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Tune Req: Somewhere along the Road (Rick Kemp)

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Subject: Somewhere down the Road
From: Morticia
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 10:59 AM

I've heard this several times but can't commit it to memory, the bit I can reliably ( sic) recall goes

Somewhere down the road
Someone waits for me

Anyone got any more?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Somewhere down the Road
From: GUEST,bigJ
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 12:42 PM

I haven't confirmed it yet, but I think you mean 'Somewhere Along the Road' written by Rick Kemp of Steeleye Span and recorded on several occasions by his wife Maddy Prior.The words might be on Maddy's website.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Somewhere down the Road
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 01:04 PM

can confirm words are on the steeleye span website www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/~zierke/steeleyespan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Somewhere down the Road
From: Morticia
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 02:53 PM

can't seem to get on that link ID but thanks to both of you and I'll keep trying or search for another....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Somewhere down the Road
From: Morticia
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 01:42 PM

Got the site and got the lyric, thanks a lot!


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Subject: ADD: Somewhere Along the Road
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 01:51 PM

SOMEWHERE ALONG THE ROAD
(Rick Kemp)

Somewhere along the road
Someone waits for me
Beyond these present storms that blow
Waiting patiently
No secrets held in an open heart
A spirit that soars over mountains
Somewhere along the road
Someone waits for me

Somehow a guiding light
Always shows the way
To those who lose their way by night
Searching for the day
A day away from happiness
Tomorrow will bring a new sunrise
Somewhere along the road
Someone waits for me

Sometimes when winds are still
Unexpectedly
Perhaps beyond these silent hills
A voice will call to me
Raise your eyes to see my world
Raise your voice and sing out
Somewhere along the road
Someone waits for me
Someone waits for me

I hope this is accurate-it's what I sing anyway. One of my favourites.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Somewhere down the Road
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 01:52 PM

Typical I'll have to type quicker next time LOL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Somewhere down the Road
From: Morticia
Date: 18 Mar 01 - 04:12 PM

thanks anyway Mrs Duck


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Somewhere down the Road
From: JohnB
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 11:08 AM

Bloody brilliant song that one is, we did it years ago at a friends wedding. I have two diffrent recordings of it and have heard a third. The version I like the best is the original one from "Maddy Prior and the Answers". It is on a compilation CD caleed "The Gold Collection" of English Folk Music, which is a really good double set, it is also on "Year" I think. This is the only song that I can play on the piano, not with the gear change unfortunately. If you like this one try to find Deep in the Darkest Night, you will probably like that one too. JohnB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Somewhere down the Road
From: Morticia
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 01:53 PM

Also Rick Kemp, isn't it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Somewhere down the Road
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 05:25 PM

Yes Morty and also on the Year album and another one I do. If you get to the Yorkshire gathering we'll have to do a duet.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Somewhere down the Road
From: Morticia
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 06:16 PM

sounds lovely Mrs Duck......I'll go and learn the words....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Somewhere down the Road
From: GUEST,Arne Langsetmo
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 08:33 PM

I think that Maddy Prior and June Tabor have a recording of it on their second "Silly Sisters" album "No More To The Dance", which might be still available, if you search the right places (Topic TSCD 449). A fine recording of two fine singers collaborating, and augmenting each other. The First "Silly Sisters" (Chrysalis CHR 1101) is also good.

Cheers,

-- Arne Langsetmo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Somewhere down the Road
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 07 Aug 03 - 11:15 PM

nice song, its track 12 on No More To The dance.


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Subject: Tune Req: Somewhere along the road
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Sep 08 - 05:07 AM

I've recently heard this song by Maddy Prior and would like to play it. I've found the lyrics but can't find any notes, either the melody or chords. Has anyone come across them anywhere?
Thanks


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Somewhere along the road
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 16 Sep 08 - 05:11 AM

My little Wombat has them, I'll ask her to copy them when I go home later


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Somewhere along the road
From: The Villan
Date: 16 Sep 08 - 05:49 AM

Couldn't find the Maddy Prior one. However, I am sure you will like this version.

