Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: Goodbye Old Paint

DigiTrad:
GOODBYE, OLD PAINT
I RIDE AN OLD PAINT


Related threads:
(origins) Origins: I Ride An Old Paint (99)
I ride an old paint - houlighan? fiery & snuffy? (35)
Old Paint: What's a hoolian? (60)
Hoolian??????? (44)
old paint and goodbye old paint lyrics (3)
Song Title please ?-I Ride an Old Paint (21)
(origins) Help: houlihan? - Old Paint (77)
Lyr Req: Riding Old Paint and Leading Old Ball (22)
Lyr Add: Rebel Soldier (cf. Old Paint) (17)


ian_maxwell@ultranet.ca 26 Oct 98 - 05:39 PM
26 Oct 98 - 06:06 PM
bfe3476518 @aol.com 26 Oct 98 - 06:39 PM
Susan of DT 26 Oct 98 - 07:23 PM
Barry Finn 26 Oct 98 - 09:07 PM
cnd 24 Jun 16 - 05:48 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Requesting help finding song lyrics
From: ian_maxwell@ultranet.ca
Date: 26 Oct 98 - 05:39 PM

In the classic western movie, "Shane", the central characters all head into town for a 4th of July celebration. While there, they sing and dance to a song that goes something like: "Goodbye, Old Paint, I'm a leaving Cheyenne..."

Does anyone know the actual name of the song, and where I might locate the lyrics? My ten year old son is enamored with it (probably identifies with the young boy Joey in the movie!)I couldn't seem to get a hit with my keyword searches.

Thanks greatly for any assistance!

Ian


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Requesting help finding song lyrics
From:
Date: 26 Oct 98 - 06:06 PM

Search DT for 'old paint'


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Requesting help finding song lyrics
From: bfe3476518 @aol.com
Date: 26 Oct 98 - 06:39 PM

I was at a bluegrass festival up north in PA, a group played annd sang a balad about a guy who thought he got caught stealin Homer Lawson's corn, but the person that came lookin in the field for him was Homer Lawson's daughter, I guess you can imajine what he reaally stole. I don't know the song writer, or the melody, but I'd sure like to know if anyone out there knows it or where I can find the lyrics, the group that done it was really good, and they may have wrote it themselves.

I don't know any more of the lyrics just the parts about the corn field and daughter.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Requesting help finding song lyrics
From: Susan of DT
Date: 26 Oct 98 - 07:23 PM

Search for [old paint] in the blue search box to find the words.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: ADD Versions: GOODBYE OLD PAINT
From: Barry Finn
Date: 26 Oct 98 - 09:07 PM

Different from the versions in the DT.

GOODBYE OLD PAINT

Fairwell, fair ladies, I'm a leaving Cheyenne (2x)
Goodbye my little Doney, my pony won't stand

CH: Ol Paint, Ol Paint, I'm a leaving Cheyenne
Goodbye Ol Paint, I'm a leaving Cheyenne
Ol Paint's a good pony & she paces when she can

In the middle of the ocean there grows a tall tree
I'll never prove false to the girl that loves me

Oh we spread down the blanket on the green grassy ground
And the horses & cattle were a-grazing all round

Oh the last time I saw her, it was late in the fall
She was riding Ol Paint & a leading Ol Ball

Ol Paint had a colt down on the Rio Grande
And the colt couldn't pace & they named it Cheyenne

For my feet's in the stirrups & my briddle's in my hand
Goodbye my little Doney my pony won't stand

Repeat first

Collected from Jesse Morris 1942, Dalhart, Texas. Lomax thinks this may be the oldest version.


GOODBYE OLD PAINT

My foot's in the stirrup, my pony won't stand
Goodbye Ol Paint I'm off to Montan
I'm a-leaving Cheyenne, I'm off to Montan
Goodbye Ol Paint I'm a-leaving Cheyenne

I'm a-riding Ol Paint, I'm a-leading Ol Fan
Goodbye Ol Paint I'm a-leaving Cheyenne
With my feet in the stirrups, my bridle in my hand
Goodbye Ol Paint, I'm a-leaving Cheyenne

Ol Paint's a good pony, he paces when he can
Goodbye my little Angie I'm off for Cheyenne
Oh hitch up your horses & feed them some hay
And set yourself by me as long as you'll stay

My horses ain't hungry they can't eat your hay
My wagon is loaded & rolling away
I'm a-riding Ol Paint, I'm a-laeding Ol Dan
I'm a-going to Montan to throw the hoolihan

Collected from Sloan Matthews, 1942 in Pecos, Texas

In the first version Jesse backs himself up with lone fiddle, never heard anything like it, I've heard high lonesome but this was wailing, & dry & dusty, scratching the life out of a lizard & the dying lizard knows it just heard the sound of the desert angel & it's going to some big waterhole in the sky where someone is playing an awful nice fiddle. Barry


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: LYR ADD: Harvest Time
From: cnd
Date: 24 Jun 16 - 05:48 PM

Regarding the second requested song:

Harvest Time
(Bill Emerson - Lewis Moore - Carrol Dunham)

Cool and cloudy night upon Boll Mountain Alabama
I was stealing corn from Homer Lawson's Field
The rattle of the cornstalks and the bark of Homer's hound dog
Made me hug the ground and lie dead still.

Flashing through my mind was Big Homer's reputation
A man who really didn't give a damn
They say he shot ol' Mountain Joe for just one ear of corn
And laughed the day they laid him in the ground.

Well, I can hear the breaking of the sticks from someone's footsteps
But shaky legs just can't get up and run
And as I lay there breathless the next thing I expected
Was a blast of hell from Homer Lawson's gun.

The clouds rolled by and then I saw the shadow of a lady
It was Homer's lovely daughter Julie Ann
I smelled the perfume in her hair as she sat down beside me
Whispered papa's running moonshine again.

I thank God for cloudy nights and Alabama's whiskey stills
And harvest times in Homer Lawson's field
I thank God for cloudy nights and Alabama's whiskey stills
And harvest times in Homer Lawson's field...

Source: http://www.lyricsbox.com/gene-watson-harvest-time-lyrics-dwpg2wv.html

With chords: http://www.cowboylyrics.com/tabs/lonesome-river-band/harvest-time-4273.html


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 22 October 7:18 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.