Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: Whatever You Say, Say Nothing (Sands)

DigiTrad:
BACK HOME IN DERRY
JOE MCDONNEL
THE WOMAN CRIED
THERE WERE ROSES
YOUR DAUGHTERS AND YOUR SONS


Related threads:
Lyr Req/Add: County Down (Tommy Sands) (17)
2018 Obit: Rosaleen Sands (Ireland) (3)
Lyr Add: Almost Every Circumstance (Colum Sands) (53)
Chord Req: Your Daughters and Your Sons (7)
Lyr Req: songs by Tommy Sands (65)
Bobby Sands (130)
Chords:Down Among the Bushes of Jerusalem-T.Sands (11)
Bobby Sands, IRA and The Sands Family (26)
Lyr/Chords Req: Shadow of O'Casey (Tommy Sands) (17)
Lyr Req: Johnny Sands (17)
Lyr Req: Let the Circle Be Wide (Tommy Sands) (10)
Lyr Add: The Music of Healing (Tommy Sands) (4)
BS: Bobby Sands hunger strike film (450)
Colum Sands - Gigs in UK ? (8)
Lyr Add: The Politician Song (Mickey MacConnell) (8)
Lyr Req: Goodbye John Joe (9)
Sands Family (5)
Lyr Req: heart's a wonder? / Music of Healing (14)
Who was Bobby Sands? (86)
Tune Req: Farewell to the Town (Ben Sands) (3)
Lyr Req: Directions (Colum Sands) (5)
Ann Colum Sands (6)
Colum Sands at The Cricketers (4)
Where's Tommy Sands? (8)
Celtic Colours - Tommy Sands (11)
Chords Req: O'Hara, Hughes, McCreesh and Sands (9)
Lyr Req: The Marching Song (Colum Sands) (15)
Lyr Req: Lookin' the Loan of a Spade (Colum Sands) (9)
Sands Family (6)
Lyr req: seven days are in the week (answered) (6) (closed)
Lyr Req: All the Little Children (Sands Family) (4)


jenskoch@post1.tele.dk 18 Apr 99 - 03:33 PM
Philippa 18 Apr 99 - 05:57 PM
Philippa 21 Apr 99 - 02:10 PM
Frank Howe 21 Apr 99 - 02:20 PM
Philippa 21 Apr 99 - 02:27 PM
bseed(charleskratz) 22 Apr 99 - 02:55 AM
jenskoch@post1.tele.dk 22 Apr 99 - 10:55 PM
DonD 19 May 04 - 08:31 PM
Cluin 19 May 04 - 08:46 PM
Big Jim from Jackson 19 May 04 - 09:50 PM
Rapparee 19 May 04 - 10:35 PM
Flash Company 20 May 04 - 05:25 AM
Amos 20 May 04 - 02:27 PM
jacko@nz 20 May 04 - 05:07 PM
GUEST,Tallpaul 03 Oct 05 - 01:45 PM
MMario 03 Oct 05 - 03:20 PM
GUEST,Steve 05 Oct 05 - 03:53 AM
Jim Dixon 07 Oct 05 - 08:34 AM
GUEST,22.10.05 25 Oct 05 - 04:54 PM
Barbara 25 Oct 05 - 05:33 PM
Ebbie 25 Oct 05 - 05:48 PM
michaelr 25 Oct 05 - 07:45 PM
Susanne (skw) 25 Oct 05 - 07:45 PM
michaelr 26 Oct 05 - 02:24 AM
billybob 26 Oct 05 - 02:45 PM
GUEST,Beezer725 19 Aug 11 - 02:15 PM
Stewie 19 Aug 11 - 09:43 PM
Big Ballad Singer 20 Aug 11 - 05:43 PM
GUEST,Guest Vivienne 20 Aug 11 - 08:46 PM
Stewie 20 Aug 11 - 09:37 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Whatever You Say Say Nothing
From: jenskoch@post1.tele.dk
Date: 18 Apr 99 - 03:33 PM

