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Lyr Add: Daisy a Day (Jud Strunk)

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harpgirl 17 Feb 01 - 03:27 PM
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GUEST,Gene 17 Feb 01 - 05:36 PM
Joe Offer 17 Feb 01 - 06:14 PM
Murray MacLeod 17 Feb 01 - 06:20 PM
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Katcina 17 Feb 01 - 09:52 PM
bflat 17 Feb 01 - 10:07 PM
kendall 18 Feb 01 - 08:19 AM
harpgirl 18 Feb 01 - 08:55 AM
Art Thieme 18 Feb 01 - 11:11 AM
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Katcina 18 Feb 01 - 10:56 PM
Julia 18 Feb 01 - 11:01 PM
Art Thieme 19 Feb 01 - 12:38 AM
Dale Rose 19 Feb 01 - 02:05 AM
GUEST,kendall 19 Feb 01 - 09:20 AM
Art Thieme 20 Feb 01 - 10:35 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: A DAISY A DAY (Jud Strunk)^^^
From: harpgirl
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 03:27 PM

A DAISY A DAY by Jud Strunk

He remembers the first time he met her
He remembers the first thing she said
He remembers the first time he held her
And the night that she came to his bed
He remembers her sweet way of saying
Honey has something gone wrong
He remembers the fun and the teasing
And the reason he wrote her this song

I'll give you a daisy a day,dear
I'll give you a daisy a day
I'll love you until the rivers run still
And the four winds we know blow away

They would walk down the street in the evening
And for years I would see them go by
And the love that was more
Than the clothes that they wore
Could be seen by the gleam of their eyes
As a kid they would take me for candy
And I'd love to go tagging along
We'd hold hands while we walked to the corner
And the old man would sing her this song

I'll give you a daisy a day, dear
I'll give you a daisy a day
I'll love you until the rivers run still
And the four winds we know blow away

Now he walks down the street in the evening
And he stops by the old candy store
And I somehow believe he's believing
He's holding her hand like before
For he feels all her love walking with him
And he smiles at the things she might say
Then the old man walks up to the hilltop
And her gives her a daisy a day

I'll give you a diasy a day, dear
I'll give you a daisy a day
I'll love you until the rivers run still
And the four winds we know blow away ^^^


We almost lost my mother two weeks ago and my dad was so upset he was almost speechless. She made it and she is still with us. I was reminded of this song...It is waltz tempo with a 1,4,5 progression...hg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: kendall
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 05:20 PM

I still sing this one. Nice song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 05:36 PM

Paging: DICK GREENHAUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 06:14 PM

I thought this song was older. Words and music 1973 by Jud Strunk, and Strunk made the recording. Sounds like it could be one of those old sentimental songs of the late 19th century.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 06:20 PM

Great song . I have seen the lyrics on another thread here somewhere, I remember Joe Offer liked the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 06:21 PM

Beat me to it Joe


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: Katcina
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 09:52 PM

This will be one of the songs sung at the upcomming concert with Inukshuk. It is my all time favorite song in the universe of music and the mosy beautiful love song ever written.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: bflat
Date: 17 Feb 01 - 10:07 PM

Lovely song--part of my song circle's frequently sung list.

Ellen, no longer without her cookie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: kendall
Date: 18 Feb 01 - 08:19 AM

It is a nice love song. Have you heard Palace Grand? it was recorded by Dave Para and Kathy Barton on Folk Legacy, and I also did it on Beginners Luck. I'm also very fond of Utah Phillips' Faded Roses of December, and his, I Remember Loving You.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: harpgirl
Date: 18 Feb 01 - 08:55 AM

...would you post them deah?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: Art Thieme
Date: 18 Feb 01 - 11:11 AM

David Mallett has written a song-tribute to his friend Jud Strunk. I can't recall the title, but it's worth searching out. I heard it on Tom May's radio show a few years ago.

I'd be willing to bet that Kendall does a knockup job on "Daisy". K. , your "Make Hay While The Sun Shines" is one of my all-time favorites.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: bflat
Date: 18 Feb 01 - 02:03 PM

Kendall, I too love "I Remember Loving You." My song circle does it frequently. I especially like Utah Phillps and Priscilla Herdman in a duet. For anyone interested in the song, Sing Out magazine printed it in Vol.44 No. 1 Fall 1999.

