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Lyr Req: Don't Cry, Suzanne (New Christy Minstrels

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Shawn Bartels 25 Sep 98 - 10:23 AM
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Subject: REQ:
From: Shawn Bartels
Date: 25 Sep 98 - 10:23 AM

Is anyone familiar with a song that begins with the line -

"Goodbye Suzanne, don't cry Suzanne, You know I'm going away,

Yesterday was Sunday, Monday is today."

If you could e-mail me the lyrics (and chords?!?), I would really appreciate it. Also, is there a recording readily available?


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Subject: RE: REQ:
From: Shawn Bartels
Date: 25 Sep 98 - 10:26 AM

In regards to my earlier message, I didn't include an e-mail address. It's GBartelli@yahoo.com

Thanks again


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Subject: RE: REQ:
From: R. Driscoll
Date: 25 Sep 98 - 08:58 PM

The song which is called "Don't Cry, Suzanne" and was redorded by the New Christy Minstrels on a 1972 record called "Songs of Our Wonderful Country". Will e-mail words but don't know chords. Chords anyone?


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Subject: Lyr Add: DON'T CRY, SUZANNE (Terry Wadsworth)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Mar 10 - 11:47 PM

My transcription from a low-quality recording at YouTube:


DON'T CRY, SUZANNE
Terry Wadsworth

CHORUS: Goodbye, Suzanne. Don't cry Suzanne, though I'm gone away.
Yesterday was Sunday. Monday is today. [or "Monday is the day"?]
I hear the bugle blowin', callin' ev'ry man.
I'll be home by early spring. Don't cry, Suzanne.

1. You cannot come along, my love, to hear the cannons roar.
Your eyes are too gentle for to see the shame of war.
Some will be a-dyin' before the battle's through.
Some will be a-cryin', as I will be for you.

2. My love for you is stronger than the cannon or the drum.
My love for you is longer than the rollin' of the sun.
When brooks are overflowin' I'll be hitchin' up the plow.
I'll be back in time for autumn, but I must leave you now.


[Recorded by The New Christy Minstrels on "Presenting: The New Christy Minstrels," 1962 (their first album).]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Cry, Suzanne (New Christy Minstrels
From: Beer
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 12:12 AM

Thanks for bringing this number back up. Missed it the first time round.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Cry, Suzanne (New Christy Minstrels
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 01:15 AM

Thanks for posting the lyrics, Jim. My, that brings back the memories!

The gentle rocking sound of that would be good for singing a baby to sleep, although the baby would need to be too small to understand the sad words.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Cry, Suzanne (New Christy Minstrels
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Aug 12 - 06:59 PM

Which war is the song referring to? Or is it merely generic?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Cry, Suzanne (New Christy Minstrels
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 24 Aug 12 - 12:22 PM

I'm pretty sure it's generic. Too modern-sounding to be historic. And somehow 'Terry Wadsworth' (composer) just doesn't sound like somebody from a bygone century.
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Lyrics as I remember them, with minor corrections. Thanks, Jim.

Goodbye, Suzanne. Don't cry Suzanne, though I'm goin' away.
Yesterday was Sunday. Monday is the day.
I hear the bugle blowin', callin' ev'ry man.
I'll be home by early spring. Don't cry, Suzanne.

1. You cannot come along, my love, to hear the cannons roar.
Your eyes are too gentle for to see the shame of war.
Some will be a-dyin' before the battle's through.
Some will be a-cryin', as I will cry for you.

2. My love for you is stronger than the cannon or the drum.
My love for you is longer than the rollin' of the sun.
When brooks are overflowin' I'll be hitchin' up the plow.
I'll be back in time for sowin', but I must leave you now.

Repeat chorus, more softly.

I've made a MIDI of this, if anybody's interested. I expect it to be nice on the piano.
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I can almost hear the gentle, yet accurate voice of the man who sang this on the record. You could understand every word, yet he didn't sound finicky. He knew what he was doing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Cry, Suzanne (New Christy Minstrels
From: GUEST,999
Date: 24 Aug 12 - 02:13 PM

http://www.thetabworld.com/The_New_Christy_Minstrels__Don't_Cry_Suzanne_lyrics_printable.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Cry, Suzanne (New Christy Minstrels
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Dec 12 - 03:21 PM

WOW. I often sing this song and cannot get it out of my head. The original New Christy Minstrels album released in 1962 is the album we used to listen to on our Hi Fidelity Stereo phonograph back when it was released. We played that album over and over and over. I have done many Google searches in hopes of finding the lyrics and somehow missed this thread. THANK YOU, Jim Dixon, for posting them. I'll have to make up my own chords, but it shouldn't be too difficult and I will post them if I get it figured out. -- Jacob A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Cry, Suzanne (New Christy Minstrels
From: Don Firth
Date: 10 Dec 12 - 05:21 PM

Terry Wadsworth -- CLICKY.

Characteristic pose.

I knew him quite well in the late Fifties. He lived in Seattle and sang in some of Seattle's coffee houses, in addition to writing songs for a couple of "soft rock" groups in the area. Randy Sparks was looking for new personnel for the New Christy Minstrels, heard Terry, and made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

That's Terry, back row, third from the left. CLICKY.

When I heard "Don't Cry, Suzanne," I knew right off who'd written it!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Cry, Suzanne (New Christy Minstrels
From: GUEST,harvey
Date: 26 Feb 13 - 08:57 PM

Was there a band member by the name of Suzanne?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Cry, Suzanne (New Christy Minstrels
From: GUEST,Cleve Chalcraft
Date: 15 Jun 14 - 05:17 AM

I have photos of me at the age 3-5 with mikes set up in our living room and I am strumming on a ukulele. in Midvale and that you(Don Firth) and Terry would come play and visit.My parents were Richard and Beverly Chalcraft.


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