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Subject: Missing two lines of Jimmy Brown, the Newsboy
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 02:55 AM

The second verse of the version of "Jimmy Brown" in the db is missing a couple of lines. The entire verse is :

Never mind, sir, how I look, don't look at me and frown,
I sell the morning papers, sir, my name is Jimmy Brown.
I'm mighty cold and hungry, sir, my clothes is mighty thin,
I wander about from place to place my daily bread to win.

--seed
I moved this message here from another thread on the same topic.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: DTCorr: Jimmy Brown, the Newsboy
From: CarterNut
Date: 26 Mar 99 - 11:23 PM

JIMMIE BROWN THE NEWSBOY

I sell the morning paper, sir, my name is Jimmie Brown,
And everybody knows I am the newsboy of the town;
You can hear me yelling "Morning Star" as I run along the street,
I've got no hat upon my head, no shoes upon my feet.

I'm awful cold and hungry, sir, my clothes are worn and thin,
I wander bout from place to place my daily bread to win;
Never mind, sir, how I look don't look at me and frown,
I sell the morning paper, sir, my name is Jimmie Brown.

My father died a drunkard, sir, I've heard my mother say,
And I am helping mother as I journey on my way;
Mother always tells me, sir, I've nothing in the world to lose,
I'll get a place in Heaven, sir, to sell the Gospel News.

So never mind, sir, how I look don't look at me and frown,
I sell the morning paper, sir, my name is Jimmie Brown;
You can hear me yelling "Morning Star" as I run along the street,
I've got no hat upon my head no shoes upon my feet.

"Jimmie Brown, the Newsboy"(A.P. Carter, Peer International)

I moved this message here from another thread on the same topic.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: GUEST
Date: 08 May 01 - 08:11 AM

The tune title is listed but, nothing appears.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: catspaw49
Date: 08 May 01 - 08:21 AM

Try CLICKING HERE

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: Snuffy
Date: 08 May 01 - 06:54 PM

There's a midi of it here


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: Snuffy
Date: 08 May 01 - 07:43 PM

Well, it used to be there, but it ain't any more


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Subject: Correction: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 May 01 - 09:17 PM

Looks like the lyrics in the database may be missing a couplet. Anybody got a completely verifiable version of the song?
-Joe Offer-
Jimmy Brown, The Newsboy
(A.P.Carter)

I sell the morning papers sir my name is Jimmy Brown
Everybody knows that I'm the newsboy of the town
You will hear me yelling "Morning Star" as I run along the street
I have no hat upon my head no shoes upon my feet

Never mind sir how I look don't look at me and frown
I sell the morning papers sir my name is Jimmy Brown
I'm awful cold and hungry sir my clothes are torn and thin
I wander 'bout from place to place my daily bread to win

My father died a drunkard sir I've heard my mother say
I am helping mother sir as I journey on my way
My mother always tells me sir there's nothing in the world to lose
I'll get a place in heaven sir to sell the Gospel News

FLATT & SCRUGGS - Greatest Hits

JRO


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 May 01 - 09:29 PM

Also this:

Jimmie Brown, the newsboy

You will hear me yelling, Morning Star

As I run along the street

I have no hat upon my head

No shoes upon my feet

 

I'm awful cold and hungry sir

My clothes are torn and thin

I wonder about from place to place

My daily bread to win

 

    I sell the morning papers sir

    My name is Jimmie Brown

    Most everybody knows I am

    The newsboy of the town

 

Never mind, sir, how I look

Don't look at me and frown

I sell the morning papers sir

My name is Jimmie Brown

 

My father was a drunkard sir

I've heard my mother say

And I am helping mother sir

As I journey on my way

 

* Refrain

 

My mother always tells me sir

I've nothing in the world to lose

I'll get a place in heaven sir

To sell the Gospel News

 

So never mind sir how I look

Don't look at me and frown

I sell the morning papers sir

My name is Jimmie Brown

 

* Refrain


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: GUEST,arnie
Date: 09 May 01 - 11:39 AM

Walt Koken does a nice clawhammer banjo/vocal version on his fine "Finger Lakes Ramble" CD


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: GUEST,Whiskeyjack
Date: 09 May 01 - 03:12 PM

Mac Wiseman did a version of Jimmy B.on an album titled "Sincerely Mac Wiseman" back about 1965, put out by Quality Records in Toronto, Ontario, a division of Dot Records. The flattop work on this cutting was done by MAC himself, and I believe it's the absolute best version ever recorded.


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Subject: Lyr Add: JIMMIE BROWN, THE PAPER BOY (W.S. Hays)
From: masato sakurai
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 01:29 AM

Jimmie Brown, The News Boy -- The Carter Family [realaudio] (Recording: Victor 23554; Date Issued: May 1931), from HONKINGDUCK.

Jimmy Brown The Newsboy -- Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs [Realaudio] (REQUESTS PAGE ONE)
Jimmy Brown The Newsboy -- Mac Wiseman [Realaudio] (Real Country Page 2)
Jimmy Brown The Newsboy -- Roger Miller [Realaudio] (Real Country Archives Page 6)
(All from The Record Lady's All-Time Country Favorites)

The original "Jimmie Brown, the News Boy" was written by Will. S. Hays, which has a different tune. THIS is the sheet music (New York: Peters, J. L., 1875), from Library of Congress American Memory.

