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Lyr Req: The Open Door (Darrell Scott)

jzm 09 Dec 07 - 06:56 AM
Jim Dixon 10 Dec 07 - 08:26 AM
jzm 10 Dec 07 - 09:14 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Open Door (Darrel Scott)
From: jzm
Date: 09 Dec 07 - 06:56 AM

Does anyone have any information on this beautiful song?

I first came across it on the Transatlantic sessions, and while I think I have most of the lyrics down, I'm not so sure about the verse that starts:

I love you with a fever
I love you with a ??past??

If anyone has an "official" version of the lyrics, and/or can direct me to where this song comes from (is it another Darrell Scott original?) I'd be most grateful.

Regards, John.

PS there's a youtube version here taken from the transatlantic sessions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZg2sHkujP0


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Open Door (Darrell Scott)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Dec 07 - 08:26 AM

I think this song is too new for there to be much information about it on the Internet.

In fact, I had never heard of the Transatlantic Sessions until you asked. They haven't been shown over here, and the albums aren't available except as imports. (Americans: see
RTE or BBC Scotland). Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

Here's my attempt at a transcription:

THE OPEN DOOR

Well, it's fare thee well, my true love. A song is in the air.
I hear the west a-callin' to see what's for me there.
With the sun I'm leavin'. I'll be Montana bound.
Ain't no use in grievin'. I'll show you what I've found,
Show you what I've found.

Some folks have it easy. At least that's how it seems.
Reach up and pick an apple, reach up and find a dream.
Some travel in the darkness and rest upon the shade.
Some wrestle with their demons and face them unafraid.

We argue for our better selves. We only ask for more.
We take the mirror from the shelf and find the open door,
Find the open door.

I love you with a fever. I love you with the past.
My heart is a keeper as long as it will last.
As long as it will last, I'll tell you what I know.
We walk this road together and we walk this road alone.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Open Door (Darrell Scott)
From: jzm
Date: 10 Dec 07 - 09:14 AM

Thanks for the lyrics transcription Jim: there are a lot of transatlantic sessions clips on youtube, and in fact Darrell has links to his performances on his web page.

For comparison here's what I ended up with:

Well it's fair thee well my true love
The song is in the air
I hear the west a calling,
and see what's for me there.

With the sun I'm leaving
I'll be Montana bound
Ain't no use in grieving
I'll show you what I've found,

Show you what I've found.

Some folks have it easy,
At least that's how it seems,
Reach out and pick an apple
Reach up and find a dream.

Some travel in the darkness
and rest upon the shade,
Some wrestle with their demons
and face them all afraid

We argue for our better selves
We only ask for more
We take the mirror from the shelf
and find the open door.

find the open door.

[solo]

I love you with a fever
I love you with a past
my heart it is a keeper
as long as it will last

As long as it will last,
I'll tell you what I know,
We walk this road together
and we walk this road alone.

[solo]

Which is similar to but not quite the same as yours. BTW chord progression appears to be C G D C (capo 3). At the risk of making an idiot of myself (happens a lot!) I believe that makes it the C-Lydian mode, which I mention only because the song has a very different feel than a G-major scale plus all major chords would otherwise indicate.

Maybe this is all old hat to you folks, but I'm still finding this whole "song construction" thing interesting :-)

Regards, John.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Open Door (Darrell Scott)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Dec 16 - 07:39 AM

Bonjour
pouvez vous m'envoyer les partitions piano
merci


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