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GUEST,Newfiegirl 22 Feb 03 - 08:24 PM
Jim Krause 22 Feb 03 - 09:29 PM
GUEST,Stan Long 22 Feb 03 - 09:30 PM
Jim Krause 22 Feb 03 - 09:34 PM
masato sakurai 22 Feb 03 - 10:18 PM
Stilly River Sage 22 Feb 03 - 10:42 PM
Thomas the Rhymer 22 Feb 03 - 10:57 PM
harpgirl 22 Feb 03 - 11:52 PM
masato sakurai 23 Feb 03 - 12:37 AM
harpgirl 23 Feb 03 - 12:45 AM
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masato sakurai 25 Oct 04 - 10:59 AM
Cruiser 25 Oct 04 - 11:18 AM
open mike 25 Oct 04 - 12:40 PM
GUEST,ROBERT BARNES 13 Sep 05 - 10:49 PM
Deckman 14 Sep 05 - 12:04 AM
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Subject: 'Does anybody know this Old Song?'
From: GUEST,Newfiegirl
Date: 22 Feb 03 - 08:24 PM

Hi,
I don't know the name of this song,
but here are some of the words, hope someone can help.
Thanks and God Bless....

There's ....in the heart of old Tennessee hills
Beneath the peaceful pines, beneath the rocks and the rells
There dwells my old home stead of long,long ago
It brings back sweet memories of the one I love so.

I courted a maiden so lovely and fair
With heavenly blue eyes
And with chestnut broun hair
She said that she loved me
And that she'd be mine
But I went away
And I left her behind.

.I'll tell you the story why I left her there
To roam this old world...................
............................................................
............................................................

I ran from the house with my heart full of woe
I packed my belongings determent to go
for many long years this old world I have roamed
with no thoughts of my darling my sweetheart my home


When he heard my sad story to me he then said
The one who had loved you had long since been dead
.................
.....................
...................
......................
She loved you dearly but you broke her heart.
...........


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Subject: RE: 'Does anybody know this Old Song?'
From: Jim Krause
Date: 22 Feb 03 - 09:29 PM

It's called The Tragic Romance and it was written by Grandpa Jones.

Heh, heh, for once I beat Masato.
Jim


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Subject: RE: 'Does anybody know this Old Song?'
From: GUEST,Stan Long
Date: 22 Feb 03 - 09:30 PM

Nestled in the heart of the Tennessee Hills, A mystery you'll find 'neath the rocks and the rills, There stands my old homestead of long, long ago, With memories of my Darling, the one that I loved so.I courted a maiden so sweet and so fair, With Heavenly blue eyes and with chestnut brown hair, She told me she loved me and that she'd be mine, But I went away leaving her there behind. I'll tell you the reason why I left her there, To roam this old world with it's sorrow and care, I saw her one night in the arms of a man, Hugging and kissing like true lovers can. I went to my home with a heart full of woe, I packed my belongings, determined to go, For many long years this old world I did roam, With memories of my sweetheart, my darling my own. While dining one night in a little country town, A stranger came in and he chanced to sit down, While talking of loved ones I happened to find, His sister was that old sweetheart of mine, When he heard my sad story to me he then said, The one that you left has a long time been dead, She waited in vain for the day that you'd return, But why you had left her she never did learn,   Now I am the man that you saw that tragic night, Wrapped in the arms of my sister so tight, She was my sister but you broke her heart, And stranger from her ever more you must part.
                         --------- Some of the words are a bit different from what you have but this is the way I know it.


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Subject: RE: 'Does anybody know this Old Song?'
From: Jim Krause
Date: 22 Feb 03 - 09:34 PM

I tried a DT search and this is all I came up with. A little disapointing. Jim


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Subject: RE: 'Does anybody know this Old Song?'
From: masato sakurai
Date: 22 Feb 03 - 10:18 PM

TRAGIC ROMANCE (from Cowboy Copas) has been posted HERE and HERE.


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Subject: Lyr Add: TRAGIC ROMANCE (Grandpa Jones)
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 22 Feb 03 - 10:42 PM

It's easier to read with some line breaks:

Nestled in the heart of the Tennessee Hills,
A mystery you'll find 'neath the rocks and the rills,
There stands my old homestead of long, long ago,
With memories of my Darling, the one that I loved so.

I courted a maiden so sweet and so fair,
With Heavenly blue eyes and with chestnut brown hair,
She told me she loved me and that she'd be mine,
But I went away leaving her there behind.

I'll tell you the reason why I left her there,
To roam this old world with it's sorrow and care,
I saw her one night in the arms of a man,
Hugging and kissing like true lovers can.

I went to my home with a heart full of woe,
I packed my belongings, determined to go,
For many long years this old world I did roam,
With memories of my sweetheart, my darling my own.

While dining one night in a little country town,
A stranger came in and he chanced to sit down,
While talking of loved ones I happened to find,
His sister was that old sweetheart of mine.

