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Lyr Req/Add: 42 Barrels of Oil a Day

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Subject: Lyr Req: 42 Barrells Of Oil
From: GUEST,Ral
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 06:16 PM

Been trying to find this old song. Not sure about the title, but here are part of the lyrics...

42 barrels of oil a day,
42 barrels and man that ain't hay
Look out the window and what do I see,
an oil well pumping more money for me.

Anybody have an idea on this one?
Ral


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 42 Barrells Of Oil
From: EBarnacle1
Date: 03 Nov 02 - 01:35 AM

I don't know about the song. But, having been out on the oil fields a couple of weeks ago, any well that's pumping that much has to be pretty new. Production goes down as the pay zone of the well depletes.


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Subject: Lyr Add: 42 BARRELS OF OIL A DAY
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 12:09 AM

Hi Ral
The lyrics, or most of them.

42 BARRELS OF OIL A DAY

I got me in a game of galloping dice,
Made forty-two passes, and man they was nice.
Took all my loot and stashed it away,
Bought me some land the very next day.
Now, that land was a sight to see
And all of my friends felt sorry for me.
They said, "Man, boy, you sure got stuck,"
But they hadn't figured on my Texas luck.

Forty-two barrels of oil, etc.

I went to the bank to start an account.
They asked me how much. I said, "Name the amount."
I brought it in boxes, bags, and sacks,
Jars, and cases, and even in stacks.
They counted and counted and finally said,
"We'll come to you next time instead." CHORUS

Got me a car, the finest made.
Cash on the line was how I paid.
Got me a ranch, got everything fine,
A brandin' iron with a dollar sign. CHORUS

Got me a gal, a cute little thing.
Went and bought her a big diamond ring.
I said to her, "Baby, let's me and you hitch,"
And I know she will 'cause she wants to be rich. CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 42 Barrels Of Oil a day
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 08:53 AM

I can't find any mention of this song with Google or at my usual music reference sites. Does anybody have any idea how old it is, who sang it, or what the title might be, in case it isn't 42 BARRELS OF OIL?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 42 Barrels Of Oil a day
From: GUEST,stormin
Date: 05 Jul 08 - 01:24 AM

My parents have the 45 record. It was recorded by Rusty Draper, Mercury Records, 1956. Side B is Held for Questioning


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: 42 Barrels Of Oil a Day
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 06:32 PM

can someone please tell me where to go to d/l it? I can't find anyone that has it
kktrina40@yahoo.com, thanks in advance


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: 42 Barrels Of Oil a Day
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 11:00 PM

When I saw the subject line, I thought it was going to be something like,

42 barrels of oil a day,
42 barrrels of oil.
Take one down and pass it around,
41 barrels of oil a day.


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Subject: Add: 42 Barrels Of Oil a Day
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 10:09 PM

"Posted by empyrean
March 22, 2009, 4:38PM
42 BARRELS OF OIL A DAY

I got me in a game of galloping dice,
Made forty-two passes, and man they was nice.
Took all my loot and stashed it away,
Bought me some land the very next day.
Now, that land was a sight to see
And all of my friends felt sorry for me.
They said, "Man, boy, you sure got stuck,"
But they hadn't figured on my Texas luck.

42 barrels of oil a day,
42 barrels and man that ain't hay
Look out the window and what do I see,
an oil well pumping more money for me.

I went to the bank to start an account.
They asked me how much. I said, "Name the amount."
I brought it in boxes, bags, and sacks,
Jars, and cases, and even in stacks.
They counted and counted and finally said,
"We'll come to you next time instead."

42 barrels of oil a day,
42 barrels and man that ain't hay
Look out the window and what do I see,
an oil well pumping more money for me.

Got me a car, the finest made.
Cash on the line was how I paid.
Got me a ranch, got everything fine,
A brandin' iron with a dollar sign.

42 barrels of oil a day,
42 barrels and man that ain't hay
Look out the window and what do I see,
an oil well pumping more money for me.

etc., etc. (with apologies to Rusty Draper)"

from mlive.com--lotsa pop-ups


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Subject: Lyr Add: FORTY-TWO (E Phillips, D Jeffers)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Dec 09 - 11:45 AM

Data compiled from BMI, WorldCat, & Honking Duck:

Title: FORTY-TWO (or 42, according to some sources)
Artist: Rusty Draper (David Carroll orch)
Composer: Ethel Phillips & Dorothy Jeffers
Media: 45-rpm and 78-rpm
Record Label: Mercury
Catalog Number: 70818
Release Date: 1956

Another set of lyrics from https://www.kitcomm.com/archive/index.php?t-39331.html :


42

1. Well, I got in a game of galloping dice,
Made 42 passes, and man it was nice.
I took all my loot and I stashed it away,
And bought me some land the very next day.
Now there was the land as dry as can be,
And all my friends felt sorry for me.
They said, "Man and boy, you sure got stuck,"
But they never figured on my Texas luck.

