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jojo2525
Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:59 am Reply with quote
Lil' Birdie Joined: 29 Jun 2006 Posts: 7 Location: Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
Hi all,

I am trying to find the OCMS recording of Big Sciota...it is my understanding that it is on an EP called "Troubles Up and Down the Road"...anyone know where I can buy that EP and can you confirm that Big Sciota is on the EP?

I have the lyrics from the previous version of this web site...thanks!!

and I already knew this tune as a traditional fiddle tune about a river in SE Ohio

by the way...what is an EP?...I am clueless...duh!!

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brodank
Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:49 am Reply with quote
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you CAN'T buy the ep anywhere.....xcept maybe on ebay.....but i have never seen it on there.

yes it is on the ep and it is a really good version

ep stands for "Extended Play"
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therodge
Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:23 am Reply with quote
*Law Dog* Joined: 17 Oct 2004 Posts: 6540 Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Big Sciota is definitely one of my favorite songs that they do. Wish they played it more. Makes a poor ole boy lonesome for a blue eyed gal.

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krazykarl
Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:04 am Reply with quote
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I love this song...and i agree i wish they played it more...i really want to hear black eyed suzie too....and of course the ol rub alcohol
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jojo2525
Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:34 am Reply with quote
Lil' Birdie Joined: 29 Jun 2006 Posts: 7 Location: Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
this is not exactly what OCMS sings on the EP called "Troubles Up and Down the Road"...but it's damn close...it is a combo of what was posted on the old OCMS fan site and a chorus "extension" of my own (sorta)...not to blow my own horn but... I like singing the chorus this way vs. the way OCMS does it...as I recall they do not do the second half of the chorus as I have transcribed it below

I really love this tune...it is one of my current obsessions...and although I do not do a strict mimic of OCMS...I do believe that my version is in the "funky stringband" vein of the spirit of OCMS

1st verse:
I've lived by the river all my life
Ain't seen nothing but toil and strife
Can't go home again
Can't go home again

Chorus:
East to west the highway rolls
Lord have mercy on my poor soul
Miss my blue eyed baby-o
My pretty little blue-eyed baby-o

Miss my blue-eyed baby-o
My pretty little blue-eyed baby-o
Miss my blue-eyed baby-o
My pretty little blue-eyed baby-o

2nd verse:
Pretty little girl that I love so well
She's goin to heaven, I'm goin to hell
Can't go home again
Can't go home again

Chorus:

3rd verse:
River's deep and the river's wide
Devil's standing on every side
Can't go home again
Can't go home again

Chorus:

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stevens119
Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:08 am Reply with quote
Lil' Birdie Joined: 28 Jul 2006 Posts: 48 Location: Nashville, TN
Thanks for your help man. Listening to the "Troubles..." version, this is what I could gather.

BIG SCIOTA

I've lived by the river all my life
Donít know nothin' but toil and strife
Can't go home again
I can't go home again

Well east and west the highway rolls
Lord have mercy on my poor soul
Miss my blue eyed baby-o
My pretty little blue-eyed baby-o

That riverís deep that riverís wide
Devil stands on every side
Can't go home again
I can't go home again

East and west the highway rolls
Lord have mercy on my poor soul
Miss my blue eyed baby-o
My pretty little blue-eyed baby-o
~~~~Oh, I miss my blue-eyed baby-o
My pretty little blue-eyed baby-o

That pretty little girl I love so well
She go to heaven but I go to hell
Can't go home again
I can't go home again

East and west the highway rolls
Lord have mercy on my poor soul
I miss my blue eyed baby-o
My pretty little blue-eyed baby-o
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~My pretty little blue-eyed baby

~~~~Oh my baby
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jrich
Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:53 pm Reply with quote
Old Crow Joined: 21 Jul 2004 Posts: 590 Location: CA
Did anyone save the one I did before with chords and all? I am too busy now to type it out again.

