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Lyr Req: 'Old Man Noah'

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NOW DIDN'T OLD NOAH BUILD THE ARK?


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pete savage 14 Jan 98 - 01:15 AM
Bill D 14 Jan 98 - 12:35 PM
dick greenhaus 14 Jan 98 - 03:31 PM
GUEST,desgrugillers@club-internet.fr 22 Oct 01 - 12:09 PM
masato sakurai 22 Oct 01 - 03:28 PM
John E 22 Oct 01 - 08:03 PM
GUEST,dixie 28 Apr 02 - 09:45 PM
masato sakurai 28 Apr 02 - 10:46 PM
GUEST,dixie 28 Apr 02 - 11:31 PM
EBarnacle1 29 Apr 02 - 04:01 PM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 29 Apr 02 - 05:25 PM
GUEST,dixie 10 May 02 - 02:15 PM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 10 May 02 - 02:28 PM
nutty 10 May 02 - 06:48 PM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 10 May 02 - 08:11 PM
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Subject: LYR REQ?
From: pete savage
Date: 14 Jan 98 - 01:15 AM

Here's another old song that I'm trying to locate. Any thoughts?

Many thanks!

Pete


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ?
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Jan 98 - 12:35 PM

There are 4 or 5 songs in the DB about Noah...and I know one more, called "Noah Found Grace in the Eyes of the Lord", It may not be what you want, but I'll enter it soon anyway 'cause it is a neat song...


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 14 Jan 98 - 03:31 PM

Old Man Noah knew a thing or two He made 'em all play ball.

If that's the one, let me know; I have a copy around somewhere


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ?
From: GUEST,desgrugillers@club-internet.fr
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 12:09 PM

since many years ago, I search the lyrics in english "Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord" singing by "Tenessee Ernie Ford" or the Statler Brothers". It's a sort a sermon of hymn and like I'm a French who speaks very your langage, I don't understand the lyrics of this hymn. PLease, help me. Thanks. Patrice


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Subject: Lyr Add: NOAH FOUND GRACE IN THE EYES OF THE LORD
From: masato sakurai
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 03:28 PM

This seems to be the one.

NOAH FOUND GRACE IN THE EYES OF THE LORD
(Words and Music by Robert Schmertz, 1951)

The Lord looked down from His window in the sky,
Said, "I created man but I don't remember why.
Nothing but fighting since creation day.
I'll send a little water and wash 'em all away."
The Lord came down to look around a spell,
And there was Mister Noah behaving mighty well,
And that is the reason, the Scriptures record,
That Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

(Chorus)
Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord,
Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord,
Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord,
And he landed high and dry.

The Lord said, "Noah, there's gonna be a flood.
There’s gonna be some water and there's gonna be some mud.
So take off your hat, Noah. Take off your coat.
Get Ham, Shem, and Japheth and build yourself a boat."
Noah said, "Lord, I don't believe I could."
The Lord said, "Noah, get some sturdy gopher wood.
Never know what you can do till you try.
Build it fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high."

Noah said, "There she is. There she is, Lord."
The Lord said, "Noah, it's time to get aboard.
Take of each creature a he and a she.
And, of course, Missus Noah and your whole family."
Noah said, "Lord, it's getting mighty dark."
The Lord said, "Noah, get these creatures on the ark."
Noah said, "Lord, it's beginning to pour."
The Lord said, "Noah, hurry up and shut the door."

The ark rose up on the bosom of the deep,
And after forty days, Mister Noah took a peek,
Said, "We're not moving, Lord. Where are we at?"
The Lord said, "You're sitting right on Mount Ararat."
Noah said, "Lord, it's getting mighty dry."
The Lord said, "Noah, see my rainbow in the sky.
Take all your creatures and people the earth.
But be sure you aren't more trouble than you're worth."

~Masato


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ?
From: John E
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 08:03 PM

I know one called "Uncle Noah's Ark"; which I'll send if you like. Give me a couple days , as I don't get to check in here daily. Or PM me, in case I don't remember the thread name.


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ?
From: GUEST,dixie
Date: 28 Apr 02 - 09:45 PM

It goes old man Noah new a thing or two, because he new a thing or two he thought he knew it all.


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Subject: ADD: Old Man Noah
From: masato sakurai
Date: 28 Apr 02 - 10:46 PM

Away way back in the ages dark,
Old man Noah built a sea-going ark,
Old man Noah had his nervous spells,
When he had to listen to the animals' yells.
But when anything was doing he was there with bells
He was a grand old sailor.

Old man Noah knew a thing or two
He made them all play ball.
Old man Noah knew a thing or two.
Because he knew a thing or two,
He thought he knew it all.
Some say he was an also ran
He was the original sailor man.
Old man Noah knew a thing or two
He was a grand old man.

(From: HERE)

~Masato


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ?
From: GUEST,dixie
Date: 28 Apr 02 - 11:31 PM

that one sounds familiar. Is there a part about animals are comin one by one old cow chewing on a caraway bun?


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ?
From: EBarnacle1
Date: 29 Apr 02 - 04:01 PM

Ther's another variation on this that ends up with the tale of why dogs have cold noses. I am not sure where it can be found.


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ?
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 29 Apr 02 - 05:25 PM

In thread 1586 on "One More River" which parallels these Noah songs I will post the verse about the elephant and the caraway bun. One More River
It will be in verse 4 of an excellent version collected by Vance Randolph in Arkansas.


