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Lyr Req: The Foxfire Suite (John Denver)

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Subject: Lyr Req: John Denver's 'A Foxfire (Dear Lord)'
From: GUEST,ddpro
Date: 17 May 08 - 01:27 AM

It seems like a song about days, farming days and Dear Lord.
You can hear it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttt2UioyET4
It's the fourth song (Lovesick Blues/ Sweet Talker/ My Feet Took To Walking/ There's A Foxfire [Dear Lord]/ My Feet Took To Walking).
I have the lyrics to the other songs but nothing about the fourth one.
Can anybody transcribe them by ears for me?
Thanks a lot!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: John Denver's 'There's A Foxfire'
From: GUEST,ddpro
Date: 17 May 08 - 01:37 AM

You can hear it HERE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: John Denver's 'There's A Foxfire'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 May 08 - 02:06 AM

Hi, ddpro -
What language is the spoken part? - I'm guessing it's Korean, but I may be all wrong. If you can use this thread to post the other lyrics from the video, that would be nice. I wonder who the older woman is - she looks like the woman who played Grandma Walton. It's not, though - it's Jessica Tandy, and Hume Cronyn and John Denver are also in Foxfire, a 1987 Hallmark television movie.
Here's what I hear:

Now the stars is restin'
Settin' on the hill
Nothin' is soundin' but a whippoorwill;
Down in a hollow where the foxfire glows,
Dear Lord, give all your creatures there repose.
Day is done, dear Lord,
Tomorrow's sun, dear Lord,
Is sure to come,
Is sure to come,
Is sure to come;
We have your word, dear Lord.

(during the funeral procession)
Every shadow's shrinkin', shrinkin to the west,
The breeze comes a-sweeping
Across the fresh-mown hay.
Dear Lord, be with us through a newborn day.
Newborn day, dear Lord,
Oh, let it stay,
Oh, hear me pray, dear Lord.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FOXFIRE SUITE (John Denver)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 May 08 - 02:08 AM

I found lyrics to "Foxfire Suite" at: http://www.cowboylyrics.com/tabs/denver-john/foxfire-suite-6661.html
(beware of popups if you visit the site)


album: Different Directions
song: The Foxfire Suite
artist: John Denver
transcribed: Ken Reynolds

Enjoy the following intereptation of this song.

The Foxfire Suite
John Denver       (klr)

Spring is alive-

[D] - [G] - [D]    [G] - [A]
[D] - [G] - [D]    [G] - [A] - [D]
[D] Spring is alive in [G] Caro [D] lina
Deep in the forest where the [G] foxfire [A] glows
[D] High on a mountain [G] down in a [D] holler
Thunder and lightning [G] so [A] it [D] goes

[G] Over a hundred years ago we came to Carolina
Far across the water it's a [D] long hard road
With [G] little more than courage we came seeking independence
A little less then nothin' is a [D] heavy load
From the [G] heather to the highlands we have found the Smokie
mountains
Hard work and simple ways and [D] life is good , [A] life is good

[D] Spring is alive in [G] Caro [D] lina
Deep in the forest where the [G] foxfire [A] glows
[D] High on a mountain [G] down in a [D] holler
Thunder and lightning [G] so [A] it [D] goes
[G] - - [D] - [G] - - [D]-   [G] - - [D] - [A]


You Are-

[D] - - [G] - [D]
[D] - - [Em] - [A]
[D] You are every morning sunrise
[G] You are every [D] rain
[D] You are every peal of laughter
[Em] You are every [A] cry of pain

[D] You are all the summer flowers
[G] You are all the falling [D] leaves
[D] You are everyone who rejoices
[Em] You are everyone who [A] grieves

[D] You are all my unknown secrets
[G] You are all my hiddens [D] fears
[D] You are known in lover's kisses
[Em] You are seen in [A] childhood tears

[D] You are where the stars are shining
[G] You are where the rainbow [D] ends
[D] You are why the war is over
[Em] You are how the [A] peace begins
[D] - - [G] - [D]
[D] - - [Em] - [A]


Whisper the wind-

[D] - -
[D] Whisper the wind [G] over the [D] water
Whisper the wind [G] all through the [D] night
Whisper the wind [G] along the [D] canyon
Whisper the wind [A] into the [D] light

