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Thread #4006   Message #21304
Posted By: BAZ
12-Feb-98 - 06:34 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Kiss the Children for Me, Mary (MacColl)
Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: KISS THE CHILDREN FOR ME, MARY
Linda
I think these are the lyrics you were looking for.

I've added an ABC file (chorus first) It's about as close as I can get I'm not the best at transcribing a tune from a record.
Ronnie sings it in a very free and easy style with Roy playing Northumbrian pipes.
My wife and I were on holiday in Scotland and driving in the early hours of the morning when the news of Roy's death came on the radio and all you could here wherever you went that day was 'FLOWER of SCOTLAND' He sure is missed!

Kiss the children for me Mary (The Exile Song)
(trad. MacColl/Seeger arr Corries)

Kiss the children for me Mary
Don't let them pine or grieve
Tell them it's hard I'm working for them
Though it breaks my heart to leave.

Don't forget hard the work
and long the day
I'll be thinking of you Mary
Though I'm many miles away

Kiss the children for me Mary
Don't let them pine or grieve
Tell them it's hard I'm working for them
Though it breaks my heart to leave.

Building dams ere fields and factories
Shifting mountains by the load
I'll be with you in November
When I'm finished on the road.

Kiss the children for me Mary
Don't let them pine or grieve
Tell them it's hard I'm working for them
Though it breaks my heart to leave.

X: 1
T:KISS THE CHILDREN FOR ME MARY
M:3/4
L:1/4
Q:140
K:Bb
F2F|c2c|B2G|B/2c2-c/2|F/2f2-f/2|eg2|Bc2|cce|f2c|ecG|
B2z|c/2c/2c2|cB2|GF2||F|F/2F2-F/2|FF/2f3/2-|fe/2g3/2|
Bc2|cef-|fec|e2G|Bfc|cc2|B2G|F2

Hope you enjoy

regards

Baz % Output from ABC2Win Version 2.1 f on 12/02/98