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Tune Req: Pullin' Away

GUEST,lanceman@wideopenwestcom 16 Mar 03 - 05:56 PM
masato sakurai 16 Mar 03 - 06:57 PM
GUEST,lanceman 16 Mar 03 - 09:27 PM
masato sakurai 16 Mar 03 - 10:00 PM
GUEST,Ken Swiatek 18 Aug 11 - 07:10 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: Pullin' Away
From: GUEST,lanceman@wideopenwestcom
Date: 16 Mar 03 - 05:56 PM

Help! I'm trying to locate a song from my early 60's college days. I thought the title was "Pullin' Away" or "Waggoner Lad" and was performed by either the New Christy Minstrels or Serendipity Singers, but I haven't found it in a serch of those artists. The lyrics of the refrain I remember as:

He's pulling away, pulling away, now his wagons are loaded and he's pulling away.

Any body remember it?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Pullin' Away
From: masato sakurai
Date: 16 Mar 03 - 06:57 PM

WAGONER'S LAD is in the DT, but it doesn't have the phrase "pulling away." Is this the version you are looking for?

Wagoner's Lad
(traditional)

Hard luck is the fortune of all womankind
They're always controlled, they're always confined
Controlled by their parents until they are wives
Then slaves to their husbands the rest of their lives

I knew one poor girl and her fortune 'twas sad
She'd always been courted by the Wagoner Lad
He courted her truly, by night and by day
Now his wagons are loaded, he's pulling away

"Your horses are hungry, come feed them some hay
Come sit down beside me for as long as you may."
"My horses ain't hungry and they won't eat your hay
So fare you well, Darling, no longer to stay.

"Your parents don't like me, they say I'm too poor
They say I'm not worthy to enter your door
Hard livin's my pleasure, my money's my own
And if they don't like me they can leave me alone."

"Your wagons need loadin', your whip needs to mend
Come sit down beside me for as long as you can."
"My wagons are loaded, my whips in my hand
So fare you well, Darling, no longer to stand."

Hard luck is the fortune of all womankind
They're always controlled, they're always confined
Controlled by their parents until they are wives
Then slaves to their husbands the rest of their lives."

(From HERE)

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Pullin' Away
From: GUEST,lanceman
Date: 16 Mar 03 - 09:27 PM

Masato, yes that's it. Thanks for finding it.

The refrain is not included in the lyrics, but it is as I remember it.

Is there any way of finding out who recorded it?

lanceman


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Pullin' Away
From: masato sakurai
Date: 16 Mar 03 - 10:00 PM

Discographic info from Folk Music Index:

Waggoner's/Wagoner's Lad

Rt - Rambling (Rambler) Gambler ; My Horses Ain't Hungry ; Loving Nancy ; On Top Of Old Smokey ; Pretty Saro ; Poor Girl's Warning
Sm - John Adkin's Farewell ; Rye Whiskey
1. Anthology of American Folk Music, Oak, Sof (1973), p 30
2. Baez, Joan. Joan Baez, Volume 2, Vanguard VSD 2097, LP (196?), cut# 1
3. Baez, Joan. Joan Baez Song Book, Ryerson Music, sof (1964/1971), p 20
4. Benford, Mac; and the Woodshed All-Stars. Willow, Rounder 0371, CD (1996), cut# 3
5. Davis, Bill. Sounds of the Smokies, Old Tradition BWD 51471, LP (197?), cut#A.01
6. Ebenezer. Tell It To Me, Biograph RC-6007, LP (1975), cut# 6
7. Houston, Cisco. I Ain't Got No Home, Vanguard VRS 9107, LP (1960), cut# 2
8. Kazee, Buell. Anthology of American Folk Music, Smithsonian/Folkways SFW 40090, CD( (1997), cut# 7
9. Kossoy Sisters. Bowling Green and Other Folksongs from the Southern Mountains, Tradition TLP 1018, LP (196?), cut# 7
10. Kossoy Sisters. Banjo Music of the Southern Appalachians, Olympic OL-6173, LP (196?), cut#B.03
11. Molsky, Bruce; and Big Hoedown. Bruce Molsky and Big Hoedown, Rounder 0421, CD (1997), cut# 5
12. Ramsey, Obray. Obray Ramsey Sings Folksongs from the Three Laurels, Prestige International INT 13020, LP (195?), cut#A.02
13. Sams, John. Mountain Music of Kentucky, Smithsonian/Folkways SF 40077, CD (1996), cut#2.48
14. Schilling, Jean and Lee. Porches of the Poor, Traditional JLS 617, LP (1971), cut# 3
15. Sellers, Maxine. Folk Songs, Prestige Folklore 14032, LP (1964), cut#B.04
16. Seneff, Liz. Now Listen to Liz, Gateway GLP-2081, LP (196?), cut#B.01
17. Trapezoid. Another Country, Flying Fish FF-285, LP, cut# 1
18. Trivette, Marina. Carolina Sampler, Global Village C 312, Cas (1992), cut# 16

See also The Traditional Ballad Index: Wagoner's Lad.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Pullin' Away
From: GUEST,Ken Swiatek
Date: 18 Aug 11 - 07:10 AM

The Kingston Trio recorded this song, and John Stewart who was in the group may have added this chorus. On the Trio's Something Special LP.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Pullin' Away
From: GUEST
Date: 01 May 15 - 11:22 PM

Many people have recorded this song, but I think you are thinking of the Serendipity Singers version. It's not available in mp3, but there is a YouTube recording of it. It sounds very different depending on who's singing it.


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