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Subject: Lyr Req: Along the Road of Time
From: Jeri
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 01:34 PM

I was just called by a friend of mine who'd been e-mailed by a friend of his who was looking for the words to this song. I said "no problem." (Famous last words.) Now I can't find it in the DT or past discussions, and the recording I have it on has apparently has slipped through a wormhole or been carried off by faeries or something.

Does anyone out there have the words? Please?


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Subject: RE: Along the Road of Time by Dave Webber
From: Sorcha
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 01:58 PM

Jeri, we may have a small problem. According to what I found, Jimmie Driftwood wrote Along the Road of Time; the only thing Webber did that is remotely similar is All Along the Rossendale. I didn't find lyrics for either of them..........


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Subject: RE: Along the Road of Time by Dave Webber
From: Jeri
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 02:26 PM

I may have the name wrong, but I don't think so. I've been looking around and can't find any evidence that Dave Webber recorded it. I wonder who has? Johnny Collins maybe?

What I can remember of the chorus:
(Something about friends this and friends that)
We'll raise a glass of wine.
Here's hoping that we meet again,
Along the road of time.


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Subject: RE: Along the Road of Time by Dave Webber
From: MMario
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 02:34 PM

never heard of it - but sounds like one I will want to learn.


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Subject: RE: Along the Road of Time by Dave Webber
From: Sorcha
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 02:37 PM

This album is all I found.........Driftwood on the River.


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Subject: RE: Along the Road of Time by Dave Webber
From: Jeri
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 02:50 PM

BAM!!! Got it! The clue provided by Sorcha was that the name of the song wasn't what I'd thought. It's called "The Parting Song," and I'll either find the lyrics in the forum or post 'em. It's on Johnny Collins's "Now & Then," which I was inexplicably able to find.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PARTING SONG (Dave Webber)^^
From: Jeri
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 03:20 PM

Answering my own request here. Duh. Tune is forthcoming.

PARTING SONG
Dave Webber

Soon the morning sun will rise,
And dawn will bathe the sky.
There's time for just one parting song,
Before we say goodbye.

Chorus:
So sing together one and all,
And raise a glass of wine,
Here's hoping we will meet again,
Along the road of time.


We've shared our stories, yours and mine,
We've shared our hopes and fears.
With memories of distant youth,
We've both rolled back the years.

The ever-turning, fateful wheel,
Must cause our ways to part.
And bringing untold mysteries,
Another day will start.

For from endings come beginnings,
From the old shall come the new,
With hopes for tomorrow,
We'll see our parting through.

Transcribed from the singing of Johnny Collins on "Now & Then." From the notes to the CD, Dave wrote this "...as a memorial to a dear friend, now departed."


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Subject: Tune Add: PARTING SONG (Dave Webber)^^
From: Jeri
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 03:55 PM

MIDI file: PARTSNG.MID

Timebase: 120

Name: Parting Song
Text: Dave Webber
TimeSig: 2/4 24 8
Key: C
Tempo: 100 (600000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
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This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the latest version of MIDItext and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Parting Song
M:2/4
Q:1/4=100
K:C
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C6C2|C4C4|B,4D4|C4E4|F4D4|B,6C2|C6z2|z4C4|
F6F2|F4F4|E4E2F2|E6D2|C6E2|E4F4|D6z2|z4C4|
C6C2|C4C4|B,4D4|C6E2|F6D2|B,6C2|C6z2||

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Subject: RE: Along the Road of Time by Dave Webber
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 04:33 PM

It's also available on the 1993 CD called Together - Solo, by Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman. I had trouble understanding some of the lyrics, so I'm glad you transcribed it, Jeri. Here's what's said in the CD booklet:
Dave was having a very long and honest conversation with a very close friend in the small hours of the morning when the realisation dawned that time was running out. It was the last conversation of its kind that they were to have, and Dave wrote this song in memory of a true friend and to serve as a parting song for any circumstance.
Dedicated to the memory of John Purdy of Torquay (1927-1993)
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Along the Road of Time by Dave Webber
From: Jeri
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 06:11 PM

Hope you added than information, Joe. Thank you.

BTW, Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman also sing in the chorus on the Johnny Collins recording, and Dave produced it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Along the Road of Time (Dave Webber)
From: GUEST,Rachel-the-singer
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 04:40 PM

Is this the "parting song"on heidi talbots album? email me at blueeyeddolz@o2.ie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Along the Road of Time (Dave Webber)
From: BB
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 02:35 PM

It's also on the CD of the Beggars Velvet LP, as an extra track.

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Along the Road of Time (Dave Webber)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 01:15 PM

Jeri-

Thanks for transcribing this song.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Along the Road of Time (Dave Webber)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Mar 13 - 04:50 PM

So grateful someone wrote down the lyrics & saved me having to stop/strat my lady of Autumn CD. Such a beautiful song. In company with my partner I want to sing it at my retirement bash next month.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Along the Road of Time (Dave Webber)
From: Elmore
Date: 27 Mar 13 - 05:03 PM

Hearing Dave and Annie (and the audience) do this live is thrilling. It brings a tear to the eye of this jaded old folkie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parting Song: 'along the road of time'
From: GUEST,Phil Heming
Date: 19 Mar 24 - 09:58 AM

In a tribute to Jonh Purdy, at the start of his book, he wrote these words
    "And now my time is past and gone and my singing it must cease,
    Just lay me down in country ground for to find eternal peace.
    And there's just one thing before I go with you I'd like to share,
    That peace for me will only be when song is in the air"

I asked Dave for permission to use this as the final verse of this song, to which he agreed.


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Subject: RE: ADD:Parting Song: 'along the road of time'(Webber)
From: GUEST,Julia L
Date: 19 Mar 24 - 09:33 PM

Tommy Makem also made a Parting Song (aka Journey's End)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDICQH1Zz28


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Subject: RE: ADD:Parting Song: 'along the road of time'(Webber)
From: GUEST,Julia L
Date: 19 Mar 24 - 09:57 PM

Looks like the lyrics at least are the work of J.B.Goodenough

Parting Song (Journey's End)   J.B. Goodenough

The fire is out, the moon is down, the parting glass is dry and done,
And I must go and leave this town, before the rising of the sun.
And long’s the road and long’s the mile
Before I rest my soul again
With girls who weep and girls who smile
And all the words and ways of men

For some there are who cannot bide, but wander to the journey's end,
Nor take a girl to be a bride nor have a man to be a friend.
And when I'm done with wandering,
I'll sit beside the road and weep,
For all the songs I did not sing, and promises I did not keep.


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Subject: RE: ADD:Parting Song: 'along the road of time'(Webber)
From: GUEST,Tattie Bogle
Date: 23 Mar 24 - 08:52 PM

Dave Webber did indeed write “Parting Song” (with lyrics as shown by Jeri in August 2001 - NOT those posted immediately above).
I first heard it on the Beggar’s Velvet album entitled Lady of Autumn (another fabulous song) which first came out as an LP in 1990, and later in CD format: one of the best albums I have ever bought!
Beggar’s Velvet included Dave Webber, Anni Fentiman, and Charlie and Cathie Yarwood.

I did once get to sing it, somewhat unexpectedly, at a funeral: it had been printed into the order of service, but I wasn’t asked until we were on our way into the crematorium! I was about to ask the organist for a start note when he started to play it: I thanked him afterwards and asked him how he knew it: “Oh, I just looked it up on YouTube beforehand” he said!


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