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Lyr Req: Hold the Woodpile Down (Uncle Dave Macon)

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GUEST,mitjj@attbi.com 10 Feb 03 - 05:45 PM
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Geoff the Duck 10 Feb 03 - 07:06 PM
Sorcha 10 Feb 03 - 07:22 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 10 Feb 03 - 07:56 PM
GUEST,Patrick Sky 30 Apr 08 - 10:36 AM
Mark Ross 30 Apr 08 - 11:11 AM
12-stringer 30 Apr 08 - 02:02 PM
Mark Ross 30 Apr 08 - 02:42 PM
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Subject: Need Lyrics to 'Hold the Woodpile Down'
From: GUEST,mitjj@attbi.com
Date: 10 Feb 03 - 05:45 PM

Hi,
Im looking for lyrics for "Hold the Woodpile Down" as recorded by Uncle Dave Macon. This is not "Roll The Woodpile Down" which is posted on Mudcat. Can anybody help?
Thanks,
Mitch


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Subject: RE: Need Lyrics to 'Hold the Woodpile Down'
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Feb 03 - 05:47 PM

Whoops, found it.
Thanks
Mitch


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Subject: RE: Need Lyrics to 'Hold the Woodpile Down'
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 10 Feb 03 - 07:06 PM

Well! How is that for quick service?
Query answered in 2 minutes.........
Didn't even wait for the usual suspects to give suggestions.
Are we (Mudcatt) getting efficient or what?!
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Need Lyrics to 'Hold the Woodpile Down'
From: Sorcha
Date: 10 Feb 03 - 07:22 PM

LOL! See, it was already here,in the forum.


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Subject: RE: Need Lyrics to 'Hold the Woodpile Down'
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 10 Feb 03 - 07:56 PM

There's an obvious error in the DT lyrics.

Where it says:
Boat keeper swallowed a nickel one day
It should be:
Bookkeeper swallowed a nickel one day

A small thing, but it makes the joke work.

Bruce


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Subject: Lyr Add: HOLD THE WOODPILE DOWN (Uncle Dave Macon)
From: GUEST,Patrick Sky
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 10:36 AM

Hold The Woodpile Down
Vo 5151

Saw my love the other night. (Hold the woodpile down,)
Everything wrong, just a-nothing was right. (Hold the woodpile down.)
Gave me a love lick to make me glad. (Hold the woodpile down,)
I kissed her and here come her dad. (Hold the woodpile down.)

CHORUS: But I was a-traveling, traveling,
As long as the world goes round,
For the backyard shine on the Georgia Line.
Hold the woodpile down.

Come to town the other night,
Heard a little noise, and I seen a little fight.
Police watching and a-running all around.
Load of moonshine done come to town. CHORUS

Storekeeper swallowed a nickel one day.
Run him 'most crazy, I must say.
Oh, listen now and I'll you all it's about.
He's a nickel in and a nickel out. CHORUS

Down to the packing house, stole a ham.
Folks don't know how bad I am.
Carried it home as I laid it on the shelf.
Just so bad, I'm scared of myself. CHORUS

Love my wife. I love my baby.
Love them biscuits floating in gravy.
Carry my dice for to throw my passes.
Love them flapjacks floating in molasses. CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hold the Woodpile Down (Uncle Dave Macon)
From: Mark Ross
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 11:11 AM

Pat,

Great to see you on Mudcat. If you join I can PM you.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hold the Woodpile Down (Uncle Dave Macon)
From: 12-stringer
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 02:02 PM

UDM is singing

"For the black gals shine on the Georgia line
Oh hold the woodpile down."

"Backyard shine" was contributed by the NLCR in the 60s, who either had a scratchier copy of the record or were practicing some early PC -- more likely the former, since they point out the phrase and that they don't know what it means (something to do with moonshine?).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hold the Woodpile Down (Uncle Dave Macon)
From: Mark Ross
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 02:42 PM

I think it is backyard shine, as in moonshine whiskey made at home.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hold the Woodpile Down (Uncle Dave Macon)
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 09:01 PM

Mark, I agree with 12-Stringer, Uncle Dave sings 'black gals shine' -this is as clear as a bell on both the County and Bear Family reissues of the 7 May 1927 recording with the Fruit Jar Drinkers (Sam and Kirk McGee). According to both the Meade and Russell discographies, this is the only recording Uncle Dave made of the song. The transcriber for the book accompanying the Bear Family set gives 'For the black gal to shine on the Georgia line', but this also is clearly wrong!

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hold the Woodpile Down (Uncle Dave Macon)
From: Stewie
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 09:04 PM

Once again, Joe, my apologies for appearing as 'Guest' in previous post - forgot to login again after a Norton weekly check which eats all cookies.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hold the Woodpile Down (Uncle Dave Macon)
From: clueless don
Date: 01 May 08 - 09:08 AM

As I recall, Doc Watson sings "Pretty girls shine on the Georgia line...".

I suppose it could have been "Pretty gals..." - it's been a while since I listened to the record.

Don


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