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Lyr Req: Broken Man's Lament (Emmylou Harris)

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GUEST,Kees 01 Jul 08 - 06:35 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Emmylou Harris - Broken Man's Lament
From: GUEST,Kees
Date: 01 Jul 08 - 06:35 AM

On her latest CD "All I Intended To Be" Emmylou sings "Broken Man's Lament. I can't find the lyrics on the web. Can anybody help??

Thanks,

Kees


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Emmylou Harris - Broken Man's Lament
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 02:51 PM

Buy the CD and you'll find the lyrics printed in the booklet...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Emmylou Harris - Broken Man's Lament
From: peregrina
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 06:28 PM

refresh...


nog een keer Groeten Kees...


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Subject: Lyr Add: BROKEN MAN'S LAMENT (Emmylou Harris)
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 03 Jul 08 - 04:47 AM

Here you go Kees, I've managed to find a "moment" to type it out for you:

Broken Man's Lament
(Emmylou Harris)

I was once a broken man
I was once a broken fool
Lost my wife and children
To one basic broken rule
Now I live my life in silence
Though I'm not quite in a shell
I drink and listen to that song
A whiter shade of pale
Oh, a whiter shade of pale

I was a good shade tree mechanic
So I sent myself to school
They smoothed out my rough edges
In my hands they put new tools
The instructor once he told me
I could work on any line
I could tune and make a diesel sing
Just like Patsy Cline
Oh, just like Patsy Cline

Well I met my wife-to-be
Through my mother's best friend's son
She'd been a barroom singer
She was as good as anyone
But I asked her to stop singing
And the girl she did not flinch
Next day she went and bought that man
A brand new crescent wrench
Oh, a brand new crescent wrench

Well we had three fine children
As eight years went on by
I learned to supervise a line
My knuckles stayed bone-dry
But after supper I kept hearing her
By the kitchen radio
Singing sweet but desperate harmony
A little bit too low
Oh, a little bit too low

She left three months later
I'd just come home for lunch
The note said easy come, hard go
But still love you much
She said I don't know if I'll be back
Or if you'll want me when I come
But if and when that happens, dear
You better let my sweet dream run
Oh, let my sweet dream run

I was a good shade tree mechanic
So I sent myself to school
They smoothed out my rough edges
In my hands they put new tools
The instructor once he told me
I could work on any line
I could tune and make a diesel sing
Just like Patsy Cline
Oh, just like Patsy Cline

I was once a broken man
I was once a broken fool
Lost my wife and children
To one basic broken rule
Now I live my life in silence
Though I'm not quite in a shell
I drink and listen to that song
A whiter shade of pale
Oh, a whiter shade of pale

Written by Emmylou herself by the way...

It's a gorgeous CD, all of it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Broken Man's Lament (Emmylou Harris)
From: GUEST,Kees
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 12:08 PM

MoorleyMan,

Many thanks for your help. Sorry I'm so late but I've had my holidays.

Kees


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Broken Man's Lament (Emmylou Harris)
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 03:27 PM

Kees,
On closer investigation, it seems that in the CD booklet the song has been incorrectly credited to Emmylou herself, whereas it was actually written by Mark Germino, I believe in the late 80s.
Hope that helps.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Broken Man's Lament (Emmylou Harris)
From: GUEST,Joe M.
Date: 20 Jun 10 - 11:25 PM

Wow, I love Emmylou Harris's music. If anyone is a fan like me, then you should really check this out: Emmylou Harris Songs


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