And now I'm gettin' dandruff.

10. Grief an' mis'ry, pains an' woes,
And debts an' taxes an' so it goes,
And I think I'm gettin' a cold in my nose.
Life gets tasteless, don't it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious dont it
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Jan 01 - 01:16 AM

I think the line breaks are going to be a mess, but it's a Hank Thompson tune,

Life gets Tedious Don't It?

The sun comes up and the sun goes down
Hands on the clock keep a goin around
You just get up and its time to lay down
Life gets tedious don't it

The old roof leaks and the chimney leans
Theres a hole in the seat of my old blue jeans
And I've et' the last of the pork and beans
Life gets tedious don't it

There's a mouse a chawin at the pantry door
When he gets through he's sure gonna be sore
Cause there ain't a darn thing in there
The old gray mare he must be sick
I jabbed him in the rump with a pin on a stick
He humped his back but he wouldn't kick
Somethins cockeyed somewhere
Hound dogs howlin' So forlorn
He's a howlin' cause he's sitting on a thorn
Just too tired to move over

Water in the wells gettin lower and lower
I ain't had a bath for a month or more
but I heard it said and it's true I'm sure
Too much bathin will weaken ya
Should wash my face and comb my hair
But what's the use I ain't goin nowhere
And that's just wasted effort
Trials and troubles and troubles and woes
And now I'm gettin a cold in my nose
And so it goes and goes and goes
Life gets tedious Don't it

Not even from Cowpie!! from here:

http://www.zyworld.com/carolj2/Page4.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious dont it
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Jan 01 - 01:18 AM

aw crap!! I couldn't find it at Cowpie!! Well, now there are 2 versions, LOL!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious dont it
From: Metchosin
Date: 13 Jan 01 - 01:46 AM

its the "teejus" thing that's the fly in the ointment? at Cowpie Sorcha, fortunately I also have a copy here on an old 78 RPM


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious dont it
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Jan 01 - 01:49 AM

I tried teejus, Mets, and it only got me "Git Along Little Dogies". I guess the engine was looking at "git" and not at "teejus".......I have it on LP, but that is a real pain, esp. at midnight.......Luv ya!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious dont it
From: Snuffy
Date: 13 Jan 01 - 06:05 AM

Why go to cowpie or zyworld? Try right here in our very own Digital Tradition database.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious dont it
From: kendall
Date: 13 Jan 01 - 08:16 AM

For some reason, my confuser wont play the tune. I got this directly from Carson Robison himself. ( 1948 on an old 78) I recorded this on Folk Legacy as a recitation just using simple 3 chord background.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious dont it
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 14 Jan 01 - 01:29 AM

I have a copy of this somewhere taken from a Carson Robison songbook and the order of the verses is different from all three versions offered here, at least to my memory. I am still looking for the music. Anyone using the line about the mare being sick, jabbing "him" in the rump with a pin on a stick, "he" humped "his" back but wouldn't kick, might get a strange look or two from country folks who would certainly be aware that "mare" refers to the "lady" of the species.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious dont it
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 14 Jan 01 - 01:32 AM

My brain may be playing tag with my memory, but I thought that there had been a thread on this subject sometime back. I could not find it, however. Am I imagining things?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious dont it
From: Tony in Darwin
Date: 14 Jan 01 - 07:40 AM

Arkie, your memory is OK!
The previous thread is as follows (sorry, can't do a blue clicky)

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?ThreadID=21416
Cheers,

Tony


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Subject: Here's the clicky
From: Snuffy
Date: 14 Jan 01 - 08:05 AM

www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?ThreadID=21416


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious dont it
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 15 Jan 01 - 12:14 AM

Another verse:

I open the window and the flies swarm in,
I close it and I'm sweatin again,
And in the process I crack my shin--
Just one thing after another.

--seed


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious dont it
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 15 Jan 01 - 09:36 AM

GUEST Arkie:

It's "The old brown MULE" that must be sick, not "MARE".

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious dont it
From: GUEST,Richard Ball - Winchester - England UK
Date: 12 Mar 01 - 02:46 PM

How about these from More'n More Tedious !

Some Guy tears through life like a blizzard Folks point him out and say " He's a Wizzard " And he's dead at Forty with a burnt out gizzard.... I'll be eighty one come April.

My teeth are gone, all but two Fat lotta good they're gonna do 'Cos they dont meet by a mile or two Sure makes it hard chawin'

.............there are lots more too but I'm blessed if I can find them !


