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Lyr Req: Gettin' There (Mose Allison)

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s&r 06 Jun 04 - 02:56 PM
GUEST,Sorcha 06 Jun 04 - 03:15 PM
Ebbie 06 Jun 04 - 03:16 PM
Margret RoadKnight 07 Jun 04 - 02:32 AM
Jim Dixon 08 Jun 04 - 10:21 PM
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GUEST,Tunesmith 07 Aug 10 - 04:31 PM
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Subject: Words 'but I'm gettin there'
From: s&r
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 02:56 PM

Anyone know the words to I ain't downhearted but I'm gettin there?

stu


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Subject: RE: Words 'but I'm gettin there'
From: GUEST,Sorcha
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 03:15 PM

It seems to be listed as "I'm Not Downhearted But I'm Getting There" by Mose Allison. Not sure if he was performer or writer. No luck with lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Words 'but I'm gettin there'
From: Ebbie
Date: 06 Jun 04 - 03:16 PM

I haven't found lyrics yet but there is a lot of material on the author, Mose Allison.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Not Downhearted But I'm Getting There
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 02:32 AM

"Gettin' There" (full title) written by Mose Allison
Recorded on his '87 Blue Note album "Ever Since the World Ended"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Not Downhearted But I'm Getting There
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Jun 04 - 10:21 PM

AMG - All Music Guide lists 4 of Mose Allison's albums that contain GETTIN' THERE:

"Allison Wonderland: Anthology" [57]
"Ever Since the World Ended" [87]
"Jazz Profile" [87]
"Mose Chronicles: Live in London, Vol. 1" [01]

I transcribed this from a couple of sound samples found at Barnes & Noble:

People ask me questions 'bout the way I've spent my life.
Thirty years in showbiz, only had one wife.
Limousines an' swimmin' pools, I didn't get my share,
But I'm not downhearted. I am not downhearted.
I'm not downhearted, but I'm gettin' there.
I'm gettin' there. I'm gettin' there.

Did you ever get the feeling you've been taken for a ride?
The big ones eat the little ones and there's no place left to hide.
Just don't drink the water. Try not to breathe the air.
But I'm not discouraged. I am not discouraged.
I'm not discouraged, but I'm gettin' there.
I'm gettin' there. I'm gettin' there.

[There is probably more to the song. Allison's voice is clear and easy to transcribe. Why not buy the album? I can't imagine it would be a disappointment.]


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Subject: Lyr Add: Getting/Gettin' There/Allison
From: Sorcha
Date: 08 Jun 04 - 10:59 PM

Just an Add in the box for Jim Dixon's post of 08 Jun 04 - 10:21 PM this thread. Thanks, Jim!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Not Downhearted But I'm Getting There
From: s&r
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 03:04 AM

Thanks for the words Jim. I have already ordered the CD but the tune is in my head, and there's a 3-6 weeks shipping from the USA - I couldn't get a copy in the UK

Stu


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gettin' There (Mose Allison)
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 07 Aug 10 - 04:31 PM

I'm heavily into Mose at the moment. Here's a Youtube link to a live performance of "Getting There". Great stuff!

Mose singing "Getting There"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gettin' There (Mose Allison)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 12:34 PM

Thanks for the link, Tunesmith. There's only one verse more than the 2 I posted above. Here it is:

3. No matter how I'm feelin' I still propose a toast.
If you're almost successful, you're better off than most.
If I was sellin' fantasy, I'd be a millionaire.
But I'm not disillusioned. I am not disillusioned.
I'm not disillusioned, but I'm gettin' there.
I'm gettin' there. I'm gettin' there.


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