Me thinks these lyrics are wrong

Me thinks these lyrics are wrong

Postby GRis » Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:28 pm

i think "moaning low" (which makes no sense) is "all alone" ... ;-)
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Postby Tennessee Jedi » Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:35 pm

hhhmmm.
Not too sure all though I thought it was "Moaning low".
(which makes no sense)

Makes no sense to you but maybe the writer ?
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Postby CountryMile Cadillac » Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:48 pm

If I'm Losing (and usually seem to be) I'm Moaning Low
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Postby pappypgh » Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:59 pm

I always thought it was "holding low", since he's playing cards. :roll:
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Postby jck_strw » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:02 pm

If David Dodd has it as 'moaning low', I'm going with him:

http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/lose.html
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Postby pappypgh » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:12 pm

By the way - to the original poster....

"Don't you push me baby, 'cause I'm all alone," doesn't make too much sense, either, in accordance with the rest of the song. (at least to me)
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Postby CountryMile Cadillac » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:33 pm

Since we are talking lyrics and Loser, anybody know why Jerry stopped singing Sweet Suzy? When they played Loser, it seems the Sweet Suzy melody is still there, sans the lyrics. I always was waiting to hear that line come out....
"Think I'll come back here again,
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Postby tigerstrat » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:43 pm

CountryMile Cadillac wrote:Since we are talking lyrics and Loser, anybody know why Jerry stopped singing Sweet Suzy? When they played Loser, it seems the Sweet Suzy melody is still there, sans the lyrics. I always was waiting to hear that line come out....


I have it as "holdin' low."

Sweet Suzy was only within the first few months it was played. As to why it was dropped... who knows, but if you try singing it several times that way I'll bet you'll wanna drop it too.
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Postby CountryMile Cadillac » Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:58 pm

I'm geekin' out on Loser now, thanks. I've listened to a few versions and all I can hear is Moaning Low..

Any way this has been posted before, but it deserves to posted again..

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJFwLthN1KU[/youtube]
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Postby sack the wack » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:10 pm

"A sustained mournful cry usually indicative of sorrow and pain" or as in "I hear that whistle moaning low".
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Postby strumminsix » Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:08 pm

tigerstrat wrote:
Sweet Suzy was only within the first few months it was played. As to why it was dropped... who knows, but if you try singing it several times that way I'll bet you'll wanna drop it too.


Shannon was dropped too from Jack Straw... Hmmm
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Postby krzykat » Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:51 pm

strumminsix wrote:
tigerstrat wrote:
Sweet Suzy was only within the first few months it was played. As to why it was dropped... who knows, but if you try singing it several times that way I'll bet you'll wanna drop it too.


Shannon was dropped too from Jack Straw... Hmmm


only from the second verse though.
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Postby Chuckles » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:53 pm

The boyz were clearly sexist. :x

Moaning low... that's the one.
Seems like I've been here before...

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Postby tigerstrat » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:32 am

What about "put your gold money where your _____ is baby" ??

Not sure what it actually is, but I prefer "luck". One of those great open to aural interpetation songs.
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Postby CountryMile Cadillac » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:41 am

tigerstrat wrote:What about "put your gold money where your _____ is baby" ??


I always sing "love" in that spot. Heard others say luck too though. Costello sounds like he says "mouth" in his version during the second chorus, I think that is funny.

This has always been one of my favorite Garcia tunes, especially at an outdoor venue.
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