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Lyr Req: The Waggoner's Lad

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WAGONER'S LAD


Craig 11 Apr 98 - 01:30 AM
Bojangles 11 Apr 98 - 02:20 AM
Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca 11 Apr 98 - 02:23 PM
Richard Wright 13 Apr 98 - 12:16 PM
Bruce O. 13 Apr 98 - 12:21 PM
Craig 23 Apr 98 - 09:41 AM
aldus 23 Apr 98 - 02:22 PM
murray@mpce.mq.edu.au 23 Apr 98 - 11:01 PM
GUEST,brinderknecht@playboy.com 12 Jun 04 - 04:03 PM
GUEST,April 08 Oct 04 - 07:17 AM
DMcG 08 Oct 04 - 07:26 AM
Mary in Kentucky 08 Oct 04 - 08:18 AM
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Subject: The Waggoner's Lad
From: Craig
Date: 11 Apr 98 - 01:30 AM

I am looking for the words to this song.


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Subject: RE: The Waggoner's Lad
From: Bojangles
Date: 11 Apr 98 - 02:20 AM

I recall a few words and the very pretty melody from singing the song 40 years ago.

Oh I am a poor boy, my fortune is sad I've worked all my life as a wagoner's lad. I've courted pretty Polly by night and by day, But now she is leaving and going away.

Your parents don't like me they say I'm too poor. They say I'm not worthy of entering your door. I work for my living, my money's my own, And if they dont like me they can leave me alone.


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Subject: RE: The Waggoner's Lad
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 11 Apr 98 - 02:23 PM

The lyrics are in the database under The Wagoner's Lad.

Joan Baez did a very nice version on one of her earlier LP's.


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Subject: RE: The Waggoner's Lad
From: Richard Wright
Date: 13 Apr 98 - 12:16 PM

If you want the real scoop contact Mike Ballantyne at anneb@ios.bc.ca

Mike is a wealth of infor on this type of song. He has a tape out and a bbok entitled Pint, Pot and Plough with Wagoneer's Lad on it.

Cheers Richard


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Subject: RE: The Waggoner's Lad
From: Bruce O.
Date: 13 Apr 98 - 12:21 PM

"How hard is the fortune of all womenkind" The first verse of the version in DT is from Henry Carey's "The Ladies Case", c 1730. I posted Carey's song on a Women's Songs thread last fall, I think it was.


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Subject: RE: The Waggoner's Lad
From: Craig
Date: 23 Apr 98 - 09:41 AM

Thanks for all your help. The version I know starts out: I know a poor girl and her story is sad. She oft times was courted by the waggoner's lad.


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Subject: RE: The Waggoner's Lad
From: aldus
Date: 23 Apr 98 - 02:22 PM

I"m just a por girl
my story is sad
I've always been courted
By the waggoners lad.
He's courted me daily
by night and by day,
and now he is loading
and going away,

My parents don"t like him
They say he is poor,
They say he"s not worthy
to enter my door.

Oh hard is the fortune
of all womankind;
she 's always controlled.
she's always confined.
controlled by her parents
until she"s a wife,
a slave to her husband
all the days of her life.


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Subject: RE: The Waggoner's Lad
From: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 23 Apr 98 - 11:01 PM

The earliest recording of it seems to be Breull Kazee's 1928 version on Brunswick. I have never heard it, but according to my "Anthology of American Folk Music" this version had the last verse given above as the first verse.

The writeup says Cecil Sharp collected seven versions of this song--all of them almost completely different from each other. The one they publish was collected in 1908.

Murray


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Subject: RE: The Waggoner's Lad
From: GUEST,brinderknecht@playboy.com
Date: 12 Jun 04 - 04:03 PM

does anyone know where to find a banjo tab to The Waggoner's Lad played by Bert Jansch? i am ever so currious.

brynne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Waggoner's Lad
From: GUEST,April
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 07:17 AM

Please help me with the lyrics of The Waggoner's Lad........
Pls. help me I really need it for our project in school....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Waggoner's Lad
From: DMcG
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 07:26 AM

April: you can get the lyrics by clicking on the DigiTrad link at the top of this thread. Are you asking for something apart from the lyrics themselves, like where they came from or how they came about?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Waggoner's Lad
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 08 Oct 04 - 08:18 AM

April, this thread may also help with you project.


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