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Lyr Req: Any Old Time (Jimmie Rodgers)

30 Jun 01 - 03:01 PM (#495476)
Subject: Jimmy Rogers;Any Old Time
From: Owlkat

Can anybody help me find the lyrics to the Jimmy Rogers' song, "Any Old Time"?
Thanks
Owl.


30 Jun 01 - 03:54 PM (#495487)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jimmy Rogers;Any Old Time
From: Pene Azul

You can get the lyrics, as performed by Hank Snow here (click).

Jeff


30 Jun 01 - 06:47 PM (#495587)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jimmy Rogers;Any Old Time
From: Greycap

Jeff, Are we the only Hank Snow fans left? Roger


30 Jun 01 - 06:50 PM (#495591)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jimmy Rogers;Any Old Time
From: Stewie

You'll find quite a few Jimmie Rodgers lyrics here, including the one you want:

Jimmie Rodgers

--Stewie.


01 Jul 01 - 09:23 AM (#495836)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jimmy Rogers;Any Old Time
From: kendall

Hell no! I've been a Hank Snow fan for close to 60 years.


25 Mar 02 - 10:11 PM (#676298)
Subject: Lyr Add: ANY OLD TIME (Jimmie Rodgers)
From: Jim Dixon

So how come you Hank Snow fans don't want to copy a song into the thread, to make sure it will be saved for posterity?

Copied from http://home.kabelfoon.nl/~pjkuijve/#ANY OLD TIME:

ANY OLD TIME
(Jimmie Rodgers)

Oh, ley-he-ee, ah-le-oh-lay-he-he
D'yo-del-ay-he-he, d'yo-del-ay-hee.

I just received your letter. You're down-and-out, you say.
At first I thought I would tell you to travel on the other way.
But in my memory lingers all you once were to me.
I'm going to give you another chance to prove what you can be.

Any old time you want to come back home,
Drop me a line and say no mo' you'll roam.
You had your chance to play the game fair.
When you left me, sweetheart, you only left a load of care.

Now that you're down, I'm going to stick by you.
If you will only say your roaming days are through.
You'll find me here, like the day you left me alone
Any old time you want to come back home.

[Instrumental bridge -- mostly cornet, violin, clarinet]

You'll find me right here, like the day you left me alone
Any old time, you want to come back home.
(Home, home)

Artist: Jimmie Rodgers; Transcribed from Rounder CD 1057 "Jimmie Rodgers: "The Early Years, 1928-1929". Lyrics in this version, recorded in New York City, Feb. 21, 1929. Jimmy on solo vocal with a house orchestra of unknown violin, cornet, clarinet, tuba, piano, and trapman, and conducted by Leonard Joy.

Note, when Hank Snow recorded this song, he omitted verse 1 shown above.


25 Mar 02 - 10:19 PM (#676301)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jimmy Rogers;Any Old Time
From: masato sakurai

Jimmie Rodgers' "Any Old Time" (audio) is at Old Time Music from 78s site.

~Masato


25 Mar 02 - 10:32 PM (#676303)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jimmy Rogers;Any Old Time
From: masato sakurai

KENNY ROBERTS sang this song (CLICK HERE for full audio).

~Masato


26 Mar 02 - 04:12 AM (#676414)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jimmy Rogers;Any Old Time
From: Scabby Douglas

I have commented very recently on the weird synchronicity of Mudcat. I was searching for these lyrics only yesterday, and found them. And now, the very next day... someone else is looking for them.

The first person I heard singing this was Maria Muldaur on her MIdnight At The Oasis album..

Cheers

Steven


26 Mar 02 - 08:48 AM (#676507)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jimmy Rogers;Any Old Time
From: wysiwyg

HELL no!

~S~


13 Jun 08 - 03:58 AM (#2364818)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Any Old Time (Jimmie Rodgers)
From: Genie

Funny, but I just came across this song (for the first time in years) while browsing YouTube and looking for "Jimmy MacGregor." I noticed this title, as sung by Hank MacGregor, and wondered if it was the same song I have on my Maria Muldaur album.
Yup.
The thing is, I had no idea Jimmie Rodgers wrote and first sang it!

Also, this is a song I really need to add to my repertoire for retirement home gigs and for song circles and jams.   Glad I stumbled across it again.

G


13 Jun 08 - 04:13 PM (#2365332)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Any Old Time (Jimmie Rodgers)
From: Melissa

I felt really clever when I figured out the chords for this song way back in the pre-internet days..


21 Jun 08 - 03:00 AM (#2371257)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Any Old Time (Jimmie Rodgers)
From: Genie

Listen to Jimmie Rodgers sing
"Any Old Time"
.

(I'm not sure Jimmie wrote it, but apparently he was one of the first to record it.)

Here's Hank Snow singing the same song.


