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Lyr Req: Mansion on the Hill (H Williams, F Rose)

GUEST,Mary V 08 Jun 03 - 07:58 PM
kendall 08 Jun 03 - 08:03 PM
GUEST,Dale 08 Jun 03 - 08:08 PM
kendall 08 Jun 03 - 08:11 PM
GUEST,Mary V. 08 Jun 03 - 09:34 PM
masato sakurai 08 Jun 03 - 09:54 PM
Mooh 09 Jun 03 - 07:29 AM
kendall 09 Jun 03 - 07:32 AM
GUEST, GEST 09 Jun 03 - 08:46 AM
masato sakurai 09 Jun 03 - 09:12 AM
jaze 09 Jun 03 - 09:29 AM
kendall 09 Jun 03 - 08:02 PM
Sandy Mc Lean 09 Jun 03 - 09:04 PM
kendall 10 Jun 03 - 08:55 AM
Joe Offer 10 Jun 03 - 01:18 PM
Sandy Mc Lean 10 Jun 03 - 05:55 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: MANSION ON THE HILL
From: GUEST,Mary V
Date: 08 Jun 03 - 07:58 PM

Does anyone know who does this song?
or anything about it?
I believe its and old country song..
and pretty melody.

Tonite down here in the valley
I'm so lonesome and oh how I feel
As I sit alone in my cabin
I can see your mansion on the hill.

thanks from Mary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: MANSION ON THE HILL
From: kendall
Date: 08 Jun 03 - 08:03 PM

Hank Williams and Fred Rose, I believe.
Yes, I know this, coming up.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: MANSION ON THE HILL
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 08 Jun 03 - 08:08 PM

Mary, put the title in the lyrics and knowledge search box at the top of the page, and a link to the lyrics will come up, as well as several Mudcat mentions over the years. I did not check any of them out.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: MANSION ON THE HILL
From: kendall
Date: 08 Jun 03 - 08:11 PM

Tonight down here in the valley
I'm lonesome and oh how I feel
As I sit here alone in my cabin
I can see your mansion on the hill.

The light shines bright from your window
The trees stand so silent and still
I know you are living in sorrw
In your loveless mansion on the hill.

I've waited all of the years love
To give you a heart true and real
I know you're alone with your pride dear
In your loveless mansion on the hill.

Do you recall when we parted
The story to me you revealed
You said you could live without love dear
In your loveless mansion on the hill.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: MANSION ON THE HILL
From: GUEST,Mary V.
Date: 08 Jun 03 - 09:34 PM

Thanks for everyones help.
This is such a nice song.


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Subject: Lyr Add: A MANSION ON THE HILL
From: masato sakurai
Date: 08 Jun 03 - 09:54 PM

"A Mansion On The Hill" (audio) is HERE (HONKYTONK'S Country Classics). Hank's version is:

Tonight down here in the valley
I'm lonesome and oh, how I feel
As I sit here alone in my cabin
I can see your mansion on the hill.

Do you recall when we parted
The story to me you revealed
You said you could live without love, dear
In your loveless mansion on the hill.

I've waited all through the years, love
To give you a heart true and real
'Cause I know you're living in sorrow
In your loveless mansion on the hill.

The lights shine bright from your window
The trees stand so silent and still
I know you're alone with your pride, dear
In your loveless mansion on the hill.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: MANSION ON THE HILL
From: Mooh
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 07:29 AM

I love this song, but in true Mudcat tradition I have to mention that there is an entirely different song by the same name by Neil Young...don't know if William Shatner ever covered either one...

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: MANSION ON THE HILL
From: kendall
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 07:32 AM

Why do people post lyrics that have just been posted by someone else?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: MANSION ON THE HILL (Kendall)
From: GUEST, GEST
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 08:46 AM

Kendall asked, "Why do people post lyrics that have just been posted by someone else?"

My reply: To show arrangement variations in the lyrics of a song, perhaps by different artists. In the case above, to add additional stanzas. Sometimes, posts are made practically simultaneously, so posters may not even be aware of the first post when making their own . :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: MANSION ON THE HILL
From: masato sakurai
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 09:12 AM

I posted Hank's version because it's different from Kendall's. Was it redundant?

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: MANSION ON THE HILL
From: jaze
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 09:29 AM

Emmylou Harris does a song called "Mansion On The Hill" on her "At The Ryman" cd. It was written by Bruce Springsteen and from the Nebraska lp.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: MANSION ON THE HILL
From: kendall
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 08:02 PM

I learned it from Hank Williams. I may have had the lineup of the verses out of line, but, they are all there. In such a song, it doesn't matter if the verses are switched around. In a story song, it would.

I don't type very well, and it is a chore to do this, so, when I post a song, I always say I am going to before I do it. That way, it should serve as notice that I am going to, and it irritates me to go to the bother only to have someone come in after I post, and post the same song.
Plus, I'm crabby. Get over it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: MANSION ON THE HILL
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 09:04 PM

It's in the DT showing a Jim Reeves copyright. ( If you believe that you will probably also believe that I wrote Your Cheating Heart.) :-}
                Sandy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: MANSION ON THE HILL
From: kendall
Date: 10 Jun 03 - 08:55 AM

Who does he think he is, Bob Dylan?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: MANSION ON THE HILL
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Jun 03 - 01:18 PM

    "Hank went to see Fred Rose, the publisher, at his office at WSM and the very first day he took four of Hank's songs—'Never Again Will I Knock On Your Door,' 'I Saw The Light,' and several others. We were so happy and delighted. But then Fred said, 'Boy, I don't know whether you wrote these songs, whether you bought them off somebody or where you got them. I'll tell you what I want you to do: I'm going to give you a title, and I want you to go back and write a song to it.' And this song was 'Mansion On The Hill."
    —Audrey Williams-


from Sing Your Heart Out, Country Boy (Dorothy Horstman, 1975, 1996).


The copyright on the song is 1948, by Milene-Oporyland Music, inc. Songwriters listed are Hank williams and Fred Rose.
As far as I can tell, the lyrics are exactly what Masato posted.
Looks like we'll have to correct songwriter attribution in the Digital Tradition.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: MANSION ON THE HILL
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 10 Jun 03 - 05:55 PM

Hi Joe,
Audry's story also became a part of the movie "Your Cheating Heart".
I've also seen where Wes Rose claimed it never happened that way at all. He said that he was with his father when they met Hank for the first time. They knew who Hank was and what he could do. They were expecting him; He didn't just walk in of the street.

                  Sandy


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