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Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse

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PARTING GLASS
WHEN FIRST WE MET


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: Helen
Date: 18 Jun 17 - 02:11 PM

Then there is this one. It's thrown in as a snippet on another tune called Round the House and Mind the Dresser which is on a CD called The Chieftains, The Collection.

Paddle me own canoe

Full lyrics:

Paddle me own canoe - The Chieftains

If I had a wife the bane of me life I'd tell you what I would do
I'd buy her a boat and set her afloat and paddle me own canoe.

Helen


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Subject: Lyr Add: I HAD SOMEONE ELSE BEFORE I HAD YOU
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Jun 17 - 11:20 AM

JenEllen suggested and quoted this on 17 May 2001:
From an apparently bootlegged copy of the sheet music, here:


I HAD SOMEONE ELSE BEFORE I HAD YOU,
(AND I'LL HAVE SOMEONE AFTER YOU'RE GONE)
Words by Harry Harris & Joe Darcy, music by Jack Stanley, ©1924.

[VERSE] Don't you think you're gonna be missed when you go away.
It seems to me
You seem to be
In love with someone else,
And though I know it's true,
It doesn't make me blue.
You think I'd grieve
If you would leave
And scratch me off your list,
But when you're goin',
Just be knowin'
You're never gonna be missed.

[CHORUS 1] I had someone else before I had you,
And I'll have someone after you're gone,
A sweetheart or streetcar don't worry me.
There'll soon be another along.
You needn't stay.
Go any day.
I've got a swingin' door in my heart that swings either way.
I had someone else before I had you,
And I'll have someone after you're gone.

[CHORUS 2] Right to the end, just like a friend
I tried to warn you somehow
But you had your way, and now you must pay
I'm so glad that you're sorry now
Now I ask you, clear your bunk
Pack all your junk
Won't take you long; look, you're standing in the middle of your trunk
You know I had someone else before I had you,
And I'll have somebody else after you're gone.

[TAG] Just watch this red-hot mama.
I'll carry on after you've gone.

[There were early recordings by:
Ben Bernie and His Orchestra, 1925
Benson Orchestra of Chicago, 1925
Gene Rodemich's Orchestra, 1925
Lou Gold and His Orchestra, 1925
Lucille Hegamin, 1925
The Goofus Five (instrumental), 1925
Tremaine Brothers, 1925

The most complete vocal version I have found is by Lucille Hegamin. She sings an extra verse not shown above, but the sound quality is so poor, I would have a hard time transcribing it.


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 18 Jun 17 - 07:16 AM

From the Herd collection

And fare ye weel, my auld wife;
Sing bum, bee, berry, bum;
Fare ye weel, my auld wife;
Sing bum, bum, bum.
Fare ye weel, my auld wife,
The steerer up o' sturt and strife.
The maut 's abune the meal the nicht,
Wi' some, some, some.

And fare ye weel, my pike-staff;
Sing bum, bee, berry, bum:
Fare ye weel, my pike-staff;
Sing bum, bum, bum.
Fare ye weel, my pike-staff,
Wi' you nae mair my wife I'll baff;
The maut 's abune the meal the nicht,
Wi' some, some some.

Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: Helen
Date: 18 Jun 17 - 05:20 AM

Another set of songs to listen to would be Adele's second album called "21". There are some beautiful songs on it which she wrote in a semi-autobiographical manner after splitting with her partner.

Helen


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY BETTER YEARS (Hazel Dickens)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Jun 17 - 11:36 PM

Recommended by Ebbie on 18 May 2001:


MY BETTER YEARS
by Hazel Dickens
As recorded by Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard on "Hazel & Alice" (1973)

CHORUS: Well, you're back on my doorstep a-cryin'
Like I cried for all those lonely years,
But I can't dry your tears.
It's been too long since love was here,
And I've already gave you my better years.

And so the pages of time kept right on turning.
They never stopped for us to harvest the years.
And old embers of love kept right on dying,
'Cause there was no one to dry my tears

But I'll try not to blame you.
I'll try not to shame you.
All I can do now is wish you well,
But if you should need a friend,
I'll be there till the end.
Oh, but don't ask me to love you again.

Don't come back on my doorstep a-crying
Hoping for what's been dead so long,
For the embers have long turned to ashes.
There's nothing here but old mem''ries and this song.

