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Subject: lyrics of Brothers Four
From: mouloud@kebi.com
Date: 20 Jan 99 - 08:20 AM

Hi~ folk song lovers all over the world~~

i'm Mr. Lee from South Korea,

( i'm not good at English so..

some of my words may sounds strange to you..

i'm sorry..^^;; )

first, i wanna say 'thanks' to Mudcat Staffs

for all those wonderful datum i could get at this place.

**

i like Brothers four, John Mary and Paul, and

other american folk singers, mainly of 60's.

Also i like to sing a few songs of these singers.

but, i couldn't find some of the lyrics of Brothers Four

on the WWW, and i would be glad

if i could get those song lyriscs on this site.

anyone who reads this message and is able to help me,

please do me a favor.

most wanted list is coming up next.

## Come to my beside, my darling ##

## The John B. Sails ##

## The Green leaves of summer ##

thanks for reading,

May your days be full of joy and happiness !


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Subject: RE: can i get the lyrics of
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 20 Jan 99 - 07:21 PM

Mr. Lee,

Your English may not be perfect, but I can understand what you are saying. Welcome to the Mudcat. We have several storage areas for song lyrics.

The first is the Digitrad Database (DT) that you will see in the upper right-hand corner. I typed in [sloop john] in the white rectangle. The brackets [ ] force the search engine to look for songs with that two word phrase in them. The DT gave me one set of the lyrics you are looking for click here.

I have an alternate third verse that goes:

The cook he caught the fits, ate up all of my grits,
Then he went and ate up all of my corn.
O let me go home, please, let me go home,
This is the worst trip, I've ever been on.

The second resource is the Forum here. If you go back to the main page, you will see a series of blue underlined phrases. If you click on "Forum Search" you will get another search engine. I typed "green grass of home" (do not include quotation marks " ") in the rectangle labelled "body". It led me to another set of lyrics, CLICK HERE.

I am not familiar with the other song you requested, but some able-bodied Mudcatter will probably know the song for which you are looking.

Enjoy the songs.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: can i get the lyrics of
From: Susan of DT
Date: 20 Jan 99 - 07:25 PM

Use the blue search box in the upper right hand corner. You can enter any word(s) or phrase you remember. If you want to search for a phrase, enclose it in [square brackets]. The Sloop John B is certainly in the database and songs phrases from your other requests do come up, but I am not sure whether they are the songs you are thinking of. Happy hunting.


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Subject: RE: can i get the lyrics of
From: Big Mick
Date: 20 Jan 99 - 08:54 PM

Hello Mr. Lee,

Welcome to our community. We are very glad you are here. Be sure and ask any questions you have and we will do all we can to ask.

And your english is fine, very understandable.

All the best,

Mick Lane


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Subject: RE: can i get the lyrics of
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 20 Jan 99 - 11:47 PM

Mr. Lee,

I forgot to mention. If you don't find a song in a DT search or a Forum search, you should post a separate thread for each song and include a phrase or title in the subject line, it increases the likelihood that you will get a postive response to your request.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: can i get the lyrics of
From: Rasta
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 12:23 AM

Hello Mr Lee---great request --I see youve had great help looking for some fine old songs-- Sloop John B was also recorded by (The Kingston Trio ) n the Beach Boys------You can also find a copy of (green leaves of summer by Brothers Four on a movie album with ---John Wayne--- in movie-----THE ALAMO----- released in 1960 -they have that song on that soundtrack.--

was so good to be young then in the season of plenty-- when the catfishwere jumpin as high as the sky ------The greenleaves of summer are callin me home good luck Rastaaaaa


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Subject: ADD: Greenfields (Brothers Four)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 02:42 AM

I've always liked this song.
-Joe Offer-

Greenfields
recorded by The Brother Four in 1959
Music & Lyrics : Terry Gilkyson - Rich Dehr - Frank Miller (1956)


Once there were green fields, kissed by the sun.
Once there were valleys, where rivers used to run.
Once there were blue skies, with white clouds high above.
Once they were part of an everlasting love.
We were the lovers who strolled through green fields.

