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Lyr Req: John Brown's Dream

gray03@ibm.net 10 Jun 99 - 09:56 PM
Saltlick 09 May 02 - 12:56 PM
Sorcha 09 May 02 - 04:58 PM
GUEST,Saltlick 09 May 02 - 07:01 PM
Irish sergeant 09 May 02 - 08:07 PM
masato sakurai 20 May 02 - 10:49 PM
Uncle Sinner 18 Mar 11 - 12:20 PM
GUEST 01 Jul 11 - 07:19 PM
GUEST,999 LYRICS 02 Jul 11 - 09:53 AM
Lighter 09 Jul 11 - 11:10 AM
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Subject: John Brown's Dream
From: gray03@ibm.net
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 09:56 PM

I am searching for the words to this Old-TIme Traditional song. It is played by many Old-Time bands in southwest Virginia (i.e. Grayson County)


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Subject: John Brown's Dream/lyric request
From: Saltlick
Date: 09 May 02 - 12:56 PM

Looking for words to this old fiddle tune. I heard Tommy Jarrell recording but could not make out all of the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: John Brown's Dream/lyric request
From: Sorcha
Date: 09 May 02 - 04:58 PM

There is a previous request for this above. We never did find it.


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Subject: RE: John Brown's Dream/lyric request
From: GUEST,Saltlick
Date: 09 May 02 - 07:01 PM

Thanks, I guess it's time for some new words or at least anew interpretation.


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Subject: RE: John Brown's Dream/lyric request
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 09 May 02 - 08:07 PM

That sounds like a song challange top me but if there are words I would like to have them also as I play this song on guitar at Civil War re-enactments.Thanks Neil


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Subject: RE: John Brown's Dream/lyric request
From: masato sakurai
Date: 20 May 02 - 10:49 PM

From The Fiddler's Companion, which gives 2 lines:

JOHN BROWN'S DREAM. AKA and see "Brown's Dream," "Pretty Little Miss," "Herve Brown's Dream," "Little Rabbit." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA; southwestern Virginia, western North Carolina. A Major. AEAE or Standard. AABBCC (Brody): AABBCCDD (Phillips, Songer). A Galax, Virginia, area standard. Hobart Smith, of Saltville, Va., also played the tune on the banjo. Tommy Jarrell, of Mt. Airy, North Carolina, suggested that "John Brown's Dream," which he learned from his father, fiddler Ben Jarrell, was derived from "Pretty Little Miss."
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('B' part vocal) John Brown's dream, the devil is dead.
('C' part vocal) Come on Lulu, come on Lulu, Come on Lulu, Put the hog in the bread.
***
Sources for notated versions: New Lost City Ramblers [Brody]; Kevin Wimmer [Phillips]. Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; pg. 148. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), Vol. 1, 1994; pg. 126. Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; pg. 111. County 524, "Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters: 1927 Recordings" (the fiddler for this band is Ben Jarrell). County 713, Cockerham, Jenkins and Jarrell- "Down to the Cider Mill." County CD2702, Tommy Jarrell & Fred Cockerham - "Tommy and Fred: Best Fiddle-Banjo Duets" (1992). County CO-CD-2711, Kirk Sutphin - "Old Roots and New Branches" (1994). Folkways FA 2492, New Lost City Ramblers- "String Band Instrumentals" (1964). Folkways FTS 31041, New Lost City Ramblers- "Across the Great Divide." Kicking Mule 203, Art Rosenbaum- "The Art of the Mountain Banjo." Marimac 9038, Dan Gellert & Brad Leftwich - "A Moment in Time." Silvertone 5183B (78 RPPM), Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters (1927). Tennvale 003, Pete Parish- "Clawhammer Banjo." Tradition Records TLP1007, Hobart Smith - "Instrumental Music of the Southern Appalachians" (1956).

Tommy Jarrell's "Brown's Dream" is notated in Miles Krassen's Appalachian Fiddle (Oak, 1973, pp. 66-67), without lyrics.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: John Brown's Dream
From: Uncle Sinner
Date: 18 Mar 11 - 12:20 PM

John Brown's dream,
John Brown's dream: the Devil was dead.

Come on, Lula
Come on, Lula
Come on Lula with your hog and your bread.

[I like to sing "the devil's in his head", personally]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: John Brown's Dream
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jul 11 - 07:19 PM

Here are some more.
Here is the source:
http://www.olyoldtime.org/resources/primer.pdf



Soon be time, soon be time to cook and eat again (2x)
Who's been here, Who's been here while I been gone
Pretty little gal, pretty little gal with the red dress on
C part:
1 5      1
Come on Lula, come on Lula, come on Lula with the hog and bread (2x)
Boatin' up Cindy, Cindy, Cindy, boatin' up Cindy how do you do (2x)
I'm gonna marry, I'm gonna marry, I'm gonna marry that pretty little gal (2x)
She took it off and I put it on, In come Sally with her big boots o


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: John Brown's Dream
From: GUEST,999 LYRICS
Date: 02 Jul 11 - 09:53 AM

Old-Time Song Lyrics - John Browns Dream

Google that. The lyrics are there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: John Brown's Dream
From: Lighter
Date: 09 Jul 11 - 11:10 AM

Shouldn't that be "Boatin' up *Sandy*"?

The Big Sandy River flows through West Virginia and Kentucky.


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