No don't come back on my doorstep a-crying
My friend, there's nothing but old mem'ries and this song.


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'D RATHER BE LONELY (Loudon Wainwright)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Jun 17 - 11:13 PM

This was suggested by Dita (at work) on 18 May 2001:


I'D RATHER BE LONELY
As recorded by Loudon Wainwright III, on "History" (1992)

Ev'ry night I get the blues,
The greens and yellows and chartreuse-s.
You're still living here with me.
I'd rather be lonely.

All the time I look around
For excuses to leave town.
Ev'rybody wants somebody but
I'd rather be lonely.

Loneliness is happiness.
It takes less than two.
I confess; I digress
From it when I'm with you.

Let's us make a brand-new start,
Separate and stay apart.
I've had enough having and holding.
I'd rather be lonely.

I think that I need some space.
Ev'ry day you're in my face.
How can I get rid of you?
I'd rather be lonely.

Loneliness is happiness.
It takes less than two.
I confess; I digress
From it when I'm with you.

One more verse, a few more words:
Love is for the bees and birds,
Not for a human being like me.
I'd rather be lonely.

[Lots of other people have recorded other songs with the same title.]


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Subject: Lyr Add: COME ON BOYS LET'S DO THAT MESSIN' ROUND
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Jun 17 - 10:48 PM

Suggested by ddw on 18 May 2001:


COME ON BOYS LET'S DO THAT MESSIN' ROUND
As recorded by Blind Blake, 1926.

Come on, boys; let's do that messin' 'round, this mornin'.
Come on, boys; let's have some fun.
I'm feelin' blue, low down as I can be.
Come on, gals; funny(?) splits(?) for me.
Come on, boys; let's have some fun.

Come on, boys; let's do that messin' 'round, this mornin'.
Come on, boys; let's have some fun.
I'm goin' downtown, spread the news.
My gal's quit me; now I ain't got the blues.
Come on, boys; let's have some fun.

Come on, boys; let's do that messin' 'round, this mornin'.
Come on, boys; let's have some fun.
Come on, gal; bob it up and down,
But don't let me catch you messin' 'round.
Come on, boys; let's have some fun.

Come on, boys; let's do that messin' 'round, this mornin'
Come on, boys; let's have some doggone fun


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Subject: Lyr Add: OUT OF BUSINESS (Little Jimmy Dickens)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Jun 17 - 10:23 PM

This was suggested by Bert above:

OUT OF BUSINESS
As recorded by Little Jimmy Dickens

CHORUS: Sorry, I'm out o' business.
I'm not at your service anymore.
Yes, I'm sorry; I'm out o' business.
Get your work done where you got it done before.

My phone's been disconnected; I took my mailbox down.
If you come knockin' at my door, you'll find me out o' town.
I'm fed up with your lyin', so get this straight from me:
I ain't nobody's doggone fool, no sideline, no siree.

Now since I've thought it over, and I've made up my mind,
It's plain to see I'm slippin' so I'm leavin' you behind.
Gonna find a new location, and start out on my own.
Don't come around intrudin', for I'm a long time gone.

[Also recorded by Johnny Duncan & the Bluegrass Boys]


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: ripov
Date: 17 Jun 17 - 08:24 PM

Leenia - childish voices? probably yours and my grandkids, who, with the best will in the world, have to find it all out for themselves.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ALL OVER YOU (Bob Dylan)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Jun 17 - 08:11 PM

ALL OVER YOU
Written by Bob Dylan
As recorded by Bob Dylan on "The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 (The Bootleg Series Vol. 9)"

Well, if I had to do it all over again,
Babe, I'd do it all over you;
And if I had to wait for ten thousand years,
Babe, I'd even do that too.
Well, a dog's got his bone in the alley.
A cat, she's got nine lives.
A millionaire's got a million dollars.
King Saud's got four hundred wives.
Well, ev'rybody's got somethin'
That they're lookin' forward to.
I'm lookin' forward to when I can do it all again,
And, babe, I'll do it all over you.

Well, if I had my way tomorrow or today,
Babe, I'd run circles all around.
I'd jump up in the wind, do a somersault and spin.
I'd even dance a jig on the ground.
Well, ev'rybody gets their hour.
Ev'rybody gets their time:
Little David when he picked up his pebbles,
Even Sampson after he went blind.
Well, ev'rybody gets their chance
To do what they want to do.
When my time arrives, you better run for your life,
'Cause babe, I'll do it all over you.

