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TIME HAS MADE A CHANGE IN ME


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GUEST,Singout/Penny 02 Jun 02 - 05:17 PM
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Joe Offer 03 Jun 02 - 01:59 AM
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Subject: Chords-Time Has Made a Change in Me
From: GUEST,Singout/Penny
Date: 02 Jun 02 - 05:17 PM

I found the lyrics to "Time Has Made a Change in Me" in the digitrad. Could anyone give me the chords? This is a pretty song on John McCoutheon's "Sprout Wings and Fly."

I'm a new "guitarist" and still need help figuring out chords!

Thanks Penny


Click for lyrics in the Digital Tradition (no tune)


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Subject: RE: Chords-Time Has Made a Change in Me
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 02 Jun 02 - 05:56 PM

Rise Up Singing has its typical abbreviated chord notation. Not sure it will be too helpful, but some people seem to be able to figure it out.

Time Has Made a Change In Me
Rise Up Singing page 227

Time has made a change since my childhood days
Many of my friends have gone away
Some I never more in this life will see
Time has made a change in me

E - A E / B7 - A E / - - A E / - B7 E -

Time has made a change in the old home place
Time has made a change in each smiling face
And I know my frinds can plainly see
Time has made a change in me

A - - E / as above

When I reach my home in the great somewhere
With my friends who wait to meet me over there
Free from pain and care I'll forever be
Time...

- anon (US)
Rec by John McCutcheon, The Speer Fam & by Sharon Mtn Harmony (FLegacy). On Kim Wallach "Short Sisters".


John


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Subject: RE: Chords-Time Has Made a Change in Me
From: GUEST,Penny
Date: 02 Jun 02 - 06:39 PM

Thanks, John. Gonna go try it now!


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Subject: RE: Chords-Time Has Made a Change in Me
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Jun 02 - 01:59 AM

I love this song, but I have trouble getting the tune down well enough to sing it solo. Don't know why. It bugs me, because I'd sure like to add this one to my repertoire. I'd like to see sheet music. Is it in a songbook somewhere?
What's the story behind this song? The DT says Harkins Freye wrote it, but who's Harkins Frey, and when was it written?
-Joe Offer-
Digital Tradition Lyrics:

TIME HAS MADE A CHANGE IN ME
(Harkins Freye)

1. Time has made a change since my childhood days;
Many of my friends have gone away,
Some I never more in this life will see
Time has made a change in me.

Chorus:
Time has made a change in the old home place;
Time has made a change in each smiling face,
And I know my friends can plainly see
Time has made a change in me.

2. In my childhood days, I was well and strong
I could climb the hillside all day long,
I am not today what I used to be
Time has made a change in me.

3. When I reach my home in that land somewhere,
With my friends who wait to meet me over there,
Free from pain and care I'll forever be,
Time has made a change in me.

filename[ TIMEHAS
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Here's the Traditional Ballad Index listing for this song:

Time Has Made a Change In Me

DESCRIPTION: "Time has made a change since my childhood days, Many of my friends have gone away." "Time has made a change in the old home place... Time has made a change in me." The singer notes how he has aged, and looks forward to the next world when pain will end
AUTHOR: Harkins Freye
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Lomax recording, from Helena Buggs & Alfred Hamilton); probably written in the 1920w
KEYWORDS: nonballad age
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
DT, TIMEHAS
ADDITIONAL: _Sing Out_ magazine, Volume 35, #1 (1990), pp, 42-43, "Time Has Made a Change In Me" (1 text, 1 tune, with notes implying it was collected from tradition)

Roud #16072
File: DTtimeha

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2016 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.


I think the Traditional Ballad Index confuses "Time Has Made a Change in Me" with Time Has Made a Change (since I bin born), which was collected by Lomax.


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Subject: RE: Chords-Time Has Made a Change in Me
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 03 Jun 02 - 03:11 AM

Joe -

In my index of 28,000 titles, the only listing for this title is in SingOut!.

That doesn't mean that everybody else doesn't know it, but...

