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Mississippi John Hurt

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Asle (inactive) 04 Mar 99 - 04:30 AM
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Jon W. 05 Mar 99 - 10:12 AM
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Subject: Mississippi John Hurt
From: Asle (inactive)
Date: 04 Mar 99 - 04:30 AM

I am looking for the lyrics to MJH's Let the mermaids flirt with me/Undertakers bill. Can anyone help? Thanks. asle


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Subject: Lyr Add: LET THE MERMAIDS FLIRT WITH ME (John Hurt
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Date: 05 Mar 99 - 09:51 AM

From memory:

Blues all along the oceanfront,
Blues is everywhere,
I want to sail the ocean wide,
But I got no steamship fare,

CHORUS: When my earthly trials are over,
Cast my body out on the sea,
Save on the undertaker's bill,
Let the mermaids flirt with me.

I do not work for pleasure,
Earthly peace I'll see no more,
The only reason I work at all,
Is to keep the wolf from my door. CHORUS

My wife controls our happy home,
A sweetheart I cannot find,
The only thing I can call my own
Is a worried and a troubled mind. CHORUS

Brad Sondahl
http://www.camasnet.com/~asondahl/bradindex.html


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Subject: RE: Mississippi John Hurt
From: Jon W.
Date: 05 Mar 99 - 10:12 AM

My memory says the first line is "Blues all on the ocean, blues all in the air" and that he repeats the first verse at the end of the song (but of course all this might vary from performance to performance). Good job, Brad.


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Subject: RE: Mississippi John Hurt
From: Jeremy J Woodland
Date: 05 Mar 99 - 01:46 PM

I learnt the first verse as:

Blues all in the ocean
Blues all in the air
I can't stay here no longer, lord
I ain't got no steamship fare

and another verse that goes:

Blues all in my body
My god has forsaken me
If I ever see her face again
I'll have to swim across the see


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Subject: RE: Mississippi John Hurt
From: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 06 Mar 99 - 05:33 AM

I posted the an almost complete set of lyrics to this here and then somebody filled in the missing parts. I have since gotten the book "The Music of Mississippi John Hurt" by Stefen Grossman, and the lyrics given there agree with the final result we got in that thread.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Mississippi John Hurt
From: GUEST,chbassi@hotmail.com
Date: 27 Jun 00 - 03:37 PM

Hello, I'm desperately looking for all possible videos available about Mississippi John Hurt. I looked already on the Internet, but it seems not easy to find something about him. Can you advise me where exactly I can find all related videos on John Hurt.

Thanks a lot.

Carl Bassi chbassi@hotmail.com Belgium (Europe)


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Subject: RE: Mississippi John Hurt
From: GUEST,Eric@celebrations-indy@surf-ici.com
Date: 27 Jun 00 - 05:41 PM

I also have been looking for any videos of M.J.H. and have been uncessful as well, from what i hear anything that might be out there would be extreamely rare. Hopefully somebody else might be able to help.

Eric Cottongim


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Subject: RE: Mississippi John Hurt
From: Max
Date: 27 Jun 00 - 06:07 PM

Steffan Grossman has several. I have 2 wonderful videos from his site with excellent footage of MJH. Send him a note asking him about it, he is a great guy. I'll bet he knows every single frame of video that MJH has ever been on too. His site is at: http://guitarvideos.com


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Subject: RE: Mississippi John Hurt
From: The Shambles
Date: 28 Jun 00 - 05:49 PM

Three for the price of one


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Subject: RE: Mississippi John Hurt
From: GUEST,Jim DuBeau
Date: 09 Nov 00 - 11:48 AM

i am looking for the music in tablature from John Hurts "walk that lonsome valley blues" thanks.


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Subject: RE: Mississippi John Hurt
From: GUEST,Jim DuBeau
Date: 09 Nov 00 - 11:48 AM

i am looking for the music in tablature from John Hurts "walk that lonsome valley blues" thanks.


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Subject: RE: Mississippi John Hurt
From: GUEST,Jim DuBeau
Date: 09 Nov 00 - 11:48 AM

i am looking for the music in tablature from John Hurts "walk that lonsome valley blues" thanks.


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Subject: RE: Mississippi John Hurt
From: GUEST,Jim DuBeau
Date: 09 Nov 00 - 11:48 AM

i am looking for the music in tablature from John Hurts "walk that lonsome valley blues" thanks.


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Subject: RE: Mississippi John Hurt
From: GUEST,Jim DuBeau
Date: 09 Nov 00 - 11:48 AM

i am looking for the music in tablature from John Hurts "walk that lonsome valley blues" thanks.


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Subject: RE: Mississippi John Hurt
From: GUEST,khandu
Date: 09 Nov 00 - 01:18 PM

It's not "my god has forsaken me" It is "my darlin' has forsaken me"

I, too, seek the videos.

And I won't miss a chance to promote my page about John. It is: http://members.tripod.co.uk/albo1/index-3.html Check it out.

khandu


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Subject: RE: Mississippi John Hurt
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 09 Nov 00 - 01:33 PM

Guest Jim,

Why do you want to join the Secret Service?

Sorry, the multi posts just reminded of the Monty Python Skit.

Seriously though, you might try a search of Harry's Blues Lyrics. I believe if you go to the top of the page and hit links you will find one to that site.


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Subject: RE: Mississippi John Hurt
From: Dave T
Date: 09 Nov 00 - 06:17 PM

You might also try this for TAB: The Mississippi John Hurt Guitar Tab Book version 3.1
..hope I got the HTML right (a but rusty)
Dave T


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