Well, I don't need no money; I just need a day that's sunny,
Baby, and my day's a-gonna come.
When I grab me a pint, you know that I'm a giant
When you hear me yellin', "Fee-fi-fo-fum."
Well, you cut me like a jigsaw puzzle.
You made me to a walkin' wreck;
When you pushed my heart through my backbone,
And you knocked off my head from my neck.
Well, if I'm ever standin' steady,
Or a-doin' what I want to do,
Well, I tell you, little lover, that you better run for cover,
'Cause, babe, I'll do it all over you.

I'm just restin' at your gate so that I won't be late,
And, mama, I'm-a just sittin' on the shelf.
Look out your window fair; you'll see me squattin' there,
Just a-stumblin' and a-mumblin' to myself.
Well, after my cigarettes have been smoked up,
After all my liquor's been drunk,
After my dreams have been dreamed out,
After all my thoughts have been thunk,
Well, after I do some of these things,
I'm gonna do what I have to do,
And I tell you on the side, that you better run and hide,
'Cause, babe, I'll do it all over you.

[Also recorded by Dave Van Ronk and The Red Onion Jazz Band under the title IF I HAD TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN I'D DO IT ALL OVER YOU, on "In the Tradition."

[Recorded by Paul Revere & The Raiders under the title (IF I HAD TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN I'D DO IT) ALL OVER YOU.]

[Different songs with similar titles have been recorded by Irma Thomas, Doris Duke, Caravan, and Roy Clark.]


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: leeneia
Date: 07 Jun 17 - 12:53 PM

I didn't react much to this song back when it was on the radio, but I listened to Patience and Prudence just now and it gave me the creeps to hear such clearly childish voices singing about such clearly adult topics.


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Subject: ADDPOP: Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now (Kellem)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Jun 17 - 04:26 AM

My ex-wife sang "Gonna Get Along Without You Now" on the day of our wedding. I shoulda known - but we did last 21 years.

GONNA GET ALONG WITHOUT YA NOW
(Milton Kellem)

Mmmm-mmm, mmmm-mmmm, Gonna get along without ya now
Mmmm-mmm, my honey; mmmm-mmmm, my honey, Gonna get along without ya now
You told me I was the neatest thing,
You even asked me to wear your ring;
Then you ran around with any girl in town,
You never cared if it got me down.

Mmmm-mmm, mmmm-mmmm, Gonna get along without ya now
Mmmm-mmm, my honey; mmmm-mmmm, my honey, Gonna get along without ya now

[Instrumental Break - strings]

Got along without ya before I met ya
Gonna get along without ya now.
Gonna find somebody who's twice as cute,
Cuz I didn't like you anyhow

You told everybody that we were friends,
But this is where our friendship ends;
All of a sudden you changed your tune,
You haven't been around since way last June.

Mmmm-mmm, mmmm-mmmm, Gonna get along without ya now
Got along without ya before I met ya
Gonna get along without ya now.
So long, my honey,
Goodby, my dear,
Gonna get along without you now.


My transcription from the 1956 recording by Patience and Prudence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNUJQ7LlYHU

The song was also a minor hit for Skeeter Davis (1964): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJRvpXglB30

Teresa Brewer recorded the song in 1952: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHFXG5v9nRk

The first recording was by Roy Hogsed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRNRj2C9xIc

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonna_Get_Along_Without_Ya_Now

Another article in Wikipedia says that Paience (age 14) and Prudence (age 11) McIntyre recorded "Tonight You Belong to Me" in the summer of 1956. Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now" was also recorded in 1956. They didn't have any hits after those two songs.


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 23 May 01 - 06:12 AM

"You got the right key but you're working on the wrong keyhole".
RtS


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Subject: Lyr Add: IF I HAD IT TO DO ALL OVER AGAIN I'D...
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 23 May 01 - 02:51 AM

Please ignore the preceding song by Donna Gibson, I typed it wrong, it goes

I bet you never thought I would did yuh?
ever think I could or should, would yuh?

Bet you never, never thought that I would ever
writ a song like this for you?
Bet you wish I'd crawl off and die, don't yuh?
You think that I should sit here and cry don't yuh?
Bet you think the whole thing's a lie, don't yuh?
But it's true, it's true, it's true, it's true, it's true.

