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Songs from the 2003 screenplay
« on: May 23, 2017, 02:42:58 pm »
Has anyone ever read the 2003 version of the screenplay?  It contains many directions for songs in various scenes, that never came to pass.  But, they cleverly seem to relate or comment on the action at hand.  Remember "It's So Easy (to fall in love)"? and "D-I-V-O-R-C-E"?

I was very lucky to meet Larry and Diana in Tucson in 2015.  I had asked Larry about the interesting songs and he told me that despite the many musicians in his family (son, grandson), the music was Diana's contribution.  

I thought it would be fun to compile them here.  I'll state the context and post the lyrics as well.

BTW, here is a link to the 2003 screenplay:

http://brokebackmtn.tripod.com/script.pdf

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Re: Songs from the 2003 screenplay
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 02:46:58 pm »
#1  Patsy Cline's "Walkin' After Midnight"

Opening scene with Ennis in the cattle truck, approaching Signal. Is Ennis searchin?

~~~

I go out walkin' after midnight
Out in the moonlight
Just like we used to do, I'm always walkin'
After midnight, searchin' for you (wa-wa-walking, wa-wa-walking)

I walk for miles along the highway
Well, that's just my way
Of sayin' I love you, I'm always walkin'
After midnight, searchin' for you (wa-wa-walking, wa-wa-walking)

I stop to see a weepin' willow
Cryin' on his pillow
Maybe he's cryin' for me
And as the skies turn gloomy
Night winds whisper to me
I'm lonesome as I can be

I go out walkin' after midnight
Out in the moonlight
Just hopin' you may be somewhere a-walkin'
After midnight, searchin' for me (Wa-wa-walking, wa-wa-walking)

I stop to see a weepin' willow
Cryin' on his pillow
Maybe he's cryin' for me
And as the skies turn gloomy
Night winds whisper to me
I'm lonesome as I can be

I go out walkin' after midnight
Out in the moonlight
Just hopin' you may be somewhere a-walkin'
After midnight, searchin' for me (wa-wa-walking, wa-ooh-ah)

Songwriters: Alan Block / Alan W. Block / Don Hecht

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VjflVwqeVw[/youtube]
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Re: Songs from the 2003 screenplay
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2017, 02:54:07 pm »
#2 Tex Ritter's "Bad Brahma Bull"

Campsite 2, "Tent don't look right".  Jack is playing this on the out-of-tune harmonica.  

~~~

I was snappin out broncs at the Old Flyin' U
At fourty a month a plum good buckaroo
Well, the boss comes around and he says,
"Hey, my lad, well you look pretty good ridin' horses that's bad."
You see, I ain't got no more outlaws to break
But I'll buy you a ticket and I'll give you a stake.
At ridin' them bad ones, well, you ain't slow
And you might do some good at the big rodeo.

While they're puttin' the bull in the chute
I'm a strappin' my spurs to the heels of my boots
I looks that bull over and to my suprise
Well, he's a foot and a half in between his two eyes
On top of his shoulders he's got a big hump
I cinch's my riggin' just back of that lump
I latch in his middle and I lets out a scream
He comes out with a beller and the rest is a dream.

Well he jumps to the left and he lands towards the right
But I ain't no green horn - I'm still sittin' tight
The dust starts to foggin' right out of his skin
He's a wavin' them horns right under my chin
At sunnin' his belly he couldn't be beat
He's showin' the buzzards the soles of his feet
He's a dippin' so low that my boots filled with dirt
He's a makin' a whip of the tail of my shirt.

He's snappin' the buttons right off of my clothes
He's a buckin' and a bawlin' and a blowin' his nose
The crowd starts to cheerin' both me and that bull
Well, he needed no help, but I had my hands full
Then he went to fence rowin' and a weavin behind
My head went poppin' - I sorta went blind
He starts in high divin' - I lets out a groan
We went up together, but he come back alone.

Up high I turns over and below I can see
He's a pawin' up dirt just a waitin' for me
I can picture a grave and a big slab of wood
Sayin', "Here lies a twister who thought he was good."
I notice this somethin' don't seem can be true
But the brand on his hip was a big Flyin' U
When I landed he charged, but I got enough sense
So I ran that old bull to the hole in the fence.

I dives through that hole and I want you to know
I ain't goin' back to no big rodeo
At a straddlin' them brahmas you can bet I'm all through
I'm sore footin' it back to the old Flyin' U

Written by Curley Fletcher Copyright Universal Music Publishing Group


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Re: Songs from the 2003 screenplay
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2017, 02:59:41 pm »
Very interesting, friend. I remember one was called "Cigar Indian" or something like that.
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Re: Songs from the 2003 screenplay
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2017, 03:06:21 pm »
#3 "Water-Walkin' Jesus", a Pentecostal hymn

Just where it should be.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5frWic9ZiA[/youtube]
(Rodney starts singing at 3:15.)

