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Origins: S-A-V-E-D

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Subject: s-a-v-e-d
From: GUEST,open mike 95965
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 02:20 PM

I just heard a song--a spelling tune- which i believe must be called s-a-v-e-d by the blue sky boys. it goes: I used to be b-o-u-n-d by the chains of s-i-n,......but now i'm f-r- double- e ...etc. does anyone know of this one? if so please contact me at: veraloe@cncnet.com. thanx!

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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: Peter T.
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 02:39 PM

Yes, "I'm Saved", Blue Sky Boys, (see Blue Sky Boys in Concert, 1964, on Rounder CD, has a version of it). Begins, "Some folks jump up anmd down all night and d-a-n-c-e". yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 02:49 PM

I sent the chorus, but don't know the verses by heart, and can't find my copy of RUS.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: GUEST,Pelrad
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 02:51 PM

I emailed you too. I know Jeff Davis and Jeff Warner used to perform it, but don't know for sure if they ever recorded it. I seem to remember it being on "Wilder Joy," but it's been about fifteen years since I listened to it.


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: wysiwyg
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 03:42 PM

Hey guys, how about posting what you have, here?

~S~


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 03:51 PM

It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
I'm H-A-P-P-Y because I'm F-R-double-E
I once was B-O-U-N-D in the chains of S-I-N
But it's V-I-C-T-O-R-Y to know I've Christ within

I only remember bits and pieces of the verses. I found it years ago in a long out-of-print Oak publication called "The Coffeehouse Songbook" -- I'll bet Don Firth has a copy of that one! The cover of that book has a picture of the Main Point coffeehouse in Bryn Mawr, PA, near Philly -- that's where I used to go when I was in high school and college, to hear the likes of Tom Paxton, Tom Rush, John Denver, Steve Goodman, James Taylor....I know, it wasn't the 50s and 60s, but it was fun.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: wysiwyg
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 03:57 PM

Thanks!

~S~


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Subject: Lyr Add: S-A-V-E-D^^^
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 04:04 PM


S-A-V-E-D

Some folks jump up and down all night, and D-A-N-C-E
while others go to church to show their brand new H-A-T
and on their face they put great gobs of P-A-I-N-T
and then they'll have the brass to say they're S-A-V-E-D

I know some girls in this town who are so N-I-C-E
they do their hair in the latest styles, yes, B-O-B-B-E-D
they go to parties every night, drink W-I-N-E
and then they'll have the brass to say they're S-A-V-E-D

I've seen some boys lean back and puff their S-M-O-K-E
while others chew and spit out all their J-U-I-C-E
they play their cards and shoot their guns and drink their P-O-P
and then they'll have the brass to say they're S-A-V-E-D

I know a man I think his name's B-R-O-W-N
he prays for prohibition and he votes for G-I-N
He helps to put the poison in his neighbor's C-U-P
and then he'll have the brass to say he's S-A-V-E-D

chorus:
It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
I'm H-A-P-P-Y because I'm F-R-Double E
I once was B-O-U-N-D by the chains of S-I-N
But its V-I-C-T-O-R-Y to know I've Christ within.
^^^

Spaw


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 04:08 PM

LOL! Now if that won't turn yore dang haid around to the G-O-O-D L-O-R-D ah sure as hellfire don't know whut will!

- LH


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 04:24 PM

BTW, I don't send e-mail lyrics so if someone wants to, feel free, I think those are correct. We're not a computer, we're people and I fugure if they want 'em, they can come back and get 'em!!!

I don't send no lyrics out by E-M-A-I-L
If you're expecting them from me, go to H-E-double-L

Spaw


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: Burke
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 04:39 PM

This music for this was posted in T-h-i-s t-h-r-e-a-d

Click here for another thread

A forum search on s-a-v-e-d actually worked, I wasn't sure what those --'s would do.


