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BS: Sometimes I feel

Azizi 14 Jan 06 - 09:16 PM
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Subject: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Azizi
Date: 14 Jan 06 - 09:16 PM

like a motherless child.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Azizi
Date: 14 Jan 06 - 09:16 PM

like a nut. Sometimes I don't.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Beer
Date: 14 Jan 06 - 09:18 PM

with my hands.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Azizi
Date: 14 Jan 06 - 09:19 PM

....

Anybody else want to share how they sometimes feel?

If so, the floor's {or at least the thread's} yours.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Azizi
Date: 14 Jan 06 - 09:21 PM

Ha Ha! That's a good one, Beer {for everybody?}

Sometimes I feel that some people think they are too witty for their own good.

{I'm talkin bout myself here}


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 Jan 06 - 09:59 PM

Like an idiot. And all of the above too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 14 Jan 06 - 10:04 PM

misunderstood

other times I feel like wearing a hat


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 09:53 AM

like running away. But I always find myself when I do.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: MMario
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 10:05 AM

...nobody likes me, everybody hates me, think I'll go eat worms.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Alba
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 10:14 AM

... I feel pretty, oh so pretty, I feel pretty and witty and bright and then again sometimes I feel none of the above..:>)
Jude


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: artbrooks
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 10:17 AM

Tired and depressed. And then I remember that I don't live in Erie or Pittsburgh any more, and all is well again.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: *daylia*
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 10:24 AM

Big fat juicy ones? Long slim slimey ones? Itsy bitsy? Fuzzy wuzzy?

WORMS!!!!!!