Somewhere along the road


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Somewhere along the road
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 16 Sep 08 - 06:01 AM

I believe this was written by Rick Kemp who is Maddy Prior's husband, and thus ought to be attributed as such.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Somewhere along the road
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 16 Sep 08 - 06:24 AM

Not keen on that rendition the phrasing was all wrong.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Somewhere along the road
From: The Villan
Date: 16 Sep 08 - 06:31 AM

Spot on Diane and you can listen to Somewhere along the road as sung by Rick on link below. You need to select it on the right hand side of the page.

http://www.last.fm/music/Rick+Kemp


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Somewhere along the road
From: The Villan
Date: 16 Sep 08 - 06:47 AM

Managed to find this link from the Silly Sisters (Maddy Prior & June Tabor)

http://www.last.fm/music/Silly+Sisters?autostart


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Somewhere along the road
From: Mr Happy
Date: 16 Sep 08 - 08:23 AM

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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Somewhere along the Road (Rick Kemp)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 08:48 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqQ3cF5K22Q


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Subject: Tune Rq: Somewhere along the road
From: GUEST,Mr Red
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 10:33 AM

"Somewhere Along the Road" - Maddy Prior / Steeleye Span

Tune, required for a correspondant. I would estimate ABC is a bit specialist, however any reference would suffice.

I have found tan MP3 site http://database.cd/i21127e14/ but I don't think that is what is wanted.

Any Ideas anyone?


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Subject: RE: Tune Rq: Somewhere along the road
From: JohnB
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 10:37 AM

There was another thread on this song, just last week.
The search machine never seems to work for me for recent things though.
Give it a try.
JohnB.


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Subject: RE: Tune Rq: Somewhere along the road
From: Mr Happy
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 10:38 AM

Its here thread.cfm?threadid=114435


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Subject: RE: Tune Rq: Somewhere along the road
From: JohnB
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 10:40 AM

You beat me to it Mr Happy, I tried a different technique this time and filtered "road" from the last seven days.
It worked.
JohnB.


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Subject: RE: Tune Rq: Somewhere along the road
From: breezy
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 10:44 AM

Why does Rick Kemp not get the credit for writing this song ?


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Subject: RE: Tune Rq: Somewhere along the road
From: Marion in Cornwall
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 12:10 PM

Mr Red,

I have recently transcribed the tune. If you want you can pm me with your email and I'll send you a copy on a word doc.

Regards
Marion


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Subject: RE: Tune Rq: Somewhere along the road
From: Nick
Date: 02 Feb 10 - 03:55 PM

Cathie Ryan version with the song credited to Rick Kemp. First version I heard of it.


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Subject: RE: Tune Rq: Somewhere along the road
From: Mr Red
Date: 03 Feb 10 - 09:54 AM

Thanks Marion see PMs. The person asking the question has posted on the YouTube page showing Kathryn Nutbeam singing at the military rememberence parade. Linked from the other thread.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Somewhere along the Road (Rick Kemp)
From: geoffwright
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 10:52 AM

I just happened to have this jotted down as the tune to something else (Burning Babe), but it is not far removed.

X:1
T:Somewhere along the road
M:4/4
L:1/4
K:G
D[|BcAF|GDE>E|EGAG|G3DBcAF|GDE>E|EGAG|G3|]
B[|ccBG|AAB>B|c/d/edG/A/|B2 AD|BcAF|GDE>E|EGAG|G3|]


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Somewhere along the Road (Rick Kemp)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jun 13 - 03:35 AM

Hi,

Sorry to be a bit thick, but I don;t understand ;

D[|BcAF|GDE>E|EGAG|G3DBcAF|GDE>E|EGAG|G3|]
B[|ccBG|AAB>B|c/d/edG/A/|B2 AD|BcAF|GDE>E|EGAG|G3|]


Would it be possible to explain how to decode this.

