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pittsyltucky
Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:10 pm Reply with quote
*Johnny* Joined: 15 Sep 2006 Posts: 4268 Location: Pigg River District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
I liked this one the first time...

BACK TO NEW ORLEANS (---debut 2/4/08---)

Pardon me, sir, you got a dime?
I’m tryin’ to find my way back to New Orleans
Broke down and stumblin’ all the time
I need just one kind favor to reach my destiny

Lost my ticket for a Greyhound bus
Well it left me in the dust and gone away
Man at the station said “Boy, get lost –
Start goin’ your own way.”
I’m walkin’ forty days and nights under the Texas sun
Won’t someone help me, please?
Spare just a dollar or a dime
I’m tryin’ to find my way back to New Orleans

I did my time in Baton Rouge, in Birmingham and Houston, too
But all I ever seen
Was weary faces just like mine
Waitin’ in endless lines just to try to find a seat

Lost their tickets for a Greyhound bus
Well it left them in the dust and gone away
Now all they’re askin’ is for you to help their cause
‘Cause they’re goin’ a long way
They’re walkin’ forty days and nights and still ain’t nearly done
Won’t someone help them, please?
Spare just a dollar or a dime
They’re tryin’ to find their way back to New Orleans

Been walkin’ forty days and nights under the Texas sun
Won’t someone help me, please?
Spare just a dollar or a dime
I’m tryin’ to find my way back to New Orleans
Spare just a dollar or a dime
I’m tryin’ to find my way back to New Orleans


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pittsyltucky
Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:25 pm Reply with quote
*Johnny* Joined: 15 Sep 2006 Posts: 4268 Location: Pigg River District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
...but i'll be danged if they didn't improve the HELL out of it!!!!! This one's been burnin' up the speakers all day -- dig that drummin' into the outtro!! Hell yeah, fellers!!!

BACK TO NEW ORLEANS (Caroline EP -- Bonus Track)

Pardon me, sir, you got a dime?
I’m tryin’ to find my way back to New Orleans
Broke down and fallin' on hard times
I need just one kind favor to get back on my feet

Lost my ticket for a Greyhound bus
Well it left me in the dust and gone away
Man at the station says “Boy, get lost –
Start goin’ your own way.”
I’m walkin’ forty days and nights under the Texas sun
Won’t someone help me, please?
Pardon me, sir, you got a dime?
I’m tryin’ to find my way back to New Orleans

I did my time in Baton Rouge, in Birmingham and Houston, too
But all I ever seen
Was weary faces just like mine
Waitin’ in endless lines just a-tryin' to find a seat

Lost their tickets for a Greyhound bus
Well it left them in the dust and gone away
Now all they’re askin’ is for you to help their cause
‘Cause they’re goin’ a long way
They’re walkin’ forty days and nights under the Texas sun
Won’t someone help them, please?
Spare just a dollar or a dime
They’re tryin’ to find their way back to New Orleans

We're walkin’ forty days and nights and only just begun
To reach our destiny
Still got a long hill left to climb
Come on, let's find our way back to New Orleans
Come on and find our way
Come on and find our way
Come on, let's find our way


Last edited by pittsyltucky on Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:38 am; edited 1 time in total

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GumboStu
Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:33 pm Reply with quote
*Irish Stew* Joined: 03 Oct 2007 Posts: 3666 Location: Joe's Cornfield
Did you double check the lyrics to "Next Go Round" yet Laughing

Nice work, PT, I'll race you to th chords when I wake up ..

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pittsyltucky
Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:40 pm Reply with quote
*Johnny* Joined: 15 Sep 2006 Posts: 4268 Location: Pigg River District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Yeah -- posted that'n earlier today... you can work on them chords, too -- it's capo'd waaaaay down the board if'n I remember co-reckly

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GumboStu
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:01 am Reply with quote
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BACK TO NEW ORLEANS (Caroline EP -- Bonus Track)
now with chords


A................................C#m
Pardon me, sir, you got a dime?
..........................Bm7.....................A
I’m tryin’ to find my way back to New Orleans
A................................C#m
Broke down and fallin' on hard times
..........................Bm7...........................A
I need just one kind favor to get back on my feet

C#m....................Bm7........A
Lost my ticket for a Greyhound bus
...........Bm7............A..................E
Well it left me in the dust and gone away
C#m.........................Bm7........A
Man at the station says “Boy, get lost –
......Bm7.........A.....E
Start goin’ your own way.”
A................................C#m.......................Bm7
I’m walkin’ forty days and nights under the Texas sun
..................................A
Won’t someone help me, please?
A................................C#m
Pardon me, sir, you got a dime?
..........................Bm7...........................A
I’m tryin’ to find my way back to New Orleans

