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Lyr Req: The Drunkard's Son (Hank Snow)

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DRUNKARD'S CHILD
DRUNKARDS SON
THE DRUNKARD'S BOY
THE DRUNKARD'S LONE CHILD (2)


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NEWFOUNDLANDER 23 Feb 98 - 08:07 PM
Gene 24 Feb 98 - 01:52 PM
Frank Maher 24 Feb 98 - 04:47 PM
Gene 24 Feb 98 - 06:00 PM
NEWFOUNDLANDER 25 Feb 98 - 04:12 PM
Dale Rose 25 Feb 98 - 05:32 PM
GUEST 29 May 05 - 02:29 PM
Bill D 29 May 05 - 05:39 PM
Peace 29 May 05 - 05:47 PM
GUEST,kendall 30 May 05 - 08:26 AM
GUEST 11 Jun 13 - 10:53 PM
Jim Dixon 15 Jun 13 - 10:24 AM
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Subject: DRUNKARDS SON
From: NEWFOUNDLANDER
Date: 23 Feb 98 - 08:07 PM

Looking for The Drunkards Son. I heard it done by Hank Snow a long time ago.It starts like this.

In an old dusty atic of a ------- old house. I happened to wander one day. And there on the shavings


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Subject: RE: DRUNKARDS SON
From: Gene
Date: 24 Feb 98 - 01:52 PM

Hank Snow recorded a SLEW of them old tearjerkers... The Drunkard's Son, The Drunkard's Child, Nobody's Child...etc.

I was kinda hoping somebody else would post them. If not I will later.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE DRUNKARD'S SON (Hank Snow)
From: Frank Maher
Date: 24 Feb 98 - 04:47 PM

In an old dusty attic of a tenement house
I happened to wander one day,
And there on the rafters 'mid shavings and chips,
A drunkard's poor little boy lay.

"Oh, why are you lying up here in the cold?
What makes you lie on this hard bed?"
"My father's a drunkard and he beat me today.
My darling old mother is dead.

"I'm hiding from father and, please, sir, don't tell.
He beat me 'cause I would not steal.
He said he would kill me the next time I failed,
And I'm so afraid, sir, he will."

"I'm leaving you here, son," I sadly replied,
"But I will be back right away."
But when I returned to the attic, I found
That Jesus had been there that day.

The chips and the shavings were there as before,
As the little boy lay on his bed.
With tears on his cheeks and his hands at his side,
The poor little fellow was dead.

A picture of mother lay close to his heart,
A faint little note by his head.
As I opened the paper, my eyes filled with tears,
For these were the words that I read:

"I'm hiding with Jesus across the divide.
With dear mother forever I'll dwell;
And thank you, dear mister, for your kindness to me,
And now it's all right if you tell."

From one Newfoundlander to another
Enjoy!
Frank Maher
fmaher@nfld.com


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Subject: RE: DRUNKARDS SON
From: Gene
Date: 24 Feb 98 - 06:00 PM

THE ONE AND ONLY HANK SNOW/1962 RCA CAS-722(e)

SIDE 1:/THE WRECK OF THE OLD 97/UNFAITHFUL/ SPANISH FIREBALL/LAZY BONES/I WONDER WHERE YOU ARE TONIGHT/HOBO BILL'S LAST RIDE

SIDE 2:/LADY'S MAN/MARRIED BY THE BIBLE, DIVORCED BY THE LAW/CARNIVAL OF VENICE/ OLD DOC BROWN/ANNIVERSARY BLUE YODEL/ THE DRUNKARD'S SON

Thanks Frank! I've heard it said and it's true, I'm sure, NOBODY sings a TRAIN SONG like HANK SNOW and NOBODY sings a PAIN SONG like HANK WILLIAMS, Sr.


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Subject: RE: DRUNKARDS SON
From: NEWFOUNDLANDER
Date: 25 Feb 98 - 04:12 PM

THANKS FRANK. It's a Good old tear jerker.


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Subject: RE: DRUNKARDS SON
From: Dale Rose
Date: 25 Feb 98 - 05:32 PM

Just a bit more Hank Snow trivia before we let this one go. It was recorded in Montreal at the end of the session of December 17-18, 1945. He did 12 songs in those two days, with Eugene 'Johnny' Beaudoin on steel guitar and Teddy Miller on bass. Just A Faded Petal From A Beautiful Bouquet, My Sweet Texas Bluebonnet Queen, and Brand On My Heart all came from this session.

Information from the Bear Family 5 CD collection, Hank Snow, The Yodeling Ranger, The Canadian Years, 1936-1947.


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Subject: brand on my heart (Hank Snow)
From: GUEST
Date: 29 May 05 - 02:29 PM

I,m not a Newfoundlander but I would like the lyrics to   Brand ON my Heart by Hank I,m from P.E.I.Eileen
Snow


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Drunkard's Son (Hank Snow)
From: Bill D
Date: 29 May 05 - 05:39 PM

If you go to Rose, the Record Lady's site you can listen to it on "Requests, Page One".


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Subject: Lyr Add: BRAND ON MY HEART (Hank Snow)
From: Peace
Date: 29 May 05 - 05:47 PM

BRAND ON MY HEART by Hank Snow

My troubled old heart dear is beating with pain,
You've gone and I know I'm the one who's to blame,
You've gone in the world to make a new start,
And left as a memory your brand on my heart.

They say you were crying while packing your things
And left me your locket and bright golden rings,
The plans for your future I've broken apart
Now all I have left is your brand on my heart.

You say you are sorry it ended this way
And that I'll find someone to love me someday,
Another to cherish the love you once knew,
But, darling, that someone can only be you.

The flowers you planted, that rose you loved best,
Its dark velvet petals are now closed in death
The birds have hushed singing. It all plays a part
To deepen the wound of your brand on my heart.

I'm appealing to you for forgiveness today
For all of your tears, darling, I've had to pay,
If you'll just forgive me, we'll make a new start
And no more will I carry your brand on my heart.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Drunkard's Son (Hank Snow)
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 30 May 05 - 08:26 AM

I know a bunch of his songs; that's what I was raised on. If you are looking for one and don't find it, let me know.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Drunkard's Son (Hank Snow)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jun 13 - 10:53 PM

Is this song in the public domain?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Drunkard's Son (Hank Snow)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Jun 13 - 10:24 AM

Guest: BMI.com indicates that Hank Snow wrote THE DRUNKARD'S SON. Since he was born in 1914, we can assume he wrote it after 1922, which is the cutoff date for public domain in the US. Therefore it is NOT public domain.


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