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Lyr Req: Crepe upon the Little Cabin Door

GUEST,Deb 19 Jul 00 - 06:21 PM
Jim Dixon 11 Jan 08 - 10:46 PM
Peace 11 Jan 08 - 10:54 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 11 Jan 08 - 11:42 PM
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Subject: Peace River Waltz and more
From: GUEST,Deb
Date: 19 Jul 00 - 06:21 PM

I am looking for some old songs for my Dad, he's getting very nostalgic and I would like to find these songs and lyrics over the computer, preferably in mp3 format.

Peace River Waltz
Little Rosewood Casket
Crepe upon the Cabin Door

please email me at debryan@bigfoot.com if you found a site or can help me with this. Much appreciated.

Deb


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE CREPE UPON THE LITTLE CABIN DOOR
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Jan 08 - 10:46 PM

These songs are posted in other threads:
PEACE RIVER WALTZ
LITTLE ROSEWOOD CASKET

Lyrics below copied from Lyrics Playground, where they are said to be transcribed from the singing of Vernon Dalhart:

THE CREPE UPON THE LITTLE CABIN DOOR
(A.k.a. CREPE ON THE LITTLE CABIN DOOR,
CREPE ON THE OLD CABIN DOOR,
CREPE ON THE CABIN DOOR, etc.)

Oh, young fellows, do take warning while you this tale I tell.
I tell it from a heart that's sad and sore.
Come and learn from me a lesson as I have learned it well
From the crepe upon the little cabin door.
Oh, I left my home and kindred and those who loved me well.
It broke my mother's heart, the life I led.
Then, from her there came a letter to say she wished me well.
Now I tell to you the pleading words I read:

"I'm getting old and feeble, my hair will soon be grey,
And every day I'm waiting at the door.
Oh, my boy, come home to see me before I go away.
Oh, I fear I'll never see you any more."
But I did not heed the warning; I tarried day by day,
Just wasting time on women, wine and song;
But this kind of sinful pleasure lasts only for a day,
And the sorrows of repentance last so long.

Then at last I journeyed homeward and as I climbed the hill,
I thought to see my mother's face once more;
But as I passed through the gateway, my aching heart stood still.
There was crepe upon the little cabin door.
Oh, young fellows, do take warning. you've heard this tale I tell.
You've heard it from a heart that's sad and sore.
Come and learn from me a lesson as I have learned it well
From the crepe upon the little cabin door.

[Recorded by Vernon Dalhart, 1926; Enos Wanner, 1929; Marc Williams, 1929;
James Roberts, 1931 (Click for a playable file at Honking Duck); Bill Cox & Cliff Hobbs, 1937.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crepe upon the Little Cabin Door
From: Peace
Date: 11 Jan 08 - 10:54 PM

You don't do things by halves, do you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crepe upon the Little Cabin Door
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 Jan 08 - 11:42 PM

"Crepe upon the Little Cabin Door" (Crepe on the old cabin door) was a favorite in Canada, published twice in the Family Herald, 23-8-44 and 2-2-49, submitted by readers.
Column by Edith Fowke, Canadian Journal for Traditional Music, 1979.

Carson Robison also recorded it.


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