I'm in a proper snit, I ought to have a fit,
Aint gonna take this shi................tuation from a doorknog such as you
You know you done me wrong, so I wroTe this song
AND IF I HAD IT TO DO ALL OVER AGAIN I'D DO IT ALL OVER YOU.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MAKES NO DIFFERENCE NOW
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 23 May 01 - 02:35 AM

Well, let's see, there's Hank Williams' "Dear John, I sent your saddle home" and "Move it on over". and "Makes no difference now" which is a real beaut.

Makes no difference now what kind of life fate hands me
I'll get along without you now that's plain to see.
I don't care what happens next for I'll get by somehow
I don't worry,'cause it makes no difference noe.

II
It was just a year ago when I first met you
I learned to Love you and I thought you loved me too
But that's all in the past and I'll get by somehow
I don't worry 'cause it makes no difference now.

III
Now that all is said and done, I'll soon forget you
And I know that this won't be so hard to do
Maybe happiness will come your way someday somehow,
but I don't worry, 'cause it makes no difference now.


From Hank Snow's "Down the trail of aching hearts"

Once I was passing your window under the light from a star.
Someone was singin our love song, and played it on my old guitar.

But of all those (and I know a l;ot more) there's none can equal a song composed by the ever lovely and lovable Donna Gibson (Ma Fazoo) who insist that it does not relate to me.

I bet you never ever thought , did'ja,
You'd never think I could or should, would Yuh? You think that I should sit here and cry don't yuh, wish I'd crawl off and die don't you
Bet you think the whole thing's a lie, dont yuh?
But it's true, it's true, it's true'it's true, it's true.
I'm in a proper snit, I think I'll have a fit, to think I'd take this sh....ituation from a doorknob such as you.
You know you done me wrong, so I wrote this song,
AND IF I HAD IT TO DO ALL OVER AGAIN, I'D DO IT ALL OVER YOU.


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: Bluegrass Girl
Date: 22 May 01 - 11:21 PM

After 20 years, you deserve a "You Dirty Dog" song -- how about "Thank God and Greyhound, He's Gone!"

Bluegrass Girl


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Subject: Lyr Add: I?M GONNA WASH THAT MAN RIGHT OUT... etc.
From: GUEST
Date: 22 May 01 - 11:09 PM

I dunno - some of those titles sound more like torch songs torch songs. Try these... --------------------------------------- Composer and Lyricist: Rodgers And Hammerstein
South Pacific (Musical)
Song: Im Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair

Nellie:
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
And send him on his way.

I'm gonna wave that man right outa my arms,
Nellie and Girls:
I'm gonna wave that man right outa my arms,
I'm gonna wave that man right outa my arms,
And send him on his way.

Don't try to patch it up
Girls:
Tear it up, tear it up!
Nellie:
Wash him out, dry him out,

Girls:
Push him out, fly him out,

Nellie:
Cancel him and let him go!

Girls:
Yea, sister!

Nellie:
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,

I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair,
And send him on his way.

If a man don't understand you,
If you fly on separate beams,
Waste no time, make a change,
Ride that man right off your range.
Rub him out of the roll call
And drum him out of your dreams.

Girls:
Oho! If you laugh at different comics,
If you root for different teams,
Waste no time, weep no more,
Show him what the door is for.
Rub him out of the roll call
And drum him out of your dreams.

Nellie:
You can't light a fire when the woods are wet,

Girls:
No!

Nellie:
You can't make a butterfly strong,

Girls:
Hmm, hmm!

Nellie:
You can't fix an egg when it ain't quite good,

Girls:
And you can't fix a man when he's wrong!

Nellie:
You can't put back a petal when it falls from a flower,
Or sweeten up a fellow when he starts turnin' sour

Girls:
Oh no! Oh no!

Nellie and Girls:
If his eyes get dull and fishy,
When you look for glints and gleams,
Waste no time,
Make a switch,
Drop him in the nearest ditch!
Rub him out of the roll call,
And drum him out of your dreams
Oho! Oho!

Nellie:
I went to wash that man right outa my hair,
I went to wash that man right outa my hair,
I went to wash that man right outa my hair,
And sent him on his way.

