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Lyr Req: Barque of Life/You've Been a Friend to Me

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ANCHORED IN LOVE
ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?
ARE YOU TIRED OF ME MY DARLING
BLUE EYES
BUDDIES IN THE SADDLE
CHEWING GUM
DEAR COMPANION
DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH
GEORGIE ON THE IRT (parody on Engine 143)
GOD GAVE NOAH THE RAINBOW SIGN
GOLD WATCH AND CHAIN
I AIN'T GOT NO HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE
I CAN'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE
JUST A FEW MORE DAYS
LULU WALLS
RAILROADING ON THE GREAT DIVIDE
SAILOR ON THE DEEP BLUE SEA
SINGLE GIRL
THE CUBAN SOLDIER
THE LITTLE GYPSY GIRL
THE STORMS ARE ON THE OCEAN
THE WRECK ON THE C & O
WAVES ON THE SEA
YOU ARE MY FLOWER


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28 Jul 98 - 11:38 AM
Ralph Butts 28 Jul 98 - 02:23 PM
GUEST 14 Jan 20 - 02:03 AM
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Subject: Barque of Life(orArk of Life?)
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Date: 28 Jul 98 - 11:38 AM

This is done by the Carter Family and also may be called"You've Been A Friend To Me". Anyone have the words for this song? Thanks.

Ted Coleman


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU'VE BEEN A FRIEND TO ME (Carter Fam.)
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 28 Jul 98 - 02:23 PM

Ted...We sing it to our dog, our "bark of life".... Tiger

YOU'VE BEEN A FRIEND TO ME -- Carter Family

My bark of life was tossing down
The troubled stream of time,
Since first I saw your smiling face,
And youth was in its prime.

CHORUS
Oh, I'll ne'er forget,
Where e'er I roam,
Wherever I may be,
If ever I have had a friend,
You've been that friend to me.

Misfortune nursed me as her child,
And loved me fondly, too.
I would have had a broken heart,
Had it not been for you.

CHORUS

I now look back upon the past,
Across life's troubled sea,
And smile to think in all life's scenes,
You've been a friend to me.

CHORUS


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Subject: Original verses You've Been a Friend to Me
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Jan 20 - 02:03 AM

The original Will Hayes 1858 sheet music has more verses that i have not seen previously. Verses 1,3 and 6 are normally sung in the Carter and other versions.

http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=mussm&fileName=sm/sm1879/11900/11919/mussm11919.db&recNum=0&itemLink=D?mussm:1:./tem

Chorus: Oh I'll never forget, where-er I roam, wherever you may be,
For if ever I have had a friend, you've been a friend to me.

1. My bark of life was tossing down the troubled seas of time,
When first I saw your smiling face and youth was in its prime.

2. Then life’s dark hours were turned to light, my sorrowed heart was free
And since that time I’ve always found, you’ve been a friend to me.

3. Misfortune nursed me as her child and loved me fondly too,
I would have had a broken heart, If it had not have been for you.

4. Kind words were whispered softly sweet, but glad I could not be,
Until I found that you had been, a faithful friend to me.

5. The light of hope from your bright eyes, dispelled the clouds of strife And shed their rays of sunshine down my weary path in life

6. I now look back upon the past, across life's stormy sea,
And smile to think mid all life’s scenes, You've been a friend to me.


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