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Lyr Req: My wife she had three sisters

GUEST,efreeman1@neb.rr.com 20 Aug 03 - 08:34 PM
Amos 20 Aug 03 - 08:59 PM
Sorcha 20 Aug 03 - 10:14 PM
masato sakurai 21 Aug 03 - 03:27 AM
GUEST,efreeman1@neb.rr.com 21 Aug 03 - 10:46 AM
Jim Dixon 25 Aug 03 - 08:51 AM
GUEST,LYRIC ADD ................ 999 14 Sep 12 - 12:21 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: My wife she had three sisters
From: GUEST,efreeman1@neb.rr.com
Date: 20 Aug 03 - 08:34 PM

Hello,
My grandfather is 93 years old and wants to have the lyrics to a song he knew
when much younger living in Michigan.
He has bet me a quarter that I can't find the song on the internet!
I would love to be able to give him the lyrics to this song.
He thinks the title is: "My wife she had three sisters"
The lyrics we have go like this:
    My wife she had three sisters and I have had em all
    I've had em all and I'm thankful they are gone
    I think I've had my share and some that I could spare
    For more I'd hardly care
    I've had 'em all

If anyone can help me find the rest of the lyrics to this song
or the correct lyrics to this song;
I'd be happy to share the 25 cents!
Please email me at: efreeman1@neb.rr.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My wife she had three sisters
From: Amos
Date: 20 Aug 03 - 08:59 PM

A surprising number of stories ar eout there about people who had three sisters, but so far no song. You know anything about how he learned it or who he heard perform it?

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My wife she had three sisters
From: Sorcha
Date: 20 Aug 03 - 10:14 PM

Well, I didn't find it. Not to say that Masato or George can't.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My wife she had three sisters
From: masato sakurai
Date: 21 Aug 03 - 03:27 AM

Neither did I. The song is not found in Gardner & Chickering's Ballads & Songs of Southern Michigan (1939).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My wife she had three sisters
From: GUEST,efreeman1@neb.rr.com
Date: 21 Aug 03 - 10:46 AM

Amos, Grandpa remembers sitting around with his and uncles singing this song at Morton Family Reunions which took place near at Twin Lakes near Dowagiac Mich.
I thank you all for helping me with this. I can't give up on my search until the last day of September when I'll either have to pay the quarter or do my victory dance. If anyone has anymore resources to share with me regarding lyric sites I'd be happy to hear from you.
My email is efreeman1@neb.rr.com

Hello,
My grandfather is 93 years old and wants to have the lyrics to a song he knew
when much younger living in Michigan.
He has bet me a quarter that I can't find the song on the internet!
I would love to be able to give him the lyrics to this song.
He thinks the title is: "My wife she had three sisters"
The lyrics we have go like this.
My wife she had three sisters and I have had em all
I've had em all and I'm thankful they are gone
I think I've had my share and some that I could spare
For more I'd hardly care
I've had 'em all

If anyone can help me find the rest of the lyrics to this song
or the correct lyrics to this song;
I'd be happy to share the 25 cents!
Please email me at: efreeman1@neb.rr.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My wife she had three sisters
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Aug 03 - 08:51 AM

These aren't lyric sites, but they're often a good starting point when searching for songs:

AMG - All Music Guide lists 2 recordings called "3 Sisters" and 34 called "Three Sisters" -- then there are variations, like "Three Sisters Waltz," "Three Little Sisters," etc. If you follow the links, it will sometimes bring you to Barnes&Noble which sometimes has sound samples.

Or you can start at Yahoo! Shopping > Music, which has more samples and takes you to them by a more direct route. There, a search for "Three Sisters" finds 115 recordings, lumping together all the variations, like "Three Little Sisters."

Often, if you find sound sample of the right song, and transcribe as much as you can from it, and then use Google to search for those words, you will find the complete lyrics, if they exist anywhere on the searchable part of the Internet. (And don't forget to search Mudcat, too.)

Or if that fails, post whatever information you find (lyric quotes, author/composer, artist names, album titles) back here and it may jog someone's memory.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My wife she had three sisters
From: GUEST,LYRIC ADD ................ 999
Date: 14 Sep 12 - 12:21 PM

I'VE HAD 'EM ALL.
Copyright, 1890, by Harding Brothers.
Words and Music by M. J Cavanagh.

In childhood I am sure that I received my share of ills.
I've had the measles, mumps, and croup, the whooping-cough and chills;
In fact, if any new disease broke out about the town,
It always was my luck to be the first one taken down.

Chorus.
I've had them all. yes, every blessed one,
I've had 'em all, I'm thankful they are gone,
I'm sure I've had my share and a lot that I could spare.
For more I hardly care, I've had 'em all.

Perhaps among; you there are some not troubled with those pests
That uninvited in your beds will come and make their nests,
There's several different species, from the bed-bug to the flea.
But all my schemes to shake 'em fail, for they get on to me.- Chorus.

I used to be a drinking man. but quit it here of late.
To suffer with a swollen head has often been my fate;
I know what the jim-jams are, I've shivered with the shakes.
And on my bedroom walls I've seen about ten thousand snakes.-Chorus.

My first wife had three sisters when to better lands she flew,
To fill her place I married got to sister number two;
When number two had gone above with her who went before,
I took on number three, who soon made room for number four.-Chorus.


The lyrics are from

http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/songster/27-ive-had-em-all.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My wife she had three sisters
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Sep 12 - 12:46 PM

I will phone the OP tonight. That e-mail address no longer works. FYI.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My wife she had three sisters
From: Snuffy
Date: 14 Sep 12 - 12:56 PM

Let's hope E Freeman's grandfather is still alive, aged 102!


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