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Lyr Req: Ashfields and Brine (Archie Fisher)

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Subject: ashfields and grime - by archie fisher
From: cujimmy
Date: 16 Jun 00 - 06:03 AM

could someone give me the words of this song please - much appreciated - regards - jimmy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ashfields and grime - by archie fish
From: Wolfgang
Date: 16 Jun 00 - 06:28 AM

here's Ashfields and Brine which I guess is what you want.

Wolfgang


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Subject: Lyr Add: ASHFIELDS AND BRINE (Archie Fisher)
From: Wolfgang
Date: 16 Jun 00 - 06:32 AM

It is a good song, worth posting, so here it is ready for harvesting (copied from Susanne's and Henry's site).

Wolfgang

ASHFIELDS AND BRINE
(Archie Fisher)

Maybe ashfields and brine or gold flowers rare
Time and sweet colombine will brighten the air
And all of the sorrows and tears you have known
Will be cinders and see where a blossom has grown
Far from ashfields and brine

Turn to the north wind's cold in your face
Ask and you'll find a calm peaceful place
A clear-running stream and a forest of pine
A morning for dreams and an evening for wine
Far from ashfields and brine

Come when the autumn burns through my land
And let its flame feel warm to your hand
Stay by my side while the winter comes on
You may leave in the spring when the memories are gone
Of the ashfields and brine

Love all the summer, carefree and warm
Heed now the calm of the gathering storm
Barren and bitter my last years will be
From the smoke of the fire and the spray of the sea
Leaving ashfields and brine

Ashfields and brine or gold flowers rare
Time and sweet colombine will brighten the air
And all of the sorrows and tears I have known
Will be cinders and see where a blossom has grown
Far from ashfields and brine


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ashfields and grime - by archie fish
From: cujimmy
Date: 16 Jun 00 - 06:49 AM

thankyou wolfgang, i'l look forward to singing this at folk festivals this summer, regards, jimmy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ashfields and grime - by archie fish
From: cujimmy
Date: 16 Jun 00 - 07:30 PM

this is a lovely song - but what is it about.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ashfields and grime - by archie fish
From: cujimmy
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 03:21 PM

I never found out what this song is about - can anyone tell me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ashfields and grime - by archie fish
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 04:17 PM

I copied it from Archie's singing, but I must admit I'm none the wiser for that! Seems to me to be about the ups and downs of life, basically. However, it sounds great!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ashfields and grime - by archie fish
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 04:40 PM

How about a best guess at his tuning and chords for this one anyone?

;-)

Ummm... also... I kinda always heard the first line to be

"Maybe ashfileds and brine will GROW flowers rare..."

It certainly keep with the theme of good stuff growing from bad, and eventually turning bad again, and growing more good stuff...

Know what I mean?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ashfields and grime - by archie fish
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 05:22 PM

Well, I think since brine and ash are waste products from a number of chemical operations, such as mining or chemical production, that it symbolizes the aftermath of industrialization will be the natural world regaining ascendancy. At least that's my impression of the first few lines.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ashfields and grime - by archie fish
From: Gareth
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 05:31 PM

Mmmm! Max Boyce sang something on a similar theme. Bit late tonite to get my CD's out, but :-

And Flowers are growing on Sirhowy Hill

Perhaps that might jog a memory or two. Tho BTW, South Wales may well be a cleaner, and Greener, place now - but the cost was UB40's (Unemployment registration books) all around.

There are always two sides to that story.

Gareth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ashfields and grime - by archie fish
From: John in Hamilton
Date: 01 Apr 02 - 03:45 AM

Here's what the liner note says-"A new industrial estate now covers the old Inverness landfill on the Moray Firth which because of garden waste used to support a myriad of herbs and flowers despite the barren surroundings of cinders and sea"

From "Sunsets I've Galloped Into"

Cheers,

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ashfields and grime - by archie fish
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 01 Apr 02 - 04:45 AM

Sunsets I've Galloped Into

Damn fine bit of album indeed!


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