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Lyr Req: Take Me Back to Colorado fer to Stay

JVZ 28 Feb 99 - 04:08 PM
GUEST,billelli@amtelecom.net 16 Nov 05 - 09:14 AM
GUEST,Billelli@amtelecom.net 16 Nov 05 - 09:21 AM
Jim Dixon 19 Nov 05 - 03:24 PM
Louie Roy 19 Nov 05 - 10:25 PM
Louie Roy 20 Nov 05 - 01:52 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 20 Nov 05 - 03:53 PM
Jim Dixon 22 Nov 05 - 01:06 AM
GUEST 18 Sep 11 - 12:52 PM
Jim Dixon 21 Sep 11 - 02:50 PM
GUEST 26 May 12 - 12:38 AM
GUEST,David Cook 18 Feb 13 - 11:35 AM
GUEST,999 18 Feb 13 - 01:29 PM
GUEST,Jim House 27 Jul 13 - 04:40 PM
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Subject: Lyric Req: Take Me Back to Colorado
From: JVZ
Date: 28 Feb 99 - 04:08 PM

The song starts: Take me back to "Colorada", It's a beatin' old Nevada, And I'm longin' for them foot hills every day.

The tune is the same tune used in the old song "We've got Franklin D. Roosevelt Back Again"

Does anybody have the lyrics for this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyric Req: Take Me Back to Colorado
From: GUEST,billelli@amtelecom.net
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 09:14 AM

Take me back to Colorado, it's a beatin old Nevada
I'm a longin for those foothills every day.
When it's late on in the evenin and the old grey wolf's a thievin
Take me back to Colorado for to stay.

All I remember. If you have found more, please get back to me.

Bill


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Subject: RE: Lyric Req: Take Me Back to Colorado
From: GUEST,Billelli@amtelecom.net
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 09:21 AM

Also - part of a verse goes

I just love the roar and rattle of the hoofs and horns of cattle
Take me back to Colorado for to stay


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to Colorado
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Nov 05 - 03:24 PM

The Online Discographical Project says TAKE ME BACK TO COLORADO was recorded by The West Virginia Railsplitters in 1930.

Wilf Carter recorded it on "How My Yodeling Days Began."

The BMI Repertoire attributes it to Wilf Carter.

I couldn't find any sound samples or any more lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to Colorado
From: Louie Roy
Date: 19 Nov 05 - 10:25 PM

I have all the words to take me back to Colorado.It's a long song and I'm a slow typer,but will post the lyrics the first thing in the morning when I'm fresh if no one else posts it this evening.Louie Roy


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Subject: Lyr Add: TAKE ME BACK TO COL-LER-RAD-DA FER TO...
From: Louie Roy
Date: 20 Nov 05 - 01:52 PM

The correct name for this tune is TAKE ME BACK TO COL-LER-RAD-DA FER TO STAY and was written in 1929 by Moran Moore. He used a lot of slang and I will write it exactly as he did.

Take me back to Col-ler-rad-da.
She's a-beatin' ole New-vad-da.
I'm a-longin fer them foothills ever' day.
Hit's so soothin' in the evenin'
When the old gray wolf's a-grievin'.
Take me back to Col-ler-rad-da fer to stay,
Fer to stay, fer to stay,
Col-ler-rad-da or I'm bustin' right away.
Ah jes love the roar and rattle
Of the hoofs and horns of cattle.
Take me back to Col-ler-rad-da for to stay.

When those north winds get to howling
And the old kyote a-prowling,
Then hit's me a-settin' by the farr.
Mah old hound dog won't be a-growlin'
And you won't ketch me a-scowlin'
Fer we both know jest ezactly whur we orr.
Whur we orr, whur we orr,
You kin bet your boots we're knowin' whur we orr.
Mah old hound dawg'll be scratchin' fleas
And ah'll be toastin' mah ole knees
A-settin' in mah cabin bah the farr.

Thar's a gal that ah'm a-lovin'.
Talk about yer turtle dovin'.
You can tell the world we invented that.
We'll be at the squire's a-marryin'
And we won't be a-tarryin'
As soon as ah can find out where she's at.
Whur she's at, whur she's at,
Ah'll be gettin' up and under my ole hat.
Ah'll be jumpin' in the saddle
And mah bronk he'll be skeedaddle
Jes as soon as ah can find out whur she's at.

