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Lyr Req: Don't Tell Mama I'm a Guitar Pikr(Caswell

GUEST,riverboat annie 18 Dec 04 - 10:08 AM
Joe Offer 18 Dec 04 - 12:49 PM
Jeep man 18 Dec 04 - 08:11 PM
GUEST,LYRIC ADD ................ 999 09 Sep 12 - 07:27 PM
GUEST,999 21 Sep 12 - 01:00 AM
GUEST,999 21 Sep 12 - 11:20 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Bill Caswell: Don't tell mama I'm a guit
From: GUEST,riverboat annie
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 10:08 AM

I'm looking for Bill Caswell's 1982 version of "Don't tell mama I'm a guitar picker, she thinks I'm just in jail". It is different than the Brian Burns version. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Req:Bill Caswell:Don't tell mama I'm a guitar pikr
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 12:49 PM

Refresh - I squeezed an compressed rendition of "picker" into the thread title to see if that helps you find the Caswell version.
-Joe Offer-
Click here for the main thread on this song, with one version of the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Req:Bill Caswell:Don't tell mama I'm a guitar pikr
From: Jeep man
Date: 18 Dec 04 - 08:11 PM

Don't tell Mama I'm a guitar picker, she thinks I play piano in a whore house. Jim


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Tell Mama I'm a Guitar Pikr(Caswell
From: GUEST,LYRIC ADD ................ 999
Date: 09 Sep 12 - 07:27 PM

Caswell's version.

CHORUS:

Don't tell Mama I'm a guitar picker, she thinks I'm just in jail.
I been dreamin' up lines and ringin' up rhymes and raisin' all kinds of hell.
Break Mama's heart if she saw me singin' with my hair in a ponytail,
so don't tell Mama I'm a guitar picker, she thinks I'm just in jail.

I used to be a good ol' boy, a clean cut kid, Mama's pride and joy,
never stayed out late, never raised no kinda cane.
Then I bought me an old guitar and started out pickin' in a smoky bar,
if Mama finds out I've gone this far, she'll be hangin' her head in shame, so...

REPEAT CHORUS

Mama loves her youngest son, but if she ever saw me on stage with Gary P. Nunn,
she's be plowin' up my corn with a double shovel,
but I love those neon lights, and those sexy, sultry Texas nights.
If Mama finds out what I'm doin' with my life, good God, there's gonna be trouble, so...

REPEAT CHORUS

FROM

http://www.tdpri.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-94320.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Tell Mama I'm a Guitar Pikr(Caswell
From: GUEST,999
Date: 21 Sep 12 - 01:00 AM

Pardon me to hell and back. The lyrics posted on 09 Sep 12 - 07:27 PM are NOT Caswell's. They are written by Brian Burns. My apologies.

The confusion with whatever lyrics people heard from Caswell back in the 1980s seem to have spread.

http://www.tdpri.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-94320.html

I think the lyric attribution at that forum is incorrect, and reading the five posts there I can certainly see why.

Anyway, The lyric we have twice on Mudcat are the same. Jim D's correct post and attribution in Joe's link and those here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Tell Mama I'm a Guitar Pikr(Caswell
From: GUEST,999
Date: 21 Sep 12 - 11:20 AM

Been able to locate the fact that Bill Caswell did a song in 1983 on Austin City Limits. The song was entitled "Don't Tell Mama", period. A search for copyright info shows that song is his. HOWEVER, the song he wrote is named DTM. The only references I can locate with regard to 'DTMIGP,SJTINJ' and Caswell are here and one other forum site. I think they are two different songs.

I'm gonna keep worrying this song, but that's the way I see it now. It is what Churchill called 'a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Tell Mama I'm a Guitar Pikr(Caswell
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 10:23 PM

The lyrics above are not the lyrics Bill Caswell wrote.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Tell Mama I'm a Guitar Pikr(Caswell
From: GUEST,999
Date: 06 Nov 12 - 11:30 PM

Yeah.


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