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Lyr Req: Cold Icy Floor

harpgirl 15 Apr 01 - 10:56 PM
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Subject: Cold Icy Floor
From: harpgirl
Date: 15 Apr 01 - 10:56 PM

Can anyone give me a coherent set of lyrics to this Bogtrotters song? I have it on a Biograph Record but can't make them out. Thanks harpgirl


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cold Icy Floor
From: fox4zero
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 01:41 AM

Harpgirl I will post Cold Icey Floor by the Bogtrotters later today. I didn't have any problem decyphering them when my ears were younger and I wrote them out then. That Biograph record is my all-time favorite old-time recording...Cold Icey Floor, Who Broke the Lock, Sugar Hill etc. Larry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cold Icy Floor
From: harpgirl
Date: 16 Apr 01 - 06:36 AM

Thanks, Larry. It is a great record. I've worn it out myself. Could you post their "Who broke the Lock" version to the thread by the same name? (And any others on the album you might be inspired to do!) My midwestern ears have trouble with this record. harpgrrrl


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cold Icy Floor
From: harpgirl
Date: 19 Apr 01 - 02:47 PM

Here it is Larry. Could you post it here for posterity? I think about the forum as a great archival record...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cold Icy Floor
From: harpgirl
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 12:42 PM

Your tab and song sheet arrived today, Larry. Thanks so much for taking time out to send this to me. I will type in the words here later tonight. The tab may force me to learn a little more on banjo. Listening to Jon Freeman play banjo on Paltalk the other night was such pleasure. Perhaps when I see the FOTMC banjo champ from 1999 next week he will teach me a lick or two! harpgirl


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Subject: Lyr Add: COLD ICY FLOOR
From: harpgirl
Date: 26 Apr 01 - 12:49 PM

Cold Icy Floor

Oh, you left me a laying on that cold icy floor
on that cold icy floor
on that cold icy floor
You left me a laying on that cold icy floor
A waiting for that eastbound train

Oh, what d'you gonna do when your money is all gone
When your money is all gone
when your money is all gone
What d'you gonna do when your money is all gone
I'll do like I done before.

I'll go across the river and I'll get me some more
Get me some more
Get me some more
Oh, I'll go across the river and I'll get me some more
The way I done before.

Oh, my donny went to Mobile and I told her not to go
I told her not to go
I told her not to go
Oh, my donny went to Mobile and I told her not to go
Oh, they left me on that cold icy floor

Oh, they left me a laying on that cold icy floor
On that cold icy floor
On that cold icy floor
They left me a laying on that cold icy floor
Awaiting for that eastbound train

( I finished my sandwich early!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cold Icy Floor
From: GUEST,Si Kahn
Date: 26 Jul 19 - 09:48 PM

This is one of my personal favorite albums. I particularly love "Cold Icy Floor," but I'm puzzled by the word "donny." That's as far as I know I male name, but that doesn't work here: "My donny went to Mobile and I told her not to go" wouldn't make sense. What I hear is "doney" with a long 'O.' Someone (sorry, I can't remember who) told me that's a word for "sweetheart," losely derived from the Spanish "dueña." Has anyone else heard this explanation?

Also, I hear "Noble" rather than "Mobile." Anyone else?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cold Icy Floor
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 26 Jul 19 - 10:01 PM

Si, here's a Link to a discussion of "doney"

Next time I get a floor spot at the local folk club, I'm planning to sing What Will I Leave.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cold Icy Floor
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Jul 19 - 11:04 PM

I haven't heard the recording. If anybody can find a link to YouTube recording, please post it. The word "doney" makes sense to me, but it surprises me that Harpgirl would miss that word, if that's what it is. If I recall correctly, Harpy once belonged to a group called the Doney Girls. I'm getting old, so my recollection may be incorrect.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cold Icy Floor
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 29 Jul 19 - 03:11 AM

Joe, here you go: Bogtrotters Cold Icy Floor


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cold Icy Floor
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 29 Jul 19 - 05:16 PM

If you like the Bogtrotters' version, you'll love Uncle Eck Dunford's: What Will I Do For My Money Is All Gone.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cold Icy Floor
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 29 Jul 19 - 07:16 PM

https://lyrics.fandom.com/wiki/Uncle_Eck_Dunford_%26_Hattie_Stoneman:What_Will_I_Do,_For_My_Money%27s_All_Gone


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