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Lyr Req: List of Things to Do (Lee Marshall)

GUEST,cassie hicks 06 Apr 04 - 03:26 PM
Joe Offer 06 Apr 04 - 03:35 PM
fretless 06 Apr 04 - 04:00 PM
GUEST,Joe 07 Apr 04 - 12:30 PM
kytrad (Jean Ritchie) 07 Apr 04 - 02:29 PM
GUEST 07 Apr 04 - 02:54 PM
Jim Dixon 07 Apr 04 - 03:07 PM
Roger in Baltimore 07 Apr 04 - 04:44 PM
Roger in Baltimore 07 Apr 04 - 04:48 PM
YorkshireYankee 07 Apr 04 - 07:10 PM
Jim Dixon 08 Apr 04 - 12:13 AM
Amos 08 Apr 04 - 12:25 AM
YorkshireYankee 08 Apr 04 - 01:06 AM
GUEST,Guest 16 Apr 04 - 09:38 PM
Jim Dixon 05 Jan 12 - 11:40 AM
GUEST,LYRIC ADD ................ 999 13 Sep 12 - 03:11 PM
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Subject: HELP WITH A SONG!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE
From: GUEST,cassie hicks
Date: 06 Apr 04 - 03:26 PM

Theres this song i heard on an Alabama radio variety station (96.9 i think) and I didnt catch the singer.

Its a countryish song by a female singer and shes singing to her kids(daughter) in the chorus she keeps singing about her list of things to do today.You kind of get the feeling as though shes already passed away or fixing to.

PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!I dieing over who in the world sings it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


PLEASE e-mail me at aaron_holly2004@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: HELP WITH A SONG!!!!!!PLEASE: things to do today
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Apr 04 - 03:35 PM

Hi, Cassie - I'm not familiar with the song. I changed your thread title a bit so it reflects at least a bit of information about the song. Threads with generic titles like "help with a song" tend to get lost. Keep checking this thread - you never know when you'll get an answer. The way Mudcat works, most people post their answers here in the forum, and may or may not send you an answer by e-mail.
Good luck finding your song.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: HELP WITH A SONG!!!!!!PLEASE: things to do today
From: fretless
Date: 06 Apr 04 - 04:00 PM

If it weren't for the passing away part, I'd have thought it was Robin and Linda Williams' Liza:

"Today is Monday, Tomorrow's Tuesday,
Wednesday soon be comming 'round.
Better get up, better get moving,
The week's half over and the washing ain't done."


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Subject: RE: HELP WITH A SONG!!!!!!PLEASE: things to do today
From: GUEST,Joe
Date: 07 Apr 04 - 12:30 PM

Won't the radio show involved have posted the playlist? That might at least give you a clue.


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Subject: RE: HELP WITH A SONG!!!!!!PLEASE: things to do today
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 07 Apr 04 - 02:29 PM

Could it be, "I'm a WOoo-man?" I think it may have been recorded on an early album by Maria D'Amato (now Maria Muldar).


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Subject: RE: HELP WITH A SONG!!!!!!PLEASE: things to do today
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Apr 04 - 02:54 PM

Another suggestion - unlikely I think, but worth a try ... The B side of Helen Reddy's song 'Angie Baby', which was called (I think)'Think I'll write a song'.

It must be twenty five years since I last heard it, but as best as I can remember it is a woman listing all the household chores she should be doing instead of writing a song. Guess it was a way of deferring writing rather than deferring the chores.

I've forgotten how to do line breaks, but first verse goes something like :

Foggy day in L.A. - think I'll write a song.
Know exactly what to say - shouldn't take too long.
First I better clear my head
Feed the baby, make the bed.
Should eat breakfast but instead
Think I'll write a song.


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Subject: RE: HELP WITH A SONG!!!!!!PLEASE: things to do today
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Apr 04 - 03:07 PM

The station would probably be Lite 96.9 WRSA, Huntsville, AL, "soft rock, less talk." Their "playlist" is a short list of "songs you'll hear regularly on Lite 96.9." I think it's intended just to give you an idea of what kind of music they play. But you could e-mail them.


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Subject: RE: HELP WITH A SONG!!!!!!PLEASE: things to do today
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 07 Apr 04 - 04:44 PM

How about Loretta Lynn's "No Charge"?

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: Lyr Add: NO CHARGE (Harlan Howard)
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 07 Apr 04 - 04:48 PM

So I was wrong about the singer.

NO CHARGE
As recorded by Melba Montgomery
Writer: Harlan Howard

Recitation:

My little boy came up to me
In the kitchen this evening
While I was fixing supper
And he handed me a piece of paper
He'd been writing on
And after wiping my hands on my apron
I read it and this is what it said:

For mowing the yard - five dollars
For making my own bed this week - one dollar
Going to the store - fifty cents
Playing with little brother
While you went to the store - twenty-five cents
Taking out the trash - one dollar
Getting a good report card - five dollars
And for raking the yard - two dollars

Total owed - fourteen seventy-five

Well, I looked at him standing there expectantly
And a thousand memories flashed through my mind
And so I picked up the pen and turning the paper over
This is what I wrote:

For nine months I carried you
Growing inside me - NO CHARGE
For the nights I've sat up with you
Doctored you, prayed for you - NO CHARGE
For the time and the tears
That you cost through the years
There's NO CHARGE
When you add It all up
The full cost of my love is NO CHARGE

For the nights filled with dread
And the worries ahead, NO CHARGE
For the advice and knowledge
And the cost of your college - NO CHARGE
For the toys, food and clothes
And for wiping your nose
There's NO CHARGE
When you add It all up
The full cost of my love is NO CHARGE

