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Lyr Req: Hallelujah Joe Ain't Preachin' No More

GUEST,Aviva 15 Jan 04 - 08:38 AM
GUEST,skipy 15 Jan 04 - 01:22 PM
GUEST,Aviva 26 Jan 04 - 09:51 AM
Jim Dixon 28 Jan 04 - 01:51 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 28 Jan 04 - 03:53 AM
Brian Hoskin 28 Jan 04 - 04:29 AM
Jim Dixon 19 Dec 11 - 12:58 PM
Joe Offer 20 Dec 11 - 02:25 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: 'Hallelujah Joe'
From: GUEST,Aviva
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 08:38 AM

Hi there,

Could anybody be so kind as to post the lyrics of "Hallelujah Joe" by the Harlem Hamfats? I could'nt find it through Google.
Or maybe there's a site to search in for Gospel or Swing?

Thanks

Aviva


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Subject: Lyr Add: HALLELUJAH JOE
From: GUEST,skipy
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 01:22 PM

aviva, I found this! There must be a way to translate it, but there will be a lot of mush in it!

HALLELUJAH JOE

Hallelujah Joe č tornato in cittą
Nelle sue maniche c'ha qualche asso
Occhi da bimbo che conosce il mondo
Dita sottili e unghie sporche di grasso
E ricorda le feste dell'unitą
E dei soldi facili guadagnati una notte
A poker e grappa in un vecchio bar
Finita male poi a insulti e botte
E ride degli anni passati gią
E ride di quello che arriverą
E' come una pietra che rotola
Fratello come va?...
Hey Hallelujah Joe
Tu non fermarti mai
E musica o no
Tu balla come sai
Hey Joe...
Sul cuore ha messo un bel po di blues
E brillantina sui capelli grigi
Canta canzoni che nessuno sa piu
Di mille strofe e di quattro accordi
E racconta storie di libertą
Di ragazzine diventate donne
Dei mille viaggi fatti sul suo caravan
Poi sputa in terra e tira due madonne
E ride dgli anni passati gią
E ride di quello che arriverą
E' come una pietra che rotola
Al gioco non ci sta...
Hey Hallelujah Joe
Tu non fermarti mai
Il rock č morto o no?
Tu dimmi se lo sai
Hey Joe... Hallelujah!...
L'hanno visto andare via con chissą chi
Qualcuno ha detto poi che stava male
E che ha saldato il suo conto giu al bar
Ed č partito senza salutare
Ridendo degli anni passati gią
Ridendo di quello che arriverą
E' come una pietra che rotola
Chissą dove sarą...
Hey Hallelujah Joe
Tu non fermarti mai
Hey Hallelujah Joe
Tu vivi come sai
Hey Hallelujah Joe
Tu non morire mai
Sei come il rock'n'roll
You'll never never die
Hallelujah!...
Hey Joe, hallelujah!!

Regards Skipy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Hallelujah Joe'
From: GUEST,Aviva
Date: 26 Jan 04 - 09:51 AM

CHeers, but it's the wrong Joe. I reffered to a gospel song that goes:
"Halleluja Joe
ain't preachin' no more.."

:-(


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Hallelujah Joe'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Jan 04 - 01:51 AM

According to this page, The Harlem Hamfats recorded HALLELUJAH JOE AIN'T PREACHIN' NO MORE on Document CD 5272 "Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order, Vol. 2." The song was originally recorded in 1937.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Hallelujah Joe'
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 28 Jan 04 - 03:53 AM

On a Document cd, Kansas Joe McCoy. Someone here may have it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Hallelujah Joe'
From: Brian Hoskin
Date: 28 Jan 04 - 04:29 AM

I just have the barest outline (basically the rhyming scheme), but it might help a little:

Everybody thought he was through
And he made a little song about what you going to do

All the sisters and brothers thought he was dead
Then he wrote a little song by the name of Oh Red

He made a little trip down to New Orleans
And he wrote that song weed-smoker's dreams

Everybody knew his preaching was grand
Then he wrote another blues about move your hand


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Subject: Lyr Add: HALLELUJAH JOE AIN'T PREACHIN' NO MORE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 12:58 PM

HALLELUJAH JOE AIN'T PREACHIN' NO MORE
As sung by the Harlem Hamfats on "Harlem Hamfats Vol. 2" (Document Records DOCD-5272, 2005)

Hallelujah Joe (Hallelujah Joe)
Ain't preachin' no mo' (ain't preachin' no mo').
Ev'rybody thought he was through,
Then he made a little song about Whatcha Gonna Do.
Hallelujah Joe (Hallelujah Joe)
Ain't preachin' no mo' (ain't preachin' no mo').
He's swingin' now so he ain't gonna preach no mo'.

Hallelujah Joe (Hallelujah Joe)
Ain't preachin' no mo' (ain't preachin' no mo').
All the sisters and brothers thought he was dead,
Then he wrote a little song by the name of Oh Red.
Hallelujah Joe (Hallelujah Joe)
Ain't preachin' no mo' (ain't preachin' no mo').
He's swingin' now so he ain't gonna preach no mo'.

Hallelujah Joe (Hallelujah Joe)
Ain't preachin' no mo' (ain't preachin' no mo').
He made a trip down to New Orleans,
Then he wrote that song Weed-Smoker's Dreams.
Hallelujah Joe (Hallelujah Joe)
Ain't preachin' no mo' (ain't preachin' no mo').
He's swingin' now so he ain't gonna preach no mo'.

Hallelujah Joe (Hallelujah Joe)
Ain't preachin' no mo' (ain't preachin' no mo').
Ever'body knew his preachin' was grand
Then he wrote another blues about Move Your Hand.
Hallelujah Joe (Hallelujah Joe)
Ain't preachin' no mo' (ain't preachin' no mo').
That cat is swingin' now so he ain't gonna preach no mo'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hallelujah Joe Ain't Preachin' No More
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Dec 11 - 02:25 AM

I'm trying to decide if I should be insulted by this song...self-righteous people have been trying to silence me for decades.
-Fr. Joebro-


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