Girls:
She went to wash that man right outa my hair,
She went to wash that man right outa my hair,
She went to wash that man right outa my hair,

Nellie and Girls:
And send him on his way!

---------------------------------------

"Get Out of My House" from album "The Dreaming", written by Kate Bush See lyrics at http://gaffa.org/sensual/l_goomh.html - It's rather dark though.

Other Kate tunes, all from "The Sensual World":
"Between a Man and a Woman"
"Walk Straight Down the Middle"
"Never Be Mine"

This next one could mean that he's lost interest in her, or that she's dead and is a ghost wandering through the house. I love that ambiguity typical of Kate's work:

"Watching You Without Me" from The Ninth Wave (Hounds of Love)
You can't hear me.
You can't hear me.
You can't hear what I'm saying.
You can't hear what I'm saying to you.

You watch the clock
Move the slow hand.
I should have been home
Hours ago,
But I'm not here.
But I'm not here.

You can't hear me.
You can't hear me.
You can't feel me
Here in the room with you now.
You can't hear what I'm saying.
You don't hear what I'm saying, do you?

Can't let you know
What's been happening.
There's a ghost in our home,
Just watching you without me.
I'm not here.
[more lyrics at http://gaffa.org/sensual/l_wywm.html ] ------------------------------------------

SHE CRIED - Jay and the Americans
G. Richards / T. Daryll)

And when I told her
I didn't love her anymore
She cried (she cried)
And when I told her
Her kisses were not like before
She cried (she cried)
I thought that our romance was over and done
But to her it had just begun

And when I told her
Another girl had caught my eye
She cried (she cried)
And when I kissed her
A kiss that only meant goodbye
She cried (she cried)

------ strings ------

(sha-la-la-la sha-la-la)

And when I told her
I didn't love her anymore
She cried (she cried) --------------------------


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Subject: Lyr Add: DIGGIN' UP BONES
From: Trapper
Date: 22 May 01 - 01:49 PM

How about this one...

DIGGIN' UP BONES
by Randy Travis

Last night i dug your picture out from my old dresser drawer
I set it on the table and I talked to it 'til four
I read some old love letters right up 'til the break of dawn
Yeah I've been settin' alone diggin' up bones

Then I went to the jewelery and I found our wedding rings
I've put mine on my finger and I gave yours a flame
I crossed this lonely bedroom of our recent broken home
Yeah tonight i'm settin' alone diggin' up bones

Chorus:
I'm diggin' up bones, I'm diggin' up bones
Exhuming things that better left alone
I'm resurrecting memories of love that's dead and gone
Yeah tonight I'm settin' alone diggin' up bones

And I went to the closet and I found some things in there
Like that pretty negligee that I bought you to wear
And I recall how good you looked each time you had it on
Yeah tonight I'm settin' alone diggin' up bones

- Al


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Subject: Lyr Add: OVERS
From: Trapper
Date: 22 May 01 - 01:41 PM

Here's a not-quite-left song by Paul Simon...

OVERS
Paul Simon, 1967

Why don't we stop fooling ourselves?
The game is over,
Over,
Over.

No good times, no bad times,
There's no times at all,
Just The New York Times,
Sitting on the windowsill
Near the flowers.

We might as well be apart.
It hardly matters,
We sleep separately.

And drop a smile passing in the hall
But there's no laughs left
'Cause we laughed them all.
And we laughed them all
In a very short time.

Time
Is tapping on my forehead,
Hanging from my mirror,
Rattling the teacups,
And I wonder,
How long can I delay?
We're just a habit
Like saccharin.

And I'm habitually feelin' kinda blue.
But each time I try on
The thought of leaving you,
I stop...
I stop and think it over.

- Al


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: GUEST,Dancing Mom
Date: 21 May 01 - 07:13 PM

John Hiatt's "Crossing Muddy Waters". A friend had borrowed my CD, and I was trying to find all the lyrics before posting. WHAT DO WE DO NOW When it's lying there with a busted heart Like a piece of glass where do you start? Do we pick it up or say goodbye Is there one tear left for us to cry? What if I believed every word you say What if I believed until today? Do we call the kids, or call the cops? Can you hold me till this howling stops? What do we do now? Cause we rode it long, We drove it hard, And we wrecked it in our own backyard. What do we do now?