I'm looking for the lyrics to this Irish song by Colm Sands


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Whatever You Say Say Nothing
From: Philippa
Date: 18 Apr 99 - 05:57 PM

just to start you off; it may take mye a while to get the rest of the lyrics and problably someone else will fill you in further before I do.
Whatever you say, say nothing
When you talk about you know what
For if you know who should hear you, you know what you'll get!
They'll take you away to you know where
For you wouldn't know how long
So for You Know Who's sake, don't let anyone
hear you singing this song.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Whatever You Say Say Nothing
From: Philippa
Date: 21 Apr 99 - 02:10 PM

I didn't mean it, say something, add a verse or two or three


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: WHATEVER YOU SAY, SAY NOTHING
From: Frank Howe
Date: 21 Apr 99 - 02:20 PM

Here ya go

WHATEVER YOU SAY, SAY NOTHING

CHO: Whatever you say, say nothing when you talk about you-know-what.
For if you-know-who should hear ya, you know what you’d get
They take you all to you-know-where for you-wouldn’t-know-how-long,
So for you-know-whose sake don’t let anyone hear you singing this song.

You all know what I’m speaking of when I mention you-know-what,
And I fear it’s very dangerous to even mention that.
For the other ones are always near, although you may not see,
And if anyone asks who told you that, please don’t mention me. CHO.

You all know who I’m speaking of, when I mention you-know-who,
For if you-know-who should hear you, you know what he’d do.
So if you don’t see me again, you’ll know why I’m away,
And if anyone asks you where I’ve gone, here’s what you must say: CHO.

Wel,l that’s enough about so-and-so, not to mention such-and-such,
And I better end my song now. I’ve already said too much.
Well, the less you say, the less you hear, and the less you’ll go astray,
And the less you think, the less you do, and the more you’ll hear them say: CHO.

--- Line breaks added------Jeff (PA)---


Also converted from all caps, & punctuation added. –[another] JoeClone, 4-Mar-02.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Whatever You Say Say Nothing
From: Philippa
Date: 21 Apr 99 - 02:27 PM

hey, Frank. that was quick! Thanks. Refreshing the thread was worthwhile. I suppose I have to e-mail Jenskoch as I don't know if Jens knows about returning to look up old threads.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Whatever You Say Say Nothing
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 22 Apr 99 - 02:55 AM

I didn't say anything. Really. Yoo've gotta believe me...I wouldn't. How could I? I don't know anything, and I wasn't even there (wherever "there" is--I live very near Oakland, and everyone knows there's no there there). --seed


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Whatever You Say Say Nothing
From: jenskoch@post1.tele.dk
Date: 22 Apr 99 - 10:55 PM

Thanks for the completion of the lyrics. The lyrics were to be used at talk in connection with Seamus Heaney's poem of the same name; and it went down very well. I can't say I understand everything that's being said in the thread, but thanks anyway.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Whatever You Say Say Nothing
From: DonD
Date: 19 May 04 - 08:31 PM

I'm planning to sing this tomorrow night at the Bronxville Sing of the Pinewoods Folk Club and dedicate to John Ashcroft and the Patriot Act. But if you-know who shows up tomorrow night, or is reading this thread, It wasn't me.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Whatever You Say Say Nothing
From: Cluin
Date: 19 May 04 - 08:46 PM

Colm Sands? I thought it was Tommy Sands wrote that song. Oh well... great song anyway.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Whatever You Say Say Nothing
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 19 May 04 - 09:50 PM

The Clancy Brothers with Tommy M. sing this song on one of their records---or is it Tommy and Liam only?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: lyr: Whatever You Say Say Nothing (Sands)
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 May 04 - 10:35 PM

Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy on "Live At The National Concert Hall", Shanachie 52006.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: lyr: Whatever You Say Say Nothing (Sands)
From: Flash Company
Date: 20 May 04 - 05:25 AM

Golly, the things you find on Mudcat! I heard this song on a late night television programme when I was on holiday in Cornwall about ten years ago, I don't know who was singing it, which is, I suppose, appropriate.

FC


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: lyr: Whatever You Say Say Nothing (Sands)
From: Amos
Date: 20 May 04 - 02:27 PM

DonD:

Give 'em hell!

