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Lyr Req: All I Got's Gone (from Ernest Stoneman)

Q (Frank Staplin) 18 Jul 04 - 09:00 PM
masato sakurai 18 Jul 04 - 10:18 PM
Stewie 18 Jul 04 - 10:23 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 18 Jul 04 - 11:14 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 27 Dec 08 - 02:00 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: All I Got's Gone
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 18 Jul 04 - 09:00 PM

Would appeciate lyrics to "All I Got's Gone," by Ernest Stoneman. The song is on the cd "Hard Times Come Again No More," vol. 2, Yazoo. I have placed the order bu can't wait.
Besides, it ought to be in the DT.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All I Got's Gone
From: masato sakurai
Date: 18 Jul 04 - 10:18 PM

Can be heard HERE (at Internet Archive).


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Subject: Lyr Add: ALL I GOT'S GONE (from Ernest Stoneman)
From: Stewie
Date: 18 Jul 04 - 10:23 PM

Q, it is on vol 1 - I hope you ordered the right one! Basically, Stoneman's recording is a cover of Uncle Dave's song, but he alters stanza order, drops some, makes minor changes and adds his own final stanza. There was some discussion on the old-timey newsgroup about which Stoneman recording was reissued on the Yazoo set; this may be found in the Google newsgroup archives. Here is how I hear the Yazoo reissue:

ALL I GOT'S GONE

I'm gonna sing you a brand new song
She's a dandy sure as you're born
All these things just a-runnin' in a rhyme
Things (are) all right considerin' these times
But all I got's gone, all I got's gone

Whole lot of people own nice little farms
Doin' pretty well, didn't do no harm
Sold their farm, bought an auto or two
Note(s) come due they had to skid-doo
All they got's gone, all they got's gone

Whole lot of people bought automobiles
Didn't know how they's a-gonna feel
Rode around so grand and proud
Note's come due, couldn't pay it out
All they got's gone, all they got's gone

I went to the bank to borrow some money
I tell you right now, didn't find it funny
The banker said he had none to loan
Get your old hat and pull out home
For all we got's gone, all we got's gone

Whole lot of farmers want to ride and plough
Had to buy a tractor to find out how
When they broke a piece them poor white fools
Better kept walkin' and a-ploughin' them mules
For all they got's gone, all they got's gone

Country dudes are ridin' in cars
Tailor-made suits and smokin' cigars
Runnin' to the barbershop, primpin' and a-rubbin'
But you right now they're ploughin' and a-grubbin'
For all they got's gone, all they got's gone

Don't like to see the women a-wearin' satin dresses
Their husbands bankrupted and are in great distresses
Better being at home a-washin' up the dishes
Patchin' their dresses or their husbands' old britches
For all they got's gone, all they got's gone

Me and my partner, we both went to bed
Jug of white lightning under my head
I waked up, the stopper was pulled
The jug was empty and my partner was full
All I got's gone, all I got's gone


Source: as recorded by Ernest Stoneman and reissued on Yazoo 2036.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All I Got's Gone
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 18 Jul 04 - 11:14 PM

Ordered both. Good stuff on both.


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Subject: Lyr. Add: All I Got's Gone (Macon)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 27 Dec 08 - 02:00 PM

Lyr. Add: ALL I GOT'S GONE
Uncle Dave Macon

1
I'm going to sing you a brand new song,
She's a dandy sure as you're born,
Everything just running in rhymes,
Of matters and things considering these times.
All I got's gone, all I got's gone.
2
Whole lot of people bought automobiles,
Didn't know how they's a-going to feel,
Rode around so grand and stout,
The note came due, they couldn't pay it out.
All they got's gone, all they got's gone.
3
Whole lot of people had a good little farm,
Doing well and didn't know no harm,
Sold the farm and bought a larger one too,
The notes came due, they had to ski'doo.
All they got's gone, all they got's gone.
4
Went to the bank for to get some money,
Tell you right now I didn't find it funny,
The banker said, "I've none to loan,
Get your old hat and pull out home."
All we've got's gone, all we've got's gone.
5
Guns to shoot, got the lightning cars,
Tailor-made suits and smoking cigars,
Going to the barbershop, pampered and rubbing,
Tell you right now, they're down and a-grubby.
All they got's gone, all they got's gone.
6
Whole lot of farmers want the riding plow,
They had to borrow a tractor to find out how,
When they broke a pin, took a whole lot more,
They better keep walking and plowing their mule,
All they got's gone, al they got's gone.
7
Don't like to see ladies who wear satin dresses,
Their husband bankrupted and embracing excesses,
They better be home washing up kids,
Patching their dresses or their husband's britches,
All they got's gone, all they got's gone.
8
Said the bone-dry people, says they won't do,
For on the sly, they'll have a whiskey too,
Goodbye brandy, says farewell, gin,
Thank the Lord, wife calls me friend,
But all I got's gone, all I got's gone.

The poster of this song says this is how he heard the recording, Vo 5051. I have a bad tape; with a couple of minor changes it sounds about right but my ear is poor.
Any corrections?

All I Gots Gone


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