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Lyr Req: Thank You Mr. Martin

Bluegrass Girl 31 May 01 - 07:26 PM
GUEST,Roger Knowles 03 Jun 01 - 02:47 PM
GUEST,Roger Knowles-owner of Martin D-18 # 408979 04 Jun 01 - 01:43 PM
Max 04 Jun 01 - 01:54 PM
Bluegrass Girl 04 Jun 01 - 04:47 PM
Jeep man 04 Jun 01 - 09:09 PM
Midchuck 04 Jun 01 - 09:15 PM
Midchuck 04 Jun 01 - 09:17 PM
Noreen 04 Jun 01 - 09:37 PM
GUEST,Roger Knowles 05 Jun 01 - 12:42 PM
Jeep man 06 Jun 01 - 09:39 AM
GUEST,Roger Knowles 06 Jun 01 - 03:09 PM
Jeep man 06 Jun 01 - 03:53 PM
Jeep man 07 Jun 01 - 08:32 AM
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Subject: Thank You Mr. Martin
From: Bluegrass Girl
Date: 31 May 01 - 07:26 PM

Does anybody know the full lyrics to this old song? I can only remember "Thank you, Mr. Martin, for my brand-new D-18".

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Bluegrass Girl


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thank You Mr. Martin
From: GUEST,Roger Knowles
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 02:47 PM

Bluegrass Girl, I have the lyrics for Ode to a D-18 ( thank you Mr martin ) must rush to my Sunday gig at this moment, will send tomorrow night, Monday 4 June, ok? Catch you later, Roger


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE D-18 SONG (THANK YOU MR. MARTIN)
From: GUEST,Roger Knowles-owner of Martin D-18 # 408979
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 01:43 PM

THE D-18 SONG (THANK YOU MR. MARTIN)
(Jerry Faires)

In a pawnshop in Odessa in the fall of '64,
The pawnshop man was leaving; he was locking up the door.
I ran up just in time and I hollered through the screen:
"Hey, man, you got any good guitars in here?" He said, "I got this D-18."

So I gave him a hundred dollars and I took that sucker home.
I cleaned it up and strung it, hit a chord, and heard that tone.
It was crisp and clean, rich and full, all a guitar ought to be.
I said, "Thank you, Mr. Martin; you made this D-18 for me."

CHORUS: I said, "Thank you, Mr Martin; I'm all right."
'Cause once again this old guitar helped me through the night.
I'm mighty grateful to you; you know how to make 'em right.
I said, "Thank you Mr. Martin; I'm all right."

If I'm feeling down and worthless and I haven't got a dime,
Wondering if I spent my life just wasting my time,
I pick up that old guitar, some paper and a pen.
I said, "Thank you, Mr Martin; you saved my life again."

I've written songs about my lovers, my family, and my friends,
My wife and child, my old home place, and the road that never ends,
Heroes, hobos, rock 'n' roll, and a honky-tonk queen.
Wrote 'em all without exception on my Martin D-18.

CHORUS AGAIN

It was made way back in '43 when I was just a kid.
I believe it's about the finest thing Mr. Martin ever did.
It plays real good, stays in tune, and it never treats me mean.
Thank God for Mr Martin and that fine old D-18.

Now there's your Gallagher, your Gibson, your Goya, Gretsch, and Guild.
I've played all kinds of guitars that them guitar makers build.
I've picked a lot of axes but the best I've ever seen
Is my funky, beat-up, wonderful old Martin D-18.

FINAL CHORUS


That's it, enjoy......keep on the sunny side


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Subject: BS: Thank You Mr. Martin
From: Max
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 01:54 PM

I had a chemistry teacher in high school named Mr. Martin. Him and I never got along and we always ended up in arguments and other situations that led to me staying after school. He was a real creep. His side of the arguments were usually merely that he had the power and I didn't. The last thing you expect from an educator.

I found out years later that he was committed to an insane asylum. Justice. Karma has never let me down. Thank you Mr. Martin.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thank You Mr. Martin
From: Bluegrass Girl
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 04:47 PM

To: GUEST,Roger Knowles

"Thank you, Mr. Knowles". I'd searched several websites and couldn't get these lyrics anywhere.

It's a great song -- first heard it done (and played on a rather recent Martin D-28, not an 18) by a drunken Frenchman at one of the bluegrass festivals.

Thanks again for your response -- I'll add it to our gig list.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thank You Mr. Martin
From: Jeep man
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 09:09 PM

Thanks, Mr. Knowles. I too have been looking for those lyrics. Any thoughts on where I could download the tune or at least hear It? I haven't heard it in years and have forgotten the melody. Thanks, Jeep Man


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thank You Mr. Martin
From: Midchuck
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 09:15 PM

It's on Norman Blake and Tony Rice 2 (Rounder #0266), which anyone in his right mind should own anyway. It actually has Doc joining on some cuts. I don't know of many recordings with The Trinity jamming together.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thank You Mr. Martin
From: Midchuck
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 09:17 PM

Wonder why that italic didn't close? I know I typed the closing tag....

One thing that bugs me about Mudcat is the threads are too long to go back and view the source code so you can see how you screwed up.

P.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thank You Mr. Martin
From: Noreen
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 09:37 PM

If you really want to know, Peter, there was no / in the closing brackets- it must have fallen out in transit.

Good thread, by the way!

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thank You Mr. Martin
From: GUEST,Roger Knowles
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 12:42 PM

Hey, Folks, Glad I could help - Midchuck's correct-look/listen to 'Blake & Rice #2'. If any one needs a cassette sending, catch me on 'knowlesclan@lineone.net' with your home postal snail-mail. Any one going to Silsden Bluegrass Festival?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thank You Mr. Martin
From: Jeep man
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 09:39 AM

Hey Roger, I sent you an Email.Thanks for the help. Jeep


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thank You Mr. Martin
From: GUEST,Roger Knowles
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 03:09 PM

Jeepman, I haven't received your e-mail - can you re-submit? If it doesn't work, do it on this.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thank You Mr. Martin
From: Jeep man
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 03:53 PM

Roger, I will try the email once more and if not successful, I will do something else. Let me know please if you get it. Jim


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thank You Mr. Martin
From: Jeep man
Date: 07 Jun 01 - 08:32 AM

Roger, I guess you didn't get my second email.You can contact me at cj2a1947@aol.com

If you email me, I can reply and maybe get through that way. Jman


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thank You Mr. Martin
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Aug 11 - 08:32 AM

You can hear the studio version of D-18 SONG (THANK YOU, MR. MARTIN), from the album "Norman Blake & Tony Rice 2" here, or a concert video here.


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