A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: lyr: Whatever You Say Say Nothing (Sands)
From: jacko@nz
Date: 20 May 04 - 05:07 PM

I've always thought that the third line of the first verse went:

'For the other foot is always near......'

which is one of the keys as to what the song is all about.

Jack


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whatever You Say, Say Nothing (Sands)
From: GUEST,Tallpaul
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 01:45 PM

Anybody have the chords to this song. Is the sheet music available for this song? Where?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whatever You Say, Say Nothing (Sands)
From: MMario
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 03:20 PM

I'd settle for an audio file - anyone have the location for one? enough to let someone get an idea of the tune?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whatever You Say, Say Nothing (Sands)
From: GUEST,Steve
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 03:53 AM

refresh


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whatever You Say, Say Nothing (Sands)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Oct 05 - 08:34 AM

There's a 37-second sound sample on this Colum Sands fan page. It's a duet by Colum Sands and Sharon Aviv. She sings a verse in (I think) Hebrew; then they both sing a verse in English.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whatever You Say, Say Nothing (Sands)
From: GUEST,22.10.05
Date: 25 Oct 05 - 04:54 PM

Hey, wie gehts...
Ich weiß noch nicht mal ob dass einer lesen kann...
lol
was auch immer


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whatever You Say, Say Nothing (Sands)
From: Barbara
Date: 25 Oct 05 - 05:33 PM

"Hey, what's up... I white not yet times whether that one read can... lol whatever"

Sometimes Babelfish lives up to its name.

Blessings,
Barbara (and I knew 'wie gehts'; babelfish didn't bother to translate it at all)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whatever You Say, Say Nothing (Sands)
From: Ebbie
Date: 25 Oct 05 - 05:48 PM

"Ich weiß noch nicht mal ob dass einer lesen kann..."

I known nothing more, other than I can read it?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whatever You Say, Say Nothing (Sands)
From: michaelr
Date: 25 Oct 05 - 07:45 PM

It means "I don't know whether anyone can read this".


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whatever You Say, Say Nothing (Sands)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 25 Oct 05 - 07:45 PM

"I don't know whether anyone will be able to read this." I am, actually, (being German), same as at least a few others, it seems. Welcome, Guest, and let us know more about you!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whatever You Say, Say Nothing (Sands)
From: michaelr
Date: 26 Oct 05 - 02:24 AM

Hallo!

Tschuess!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whatever You Say, Say Nothing (Sands)
From: billybob
Date: 26 Oct 05 - 02:45 PM

Colum Sands Book "Between the earth and the sky" has the music, chords and words to this song and others by Colum. It is beautifully illustrated by Colum McEvoy.ISBN 1 900935 19 8.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whatever You Say, Say Nothing (Sands)
From: GUEST,Beezer725
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 02:15 PM

For what it's worth, Seamus Heaney wrote the poem. This I know for a fact; one of my professors was a friend of his and they used to go on pub crawls together. I do not know where the melody comes from.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whatever You Say, Say Nothing (Sands)
From: Stewie
Date: 19 Aug 11 - 09:43 PM

Guest, the insert sheets to both Colum's 'Unapproved Road' and 'Talking to the wall' CDs give 'Words and music by Colum Sands copyright Elm Grove Music'. Are you saying this is not correct?

--Stewie.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whatever You Say, Say Nothing (Sands)
From: Big Ballad Singer
Date: 20 Aug 11 - 05:43 PM

Makem & Clancy - National Concert Hall, 1983

There's the video version of the audio from their 1983 album.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whatever You Say, Say Nothing (Sands)
From: GUEST,Guest Vivienne
Date: 20 Aug 11 - 08:46 PM

A search on Google reveals that Seamus Heaney did indeed write a poem called "Whatever you say, say nothing", the words are completely different from the song by Colum Sands

Vivienne


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Whatever You Say, Say Nothing (Sands)
From: Stewie
Date: 20 Aug 11 - 09:37 PM

Vienne, thanks for that clarification.

--Stewie.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 23 April 7:07 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.