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Lyr Req: Ramblin' Boy (Tom Paxton)

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Subject: My Ramblin' Boy TAB
From: GUEST,AKRick
Date: 27 Sep 01 - 03:40 AM

I have a student that would love to learn some Tom Paxton tunes ... especially 'My Ramblin' Boy'. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ri


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: My Ramblin' Boy TAB
From: Sorcha
Date: 27 Sep 01 - 10:18 AM

It's not tab, but there is sheet music at the DT mirror site, here. Be sure to search the DT for Paxton lyrics, there are several in there.

It's not tab,but there are some Paxton lyrics and chords here.


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Subject: tom paxton's 'Rambling Boy'
From: GUEST,julesyou@hotmail.com
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 10:39 AM

I have searched everywhere for the lyrics to this song and would appreciate any help.

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: tom paxton's 'Rambling Boy'
From: Giac
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 10:46 AM

They are right here in the database:

Ramblin' Boy

Hope this is what you want.

Mary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: tom paxton's 'Rambling Boy'
From: GUEST,jules
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 10:54 AM

Wow thank you Mary. Yes they are exactly what I wanted. You made it so easy and I have been searching for months and stumbled onto this site. Thanks again. Cheers Jules


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: tom paxton's 'Rambling Boy'
From: Giac
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 11:17 AM

No problem, why not join Mudcat (it's free)? Read the FAQs, signup and join the insanity. There are lots of fine folks here. Look forward to seeing you again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: tom paxton's 'Rambling Boy'
From: Youdles
Date: 28 Mar 02 - 11:29 AM

Thanks Mary, I took your advice and joined. I think this is a fun site. Must be off to bed now though its 2.30 am here. Hope to catch you again sometime. Jules


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Subject: TAB: My Ramblin' Boy (Tom Paxton)
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 12 Jun 14 - 01:54 AM

Try my learning journal here... "Ramblin' Boy" and a few more. I began collecting folk song tabs earlier this year.

My tab of "Ramblin' Boy" comes from a 1963 live recording. Tom have been strumming this song since the 70's, but this standard Travis picking thing is what he did at the beginning.

Hope this helps.

Jason


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ramblin' Boy (Tom Paxton)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 May 16 - 07:43 PM

RAMBLIN' BOY (from DT)

He was a pal and a friend always
We rambled round in the hard ol' days
He never cared if I had no dough
We rambled round in the rain and snow

So here's to you my ramblin' boy
May all your rambles bring you joy
So here's to you my ramblin' boy
May all your rambles bring you joy

In Tulsa town we chanced to stray
We thought we'd try to work one day
The boss says he had room for one
Says my old pal, "We'd rather bum"

Late one night in a jungle camp
The weather was cold and it was damp
He got the chills, and he got them bad
They took the only friend I ever had

He left me here to ramble on
My ramblin' pal is dead and gone
If when we die we go somewhere
I'll bet you a dollar he's ramblin' there

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Words and music by Tom Paxton, copyright 1963 Cherry Lane Music.
Recorded on his Rambling Boy album and on Judy Collins' Songbook.
@chorus @gypsy @travel
filename[ RAMBLBOY
TUNE FILE: RAMBLBOY
CLICK TO PLAY
DC


Here's a YouTube video:

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Subject: DT Corr: Ramblin' Boy (Tom Paxton)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 May 16 - 07:55 PM

Here's my transcription from the 1964 Tom Paxton recording. Parts that are different from the Digital Tradition, are in italics. The DT lyrics may be a correct transcription of another Paxton recording, but they don't match the 1964 recording that I gather is original. If anyone finds a Paxton recording that matches the DT lyrics, let me know.


RAMBLIN' BOY (corrected)

He was a man and a friend always
He stuck with me in the hard old days
He never cared if I had no dough
We rambled round in the rain and snow

CHORUS
And here's to you my ramblin' boy
May all your ramblin' bring you joy
Here's to you my ramblin' boy
May all your ramblin' bring you joy

In Tulsa town we chanced to stray
We thought we'd try to work one day
The boss said he had room for one
Says my old pal, "We'd rather bum"

Late one night in a jungle camp
The weather it was cold damp
He got the chills, and he got 'em bad
They took the only friend I had

He left me here to ramble on
My ramblin' pal is dead and gone
If when we die we go somewhere
I'll bet you a dollar he's ramblin' there

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Words and music by Tom Paxton, copyright 1963 Cherry Lane Music.
Recorded on his Rambling Boy album and on Judy Collins' Songbook.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHXOWAsNeJU


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ramblin' Boy (Tom Paxton)
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 25 May 16 - 08:07 PM

Ramblin' Boy
from Ramblin' Boy and other songs by Tom Paxton
Oak Publications, New York, N.Y.

He was a man and a friend always
He stuck with me in the hard old days.
He never cared if I had no dough
We rambl'd 'round in the rain and snow.

Chorus
And here's to you my ramblin' boy
May all your ramblin' bring you joy
And here's to you my ramblin' boy
May all your ramblin' bring you joy.

In Tulsa town we chanced to stray
We thought we'd try to work one day
The boss said he had room for one
Says my old pal, "We'd rather bum!"
(Chorus)

Late one night in a jungle* camp
The weather it was cold and damp
He got the chills and he got 'em bad
They took the only friend I had.
(Chorus)

He left me here to ramble on
My ramblin' pal is dead and gone
If when we die we go somewhere
I'll bet you a dollar he's ramblin' there.
(Chorus)

* hobo jungle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ramblin' Boy (Tom Paxton)
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 26 May 16 - 12:38 PM

"May all your rambles bring you joy" this line is how Pete Seeger sang the song. Tom sang "May all your ramblin' bring you joy".

Tom occasionally sang this Japanese verse in the early 90's:

今祈る 流れ者
この旅に幸あれと
今祈る 一人旅
あいつに幸あれと


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ramblin' Boy (Tom Paxton)
From: GUEST,Tattie Bogle
Date: 26 May 16 - 06:44 PM

Since you mention the Pete Seeger connection. I just love this YouTube video of when Pete met Tom.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVCdAIMdoxs


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ramblin' Boy (Tom Paxton)
From: GUEST,threelegsoman
Date: 27 May 16 - 02:47 AM

If your student wants to learn Tom Paxton songs, he might find my Tom Paxton playlist of help:

Tom Paxton Playlist

Ramblin' Boy is one of the first Tom Paxton songs I learned and is still one of his most popular songs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ramblin' Boy (Tom Paxton)
From: Brian May
Date: 27 May 16 - 03:40 PM

Go on then:

https://youtu.be/v6_zZ5ZKhNU

Enjoy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ramblin' Boy (Tom Paxton)
From: leeneia
Date: 27 May 16 - 04:22 PM

Thanks for the link to Tom Paxton singing, Joe. That is the first performance of this song that has not made me clench my teeth.

How does he do that subtle vocal flip that gets him off the high note on "you"?   I've heard it in mountain music, and I don't know what to call it. You have to listen closely to hear it.


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