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Subject: truthful fellow
From: annie
Date: 09 Jun 97 - 10:25 AM

I want to know the words to "I'm a truthful fellow" I'm not sure if that's the name of the song but it goes I'm a truthful fellow, my name is true blue bill, I've never told a falsehood, and I guess I never will. Anybody know these?


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Subject: truthful fellow
From: annie
Date: 09 Jun 97 - 10:47 AM

I want to know the words to "I'm a truthful fellow" I'm not sure if that's the name of the song but it goes I'm a truthful fellow, my name is true blue bill, I've never told a falsehood, and I guess I never will. Anybody know these?


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Subject: RE: truthful fellow
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Date: 09 Jun 97 - 10:48 AM


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Subject: RE: truthful fellow
From: myself
Date: 10 Jun 97 - 11:23 PM

Please....there must be someone who knows these lyrics??????????? I'm a truthful fellow, my name is true blue bill I've never told a falsehood and I guess I never will (you know you can sing this with just about any old time fiddle tune and it FITS!! It's fun to do at fiddler's conventions).


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Subject: RE: truthful fellow
From: Dale Rose
Date: 11 Jun 97 - 12:36 AM

Sorry, I would help you, if I had any idea. I meant to ask Dr. McNeil today, and I forgot. I will try to think to do so tomorrow. There are probably a whole bunch of people working on your question even as we speak, so hang on, the answer is bound to be out there someplace!


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Subject: RE: truthful fellow
From: Peter Timmerman
Date: 11 Jun 97 - 11:40 AM

Perhaps we need a stumped alert! or an award? Yours, Peter


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Subject: RE: truthful fellow
From: annie
Date: 11 Jun 97 - 02:52 PM

OK here's the story. Some years ago I was taping songs off of Backporch Music radio program which I think comes out of Chapel Hill, NC. Anyway, I just found the old tape and there are only two verses on the tape. There's a fiddle, clawhammer banjo,and the guy singing it sounds like an old mountain man. It goes: I grew up in the mountains, Up whar the snakes have legs, Where the hoot owl speaks in english, And the rooster lays boiled eggs.

I'm a truthful fellow, They call me true blue bill, I've never told falsehood, And I guess I never will

I shaved my beard and mustache, The mornin I was born, That day I beat up my old man, (I can't make out this line)

There are more verses but they got erased. I think there's something about where he goes to England and marries a queen????????? Help.............


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Subject: RE: truthful fellow
From: myself again
Date: 11 Jun 97 - 03:20 PM

ok..I found the other verses. The father of our country could never tell a lie and he was my great uncle So ask him why should I

I was a great adventurer I sailed the seven seas I've seen men eatin animals From lions on down to fleas

All I need is that one line about corn or something. Now, I'll shut up. Annie


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Subject: Lyr Add: TRUE BLUE BILL (from Gene Autry)
From:
Date: 11 Jun 97 - 07:39 PM

OK, here it is~~I am ready to claim the prize, Peter. I walked into the OFC, and asked Dr. Bill McNeil, and he immediately, said, "Yes, that is a Gene Autry song", so I went to the card catalog, then to the song book file~~Gene Autry's Sensational Collection of Famous Original Cowboy Songs and Mountain Ballads, Book 1. Ann, if you will send your address to me at drose@artelco.com, I will send you the words, music, and guitar chords.

TRUE BLUE BILL Words and Music by Autry, Raney & Marvin. Arr. by N. Manoloff

I grew up in the mountains, Out where the snakes have legs
Where hootowls speak in English And the Roosters lay square eggs
I shaved my beard and mustache The morning I was born
And that night beat up my old man and drank his rye and corn.

CHORUS
O I'm a truthful fellow They call me true blue Bill
I never told a falsehood And I bet I never will.
O father of our country Could never tell a lie
And he was my great uncle So I ask you why should I.
[yodel] True-oo Blue-oo Billy.

I've had some great adventures, I've sailed the seven seas
I've tamed man eating monsters From lions down to fleas
I've swam the wide Pacific I've walked around the room
I waded forty feet of snow The thirty-first of June.

I used to be a flyer, And in my aeroplane
I flew across to Paris And started home again
When I got half way over The doggone motor balked
So let the darn thing set up there And I got out and walked.

