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Lyr/Chords Req: The Visitor (Wendy Arrowsmith)

mally 29 Jun 09 - 01:54 PM
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Subject: Lyr/Chords Req: The Visitor
From: mally
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 01:54 PM

Hi Banjiman The Visitor was writen by Wendy Arrowsmith who I met in the "TAP" in Hull.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE VISITOR (Wendy Arrowsmith)
From: Banjiman
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 02:05 PM

In that case (and with the authors express permission.... she's hanging out the washing as I write!). Having looked, I'll have to put the chords on later when I've written them out.

There are versions on You Tube and MySpace, let me know if you need the link.

Paul Arrowsmith


The Visitor

Chorus:

Hurry, boys, hurry!
Clear away the snow.
Steady, horses, steady!
There's many miles to tow.
Hurry, boys, hurry!
We'll pray along the way,
As we drag the Whitby lifeboat
O'er the hill to Robin Hood's Bay.


In the middle of winter,
The Visitor set to sail.
The weather it grew colder,
The wind became a gale.
At sea the waves grew higher,
The rain it turned to hail,
And then a fearsome blizzard
Turned all the hillside pale.


On the 18th day of Jan.
In year 1881
Coxswain Henry Freeman
Felt dark clouds block the sun.
That night the news it reached him,
A brig ashore had run.
He called out for his crewmen
For their job had just begun.


Chorus

The storm was blowing a gale now,
The seas were grown too high.
The lifeboatmen they made a vow
To save the ship they'd try.
No local boat could safely sail
Or everyman would die
So from Whitby overland, me boys,
The lifeboat, heave her high!


Said Coxswain Henry Freeman
"Wake them from their sleep!
Bring horses and bring brave men,
The snow is seven feet deep!"
200 men cleared the way ahead.
18 horses earned their keep.
Whilst from the Bay the villagemen
By the road the snow did heap.


Chorus

Six miles that lifeboat they did tow,
(Too far for hearts not true.)
Over hills in driving snow,
It took them hours but two.
Down to the Bay the boat did go
Whilst the raging storm it blew.
Into battle with their briny foe
Went Coxswain and his crew.


The lifeboat fought the snowy wave,
The crew, they passed the test.
And every soul that they did save
Gave thanks for being blessed.
Not for one a watery grave,
But home and grateful rest,
And for Coxswain and for crew so brave -
A legend of the best.


Chorus

Final Chorus:
Hurry, boys, hurry!
We've cleared away the snow.
Steady, horses, steady!
To your stables you may go.
Hurry, boys, hurry!
Tell your children of the day
That we dragged the Whitby lifeboat
O'er the hill to Robin Hood's Bay
(rpt last 2 lines)

Music and lyrics by Wendy Arrowsmith                ©November 2006


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Visitor
From: Banjiman
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 02:30 PM

Here you go. Wendy says hi!

You Tube Link to The Visitor


Chorus:

Em
Hurry, boys, hurry!
D
Clear away the snow.
C
Steady, horses, steady!
Em
There's many miles to tow.
Em
Hurry, boys, hurry!
D
We'll pray along the way,
Em          D         C
As we drag the Whitby lifeboat
D         Am       D         Em
O'er the hill to Robin Hood's Bay.


Verse

Em
In the middle of winter,
D                  Em
The Visitor set to sail.
Em
The weather it grew colder,
D               Em
The wind became a gale.
G                     D
At sea the waves grew higher,
C                   D
The rain it turned to hail,
Em          D         C
And then a fearsome blizzard
D      Am      D       Em
Turned all the hillside pale.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Visitor
From: nutty
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 02:36 PM

I'm being pedantic but wasn't the vessel in question called THE VISITER


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Visitor
From: Banjiman
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 02:40 PM

Nutty..... debatable, if you look at the plaque at the top of the hill in Robin Hood's Bay itself, it's The Visitor.

Some other historical accounts have it as The Visiter.

So you tell me!

Paul


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Visitor
From: nutty
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 03:03 PM

According to Google 'The VISITER' seems to win hands down.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Visitor
From: Banjiman
Date: 29 Jun 09 - 03:14 PM

First one I found was this.

It would be interesting to know for sure but Wendy had to jump one way or the other and went for The Visitor! I'm sure she would change it if there was strong enough evidence the other way.

Interesting debate though.


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