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Lyr Req: Lord, I Just Can't Keep from Crying

GUEST,IanB @ work 03 Sep 02 - 12:22 PM
Sorcha 03 Sep 02 - 03:58 PM
Cappuccino 03 Sep 02 - 04:51 PM
okthen 03 Sep 02 - 04:56 PM
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Subject: Davy Graham/Can't Keep from Crying
From: GUEST,IanB @ work
Date: 03 Sep 02 - 12:22 PM

On Davy Graham's first album was a song called 'Just Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes'.

Anyone got words/chords? I can only vaguely remember how it goes.

Thanks - Ian B


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Davy Graham/Can't Keep from Crying
From: Sorcha
Date: 03 Sep 02 - 03:58 PM

Ian, I found several things with that title but I don't know what I am looking for.....snippet please?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Davy Graham/Can't Keep from Crying
From: Cappuccino
Date: 03 Sep 02 - 04:51 PM

Sorry, Sorcha, my memory is too vague. I last heard it thirty years ago; it was on the album 'Folk, Blues and Beyond'.

- Ian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Davy Graham/Can't Keep from Crying
From: okthen
Date: 03 Sep 02 - 04:56 PM

It's on "Folk, Blues and Beyond". Can only remember a bit,

"I thought when she first left me I'd go on a little while

Soon it'd be all over and I'd journey with a smile

But my thoughts as I get older

And I think of things I told her

(Well) I just can't keep from crying sometimes"

This is from memory. But I think it has been released as a CD


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Davy Graham/Can't Keep from Crying
From: okthen
Date: 03 Sep 02 - 05:04 PM

Just checked CDNOW $14.99, (£10) +p&p.Classic album, have been looking for an EP of the same era, "3/4 AD" with Alexis Koerner,without success.

Apparently it was a Davy Graham lyric so I doubt if it appears on many websites.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Davy Graham/Can't Keep from Crying
From: GUEST,oj
Date: 04 Sep 02 - 02:11 AM

the tune is actually graham's arrangement of a blind willie johnson song. the original is on the complete bwjohnson (columbia i think) and john renbourne has also cut a similar arrangement.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Davy Graham/Can't Keep from Crying
From: GUEST,Frug
Date: 04 Sep 02 - 04:01 AM

Ian somewhere I've got both the album and the songbook for folk blues and beyond.................I'll look for them later and post anything I find.

Frank


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Davy Graham/Can't Keep from Crying
From: GUEST,IanB@work
Date: 04 Sep 02 - 05:07 AM

Thank you!!!

- IanB


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Subject: Lyr Add: LORD, I JUST CAN'T KEEP FROM CRYING
From: GUEST,Frug
Date: 04 Sep 02 - 11:38 AM

Ian: I found this at Harry's Blues lyrics online. Unfortunately, the songbook I have doesn't have the song that you want (It has most of the others) so can't help with the chords.

LORD, I JUST CAN'T KEEP FROM CRYING
By Blind Willie Johnson

Lord, I just can't keep from crying sometimes.
Lord, I just can't keep from crying sometimes.
When my heart's full of sorrow and my eyes are filled with tears,
Lord, I just can't keep from crying sometimes.

My mother often told me, angels bonded your life away.
She said I would accomplish, but trust in God and pray.
I'm on the King's Highway. I'm travelin' every day.

'Cause I just can't keep from crying sometimes.
Well, I just can't keep from crying sometimes.
When my heart's full of sorrow and my eyes are filled with tears,
Lord, I just can't keep from crying sometimes.

My mother, she's in glory. Thank God, I'm on my way.
Father, he's gone too, and sister she could not stay.
I'm trusting Him every day to bear my burdens away.

'Cause I just can't keep from crying sometimes.
Well, I just can't keep from crying sometimes.
When my heart's full of sorrow and my eyes are filled with tears,
Lord, I just can't keep from crying sometimes.

I thought when she first left me, I'd pray for a little while.
Soon it all would be over, and I'd journey on with a smile.
But the thought as I get older, I think of what I told her.

And I just can't keep from crying sometimes.
Well, I just can't keep from crying sometimes.
When my heart's full of sorrow and my eyes are filled with tears,
Lord, I just can't keep from crying sometimes.

Well, well.

Enjoy!

Frank

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Davy Graham/Can't Keep from Crying
From: Cappuccino
Date: 05 Sep 02 - 02:29 AM

Thanks mate, much appreciated, And now I'm off to search for that Harrys Blues site!

- Ian B


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Subject: Lyr Add: I JUST CAN'T KEEP FROM CRYING
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jul 11 - 02:56 PM

I cannot keep from crying sometimes,
No I cannot keep from crying sometimes,
Though my heart is full of sorrow,
And my eyes are full of tears,
I just can't keep from crying sometimes.

I thought when she first left me, I'd get on a little while,
Soon it'd be all over, and I'd journey with a smile,
But the thoughts as I get older,
And I think of what I told her,
I laugh to keep from crying sometimes.

(Guitar solo)

I'm on the king's highway, and I'm travelling night and day,
But I just can't keep from crying sometimes.

I cannot keep from crying sometimes,
No I cannot keep from crying sometimes,
Though my heart is full of sorrow,
And my eyes are full of tears,
Well, I just can't keep from crying sometimes.

I thought when she first left me, I'd get on a little while,
Soon it'd be all over, and I'd journey with a smile,
But the thoughts as I get older,
When I think of what I told her,
I laugh to keep from crying sometimes.

I cannot keep from crying sometimes,
No I cannot keep from crying sometimes,
Though my heart is full of sorrow,
And my eyes are full of tears,
I just can't keep from crying sometimes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lord, I Just Can't Keep from Crying
From: dilly daly of Adelaide
Date: 01 Jun 12 - 07:45 AM

Hi folks,
       has anyone got the guitar chords for this great song ? Martin Simpson does a brilliant version of it too.It's very hard to get any of Blind Willie Johnson's guitar playing in detail for many of his songs.There is a lot of interest in his music and i would have thought by now someone would have published a book of his material.
                forever dalying.


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