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Lyr Add: Go Home with the Girls in the Morning

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Gene 16 Mar 98 - 09:15 PM
Gene 17 Mar 98 - 12:07 PM
Bruce O. 17 Mar 98 - 05:46 PM
Gene 17 Mar 98 - 07:50 PM
17 Mar 98 - 10:29 PM
Barbara 20 Mar 98 - 01:43 AM
Susan of DT 20 Mar 98 - 08:16 AM
Dick Wisan 21 Mar 98 - 07:40 PM
GUEST 31 Mar 03 - 05:01 PM
GUEST,Mike Iverson 29 Mar 11 - 03:39 PM
banjoman 30 Mar 11 - 05:35 AM
GUEST,Tim B. 16 Apr 17 - 07:42 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: GO HOME WITH THE GIRLS IN THE MORNING
From: Gene
Date: 16 Mar 98 - 09:15 PM

For Barbara Taylor.

GO HOME WITH THE GIRLS IN THE MORNIN'
Written by Bob Wills & Tommy Duncan
As recorded by Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys with vocal by Tommy Duncan, 1947.

Mama, can I go out and play
Yes, my darling daughter
Hang your clothes on the Huckleberry bush
And don't go near the water.

CHORUS
I ain't gonna eat no supper here tonight
I ain't goin' home til morning
Dance all night 'til broad daylight
Go home with the girls in the morning.

Ain't saw my gal in about three weeks
I know that may sound funny
If I ain't there by the middle of the week
Then I'll be there next Sunday.

CHORUS

Over the river to feed the ducks
Over the river to Charley's
Over the river to feed the ducks
And gather in the Barley.

CHORUS

Jaybird died with the whoopin' cough
Parrot died with the colic
'Long came a Redbird sittin' on the (*)
Flyin' on down to the (*)

CHORUS
(*)=unclear


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: GO HOME WITH THE GIRLS INTHE MORNING
From: Gene
Date: 17 Mar 98 - 12:07 PM

Received this from Wm./K.

He says it sounds like this to him:

Jaybird died with the whoopin' cough

Parrot died with the colic

'Long came a Redbird sittin' on a (*PIG)

Flyin' on down to the (*FROLICS)

CHORUS


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: GO HOME WITH THE GIRLS INTHE MORNING
From: Bruce O.
Date: 17 Mar 98 - 05:46 PM

Where's that 3rd verse come from? We have verses from "The Bathing Song" (1908), "Over the Water to Charlie", "Jaybird Song", and "Johnny and Molly's Garland".


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: GO HOME WITH THE GIRLS INTHE MORNING
From: Gene
Date: 17 Mar 98 - 07:50 PM

Don't rightly know WHERE it came from, just know that both Bob Wills and Clyde Brewer and the River Road Boys each recorded the same version...as posted!


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: GO HOME WITH THE GIRLS INTHE MORNING
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Date: 17 Mar 98 - 10:29 PM

BRUCE/BMI lists the writers for:

GO HOME WITH THE GIRLS IN THE MORNING

As: DUNCAN, TOMMY/WILLS, BOB; Publishers; UNICHAPPELL MUSIC INC

If you have the lyrics for the songs you mentioned, wonder if you'd mind posting them? I didn't see any except for an unfamiliar OVER THE WATER in the DataBase. Even those don't seem to resemble those of the GO HOME WITH THE GIRLS IN THE MORNING.


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: GO HOME WITH THE GIRLS INTHE MORNING
From: Barbara
Date: 20 Mar 98 - 01:43 AM

Thank you Gene for the lyrics and everyone for the info. It's a popular guitar/fiddle/mandolin piece with the folks I play with, so now we can work it up as a vocal. Thanks again. Barb


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: GO HOME WITH THE GIRLS INTHE MORNING
From: Susan of DT
Date: 20 Mar 98 - 08:16 AM

see also:
Weevily Wheat
BOATDANC (the title is strange so use filename)


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: GO HOME WITH THE GIRLS INTHE MORNING
From: Dick Wisan
Date: 21 Mar 98 - 07:40 PM

Susan,

Just went looking for Weevily Wheat, but something's missing. The version I know has some of the same verses, but it also has a chorus:

Weevily wheat, my true love's posy blowin'.
Weevily wheat, I'm goin' back to sea.
Weevily wheat, I left you fit for sowin'.
When I come back, a loaf of bread you'll be.

[BTW, while I'm writing, anybody know what "posy blowing" means?]

There's a variant, built on "wheat-in-the-ear" instead of "weevily wheat". I'm not too clear about it, but it should contain a chorus with the last two lines of that chorus in it. There's a version of that in Kipling's _Captains_Courageous_, but it isn't recognizably singable to the "bake a cake for Charley" tune. Possibly Kipling made it up, but other songs in that book seem genuine.

Couldn't find anything under [fit for sowin] in the DT. More words, anybody?


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: GO HOME WITH THE GIRLS INTHE MORNING
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Mar 03 - 05:01 PM

I don't want your weevily wheat
I don't want your barley
I want some flour and a half an hour
To bake a cake for Charley.

[...]

Take her by the lily-white hand
Lead her like a pigeon
Make her dance to weevily wheat
And scatter her religion.

[...]


This is the version I know from my father. Note the similarity in the last verse to the Scottish tune Roses Up and Roses Down:
"Take her by the lily-white hand
Lead her 'cross the water
Give her kisses one, two, three
Cos she's a lady's daughter".

Susan Larson


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Go Home with the Girls in the Morning
From: GUEST,Mike Iverson
Date: 29 Mar 11 - 03:39 PM

Leonard Coulson sang this nice variation with the Deseret String Band way back in the 70s.

When I was a younger man,
Come and hear my story
Sang and danced the whole night long
Came home with the girls in the morning

Come on Grandpa, sing your song
Come and tell your story
Tell us how you danced all night
Came home with the girls in the morning

Had a dream the other night
Thought I was in glory
Sang and danced the whole night long
Came home with the girls in the morning

If you don't have all the Deseret String Band's CD, you should; they were a GREAT band...

Mike Iverson


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Go Home with the Girls in the Morning
From: banjoman
Date: 30 Mar 11 - 05:35 AM

Go home with the girls in the morning is also the last line in the chorus of the Ohio Boatmans Song:

Dance Boatman Dance Dance Boatman dance
Dance all night 'til the broad daylight
And go home with the girls in the morning

Happy to post the full song as it one we do regularly and it suits a banjo accompaniment


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Go Home with the Girls in the Morning
From: GUEST,Tim B.
Date: 16 Apr 17 - 07:42 PM

Willie Nelson did a cover of this song in the movie 'Once Upon a Texas Train' Only the last verse was a little different.

Bluebird died of the whooping cough
red bird died of the colic
jaybird sat on a huckleberry stump
just to gather in the frolic


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