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Sharon Snow 10 Nov 98 - 01:16 AM
GUEST,Uwe Zeeb/Uwe.Zeeb@t-online.de 01 May 00 - 09:45 AM
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Subject: Michael Martin Murphey
From: Sharon Snow
Date: 10 Nov 98 - 01:16 AM

Does anyone have lyrics to Murphey's _Lost River_?


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Subject: RE: Michael Martin Murphey
From: GUEST,Uwe Zeeb/Uwe.Zeeb@t-online.de
Date: 01 May 00 - 09:45 AM

Dear Sharon! I can indeed provide you with the French lyrics which obviously cause people immense trouble. MMM himself wrote them down for a friend of mine after a gig. I believe it´s Canadian French slang so don´t be surprised - but the words sure do rhyme...

Take care

UWE


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOST RIVER (Michael Martin Murphey)
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 01 May 00 - 10:20 AM

Lost River
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Writer: Michael Martin Murphey

There's a Lost River that flows
In a valley where no one goes
Where the wild water's rush
Rumbles deep in the hush
Gone far from there now
Lord, I'll be back somehow
To where the Lost River winds
In the shadow of the pines .

CHORUS
Oh, Lost River
Now I'm coming back
To the pot-belly stove
Where the firewood's all stacked
Oh Quebec girl, go with me,
Oh my belle, my fleur de lis,
Where the Lost River winds
In the shadow of the pines.

Now every body knows
Where that Lost River flows
It's someplace he's lost
Behind bridges that he's crossed
Well, he'd like to return
But his bridges are all burned
And he's much too far down
To return to higher ground.

CHORUS

Oh Lost River
Far over ther ridge
Now is it too late
For me to build me a new bridge?
To the bright golden time
When her love was still mine
And the world was still wild
Like the heart of a child.

CHORUS

TAG:
Where the Lost River winds
In the shadow of the pines.

SOURCE:
THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND
Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Volume II


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Subject: RE: Michael Martin Murphey
From: RichM
Date: 01 May 00 - 10:47 AM

One of my favorite songs. I particularly like the line "Oh Quebec girl, go with me, Oh my belle, my fleur de lis,..."

---I married a Quebec girl!

Rich


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Subject: RE: Michael Martin Murphey
From: Gern
Date: 01 May 00 - 03:33 PM

While we're at it, does anyone have the lyrics for his older tune "Carolina in the Pines"?


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Subject: RE: Michael Martin Murphey
From: GUEST,Bob S
Date: 01 May 00 - 07:34 PM

Thanks. Always liked that song.


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Subject: RE: Michael Martin Murphey
From: Allan C.
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 09:18 AM

David C. and I went to Harrisonburg, Virginia a couple of weeks ago to see Michael Martin Murphy in concert. I will have to confess that when David called to invite me, I had to ask him to remind me as to how I would know this Michael Martin Murphy. David mentioned the song, "Wildfire", and I remembered.

The venue was Harrisonburg's Courthouse Theatre. Intimate would be the best descriptor for this theater. Murphey and his three accompanists quite nearly filled the somewhat diminutive stage, which stood before seating for what I would estimate as an audience of about 150. Backup instruments included fiddle, mandolin, electric and stand-up bass, guitar and hammered dulcimer. Murphey played guitar for the most part; but switched to banjo from time to time. Virtually all of the music was perfectly executed. The guitar sideman was especially inventive and talented. Blending beautifully into the background was the bassist. He did a fine job while being careful to refrain from doing a whole bunch of showy stuff (of which he was undoubtedly capable). The highly skilled fiddler wisely abandoned the mandolin early in the show. Then he alternated with the guitarist in adding just the right seasonings to the wonderful stew of songs Mr. Murphey sang. Late in the show the guitarist added the special flavor of the hammered dulcimer.

With humor and candor Murphey led the audience through musical glimpses of his career, a career which began with his first big hit, "Geronimo's Cadillac". Later hits included "Carolina in the Pines" and "What's Forever For". Then Michael Martin Murphey talked about and sang the songs of the trail and cowboy songs. He explained how his love for the songs of the West at last became even more manifested in the music he has shared in his more recent recordings.

We were taught "Cowboy Logic" and then were properly "Whoopee Ti-Yi-Yo"ed. We were flung high by "Strawberry Roan" and brought back to earth by Murphey's singing the 16th century lyrics of what eventually became "The Streets of Laredo". Later, in tribute to the late Marty Robbins, Murphey sang "Big Iron" and the world famous, "El Paso".

The show would not have been complete without the haunting, "Wildfire", after which Mr. Murphey made his first exit. Upon his return we were treated to a last wistful bit of cowboy poetry called, "Night Hawk", which Michael Martin Murphey had set to music.

Part of Murphey's ability to do justice to cowboy songs most certainly has to come from the fact that he, himself, is a rancher and cowboy. When he is not on tour or conducting seminars in American Studies and Music or checking on the planning for this year's West Fest (of which he is the originator,) he can be found conducting trail rides through some of the most beautiful country in the West. Michael Martin Murphey truly understands the songs he sings.

I had the good fortune to speak with Mr. Murphey after the show. I had watched him as he sat in the lobby after the performance. With enormous patience and a true love of people, he signed autograph after autograph. Each person he greeted beheld a face filled with clear evidence of years of laughter. Here was a man who obviously does not take himself too seriously. After some brief conversation, I took a few moments to put in a plug for the Mudcat. He explained that sometime ago he visited the Mudcat to look up some blues lyrics but didn't stay to look around. He said he would check it out again.

If you would like to know if Michael Martin Murphey will be performing in your area, (USA only, unfortunately) check his website here.


