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GUEST,sadiecrowley@aol.com 09 Mar 01 - 10:23 PM
catspaw49 09 Mar 01 - 10:38 PM
GUEST,scrowley 09 Mar 01 - 10:45 PM
Bill D 10 Mar 01 - 09:03 PM
Art Thieme 11 Mar 01 - 01:41 AM
GUEST 11 Mar 01 - 06:59 AM
GUEST,Gern, desperately seeking cookie 11 Mar 01 - 09:52 AM
Stewie 11 Mar 01 - 06:29 PM
GUEST,Daughtersof Amos Binkley, of the Binkley Bro 07 Aug 06 - 06:51 PM
GUEST 08 Aug 06 - 02:06 AM
Jim Dixon 11 Aug 06 - 01:10 AM
GUEST,Jim 11 Aug 06 - 10:44 AM
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Subject: Give Me Back My Fifteen Cents
From: GUEST,sadiecrowley@aol.com
Date: 09 Mar 01 - 10:23 PM

Anyone know this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Give Me Back My Fifteen Cents
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Mar 01 - 10:38 PM

In the DigiTrad Database........CLICK HERE

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Give Me Back My Fifteen Cents
From: GUEST,scrowley
Date: 09 Mar 01 - 10:45 PM

Oh...Gimme back... Who would'a thunk it? Thanks 49.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Give Me Back My Fifteen Cents
From: Bill D
Date: 10 Mar 01 - 09:03 PM

over & over & over....Dick G. and others try to explain...You CAN'T trust a search on titles which may have wierd spellings...or maybe even variations in titles....the computer does EXACTLY what you tell it, so unless you search on a word or phrase which is almost always correct and you KNOW is in the song, you take chances!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Give Me Back My Fifteen Cents
From: Art Thieme
Date: 11 Mar 01 - 01:41 AM

I first heard this sung by JOHN HERALD when part of an LP called MUD ACRES.---John was a member of the Greenbriar Boys with Ralph Rinzler.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Give Me Back My Fifteen Cents
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Mar 01 - 06:59 AM

Surely not unrelated to Uncle Dave Macon's 'Give Me Back My Five Dollars' which was an Uncle Dave original that he thought enough of to have copyrighted in his own name in 1935. I will add it to the 'ADD: Uncle Dave Macon Lyrics' thread in due course. I don't know the provenance of 'Give Me Back My Fifteen Cents'. The Doc and Merle album simply credits it to 'trad'. The Mud Acres LP gives no attribution at all. Fifteen cents is a lot less than Uncle Dave paid for the licence so it might be much older, but who knows? Worth investigation.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Give Me Back My Fifteen Cents
From: GUEST,Gern, desperately seeking cookie
Date: 11 Mar 01 - 09:52 AM

This song goes back to one of the early stringbands of recorded country music, the Binkley Brothers and their Clodhoppers. Another inspired band name, don't you think?


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Subject: Lyr Add: GIMME BACK MY FIFTEEN CENTS (Binkley Bros
From: Stewie
Date: 11 Mar 01 - 06:29 PM

Hi Gern,

My cookie also mysteriously disappeared when I posted the above message. I reset it and it came back. Have you tried to reset yours?

You are quite right. I had completely forgotten that recording even though I have it both on vinyl and CD. However, my vinyl song title database crashed long ago and I'm way behind in my cataloguing for CDs. It differs from the Watson version in the DT - has 4 line stanzas, interspersed with instrumental passages, and is much shorter. Try as I might, I cannot hear a 'don't' in the mother-in-law line! It definitely sounds to me that he wants to see his mother-in-law. What do you reckon? Strange. In his notes to the CD, Charles Wolfe says it was very popular in the late 20s and performed on the Opry by numerous groups such as the Binkley Brothers' Dixie Clodhoppers, the McGee Brothers, the Pickard Family and Uncle Dave Macon. I don't know whether that means Uncle Dave sang that version as well as his 'Give Me Back My Five Dollars' but, as far as I can tell, he never recorded it under the 'fifteen cents' title. If the Binkley Brothers version is the earliest, it would be interesting to know when, and by whom, the later changes and additions were made. My transcription of the Binkley Brothers version follows:

GIMME BACK MY FIFTEEN CENTS

Give me back my fifteen cents
Give me back my money
Oh give me back my fifteen cents
And I'll go home to mammy

I left my home in Tennessee
And I thought I'd learn to travel
Then I fell in love with a pretty little girl
And then I played the devil

I loved that gal and she loved me
And I thought we'd live together
But then we tied that fatal knot
And now I'm gone forever

I want to see my mother-in-law
And I want to see my mammy
So give me back my fifteen cents
And I'll go home to mammy

Give me back my fifteen cents
Give me back my money
Oh give me back my fifteen cents
And I'll go home to mammy

Source: transcription of reissue of Binkley Brothers' Dixie Clodhoppers 'Give Me Back My Fifteen Cents' on Various artists 'Nashville: The Early String Bands Vol 1' County CO-CD-3521. Recorded Nashville, TN, 2 October 1928.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Give Me Back My Fifteen Cents
From: GUEST,Daughtersof Amos Binkley, of the Binkley Bro
Date: 07 Aug 06 - 06:51 PM

I know this is the first record made in Nashville and years later they made some recordings in New york. They made 6 recordings total. They played for fun and were watch makers and jewelers by trade. They played on the Opry for years and most of the time they were the closing act. If you have any questions, I will be glad to tell you what I remember. I have three other sisters and we are all well and have good memories of our father and uncle and the band. Just post your questions here and we will try our best to answer them. Thanks for the interest in our family.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Give Me Back My Fifteen Cents
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Aug 06 - 02:06 AM

What songs were your dads and uncle's favorites?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Give Me Back My Fifteen Cents
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Aug 06 - 01:10 AM

According to The Online 78 rpm Discographical Project, The Binkley Brothers Clodhoppers recorded
GIVE ME BACK MY 15 CENTS
I'LL RISE WHEN THE ROOSTER CROWS
LITTLE OLD LOG CABIN DOWN [THE LANE?]
WHEN I HAD BUT 50 CENTS
IT'LL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN
ALL GO HUNGRY HASH HOUSE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Give Me Back My Fifteen Cents
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 11 Aug 06 - 10:44 AM

I've also heard Norman Blake do this song and credit the Binkley Brothers.
Jim Dixon - I've heard Norman do the ALL GO HUNGRY... live. I don't know if he's recorded it.


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