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Richie 11 Dec 02 - 11:08 PM
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Subject: Lyr. Req: Love Somebody
From: Richie
Date: 11 Dec 02 - 11:08 PM

I was looking for the lyrics to the fiddle tune, "Love Somebody" and have run into lyrics for "Soldier's Joy."

Other names are: "Big Town Fling," "Buffalo Nickel,"
"Chinquapin/Chinquipin," "Darling Child," "Farmer Had a Dog," "Fourth of July," "Hair in the Butter," "I am My Mamma's Darling Child,"
"Lead Out," "Midnight Serenade," "My Love She's But a Lassie Yet,"
"Old Kingdom," "Pig Town Fling," "Richmond Blues," "Sweet Sixteen,"
"Ten Nights in a Bar Room," "Too Young to Marry/Get Married," "Yellow Eyed Cat."

Any lyrics or info about this song/fiddle tune? Is this the same songs as "Love Somebody, Yes I Do" ?

Richie


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Subject: RE: Lyr. Req: Love Somebody
From: Richie
Date: 12 Dec 02 - 12:25 AM

Does anyone know if "I Love Little Willie" also called, "I Love Someone" is related to "Love Somebody"?

I love my little Willie, I do My ma
I love my little Willie, ha-ha-, ha-ha-ha
I love my little Willie, but don't you tell Pa
For he wouldn't like it, you know My-ma

-Richie


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Subject: RE: Lyr. Req: Love Somebody
From: denise:^)
Date: 12 Dec 02 - 12:57 AM

Buffalo Nickel = My Love Is But a Lassie Yet
Neither of them is "Love Somebody, Yes I Do."
"Soldier's Joy" is another fiddle tune; it's not "Love Somebody; neither is it the same as Buffalo Nickel/My Love is But a Lassie Yet.

Can't tell you about the rest of them, but it's a start...

denise:^)


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Subject: RE: Lyr. Req: Love Somebody
From: Richie
Date: 12 Dec 02 - 09:32 AM

Denise- In several sources including this one "Love Somebody Yes I Do," is included as one of group, see below:

My Love is but a Lassie: As "Miss Farqharson's Reel" this tune first appeared in print in "Bremner's Scots Reels" of 1757, and it became better known as "My Love Is But A Lassie" because of the song Robert Burns composed to it. It is well known in Scotland, England, Ireland, and all over North America, and was known in America in Colonial days. The tune was printed under the title "Richmond Blues" in George P. Knauff's "Virginia Reels," Baltimore, 1839. Over the years it has accumulated many more names, including "Buffalo Nickel," "Chinky Pin" (or "Chinquapin,") "Crumb Creek Posey," "Darling Child," "The Duke of York," "Farmer Had a Dog," "Fourth of July," "Hair in the Butter," "I'm My Momma's Darling," "Jackson's Fancy," "Lead Out," "Leesil," "Love Somebody Yes I Do," "Midnight Serenade," "Old Kingdom," "Soapsuds Over the Fence," "Sweet Sixteen," "Ten Nights in a Bar Room," "Too Young to Marry," "Raymondville," and "Yellow Eyed Cat."

-Richie


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOVE SOMEBODY YES I DO
From: Richie
Date: 12 Dec 02 - 09:49 AM

Here are some generic lyrics from Goecities.com:

Love somebody, yes I do,
Love somebody, yes I do,
Love somebody, yes I do,
Love somebody, but I won't tell who.

Love somebody, can't guess who,
Love somebody, can't guess who,
Love somebody, can't guess who,
Love somebody, but I won't tell who.

Love somebody, yes I do,
Love somebody, yes I do,
Love somebody, yes I do,
Hope somebody love's me, too.

Does anyone have lyrics to Georgia Yellow Hammers 1927 song "Fourth of July at a Country Fair" ?

Any versions of any other titles?


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Subject: RE: Lyr. Req: Love Somebody
From: denise:^)
Date: 12 Dec 02 - 04:00 PM

Richie--
Interesting. We play "Buffalo Nickel" all the time (The folks from the northern end of Michigan call it "My Love is But A Lassie Yet," or "Planxty Pedophile," if they're feeling silly), but you'd be hard-pressed to sing the words you wrote to the tune we play.

I learned "Love Somebody" as a child, both in music class at school, and in a beginning piano book. Both of those versions had the same melody, and "B N" is not it.

denise:^)


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Subject: RE: Lyr. Req: Love Somebody
From: Richie
Date: 12 Dec 02 - 11:06 PM

Here's some info from Jean Ritchie:

Most recently, "Love Somebody, Yes I Do!" is recorded on my, "Mountain Born" CD. The version I do is the one my family always knew- with some added lyrics by myself. I wrote the second half of the high-part or chorus, "Dance all night & fiddle all day (3 times)
                      & that's the soldiers' joy they say".
Also added the last verse "Love somebody fond and true (3 times)
                           Love somebody and I guess it's you!"