Ellen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: kendall
Date: 18 Feb 01 - 02:53 PM

Well, thank you Art. Coming from a performer of your stature, that means a hell a va lot! 'Course I'll post them deah!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: jaze
Date: 18 Feb 01 - 10:33 PM

I remember this song from the early 70's. I always liked it,but haven't heard it in years. Seems like I never heard of Jud Strunk again after this song. What else has he done? Also, is Palace Grand the same song as Lady Mary?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: Katcina
Date: 18 Feb 01 - 10:56 PM

A few Mudcat musicians have sung it for me at request and it will be done again in the concert this week. Jed wrote several others but this is the only real hit he made. It is a shame too because he was a great talent.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: Julia
Date: 18 Feb 01 - 11:01 PM

Jud Strunk was tragically killed in a plane crash in the mid (?) seventies. As far as I know he only made one album- there was a great song about a general store on it Kendall- what else can you tell us about Jud? Fred crossed paths with him a few times..surely you did?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: Art Thieme
Date: 19 Feb 01 - 12:38 AM

"???? Brown's General Store" or "Tom Brown's General Store"--------It was a very nice song about the people hanging out at and items for sale in this small town's general store. Worth looking for.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: Dale Rose
Date: 19 Feb 01 - 02:05 AM

Bill Jones General Store. "If we ain't got it, you don't need it."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 19 Feb 01 - 09:20 AM

Hi Julia. I didnt know you were hanging around here! I didnt know Jud very well, but, I do know one of his side musicians, Glen Jenks of Camden. Glen is the best ragtime piano player I have ever seen. He is also one of the most accomplished performers I know. He has a few stories about travel with Jud.
Anyway, The song you refer to is Bill Jones General Store. Dont know if I can recall all the words, but, I'll try.

I can hear the creaking of thge rusty old screen door
Smell the penny candy at Bill Jones' general store
Pipe smoke and tobacco, wet boots on the floor
-----and shotgun shells at Bill Jones' general store. Damn. I have this somewhere. If I can find it, I'll post the rest of it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: Art Thieme
Date: 20 Feb 01 - 10:35 PM

Kendall,

Was Jud from Maine?

I met Glen Jenks one fine night at the Paton's in Sharon, CT. He and Gordon B. were on the road doing gigs. I was out East on tour and "field collecting" from Sandy & Caroline's record collection. We sat around and sang and all of us changed strings if I remember correctly. And Mr. Bok does have a ton of strings to change.

Many good memories of the Folk Legacy oasis.

Art


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 20 Feb 01 - 11:43 PM

I was reading on Tommy Hunter's web-site, that apparently Jud Strunk had written this for him to sing. Then Jud's wife asked that Jud sing it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: MMario
Date: 21 Feb 01 - 03:54 PM

Anyone have the tune for Daisy a day? (That could post it?) It's one of the missing tunes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: Julia
Date: 21 Feb 01 - 05:30 PM

To answer Art Thieme- yes Jud was from Maine.In addition to being a folksinger/ songwriter (before they were called that) he was doing the talk show circuit as kind of a Maine humorist (LL Bean boots, plaid shirt etc)- he had a schtick about his amazing product "real wood" as a response to those rolled up newspaper logs. My brother had his album which he played constantly- in fact I should see if he can remember that general store song.Hey Kendall, maybe between us we can figure it out.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: kendall
Date: 21 Feb 01 - 06:17 PM

I hate to contradict someone I like a lot, but, originally, Jud came from Buffalo NY. He lived in Eustice Maine for years, but, alas, he was "from away". I still cant find that damn tape. Art, I also have fond memories of gatherings around Folk Legacy. Remember the humor work shop you and I did at the Hartford festival? What fun! I'm still chuckling about your tale of an uncle who had a wooden leg from the knee up!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: kendall
Date: 21 Feb 01 - 06:32 PM

I would post the tune if I knew how. Other than that, how about Pal Talk?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: Julia
Date: 21 Feb 01 - 06:52 PM

Sorry Kendall- you have to remember, I was only 13 when he died...too young to know better!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: kendall
Date: 21 Feb 01 - 09:48 PM

Are you saying that I am OLD enough to remember? Well, I am. I also remember seeing him on Laugh In. They made a clown out of him. I didnt like that.


