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Chords: Death Is Not the End (Dylan / Bellamy)

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moleary@primus.com 28 Jan 99 - 12:49 PM
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Subject: Dylan's "death is not the end"
From: moleary@primus.com
Date: 28 Jan 99 - 12:49 PM

I'd like to get the chords to the Bob dylan song "Death is not the end" from the CD "Down in the groove". Thanks. Mike O'Leary moleary@primus.com


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Subject: Pete Bellamy sang Dylan?
From: GUEST,ifor
Date: 16 Aug 09 - 02:53 PM

I remember Pete Bellamy singing at the Neath Folk Club in South Wales in about 1976..he was fantastic...I also remember being surprised that he sang a Bob Dylan song which I think came from the Basement Tapes.Please help me out!Can anyone name the song and would Pete have recorded it?
Ifor


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Subject: RE: Pete Bellamy sang Dylan?
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 16 Aug 09 - 03:01 PM

Don't know if it's on the Basement Tapes, but Peter did use to sing Death is not the End.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Pete Bellamy sang Dylan?
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 16 Aug 09 - 03:05 PM

Just checked that with the Definitive Dylan Lyrics and that's from 1988, so maybe not!

Here's a complete list of the Basement Tapes Songs; maybe you'll recognise something.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Pete Bellamy sang Dylan?
From: Jeri
Date: 16 Aug 09 - 03:08 PM

It's on 'Wake the Vaulted Echoes' too.


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Subject: RE: Pete Bellamy sang Dylan?
From: Jeri
Date: 16 Aug 09 - 03:12 PM

Scratch 'too'.

The notes to WtVE indicate the song was from Songs an' Rummy Conjurin' Tricks.


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Subject: RE: Pete Bellamy sang Dylan?
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 16 Aug 09 - 08:51 PM

Well, he might or might not have sung Dylan, but he did sing Ritchie- I taught him our KY version of The Moonshiner Song, at the Newport Festival in one of its early years.


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Subject: RE: Pete Bellamy sang Dylan?
From: TheSnail
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 06:01 AM

Death is not the End is the last thing I can remember Peter Bellamy ever singing. It still hurts.


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Subject: RE: Pete Bellamy sang Dylan?
From: GUEST,ifor
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 09:22 AM

I definitely remember that Pete Bellamy sang a Dylan song at the Neath Folk Club....and i am pretty sure it was a lesser Known song [for 1976] and one which went back to the earlier years of Dylan's singing career.
Ifor


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Subject: RE: Pete Bellamy sang Dylan?
From: Stower
Date: 17 Aug 09 - 02:00 PM

'Death is not the End' is on 'Songs an' Rummy Conjurin' Tricks'. Don't know if he ever sang another Dylan song. Perhaps this is one he (PB) never recorded?


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Subject: RE: Pete Bellamy sang Dylan?
From: banjoman
Date: 18 Aug 09 - 07:26 AM

Peter Bellamy stayed with us just before his untimely end as he was guesting at the local club. He did a version of "Death is not the end" that night and later sang it in our living room.

A great loss


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Subject: ADD: Death Is Not the End (Bob Dylan)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Aug 11 - 07:37 PM

I just came across a wonderful recording of this song by Cockersdale, and I heard another recording by Peter Bellamy the other day. It's on the 1988 Dylan album, Down in the Groove - you can find the Dylan recording on YouTube. Click here for a YouTube recording of the song by Nick Cave, Kylie Minogue, Shane MacGowan, Blixa Bargeld, and Mick Harvey.


