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Lyr/Tune Req: No Headstone (from Jackie Washington

GUEST,bellbell63 18 Feb 01 - 09:51 PM
Hollowfox 20 Feb 01 - 02:05 PM
GUEST,gophersnake 19 Nov 09 - 04:13 AM
Jim Dixon 30 Nov 09 - 07:08 PM
Jim Dixon 02 Dec 09 - 09:07 AM
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Subject: No Headstone
From: GUEST,bellbell63
Date: 18 Feb 01 - 09:51 PM

Looking for any info (words,music) to No Headstone by Jackie Washington - heard in early 60's in Boston Area.


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Subject: RE: Help: No Headstone
From: Hollowfox
Date: 20 Feb 01 - 02:05 PM

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Subject: RE: Help: No Headstone
From: GUEST,gophersnake
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 04:13 AM

I was listening to live music in the Boston area in the early '60s. I don't remember who sang that song but Jackie Washington is a possibility. Here's as much as I remember:

A year has gone by, red roses
A year has gone by, pretty flow'rs
A year has gone by in sorrow
No headstone, no headstone

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When everyone's forgot, red roses
When everyone's forgot, pretty flow'rs
When everyone's forgot I will remember
No headstone, no headstone


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: No Headstone (from Jackie Washington
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Nov 09 - 07:08 PM

Allmusic.com lists a song called NO HEADSTONE ON MY GRAVE or DON'T PUT NO HEADSTONE ON MY GRAVE. Charlie Rich is credited as the composer. It was recorded by Charlie Rich, Esther Phillips, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

I don't have lyrics right now but maybe later....


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Subject: Lyr Add: NO HEADSTONE ON MY GRAVE (Charlie Rich)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Dec 09 - 09:07 AM

Lyrics copied from a blog and compared with several samples:


NO HEADSTONE ON MY GRAVE
Charlie Rich

1. Don't put no headstone on my grave
'Cause all my life I've been a slave.
I don't want the world to know*
Here lies the man** that loved you so.

2. Don't send no flowers when I'm gone.
Just put me down and then move on.
Just put me down and let me be,
Free from all this misery.

3. And tell my mother not to cry
'Cause I'll see her in the by and by.
Tell her that I'm finally free
From all the trouble you've caused me.***

REPEAT 1, 3, 1.

[*Jerry Lee Lewis sang "I want the whole wide world to know"
**Esther Phillips sang "fool"
***Jerry Lee Lewis sang:

3. Mama, mama, don't you cry.
I'm gonna meet you by and by.
Tell papa I'm coming home.
Lord, it can't be very long.]


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