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Spot 11 Nov 06 - 02:41 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Where does an old time riverman go...
From: Spot
Date: 11 Nov 06 - 02:41 PM

Allo everybody..
                     Help please.. words for John Hartford's version of ...

   "Where does an old time riverman go after he's passed away..."

Lovely song, as played, wonderfully, by JH, Vassar Clements, Jerry Douglas, Tony Rice ... (Terrific line up!!)

            All info re song gratefully received...

                      Regards to all....Spot


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where does an old time riverman go...
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 11 Nov 06 - 02:50 PM

and the link for that line-up, is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0klSD3g9Ng

(thanks to Spaw for providing that one btw )


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Subject: Lyr Add: OLD TIME RIVER MAN (John Hartford)
From: Peace
Date: 11 Nov 06 - 02:56 PM

John Hartford

Old Time River Man


(From the Down on the River album)

Where does an old time riverman go
After he's passed away?
Does his soul still keep watch on the deep
For the rest of the river day?
Does he then come back as a channel cat
Or the wasps that light on the wheel?,
Or the birds that fly in the summer sky
Or the fish swimming under the keel?

Where does an old time pilot go
After he's stood his last watch?
Does he fall by the ear of the man who steers
Saying hold her on that notch
There's a gentle sneeze in the river breeze
Saying son I'm goin to bed.
And they light their pipes and go off in the night
Or was that fireflies instead?


Where does an old time engineer go after he's cooled her down?
Gone up the hill to never come back, on the quiet side of town.
Does his soul live on in the engine songs
While the striker checks the geers?
Is he still afloat on an old steam boat after he's gone from here?"


From here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where does an old time riverman go...
From: Spot
Date: 11 Nov 06 - 03:11 PM

Hey....

    That was quick, people...!!!   Many , many thanks...! I reckon that's the most touching song I've heard in a long time...Good job I'm not full of bourbon!!   (sniff!!) I have seen the Youtube vid but couldn't quite make out some of the lyrics!!   I have to learn it next!!   Sniff sniff!!   (sniff!!)

                     Thanks again all....Spot    :-)






   (sniff)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Where does an old time riverman go...
From: open mike
Date: 11 Nov 06 - 07:04 PM

bless his heart, he is no longer with us,
but here is his web site


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