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Lyr Req: Kentucky Hills of Tenn. (Commander Cody)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Kentucky hills of tennessee
From: Dharmabum
Date: 12 Sep 05 - 05:14 PM

Before I dig through my stack of vinyl & try to extract the lyrics;
On the Commander Cody album "Hot Licks,Cold Steel,& Other Truckers Favorites"
I'm not sure of the song title,or who wrote it.
Maybe "Kentucky Hills Of Tennessee"
Part of the chorus goes;
    "Take me back to those old Kentucky hills of Tennessee,
    Where the mockin'bird is singin',
    High up in the laurel tree,
    Let the Alabama moon ,shine it's light on me,
    Way back in those old Kentucky hills of Tennessee.

A Google search on C.C. only seems to turn up lyrics for "Hot rod lincoln" & "Down to seeds & stems again"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky Hills of Tenn. (Commander Cody)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Sep 05 - 04:59 PM

Must....have....lyrics.....

Refresh....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky Hills of Tenn. (Commander Cody)
From: Peace
Date: 13 Sep 05 - 09:08 PM

"Old Kentucky Hills of Tennessee"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky Hills of Tenn. (Commander Cody)
From: Peace
Date: 13 Sep 05 - 09:14 PM

"Take me back to those old Kentucky hills of Tennessee
Where a mockin' bird is singin' high up in the marrow tree.
Let the Alabama moon shine a light on me,
Way back in those old Kentucky hills of Tennessee."

Found this posted on another site. Might help people search. Can't find the author, though. I would suggest it was from the band. That's a guess.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky Hills of Tenn. (Commander Cody)
From: Peace
Date: 13 Sep 05 - 09:22 PM

Sorry.

One reviewer called it Old K H of T
and Paramount calls it K H of T.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky Hills of Tenn. (Commander Cody)
From: Dharmabum
Date: 13 Sep 05 - 10:08 PM

Thanks guys,
I dug the album out today but haven't had a chance to pull the lyrics from it yet.
I'll try to post them here when I do.

DB.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky Hills of Tenn. (Commander Cody)
From: Peace
Date: 13 Sep 05 - 10:25 PM

That would be great, D. Someone on another site (country music site) is looking for both words AND author.


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Subject: Lyr Add: KENTUCKY HILLS OF TENN (Commander Cody)
From: Dharmabum
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 04:11 PM

KENTUCKY HILLS OF TENNESSEE (Richards-Farlow)

CHORUS: Take me back to those old Kentucky hills of Tennessee,
Where the mockin'bird is singin' high up in the laurel tree.
Let the Alabama moon shine her light on me,
Way back in those old Kentucky hills of Tennessee.

My Daddy was a rounder. he wore a rounder's hat and coat.
He used to strum a banjo, though he couldn't play a note.
My Momma used to tell me, with a smile upon her face,
"If you want second helpin's, son, you'll have to say more grace." CHORUS

It was just a year ago, I took out on the bum,
With only 14 dollars, a suitcase and a gun,
But now I am a rich man, and there's one thing that I know:
The place that I long most to be is a place where I can't go. CHORUS

Now if you ever leave your home, and loved ones far behind,
Someday you'll open up your eyes and see that you were blind,
'Cause if there is a heaven, I know where it will be:
Way back in those old Kentucky hills of Tennessee. CHORUS

DB.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky Hills of Tenn. (Commander Cody)
From: Peace
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 04:36 PM

Just saw this. Thank you, DB. I will forward the lyrics with thanks to you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky Hills of Tenn. (Commander Cody)
From: Dharmabum
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 05:04 PM

Yer welcome Peace.
Sure am glad I saved my old vinyl collection!

         DB.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky Hills of Tenn. (Commander Cody)
From: Peace
Date: 17 Sep 05 - 06:44 PM

I sent the lyrics to the fellow and mentioned that Dharmabum on the Mudcat had transcribed them, etc. Just so's you know. I hope the lyrics are added to the DT.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky Hills of Tenn. (Commander Cody)
From: GUEST,Wendy
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 09:06 AM

So glad that other people remember this song.

Anybody ever tab out the chords? Won't be the same without the piano, but would be nice to sing around the campfire....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky Hills of Tenn. (Commander Cody)
From: mrmoe
Date: 07 Jul 10 - 11:33 AM

I love the song.....finally got around to digitizing this old album...."mama hated diesels", "semi-truck won't start", "lookin at the world through a windshield", etc......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky Hills of Tenn. (Commander Cody)
From: GUEST,Jim Still looking for the LP though
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 11:49 AM

TAKE ME BACK

CHORUS: Take me back to those old Kentucky hills of Tennessee,
Where the mockin'bird is singin' high up in the laurel tree.
Let the Alabama moon shine her light on me,
Way back in those old Kentucky hills of Tennessee.

My Daddy was a rounder. he wore a rounder's hat and coat.
He used to strum a banjo, though he couldn't play a note.
My Momma used to tell me, with a smile upon her face,
"If you want second helpin's, son, you'll have to say more grace." CHORUS

It was just a year ago, I took out on the bum,
With only 14 dollars, a suitcase and a gun,
But now I am a rich man, and there's one thing that I know:
The place that I long most to be is a place where I can't go. CHORUS

Now if you ever leave your home, and loved ones far behind,
Someday you'll open up your eyes and see that you were blind,
'Cause if there is a heaven, I know where it will be:
Way back in those old Kentucky hills of Tennessee. CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kentucky Hills of Tenn. (Commander Cody)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Mar 11 - 10:38 AM

To "Jim Still looking...."

The correct title of the song you have just posted (redundantly) is KENTUCKY HILLS OF TENNESSEE. It was recorded by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen on the album "Hot Licks, Cold Steel & Truckers' Favorites" (described here at Allmusic.com, and here at Wikipedia). The album was originally issued in 1972 on the Paramount label and reissued in 1988 by MCA. The song was written by William C. Farlow, Jr. (known as Billy C. Farlow), and Michael James Richards.

Several used copies of the album are available at Amazon. (Please use amazon.mudcat.org)


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