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: Grab
Date: 21 May 01 - 06:09 PM

"Tower of Song", by Leonard Cohen. Or "So long Marianne". Or "Hey that's no way to say goodbye". In fact, most of his - LC's good for that!


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: gnu
Date: 18 May 01 - 11:16 PM

Gee. Pretty neat. I'm celebrating... no, observing... my second anniversary tonight becasue I had too much work on the go to observe the date yesterday. The songs bring back memories, good and bad.

Animaterra... keep your head high. And nevermind the "trial" crap. A separation is a separation. Get on with life. Take time for you by not cluttering it up with anyone else. The best thing I did was to pledge to myself that I wouldn't even date for two years... just take time for me. It may be lonely at times, but after spending fifteen years with someone, it took that long to really discover me again. And, it was well worth it ! If you have some down moments, just remember, you'll get better at it with time.


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: Ebbie
Date: 18 May 01 - 10:23 PM

That's 'cause, to a greater or lesser extent, we have all been there, Animaterra.

Eb


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: Kim C
Date: 18 May 01 - 05:15 PM

You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 18 May 01 - 04:50 PM

Thanks so much - this subject has obviously been sung about much more than I realized!


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: GUEST
Date: 18 May 01 - 04:47 PM

I have two songs to help you out one is Much At All by Susan Werner, and This Masquerade pref. if sung by Helen Reddy it carries more of a punch. Hope these two songs help you.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THEY'LL NEED A CRANE
From: harpmolly
Date: 18 May 01 - 04:15 PM

And how could I forget my very favorite?

They'll Need A Crane They Might Be Giants

Love sees love's happiness
But happiness can't see that love is sad
Sadness is hanging there
To show love somewhere something needs a change
They'll need a crane, they'll need a crane
To take the house he built for her apart
To make it break it's gonna take
a metal ball hung from a chain
They'll need a crane, they'll need a crane
To pick the broken ruins up again
To mend her heart, to help him start
to see a world apart from pain
Lad's gal is all he has
Gal's gladness hang upon the love of lad
Some things gal says to lad
Aren't meant as bad but cause a little pain
Don't call me at work again
No no, the boss still hates me
I'm just tired and I don't love you anymore
And there's a restaurant we should check out,
where the other nightmare people
like to go-I mean nice people, baby wait,
I didn't mean to say nightmare...

Lad looks at other gals
Gal thinks Jim Beam is handsomer than lad, he isn't bad
Call off the wedding band
Nobody wants to hear that one again, play that again...


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: GUEST
Date: 18 May 01 - 04:09 PM

"if you gotta go, go now"


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Subject: Lyr Add: SUN COMES UP, IT'S TUESDAY MORNING
From: harpmolly
Date: 18 May 01 - 03:58 PM

I like the Cowboy Junkies' "SUN COMES UP, IT'S TUESDAY MORNING." Here are a few selected lyrics, the ones that best fit the situation. :D

Sun comes up, it's Tuesday morning
Hits me straight in the eye--
Guess you forgot to close the blinds last night
Oh, that's right, I forgot--it was me

Yeah, i sure do miss the smell of black coffee in the morning
And the sound of water splashing all over the bathroom
The kiss that you gave me even though I was sleeping-
But I kinda like the feel
Of this extra few feet in my bed.

Telephone ringing but I don't answer
Because everybody knows good news always sleeps till noon...

So I start to dial your number
Then I remember, so I reach for something to smoke
And anyway, I'd rather listen to Coltrane
Than go through all that shit again...

Yeah, sure I'll admit there are times when I miss you,
Especially right now when I need someone to hold me,
But there are some things that can never be forgiven-
And I just gotta tell you,
I kinda like this extra few feet in my bed.


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: Ebbie
Date: 18 May 01 - 02:50 PM

Hazel Dickens' And don't come back on my doorstep a-cryin'....I've already gave you MY BETTER YEARS

Wow! Lots of points of view in this thread! Good luck and good health to you, Animaterra.

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: harpgirl
Date: 18 May 01 - 02:22 PM

sorry about your parting, Allison. I hope you can be better friends down the road. Some people make much better friends than relatives...

And how are you holding up, Barbara?