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 04:51 PM

Ya' know I tried that because I knew damn well we had talked about this, but I couldn't get it....Right now I don't seem to be able to get anything except "No Results Found" on ANYTHING I put in.....Maybe I need to reboot and try again. I've had that happen once before where the problem was in my computer for some reason.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: artbrooks
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 05:13 PM

Similar but not the same:
    Oh G-L-O-R-Y I am S-A-V-E-D
    I'm so H-A-P-P-Y to be F-R-E-E free
    F-R-E-E free from the paths of S-I-N
    Glory Alleluya tra-la-la {or chug-a-lug} amen

    Salvation Army, Salvation Army
    Put a nickle on the drum, save another drunken bum
    Salvation Army, Salvation Army
    Put a nickel on the drum and you'll be saved

It makes a good introduction to "The Temperance Union"^^^


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 05:39 PM

Click on the links Burke provided and you'll see quite a few similar variations.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: wysiwyg
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 05:55 PM

Spaw, some folks just don't know how a forun works and thus request stuff by mail. They aren't necessarily unsaved. *G* As webbers I mean.

~S~


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 06:01 PM

I know Susan, but I just decided to quit doing it. On two occasions now I've wound up on a damn list from the receiver and I don't need anymore of that.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: wysiwyg
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 06:52 PM

Getting crabby NOW? After all you been through you just getting crabby now?

OK.

Love ya anyhow.

~S~


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: Peter T.
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 07:20 PM

I note that in the Blue Sky version they spell b-o-b-b-e-d, b-o-b-e-d. How's that for essential information? yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 11:21 PM

'Spaw, maybe your computer is taking lessons from the thermos bottle....it knows! As for what it knows, I don't know...but I'm sure you do!

And Peter, I recall that was the way the words were written in the Coffeehouse Songbook. What do you want, good spelling or good scansion? (I'm sure somebody remembers the original of that one.)


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 04:08 AM

Robin and Linda Williams sing it "B-O-B-E-D." Could it be that Catspaw is wrong? Or is it that he's right, but wrong in being right?

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 11:00 AM

Yeah, but...HOW DOES IT KNOW???

- LH


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: Peter T.
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 11:42 AM

This would mean that the original word is "Bob'ed", meaning to be done by Bob, as opposed to "bobbed". English is such a hilarious language. (why a double "b" -- robed, as opposed to robbed, I guess). Baub (rhymes with robed, not daubed), anyone? yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: open mike
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 01:10 PM

hello and thanks to those who responded positively-and no thanks to the bitter, cynical replies from some.... I was posting from out of town from a computer other than my ownand didn't have my password so i couldn't log on as a member-- and didn't know when i would be able to get on line again--- thanks for understanding circumstances. now logged on as myself, from home, and sure do appreciate the info sent--did find it in R.U.S. when i got ahold of my copy- is the band called big sandy and the blue sky boys? if so i think they were at strawberry music fest recently. i have trouble following rules, but perhaps karma will forgive--and sent computer troubles to the unforgiving ones....


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: Peter T.
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 01:32 PM

The Blue Sky Boys are Bill and Earl Bolick, very famous in the 1930's and 40's, went away in the 50's, returned in the 60's, went away again, and their last recording was in the 1970's. I have not seen an obit for either of them, but they sure must be getting on into their 80's.

yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: catspaw49
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 01:37 PM

What "bitter, cynical replies" are you referring to Open Mike? Outside of my reluctance to send e-mail lyrics to people I don't know, I didn't see anything in this thread to indicate anything of the sort. If you're referring to me, that's fine, but say so.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: open mike
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 02:15 PM

i was responding to the h-e- double l comment--hell fire and brimstone-- guess i shouldn't be so reactionary- guess temperance inspires folk to be intense--sorry 'spaw, but i got some chuckles out of the fact that after you posted that hell thing, you couldn't get the online results-- no lists will be receiving your name- I promise--at leats not from me~!!~ this brings up a word question: CONTENT--as is that which is contained --and-- CONTENT--as is at peace, satisfied, etc. sometimes when you don't have one, you can't have the other..... hope you can be content with the contents of this message---


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 03:39 PM

Yes, Spaw, itt takes *knowing* you fairly well to read a suggestion about going to hell as... well, how you would mean it!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: catspaw49
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 04:07 PM

That's ttue Susan-----Fuck off.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 04:18 PM

Thank you, Pat! LOL.

~S~


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 04:53 PM

open mike - If you only knew how utterly bombarded ol' Spaw (Catspaw49) already is with lists, email, and outright adulation from all his worthy fans and compadres around here, then you would realized what a favour you have just done him in promising to deny him such further contacts as you might provide.

I spell that I-R-O-N-Y! :-)

As far as I know he never drinks alcohol any more either (he prefers water), and neither do I, so I guess that gives all three of us a right to be intense at times.

