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Lyr Req: Soo Line / Fire in the Jackpine (Johnson)

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Subject: Soo Line
From: GUEST,Frank M
Date: 14 Mar 00 - 09:39 PM

is there a post for "Soo Line", a song a heard on an Art Theime recording years ago. Opening line is something like Like fire in the jackpines Mornin' was a breakin' Down along the South Shore Down along the Soo Line


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: south shore
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 14 Mar 00 - 10:14 PM

That's one of two fine Craig Johnson songs on Art Thieme's first Folk-Legacy recording, . We still have it as a cassette. You can get it through the Mudcat Shop, or go to our Folk-Legacy web site and click on "Browse." That'll take you to the alphabetical index. CLICK HERE Mention the Mudcat and a percentage goes to help keep this game afloat.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: south shore
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 14 Mar 00 - 10:18 PM

Whoops! Lost the title of the recording - That's the Ticket! Sorry 'bout that.

Sandy (cyberklutz)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: south shore
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 Mar 00 - 10:27 PM

(Probly get in trouble for this, but I thought Southshore was half of a novel called The Awakeners, by Sheri S. Tepper............other half is Northshore)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: south shore
From: GUEST,a
Date: 02 Apr 00 - 10:21 PM

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Subject: Lyr Req: soo line?
From: GUEST,Frank
Date: 23 Feb 03 - 10:54 AM

i've been looking for the lyrics to Art Thieme's "Soo Line".. i've never seen them posted here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: soo line?
From: Neighmond
Date: 23 Feb 03 - 11:02 AM

Don't know the lyrics but I grew up in Spirit Lake Iowa and remember the soo line trains. Good luck.

Chaz


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Subject: Lyr Add: SOO LINE (Craig Johnson)
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Feb 03 - 11:07 AM

Here ya go, from the booklet which came with Folk Legacy's tape of Art That's the ticket!:

The SOO LINE - Craig Johnson

Like fire in the jack-pines
Mornin' is a-breakin'
Out along the south shore
Down along the Soo Line.
Day shift goin' down,
The night shift's in the dry,
Out along the south shore,
Down along the Soo Line.

I stopped in Marenisco;
There's trouble in the town.
Friday bein' the last payday;
The mills are closin' down.
Young men walkin' home,
They got leavin' on their mind,
Out along the south shore
Down along the Soo Line.

Old men on the highway,
Their backs are bended down,
Blackbirds on the barbed wire
All along the cavin' ground.
Headframes in the long fields,
Ghosts of better times,
Out along the south shore,
Down along the Soo Line.

It was midnight in them high hills;
We were lyin' side by side,
Waitin' for the moonrise,
Warmin' to the wine.
Gazin' in your dark eyes,
Deeper than the sky.
Leavin' in the mornin',
Down below the Soo Line.

(repeat first verse)

Notes: "Here's another of Craig Johnson's vivid songs depicting hard times in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Craig now lives in Washington, D.C., where he performs an integral part of the Double decker string Band."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: soo line?
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Feb 03 - 11:08 AM

Beautiful song, btw!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Soo Line (Craig Johnson)
From: GUEST,kinderfolk
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 01:49 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Soo Line (Craig Johnson)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 11:37 AM

Another good song from Craig Johnson.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Soo Line (Craig Johnson)
From: Fortunato
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 12:19 PM

Craig, aside from writing a wonderful song, is one helluva old time fiddle player and a great singer in the Applachian style. And, I should mention, one of the nicest people on the planet.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Soo Line (Craig Johnson)
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 12:26 PM

it is in DigiTrad, but with the incorrect attribution. I'll fix it for next time.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Soo Line (Craig Johnson)
From: Jim Colbert
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 03:36 PM

I can never hear the word Soo (or Keewinaw, for that matter) without thinking of this song.

Remember, the custom CD with this on is available NOW from Folk Legacy! Payday, I'm ordering me a Rasmussen and a Thieme!

jim


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fire in the Jackpine (Craig Johnson)
From: GUEST,Wally Macnow
Date: 30 May 16 - 06:52 PM

Here's a link to Craig's singing of Fire in the Jackpine.
http://fieldrecorder.bandcamp.com/track/fire-in-the-jackpine


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Soo Line (Craig Johnson)
From: GUEST,JMSails
Date: 27 Jan 17 - 09:56 PM

There is a nice version on Lee Murdock's CD "Loving Light". He also sang it at the 2017 Homecoming Concert.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Soo Line (Craig Johnson)
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Apr 17 - 10:55 PM

Hi I got to this thread by punching in the line 'like fire in the jack pines, mornin' is a-breakin'. I have been looking for a link for that song for literally years, probably close to 30 or better. Please let me know if you find out something. Love to play that, but it had some good lyrics, and it was at a time I didn't pay a lot of attention to those details, just absorbed the sound and played the licks. Very enjoyable song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Soo Line / Fire in the Jackpine (Johnson)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Apr 17 - 06:07 PM

Apparently the same song that Art Thieme called SOO LINE was called FIRE IN THE JACKPINE by Craig Johnson.

I just listened to the song at the link that Wally Macnow provided the link to (FIRE IN THE JACKPINE sung by Craig Johnson) and the lyrics are practically identical to those posted by Katlaughing above. However, Craig is inconsistent: he usually sings "down along the south shore" but once it's "out along the south shore." I don't think the difference is significant.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Soo Line / Fire in the Jackpine (Johnson)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 08 Apr 17 - 11:41 AM

:-)


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