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Lyr Req: I ain't gonna work no more?

dionysos@datadepot.com 25 Jun 97 - 04:30 AM
Frank in the swamps 25 Jun 97 - 06:09 AM
Bert Hansell 25 Jun 97 - 08:33 AM
26 Jun 97 - 12:09 AM
Joe Offer 26 Jun 97 - 02:47 AM
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Subject: I ain't gonna work no more
From: dionysos@datadepot.com
Date: 25 Jun 97 - 04:30 AM

Looking for the missing line (or verses) to a song/ditty that to the best of my remembrance goes:

I ain't gonna work no more, no more, I ain't gonna work no more, . . ... . . ..., I ain't gonna work no more.

It has been bothering the life out of me; can you help?

david


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Subject: RE: I ain't gonna work no more
From: Frank in the swamps
Date: 25 Jun 97 - 06:09 AM

David, sounds like a ditty I still like to crow on hot, sweaty days...

Ain't gonna rain no more, no more,

ain't gonna rain no more.

How the heck can I wash my neck,

if it ain't gonna rain no more?

Yours,

Frank.


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Subject: RE: I ain't gonna work no more
From: Bert Hansell
Date: 25 Jun 97 - 08:33 AM

Could it be a version of Down by the riverside?


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Subject: RE: I ain't gonna work no more
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Date: 26 Jun 97 - 12:09 AM

This sounds a lot like a variant on an old song from my boy scout days.

First you do a call and answer with the group repeating the leaders line

Oh you can't go to heaven
In the scoutmaster's car
Cause the doggone thing
Won't go that far

Then you repeat the verse in unison and then segue neatly into a chorus of:

I ain't gonna greet my lord no more
I ain't gonna greet my lord no more
I an't gonna greeeeet my loooord no more

with the extended vowels in the last line making up for the lack of a fourth line.

Frank Phillips


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Subject: RE: I ain't gonna work no more
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Jun 97 - 02:47 AM

Well, we're talking about two songs here, maybe three. The old scout song is in the database under "Ain't Gonna Grieve My Lord No More." We called it "The Deacon Went Down" in Racine, Wisconsin in the '60's, but Boy Scouts nowadays are more sensitive about the evils of mixing Demon Rum with the clergy.

The other song is "Ain't Gonna Rain No Maore," which has many variations - at least one is in the database. Search under [ain't gonna rain].

"Down By the Riverside" does indeed have the words "ain't gonna," but that's about as far as the similarity goes.

-Joe Offer-


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