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Lyr Req: Born With a Thorn in My Shoe (MacLellan)

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Subject: born with a nail in my shoe
From: GUEST,nroch@telus.net
Date: 06 Aug 01 - 06:09 PM

anybody out there ever heard of a song that contains the line "born with a nail in my shoe". please post lyrics if you have them. thanx.nroch


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: born with a nail in my shoe
From: GUEST,With a name, because some hate anonymous gue
Date: 06 Aug 01 - 06:33 PM

Google doesn't appear to recognise the phrase...

Do you have any more details on the song? That one phrase isn't a lot to go by

Have to say that I feel like that sometimes...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: born with a nail in my shoe
From: GUEST,Obie
Date: 17 Aug 05 - 12:44 PM

My poor memory keeps saying Gene MacLellan and Anne Murray on this.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: born with a nail in my shoe
From: lesblank
Date: 17 Aug 05 - 12:52 PM

Steve Gillette sings about " I've got a nail in one of my shoes - hurtin' one o' my feet. Makes me walk kinda funny - like a fool on the street. One of these days I'm gonna take that nail from my shoe."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: born with a nail in my shoe
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Aug 05 - 12:54 AM

This site is advertising a CD called "East Coast Folk" "performed by Nova Scotia's own John Gracie as a tribute to the late Gene MacLellan." One of the songs is BORN WITH A THORN IN MY SHOE, and it provides a generous excerpt, from which I transcribed this:

I was fairly grown when I left my home
For the land where the evergreens grow,
And deep inside was a voice that kept sayin', "I told you so."
The good friends I had were few,
And my skies weren't always blue.
Some nights I slept in the corn
'Cause I was born with a thorn in my shoe.

Although the sun was hot and the handouts I got
Were few and far between....

Oddly, there are some other sites that seem to describe the same album under the title "A Gene MacLellan Tribute."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: born with a nail in my shoe
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 01:11 AM

It's "Born with a THORN in my shoe."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: born with a nail in my shoe
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 01:45 AM

For sure this is a great Gene MacLellan song. Gene wrote the songs that launched Anne Murray's career. (Snowbird and Put Your Hand In The Hand) However when I Google it mostly all that I get is a piece of shit from Em'n'em. However when I dump the garbage the real song appears here:


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: born with a nail in my shoe
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 02:04 AM

Sorry the link has vanished to cyberspace!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: born with a nail in my shoe
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 09:23 PM

Thorn in My Shoe

Gene McLellan. Blackwood Music, BMI


I was barely grown when I left my home for the land where the evergreens grow,
And deep inside was a voice that kept saying, "I told you so."
The good friends I had were few, and my skies weren't always blue,
Some nights I slept in the corn, 'cause I was born with a thorn in my shoe.

Although the sun was hot and the handouts I got were few and far between,
Still I wouldn't trade all the memories I've made, all the places I've been,
For I love each field of hay, and each dusty mountain way,
I love the dew in the morn, 'cause I was born with a thorn in my shoe.

As the years rolled by and my soul ran dry from those restless, wandering ways,
The older I got I started thinking about the price you pay,
But the urge to settle down, never seemed to come around,
I guess the good Lord knew that I was born with a thorn in my shoe,
I guess the good Lord knew that I was born with a thorn in my shoe.

from

http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:8c8TQ1X_95QJ:www.clarycroft.ca/Latest/clary-croftq-the-gift-lyrics.html+%22I+was+born+with+a


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Subject: Lyr Add: BORN WITH A THORN IN MY SHOE (MacLellan)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Dec 09 - 10:02 PM

Sandy: maybe you meant to link to the this video at YouTube where John Gracie sings this song. Here's my transcription:


BORN WITH A THORN IN MY SHOE
Gene MacLellan

I was fairly grown when I left my home
For the land where the evergreens grow,
And deep inside was a voice that kept sayin', "I told you so."
The good friends I had were few,
And my skies weren't always blue.
Some nights I slept in the corn
'Cause I was born with a thorn in my shoe.

Although the sun was hot and the handouts I got
Were few and far between,
Still I wouldn't trade all the mem'ries I've made
Or the places I've been,
For I loved each field of hay
And each dusty mountain way.
I loved the dew in the morn,
'Cause I was born with a thorn in my shoe.

As the years rolled by and my soul ran dry
From my restless wand'ring ways,
The older I got, I started thinkin' a lot
About the price you pay,
But the urge to settle down
Never seemed to come around.
I guess the good Lord knew
That I was born with a thorn in my shoe.
I guess the good Lord knew
That I was born with a thorn in my shoe.


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