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Lyr Req: When I Found Dust on Mother's Bible

GUEST,Sher 05 Aug 02 - 07:53 PM
JohnInKansas 05 Aug 02 - 08:04 PM
GUEST,Gene 05 Aug 02 - 08:11 PM
JohnInKansas 05 Aug 02 - 09:14 PM
GUEST,Sher 05 Aug 02 - 11:25 PM
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Joe Offer 06 Aug 02 - 01:25 AM
Jim Dixon 07 Jan 11 - 09:52 AM
GUEST,Harts Hideaway 01 Dec 11 - 08:30 PM
Jim Dixon 01 Dec 11 - 10:44 PM
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Subject: Mother's Bible
From: GUEST,Sher
Date: 05 Aug 02 - 07:53 PM

Does anyone remember this song title and/or artist?

"When I found dust on mother's bible I knew that she had gone above.
No nore to me her________________________

I've been away too long_________"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mother's Bible
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 05 Aug 02 - 08:04 PM

Don't have a link handy, but my S.O. says she posted the lyric on Cowpie not too long ago. (www.roughstock.com/cowpie)

Title is Dust on Mother's Bible.

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mother's Bible
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 05 Aug 02 - 08:11 PM

COWPIE SONG CORRAL

*** CLICK HERE ***


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mother's Bible
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 05 Aug 02 - 09:14 PM

Thanks for the clicky Guest Gene. I should have done it myself, but was pressed for time.

Now the question remains, is this the one Guest Sher wanted?

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mother's Bible
From: GUEST,Sher
Date: 05 Aug 02 - 11:25 PM

Sorry but it isn't that one. But thanks anyway.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mother's Bible
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Aug 02 - 12:03 AM

Dear JohnInKansas

would you please translate your posting but my S.O.

What does it mean?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mother's Bible
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 06 Aug 02 - 12:14 AM

Special Other, although in this case I note that the actual Cowpie post was by my BHTDS (Bald-Headed Truck Driver Son).

S.O. is sort of short for POSSLQ - person of opposite sex sharing living quarters, (pronounced posselkew), or any of those multitude of "cute" non-descriptives.

John


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Subject: ADDPOP: Dust on Mother's Bible
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Aug 02 - 01:25 AM

Well, here in California, it stands for "significant other," which I thought was a joke at first - but now it seems to be common speech. It means the person one sleeps with.
Which has very little to do with one's mother's bible.
-Joe Offer-


...and even though it's not the song that was requested, here's "Dust on Mother's bible:

Dust on Mother's Bible
Buck Owens 1966
Slow Waltz D#

Chorus
       D
There's dust on mother's Bible
    G                D
Its cover's worn with age
    G                D
And tho it's old and wrinkled
                A      D
Mama's there on every page

The night the angels called her
Mama called me to her side
And handed me her Bible
Said "Son, let God be your guide."

Chorus
I picked up mother's old Bible
To my heart I pressed it tight
And I heard her softly whisper
"Son, I'll meet you on the other side."

Instrumental Break
I kissed my mother's old Bible
And I wiped away the dust.
Oh you never know until she's gone
How you'll miss your mother's love

Chorus


|D|D|D|D|G|G|D|D|G|G|D|D|D|A|D|D|
Buck plays this in D# on the recording I have.
Capo at first fret and play as D.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Found Dust on Mother's Bible
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 09:52 AM

The US Catalog of Copyright Entries has this listing:

WHEN I FOUND DUST ON MOTHER'S BIBLE
Words and music, Red River Dave (pseudonym of David McEnery)
New York: Noble Music Co., Inc. © 1943.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Found Dust on Mother's Bible
From: GUEST,Harts Hideaway
Date: 01 Dec 11 - 08:30 PM

Oh wow, this is the song I'm looking for, for a friend. Can anyone tell me how to find the lyrics or does anyone know them?
thanks!!


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Subject: Lyr Add: DUST ON THE BIBLE (Bailes Brothers)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Dec 11 - 10:44 PM

I don't think this is the song that the original requester wanted (and neither is the one posted above) but this one was too good to pass up.


DUST ON THE BIBLE
Written by John and Walter Bailes (The Bailes Brothers)
As sung by Hank Williams on "The Complete Mother's Best Recordings...Plus!" (Time-Life, 2010)

1. I went into a home one day to see some friends of mine.
Of all their books and magazines, not a Bible could I find.
I asked them for the Bible. When they brought it, what a shame!
For the dust was covered o'er it; not a fingerprint was plain.

CHORUS: Dust on the Bible, dust on the holy word,
The words of all the prophets and the sayings of our Lord;
Of all the other books you'll find, there's none salvation holds.
Get the dust off the Bible and redeem your poor soul.

2. Oh, you can read your magazines of love and tragic things
But not one word of Bible verse, not a scripture do you know.
When it is the very truth, and its content's good for you,
But if dust is covered o'er it, it's sure to doom your soul.

3. Oh, if you have a friend you'd like to help along life's way,
Just tell him that the good book shows a mortal how to pray.
The best advice to give him that will make his burdens light
Is to dust the fam'ly Bible; trade the wrong way for the right.

[Also recorded by Roy Acuff, The Bailes Brothers, The Blue Sky Boys, Pat Boone, Sleepy LaBeef, The Maddox Brothers and Rose, The Stanley Brothers, Kitty Wells, Mac Wiseman, and others.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Found Dust on Mother's Bible
From: GUEST,999
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 03:03 PM

McEnery called it Dust on Mother's Bible when he recorded it.

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Subject: ADDPOP: Dust on Mother's Bible
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Aug 02 - 01:25 AM


Joe, regarding that post, are we sure it was written by Buck Owens, or could he have been doing a cover of Red River Dave's song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Found Dust on Mother's Bible
From: pdq
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 03:43 PM

In case one gets a chance to hear it, Hedy West and Bill Clifton did a nice duet version of the Bailes Brothers song "Dust on the Bible".

The two showed up on each other's records a few times but seldon did duets, ususally one sang on a given song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Found Dust on Mother's Bible
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 01:44 AM

The one posted by Jim Dixon (01 Dec 11 - 10:44 PM) in a fragment we have shows:

DUST ON THE BIBLE
Words & Music by Walter Bailes and Johnny Bailes
Copyright 1943, 1946, renewed 1971, 1973
by Acurr-Rose-Opryland Music Inc

(Acuff-Rose-Opryland?)

Might be of interest to someone even though it's not the one originally wanted. The fragment we have has only the first verse. It does show a "melody" score but there appear to be some errors in both fragments of the fragment, and it's in an obsolete/arcane format that'a not necesarily fully or accurately translated by programs I have at hand.

John


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