Whisper the wind [G] brothers and [D] sisters
Whipser the wind [G] all the [D] same
Whisper the wind [G] love one [D] another
Whisper the wind [A] your precious [D] name
*instrumental play the chords to whisper the wind*


Spring Is Alive (reprise)

[D] - [G] - [D]    [G] - [A]
[D] - [G] - [D]    [G] - [A] - [D]

[D] - [G] - [D]    [G] - [A]
[D] - [G] - [D]    [G] - [A] - [D]
[D] Spring is alive in [G] Caro [D] lina
Deep in the forest where the [G] foxfire [A] glows
[D] High on a mountain [G] down in a [D] holler
Thunder and lightning [G] so [A] it [D] goes

[D] Spring is alive in [G] Caro [D] lina
Deep in the forest where the [G] foxfire [A] glows
[D] High on a mountain [G] down in a [D] holler
Thunder and lightning [G] so [A] it [D] goes

[D] - [G] - [D]    [G] - [A]
[D] - [G] - [D]    [G] - [A] - [D]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: John Denver's 'There's A Foxfire'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 May 08 - 02:21 AM

Oh, in the process, I found a generous collection of John Denver lyrics at Cherry Lane Music Publishing (click) - but not this song. Search under "artists."

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: John Denver's 'There's A Foxfire'
From: GUEST,ddpro
Date: 17 May 08 - 09:40 PM

Hi Joe,
The spoken part is in Japanese - It's the Japanese version of that American movie.
And about the chords to "The Foxfire Suite", we all think that the third sentence is "[D] High on a mountain [G] down in a [D] hollow" although John pronounced "hollow" like "holler".
Thanks,
ddpro


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: John Denver's 'There's A Foxfire'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 May 08 - 10:22 PM

Hi, ddpro - yes, "hollow" is often pronounced "holler." It's hard to decide how to write it, but I usually try to spell lyrics the way they're pronounced. I forgot that you might not catch the meaning if I typed it that way.

-Joe-


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FOXFIRE MEDLEY (John Denver)
From: GUEST,ddpro
Date: 18 May 08 - 09:37 AM

The Foxfire Medley
(John Denver)

I. Dear Lord

Now the star is restin', settin' on the hill
Nothing is soundin' but a whippoorwill

Down in a hollow where the foxfire glows
Dear Lord, give all your creatures there repose
Day is done, dear Lord, tomorrow's sun, dear Lord
Is sure to come, is sure to come
We have your word, dear Lord

Every shadow's shrinkin', shrinkin' to the west
The breeze comes a-sweeping scross the fresh mown hay
Dear Lord, be with us through a newborn day
Newborn day, dear Lord, oh, let it stay
Oh, hear me pray, dear Lord

II. My Feet Took To Walkin'

Sure I remember the homeplace
Sure I remember it clear
Because the day that I left her
Was just this time of year
I can see her smile
Almost every mile

But my feet took to walkin'
My feet took to walkin'
No sense in talkin' it out
All the dreams that never were

III. Sweet Talker

My pa was a farmer for fifty cents a day
Worked the neighbor's land and he gathered in his hay
Well, he hoed that feller's beans and he sweated in his yard
When he got the family place, well, he sweated twice as hard
He was a sweet talker, pa was a tradin' man, a sweet talker

Whatcha got to swap? Whatcha got to trade? Hee-hee
I got a pig and a calf and a quilt just made, hee-hee
I got syrup, taters, and no need to bicker
Well, how's about a jug o' my genuine corn liquor?

He was a sweet talker, pa was a tradin' man
He was a sweet talker, you'd best count your fingers if you shake his hand
A sweet talker ain't nothin' in the world like a tradin' fool
A sweet talker, he could swap a bent nail for a blue-eyed mule

IV. My Feet Took To Walkin' (Reprise)

Sure I remember the homeplace
Sure I remember it clear
Because the day that I left her
Was just this time of year
I can see her smile
Almost every mile

But my feet took to walking
My feet took to walking
No sense in talking it out
All the dreams that never were
Till my feet took to walking away
From her


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FOXFIRE MEDLEY (John Denver)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jul 08 - 11:35 PM

The Foxfire Medley
(John Denver)