- LH


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Subject: Lyr Add: S-A-V-E-D
From: GUEST,Pete Peterson
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 05:33 PM

1) I'm not sure but I believe the the original was Blind Alfred Reed; if it wasn't, it should have been.

2) Yes, it is "bobed" and I have never been sure whether that was from scansion rquirements or inability to spell.

3) Modern versions sing some of the middle verses as
    They wear their hair in the latest style, S P I K E D
    And up their nose they snort their C O C A I N E
    And then they have the brass. . .

4) The Georgia Yellow Hammers sing a much simpler chorus:
    I'm S A V E D, I am, I'm S A V E D I am,
    I know I am, I'm sure I am, I'm S A V E D

5) Another later verse goes
    I know some folks who S M O K E and also chew
    They say they're C H R I S T I A N S too,
    But when to J U D G M E N T they go
    The J U D G E will say "smokehouse down below"

Pete Peterson, from a borrowed computer in Atlanta


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 05:46 PM

Come home, Pete!

~S~


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 05:46 PM

I don't smoke either. I have been know to dance on occasion, but not terribly well.

- LH


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: Stewie
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 08:15 PM

Pete

Blind Alfred Reed did not record 'SAVED'. However, he disapproved of women's hairstyles to the extent that he wrote and recorded 2 songs titled 'Why Do You Bob Your Hair Girls'. In fact, the second one was issued by Victor with the erroneous title 'Why Don't You Bob Your Hair Girls - No 2'. The 'Don't' in the second title was Victor's error, not Reed changing his mind. This song is possibly what brought Reed to your mind.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 09:55 AM

Back in the '60s I knew a variant of the temperance variant:
    There was a man in our town, I think his name was Lem
    He prayed for Prohibition, but he voted R-U-M
    He helped to put the poison in his neighbor's C-U-P
    And then he laughed at us because we're S-A-V-E-D.

    Chorus:
    Oh G-L-O-R-Y we are S-A-V-E-D
    H-A-P-P-Y to be F-R-double-E
    Oh V-I-C-T-O-R-Y from the bonds of S-I-N
    Glory glory halleluyah, tralala, amen.

Bat Goddess


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Subject: RE: s-a-v-e-d
From: Joe_F
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 07:11 PM

I once lay in the gutter, all covered up with beer,
With pretzels in my whiskers, and I knew the end was near.
Then came this blessed Army and saved me from the hearse.
Now everybody strain a gut and sing the second verse.


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'M S-A-V-E-D (from Karl & Harty)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 10:05 PM

Transcribed by me from the sound file at The Record Lady's All-Time Country Favorites (On that page, click on "Real Country Archives Page 6"):

I'M S-A-V-E-D
(As sung by Karl and Harty [Karl Davis and Harty Taylor].)

Some folks jump up and down all night at a D-A-N-C-E,
And Sunday go to church to show their brand new H-A-T.
Upon their faces smeared are daubs of P-A-I-N-T,
But still they've got the brass to say, "I'm S-A-V-E-D."

CHORUS: "I'm S-A-V-E-D, I am, I'm S-A-V-E-D.
I know I am, I'm sure I am, I'm S-A-V-E-D."

I know a man; I think his name is B-R-O-W-N.
He talks for prohibition but votes for G-I-N.
He helps to mix the poison in his neighbor's C-U-P
But still he's got the brass to say, "I'm S-A-V-E-D." CHORUS.

Some folks go to church to hear the B-I-B-L-E.
The preacher gives a sermon from the P-U-L-P-I-T.
Then they go home and play poker, and roll D-I-C-E,
But still they've got the brass to say, "I'm S-A-V-E-D." CHORUS TWICE.

* * *

AMG - All Music Guide says "Karl & Harty are more important for their influence over other groups such as the Blue Sky Boys...."

[The Folk Music Index lists these books:

1. "Songs for Pickin' and Singin'", Gold Medal Books, sof (1962), p133 (S A V E D)
2. "Songs for Swinging Housemothers," Fearon, Sof (1963/1961), p 43 (S A V E D)

and these recordings:

1. Delaware Water Gap. "String Band Music," Adelphi AD 2004, LP (1977), cut#B.05 (S A V E D)
2. Georgia Yellow Hammers. "Moonshine Hollow Band," Rounder 1032, LP (1979), cut# 8
3. Karl and Harty. "Karl & Harty with the Cumberland Ridge Runners," Old Homestead OHCS 137, LP (197?), cut# 16
4. Sovine, Melanie. "Appalachian Folk Music," Sovine WHA-0142LP, LP (197?), cut#b.05 (S A V E D)
5. West, Hedy; and Bill Clifton. "Getting Folk Out of the Country," Bear Family BF 15008, LP (198?), cut# 7 (S A V E D)."

