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Lyr Req: Darlin' You Can't Love But One

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NEW RIVER TRAIN


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BFP 08 Jan 00 - 12:46 PM
catspaw49 08 Jan 00 - 01:17 PM
Midchuck 08 Jan 00 - 01:18 PM
DonMeixner 08 Jan 00 - 05:24 PM
catspaw49 08 Jan 00 - 06:24 PM
Stewie 08 Jan 00 - 07:54 PM
catspaw49 08 Jan 00 - 08:09 PM
Stewie 08 Jan 00 - 08:28 PM
RICK CORNISH 09 Jan 00 - 01:47 PM
Stewie 18 Jan 00 - 06:38 PM
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Subject: Lyrics Request
From: BFP
Date: 08 Jan 00 - 12:46 PM

Looking for the lyrics to "Darlin' You Can't Love But One".

Many Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Request
From: catspaw49
Date: 08 Jan 00 - 01:17 PM

The song you're after is called "New River Train" and if you will enter that name in the box that syas "Forum Super Search" (delete that first) you'll find several old threads on the song.

When requesting lyrics, use the song or a line from the song in the thread title and you'll get a quicker response. A lot of us don't even open threads that simply say "lyrics request"....but today is your lucky day!!! Plus, I'm trying to avoid working on the remodeling of my bathroom.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Request
From: Midchuck
Date: 08 Jan 00 - 01:18 PM

You mean "New River Train?"

Riding on that New River Train;
Riding on that New River Train;
It's the same old train that brought me here,
Gonna carry me back again.

?

Peter.

Click here for New River Train Thread


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Request
From: DonMeixner
Date: 08 Jan 00 - 05:24 PM

Spaw,

Moving itside at last. Gonna stick with the two hole model you've had right along or gonna upgrade to stalls and straw?

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Request
From: catspaw49
Date: 08 Jan 00 - 06:24 PM

INSIDE??? Who said anything about inside??? Sweet tin dicks on Bob Dole!!! Who'd want it inside??? The last time I tried that, Paw and Cletus were always in there playin' Sink the Cheerios and flarin' a few off.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Request
From: Stewie
Date: 08 Jan 00 - 07:54 PM

The previous thread does not mention that it is also classic old-timey. And someone said once that 'bluegrass is old-time music in overdrive'. It was first recorded in January 1925 by the great Kelly Harrell of Virginia with Carson Robison on harmonica. Kelly 'I'm leavin' rather than 'ridin'. Monroe has basically the same words, including 'honey from my beehive'. The Watson verse mentioned comes from Harrell with a slight change. Harrell sang: 'Remember what you said, that you'd rather see me dead/Than to see me ridin' on that new river train'. Two takes by Harrell (he did at least 6) have been reissued on Kelly Harrell 'Complete Recorded Works Vol 1' Document DOCD 8026.

Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Request
From: catspaw49
Date: 08 Jan 00 - 08:09 PM

I appreciate the additional info Stewie....Thanks.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Request
From: Stewie
Date: 08 Jan 00 - 08:28 PM

You're welcome, Spaw. However, I stuffed up on the last line of the Harrell 'Remember' verse - the word 'ridin' should not be there just 'Than to see me on the new river train'.

Regards, Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Request
From: RICK CORNISH
Date: 09 Jan 00 - 01:47 PM

never heard of a song with that title, but there is a song called new river train with that as a lyric. if your interested in getting the words, e-mail me at rick_cornish@sccoe.org


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Request
From: Stewie
Date: 18 Jan 00 - 06:38 PM

My posting on 8 January, stating that Kelly Harrell's January 1925 recording of 'New River Train' was the first, was wrong. 'New River Train' had been recorded almost a year before, on 26 February 1924, for Okeh recording company by Henry Whitter who had begun his recording career in December 1923. As far as I can determine, Whitter's recording of the song has not been reissued on LP or CD, although all of his later duo recordings with G.B Grayson are available on 2 Document CDs and about half of them (15) on a County CD release. Whitter met Kelly Harrell where they both worked - in a cotton mill at New River's edge in Fries, Virginia. It is thought that Whitter, one of the embryonic record industry's few contacts with southern musicians, may have had a hand in arranging Harrell's first session with Victor in January 1925. Of the 4 songs Harrell recorded at that first session, Whitter had already recorded 'New River Train' and was to record 2 others - 'I Wish I Was a Single Girl Again' and 'Butcher's Boy' - in April 1925. In August 1925, he accompanied Harrell on harmonica and guitar in an 8-song recording session for Okeh in Ashville, NC. It is likely then that Harrell's 'New River Train' is very similar, if not identical, to Whitter's. Whatever, 'New River Train' is an old folksong that was taken up by the early old-time recording artists. It seems the song was particularly well known in Virginia. Archie Green commented in his informative notes to 'Railroad Songs and Ballads: The Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture' Rounder CD 1508 that Fields Ward's family had learned the song in Galax, Va, in about 1895.

Stewie.


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