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Origin: All of Me (Bill Staines)

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GUEST,fountain 07 Oct 08 - 03:53 AM
Joe Offer 07 Oct 08 - 04:17 AM
Murray MacLeod 07 Oct 08 - 05:31 AM
GUEST,Visitor 07 Oct 08 - 06:58 AM
GUEST 07 Oct 08 - 07:03 AM
Murray MacLeod 07 Oct 08 - 07:49 AM
GUEST 24 Jul 12 - 06:25 AM
Seamus Kennedy 24 Jul 12 - 11:34 PM
Joe Offer 25 Jul 12 - 01:42 AM
Joe Offer 25 Jul 12 - 01:58 AM
Charley Noble 25 Jul 12 - 08:47 AM
Beer 25 Jul 12 - 10:42 PM
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Subject: Origins: Whos wrote this song? what is the name?
From: GUEST,fountain
Date: 07 Oct 08 - 03:53 AM

Hi. I am new to this. I desperately need the name of the singer/songwriter who wrote this song as well as the name of this song. Can you help me?

The lyrics are these:

"knowing you is oh, so lovely.
Knowing you is oh, so fine.
Even on a cold grey morning, we can see the sunlight shine.

lovin' you is oh, so simple.
Lovin' you is oh, so fine.
Even on a cold grey morning, we can see the sunlight shine.

All the mountains know I love you because I told them so.
All the horses in the valley, all the stars, all the stones.
All the flowers in the meadows, all the waves upon the sea.
All the mountains stand in silence....

So I'll sing my feelings to you, lay them down in simple rhyme.
All of me remains here with you, all I am for all of time...."

Anybody have any ideas??
Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Who wrote this song?-knowing you is oh, so lovely
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Oct 08 - 04:17 AM

Hi, Fountain-
I changed the thread title to make it a bit more specific. Maybe that will help. We specialize in folk music, but we might be able to come up with an answer on this one.
Keep checking this thread.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Who wrote this song?-knowing you is oh, so lovely
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 07 Oct 08 - 05:31 AM

I understand how you feel, Guest fountain, but my advice is to let go, don't let it fester.

I have heard many songs (some even worse than the one you quote) where my first instinct was to track down and shoot the writer, but the rage soon passes.

So let it be with you, let time be the healer.

Peace ...


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Subject: RE: Who wrote this song?-knowing you is oh, so lov
From: GUEST,Visitor
Date: 07 Oct 08 - 06:58 AM

"All of Me", by Bill Staines.

I'm putting it in a memorial service program for a very dear friend right now.


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Subject: RE: Who wrote this song?-knowing you is oh, so lovely
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Oct 08 - 07:03 AM

Thank you! visitor :-)


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Subject: RE: Who wrote this song?-knowing you is oh, so lovely
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 07 Oct 08 - 07:49 AM

Bill Staines, eh ?

Well, I guess I owe an apology.

I haven't heard the song but I imagine it sounds a whole lot better than it reads.


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Subject: RE: Origin: All of Me (Bill Staines)
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 06:25 AM

Bill Staines sang it and I think he wrote it.


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Subject: RE: Origin: All of Me (Bill Staines)
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 11:34 PM

Actually, Murray, it sings a helluva lot better than it reads on paper. Especially when Bill songs it. Hope you're well.


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Subject: ADD: All of Me (Bill Staines)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 01:42 AM

This song is on the early Bill Staines album titled Miles, which I don't have (and I think it's unavailable). I found a YouTube recording of the song by another performer here (click). Here's my transcription from that recording. It doesn't satisfy me. I'll see if I can do better.

ALL OF ME
(Bill Staines)

Loving you is oh, so lovely.
Loving you is oh, so fine.
Even on a cold grey morning,
We can see the sunlight shine.

Loving you is oh, so lovely.
Loving you is oh, so fine.
Even on a cold grey morning,
We can see the sunlight shine.

All the heavens know I love you simply 'cause I told them so.
All the woods (?) in the valley, all the stars, all the stones.
All the flowers in the meadow, all the waves upon the sea.
All the mountains stand in silence far above the golden trees

So I'll sing my fair winds to you, lay them down in simple rhyme.
All of me remains here with you, all I am for all of time.

Loving you is oh, so simple.
Loving you is oh, so fine.
Even on a cold grey morning,
We can see the sunlight shine.


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Subject: ADD: All of Me (Bill Staines)-definitive version
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 01:58 AM

Well, I found it in the Bill Staines songbook titled If I Were a Word, Then I'd Be a Song, published in 1980 by Folk-Legacy records. I guess we can call this the "definitive" transcription.

ALL OF ME
(Bill Staines)

Knowing you is oh, so lovely.
Knowing you is oh, so fine.
Even on a cold grey morning,
We can see the sunlight shine.

Loving you is oh, so simple.
Loving you is oh, so fine.
Even on a cold grey morning,
We can see the sunlight shine.

All the heavens know I love you,
Simply 'cause I told them so.
All the horses in the valley,
All the stars, and all the stones.

     All the flowers in the meadows,
     All the waves in all the seas.
     All the mountains standing silent
     Far above the golden trees.

     So I'll sing my feelings to you,
     Lay them down in simple rhyme:
     All of me remains here with you,
     All I am for all of time.

Loving you is oh, so simple.
Loving you is oh, so fine.
Even on a cold grey morning,
We can see the sunlight shine.


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Subject: RE: Origin: All of Me (Bill Staines)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 08:47 AM

Well, that only took 4 years to nail.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Origin: All of Me (Bill Staines)
From: Beer
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 10:42 PM

LoL Charley.
Nice song though.
adrien


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