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Looking 4 run for the round house, Minni

GUEST,abrinkley@paonline.com 17 Aug 01 - 06:13 PM
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Subject: Looking 4 run for the round house, Minni
From: GUEST,abrinkley@paonline.com
Date: 17 Aug 01 - 06:13 PM

Hi, all! Trying to find lyrics and tune for a song containing the line, "Run for the roundhouse, Minnie, They can't corner you there!". Afraid that's all I've got. Any clues greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Amy


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Subject: RE: Looking 4 run for the round house, Minni
From: Sorcha
Date: 17 Aug 01 - 06:57 PM

I didn't find any lyrics but I found some information about it.


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Subject: RE: Looking 4 run for the round house, Minni
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Sep 05 - 08:06 PM

possible "Run for the Roundhouse Nellie" instead im still looking


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Subject: RE: Looking 4 run for the round house, Minni
From: Peace
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 04:58 PM

See song listed at 183 on this site.

Run for the Roundhouse Nellie (He Can't Corner You There)


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Subject: RE: Looking 4 run for the round house, Minni
From: Peace
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 04:59 PM

Run for the Roundhouse Nellie (He Can't Corner You There)
by Zeke Masters and his Band, Written by Julian Kay & Zeke Manners (ASCAP) (courtesy of "Narkspud")


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Subject: RE: Looking 4 run for the round house, Minni
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 05:14 PM

Has any one been able to find a site where you can download Run for the roundhouse? if you do. email me at zmeyer88@comcast.net


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Run for the Roundhouse, Nellie
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Sep 05 - 12:00 AM

This discography says Peggy Lee recorded RUN FOR THE ROUNDHOUSE, NELLIE in 1949.

This article says RUN FOR THE ROUNDHOUSE, NELLIE was written by Jack Palmer (words) and Willard Robison (music).

This page says RUN FOR THE ROUNDHOUSE, NELLIE is included in a book called "Singing Rails: Railroadin' Songs, Jokes & Stories" by Wayne Erbsen.

Mabel Mercer also recorded ROUNDHOUSE, NELLIE. It's on the CD "Trav'lin' Light/Merely Marvelous" (2 LPs originally issued 1958 and 1960, reissued as one CD, 1999). I transcribed this from a sound sample:

"...back door in the roundhouse, and the new track leavin' the yard.
On through the fields we'll travel, but if you take the sky,
We'll be leavin' you on the PDQ singin' "Goodbye, Nellie, goodbye."
Here's some more of the story
Of that ride to glory:
...hollered to the engineer,
"I been your coaler (?) now for thirty years...."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Run for the Roundhouse, Nellie
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Sep 05 - 01:48 AM

Aw, darn, I thought I had it. The Wayne Erbsen book includes this only as a joke at the bottom of page 32, underneath the lyrics for "Nine Pound Hammer.
Run for the roundhouse, Nellie, he can't corner you there!


That's all there is.
Disappointing, isn't it?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Run for the Roundhouse, Nellie
From: GUEST,play
Date: 22 Oct 06 - 10:34 AM

hi, why can't anyone find a place to download 'run for the rounhouse, nellie' i've heard it used to b a well known song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Run for the Roundhouse, Nellie
From: Peace
Date: 22 Oct 06 - 12:41 PM

Buck Owens did one called

"Run Him to the Roundhouse Nellie".

It's available on CD.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Run for the Roundhouse, Nellie
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 08:01 AM

CD Baby has an album by Beth Fitchet Wood called "Autumn to May" that contains ROUNDHOUSE NELLIE. The web site has no information about authorship, but it has a 2-minute sound sample, showing that this is the same song Mabel Mercer recorded. I transcribed this:

Did you ever hear the story old-timers tell
About a locomotive called Old Nell,
How she took that farewell ride
Down the Colorado mountainside?

Deadheaded, she ran out of coal.
Her brakes went dead and she began to roll.
When she got up to eighty per,
The engineer began to sing to her:

"Run for the roundhouse, Nellie. Your puffin' days are through.
Your brakes won't hold and the boiler's cold, but we're going in with you.
That train whistlin' for the tunnel is Number Nine, no doubt.
If we meet inside, start a mountain slide, they'll be ten years digging us out.

"If you don't slow at Uniontown, old girl, it's in the cards,
There'll be a new back door in the roundhouse, and a new track leaving the yards.
On through the fields we'll travel, but if we take the sky,
We'll be leaving you on the PDQ, singing, 'Goodbye, Nellie, goodbye.' "

Here's some more o' this story
Of that ride to glory:

The fireman hollered to the engineer:
"Been your coaler now for thirty year.
One more run, we got a pension due,
And the way she's rollin', Nellie knows it too."

Some cattle grazing on the tracks that day,
They had no business on the right of way.
A lone cowpuncher sat and shook his fist,
Saying, "Come back, Nellie. There's a heifer you missed."

They made the trestle down to Riverside.
It started swaying and the fireman cried:
"This ain't no place for us to wash our face.
Gonna shed my heavy leather just in case."

The section foreman saw them flying through.
He said, "We better get the wrecking crew."
They stood bareheaded, threw their shovels down,
Singing, "There goes Nellie on her last go-round."

...canyon crossing, girl
It's good to be alive....


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Subject: RE: Looking 4 run for the round house, Minni
From: GUEST,Jemma (a school student from new zealand)
Date: 29 Apr 07 - 08:18 PM

i am in a play called The Laramie Project and im trying to look for the lyrics and how the song is sung because one of my charecters has to sing part of the song but changes the name 'Nellie' to 'Minnie'   it is very akward for me to find these lyrics so if anyone knows where i could find the lyrics to 'run for the round house, Nellie' and post them on here or maybe a place where i can download or buy the song it would be greatly appreciated, alternitivly i can be emailed on babee69er@hotmail.com

thank you

Jemma (a school student from new zealand)


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Subject: RE: Looking 4 run for the round house, Minni
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Nov 13 - 07:46 PM

I have the record and want to know what its worth.


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Subject: RE: Looking 4 run for the round house, Minni
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Nov 13 - 07:53 PM

Three dollars.


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Subject: RE: Looking 4 run for the round house, Minni
From: Mike in Brunswick
Date: 13 Nov 13 - 12:03 AM

Back in the early 1970s when Richard Nixon was trying to hold on to the presidency in the wake of Watergate, he was advised to "Run for the Oval Office, Dick. They can't corner you there."

Mike


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