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Lyr Req: Good Things (Outweigh the Bad)

Ebbie 31 Dec 06 - 01:42 AM
Peace 31 Dec 06 - 01:45 AM
Peace 31 Dec 06 - 01:47 AM
Ebbie 31 Dec 06 - 01:51 AM
Peace 31 Dec 06 - 01:52 AM
Ebbie 31 Dec 06 - 02:06 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: 'Good Times Outweigh Bad' Lester Flatt
From: Ebbie
Date: 31 Dec 06 - 01:42 AM

Today I was at a mini-concert followed by a slow jam put on by Washingtonian (State) Cliff Perry and Stewart Eric(?) and they sang 'The Good Times Outweigh the Bad" or something to that effect, written by Lester Flatt. I liked it a lot.

I thought I could find it on the Net, him being gone so long, but I have found nothing. Does anyone here know this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Good Times Outweigh Bad' Lester Flatt
From: Peace
Date: 31 Dec 06 - 01:45 AM

"The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad) - Lambert, J./Graves, B.

Bradley, Sandy; and the Small Wonder String Band. Foolish Questions, Rooster RSTR 118, LP (1982), trk# B.06
Flatt, Lester; & Earl Scruggs. Fabulous Sound of Flatt & Scruggs, Columbia CS 9055, LP (197?), trk# A.03


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOOD THINGS (OUTWEIGH THE BAD)
From: Peace
Date: 31 Dec 06 - 01:47 AM

GOOD THINGS (OUTWEIGH THE BAD) Lyrics
Artist: Flatt and Scruggs
Album: The Fabulous Sound


I've been sittin' here thinkin' back over my life
All of the good things the trouble and strife
Well my share of heartache yes so many I've had
But I still think the good things outweigh the bad

Well I've rocked my babies at night when they cried
I've seen the teardrops turn into smiles
And that's when I realize all the bad luck I've had
And I know all the good things outweigh the bad

Well I never have riches no money to spare
Just a sharecropper's wages is my only fare
Yes makin' my livin' just working the land
But I still think the good things outweigh the bad
Well I've rocked my babies...

Yes I've worked the cotton in the heat of the day
And then paid the landlord nearly all that I made
Well I've seen high water take all that I had
But I still think the good things outweigh the bad
Well I've rocked my babies...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Good Times Outweigh Bad' Lester Flatt
From: Ebbie
Date: 31 Dec 06 - 01:51 AM

Thanks much, Peace. This was the first time I've heard the song. do you sing it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Good Times Outweigh Bad' Lester Flatt
From: Peace
Date: 31 Dec 06 - 01:52 AM

Never even heard of it before. I bet it sounds good, huh?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Good Times Outweigh Bad' Lester Flatt
From: Ebbie
Date: 31 Dec 06 - 02:06 AM

How did you find it? I lack a lot of skills...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Good Times Outweigh Bad' Lester Flatt
From: Peace
Date: 31 Dec 06 - 02:17 AM

It took a few minutes.

Tried a google of the title you posted (without quotes). That went to the following at the top of the page that opened:

"Folk Music Index - Good O to GowzThere's A Good Time Coming; Songs of the Hutchinson Family , Smithsonian N 020, LP (1978), ... The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad) - Lambert, J./Graves, B. ...
www.ibiblio.org/folkindex/g07.htm - 99k - Cached - Similar pages"

I opened that site and it took me to

'"The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad) - Lambert, J./Graves, B.

Bradley, Sandy; and the Small Wonder String Band. Foolish Questions, Rooster RSTR 118, LP (1982), trk# B.06
Flatt, Lester; & Earl Scruggs. Fabulous Sound of Flatt & Scruggs, Columbia CS 9055, LP (197?), trk# A.03'

I then Googled

The good things outweigh the bad, lyrics      no quotation marks

That led to a page that had the following sites at the top:

Bluegrass Lyrics - The good things outweigh the badThe good things outweigh the bad. I've been sitting here thinking back over my life All of the good thing the trouble and strife Well my share of heartaches ...
www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/bluegrass-lyrics/The_good_things_outweigh_the_bad.html - 3k - Cached - Similar pages

FLATT AND SCRUGGS - GOOD THINGS (OUTWEIGHT THE BAD) LYRICSBut I still think the good things outweigh the bad Well I've rocked my babies at night ... If you find some error in Good Things (outweight The Bad) Lyrics, ...
www.sing365.com/.../Good-Things-outweight-The-Bad-lyrics-Flatt-and-Scruggs/324C7D6C008E784A48256E29002B75DD - 13k - Cached - Similar pages

Flatt and Scruggs - Good Things (outweight The Bad) LyricsGood Things (outweight The Bad) Lyrics by Flatt and Scruggs at the Lyrics Depot. ... But I still think the good things outweigh the bad ...
www.lyricsdepot.com/flatt-and-scruggs/good-things-outweight-the-bad.html - 8k - Cached - Similar pages


