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Lyr Req: In Tall Buildings (John Hartford)

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ANNUAL WALTZ
GENTLE ON MY MIND


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Subject: Lyr Req: Going To Work On Tall Buildings
From: Marg
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 08:38 AM

Heard a song in Mt Airy yesterday.....the last line of the chorus was"Going to work in tall buildings"..it was about a guy leaving and heading off to work...but I told you that much already huh? Was a song done in the folk competition....HELP Please! As always thank you...marf


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Going To Work On Tall Buildings
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 12:07 PM

Wasn't there, but sounds like a song I **should** find out more about. Bein' a structural engineer and all... 8-)

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Going To Work On Tall Buildings
From: Francy
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 12:50 PM

Check John Hartford.......Pretty sure this was one of his....Frank of Toledo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Going To Work On Tall Buildings
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 12:57 PM

Definitely a John Hartford song. If no one's provided the lyrics by Monday I'll dig 'em up.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Going To Work On Tall Buildings
From: Francy
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 01:14 PM

In Tall Buildings
By John Hartford, 1976

Someday, baby, when I am a man,
and other's have taught me
the best that they can
they'll sell me a suit
and cut off my hair
and send me to work in tall buildings

and it's goodbye to the sunshine
goodbye to the dew
goodbye to the flowers
and goodbye to you
I'm off to the subway
I must not be late
going to work in tall buildings

now when I retire
and my life is my own
I made all the payments
it's time to go home
and wonder what happened
betwixt and between
when I went to work in tall buildings

and it's goodbye to the sunshine
goodbye to the dew
goodbye to the flowers
and goodbye to you
I'm off to the subway
I mustn't be late
going to work in tall buildings

(lyrics from the Gillian Welch version on Live From the Mountain Stage)

Posted by jane at March 24, 2005 03:33 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: IN TALL BUILDINGS (John Hartford)
From: rumanci
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 01:16 PM

In Tall Buildings
By John Hartford (1976)


Someday, baby, when I am a man,
And others have taught me the best that they can.
They'll sell me a suit and cut off my hair
And send me to work in tall buildings.

And it's goodbye to the sunshine
Goodbye to the dew.
Goodbye to the flowers
And goodbye to you.
I'm off to the subway,
I must not be late
Going to work in tall buildings

Now when I retire, and my life is my own.
I made all the payments and it's time to go home
And wonder what happened betwixt and between
When I went to work in tall buildings.

And it's goodbye to the sunshine
Goodbye to the dew.
Goodbye to the flowers
And goodbye to you.
I'm off to the subway,
I mustn't be late
Going to work in tall buildings.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Going To Work On Tall Buildings
From: rumanci
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 01:18 PM

Sorry Francy. Cross posted..........hey mine was from memory which seems better than I've thought it recently !!
:-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Going To Work On Tall Buildings
From: Francy
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 01:37 PM

thanks rumanci...this way they'll be sure to have it......two is always better than one....Frank of Toledo...kind of dejavu...I was just singing Old Time Riverman by John.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Going To Work On Tall Buildings
From: rumanci
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 01:37 PM

Fragment of sound sample here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Going To Work On Tall Buildings
From: Marg
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 09:33 PM

Thanks rumanci,Frank of Toledo, thanks also to you both...heard the song felt I "just had to have" the correct words...marg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Going To Work On Tall Buildings
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 01:10 AM

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