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MMario 09 Jan 03 - 12:24 PM
Charley Noble 09 Jan 03 - 01:50 PM
MMario 09 Jan 03 - 01:57 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Tom Dixon
From: MMario
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 12:24 PM

TOM DIXON
(from the singing of Willis Norrad)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman - page 251)

Tom Dix-on runs a cat-house way down on Har-low Street.
And if you are a lum-ber hog, it's friends there you'll meet.
The gals are not so pret-ty, but I guess they're not so slow,
And if you are a lumber hog they'll help you spend your dough.

Chorus:
Good-bye, Al-ice, I'm go-ing, I'm go-ing far a-way,
I'm going to the North-east Car-ry, to make an oth=er pay;
My coin was made for blow-ing; girl-ie, it's up to you
You can go back to old Fan's, you can join the old whore band,
Oh, Al-ice, good bye, I'm go-ing.



Is this all that exists of this? I couldn't find anything on the net that didn't refer back to Doerflinger - nor anything on Fan Jones - who was a rival of Tom Dixon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tom Dixon
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 01:50 PM

Not a clue, MMario, from either Sandy Ives' LARRY GORMAN or the MINSTRELSY OF MAINE. I suppose it's one of those rare remnants from what most traditional singers considered too rude for the ears of song collectors.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tom Dixon
From: MMario
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 01:57 PM

well DANG! the first verse and chorus make it look like a fun one to sing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tom Dixon
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Feb 03 - 12:24 AM

It's mentioned in The Traditional Ballad Index, which says it's in the book by William Main Doerflinger, "Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman," (1972).
Here's the Ballad Index entry.
-Joe Offer-

Tom Dixon

DESCRIPTION: "Tom Dixon runs a cathouse way down on Harlow street," a frequent destination for loggers. "The girls are not so pretty, but I guess they're not so slow." The singer talks of his trips back and forth between lumber camp and Dixon's establishment
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1951
KEYWORDS: logger whore bawdy
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Doerflinger, p. 251, "Tom Dixon" (1 text, 1 tune)
File: Doe251

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions

The Ballad Index Copyright 2002 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tom Dixon
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Feb 03 - 12:26 AM

Oops. I guess I didn't read your post carefully. Do you mean to say you have the Dorflinger book and all it contains is the one verse?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tom Dixon
From: MMario
Date: 11 Feb 03 - 04:03 PM

ayup.

midi on mudcat midi page now.


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