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JIMMY BROWN THE NEWSBOY


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bob jr 16 Aug 01 - 01:56 AM
masato sakurai 16 Aug 01 - 03:55 AM
CRANKY YANKEE 16 Aug 01 - 04:43 AM
Aidan Crossey 16 Aug 01 - 05:13 AM
masato sakurai 16 Aug 01 - 05:34 AM
Burke 16 Aug 01 - 02:26 PM
Malcolm Douglas 16 Aug 01 - 04:03 PM
Armen Tanzerian 16 Aug 01 - 06:45 PM
bob jr 16 Aug 01 - 10:59 PM
masato sakurai 17 Aug 01 - 01:02 AM
bob jr 17 Aug 01 - 01:12 AM
masato sakurai 17 Aug 01 - 02:35 AM
CRANKY YANKEE 12 May 03 - 04:28 PM
Louie Roy 14 May 03 - 11:56 AM
Stewie 14 May 03 - 07:20 PM
Joe Offer 14 May 03 - 11:17 PM
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Subject: no shoes on my feet
From: bob jr
Date: 16 Aug 01 - 01:56 AM

anyone know this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: no shoes on my feet
From: masato sakurai
Date: 16 Aug 01 - 03:55 AM

It, I'm sure, is "Jimmy Brown the Newsboy". I've been listening to the Carter Family, Flatt & Scruggs, Mac Wiseman and others.

The original "Jimmie Brown, the Paper Boy" was written by W.S. Hayes in 1875, which doesn't have the "no shoes upon my feet" line and whose melody is quite different. Words with MIDI is here. The original sheet music (1875) is here in the Libray of Congress.


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Subject: Lyr Add: JIMMY BROWN THE NEWSBOY
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 16 Aug 01 - 04:43 AM

I sell the morning paper, sir. My name is Jimmy Brown.
Everybody knows that I'm the newsboy of the town.
You can hear me yelling, "Morning Star" up and down the street.
Got no hat upon my head, no shoes upon my feet.

Never mind, sir, how I live. All look at me and frown.
I sell the morning paper, sir. My name is Jimmy Brown.
I'm awful cold and hungry, sir. My clothes are mighty thin.
I wander about from place to place my daily bread to win.

My Daddy died a drunkard, sir, I heard my mother say;
And I am helping mother, sir, to steer me on my way.
Mama always tells me, "There's nothing in the world to lose."
I'll get a job in Heaven, Sir, and sell the Gospel News.

*
DAMMIT, I see this happen every time someone asks for song lyrics. You give him a whole lot of history, Bull shit anecdotes, etc., WHY DON'T YOU JUST WRITE DOWN THE LYRICS, LIKE THE PERSON ASKED FOR, AND, KNOCK OFF THE CRAP, unless the person asks for it.

See, I really can be cranky if the situation calls for it. (Serious frown) Jody Gibson.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: no shoes on my feet
From: Aidan Crossey
Date: 16 Aug 01 - 05:13 AM

Jesus!

Take a valium, mate.

You'll note that masato sakurai included a blue clicky to the version of the lyrics that's in the database. And he/she gave a wee bit more info as well. What's the big deal?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: no shoes on my feet
From: masato sakurai
Date: 16 Aug 01 - 05:34 AM

OK. I just wanted to tell the original doesn't have the line. I was not talking about the history. If Bob Jr wants only the words without any talking, all of my answer must have been an underlined "Click here." But why should I have posted the whole lyrics already recorded in DT when he can get them just by clicking the title?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: no shoes on my feet
From: Burke
Date: 16 Aug 01 - 02:26 PM

Don't worry mosato. You did exactly the correct thing. Post lyrics already in DT, unless a variant is discouraged.

bob jr has complained recently about a non-music discussion so he should appreciate some additional information even if Cranky is, well, Cranky today.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: no shoes on my feet
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 16 Aug 01 - 04:03 PM

The reason a lot of us provide background information is because this site is a permanent resource, not an ephemeral newsgroup; whether or not the original questioner is interested, others will be.  The reason we provide links to material already available here is because the unnecessary re-posting of lyrics simply clogs up an already large site and makes helping other people in the future more complicated and time-consuming than it needs to be.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: no shoes on my feet
From: Armen Tanzerian
Date: 16 Aug 01 - 06:45 PM

Unless the desired tune was in fact Left On the Street by Bill Monroe:

I was left on the street
With no shoes upon my feet,
When I saw my mom and daddy drive away.
Now, I'm not old enough
To know that much myself,
But I saw my mom and daddy drive away.

Could it be?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: no shoes on my feet
From: bob jr
Date: 16 Aug 01 - 10:59 PM

thank you for all your help everyone! i am in fact grateful for background info because i find it informative and useful and i apologize for my william shatner rant i was just frustrated and i like the fun parts of this site too. now the punchline turns out the song i am looking for is also known as "GOING DOWN THE ROAD FELLING SAD" which with a lyrical variation is here in the lyric files anyway ..but thank anyways everyone


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: no shoes on my feet
From: masato sakurai
Date: 17 Aug 01 - 01:02 AM

bob j, isn't this, aka "Lonesome Road Blues", the version you asked for?
Some versions, however, don't have the "no shoes on my feet" line, as the one in DT. Click here and here, and Doc Watson's "Going Down This Road Feeling Bad" in The Essential Doc Watson (Vanguard). See also "Lonesome Road Blues" in Peter Wernick's Bluegrass Songbook (p. 62).
Incidentally, there are two more "no shoes on my feet" songs in the database: "Don't Sell Daddy Any More Whiskey" and "Crossbone Skully".


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: no shoes on my feet
From: bob jr
Date: 17 Aug 01 - 01:12 AM

do you have the lyrics for the doc watson version? i have some great cds by him but not that song : (


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: no shoes on my feet
From: masato sakurai
Date: 17 Aug 01 - 02:35 AM

Very sorry, something was wrong with my fingers. I apologize, bob j, I mistyped even your name. So I'll try it again.

The version bob j asked for is probably this one, aka "Lonesome Road Blues."
Some versions, however, don't have the "no shoes on my feet" line, as this one in DT. Also here and here, and Doc Watson's "Going Down This Road Feeling Bad" in The Essential Doc Watson (Vanguard) & Elementary Doctor Watson (Vanguard). See also "Lonesome Road Blues" in Peter Wernick's Bluegrass Songbook (p. 62).
There are two more "no shoes on my feet" songs in the database: "Don't Sell Daddy Any More Whiskey" and "Crossbone Skully".

Doc's lyrics are here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: no shoes on my feet
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 12 May 03 - 04:28 PM

My abject apology to all, especially to masato sakurai
When I first posted to this thread I was brand new to computers and I had no idea what MIDI was or indeed what any blue clicky was
I had my head up my ass and it's hard to think when I'm like that. The smell gets in the way.

Sincerely
Jody Gibson.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: no shoes on my feet
From: Louie Roy
Date: 14 May 03 - 11:56 AM

Some where in my collection I have a tune title No shoes on my feet and sooner or later I'll find it and post it Louie Roy


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: no shoes on my feet
From: Stewie
Date: 14 May 03 - 07:20 PM

Bob Dylan recorded a song titled 'No shoes on my feet'. It is on 'Genuine Basement Tapes Vol 5'. I don't have the CD, so I do not know what it relates to. It might be what Louie Roy is looking for.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: no shoes on my feet
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 May 03 - 11:17 PM

Hi, Stewie - this page on the Basement Tapes (good stuff) says "No Shoes on my Feet is usually known as Going down the road Feeling Bad which is where this discussion starts getting circular....
-Joe Offer-


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