I opened one of them and voila, there were your lyrics. And, FYI, I would trade that luckiness you implied was a skill for one tenth your nicetudinous. Happy New Year to you Ebbie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Good Times Outweigh Bad' Lester Flatt
From: Peace
Date: 31 Dec 06 - 02:27 AM

I can't believe I left that as an adjective. I meant to write the noun 'nicetudinousness'. But I mean all the rest.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Good Times Outweigh Bad' Lester Flatt
From: Ebbie
Date: 31 Dec 06 - 02:34 AM

lol That was my thought, too, Peace. I thought, My nicetudinous what?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Good Times Outweigh Bad' Lester Flatt
From: Peace
Date: 31 Dec 06 - 02:39 AM

LOL. You know, if "the pompitous of love" could make it as a rock lyric, nicetudinous has a chance. Slim, but a chance.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Good Times Outweigh Bad' Lester Flatt
From: kendall
Date: 31 Dec 06 - 07:06 AM

I used to sing this one...back when I could. sigh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Good Times Outweigh Bad' Lester Flatt
From: Ebbie
Date: 31 Dec 06 - 01:31 PM

Kendall, I would LOVE to hear you sing it again. At Getaway 2007. OK?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Good Times Outweigh Bad' Lester Flatt
From: kendall
Date: 01 Jan 07 - 01:18 AM

Believe me, so would I !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Good Times Outweigh Bad' Lester Flatt
From: masato sakurai
Date: 01 Jan 07 - 05:16 AM

'The Good Things Outweigh The Bad' was also sung by Jimmy Martin. I downloaded it from the now closed Record Lady's All-Time Country site.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Good Times Outweigh Bad' Lester Flatt
From: Ron Davies
Date: 01 Jan 07 - 06:20 AM

Haven't seen nicetudinousness much in print. But, Ebbie, you do embody it.

And I just ran across a word that would be close to it in a dictionary--when nicetudinousness makes it into a dictionary--if we, the people start using it.

Anyway the word I found was "nictitating". As in "A tree frog's nictitating membrane. an extra eyelid, veils the eye without blocking sight."

There are always new words to learn.

And right below it in the online dictionary was "palpebrate"--to wink or blink esp. repeatedly.

You know, like Loretta Lynn sang "I'm gonna tell all you barrroom floozies/ Better get out while you can/ You better take my advice and if you palpebrate more than twice/ You better have something in your eye." Something like that.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Good Times Outweigh Bad' Lester Flatt
From: kendall
Date: 01 Jan 07 - 10:41 AM

I read somewhere that there are 3 million words in the English language. Makes you wonder why "like", "Nomesane" and "Man" are so over used.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Good Times Outweigh Bad' Lester Flatt
From: Ebbie
Date: 01 Jan 07 - 12:11 PM

I use 'nomesane' a lot. :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Good Times Outweigh Bad' Lester Flatt
From: Peace
Date: 02 Jan 07 - 10:02 PM

I hear ya, man, I hear ya.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Things (Outweigh the Bad)
From: GUEST,cw
Date: 22 Jul 07 - 09:08 PM

Im looking for the cord progression for the song listed above. any help in this matter would be great.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: GOOD THINGS (OUTWEIGH THE BAD)
From: BTMP
Date: 23 Jul 07 - 12:31 PM

Here's what I use:

   G                                                 C         G
I've been sittin' here thinkin' back over my life
   G                                       A               D
All of the good things the trouble and strife
                              G                                        C
Well my share of heartache yes so many I've had
                                 G                D                G
But I still think the good things outweigh the bad

Chorus:
         G7                      C                                     G
Well I've rocked my babies at night when they cried
    G                              A          D
I've seen the teardrops turn into smiles
                               G                                     C
And that's when I realize all the bad luck I've had
                               G                D                G
And I know all the good things outweigh the bad


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Things (Outweigh the Bad)
From: GUEST,cw
Date: 25 Jul 07 - 08:22 PM

much thanks Btmp, it sounds great. ive been noodling this one for awhile. its one of my favorite flatt & scruggs tunes. thanks agian. cw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Things (Outweigh the Bad)
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 25 Jul 07 - 11:31 PM

Well, good things sometimes do that, but the good things ALWAYS have more calories! That's a given. And if you eat enough of them good things, it's a damn cinch that YOU will soon outweigh both the good and the bad --- and the ugly as well!!!!!!!!!!

Art ;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Things (Outweigh the Bad)
From: GUEST,Art
Date: 26 Jul 07 - 01:26 PM

refish


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Things (Outweigh the Bad)
From: GUEST,Jack
Date: 29 Oct 10 - 03:33 PM

I heard Marty Stuart do this on his show a week or so ago....he is dynamite, the song is too.   Any country music fan that is missing out on Marty's RFDTV show should start checking it out. Don't blow it off as "hokey" without watching first. This guy is doing what few others are today...REAL honest-to-goodness COUNTRY MUSIC.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Good Things (Outweigh the Bad)
From: wysiwyg
Date: 29 Oct 10 - 04:33 PM

Shore 'nuff, and we had a thread awhile back about ole Marty's great show.

~S~


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