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stevens119
Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:36 pm Reply with quote
Lil' Birdie Joined: 28 Jul 2006 Posts: 48 Location: Nashville, TN
A, D, A, E, F#, D
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grateful
Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 11:12 pm Reply with quote
Old Crow Joined: 27 Oct 2005 Posts: 473 Location: Sarnia, Ontario Canada
just heard the song recently, its really really really good
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Indiana Girl
Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:32 pm Reply with quote
Old Crow Joined: 28 Aug 2006 Posts: 433 Location: A flatlandah in NH
Does anyone have fiddle tab for Big Sciota? There's a million versions out there, but I really like the OCMS one. I'm pretty new to the fiddle and have been trying to pick it out from the recording, but they play it so damn fast!!

And along the same lines, any fiddlers out there have other songs? I've seen that post a few times but never any good replies. I stumbled on this TablEdit thing that's cool for hearing the tune then seeing the notes. Anyone got any other links or hints for learning songs? I'm pretty much teaching myself for lack of fiddlers in the area.
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ozarkbilly
Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:52 pm Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 04 Apr 2007 Posts: 866 Location: MO Ozarks
I've recently taken up the banjo, much to my dear wife's chagrin, and an invaluable resource for banjo players is banjo hangout. Within the past week or so the owner of that site has launched fiddle hangout, which looks very similar to the banjo hangout. It's just getting launched but it looks like the membership is growing by the day. I sure ain't no fiddler, but I head over there on a daily basis to enter the free drawing. The banjo hangout has been giving away a banjo through drawings on a continuous basis for quite a while, and the fiddle side is doing the same thing as well. Details are on each site's home pages. Good luck with the fiddle!
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Indiana Girl
Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:07 pm Reply with quote
Old Crow Joined: 28 Aug 2006 Posts: 433 Location: A flatlandah in NH
Thanks, I'll check it out!

I'm actually trying to convince my husband to pick up the banjo. I think it's sexy....and I need some one to accompany me. Very Happy He says he's not coordinated enough and he's probably right. It looks difficult to me, and it's probably harder than it looks!
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ozarkbilly
Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:13 pm Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 04 Apr 2007 Posts: 866 Location: MO Ozarks
wasn't sure where to throw this, so I figure right here is as good a place as any. Anyways, I would seriously give a great deal to be able to go back in time and have this sort of talent (as well as musical taste) as these kids at the age that they are. Check it out!

Big Sciota done by young-uns

the guys on banjo & guitar have a nice version of Wagon Wheel up also.
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pittsyltucky
Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:26 pm Reply with quote
*Johnny* Joined: 15 Sep 2006 Posts: 4268 Location: Pigg River District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
That video clip of them chirrens is pretty good. What a heck of a time to be growing up!
But anyway, I was trying to marry up those chords that were posted previously to the tune and can't seem to get it just right. Anyone got any thoughts? Here's what i'm playing:

A..........................................
I've lived by the river all my life
...................................................
Donít know nothin' but toil and strife
..........................D.
Can't go home again
....E....................A....
I can't go home again

A...............................E................
Well east and west the highway rolls
..................................F#m.......
Lord have mercy on my poor soul
...........................D........
Miss my blue eyed baby-o
....................................A........
My pretty little blue-eyed baby-o
...E..........F#m.........D........A
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pittsyltucky
Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:08 pm Reply with quote
*Johnny* Joined: 15 Sep 2006 Posts: 4268 Location: Pigg River District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Hmmm... seems that it sounds more like it's in G when listening to a live version. Same changes as above, but G/C/D/G and G/D/Em/C/G.
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GumboStu
Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:28 am Reply with quote
*Irish Stew* Joined: 03 Oct 2007 Posts: 3666 Location: Joe's Cornfield
This is on my wishlist to hear Rolling Eyes

An Extended Play record got it's name in the 50s when a 45 rpm record (normally containing a song on each side) was released with two songs on each side at the same speed (45 rpm). The earliest one I have is Bill Haley's Rock Around The Clock EP. They normally had picture sleeves and some blurb on the back.

