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Tune Req: Take Time in Life

David Coffin 26 Sep 01 - 08:42 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 26 Sep 01 - 09:10 PM
David Coffin 27 Sep 01 - 06:18 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 28 Sep 01 - 06:43 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 12 Nov 01 - 11:44 AM
Nancy King 12 Nov 01 - 05:10 PM
GUEST,meli 27 Aug 10 - 11:06 AM
Waddon Pete 27 Aug 10 - 05:11 PM
Joe Offer 27 Aug 10 - 05:53 PM
GUEST,sally rogers 07 Sep 12 - 07:52 AM
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Subject: Take Time in Life
From: David Coffin
Date: 26 Sep 01 - 08:42 PM

Okay. Guilty as charged. I've been singing this song for quite some time now and I don't know who wrote it. The lyrics are:

As I was walking down, I heard my father say, "you'd better take time in life, you got far way to go."

Chorus: So people take time in life, people take your time, people take time in life you got far way to go.

Then verses with mother, sister, brother, etc.... Any help?

Thanks, David Coffin


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Take Time in Life
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 26 Sep 01 - 09:10 PM

Hi, David! I use this at school, I'll check the source tomorrow but I believe it's trad and from the Bahamas or ???. It's a great song.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Take Time in Life
From: David Coffin
Date: 27 Sep 01 - 06:18 PM

Just keeping it up on the thread. Thanks, David


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Take Time in Life
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 28 Sep 01 - 06:43 AM

Well, I had loaned out the book which has the most reliable source info, but I tracked it down yesterday and the loan-ee promised to return it asap! Meanwhile, float to the top, O Thread!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Take Time in Life
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 11:44 AM

I'm interested in this tune also - has your sourcebook come back in yet, Animaterra?

David, have you recorded this song?

Thanks, Jennifer F. Smith


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Take Time in Life
From: Nancy King
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 05:10 PM

Hi David--

I'm afraid I don't know anything about the song, but thought I'd borrow the thread to say HI! Haven't seen you in ages but I remember some good times when you and Daisy and the Boarding Party guys (and me!) got together. My old friend Lois Lyman gave my a copy of your CD on which you recorded her song about the Wiscasset Schooners -- very nice stuff! Hope to run into you one of these days!

Cheers, Nancy


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Take Time in Life
From: GUEST,meli
Date: 27 Aug 10 - 11:06 AM

i was walking by my brother house and is said to me you better take time in life, better take time in life, better take time in life cause you gt a way to goooo


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Take Time in Life
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 27 Aug 10 - 05:11 PM

Did we ever get to the tune for this?

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Take Time in Life
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Aug 10 - 05:53 PM

If somebody wants to e-mail this to me in any format, I'll be glad to post the tune.
-Joe-
joe@mudcat.org


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Take Time in Life
From: GUEST,sally rogers
Date: 07 Sep 12 - 07:52 AM

The song is originally from Liberia according to several songbooks I have with this song in it.
Sally ROgers


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