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Down in the Valley to Pray

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GUEST,June Burton 21 Aug 02 - 02:10 AM
katlaughing 21 Aug 02 - 02:24 AM
Genie 21 Aug 02 - 02:48 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 21 Aug 02 - 02:55 PM
Genie 21 Aug 02 - 03:42 PM
katlaughing 21 Aug 02 - 03:45 PM
katlaughing 21 Aug 02 - 03:49 PM
Genie 21 Aug 02 - 03:53 PM
katlaughing 21 Aug 02 - 04:00 PM
Art Thieme 21 Aug 02 - 04:27 PM
Burke 21 Aug 02 - 05:29 PM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 21 Aug 02 - 07:10 PM
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Subject: Down in the Valley to Pray
From: GUEST,June Burton
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 02:10 AM

I looked up the song "Down in the Valley to Pray" in the forum and found lyrics and information, but now I can't find it. My cousin who is a choir director, would like to have the choir sing this at their church. I know it was recorded by Doc Watson, but does anyone have the written music for it? Ever seen it arranged for SATB? Thanks for your help

June B in Houston


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Subject: RE: Down in the Valley to Pray
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 02:24 AM

The words are here in the DT: click here.

If you go to the top of the threads and enter O Brother Where Art Thou, then use the drop down menu to set the age back about a year, you should get a bunch of threads which will come up about the movie and its featured songs. I am sure there is more info on it in one of them, but it probably hasn't been indexed yet, so wouldn't show up in a search. Have fun!

kat


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Subject: RE: Down in the Valley to Pray
From: Genie
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 02:48 PM

Isn't the song that Allison Krause does in OBWAT "Down To The River To Play?"


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Subject: RE: Down in the Valley to Pray
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 02:55 PM

Genie

Same song, just "river" instead of "valley". I had always heard it as "valley" before the movie came out.


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Subject: RE: Down in the Valley to Pray
From: Genie
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 03:42 PM

I just thought folks might find lyrics and chords by using "River" instead of "Valley" in a DT/Forum search or Filter search.


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Subject: RE: Down in the Valley to Pray
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 03:45 PM

It's pray, Genie, pray! **BG**


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Subject: RE: Down in the Valley to Pray
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 03:49 PM

The first listing in THIS THREAD has a link to every thread started on OBWAT. It does not include links to all of the individual song threads started. It does have 78 postings and MAY have this song. I'll go look for the song some more, too.


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Subject: RE: Down in the Valley to Pray
From: Genie
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 03:53 PM

Well, Kat, you do what you want at the river (or in the valley) and I'll do what I want! *BG*

Genie

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Subject: RE: Down in the Valley to Pray
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 04:00 PM

Oh, Genie, I thought it was a typo. LOL, I'd much rather play!

Here are all of the threads started on this song from the past two years:

Lyr/Chords Req: Down to the River to Pray

Lyr Req: AS I WENT DOWN TO THE RIVER TO PRAY

Tune Req: DOWN TO THE RIVER TO PRAY

Lyc + chd for Down to the river to pray

Lyr Req: down to the river to pray

Lyr/Chords Req: down to the river to pray

Tune Req: Down to the River to Pray


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Subject: RE: Down in the Valley to Pray
From: Art Thieme
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 04:27 PM

Was the word "valley" changed to "river" in order to copyright a trad song----or maybe someone else's song??

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Down in the Valley to Pray
From: Burke
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 05:29 PM

I thought it was changed to make it better fit the river baptising scene.


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Subject: RE: Down in the Valley to Pray
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 07:10 PM

Over and over again because we don't have an up-to-date index.
"O Brothers Let's Go Down," "Good Old Way," "I Went Down In The Valley to Pray," or "Down To The River To Pray," etc., is an old Negro spiritual. See Work, American Negro Songs and Spirituals, "I Went Down In the Valley." See Allen, Slave Songs of the United States (1867), "Good Old Way."
Most versions, white and black, have been posted.


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Subject: RE: Down in the Valley to Pray
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 03:51 PM

i want the fast version


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Subject: RE: Down in the Valley to Pray
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 04:00 PM

...as opposed to the half-fast versions usually done?


You need to say more, use a name and maybe say 'please'


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