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Subject: Lyr Add: I DON'T RECKON IT'LL HAPPEN AGAIN (Macon)
From: Nathan in Texas
Date: 17 Nov 02 - 10:01 PM

I DON'T RECKON IT'LL HAPPEN AGAIN (IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN FOR MONTHS)
As recorded by Uncle Dave Macon and His Fruit Jar Drinkers
and Bill Chitwood & His Georgia Mountaineers

(Lyrics in brackets are included in Bill Chitwood's version only. Braces with (?) are words I couldn't understand for sure and had to guess at. Fifth verse included in Uncle Dave's version only)

Susie is my cousin, and that's the gospel truth
[There's] three more in the family, Rebekah, Jane and Ruth
I'll tell you [bout] the trouble she had with William Rider
Took the poor girl out [one night] and treated her and gave her {sour cider (?)}
But I don't reckon it'll happen again for months and months and months
But I don't reckon it'll happen again for months and months and months

Sue she went to Sunday School with that Rider man
When the preacher went to preach, she shoo-flied with her fan
When they passed the plate around, she would not give her mite
She had lost her hearing from a gallon {he provide (?)}
But I don't reckon it'll happen again for months and months and months
But I don't reckon it'll happen again for months and months and months

Sue she went to supper, she was glad she went
She ate steak fried in butter, poor Billy hadn't a cent
Ah, you William Rider, with cider he did load her
Blew the fool drink like a mule and died with the hydropho-ba
But I don't reckon it'll happen again for months and months and months
But I don't reckon it'll happen again for months and months and months

An Irishman went to turn an elephant around
The elephant took its trunk and slapped old Paddy down
The Irishman said, "You great big ugly brute,
If I knew which end your head was on, I'd job you in the snoot."
But I don't reckon it'll happen again for months and months and months
But I don't reckon it'll happen again for months and months and months

They wanted the highway up to Woodsbury Pike
They thought it was going to Hall Hill Road and they all got on a hike
Some was mad and some was glad and some took some offense
But everybody raised a little sand when they had to move the fence
But I don't reckon it'll happen again for months and months and months
But I don't reckon it'll happen again for months and months and months

I went to bed the other night and dreamed that I was dead
I went right up to the pearly gates and to Saint Peter said
"I just came up from Knoxville," He says "I do declare,
Come right on in you are the first that ever came from there."
But I don't reckon it'll happen again for months and months and months
But I don't reckon it'll happen again for months and months and months

Source: Transcribed 2002 from Honking Duck
Vocalion 15032 Side B Issued: May 1925. Title: "I Don't Reckon It'll Happen Again"
Artist: Uncle Dave Macon & His Fruit Jar Drinkers

and

http://www.honkingduck.com/BAZ/baz_side.php?meth=a&letter=c&auid=1078&cuid=20309B
Okeh 45110 Side B Issued: June 1927. Title: It Won't Happen Again for Months
Artist: Bill Chitwood & His Georgia Mountaineers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Don't Reckon It'll Happen Again
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 11:15 AM

Nathan - thanks for the lyrics.
There are two other mudcat threads relating to these lyrics. One is a compilation of song lyrics from the singing of Uncle Dave Macon,
Uncle Dave Macon Lyrics thread. The other is a project to collect together lyrics to songs on the Honking Duck website, Mudcat Honkingduck Oldtime Project Proposal.
I have put a link to here from both these mudcat threads. I hope that is okay?
Quack !
Geoff the Duck.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Don't Reckon It'll Happen Again
From: Nathan in Texas
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 12:47 PM

Thanks, Geoff,
I was hoping someone would do that since I'm not yet adept at "Blue Clicky-ing". Now someone needs to check listen and confirm or correct the lyrics I couldn't make out.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Don't Reckon It'll Happen Again
From: 12-stringer
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 12:31 AM

