mudcat.org: Lyr Req: John Prine songs
Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: John Prine songs

DigiTrad:
ENDLESS HOLE
HELLO IN THERE
LET'S TALK DIRTY IN HAWAIIAN
PARADISE or Muhlenberg County
PLEASE DON'T BURY ME
YOUR FLAG DECAL WON'T GET YOU INTO HEAVEN ANYMORE


Related threads:
John Prine first 'new' album in 13 years (7)
Lyr Req: Sour Grapes (John Prine) (7)
Let's talk John Prine (101)
(origins) Origins: Muhlenberg County / Paradise (John Prine) (22)
Tune Req: Your Flag Decal Won't Get You…(J Prine) (4)
Lyr Add: Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (Prine) (22)
Lyr Req: Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian (John Prine) (17)
Lyr Req: Did you ever stand and shiver... (12)
Lyr Req/ADD: Dear Abby (John Prine) (19)
John Prine Web Site (12)
John Prine & Library of Congress (27)
Lyr Req: bust up your tv (5)
'Ann Landers' & 'Dear Abby' in song (7)
Covers of 'Paradise' by John Prine (12)
Lyr Req: My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua, HI (24)
Prine/ DeMent - In Spite of Ourselves (13)
Paradise by John Prine (6)
When Did You First Hear John Prine?? (58)
Lyr Req: Sam Stone (John Prine) (16)
Lyr Add: It's a Big Old Goofy World (John Prine) (2)
Lyr Req: Mr. Peabody's Coalmine / Paradise (Prine) (3) (closed)
Lyr Req: Please Don't Bury Me... (John Prine) (14)
John Prine: where to hear recordings (13)
John Prine Cd question (5)
Lyr Req: John Prine's 'Silent Night' (4)
Lyr Req: Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (Prine) (16) (closed)
Lyr Req: What in the world has come over you ? (5)
Lyr Req: There's A Hole In Daddy's Arm (21)
Lyr Req: In Spite of Ourselves (John Prine) (23)
Lyr Req: Sabu, The Elephant Boy (Prine) (7)
Lyr Req: Where have all the hoboes gone (10)
Lyr Req: Angel from Montgomery (9)
Lyr Req: Milwaukee, Here I Come (3)
Lyr Add: Six O'Clock News (John Prine) (3)
Lyr Req: Fish and Whistle (John Prine) (5)
BS: John Prine for President (21) (closed)
Happy Birthday John Prine (13)
Lyr/Chords Req: Rocky Mountain Time(?)-John P (6)
Lyr Req: Angel from Montgomery by John Prine (5) (closed)
Lyr Req: once had me a cowboy.... (5)
Lyr Req: Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow) (J Prine (9)
Help: The Bible and John Prine (20)
Help: John Prine (31)
Lyr Req: Sam Stone by John Prine (7)
Lyr/Chords Req: Sam Stone (John Prine) (7)
Lyr Req: Mr. Peabody's coal train done hauled (6)
Lyr Req: 20th Century Is Almost Over/…Soon Be Over (4) (closed)
Lyr/Chords Req: Send me an angel (2)
The 20th Century will soon be over (4)
Lyr/Chords Req: The Bottomless Lake (John Prine) (5)
Lyr Req: Spanish Pipe Dream (John Prine) (9)
smile songs (18)
Sad Christmas Songs (23)
Lyr Req: Please Don't Bury Me (John Prine) (4)
Lyr Req: Bottomless Lake (John Prine) (4)


Vixen 30 Apr 99 - 02:50 PM
Joe Offer 30 Apr 99 - 03:03 PM
Roger in Baltimore 30 Apr 99 - 08:09 PM
Curtis & Loretta 03 May 99 - 02:10 AM
Jim Dixon 11 May 17 - 11:14 AM
Jim Dixon 12 Feb 18 - 01:34 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:







Subject: LYREQ: John Prine Tunes?
From: Vixen
Date: 30 Apr 99 - 02:50 PM

I'm seeking some lyrics for 3 tunes I heard a friend of mine sing years ago...I think he said they were by John Prine, but I haven't been able to find them in the DT or elswhere. The friend has moved to parts unknown, so I can't ask him! Any help will be gratefully appreciated!

"Dear Abby Dear Abby / well I never thought / that me and my girlfriend / would ever get caught"

"Dreamin' just comes natural / like the first breath / from a baby / like the sunshine / feedin' daisies / like the lovin' hid deep in your heart"

"I'm goin' steady / with Iron Ore Betty / an' she's goin steady / with me"

Any ideas on titles, recordings, etc??? I remember snatches of all three songs, but not all of therm.

Many thanks!

