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Lyr Req: Show Me the Way (from Bill Monroe)

GUEST,Paul 29 Jun 02 - 04:40 PM
Sorcha 29 Jun 02 - 04:58 PM
Haruo 29 Jun 02 - 05:10 PM
masato sakurai 29 Jun 02 - 09:22 PM
Jim Dixon 09 Dec 09 - 06:46 PM
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Subject: Show Me The way To The Right Road
From: GUEST,Paul
Date: 29 Jun 02 - 04:40 PM

My Bluegrass Band has performed a bluegrass gospel (Bill Monroe?) tune with the above title but we only know some of each verse. Can anyone show me the way so that we get it right? Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Show Me The way To The Right Road
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Jun 02 - 04:58 PM

I found it listed on the Monroe lyrics site, but no link to lyrics. I found a hymn that is called Show Me the Way, but it does not have "to the right road". Can you quote a line or two?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Show Me The way To The Right Road
From: Haruo
Date: 29 Jun 02 - 05:10 PM

Yeah, if you could post the portions that you do know, maybe folks could fill in (some of) the blanks for you.

Liland


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Show Me The way To The Right Road
From: masato sakurai
Date: 29 Jun 02 - 09:22 PM

I have the CD box-set containing the song, but can't transcribe the lyrics. "Show Me the Way" (chorus: "Show me the way to the right road...") was recorded by Bill Monroe in 1975; the sound clip is HERE (disc 3, track 2; the jacket photo is wrong). It's a song "by Virginia Stauffer, whom Monroe referred to as 'a little old lady from Michigan,' but who was now living in Nashville and regularly producing songs for him (such as Road Of Life, the title song for his 1974 album)" (Charles Wolfe, "Notes to Bill Monroe Bluegrass 1970-1979 (Bear Family BCD 15 606 DI)," p. 17).

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Show Me the Way (from Bill Monroe)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 06:46 PM

Here's what I got from the sample:

SHOW ME THE WAY (excerpt)
Virginia Stauffer

...I thought that she could comfort me, Lord.
Why didn't I take Your hand instead?
Show me the way to the right road.
Hold my hand. Don't let me stray.
I have a troubled mind and heartache.
Dear Lord, please comfort me today....

[Recorded by Bill Monroe on "Weary Traveler" (1976); it's also on the Bear Family collection "Bluegrass 1970-1979" (1995).]


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