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Lyr Req: Ballad of Julie Ann? / Julianne

18 Dec 01 - 06:12 PM (#612596)
Subject: Ballad of Julie Ann
From: GUEST

I am looking for the complete lyrics of a song I learned at Girl Scout Camp Marapai in Arizona in the mid-1960's. Can anyone fill in the blanks for me? Here are a couple of verses:


18 Dec 01 - 06:16 PM (#612600)
Subject: ADD: Ballad of Julie Ann (part)
From: GUEST

Sorry - hit the submit key by mistake. Here are those verses:


He said, I am just a poor boy
Gold and money have I none
But I'll take silver from the mountains
And I'll fashion you a ring

Off he rode into the shadows
When the fields were wet with dew
But instead he went a-roving
And he courted Jennie Lou.

Have you seen her in the moonlight?
Silver rings upon her hand
Now she wears a crown of sorrow
And her name, and her name is Julie Ann

Cabin door was standing open
On that dark and windy night
And her hound dog lay a-dying
In the lonesome firelight.


18 Dec 01 - 06:41 PM (#612638)
Subject: RE: Ballad of Julie Ann
From: Sorcha

This (click) is posted in the Forum. Is that the rest of it?


18 Dec 01 - 06:42 PM (#612640)
Subject: RE: Ballad of Julie Ann
From: Joe Offer

Hi - I think that for once in her life, Sorcha is worng. See this thread (click) and then follow the links that Jim Dixon posted.
-Joe Offer-
That's right - worng....


18 Dec 01 - 07:10 PM (#612665)
Subject: RE: Ballad of Julie Ann
From: Joe Offer

There's a recording of this on The Definitive New Christy Minstrels, attributed to Randy Sparks. The album attributes lots of traditional songs to Sparks, so it's hard to tell if this might be one he actually wrote.
-Joe Offer-


18 Dec 01 - 07:24 PM (#612679)
Subject: ADD: Julie Ann^^
From: Joe Offer

OK, this is what I gleaned from the threads and the recording, and what I'll submit to the Digital Tradition. Most of the transcription is from Alice, with some from Jennifer Busick.
-Joe Offer-


JULIE ANNE
(Randy Sparks?)

The shady side of sunny mountain
That's the place it all began.
There once lived the fairest maiden,
And her name was Julie Anne.

Julie's beau was tall and handsome
Just a poor boy with treasures few,
Still he promised rings of silver,
For to prove his love was true.

CHORUS
Have you seen her in the moonlight,
Silver rings upon her hands
Now she wears a crown of sorrow,
And her name was Julie Anne.



Wake me early in the morning
Ere the birds begin to sing
I'll get silver from the mountain,
And I'll fashion ye a ring.

Off he rode across the mountain,
When the fields were wet with dew
But instead he went a ramblin'
And a courtin' Jenny Lou.
CHORUS


The cabin door was standin' open
On that wild and windy night
And the hound dog he lay a dyin'
In the gloomy candle light.

They found a shattered empty rifle
And the shawl she used to wear,
But they never found Miss Julie
They never found the hungry bear.
CHORUS


Alternate verses:

He said, I am just a poor boy
Gold and money have I none
But I'll take silver from the mountains
And I'll fashion you a ring

Off he rode into the shadows
When the fields were wet with dew
But instead he went a-roving
And he courted Jennie Lou.

Have you seen her in the moonlight?
Silver rings upon her hand
Now she wears a crown of sorrow
And her name, and her name is Julie Ann

Cabin door was standing open
On that dark and windy night
And her hound dog lay a-dying
In the lonesome firelight.

Alternate titles: Julianne and Julie Ann
One version was attributed to Randy Sparks of the New Christy Minstrels, but it is not known whether the song was originated by Sparks.

tune: similar to Wayfaring Stranger^^


18 Dec 01 - 07:54 PM (#612701)
Subject: RE: Ballad of Julie Ann
From: Sorcha

Wrong?? Wrong?? OMIGAWD, I am crushed, just crushed....well, now at least I can say "I was wrong once" (grin). That is just the first thing that came up and I was short of time. Thanks, Joe!


19 Dec 01 - 10:01 AM (#613049)
Subject: RE: Ballad of Julie Ann
From: GUEST,Lori

Thank you! Thank you! You guys are great...


09 Oct 03 - 01:12 PM (#1032523)
Subject: RE: Ballad of Julie Ann
From: GUEST,Julie in Texas

My dad used to sing this song to me every night before I went to bed...after he married a new wife, I no longer lived with him. After all these years he can not seem to remember all of the tune to Julie Ann and I would love to be able to find it for him. If you have any information as to where I can get this Christy Minstrels recording I would appriciate it.


09 Oct 03 - 01:29 PM (#1032543)
Subject: RE: Ballad of Julie Ann
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Julie - "Julianne" is on the "Tall Tales" album, and also on a very nice collection called "The Definitive New Christy Minstrels." Both are available from Collectors' Choice Music, http://www.ccmusic.com. Amazon also has them.
-Joe Offer-


02 Aug 09 - 02:38 PM (#2692300)
Subject: RE: Ballad of Julie Ann
From: GUEST,mary in Oregon

found it on both amazon and I-tunes as just "Julie Anne" by Due West trio. Brought back so many memories!


03 Aug 09 - 12:02 PM (#2692812)
Subject: RE: Ballad of Julie Ann
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego

Randy Sparks did write the song. I heard him do it in Fresno, CA, years and years ago as a solo. The Minstrels recorded it. He had a knack for what I would call "adaptive" songs, of which this is one of his best, I believe. He also wrote "Today," from the forgettable film, "Advance to the Rear." He got his start in the business at about the time Terry Gilkyson's Easy Riders were making the charts with "Marianne." I pick up some similarities in their writing styles. Maybe it's just me?


03 Aug 09 - 01:46 PM (#2692891)
Subject: RE: Ballad of Julie Ann
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Any relation to the Jean Ritchie "Julie Ann"?


15 May 20 - 11:26 PM (#4052691)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of Julie Ann? / Julianne
From: GUEST

The shady side of sunny mountain
That's the place it all began