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Lyr Req: Sweet Heaven

Jeep man 14 Oct 02 - 09:36 PM
GUEST,Richie 14 Oct 02 - 10:44 PM
Jeep man 14 Oct 02 - 11:05 PM
W y s i w y G ! 15 Oct 02 - 09:16 AM
Jeep man 15 Oct 02 - 06:17 PM
Brian Hoskin 16 Oct 02 - 04:03 AM
Jeep man 16 Oct 02 - 12:00 PM
Jim Dixon 21 Dec 10 - 07:51 PM
open mike 22 Dec 10 - 12:51 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: SWEET HEAVEN
From: Jeep man
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 09:36 PM

Norman Blake has a good version of this on his "Fields of November" CD, which I don't have. There is a couple of threads on it but not the lyrics. Help please. Jim


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Subject: ADD: Sweet Heaven When I Die
From: GUEST,Richie
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 10:44 PM

Sweet Heaven When I Die
(C. Grant)Doc Watson Version Key G

 G           C
Daddy was a hard workin' man
       G                   D
But he rambled from town to town
G             C
I'm gonna be a rounder, boys
         D                  G
'n Ain't never gonna settle down

(chorus)

Beefsteaks when I'm hungry
Something tall and cool when I'm dry
Give me green bags when the times are hard
Sweet heaven when I die

(break)

They locked me down in the old jailhouse
And my friends all pasted me by
Nobody came around to see about me
And I couldn't help it wonder why

(chorus)

(break)

Love me when I'm sad and blue
Honey, cheer me if I cry
For all I really need is my sweet little gal
Who loves me till I die

(chorus)
Preformat commands <pre> (beginning) and </pre> (end) added to space chords.
Glad you noticed the problem, Wizzy.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SWEET HEAVEN
From: Jeep man
Date: 14 Oct 02 - 11:05 PM

Thanks Richie. I owe you. Jim


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SWEET HEAVEN
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 09:16 AM

Richie, if those chords are not where you meant them to go, an easy way without any HTML coding is like this:

(G)Daddy was a (C)hard workin' man
But he (G)rambled from town to (D)town

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SWEET HEAVEN
From: Jeep man
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 06:17 PM

Its me again Richie. With all due respect, I think it is "Green backs when I die". Referring to paper money. Jim


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SWEET HEAVEN
From: Brian Hoskin
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 04:03 AM

You mean "Greenbacks when the times are hard / Sweet heaven when I die."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SWEET HEAVEN
From: Jeep man
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 12:00 PM

Yep, my mistake. Jim


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SWEET HEAVEN
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Dec 10 - 07:51 PM

I've listened to a sample of Norman Blake's SWEET HEAVEN, from "The Fields of November," and the lyrics are quite different from Doc Watson's SWEET HEAVEN WHEN I DIE.

Here's part of what Blake sings:

I'm a-goin' downtown to the races
For to see my pony run.
If I do win any greenbacks,
Lord, I'm sure gonna give you some.
Let her go, let her go, God bless her,
Though she roams over land and sea,
For she...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SWEET HEAVEN
From: open mike
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 12:51 AM

i wondered what green bags were...or perhaps green banks?
green backs is it, for sure...
frog skins wouldn't fit the meter or rhyme scheme...


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Subject: Lyr Add: SWEET HEAVEN
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Jan 12 - 07:24 PM

SWEET HEAVEN
As sung by Norman and Nancy Blake on "While Passing along This Way" (1994)

1. I'm a-goin' downtown to the races
Just to see my pony run.
If I should win any greenbacks,
Oh, I'm sure goin' to give you some.

2. When I was down in the jailhouse,
My friends all walking by,
Nobody come down to see 'bout me
And I couldn't help but wonder why.

3. Beefsteak when I'm hungry,
Whiskey when I'm dry,
Greenback when I'm hard up,
Sweet heaven when I die.

4. Daddy was a gamblin' man.
He rambled from town to town.
I'm a-goin' to be a rounder, boys.
Ain't never goin' to settle down.

5. I'm a-going to Savannah
On the Georgia Southern Number Five,
Where the salt breezes blow from the ocean
And live oaks are growing wild.

REPEAT VERSE 3.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SWEET HEAVEN WHEN I DIE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Jan 12 - 07:47 PM

SWEET HEAVEN WHEN I DIE
As sung by Norman Blake on "Live at McCabe's" (1976)

1. I'm a-goin' downtown to the races
For to see my pony run.
If I do win any greenbacks,
Lord, I'm sure goin' to give you some.

2. Let her go; let her go; God bless her,
Though she roams o'er the land and sea,
Where she may search this wide world all over
And never find a friend true as me.

3. It's beefsteak when I'm a-workin',
Lord, whiskey when I'm dry.
Well, it's a greenback when I'm hard up, Lord,
And sweet heaven when I die.

VERSE 2 TWICE


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