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Lyr Req: Just a Country Road from You

GUEST,Gene 20 Jul 01 - 10:53 AM
pattyClink 20 Jul 01 - 02:33 PM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 20 Jul 01 - 03:41 PM
wysiwyg 21 Jul 01 - 01:56 PM
GUEST,Gene 22 Jul 01 - 01:47 AM
GUEST 27 Mar 13 - 02:44 PM
GUEST,Harold 15 May 13 - 06:08 AM
Jim Dixon 15 May 13 - 12:53 PM
GUEST,Harold 30 May 13 - 12:36 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: THIRTY MILES FROM MEMPHIS
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 20 Jul 01 - 10:53 AM

Title NFO found at BMI...still need singer...
and correct lyrics


Title: JUST A COUNTRY ROAD AWAY FROM YOU

ALTERNATE TITLES:
30 MILES FROM MEMPHIS
THIRTY MILES FROM MEMPHIS [legal title]

[lyrics as remembered]
I'm eating dust down in El Paso
On my guitar in San Antone
Walked down the midnight street in Frisco
All Alone with no place left to go

Spent a stormy day in Jackson
Rode my thumb to Baton Rouge
Now I'm thirty miles from Memphis
Just a country road from you
Just a country road from you

Sent you mail from Cincinnatti
You went my bail in New Orleans
There's a man in Kansas City
Still wants to shoot me sight unseen

Dealt a losing hand in Vegas
Tucson showed me nothing new
Now I'm thirty miles from Memphis
Just a country road from you
Just a country road from you

When I see you I'll be saying
Hello darling, goodbye blues
This old outlaw won't be straying
More than a country road away from you

Dealt a losing hand in Vegas
Tucson showed me nothing new
Now I'm thirty miles from Memphis
Just a country road from you
I don't want to me more than
A country road from you.


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Subject: RE: Help with Lyr Req: & Singer
From: pattyClink
Date: 20 Jul 01 - 02:33 PM

So you need to know if the lyrics are correct, and who recorded the song? Just wanted to refresh the thread, the lyrics sound like it's a good song.

Any gurus think the thread title could use patching to draw in people who know the song?

I've never heard it, but would like to. I do hang out in Mississippi, though, and going from Jax to Memph via BR would be a fruitless loop. Maybe it was 'rode my thumb FROM Baton Rouge'?


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Subject: RE: Help with Lyr Req: & Singer
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 20 Jul 01 - 03:41 PM

I believe the second line is "Sold my guitar in San Antone" Will join the search


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Subject: RE: Help with Lyr Req: & Singer
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Jul 01 - 01:56 PM

refresh


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Subject: Lyr Add: JUST A COUNTRY ROAD FROM YOU
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 22 Jul 01 - 01:47 AM

Received audio of song via email
Not a bad song...for audio file -
PM [Gene] with your email adr

Title: JUST A COUNTRY ROAD FROM YOU
Singer: UNK
Writers: Robert Morrison, James & William Zerface

ALTERNATE TITLES:
30 MILES FROM MEMPHIS
THIRTY MILES FROM MEMPHIS [legal title]

I'm eatin' dust down in El Paso
Pawn'd[?] my guitar in San Antone
Walked down the midnight street in Frisco
All alone - no place left to go

Spent a stormy day in Jackson
Rode my thumb to Baton Rouge
Now I'm thirty miles from Memphis
Just a country road from you
Just a country road from you

Sent you mail from Cincinatti
You went my bail in New Orleans
There's a man in Kansas City
Still wants to shoot me, sight unseen

Dealt a losin' hand in Vegas
Tucson showed me nothin' new
Now I'm thirty miles from Memphis
Just a country road from you
Just a country road from you

When I see you I'll be sayin'
Hello darlin', goodbye blues
This old outlaw won't be strayin'
More than a country road away from you

Dealt a losin' hand in Vegas
Tucson showed me nothin' new
Now I'm thirty miles from Memphis
Just a country road from you
Just a country road from you

[Spoken line] I don't wanta be more than
A country road from you, girl

Just a country road from you
[Just a country road from you-B/U singers]
Talkin' 'bout just a country road from you


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thirty Miles from Memphis
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Mar 13 - 02:44 PM

has anyone ever found the artist to this song? I remember when the song came out in the early 80's. I knew it was a hit. I only heard it a few times and never knew who sang it. Any help? Thanks, Bones.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thirty Miles from Memphis
From: GUEST,Harold
Date: 15 May 13 - 06:08 AM

Just ran across your request. I contacted Jim Zerface co-writer of the song and he didn't know the artist either. The folks at BMI doesn't have the name of the artist either. I also remember the song from the early 80s. I couldn't find the record though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thirty Miles from Memphis
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 May 13 - 12:53 PM

AllMusic.com says a song titled 30 MILES FROM MEMPHIS was composed and recorded by Rick Crane, and appears on his album "Stretch" (2003). However, a sound sample provided at Amazon.com shows that it's not the same song.

By the way, I also found:

MILES FROM MEMPHIS, recorded by Mikey Bowers on "Dead Yesterdays" (2011)
MILES TO MEMPHIS, recorded by Chris Knight on "Heart of Stone" (2008)
SEVEN MILES TO MEMPHIS, recorded by Mark Stuart and the Bastard Sons on "Bend in the Road" (2009)
8 MILES FROM MEMPHIS, recorded by The Grid on "Doppelganger (Bonus Editions)" (2008)
17 MILES TO MEMPHIS, recorded by Flying Accusations on "Now Arriving...." (2007)
18 MILES FROM MEMPHIS, recorded by Buzz Campbell & Hot Rod Lincoln, on "Runaway Girl" (2006)
EIGHTEEN MILES FROM MEMPHIS, recorded by The Razorbacks on "I'm on Fire" (1993)
18 MILES TO MEMPHIS, recorded by Stray Cats on several albums.
72 MILES, recorded by Ernest Lane on "72 Miles from Memphis" (date unknown)
EIGHTY MILES TO MEMPHIS, recorded by Grinderswitch on "Honest to Goodness" (2005)
100 MILES FROM MEMPHIS, recorded by Cheryl Crow on "100 Miles from Memphis" (2010).
100 MILES TO MEMPHIS, recorded by Jeremiah and the Red Eyes on "Home" (2012)
300 MILES (FROM MEMPHIS TO NEW ORLEANS), recorded by Ruthie & The Wranglers on "Ruthie and the Wranglers, Live at Goose Creek" (2011)
A MILLION MILES FROM MEMPHIS, recorded by Dick Damron on "Tales from the Road" (2012)

Then, too, there is a band called 500 Miles to Memphis. They have recorded albums called "Sunshine in a Shot Glass" and "We've Built Up to Nothing" and their songs appear on Deep Elm Records' Samplers, Nos. 7, 8, & 9 (2007, 2009, 2010).

All these (except 30 MILES FROM MEMPHIS) can be found on Spotify.

I can't find any mention in Billboard of a song by that title, which is odd, since people have remembered it being "a hit."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thirty Miles from Memphis
From: GUEST,Harold
Date: 30 May 13 - 12:36 PM

Gene:
Do you have the demo of the song by Mel McDaniels or is it the original? I have both. The latter I recorded from WMZQ Washington, DC, but they didn't give the artist name. The lyrics were correct and it is: Pawned by guitar in San Antone.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thirty Miles from Memphis
From: GUEST,Harold
Date: 06 Aug 16 - 03:11 PM

BINGO.....found the song on youtube finally. It's Just A Country Road From You by Ronnie Parker on the Little Darling label out of Nashville.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD4NlEzKnk0


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