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Origins: The Manistee River

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GUEST,lloyd64 20 Jan 03 - 03:16 AM
Richie 20 Jan 03 - 07:27 AM
Richie 20 Jan 03 - 07:31 AM
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Art Thieme 20 Jan 03 - 10:56 AM
Joe Offer 20 Jan 03 - 11:07 AM
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Subject: Origins: Looking for the author of Manistee River
From: GUEST,lloyd64
Date: 20 Jan 03 - 03:16 AM

I am looking for the author of the "Manistee River". I think it was written by Jim Crockett. Can anyone help me?

lloyd64


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Subject: RE: Origins: Looking for the author of Manistee River
From: Richie
Date: 20 Jan 03 - 07:27 AM

This siteClick here has Jay Stielstra as writer.

Is this the song?

-Richie


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Subject: Lyr Add: BANK BEAVER LAMENT (Jay Stielstra)
From: Richie
Date: 20 Jan 03 - 07:31 AM

Sorry link didn't work.

"the song"
(original title "Lament for Jim Baker",
now know as "Bank Beaver Lament")

Will the whippoorwill call by the river tonight
and the big trout rise to the fly;
will old friends gather in the campfire light
as we have in the years gone by?
Will we talk small as we always have done
and pretend to change not a thing?
Will one of us there strum the guitar
and pick out a song to sing?

Oh the Manistee River runs through Deward
and the Manistee runs through Sharon;
she flows I know when we're thinking of love
and she flows when nobody's caring.

Will she run clear as Stolichnaya
from the yellow trees to the ranch;
will the beer stay cold in the Mecum Bar
when the mayflies rise to dance?

Will the weather be as unpredictable
and the fishing as well the same;
will we carry on as we always have done
and scarcely mention his name?

Oh the Manistee River runs through Deward
and the Manistee runs through Sharon;
she flows I know when we're thinking of love
and she flows when nobody's caring.

Will the solitary mink hunt on her bank
and the coyotes sing out tonight;
will bank beavers gather at their favorite hole
in the late June's warm twilight?

Will the Manistee River give us a nod
to show that she really knows
we're weaker and fewer this year by one
and trying to not let it show.

Oh the Manistee River runs through Deward
and the Manistee runs through Sharon;
she flows I know when we're thinking of love
and she flows when nobody's caring.


Music and lyrics by Jay Stielstra ©


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Subject: RE: Origins: Looking for the author of Manistee River
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jan 03 - 08:42 AM

No, this not "The Manistee River" I sing. Would you think there are two songs about the Manistee river? It's not that great of a river, sorry Michigan folks.

lloyd64


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Subject: RE: Origins: Looking for the author of Manistee River
From: harpgirl
Date: 20 Jan 03 - 09:54 AM

...yes it was written by Jim Crockett, Lloyd. Let's see if I can find a link....hg


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Subject: RE: Origins: Looking for the author of Manistee River
From: harpgirl
Date: 20 Jan 03 - 09:56 AM

here is a lin to info. not sure about the words yet...http://www.leelanau.com/nmj/views/circle.html


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Subject: RE: Origins: Looking for the author of Manistee River
From: Art Thieme
Date: 20 Jan 03 - 10:56 AM

JAY STIELSTA is a fine writer of songs also.

Songs like Like "Tittabawassee Jane" and "Grand Marais" that I first learned from Craig Johnson ----. I believe he is/was a football coach in Ann Arbor.

As my old uncle used to lament, "Where do da time go??"

As the late John Hartford said, "I Wish We Had Our Time Again".

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Origins: Looking for the author of Manistee River
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Jan 03 - 11:07 AM

I fixed the link Richie posted. That page also has a recording of Stielstra's song. Now the page before (click) the song page has this bit of wisdom:

In da beginning....
dere was nuttin'.

Den on da first day, God, He created da Upper Peninsula.

On da second day He created da partridge, da deer, da bear, da fish, an' da ducks.

On da t'ird day He said, "Let dere be Yoopers to roam da Upper Peninsula, eh?
An' hey, let's have some pick-up trucks, too."

On da fort' day He created dat udder worl' down below.

On da fifth day He said, "Let dere be trolls to live in the worl' down below."

On da sixth day he created da bridge so da trolls would have a way to get to heaven.

On da seventh day, God said, "Oh, yah, dis is real good, eh?" an' den He got a six pack of Strohs an' went fishin'.

This folk tale was found at Lil Abner's in Munising, just a few miles from the Buckhorn.
Makes me feel downright homesick.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Looking for the author of Manistee River
From: GUEST,J. Schwarz
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 11:43 AM

The "Manistee River Song" was written and recorded by Jim Crockett   who makes his home in Northwest Lower Michigan and is a very talented individual. Check out the following link: http://www.michigancd.com/Jim_Crockett.html


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Subject: RE: Origins: Looking for the author of Manistee River
From: maeve
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 11:48 AM

Clickified link from GUEST,J. Schwarz


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Manistee River
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Nov 13 - 04:08 PM

Jim wrote this


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