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Lyr Req: The Old Man and His Fiddle (Larry Sparks)

GUEST,Kevin B 10 Jul 05 - 10:50 PM
Sorcha 11 Jul 05 - 10:19 AM
GUEST 11 Jul 05 - 05:07 PM
Jim Dixon 13 Jul 05 - 10:07 AM
GUEST,Gene 14 Jul 05 - 06:14 AM
GUEST,floridacracker96@yahoo.com 15 Jul 05 - 08:17 PM
GUEST,BERNIE FAULKNER 11 Jan 13 - 03:26 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Old Man and His Fiddle?
From: GUEST,Kevin B
Date: 10 Jul 05 - 10:50 PM

I'm looking for the lyrics to a Larry Sparks song that was on an album that was recoirded in 1976. The album is out of print. The song doesn't appear to be on any other projects of his or any lyrics sites. The album was "You Could Have Called" King Bluegrass LP #550. I believe the song may have been called , "The Old Man and His Fiddle." It was a somber minor type song that began: "High on a mountain above the timberline, there was an old man lying, with the look of death in his eyes . . . in his one room cabin, beside a rocking chair, there layed an old fiddle, he made with love and care." That is as much and as close as I can remember it. Can anyone help? Kevin B floridacracker96@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Man and His Fiddle?
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 10:19 AM

If it's the same one, Red Steagull has a sound clip here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Man and His Fiddle?
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jul 05 - 05:07 PM

Thanks, I found that one too. It is a different song than the one I am searching for by L. Sparks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Man and His Fiddle?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Jul 05 - 10:07 AM

This is a tough one to track down. This bluegrass discography lists "You Could Have Called" and even has a picture of the album cover, but it doesn't have a track list.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Man and His Fiddle?
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 14 Jul 05 - 06:14 AM

I emailed Floridacracker an mp3 of Larry Sparks version

perhaps he will post the lyrics here later


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Subject: Lyr Add: OLD MAN AND HIS FIDDLE (from Larry Sparks
From: GUEST,floridacracker96@yahoo.com
Date: 15 Jul 05 - 08:17 PM

Thank you so much and here are the lyrics. This is a very haunting song. This was on the first Larry Sparks album I ever bought (You Could Have Called - King Bluegrass #550). My LP of it was broken years ago and I'm so glad to get reacquainted with it. I don't think it is available in any format today for purchase.

Kevin

The Old Man and His Fiddle – as played by
Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers

High on a mountain,
above the timber line,
there lies an old man,
with the look of death in his eyes.

In his one room cabin,
beside a rocking chair,
lies a hand made fiddle,
he made with love and care.

(Fiddle break)

His hands are weak and trembling,
His bow is worn and frayed.
He thinks of lonesome ballads,
He's not strong enough to play

(Banjo break)

The old man,
Is now in heaven,
But his fiddle stayed behind,
To play a strange and lonesome melody,
Hear it cryin' through pines.

(Guitar break)

In his one room cabin,
Beside a rocking chair,
Lies a handmade fiddle,
He made with love and care.

(Fiddle fades out . . .)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Man and His Fiddle (Larry Sparks)
From: GUEST,BERNIE FAULKNER
Date: 11 Jan 13 - 03:26 AM

I WROTE THIS SONG WITH WAYNE DAVIS


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