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Lyr Req: Gotta Travel On (Paul Clayton)

15 Oct 02 - 12:32 PM (#803647)
Subject: Lyr Req: i feel like i'm gonna travel on
From: Mr Happy

hi y'all,

i have a chorus but no verses of a song my late brother in law used to sing.

i've tried the dt, forum search + adv. search = zilch.

the words i have already are:

I've played around and stayed around this old town too long
Summers almost gone and winters coming on
I've played around and stayed around this old town too long
And I feel like I'm gonna travel on

anyone kno it?

cheers,

mr h


15 Oct 02 - 12:37 PM (#803651)
Subject: Lyr Add: GOTTA TRAVEL ON (Paul Clayton)
From: Sorcha

I'm very surprised it's not here.

GOTTA TRAVEL ON

Words and Music by: Paul Clayton
Recorded by Harry Belafonte on:
45: 47-7445, RCX-119, VLP-2449, EPA-9649, 75-520, 45-338
LP: LSP-2449, PL43683, SP-33-275, RCA8023
CD: CD29454, CD339482, 744676, CD036, 68097, ARMCD019,
Also recorded by:
DeCormier Singers - RS897SD
Bob Dylan
Billy Grammar
The Limeliters - LSP2445, DRC3-1832
The Merrymen - WIRL1020
Lyrics:

I've laid around and played around this old town too long.
Summer's almost gone. Yes, winter's coming on.
I've laid around and played around this old town too long,
And I feel like I've gotta travel on.

Papa writes to Johnny, but Johnny can't come home.
Johnny can't come home. No, Johnny can't come home.
Papa writes to Johnny, but Johnny can't come home,
'Cause he's been on the chain gang too long.

I've laid around and played around this old town too long.
Summer's almost gone. Yes, winter's coming on.
I've laid around and played around this old town too long,
And I feel like I've gotta travel on.


15 Oct 02 - 12:47 PM (#803660)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: i feel like i'm gonna travel on
From: Mr Happy

sorcha,

many thanks!

anyone have any more verses?


15 Oct 02 - 12:50 PM (#803662)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: i feel like i'm gonna travel on
From: Nathan in Texas

Another verse:

Done hung around, done sung around . . .etc.


15 Oct 02 - 12:56 PM (#803668)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: i feel like i'm gonna travel on
From: masato sakurai

'Gotta Travel On' -- Billy Grammer [Realaudio] from The Record Lady's All-Time Country Favorites (Real Country Page 14).

~Masato


15 Oct 02 - 01:47 PM (#803709)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: i feel like i'm gonna travel on
From: Joe Offer

It's in the Digital Tradition as Done Laid Around, with tune. It's unattributed in the DT - is Clayton responsible for the original version of the song, or is it traditional? This post (click) seems to indicate it's not, but that Clayton discovered or collected it.
Gene posted another version of the lyrics here (click).
In this thread, Chicken Charlie speaks of a parody called "Laid Around and Played Around, Viet Nam Too Long." Gee, I'd like to see those lyrics.

-Joe Offer-


15 Oct 02 - 01:52 PM (#803715)
Subject: Lyr Add: I'VE LAID AROUND VIETNAM TOO LONG
From: Joe Offer

Ah, found it at this site (click)!
-Joe Offer-

I'VE LAID AROUND VIETNAM TOO LONG

CHORUS:
I've laid around and played around Vietnam too long
Summer's come and gone, monsoon's coming on.

LBJ and Ho Chi Minh, they don't get along
They don't get along,
Ho Chi Minh and LBJ, they don't get along
And I feel like I need to travel on.

(Chorus)

McNamara betrayed us with his rules to fight the war,
His rules to fight the war, his way to fight the war.
Yes, McNamara betrayed us with his rules to fight the war,
His rules to fight the war, and I think I need to be moving on.

(Chorus)

LBJ's little daughters are getting married off,
Getting married off, getting married off.
LBJ's little daughters are getting married off,
They'll soon be married off, and I'd like to be moving on.

(Chorus)

Papa writes to Johnny, but Johnny can't come home,
Johnny can't come home, no Johnny can't come home.
Papa writes to Johnny, but Johnny can't come home,
He's been in the Hanoi Hilton too long.

(Chorus)

Want to see my honey, want to see her bad,
I want to see her bad, yes, I want to see her bad.
I want to see my honey, I need her oh so bad
And I feel like I need to be going home.

(Chorus)

Black pajama Viet Cong are coming after me,
They're coming after me, they're coming after me.
The black pajama, straw lampshade hats
Are every where I see and I feel like I need to be going home.

(Chorus)


15 Oct 02 - 02:41 PM (#803753)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: i feel like i'm gonna travel on
From: wysiwyg

Tune same as Two Dollar Bill?

~S~


15 Oct 02 - 03:12 PM (#803773)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: i feel like i'm gonna travel on
From: Mr Happy

what a truly tremendous response- thank you one & all!


15 Oct 02 - 03:21 PM (#803777)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: i feel like i'm gonna travel on
From: GUEST

Try this: Gotta Travel On
Billy Grammer's big hit of 1959 (See Masato's post on the audio at Honkingduck). by Paul Clayton. Note- Davis Lazar, Larry Ehrlach and Tom Six are added to the credits at many sites.


15 Oct 02 - 03:23 PM (#803779)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: i feel like i'm gonna travel on
From: GUEST

Oops! Record Lady, not Honkingduck!


15 Oct 02 - 03:30 PM (#803783)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: i feel like i'm gonna travel on
From: GUEST

Nathan in Texas- The "Done hung around" verse from Dylan. Entire lyrics at Gotta Travel On


15 Oct 02 - 03:49 PM (#803797)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: i feel like i'm gonna travel on
From: Mr Happy

superb!! thankyou, guest