When the oceans shall boil
They sky turns to fire
The waking recoil from the almighty's power
I know I shall meet you on that final day
Water-Walkin' Jesus, take me away.

By James McMurtry and Stephen Bruton

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Re: Songs from the 2003 screenplay
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2017, 03:06:56 pm »
Very interesting, friend. I remember one was called "Cigar Indian" or something like that.

That's next!
#4 Hank Williams' "Kaw-Liga"

After the Chilean sheep debacle, Jack again on his harmonica is playing this.  Ennis' line "You'll run the sheep off again if you don't quiet down". Heart made of knotty pine, can't let it show.

~~~

Kaw-liga was a wooden Indian standing by the door.
He fell in love with an Indian maiden over in the antique store.
Kaw-liga just stood there and never let it show,
So she could never answer "yes" or "no."

Poor ol' Kaw-liga, he never got a kiss.
Poor ol' Kaw-liga, he don't know what he missed.
Is it any wonder that his face is red?
Kaw-liga, that poor ol' wooden head.

He always wore his Sunday feathers and held a tomahawk.
The maiden wore her beads and braids and hoped some day he'd talk.
Kaw-liga, too stubborn to ever show a sign,
Because his heart was made of knotty pine.

Kaw-liga was a lonely Indian, never went nowhere.
His heart was set on the Indian maid with the coal black hair.
Kaw-liga just stood there and never let it show,
So she could never answer "yes" or "no."

And then one day a wealthy customer bought the Indian maid,
And took her, oh, so far away, but ol' Kaw-liga stayed.
Kaw-liga just stands there as lonely as can be,
And wishes he was still an old pine tree.

Written by Fred Rose, Hank Williams Sr. Copyright Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

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Re: Songs from the 2003 screenplay
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2017, 03:17:22 pm »
#5 Roger Miller's "Dang Me"

Shortly after Ennis and Alma's wedding, Ennis "spinning donuts" with the truck.  This is on the radio.

~~~

Well, here I sit high, gettin' ideas
Ain't nothing but a fool would live like this
Out all night and runnin' wild
Woman sittin' home with a month-old child

Dang me, dang me
They oughta take a rope and hang me
High from the highest tree
Woman, would you weep for me?

Just sittin' around drinkin' with the rest of the guys
Six rounds bought, and I bought five
And I spent the groceries and half the rent
Like fourteen dollars and twenty-seven cents

Dang me, dang me
They oughta take a rope and hang me
High from the highest tree
Woman, would you weep for me?

Roses are red and violets are purple
Sugar is sweet and so is maple surple
Well I'm the seventh out of seven sons
My pappy's a pistol, I'm a son-of-a-gun

Well, dang me, dang me
They oughta take a rope and hang me
High from the highest tree
Woman, would you weep for me?

Written by Roger Miller

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Re: Songs from the 2003 screenplay
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2017, 03:31:26 pm »
Not a song, but...

"Hud" is playing at the drive-in when Ennis and Alma are eating popcorn.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3paLbaNpRwg[/youtube]

"Hud, the man with the barbed-wire soul".  "Mean and magnificent.  Alone and arrogant."

Inspired by Larry's "Horseman Pass By".

Patricia Neal won the Oscar for portraying Alma.

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Re: Songs from the 2003 screenplay
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2017, 03:35:25 pm »
#6 "Faded Love" by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys

When Jack returns to Signal looking for work, and for Ennis. This is blaring on his radio.

~~~

As I look at the letters that you wrote to me
It's you that I am thinkin' of
As I read the lines that, to me, were so dear
I remember our faded love

I miss you darlin', more and more every day
As heaven would miss the stars the above
With every heartbeat, I still think of you
And remember our faded love

As I think of the past and all the pleasures we had
As I watched the mating of the dove
It was in the springtime that you said goodbye
I remember our faded love

I miss you darlin', more and more every day
As heaven would miss the stars above
With every heartbeat, I still think of you
And remember our faded love

And remember our faded love

Written by Bob Wills, James Robert Bob Wills, Johnnie Lee Wills Copyright Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

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Re: Songs from the 2003 screenplay
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 03:44:02 pm »
I'll skip the fireworks scene, with "Battle Hymn of the Republic".  No change there.

#7 Kitty Wells' "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels"

This is on the jukebox when Lureen lures Jack to the dance floor after her "matin' call" line.

~~~

As I sit here tonight, the jukebox playin'
The tune about the wild side of life
As I listen to the words you are sayin'
It brings memories when I was a trusting wife

It wasn't God who made honky tonk angels
As you said in the words of your song
Too many times married men
Think they're still single
That has caused many a good girl to go wrong

It's a shame that all the blame is on us women
It's not true that only you men feel the same
From the start
Most every heart that's ever broken
Was because there always was a man to blame

It wasn't God who made honky tonk angels
As you said in the words of your song
Too many times married men
Think they're still single
That has caused many a good girl to go wrong

Written by Troy Harold Seals, Denny Rice Copyright Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEu9Q-xUtsQ[/youtube]
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