CHORUS: I get 42 barrels of oil a day,
42 barrels and man that ain't hay.
I look out my window and what do I see?
An oil well pumping more money for me.

2. Well, I went to the bank to start an account.
They asked me, how much? I said, "Name the amount."
I brought it: boxes, bags and sacks,
Jars and cases, and even in stacks,
But to be perfectly honestly frank,
I had enough money to start my own bank.

For they counted and counted and finally said:
"We'll come to you the next time instead."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: 42 Barrels Of Oil a Day
From: GUEST,Robert
Date: 17 Jan 10 - 11:28 AM

Thanks I have been looking for this for years. I was beginning to think that it didn't exist.

This was my favorites song when I was very young.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: 42 Barrels of Oil a Day
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 11:51 PM

Robert #2
Thanks. I was thinking of this song just the other day, but I could not remember alot of the lyrics. I thought there was more, but this will do just fine.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: 42 Barrels of Oil a Day
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Sep 12 - 12:46 AM

"42", is the title and was out in the late fifties. Had this song a long time ago, just can't remember the artist. Real country hick sound that wasn't by Rusty Draper, although he may have also done it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: 42 Barrels of Oil a Day
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Mar 13 - 02:59 AM

The song's title is "42" I believe Jimmy Murphy did this song in the late fifties. It's been a long time but I once had this song. Would like to get it again. Not likely though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: 42 Barrels of Oil a Day
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Mar 13 - 09:21 AM

Forty-Two by Rusty Draper


As forty-two barrels of beautiful oil.
I've been engaged for quite a spell
She's a patient gal little Annabelle.
But I'd better quit while I'm ahead
She might marry-up with another instead.
I'll say "Annabelle let's you an' me hitch."
An' I know she will 'cause she wants to be rich.

[Chorus:]
I get forty-two barrels of oil a day.
Forty-two barrels an' man that ain't hay!
I look out my window an' what do I see?
An oil well a-pumpin' more money for me.

[Verse 4:]
I went to the bank to start an account
They asked me "How much?"
I said "Name the amount."
I brought it in boxes bags an' sacks
Jars an' cases an' even in stacks.
But to be perfectly honestly frank
I had enough money to start my own bank.
Well they counted an' counted an' finally said
"We'll come to you the next time instead."

[Chorus:]
Forty-two barrels of oil a day.
Forty-two barrels an' man that ain't hay!
I look out my window an' what do I see?
An oil well a-pumpin' more money for me.

[Short instrumental break.]

[Verse 5:]
Now I know that money isn't ever'thing
It can buy you a car an' a big diamond ring.
It can get you a saddle that's mounted in gold
But can't give you love to have an' to hold.
An' when you're alone on a cold winter's night
You can't put your arms around [it] tight.
So I'm mighty proud that Annabelle's true
When she looks in my eyes an' says "I love you."

[Outro:]
Forty-two barrels of oil a day.
Forty-two barrels an' man that ain't hay!
I look out my window an' what do I see?
Money money money money for me!


Read more: http://www.kovideo.net/forty-two-lyrics-rusty-draper-1172504.html#ixzz2NWI3RtmW


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Subject: Lyr Add: FORTY-TWO BARRELS OF OIL A DAY
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Mar 13 - 09:25 AM

From http://www.mlive.com/opinion/jackson/index.ssf/2012/01/editorial_oil_provides_gusher.html


FORTY-TWO BARRELS OF OIL A DAY
by Rusty Draper (song lyrics circa 1955)

1. Now I got in a game of gallopin' dice.
I made forty-two passes an', man, it was nice!
Took all my loot an' stashed it away,
Bought me some land the very next day.
Now there was a land as dry as could be,
An' all o' my friends felt sorry for me.
They said, "Man an' boy, you sure got stuck."
But they didn't figger on my Texas luck.

CHORUS: Forty-two barrels of oil a day.
Forty-two barrels an', man, that ain't hay!
I look out my window an' what do I see?
An oil well a-pumpin' more money for me.

