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ADD: Wondering Where the Lions Are (Cockburn)

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GUEST,kjohnson@cyberportal.net 01 Apr 01 - 07:16 AM
Callie 01 Apr 01 - 08:29 AM
gnu 01 Apr 01 - 09:10 AM
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Clinton Hammond 01 Apr 01 - 11:15 AM
Amos 01 Apr 01 - 11:17 AM
Clinton Hammond 01 Apr 01 - 11:18 AM
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Subject: wonder where the lions are
From: GUEST,kjohnson@cyberportal.net
Date: 01 Apr 01 - 07:16 AM

i'm trying to find the lyrics and cords to a song that contains these lyrics in the chorus. can any help. it's a 70s folk tune by male artist i think


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Subject: RE: wonder where the lions are
From: Callie
Date: 01 Apr 01 - 08:29 AM

It's by Bruce Cockburn, a Canadian. It came out around 1984 if I recall correctly.

Can't remember the whole thing, it's been a while, but the bits that I remember are:

Sun's up (mm mm), looks ok
World survives into another day
And I'm thinking about eternity
Some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me ...

Hope that helps!

Callie


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Subject: RE: wonder where the lions are
From: gnu
Date: 01 Apr 01 - 09:10 AM

LIONS !!!!! WHERE ??? !!!

nervousgnu


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Subject: RE: wonder where the lions are
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 01 Apr 01 - 10:22 AM

1979 Callie, according to this site.

Jon


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Subject: RE: wonder where the lions are
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 01 Apr 01 - 11:15 AM

I'll see if i can dig up the pretty good TAB for this song that I found somewhere... It's recorded in Dropped D tuning...

Be right back...

;-)


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Subject: RE: wonder where the lions are
From: Amos
Date: 01 Apr 01 - 11:17 AM

The lyrics can be found at this page.

Regards,

A



WONDERING WHERE THE LIONS ARE
(Bruce Cockburn)

Sun's up, uh huh, looks okay
The world survives into another day
And I'm thinking about eternity
Some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me

I had another dream about lions at the door
They weren't half as frightening as they were before
But I'm thinking about eternity
Some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me

Walls windows trees, waves coming through
You be in me and I'll be in you
Together in eternity
Some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me

Up among the firs where it smells so sweet
Or down in the valley where the river used to be
I got my mind on eternity
Some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me

And I'm wondering where the lions are...
I'm wondering where the lions are...

Huge orange flying boat rises off a lake
Thousand-year-old petroglyphs doing a double take
Pointing a finger at eternity
I'm sitting in the middle of this ecstasy

Young men marching, helmets shining in the sun,
Polished as precise like the brain behind the gun
(Should be!) they got me thinking about eternity
Some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me

And I'm wondering where the lions are...
I'm wondering where the lions are...

Freighters on the nod on the surface of the bay
One of these days we're going to sail away,
going to sail into eternity
some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me

And I'm wondering where the lions are...
I'm wondering where the lions are...


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Subject: I found the lions!
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 01 Apr 01 - 11:18 AM

this is the tab

http://tab.nutz.org/olga/main/c/cockburn_bruce/wondering_where_the_lions_are.tab

Arrived at from this site

http://www.guitarists.net/tab/songs.cfm?id=1931

:-)


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Subject: RE: wonder where the lions are
From: Callie
Date: 01 Apr 01 - 06:01 PM

1979! It was played in Sydney a lot in the mid-eighties for some reason. Maybe he toured here at that time.


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Subject: RE: wonder where the lions are
From: Sorcha
Date: 01 Apr 01 - 06:44 PM

I'm e mailing..........


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Subject: RE: wonder where the lions are
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 01 Apr 01 - 07:16 PM

The Lions Sleep Tonight. (BG)

Seamus


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Subject: RE: wonder where the lions are
From: mousethief
Date: 02 Apr 01 - 12:26 AM

Rats. A Brooce thread, and I missed it.

It actually charted on the US charts; Brooce's first such (highest up the charts, I believe, was Rocket Launcher, circa 1983/4).

The song "Wondering Where the Lions Are" is loosely based on the Charles Williams novel, "The Place of the Lion."

Charles Williams novels are really weird. This one is no exception.

Thanks for the tab!

Alex


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