Also a version by Gid Tanner's Georgia Boys, on Co 15124-D, mx 143049-2, recorded 11/4/1926 in Atlanta. Not having heard it in 30 years, my memory is that Fate Norris does the singing, that his lyrics *may* be slightly clearer than these, and IIRC he does verses 1, 2, 4, and 6 (with lyric "I just came up from Georgia" rather than "Knoxville"). I don't remember either of the other 2 verses in this version, but especially not the one about the road. Reverse is "New Dixie" by Fate Norris and Tanner's Georgia Boys, from the same session, mx 143047-2 (#s courtesy of the Online 78rpm Discography, of course). I used to have a reel-to-reel dub of this.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Don't Reckon It'll Happen Again
From: Nathan in Texas
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 08:32 AM

From the dates of the recordings, I assume that both Bill Chitwood and Gid Tanner learned it from Uncle Dave's recording. Anyone know any history of the song? Was it original with Uncle Dave?


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Subject: Lyr Add: WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN (from Sam & Kirk McGee
From: Nathan in Texas
Date: 08 Jun 03 - 10:01 AM

Here's another set of the lyrics, this from Sam & Kirk McGee.

WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN


Susie is my cousin, that's the gospel truth
Three more in the family, Rebekah, Jane and Ruth
I tell you of the trouble they had with William Ryder
They took the poor girl out and treated her and gave her sour cider
But I don't reckon it'd happen again for months and months and months
But I don't reckon it'd happen again for months and months and months

I went to bed the other night and dreamed that I was dead
I walked up to the pearly gates and to Saint Peter said
"I'm just up here from Franklin," He said "I do declare,
Come right on in you are the first that I have met from there."
But I don't reckon it'd happen again for months and months and months
I don't reckon it'd happen again for months and months and months

I had a nightmare the other night, and I looked up on the wall
The fleas and the roaches were playing a game of ball
The roaches were six to nothing; the roaches were ahead
A flea knocked a home run and I fell out of the bed
But I don't reckon it'd happen again for months and months and months
But I don't reckon it'd happen again for months and months and months

I worked all night the other night; I was all tired out and in.
I walked up to the door with a great big grin.
My wife said, "Sam, you'll have to go and get some safety pin."
And when I turned to the cover back, there lay to eight pound twin.
But I don't reckon it'd happen again for months and months and months
But I don't reckon it'd happen again for months and months and months

[Spoken] I know that ain't gonna happen again for months and months and months, cause I'm seventy-six years old, boys.

Source: Transcribed 2003 from Grand Avenue Records, Issued 1999. The Essential Sam & Kirk McGee Collection "The Great Hits of Classic Country" Vol. 1


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Don't Reckon It'll Happen Again
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Jun 03 - 10:40 AM

Here are some more songs with similar titles that MIGHT be related. I haven't yet had time to investigate them all.

"It Won't Happen Again" - Shakey Jake Harris
"It Ain't Gonna Happen Again" - Salty Tears.
"It Will Never Happen Again" - The Harlem Hamfats
"It Won't Happen Again for a Hundred Years or More" - Fiddlin' John Carson
"Don't Happen No More" a.k.a. "It Don't Happen No More" - Young Jessie
"That'll Never Happen No More" a.k.a. "Never Happen No More" or "That Will Never Happen No More" - Blind Blake, Dave Van Ronk, Hot Tuna and others.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Don't Reckon It'll Happen Again
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 10:53 PM

I've been busy finding and transcribing sound samples. Turns out, these songs don't seem related to each other after all, other than having similar-sounding titles. But several are interesting in their own right.

IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN - Blues
(As sung by Shakey Jake Harris)

Well, let me tell you, people. I'll tell you the natural fact.
I taken her downtown. I put clothes on her back.
Won't do that, won't do that again.
When I find my woman doin' wrong, I declare she got to go.

IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN
(As sung by The Harlem Hamfats)

...[b]aby, it will never happen again.
I've tried to do my best for your happiness, you must confess.
With all your faults unless you're not meant for me, I guess.
So let's call it a day...

IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN FOR A HUNDRED YEARS OR MORE
(As sung by Fiddlin' John Carson)

...apple, said she had to take a bite.
Two angels with a fiery sword chased her out of sight.
Well, that'll never happen again for a hundred years to come,
And I don't think it'll happen again for a hundred years to come.

I AIN'T A-GONNA LET IT HAPPEN NO MORE
(as sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford)

I paid for this and I paid for that.
She gets the lean and I get the fat.
I'm a-tellin' you, friend, I'm a-gettin' sick an' tired.
She only wants to see me when I get my pay,
Then she calls somebody else to go out and play,
But I ain't a-gonna let it happen no more.

THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN NO MORE
(Posted at several old threads, for example, a Blind Blake version, a Dave Van Ronk version, a version by Mudcatter Brad Sondahl, and a Blind Willie McTell version.)

DON'T HAPPEN NO MORE
(Originally sung by Young Jessie. Covered by Pat Benatar, ironically, no doubt. The following was pieced together from sound samples by both of them, and from a quote I found somewhere else.)

There used to be a time when a woman could cook.
There used to be a time she didn't worry 'bout her looks.
She used to sip on sassafras, wouldn't even drink.
She wouldn't try to tell her man what to think.

CHORUS: It don't happen no more. That was long time ago.
It's a pitiful shame, how the world has changed.

There used to be a time when a woman couldn't smoke.
There used to be a time when a woman couldn't vote.
She just stayed at home while her man went out to play.
She was satisfied with life any old way. CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Don't Reckon It'll Happen Again
From: GUEST,Tony Edwards as sung by English (Eng-Bo) Jor
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 01:35 PM

A man went to show off before a crowd as was his heart's desire
Put his feet in a tub of water and grabbed and electric wire
When he slapped his hand down on the wire
you ought to have heard him groan
As he gritted his teeth and flapped his ears
As the voltage run his bones!

Well, I don't think that'll happen again in months and months and months, I don't think that'll happen again in months and months and months!

A man went to saw some limbs off a great big hollow tree
His little boy standing on the ground says Daddy stay here with me
He sat on the limb,sawed next to the tree when the limb began to crack, his little boy standing on the ground says Daddy will soon be back!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Don't Reckon It'll Happen Again
From: GUEST,bettyherren
Date: 16 Jul 15 - 07:18 PM

I don't know any more lyrics


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Don't Reckon It'll Happen Again
From: GUEST,#
Date: 17 Jul 15 - 12:24 PM

http://allensarchiveofearlyoldcountrymusic.blogspot.ca/2011_03_01_archive.html

That looks like a good site for old-time country music lovers.


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Subject: Lyr Add: IT'LL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN (Binkley Bros.)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Jul 15 - 07:22 PM

IT'LL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN
As recorded by the Binkley Brothers' Dixie Clodhoppers, 1928.

Well, Susan is my cousin, and that's the gospel truth.
Three more in the fam'ly: Rebecca, Jane, and Ruth,
I'll tell you all the trouble she had with William Ryder.
He dared(?) the poor girl out and treated her, and he gave her sour cider.
But I don't reckon it'll happen again for months and months and months.
Oh, I don't reckon it'll happen again for months and months and months.

Sue she went to supper with that Ryder man.
When the waiter passed the plate around, she shoo-flied with her fan.
Oh, you William Ryder! With cider he did load 'er.
Sue, the fool, drank like a mule, and died with the hydrophobia.
But I don't reckon it'll happen again for months and months and months.
I don't reckon it'll happen again for months and months and months.

Once there was an Irishman tried t' turn an elephant around.
The elephant took his trunk and slapped ol' Paddy down.
The Irishman said to the elephant: "You great big ugly brute!
If I knew which end your head was on, I'd jab you in the snoot."
But I don't reckon it'll happen again for months and months and months.
I don't reckon it'll happen again for months and months and months.

