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Lyr Req: Pack Up Your Sorrows (Richard Fariña)

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BIRMINGHAM SUNDAY
BREAD AND ROSES
CHILDREN OF DARKNESS
HARD LOVIN' LOSER
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PACK UP YOUR SORROWS
REFLECTIONS IN A CRYSTAL WIND


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Jean 14 Apr 98 - 01:07 PM
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Subject: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: Jean
Date: 14 Apr 98 - 01:07 PM

What are the lyrics for a song called "Pack up your sorrows" I think the chorus goes like this: "If some how you could pack up your sorrows and give them all to me, You would lose them, I know how to use them, give them all to me". Who sings this?


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Subject: RE: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: Bob Schwarer
Date: 14 Apr 98 - 01:18 PM

Richard & Mimi Farina did a nice version & I believe Judy Collins covered this.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: Dale Rose
Date: 14 Apr 98 - 01:43 PM

It's in the data base, just type Pack Up Your Sorrows in the box in the upper right hand corner of the screen, then hit Search. There was also a version by Johnny Cash and June Carter.


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Subject: RE: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: Will
Date: 14 Apr 98 - 02:31 PM

I remember the Farina version, can still hear her voice singing the refrain. Lovely song.


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Subject: RE: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: dulcimer
Date: 14 Apr 98 - 06:00 PM

Of course, PPM did it on one their earlier records


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Subject: RE: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: Jean
Date: 18 Apr 98 - 02:49 AM

Thank you. I did try to find it in the data base and must have typed something wrong the first time. Now I found it. One could wonder who is singing this in the first person and how were they going to use the sorrows.


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Subject: RE: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: Roger Himler
Date: 18 Apr 98 - 08:25 AM

Some people take on the weight of the world. Richard Farina (the writer of this song)died in a motorcycle crash at a very young age. His wife Mimi (Joan Baez's sister I believe) is still alive.


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Subject: RE: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: Faded Denim
Date: 20 Apr 98 - 07:57 AM

We sing this song in 3 part a la PP&M. It's a happy song and sounds great with an autoharp and guitar + assorted rythem stuff. Reid.


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Subject: RE: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: S.P. Buck Mulligan
Date: 20 Apr 98 - 08:44 AM

Joan Baez did a cover also, with Richard on dulcimer. Super song.


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Subject: RE: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: open mike
Date: 21 Jun 06 - 08:48 PM

Since this was written i believe Mimi is no longer with us.
She died from Breast Cancer a few years ago.


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Subject: RE: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: cptsnapper
Date: 22 Jun 06 - 06:20 PM

Loudon Wainwright 111 & Iris DeMent did a great version on an Album called Bleeker Street Greenwich Village In The 60's.


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Subject: RE: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: Effsee
Date: 22 Jun 06 - 09:20 PM

This was one of the late, great, Alex Campbell's inclusions in his repertoire.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pack Up Your Sorrows (Richard Fariña)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 May 16 - 08:02 PM

PACK UP YOUR SORROWS (from DT)
(R. Farina and P. Marden)

No use crying, talkin to a stranger
Naming the sorrow you've seen
Too many sad times, too many bad times
Nobody knows what you mean

But if somehow you could pack up your sorrows
And give them all to me
You would loose them, I know how to use them
Give them all to me

No use rambling, walking in the shadows
Trailing a wandering star
No one beside you, no one to hide you
And nobody knows who you are

No use gambling, running in the darkness
Looking for a spirit that's free
Too many long times, too many wrong times
And nobody knows what you see

No use roaming, lying by the roadside
Seeking a satisfied mind
Too many highways, too many byways
And nobody's walking behind

Copyright 1964 Vogue Music c/o the Welk Music Group)
@travel
recorded by Judy Collins (Fifth) and Farina (2fer)
filename[ PACUPSOR
TUNE FILE: PACUPSOR
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SOF


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Subject: DT Corr: Pack Up Your Sorrows (Richard Fariña)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 May 16 - 08:05 PM

Here's my transcription of the recording by Richard and Mimi Fariña. Difference from the Digital Tradition are in italics.

PACK UP YOUR SORROWS (corrected)
(Richard Farina and Pauline Baez Marden)

No use crying, talking to a stranger
Naming the sorrow you've seen
Too many bad times, too many sad times
Nobody knows what you mean

CHORUS
But if somehow you could pack up your sorrows
And give them all to me
You would lose them, I know how to use them
Give them all to me

No use rambling, walking in the shadows
Trailing a wandering star
No one beside you, no one to hide you
And nobody knows what you are

No use gambling, running in the darkness
Looking for a spirit that's free
Too many long times, too many wrong times
And nobody knows what you see

No use roaming, going by the roadside
Seeking a satisfied mind
Too many highways, too many byways
And nobody's walking behind

Copyright 1964 Vogue Music c/o the Welk Music Group)
@travel
recorded by Judy Collins (Fifth) and Farina (2fer)
filename[ PACUPSOR
TUNE FILE: PACUPSOR
CLICK TO PLAY
SOF

Recording by Richard and Mimi Fariña:
Live Recording with Pete Seeger and Richard & Mimi (note differences in lyrics):


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Subject: ADD Version: Pack Up Your Sorrows (Richard Fariña)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 May 16 - 08:31 PM

Here's the Peter Paul and Mary version, which is only slightly different:

PACK UP YOUR SORROWS
Farina/Marden- Ryerson Music Pub., Inc. BMI

Refrain:
Well, if somehow you could pack up your sorrows,
And give them all to me.
You would lose them, I know how to use them,
Give them all to me.

(Refrain)

No use cryin', talking to a stranger,
Namin' the sorrows you've seen;
Oh, 'cause there are too many bad times,
Too many sad times,
Nobody knows what you mean.

{Refrain}

No use ramblin' walkin' in the shadows,
Trailin' a wanderin' star.
No one beside you, no one to hide you,
An' nobody knows where you are.

{Refrain}

No use roamin', walking by the roadside,
Seekin' a satisfied mind.
Ah, 'cause there are too many highways,
Too many byways,
Nobody's walkin' behind.

{Refrain}

You would lose them, I know how to use them,
Give them all to me.


http://www.peterpaulandmary.com/music/07-03.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pack Up Your Sorrows (Richard Fariña)
From: leeneia
Date: 25 May 16 - 10:31 PM

"One could wonder who is singing this in the first person and how were they going to use the sorrows."

That's a question from 18 years ago.

I have two theories:

1. It refers to the poet, novelist or dramatist who listens to a person's troubles and turns them into art; or

2. Jesus.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pack Up Your Sorrows (Richard Fariña)
From: voyager
Date: 25 May 16 - 10:56 PM

The most wonderful collection of Richard/Mimi Farina music is here -

Richard & Mimi Farina Dulcimer Book (Neal Hellman)

Though out of print, I was able to find a copy trolling on the Internet.

A personal Richard Farina narrative from the author is here -

Liberating Richard - Neal Hellman Blog

voyager


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