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Thread #3772   Message #19580
Posted By: Jack mostly folk
21-Jan-98 - 01:55 AM
Thread Name: Songs about the homeless
Subject: Lyr Add: I REMEMBER LOVING YOU^^^
I can never sing or hear "I Remember Loving You" without giving thoughts and compassion to those homeless who don't want to be homeless. Most everyone gives "U" Utah Phillips credit for penning it. Ah but reading liner notes on Philo 1030 Fred Holstein"s album. Utah Phillips writes: ("I Remember Loving You " was mistakenly attributed to me on the album jacket. I learned it from Diane Campbell of Victoria, British Columbia, and wrote the chorus and last verse myself. The real author is still, unfortunately, unknown to me.- Utah Phillips)

I(1)look at my brown suitcase, and think of all the places I've(5)been.
The railroad yards and the prison guards and all the dumpy little towns along the(1)way
And the whispering of the people as they watch every move that I go (5)through.
I remember most all these things, but mostly I remember Loving (1)you.

ref..
I remember loving(4) you...
back when the world was (1)new
I think you love me (5)to...
I remember loving (1)you.(twice)

Oh the buckskins smell so the people tell as we huddle in a boxcar from the rain
The flashing lights that cut through the night and railroad bulls who hauled us off the train
Oh the winter's cold when the northern blows I'm huddled to a boxcar til I've turned blue
I remember most all these things but mostly I remember loving you. ref..

Oh the winter snow and the frozen sleet comes soaking through the cardboard in my shoes
In a promise land where a man might find cigarettes and booze
Oh the alleyways full ragged strays- the doorway wino's I tell my troubles to.
I remember most all these things, but mostly I remember loving you. ref..


The chorus or ref is a great sing along.

Fred Holstein's singinging is by far my favorite version. He also sings "Streets of London" on that album. The album is called "Chicago and Other Ports" Well worth searching out, I think it's only on vinyl and cass. Good luck and enjoy, I love it when someone hits on a great mudcat subject.