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Chords Req: Summer of '46 (Robin Laing)

Twilight 28 Apr 99 - 03:58 PM
GUEST,Mbo 25 Jan 00 - 09:11 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: SUMMER OF '46 (Robin Laing)
From: Twilight
Date: 28 Apr 99 - 03:58 PM

Does anyone have the chords for the song Summer of '46?? I know it was done by Robin Laing (but I've only heard it twice and being fairly new to the guitar I can't manage to figure them out for myself : ))

The lyrics to it go like this:

THE SUMMER OF '46

1. The summer was a long one, always on the run
Moving through the moonlit night, resting in the sun
They say that you were cheerful, like a child in chasing play
Or a gambler guessing recklessly when someone else will pay

2. Through the western highlands, round the western isles
An adventure trail through beauty over countless weary miles
Slipping like a shadow into legend out of chance
Watching for the tall, ghostly sailing ships from France

Chorus: We are all "Young Pretenders" looking for a sign
On a troubled journey through the landscape of the mind
We're looking to the future, trying hard to find
The pathway and the promise and the hope of better times

3. They say that you were happy always keen to take a dram
A bottle the companion always nearest to your hand
Perhaps to dull the memory or take away the sound
The cries of young men dying on the blood stained ground

4. That summer must have changed you in fundamental ways
And formed the pattern and the script for your remaining days
Some men are most attracted to a cause that can't be won
Life has many flickering ghosts to make us hide and run

Chorus: We are all "Young Pretenders" looking for a sign
On a troubled journey through the landscape of the mind
We're looking to the future, trying hard to find
The pathway and the promise and the hope of better times


I'd be very grateful if anyone could help me with this : )

Vibeke : )


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Subject: Chords Add: SUMMER OF '46 (Robin Laing)
From: GUEST,Mbo
Date: 25 Jan 00 - 09:11 AM

Wow, here an old post I can help with!

THE SUMMER OF '46

(Robin Laing)

D.................Bm........G............D.
The summer was a long one, always on the run
G...................Bm..........G................A
Moving through the moonlit night, resting in the sun
D......................Bm................G..................D
They say that you were cheerful, like a child in chasing play
......G.................D...............G......A...........D
Or a gambler guessing recklessly when someone else will pay

Through the western highlands, round the western isles
An adventure trail through beauty over countless weary miles
Slipping like a shadow into legend out of chance
Watching for the tall, ghostly sailing ships from France

Chorus:
D.............................G..............D
We are all "Young Pretenders" looking for a sign
G..............D....................Bm..............A
On a troubled journey through the landscape of the mind
D............................G...............D
We're looking to the future, trying hard to find
.....G................D..............A...............D
The pathway and the promise and the hope of better times

They say that you were happy, always keen to take a dram
A bottle the companion always nearest to your hand
Perhaps to dull the memory or take away the sound
The cries of young men dying on the blood stained ground

That summer must have changed you in fundamental ways
And formed the pattern and the script for your remaining days
Some men are most attracted to a cause that can't be won
Life has many flickering ghosts to make us hide and run

Chorus

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: CHORD REQ- Summer of '46
From: GUEST,Smokey
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 09:27 PM

From Caitrin's discripting Charlie sounds a lot like your new elected president


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Summer of '46 (Robin Laing)
From: GUEST,Rocco
Date: 27 Jan 11 - 04:36 PM

I suppose you'll never read this post, you were writing 12 years ago... but I wanted to thank you. I'm italian, and I've always been playing this song, but I didn't get every single word, although my english is quite good - not my scottish, alas! This is one of my all time favourite songs. I've been looking for this lyrics for 12 years, and today reading them is like hearing this song for the first time. I'm lucky, I had the chance to feel this marvel twice. Thank you, I hope your life is prosper and your guitar always twanging near your heart.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Summer of '46 (Robin Laing)
From: GUEST,johnmc
Date: 28 Jan 11 - 08:23 AM

The Prince ended his days in Italy. What an interesting post.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Summer of '46 (Robin Laing)
From: GUEST,Guest.Petah
Date: 10 Mar 11 - 01:52 AM

Just found this post today. Heard the song about 10 years ago, didn't know it's name, but it had stayed with me. Today I thought about it & did a search to try & find the artist & the lyrics! 365 years this year. I'm Australian but ancestors through my maternal grandfather (from Skye) are said to have fought in the uprising.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Summer of '46 (Robin Laing)
From: GUEST,Mitrofanov Evgenij
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 08:36 AM

SUMMER OF '46 (© Robin Laing)

Ñ................Am........F.............C.
The summer was a long one, always on the run
F..................C..............Dm.............G
Moving through the moonlit night, resting in the sun
Ñ......................Am...............F................C.
They say that you were cheerful, like a child in chasing play
….....F...............C...............F.......G.........C   
Or a gambler guessing recklessly when someone else will pay

Through the western highlands, round the western isles
An adventure trail through beauty over countless weary miles
Slipping like a shadow into legend out of chance
Watching for the tall, ghostly sailing ships from France

Chorus:
…........C....................F.............C
We are all "Young Pretenders" looking for a sign
F.............C..................Dm................G
On a troubled journey through the landscape of the mind
….....C......................F..............C
We're looking to the future, trying hard to find
…....F..............C...............G..............C
The pathway and the promise and the hope of better times

They say that you were happy, always keen to take a dram
A bottle the companion always nearest to your hand
Perhaps to dull the memory or take away the sound
The cries of young men dying on the blood stained ground

That summer must have changed you in fundamental ways
And formed the pattern and the script for your remaining days
Some men are most attracted to a cause that can't be won
Life has many flickering ghosts to make us hide and run


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Summer of '46 (Robin Laing)
From: GUEST,Mitrofanov Evgenij Samara
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 08:38 AM

SUMMER OF '46 (© Robin Laing)

Ñ............................Am............F...................C.
The summer was a long one, always on the run
F...............................C.....................Dm....................G
Moving through the moonlit night, resting in the sun
Ñ....................................Am...................F.......................C.
They say that you were cheerful, like a child in chasing play
….....F...........................C........................F............G...........C   
Or a gambler guessing recklessly when someone else will pay

Through the western highlands, round the western isles
An adventure trail through beauty over countless weary miles
Slipping like a shadow into legend out of chance
Watching for the tall, ghostly sailing ships from France

Chorus:
…........C...................................F..................C
We are all "Young Pretenders" looking for a sign
F....................C................................Dm...................G
On a troubled journey through the landscape of the mind
…........C...............................F....................C
We're looking to the future, trying hard to find
…....F.........................C.......................G....................C
The pathway and the promise and the hope of better times

They say that you were happy, always keen to take a dram
A bottle the companion always nearest to your hand
Perhaps to dull the memory or take away the sound
The cries of young men dying on the blood stained ground

That summer must have changed you in fundamental ways
And formed the pattern and the script for your remaining days
Some men are most attracted to a cause that can't be won
Life has many flickering ghosts to make us hide and run


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