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Lyr Req: I Don't Want to Get Adjusted (Weavers)

ferren@eti.bio.uva.nl 20 Jan 97 - 11:19 AM
Ralph Butts 20 Jan 97 - 02:49 PM
dick greenhaus 21 Jan 97 - 01:23 AM
Ralph Butts 08 Feb 97 - 03:17 PM
Ferren 10 Feb 97 - 06:54 AM
Jim Dixon 24 May 11 - 12:36 PM
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Subject: Get Adjusted
From: ferren@eti.bio.uva.nl
Date: 20 Jan 97 - 11:19 AM

Woodie Guthrie wrote "I don't want your millions, mister"; but there's a line which seems to go to the same tune: "I don't want to get adjusted", which was an early and rational plaint about the silliness of accepting a sick society. Anybody know more about the song with that line?

--Ferren Ferren MacIntyre = ferren@eti.bio.uva.nl Fax: 31-20-525-7238 Voice: ...525-7175 Expert-center for Taxonomic Identification PB 94766, NL-1090GT Amsterdam, Holland


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Subject: RE: Get Adjusted
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 20 Jan 97 - 02:49 PM

The Weavers dit it. I'll send the little man down to the catacombs to see if he can find it.

...Tiger


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Subject: RE: Get Adjusted
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 21 Jan 97 - 01:23 AM

Hi-

I don't want to get adjusted To this world, to this world I've got a home that's so much better I'm gonna go to, sooner or later I don't want to be adjusted to this world.


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Subject: Lyr Add: I DON'T WANT TO GET ADJUSTED TO THIS WORL
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 08 Feb 97 - 03:17 PM

I found this on a Weavers album from the 50's, "The Weavers on Tour". In introducing the song, Lee Hays says it was from an old hymn, but he may have had tongue in cheek.

....Tiger

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I DON'T WANT TO GET ADJUSTED TO THIS WORLD Weavers

In this world we have our troubles,
Sometimes lonesome, sometimes blue,
But the hope of life eternal,
Brightens all our hopes anew.

CHORUS (2x)
I don't want (I don't want) to get adjusted (to get adjusted)
To this word (to this world), to this world (to this world).
I've got a home that's so much better,
I want to go to, sooner or later.
I don't want to get adjusted to this world.


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Subject: RE: Get Adjusted
From: Ferren
Date: 10 Feb 97 - 06:54 AM

Many thanks. Woody would've been a Weaver if he could've. My copy of the album is long gone, and I haven't seen the Weavers on pirate CD yet, altho most everything else shows up in the Amsterdam stores sooner or later. I'll keep my eyes open.

--Ferren


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Don't Want to Get Adjusted (Weavers)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 May 11 - 12:36 PM

Iris DeMent sings I DON'T WANT TO GET ADJUSTED TO THIS WORLD on her album "Lifeline" (2004). At Allmusic.com, it is credited to Sanford J. Massengale, who really did write hymns. So it's apparently not meant to be a parody or spoof.

When the Weavers recorded it, they called it I DON'T WANT TO GET ADJUSTED.


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