V


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: LYREQ: John Prine Tunes
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Apr 99 - 03:03 PM

Hi, Vixen - be sure to do a Forum Search and a database search for prine. I think there's a Web page full of John Prine lyrics. I'll see if I can find it.
-Joe Offer-

Yep-the Prine Shrine


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: LYREQ: John Prine Tunes
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 30 Apr 99 - 08:09 PM

The Prine Shrine has it all. The first song is called "Dear Abby" and the second line is from a song called "Donald and Lydia" (one of the few songs I know about masturbation). The title of the third escapes me.

Love that Prine, though!

Roger in Baltimore


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: DEAR ABBY (John Prine)
From: Curtis & Loretta
Date: 03 May 99 - 02:10 AM

DEAR ABBY
As recorded by John Prine on "Sweet Revenge" (1973)

Dear Abby, Dear Abby, my feet are too long.
My hair's fallin' out 'n' my rights are all wrong.
My friends they all tell me that I've no friends at all.
Won't you write me a letter? Won't you give me a call?
Signed, Bewildered.

Bewildered, Bewildered, you have no complaint.
You are what you are, an' you ain't what you ain't,
So listen up, buster, an' listen up good:
Stop wishin' for bad luck an' knockin' on wood.

Dear Abby, Dear Abby, my fountain pen leaks,
My wife hollers at me, an' my kids are all freaks.
Ever' side I get up on is the wrong side o' bed.
If it weren't so expensive, I'd wish I were dead.
Signed, Unhappy.

Unhappy, unhappy, you have no complaint.... [etc.—same as above.]

Dear Abby, Dear Abby, you won't believe this,
But my stomach makes noises whenever I kiss.
My girlfriend tells me it's all in my head,
But my stomach tells me to write you instead.
Signed, Noisemaker.

Noisemaker, Noisemaker.... [etc.]

Dear Abby, Dear Abby, well I never thought
That me an' my girlfriend would ever get caught.
We was sittin' in the back seat just shootin' the breeze
With her hair up in curlers an' her pants to her knees.
Signed, Just Married.

Just Married, Just Married... [etc.]

Signed, Dear Abby.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: THE FRYING PAN (John Prine)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 May 17 - 11:14 AM

This was mentioned in a thread called Food songs, but I thought it would be more appropriate here, since food is not its main theme:


THE FRYING PAN
As recorded by John Prine on "Diamonds in the Rough" (1972)

I come home from work this evenin'; there was a note in the fryin' pan,
Said: "Fix your own supper, babe; I run off with the Fuller brush man." An'—

CHORUS: I miss the way she used to yell at me, the way she used to cuss an' moan,
An' if I ever go out an' get married again I'll never leave my wife at home.

Well, I sat down at the table, screamed, an' I hollered an' cried,
An' I commenced to carryin' on till I almost lost my mind. 'Cause—CHORUS

If I ever see another salesman come a-knockin' at my door,
I'm gonna pick up a rock an' hit him on the head an' knock him down on the floor. 'Cause—CHORUS


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: ALL THE BEST (John Prine)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Feb 18 - 01:34 PM

This was mentioned in a thread about divorce, so I looked it up:

ALL THE BEST
As recorded by John Prine on "The Missing Years" (1991)

I wish you love— and happiness.
I guess I wish— you all the best.
I wish you don't— do like I do,
And never fall in love with someone like you;
'Cause if you feel— just like I did,
You'd prob'ly walk around the block like a little kid.
But kids don't know;— they can only guess
How hard it is— to wish you happiness.

I guess that love— is like a Christmas card:
You decorate a tree;— you throw it in the yard.
It decays and dies— and the snowmen melt.
Well, I once knew love;— I knew how love felt.
Yeah, I knew love;— love knew me.
When I walked,— love walked with me,
And I got no hate— and I got no pride.
Well, I got— so much love that I cannot hide.
Yeah, I got— so much love that I cannot hide.

Say you drive a Chevy;— say you drive a Ford.
You say you drive around the town till you just get bored,
And then you change your mind— for somethin' else to do,
And your heart gets bored with your mind and it changes you.
Well, it's a doggone shame,— and it's an awful mess.
I wish you love;— I wish you happiness.
I wish you love;— I wish you happiness.
I guess I wish— you all the best.

[A live recording by John Prine also appears on "A John Prine Christmas" (2009). A cover by My Morning Jacket appears on "Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine" (various artists, 2010).

[Prine explains, in the intro on the Christmas album: "I got kind of an unusual Christmas present a couple of years back. I got a divorce for Christmas. So I really didn't know what to do, so I went out and bought myself an electric train because I never had one before. And me and this friend of mine, we nailed it to the dining-room table— just 'cause we could."]


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 19 August 2:21 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.