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Thread #42241   Message #612679
Posted By: Joe Offer
18-Dec-01 - 07:24 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ballad of Julie Ann? / Julianne
Subject: ADD: Julie Ann^^
OK, this is what I gleaned from the threads and the recording, and what I'll submit to the Digital Tradition. Most of the transcription is from Alice, with some from Jennifer Busick.
-Joe Offer-


JULIE ANNE
(Randy Sparks?)

The shady side of sunny mountain
That's the place it all began.
There once lived the fairest maiden,
And her name was Julie Anne.

Julie's beau was tall and handsome
Just a poor boy with treasures few,
Still he promised rings of silver,
For to prove his love was true.

CHORUS
Have you seen her in the moonlight,
Silver rings upon her hands
Now she wears a crown of sorrow,
And her name was Julie Anne.



Wake me early in the morning
Ere the birds begin to sing
I'll get silver from the mountain,
And I'll fashion ye a ring.

Off he rode across the mountain,
When the fields were wet with dew
But instead he went a ramblin'
And a courtin' Jenny Lou.
CHORUS


The cabin door was standin' open
On that wild and windy night
And the hound dog he lay a dyin'
In the gloomy candle light.

They found a shattered empty rifle
And the shawl she used to wear,
But they never found Miss Julie
They never found the hungry bear.
CHORUS


Alternate verses:

He said, I am just a poor boy
Gold and money have I none
But I'll take silver from the mountains
And I'll fashion you a ring

Off he rode into the shadows
When the fields were wet with dew
But instead he went a-roving
And he courted Jennie Lou.

Have you seen her in the moonlight?
Silver rings upon her hand
Now she wears a crown of sorrow
And her name, and her name is Julie Ann

Cabin door was standing open
On that dark and windy night
And her hound dog lay a-dying
In the lonesome firelight.

Alternate titles: Julianne and Julie Ann
One version was attributed to Randy Sparks of the New Christy Minstrels, but it is not known whether the song was originated by Sparks.

tune: similar to Wayfaring Stranger^^