JIMMIE BROWN, THE PAPER BOY (MIDI)

To my friend C. P. Atmore, Esq. (Louisville, Ky.)
[title page:] "Jimmy Brown" (1875)
[cover page: "Jimmy Brown, the Paper Boy"]
Song & Chorus
by William Shakespeare Hays, 1837-1907

New York: J. L. Peters, 599 Broadway, Plate No. 10,697-3.
[Source: 03139@loC]

1.
I'm very cold and hungry, sir,
My clothes are worn and thin,--
I wander on from place to place,
My daily bread to win;
But never mind, sir, how I look,
Don't sneer at me, or frown,--
I'm selling papers, for I am
The newsboy, Jimmie Brown.

CHORUS
I sell the morning paper, sir,
My name is Jimmie Brown,--
Most ev'ry body knows I am
The "poor boy of the town."

2.
My father was a drunkard, sir,
So I've heard my mother say,--
Before he died, how oft for him
I've heard her weep and pray!
But I am helping mother now,
I journey up and down,
To sell my papers, for I am
The newsboy, Jimmie Brown.

(CHORUS)

3.
My mother tells me ev'ry night
To kneel with her and pray,--
She says if I've an honest heart,
I'll be all right some day;
And when she's gone to heaven, sir,
To wear a starry crown,
She'll wait up there to welcome home
The newsboy of the town.

(CHORUS)

(From Public Domain Music: The Music of William Shakespeare Hays)

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 21 Oct 02 - 03:37 AM

I have an old 45 of Lonnie Donnegan singing this


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: The Sandman
Date: 28 May 08 - 05:06 PM

http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=La4LlMCcd_s


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: The Sandman
Date: 28 May 08 - 05:14 PM

http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=4Krey-_0-TA&feature=related

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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: The Sandman
Date: 28 May 08 - 05:16 PM

http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=S2nEBpXOado&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: The Sandman
Date: 26 May 13 - 01:41 PM

http://youtu.be/IjIgUVwYixE


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 26 May 13 - 01:48 PM

The best version by Lonnie Donegan

Sung to the tune of Wabash Cannonball if I'm not mistaken!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: The Sandman
Date: 26 May 13 - 02:56 PM

thats a matter of opinion bonzo, personally i think it is not an improvement to change the tune.here is the original carter family, knocks lonnie into oblivion, in my opinion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNN5M_Pz3LI


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: The Sandman
Date: 27 May 13 - 03:21 AM

The Wabash Cannonball" is an American folk song about a fictional train, thought to have originated in the late nineteenth century. Its first documented appearance was on sheet music published in 1882, titled "The Great Rock Island Route" and credited to J. A. Roff.
lonnie donegan used a tune that was someone elses work and misappropriated it


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: PHJim
Date: 27 May 13 - 07:07 AM

I love the way Earl picks this on the guitar. I believe he capos way up the neck. He often played C shapes at the 7th fret while Lester played G shapes open. He did this for You Are My Flower and Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes too.
One variation that Mac Wiseman makes is the repetition of the last line with a VIm chord added.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: The Sandman
Date: 27 May 13 - 08:33 AM

yes earl was a lovely guitarist.this is imo far betterversion than lonnie doneganhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE73TjcXIXM


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: The Sandman
Date: 27 May 13 - 08:36 AM

earl indeed is capoing 7 th fret, incidentally i was using a partial capo playing in a major using g shapes


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: The Sandman
Date: 27 May 13 - 08:37 AM

this also works well in open g tuning dgdgbd


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: The Sandman
Date: 27 May 13 - 08:41 AM

youare my flowerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA6jWj0bTi8


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 27 May 13 - 11:52 AM

Someone (Tom Paley, perhaps) sang:

"I smell the toilet papers, sir,
My name is Jimmy Brown.
An everybody knows me,
I'm the pervert of the town."


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 27 May 13 - 01:00 PM

I'm very glad Lonnie Donegan use that great tune, and made a far better job it than the wimpy Carter family if it's all the same to you.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: The Sandman
Date: 27 May 13 - 01:27 PM

It is not all the same to me, EARL SCRUGGS,understood american old timey music, and played it well, Lonnie Donegan had a voice like a billy goat pissing in an old tin can, and only understood about making money for Lonnie.
I doubt if   Tom Paley would be so crass, it doesnt sound remotely like Tom


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 27 May 13 - 01:39 PM

Yes you are probably right, but I LIKE LONNIE DONEGAN, and I don't like USAian old timey music, so there you go!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: PHJim
Date: 27 May 13 - 02:16 PM

I just listened to the other versions posted here and enjoyed them all. While Lonnie did have traces of Wabash Cannonball in there, it wasn't the whole tune, and he used the tune most of us know for the chorus.
Good Soldier Schweik said, "The Wabash Cannonball" is an American folk song about a fictional train, thought to have originated in the late nineteenth century. Its first documented appearance was on sheet music published in 1882, titled "The Great Rock Island Route" and credited to J. A. Roff.
lonnie donegan used a tune that was someone elses work and misappropriated it."

If you look at the label shown in the video of Lonnie, the credit is given to (Carter).


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
From: PHJim
Date: 27 May 13 - 02:33 PM

Here's Mac Wiseman's version of Jimmie Brown The Newsboy


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