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Lyr Req: Rocking Alone in an Old Rocking Chair

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ROCKING ALONE IN AN OLD ROCKING CHAIR


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Charles Colyer 15 Mar 98 - 01:25 AM
murray@mpce.mq.edu.au 15 Mar 98 - 08:30 AM
NEWFOUNDLANDER 15 Mar 98 - 09:31 AM
Dale Rose 15 Mar 98 - 09:39 PM
Nathan Sarvis 15 Mar 98 - 09:47 PM
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16 Mar 98 - 02:58 AM
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Severn 09 Apr 06 - 08:52 PM
Seamus Kennedy 10 Apr 06 - 12:14 AM
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Joybell 11 Apr 06 - 06:26 PM
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Subject: Rocking Along In My Old Rocking Chair
From: Charles Colyer
Date: 15 Mar 98 - 01:25 AM

When I was singing last week at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind a gentleman came up to me and asked if I knew this song. He called it "Rocking Alone In My Old Rocking Chair" but another gentleman said it was correctly called "Rocking Along In My Old Rocking Chair". I told him I didn't know it but that I knew of a place where someone would know this song. If you have the lyrics and/or know where there's a midi site where I can hear the music I would appreciate having both. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Rocking Along In My Old Rocking Chair
From: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 15 Mar 98 - 08:30 AM

There is a song in the DT called Rocking Along in an Old Rocking Chair. Unfortunately only the lyrics are supplied, not the tune.

Use the box (probably) on the upper right hand of the Mudcat window labeled "Search the DigiTrad Database" Type in [Rockin* Alon* in my] and click on search.

Murray


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROCKING ALONE IN AN OLD ROCKING CHAIR
From: NEWFOUNDLANDER
Date: 15 Mar 98 - 09:31 AM

Good old song. Here's the lyrics.


ROCKING ALONE IN AN OLD ROCKING CHAIR

Sitting alone in an old rocking chair,
I saw an old mother with silvery hair.
She looked so neglected by those who should care,
Rocking alone in an old rocking chair.

Her hands were all callused and wrinkled and old.
A life of hard work was the story they told,
And I thought of angels when I saw her there,
Rocking alone in an old rocking chair.

Bless her old heart, do you think she complained?
Though life had been bitter, she'd live it again,
And carry the cross that was more than her share,
Rocking alone in an old rocking chair.

It wouldn't take much to gladden her heart,
Just some small remembrance on somebody's part.
A letter would brighten her empty life there,
Rocking alone in an old rocking chair.

I know some children in an orphan home,
Who'd think they owned heaven if she were their own.
They'd never be willing to let her sit there,
Rocking alone in an old rocking chair.

I look at her and I think what a shame,
The ones that forgot her she still loves the same,
And I think of angels when I see her there,
Rocking alone in an old rocking chair.


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Subject: RE: Rocking Along In My Old Rocking Chair
From: Dale Rose
Date: 15 Mar 98 - 09:39 PM

The only recording that is easily available that I know of is by Lulu Belle and Scotty (Wiseman) on Starday CD 351. It also includes such standards as Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (no, Willie wasn't first), Molly Darlin', I'll Be All Smiles Tonight, and Sweet Evalena. Scotty is noted as the composer of Have I Told You Lately That I Love You, Remember Me, and of course, for his reworking of Bascom Lamar Lunsford's Mountain Dew. (Those are all available on Starday 206) As a side note, Lulu Belle, born Myrtle Cooper, served four years in the North Carolina General Assembly after retiring from music.


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Subject: RE: Rocking Along In My Old Rocking Chair
From: Nathan Sarvis
Date: 15 Mar 98 - 09:47 PM

It's also on the Everly Brothers "Songs Our Daddy Taught Us" album (Now on CD)


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Subject: RE: Rocking Along In My Old Rocking Chair
From: Dale Rose
Date: 15 Mar 98 - 10:07 PM

I knew that. Thanks for jogging my memory, don't know why I didn't think of it. That album even has notes, Starday almost never does. I see it was written by Bob Miller, who wrote so many good country/old time songs. Another good album.


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Subject: RE: Rocking Along In My Old Rocking Chair
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Date: 16 Mar 98 - 02:58 AM

Thank you all. Once again, my faith in the communal knowledge at this site has been fulfilled.

Charles


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Subject: RE: Rocking Along In My Old Rocking Chair
From: GUEST,daisydew@comteck.com
Date: 09 Apr 06 - 07:32 PM

I was also trying to find this song, someone told me it would suit my voice. I found it sang by Hank Snow Bonnie


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Subject: RE: Rocking Along In My Old Rocking Chair
From: Severn
Date: 09 Apr 06 - 08:52 PM

Joe Val & The New England Bluegrass Boys also did a nice version. On LP, it's on "Cold Wind" on CD, it's on "Diamond Joe" both on Rounder.


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Subject: RE: Rocking Along In My Old Rocking Chair
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 10 Apr 06 - 12:14 AM

Miki & Griff did it years ago in Britain, to.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Rocking Along In My Old Rocking Chair
From: GUEST,Mary V.
Date: 10 Apr 06 - 12:25 AM

My favorite rendition is the Louvin Brothers with their awesome harmony.
If you email me at meverc@aol.com with your address I'd be happy to send you the song .


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Subject: RE: Rocking Along In My Old Rocking Chair
From: Joybell
Date: 11 Apr 06 - 06:26 PM

It was very, very popular here in Australia too. Just for the record. All the old Country singers know it. Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rocking Alone In an Old Rocking Chair
From: GUEST
Date: 04 May 10 - 08:32 PM

Herb Davis, Newfoundland

Re: Rocking Alone In An Old Rocking Chair was written by Bob Miller


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rocking Alone in an Old Rocking Chair
From: GUEST,catherine from escondido
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 08:57 PM

here it is 2010-i'm browsing and found the request. perhps you already have found it sung by eddy arnold in an album back in the '50s.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rocking Alone in an Old Rocking Chair
From: GUEST,ALLAN GOLDBERG
Date: 03 Jan 16 - 10:38 PM

It was recorded by Margaret O'Donnell who is known as Margo. She is the older sister of Daniel O'Donnell.


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