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Lyr Req: Where the Sleepy Rio's Flowing (W Carter)

GUEST,gepayne@nf.sympatico.ca 13 Mar 03 - 09:58 PM
Jim Dixon 15 Mar 03 - 01:47 PM
Jim Dixon 28 Sep 10 - 10:46 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Where The Sleepy Rio's Flowing
From: GUEST,gepayne@nf.sympatico.ca
Date: 13 Mar 03 - 09:58 PM

I'm looking for the lyrics to a song that I know was recorded by Wilf Carter(aka Montanna Slim).
I have the title and some of the lyrics.
Would appreciate it if somebody could help me with
this.
Thanks,
Gord Payne

Where the Sleepy Rio's Flowing

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------------------little Texas home

There she promised she'd keep waiting
By the little Garden gate
Oh I'm winding my way back to he
Oh I pray I'm not to late

Where the sleepy Rio's flowing
And the stars are shining bright
How I long to be in Texas
With my true love there tonight


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where The Sleepy Rio's Flowing
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Mar 03 - 01:47 PM

I found a short sound sample at at Yahoo! Music. (Find the album "Prairie Legend" first, and it will bring up the contents; then you can click on "Where the Sleepy Rio's Flowing." For some reason, it doesn't work when you start by searching for the song.) (And by the way, that price of $14.99 for a 4-CD set sounds too good to be true.)

Here are the words I hear:
    ... old red gate.
    Soon I'll wend my way back to her.
    Oh, I pray I'm not too late.
In the instrumental section that follows, you can hear what sounds like a wooden whistle or soprano recorder.

By the way, it must be sort of a musical cliché to call the Rio Grande "sleepy" because I found several other songs that use that phrase:

SLEEPY RIO GRANDE
BY THE SLEEPY RIO GRANDE
DOWN ALONG THE SLEEPY RIO GRANDE
DREAMING ALONG THE SLEEPY RIO GRANDE

In addition, two songs recorded by the Carter Family:
MY TEXAS GIRL, includes the line:
"Where the sleepy Rio Grande goes slowly to the sea."
GOING BACK TO TEXAS includes the lines:
Going back to my good old Texas home, home, home,
Down by the sleepy Rio Grande


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where the Sleepy Rio's Flowing (W Car
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Sep 10 - 10:46 AM

refresh! (hey, I wish I could do that to everything in my refrigerator)


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