Thanks

Ray


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Somewhere along the Road (Rick Kemp)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 12 Jun 13 - 04:13 AM

If you don't do ABC, you can convert this to standard notation by copying the WHOLE thing given above (from the letter X right down to the the final bracket) into the Tune-o-Tron converter at www.concertina.net.
See: http://www.concertina.net/tunes_convert.html
Just paste it into the window there, hit submit, and up will come the notation score. (Magic!) Then if you ask for the PDF version, you'll get it in even better quality to print/save. It's free and you don't have to be a concertina player or log into the site to use it. I use it a lot, and much appreciate the facility.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Somewhere along the Road (Rick Kemp)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jun 13 - 06:48 PM

Also see this PermaThread: Mudcat ABC Tune Guide

A more reliable online converter is at mandolintab.net: ABC converter


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Somewhere along the Road (Rick Kemp)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 May 16 - 03:49 PM

I keep thinking the tune for this is derived from "Nearer My God to Thee." Am I right?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Somewhere along the Road (Rick Kemp)
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 24 May 16 - 04:15 PM

Maddy Prior version from Youtube.. https://youtu.be/rVblehWofVk?list=PL867671F8DBDB83A9


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Somewhere along the Road (Rick Kemp)
From: ClaireBear
Date: 24 May 16 - 07:24 PM

Joe, I don't think that's right, although I concede that it's similar in parts. At home on a holiday CD anthology, I have a recording of a song with exactly the same tune as Kemp's. I'll get you that info when I can, together with whatever background is offered on the liner notes (if any). I don't know offhand if the other song is older or newer.
This next, I can tell you with a fair degree of authority due to having heard Ms. Prior introduce the song in concert with this anecdote: Rick Kemp wrote SAtR one foggy or stormy night when one or the other of them was very late returning to their mutual home from a gig, via a twisty, hilly road that required very careful navigation. I believe Mr Kemp was the waiter rather than the driver and wrote it to keep himself from worrying about her, but am not entirely sure. (It was a long time ago.) At any rate by the time whoever was driving finally arrived home, the song was finished. So although it sounds very religious in tone, what it is about is that one of the couple was, literally, waiting somewhere along the (obscured by weather) road for the other to return.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Somewhere along the Road (Rick Kemp)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 25 May 16 - 03:27 AM

I first heard it sung by the Scottish group, Sangsters, many moons ago, and then sought out the words and found the various versions Maddy Prior recorded. (And yes, Rick Kemp was correctly attributed as composer.) Maddy's earlier version was in a higher key than the later one.
A friend suggested that we mix it with "Da Slockit Light", lovely fiddle tune by Tom Anderson, and that works pretty well, using part of it as an instrumental break. The song and the tune have the common theme of "guiding light" after all.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Somewhere along the Road (Rick Kemp)
From: ClaireBear
Date: 25 May 16 - 12:16 PM

The same-tuned song "The Burning Babe" (poem by Robert Southwell, setting by Mike Hockenhull), which I have in Free Reed's "Midwinter" CD anthology, was credited as "tune adapted from Maddy Prior's 'Somewhere Down the Road'" (both items of misinformation very much sic). The liner notes clearly needed a good copyedit, though the compilation—all 4 CDs of it—is actually quite good.
So no light shed there on the tune's origin, Joe. But I think its resemblance to "Nearer My God to Thee," though admittedly striking in the first few bars, is pure happenstance. It doesn't hold up as the song continues.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Somewhere along the Road (Rick Kemp)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 May 16 - 12:43 PM

I am finding it difficult to learn the tune for this song. I think the reason is, that I easily get it mixed up with "Nearer My God to thee."
So, it's frustrating. I am not as good at distinguishing Tunes, as I would like to be.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Somewhere along the Road (Rick Kemp)
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 26 May 16 - 06:07 AM

Sorry but forgot to make the link for the song to youtube.. here it is


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Somewhere along the Road (Rick Kemp)
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 26 May 16 - 06:11 AM

https://youtu.be/rVblehWofVk?list=PL68C9BA0536ECC4B3


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