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req/ADD: Blaina Boys 1930 (Huw Williams)

Darlodave 14 May 09 - 10:13 PM
Two of a Hind 15 May 09 - 04:19 AM
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sian, west wales 15 May 09 - 01:06 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Blaina Boys
From: Darlodave
Date: 14 May 09 - 10:13 PM

Could anyone provide me the song lyrics for 'Balaina Boys' written by Huw Williams please.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Balaina Boys
From: Two of a Hind
Date: 15 May 09 - 04:19 AM

Hav'nt got the words but it's Blaina, near Nantyglo, not far from where Huw and Tony live.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blaina Boys (Huw Williams)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 May 09 - 04:36 AM

Don't have that one, but I found out that "Blaina Boys 1930" is on a Fellside album titled Further Horizons, by Bram Taylor.
By the way, Dave. If you have partial song lyrics or lyrics you're not sure of, please post what you have.
Sound sample here (click).
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blaina Boys (Huw Williams)
From: sian, west wales
Date: 15 May 09 - 12:18 PM

I'll send Huw an email to see if he's gottem handy.

sian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blaina Boys (Huw Williams)
From: sian, west wales
Date: 15 May 09 - 01:06 PM

From Huw: "Don't have those lyrics around any more but they can get them through other versions people have recorded."

Sorry.

sian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blaina Boys (Huw Williams)
From: Darlodave
Date: 16 May 09 - 01:36 AM

Sian, West Wales
Have the words for the last verse as follows but there's one word that I'm stumped on. Wonder if you could ask Huw Williams if he can remember what it is please.

We got the skyline, we got the road
We got nothing to hide
There's a heart back home and a dream of your own
With nothing for your pockets or mine
One way or another you're a ?????
We'll assume that you're always coming back.


Sounds like 'mirror cat' but can't be.
Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blaina Boys (Huw Williams)
From: sian, west wales
Date: 16 May 09 - 03:40 AM

OK - I'll see if I can get hold of him. Not sure if he's off somewhere gigging this weekend. We can but try!

I'll be someone else gets back to you before I do, mudcat-style!

Some sort of 'cat' would make sense in the context I guess ...

sian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blaina Boys 1930 (Huw Williams)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 May 09 - 02:43 PM

Here are a few more words I transcribed from a sound sample:

... and fortune.
Traveling the road our destiny's sold.
Just like the old miners, the forty-niners,
Here we come looking for gold.
Look by the road, man, look by the road(?).
You'll find a valley and shade.
Our hearts lie there
But we have to go to where the games of profit are played.
We can do it, we....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blaina Boys 1930 (Huw Williams)
From: Darlodave
Date: 19 May 09 - 01:56 AM

Thanks Sian, that word really has me puzzled and I often wonder why people don't ask me what I say, sorry sing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blaina Boys 1930 (Huw Williams)
From: Darlodave
Date: 26 May 09 - 08:36 PM

Sian, West Wales
Any luck contacting Huw on that word ''---cat''.
Still woukd appreciate solving the mystery.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blaina Boys 1930 (Huw Williams)
From: sian, west wales
Date: 27 May 09 - 04:19 AM

No - sorry! Been trying to think of someone else who would know ... I don't have an email for Tony.

Try PMing Dr Price ...

sian


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Subject: re: Lyr Req: Blaina Boys 1930 (Huw Williams)
From: RamblinStu
Date: 04 May 12 - 05:18 AM

I've got these words


Stride by stride heal and toe
We go travelling by
It's like searching the rivers for gold they say
When all the waters are dry
Hearts are heavy spirits are low
But with two strong arms you can never let go

Were the boys, we're the heart and soul
A company of faith and fortune
Travelling the road are destinies soldiers
Like the old miners the forty niners
Here we come looking for gold

Goodbye the roon man goodbye the coal
Goodbye the valley and shade
Are hearts lie there but we have to go
To where the games of profit are played
But we can do it we know we can find
A new way of living a heaven of a kind

CHORUS

Travel to west go to the east
England America the moon
Leaving on a boat leaving on a train
No one will be left there soon
Troubles run deep the water is wide
But we are crossing the river to the other side

CHORUS

We got the skyline we got the road
We got nothing to hide
There's a half back moon and a dream of your own,
But nothing for your pockets or pride
One way or another you're under attack
First you move forward but you're always coming back


Any comments welcome

Stuart Pendrill


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Subject: ADD: Blaina Boys 1930 (Huw Williams)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Sep 15 - 01:21 AM

I hear a few things different from Stu's transcription above:

BLAINA BOYS 1930
(Huw Williams)

Stride by stride, heel and toe,
We go travelling by;
It's like searching the rivers for gold, they say,
When all the waters are dry.
Hearts are heavy and spirits are low,
But with two strong arms you can never let go.

CHORUS
We're the boys, we're the heart and soul,
A company of faith and fortune,
Travelling the road are destiny's soldiers
Like the old miners, the forty-niners,
Here we come looking for gold.

Goodbye the road (?) man, goodbye the cold (coal??),
Goodbye the valley and the shade;
Our hearts lie there, but we have to go
To where the games of profit are played.
But we can do it, we know that we can find
A new way of living, a heaven of a kind.

CHORUS

Travel to the west, go to the east,
England, America, the moon;
Leaving on a boat, leaving on a train,
No one will be left there soon.
Troubles run deep, the water is wide
But we're crossing the river to the other side.

CHORUS

We got the skyline, we got the road,
We got nothing to hide;
There's a hearth back home and a dream of your own,
But nothing for your pockets or pride.
One way or the other you're under attack,
First you go forward but you're always pushed back.

CHORUS (twice)

Stu has "goodbye the roon man," and I have goodbye the road, but I'm not sure. What's a roon man?

Anybody want to listen to the recording and double-check my transcription?
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Blaina Boys 1930 (Huw Williams)
From: Ian Hendrie
Date: 09 Sep 15 - 05:12 AM

I think it's "roadman" and "coal". I've discovered that "roadman" was an occupation in a coal mine and think that the song is partly about coal miners hoping for a better life as gold miners.


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Blaina Boys 1930 (Huw Williams)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Sep 15 - 05:25 AM

Thanks, Ian.


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