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Old 03-31-2009, 09:53 PM   #1
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I was looking over the episode list for the Johnny Cash Show
When I came across a listing from Jan 1971


Gordon Lightfoot sings "When Uncle Bill Quit Dope".

Does anyone have any idea of what this is?

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Old 03-31-2009, 10:21 PM   #2
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that one's by Dick Feller - i thought it was about cocaine

there's youtube footage of Cash singing it, but never saw Gord do it (the song)


YouTube - When Uncle Bill Quit Dope

I'm glad Gord didn't perform many tunes along these lines...but as he said, you need to have some story telling', toe tappers for the audience to keep them from nodding off (well, he could play a whole set of ballads and I'd certainly never nod off...whereas I tend to get drowsy during Cotton Jenny, etc)...I still remember buying the Dream Street Rose LP, turning the cover over and being shocked and let down when I saw The Auctioneer on there...these tunes are more up Cash's, Dylan's, Ray Stevens or Jim Stafford's alley, imo anyhow

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Old 03-31-2009, 10:27 PM   #3
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1123103/ -
Season 2, Episode 15: Episode #2.15
Original Air Date—13 January 1971
Gordon Lightfoot sings "When Uncle Bill Quit Dope". Bill Anderson sings "Amazing Grace". Johnny with the Carter Family & Statler Brothers perform "In The Sweet Bye And Bye". Johnny with the Carter Family & Statler Brothers perform "Are We Washed In the Blood Of The Lamb" and "Bringing In The Sheaves". Johnny and Jane Morgan duet on "A Boy Named Sue" and "A Girl Named Cash". Johnny with the Carter Family & Statler Brothers, Jane Morgan, Bill Anderson, Jan Howard, Gordon Lightfoot, and Homer & Jethro join in for "One More Ride".

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<>THE JOHNNY CASH SHOW - ABC - 1971
<> This time out on the Cash show, Lightfoot does Canadian Railroad Trilogy and a snippet of Steel Rail Blues.
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Charlene,
Yes that's where I got the info. Sorry to get everyone off on a wild goose chase
please forgive me.

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Old 04-01-2009, 10:41 AM   #5
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yeah, imdb has many errors (as does wikipedia)...when in doubt, go with Wayne

no problem, Kevin....whew, so now I can edit my vent about GL doing these sorts of tunes, lol
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He's Gordon Lightfoot, he can sing whatever he wants to.
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:12 PM   #7
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Sorry to get everyone off on a wild goose chase
please forgive me.
Kevin,

There are also NO prizes for being apologetic. Believe me ...... I know.
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:35 PM   #8
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Well maybe it's a ringneck loon chase

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