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Chords: Come Fill Up Your Glasses (Peggy Seeger)

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COME FILL UP YOUR GLASSES


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Subject: Chord Req: Come Fill Up Your Glasses
From: goodbar
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 10:12 PM

I have the tune down but am kind of iffy with the chords. Can anyone help?


by Peggy Seeger

Come fill up your glasses with whiskey and beer
And drink a full glass to a happy new year
To our sisters and brothers,and may they live long,
So lift up your glasses and join in this song

    So we'll fill up your glasses and drink once again,
    To peace on earth and good will among men

Long life to the miners the whole world around,
Who spend their days in a hole underground,
Whose road is a tunnel, whose day is the night,
Out of danger and darkness they bring light

Our thanks too the fishermen and safe may they toil,
And also to the farmer who turns up the soil;
To the ploughmen and shepherds and all men of worth,
Whose joy is to harvest the fruits of the earth.

Here's to the drivers and firemen and the rest of the team,
Who keep the stock rolling by diesel and steam,
To the cleaners and shunters who work night and day,
And the track laying gangs on the permanent way.

A toast to the casual laboring man,
Who lives where his work is, who works where he can,
To the builders and spidermen and bold engineers,
May your wages keep rising, lads, over the years.

To the writers and artists, then, let's drink a health,
To people whose hopes, and whose dreams are our wealth,
Whose tools are but canvas or paper and pen,
Whose harvest is the future and the progress of men,

Let the men drink a health to their sweethearts and wives,
And the ladies, being willing, will greet them likewise,
May your pleasures be many, your troubles bu few,
May you treasure the day you made one out of two.

Let's drink to our children and let us prepare,
A world where they'll live free from sorrow and care,
A world where goodwill among men is the law,
A world without fallout, a world without war.


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Subject: RE: Chords: Come Fill Up Your Glasses (Peggy Seege
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 10:32 PM

Hi, Goodbar-

Here's what's in the Peggy Seeger Songbook (Oak Publications, 1998), page 58:

      A                         E7          A
Come fill up your glasses with whiskey and beer
      E                     B7         E7
And drink a full glass to a happy new year
       A                         D             E7
To our sisters and brothers, and may they live long,
    A                        D          A
So lift up your glasses and join in this song

E7         A                        D          E7
So we'll fill up your glasses and drink once again,
    A       D             E7         A
To peace on earth and good will among men




Your lyrics and the Digital Tradition lyrics don't match what's in the songbook. I'll post the songbook lyrics later. Note that there's a MIDI tune attached to the DT entry, and it appears to be accurate.

-Joe-


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Subject: Version: Come Fill Up Your Glasses (Peggy Seeger)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 10:51 PM

I'd say this is a more recent, politically-corrected, and greatly condensed version of the song that appears in the Digital Tradition.

COME FILL UP YOUR GLASSES
(Peggy Seeger)

Come fill up your glasses with whiskey and beer,
And drink a full glass to a happy New Year
To our sisters and brothers,and may they live long,
So lift up your glasses and join in this song

CHORUS
So we'll fill up your glasses and drink once again,
To peace on this earth and good will among men

Long life to the miners who work underground,
And also the farmers the whole world around,
To the builders and nurses and bold engineers,
May your wages keep rising, friends, over the years.

A toast to the casual laboring hands,
Who live where their work is, who work where they can;
To the writers and artists, whose work is our wealth,
And to those on the dole, a good job and good health.

To our sisters who spend their whole workday at home,
To the parents who're raising their children alone;
Also to our comrades, our jobs never cease,
As we spend our lives fighting for freedom and peace.

Let the men drink a health to their partners and friends,
And the likewise, to their partners and friends,
May your pleasures be many, your troubles be few,
May you treasure the day you made one out of two.

Let's drink to the children and let us prepare,
A world where they'll live free from sorrow and care,
A world where good will among men is the law,
A world with a future, a world without war.

Note: Seeger says she changes this song almost every time she sings it.

Source: The Peggy Seeger Songbook
tune: variant on Pretty Polly Perkin of Paddington Green
Copyright Stormking Music, 1963 (written in 1960)
@seasonal @newyear
filename[ COMEFILL
TUNE FILE: COMEFILL CLICK TO PLAY
RG, JRO


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Subject: RE: Chords: Come Fill Up Your Glasses (Peggy Seeger)
From: goodbar
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 11:40 PM

Much thanks to both of you!


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Subject: RE: Chords: Come Fill Up Your Glasses (Peggy Seeger)
From: goodbar
Date: 19 Nov 09 - 11:42 PM

Haha. And by "both of you" I mean you, Joe....


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