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Subject: Lyric info req
From: breezy
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 04:59 AM

I was asked last night who wrote the song ,sung by Norma Waterson which includes the line

'no sweet man is worth the salt of my tears'


and its not the Dolly Parton one

The enquiry came from a lady with no accesss to this.

she thought it could possibly be Bessie Smith, - no dumbo - not the one that makes Yorkshire puddings.

Over to the catters.


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Subject: RE: Lyric info req
From: CStrong
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 06:52 AM

Fred Fisher is listed as the writer.
here


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Subject: RE: Lyric info req
From: Noreen
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 07:52 AM

You mean: http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/~zierke/watersons/songs/thereaintnosweetman.html


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Subject: RE: Lyric info req: no sweet man worth salt of tears
From: breezy
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 12:18 PM

thank you CSrtong and thank you Noreen


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Subject: RE: Lyric info req: no sweet man worth salt of tears
From: robomatic
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 12:30 PM

"Cats and Jammers" does a good performance of this song, also.


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Subject: RE: Lyric info req: no sweet man worth salt of tea
From: Billy Weeks
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 03:33 PM

The Paul Whiteman recording had terrific vocal by The Rhythm Boys (Bing Crosby, Harry Barris, Al Rinka). Has it ever been reissued? Should be.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THERE AIN'T NO SWEET MAN THAT'S WORTH...
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Feb 06 - 12:51 PM

THERE AIN'T NO SWEET MAN THAT'S WORTH THE SALT OF MY TEARS
(Fred Fisher)
Shakin' like a leaf on a tree,
That's coming loose from the stem;
Shakin' like a leaf on a tree,
Because I'm coming loose from my man!

I'm like a weeping willow,
Weeping on my pillow,
For years and years,
There ain't no sweet man (that's) worth the salt of my tears
Ba-ba-da-doo, wah da da da do, wah da da ba do, wha da-oh!

Down and down he dragged me,
Like a fiend he nagged me,
For years and years,
There ain't no sweet man (that's) worth the salt of my tears
Ba da da da da da do!

Although I may be blue,
Still, I'm true.
I must tell him good-bye!
Rather than have that man,
Gonna (see me) lay me down and (just) die!
Da-oh!

Broken-hearted sisters,
Aggravating misters, lend me your ears!
There ain't no sweet man (that's) worth the salt of my tears
Ba-ba-da-doo, wah da da da do, wah da da ba do, wha da-oh!
Ba-da wah da-oh! Shh!


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Subject: RE: Lyric info req: no sweet man worth salt of tears
From: Flash Company
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 06:59 AM

The Rhythm Boys recording is on a CD called Bix n' Bing ASV Living Era AJA2005. The CD has 20 tracks recorded by Crosby with the Whiteman Band from 1927 to 1929. Good stuff if, like me, you prefer living in the past!

FC


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Subject: RE: Lyric info req: no sweet man worth salt of tears
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Mar 06 - 09:35 AM

The Red Hot Jazz Archive has the downloadable recording:

THERE AIN'T NO SWEET MAN THAT'S WORTH THE SALT OF MY TEARS
Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra, featuring Bix Beiderbecke, Bing Crosby and The Rhythm Boys, recorded in 1928.


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Subject: RE: Origin: There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth...
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 03:45 PM

Does anyone know the chords to this fabulous song? I want to play it on a C tuned ukulele


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Subject: RE: Origin: There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth...
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 05:53 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp6bY0U_QsM


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Subject: RE: Origin: There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth...
From: Busy Lizzie
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 09:28 AM

Thank you Dave for sticking the blue clicky thingy on there and for finding this link. I LOVED this song from the minute I first heard it and knew that one day I'd find a band to play if for me!!

I was lucky enough to chat to Norma Waterson last summer about the song and how much we both liked it!
Did I name drop then? Sorry!

My band is Dr Bob Stamp and Keith Haynes for this particular version. We'll play it live with our double bassist Adrian Thompson for a few bob and some beer!!

Thanks for looking do leave us a message if you like it!

Liz and the Lizettes


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Subject: RE: Origin: There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth...
From: Busy Lizzie
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 09:37 AM

Guest - if you email me I'll try and get the chords for you.

Liz e-mail


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Subject: RE: Origin: There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth...
From: Will Fly
Date: 27 Apr 10 - 11:03 AM

You can both tabs and music and chords from my website at:

Will Fly's tabs page


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