Green fields are gone now, parched by the sun.
Gone from the valleys, where rivers used to run.
Gone with the cold wind, that swept into my heart.
Gone with the lovers, who let their dreams depart.
Where are the green fields, that we used to roam?

I'll never know what made you run away.
How can I keep searching when dark clouds hide the day?
I only know there's nothing here for me.
Nothing in this wide world, left for me to see.

Still I'll keep on waiting, until you return.
I'll keep on waiting, until the day you learn.
You can't be happy, while your heart's on the roam,
You can't be happy until you bring it home.
Home to the green fields, and me once again.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE GREEN LEAVES OF SUMMER
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 03:30 AM

THE GREEN LEAVES OF SUMMER
by Paul Francis Webster and Dimitri Tiomkin
©Copyright 1960, Leo Feist, Inc./EMI Feist Catalog, Inc.
Introduced on the soundtrack of the film The Alamo


A time to be reapin', a time to be sowin';
The green leaves of summer are callin' me home.
It was good to be young then, in the season of plenty
When the catfish were jumpin' as high as the sky.

A time just for plantin', a time just for plowin';
A time to be courtin' a girl of your own.
'Twas so good to be young then, to be close to the earth,
And to stand by your wife at the moment of birth.

A time to be reapin', a time to be sowin';
A time just for livin', a place for to die.
'Twas so good to be young then, to be close to the earth,
Now the green leaves of summer are callin' me home.


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Subject: RE: can i get the lyrics of
From: Rasta
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 04:05 AM

excellant Joe Im dyin to know where did you dig up words for Greenleaves of summer, Im relatively new at this --thanx---- rastaaaa


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Subject: RE: can I get the lyrics of Brothers Four songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 04:44 AM

Hi, Rasta - I found these two songs in fake books published by Warner Brothers and Hal Leonard. They're collections of some 1,200 songs, with lyrics, tunes, and chords. they cost about $40 US each, and are available at music stores and at the online services like Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
I haven't found a totally satisfying songbook of the "folk" songs written in the 1950's and 60's. Best I've found so far are the two Sing Out! reprints books, collections of songs that were published in the magazine.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: can i get the lyrics of
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 08:28 AM

I appreciate everyone being so polite and not noticing that I changed from Green Leaves of Summer to Green, Green Grass of Home. Oops! So sorry. I looked for "come to my bedside" in the DT with no luck. A forum search brought an Eric Andersen song. Given the era Mr. Lee likes, I suspect this is the song for which he is searching. Apparently, Gordon Bok also has a song called Come to My Bedside.

Enjoy the song!

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by The Brothers Four
From: Mr Happy
Date: 30 Jan 08 - 11:40 AM

Green Leaves of Summer here:http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mNGtxVyeOFY



AAhhh memories!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by The Brothers Four
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Jan 08 - 12:37 PM

Come to my bedside, my darling.
Come over here and gently close the door.
Lay your body soft and close beside me
And drop your petticoats upon the floor.

I will find the rest...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by The Brothers Four
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Jan 08 - 12:40 PM

Here is a link to the lyrics:
http://www.akh.se/lyrics/come_to_my_bedside.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by The Brothers Four
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Jan 08 - 12:42 PM

The John B. Sails Lyrics by The Brothers Four
We come on the sloop John B
My grandfather and me
'Round Nassau town we did roam
Drinking all night
Got into a fight
Well, I feel so brake up
I want to go home.

So hoist up the John B's sail
See how the mainsail sets
Send for the Captain ashore
Let me go home, let me go home
I wanna go home,
Well, I feel so brake up
I wanna go home.

Well, the first mate he got drunk
And broke in the people's trunk
The constable had to come and take him away
Sheriff John Stone
Won't you leave me alone,
Well, this thing I work with
Since I've been born.

So hoist up the John B's sail
See how the mainsail sets
Send for the Captain ashore
Let me go home, let me go home
I wanna go home,
Well, I feel so brake up
I wanna go home.

