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Lyr Req: My Love Comes Rolling Down (E Von Schmidt

06 Mar 03 - 11:22 PM (#905296)
Subject: 'My Love Comes Rolling Down' by *who*?
From: Joe_F

From the Web I gather that in 1964 Eric Von Schmidt sang "My Love Comes Rolling Down" on _Eric Sings von Schmidt_, on which, according to the notes, "all songs are by Von Schmidt". He also sang it at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, and the label on the LP credits it to him. The liner notes of _2nd Right, 3rd Row_ (1972) seem to suppose the same. I heard him sing the song at Passim in 1996, and he laid claim to it, with some details about the long-legged woman named Kay.

But now I have bought a set of Vanguard CDs called _Roots of the Blues_ (2002), on which it is sung by one Tony Glover, under the name "I Don't Need No Whiskey", and the notes credit it to a mysterious entity called Copyright Control, with the mysterious footnote "*previously unreleased from the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, except track 6 on disc 1 recorded at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival" (that's the one).

Who or what is Copyright Control? And who wrote "My Love Comes Rolling Down" -- Von Schmidt, or the man in the moon?

I hope he gets his voice back.

07 Mar 03 - 04:37 AM (#905310)
Subject: RE: 'My Love Comes Rolling Down' by *who*?
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Joe - there isn't much posted about this song. There's a mention of it here (click), and you made mention of it last May in the Songs that Make You Weep thread.
Could you post the lyrics for us?

"Copyright Control" means that a song is under copyright control, but there isn't space to give full copyright information. You could look for the song at, but its search engine doesn't seem to be working just now.
ASCAP says the song was written by Eric Von Schmidt. Try this search clicky
-Joe Offer-

07 Mar 03 - 11:35 AM (#905345)
Subject: Lyr Add: MY LOVE COMES ROLLING DOWN (E Von Schmidt
From: Joe_F

Aha! Thank you for the explanation. I thought perhaps some sort of sinister entity had gobbled the song up.

Here is the version sung by Von Schmidt at the 1965 festival (copied off the LP). His other performances of it, and the one by Glover, differ somewhat. I have omitted some interpolated words, as well as variations in the repeated first line of each stanza, and in the refrain.

Don't need no whiskey, I don't need no rum.
Don't need no whiskey, I don't need no rum.
I just need you, baby, when the summer come.

   Make my love come rolling down.
   Make my love come rolling down.

Well, I've always known it, known it from the start,
That a long-legged woman called Kay would walk right in my heart.

There's a warm wind blowing, blowing from the south.
Don't you wish you could hear them sweet words from my baby's mouth?

Yeah, load it, load it from in front.
[He backs off from that one.]

Look yonder, partner, see that eagle rise.
He was born on land, but he sure enjoy the skies.

She make me feel just like hell, well, you know why.
It take a woman like Kay to make me rise and fly.

Don't need no whiskey, I don't need no rum.
Thought I was finished, but I was just begun.

22 Mar 10 - 07:02 PM (#2869585)
Subject: RE: 'My Love Comes Rolling Down' by *who*?
From: GUEST,david from inman square

von schmidt in the early 60s sang "them eagles don't own nothing, but they sure enjoy the skies." he was singing this song in Cambridge in 1963 or so.