21 Jun 08 - 08:55 AM (#2371359)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Any Old Time (Jimmie Rodgers)
From: Fortunato

The song was written by Jimmie Rodgers and recorded by these folks on these albums(among others that www.harryfox.com does not mention)

WEBB PIERCE         MORE AND MORE
GENE AUTRY         BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN
JIMMIE RODGERS         TRAIN WHISTLE BLUES
ALISON KRAUSS         JIMMIE RODGERS TRIBUTE
MARIA MULDAUR         MARIA MULDAUR


http://www.harryfox.com/songfile/public/publicsearchresults.do?forward=drilldown&index=1


21 Jun 08 - 06:14 PM (#2371640)
Subject: Chords Add: ANY OLD TIME (Jimmie Rodgers)
From: Genie

ANY OLD TIME

(Jimmie Rodgers)

Oh, ley-he-ee, ah-le-oh-lay-he-he
D'yo-del-ay-he-he, d'yo-del-ay-hee.


[G]I just received your letter.
You're [C]down-and-out, you [D]say.

At [A]first I thought I would tell you
to tra[D]vel on the other way.[D7]

But [G]in my memory lingers
all you [G7]once were to [C]me.

I'm going to (Am)give you an[G]other [E7]chance
to [D7]prove what you can [G]be.

Any old ti[G]me
You want to [D7]come back [G]home,[G7]

Dr[C]op me a line
and say no [D7]mo' you'll [G]roam.

Y[D]ou had your cha[D7]nce
to pl[C]ay the game f[A]ir.

But [A]When you left me, sweet[A7]heart,
you on[D]ly left a load of ca[D7]re.

N[G]ow that(D7) you're (G)down,
I'm [C]gonna to stick by [G]you.

If [A]you will only tell (A7)me
your roam[D]ing days are thr(D7)ough.

Yo[G]u'll find me here,
like the day you le[G7]ft me al[C]one

Any old ti[G]me [D7]
you want to come back ho[G]me.


31 Aug 09 - 04:36 PM (#2713196)
Subject: Video: Any Old Time (Jimmie Rodgers)
From: Genie

Here's Jimmie Rodgers singing his song, with a slide show of pics of that "Singing Brakeman" YouTube - Any Old Time

It's interesting how precisely and properly Jimmie pronounces the words; "going to," not "gonna"; "roaming," not "roamin'.    (He does sing "wanta," not "want to," though.) Nowadays people singing "country" or "blues" or a lot of "folk" (even pop and rock) seem to make a point of dropping a final "g" and so forth, and even lyric transcriptions and often song titles are written that way (e.g., "Do You Wanna Dance?").   Jimmie Rodgers didn't have to be deliberately sloppy to sound authentically country or folky.


31 Aug 09 - 06:10 PM (#2713286)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Any Old Time (Jimmie Rodgers)
From: Seamus Kennedy

Genie - you'll notice the same precision of diction with the early Sons Of The Pioneers and Roy Rogers too.

Seamus


31 Aug 09 - 07:02 PM (#2713311)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Any Old Time (Jimmie Rodgers)
From: Genie

Now that you mention it, Seamus, yes.

BTW, in my posting of the lyric with chords, I was basing transcribing the lyrics from Maria Muldaur's version of the song, and she's not nearly as precise and proper in pronouncing things like "going to" as Jimmie Rodgers was.    I actually prefer using the 'slangier' pronunciation, and Maria's version is bluesier, but I also appreciate Jimmie Rodgers's original.


23 Sep 11 - 11:21 PM (#3228141)
Subject: Chords Add: ANY OLD TIME (Jimmie Rodgers)
From: GUEST,Doug

i dont believe the song is in G. Pretty much everything jimmie did was in C. Try it this way.


Oh, ley-he-ee, ah-le-oh-lay-he-he
D'yo-del-ay-he-he, d'yo-del-ay-hee.


[C]I just received your letter.
You're [F]down-and-out, you [G]say.

At [D]first I thought I would tell you
to tra[G]vel on the other way.[G7]

But [C]in my memory lingers
all you [C7]once were to [F]me.

I'm going to (Am)give you an[C]other [A7]chance
to [G7]prove what you can [C]be.

Any old ti[C]me
You want to [G7]come back [C]home,[C7]

Dr[F]op me a line
and say no [G7]mo' you'll [C]roam.

Y[G]ou had your cha[G7]nce
to pl[F]ay the game f[D]ir.

But [D]When you left me, sweet[D7]heart,
you on[G]ly left a load of ca[G7]re.

N[C]ow that(D7) you're (G)down,
I'm [F]gonna to stick by [C]you.

If [D]you will only tell (A7)me
your roam[G]ing days are thr(D7)ough.

Yo[C]u'll find me here,
like the day you le[C7]ft me al[F]one

Any old ti[C]me [G7]
you want to come back ho[C]me.

Oh, ley-he-ee, ah-le-oh-lay-he-he
D'yo-del-ay-he-he, d'yo-del-ay-hee.