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Offline Willie Poor Boy

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Eddie Head & His Family
« on: May 16, 2015, 10:22:28 AM »
 
Couldn't find any other dedicated threads for this outfit.  Along with William & Versey Smith and Blind Roosevelt Graves & Brother in the Holy Trinity of guitar/tambourine family bands.  Below is a first start for Down On Me.  Three of the verses aren't all that clear to me.  Hopefully the carrotted parts don't make it harder to hear what is actually there.

 
Down on me
Down on me
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
If I could I surely would
Stand on the rock where Moses stood
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
Down on me
Down on me
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
I ain?t been to heaven but I?ve been told
streets are silver and the gates are gold
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
Down on me
Down on me
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
< . . . Bible . . . said >
Got nowhere to lie my head
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
Down on me
Down on me
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
<I ain't a been preachin' the Baptist song
Christ was stating the time ain?t long>
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
Down on me
Down on me
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
 
<I ain't a been preachin' the Baptist song
Christ was stating the time ain?t long>
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
Down on me
Down on me
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
 
< Lord, I'm  . . .     >
Steal my body but not my soul
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
 
Down on me
Down on me
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
 
Went to the cemetery the other day
Looked in the grave and saw my mother
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
 
Down on me
Down on me
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
 
If I could I surely would
Stand on the rock where Moses stood
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
 
Down on me
Down on me
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
 
 
 Will try to post an mp3 later--there doesn't seem to be a YouTube version to link.
 
 
« Last Edit: May 16, 2015, 11:07:11 AM by Willie Poor Boy »

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Re: Eddie Hand & His Family
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2015, 10:41:02 AM »
His name was Eddie Head, not Hand. I love their records.

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Re: Eddie Hand & His Family
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2015, 10:55:05 AM »
As for the missing lyrics, in the third verse I hear "In The Bible Moses said..." and the sixth verse sounds like "Lord I'm troubled in this world...:.

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Re: Eddie Head & His Family
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2015, 11:12:16 AM »
Fixed--it's hard to read anything on a cell phone, besides I didn't want to read Eddie Head--I think that is the name of the Iron Maiden mascot or close enough.

Here is the link:




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Re: Eddie Head & His Family
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2015, 11:29:26 AM »
The Iron Maiden mascot is "Eddie The Head". That's the kind of valuable knowledge you pick up from hanging around with some metalheads in college.  :)

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Re: Eddie Head & His Family
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2015, 09:07:38 AM »
Tryin' to get home:


I've been traveling high mountains
Tryin to get home
Tryin to get home
I've been traveling high mountains
Tryin to get home
Tryin to get home
I've been traveling high mountains
been traveling high mountains
been traveling high mountains
Tryin to get home
Tryin to get home

I'm going to walk and talk with the angels
When I get home
When I get home
I'm going to walk and talk with the angels
When I get home
When I get home
I'm going to walk and talk with the angels
going to walk and talk with the angels
going to walk and talk with the angels
When I get home
When I get home

I'm going to meet my loving mother
When I get home
When I get home
I'm going to meet my loving mother
When I get home
When I get home
I'm going to meet my loving mother
going to meet my loving mother
going to meet my loving mother
When I get home
When I get home


Ah, My road is rough and rocky
Tryin to get home
Tryin to get home
Ah, My road is rough and rocky
Tryin to get home
Tryin to get home
Ah, My road is rough and rocky
My road is rough and rocky
My road is rough and rocky
Tryin to get home
Tryin to get home

I've been wading through deep water
Tryin to get home
Tryin to get home
I've been wading through deep water
Tryin to get home
Tryin to get home
I've been wading through deep water
wading through deep water
been wading through deep water
Tryin to get home
Tryin to get home

I'm goin' to walk on a sea of glass (?)
When I get home
When I get home
I'm goin' to walk on a sea of glass
When I get home
When I get home
I'm goin' to walk on a sea of glass
walk on a sea of glass
gonna walk on a sea of glass
When I get home
When I get home

There will be no sickness and sorrow
When I get home
When I get home
There will be no sickness and sorrow
When I get home
When I get home
There'll be no sickness and sorrow
no sickness and sorrow
be no sickness and sorrow
When I get home
When I get home

I'm going to meet my loving mother
When I get home
When I get home
I'm going to meet my loving mother
When I get home
When I get home
I'm going to meet my loving mother
meet my loving mother
gonna to meet my loving mother
When I get home
When I get home

I'm going to walk and talk with the angels
When I get home
When I get home
I'm going to walk and talk with the angels
When I get home
When I get home
I'm going to walk and talk with the angels
walk and talk with the angels
going to walk and talk with the angels
When I get home
When I get home
« Last Edit: May 25, 2015, 06:14:56 PM by Willie Poor Boy »

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Re: Eddie Head & His Family
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2015, 11:46:22 AM »
Hi Brad,
That's a great song and rendition.  I think in the first verse the lyric is:
   I been TRAVELIN' ON A MOUNTAIN, tryin' to get home

I think "sea of glass" is correct in verse six.

