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Lyr Req: Flowers in the Wildwood (A E Brumley)

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Linda Goodman Zebooker 13 Nov 05 - 09:45 AM
Sorcha 13 Nov 05 - 06:08 PM
12-stringer 14 Nov 05 - 12:41 AM
Peace 14 Nov 05 - 12:47 AM
Jim Dixon 16 Nov 05 - 09:18 AM
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GUEST,Dick Moore 30 Dec 13 - 04:53 PM
GUEST,leeneia 31 Dec 13 - 12:05 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Flowers in the Wildwood
From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
Date: 13 Nov 05 - 09:45 AM

I heard a Bluegrass gospel song on my car radio this morning, recorded by the Lewis Family, I believe. (Was driving and couldn't write things down). The song had a chorus repeating the words "flowers in the wildwood" or maybe "flowers blooming in the wildwood" and it mentioned a "little cabin". Does anyone know the words?


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU'RE A FLOWER IN THE WILDWOOD (McCoury)
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Nov 05 - 06:08 PM

Could this be it?

YOU'RE A FLOWER IN THE WILDWOOD
As sung by Del McCoury

1. On one evening long ago when the sun was sinking low,
My true lover went to sail upon the sea,
It was in the month of June when the roses were in bloom,
That he took me in his arms and said to me:

CHORUS: You're a flower blooming in the wildwood,
A flower blooming there for me,
Sweeter than the morning dew and I'll soon return to you,
You're a flower that's blooming there for me.

2. Then this message came to me from a captain on the sea,
And it told me that my darling was dead,
Oh the shock and great surprise brought the teardrops to my eyes,
When I thought about the last words that he said: CHORUS

3. Now he can't return to me; he got drowned in the sea,
And he's passed over life's weary way,
When it's in the month of June and the roses are in bloom,
Oh, it seems that I can hear my darling say: CHORUS

If so, I'll document the site...found with Google


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flowers (blooming) in the Wildwood
From: 12-stringer
Date: 14 Nov 05 - 12:41 AM

Probably related to this thread (there is another on this song, but it's not that informative by comparison):

thread.cfm?threadid=66397#1102287

Another song to the same tune (my favorite) is in the DT:

@displaysong.cfm?SongID=5294

I don't hear some of the lyrics quite the same way as the transcript, but I learned it from the Burnett & Rutherford 78, and they don't always enunciate clearly.

Neither of these is quite a gospel version, though, so it's quite possible there is yet another song to the same melody.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flowers (blooming) in the Wildwood
From: Peace
Date: 14 Nov 05 - 12:47 AM

The song may have been written by Albert Brumley. Title is "Flowers in the Wildwood".


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Subject: Lyr Add: FLOWERS IN THE WILDWOOD (A E Brumley)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 09:18 AM

The song that Sorcha posted above is known by the following titles. It is usually designated "traditional" but at least once attributed to "Cousin Emmy, Alfred Hunt and Frankie Moore."

FLOWER BLOOMING IN THE WILDWOOD sung by Bill Harrell & Friends on "Bill Harrell & Friends;" and by Hylo Brown and the Timberliners on "As Good as It Gets: Bluegrass."

FLOWER IN THE WILDWOOD recorded by The Bristol Brothers on "Cornbread Willie."

FLOWERS BLOOMING IN THE WILDWOOD, sung by The Coon Creek Girls on the various-artists compilation "Flowers in the Wildwood: Women in Early Country Music, 1923-1939."

YOU'RE A FLOWER BLOOMING IN THE WILDWOOD sung by Harry & Jeanie West on "Country Bluegrass."

YOU'RE A FLOWER IN THE WILDWOOD recorded by Del McCoury on "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight."

I have listed to sound samples to confirm that the above recordings are all actually the same song, although the lyrics may vary slightly.

* * *

However, the song that Linda Goodman wants must be this one. It mentions a cabin while the other does not:

FLOWERS IN THE WILDWOOD
Albert E Brumley, 1951

1. Flowers bloomin' in the wildwood
Bring back memories of childhood
And the happy, happy days of yore.
Roses oftentimes remind me
Of the ones I left behind me
Standin' by the little cabin door.

CHORUS: Flowers bloomin' in the wildwood
Bring back memories of childhood
And the honeysuckle's sweet perfume.
Someday I am goin' home again.
Someday I will never roam again
From my cabin where the flowers bloom.

2. Someday I will be a-goin'
Back where pretty flow'rs are growin'
In the valley where I used to roam.
Somewhere ev'nin' shades are fallin'.
Somewhere there's a voice a-callin',
And I know I will be welcome home. CHORUS

[Transcribed from the songbook "Lamplightin' Time in the Valley," Albert E. Brumley & Sons, Powell, MO, 1977.]

[Also sung by Mel Tillis on 2 various-artist compilations (which appear to be the same album under different titles): "36 Greatest Gospel Memories: A Loving Tribute to Albert E Brumley" and "Country Gospel: 36 All-Time Favorites."

[Also recorded by The Lewis Family on Sweet Dixie Home.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flowers (blooming) in the Wildwood
From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
Date: 18 Nov 05 - 06:17 PM

Yippee! Yes, it is the Brumley song. Thanks very much, all of you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flowers in the Wildwood (A E Brumley)
From: GUEST,Dick Moore
Date: 30 Dec 13 - 04:53 PM

Thanks, I was looking for this and found it. Blessings, DM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flowers in the Wildwood (A E Brumley)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 31 Dec 13 - 12:05 PM

You hear it being played and sung by Peggy Carter on this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA-Mkyjt_JU

The tune is different from the usual fiddle tune. It juxtaposes half notes against eighth notes repeatedly. Peggy Carter is doing it in D, but I'd have to move it to another key if I wanted to sing it. The key of A, perhaps.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flowers in the Wildwood (A E Brumley)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 31 Dec 13 - 12:08 PM

You can hear Peggy Carter playing and singing it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA-Mkyjt_JU

It's an interesting tune which juxtaposes half notes with eighth notes. She's playing in the key of D, but that would be too high for me.

(sorry if this is a duplicate post)


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