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Fotheringay's last verse

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FOTHERINGAY


GUEST,equalrice 22 Dec 02 - 03:35 PM
Sorcha 22 Dec 02 - 03:59 PM
Fletcherjlynd 11 Jul 08 - 07:45 PM
Lonesome EJ 12 Jul 08 - 12:38 AM
GUEST,woodsie 12 Jul 08 - 01:29 AM
Lord Batman's Kitchener 12 Jul 08 - 11:06 AM
GUEST,SPB Co-operator 13 Jul 08 - 10:36 AM
GUEST,woodsie 13 Jul 08 - 12:16 PM
Fletcherjlynd 13 Jul 08 - 11:38 PM
GUEST 01 Dec 11 - 12:26 PM
GUEST,henryp 02 Dec 11 - 08:17 AM
BobKnight 02 Dec 11 - 09:45 AM
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Subject: Fotheringay chords and tab?
From: GUEST,equalrice
Date: 22 Dec 02 - 03:35 PM

I gave it the old college try and haven't been able to come up with any chords or arrangement for the Sandy Denny song Fotheringay. Any help would be much appreciated.


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Subject: Lyr Chord Add: Fogtheringay/Sandy Denny
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Dec 02 - 03:59 PM

I hope this works.......


FOTHERINGAY
Fairport Convention Songbook 2 / Jan Hauenstein

Intro: Am Dm/F Em Am Dm/F Em Am

C G F Am
How often she has gazed from castle windows o'er,
Em Am G Am
And watched the daylight passing within her captive wall,
Dm Em Am
With no-one to heed her call.

Dm/F Em Am

C G F Am
The evening hour is fading within the dwindling sun,
Em Am G Am
And in a lonely moment, those embers will be gone
Dm Em Am
And the last of all the young birds flown.

Dm/F Em Am

C G F Am
Her days of precious freedom, forfeited long before,
Em Am G Am
To live such fruitless years behind a guarded door.
Dm Em Am
But those days will last no more.

Instrumental: E4 E A Dm G C F E4 E Am F E4 E A Dm G C F E4 E Am F E4 E A

C G F Am
Tomorrow at this hour she will be far away,
Em Am
Much farther than these islands,
G Am
Or the lonely Fotheringay

Am/G Am/F# F Am Dm/F E4 E A Dm G C F E4 E Am F E4 E A

From:
http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/~zierke/sandy.denny/songs/fotheringay.html


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Subject: Fotheringay's last verse
From: Fletcherjlynd
Date: 11 Jul 08 - 07:45 PM

Some sources report Fotheringay's last verse as "for the lonely Fotheringay"; some others as "or the lonely Fotheringay". The second one makes more sense, but Sandy Denny seems indeed to sing "for".
Does anyone know the correct version of the song?


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Subject: RE: Fotheringay's last verse
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 12 Jul 08 - 12:38 AM

The lyric sites seem to agree that the last stanza is
Tomorrow at this hour she will be far away,
Much farther than these islands,
Or the lonely Fotheringay

A lovely song, and may be Sandy's best.


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Subject: RE: Fotheringay's last verse
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 12 Jul 08 - 01:29 AM

Why do you think that the second makes more sense?


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Subject: RE: Fotheringay's last verse
From: Lord Batman's Kitchener
Date: 12 Jul 08 - 11:06 AM

I simply don't see what the arguement is, Sandy's ennunciation is perfectly clear

Tomorrow at this hour she will be far away,
Much farther than these islands,
Or the lonely Fotheringay


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Subject: RE: Fotheringay's last verse
From: GUEST,SPB Co-operator
Date: 13 Jul 08 - 10:36 AM

It makes sense because Northamptonshire is not far from these Islands


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Subject: RE: Fotheringay's last verse
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 13 Jul 08 - 12:16 PM

Which islands? These, or Fotheringay suggests that fotheringay is seperate place from these islands.


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Subject: RE: Fotheringay's last verse
From: Fletcherjlynd
Date: 13 Jul 08 - 11:38 PM

Lord Batman's Kitchener, how can you say that "I simply don't see what the arguement is, Sandy's ennunciation is perfectly clear"? I'm not the only one who doubts about this verse: if you search with Google you will find that 246 web sources report "or the lonely Fotheringay", while 219 report "for the lonely Fotheringay".
Anyway, I agree that the correct version is supposed to be "or".


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Subject: RE: Fotheringay's last verse
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Dec 11 - 12:26 PM

Fotheringay Castle, waar Mary Stuart gevangen zat, is genoemd naar het gelijknamige dorpje; in goed nederlands zeggen we HET kasteel en HET dorpje. De laatste strofe luidt dan
Morgen om deze tijd
is zij hier ver vandaan,
veel verder dan deze eilanden
en het eenzame Fotheringay


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Subject: RE: Fotheringay's last verse
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 02 Dec 11 - 08:17 AM

Tomorrow at this hour, she will be far away.

Mary, Queen of Scots, was executed at Fotheringhay Castle on the morning of February 8, 1587.


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Subject: RE: Fotheringay's last verse
From: BobKnight
Date: 02 Dec 11 - 09:45 AM

It's definitly "or." You can't always go by what's on the internet. It just needs one person to make a mistake, and before you know where you are, it's repeated and passed on, over and over, and the the wrong version is all over the internet. To suggest the word is "for" is to make the meaning of the line nonsensical.


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