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ? 'Old Man Noah'
From: GUEST,dixie
Date: 10 May 02 - 02:15 PM

I would appreciate it, my husband sang this version in about 1971 or 2 for music conference in I think Tekemah, Ne. He would really like a copy of it if anyone out there knows of it.


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ? 'Old Man Noah'
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 May 02 - 02:28 PM

Guest Dixie, not sure what you want. If it is the one in my post of 29-Apr-02, you can print it from the thread "One More River" to which I gave the clickie link. I posted the entire song in that thread 29-Apr-02.


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ? 'Old Man Noah'
From: nutty
Date: 10 May 02 - 06:48 PM

There's an unusual version of Noah's Ark on a Bodleian Broadside here....................

NOAH'S ARK - click here


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Subject: ADD: Noah's Ark
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 May 02 - 08:11 PM

Well, dash my buttons! (expression on the other song on the sheet)
Nutty, I got a good, page-size copy by running it through Adobe. I think it is worth printing out. It's the only one I've seen where the bluebottles were admitted (they are dammed important, if you stop to think about it). It also rained for a couple of months or more, rather than the previously reported 40 days and 40 nights.
"When Noah came marching in" (what is that other song about the "saints come marching in"?)

NOAH'S ARK

Oh, Mr Noah, he built once an Ark,
Hurrah! Hurrah!!
And like a skilful patriarch,
Hurrah! Hurrah!!
With pitch he made it tight and dark,
And covered it over with hickory bark.

Chorus: And they all felt jolly well gay,
As Noah came marching in.

Now, Noah began his boat to cram,
Hurrah!! Hurrah!!
Assisted by Japhet, Shem and Ham,
Hurrah!! Hurrah!!
The Animals came in two by two,
From the Polar Bear, to the Kangaroo.

There were Dogs and Cats, Owls and Bats,
Hurrah!! Hurrah!!
Bluebottles, Blackbeetles, Mice and Rats,
Hurrah!! Hurrah!!
The Hippopotamus and the Flea,
The Elephant, and the Bumblebee.

There was the Cow with the crumpled horn,
Hurrah!! Hurrah!!
And the Cock that crowed them up in the morn,
Hurrah!! Hurrah!!
The Sharks and Whales came up from beneath
With a couple of donkeys from Hampstead Heath.

Now every Animal had a wife,
Hurrah!! Hurrah!!
Poor Noah, they led him a terrible life,
Hurrah!! Hurrah!!
'Till one day he said, with a crack of his whip
If you don't stop your row, I'll scuttle the Ship.

One day the bullocks were having a lark,
Hurrah!! Hurrah!!
When one of them butted a hole in the Ark,
Hurrah!! Hurrah!!
Noah took up a Dog's nose to stop up the hole
And the nose ever since has been damp and cold.

Now, you all must admit, you never did see,
Hurrah!! Hurrah!!
Such a sight as Noah's Menagerie,
Hurrah!! Hurrah!!
So Mr. Noah, he barred up the door,
And it rained for a couple of months or more.


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Subject: Add: tune 'Noah Found Grace'
From: Snuffy
Date: 15 Feb 03 - 12:14 PM

Here's my transcription of Lonnie Donegan's version of Noah Found Grace In The Eyes Of The Lord from his 1962 Gospel LP Sing Halleluja. Note the R:Hornpipe in the ABC - the 1/8 notes are in a dotted rhythm, not equal as written

X: 250
T:Noah Found Grace In The Eyes Of The Lord
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=140
C:Words and Music by Robert Schmertz, 1951
S:Recorded by Lonnie Donegan
R:Hornpipe
D:'Sing Halleluja', Pye NPL 18073, 1962
K:G
%CHORUS
GGG2 G2GG|G2GG G4|
w:No-ah found grace in the eyes of the Lord,
AAA2 A2AA|A2AA A4|
w:No-ah found grace in the eyes of the Lord,
GGG2 B2BB|c2cc e2
w:No-ah found grace in the eyes of the Lord,
ee|d2d2 d2d2|G4||
w:And he land-ed high and dry.
%VERSE
B2A2|B2G2 G2GG|GGGG (ED2)
w:Well, the Lord looked down from His win-dow in the sky,_
G|BGGG G2GG|AAAA A4|
w:Said, "I cre-at-ed man but I don't re-mem-ber why.
GGG2 BBBB|c2c2 e3
w:No-thing but fight-ing since cre-a-tion day.
e|dddd dddd|DDEF G2
w:I'll send a lit-tle wa-ter and I'll wash 'em all a-way."
BA|B2G2 GGGG|G2G2 (ED2)
w:Well, the Lord came down to look a-round a spell,_
B|BGGG GG2G|AAAA A3
w:And there was Mis-ter No-ah be-hav-ing might-y well,
A|GGG2 BBB2|ccc2 e3
w:And that is the rea-son, the Scrip-tures re-cord,
e|ddd2 d2dd|DEF2 G4||
w:That No-ah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.




WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ? 'Old Man Noah'
From: Leadfingers
Date: 15 Feb 03 - 12:39 PM

The dogs cold nose is an old joke,probably set to music by some smart arse writer with more skill than I have.

Noahs Ark developed a leak and the dog stopped it with his nose until it got too big so Mrs Noah stopped it with her shoulder until it got too big, then Noah sat on the hole until they got some patching on the outside,which explains why a dog has a cold nose a woman will give you the cold shoulder and a man always stands with his back to the fire.


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