Lyr Req: Wish I Had Stayed In The Wagon Yard
ALL IN AND DOWN AND OUT BLUES
THE GAL THAT GOT STUCK
Lyr Add: Worthy of Estimation (Uncle Dave Macon) (3)
Lyr Add: Country Ham and Red Gravy (Dave Macon) (4)
Lyr Req: Morning Blues / Mourning Blues (10)
Lyr Add: songs by Uncle Dave Macon (173)
Lyr Req: Whoa Mule (Uncle Dave Macon) (6)
Lyr Add: I Don't Reckon It'll Happen Again (16)
Lyr Req: Walk, Tom Wilson, Walk (Uncle Dave Macon) (8)
Lyr Req: Old Ties (Uncle Dave Macon) (7)
Lyr Req: Got No Silver nor Gold Blues (7)
Lyr Req: Don't Get Weary (Uncle Dave Macon) (15)
Lyr Req: Good Old Summertime (Uncle Dave Macon) (17)
Uncle Dave Macon (17)
Lyr Req: Hill Billie Blues (Uncle Dave Macon) (4)
Lyr Req: Over the Mountain (Uncle Dave Macon) (11)
Lyr Req: Rise When the Rooster Crows (Dave Macon) (14)
Review: rare video Uncle Dave Macon (36)
Lyr Req: Hold the Woodpile Down (Uncle Dave Macon) (12)
Uncle Dave Macon's Birthday (7 Oct 1870) (5)
When are the Uncle Dave Macon days? (3)
Lyr Req: Kissin' on the Sly (Uncle Dave Macon) (7)
Lyr Req: Oh, Lovin' Babe (Uncle Dave Macon) (6)
Uncle Dave Macon Video? (9)
ADD: We're Up against It Now (Uncle Dave Macon?) (6)
Lyr Req: When the Train Comes Along (Dave Macon) (5)
Chords Req: Nashville (Uncle Dave Macon) (7)
Req: Take Me Home Poor Julia (Uncle Dave Macon) (5)
Lyr Req: Take Me Home Poor Julia (Uncle Dave Macon (2)
Lyr Req: Little Cat (Uncle Dave Macon) (4)
Lyr Req: Country Ham and Red Gravy (Dave Macon) (2)
Lyr Req: I've Got the Mourning Blues (Dave Macon) (7)
Lyr Req: Sweet Marie (Uncle Dave Macon?) (2)
Subject: REQ: Uncle Dave Macon|
From: Chet W.
Date: 01 Mar 98 - 12:43 PM
Searching for lyrics to song; last line was "I wish I'd bought me half a pint and stayed in the wagon yard"
Any other sources for Uncle Dave songs?
Thanks, Chet W.
Subject: RE: REQ: Uncle Dave Macon|
From: Dale Rose
Date: 01 Mar 98 - 01:15 PM
Got that, will look it up. Also have MANY UDM albums and CDs. I will compile them for you when I have a chance~~in the next few days, I would think.
Subject: Lyr Add: WISH I HAD STAYED IN THE WAGON YARD|
From: Dale Rose
Date: 02 Mar 98 - 03:28 AM
I am not aware of any recording of this song by Uncle Dave Macon. He was noted for several songs of this sort, notably From Earth To Heaven, but if he did Wagon Yard, it slipped by me. The earliest version that I am aware of was by Lowe Stokes and his North Georgians, c. 1930. Lowe Stokes was a member of the Skillet Lickers as well. Some historians think that even though he was not billed as such, that he was the one doing the bulk of the lead fiddling on their recordings rather than Gid Tanner or Clayton McMichen, who were better known.
Wish I Had Stayed In The Wagon Yard
I am a jolly farmer, last night I came to town.
I met a dude out on the street, that clock was strikin' nine.
Listen to me, farmers, I'm here to talk with sense.
As I'm a deacon in a hard shell church, down near Possum Trot,
I found them over on the corner, near Soul Salvation Hall.
Other more recent (but good) recordings are by Jay Unger and Lyndon Hardy on Philo 1023 in 1975, by the Hot Mud Family on Vetco 503 in 1973, and Senator Robert Byrd (really!) on County 769 in 1978. There are other recordings as well, but I will vouch for those three. Lamentably, none of the recording are still available so far as I know.
As far as recordings by Uncle Dave Macon are concerned, there are three CDs available, one on MCA 10546, and two on County, 3505 and 115. All are reasonably easy to find. Old Homestead has several cassettes, but I don't have any of them. They are a bit hard to locate, but not impossible. I have perhaps 8 or 10 lps as well, but all are out of print. Let me know if you want to explore either of those options further, and I will supply other information, company, numbers, etc.
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wish I Had Stayed In The Wagon Yard|
Date: 30 Aug 11 - 04:35 PM
Grandpa Jones did this song. Much of it stays the same but the last verse is:
If ever I go to town again, loaded to the gills.
I watch them dudes like a chicken hawk that circles around ours hills.
I'll not be out in the electric lights, I'll stick right with my pard.
I'll get myself a half a pint and stay in the wagon yard.
And if that dude he comes around for me to buy his booze.
I'll hit him in the head so hard he'll feel it in his shoes.
He'll think he's met a wildcat, I'll hit that dude so hard.
He'll wish I'd bought me a half a pint and stayed in the wagon yard.