I'll have to take a look at whether I might have it on one of McC's CDs - I don't have all the songs on my "audio" collection indexed... but I think we made a special point of getting the ones we liked into the list.

John


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Subject: RE: Chords-Time Has Made a Change in Me
From: bill\sables
Date: 03 Jun 02 - 05:40 AM

I first heard this song at Old Songs sung behind the Folk Legesy record booth by Caroline Paton, you'll never hear it better sung. I think Sandy has it on one of his Sharon Mountain collections on cassette. Chers Bill


Sharon Mountain Harmony recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp2LrPCDXYg


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Subject: RE: Chords-Time Has Made a Change in Me
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 03 Jun 02 - 07:00 PM

Please forgive brain f..t. -

Reference to my personal index should have said Rise Up Singing, of course - as with the chord posting.

The finger is quicker than the brain, when brain is not engaged. (Refers to any number of fingers.)

John


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Subject: RE: Chords-Time Has Made a Change in Me
From: GUEST,Penny
Date: 03 Jun 02 - 07:20 PM

The chorus sounds different when sung with chords shown than the way John McCutcheon sings it, but I still like it. Guess it's subject to interpretation.

Penny


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Subject: Origins: Time Has Made a Change in Me
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Jun 02 - 08:28 PM

Hi, John - Sing Out! did have the song, v.35#1 ... p.42. My collection doesn't go back that far. Does anybody have that issue, and can you post what they say about the song?
-Joe Offer-

From Joe Offer, 29 May 2017: Generous souls have helped me to almost complete my Sing Out! collection. Here are the lyrics from v.35#1 ... p.42. Except for punctuation, they are exactly the same as what's in the Digital Tradition.

TIME HAS MADE A CHANGE IN ME
(Harkins Freye)

Time has made a change since my childhood days;
Many of my friends have gone away.
Some I never more in this life will see.
Time has made a change in me.
    CHORUS:
    Time has made a change in the old home place;
    Time has made a change in each smiling face.
    And I know my friends can plainly see
    Time has made a change in me.

In my childhood days, I was well and strong;
I could climb the hillside all day long.
I am not today what I used to be.
Time has made a change in me.

When I reach my home in that land somewhere,
With my friends who wait to meet me over there,
Free from pain and care I'll forever be.
Time has made a change in me.

Transcribed from the singing of Peter and Mary Alice Amidon. The song was written by Harkins Freye, a West Virginia native who wrote and published gospel music in the 1920s.

You'll find the Amidon recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lbmc0l0YfZc


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Subject: RE: Chords-Time Has Made a Change in Me
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 03 Jun 02 - 11:49 PM

Joe - guess I'm a "newby." My SingOut!s only go back to v38. - and the "reprints" only go up thru v12.

Volume 45#3 page 100 says you can mail a request to

Shelley Posen
Songfinder
SingOut!
P.O. Box 5460
Bethlehem, PA 18015-0460

with a SASE.

The indication is that Mr. Posen is actually in Ontario, so it may not be quick, although it shouldn't be tough for them to reply since you've got the vol/issue and page number.

Alternative - leave off the "Songfinder" and get the back issue. V35#1 is listed as available for $3.50 - features Katie Webster and Garnet Rogers. (see page 174 in V43#3)
Then you'll post it all here, of course????

John


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Subject: RE: Chords-Time Has Made a Change in Me
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 04 Jun 02 - 08:16 AM

'Time Has Made a Change in Me' is the title song on Jerry Epstein's album on Minstrel Records, JD-212. He sings it splendidly. In the booklet notes Jerry says '...... I learned 'Time Has Made a Change in Me' from the shape-note singing teacher, Richard Moss. Mr.Moss sang with an awe-inspiring, highly decorated, intense style that I can only echo..............It is among the most uplifting and unifying songs for a group of singers that I have ever heard' I agree, having heard Jerry, Jeff Warner, and Jeff Davis sing it at a club I once ran. Their lead and the response of a 100 strong audience is an abiding memory for me. Singout/Penny, find the chords by all means, but could I suggest you give a thought to singing it unaccompanied. It sounds wonderful that way.


