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Lyr Req: Help: Mockingbird

21 Mar 00 - 08:51 PM (#199002)
Subject: Help: Mockingbird
From: GUEST,Roxanne

This is a great site for teachers. Real living language with feeling and rhythm.

I'm looking for one of the orginal versions of "Daddy's gonna buy me a mockingbird, And if that mockingbird don't sing..."

I have the "jazzed up" version by JUBA, a Canadian group, but I would like my Korean students to hear the original version. My colleague and I are planning to have our students write their own versions.

Many thanks,


21 Mar 00 - 09:26 PM (#199025)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help: Mockingbird
From: The Beanster

Dear Roxanne,

I'm new here, too, but would like to say WELCOME to the Mudcat!! I found a couple of sites of "Hush, Little Baby," aka: "Southern Lullaby," but I'm giving you one here that has the accompanying melody in addition to the lyrics, just for fun. Click here

Hope this helps and happy singing!


21 Mar 00 - 09:48 PM (#199041)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help: Mockingbird
From: The Beanster

Roxanne,

I don't know why that link is not working...hmmm. You can go there on your own at www.pixwebsites.com and find it that way if you like, or here's another: Click here (hope this works)


21 Mar 00 - 10:09 PM (#199049)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help: Mockingbird
From: Lin in Kansas

Roxanne--

If you go to the top right of this page and click on H under Digitrad Links, then scroll down to "Hush Lil Baby," you'll find several verses and a midi file (definitely not a "jazzed up" version!)

Your teaching project sounds like fun! Good luck with it.

Lin


21 Mar 00 - 10:12 PM (#199052)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help: Mockingbird
From: raredance

Roxanne,

I could not tell if you were after additional lyrics for the song, or if you were trying to find a recording of a simple version of the song. If it's lyrics versions there were two old threads (1996 and 1998) that can be retrieved from the forum search using "mockingbird" as the search term. There's also a version in the DT under "Hush L'il Baby" (or is it Li'l?). Those damnable contractions can really spoil a search. This song also has mockingbird as "mockin'bird" so you cannot (can't) find it searching for the avian participant either. I even failed to get it with "mock* bird" becasue I put the space in between. If it is recordings you seek, there are a number of them out there. I'd have to go hunting to find the specifics. I know Peter Paul & Mary and the Weavers recorded it but there are others as well

rich r


21 Mar 00 - 11:01 PM (#199072)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help: Mockingbird
From: Gary T

If I remember right, the 50's Rhythym & Blues version was recorded by Shirley & Lee, who also recorded "Hey, Baby, Let the Good Times Roll" (or something like that).


24 Mar 00 - 08:10 AM (#200631)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help: Mockingbird
From: Grab

Incidentally, I heard a version a while back played with a bluesy feel which I thought was by John Cougar Mellencamp. It's how I play it, and it's in a minor key (chords are Am Em G Am, or some similar equivalent). I've checked JCM's back catalogue, and I can't find it - anyone know if I'm barking up the wrong tree here? Is this actually the Shirley & Lee version, or the PP&M version?

Grab.


20 May 07 - 10:16 PM (#2057344)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help: Mockingbird
From: GUEST,Cynthia Dean

I can't remember the first two words for sure. I think it was Mother, Mother.   But, I well remember the rest of the way my mother sang it.

Mother, Mother, have you heard,
Daddy's gonna buy me a mocking bird;
If that mocking bird don't sing,
Daddy's gonna buy me a diamond ring;
If that diamond ring don't shine,
Daddy's gonna buy me a bottle of wine;
If that bottle of wine don't taste,
Daddy's gonna buy me a billy goat waist;
If that billy goat waist don't run,
Daddy's gonna buy me a shootin' gun;
If that shootin' gun don't shoot,
Daddy's gonna buy me a pair of boots;
If that pair of boots don't tie,
Daddy's gonna throw me in the sky!

(Then you would lift a child up high like you were
going to throw him.)


21 May 07 - 01:20 AM (#2057380)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help: Mockingbird
From: fumblefingers

It's a Bo Didley song that he recorded in 1955. There are a number of versions.

Bo Didley Bo Didley have you heard
Papa's gonna buy me a mockin' bird?
If that mockin' bird don't sing
Papa's gonna buy me a diamond ring.
If that diamond ring don't shine
Papa's gonna buy me a bottle of wine...
-------
Bob Segar did the song in the 70s

Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley have you heard
Mama gonna buy you a mockingbird
If that mockingbird don't sing
She gonna buy you a diamond ring
If that diamond ring don't shine
Baby gonna take it to a private eye
If that private eye can't see
He gonna have to come an talk to me

Said hey Bo Diddley
Hey now Bo Diddley
Hey Bo Diddley

------


21 May 07 - 01:30 PM (#2057785)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help: Mockingbird
From: PoppaGator

Forgot about the Bo Diddley version.

The other R&R/R&B recording, by Shirley & Lee, was covered in the 70s (or maybe late-late 60s) ~ I think by James Taylor and/or Carly Simon ~ and then "covered" again by Chevy Chase and Beverly DeAngelo in the film "Naitronal Lampoon's Vacation."


21 May 07 - 01:37 PM (#2057791)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help: Mockingbird
From: Peace

A discography. (That is a great site, btw.


29 Mar 08 - 09:44 PM (#2300758)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help: Mockingbird
From: GUEST,merry moo

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