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Subject: Lyr Add: CHANGE OF THE SEASONS (David Mallett)
From: Art Thieme
Date: 21 Feb 01 - 11:23 PM

CHANGE OF THE SEASONS
David Mallett

I have been watching the change of the seasons,
The shade of the oak tree -- the passing of days,
The tide and the river as it reaches the ocean,
The moon and the meadow grass passing away.

CHORUS: And I have been watching the change of the seasons,
And today I feel a bit older somehow,
But like the tide and the river as it reaches the ocean,
I think I'll be all right for now.

I had an old friend---a wild river rider,
A kind-hearted warrior---a dealer in dreams,
Who talked of wild horses and cried over lovers,
And then stood up and laughed in the face of the screams. CHORUS

SPOKEN: This line of life it is quick and keen,
The time arrives--the knife is clean,
I'm older now and I have seen
Great flames of life expire,
There are no concrete guarantees,
No solid sensibilities,
No gracious generosities when it all comes down to the wire,
Men die on beds, behind closed doors
Or on piles of rags upon the floor,
The North wind makes the pine trees roar
And the cold comes through the walls,
Clutching to a moving sphere,
We look for love between the tears,
The fire is low --- I swear I think I hear my old friend call.

And today as I wander through this laughing new morning,
As the clear morning air takes the bad dreams away,
From birthplace to graveyard in a land gone to madness,
I come to this old place on the saddest of days. CHORUS


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Subject: Lyr Add: BILL JONES GENERAL STORE (Jud Strunk)
From: Dale Rose
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 12:02 PM

Bill Jones General store was recorded by Jud at least two times, on the album of the same title, MGM 4790, 1971, and again on Daisy A Day, MGM 4898, 1973. I have the first album, and was able to find the listing for the second, and I found a wav sound file on this page, Lost Island Music. The versions are different, but only slightly. As always, I will post the Real Audio of the 1971 version upon request.

MGM 4790 I'd Prefer To Do It All Again, Bill Jones General Store, Farethewell, Victry Chime, What Will You Leave, My Conscience Says Is Me, If I Could Be A Boy Again, One More Mountain, Corporation Blues, Treasured Memories

MGM 4898 Daisy A Day, Bill Jones General Store, The Runaway, The Searchers, The Long Ride Home, Next Door Neighbor's Kid, This House, Jacob Brown, If I Could Have My Way, Farethewell


Bill Jones General Store
Jud Strunk, 1971, Copyright Seven High Music,Inc., ASCAP

Spoken Intro: There's an old wood sign just outside of Stratton, Maine, and it says, "If we ain't got it, you don't need it . . . Bill Jones General Store"

I can hear the creaking of the rusty old screen door
Smell the penny candy in Bill Jones General Store
The pipe smoke and tobacco, wet boots on the floor
Campbells Soup and shotgun shells in Bill Jones General Store

The cold and snow would blow against the plastic window pane
The old wood stove wood would kindle and try to dry the rain
I know that times are changing, but it won't be the same

For now the doors are boarded, Bill and Ruth are gone from town
The rooms are cold and empty, they'll probably tear it down
But Herky Wright and Whitey still sit outside the door
Waitin' for that quart of beer in Bill Jones General Store

I can hear the creaking of the rusty old screen door
Smell the penny candy in Bill Jones General Store
The pipe smoke and tobacco, wet boots on the floor
Campbells Soup and shotgun shells in Bill Jones General Store


The reference that George made you'll find at Tommy Hunter's answers to 15 of your questions!

Q: I see you have recorded at least two songs by Judd Strunk, "Daisy a Day" and "Bill Jones General Store". Did you know Judd before he passed away? I am from the town where he is buried.

