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Lyr Req: Isn't That So? (Jesse Winchester)

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Subject: Jesse Winchester's 'Isn't That So?'
From: DaleWisely
Date: 24 Jun 01 - 07:04 PM

Recorded in the 1970s by US-to-Canada singer Jesse Winchester.

Anybody have a complete lyric?

Dale Wisely


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jesse Winchester's 'Isn't That So?'
From: Pene Azul
Date: 24 Jun 01 - 07:09 PM

You can get the lyrics here (click).

Jeff


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jesse Winchester's 'Isn't That So?'
From: DaleWisely
Date: 24 Jun 01 - 07:10 PM

Thanks. That was horrifyingly fast.

Dale


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jesse Winchester's 'Isn't That So?'
From: Big Mick
Date: 24 Jun 01 - 07:13 PM

Dale, Welcome to the Mudcat. I suspect you would be surprised at the number of subscribers to your newsletter that inhabit this place. If you use the supersearch box on the Forum Home Page and enter your name, I'll bet you get hits.

Big Mick Lane


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jesse Winchester's 'Isn't That So?'
From: DaleWisely
Date: 24 Jun 01 - 08:12 PM

Yes. I'm fully impressed. Overwhelmed even. This is unbelievable. Bob Pegritz sent me to this site.

Thanks Big Mick Lane,

Dale


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jesse Winchester's 'Isn't That So?'
From: Whistleworks
Date: 24 Jun 01 - 08:24 PM

Welcome, welcome to my friend and King of Internet Whistle Journalism, Dale Wisely. Told ya.

Bob


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Subject: Lyr Add: ISN'T THAT SO? (Jesse Winchester)
From: MichaelM
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 08:47 AM

The link has words that are different from what Jesse sings (see below). I am very conscious of the words on this song since my demo tape almost got out the door with "his own son's got a reputation for PUTTING water into wine" (what became known as the Jesus invents the white wine spritzer version). I will capitalize the differences.

DidN'T he know what he was doing
WHEN HE PUT eyes in my head
If he HAdn't wantED me watching women
He'd've left my eyeballs dead
Isn't that so
Isn't that so
You've got to go where your heart says go
Isn't that so
DidN'T he know what he was doing
When he divided high and low
You've got to bury the seeds in the GROUND my friend
If you want the thing to grow
[chorus]
NOW line of least resistance
leads me on, LEAD ME ON
LINE OF LEAST RESISTANCE, LEAD ME ON....
DidN'T he know what he was doing
When he made that MAGIC vine
His own son'S got A reputation
of turning water into wine
[chorus] You've got to go where your heart says go
Isn't that so

Michael


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jesse Winchester's 'Isn't That So?'
From: MichaelM
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 09:17 AM

Mea culpa mea culpa mea culpa.

I checked my lyrics against the recorded version and I was wrong, wrong, wrong. Can I be allowed to attribute this to the folk process? Nevertheless the Marc Cohn site above has a number of errors as well. Jesse Winchester's own site Click here has what he recorded with one error (he sings "you have to go where your heart says go").

Michael


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jesse Winchester's 'Isn't That So?'
From: Pinetop Slim
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 10:44 AM

As the proud father of a young man named Jesse Winchester Flanagan, I read this thread with interest. I'm curious as to whether any other catters have named a child after a performer.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jesse Winchester's 'Isn't That So?'
From: Tedham Porterhouse
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 11:29 AM

I saw Jesse Winchester, for the first time in many years, last summer at the Champlain Valley Folk Festival.

His evening concert was wonderful and he shared a songwriters' workshop with Tom Russell, Anne Hills and Steve Gillette that was one of the best workshops that I've ever been to.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jesse Winchester's 'Isn't That So?'
From: Pinetop Slim
Date: 26 Jun 01 - 11:14 AM

Would love to hear more about that workshop.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jesse Winchester's 'Isn't That So?'
From: Tedham Porterhouse
Date: 26 Jun 01 - 11:24 AM

Pinetop Slim,

Mike Regenstrief from the CKUT folk show in Montreal was the host of the workshop and did a short interview with each of the songwriters about the inspiration and process of one of their best known songs.

For Jesse Winchester, it was "The Brand New Tennessee Waltz." For Tom Russell, it was "Gallo Del Cielo." For Anne Hills, it was "Follow That Road" and for Steve Gillette, it was "Darcy Farrow." Each talked about the song with Mike and then sang it.

After that, they went around the circle, each taking turns singing songs they'd written with Mike occasionally interjecting a question.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Isn't That So? (Jesse Winchester)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jun 12 - 10:45 AM

Anyone have chords for this tune?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Isn't That So? (Jesse Winchester)
From: michaelr
Date: 21 Jun 12 - 03:20 PM

Lyle Lovett just recorded this - very cool version.


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