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Subject: Origins: Time Has Made A Change (In Me)
From: davidneale
Date: 06 Sep 03 - 05:49 PM

The song "Time Has Made A Change (In Me)" is credited variously to "traditional," Frye and Freye (both Harkan). I know that Jimmy DeBerry recorded a song listed as 'Time has Made A Change" during one of his two Sun sessions in 1953 and that the song was issued in June of that year on Sun 185. It seems that his recording was more in the Blues vein. Was this the same song? And is this the same song as is nowadays found in folk and gospel collections?
I moved this message here from another thread on the same topic.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Chords-Time Has Made a Change in Me
From: harpgirl
Date: 06 Sep 03 - 06:28 PM

rebop


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Subject: RE: Chords-Time Has Made a Change in Me
From: Art Thieme
Date: 06 Sep 03 - 08:45 PM

LUCY SIMPSON sings this song beautifully on the CD called SHARON MOUNTAIN HARMONY from Folk Legacy Records.

www.folklegacy.com

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Origins/Chords-Time Has Made a Change in Me
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Sep 03 - 09:52 PM

On the other thread with this title (click). Dicho posted a song collected by John & Ruby Lomax - same title, different lyrics. I can't see much of a relationship between the two songs - so to me, the origin of "Time Has Made A Change In Me" remains a mystery.
-Joe Offer, unsatisfied-


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Subject: RE: Origins/Chords-Time Has Made a Change in Me
From: cetmst
Date: 07 Sep 03 - 07:44 AM

Sing Out v. 35, #1, p.42. "Transcribed from the singing of Peter and
Mary Alice Amidon, this song is referred to in 'The History of Gospel Music' as one of the classics recorded by the Speer family, early pioneers of radio and TV gospel music. It was written by Harkins Freye (sic) a West Virginia native who wrote and published gospel music in the 1920's. From liner notes of The Mill Run Dulcimer Band's LP 'Sweet Songs From Yesterday': "Written by West Virginian, Harkins Frye (sic). The words can be found in any of several Stamps-Baxter hymnals". Also recorded on Folk Legacy's Sharon Hill Harmony, cassette C-86 and Sugar Hill cassetteSH-C-3768 Blue Rose by Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Laurie Lewis, Molly Mason and Sally Van Meter.
Bringing up Harkins Frye (sic) on Google got 784 entries and Stamps-Baxter over 6000.


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Subject: RE: Origins/Chords-Time Has Made a Change in Me
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Nov 15 - 09:53 PM

Harkins Fry wrote this song. His son was Homer Fry. His granddaughter is Kimberly Fry of WV. She is on Facebook


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Subject: RE: Origins/Chords-Time Has Made a Change in Me
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Nov 15 - 03:00 AM

It says above that the song was written by Harkins Fry, and published by Stamps-Baxter and available in many S-B hymnals. I've looked through several S-B hymnals, but haven't found it. Does anybody have the song in a hymnal, and can you send me a scan?
I found a nice recording of the song by the Oak Ridge Boys, along with lots of folkie recordings.
Thanks.
-Joe Offer, Mudcat Music Editor-
joe@mudcat.org

John McCutcheon recording (from Sprout Wings and Fly): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_zbRxFMXLI

Oak Ridge Boys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX6vCXALBQI

The Bethany Quarted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOYN3E0gM50


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Subject: RE: Origins/Chords-Time Has Made a Change in Me
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 May 17 - 09:39 PM

This page (click) says the song was recorded by many Southern Gospel groups, especially in the 1960s.

"Time Has Made A Change In Me" (Harkin Frye/Stamps Quartet Music/BMI)

Also called Time Has Made A Change.



So, it's pretty clear that the songwriter for "Time Has Made a Change in Me" is Harkins Frye, published by Stamps Quartet Music Company. Apparently, Stamps Quartet Music is a label of the Nelon Music Group.

Licensing is through http://www.ClearBoxRights.com - but I can't get a response from ClearBoxRights to verify that.


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