I. Dear Lord

Now the star is restin', settin' on the hill
Nothing is soundin' but a whippoorwill

Down in a hollow where the foxfire glows
Dear Lord, give all your creatures there repose
Day is done, dear Lord, tomorrow's sun, dear Lord
Is sure to come, is sure to come
We have your word, dear Lord

Every shadow's shrinkin', shrinkin' to the west
The breeze comes a-sweeping across the fresh mown hay
Dear Lord, be with us through a newborn day
Newborn day, dear Lord, oh, let it stay
Oh, hear me pray, dear Lord

II. My Feet Took To Walkin'

Sure I remember the homeplace
Sure I remember it clear
Because on the day that I left her
Was just this time of year
I can see her smile
Almost every mile

But my feet took to walkin'
My feet took to walkin'
No sense in talk anyhow
All the dreams that never were

III. Sweet Talker

My pa was a farmer for fifty cents a day
Worked the neighbor's land and he gathered in his hay
Well, he hoed that feller's beans and he sweated in his yard
When he got the family place, well, he sweated twice as hard
He was a sweet talker, pa was a tradin' man, a sweet talker

Whatcha got to swap? Whatcha got to trade? Hee-hee
I got a pig and a calf and a quilt just made, hee-hee
I got syrup, taters, and no need to bicker
Well, how's about a jug o' my genuine corn liquor?

He was a sweet talker, pa was a tradin' man
He was a sweet talker, you'd best count your fingers if you shake his hand
A sweet talker ain't nothin' in the world like a tradin' fool
A sweet talker, he could swap a bent nail for a blue-eyed mule

IV. My Feet Took To Walkin' (Reprise)

Sure I remember the homeplace
Sure I remember it clear
Because on the day that I left her
Was just this time of year
I can see her smile
Almost every mile

But my feet took to walkin'
My feet took to walkin'
No sense in talk anyhow
All the dreams that never were
When my feet took to walkin' away
From her


    If you post lyrics, please say something about them - tell us where you got them or if you transcribed them yourself, and how they're different from other versions posted. I almost deleted this message because it seemed to be an exact copy of the previous message - but I see that the last verse is different.
    Thanks.
    -Joe Offer, Forum Moderator-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Foxfire Suite (John Denver)
From: GUEST,John Hartge
Date: 19 Jan 10 - 05:04 PM

Found the lyrics for Dear Lord in the script from the play Foxfire (thanks Google Books). They are slight differences from above:

"Dear Lord"
Now the stars is restin', settin' on the hill
An nothin' is soundin' but a whippoorwill;
Down in our holler there the foxfire glows,
Dear Lord, give all your creatures their repose.

The day is done, dear Lord,
Tomorrow's sun, dear Lord,
Is sure to come,
Is sure to come,
Is sure to come;
We have your word, dear Lord.

Now the dew is sparklin' on the spider's nest,
And Every shadow's shrinkin', slowly shrinkin to the west;
The breeze comes so sweetly Across the fresh-mowed hay.
Dear Lord, be with us through a newborn day.
A newborn day, dear Lord,
A newborn day, dear Lord,
Oh, let it stay,
Oh, hear us pray
Oh, hear us pray, dear Lord.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Foxfire Suite (John Denver)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Dec 12 - 04:44 AM

Seems that the first line of the version John posted was left off in the version from the movie. Anyway a good song indeed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Foxfire Suite (John Denver)
From: GUEST,Trevor
Date: 17 Nov 15 - 02:12 AM

DEAR LORD
A             Amag7    A7          D
Now the stars is restin'...settin' on a hill
    Dm       A                   F#min
Nothing is soundin' but a whippoorwill
B7          E7         Esus4       E
Down in a hollow... where the foxfire glows
Hold E
Dear Lord give all your creatures their repose
A               D      A                D
Day is done dear Lord tomorrow's sun, dear Lord
         A
Is sure to come, is sure to come
                         E
We have your word, dear Lord


A               Amag7       A7          D
Every shadow's shrinkin', shrinkin' to the west
Dm                A                           F#min
he breeze comes a-sweeping across the fresh mown hay
B7                                     E
Dear Lord, be with us through a newborn day
A                D                A
Newborn day, dear Lord, oh, let it stay
                        E    A
Oh, hear me pray, dear Lord


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