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: GUEST,mkebenn@work
Date: 18 May 01 - 02:14 PM

oops, forgot I was workin'..Mike


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: GUEST
Date: 18 May 01 - 02:12 PM

Croce's "Lover's Cross"..great hurtin' tune
Pages are meant for turning
and people are bound to change
bridges are meant for burning
when the people and memories they join aren't the same
Mike


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE SONG IS OVER (The Who)
From: Matt_R
Date: 18 May 01 - 12:49 PM

The song is over
It's all behind me
I shoulda known it
She tried to find me

Our love is over
They're all ahead now
I've got to learn it
I'm gonna sing out

I'll sing my song to the wide open spaces
I'll sing my heart out to the infinite sea
I'll sing my visions to the sky-high mountains
I'll sing my song to the free
To the free

When I walked in through the door
Thought it was me I was looking for
She was the first song I ever sang
But it stopped as soon as it began

Our love is over
It's all behind me
They're all ahead now
Can't hope to find to me

I'll sing my song to the wide open spaces
I'll sing my heart out to the infinite sea
I'll sing my visions to the sky-high mountains
I'll sing my song to the free
To the free

The song is over
I'm left with only tears
I must remember
Even if it takes a million years

The song is over
The song is over
Excepting one note, pure and easy
Playing so free like a breath rippling by...


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: GUEST
Date: 18 May 01 - 12:34 PM

Forgive me if this has been mentioned all ready but for a big dose of leaving songs you might try John Hiatt's new album "Crossing muddy waters". He must have been through something similar lately. Along with the title song there's: What do we do now; Only the song survives; Gone; and Before I go, that speak directly to the subject. mm


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'M GLAD I'M A WOMAN
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 18 May 01 - 10:48 AM

I'm Glad I'm A Woman

I'm glad I'm a woman, yes I am, yes I am
I don't live off of Budweiser, beer nuts and Spam
I don't brag to my buddies about my erections
I won't drive to Hell before I ask for directions


I don't get wasted at parties and act like a clown
and I know how to put the damned toilet seat down!

and I don't go around "readjusting" my crotch
or yell like Tarzan when my head-board gets a notch
I don't belch in public, I don't scratch my behind
I'm a woman you see -- I'm just not that kind!
I'm glad I'm a woman, I'm so glad I could sing
I don't have body hair like shag carpeting
It doesn't grow from my ears or cover my back
When I lean over you can't see 3 inches of crack
And what's on my head doesn't leave with my comb
I'll never buy a toupee to cover my dome
Or have a few hairs pulled from over the side
I'm a woman, you know -- I've got far too much pride!

I don't live to play golf and shoot basketball
I don't swagger and spit like a Neanderthal
I won't tell you my wife just does not understand
stick my hand in my pocket to hide that gold band.


someone sent this to me recently
Patrish


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: Matt_R
Date: 18 May 01 - 09:55 AM

Ah Allison, it's that blasted underscore again! Lol! Try "Matt_R".

Actually, they're not mine...

"Putting Out Fires" is by The Bluetones, and "My Way" is by Limp Bizkit.


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 18 May 01 - 09:45 AM

Matt, I tried to send you a pm but you don't seem to exist! The lyrics you post are hitting home pretty well- are they yours?


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY WAY (Limp Bizkit)
From: Matt_R
Date: 18 May 01 - 09:15 AM

Special
You think you're special
You do
I can see it in your eyes
I can see it when you laugh at me
Look down on me
You walk around on me

Just one more fight
About your leadership
And I will straight up
Leave your shit
Cause I've had enough of this
And now I'm pissed

This time I'm gonna let it all come out
This time I'm gonna stand up and shout
Gonna do things my way
It's my way
My way or the highway

Just one more fight
About a lot of things
And I will give up everything
To be on my own again
Free again

This time I'm gonna let it all come out
This time I'm gonna stand up and shout
Gonna do things my way
It's my way
My way or the highway

Some day you'll see things my way
Cause you never know
No you never know
Where you're gonna go

Just one more fight
And I'll be history
Yes I will straight up
Leave your shit
And you'll be the one who's left
Missing me

This time I'm gonna let it all come out
This time I'm gonna stand up and shout
Gonna do things my way
It's my way
My way or the highway


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: GUEST,Dita (at work)
Date: 18 May 01 - 08:25 AM

Almost anything by Loudon Wainwright III would do, my personal choice would be

"I'd Rather be Loney"

Sorry I don't have the lyrics to post
love, john.


