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Lyr Req: Will You Miss Me

harpgirl 19 Oct 04 - 07:44 PM
harpgirl 19 Oct 04 - 07:47 PM
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GUEST,Pete Peterson 19 Oct 04 - 07:56 PM
The Fooles Troupe 19 Oct 04 - 08:12 PM
harpgirl 19 Oct 04 - 08:13 PM
Sorcha 19 Oct 04 - 08:31 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 19 Oct 04 - 08:42 PM
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masato sakurai 20 Oct 04 - 06:21 AM
Wolfgang 20 Oct 04 - 07:02 AM
jaze 20 Oct 04 - 08:24 PM
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GUEST,Pete Peterson 22 Oct 04 - 06:26 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Will you miss me when I'm gone?
From: harpgirl
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 07:44 PM

???????? garcias...


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Subject: Lyr Add: WILL YOU MISS ME?
From: harpgirl
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 07:47 PM

WILL YOU MISS ME?

When death shall close these eyelids
When death shall close these eyelids
And this heart shall cease to beat
And this heart shall cease to beat
And they lay me down to rest
And they lay me down to rest
In some flowery-bound retreat
In some flowery-bound retreat

Will you miss, miss me, when I'm gone
Will you miss, miss me, when I'm gone
Will you miss, miss me, miss me when I'm gone x2
Will you miss, miss me, miss me when I'm gone x2
Will you miss when I'm gone
Will you miss when I'm gone

Perhaps you'll plant a flower
Perhaps you'll plant a flower
On my poor unworthy grave
On my poor unworthy grave
And come sit alone beside me
And come sit alone beside me
When the roses nod and wave
When the roses nod and wave

Will you miss, miss me, when I'm gone
Will you miss, miss me, when I'm gone
Will you miss, miss me, miss me when I'm gone x2
Will you miss, miss me, miss me when I'm gone x2
Will you miss when I'm gone
Will you miss when I'm gone

One sweet thought my soul shall cherish
One sweet thought my soul shall cherish
Till this fleeting life has flown
Till this fleeting life has flown
This sweet thought will cheer when dying
This sweet thought will cheer when dying
You will miss me when I'm gone
You will miss me when I'm gone

Will you miss, miss me, when I'm gone
Will you miss, miss me, when I'm gone
Will you miss, miss me, miss me when I'm gone x2
Will you miss, miss me, miss me when I'm gone x2
Will you miss when I'm gone
Will you miss when I'm gone


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Subject: Lyr Add: WILL YOU MISS ME?
From: harpgirl
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 07:50 PM

WILL YOU MISS ME

When death shall close these eyelids
And this heart shall cease to beat
And they lay me down to rest
In some flowery bowery tree

Will you miss me (miss me when I'm gone)
Will you miss me (miss me when I'm gone)
Will you miss me (miss me when I'm gone)
Will you miss me when I'm gone

Perhaps you'll plant a flower
On my poor, unworthy grave
Come and sit along beside me
When the roses nod and wave

Will you miss me (miss me when I'm gone)
Will you miss me (miss me when I'm gone)
Will you miss me (miss me when I'm gone)
Will you miss me when I'm gone

One sweet thought my soul shall cherish
When this fleeting life has flown
This sweet thought will cheer when dying
Will you miss me when I'm gone

When these lips shall never more
Plant a kiss upon thy brow
But lie cold and still in death
Will you love me then as now

Will you miss me (miss me when I'm gone)
Will you miss me (miss me when I'm gone)
Will you miss me (miss me when I'm gone)
Will you miss me when I'm gone


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will you miss me when I'm gone?
From: GUEST,Pete Peterson
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 07:56 PM

Is that the Stanley Bros version you are posting or the Carter Family one? the words as written seem to be about halfway between. . .

did your computer get the hiccups on post #2?

thanks! PETE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will you miss me when I'm gone?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 08:12 PM

"Will you miss me when I'm gone?"

Probably - I haven't hit you with my bow & arrow while you have been here...

Can we have the tune please?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will you miss me when I'm gone?
From: harpgirl
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 08:13 PM

sorry, Dr. Peterson...the second is from the Carter Family lyrics wiebsite, the first from .....not sure....hrpgrrrl


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will you miss me when I'm gone?
From: Sorcha
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 08:31 PM

Why is it a Req and not an Add?


