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She's More To Be Pitied


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MowMeDown

 Genre: Bluegrass

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Dedicated to Joanna and her sweet and sour collection of songs that are a tonic to what ales.

Fiddle - Evan
Guitar - me
Banjo - Tommy
Bass - Riley
Mandolin - Kevin
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Lyrics
TRADITIONAL (Ruby Jakes):

She's there at the bar every evening
Face powdered and cheeks painted red
Her beauty has faded too early
Brought on by the fast life she led

She's more to be pitied than scolded
She needs to be loved, not despised
Too much beer and wine, too many good times
The lure of the honky tonk wrecked her young life

She once was the belle of the ballroom
She'd made some man a sweet wife
But too many parties, the wrong kind of pals
Ruined her happy young life
Song Stats
Hits: 5118
Comments: 23
Fans: 12
Plays: 533
Downloads: 243
Votes: 21
Uploaded: May 12, 2006 - 08:03:23 AM
Last Updated: May 12, 2006 - 08:03:23 AM Last Played: Mar 22, 2017 - 12:44:22 AM
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Comments
Kevensor said 4210 days ago (May 12th, 2006)
You guys should...
be doing movie soundtracks. You have a sound that harkens back to the
20's. I like all of your music you've posted.

Thanks!
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Einarus said 4210 days ago (May 12th, 2006)
Can't complain...
...because there's absolutely nothing wrong with this.
Loved the vocal harmonies!

Ah...this puts a smile on my face :)
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said 4210 days ago (May 12th, 2006)
Awesome
Man, good stuff. I am going to download this and let my family hear it.
They are huge fans of bluegrass and they play and sing it also. This is
probably the best song I've heard on this site so far. Good mix, good
words, great production and sound. I am reminded of sitting with my
grandfather and playing. We do that often. Good job, I rarely use the
word awesome on this site.
caroline said 4210 days ago (May 12th, 2006)
yes!!! you're back!!!
and not a moment too soon! fabulous as always - thank you - an u/l for me. there are a few of these bar-room songs around at the moment - you may enjoy what 'joanna' has posted at the moment - her two most recent. xoxo and pleeease - don't leave it so long next time!
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MowMeDown said 4209 days ago (May 13th, 2006)
yes!!! you're back!!!
Not only have I heard Joanna's barroom songs, I dedicated this to her (see
descriptor at top of page). So much for thinking people read those things!
Thanks for the hey ho none the less.
Check out my latest song called She's More To Be Pitied
said 4209 days ago (May 12th, 2006)
Yee-hah!!!
Excellent bit o' the bluegrass! Beautifully played, sung and mixed. Sounds
very pro. MORE please!

Be well!
digitalnirvana9 said 4208 days ago (May 13th, 2006)
Shades of "Oh Brother"
Great song, well performed....I can tell you guys are real pros...Definitely
ready for prime time...The tight vocals remind me of some of the stuff
Disney did back in the 50's and 60's with their wild west
animations....Peace, Norman
Check out my latest song called Blues in the Night 2.0
digitalnirvana9 said 4208 days ago (May 13th, 2006)
Shades of "Oh Brother"
Great song, well performed....I can tell you guys are real pros...Definitely
ready for prime time...The tight vocals remind me of some of the stuff
Disney did back in the 50's and 60's with their wild west
animations....Peace, Norman
Check out my latest song called Blues in the Night 2.0
Ed Hannifin said 4207 days ago (May 15th, 2006)
You guys get the feel right...
...and right behind the feel, you've got a real nice, live and lively sound...
sounds like people performing in a real space...

Ed
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thetiler said 4206 days ago (May 16th, 2006)
pro bluegrass
good stuff ! :)
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Godchaser said 4206 days ago (May 16th, 2006)
she's more to be Pitied
Wow this is great stuff.You guys need to join Taxi music service if
you've not already.I see record deals & movie soundtracks in your
future.This is yummy good!
-Godchser
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gregd said 4205 days ago (May 16th, 2006)
I . . .
can't say that I listen to much bluegrass, but the musicianship in this
piece is top-notch--the vocals especially. Your production is flawless
as well. I've never had to do so, but I can only imagine how hard it is to
mix five instruments and multiple vocal tracks that well.

Superb!
Thelonious P.

P.S. The cover art is poetry by itself, an awesome photo.
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gregd said 4205 days ago (May 16th, 2006)
I . . .
can't say that I listen to much bluegrass, but the musicianship in this
piece is top-notch--the vocals especially. Your production is flawless
as well. I've never had to do so, but I can only imagine how hard it is to
mix five instruments and multiple vocal tracks that well.

Superb!
Thelonious P.

P.S. The cover art is poetry by itself, an awesome photo.
Check out my latest song called 08nov08
Komrade K said 4188 days ago (June 3rd, 2006)
Not seen you boys about these parts recently...
...but welcome back this is absolutely cracking. Fantastic ensemble work,
brilliant musicianship and excellent vocals all wrapped up in a fine and
sympathetic production job.

Well done

KK
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rtcooper said 4145 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
SAY, Now
Put me on the Mailing List, say, Boys?

Buying this Ticket, Long as my Arm!
Front forward Vocal a tad hot, on these cans, but will move to Tunes and
Speakers.

NICE. Nice, Enough, Boys, Nice Enough!

Best regards,
Cooper
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rtcooper said 4145 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
Follow-On
Fixed Everything (Tunes and Speakers). Cans are pretty Flat; a bit Chilly,
up top.

Regards,
Coop
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Feter said 4124 days ago (August 6th, 2006)
Just Great !!
Keep them comin Folks ....just awesome !!!
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jiguma said 3884 days ago (April 3rd, 2007)
Oh yes!
I just LOVE this stuff! I have to admit I'd forgotten about you guys - won't happen again - you're on my fav list!
Brilliant!
Neil
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Frogmorton said 3753 days ago (August 12th, 2007)
more
please?
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pablatone said 3597 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
you guys are awesome!
this great stuff, thanks.
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said 3529 days ago (March 22nd, 2008)
She's More To Be Pitied

Hi
This is a really lively merry making song and you sang and played it very well too, which I thouroughly enjoyed. listening too as well.
Thanks. Peace Dee.
Relic67 said 3416 days ago (July 14th, 2008)
superb
fantastic bluegrass, reminded me a bit of Stanley Bros.
Definitely need more of this.
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Joanna said 3144 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
Oh my!
How on earth did I miss this? It was even dedicated to the barroom trilogy (I can hardly take sole credit but it was an amazing surprise to see the dedication). This song is incredible. Your group is incredible. I came to your page because I wanted to hear some of your wonderful music. Been missing listening to music lately (lots going on in my life) and this is just the thing I needed. Fantastic lyrics, great musicianship, and fantastic vocals. You guys have got it all, my friend. Yowza! You're wonderful!
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Name: Jed Flora
Location: Nashvillle Tenn USA
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Been playin with the Mow Me Down Five for years, a group of guys that have played most everywhere and seen most everything. Now we just play for drinks... it cuts out the middle man.... [see more]

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Bluegrass music is considered a form of American roots music with its own roots in the English, Irish and Scottish traditional music of immigrants from the British Isles (particularly the Scots-Irish immigrants of Appalachia), as well as the music of

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