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Lyr Req: From Earth to Heaven

CRANKY YANKEE 17 Jan 02 - 11:54 PM
Stewie 18 Jan 02 - 03:03 AM
Pete Walker 27 Feb 12 - 07:04 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 27 Feb 12 - 07:28 PM
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Subject: From Earth to Heaven
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 17 Jan 02 - 11:54 PM

I had the name of this Uncle Dave Macon song wrong in a preveious thread. So, Does anyone know the lyrics to this song. The Chorus goes:

I've been wagonin' for over thirty years
and livin' on the farm
I'll bet a hundred dollars to a half a ginger cake
I'll be here when the trucks is gone.
Which, of course, didn't happen.

Thanks, Jody Gibson.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From Earth to Heaven
From: Stewie
Date: 18 Jan 02 - 03:03 AM

Jody

I transcribed them for you and posted to the Uncle Dave lyrics thread to keep them together:

Uncle Dave lyrics thread

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From Earth to Heaven
From: Pete Walker
Date: 27 Feb 12 - 07:04 PM

Found elsewhere--


[Spoken] Now good people I wagoned and farmed for over twenty years and the style on my wagoning firm was the Macon Midway Mule and Mitchell Wagon Transportation Company. Situated on the dividing line, operated by gentlemen on and up to time. Main office eight and a quarter mile East Main Street, Murfreesboro and ten and three-quarters West Main Street, Woodbury, Tennessee. Now here's my song!

I remember the year when I began to haul, it was during the summer time
Back in the those good old days, you could find whisky, beer and wine
I'd walk right in to every saloon, I was strictly up to time
Never was a night that I didn't drive home, wouldn't pull me the end of the line

Chorus:
Been a-wagoning for over twenty years, and living on the farm
I'll bet a hundred dollars to a half a ginger cake, I'm here when the trucks is gone

Gonna tell you now, said the bone-dry Tom, you can't find whisky that good
Done quit all of my drinking, done gone to serving God
I love to go to big meetings, and I'm a-gonna tell you why
I love to sing and pray to God, sweet Heaven when I die

Chorus

An auto-truck has a guiding wheel, while I hold my lines
Whoa when my feet and body gets cold, I'm walking half the time
I speak right to my power, they understand my talk
And when I holler, way get right, they know just how to walk.

Chorus

An auto-truck runs quick and fast, a wagon hasn't such speed
Four good mules and a Mitchell wagon is the safest, oh yes indeed
I'm on my way to Heaven, and I tell you just how I feel
I'd druther ride a wagon and go to Heaven, than to Hell in an automobile


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From Earth to Heaven
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 27 Feb 12 - 07:28 PM

Pete - that looks like just a copy (except for last chorus and source) from the Uncle Dave lyrics thread, that Stewie linked in the previous post (and where he was keeping all the Uncle Dave songs together).

Mick


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