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Lyr Add: Atlantic Blue (Ron Hynes)

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GUEST,DWR 16 Apr 08 - 12:59 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 16 Apr 08 - 03:42 PM
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GUEST,Tom Bliss 16 Apr 08 - 06:40 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: ATLANTIC BLUE (Ron Hynes)
From: GUEST,DWR
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 12:59 PM

After reading the discussion thread about Ron Hynes, I went looking for MY favorite Ron Hynes song, Atlantic Blue, and was amazed (well, almost amazed) to find that we didn't have it, so here it is.

ATLANTIC BLUE
Ron Hynes
as sung by Cindy Church

What colour is a heartache from a love lost at sea?
What shade of memory never fades but lingers to eternity?
And how dark is the light of day that sleepless eyes of mine survey?
Is that you, Atlantic Blue? My heart is as cold as you.
How is one heart chosen to never lie at peace?
How many moments remain? Is there not one sweet release?
And who's the stranger at my door,
To taunt my dreams forever more?
Is that you, Atlantic Blue? My heart is as cold as you.
I lie awake in the morning, as waves wash on the sand,
I hold my hurt at bay, I hold the lives of his children in my hands.
And whose plea will receive no answer?
Whose cry is lost upon the wind?
Who's the voice so familiar,
Whispers my name as night comes in?
And whose wish never fails to find my vacant heart on Valentine's?
Is that you Atlantic Blue? My heart is as cold,
My heart is as cold, my heart is as cold as you.

Now I have not heard Ron's version, but I have heard two which are both excellent, the one by Cindy Church of course, and one I like nearly as well by The Cottars. Their lyrics are essentially identical except for haunt instead of taunt. Both words work equally well there, I think.

The story is a sad one, Ron wrote it as a memorial to the sinking of the oil rig, Ocean Ranger which went down in a storm in February of 1982.

There is a great deal of information on the sinking online so you can find as little or as much as you like. Here is one written by students at Clarenville High School in Newfoundland.
http://www.chs.k12.nf.ca/socstud/ssgrassroots/oceanranger/OceanRangerIntro.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Atlantic Blue - Ron Hynes
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 03:42 PM

I also agree it's a wonderful song. Wish this got as much airplay as Sonny's Dream. Much better song as far as I am concerned.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Atlantic Blue - Ron Hynes
From: Beer
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 05:34 PM

Taken from the "Songs of Ron Hynes Volume 1"

Inspired by the loss of 84 lives on The Ocean Ranger in 1982. I knew that I would eventually write something about that tragedy and six years later I did. I consider it my best work.

I can hardly wait for his next c/d. I heard one song from his performance last summer at our festival. I think it is titled "House" Very, very moving.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Atlantic Blue - Ron Hynes
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 06:40 PM

Christina Smith and Jean Hewson - from St John's, Newfoundland - do a stunning, utterly heartrending version on their second album August Gale.

About as good as anything gets.

This is them


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Atlantic Blue (Ron Hynes)
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 28 Apr 13 - 05:26 PM

chords in chordpro format.

{title: Atlantic Blue} {subtitle: Ron Hynes} # Youtube version is 1/2 step flat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBwlR1-jNFA

[D]What colour is a heartache, from a [G6/G9]love lost at sea? [D]What shade of memory never fades, but lingers to eter[Asus4]nity? [D]How dark is the light of day, that sleepless [D7/F#]eyes of mine [G]survey? [G]Is that [A]you, At[D]lantic [G]Blue? [Em]My [F#m]heart is as [G]cold[A] as you[D] [G6/G9] [D] [G6/G9]

[D]How is one heart chosen, to [G6/G9]never lie at peace? [D]How many moments remain? Is there not [Asus4]one of sweet release? [D]And who's the stranger at my door, To haunt my [D7/F#]dreams forev[G]er more? [G]Is that [A]you, At[D]lantic [G]Blue? [Em]My [D/F#]heart is as [G]cold[Asus4] as you[D][G6/G9] as you[D][G6/G9]

[A]I lie awake in the mor[D]ning, as the [D/A]waves wash [G]on the [D]sand, [A]I hold my hurt at [D]bay, I hold the lives of [Em7]his children in my [A]hands

And [D]whose plea will receive no [D]answer? [D/F#]Whose cry is lost [G]upon the wind?[G] [D]Who's the voice so fa[D]miliar, whispers my [A]name as the night comes in?[A] [D]And whose wish never fails[D] to find [D]my vacant [D7/F#]heart on [G]Valentine's?

Is that [A]you At[D]lantic [G]Blue? [Em]My [F#m]heart is as [G]cold,[A] [Em]My [F#m]heart is as [G]cold,[A] [Em]My [F#m]heart is as [G]cold,[A] as you[D][G6/G9] as you[D][G6/G9] as you[D][G6/G9][D]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Atlantic Blue (Ron Hynes)
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 28 Apr 13 - 06:22 PM

well that didn't format so good! Try this one. You can get the Songbook app (ioS, Android, PC, Mac) from Linkesoft to view this properly.

{title: Atlantic Blue}

{subtitle: Ron Hynes}

# Youtube version 1/2 step flat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBwlR1-jNFA


[D]What colour is a heartache, from a [G6/G9]love lost at sea?

[D]What shade of memory never fades, but lingers to eter[Asus4]nity?

[D]How dark is the light of day, that sleepless [D7/F#]eyes of mine [G]survey?

[G]Is that [A]you, At[D]lantic [G]Blue? [Em]My [F#m]heart is as [G]cold[A]

as you[D] [G6/G9] [D] [G6/G9]


[D]How is one heart chosen, to [G6/G9]never lie at peace?

[D]How many moments remain? Is there not [Asus4]one of sweet release?

[D]And who's the stranger at my door, To haunt my [D7/F#]dreams forev[G]er more?

[G]Is that [A]you, At[D]lantic [G]Blue? [Em]My [D/F#]heart is as [G]cold[Asus4]

as you[D][G6/G9]

as you[D][G6/G9]


[A]I lie awake in the mor[D]ning, as the [D/A]waves wash [G]on the [D]sand,

[A]I hold my hurt at [D]bay, I hold the lives of [Em7]his children in my [A]hands


And [D]whose plea will receive no [D]answer?

[D/F#]Whose cry is lost [G]upon the wind?[G]

[D]Who's the voice so fa[D]miliar, whispers my [A]name as the night comes in?[A]

[D]And whose wish never fails[D] to find

[D]my vacant [D7/F#]heart on [G]Valentine's?


Is that [A]you At[D]lantic [G]Blue?

[Em]My [F#m]heart is as [G]cold,[A]

[Em]My [F#m]heart is as [G]cold,[A]

[Em]My [F#m]heart is as [G]cold,[A]

as you[D][G6/G9]

as you[D][G6/G9]

as you[D][G6/G9][D]


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