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Lyr Req: I'll Be Movin' On (Powell St. John)

Dagmar 01 Aug 02 - 03:29 PM
Dagmar 02 Aug 02 - 07:39 PM
Stewie 03 Aug 02 - 02:54 AM
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GUEST,Van 14 Jun 11 - 10:21 AM
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Subject: 'yes sir I'm a stranger here'
From: Dagmar
Date: 01 Aug 02 - 03:29 PM

HI...apparently this is the first line of a song which a group sang in the early seventies... it goes "yes sir I ' am a stranger here I just rode(?) in your town.... no sir I don't expect to hang around...." later something in the song goes like " sheer survival on my mind "or so its about somebody being stopped by the police on the road or something and later in the song also Birmingham comes up.

Can anyone help with name of titel andd name of group and possibly lyrics? Doing this for a friend and it would just blow her mind if I could find it...so PLEASE help me !! bye Dagmar


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'yes sir I'm a stranger here'
From: Dagmar
Date: 02 Aug 02 - 07:39 PM

still have not found this song...does anyone remember ?..it is Birmingham in the States I was told now...may be that rings a bell with someone...Thanks DAgmar


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'yes sir I'm a stranger here'
From: Stewie
Date: 03 Aug 02 - 02:54 AM

There's a Sonny Terry blues with that title and your opening line, but nothing else you describe. Your song may have derived from it:

'I'm A Stranger Here'

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'yes sir I'm a stranger here'
From: Dagmar
Date: 03 Aug 02 - 04:13 PM

Thank you, but not sure whether its the one, as my friedn was quite sure about the other text in it... but will ask her... still if anyone knows more..please tell me. thanks Stewie Dagmar


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'yes sir I'm a stranger here'
From: Dagmar
Date: 06 Aug 02 - 03:33 PM

still looking for it....can anyone help????? Dagmar


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'yes sir I'm a stranger here'
From: Dagmar
Date: 16 Aug 02 - 04:34 AM

Can anyone help ????? DAgmar


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'yes sir I'm a stranger here'
From: GUEST,Van
Date: 14 Jun 11 - 10:21 AM

As I remember the song, the lyrics recounted an encounter between a man passing through a southern town and the police on his way to Birmingham:

Sheer survival

Maybe I could get there before dawn
And I'll be moving on


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'yes sir I'm a stranger here'
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 02:47 PM

Dear Guest,Van -do you know more about it ? we still are looking for the title and any more information for the song ! anyone can help ? THANK YOU


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'yes sir I'm a stranger here'
From: Dagmar
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 03:00 PM

Hello here are more bits of the lyrics - still dont know which song though , can anyone help ??

yes sir i am stranger here
I just rolled/drove (?) in your town
no sir dont expect to hang around
sheer survival is on my mind
I guess I'll be driving on
yes sir here's my signature to proof I'm who I am
just how far you say we are from Birmingham
may be I could drive there all night long
may be I could get there before dawn
I'll be moving on

Thank you


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'LL BE MOVIN' ON (Powell St. John)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 03:34 PM

I'll be Movin' On

Yes sir, I'm a stranger here
I just drove in your town
No sir, I don't expect to hang around
Shear survival
It's in my hands
Shear survival
Which demands
That I'll be movin' on
That I'll be movin' on

Yes sir, here's my signature
To prove I'm who I am
Just how far did you say we were from Birmingham
Maybe I could get there before dawn
Maybe I could drive there
All night long
Then I'll be movin' on
Then I'll be movin' on

Well sir, I was on my way
Before you flagged me down
No, I won't break no laws on my way out of town
Oh, I'll take it easy
That's my code
Yes, I'll stop for coffee
Down the road
Then I'll be movin' on
Then I'll be movin' on

Oh, yes I'll be movin' on


Words and Music Copyright 1968
R. P. St. John Jr. ASCAP

OK12/12/10



That is from

www.powellstjohn.com/resources/Lyrics/Ill-Be-Movin-On.doc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'yes sir I'm a stranger here'
From: GUEST,999
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 03:42 PM

http://www.powellstjohn.com/contact.php


If you choose to contact the writer, use the link.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'yes sir I'm a stranger here'
From: GUEST,999
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 04:20 PM

PS

If anyone who reads this knows how to, please inform Dagmar that the lyrics have been posted. Nine years is a long time to wait. (I have messaged the OP.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'll Be Movin' On (Powell St. John)
From: GUEST,rafael lesar
Date: 24 Nov 17 - 04:40 PM

Full title is "Then I'll Be Movin' On." Recorded by Mother Earth on their 1969 album Make A Joyful Noise. Songwriting accreditation to Powell St. John is correct.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'll Be Movin' On (Powell St. John)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Nov 17 - 05:11 PM

Powell St. John's own Bandcamp page says the title is "I'll Be Movin' On." So does his website.


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