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Tune Req: An Old Log Cabin For Sale

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AN OLD LOG CABIN FOR SALE


GUEST,Donann 20 Feb 01 - 11:43 PM
MMario 21 Feb 01 - 08:40 AM
Dale Rose 21 Feb 01 - 12:16 PM
MMario 21 Feb 01 - 12:20 PM
Joe Offer 28 Jul 04 - 03:26 PM
Sandy Mc Lean 28 Jul 04 - 04:14 PM
Joe Offer 28 Jul 04 - 05:21 PM
GUEST,Dale 28 Jul 04 - 06:26 PM
GUEST 04 Jul 10 - 10:36 PM
Louie Roy 05 Jul 10 - 08:40 PM
GEST 24 Sep 11 - 02:02 PM
GUEST,Yucca 31 Jan 12 - 01:36 PM
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Subject: An Old Log Cabin For Sale
From: GUEST,Donann
Date: 20 Feb 01 - 11:43 PM

I found the lyrics here at the Cafe and now I'm looking for ABCs, notes or a midi for the song "An Old Log Cabin For Sale" Thanks....Don


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: An Old Log Cabin For Sale
From: MMario
Date: 21 Feb 01 - 08:40 AM

Don - so are we! *grin* it is one of the tunes still on our "missing tunes in the DT" list.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: An Old Log Cabin For Sale
From: Dale Rose
Date: 21 Feb 01 - 12:16 PM

I have the music for it, copyright 1939 by Mrs. J. W. Payte in Favorite Radio Songs Number Two, Stamps Baxter, 1939. I will send it to Joe.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: An Old Log Cabin For Sale
From: MMario
Date: 21 Feb 01 - 12:20 PM

thanks Dale! I'll cross it off the list.


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Subject: DT Corr: An Old Log Cabin For Sale
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 03:26 PM

I don't know if Dale never sent me this tune, or if I lost it. I see that the lyrics in the Digital Tradition are a bit "off," so I'll post a corrected version here and get a MIDI done eventually.
The Great Database in the Sky says that this song is on a Rounder CD by Marvin Gaster called Uncle Henry's Favorites. The Database also says that I own this CD, but I can't find it.
-Joe Offer-

AN OLD LOG CABIN FOR SALE
(Words and music by Mrs. J.W. Payte)

While strolling alone in the country,
Reviewing the scenes new and old,
I found an old fashioned log cabin,
So beautiful there to behold;
A stranger was standing in silence,
His eyes firmly fixt on the door,
My heart ached in pity to see him,
For these were the words that it bore:

CHORUS
'Mid pleasures and palaces,
Tho we may roam,
Be it ever so humble,
There's no place like home;
A charm from the skies
Seems to halo us there,
There is no place like home,
There's no place like home.


A welcome I read on the floor mat,
An old braided rug by the door,
The hands of an angel had made it
With many a prayer prayed before.
In an old rocking chair, long she waited
For one glimpse of him how she yearned,
And now he was standing in silence
Too late, yes, too late he'd returned.

CHORUS

How long has it been since you've written
A letter to mother and dad?
How long has it been since you've seen them?
O why don't you make their hearts glad?
Too soon will the old home be vacant,
A candle light gleaming no more,
Don't wait till too late to remember,
There may be a sign on the door.

FINAL CHORUS:

And the sign read "An old log cabin for sale,
An old oaken bucket and well"
Easy terms, just keep a log on the fire each day
And a light burning bright in the dell;
Many years an old couple so patiently looked
For a boy whose last promise did fail,
Now the old rocking chair will be rocking no more,
"There's an old log cabin for sale."

Copyright 1939, by Stamps-Baxter Music and Printing

from Alfred E. Brumley's Book of Radio Favorites


Recorded by Porter Wagoner
@country @home
filename[ LOGCABI3
JRO


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: An Old Log Cabin For Sale
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 04:14 PM

This was a big hit for Porter. Better than a MIDI would be to listen to the recording on The Record Lady. (first song on page five)
          Sandy


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Subject: DT Corr: An Old Log Cabin For Sale
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 05:21 PM

Thanks for the tip, Sandy. Apparently, the Digital Tradition lyrics were transcribed from the Waggoner recording. With help from the printed original lyrics, here's my corrected thranscription of the Waggoner recording.
-Joe Offer-

AN OLD LOG CABIN FOR SALE
(Words and music by Mrs. J.W. Payte)

While strolling along in the country
Reviewing the scenes new and old
I found an old-fashioned log cabin
So beautiful there to behold;
A stranger was standing in silence
His eyes firmly fixed on the door
My heart ached in pity to see him
For these were the words that it bore:

CHORUS:
And the sign read "An old cabin for sale
An old oaken bucket and well"
Easy terms, just keep a log on the fire
And a light burning bright in the dell;
Many years an old couple so patiently looked
For their boy whose last promise did fail
Now the old rockin' chair will be rocking no more
There's an old log cabin for sale.

A welcome I read on the floor mat
An old braided rug by the door
The hands of an angel had made it
With many a prayer prayed before.
In an old rockin' chair, long she waited
For one glimpse of him how she yearned
And now he was standing in silence
Too late, yes, too late he'd returned.

CHORUS
TAG: There's ...no ...place ...like ...home.

Recorded by Porter Wagoner
@country @home
filename[ LOGCABI2
GG
oct97


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: An Old Log Cabin For Sale
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 06:26 PM

Well, I see I have the jpgs on my computer, and they carry a date of 2/21/01 11:29AM, so I am guessing that I DID send them, but couldn't say for sure.

I see that you have listed the Brumley book as your source, Joe, so I imagine that what I have is not likely any different.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: An Old Log Cabin For Sale
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jul 10 - 10:36 PM

What is the history behind "An OLD LOG CABIN FOR SALE?" An who was Mrs. J. W. Payte?

Billy Yeargin


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: An Old Log Cabin For Sale
From: Louie Roy
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 08:40 PM

I have Porter Wagoner recording and I'd be glad to send an MP3 to anyone who PMS me their email address   Louie Roy


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: An Old Log Cabin For Sale
From: GEST
Date: 24 Sep 11 - 02:02 PM

A variant was recorded as Old Log Cabin by Newfoundland's Fortune Bay Sons (1974-1994) with Cyril Brown: vocals and bass; Wince Keeping: vocals and drums; Jim Vallis: rhythm guitar, piano, lead guitar; and Gerald Stoodley: accordion; as track #3 on their 1980 independent album, Fortune Bay Sons, engineered by Neil Bishop and Claude Caines, and recorded at Clode Sound Studios, Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador. My page at the above link contains the lyrics, guitar chords and a YouTube video. ~ GEST Songs of Newfoundland and Labrador ~


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: An Old Log Cabin For Sale
From: GUEST,Yucca
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 01:36 PM

I see noted here that Dale Rose and possibly MMario or Joe might have a copy of the piano music for this song? I know its a long shot thinking I might reach any of you on here, but if any of you are around, I'd love to have those notes....please let me know what hoops I might have to jump through to obtain them, please and thank you!! I have the lyrics and chord changes already.
Thank you kindly for your help.
Yucca


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: An Old Log Cabin For Sale
From: Chellam
Date: 22 Mar 16 - 06:11 AM

The melody sung by Porter Wagoner and subsequent variants thereof is not the original as published in early songbooks such as the Gospel Quartet Music No. 1 - Blackwood Brothers 1961.


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