That's gotta be it. I feel like a warm'n wriggly (but never one'n only) Worm today. And I'm in good company too. See?

~~~~ ... ~~~~ ... ~~~~ ...~~~~...~~~~...


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: the one
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 10:26 AM

LIKE TED.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 11:28 AM

like reading the mudcat but i cant get on.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: number 6
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 11:39 AM

... down right shitty.

I'm currently suffering from a sinus infection.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: gnu
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 12:30 PM

You've been breathing that Irving Air again, haven't you sIx?


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Azizi
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 12:48 PM

Did somebody mention Pittsburgh?!

There are times that I feel like insulting my adopted city myself. But the sun is shining today so this isn't one of those times.

:o)

Back atcha, artbrooks.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: bobad
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 02:15 PM

Like spring couldn't be here soon enough.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: kendall
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 02:18 PM

When I feel like walking down the street and knocking people's hats off, I know it's time to go to sea again.
A free tape to the first one who posts where I stole that quote.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Elmer Fudd
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 02:25 PM

Moby Dick.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: kendall
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 02:27 PM

That was too easy, but pm your address and you shall have a tape of Beginners Luck.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Peace
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 02:28 PM

A bad-assed whale comes to mind, Kendall, and it's from what is possibly the greatest American novel ever written. It was exciting to me as a kid, and since you've reminded me, it's time to reread it.

I am hoping there's enough there so that someone who hasn't got any of your recorded material can post the answer and hear you. That is my thanks back to you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: leftydee
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 02:29 PM

Elmer Fudd as Ishmael. Now there's a cartoon I'd love to see!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Elmer Fudd
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 02:35 PM

I don't feel like Moby Dick; that's where Kendall's quote is from. Ishmael, that is. Do I really get a tape?

Feelings? How 'bout Joni Mitchell:

And I feel like I'm just being born;
Like a shiny light breaking in a storm.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Peace
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 02:37 PM

Dang. I was writing that post while Elmer was giving the answer. Good for you. If you haven't heard Kendall, you're in for a real treat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: gnu
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 02:46 PM

You may as well send Kendall enough $ to get him to send the works in one shipment... written works as well... worth every penny.

Say... I wonder... Kendall... are any of your TV shows avaiable in any form?


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: kendall
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 03:50 PM

Yes, Elmer, I meant it. All I need is an address.

Gnu, all those tv shows were copyrighted by Maine Public Broadcasting. I've been meaning to contact them and find out if I can copy them. If so, I will make up some for sale. It's been 25 years so maybe they are free of copyright infringement.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: GUEST,dianavan
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 04:15 PM

like a nat u ral woman.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Azizi
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 04:32 PM

Dianavan, that'a a good one!

****

Pittsburgh's just won the football playoff!
Sometimes I feel proud about my adopted home-sportswise, anyway.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Peace
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 04:37 PM

. . . like a motherless child.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: John O'L
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 04:49 PM

Wake up Peace


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 04:53 PM

Sometimes IIIIIIII feel
Like I been tied..(Bee-domp-domp-ba-da)
to the Whippin' Post


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Peace
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 04:55 PM

Wake up Peace

Easy for YOU to say.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: John O'L
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 04:59 PM

8.55 AM here


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Amos
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 05:00 PM

like going to sleep and not bothering with waking up again...


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Azizi
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 05:01 PM

You too?

****

Okay. I know this thread isn't above the line, but I just checked some online websites for the lyrics to this "Negro" spiritual and I'm not finding the same words that I remember my church choir singing.

Here's one version:
"SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD"

from « American Negro Spirituals
by J. W. Johnson, J. R. Johnson, 1926


Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
A long ways from home
A long ways from home
True believer
A long ways from home
Along ways from home

Sometimes I feel like I'm almos' gone
Sometimes I feel like I'm almos' gone
Sometimes I feel like I'm almos' gone
Way up in de heab'nly land
Way up in de heab'nly land
True believer
Way up in de heab'nly land
Way up in de heab'nly land

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
A long ways from home
There's praying everywhere

Source: Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child

****

Then there's this version:

Melody - Harry Thacker Burleigh, 191? (1866-1949)

Sometimes I feel
Like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel
Like a motherless child
A Long Way From Home
True Believer
A Long Way From Home   
Sometimes I feel
Like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel
Like a motherless child

Sometimes I wish I could fly,
Like a bird up in the sky
Sometimes I wish I could fly,
Like a bird in the sky
Little closer to home

Motherless children
Have a real hard time
Motherless children
Have a such a real hard time
So long so long so long

Sometimes I feel
Like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel
Like a motherless child
So far away

Sometimes I feel
Like freedom is near
Sometimes I feel
Like freedom is near
But we're so far away

Sometimes I feel
Like it's close at hand
Sometimes I feel
Like the freedom is near
But we're so far from home

Sometimes, sometimes,
Sometimes
So far, so far, so far,
So far Mama from you, so far

Source: Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child version 2

****

But I remember being taught that song this way:

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child.
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
[True believer] *
A long way from home.
A long way from home

Sometimes I feel like I'm almost gone.
Sometimes I feel like I'm almost gone.
Sometimes I feel like I'm almost gone.
[True believer] *
A long way from home.
A long way from home

Sometimes I feel like an eagle in the air
Sometimes I feel like an eagle in the air
Sometimes I feel like an eagle in the air
A long way from home
[True believer]*
A long way from home

* optional phrase.

I'm curious which version of this song is most familiar to folks here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: bobad
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 05:04 PM

Like it's déja vu all over again.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Azizi
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 05:05 PM

Clarification: My "you too" comment was directed to Peace.

****

Amos, pleasant dreams are all well & good. But we need your energy in the waking world.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Azizi
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 05:12 PM

[I just read this on another thread. Is this a line from a song?]

Subject: RE: BS: How did you choose your mudcat name?
From: GUEST,Sidewinder - PM
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 08:09 AM

Like A Bird On A Wire, Or A Drunk In A Choir, I Have Strived All My Life To Be Free...


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Firecat
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 05:19 PM

Angry and stressed and fed up and too many other things to list.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Peace
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 05:20 PM

. . . like a rudderless duck.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Peace
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 05:28 PM

"Angry and stressed and fed up and too many other things to list."

Probably because you're eating too much red meat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: bobad
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 05:31 PM

Azizi, it's a Leonard Cohen song :

Bird on the Wire

    Like a bird on the wire,
    like a drunk in a midnight choir
    I have tried in my way to be free.
    Like a worm on a hook,
    like a knight from some old fashioned book
    I have saved all my ribbons for thee.
    If I, if I have been unkind,
    I hope that you can just let it go by.
    If I, if I have been untrue
    I hope you know it was never to you.

    Like a baby, stillborn,
    like a beast with his horn
    I have torn everyone who reached out for me.
    But I swear by this song
    and by all that I have done wrong
    I will make it all up to thee.
    I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch,
    he said to me, "You must not ask for so much."
    And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door,
    she cried to me, "Hey, why not ask for more?"

    Oh like a bird on the wire,
    like a drunk in a midnight choir
    I have tried in my way to be free.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Peace
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 05:40 PM

Best rendition was by the Neville Brothers, IMO.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 05:57 PM

I disagree with you Peace. I like Tim Hardin's rendition the best.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Peace
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 05:59 PM

I met Tim a few times in NYC, and heard a few sets, but I have never heard him sing it. So, let me rephrase that: Of all the renditions of "B on a W" I have heard, I like the Neville Brothers' version best.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel....
From: Severn
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 06:00 PM

...and sometimes I merely grope.

Sometimes I reach out and nothing's there,

and some days I'm completely out of touch, with not even any in reserve back in the warehouse.

But today, I might not feel as good as a young James Brown, but I do feel GOOD!


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 06:08 PM

... like starting something new... then I look at all the things I have to finish first.


I used to have a badge that said 'I feel 100' and people would ask 'a 100 what?' so I'd grope their ass (if male, arm if female) and say '37....'. You had to be there.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: Peace
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 06:10 PM

Usually I have to pay for that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Sometimes I feel
From: leftydee
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 06:41 PM

I feel like a cigarette even though I quit them 21 years ago. Ooooooh it's a nasty habit!!!


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