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Thread #86539   Message #2998419
Posted By: GUEST,Guest: Alan Davis
02-Oct-10 - 09:01 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Children of Darkness (Richard Farina)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Children of Darkness (Richard Farina)
I heard this song many, many years ago---that is, I heard one line sung by a traveller staying overnight at our home: "I have need of your company."   It's stuck with me for over 40 years, couldn't get it out of my head if I wanted to. So now I made up some chords, and some cheesy lyrics, only to discover that the song is called "Children of Darkness" and has some of the ass-kickinest lyrics around. Not only that, I owned the album in years gone by, and never paid any nevermind to it.

So, now I've discovered at least two different versions of chords, and at least one variant of the lyrics, what are the chords?

I know that Richard and Mimi (i just read it) didn't write music. There was a song book, out of print, available nowhere. The "Richard Farina Dulcimer Book" is available online, but no chords are given for this song: maybe I'll have to reverse engineer the chords, but studying the dulcimer?