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Lyr Req: Dossie Lee

Cruiser 29 Jul 03 - 11:43 PM
Sorcha 30 Jul 03 - 12:01 AM
Cruiser 30 Jul 03 - 12:09 AM
masato sakurai 30 Jul 03 - 12:43 AM
Cruiser 30 Jul 03 - 01:26 AM
Jim Dixon 11 Aug 03 - 09:32 AM
Cruiser 13 Aug 03 - 02:02 PM
Lin in Kansas 22 May 04 - 02:13 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: 'Dossie Lee'
From: Cruiser
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 11:43 PM

"Dossie Lee" is bluegrass song similar to "Wild Mountain Flowers for Mary". I learned the latter tune from an old fiddler at a jam session. He asked if he cound sing a tune but his fiddlin' was so good we kinda ignored him until it was about time to go. He then started singing the tune and I was mesmerized by his voice. His voice was as sonorous as his fiddle. I never saw that old man again and that was about 6 or 7 years ago. Gifted people like that (especially fiddlers!) should live forever. This life is enriched by meeting people such as him and if I could only see and hear his voice and fiddle again...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Dossie Lee'
From: Sorcha
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 12:01 AM

No lyrics found.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Dossie Lee'
From: Cruiser
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 12:09 AM

Thanks. (but don't give up!).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Dossie Lee'
From: masato sakurai
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 12:43 AM

Sound clip is HERE on Lost Highway Bluegrass Band's November Rain.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Dossie Lee'
From: Cruiser
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 01:26 AM

I am eventually going to get the November Rain CD because that is the only CD I've seen that has 'Dossie Lee'. There are some other good tracks on the volume also.

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Dossie Lee'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 09:32 AM

Here's what I transcribed from the sound sample:

On a beautiful Sunday morning
In the hills of East Tennessee,
Pretty wild mountain flowers are bloomin'
On the grave of Dossie Lee.

And here's a quote:
    Ken Orrick [lead singer and rhythm guitar player for Lost Highway Bluegrass Band] was featured in the June 2001 issue of Bluegrass Now magazine. The article, by Chris Jones, is entitled Ken Orrick - Songs that Mirror Life. The piece covers some of Ken's personal history and documents many of the events that inspired songs like Dossie Lee and Tennessee Snow.
A web search for "Dossie Lee" turns up lots of genealogy sites with records of various people named Dossie Lee. Funny, I never heard of the name Dossie before.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Dossie Lee'
From: Cruiser
Date: 13 Aug 03 - 02:02 PM

Thanks Jim.

My kinfolk are (or air, ifin' yur frum Tennis-say) from Harriman, Tenn. (Just kiddin', you Volunteers!) My grandpappy was a farmer/moonshiner there before the TVA era. I loved hisn' non-standard English, as you can tell from this note.

Dossie Lee was a "poplar" hillbilly name fur the fillie "ginder" back in them southern backwood deep, dark, hollars. I think it is a beautiful name and if I have another child I think I'm agonna' name her...... ... Sue! (JK,again).

Seriously, I am going to get the CD (available only by snail-mail though) because of the great bluegrass music, including Dossie Lee. I have never seen that track listed on another CD and the song probably has not been covered by anyone else.

Cruiser


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Dossie Lee'
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 22 May 04 - 02:13 AM

Cruiser--

The song is also listed on a new CD called "Bluegrass Gospel Compilation" by Lost Highway. Order info and email/contact info at Lost Highway's site. Hope this helps.

Lin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dossie Lee BINGO
From: GUEST,#
Date: 06 Apr 21 - 03:23 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss9ggubMbL8

The song is sung there at 26:31


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