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Lyr/Chords Req: Man of Constant Sorrow

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GUEST,matt 31 Mar 02 - 06:15 PM
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Subject: Man of Constant Sorrow
From: GUEST,matt
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 06:15 PM

I am looking for the chords for the more traditional/old time version of this song. I am not looking for the Ralph Stanley version. I'm not sure if the lyrics are basically the same.
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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Man of Constant Sorrow
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 06:38 PM

You probably have seen this one: Sorrow


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Man of Constant Sorrow
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 07:34 PM

Sorry, doesn't work (from Google). It was a Dylan arr. which I seems much different from the older "Farewell Song" (I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow) as written by Richard Burnett and recorded by Emry Arthur in 1928.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Man of Constant Sorrow
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 07:50 PM

Hooray! The Emry Arthur song is on Honking Duck. Sorrow
Different from the Stanley version.


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Subject: ADD Version: Man of Constant Sorrow
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 08:03 PM

Lyr. Add: I AM A MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW

I am a man of constant sorrow,
I've seen trouble all of my days;
I'll bid farewell to old Kentucky,
The place where I was born and raises.

Oh, six long year I've been blind, friends.
My pleasures here on earth are done,
In this world I have to ramble,
For I have no parents to help me now.

So fare you well my own true lover,
I fear I never see you again,
For I'm bound to ride the Northern Railroad,
Perhaps i'll die upon the train.

Oh, you may bury me in some deep valley,
For many year there I may lay.
Oh, when you're dreaming while you are slumbering
While I am sleeping in the clay.

Oh, fare you well to my native country,
The place where I have loved so well,
For I have all kinds of trouble,
In this vain world no tongue can tell.

Dear friends, although I may be a stranger,
My face you may never see no more;
But there's a promise that is given,
Where we can meet on that beautiful shore.

Differs from DT and Stanley versions. Sung by Emry Arthur, 1928, Vocalion 5280.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Man of Constant Sorrow
From: masato sakurai
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 08:09 PM

The chords for the Emry Arthur version.

[E7]I am a [A]man of constant [D]sorrow,
I have seen [E7]trouble all of my [A]days;
[E7]I'll bid fare-[A]well to old Ken-[D]tucky,
The place where [E7]I was borned and [A]raised.

(From: The New Lost City Ramblers Song Book, p. 129)

The Stanley Brothers version ("I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow", King 5269. Setp 15, 1959), though this is not the one asked for, can be heard HERE.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Man of Constant Sorrow
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 08:18 PM

Is there a Richard Burnett recording of this song? I looked, but not thoroughly. Nice to get the Emry Arthur chords.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Man of Constant Sorrow
From: masato sakurai
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 08:34 PM

I don't know of the Burnett recording. Emry Arthur's is also on V.A., The Music of Kentucky, vol. 2 (Yazoo).

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Man of Constant Sorrow
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 09:41 PM

I play the O Brother "Soggy Bottom Boys" version this way

(A)I am a man of constant (D)sorrow
I've seen (E)trouble all my (A) days
I'll bid farewell to old Ken(D)tucky
Place where (E) I was born and (A) raised


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Man of Constant Sorrow
From: masato sakurai
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 10:05 PM

From a version similar to Judy Collins'.

I am a [Dm]man of constant [C]sorrow.
I've seen [Am]trials all of my [Dm]days.
I said good-[Dm]bye to old Ken-[C]tucky,
The place where [Am]I was born and [Dm]raised.

(From: James F. Leisy, The Folk Song Abecedary, p. 226)

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Man of Constant Sorrow
From: Coyote Breath
Date: 01 Apr 02 - 12:04 AM

Isn't that (E7 to A to D to E7) a Myxolydian structure? any comments?

CB


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Man of Constant Sorrow
From: masato sakurai
Date: 01 Apr 02 - 12:15 AM

Coyote Breath, yes, it is. Notes say, "This song is a mountain equivalent of the blues. Because of its shape and mode (mixolydian) virtually the same tune may be accompanied in either C or G (A or D as transcribed below)."

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Man of Constant Sorrow
From: Coyote Breath
Date: 01 Apr 02 - 12:38 AM

Thanks Masato, what about that Dorian and Ionian thing? Are those musical modes or architectural? Or both?

CB


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Man of Constant Sorrow
From: masato sakurai
Date: 01 Apr 02 - 02:39 AM

CB, instead of me, this thread (MODES FOR MUDCATTERS: A SYNTHESIS PRIMER) explains elaborately.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Man of Constant Sorrow
From: Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland
Date: 01 Apr 02 - 03:31 AM

Hello,

I dont know if this will help

http://www.roughstock.com/cowpie/cowpie-songs/s/soggy_bottom_boys/man_of_constant_sorrow3.crd


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Man of Constant Sorrow
From: GUEST,Stringman!
Date: 01 Apr 02 - 03:47 AM

Just Thank you,thank you for the info.:)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Man of Constant Sorrow
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 01 Apr 02 - 12:53 PM

what the heck is "D*"?
Messages below are from a new thread.


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Subject: Man of Constant Sorro
From: GUEST,Neil Comer
Date: 20 Jun 02 - 03:11 PM

I need chords and lyrics, as in the film, O!Brother, Where art though?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Man of Constant Sorro
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jun 02 - 03:15 PM

Click Here


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Man of Constant Sorro
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 20 Jun 02 - 06:15 PM

Great work, Guest.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Man of Constant Sorrow
From: Stewie
Date: 20 Jun 02 - 08:55 PM

Some time ago, I provided some background to Burnett's 'Farewell Song'. Burnett never recorded it, but Arthur's recording was close to his text. The info came from interviews with Burnett published in Tony Russell's sadly defunct 'Old Time Music Magazine':

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--Stewie.


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