song help needed

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  1. Pau.c macrumors regular

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    a mate of mine posted this on another forum and has had no luck

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    right bit strange

    my father in law sings a song to my daugher when he gets her to sleep

    its an old cowboy song called twenty miles to nowere

    cant find who it is but she now requestes it every night at bed time

    all i know is the one line is

    twenty miles to nowere and ive lost my shoe

    please help people
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    anyone know it?
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    A quick Google turns up some references to the song, but no lyrics or clips that I can see. It appears to be a bit of an old and obscure one, a chap called Arthur Tracey appears to have done a version, as did a Harry Torrani, who was famed as one of the world's leading yodelers.

    Forgive the daft question but... couldn't your friend just ask his/her father-in-law about it?
     
  3. Pau.c thread starter macrumors regular

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    his father in law does not know about it just knows the song
     
  4. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    There's an album of Torrani's work here which includes the song – it's a German site (I don't know where you're based) but it's not a webshop, you have to email for a price list and then order it from them.

    Alternatively, given that we now know the artist and an album the song is on your friend could always try to see if it's something one of his local record emporiums could order in for him.
     
  5. Pau.c thread starter macrumors regular

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    i'm in wales! next door, hmmm he only needs this one song to play to his daughter to go to sleep, he would have loved it on youtube so he can just stick his Macbook next to her for her to fall to sleep!
     
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    I've had a cursory look on there, but unfortunately I've not been able to track it down. There are a few songs of his on there, but Twenty Miles To Nowhere doesn't seem to be among them.
     
  7. Pau.c thread starter macrumors regular

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    found one on itunes by torrani!

    79p, i think he can manage that!
     
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    Funnily enough, I didn't think to look on iTunes, I just assumed it would be a bit too old and obscure! Splendid.
     
  9. Pau.c thread starter macrumors regular

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    neither did i but i was on my ipod touch and i thought i wonder? haha
     

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