DEATH IS NOT THE END
(Bob Dylan)

When you're sad and when you're lonely
And you haven't got a friend
Just remember that death is not the end
And all that you've held sacred
Falls down and does not mend
Just remember that death is not the end
Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end

When you're standing at the crossroads
That you cannot comprehend
Just remember that death is not the end
And all your dreams have vanished
And you don't know what's up the bend
Just remember that death is not the end
Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end

When the storm clouds gather 'round you
And heavy rains descend
Just remember that death is not the end
And there's no one there to comfort you
With a helpin' hand to lend
Just remember that death is not the end
Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end

Oh, the tree of life is growing
Where the spirit never dies
And the bright light of salvation shines
In dark and empty skies

When the cities are on fire
With the burning flesh of men
Just remember that death is not the end
And you search in vain to find
Just one law-abiding citizen
Just remember that death is not the end
Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end

Copyright © 1988 by Special Rider Music


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Subject: RE: Pete Bellamy sang Dylan: Death Is Not the End
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 04:38 AM

Thanks Joe, this certainly is a song to learn and a song to sing.
See if I can find the Peter Bellamy version, I have the Cockersdale version, it on "Wide open Skies". I wonder if Peter and Keith ever sung this together as they were great friends, does any one know?


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Subject: RE: Pete Bellamy sang Dylan: Death Is Not the End
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 05:34 AM

Managed to find Peters version on Mr Bellamy, Mr Kipling & The Tradition, had it all the time!!.
I am amazed sometimes how much good material we are surrounded by and without a trigger don,t listen to or appreciate it.
I will now try to complete the set by finding and listening to Bob Dylan's original.


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Subject: Death is not the end (Dylan / Bellamy)
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 08 May 13 - 03:52 PM

Just been listening to Peter Bellamy's wonderful version of "Death is not the end" and trying to work out what he's playing. According to dylanchords.info, the entire song's on three chords; the accompaniment of the verses consists of alternate lines on F and C, while the refrains have a few Bbs chucked in. (The chords are actually A, D and E, but it works better for me transposed ot F.)

After playing around with it for a while I've worked out an accompaniment with a bit more variation, breaking up what would otherwise be one long F with passing chords (Bb and G minor). But what Bellamy was playing was much livelier. I can't work out if it's just those three or four chords (in different orders), a wider range of chords or a melody line cunningly disguised as a chordal accompaniment (I/V chords?).

Could someone have a listen and see what they think? Anglo players' opinions would be particularly welcome, for obvious reasons.


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Subject: RE: Death is not the end (Dylan / Bellamy)
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 08 May 13 - 03:54 PM

Or harmonica players', now I come to think of it. That old bisonoric boogie.


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Subject: RE: Death is not the end (Dylan / Bellamy)
From: The Sandman
Date: 08 May 13 - 04:05 PM

DEATH IS NOT THE END
(Bob Dylan)

When you're sad and when you're lonely
And you haven't got a friend
Just remember that death is not the end
And all that you held sacred
Falls down and does not mend
Just remember that death is not the end
Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end

When you're standing on the crossroads
That you cannot comprehend
Just remember that death is not the end
And all your dreams have vanished
And you don't know what's up the bend
Just remember that death is not the end
Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end

When the storm clouds gather round you
And heavy rains descend
Just remember that death is not the end
And there's no-one there to comfort you
With a helping hand to lend
Just remember that death is not the end
Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end

For the tree of life is growing
Where the spirit never dies
And the bright light of salvation
Up in dark and empty skies
When the cities are on fire
With the burning flesh of men
Just remember that death is not the end
When you search in vain to find
Some law-abiding citizen
Just remember that death is not the end
Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end

Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end


Excuse me for the thread creep,
but this in my opinion is one of Dylans more forgettable songs, I am sorry, Phil, but I find the song uninspiring, that is no reflection on Peter, who almost makes something out of this pile of drivel.
life is short, enjoy it, afar better song in my opinion is the joy of living

Farewell you northern hills, you mountains all goodbye
Moorland and stony ridges, crags and peaks goodbye
Glyder Fach farewell, Cul Beag, Scafell, cloud-bearing
Suilven
Sun warmed rock and the cold of Bleaklow's frozen sea
The snow and the wind and the rain of hills and
Mountains
Days in the sun and the tempered wind and the air like
Wine
And you drink and you drink till you're drunk
On the joy of living

Farewell to you my love, my time is almost done
Lie in my arms once more until the darkness comes
You filled all my days, held the night at bay, dearest
Companion
Years pass by and they're gone with the speed of birds
In flight
Our life like the verse of a song heard in the
Mountains
Give me your hand then love and join your voice with
Mine
We'll sing of the hurt and pain
And the joy of living

