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Lenore--old song question
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New-Gen    Posted 06-22-2004 at 17:47:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I remember this song from the late 60's.
First verse:
"Jenifer Tomkins was born on a Sunday, her Daddy got drunk and left home on a Monday
Her Mama she died young, when Jenny was seven, and Jennifer Tomkins took to workin and livin"
Chorus:
I swear, just ain't fair, trouble trouble everywhere, Oh Lord come on down, got to spread some love around
The artist name Spoon River Anthology comes to mind--am I the only one who remembers that one?


~Lenore    Posted 06-22-2004 at 18:19:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am not familiar with it.
Is it Country, Rock or Folk style?


Linda    Posted 05-05-2006 at 14:26:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I work in a Dr office and a patient came in with the name Jennifer Tomkins...and when I heard it, I was like I think there might have been a song with that name and she said she never heard of it...so I have been racking my brain trying to think of the lyrics so I typed in what I remembered and found this site....then I thought I might have an old 45 of that song and I just found it...Jennifer Tomkins by the Street People.


New-G en    Posted 06-22-2004 at 18:27:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, it was played on what was considered to be a rock station, but I thought it was more country than anything. It wasn't really played very long, at least not in my area. I was just wondering if you might have run across it back in your DJ days--


Chas in Me    Posted 06-22-2004 at 19:10:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is a book by Edgar Lee Masters named Spoon River Anthology. That song may have been taken from it. The book was about writings on tombstones which described the person's life who was buried beneath the stone.
Charles


Burrhead    Posted 06-22-2004 at 19:22:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
who cut the record the Grateful Dead.


New-Gen    Posted 06-22-2004 at 19:33:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks--


Hodit New=Gen    Posted 06-22-2004 at 19:37:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was just pickin on account of it being about people under tombstones. I doubt if Jerry Garcia ever had anything to do with a tombstone except the one he's lookin up at now.---Burrhead


New-Gen    Posted 06-22-2004 at 19:45:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ok--ya got me on that one--I was gonna question it but didn't know you were joshin' me LOL


Clod    Posted 06-22-2004 at 19:07:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
NG..>>> Spoon River Anthology comes to mind--am I the only one who remembers that one? <<< I looked that up by search..NG,,It was 1916..Wow!! You have a memory!


New-Gen    Posted 06-22-2004 at 19:28:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
No--you guys are right on th emoney--I even found that book in the library when the song was out--there was actually a Jennifer Tomkins in the book-so I think you're right--I'm trying to find the song itself--dang old memory's just not what it used to be--LOL


Clod    Posted 06-22-2004 at 19:46:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nite NG <>


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