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Lyr Req: Death of the Bear (from the Dubliners)

GUEST,Fasteddy 24 Sep 09 - 04:51 AM
GUEST 24 Sep 09 - 06:03 AM
skarpi 24 Sep 09 - 06:04 AM
skarpi 24 Sep 09 - 06:30 AM
GUEST,.gargoyle 24 Sep 09 - 06:46 AM
GUEST,Fasteddy 24 Sep 09 - 09:54 AM
skarpi 24 Sep 09 - 10:45 AM
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GUEST 07 Oct 11 - 09:31 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Death of the bear
From: GUEST,Fasteddy
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 04:51 AM

Does anyone have the words to this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Death of the bear
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 06:03 AM

Lots of YouTube videos by the Dubliners availabe.

Do Yahoo. It will take 30 minutes to transcribe....then post the lyrics here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Death of the bear
From: skarpi
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 06:04 AM

yes I have the lyric in a book
kv Skarpi
P.s I have over 2000 lyrics or more so feel free to ask

k


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE DEATH OF THE BEAR (Donal McDonald)
From: skarpi
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 06:30 AM

THE DEATH OF THE BEAR
(Donal McDonald)

The balalaika rings silent from Minsk to Red Square.
The cortege assembles to bury the bear.
Nadia Rostropovich looks on in despair
With Irina, Catharina, and Olga.

And quietly remembering her brother Ivan,
Shot in the back in Afghanistan,
The Stalinist purges, the snowy white grave
That claimed Boris, Dmitri, and Igor.

She remembered how proud she cheered with the crowd
When Yuri Gagarin sailed over the clouds.
Nadia and Ivan shouted aloud,
"We put the first man in space."

But that was before the feared KGB
Put a question mark over her own loyalty
To keep an eye on her comrades one, two, and three,
Irina, Catharina, and Olga.

And poor Uncle Vlad whom the doc declared mad
For refusing to leave his beloved Leningrad.
She stood in the doorway tearful and sad
As they frog-marched him off to the Gulag.

He took a last look as his own native hills
Where grew the red dogwoods and wild daffodils.
The look on his face was haunting her still,
Comrade Nadia Rostropovich.

Sometimes alone she´d think of the West
Ladies with opals adorning their breast
Park Avenue poseurs who behave like the Tsar
With silver coke spoons for their caviar.

She'd reflect back to when she´d just turned ten
And faithfully subscribed to fair play for all men,
But seventy-odd years of Bolshevik dreams
Had worn down her pride and left her no means
To cope with her own disillusion.

If Trotsky and Engels saw the dachas and Zils,
The Politburo boys with their hands in the till,
The bear was long dead before he got ill.
Was it the cure or was it the fever?

No more reds under beds to freak out the feds,
A defunct superpower in tatters and shreds.
The marks left by Karl leave them queuing for bread
In the Caucasus, Baltic, and Urals.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Death of the bear
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 06:46 AM

Those are WONDERFUL lyrics Skarpi. Great.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

If only the Dubliners would sing THAT


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Death of the bear
From: GUEST,Fasteddy
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 09:54 AM

Thanks all...much appreciated....Eddy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Death of the bear
From: skarpi
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 10:45 AM

the Dubliners sang it . its from their book .

kv Skarpi


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Death of the Bear (from the Dubliners)
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 11:26 AM

anyone know the chords to this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Death of the Bear (from the Dubliners)
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 09:31 AM

Chords sructure:

Intro & interlude:
F-G-Am

Verse:
Am-Dm-F-E
Am-Dm-F-G-Am

except verse 8:
Am-Dm-F-E
Am-Dm-F-E-F-G-Am

Interlude is played after every 2 verses.


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