It also mentions that Karl and Harty also recorded a song called "F-R-Double-E from S-I-N" by Jean Davis.


The Traditional Ballad Index gives this info:

S-A-V-E-D

DESCRIPTION: The singer complains about the sins of others, spelling each out (e.g. they "d-a-n-c-e" while wearing a new "h-a-t"). The singer, though, need not worry about such things; "It's g-l-o-r-y to know I'm s-a-v-e-d."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (recording, Gid Tanner & his Skillet Lickers)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad sin
FOUND IN: US Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Leach-Labrador 124, "S-A-V-E-D" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 349, "It's G-L-O-R-Y To Know I'm S-A-V-E-D" (1 text)

Roud #9539
RECORDINGS:
The Blue Sky Boys, "I'm S-A-V-E-D" (Bluebird 8401, 1940)
The Georgia Yellow Hammers, "I'm S-A-V-E-D" (Victor 21195, 1928)
Karl & Harty, "I'm S-A-V-E-D" (Perfect 6-10-54, 1936)
Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers, "S-A-V-E-D" (Columbia 15097-D, 1926)

NOTES: Obviously a composed song, but I've no knowledge of the source. I've heard it enough times that I suspect it belongs in the Index. There is a list of relatively recent recording by revival singers (along with an unattributed text and tune) in Sing Out!, Volume 38, #4 (1994), p. 68. - RBW
File: FSWB349

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Bibliography
Go to the Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2011 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.


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Subject: ADD: I'M S-A-V-E-D (from Georgia Yellow Hammers)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 10:06 PM

Transcribed by me from the sound file at www.honkingduck.com:

I'M S-A-V-E-D
(As sung by the Georgia Yellow Hammers.)

Some folks'll jump up and down all night at a D-A-N-C-E,
And go to church on Sunday morn to show their brand new H-A-T.
Upon their face, they'll smear large drops of P-A-I-N-T,
But yet they've got the nerve to say, "I'm S-A-V-E-D."

CHORUS:
"I'm S-A-V-E-D, I am, I'm S-A-V-E-D (I am)*.
I know I am, I'm sure I am, I'm S-A-V-E-D."

I know a man; I think his name is B-R-O-W-N.
He'll talk for pro'bition but vote for R-U-M.
He'll help to mix the poison in his neighbor's C-U-P,
But yet he's got the nerve to say, "I'm S-A-V-E-D." CHORUS.

When married folks have a lot of cash, their love is fervent strong (?)
But when they have to live on hash, the love don't last so long.
With a cross-eyed baby on his knee, and a wife with a plaster on her nose,
I tell you boys, it's no great fun when you have to wear second-hand clothes. CHORUS

[Yeah, I know, the last verse doesn't seem to fit, but that's how they sing it.

[*Although several voices sing the chorus, it seems there is only one voice singing the final "I am" on this line.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: s-a-v-e-d
From: Stewie
Date: 18 Aug 03 - 11:40 PM

According to Meade et alia 'Country Music Sources', the Tanner recording cited above in the Traditional Ballad Index quote was not, as indicated therein, a recording with the Skillet Lickers, but a recording by Gid Tanner and Fate Norris only. Consequently, it is not included in Document's 6-volume reissue of the Skillet Lickers complete recorded works. Gid Tanner & Fate Norris 'S-A-V-E-D' recorded on 20 of April 1926 in Atlanta, Ga, and issued as Columbia 15097-D in December 1926.

In addition to other old-time recordings mentioned earlier in this thread, Meade lists a recording by Bill Chitwood & His Georgia Mountaineers under the title 'When Married Folks Are Out of Cash'. He also references Randolph Vol IV, #642.

--Stewie.


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Subject: Lyr Add: RADIO STATION S-A-V-E-D
From: masato sakurai
Date: 19 Aug 03 - 12:15 AM

Another S-A-V-E-D song:
RADIO STATION S-A-V-E-D
Words and Music by
Roy Acuff and Odell McLeod

Oh they say there'll be a judgment, that it may come any day
Will you be prepared for Jesus, has He brightened up your way
He will take the torch of glory as the Bible it did say
It's the microphone of Jesus over S-A-V-E-D.