Ah'm a fool about mah eatin'.
On the table I was beatin'
When the waiter handed me a bill-o-fare.
It was spots an' specks an' broken necks
Of half a hundred poor insects.
I up and left the dirty place right there.
Left it there, left it there,
Mah ole stomach was a-gettin' on a tare.
When the waiter shouted, "Comin up,"
He told the truth. Right on mah cup
I saw one climbin' looked jest like a bear.

If I die at six or seven,
Before eight, Ah'll be in heaven,
Swappin' yarns with ole Saint Peter at the gate.
I do hope ah can stay a spell
An' he won't send me down to Hell.
I've heard some things down there I know I'd hate.
I would hate, I would hate,
I've been thinkin' of that very thing of late.
Up in heaven suits me very well.
Ah don't care for bein' down in Hell.
I've heard some things down there I know I'd hate.

O, I bought a little Ford machine
And filled 'er up on gasoline.
I cranked it up and the dern thing got away.
Gosh, it didn't wait till I got in,
So now I've got a pile o' tin,
But every month I walk right up and pay.
Up and pay, up and pay,
So much down and so much ev'ry certain day.
Gosh, it didn't wait till I got in,
So now I own a pile of tin,
But ev'ry month I walk right up and pay.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to Colorado
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 20 Nov 05 - 03:53 PM

Thanks, Louie, your effort is much appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to Colorado
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Nov 05 - 01:06 AM

TAKE ME BACK TO COL-LER-RAD-DA FER TO STAY was recorded by Charlie Marshall in 1935, and by The Chuck Wagon Gang in 1936.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to Colorado
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Sep 11 - 12:52 PM

Here's how my grandfather sang it and taught it to us. (Each verse would be sung faster).

I just bought a Ford machine, filled it up with gasoline,
The doggone thing nearly got away.
Well it wouldn't wait till I got in, so now I own a pile of tin;
But each month I walk right up and pay.
Up and Pay, Up and Pay; so much down and so much ever certain day.
Well it wouldn't wait till I got in, so now I own a pile of tin,
But each month I walk right up and pay.

The other night I was a dreamin and to me it was a seemin,
I was skyridin way up in the air,
When I heard the people callin, he's a fallin', he's a fallin!
And I woke up with my feet out cold and bare.
Cold and Bare, Cold and Bare; and I woke up with my feet out Cold and Bare.

Take me back to Colorada, she's a beatin on Nevada,
Take me back to Colorada fer to stay.
Fer to Stay, Fer to Stay; Colorada or I'm bustin right away;
I just love the roar and rattle of those hooves and horns of cattle,
Take me back to Colorada fer to stay.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to Colorado
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Sep 11 - 02:50 PM

WorldCat.org tells me that the musical score for TAKE ME BACK TO COL-LER-RAD-DA FER TO STAY appears in 2 song books:

American Cowboy Songs, edited by Hugo Frey ([New York] : Robbins Music Corp., ©1936)

Zeke Manners Collection of Most Popular Hill-Billy Songs, with Guitar Chords, edited by Zeke Manners ([New York], Robbins Music Corp., ©1942)

If you follow the links to WorldCat, and enter your location, it might tell you where to find the books in a library near you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to Colorado fer to Stay
From: GUEST
Date: 26 May 12 - 12:38 AM

Thanks for posting this. My uncle and my dad used to sing this when I was a little kid and I've been looking for the words.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to Colorado fer to Stay
From: GUEST,David Cook
Date: 18 Feb 13 - 11:35 AM

I jsut found this tune in a book. It's interesting.

Is there a recording available on the WEB? Can someone tell me if eith notes are even or raggedy?

Thanks, This is an interesting song.

David


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to Colorado fer to Stay
From: GUEST,999
Date: 18 Feb 13 - 01:29 PM

"The correct name for this tune is TAKE ME BACK TO COL-LER-RAD-DA FER TO STAY and was written in 1929 by Moran Moore. He used a lot of slang and I will write it exactly as he did."