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Subject: Lyr Add: LIFE GETS TEEJUS DON'T IT (Carson Robison
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 12 Mar 01 - 08:16 PM

Many artists have recorded this and altered
the original text/recitation

Carson J. Robison wrote and first recorded it
but even he recorded more than one version/variation
of it

you can play a RealAudio of one of his versions at:

* CLIK TO PLAY/LIFE GETS TEEJUS DONT IT *

LIFE GETS TEEJUS DON'T IT
Recorded by: Carson J. Robison
Written by: Carson J. Robison

The sun comes up and the sun goes down
The hands on the clock keep goin' around
I just get up and it's time to lay down
LIFE GETS TEEJUS, DON'T IT?.

My shoe's untied, but, I don't care
I ain't figurin' on goin' nowhere
I'd have to wash and comb my hair
An' that's just wasted effort.

Water in the well gettin' lower and lower
Can't take a bath for six months more
But I've heard it said and it's true, I'm sure
That too much bathin' will weaken you.

I open the door and the fies swarm in
I shut the door, sweatin' again
And in the process, I cracked my shin
Just one durn thing after another

Ol' brown mule, he must be sick
I jabbed him in the rump with a pin on a stick
He humped his back, but he wouldn't kick
There's something [sump'in'] cock-eyed somewhere.

A mouse chawin' on the pantry door
He's been at it for a month or more
When he gets through, he'll sure be sore
'Cause there ain't a durn thing in ther

Hound dog's howlin' so forlorn
Laziest dog that ever was born
He's howlin' 'cause he's settin' on a thorn
Just too tired to move over.

The tin roof leads and the chimney leans
And there's a hole in the seat of my old blue jeans
And I've et the last of this pork an' beans
Just can't depend on nothin'.

Cow's gone dry and the hens won't lay
Fish quit bitin' last saturday
Troubles, pilin' up day by day
And now I'm gettin' dandruff.

Grief and misery, pains and woes
Debts and taxes, so it goes
I think I'm gettin' a cold in my nose
Life gets tasteless, don't it.

SOURCE:
CARSON ROBISON RECORDING


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious dont it
From: Arkie
Date: 13 Mar 01 - 12:14 AM

For another version, Tex Williams', try here: http://members.spree.com/entertainment/recldy/page9.htm Be patient and scroll down the page.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious dont it
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 11:44 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious don't it
From: GUEST,Pauline
Date: 22 Feb 07 - 04:59 AM

can anyone tell me who had the biggest hit with 'Life gets tee-jus don't it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious don't it
From: Leadfingers
Date: 22 Feb 07 - 05:31 AM

Does it matter Pauline ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious don't it
From: Mr Happy
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 07:41 AM

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=HXN2U-Ru1tQ


Sound like background tune is 'Little Brown Jug'!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious don't it
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 05:46 AM

Here's what I have from my own file for chords:

[C]The sun comes up and the sun goes down
[F]& the hands on the clock go round & roumd
[G]I just wake up and it's [G7]time to lay down,
[C]Life gets teejus, don't it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious don't it
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 05:21 PM

As a young boy on a ranch in central California, I would listen to an old radio in the barn early in the mornings. The only station that came in clearly was a country station. I heard someone do this song many times; I cannot recall the singer. Some time later, probably around 1950 or '52 at Knott's Berry Farm, south of Los Angeles, I saw Tex Williams perform the piece on their outdoor "covered wagon" campfire stage. He also did Merle Travis' "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette." Thanks for the memories.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious don't it
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 01 Jun 11 - 12:31 PM

My recording of this is still available from Folk Legacy records.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious don't it
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Feb 14 - 11:33 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious don't it
From: eddie1
Date: 21 Feb 14 - 05:20 AM

Walter Brennan - Life Gets Tedious
Eddie


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious don't it
From: maeve
Date: 21 Feb 14 - 07:06 AM

Kendall's brilliant recording is available here:

"Lights On the Shore" - "Life Gets Tedious" - Kendall Morse


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious don't it
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Mar 15 - 10:04 AM

OK, loads of different verses, but NO chords!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious don't it
From: maeve
Date: 24 Mar 15 - 10:30 AM

It's a three chord pattern...not really a melody-type song, more of a monologue. Reckon if you are a member you could send a PM to Kendall to ask how he did it.

Hank Williams, Jr. did a pretty good version too: Hank Williams Jr - Life Gets TeeJus Don't It

Different music treatment here: Tex Williams

June Carter "Life Gets Tedious" Fiddle tune/ guitar strum background here. Starts about 1:50.

Doc Watson - Life Gets Teejus Don't It


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Life gets tedious don't it
From: PHJim
Date: 24 Mar 15 - 10:39 AM

Here's Doc Watson's version. Doc just plays it as a three chord special, C, F and G(7), maybe with a capo.



Doc & Merle


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