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Lyr Req: Born To Lose (Ted Daffan)

Newfoundlander 07 Mar 98 - 06:54 PM
Joe Offer 07 Mar 98 - 08:08 PM
Gene 07 Mar 98 - 10:44 PM
NEWFOUNDLANDER 08 Mar 98 - 07:31 AM
Phideaux 08 Mar 98 - 03:53 PM
Dale Rose 08 Mar 98 - 05:56 PM
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Dale Rose 09 Mar 98 - 04:11 PM
Dulci46 23 Feb 00 - 08:07 AM
catspaw49 23 Feb 00 - 08:40 AM
Dale Rose 23 Feb 00 - 11:05 AM
Dale Rose 23 Feb 00 - 11:09 AM
Dale Rose 23 Feb 00 - 07:41 PM
M. Ted (inactive) 24 Feb 00 - 03:12 PM
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Subject: Born To Lose
From: Newfoundlander
Date: 07 Mar 98 - 06:54 PM

I just posted a tread for Some Kind Of Fool. I 'm also looking for Born To Lose. I think it was done at one time by Marty Robbins.


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Subject: RE: Born To Lose
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Mar 98 - 08:08 PM

Hi, Newfoundlander - I wonder if this is the song you're looking for. The song was written in 1943 by Ted Daffan. The recording I'm familiar with is by Ray Charles, but even Elton John has recorded it.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Born To Lose
From: Gene
Date: 07 Mar 98 - 10:44 PM

You can find Ted Daffan's original version HERE


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Subject: RE: Born To Lose
From: NEWFOUNDLANDER
Date: 08 Mar 98 - 07:31 AM

Thanks Guys. That is the song I was looking for. I made a mistake when I said That Marty Robbins did it. I was mixed up with the song Begging To You.


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Subject: RE: Born To Lose
From: Phideaux
Date: 08 Mar 98 - 03:53 PM

Does anyone have a source for Ted Daffan singing it. I think I've got an old tape somewhere, but it would take a major search to find it.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: Born To Lose
From: Dale Rose
Date: 08 Mar 98 - 05:56 PM

It is available on CD, Columbia Country Classics, The Golden Age, Volume I, Columbia 46029, 1990. That is from a whole series of about 6 or so Country CDs in more or less chronological order, but the only one I have. Other songs on the CD are: Can The Circle Be Unbroken, Great Speckled Bird, After The Sunrise, You Are My Sunshine (Autry), I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart, Pistol Packin' Mama, Back In The Saddle Again, New San Antonio Rose, Time Changes Everything, It Makes No Difference Now, Take Me Back To Tulsa, Born To Lose, When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again, and 14 more~~in other words, a reissue CD well worth having!


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Subject: RE: Born To Lose
From: Phideaux
Date: 09 Mar 98 - 03:57 PM

If that's Floyd Tillman doing "Makes no Difference Now" I need to get it.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: Born To Lose
From: Dale Rose
Date: 09 Mar 98 - 04:11 PM

No, it's Gene Autry. (the version I remember from when I was a child) Credits list it as written by Floyd Tillman and Jimmie Davis, recorded by Gene on 6/18/41. They also note that Cliff Bruner's version on Decca was the biggest hit. I also have it by Jimmie Davis.


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Subject: RE: Born To Lose
From: Dulci46
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 08:07 AM

I would like the lyrics to Born To Lose, also would like to know who wrote it and what year. I know it is on a Hank Snow album that comes as a set, but it is expensive.


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Subject: RE: Born To Lose
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 08:40 AM

Dulci...Did you read this thread? All your questions are answered in the second post by Joe Offer.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Born To Lose
From: Dale Rose
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 11:05 AM

Joe's link doesn't work anymore, but the one put up by Gene does. As he says, it is the original Ted Daffan version. I met Ted Daffan back in the early 60s when he was working with Hank Snow, but was too backward (maybe polite, too) to even acknowledge that I knew who he was.

Click Here for some info on Ted Daffan from the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Included are some of his other hits as well as information about different recordings of Born to Lose.

Country America lists Born to Lose as the #92 Country Hit of all time. Click Here if you are interested in the complete list ~~ interesting though not necessarily definitive.


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Subject: RE: Born To Lose
From: Dale Rose
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 11:09 AM

Bad link to top 100 in my last post. Try this one instead


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Subject: RE: Born To Lose
From: Dale Rose
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 07:41 PM

Here I am cross referencing threads. Stewie added some good (and accurate) info in one of the others. Check it out here


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Subject: RE: Born To Lose
From: M. Ted (inactive)
Date: 24 Feb 00 - 03:12 PM

Checked out the Top 100 country list--maybe not the definitive list (They say it lists only the songs that appeared on both the critics and the listeners list--sure would like to know what songs were left out!!) I was suprised to find that, more that just being familiar with most of the songs, I have most of the recordings and have played and sung most of the songs(not that they are difficult) They are so much more fun that the top 100 pop tunes!!


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Subject: Lyr Add: BORN TO LOSE (Brown/Daffan)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Nov 11 - 12:23 AM

BORN TO LOSE
Written by Frankie Brown & Ted Daffan
As sung by Ted Daffan's Texans, on "Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 1: The Golden Age" (1991)

Born to lose, I've lived my life in vain.
Every dream has only brought me pain.
All my life I've always been so blue,
Born to lose and now I'm losin' you.

Born to lose, it seems so hard to bear.
How I long to always have you near.
You've grown tired and now you say we're through,
Born to lose and now I'm losin' you.

Born to lose, my every hope is gone.
It's so hard to face an empty dawn.
You were all the happiness I knew,
Born to lose and now I'm losin' you.

There's no use to dream of happiness.
All I see is only loneliness.
All my life I've always been so blue,
Born to lose and now I'm losin' you.

[Also recorded by Eddy Arnold, Wilf Carter, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, The Everly Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Don Gibson, Ferlin Husky, Elton John, Tom Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dean Martin, The Moms & Dads, Willie Nelson, Gene Pitney, Ray Price, Hank Snow, Sons of the Pioneers, Ernest Tubb, Billy Vaughan, Porter Wagoner, Kitty Wells, Slim Whitman, and several others.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Born To Lose (Ted Daffan)
From: kendall
Date: 23 Nov 11 - 08:33 AM

I learned It Makes no difference now from Wilf Carter.


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