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Lyr Req: Wild Mountain Flowers for Mary (A Mills)

GUEST,Mary V. 13 May 05 - 06:37 PM
Peace 13 May 05 - 06:45 PM
Inukshuk 13 May 05 - 08:12 PM
Peace 13 May 05 - 08:17 PM
Peace 13 May 05 - 08:25 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 13 May 05 - 08:39 PM
Jim Dixon 15 May 05 - 09:06 PM
Peace 15 May 05 - 09:27 PM
GUEST,'Searchin', I'm Always Searchin' 15 May 05 - 09:43 PM
Peace 15 May 05 - 10:43 PM
GUEST,SIAS 15 May 05 - 11:32 PM
Peace 15 May 05 - 11:44 PM
GUEST,SIAS 15 May 05 - 11:46 PM
Peace 15 May 05 - 11:57 PM
GUEST 16 May 05 - 12:04 AM
Peace 16 May 05 - 12:11 AM
GUEST,SIAS 16 May 05 - 11:56 AM
GUEST,leeneia 16 May 05 - 11:08 PM
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GUEST,brucie 16 May 05 - 11:39 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Wildflowers for Mary....old country song
From: GUEST,Mary V.
Date: 13 May 05 - 06:37 PM

Does anyone know this song ? I haven't been able to find the words on the internet .   Thanks for your help .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wildflowers for Mary....old country song
From: Peace
Date: 13 May 05 - 06:45 PM

http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:Tu_MwgqMs4cJ:www.myyodeling.net/page3.html+%22wild+flowers+for+mary%22&hl=en

The CD is available here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wildflowers for Mary....old country song
From: Inukshuk
Date: 13 May 05 - 08:12 PM

We hear that one a lot around here at the summer jams.

I picked some wild mountain flowers for Mary
And told her I loved her today
She said that we never could marry
For her mother would stand in the way.

That's all I can remember, but I'll listen a lot closer the next time I hear it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wildflowers for Mary....old country song
From: Peace
Date: 13 May 05 - 08:17 PM

Dang,

The title is

"Wild Mountain Flowers for Mary"

maybe. I'll search.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wildflowers for Mary....old country song
From: Peace
Date: 13 May 05 - 08:25 PM

http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:-yadvLMq2OUJ:www.musicoutfitter.com/store/item/032511111227/classicbluegrass.html+%22wild+mou

Sound clip here.

I cannot locate words, but it's available from about three places on CD.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wildflowers for Mary....old country song
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 May 05 - 08:39 PM

A version by "Lost and Found, but can't find their lyrics.

Some other songs,
Flowers for Mary

flowers


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Subject: Lyr Add: WILD MOUNTAIN FLOWERS FOR MARY (A Mills)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 May 05 - 09:06 PM

Copied from http://www.bluegrasslyrics.com/all_song.cfm-recordID=sp1447.htm

WILD MOUNTAIN FLOWERS FOR MARY a.k.a. WILD MOUNTAIN FLOWERS
Allen Mills

We grew up living close to each other,
Went to school, sat side by side,
And I longed for the day when I would ask her
If she would be my loving bride.

CHORUS: I picked some wild mountain flowers for Mary
And I told her I loved her today,
But she said we never could marry,
That her mother would stand in the way.

Her daddy died when she was very young,
And she never knew the love of a man.
I tried so hard to make her happy,
And tried to make her mother understand.

Now my days of youth are gone and I'm so happy,
And my time isn't very far away.
I picked some wild mountain flowers for Mary,
And placed them on her grave today.

I picked some wild mountain flowers for Mary,
And placed them on her grave today.

[Sung by Lost & Found on "Classic Bluegrass" and on "Rebel Records: 35 Years of the Best in Bluegrass (1960-1995)," and by Lost Highway on "Lifetime of Sorrow."]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wildflowers for Mary....old country song
From: Peace
Date: 15 May 05 - 09:27 PM

Jim,

That is one beautiful song. Thank you very much for posting the words. I am definitely gonna learn it.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wildflowers for Mary....old country song
From: GUEST,'Searchin', I'm Always Searchin'
Date: 15 May 05 - 09:43 PM

It really does help to SEARCH Mudcat FIRST

The information on this song has been on Mudcat since 2000. I used to make this mistake often, just remember to Search Here First.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wildflowers for Mary....old country song
From: Peace
Date: 15 May 05 - 10:43 PM

SIAS,

That's nice. Put the words "Wildflowers for Mary" into/onto the search engine for both DT and Forum. Let me know what you get. Now, if you have a way to do it that doesn't quote the title as given, please tell me and I will shine your shoes at least once.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wildflowers for Mary....old country song
From: GUEST,SIAS
Date: 15 May 05 - 11:32 PM

You have a valid point Brucie. The Forum results give 164 hits and not nary a one comes up with the desired information. If someone is so far off on the guess of the correct song title, as in this case, where wild MOUNTAIN flowers is needed instead of just wildflowers.

However, with a song search, it still is best to try a SEARCH first and we both agree on that.

I'm a po' boy without shoes so I'm glad you did not have to shine my feet!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wildflowers for Mary....old country song
From: Peace
Date: 15 May 05 - 11:44 PM

LOL

Thank you. Thought I was doing something wrong. Story of my life. I'm a po' boy, too, so it would have been a spit shine. You lucked out.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wildflowers for Mary....old country song
From: GUEST,SIAS
Date: 15 May 05 - 11:46 PM

You are a RIOT Brucie, and a good guy to boot.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wildflowers for Mary....old country song
From: Peace
Date: 15 May 05 - 11:57 PM

Ya can't DO that. Ya GOT no boots. hehehe

Either way, your advice is good. Search first on the Mudcat, THEN go visit Mr Google.

Measure twice, cut once, not the other way 'round.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wildflowers for Mary....old country song
From: GUEST
Date: 16 May 05 - 12:04 AM

Good play on words Brucie. You always have a come back, don't you?

I, of course, did not mean "boot" as to "Kick" but "to boot" meaning "also" (For our over the pond and over the seas friends that may not understand North American idioms).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wildflowers for Mary....old country song
From: Peace
Date: 16 May 05 - 12:11 AM

It's been a pleasure speaking with you, GUEST. Thank you. It's night here and I'm off. Have a great day to boot.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wildflowers for Mary....old country song
From: GUEST,SIAS
Date: 16 May 05 - 11:56 AM

Maybe some Joe Clone will change the title to 'Wild Mountain Flowers for Mary' and/or include it with the several other Related Threads.

I also once thought this was an "old country song" but it is a bluegrass song written in the 1960s or '70s.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wildflowers for Mary....old country song
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 16 May 05 - 11:08 PM

Searching the DT is an uncertain proposition. As a test, I searched for the phrase "has gone for a soldier," and the DT gave me two songs with that phrase in it.

However, when I searched for "flowers for Mary," which occurs several times in the song being discussed, it found nothing, although the song is said to have been in the DT since 2000.

So let us not be too hard on those who fail to find what they are asking about in the DT.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wildflowers for Mary....old country song
From: GUEST
Date: 16 May 05 - 11:34 PM

The registered title is "Wild Mountain Flowers." What's the problem? Isn't that what Mudcat has?
(In Rebel Records Anniversary Box Set, "Rebel Records 35 Years of the best Bluegrass(1960-1995)," cd3, track 64).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wildflowers for Mary....old country song
From: GUEST,brucie
Date: 16 May 05 - 11:39 PM

Well, we now know the answer to "Where Have All the Flowers gone?"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wildflowers for Mary....old country song
From: Gene
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 01:38 AM

out of curiosity i checked utube and a version is there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDuW9mCozFk

G


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