It was written by Charles Leslie Johnson using the name Moran Moore according to the following:

'Output slowed again from 1926 forward. He arranged a tribute composed for aviator Charles Lindbergh in 1927 titled Our Yankee Boy. In 1928 Charlie made one last go at ragtime, this time in the novelty vein. Monkey Biznez was a decent novelty tune, but the composer found it hard to compete against the brilliant works of Roy Bargy, Arthur Schutt, or even Zez Confrey. He also threw his musical hat in the ring with Your Cause and Mine in support of Republican presidential candidate Herbert Hoover. As the Republican convention was being held in Kansas City that year, there was assurance of exposure for the tune. Pushing forward, Johnson utilized yet another pseudonym, reportedly to introduce a series of silly novelty tunes.
Eva and Charles (sixth and fourth from right) with the American Royals livestock association in 1937.

As Moran Moore (more and more), he composed the surprisingly popular Take Me Back to Col-ler-rad-da Fer to Stay in 1928, followed by The Tramp in 1929. Now in his mid fifties, he appears to have tried to balance retirement and work, turning out songs at a very leisurely rate.'


That is from

http://ragpiano.com/comps/cjohnson.shtml


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to Colorado fer to Stay
From: GUEST,Jim House
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 04:40 PM

Growing up my father taped this song off the radio and then he recorded over most of it but I heard part of it over and over so I remember it well. As I recall what is listed here as the second verse was presented as the first because that was cut off in the middle by another recording.
Here is the part I remember:

When I heard the people callin, he's a fallin', he's a fallin!
And I woke up with my feet out cold and bare.
Cold and Bare, Cold and Bare;
Can you 'magine what an awful, awful scare?
When I heard the people callin' he's a fallin' he's a fallin'
And I woke up with my feet out Cold and Bare.

Yesterday I bought an old machine, filled it up with gasoline,
Cranked it and it nearly got away.

That is all that was left on the tape. Thanks for filling in some of the gaps. Someone else out there must have a copy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to Colorado fer to Stay
From: Janie
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 04:55 PM

Reading this thread made me realize April of this year is the last time Louie Roy posted. Anyone have any news?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to Colorado fer to Stay
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Oct 16 - 04:26 PM

umsaugusta@comcast.net

When I was a boy of about 8 years old growing up in Fort William, Ontario (now Thunder Bay)there was a regularly featured program on in the afternoon that used this song as it's theme song. It featured western songs and I don't know who the personality was.

This was in the late 1940's. I don't know if the radio station bought the program from a syndicater or if it was a Canadian Broadcasting corp programming. If it was the latter, they may have archived it.

I'd love to hear those old recordings.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to Colorado fer to Stay
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Oct 16 - 09:09 PM

YouTube has two recordings at of TAKE ME BACK TO COL-LER-RAD-DA FER TO STAY, both by the Original Chuck Wagon Gang, from 1936:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZN_5bI1EkE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE2xOR5qgmw

The lyrics are pretty close to those that Louie Roy posted above (allowing for differences in pronunciation), but they only sing: verse 1, verse 2, instrumental break, repeat verse 1.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Take Me Back to Colorado fer to Stay
From: GUEST,Frank Hall
Date: 01 Aug 17 - 01:02 PM

For the incomplete verse above about he's a fallin'

Now one night I was a dreamin' and to me it was a seemin'
I was pillin' up skywritin' in the air
When the people started callin' He's a fallin, he's a fallin
I woke up with both my feet out cold and bare
Cold and bare, up in the air
You can imagine that it was an awful scare
When the people started callin', he's a fallin' he's a fallin'
Seemed so good to find my feet out cold and bare.

Another verse:
Now I hate to talk about myself, but I'm not laid upon a shelf
I know a thing or two writ down in ink.
Now the sun goes up, the sun goes down.
This earth ain't flat it's kind'a round, who found that out well I'm the very kink
I'm the kink, I'm the kink
well I know a thing or two if I can think.
But my head don't work so very well
I never learned to read or spell, It always seems so hard for me to think.

I learned this from my father who sang song to us primarily when we were traveling in the car. He could not stand to have a ratio in the car since he hated commercials and did not like to have to listen to something he did not like. He probably picked it up growing up on a farm in north western Nebraska in the 20's and 30s.


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