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Please help Virginia find a new state song

Post  pinhedz on Wed May 23, 2012 11:17 am

The former state song "Carry Me Back to Ol Virginny," has been retired for spelling errors, grammatical errors, and bad words like "tatoes" and "darky."

Never mind that it was written by a black man "James Bland), it had to go:

words and music by James Bland

Carry me back to old Virginny, [spelling error]
There's where the cotton [bad word] and the corn and tatoes [spelling error] grow,
There's where the birds warble sweet in the springtime,
There's where the old darkey's [bad word] heart am [grammatical error] long'd to go,
There's where I labor'd so hard for old massa [bad word spelled wrong],
Day after day in the field of yellow corn,
No place on earth do I love more sincerely
Than old Virginny, the state where I was born.

CHORUS:
Carry me back to old Virginny,
There's where the cotton and the corn and tatoes grow,
There's where the birds warble sweet in the springtime,
There's where this old darkey's heart am long'd to go.

Carry me back to old Virginny,
There let me live 'till I wither and decay,
Long by the old Dismal Swamp have I wander'd,
There's where this old darkey's life will pass away.
Massa and missis [spelling error] have long gone before me,
Soon we will meet on that bright and golden shore,
There we'll be happy and free from all sorrow,
There's where we'll meet and we'll never part no more.

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Re: Please help Virginia find a new state song

Post  pinhedz on Wed May 23, 2012 11:20 am

Replacements for the "State song emeritus" have been proposed and considered--one by Jimmie Dean (the sausgae man), one my Joe and Janette Carter (written by their father), and I even have a suggestion of my own.

Anyone else have any suggestions?

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Post  pinhedz on Wed May 23, 2012 11:25 am

I propose this one.

Although "mammy" might be considered a bad word now. Neutral




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Re: Please help Virginia find a new state song

Post  pinhedz on Wed May 23, 2012 2:50 pm

Here you can hear recordings of the top 8 songs entered in the contest as of the year 2000.

After selecting these 8 as "grand finalists", the state of Virginia abruptly suspended the contest. Shocked scratch

http://www.virginia.gov/song/comment.html

Of the songs on that list, this is probably the best:


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Re: Please help Virginia find a new state song

Post  pinhedz on Wed May 23, 2012 3:04 pm

White man singing the "D" word:



5 dark folks sing the "D" word:



Ray Charles does it his way:


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Re: Please help Virginia find a new state song

Post  Guest on Wed May 23, 2012 11:03 pm



Shocked Twisted Evil

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Re: Please help Virginia find a new state song

Post  pinhedz on Wed May 23, 2012 11:25 pm

^Did I hear a bad word? Suspect

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Re: Please help Virginia find a new state song

Post  Guest on Wed May 23, 2012 11:29 pm

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Post  pinhedz on Wed May 23, 2012 11:36 pm

The "ь" sign always makes it look so dainty and genteel.

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Post  Guest on Wed May 23, 2012 11:40 pm

...yours has a sign ?

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Post  pinhedz on Wed May 23, 2012 11:56 pm

The "ь" is a "soft sign," which turns the "p" into a palatalized "p."

Such a prissy sound for a bad word--makes it sound Frenchified. Razz

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Re: Please help Virginia find a new state song

Post  Guest on Thu May 24, 2012 12:04 am

pinhedz wrote:The "ь" sign always makes it look so dainty and genteel.
erm... I meant...I was envisioning your waste waving a little "b" sign.

Something like this:

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Re: Please help Virginia find a new state song

Post  pinhedz on Thu May 24, 2012 12:10 am

Signs are very helpful:


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