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Lyr Req: A Picture from Life's Other Side

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A PICTURE FROM LIFE'S OTHER SIDE


Cindy in OK 22 Jul 98 - 10:21 PM
Barbara 23 Jul 98 - 02:00 AM
GUEST 09 Jan 03 - 11:56 AM
Sorcha 09 Jan 03 - 12:05 PM
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Jim Dixon 29 Jul 13 - 09:04 PM
Larry The Radio Guy 29 Jul 13 - 09:42 PM
Sandy Mc Lean 29 Jul 13 - 09:51 PM
Larry The Radio Guy 29 Jul 13 - 10:25 PM
GUEST,Tony 29 Jul 13 - 11:32 PM
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Subject: A Picture From Life's Other Side
From: Cindy in OK
Date: 22 Jul 98 - 10:21 PM

If anyone has the exact words to "A Picture From Life's Other Side" - was done by Vernon Dalhart, Woody Guthrie and others - please e-mail me. ckellyhouc@aol.com God Bless.


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Subject: RE: A Picture From Life's Other Side
From: Barbara
Date: 23 Jul 98 - 02:00 AM

Hey, Cindi, see that blue grey box in the upper right hand corner of the page? Says 'Search the Digi Trad Database'? Enter [picture from life's] like this, with the brackets, and you will get the song words you asked for.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: A Picture From Life's Other Side
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 11:56 AM

can someone help me on getting the link to play this song
"A Picture from life's other side"
Thanks Linda from Georgia


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Subject: RE: A Picture From Life's Other Side
From: Sorcha
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 12:05 PM

I think all the MIDI links are down right now.


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Subject: RE: A Picture From Life's Other Side
From: Sorcha
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 12:07 PM

You might be able to get it from Another Digital Traditon.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PICTURES FROM LIFE'S OTHER SIDE (Baer)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 09:04 PM

Below are the lyrics from the sheet music at Mississippi State University. There are many small differences between these and the version in the DT, starting with the title. I have boldfaced the words that are different.


PICTURES FROM LIFE'S OTHER SIDE
Words and music by Charles E. Baer, ©1896.

1. In the world's mighty gall'ry of pictures
Hang scenes that are painted from life,
The picture of love and of passion,
The picture
of peace and of strife,
The picture of youth and of beauty,
Old age and the blushing young bride—
All hang on the wall, but the saddest of all,
Are the pictures from life's other side.

CHORUS: 'Tis a picture from life's other side:
Someone who fell by the way.
A life has gone out with the tide
That may have been happy one day.
Some poor old mother at home,
Watching and waiting alone,
Longing to hear from the lov'd ones so dear—
'Tis a picture from life's other side.

2. The first scene is that of a gambler
Who has lost all his money at play,
Draws his dead mother's ring from his finger
She wore on her wedding day.
His last earthly treasure, he stakes it,
Bows his head that his shame he may hide.
When they lifted his head, they found he was dead.
'Tis a picture from life's other side.

3. The next tells a tale of two brothers
Whose paths in life diff'rent ways led.
The one was in luxury living;
The
other one begged for his bread.
One dark night they met on the highway.
"Your money or life!" the thief cried,
And he took with his knife his own brother's life.
'Tis a picture from life's other side.

4. The last is a scene by the river:
A heart-broken mother and babe.
'Neath the
harbor lights' glare stands and shivers
An outcast whom no one will save;
And yet she was once a true woman.
She was somebody's darling and pride.
God help her; she leaps; there is no one to weep.
'Tis a picture from life's other side.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Picture from Life's Other Side
From: Larry The Radio Guy
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 09:42 PM

A great song, but one of the most depressing songs ever written. But I almost cleared an auditorium by singing that song. I was at Folkanagan, a small festival that had it's first year this year in Penticton. My first song (Some Lonesome Picker by John Stewart) got great applause.......then I went into Pictures From Life's Other Side.   Rather than risk a mass suicide, they slowly began to file out for coffee, smokes, and rambling.   I never was able to get them back.

Well, live and learn.   Next time I'll save it for the end.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Picture from Life's Other Side
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 09:51 PM

Hank Williams as Luke The Drifter did it best!
Luke "Ol' Hank" The Drifter


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Picture from Life's Other Side
From: Larry The Radio Guy
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 10:25 PM

Didn't he.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Picture from Life's Other Side
From: GUEST,Tony
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 11:32 PM

I sang it in a play called "Dark of the Moon." The script had only one verse, and it wasn't one of those four:

A poor gal left her mother. She was far away from home.
She walked the streets of Asheville, so cold and so alone.
A man, he come up to her; and he took her by the arm.
He said, "Now, I'll be good to you,
and see you have no harm."
He took her down a back street, into a house of sin.
And once that poor gal went inside,
she never come out again.

Just a picture from life's other side.
Somebody who fell by the way.
A light has gone out with the tide, the tide,
that might have been happy some day. Some day
some poor old mother at home alone,
waiting and watching in vain,
waiting to hear from a loved one so dear,
just a picture from life's other side.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Picture from Life's Other Side
From: GUEST,Tony
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 11:36 PM

p.s. I like Woody Guthrie's version best.


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