Recitation:
Well, when he finished reading
He had great big old tears in his eyes
And he looked up at me and said
"Mom, I sure do love you."
Then he took the pen
And in great big letters he wrote: "Paid In full"

Tag:
When you add it all up, the cost of real love is NO CHARGE


Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY LIST (from Toby Keith)
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 07 Apr 04 - 07:10 PM

Did a google search & found this:

My List
by Toby Keith

Under an old brass paperweight is my list of things to do today
Go to the bank and the hardware store' put a new lock on the cellar door
I cross 'em off as I get 'em done but when the sun is set
There's still more than a few things left I haven't got to yet

Go for a walk' say a little prayer
Take a deep breath of mountain air
Put on my glove and play some catch
It's time that I make time for that
Wade the shore and cast a line
Pick up a long lost friend of mine
Sit on the porch and give my girl a kiss
Start livin'' that's the next thing on my list

Wouldn't change the course of fate but cuttin' the grass just had to wait
'Cause I've bot more important things like pushin' my kid on the backyard swing
I won't break my back for a million bucks I can't take to my grave
So why put off for tomorrow what I could get done today

Like go for a walk' say a little prayer
Take a deep breath of mountain air
Put on my glove and play some catch
It's time that I make time for that
Wade the shore and cast a line
Pick up a long lost friend of mine
Sit on the porch and give my girl a kiss
Start livin'' that's the next thing on my list

Raise a little hell' laugh 'til it hurts
Put an extra five in the plate at church
Call up my folks just to chat
It's time that I make time for that
Stay up late' then oversleep
Show her what she means to me
Catch up on all the things I've always missed
Just start livin'' that's the next thing on my list

Under an old brass paperweight
Is my list of things to do today


====================================

Found at www.allthelyrics.com

Can't help with who sang it, but if this is the right song, at least that's a start...

Cheers,

YY


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Subject: RE: HELP WITH A SONG!!!!!!PLEASE: things to do today
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Apr 04 - 12:13 AM

Toby Keith recorded MY LIST on his album "Pull My Chain" (2001), but it was written by Rand Bishop and Tim James.

Bishop and James have expanded their song into a book: "My List: 24 Reflections on Life's Priorities," McGraw-Hill – with a foreword by Toby Keith.

AMG - All Music Guide doesn't show that anyone else has covered the song.


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Subject: RE: HELP WITH A SONG!!!!!!PLEASE: things to do today
From: Amos
Date: 08 Apr 04 - 12:25 AM

I emailed cassie at the yahoo email address provided above.

A


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Subject: RE: HELP WITH A SONG!!!!!!PLEASE: things to do tod
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 08 Apr 04 - 01:06 AM

Jim,

Oops, I made an incorrect assumption when I saw the web page. Thanks for the correction.

Amos,

Good thought... I had forgotten she provided an @ddress.

Cheers,

YY


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Subject: RE: HELP WITH A SONG!!!!!!PLEASE: things to do tod
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 16 Apr 04 - 09:38 PM

The song is called "List of Things To Do." The singer is a local Huntsville, AL lady named Lee Marshall. She has a web site where you can buy the CD with the song on it (www.leemarshallmusic.com).

The song was inspired by a local lady who discovered that she had breast cancer when she was pregnant. She recently passed away. Lee Marshall works for a local news station (www.waff.com) and she interviewed the lady several times. The lady made a list for her husband before she died.

Hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: List of Things to Do (Lee Marshall)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Jan 12 - 11:40 AM

Lee Marshall now works for the Kids to Love Foundation, which she founded. She still lives in Huntsville. She has a separate web site called Lee Marshall Music. Her two albums are featured on CDBaby: "Anchored" (2004) and "My Source" (2006). Here's what I was able to transcribe from a sample there:


LIST OF THINGS TO DO (CISSY'S SONG) - Excerpt
As sung by Lee Marshall on "Anchored" (2004)

...[mommy's?] little angel, and oh, what would I give
To be there for you, there for you.
I'm writing down my list of things to do
Just in case I'm not around your first day....


[I'm assuming this is the song our guest Cassie Hicks had in mind when she made the request.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: List of Things to Do (Lee Marshall)
From: GUEST,LYRIC ADD ................ 999
Date: 13 Sep 12 - 03:11 PM

List of Things To Do

Michael A. Curtis and Lee Marshall


I'm writing down my list of things to do
Just in case I'm not around to do these things for you
Remind your loving daddy wash the bottles and the bibs
To match your bows and dresses when he takes you out with him
Your mommies little angel and oh what would I give
To be there for you…there for you

I'm writing down my list of things to do
Just in case I'm not around for your first day of school
Listen to your teacher and mind your manners please
If daddy fixes dinner he's great with mac and cheese
And each night when you say your prayers down there on your knees
Remember me… remember me

The devil hurt my body so heaven's called me home
I'll be watching with the angels so you'll never be alone
There's so much that I want to say to this little girl of mine
But the doctors say it's won't be long I'm running out of time

So I'm writing down my list of things to do
Knowing I won't be around to do these things for you
Like help you make your prom dress and see you home that night
And when your daddy walks you down the isle all dressed in white
When you think about your mamma baby look into the light
And know I'm alright…

And no matter what you do…just remember… Mommy loves you.

FMK Music (ASCAP)/K2L Music (ASCAP)


The above is from

http://www.leemarshallmusic.com/songwords.html#09


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