I think in verse seven it is:
   There will be no SICKNESS and sorrow

All best,
Johnm


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Re: Eddie Head & His Family
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2015, 06:39:08 AM »
I changed the first verse to "traveling high mountains."  Traveling is much better than what I was hearing.

I'll have to load the song in a slow downer, there didnt seem to be enough syllables to make room for "-ness and" but I'm probably losing it in the multiple voices.

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Re: Eddie Head & His Family
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2015, 06:12:44 PM »
Now that I count it better it is the same number if syllables either way.  It is hard to tell for the most part but one repetition of the line they are clearly singing sickness and sorrow.  I'll change that as well.

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Re: Eddie Head & His Family
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2017, 04:59:01 AM »
As for the missing lyrics, in the third verse I hear "In The Bible Moses said..." and the sixth verse sounds like "Lord I'm troubled in this world...:.

Couldn't find any other dedicated threads for this outfit.  Along with William & Versey Smith and Blind Roosevelt Graves & Brother in the Holy Trinity of guitar/tambourine family bands.  Below is a first start for Down On Me.  Three of the verses aren't all that clear to me.  Hopefully the carrotted parts don't make it harder to hear what is actually there.

 
Down on me
Down on me
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
If I could I surely would
Stand on the rock where Moses stood
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
Down on me
Down on me
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
I ain?t been to heaven but I?ve been told
streets are silver and the gates are gold
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
Down on me
Down on me
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
< . . . Bible . . . said >
Got nowhere to lie my head
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
Down on me
Down on me
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
<I ain't a been preachin' the Baptist song
Christ was stating the time ain?t long>
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
Down on me
Down on me
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
 
<I ain't a been preachin' the Baptist song
Christ was stating the time ain?t long>
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
Down on me
Down on me
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
 
< Lord, I'm  . . .     >
Steal my body but not my soul
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
 
Down on me
Down on me
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
 
Went to the cemetery the other day
Looked in the grave and saw my mother
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
 
Down on me
Down on me
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
 
If I could I surely would
Stand on the rock where Moses stood
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
 
 
Down on me
Down on me
Seems like everybody in the whole round world is down on me
As for the missing lyrics, in the third verse I hear "In The Bible Moses said..." and the sixth verse sounds like "Lord I'm troubled in this world...:.

 
 
 Will try to post an mp3 later--there doesn't seem to be a YouTube version to link.
 
 
As for the missing lyrics, in the third verse I hear "In The Bible Moses said..." and the sixth verse sounds like "Lord I'm troubled in this world...:.

I'm new to this site, so I hope I'm putting my opinion here in the proper place.  In the verse above that begins <Lord, I'm...> and ends with "Steal my body..."  I would suggest the following traditional and widely used couplet:
Jordan River, chilly and cold,
Chill my body but not my soul.

I'll continue to listen to the other unclear verses here till I find what they might be.  Thanks for this thread.  LOVE THESE SONGS AND SINGERS!

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Re: Eddie Head & His Family
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2017, 05:08:55 AM »
Here's a link to this song on youtube:



[edited by rivers to make the youtube link work]
« Last Edit: October 18, 2018, 08:40:45 PM by Rivers »

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Re: Eddie Head & His Family
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2017, 05:14:01 AM »
I'm new to this site, so I hope I'm putting my opinion here in the proper place.  In the verse above that begins <Lord, I'm...> and ends with "Steal my body..."  I would suggest the following traditional and widely used couplet:
Jordan River, chilly and cold,
Chill my body but not my soul.

I'll continue to listen to the other unclear verses here till I find what they might be.  Thanks for this thread.  LOVE THESE SONGS AND SINGERS!

