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Thread #36050   Message #2713196
Posted By: Genie
31-Aug-09 - 04:36 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Any Old Time (Jimmie Rodgers)
Subject: Video: Any Old Time (Jimmie Rodgers)
Here's Jimmie Rodgers singing his song, with a slide show of pics of that "Singing Brakeman" YouTube - Any Old Time

It's interesting how precisely and properly Jimmie pronounces the words; "going to," not "gonna"; "roaming," not "roamin'.    (He does sing "wanta," not "want to," though.) Nowadays people singing "country" or "blues" or a lot of "folk" (even pop and rock) seem to make a point of dropping a final "g" and so forth, and even lyric transcriptions and often song titles are written that way (e.g., "Do You Wanna Dance?").   Jimmie Rodgers didn't have to be deliberately sloppy to sound authentically country or folky.