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Lyr Req: Goin' Back to the Blue Ridge Mountains

Joe Offer 01 Mar 01 - 02:51 AM
Joe Offer 01 Mar 01 - 04:20 AM
Stewie 01 Mar 01 - 05:59 AM
Stewie 01 Mar 01 - 06:07 AM
Joe Offer 01 Mar 01 - 05:06 PM
Allan C. 02 Mar 01 - 07:49 AM
Joe Offer 02 Mar 01 - 07:56 PM
GUEST,BearlyAbel@aol.com 02 Mar 01 - 08:29 PM
Allan C. 02 Mar 01 - 10:21 PM
kytrad (Jean Ritchie) 09 Mar 01 - 12:09 AM
Night Owl 09 Mar 01 - 12:21 AM
Joe Offer 09 Mar 01 - 03:36 AM
kytrad (Jean Ritchie) 09 Mar 01 - 08:10 PM
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Subject: Goin' Back to Blue Ridge Mountain
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 02:51 AM

My friend Louise sang a song tonight, and she's looking for more verses. Here are the phrases I gleanded from the song. I can't find any in the database. Are they enough for somebody to recognize?
Goin back to Blue Ridge Mountain

Honey Babe, I'm goin' away

You can't be my little darlin'
To me, they're just generic, Appalachian-sounding phrases, but she put them together into a nice song. Can anybody identify it?

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOING BACK TO THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 04:20 AM

OK, this is what I've found so far. Any more verses, and any background information on the song?
-Joe Offer-


GOING BACK TO THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS

(CHORUS)
Going back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
Going back gonna leave today
Going back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
Honey baby I'm going away

You can't be my little darling
You can't be my little pet
You have caused me lost of troubles
Honey baby I'm going away
Refrain

You have caused me lots of trouble
You have had your little way
Now I'm fed up with you plenty
Honey baby I'm going away


This was apparently recorded by Blake & Rice, the Delmore Brothers, and the Country Gentlemen. Any other verses?

Apparently, the song may have been written by the Delmore Brothers.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOING BACK TO THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS
From: Stewie
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 05:59 AM

According to Charles Wolfe, Alton Delmore was the author of 'Going Back to the Blue Ridge Mountains'. It, and several other songs, were published under the name 'Jim Scott', but that was a pseudonym for Alton Delmore. The lyrics are a bit different from those posted above by Joe.

GOING BACK TO THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS (Alton Delmore)

Going back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
Going back gonna leave today
Going back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
Honey baby I'm going away

You can't be my little darling
You can't be my sweetheart now
You have been causing all the trouble
You don't love me anyhow

Going back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
Going back gonna leave today
Going back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
Honey baby I'm going away

All our happy days together
Now are gone and you're to blame
Just forget you ever knew me
Never even call my name

Going back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
Going back gonna leave today
Going back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
Honey baby I'm going away

You have caused me lots of trouble
You have had your little way
Now I'm fed up with your flirting
Honey babe I'm going away

Going back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
Going back gonna leave today
Going back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
Honey baby I'm going away

Source: transcribed from reissue on The Delmore Brothers 'Sand Mountain Blues' County CD CCS-110

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goin' Back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
From: Stewie
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 06:07 AM

Joe, I should have mentioned that the reason for the pseudonym was that, when the Delmores first recorded for King Records, they had been under contract to Sylvester Cross of American Music in Hollywood. Syd Nathan, the owner of King, wanted the publishing rights for his company, Lois, and the Delmores solved the problem by publishing their early King sides under pen names. [Information from Charles Wolfe in liner notes to County CCS-110].

--Stewie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goin' Back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 05:06 PM

Thanks a lot, Paul. I'm sure my friend Louise will be thrilled.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goin' Back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
From: Allan C.
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 07:49 AM

This song is derived, I think, from another called, "My Home Is In the Blue Ridge Mountains", which I first heard sung by Dani at the Getaway. I believe there was a thread about it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goin' Back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 07:56 PM

Hi, Allan - is that the same as the one I know as My Home's Across the Blue ridge Mountains? I ugess I must have missed Dani singing it. It's one of my favorites.
Dang.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goin' Back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
From: GUEST,BearlyAbel@aol.com
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 08:29 PM

Is there any way to get the music to this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goin' Back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
From: Allan C.
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 10:21 PM

Yeah, Joe. That's it. I blew the title.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goin' Back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 09 Mar 01 - 12:09 AM

Joe- Looks like you got good answers to your question. I didn't know it anyway! Have heard similar songs, though. The old, "Who'll rock the cradle" song has a verse: Well I've done all I could to try'n live with you, an I'll send you to yer Momma next payday!" which sums it all up in a nutshell I guess. The version picked and sung around in Perry Co., KY, had some verses almost unfit to print (more funny than dirty, though). Jean


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goin' Back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
From: Night Owl
Date: 09 Mar 01 - 12:21 AM

Hi Jean.....and those verses you mentioned above are......??? ;o)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goin' Back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Mar 01 - 03:36 AM

Yeah, Jean, how can you tease us like that??? Come to think of it, the lyrics I've seen in your books are ALL pretty clean - not like Randolph's books at all. Are your books trying to say your mountains are clean, and Randolph's Ozarks are "otherwise"??
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goin' Back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 09 Mar 01 - 08:10 PM

Nah...I guess I just chose the clean songs, but our family WAS pretty strictly raised; just the mores of our community and region. I remember one of my older sisters saying that, when she was young, it was thought that only "lowdown" boys picked the banjer. NEVER girls, of course. So as not to be accused of teasing anyone, here's one of my favorite funny verses, usually just thrown in after a long fit of picking:

Well I'll go up in the loft and I'll take my britchies off And I'll dance in my long shimmy-tail!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goin' Back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
From: GUEST,Alexandra
Date: 14 Aug 15 - 10:21 PM

Anybody got the chords for this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goin' Back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
From: GUEST,#
Date: 14 Aug 15 - 10:57 PM

Chords.

http://play.riffstation.com/?v=YzisClbjg7I


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