One time when I was shipwrecked, On islands in the sea,
By cannibals I was captured, And was tied up to a tree
They danced and beat their tomtoms And they got rather rough
They said I would not make good steak I was too doggone tough.

Now if I just got all the BRs in the right place, you got it!


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Subject: RE: truthful fellow
From: Les Blank
Date: 11 Jun 97 - 10:45 PM

Simply unBElievable !! Boy am I glad nobody put this one on a ditch list !!

I remember this one (or remembered) from when I was six or seven years old !!

and that wasn't yesterday. Thanks Dale and Dr McNeil and most of all Annie, who made it all

possible.


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Subject: RE: truthful fellow
From: Angus McSweeney
Date: 12 Jun 97 - 12:13 AM

Wow! Would drose@... consider sending this gem to anyone else? I'd be glad to cover copy and mailing costs.


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Subject: RE: truthful fellow
From: Dale Rose
Date: 12 Jun 97 - 11:35 PM

Yes, after thinking it over, I think I can handle that. The only problem is that I need to use the facilities of the Ozark Folk Center, and the charge is 10 cents per page, and 32 cents for postage. That would make the bill a whopping 52 cents each. Anything beyond that would be a donation to a wonderful place, and I would see that it got there. Those who notify me by Email before I go in on Monday, [I have three requests already] will have theirs mailed out by the following day.


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Subject: RE: truthful fellow
From: Dale Rose
Date: 13 Jun 97 - 01:14 AM

I cannot vouch for it, since I have never used it, but this site~~

http://home.istar.ca/~anderman/

~~has the very book listed for sale.

Gene Autry, Sensational Collection of Famous Original Cowboy Songs & Mountain Ballads, with Yodel Arrangements 1932, 64p. $20.00

Or, how about The Skye Collection of the Best Reels & Strathspeys, over 400 tunes, compiled by K.N. MacDonald, 1980 reprint of 1887 edition, 195p $25.00

and Sound Off! Soldier Songs From the Revolution to World War II, by Edward Arthur Dolph, 1929/1942, 621p, hardbound $32.50 just to name a couple that they have available.


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Subject: RE: truthful fellow
From: Dale Rose
Date: 04 Apr 00 - 11:02 AM

Angus, if you are still out there and DID NOT get your copy of True Blue Bill from me, respond here, and I will take care of it. Same goes for anyone ELSE that I promised and did not deliver on. I know I have sent out some, including one just a week or so ago, but may have failed on some. As I remember, Annie who made the orginal request, did not ask for a copy.

(this thread also gave away my "secret" method of finding some things ~~ JAB, Just Ask Bill!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: True Blue Bill (from Gene Autry)
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 01:51 PM

Marty. martins651@aol.com If your still able to. I would like a copy. I would like, lyrics and guitar chords that, "drose@artelco" provided but am unable to reach him.
Thank You


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: True Blue Bill (from Gene Autry)
From: GUEST,DWR
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 06:39 PM

That is a really old address for me. I rarely check it. Make that almost never. Use this one instead dale8r AT hotmail. I do check that one. I have had a computer failure, but I think I can get at what you want.

Dale


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: True Blue Bill (from Gene Autry)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 05:41 AM

I grew up in the mountains, where the snakes had big long legs.
Bulldogs had rubber teeth, and roosters laid square eggs.
I shaved my beard and mustache the morning I was born.
And that night I beat my old man to his rye and corn.

CHORUS
Oh, I'm a truthful fellow. They call me True Blue Bill.
I've never told a falsehood. And you bet I never will.

I used to be a flyer, and in my aeroplane,
I flew across to Paris, and started home again.
When I got half way over, the doggone motor balked,
So I let her sit up there, and I got out and walked!

CHORUS
Oh, I'm a truthful fellow. They call me True Blue Bill.
I've never told a falsehood. And you bet I never will.

CLOSING VERSE
The father of our country, could never tell a lie.
And he was my great-uncle, so I ask you why should I.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: True Blue Bill (from Gene Autry)
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Apr 14 - 10:36 PM

One time i got shipwrecked
on islands in the sea
Cannibals they caught me
and tied me to a tree

Well they danced and played their tom toms
Till it got kinda rough
then decided not to eat me
cause i was too dern tough


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