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indeedinoditsistern
Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:38 pm Reply with quote
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Quote:
wasn't sure where to throw this, so I figure right here is as good a place as any. Anyways, I would seriously give a great deal to be able to go back in time and have this sort of talent (as well as musical taste) as these kids at the age that they are. Check it out!

Big Sciota done by young-uns

the guys on banjo & guitar have a nice version of Wagon Wheel up also.


NO WAY!!! i was lookin round to find somebodys version of Big Sciota (as seems to be highly regarded by pittsyltucky) and i saw this link and i clicked it and i actually already had this vid in my playlist at youtube, i just didnt know or connect the name of the song. small world i guess.

anybody that didnt click the link before definitely should. even their demeanor or whateverucallit is entertaining. this is what "music videos" should look like. just what i think. (scroll back up for the link, my status still wont allow me to post links)

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therodge
Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:42 pm Reply with quote
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make 4 more posts and you'll be able to!

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pittsyltucky
Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:43 pm Reply with quote
*Johnny* Joined: 15 Sep 2006 Posts: 4268 Location: Pigg River District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Yep --- 'tucky's a Sciotey nut alright -- it's just a hot-damn! blazin'! fiddle tune. Rodge, I would say, is no less one.

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therodge
Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:52 pm Reply with quote
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I just love the lyrics. Every time I hear it makes me remember to times where I've been on along roadtrip and looking forward to get back to my new lady. Gotta love it, man!

They need to play ALOT more than they do. It was great to finally hear it. People ate it up like fruit roll ups!

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indeedinoditsistern
Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:39 pm Reply with quote
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i would like to eat it up like...ummm...fruit rollups sept i dont know where to find it. yep. this counts as a post rite...
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pittsyltucky
Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:48 pm Reply with quote
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I recall that more than a few "whoo-hoo"s erupted when the tune started...

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indeedinoditsistern
Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:17 pm Reply with quote
*Garfunkled* Joined: 22 Jan 2008 Posts: 1523 Location: Hokes Bluff AL.
so where can i find something somewhere of them doin Big Sciota?? i tried droppin a hint but nobody stept up yet. i see on youtube Chris Thile & Noam Pikelny's version...instrumental.
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Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:18 pm Reply with quote
*Call Me Foxxxy If'n Ya Nasty* Joined: 18 Dec 2004 Posts: 1079 Location: Lynchburg, VA USA
hard to come by man. maybe we can look for it on a new album...but prolly not. gotta get out and see em i guess




not tryin to break bad, stick around and maybe something will happen though!
good to have the avid fans!

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indeedinoditsistern
Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:32 pm Reply with quote
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i NOWD i was gona git the ROGE IF YER NASTY pic.... thats why i HINTed insteada jest axin. yall are crazy and i luv it.

10th post,
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jkorp
Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:14 am Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 22 Feb 2007 Posts: 976 Location: The Right Coast
Try Youtube, could be a fan video out there, who knows.

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therodge
Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:52 am Reply with quote
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Can I just say that I can listen to this song for forever? Seriously man, I'm gonna be riding on a cloud when I die and Big Sciota is gonna be echoe'n off the Pearly Gates.

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pittsyltucky
Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:06 pm Reply with quote
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Likewise!!!!!!!!!! Three nights in a row of random shout-outs for "SCIOTEY" might get us one for an encore in Louisville??

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Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:53 pm Reply with quote
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that'd be mighty nice, but we was hollerin for it in athens both nights and it was a no go, BUT we was hollerin for it at the basement in feb (all 75 of us) Very Happy and we sho did get one that night... who knows?
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banjomike19
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:08 am Reply with quote
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Hey all, I have the OCMS LIVE album with Big Sciota on it. I agree that this is a great tune.

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