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Thread #113206   Message #2403392
Posted By: GUEST,ghostjmf
01-Aug-08 - 09:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: No One Knows Me (Utah Phillips)
Subject: lyric request for 'No One Knows Me'
By Utah (Bruce) Phillips.

Its just not a great time to try & get my turntable fired up, darn it. After a refrigerator breakdown caused by evil soon-to-be-ex housemate last night. I *have* this song, on Rosalie Sorrells "Rosalie's Songbag" album. But I can't at the moment *play* this song.

So I figured the web would have it. Nah. For some reason this didn't appeal to Ani DiFranco when she recorded about 800 other of Phillips's songs. Its the title of one of Phillips's albums, for Chrissake. The 1st, I believe.

And Mudcat doesn't have it either! For shame. We know *Phillips* would not have opposed violation of copyright on this one, because he is on record (so to speak) as not believing in copyright (I *do* believe in copyright, but why would I go against the deceased's wishes?)

The all-important chorus:

No one knows me
No one knows who I am
No one knows me
No one
Gives a damn

Its the verses I don't have. I could make some up, in the honorable folk tradition, but I'd like the real ones.

You can see why Phillips's latter-year persona didn't sing this one any more (or "Rock Salt & Nails", either). But those 2 songs were my introduction to Phillips, & they're still my favorites.