    CHORUS:
    Oh this station's owned and opperated by the soul of Jesus.
    Won't you listen in to station S-A-V-E-D.
    If the road is dark and stormy and you cannot see your way
    Why not turn your dial to Jesus, won't you listen in today.

You get news direct from heaven from that gloryland on high
Where there is no interference or no static in the sky
All the programs are of happiness and never no dispair
It's the only radio station that is never off the air.

Each and ev'ry one are welcome to the studios of Christ
There'll be Angels there to greet you, Oh, they'll treat you very nice
Here they do not charge admission, it is free to one and all.
Won't you get in tune with Jesus, please do not neglect His call.
SOURCE: Gospel & Inspirational Showstoppers (GPP/Belwin, 1992)


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Subject: Lyr Add: S-A-V-E-D and AWAY WITH RUM
From: GUEST,Reiver 2
Date: 19 Aug 03 - 07:35 PM

Back here after a long absence (too long!)but saw this thread and it jogged old memories. Used to sing S-A-V-E-D as a spoof of the Sally Ann (Salvation Army) and of prohibition times -- though I was born in 1930 so I missed most of those years and was too young to worry about the ones I lived through. Mostly, we sang this in the 1950s and 60s. Our version was similar to some posted to this thread:

S-A-V-E-D

There was a man in our town, I think his name was Lem.
He prayed for prohibition but he voted R-U-M.
He helped to put the poison in his neighbor's C-U-P
And now he laughs at us because we're S-A-V-E-D.

CHO: Oh, G-L-O-R-Y we are S-A-V-E-D.
    H-A-P-P-Y to be F-R-double E.
    Oh V-I-C-T-O-R-Y from the bonds of S-I-N,
    Glory, glory, hallelujah, tra-la-la, Amen.

Some people go on weekdays to D-A-N-C-E.
They go to church on Sundays to show their H-A-T.
Some people dab their faces up with P-A-I-N-T
And then they laugh at us because we're S-A-V-E-D.

I stand here on the corner with my D-R-U-M, drum.
It brings to us the sinner and the B-U-M, bum, bum.
They come to us from hovel and from D-I-T-C-H
And we march on to vict'ry without H-I-T-C-H.


We used to have great fun singing it in a very serious tone and then suddenly switching to a falsetto for the "tra-la-la".

That song reminded me of another spoof of the Sally Ann. We usually sang both of these songs in the same set, one after the other.

AWAY WITH RUM

We're coming, we're coming, our brave little band.
On the right side of temp'rance we now take our stand.
We don't use tobacco because we do think
That people who use it are likely to drink.

CHO: Away, away with rum, by gum; with rum, by gum; with rum, by gum.
    Away, away with rum, by gum;
    That's the song of the Salvation Army.

We never eat fruitcake because it has rum
And one little slice puts a man on the bum.
Oh, can you imagine a sorrier sight
Than a man eating fruitcake until he is tight?

We never eat cookies because they have yeast
And one little bite turns a man to a beast.
Oh, can you imagine a sadder disgrace
Than a man in the gutter with crumbs on his face?

We never eat apples because they ferment
And the nectar of the apple the Devil has sent.
And can you imagine the insidious fruit
Causing innocent youngsters to go on a toot?

We never touch products containing vanilla
It's 70 proof, turns a man to a gorilla.
And can you imagine anything more chilling to the bone
Than a child getting pickled on an ice cream cone?

(The last verse doesn't scan well and requires running some words together very fast -- which makes it all the funnier when sung.) Of course in both songs the chorus is repeated after each verse.

Reiver 2


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: s-a-v-e-d
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 20 Aug 03 - 03:24 AM

Great one, Masato. It reminds me, of course, of Turn Your Radio On. Now that we have a monthly bluegrass/acoustic jam session in Honolulu, I'm going to have to learn that one and S-A-V-E-D.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 28 Aug 05 - 04:18 PM

The redoubtable Bay Area a cappella trio, Oak Ash & Thorn (I'm not exactly sure what redoubtable means, but I think it's good), do a song that sounds like it was derived from one I found long ago in the Oak publication The Coffeehouse Songbook, called "S-A-V-E-D" (a/k/a "It's G-L-O-R-Y to Know I'm S-A-V-E-D").   

