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Lyr Req: Poor Sinners Fare Thee Well

Marg 19 Jun 06 - 05:12 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 19 Jun 06 - 05:23 PM
Marg 20 Jun 06 - 05:45 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 20 Jun 06 - 06:44 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 20 Jun 06 - 06:47 AM
Marg 20 Jun 06 - 06:57 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 20 Jun 06 - 07:49 PM
Marg 22 Jun 06 - 12:09 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Poor Sinners Fare Thee Well
From: Marg
Date: 19 Jun 06 - 05:12 PM

I would like the words to this song...can anybody out there help me on this one...I know a few of the words but not enough...thanks..


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Poor Sinners Fare Thee Well
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 19 Jun 06 - 05:23 PM

Is that this song In That Great Gettin' Up Morning which has those words at the end, or is it a different song?

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Poor Sinners Fare Thee Well
From: Marg
Date: 20 Jun 06 - 05:45 AM

Not that song...the name of the song is :Poor Sinners Fare THee Well..
In the chorus it goes something like...these golden slipper I'm Gonna wear, golden slippers I gonna wear, golden slipper I gonna wear oh sinners fare thee well.
It is not "Old these golden slippers,...I know that song...thanks Marg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Poor Sinners Fare Thee Well
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 20 Jun 06 - 06:44 AM

Sorry Marg, I should have looked a bit closer to home. There's a set here: ADD: Uncle Dave Macon Lyrics (posted by Stewie, near the bottom of the thread).

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Poor Sinners Fare Thee Well
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 20 Jun 06 - 06:47 AM

A transcription can also be found here: Songs of Uncle Dave Macon.

Mick
Thread #31041   Message #1649978
Posted By: Stewie
16-Jan-06 - 11:24 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Uncle Dave Macon Lyrics
Subject: ADD: Poor Sinners, Fare You Well
Here is the transcription from book accompanying the Bear Family box set. I don't think what is in the square brackets is accurate, but I don't know what it should be either.

POOR SINNERS, FARE YOU WELL

Spoken:
Now people I'm going to analyse myself to you. You know I'm Methodist. And the last time I was home, I went to the colored church because there wasn't no white meeting going on. And the parson was very clever, he invited me in, and I heard him take his text from the two two verse of [the sixteenth epostle (sic) who took the epistle and fired at John]. And he got up and said: 'Now this is contribution day and I'm going to have the contribution box passed, and bear in mind there's one man in this house been goin' around with another man's wife, and if he don't put in five dollars in that box today, I'm a-gwine expose him. So I stayed there 'til the box went around and she come in with seventeen five dollar bills and one two-dollar bill with a note written plainly, pinned to it, saying, 'Brother, for ever hold your peace, you'll get your other three dollars before the sun goes down'. Now I'm going to sing one of their favorite songs.

Gwine down on the river, down on Jordan's stream
All those children crying, Lord, Lord, I've been redeemed

Chorus:
Crying, mmmm, mmmm
Them-a golden slippers I'm bound to wear
Them-a golden slippers I'm bound to wear
Them-a golden slippers I'm bound to wear
Poor sinners fare thee well

Jews didn't believe in Jesus, not a word was said
Then he went down to Lazarus' grave,
Raised him from the dead

Chorus

Shout if you are happy!

Just come out of the water, ain't got fairly dry
If you don't mind old Satan make you tell a lie

Chorus

When I get to heaven, know I'm gonna smile
Sit down by my Saviour's side, be one welcome child

Chorus

Recorded by Uncle Dave Macon on 16 April 1926 and issued as Vocalion 15324 in June 1926.

Meade ('Country Music Sources') notes that the text at page 153 of Anthony J. Showalter 'The National Singer' (Dalton, Ga, A.J. Showalter Co, ca 1885) is a close approximation of the Macon recording.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Poor Sinners Fare Thee Well
From: Marg
Date: 20 Jun 06 - 06:57 PM

It still doesn't list the words...I want to find the words to the song..I looked at that link but it was of no help....anyone else have an idea? Thanks.margaret


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Poor Sinners Fare Thee Well
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 20 Jun 06 - 07:49 PM

Marg

I don't know why you don't think the words are there. Here's a link to the post in the Mudcat thread I linked earlier: ADD: Uncle Dave Macon Lyrics - ADD: Poor Sinners, Fare You Well.

(The words are also in the other file I linked to - search for 32. (include the stop after 32)).

Mick


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Subject: Lyr Req: Poor Sinners Fare Thee Well
From: Marg
Date: 22 Jun 06 - 12:09 AM

Is anyone out there familiar with this song?   It is not "Old the Golden slippers song..
It has a line in about "gone down to river and lay my burdens down...and the chorus is : Golden slipper I gonna wear, golden slipper I'm gonna wear, golden slippers I gone ware..oh sinners fare thee well....
Song title maybe Poor Sinner (or Sinners) fare thee well..
Please help me...and thanks...margaret


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Poor Sinners Fare Thee Well
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 22 Jun 06 - 12:44 AM

Refresh.
There was no need to start a new thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Poor Sinners Fare Thee Well
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 22 Jun 06 - 12:55 AM

This looks like one of those songs that is based partly on floating verses. Macon (and others) often vary the song each time they sing it.
The words in the Macon thread linked by Mick Pearce may be as good as you will find.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Poor Sinners Fare Thee Well
From: Marg
Date: 22 Jun 06 - 11:43 AM

Thanks, I got on line myself and found it all there where you left it...next time I won't let my friend check my mail...I will do it myself....signed the real Margaret.(she meant well just didn't know where and how to pull up your sight...thanks ....sorry for the mix up...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Poor Sinners Fare Thee Well
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jan 14 - 07:45 PM

Hi,
I'm listening to this song right now, and the tune sounds familiar but I'm not sure where I've heard it before.
Does anyone know of other songs using this tune or a similar one?


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