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Tune Req: Cotton Fields (Lead Belly)

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ALABAMA BOUND
BILL MARTIN AND ELLA SPEED
BRING ME LITTLE WATER, SYLVIE
COTTON FIELDS BACK HOME
DUNCAN AND BRADY
DUNCAN AND BRADY (2)
GOOD NIGHT IRENE
JUMPIN' JUDY
KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF HER
KISSES SWEETER THAN WINE
LININ' TRACK
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
ROCK ME ON THE WATER
SKEWBALL
SO LONG IT'S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YUH
SONG TO WOODY
TAKE THIS HAMMER
THE GRAY GOOSE
THE ROCK ISLAND LINE (is a mighty fine line)
WE SHALL WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY
WHOA BACK BUCK
YOU DON'T KNOW ME


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GUEST,Andy Stafford 26 Sep 02 - 08:41 AM
GUEST,Don 26 Sep 02 - 11:06 AM
MMario 26 Sep 02 - 11:12 AM
GUEST,leeneia 26 Sep 02 - 12:35 PM
GUEST,Andy Stafford 26 Sep 02 - 01:13 PM
Genie 08 Sep 09 - 04:55 PM
McGrath of Harlow 08 Sep 09 - 05:30 PM
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Subject: Cotton Fields back Home
From: GUEST,Andy Stafford
Date: 26 Sep 02 - 08:41 AM

I'm looking for dots for 'Them Old Cotton Fields Back Home'.

Sadly I'm quite bad at transcribing from CDs etc. even if I had it on CD!

I plan to use it (speeded up a bit) for Appalachian dancing.

Any help much appreciated, the lyrics and teh (many) various artists who have recorded it are easy to find.

Perhaps I'm parsimonious (all right tight fisted) but I don't want to search out a collection of songs pay out a large sum of money for one tune which I will then have to transcribe to my notation software and work up to a fast dancing tune anyway!

so Please anyone HEELLLPPPP

A

Andy@mnemonic.uk.com


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Cotton Fields back Home
From: GUEST,Don
Date: 26 Sep 02 - 11:06 AM

Do you mean the song that was a hit for a group called (I believe) the Highwaymen? It started out "When I was a little bitty baby, my mama would-a rock me in the cradle, in them old, cotton fields back home ..."


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Cotton Fields back Home
From: MMario
Date: 26 Sep 02 - 11:12 AM

If that *is* the one being looked for lyrics and melody are here


url=http://ingeb.org/songs/cottnfld.html


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Cotton Fields back Home
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 26 Sep 02 - 12:35 PM

I'd like to see what dance people can do to this a-rhythmic tune.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Cotton Fields back Home
From: GUEST,Andy Stafford
Date: 26 Sep 02 - 01:13 PM

Impressive so far.

I'm assuming I can do somethign with Midi files.My notation software will write them so I assume it can read them so any other suggestions are still very welcome.

Leeneia, If we get it together I'll video it and try and get some footage on the web.

www.any-web-address.co.uk/oracle

Not one dancer over 18 in those photos, shame about the musician though. WE now have a teenage musician (male) too! Things is looking up


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Subject: Lyrics Add: In Them Old Cottonfields Back Home
From: Genie
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 04:55 PM

These are the words I know (from The Beach Boys), but I'm curious how old this song (in its various incarnations) is and who wrote it.

When I was a little baby,
   My mama would rock me in the cradle,
   In them old, cotton fields back home. :|


Oh when them cotton balls get rotten,
You can't pick very much cotton,
In them old, cotton fields back home.
It was down in Louisiana,
Just about a mile from Texarkana,
In them old, cotton fields back home. :|


Ferlin Husky recorded the song, as did Johnny Cash, CCR and others, and I've seen it attributed to Leadbelly, but I'm not sure he originated the song or if he had more verses.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Cotton Fields back Home
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 05:30 PM

They would all have got it from Leadbelly. It seems pretty likely that he made it up - it's a kind of caustic commentary on the sentimental songs about how great the Old South was. Very much in the same frame of mind as Leadbell's "Bourgeois Blues", really.


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