According to The Ballad Index, the song was first recorded by Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers in 1926, but nobody seems to know who wrote it. It was also recorded by the Blue Sky Boys in 1981. I was able to find the lyrics online--in a sermon! They're the same ones I remember learning in 1969, except that in the songbook, "BOBBED" was intentionally misspelled as "BOBED", so it scanned.

Anybody have any more info on this song, or on the OA&T version that ends "Tra-la-la, amen"? That version leaves out the idea of hypocrisy, but simply says, They're sinners, we're saved.

Here are the lyrics:



S-A-V-E-D

Some folks jump up and down all night, and D-A-N-C-E
while others go to church to show their brand new H-A-T
and on their face they put great gobs of P-A-I-N-T
and then they'll have the brass to say they're S-A-V-E-D

I know some girls in this town who are so N-I-C-E
they do their hair in the latest styles, yes, B-O-B-B-E-D
they go to parties every night, drink W-I-N-E
and then they'll have the brass to say they're S-A-V-E-D

I've seen some boys lean back and puff their S-M-O-K-E
while others chew and spit out all their J-U-I-C-E
they play their cards and shoot their guns and drink their P-O-P
and then they'll have the brass to say they're S-A-V-E-D

I know a man I think his name's B-R-O-W-N
he prays for prohibition and he votes for G-I-N
He helps to put the poison in his neighbor's C-U-P
and then he'll have the brass to say he's S-A-V-E-D

chorus:

It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
I'm H-A-P-P-Y because I'm F-R-Double E
I once was B-O-U-N-D by the chains of S-I-N
But its V-I-C-T-O-R-Y to know I've Christ within."


I can probably make a MIDI file of the tune, given sufficient time and if asked nicely.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 29 Aug 05 - 03:16 AM

Thread creep alert. In one of the "related threads" linked above, somebody named Dave Potts in December 2000 quoted a parody of this song that was used by Philadelphia's WXPN-FM as a promo:

Some folks D-R-I-V-E to the D-I-S-C-O,
But me I stay H-O-M-E by my R-A-D-I-O.
I don't take D-R-U-G-S, not even aspirin,
I get my H-I-G-H-S from W-X-P-N

I remember that one now! It was around 1969. I used to listen to WXPN and WMMR, Philly's "underground" radio stations (XPN was definitely farther under), from about 1968 to 1970, when I left Philly for Princeton.

WMMR also did a series of promos like this, with a Neil Young soundalike:

Oh, to listen to WMMR
It's the hippest radio station in the world
You won't hear garbage on WMMR
(Uh, well, I remembered some of it)

Another one went:

Hello out there in radioland
This here's your old friend Neil Young
After all these station ID's
I know you're thinking it's not really me
But if it was, now, you know for sure
I'd listen to WMMR
In Philadelphia, in my home or in my car...[guitar riff]

OK, enough of that. There's another thread on this topic, which did not show up when I searched before starting this one, which does have the source for the OAT version. But it doesn't give any more info on the Coffeehouse Songbook version.

By the way, there's another Philadelphia connection here: the photo on the cover of the original Coffeehouse Songbook is of the interior of The Main Point in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, on Philadelphia's Main Line. I spent many a wonderful evening there in the early 70's.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D
From: GUEST,Pete Peterson
Date: 29 Aug 05 - 12:01 PM

(1) The Georgia Yellow Hammers had a much simpler chorus:
I'm S A V E D, I am, I'm S A V E D,
I'm sure I am, I know I am,
I'm S A V E D.

If you're trying to get people to sing along, that chorus is a lot easier to learn.

(2) Mike Resnick, of Ben Borscht and the Beats, had this verse which he said he didn't write, but knew from NYC circles:
I know some folks who S M O K E and also chew
They say they're C H R I S T I A N S too
But when to J U D G --M E N T they go
The J U D G E will say "Smokehouse down below"

(3) COmparing the Blue Sky Boys recording to Karl and Harty, it's pretty clear to see where they got it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: s-a-v-e-d
From: Uke
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 04:18 PM

Here's a different version again from the 'Tararua Song Book', a homemade songster put together in New Zealand in 1943. I suspect it may have originally been an army version for route marching and may not have had a tune as such:


I'm saved I am, I'm saved I am, I'm S-A-V-E-D,
From the bonds of S-I-N I'm F-R- double E.
Once I was B-O-U-N-D to the D-E-V-I-L,
But now I know I cannot go to H-E- double L.