When he heard my sad story to me he then said,
The one that you left has a long time been dead,
She waited in vain for the day that you'd return,
But why you had left her she never did learn.
   
Now I am the man that you saw that tragic night,
Wrapped in the arms of my sister so tight,
She was my sister but you broke her heart,
And stranger from her ever more you must part.


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Subject: RE: 'Does anybody know this Old Song?'
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 22 Feb 03 - 10:57 PM

Nice song! Hey, while you're at this, try "After the Ball"... written in the 1880's I believe... Francis Black rejuvinated it recently... The story line is remarkably similar! ttr


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Subject: RE: 'Does anybody know this Old Song?'
From: harpgirl
Date: 22 Feb 03 - 11:52 PM

are the chords in those links, masato? Masato, do you play any instruments?


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Subject: RE: 'Does anybody know this Old Song?'
From: masato sakurai
Date: 23 Feb 03 - 12:37 AM

Chords for the Morris Brothers' version (in The New Lost City Ramblers Song Book, p. 57):

[E]Nestled in the heart of the [A]Tennessee hills,
[B7]'Midst peaceful pines 'midst the rocks and the [E]rills,
There [E]stands my old homestead of [A]long, long ago,
It [B7]brings back sweet mem'ries of the girl that I loved [E]so.

Thf tune is "almost identical with the G.B. Grayson recording of 'Omie Wise'."


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Subject: RE: 'Does anybody know this Old Song?'
From: harpgirl
Date: 23 Feb 03 - 12:45 AM

thank you , masato! (harpgirl bows)


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Subject: RE: 'Does anybody know this Old Song?'
From: GUEST,Newfiegirl
Date: 23 Feb 03 - 01:42 PM

Thanks By's, I apprecaite yer help.... God Bless.


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Subject: RE: 'Does anybody know this Old Song?'
From: GUEST,ommi99@yahoo.com
Date: 25 Oct 04 - 09:59 AM

I am looking for an old folksong or ballad about a cowbow that that shoots a bride in front of a courthouse and realizes that it was the wrong girl. Thats all I know about it.thanks


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Subject: RE: 'Does anybody know this Old Song?'
From: masato sakurai
Date: 25 Oct 04 - 10:59 AM

These recordings are at The Record Lady's All-Time Country Favorites:

'Tragic Romance' - Big Slim The Lone Cowboy (Big Slim The Lone Cowboy)
'Tragic Romance' - Cowboy Copas (REQUESTS PAGE FIVE)
'Tragic Romance' - Mac Wiseman (Real Country Page 4)
'Tragic Romance' - The Stanley Brothers (Real Country Archives Page 12)


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Subject: RE: 'Does anybody know this Old Song?'
From: Cruiser
Date: 25 Oct 04 - 11:18 AM

"I am looking for an old folksong or ballad about a cowbow that that shoots a bride in front of a courthouse and realizes that it was the wrong girl. Thats all I know about it.thanks"

The song is "Veil of White Lace"

Look at this thread on Mudcat for the lyrics:

Veil of White Lace

Cruiser


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Subject: RE: 'Does anybody know this Old Song?'
From: open mike
Date: 25 Oct 04 - 12:40 PM

is a cow bow a sort of dog?
or is that a cow bow wow?


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Subject: RE: 'Does anybody know this Old Song?'
From: GUEST,ROBERT BARNES
Date: 13 Sep 05 - 10:49 PM

THIS IS A SONG THAT MY STEP-FATHER RECORED IN 1953 ON IN 1954 UNDER THE NEW STAR LABLE HIS NAME WAS TOBY STROUD.


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Subject: RE: 'Does anybody know this Old Song?'
From: Deckman
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 12:04 AM

I do want to post a thought ... this thread ... and these contributions ... are what MUDCAT is all about! Keep it up everyone. Bob


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Subject: RE: 'Does anybody know this Old Song?'
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 02:58 AM

Robert Barnes, welcome to the MUdcat, and thanks for letting us know about your step-dad. He looks young for being any kind of dad in THIS PICTURE! Cutie, though!

kat


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Subject: RE: 'Does anybody know this Old Song?'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 04:43 PM

According to Allmusic.com, TRAGIC ROMANCE is sometimes attributed to Louis M. "Grandpa" Jones, sometimes to Wiley Morris and Zeke Morris, and sometimes to all three.

It has been recorded by Hylo Brown, The Browns, Cowboy Copas, Grandpa Jones & Ramona, David Grisman, Stonewall Jackson, Tim O'Brien, The Osborne Brothers, Bobby Osborne, Hank Snow, The Stanley Brothers, Porter Wagoner, Doc Watson, and a few others.
Go here: Lyr Add: TRAGIC ROMANCE (Cowboy Copas) --JoeClone, 19-Jan-2010.


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