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Re: Eddie Head & His Family
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2017, 11:35:26 AM »
Hi Morgan,
Welcome to Weenie Campbell!  You are indeed in the right place to post what you have posted thus far, and thanks for the reminder of how great these recordings by Eddie Head and his family are.
All best,
Johnm

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« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2017, 09:56:56 AM »
Hi all,
I thought I'd try to get Eddie Head and his family's version of "Tryin' To Get Home" worked out.  He accompanied it out of C position in standard tuning.  It sounds as though the other members of his family are two women.  I show the response lines of one of the women in parentheses.  Here is their recording of the song:



I been a-travelin' on a mountain, tryin' to get home (tryin' to get home)
I've been a-travelin' on a mountain, tryin' to get home (tryin' to get home)
I've been a-travelin' on a mountain, just been travelin' high mountain
Been a-travelin' high mountain, tryin' to get home (tryin' to get home)

I'm gonna walk and talk with the angels, when I get home (when I get home)
I'm gonna walk and talk with the angels, when I get home (when I get home)
I'm gonna walk and talk with the angels, walk and talk with the angels
Gonna walk and talk with the angels, when I get home (when I get home)

I'm gonna meet my loving mother, when I get home (when I get home)
I'm gonna meet my loving mother, when I get home (when I get home)
I'm gonna meet my loving mother, gonna meet my loving mother
Gonna meet my loving mother when I get home (when I get home)

Oh, my road is rough and rocky, tryin' to get home (tryin' to get home)
Oh, my road is rough and rocky, tryin' to get home (tryin' to get home)
Oh, my road is rough and rocky, my road is rough and rocky
My road is rough and rocky, tryin' to get home (tryin' to get home)

I've been a-wading through deep water, tryin' to get home (tryin' to get home)
I've been a-wading through deep water, tryin' to get home (tryin' to get home)
I've been a-wading through deep water, wading through deep water
Been a-wading through deep water, tryin' to get home (tryin' to get home)

I'm gonna walk on the sea of glass, when I get home (when I get home)
I'm gonna walk on the sea of glass, when I get home (when I get home)
I'm gonna walk on the sea of glass, walk on the sea of glass
Gonna walk on the sea of glass, when I get home (when I get home)

There'll be no sickness and sorrow, when I get home (when I get home)
There'll be no sickness and sorrow, when I get home (when I get home)
There'll be no sickness and sorrow, no sickness and sorrow
Be no sickness and sorrow, when I get home (when I get home)

I'm gonna meet my loving mother, when I get home (when I get home)
I'm gonna meet my loving mother, when I get home (when I get home)
I'm gonna meet my loving mother, gonna meet my loving mother
Gonna meet my loving mother when I get home (when I get home)

I'm gonna walk and talk with the angels, when I get home (when I get home)
I'm gonna walk and talk with the angels, when I get home (when I get home)
I'm gonna walk and talk with the angels, walk and talk with the angels
Gonna walk and talk with the angels, when I get home (when I get home)

All best,
Johnm


 

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Re: Eddie Head & His Family
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2018, 04:43:27 PM »
Hi all,
The fourth title recorded by Eddie Head & His Family was "Within My Mind".  The guitarist on the track plays out of C position in standard tuning sounding at D, so either capoed at the second fret if tuned to standard tuning, or possibly tuned high.  All four numbers recorded by the family were backed out of the same playing position.  Here is "Within My Mind":



REFRAIN: Within my mind, within my mind
I will overcome some day
Within my mind, within my mind
I will overcome some day

I do believe (I do believe) I do believe (I do believe)
I will overcome some day
I do believe, I do believe
I will overcome some day

Father's gone (Father's gone), Father's gone (Father's gone)
I will overcome some day
Father's gone, Father's gone,
I will overcome some day

If I pray right (if I pray right) if I pray right (if I pray right)
I will overcome some day
If I pray right, if I pray right
I will overcome someday

I do believe (I do believe) I do believe (I do believe)
I will overcome some day
I do believe, I do believe
I will overcome some day

If I live right (if I live right) If I live right (if I live right)
I will overcome some day
If I live right, If I live right
I will overcome some day

I do believe, (I do believe) I do believe (I do believe)
I will overcome some day
I do believe, I do believe
I will overcome some day

Mother's gone (Mother's gone) Mother's gone (Mother's gone)
I will overcome some day
Mother's gone, Mother's gone
I will overcome some day

Father's gone (Father's gone) Father's gone (Father's gone)
I will overcome some day
Father's gone, Father's gone
I will overcome some day

REFRAIN: Within my mind (within my mind) within my mind (within my mind)
I will overcome some day
Within my mind, within my mind
I will overcome some day

All best,
Johnm






 

 
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