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Lyr Req: Young Westley (Mary McCaslin)

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Subject: Lyr Req:Young Wesley
From: fiddleguy
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 12:19 PM

I think the song starts off:
There once was a gambler and Wesley was his name
He'd ride many miles for the chance to play his game...


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From: GUEST,Shaneo
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 12:24 PM

Here you go


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:
From: Mark Ross
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 12:26 PM

I think it's a Mary McCaslin song.

Mark Ross


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOUNG WESTLEY (Mary McCaslin)
From: open mike
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 12:31 PM

I found it here:
http://spikesmusic.spike-jamie.com/serendipity/15b/YOUNG-WESLEY.pdf

You would get better response if you include specific clues in the thread title.

YOUNG WESLEY

There once was a gambler and Wesley was his name
He'd drive many times for a chance to play his game
And the light lines surround his eyes, they say
Like the eyes see he come on his way
They tell of a lady who came through to rest awhile
Weary of the rounders as she walks many miles
On that hot dusty day as she watched him at his play
She thought she heard something far inside her say
Oh young Wesley, take me away...way...

She could tell he was an outlaw as she fell in with his gold
She saw herself beside him and on the run once more
But it pained him to remember the life of darkness he once led
And so he told her of a man left lying dead
So she him of the ghosts far from lying cold and still
Off in the prairie nights with their lonely haunting chill
How she still could see the faces of the robbers who are gone
Passed before her 'til the first sun rays of dawn
Oh young Wesley, take me away...way...

He prepared to move when he saw the change come 'round
Like the grateful smile and laughter of one who has been found
But the lady wondered still what kind of games that Wesley played
And as they saddled up to leave some heard her say
You live life as a gambler all along the San Joaquin
In your eyes remain the story of a time she was best seen
But your smile across the campfire makes the dream alive again
'Cause the spirit leaves to ride across the plains
Oh...
Oh...

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Now does anyone know the tune or chords?


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Subject: Lyr req: Young Wesley
From: fiddleguy
Date: 05 Feb 09 - 09:47 AM

I'm looking for the lyrics to Young Wesley. It starts:

There once was a gambler
And Wesley was his name
He'd ride many miles
For the chance to play his game

And the life lines surrounded
His eyes so they say
From the highways he'd seen on his way

I don't know who the writer was.
Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Wesley/Gambler named Wesley...
From: fiddleguy
Date: 05 Feb 09 - 09:55 AM

Thanks. I accidentally pushed the send button before the title was finished.Then couldn't find the thread on my initial search. I'll post the chords and lyrics together when done. It's a neat song.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: YOUNG WESTLEY (Mary McCaslin)
From: fiddleguy
Date: 05 Feb 09 - 10:58 AM

I remembered how we used to do this song once I had the main body of the lyrics. Here's our version as I remember it.

Young Wesley
D                                            BM
There once was a gambler and Wesley was his name
          D
He'd ride many miles for the chance to play his game
D                                               BM
And the life lines surrounded his eyes so they say
            C                 G        D
From the things that he'd seen on his way

They tell of a lady who came through to rest awhile
She was weary of the rounders as she was of the miles
On that hot dusty day as she watched him at his play
She thought she heard something far inside her say
  D                    G                      D        
OH YOUNG WESLEY, TAKE ME AWAY ?        (TWICE)

She could tell he was an outlaw like she'd fell in with before
She saw herself beside him and on the run once more
But it pained him to remember the life of darkness he once led
So he told her of a man left lying dead

So she told him of the ghosts far lying cold and still
Off in the prairie nights with their lonely haunting chill
How she still could see the faces of the robbers who moved on
Pass before her in the first sun rays of dawn

OH YOUNG WESLEY, TAKE ME AWAY WAY ?        (TWICE)

He decided they'd move on when he saw the change come round
Like the grateful smiles and laughter of one who has been found
But the lady wondered still what kind of game that Wesley played
And as they saddled up to leave some heard her say

You live life as a gambler all along the San Joaquin
In your eyes remain the story of the places you have seen
But your smile across the campfire makes the dream come alive again
As the spirits leave to ride across the plains


OH YOUNG WESLEY, TAKE ME AWAY WAY ?        
OH YOUNG WESLEY, TAKE ME AWAY WAY ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Wesley/Gambler named Wesley...
From: fiddleguy
Date: 05 Feb 09 - 11:11 AM

I tried posting the chords, but they aren't exactly where I put them in the posting. The first B minor is at "name" on line one. The second is at "say" in line three.C is at "things" line 4, G at "seen" and D at "way." The return to D is at "WAY" in the chorus. Thanks for your input.It will take awhile to transcribe the melody. I'll do that soon. Or can we post sound MIDIs? We'll see.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Wesley/Gambler named Wesley...
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 06:37 PM

Allmusic.com says the song title is YOUNG WESTLEY (note the spelling). Mary McCaslin wrote it and recorded it on her album "Way Out West" (1973). Her recording is also on "The Best of Mary McCaslin: Things We Said Today" and on the various-artists' "The Singer-Songwriter Collection."

David Bromberg also recorded it on "How Late'll Ya Play 'Til?, Vol. 2: Studio."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Westley (Mary McCaslin)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Feb 09 - 03:42 PM

these chords don't seem correct . is there another web sight that you could recommend or another structure of chords?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Westley (Mary McCaslin)
From: GUEST,Mrs. Alexis
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 02:23 PM

You can get the .mp3 on iTunes or at Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Young-Westley/dp/B000UBQPX0


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Westley (Mary McCaslin)
From: GUEST,hg
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 03:21 PM

One of my favorite Mary McCaslin songs. I'll get the tuning off the album when I get home. Mary uses some different tunings.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Westley (Mary McCaslin)
From: GUEST,hg
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 07:56 PM

Mary uses open D on Young Westley:
D
A
F#
D bass
A bass
D bass strings


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Westley (Mary McCaslin)
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 12:24 AM

It's Young Westly, with a T


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Westley (Mary McCaslin)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 03:33 PM

Actually, it's Westley, with a T and an E after the L.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young Westley (Mary McCaslin)
From: GUEST,thecharliescott
Date: 20 Jul 13 - 11:10 PM

Isn't this song in a minor key?


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