I'm saved on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Saved on Thursday too
I'm saved on Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
Saved the whole week through.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: s-a-v-e-d
From: GUEST,houndsight
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 08:05 PM

Here are the lyrics I remember:

Some people go on weekdays to D A N C E
They go to church on Sunday to show their H A T
They dub their faces up with P A I N T
And then they laugt at us because we're F R double E
oooooh G L O R Y, we're F R E E
We're H A P P Y to be F R E E
We're S A V E D from the bonds of S I N
Glory, glory halleluia,
tra la la amen!


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Subject: Lyr Add: IT'S G-L-O-R-Y TO KNOW I'M S-A-V-E-D
From: Peace
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 08:10 PM

IT'S G-L-O-R-Y TO KNOW I'M S-A-V-E-D
Blue Sky Boys, 1920s

CHORUS: It's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D.
I'm H-A-P-P-Y because I'm F-R-Double-E
I once was B-O-U-N-D by the chains of S-I-N,
But it's V-I-C-T-O-R-Y to know I've Christ within.

Some folks jump up and down all night, and D-A-N-C-E,
While others go to church just to show their brand new H-A-T,
And on their faces they put great lumps of P-A-I-N-T,
And then they'll have the nerve to claim they're S-A-V-E-D. CHORUS

I know some girls in this town who are so N-I-C-E,
They do their hair in the latest style that's B-O-B-B-E-D.
They go to parties every night and drink W-I-N-E,
And then they'll have the neck to claim they're S-A-V-E-D. CHORUS

I know a man, I think his name's B-R-O-W-N.
He supports prohibition but he trades in G-I-N.
He helps to put that poison in his neighbor's C-U-P,
But on Sunday morning he lets on he's S-A-V-E-D. CHORUS

[We don't use this next verse:]
I've seen some boys lean back and puff their S-M-O-K-E,
While others chew and spit out all their J-U-I-C-E.
They play their cards and shoot their guns and drink their P-O-P,
And then they'll have the brass to say they're S-A-V-E-D.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: s-a-v-e-d
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 29 Aug 09 - 09:02 PM

http://www.oldcrowfans.com/archive/saved.htm
Archive - S A V E D
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (recording, Gid Tanner & his Skillet Lickers)
RECORDINGS:

The Blue Sky Boys, "I'm S-A-V-E-D" (Bluebird 8401, 1940; CD - Sunny Side Of Life, Bear Family; In Concert 1964, Rounder)
Marc Cooper, "I'm Saved" (CD - Glory, Glory, SAV)
Delaware Water Gap, "S A V E D" (LP - String Band Music, Adelphi, 2004, 1977)
The Georgia Yellow Hammers, "I'm S-A-V-E-D" (Victor 21195, 1928; LP - Moonshine Hollow Band, Rounder, 1032, 1979)
Karl & Harty, "I'm S-A-V-E-D" (Perfect 6-10-54, 1936; LP - Karl and Harty with the Cumberland Ridge Runners, Old Homestead OHCS 137, 1976))
Melanie Sovine, "S A V E D" (LP - Appalachian Folk Music, Sovine WHA-0142)
Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers, "S-A-V-E-D" (Columbia 15097-D, 1926)
Hedy West and Bill Clifton, "S A V E D' (LP - Getting Folk Out of the Country, Bear Family BF 15008, 1984)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: s-a-v-e-d
From: GUEST,Salvation Army
Date: 29 Nov 09 - 06:31 PM

The first time I heard it must have been around 1965 at Your Father's Mustache In NYC on 7th Ave South.
Little John did it on stage . He was the MC.
   I fell in love with it.
       Lenny NYC.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: s-a-v-e-d
From: beeliner
Date: 29 Nov 09 - 11:00 PM

Add to versions in the second preceding post:

Judy Henske, "Salvation Army Song", eponymous LP Elektra EKL-231.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: s-a-v-e-d
From: GUEST,Roger Knowles
Date: 30 Nov 09 - 03:19 AM

Bill Clifton & the late Hedy West did a good recording of it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: s-a-v-e-d
From: melodeonboy
Date: 30 Nov 09 - 03:57 AM

While we're on the subject, has anyone got the lyrics to "I'm Using My Bible As A Roadmap"? (At least, I think that's what it's called!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: s-a-v-e-d
From: GUEST,Hootenany
Date: 30 Nov 09 - 05:43 AM

Re "I'm Using my bible for a road map" written by Don Reno I believe, you will probably find the lyrics at www.bluegrasslyrics.com which is an excelent site for believe it or not for bluegrass song lyrics.

