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Lyr Req: Euston Station (from The Fureys)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Please! Fureys-Euston Station. Thank you
From: Turriffgal
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 11:57 AM

I have just found this site! I am soooooo happy to have found the lyrics to Tara Hill by the Fureys. I have been searching for the lyrics to one of their songs "Euston Station". I keep playing it, but I can't pick up some of the words!

It starts:-

"Euston Station, and I've just missed the train,
All the ?? and beggars are washed out by the rain.
The tambourine lady and the saxaphone man
Sing a sad song of somewhere to go if they can???
etc.....................



   I would be so grateful if you can help me.

Thank you.


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Subject: ADD: Euston Station
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Oct 08 - 02:29 AM

I found these at a Russian site: http://rus-bel.org/node/143?page=5

I have no idea whether they're accurate or not.
-Joe-

EUSTON STATION
(Danny Ellis)

Euston station, and I've just missed the train,
All the day girls and beggars, washed out by the rain,
And the tambourine lady, and the saxophone man,
Sing a sad song of somewhere to go if you can.

And it's times like this, I miss old Ireland,
I'll sing the old song, swear to go home,
But the work and the money make the man play a part,
And in clay and in concrete he shall bury his heart.

Through fields and farmyards, where I ran as a lad,
Came the stories of London, times to be had.
So I saved all my money, went as fast as I could,
And the stories were true ones, times they were good.

But now and then, I miss old Ireland,
I'd sing the old songs, swear to go home,
But the boys from the coalyard, and the "King's Head" nearby
With a wink would say "Come on, lad!"
and we'll drink some place dry.

So it's Euston station, to the newsboy's harsh cries,
Gypsy girls selling flowers with a glint in their eyes,
As the harried commuters hurry home for the day,
All the songs of the buskers somehow seem to say:

If you long to be somewhere, just go while you can,
If you live full of yearning, you're going to die half a man,
And I miss old Ireland, as I'm boarding the train,
And by this time tomorrow I'll be home again.


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Subject: Lyr Add: EUSTON STATION (Danny Ellis)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Oct 08 - 02:40 AM

This is what I hear on The Scattering, a 2004 CD by The Fureys and Davey Arthur:

EUSTON STATION
(Danny Ellis)

Euston station, and I just missed the train,
All the day girls and beggars are washed out by the rain,
And the tambourine lady, and the saxophone man,
Play a sad song of somewhere to go if you can.

And it's times like this, that I miss Kilkenny,
And I sing the old song, and swear to go home,
But the work and the money make the man play a part,
And in clay and in concrete he can bury his heart.

To the fields and farmyards where I ran as a lad,
Came the stories of London, and the times to be had.
So I saved all my money, I came as fast as I could,
And the stories were true ones, and the times they were good.

Ah, but now and then, I'd miss Kilkenny,
And I'd sing the old songs, and swear to go home,
But the boys from the coalyard, and the "King's Head" nearby
With a wink would say "Come on, Finn!"
and we'd drink some place dry.

[instrumental break]

Euston station, to the newsboy's harsh cry,
Gypsy girls selling flowers have a glint in their eye,
As the harried commuters hurry home for the day,
All the songs of the buskers somehow seem to say:

If you long to be somewhere, for God's sake go while you can,
If you live full of yearning, you're going to die half a man,
And I miss Kilkenny, as I board on this train,
Ah, but this time tomorrow I'll be home again.


Also recorded on the 1994 album Celtic Side Saddle, by Davey Arthur & Co.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Please! Fureys-Euston Station. Thank you
From: Turriffgal
Date: 30 Oct 08 - 11:23 AM

Hello there Joe Offer!   Well, what can I say, except thank you sooooooooooooo much.   It is the Scattering CD I have, but just could not work out some of the lyrics. (I have played it so often, it is a wonder I have not worn it out!)

I have been trying for months and months to find them on the web, but to no avail.

I am so glad I found this site, it certainly is a good one.

Many thanks again, you have saved Turriffgal from tearing all her hair out!) :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Euston Station (from The Fureys)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 01:43 PM

Does anyone know the chords for this?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Euston Station (from The Fureys)
From: GUEST,redpaul1
Date: 24 Sep 13 - 05:45 AM

Yes, the original was written for Davey Arthur for his solo album 'Celtic Side-Saddle' (1994). It ('Euston Station') got a bad review in Issue 12 of Living Tradition (retrieved here) for being the sort of "stereotypical Irish cabaret folk which the Fureys were sometimes prone to." The line "I miss auld [sic] Ireland ... " was picked out as being a particular "culprit"; which is probably why, by the time the Fureys revisited this song with Davey Arthur in 2004 on 'The Scattering', the lyric had been revised to "I miss Kilkenny."

I'd make a slight amendment to both the (excellent) transcriptions above. I think the line:

With a wink would say "Come on, lad/Finn!"
and we'll drink some place dry.

reads better as:

With a wink would say "Come on, lad/Finn!
And we'll drink some place dry."

Anyway. Chords...

Intro [D]

Euston [A]Station, and I just missed the [Bm]train,
All the day girls and beg-[F#m]gars are washed out by the [G]rain,
And the tambourine [A]lady, and the saxophone [Bm]man,
Play a sad song of some-[F#m]where to go if you [G]can.

And it's times like [A]this, that I miss Kil-ken-[D]ny,
And I sing the [G]old song... [Em], and swear to go [A]home,
But the work and the money, make the man play a [Bm]part,
And in clay and in con-[F#m]crete... [G], he can [A]bury his [D]heart.

etc.

Instrumental |[A]    |      |[F#m]   |      |[Bm]      |       |[G]    |      (Euston)|

if you're playing this solo, it's best to play it using triplet pairs 1_-2-3, 2, 3_-2-3, 4, throughout. You can just make out the drummer/bodhran tapping out this rhythm on 'The Scattering' version undereath all the other orchestration. Doing so really holds the song together - and of course suggests a train riding along the tracks :)

HTH!

p.s., geographical note: Euston Station, as you may or may not be aware, is the London terminus of the line to Holyhead and the ferry to Dublin.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Euston Station (from The Fureys)
From: GUEST,Turriffgal
Date: 29 Jun 14 - 06:05 AM

I am still enchanted by Davey Arthur and the Fureys. They are such great musicians and vocalists. Still been playing their CDs, and still love Euston Station so much. Tara Hill is one of my favourites too!
I just love them all. They fill your heart with peace and longing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Euston Station (from The Fureys)
From: GUEST,jb
Date: 18 Dec 15 - 09:46 AM

I remember having the scattering in 1990 on cassette tape...loved it the loved it now so it was out a long time before 2004..thanks


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