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Lyr/Chords Req: Up on the CP Line (Bill Morrissey)

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Ely 01 Nov 00 - 07:27 PM
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GUEST,999 LYRIC ADD 14 Dec 09 - 06:53 AM
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Subject: Hard Times on the CP Line
From: Ely
Date: 01 Nov 00 - 07:27 PM

I heard this sung somewhere a few months ago and loved it, but I haven't been able to find the words/chords anywhere and don't remember enough of it to help me much in my search. Any background info would also be appreciated (just the basics--author, age, etc).


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hard Times on the CP Line
From: SINSULL
Date: 01 Nov 00 - 09:06 PM

Ely,
The lyrics are in the DigiTrad. "Hard Times Come Again No More".The music can be found on the Levy Library site. It was written by Stephen Foster in 1866 but I have found a vey similar version attributed to an English farmer in 1866 (anonymous) who composed it while paralyzed and burst into song when cured. Either plagiarism or the folk process in action, you decide. I will post his lyrics here when I have a little time.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hard Times on the CP Line
From: Ely
Date: 02 Nov 00 - 12:48 PM

Nope, it's not that "Hard Times". I've got all the arrangements of that I can stand.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hard Times on the CP Line
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 02 Nov 00 - 06:28 PM

Ely, not being from North America I don't understand a lot of the railway songs that I come across. Is this a work song from (say) the earlier part of the 20th century? Is it from US or Canada? Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hard Times on the CP Line
From: GUEST,Phil
Date: 03 Nov 00 - 02:36 AM

Hard times on the CP line is by Bill Morrissey. Can't tell you the name of the album. good luck


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hard Times on the CP Line
From: GUEST,Phil
Date: 03 Nov 00 - 02:53 AM

Correction; The title is -Up on the CP line -on the album Standing Eight but the chorus goes Hard times up on the CP line.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hard Times on the CP Line
From: Ely
Date: 03 Nov 00 - 02:50 PM

Thanks. I didn't know enough about it to give any more clues. I'll try looking up his stuff.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hard Times on the CP Line
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 04 Nov 00 - 10:10 AM

John in Brisbane.

I'm familiar with this song, but CP stands for Canadian Pacific Railway.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hard Times on the CP Line
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 06:46 AM

I think the correct title you are looking for is

"Up On the C P Line".


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Hard Times on the CP Line
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 06:48 AM

Sorry, 'Guest,phil'. I hadn't seen your post when I just posted. Apologies.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: UP ON THE C P LINE (Bill Morrissey
From: GUEST,999 LYRIC ADD
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 06:53 AM

Up On The C.P. Line
Bill Morrissey
From the CD "Standing Eight"

Capo 5 - Play like G-Em-C-D

[G]I live up on the C.P. Line, every[G/F#]body [Em]knows,
where the [G]women smell of turpentine and [C]that's the [D]way it
[G]goes.
Where the working runs from hard to worse, summer, [G/F#]spring and
[Em]fall
For [G]when Great Northern holds the purse, you [C]get no [D]pay at
[G]all.


Well it's [C]hard times up on the line, [G]hard times.
[C]Hard times [D]up on the C.P. [G]Line.

I took a wife named "Daisy" many [G/F#]years [Em]ago.
[G]Daisy went woods crazy on the [C]very [D]last spring [G]snow.
Now she walks around without her clothes.
She yodels [G/F#]through the [Em]day.
I'd [G]take to the doctor, but I [C]like her [D]that-a [G]way.

Well it's [C]hard times up on the line, [G]hard times.
[C]Hard times [D]up on the C.P. [G]Line.

I got a .308 that'll drive a tack, listen to me sing.
I spend my days in a timber-shack waiting for the spring.
When I see the lights of Joplin, shining to the south,
I can almost feel the whiskey, rolling 'round my mouth.

Well it's hard times up on the line, hard times.
Hard times up on the C.P. Line.

Yeah, way up no the C.P. Line, Canadian Pacific,
The women tell me I look fine and their taste is terrific.
So drink a little whiskey, boys, drink a little beer.
You can find your hard times anywhere, so we just stay right here.

Well it's hard times up on the line, hard times.
Hard times up on the C.P. Line.
Yeah it's hard times up on the line, hard times.
Hard times up on the C.P. Line.

That is from

http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/Birches/message/103

which has many of Bill Morrissey's lyrics.


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