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Gordo 11 Jan 02 - 08:46 AM
MMario 11 Jan 02 - 09:10 AM
mmm1a 11 Jan 02 - 08:01 PM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 11 Jan 02 - 08:13 PM
Steve Latimer 11 Jan 02 - 08:16 PM
Dicho (Frank Staplin) 11 Jan 02 - 08:24 PM
Clinton Hammond 11 Jan 02 - 08:26 PM
Clinton Hammond 11 Jan 02 - 08:28 PM
Pene Azul 11 Jan 02 - 08:33 PM
mmm1a 11 Jan 02 - 09:04 PM
53 12 Jan 02 - 12:09 AM
GUEST,frankie 12 Jan 02 - 05:08 AM
Jim Dixon 11 Sep 05 - 04:55 PM
Bob the Postman 11 Sep 05 - 07:36 PM
12-stringer 12 Sep 05 - 12:07 AM
Stewie 12 Sep 05 - 02:27 AM
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Subject: Lyrics request - 'Goin' To The Country'
From: Gordo
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 08:46 AM

2nd time this week, my request - the first line is: "Well, I'm goin' to the country where the water tastes like wine..." Don't know the artist.

Gordo


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request - 'Goin' To The Country'
From: MMario
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 09:10 AM

I found a number of songs that include that line.

goin' down the road feelin' bad

lonesome road blues

make me a pallet on the floor (in the DT)

Goin' up the Country by Alan Wilson.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request - 'Goin' To The Country'
From: mmm1a
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 08:01 PM

It sounds like the song by Country Joe and the fish. I first heard it on the Woodstock album. I am almost sure that is the first line in the song mmm


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request - 'Goin' To The Country'
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 08:13 PM

Going to the Country lyrics on http://cockburnproject.net/songs&music/gttc.html


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request - 'Goin' To The Country'
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 08:16 PM

The one that I know is the one attributed to Alan Wilson. It was a hit for Canned Heat who performed it at Woodstock. Don't know my Canned Heat well enough to know if Alan Wilson was a member.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request - 'Goin' To The Country'
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 08:24 PM

My guess is that MMario has hit it with Goin' down the Road Feelin' Bad.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request - 'Goin' To The Country'
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 08:26 PM

Ummm... what's his name... "Play Me A Rock And Roll Song"... Canadain artist... Rick, help me out here, I've drawn a blank...

VALDY!!! He did a song called "Going To The Country" no???

Lemme dive into my archives... brb


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request - 'Goin' To The Country'
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 08:28 PM

Nope... that's...

"I'm goin' to the country, sunshine smillin' on me"


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request - 'Goin' To The Country'
From: Pene Azul
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 08:33 PM

Alan Wilson was the guy with the high-pitched voice, who sang "Goin' Up The Country." He was known as "Owl" or "Blind Own." He died of a heroin overdose in 1970.

Jeff


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request - 'Goin' To The Country'
From: mmm1a
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 09:04 PM

DUH I don't know what i was thinking sorry your right it was canned heat . sorry got distracted by my granson, thats what I get for trying to do this and keep and eye on my little angel (otherwise known has a holy terror ) mmm


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request - 'Goin' To The Country'
From: 53
Date: 12 Jan 02 - 12:09 AM

canned heat. BOB


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Subject: RE: Lyrics request - 'Goin' To The Country'
From: GUEST,frankie
Date: 12 Jan 02 - 05:08 AM

That first line does sound like it's Canned Heats' "Goin' up the Country" but Rory Block does a song that's actually called "Goin' to the Country". f


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOIN' UP THE COUNTRY (Alan Wilson)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 04:55 PM

Alan Wilson was indeed a member of Canned Heat.

Copied from http://www.drfeelgood.de/c_heat/s_goinup.htm

GOIN' UP THE COUNTRY (Woodstock Version)
(Alan Wilson)

Gotta get goin', cause I can't stay here long, now.
Cause I'm tired of the way, I've been dogged around.
Well, I've got to roam, maybe find me a brand-new home.

I'm goin' up the country, baby don't you wanna go?
I'm goin' up the country, baby don't you wanna go?
I'm goin' to some place where I've never been before.

I'm goin', I'm goin' where the water tastes like wine.
Well, I'm goin' where the water tastes like wine.
You can jump in the water and stay drunk all the time.

--- Solo ---

I'm gonna leave this city, got to get away.
I'm gonna leave this city, got to get away.
All this fussin' and fightin', man you know I sure can't stay.

Now baby, packin' up the truck you know I got to leave today.
Just exacly where I'm goin' I can not say, but we might even leave the USA.
It's a brand-new game and I don't wanna play.

--- Solo ---

No use of you running or screaming and crying
But you got a home man, long as I got mine.

Gotta get goin', gotta get goin', gotta get goin', gotta get goin'.
Gotta get goin', well I'm goin', well I'm goin'...

Gotta get goin', I can't stay here long now.
Cause I'm tired of the way I've been dogged around.
Well, I've got to roam, maybe find me a brand new home....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Going up the Country (from Canned Heat)
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 07:36 PM

I read in one of the reviews of the CD reissue of Harry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music a couple of years ago that the flute solo on Canned Heat's Goin Up The Country was inspired by the quills playing of Henry Thomas, as featured in a couple of tracks of the Anthology.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Going up the Country (from Canned Heat)
From: 12-stringer
Date: 12 Sep 05 - 12:07 AM

Not just the flute solo -- the melody is also lifted directly from Henry Thomas' 1927 recording "Bulldoze Blues." The flute plays as note for note as possible what Henry does with quills on the original 78.

The band no doubt got the song off the old Origin Jazz Library LP of Henry Thomas, which came out in the later 60s.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Going up the Country (from Canned Heat)
From: Stewie
Date: 12 Sep 05 - 02:27 AM

Three years on, Henry Thomas is given his rightful credit.

--Stewie.


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