My query did not give the wanted result at first, so I've renamed ("Get paid") the thread.
However, it seems my search all along was based on false memory.
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In the early 1980s I had an already very old record with the wonderful number Cool Water
(written by Bob Noland in 1936). I praised it too much, so I lost it..., and now I really miss it, because in my mind this particular version was better than any other of the many versions there are.
The version I am seeking is "basically" a (black, vocal) version of these:
Sons Of The Pioneers: https://www.youtube..../watch?v=WDtCa8ZgAk4
Hank Williams: https://www.youtube..../watch?v=s5ywIVBBt-Y
Burl Ives: https://www.youtube..../watch?v=qtxqFZbyzS0
Frankie Laine: https://www.youtube..../watch?v=2jj7qab6KC4
The Rooftop Singers: https://www.youtube..../watch?v=yJ_HefidQpk
Melody Master's Quartet: not availableHowever
> It was not
performed by white men, but definitely by 3 or 4 "old" Afro American male singers only. In my memory it was a quartet, but it might 'merely' have been a trio.
> and I feel certain it was a cappella
/ Barbershop style, because I cannot remember any instrumental sounds
Eh... regarding "Barbershop": not the notice me, I am impressive
-style, but four old negro church singers discretely giving their best
> I also imagine it was running 16 rpm or 78 rpm. I think it was too old for 45 or 33 rpm (I think it was a single)!?
I will of course be pleased if it turns out to be on the Internet, even YouTube, but I have searched so often, that if it's there, it's most likely misnamed.
If you know about this record, I am of course ready to pay to have it mailed to me, please, or to have a digital copy, if possible.
Sons Of The Pioneers - Cool Water Lyrics
All day I face the barren waste without the taste of water,
Old Dan and I with throats burned dry and souls that cry for water,
The night are cool and I'm a fool each stars a pool of water,
But with the dawn I'll wake and yawn and carry on to water,
Keep a movin' Dan, don't you listen to him Dan, he's a devil not a man
and he spreads the burnin' sand with water.
Dan can't you see that big green tree where the waters runnin' free
and it's waiting there for me and you.
Water, cool water.
The shadows sway and seem to say tonight we pray for water,
And way up there He'll hear our prayer and show us where there's water,
Dan's feet are sore he's yearning for just one thing more than water,
Like me, I guess, he'd like to rest where there's no quest for water,
For your info: "Old Dan" is a donkey.