tv Sino Tv Early Evening News PBS March 26, 2011 12:00am-1:00am PDT
♪ coming up next on you public television station, the world's best acoustic guitar player: tommy emmanuel in concert. ♪ roll on buddy.... steve vai: the first time i saw tommy, i was stunned into silence. les paul: that's tommy emmanual. he as all the qualifications to be great. that's coming up next on your public television station. in 1980, with a passion for brewing and a handmade brewhouse, sierra nevada was born. founded on the use of hull-coned hops and traditional techniques, our dedication to craftmanship continues to this day. sierra nevada is proud to support public television. put on your chest protector.
(enthusiastic applause) (enthusiastic applause) oh, i love this tune. ♪ that nine pound hammer, it's a little too heavy ♪ ♪ for my size, for my size. ♪ ♪ i'm going to the mountain, going to see my baby. ♪ ♪ and i ain't coming back, i ain't coming back, no. ♪ ♪ roll on buddy, don't you roll so slow. ♪ ♪ how can i roll when the wheels won't go? ♪ ♪ roll on buddy, pull your load of coal. ♪ ♪ how can you roll when your wheels won't go? ♪
♪ (acoustic bridge) ♪ (acoustic bridge) ♪ a long way to harlan and a long way to hazard, ♪ ♪ just to get a little brew, get a little brew. ♪ ♪ well, when i'm long gone, make my tombstone ♪ ♪ out of number nine coal, number nine coal. ♪ ♪ yeah, yeah. ♪ roll on buddy, pull your load of coal. ♪ ♪ how can you roll when your wheels won't go? ♪ ♪ roll on buddy, don't you roll so slow, ♪ ♪ how can i roll when the wheels won't go? ♪ ♪ (acoustic bridge)
♪ out of number nine coal, number nine coal. ♪ ♪ well, that nine pound hammer just a little too heavy ♪ ♪ for my size buddy, for my size. ♪ ♪ i'm going to the mountain, going to see my baby. ♪ ♪ i ain't coming back. no, i ain't coming back, ♪ ♪ back, back. ♪ roll on buddy, well don't you roll so slow. ♪ ♪ how can i roll when the wheels won't go? ♪ ♪ roll on buddy, pull your load of coal. ♪ ♪ how can i roll.... spoken: we don't need no stinking band up here! ♪ roll on buddy, pull your load of coal. ♪ ♪ how can i roll when the whls won't go? ♪ spoken: take it guys! ♪
♪ (acoustic sukiyaki) ♪ (acoustic sukiyaki) (enthusiastic applause) i had a great time last night, out in front there, meeting folks. and there was a young boy. i think he's probably here tonight. i don't know. he's a very clever man. he's.... (i don't know how old he is. he's probably 10 or something) but i always try to encourage young people to take up the guitar and pursue it if that desire is in them.
because put a guitar in a person's hand at an early age, and they get good at it. anything can happen. it can take you.... i'm standing up here tonight because i had that dream when i was a little boy. and i came from nowhere in australia. i like where i'm going and where i've been. it's because of that one thing that i believe in the gift i was given. and i believe i had to pursue it with every ounce of my energy. and i'm still trying to get good at this. that's what i want to do. (laughter) but anyway, i signed a cd for him, and i said, "i want to see the day, i want to be around to be in line to buy your cd." and you know what he said? he said, "you'll be dead by then,"
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of course, the city of mombassa is in kenya. it's right on the coast. but we were in nairobi, and i went out to visit the children there that i sponsor through world vision . so i started the song after i got to know the family that i sponsor. i started to write the song in the back of the smelliest old four-wheeled drive i've ever been in. and my heart was just overflowing with love for these people. ♪ (mombassa) ♪ (mombassa)
(wild applause) (wild applause) thank you so much. i'd like to play a brand new song for you. and this is a song that i wrote at the airport. and i had my eyes closed. and i was practicing it over and over and over as i do. and a little girl came up and stood in front of me and started singing the melody with me. and then her mother came over and kind of held her. and they kind of swayed and the both started singing. and i thought i'm onto something good here. (laughter)
(applause) i'm a concert musician, and i travel all over the world. so i get to watch tv everywhere i go. and public television in america by far is the most entertaining and the most important to me. i learn so much. i expand my mind. and i expand my knowledge of the world around me whether it be news, current affairs, or music programs. that's why it's so important. it really pulls it together for me. an artist like me would never get to the masses without the help of public television. there are so many great artists who deserve to be heard and deserve to be seen. and you can't do it by regular pop man television.
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spoken: ....with his dangerous harp! ♪ got anything to say there, bob? ♪ ♪ (harmonica playing joins in) ♪ spoken: i think you just said it all. ♪ (harmonica solo) ♪ (harmonica solo) ♪ well it's a big job just gettin' by ♪ ♪ with nine kids and a wife. ♪ i've been a workin' man dang near all my life. ♪ ♪ let me keep on working long as my two hands ♪ ♪ are fit to use. ♪ i'll drink my beer in a tavern ♪ ♪ singing a little bit of these working man blues. ♪
♪ i keep my nose on the grindstone. ♪ ♪ i work hard every day. ♪ might get a little tired on the weekend. ♪ ♪ that's when i blow my pay. ♪ but i'll go back workin'. ♪ come monday morning, i'm right back with the crew. ♪ ♪ i drink my beer in a tavern ♪ ♪ singing a little bit of these working man blues. ♪ ♪ sometimes i think about leaving, ♪ ♪ do a little bummin' around, ♪ ♪ throw my bills out the window, ♪ ♪ catch a train to another town. ♪ ♪ but i go back working. ♪ i gotta buy my kids a brand new pair of shoes. ♪ ♪ and i drink my beer in a tavern ♪ ♪ singing a little bit of these working man blues. ♪ spoken: here comes the workin' man, baby! ♪ (harmonica solo)
♪ (harmonica solo) ♪ (harmonica solo) ♪ (harmonica solo) ♪ i said hey, hey working man, working man like me. ♪ ♪ i ain't never been on welfare. ♪ ♪ that's one place i won't be ♪ ♪ 'cause i be workin'. ♪ come monday morning, i'll be right back ♪ ♪ with the crew. ♪ and i drink my beer in a tavern ♪ ♪ singing a little bit of these working man's blues. ♪