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Lyr Add: Little Log Cabin by the Sea (Carter Fam

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LITTLE RED CABOOSE BEHIND THE TRAIN
THE LITTLE LOG CABIN BY THE STREAM


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Stewie 24 Mar 00 - 09:07 PM
Dale Rose 24 Mar 00 - 10:01 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: LITTLE LOG CABIN BY THE SEA
From: Stewie
Date: 24 Mar 00 - 09:07 PM

I listened to the Yellow Hammers recording and the Carters follow it faithfully except for a couple of minor changes such as Sara, appropriately, substituting 'guitar' for 'banjo' in the last stanza.

Dale, I'll save you the trouble of typing out 'Little Log Cabin'. Will you check it over for me? The Carters accents can be tricky at times.

LITTLE LOG CABIN BY THE SEA

There is a precious volume all finger-worn and holed
In that little log cabin by the sea
It is the old, old bible, more precious now than gold
'Tis the bible that my mother gave to me

'Tis the old, precious bible, blessed bible
That she read in the cabin by the sea (by the sea)
It's a precious, precious bible, a blessed, blessed bible
The bible that my mother gave to me

How often I have listened to the tempest howl and rave
Round that little log cabin by the sea
While mother read of Jesus who walked upon the wave
How Jesus calmed the storm in Galilee

'Tis the old, precious bible, blessed bible
That she read in the cabin by the sea (by the sea)
It's a precious, precious bible, a blessed, blessed bible
The bible that my mother gave to me

How often, oh how often she read the flowing word
Read the message from the precious word of God
They have told of faithful Daniel who trusted in the Lord
While she led me in the pathway that she trod

Tis the old, precious bible, blessed bible
That she read in the cabin by the sea (by the sea)
It's a precious, precious bible, a blessed, blessed bible
The bible that my mother gave to me

There is no other volume so precious as this book
It tells me how to live and how to die
It tells me of that city, oh wondrous, wondrous look
And that I'll meet the loved ones by and by

Tis the old, precious bible, blessed bible
That she read in the cabin by the sea (by the sea)
It's a precious, precious bible, a blessed, blessed bible
The bible that my mother gave to me

Source: The Carter Family 'Little Old Log Cabin by the Sea' Vi 21074. Recorded Bristol, Tennessee, 1 August 1927. Reissued on The Carter Family 'Anchored in Love' Rounder CD 1064. Also reissued on Various Artists 'The Bristol Sessions' Country Music Foundation CD CMF-011-D.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Picture on the Wall/Little Log Cabin
From: Dale Rose
Date: 24 Mar 00 - 10:01 PM

Re Cabin. I hear old instead of holed in the first line. Calmed the stormy Galilee instead of calmed the storm in Galilee. Flowing word does not make the best of sense to me, but it is what I hear, too. And I hear wondrous book instead of wondrous look. We're pretty close though, like you say, they are not the easiest to figure out sometimes.

The Yellow Hammers are a bit easier. I heard two VERY minor differences which are not the least bit important, and one only slightly more so. That has been hanging instead of It's been hanging, and And I lost my dear old mother rather than Since. Since sounds better to me and may well be the way he wrote it, and he just happened to sing it the other way that day. The biggest difference is off and gone not all have gone. And of course, he says BANJO! instead of guitar.

You guys did good jobs. It is a heck of a lot easier figuring things out with the words in front of you!

Ahhh, those Yellow Hammers. Listening to the rest of the album as I type this! They definitely don't make 'em like that anymore.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Picture on the Wall/Little Log Cabin
From: Stewie
Date: 25 Mar 00 - 01:34 AM

Thanks, Dale. I went with 'look' because it made a rhyme rather than repeating 'book' - I heard both on different listenings! I was thinking in terms of a glimpse of the city, but you are probably right. With the 'flowing word', at first I thought she was singing 'flowing verse', which would make more sense, but I agree she's singing 'word'.

Like you, I listened to the whole Yellow Hammers album after digging it out. They certainly don't make 'em like that anymore - delicious stuff!

Regards, Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Picture on the Wall/Little Log Cabin
From: wysiwyg
Date: 02 Sep 01 - 02:22 AM

See additional work on lyrics, and similar songs posted, HERE.

~S~


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