A................................C#m................................Bm7
I did my time in Baton Rouge, in Birmingham and Houston, too
...................A
But all I ever seen
A................................C#m
Was weary faces just like mine
........................Bm7...........................A
Waitin’ in endless lines just a-tryin' to find a seat

C#m.......................Bm7........A
Lost their tickets for a Greyhound bus
.........Bm7................A..................E
Well it left them in the dust and gone away
C#m......................................Bm7........A
Now all they’re askin’ is for you to help their cause
...................Bm7....A.....E
‘Cause they’re goin’ a long way
A......................................C#m.......................Bm7
They’re walkin’ forty days and nights under the Texas sun
...................................A
Won’t someone help them, please?
A............................C#m
Spare just a dollar or a dime
..................................Bm7...................A
They’re tryin’ to find their way back to New Orleans
G..D..A
G..D..A
G..D..A
G..D..E

A................................C#m.......................Bm7
We're walkin’ forty days and nights and only just begun
......................A
To reach our destiny
A................................C#m
Still got a long hill left to climb
Come on, let's find our way back to New Orleans
...................G...D...A
Come on and find our way
...................G...D...A
Come on and find our way
....................G...D...A
Come on, let's find our way
....................G..D..E

inst verse to close

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old-mose-harper
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:33 am Reply with quote
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from the Caroline topic, everyone seems to think that the old crow is going to as ozarkbilly put it "slick up" up there sound, well if this is slick, keep it comin...

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jkorp
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:33 am Reply with quote
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I think what Ozark was saying, and I agree to some extent, that old songs are being "modified". Beacon Town and Caroline are prime examples.

This being a new song it has no history for the fans.

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old-mose-harper
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:52 am Reply with quote
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yeah i guess you're right. Although as the popularity of most bands grow, the older hardcore fans are always forced to remember the good ole days of the "way it was." I just hope that what ever Old Crow does, the fans don't revolt (a la Dylan circa 1965.)

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Cali_OCMS_Fan
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:29 pm Reply with quote
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So is it just me or is this a post Katrina song?

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:06 pm Reply with quote
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Cali_OCMS_Fan wrote:
So is it just me or is this a post Katrina song?

>_>

i would say that these lyrics lean that way..

I did my time in Baton Rouge, in Birmingham and Houston, too
But all I ever seen
Was weary faces just like mine
Waitin’ in endless lines just a-tryin' to find a seat

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Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:06 pm Reply with quote
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Driving down from NC to Louisiana this weekend with this song playing and driving back from Louisiana in Gustav Evacuation traffic while "I Hear them All" is playing is pretty eye opening!!!...just glad everyone in LA came out better than Katrina

By the way, I went down to watch Appalachian State Univ. play LSU, LSU killed us. But the LSU fans/LA folk are some of the best people on Earth...Kudos to a great state...GO TIGERS, GO NEERS!!!

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Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:20 pm Reply with quote
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Isn't this the second thing they've done now in relation to Katrina? The video for I Hear Them All features New Orleans and seeks donations to help people after the storm.

What I'm wondering about is the band's connection to New Orleans. Are these the actions of genuinely good people, or was anyone from the band directly impacted by the hurricane?

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I'm thumbing my way into North Caroline
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And pray to God I see headlights
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GumboStu
Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:25 pm Reply with quote
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cornfedcrowfan wrote:
Isn't this the second thing they've done now in relation to Katrina? The video for I Hear Them All features New Orleans and seeks donations to help people after the storm.

What I'm wondering about is the band's connection to New Orleans. Are these the actions of genuinely good people, or was anyone from the band directly impacted by the hurricane?

Caroline and Greatest Hustler both mention New Orleans, too.

(EDIT: Actually Caroline might be a different Levee Embarassed )

Gill grew up near NOLA didn't he?

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pittsyltucky
Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:37 pm Reply with quote
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Of course they are genuinely good people...

Gill is, I believe, from Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana -- Lake Charles area... It's close to New Orleans in the sense that it's in southern Louisiana -- on the Tejas border...

And Stu -- Caroline does mention NoLa... "you come floatin' down over ____ to the sweet green levee on the riverside"...

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Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:45 pm Reply with quote
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I knew that ... and then I didn't know it ... and now I know it again heheh Shocked

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Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:01 pm Reply with quote
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No worries, you just had it done to ya real good and you're still basking in the afterglow... hehe

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Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:13 pm Reply with quote
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cornfedcrowfan wrote:
...Are these the actions of genuinely good people, or was anyone from the band directly impacted by the hurricane?


shirly it can be both dont u thank?
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Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:48 pm Reply with quote
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Oh it definately can, and I wasn't trying to cast dispersions upon the boys. I was just wondering.

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ya we knew u wernt. sall gud.
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Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:31 pm Reply with quote
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Who is Shirly?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muHkruTjY0o

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