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Subject: Lyr Add: WILL YOU MISS ME (from Stanley Brothers)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 08:42 PM

Stanley Brothers. The last verse is the major difference.

Lyr. Add: WILL YOU MISS ME
Stanley Brothers

When these lips shall never more
Place a kiss upon thy brow
When life hold's still in death
Will you love me then as now

Will you miss me (miss me when I'm gone) 3x
Will you miss me when I'm gone.

Perhaps you'll plant some flowers
Round my cold unworthy grave
Come and sit along here beside me
Where the roses nod and wave.

On a cold dark Sunday morning
In a land not far away
A little girl from old Kentucky
Lifted up her voice to say-

Will you miss me

Wonder where this came from originally?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will you miss me when I'm gone?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 08:48 PM

Anyone have the Woody Guthrie? It was in Singout! and on Folkways.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will you miss me when I'm gone?
From: masato sakurai
Date: 20 Oct 04 - 06:21 AM

"Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone" : Carter Family [audio] is at Honkingduck.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will you miss me when I'm gone?
From: Wolfgang
Date: 20 Oct 04 - 07:02 AM

I remember a version from an Irish singer that started like this:

"When death will close my eyelids and my race on Earth is run,
will you miss me when I'm gone".

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will you miss me when I'm gone?
From: jaze
Date: 20 Oct 04 - 08:24 PM

Didn't the Notting Hillbillies do a song of the same name?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will you miss me when I'm gone?
From: Wolfgang
Date: 22 Oct 04 - 05:58 AM

From a xerox (don't know from which book) that gives the following information:

From the singing of Woody Guthrie...Folkways FA 2483 Copyright Stormking Music 1962

WILL YOU MISS ME?

When death'll close my eyelids
and my race on earth is run
will you miss me when I'm gone?

Ch: Will you miss me, will you miss me, miss me
Will you miss me when I'm gone
Will you miss me when I'm gone.

Come and set* yourself beside me
come and set beside my bed
Lay your hand upon my brow
while my achin' heart grows dead.

* I have J. McEvoy singing this version on a tape and he sings here 'sit'.

The tune McEvoy sings to the Guthrie lyrics is the same I hear at Masato's link.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will you miss me when I'm gone?
From: GUEST,Pete Peterson
Date: 22 Oct 04 - 06:26 AM

Wolfgang,
   Woody was a big Carter Family fan; look how many of their tunes he used for his own lyrics! Not too surprising that he would have sung, more or less, the Carter Family version. (In John Greenway's American Folk Songs of Protest, there is an anecdote that when Woody had his radio show in CA with Lefty Lou, he got a 'grubby postcard saying "You're doing fine" from the Carter Family'-- wonder what Greenway's source for this story was. . . Woody was not always reliable when talking about himself)
The "Stormking Music" copyright interests me. . . Storm King Mountain is near Beacon NY, home of Pete Seeger.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Will you miss me when I'm gone?
From: Stewie
Date: 22 Oct 04 - 09:06 PM

In respect of the Carter Family song, Meade et alia credit Rev George Beche for the words and H.E. McAfee for the music, ca 1900.

--Stewie.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WILL YOU MISS ME? (Cooper, Pratt; 1872)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Oct 04 - 01:35 AM

The Library of Congress American Memory Collection:

WILL YOU MISS ME?
Words, George Cooper. Music, Charles E. Pratt. 1872.

1. Will you miss me when I'm gone?
Tell me truly, darling, now.
When my heart is sad and lone,
Will your own in sorrow bow?
Joy sweetly beams from out those eyes.
Will they shed one tear for me,
When all alone 'neath distant skies,
My shadow'd path may be?

CHORUS: Will you miss me when I'm gone?
Whisper ere we bid adieu!
All my hopes are yours, my own;
Will you miss me? Tell me true.

2. Will you miss me when the smiles
Of another softly beam?
When some fairer scene beguiles,
Will you of the absent dream?
Oh, fondly speak those eyes so bright!
Like twin violets bathed in dew,
They tell my heart, in sweet delight,
That you will still be true!


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