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Chord Req: Moving On (Go Move Shift)

michaelr 08 Apr 09 - 07:34 PM
Bluegrassman 08 Apr 09 - 08:10 PM
michaelr 08 Apr 09 - 08:17 PM
Bluegrassman 08 Apr 09 - 08:24 PM
curmudgeon 08 Apr 09 - 08:56 PM
Bluegrassman 09 Apr 09 - 07:52 PM
Leadfingers 09 Apr 09 - 07:58 PM
michaelr 09 Apr 09 - 08:15 PM
Declan 10 Apr 09 - 04:12 AM
GUEST,Borderkiller 23 Oct 13 - 06:30 AM
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Subject: Chord Req: Moving On (Go Move Shift)
From: michaelr
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 07:34 PM

Can anyone provide chords for this (Christy Moore's version preferred)?

TIA,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Moving On (Go Move Shift)
From: Bluegrassman
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 08:10 PM

Hope this helps

Am
Born in the middle of the afternoon
    D                         G   Am
In a horse drawn carriage on the old A5
Am
The big twelve wheeler shook my bed,
D          Am       D         Em
"You can't stay here" the policeman said.
CHORUS
Am         G       D          Em
You'd better get born in some place else.
   Am          Em         Am          Em
So move along, get along, Move along, get along,
F   G    Am
Go! Move! Shift!
Born in the common by a building site
Where the ground was rutted by the trail of wheels
The local Christian said to me,
"You'll lower the price of property."
CHORUS
Born at potato picking time
In a noble tent in a tatie field.
The farmer said, "The work's all done
It's time that you was moving on."
CHORUS
Born at the back of a hawthorn hedge
Where the black hole frost lay on the ground.
No eastern kings came bearing gifts.
Instead the order came to shift.
CHORUS
The eastern sky was full of stars
And one shone brighter than the rest
The wise men came so stern and strict
And brought the orders to evict
CHORUS
Wagon, tent or trailer born,
Last month, last year or in far off days.
Born here or a thousand miles away
There‚s always men nearby who'll say
CHORUS
Six in the morning out in Inchicore
The guards came through the wagon door.
John Maughan was arrested in the cold
A travelling boy just ten years old.
CHORUS
Mary Joyce was living at the side of the road
No halting place and no fixed abode.
The vigilantes came to the Darndale site
And they shot her son in the middle of the nigh


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Moving On (Go Move Shift)
From: michaelr
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 08:17 PM

Thank you very much, Bluegrassman!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Moving On (Go Move Shift)
From: Bluegrassman
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 08:24 PM

Thats OK, I like a lot of Christy Moore stuff, any time.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Moving On (Go Move Shift)
From: curmudgeon
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 08:56 PM

What's wrong with the original version by Ewan MacColl? The new verses add nothing to the thrust of the song, and perhaps even detract - Tom Hall


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Moving On (Go Move Shift)
From: Bluegrassman
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 07:52 PM

There is nothing wrong with it, Michael asked for the Christy Moore version.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Moving On (Go Move Shift)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 07:58 PM

The added last two verses just make sure its another Emglish Song that can be claimed as Irish .


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Moving On (Go Move Shift)
From: michaelr
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 08:15 PM

Ya ya, blah blah. Get over yourselves.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Moving On (Go Move Shift)
From: Declan
Date: 10 Apr 09 - 04:12 AM

Christy recorded the original MacColl version of the song in the 70s. On one occasion (which happened to be on a live recording) he added some extra verses to make some local political points which are very much in keeping with the spirit of the original song.

Christy has always acknowledged this as a MacColl song. I've never heard any other Irish person claim any different.

What Michaelr said!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Moving On (Go Move Shift)
From: GUEST,Borderkiller
Date: 23 Oct 13 - 06:30 AM

Great song! it's very much needed these days in France!!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Moving On (Go Move Shift)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 23 Oct 13 - 04:52 PM

rutted by the trail of wheels Should be 'By The Trailer's Wheels'

black hole frost lay on the ground should read 'Hoar Frost'

And I am sure it wasnt a 'noble' tent in the original


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Moving On (Go Move Shift)
From: michaelr
Date: 24 Oct 13 - 06:46 PM

You are correct,sir. Christy took a few liberties.


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