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Subject: RE: Michael Martin Murphey
From: Gary T
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 10:23 AM

My favorite of his songs is "Rolling Nowhere". Really catchy and lively tune. My least favorite is "Wildfire"--it doesn't really speak to me and just strikes me as sappy.

Some years ago he hosted a PBS special on western/cowboy songs which included Riders in the Sky, The Sons of the San Jaquin (sp?), and a fine cowboy poet (among a number of other performers). I thought it was a splendid show.


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Subject: RE: Michael Martin Murphey
From: Kim C
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 01:42 PM

Murph is one of the best. A few years back he played in Nashville with the Symphony and it was just stunning. Unfortunately he, too, is underappreciated in the Great Music City and does not come here often. :(


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Subject: RE: Michael Martin Murphey
From: Amos
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 01:50 PM

That would be San Joaquin, ah reckons, ma'a'm...if ye'll pardon mah boldness in speakin' up ... :>)

Regards,

Amos


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Subject: RE: Michael Martin Murphey
From: Gary T
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 02:19 PM

Thanks, Amos (except for the ma'am part--do I look like a female to you? Hummph!). Or perhaps I should say...

Much obliged fer help with that thar spellin'. I knowed it were off somehow. And smile when you call me "ma'am", podner.


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Subject: RE: Michael Martin Murphey
From: Ebbie
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 03:49 PM

Lost River- one of my favorites.

Allan C, when I lived in Virginia we used to go to the monthly All-Night Gospel Sings in Harrisonburg. Loved it. Where I learned to love Southern Gospel. Thanks for the memory.

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: Michael Martin Murphey
From: richlmo
Date: 09 Oct 00 - 09:57 PM

I really liked some of his stuff , back when he was just Michael Murphey. On of my favorites to play and sing is , What Am I Doin' Hangin'Round? - the old Monkees song. Some others: Carolina in the Pines- great arrangement Geronimo's Caddilac Long Line of Love Fiddlin' Man Many more


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Subject: RE: Michael Martin Murphey
From: roopoo
Date: 10 Oct 00 - 01:02 AM

Speaking from the other side of the pond, I've always enjoyed his "Cowboy Songs" tape. It's interesting to think how some have evolved from traditional songs. And I have always liked "The Meaning of Life". I heard some hatmaker/poet/singer from Cody do it one night at the hotel owned by Bill Cody's grandson or great-nephew, near Yellowstone. We'd only got in there because of a double-booking at another hotel, and what a treat to have a Cowboy Poet sitting by the log fire in the lounge that night!

mouldy


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Subject: RE: Michael Martin Murphey
From: Gern
Date: 10 Oct 00 - 09:31 AM

Let me second the request for "Carolina in the Pines." It's a great song and converts well to bluegrass, but I can't find the words anywhere.


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Subject: RE: Michael Martin Murphey
From: mousethief
Date: 10 Oct 00 - 02:18 PM

I too would like to see the words to Carolina. I've looked up and down the web but haven't found 'em. Great song.

Alex
O..O
=o=


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Subject: RE: Michael Martin Murphey
From: richlmo
Date: 10 Oct 00 - 11:31 PM

She came to me , Said she Knew me Said she'd known me a long time Said she'd spoke of trails she'd walked up and every mountain she had climbed

That's the first part, I'll have to find my old cassette tape to get the rest.


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Subject: Lyr Add: CAROLINA IN THE PINES (M. M. Murphey)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jan 02 - 10:50 PM

Carolina in the Pines (Michael Martin Murphey)

She came to me, said she knew me

Said she'd known me a long time

And she spoke of being in love

With every mountain she had climbed

And she talked of trails she'd walked up

Far above the timberline

From that night on I knew I'd write songs

With Carolina in the Pines

There's a new moon on the 14th

First quarter the 21st

And a full moon in the last week

Brings a fullness to this earth

There's no guesswork in the clockwork

Of the world's heart or mine

There are nights I only feel right

With Carolina in the pines

As the frost shows on the windows

And the wood stove smokes and blows

As the fire grows we can warm our souls

Watching rainbows in the coals

And we'll talk of trails we've walked up

Far above the timberline

There are nights I only feel right

With Carolina in the pines


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Subject: RE: Michael Martin Murphey
From: GUEST,jaze
Date: 09 Jan 02 - 06:30 AM

I still think MMM does the most haunting version of Spanish Is The Loving Tongue-on his Cowboy Songs cd. I have heard many versions of that song but none can compare to his.


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Subject: RE: Michael Martin Murphey
From: 53
Date: 09 Jan 02 - 10:23 AM

gonna miss you girl, and a long line of love are my favorites. BOB


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Subject: RE: Michael Martin Murphey
From: DougR
Date: 09 Jan 02 - 07:45 PM

Thanks Allan C! Great report on the performance you attended. The only thing better would have been being there.

DougR


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Subject: RE: Michael Martin Murphey
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 06:25 PM

Carolina in the Pines/Correction:

"As the frost shows on the windows", should read:

When the frost shows on the windows

Sorry for the error in my original post.

On "Spanish is the Loving Tongue", you may want to listen to Rod Taylor's version, titled "Border Affair", on his Ridin Down The Canyon tape. One of my personal favorites.


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Subject: RE: Michael Martin Murphey
From: GUEST
Date: 09 May 10 - 04:28 PM

Can anyone give me a lead to the tabs for The Michaeangelos Blues or Rainbow Man?


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Subject: RE: Michael Martin Murphey
From: GUEST,Ken Brock
Date: 09 May 10 - 08:26 PM

btw Mudcat's own Stringsinger was one of the folks from whom MMM learned guitar.


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