Farewell to you my chicks, soon you must fly alone
Flesh of my flesh, my future life, bone of my bone
May your wings be strong, may your days be long, safe
Be your journey
Each of you bears inside of you the gift of love
May it bring you light and warmth and the pleasure of
Giving
Eagerly savour each new day and the taste of it's mouth
Never lose sight of the thrill
And the joy of living

Take me to some high place of heather, rock and ling
Scatter my dust and ashes, feed me to the wind
So that I will be part of all you see, the air you are breathing
I'll be part of the curlew's cry and the soaring hawk
The blue milkwort and the sundew hung with diamonds
I'll be riding the gentle wind that blows through your hair
Reminding you how we shared
In the joy of living


Lyrics from eLyrics.net


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Subject: RE: Death is not the end (Dylan / Bellamy)
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 08 May 13 - 06:04 PM

Thanks for that, Dick. Yes, Joy of Living is a lovely song. For now, though, I'm trying to work out the chords Bellamy played in his accompaniment to Death Is Not The End. Any thoughts?


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Subject: RE: Chords: Death Is Not the End (Dylan / Bellamy)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 May 13 - 08:20 PM

I combined the two threads on this song to keep all our information together.

I think what's interesting about this song is that Dylan put it in the form of an American gospel song, and I think he did a very good job of it - within those confines. It's fun and easy to sing, and it's very easy to harmonize with a song like this.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Chords: Death Is Not the End (Dylan / Bellamy)
From: The Sandman
Date: 09 May 13 - 05:28 AM

Iwould guess its in c or g or related minors, peter had a drone button on his concertina, and generally played up and down the rows, when i get more time i will try and work it out for you.
dave webber has peters old concertina


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Subject: RE: Chords: Death Is Not the End (Dylan / Bellamy)
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 09 May 13 - 05:31 AM

Joe - fair enough.

Novice box-squeezer still seeks enlightenment on the whole chording thing. I mean, according to the 'chords' sites the first two lines should go like this (if you're playing it in F):

F
When you're sad and when you're lonely and you haven't got a friend
C                                  F
Just remember that death is not the end

As I said in the OP, I've stuck in a few passing chords...

F                        Gmin   F       C       F       Gmin    F
When you're sad and when you're lonely and you haven't got a friend
C                                  F    C    F
Just remember that death is not the end

but it still doesn't sound anything like Bellamy's version. What's he actually doing?


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Subject: RE: Chords: Death Is Not the End (Dylan / Bellamy)
From: The Sandman
Date: 09 May 13 - 06:01 AM

on a brief listen he is playing melody, as regards chords or dyads he is possibly playing two notes together,button immediately below, an over simplification, sounds like hes straight up and down the rows. pm m the g m he knew peter and plays anglo, in fact he has one of peters anglos.
at a guessand after avery quick listen he is playing melody using thirds fourths and fifths, in two note dyads including the melody, and occasional full three note chords, as if he was playing harmonica with notes either side of the melody


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Subject: RE: Chords: Death Is Not the End (Dylan / Bellamy)
From: The Sandman
Date: 09 May 13 - 06:03 AM

the other alternative is to slow the whole thing down and go through it note by note, also have alookat the anglo finger board.


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Subject: RE: Chords: Death Is Not the End (Dylan / Bellamy)
From: The Sandman
Date: 09 May 13 - 06:12 AM

if you are playing an english you will have to work out his notes, and change bellows in the same place an anglo would, to copy the rhythym sound., if you want an exact representation


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Subject: RE: Chords: Death Is Not the End (Dylan / Bellamy)
From: The Sandman
Date: 09 May 13 - 04:41 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Chords: Death Is Not the End (Dylan / Bellamy)
From: The Sandman
Date: 10 May 13 - 02:29 AM

another alternative is to contact howard jones, who is a member here and pm him, or brian peters both of whom are members on concertina net


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Subject: RE: Chords: Death Is Not the End (Dylan / Bellamy)
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 08 Sep 14 - 05:53 PM

Peter would have been 70 today; death is definitely not the end while he is still remembered so freshly.


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