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Lyr Req: Pack Up Your Sorrows (Richard Fariña)

14 Apr 98 - 01:07 PM (#25751)
Subject: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: Jean

What are the lyrics for a song called "Pack up your sorrows" I think the chorus goes like this: "If some how you could pack up your sorrows and give them all to me, You would lose them, I know how to use them, give them all to me". Who sings this?


14 Apr 98 - 01:18 PM (#25752)
Subject: RE: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: Bob Schwarer

Richard & Mimi Farina did a nice version & I believe Judy Collins covered this.

Bob S.


14 Apr 98 - 01:43 PM (#25754)
Subject: RE: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: Dale Rose

It's in the data base, just type Pack Up Your Sorrows in the box in the upper right hand corner of the screen, then hit Search. There was also a version by Johnny Cash and June Carter.


14 Apr 98 - 02:31 PM (#25759)
Subject: RE: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: Will

I remember the Farina version, can still hear her voice singing the refrain. Lovely song.


14 Apr 98 - 06:00 PM (#25793)
Subject: RE: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: dulcimer

Of course, PPM did it on one their earlier records


18 Apr 98 - 02:49 AM (#25953)
Subject: RE: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: Jean

Thank you. I did try to find it in the data base and must have typed something wrong the first time. Now I found it. One could wonder who is singing this in the first person and how were they going to use the sorrows.


18 Apr 98 - 08:25 AM (#25961)
Subject: RE: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: Roger Himler

Some people take on the weight of the world. Richard Farina (the writer of this song)died in a motorcycle crash at a very young age. His wife Mimi (Joan Baez's sister I believe) is still alive.


20 Apr 98 - 07:57 AM (#26000)
Subject: RE: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: Faded Denim

We sing this song in 3 part a la PP&M. It's a happy song and sounds great with an autoharp and guitar + assorted rythem stuff. Reid.


20 Apr 98 - 08:44 AM (#26006)
Subject: RE: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: S.P. Buck Mulligan

Joan Baez did a cover also, with Richard on dulcimer. Super song.


21 Jun 06 - 08:48 PM (#1766058)
Subject: RE: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: open mike

Since this was written i believe Mimi is no longer with us.
She died from Breast Cancer a few years ago.


22 Jun 06 - 06:20 PM (#1766962)
Subject: RE: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: cptsnapper

Loudon Wainwright 111 & Iris DeMent did a great version on an Album called Bleeker Street Greenwich Village In The 60's.


22 Jun 06 - 09:20 PM (#1767072)
Subject: RE: Pack up your sorrows-lyrics, who sang it?
From: Effsee

This was one of the late, great, Alex Campbell's inclusions in his repertoire.


25 May 16 - 08:02 PM (#3792194)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pack Up Your Sorrows (Richard Fariña)
From: Joe Offer

PACK UP YOUR SORROWS (from DT)
(R. Farina and P. Marden)

No use crying, talkin to a stranger
Naming the sorrow you've seen
Too many sad times, too many bad times
Nobody knows what you mean

But if somehow you could pack up your sorrows
And give them all to me
You would loose them, I know how to use them
Give them all to me

No use rambling, walking in the shadows
Trailing a wandering star
No one beside you, no one to hide you
And nobody knows who you are

No use gambling, running in the darkness
Looking for a spirit that's free
Too many long times, too many wrong times
And nobody knows what you see

No use roaming, lying by the roadside
Seeking a satisfied mind
Too many highways, too many byways
And nobody's walking behind

Copyright 1964 Vogue Music c/o the Welk Music Group)
@travel
recorded by Judy Collins (Fifth) and Farina (2fer)
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25 May 16 - 08:05 PM (#3792196)
Subject: DT Corr: Pack Up Your Sorrows (Richard Fariña)
From: Joe Offer

Here's my transcription of the recording by Richard and Mimi Fariña. Difference from the Digital Tradition are in italics.

PACK UP YOUR SORROWS (corrected)
(Richard Farina and Pauline Baez Marden)

No use crying, talking to a stranger
Naming the sorrow you've seen
Too many bad times, too many sad times
Nobody knows what you mean

CHORUS
But if somehow you could pack up your sorrows
And give them all to me
You would lose them, I know how to use them
Give them all to me

No use rambling, walking in the shadows
Trailing a wandering star
No one beside you, no one to hide you
And nobody knows what you are

No use gambling, running in the darkness
Looking for a spirit that's free
Too many long times, too many wrong times
And nobody knows what you see

No use roaming, going by the roadside
Seeking a satisfied mind
Too many highways, too many byways
And nobody's walking behind

Copyright 1964 Vogue Music c/o the Welk Music Group)
@travel
recorded by Judy Collins (Fifth) and Farina (2fer)
filename[ PACUPSOR
TUNE FILE: PACUPSOR
CLICK TO PLAY
SOF

Recording by Richard and Mimi Fariña:
Live Recording with Pete Seeger and Richard & Mimi (note differences in lyrics):


25 May 16 - 08:31 PM (#3792201)
Subject: ADD Version: Pack Up Your Sorrows (Richard Fariña)
From: Joe Offer

Here's the Peter Paul and Mary version, which is only slightly different:

PACK UP YOUR SORROWS
Farina/Marden- Ryerson Music Pub., Inc. BMI

Refrain:
Well, if somehow you could pack up your sorrows,
And give them all to me.
You would lose them, I know how to use them,
Give them all to me.

(Refrain)

No use cryin', talking to a stranger,
Namin' the sorrows you've seen;
Oh, 'cause there are too many bad times,
Too many sad times,
Nobody knows what you mean.

{Refrain}

No use ramblin' walkin' in the shadows,
Trailin' a wanderin' star.
No one beside you, no one to hide you,
An' nobody knows where you are.

{Refrain}

No use roamin', walking by the roadside,
Seekin' a satisfied mind.
Ah, 'cause there are too many highways,
Too many byways,
Nobody's walkin' behind.

{Refrain}

You would lose them, I know how to use them,
Give them all to me.


http://www.peterpaulandmary.com/music/07-03.htm


25 May 16 - 10:31 PM (#3792213)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pack Up Your Sorrows (Richard Fariña)
From: leeneia

"One could wonder who is singing this in the first person and how were they going to use the sorrows."

That's a question from 18 years ago.

I have two theories:

1. It refers to the poet, novelist or dramatist who listens to a person's troubles and turns them into art; or

2. Jesus.


25 May 16 - 10:56 PM (#3792217)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pack Up Your Sorrows (Richard Fariña)
From: voyager

The most wonderful collection of Richard/Mimi Farina music is here -

Richard & Mimi Farina Dulcimer Book (Neal Hellman)

Though out of print, I was able to find a copy trolling on the Internet.

A personal Richard Farina narrative from the author is here -

Liberating Richard - Neal Hellman Blog

voyager