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Lyr Req: Love of the Mountains (Allen Mills)

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GUEST,Gardenia 14 Feb 01 - 12:13 PM
Malcolm Douglas 14 Feb 01 - 01:12 PM
GUEST,Gardenia 15 Feb 01 - 11:50 AM
Joe Offer 08 Jul 03 - 04:05 PM
Stewie 08 Jul 03 - 09:57 PM
GUEST,Sunny 18 Oct 11 - 11:57 AM
GUEST 26 Feb 14 - 11:09 AM
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Subject: Love of the Mountain
From: GUEST,Gardenia
Date: 14 Feb 01 - 12:13 PM

Does anyone know the lyrics for the bluegrass song Love of the Mountain (recorded by Larry Sparks and the Seldom Scene among others) Thanks.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOVE OF THE MOUNTAINS (Allen Mills)
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 14 Feb 01 - 01:12 PM

Well, I found this, but no details as to writer(s) or tune:


LOVE OF THE MOUNTAINS

Two trees on the hillside of the mountain,
Always looking' up toward the sky,
Reminds me of my Papa and Mama,
Who lived there eighty years before they died.

CHORUS: Now a bright moon is shining in the valley.
An old wagon leans against a stack of hay.
Two graves on a hillside by a cabin,
My Mom and Dad are resting there today.

The burning of the greenwood on the fireplace,
The fallen snow around the redbud tree,
The branches of the laurel by the creek bed,
And the ripplin' waters of the little stream.

Papa used to talk about the young days
When he and Mama first were settled there.
He spoke about the love of the mountains
That he and Mama shared together there.


Malcolm


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Subject: to Malcolm re: Love of the Mountain
From: GUEST,Gardenia
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 11:50 AM

Hi Malcolm- Thanks for the lyrics, it'll make singing the song in our group a whole lot easier! It's one of those songs everyone knows the chorus for but nothing else. I wonder who wrote it? Maybe a "traditional".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love of the Mountains
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 04:05 PM

We got the lyrics from Malcolm, but does anybody have any background information on the song?
Doesn't seem like something we could call "traditional." "Old," perhaps, but it sure seems like a composed song.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love of the Mountains
From: Stewie
Date: 08 Jul 03 - 09:57 PM

Its author is Allen Mills (Fairystone Pub Co BMI). It is on Seldom Scene 'Dream Scene' Sugar Hill SHCD-3858.

In stanza 2, the Seldom Scene sing:

Line 2: redbud tree

Line 4: And the ripplin' waters of the gentle stream


--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love of the Mountains (Allen Mills)
From: GUEST,Sunny
Date: 18 Oct 11 - 11:57 AM

I never heard Love of the Mountain before 1985. So I know it's not traditional. I'm tring to find out when it was first released. Stewie is right about the lyrics, it's a beautiful song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love of the Mountains (Allen Mills)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Feb 14 - 11:09 AM

Does anybody have the vocal music?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love of the Mountains (Allen Mills)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Feb 14 - 11:55 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOee0Ov9iyY

Good take of the song there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love of the Mountains (Allen Mills)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Feb 14 - 11:59 AM

NB: Song was written by Allen H Mills. That may be of use to folks trying to find things about the song.


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