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Thread #27464   Message #3132040
Posted By: GUEST,Doug Saum
09-Apr-11 - 02:24 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: The Brown and the Yellow Ale
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Brown and the Yellow Ale
W. B. Yeats did a loose translation called "Going the Road." I did a version of it on my THE ROSE @ THE CROSSWAY CD. lyric below:
GOING THE ROAD A67
                                                                words: William Butler Yeats
                                                                music: Doug Saum 4/14/97
1

I was going the road one day
(O the brown and the yellow beer),               
And I met with a man that was no right man
(O my dear, o my dear, o my dear).

2
'Give me your wife,' said he
(O the brown and the yellow beer),
'Till the sun goes down and an hour of the clock'
(O my dear, etc.)

3
'Good-bye, good-bye, my husband
(O the brown and the yellow beer),
For a year and a day by the clock of the sun'
(O my dear, etc).

4
'I know of a girl' said I
(O the brown and the yellow beer),
'Who can shorten the time by the clock and the sun'
(O my dear, etc.).

5
'And one's as good as another
(O the brown and the yellow beer),
So get you away with your no right man'
(O my dear, etc.).