This is why I have the copyright,- just on my own version. I always tell about the absence of instruments in our part of the mountains in the early days of our family, and that folks remembered the tune played on fiddles and pipes, with the fast tempo and all the curilques but that the voice alone couldn't do all that, so they put words to it, and the tune got slowed down and "ironed out" to accomodate the singing voice. It's very effective when you follow the song with the fast fiddle version- a wonderful comparison!


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Subject: RE: Lyr. Req: Love Somebody
From: Frank Maher
Date: 13 Dec 02 - 12:20 PM

You'll find
"Fourth of July at a Country Fair"
Here
www.honkingduck.com


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Subject: Lyr Add: FOURTH OF JULY AT THE COUNTRY FAIR
From: Richie
Date: 14 Dec 02 - 12:28 AM

Frank,

Thanks for the location of "Fourth of July at a Country Fair"
Here's the location:
http://www.honkingduck.com/BAZ/baz_side.php?meth=t&letter=f&title=Fourth%2520Of%2520July%2520At%2520The%2520Country%2520Fair&cui

According to A Fiddler's Companion: FOURTH OF JULY. AKA and see "Chinky Pin," "Love Somebody," "My Love She's But a Lassie Yet," "Too Young to Marry," "Midnight Serenade," "Yellow Eyed Cat," "Buffalo Nickel," "Ten Nights in a Bar Room," "Hair in the Butter," "Richmond Blues," "Farmer Had a Dog," "Lead Out," "Sweet Sixteen," "Darling Child," "I Am My Momma's Darling." Old-Time, Fiddle Tune. The tune was recorded under this title for the Library of Congress by musicologist/folklorist Vance Randolph in the early 1940's from Ozark Mountain fiddlers. It may or may not be the Georgia Yellow Hammers 1927 song "Fourth of July at a Country Fair."

I think we can safely say this is a different song. Great song with some nice harmony parts. Here is some of it:

"FOURTH OF JULY AT THE COUNTRY FAIR" by Bill Chitwood & His Georgia Mountaineers
Okeh 45100 Side B
Recorded: Unknown Issued: April 1927

(Brief Fiddle intro)

On the Fourth of July at a country fair
A man went up in a balloon,
He was to go right up through the clouds,
And make a circle around the moon.
But when he got up about ten mile high
He gave the big balloon a pow
As he came down without a parachute
He was hurtin' but alive to shout,

"I ain't got no feather bed
To land on when I fall
I may die in the river
May land on the GD hall
First of all that I'd ever land
Would be a housetop or a tree
Any old haystack that I land on
Would be a home sweet home for me."

A tale I'll tell you of other tramps,
Who never worked a Joe???
He never paid no railroad fare
He took life as a joke.
Of all the barbershops of his life
His load was sinking lead
All I want is a green back door
And a big and I'll be saved

Now I don't stop at no swell hotel
Scrambled eggs and the scene
My boarding house is a big boxcar,
The names on the one I stay
Just give to me one big saloon
Where the ??? warm and free
Any old saloon that I can hang in
Would be home sweet home for me.

My brother Bill to Texas went
Breaks my heart to say,
The cowboys caught him dead the rights
With a neighbors horse one day,
The village committee wrote him up
Put a rope right around his neck
Just throw me down that loop de loop
My poor brother Bill did say. (What'd he say?)

I'ain't got no particular limb,
To hang on when I swing.
You told me I could have my choice
I'd just only ask one thing
I'd like to be hung up on a Gooseberry bush,
I know ????
Any old limb that you hang me on
Would be home sweet home to me.


-Richie


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Subject: RE: Lyr. Req: Love Somebody
From: Richie
Date: 17 Dec 02 - 08:27 AM

I'm still not making much sense of this "Love Somebody" tune family:

Sharp recorded it from Mrs. Stella Reynolds along the Blue Ridge in Meadows of Dan, Virginia, as "I'm Seventeen Come Sunday" (English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, vol. 2, 158, #127-D).

Does this mean the "Sixteen/Seventeen come Sunday" songs in the DT are related? Or is just the melody to this version?

Are "Sixteen/Seventeen come Sunday" songs related to "My Love Is But A Lassie" songs originating from Burns?


This seems to be yet another version in the DT:

Charley Noble: On another thread we're trying to track down the proper name for a tune I'm using for a nautical drinking song. I heard the A-Part long ago in Maine and was told by a member of my old contradance band that the tune was "She's but a Lassie Yet" but I'm not sure. The B-Part seems similar to the B-Part of "Soldier's Joy."

Chorus of "Merchant's Island:

G
We're kicking up Bob's a-dying,
-------------------D7
Kicking up Bob's a-dying;
------G-----------------C
We're kicking up Bob's a-dying –
D7-----------------G
Down on Merchant's Island!

-Richie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love Somebody
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 17 Dec 02 - 03:48 PM

Stella Reynolds' tune does seem to be related to My Love She's but a Lassie, but that doesn't imply any connection between the respective songs. That particular example is just one of many tunes to which forms of Seventeen Come Sunday are sung.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Love Somebody
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Dec 02 - 09:15 PM

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