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Been down so long...

GUEST,ron: ronoren@aol.com 03 Feb 01 - 01:49 AM
DonMeixner 03 Feb 01 - 02:02 AM
katlaughing 03 Feb 01 - 02:26 AM
DonMeixner 03 Feb 01 - 02:27 AM
katlaughing 03 Feb 01 - 02:35 AM
katlaughing 03 Feb 01 - 02:39 AM
nutty 03 Feb 01 - 04:54 AM
GUEST,Augusto 21 Dec 09 - 12:59 PM
GUEST,Augusto 21 Dec 09 - 01:02 PM
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Subject: Been down so long...
From: GUEST,ron: ronoren@aol.com
Date: 03 Feb 01 - 01:49 AM

Can anyone direct me to any songs entitled 'I've been down so long, it looks like up to me" or "Been down so long" ? Not counting the Doors song of 1971, of course. I believe Johnny Mars did one-can anyone confirm? Any others, and where could I find them? Thanks much


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Subject: RE: Been down so long...
From: DonMeixner
Date: 03 Feb 01 - 02:02 AM

I only klnow of Richard Farina's book of the same title, sorry


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Subject: RE: Been down so long...
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Feb 01 - 02:26 AM

According to this search at: www.songfile.com T. Bone Walker wrote a song titled, "Been Down So Long." To get it form them, though, you have to order the sheet music; sorry I didn't click on the sound icon to see if they had an audio of it up.

Also, if you got to the top of the Thread titles, here, and type in those words in the Super Search box, it will link you to a thread where someone posted words to a song about your money being green (if I remember correctly) in which Fuzzy Lewis(?) use that exact phrase, "been down so long looks like up to me" in one of his verses. If you can't find it, I'll check back and put a link in here for you.

kat


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Subject: RE: Been down so long...
From: DonMeixner
Date: 03 Feb 01 - 02:27 AM

Furey Lewis??


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Subject: RE: Been down so long...
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Feb 01 - 02:35 AM

Fuzzy, Furry, Furey...hey! It's 1230a here! Whaddya doing up so late?! I know it's later there than there and I am also older than that now! **BG**


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Subject: RE: Been down so long...
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Feb 01 - 02:39 AM

Okay, okay, I checked. It is Furry Lewis and the song title is "Turn Your Money Green." *bg*

You can find it in the 5 Dec. 97 posting by Jon W. in this thread.


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Subject: RE: Been down so long...
From: nutty
Date: 03 Feb 01 - 04:54 AM

Not sure what the "Doors" song was but I know that Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood recorded a song with the chorus " I've been down so long it looks like up to me"


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Subject: RE: Been down so long...
From: GUEST,Augusto
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 12:59 PM

I know it´s Furry Lewys´ and I´m looking for the lyrics but can´t find it


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Subject: RE: Been down so long...
From: GUEST,Augusto
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 01:02 PM

Thanks to katlaughing, now I know the song is "I´ll make your money green" by Furry Lewis


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Subject: RE: Been down so long...
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 01:21 PM

From WeenieCampbell.com

http://weeniecampbell.com/mambo/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1



I Will Turn Your Money Green      


I Will Turn Your Money Green � Furry Lewis
In Spanish tuning


When I was in Missouri, would not let me be
I was in Missouri, would not let me be
Wouldn�t rest content until I came to Tennessee

If you follow me baby, I�ll turn your money green
Follow me babe, I�ll turn your money green
I�ll show you more money Rockefeller ever seen

If the river was whiskey, babe and I was a duck
River was whiskey, babe and I was a duck
I�d dive to the bottom Lord and I'd never come up

Woman I hate, I see her every day
Woman I hate, I see her every day
But the woman I love, she�s so far away

Talk about sweethearted, I declare I�m an honest man
Talk about sweethearted, I declare I�m an honest man
Give my woman money so many dollars broke her apron string

All she give me was trouble, I'm troubled all the time
All she give me was trouble, I'm troubled all the time
I been troubled so long, trouble don�t worry my mind

I been down so long, seem like up to me
I been down so long, seem like up to me
Woman I love, she done quit poor me

What's the need in me hollerin', what's the need in me cryin'
What's the need in me hollerin', what's the need in me cryin'
Woman I love, she don't pay me no mind


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I Will Turn Your Money Green (alternate take) � Furry Lewis
In Spanish tuning


When I was in Missouri, would not let me be
When I was in Missouri, would not let me be
Wouldn�t rest content until I came to Tennessee

If you follow me babe, I�ll turn your money green
Follow me babe, I�ll turn your money green
I�ll show you more money, Rockefeller ever seen

If the river was whiskey, babe and I was a duck
River was whiskey, babe and I was a duck
I�d dive to the bottom and I never would come up

Woman I hate, I see her every day
Woman I hate, I see her every day
But the woman I love, she�s so far away

Talk about sweethearted, I declare I�m an honest man
Talk about sweethearted, I declare I�m an honest man
Give my woman money and broke her apron string

All she give me was trouble, trouble all the time
All she give me was trouble, trouble all the time
I been troubled so long, trouble don�t worry my mind

I been down so long, said it seem like up to me
I been down so long, seem like up to me
Woman I love hard like a rock in the sea

I would holler murder but the fakin� town too small
I would holler murder but the fakin� town too small
Woman quit me, throwed my trunk outdoors


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Subject: RE: Been down so long...
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Dec 09 - 09:40 PM

I recall a song entitled "Been down so long that gettin' up don't [even?] cross my mind."


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