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Lyr/Chords Req: One on the Right Is on the Left

GUEST,Kantoa 02 Aug 02 - 05:50 PM
GUEST,Gene 02 Aug 02 - 11:03 PM
Sorcha 02 Aug 02 - 11:34 PM
GUEST,Amberhawk 03 Aug 02 - 02:39 AM
Willa 03 Aug 02 - 09:04 AM
Susan of DT 04 Aug 02 - 08:21 AM
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Subject: The One on the Right was on the left
From: GUEST,Kantoa
Date: 02 Aug 02 - 05:50 PM

Anyone know an "anti-folksong" The lyrics had to do with a folk singing group "Mixing politics with the Folksongs of our land.....". The story continuesd that The one on the Right was on the left, etceters.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The One on the Right was on the le
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 02 Aug 02 - 11:03 PM

Go to COWPIE LYRICS WEBSITE...

SEARCH for KEYWORD [methodist]

http://www.roughstock.com/cowpie


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The One on the Right was on the le
From: Sorcha
Date: 02 Aug 02 - 11:34 PM

Blickie for The One On the Left.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The One on the Right was on th
From: GUEST,Amberhawk
Date: 03 Aug 02 - 02:39 AM

That's from a song Johnny Cash recorded in either the late '60's or early '70's. I can't remember the title off the top of my head atm, but you might try checking a Johnny Cash fanpage and/or Sun Records, or possibly Decca Records.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The One on the Right was on the le
From: Willa
Date: 03 Aug 02 - 09:04 AM

Yes, it's Johnny Cash Try http://maninblack.net/for further info


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The One on the Right was on th
From: Susan of DT
Date: 04 Aug 02 - 08:21 AM

The LP title was "Everybody Loves a Nut"


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: ONE ON THE RIGHT IS ON THE LEFT
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Aug 02 - 11:00 AM

The One on the Left is on the Right
Recorded by Johnny Cash

*D------------- (strum) C |G |D7 |G
A-------0--2--
E----3--------

G G7 C G
There once was a musical troupe, a pickin' singin' folk group
C G F D D7
they sang the mountain ballads and the folk songs of our land
GG7 CG
They were long on musical a-bility folks thought they would go far
CGD G
but political incompatibility led to their down-fall

CG
Well the one on the right was on the left
D G
and the one in the middle was on the right
C G
and the one on the left was in the middle
D D7 G
and the guy in the rear was a Methodist *

This musical agregation toured the entire nation
singing the traditional ballads and the folk songs of our land
they performed with great virtuosity and soon they were the rage
but political animosity prevailed upon the stage

Well the one on the right was on the left
and the one in the middle was on the right
and the one on the left was in the middle
and the guy in the rear burned his drivers' license *

Well the curtain had ascended a hush fell on the crowd
as thousands there were gathered to hear the folk songs of our land
but they took their politics seriously and that night at the concert hall
as the audience watched deliriously they had a free-for-all

Well the one on the right was on the bottom
and the one in the middle was on the top
and the one on the left got a broken arm
and the guy in the rear, said, "oh dear" *

Now this should be a lesson if you plan to start a folk group
don't go mixin' politics with the folk songs of our land
just work on harmony and diction play your banjo well
and if you have political convictions keep 'em to yourself

Now the one on the left works in a bank
and the one in the middle drives a truck
the one on the right's an all-night deejay
and the guy in the rear got drafted *


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