Hoot


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: s-a-v-e-d
From: melodeonboy
Date: 30 Nov 09 - 06:52 AM

Thanks, Hootenanny.


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'm Using My Bible for a Road Map
From: GUEST,Lisa
Date: 19 Mar 10 - 02:28 PM

I have the words to this song. It was our theme song when we were on the radio years ago.

I'M USING MY BIBLE FOR A ROAD MAP

I'm using my Bible for a road map
The Ten Commandments tell me what to do
The twelve disciples are my road signs
And Jesus will take me safely through


CHORUS:
There'll be no detours in Heaven
No rough roads along the way
I'm using my Bible for a road map
My last stop is Heaven some sweet day

I'm using my Bible for a road map
The children of Israel used it too
They crossed the Red Sea of destruction
For God was there to see them through

CHORUS:
There'll be no detours in heaven
No rough roads along the way
I'm using my Bible for a road map
My last stop is heaven some sweet day


Enjoy:)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: s-a-v-e-d
From: john f weldon
Date: 19 Mar 10 - 03:22 PM

This version's a little more complex. Only a spelling champ should attempt it...

http://www.weldonalley.ca/songs/savedmix.mp3


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Subject: Lyr Add: S-A-V-E-D (John F. Weldon)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Mar 10 - 02:09 PM

John F. Weldon's version deserves to be transcribed and displayed here.

SPOILER ALERT! I think the song is funnier if you hear it before you see it. I recommend you do that before you read the following lyrics—see the link above.


S-A-V-E-D
(John F. Weldon)

There's a guy in our town, B-R-O-W-N.
He prays for prohibition but he votes for G-I-N.
He helps to put the p'ison in his neighbor's C-U-P,
And yet he has the brass to say he's S-A-V-E-D.

Well, it's G-L-O-R-Y to know I'm S-A-V-E-D.
I'm H-A-P-P-Y 'cause I'm F-R-double-E.
I once was B-O-U-N-D with the chains of S-I-N,
But it's V-I-C-T-O-R-Y to know I've Christ within.

There's a man in our town reads the Bible through and through.
He prays for peace but votes for war against I-R-A-Q.
He'll fight to get the G-A-S to fill his S-U-V,
And yet he has the brass to say he's S-A-V-E-D.

I want you all to know that I'm S-A-V-E-D,
And when I D-I-E, I'll play a new H-A-R-P.
I'll be in G-L-O-R-Y, but you'll be in a fix
When you're headin' down to H-E-double-hockey-sticks.

I went to see my neighbor, that's B-R-O-W-N.
I brought the B-I-B-L-E. He served me G-I-N,
And then S-C-O-T-C-H, and then some R-Y-E.
We sang out "Hallelujah!" We were F-A-C-E-D.

I'd like you all to know that I'm F-A-C-E-D.
I'm H-A-P-P-Y 'cause I'm T-I-G-H-T.
Some say I've got D-I-P-S-O-M-A-N-I-A,
But I prefer to think I'm just a D-R-U-N-K.

There's some M-U-S-I-C that rises out o' hell.
It's called H-E-A-V-Y M-E-T-A-L.
What the L-Y-R-I-C-S mean, I'd have to guess,
'Cause they're sometimes singin' backwards, praisin' N-A-T-A-S.

I'm not A-F-R-A-I-D that someday I may die.
In heaven, M-U-S-I-C is F-O-L-K-Y.
There's one T-H-I-N-G that Y-O-U should know:
I'll go U-P to Heaven with my B-A-N-J-O.

No B-U-D-D-H-I-S-T floundering in Zen
Will rise up like a C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N,
And bound for H-A-D-E-S the new-age D-E-C-
O-N-S-T-R-U-C-T-I-O-N-I-S-T.

And if you know what I mean when I say T-R-A-N-
S-U-B-S-T-A-N-T-I-A-T-I-O-N,
Your soul will never feel the F-I-R-E-S of Hell.
You're S-A-V-E-D and can S-P-E-L-L.


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