I went to bed the other night and dreamed that I was dead.
I walked right up to the Pearly Gates and to Saint Peter said:
"I just came up from Nashville." He said: "I do declare!
Come right on in; you are the first that ever came from there."
But I don't reckon it'll happen again for months and months and months.
I don't reckon it'll happen again for months and months and months.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DON'T HAPPEN NO MORE (Young Jessie)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Jul 15 - 03:49 PM

You can hear this at YouTube:


DON'T HAPPEN NO MORE
As recorded by Young Jessie, 1956.

1. There used to be a time when man was a king.
To work for a man was a woman's only dream.
Ever'thing he did was certainly all right.
He never had to worry 'bout a-fussin' and a-fightin'.

CHORUS: Don't happen no mo'.
That was long time ago.
It's a pitiful shame
How the world has changed.

2. There used to be a time when a woman wouldn't smoke.
There used to be a time when a woman couldn't vote.
She used to stay at home while her man went out to play.
She was satisfied with life any old way.

3. There used to be a time when a woman could cook.
There used to be a time she didn't worry 'bout her looks.
She used to sip on sassafras, didn't even drink.
She didn't try to tell her man how to think.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Don't Reckon It'll Happen Again
From: Mark Ross
Date: 20 Jul 15 - 03:24 PM

I think I heard this one from Michael Cooney;

Frankie she loved Johnny as everybody knows,
One day Frankie cried, "I don't love you anymore."
So John went to the sewer, it was down there that he died,
And all the people in that town they called it sewer-cide.

I don't reckon it'll happen again.......


Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Don't Reckon It'll Happen Again
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 22 Aug 15 - 01:54 PM

The Fiddlin' John Carson version is on YouTube, surface rough, some words questionable. Here's what I hear [or can't, in brackets]:

IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN FOR A HUNDRED YEARS TO COME
Fiddlin' John Carson.   
from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ9Quyuu-HI

Oh, Adam was the first man, he led a lonely life,
He broke him up a bed slat, [used it for?] his wife,

CHO        Well, that won't happen again for a hundred years to come,
        I don't reckon it'll happen again for a hundred years to come.

Oh, Eve [was fond of?] apple[s], [said?] she had to take a bite.
Two angels with a [flamin' ?] sword chased her out of sight,

Ol' Jonah was a sailor, so runs the Bible tale,
He sailed the South Atlantic, got quarters in a whale,

Oh, Jonah found his quarters, they weren't the very best,
Ol' Jonah pressed the button, the whale it did the rest,

I had a dream the other night, I dreamt that I was dead,
Pulled the Pearly Gates away, an' to Saint Peter said,
I just came in from Atlanta, he says, I do declare
Walk right in, you're the first man that's ever come from there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Don't Reckon It'll Happen Again
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Aug 15 - 03:24 PM

Revised version based on much rehearing:

IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN FOR A HUNDRED YEARS TO COME
Fiddlin' John Carson.   
from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ9Quyuu-HI

Oh, Adam was the first man, he led a lonely life,
He broke him up a bed slat, and used it for his wife,

CHO       Well, that won't happen again for a hundred years to come,
       I don't reckon it'll happen again for a hundred years to come.

Oh, Eve was fond of] applejack, she had to take a bite.
Two angels whipped the pair before they chased 'em out of sight,

Ol' Jonas was a sailor, so runs the Bible tale,
He sailed the South Atlantic, his quarters in a whale,

Oh, Jonas [didn't like?] his quarters, they weren't the very best,
Ol' Jonas pressed the button, the whale it did the rest,

I had a dream the other night, I dreamt that I was dead,
Pulled the Pearly Gates away, an' to Saint Peter said,
I just came in from Atlanta, he says, I do declare
Walk right in, you're the first man that's ever come from there.


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