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Origin: Sharecropper's Son (Stanley Brothers)

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Subject: Composers names required!!!
Date: 28 Feb 99 - 11:55 PM

Hi Hope someone can help me out as quickly as possible.I am in need of composers manes for two bluegrass songs.

1/ Shouting in the hills ( of glory )

2/ Share Croppers son

Need them to give credit to composers for our cassette.

Thank you

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Subject: RE: Composers names required!!!
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 06:41 PM

You'll probably find what you want on COWPIE , if not try BMI or ASCAP for copyright stuff.

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Subject: Lyr Add: SHARECROPPER'S SON (Stanley Brothers)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Mar 08 - 06:48 PM

Maybe it's too late to help Henki, but I'll use any excuse to add to our collection of lyrics.

Lyrics copied (the hard way) from

Ralph Stanley and Carter Stanley

1. We moved here from Sunhearst when I was fourteen.
Worked this poor ground for bacon and beans.
Landlord told me that hard times are near.
It didn't mean a thing 'cause they're already here.

CHORUS: Daylight till dark my work's never done.
The Lord have mercy on this sharecropper's son.

2. Mama's got the fever and the baby's sick too.
Papa's downtown just a-soakin' up that booze.
Just out of prison, says he ain't goin' back.
Ain't a bloodhound in Georgia that can follow his track.

3. We bought a new mule, brought him up from down south.
He'll kick the chew tobacco right out of your mouth.
Water in the well nearly out of sight
Can't take a bath on a Saturday night.

4. Our crops are all wilted, no rain day or night.
Preacher's here for dinner, we ain't got a bite.
Eleven in the family, ten daughters and a son.
Mama just told us there'll be another one.

[As sung by the Yonder Mountain String Band. Also recorded by Larry Sparks, by Ralph Stanley, and by The Waco Ramblers.

[SHOUTING ON THE HILLS OF GLORY was also written by Ralph Stanley and Carter Stanley. I'll look for lyrics later, and probably post them in a different thread.]

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Subject: RE: Origin: Sharecropper's Son (Stanley Brothers)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Mar 08 - 09:13 PM

No need; the lyrics have already been posted at Mudcat:


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