2. Now my back yard's a sight to behold.
Wherever ya look there's liquid gold.
Never have seen so much money before:
Forty-two barrels an' they tell me there's more.
Bought me a car, the finest made.
Cash on the line, was how I paid.
Got me a ranch, have everything fine,
A brandin' iron with a dollar sign. CHORUS

3. Gonna live like a king 'cause there's nothin' as royal
As forty-two barrels of beautiful oil.
I've been engaged for quite a spell.
She's a patient gal, little Annabelle,
But I'd better quit while I'm ahead.
She might marry-up with another instead.
I'll say, "Annabelle, let's you an' me hitch."
An' I know she will, 'cause she wants to be rich. CHORUS

4. I went to the bank to start an account.
They asked me, "How much?" I said, "Name the amount."
I brought it in boxes, bags an' sacks,
Jars an' cases an' even in stacks,
But to be perfectly, honestly frank,
I had enough money to start my own bank.
Well, they counted an' counted an' finally said,
"We'll come to you the next time instead." CHORUS

5. Now I know that money isn't ever'thing.
It can buy you a car an' a big diamond ring.
It can get you a saddle that's mounted in gold,
But can't give you love to have an' to hold.
An' when you're alone on a cold winter's night,
You can't put your arms around it tight.
So, I'm mighty proud that Annabelle's true,
When she looks in my eyes an' says, "I love you."

OUTRO: Forty-two barrels of oil a day.
Forty-two barrels an', man, that ain't hay!
I look out my window an' what do I see?
Money, money, money, money for me!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: 42 Barrels of Oil a Day
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Mar 13 - 09:42 AM

There is a 45 vinyl release dated February 20, 1956 released by Mercury. Writer credits are as noted earlier.

You can view the 45 label with a Google of

forty-two by rusty draper, ebay


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: 42 Barrels of Oil a Day
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Mar 13 - 01:49 PM

Yes, Rusty Draper did a song singing about 42 barrels of oil. It's not the one asked about by the original post. Two different songs. Rusty Draper's song wasn't too bad. It's just a shame the song referred to by the original post and myself is probably lost forever. With a lot of luck it might show up someday.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: 42 Barrels of Oil a Day
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Mar 13 - 09:09 PM

Sorry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: 42 Barrels of Oil a Day
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Feb 14 - 02:00 AM

I have recently re discovered the site that had a copy of the song we are discussing. The site is........buriedinvynal.........on youtube. The song is no longer there. I tried to contact the person of that site to see if he would post 42 barrels, again. I was unable to get a message through. Password problem. Maybe you know how to make contact. Good luck in your search. If you manage to get through and this person puts it on again. Maybe you could post that you were successful.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: 42 Barrels of Oil a Day
From: GUEST,Peter Marcus
Date: 09 Jul 15 - 09:49 AM

Dear all,

I realise this thread started 13 years ago in 2002, but I've only just come across it. So, on the assumption that anyone's still interested, can I just say that I came across this song being played in a record shop in Camden Lock (London) c.1980, and, on that basis, bought the 45 there and then. I haven't got it in front of me - I'm not at home right now - but I vaguely recall that the singer was someone called Tiny Murphy - I don't think anyone's mentioned him yet. (I shall check when I get home.)

I know the lyrics well, and I think that "Guest999" (above, c.2013) has got it pretty much spot on, other than a couple of very minor typos.

It's a brilliant song!

Best wishes,

- Peter Marcus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: 42 Barrels of Oil a Day
From: GUEST,mchelle
Date: 07 May 16 - 09:45 AM

I swear I had this old record YEAES ago. I know this song and it IS the First RAP song. Had Jazzy horns.

I look out my window and what do I see?
an oil well a pumping more money for me.

Starts out .. I got in a game of gallopin dice
Made 42 passes and man that was nice.
I took all my loot and stashed it away
and bought me some land the very next day.
Now there was some land as dry as can be
and all my friends they felt sorry for me.
They said man an Boy you sure got stuck ,
but they didnt figure on my Texas luck.

(Chorus is sung) 42 barrels of oil a day
forty two barrels an man that aint hay.
I look out my window and what do I see
a 42 barrels a pumping for me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: 42 Barrels of Oil a Day
From: GUEST,Seaking
Date: 07 May 16 - 04:02 PM

I worked in the oil and gas industry for 30 years and wondered about the significance of the 42 barrels - it doesn't convert to any other significant unit of volume, e.g. Cubic metres etc.
Oddly though the conversion factor from oil barrels to US gallons is 42 - so did the writer of the song confuse his units or is this just coincidence ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: 42 Barrels of Oil a Day
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jun 16 - 01:28 PM

42 is the title and is sung by Tiny Murphy. It's now on Youtube


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