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 18 May 01 - 07:44 AM

Incredible stuff! I am loving these songs! One more day, and on to the next phase of life. (Barbara, that's hysterical!!)
I'm finding the songs help express what I can't possibly find words for on my own. Thanks, everyone!


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 18 May 01 - 01:20 AM

There was one recorded by Abba, called something like 'the day before you came', which sums up my feelings quite a lot.

Take care, and you know where we are.....

LTS


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Subject: Lyr Add: BREAKFAST BLUES
From: Barbara
Date: 18 May 01 - 12:59 AM

Here's one for you Allison, I swiped it from the thread. (It's here in DT)

"BREAKFAST BLUES.".

You give me hard eggs in the morning,.
Cheese omelet you go..
You give me such hard eggs in the morning,.
Cheese omelet you go..
You hot butter grit your teeth and bare it,.
I donut love you anymore..
(Get that glazed look off'a your face)..

Ham bacon you to leave me,.
I never sausage misery..
Ham bacon you to leave me,.
I never sausage misery..
You treated me so ungrapefruitly,.
You gave me raisin to be free..
(Orange juice ashamed of yourself?).

What do you eggs benedict me to do now?.
I got muffin left to say.
(You butter come up with somethin'.).
What do you eggs benedict me to do now?.
I've got muffin left to say..
You left such a waffle toast in my mouth,.
You biscuit out of town today..

(Ain't gonna leave the home fries burning for ya.).

Repeat the first verse changing the last line.
"Ain't gonna quiche you anymore"

Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: ddw
Date: 18 May 01 - 12:31 AM

Just remembered another one: Blind Blake's "Come On Boys, Let's Do That Messin' Round."

Don't remember the words, but the jist of it is "My baby's left me and I don't really care much...."

It's a bouncy little number, so even if the words aren't wholly appropriate the music might make you feel better.

david


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: Bert
Date: 18 May 01 - 12:18 AM

Here 'tiz as sung by Little Jimmy Dickens


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: Bert
Date: 18 May 01 - 12:08 AM

What was that one Johnny DUncan used to sing? Something about "I'm Sorry I'm Out of Business" I'll see if I can find the lyrics.


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Subject: Lyr Add: I CRY FOR US
From: CarolC
Date: 17 May 01 - 11:52 PM

Hi Annimaterra. Sorry about your situation.

This one by Kate and Anna McGarrigle has a lot of meaning for me...

I Cry For Us

Love, it's not I who didn't try
Hard enough, hard enough
And this is why, I'm saying goodbye
I've had enough, I've had enough

Love, you don't see the pain in me
It's plain enough, plain enough
You're never here to catch the tears
I cry for us, I cry for us

I'll take my share, but I'll be fair
It's not much stuff, easy enough
And if you choose, I'll break the news
This part is tough, so very tough

I've tried and tried to put aside
A time to talk, but without luck
So I'll just pin this note within your coat
And leave the garden gate unlocked

And this is why I'm saying goodbye
I've had enough, I've had enough


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: ddw
Date: 17 May 01 - 11:24 PM

That last post was mine ? didn't notice I'd lost my cookie.

david


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Subject: Lyr Add: NO REGRETS
From: GUEST
Date: 17 May 01 - 11:20 PM

How 'bout Tom Rush's "NO REGRETS"

I know your leavin' is too long overdue
For far too long I've had nothing new to say to you
With my dry eyes I watched your plane
Fade off west of the moon
And then it seemed so strange
To walk away alone

CHORUS:
No regrets
No tears goodbye
Don't want you back,
We'd only cry again
Say goodbye again

The hours that were yours echo like empty rooms
The thoughts we used to share I now keep alone
I woke last night and spoke to you
Not thinking you were gone
And then it seemed so strange
To lie awake alone

CHORUS:

Our friends have tried to turn my night to day
Strange faces in your place can't keep the ghosts away
Just beyond the darkest hour, just before the dawn
It still seems so strange to live my life alone

CHORUS

Sorry if it hurts, Animaterra ? hope it all works out for the best.

david


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Subject: RE: Songs to Speed the Parting Spouse
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 17 May 01 - 05:31 PM

Well, I listened to those MP3s. "Separation Blues" made me laugh, "Love Will Endure" made me cry. Sort of the way life has been lately. Both sides of the coin are true.


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