--- Instrumental ---

Well, the poor cook he caught the fits
And threw away all my grits
Then he took and he ate up all of my corn
Where is John Stone
Why don't you leave me alone
Well, I feel so brake up
I wanna go home.

So hoist up the John B's sail
See how the mainsail sets
Send for the Captain ashore
Let me go home, let me go home
I wanna go home,
Well, I feel so brake up
I wanna go home.

Well, I feel so brake up
I wanna go home...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by The Brothers Four
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Jan 08 - 12:43 PM

A link to the Brothers Four lyrics:
http://www.toplyrics.net/artist_b/brothers_four_the_lyrics.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by The Brothers Four
From: Rowan
Date: 30 Jan 08 - 05:16 PM

Well, this thread has brought back some memories!

In 1963 a friend of mine entered the Carmelite Monastery in Kew (Melbourne) as a postulant/novice. The night before she went in, we had a party at her family's home and I recall a particular Brothers Four record got a hammering for about 4 hours until dawn. I forget the name of the LP but it had "Greenfields" (as posted above by Joe Offer) and "The sloop John B" [as I recall it] as posted by Sinsull.

And she's still a Carmelite.

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by The Brothers Four
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 30 Jan 08 - 05:19 PM

Could be this one, which I still have in vinyl.
G


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Subject: ADD Version: Come to My Bedside
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Jan 08 - 07:35 PM

I posted the original Eric Anderson lyrics in this thread, but there's a slightly different Brothers Four version at http://www.toplyrics.net/artist_b/brothers_four_the_lyrics.html, the site SINSULL linked to. The lyrics are of questionable literacy, but I don't have the Brothers Four recording so I won't attempt to correct it. I humbly submit that my Eric Anderson transcription is far more literate - but it's probably not correct, either....

Come to My Bedside
(Eric Andersen - fair-quality Brothers Four transcription)

Come to my bedside, my darlin'
Come over here and gently close the door
Lay your body soft and close beside me
And drop your petticoat upon the floor

I've waited for you, oh such a long time
I plan a plan on every new day born
Words cannot express one thing I'm sure of
That it's in my loving arms where you belong

Your breast have told my ear life's golden secrets
Your back has shown my fingers endless roads
Your lips have whispered wisdom that is timeless
'Bout life and death and things I never know

Come to my bedside, my darlin'
Come over here and gently close the door
Lay your body soft and close beside me
And drop your petticoat upon the floor

Your eyes are bluer than the mountain waters
Your hair is flowin' dark and flowin' long
You skin has more gold than a morning sunrise
And it's softer than the breeze of the summer's Dawn

So come to my bedside, my darlin'
Come over here and gently close the door
Lay your body soft and close beside me
And drop your petticoat upon the floor...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by The Brothers Four
From: SINSULL
Date: 31 Jan 08 - 04:13 PM

Trying to imagine Gordon Bok singing this with that deep, sexy voice...wonder if he plays the banjo?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by The Brothers Four
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Jan 08 - 11:52 PM

Sins, you should have gone to the Getaway....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by The Brothers Four
From: GUEST,Diane/ednaelk
Date: 27 Jul 08 - 08:24 PM

Anyone have the chords and lyrics for "Seven Daffodils"? (Have I spelled that right?) Its a Brothers Four song. Thanks
    Hi - check this thread (click) for chords. If you check the cross-referenced threads at the top of that thread, you will find a lot of information on the song.
    -Joe Offer, Forum Moderator-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by The Brothers Four
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 04:06 PM

On some levels, I liked the Brothers Four back in the early 1960's. Yet, of all the widely popular folk groups of the period, I thought they seemed the most mechanical and rehearsed - more like a studio backup group in some way. They had some wonderful original (or semi-original) songs, but when they did more widely known material, it was too easy to see their interpretation as a little "stiff."

For the "Seven Daffodils" answer, there is another thread treating with that song.


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