A: Yes, Judd Strunk was a very good friend of mine. Shirley and I and the children visited him and his wife Marnie on a number of occasions when he lived in Farmington Maine. Judd called me from Los Angeles one time when he was working with Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. He told me that he had just written a song for me to record. He sang a few lines, and I loved it. I told him to send it up, as I was recording another album in two weeks. Before he could get the song to me, his own producer insisted that he record it himself. I was really pleased that he had so much success with the song. I finally got a chance to record it, and it is one that I never get tired of singing. That song is "Daisy a Day".

Another song of Judd's that was a big hit for me was "Bill Jones' General Store". The story behind that song was absolutely true, and I actually met some of the characters that he wrote about in the song, like Herky Wright and Whitey.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: Dale Rose
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 12:41 PM

Think I got an extra wood in the sixth line. That was left over from a preliminary transcription.


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Subject: Bill Jones General Store
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 03:09 PM

Dale sent me a recording of "Bill Jones General Store." The tune is almost the same as the 1970 Ralph McTell song, "Streets of London." Could it be that the tune is older than BOTH songs? -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: kendall
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 07:33 PM

Thanks for posting those lyrics. Now I wont go nuts!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: Art Thieme
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 08:33 PM

and "Streets Of London" is the same as (or real close to) Pachelbel's "Canon" as far as chord structure goes. I mentioned this in another thread a long while ago.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 10:09 PM

Bert does a pretty "Streets Of London" and Inushuck evoked sighs with "Daisy a Day". So lucky to be here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: Sourdough
Date: 07 Nov 01 - 12:54 PM

Dale Rose -

It seems as though "Daisy A Day" is one of those "underground hits". I was really surprised how many people here remembered the song with such fondness and many weere even singing it. When my marriage broke up, I remember thinking tha tthe hopes I once had, as expressed in the song, would not take place - we would never be like that couple.

When I went to follow the link to fortunecity.com\tinpanalley\albums, I got the dreaded 404 error message. Any other suggestions? I would love to get the tune down well enough to learn the song. I think I can do it now without tearing up too much.

Sourdough

BTW - Kendall, I heard a recording of yours for the first time last night, "Rolling Home". I not only enjoyed the song and the performance, I really appreciated the regional coloring in your voice. It gives a real sense of place to the lyric.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: SharonA
Date: 07 Nov 01 - 07:07 PM

Harpgirl, I'm so glad to hear that your mother made it back from the "edge" and is still with you and your father. Cherish 'em both while you have 'em! I hope your mother's health will continue to improve.

Sharon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 17 Feb 02 - 08:19 PM

I heard this at my local session (The Tap & Spile, Hull) for the first time tonight, does anybody know if it is available on CD, if so which one? Thanks.john


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Feb 02 - 09:17 PM

Hi, John -if you go to an online CD retailer like CDNOW.com, you can do a search by song title. You'll find recordings of "Daisy a Day" by the Mike Curb Congregation, Jim Nabors, the Killarney singers, Wilma Lee Cooper, and on collections by Hank Snow and Ernest Tubb. There's also a volume of the "Have a Nice Day" series that has a Jud Strunk recording of this song.
I suppose it's kind of sappy, but it's one of those songs you can't help singing along with.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 12:48 AM

MMario,

I did notate this tune some time ago and sent it to a priest in Africa. Did I send a MIDI to you?

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 03:55 AM

Thanks Joe.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: beadie
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 04:05 PM

Jud was a regular on the old "Laugh In" show in the sixties as a humorist rather than a musician, but he still gained popular recognition from it. I remember seeing him in 78 or 79 at a festival. He's still the only performer I can recall having a trombone in his band for a bluegrass get together.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: MMario
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 08:17 PM

John - if you sent it I can't find it. still have it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day
From: GUEST,jackie
Date: 24 Jan 07 - 09:45 AM

i have lost my mum on saturday,and have been looking for ages for this daisy a day song that she loved,her name was daisy,so we thought it would be nice to play it at the funeral, i can't find a cd anywwhere, and we are running out of time now,im feeling very lost without her, so can imagine how you all felt when you thought you ahd lost your mum, make a big fuss of her,


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Daisy a Day (Jud Strunk)
From: GUEST,Geddie
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 06:29 PM

In the song Bill Jones General Store, the Herky Wright is my Grandpa! I never met him but my Dad told me about this song. His whole family lived in Stratton Maine.


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