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Lyr Req: Answer to Weeping Willow (Carter Family)

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ANCHORED IN LOVE
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ARE YOU TIRED OF ME MY DARLING
BLUE EYES
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GEORGIE ON THE IRT (parody on Engine 143)
GOD GAVE NOAH THE RAINBOW SIGN
GOLD WATCH AND CHAIN
I AIN'T GOT NO HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE
I CAN'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE
JUST A FEW MORE DAYS
LULU WALLS
RAILROADING ON THE GREAT DIVIDE
SAILOR ON THE DEEP BLUE SEA
SINGLE GIRL
THE CUBAN SOLDIER
THE LITTLE GYPSY GIRL
THE STORMS ARE ON THE OCEAN
THE WRECK ON THE C & O
WAVES ON THE SEA
YOU ARE MY FLOWER


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Allan S 24 Aug 02 - 04:24 PM
GUEST,Lyle 24 Aug 02 - 05:34 PM
Allan S 24 Aug 02 - 07:29 PM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 24 Aug 02 - 07:53 PM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 24 Aug 02 - 07:59 PM
GUEST,Lyle 24 Aug 02 - 10:20 PM
Stewie 24 Aug 02 - 10:56 PM
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Subject: Answer to Weeping Willow Carter Fam.
From: Allan S
Date: 24 Aug 02 - 04:24 PM

THe Country music Hall of fame CD "The Carter Family" MCAD-10088 has "Answer to Weeping Willow" A.P. Carter recorded June 9 1936 New York. Origional issue Decca 5254. Does anyone know the last word of the 2nd. verse??

Yes she died before I told her That I loved her true and kind And that I did not mean to fool her But she left me here to???????

The word sounds like one of the following. Live on? resign? reside? Any ideas Thanks Allan S.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ANSWER TO WEEPING WILLOW (Carter Family)
From: GUEST,Lyle
Date: 24 Aug 02 - 05:34 PM

ANSWER TO WEEPING WILLOW

My love is dead and buried yonder
Beneath the weeping willow tree
What wrecks my life and makes me wonder
Is because she died for me

CHORUS: Then lay me down in death beside her
For she's all this life to me
That I may join and e'er caress her
In a land beyond the sea

Yes she died before I told her
That I loved her true and kind
And that I did not mean to fool her
But she left me to repine

God shall I ever get forgiveness
For the deeds that I have done
And meet up yonder her sweet charming
For I know she did me some
Recorded 6/9/36 New York, NY


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Subject: RE: Answer to Weeping Willow Carter Fam.
From: Allan S
Date: 24 Aug 02 - 07:29 PM

Thank you. I had to look up repine in the dictionary. "To ask forgivness" Also for the corection of the last line last verse I had "For I know she bids me come" when it should be " For I know she did me some"

Allan


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Subject: RE: Answer to Weeping Willow Carter Fam.
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Aug 02 - 07:53 PM

Last line of 4th verse incorrect-

For I know she bids me come.

The second verse was repeated at the end as a 5th verse.

See Carter for this and many other Carter songs.


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Subject: RE: Answer to Weeping Willow Carter Fam.
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Aug 02 - 07:59 PM

This Carter website has the incorrect line given by Guest Lyle: Answer


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Subject: RE: Answer to Weeping Willow Carter Fam.
From: GUEST,Lyle
Date: 24 Aug 02 - 10:20 PM

Dicho:

Please understand that I'm not questioning you at all, but could you give me your source for the line

"For I know she bids me come?"

The reason I'm asking is that there was a discussion about that at an old time music discussion group about 40 or 41 years ago, and from the notes I have from that, the one that is now in the Carter file was deemed the correct one. The only person I referred to in my original notes I listed as MGP, and now I have no idea who that was! Guess I thought I'd remember forever - dumb of me, huh? Anyway, I'd like to update my notes.

Thanks, Lyle


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Subject: RE: Answer to Weeping Willow Carter Fam.
From: Stewie
Date: 24 Aug 02 - 10:56 PM

Listening to the recording reissued in the Country Music Hall of Fame Series MCA MCAD 10088 [and it has the same reference as given by Lyle - 9 June 1936], there is no question that the line sung is 'For I know she bids me come'. Carter lyrics are sometimes difficult to decipher, but this line is crystal clear. Anyone who hears something else would have to be deaf - no offence Lyle.

The 'Then lay me down' stanza is repeated twice - before the 'God shall I ever' stanza and as a last stanza.

--Stewie.


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