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THE BAD GIRL'S LAMENT
THE BLACKFLY SONG
THE FRANKLIN EXPEDITION
THE I'M ALONE
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THE LOG DRIVER'S WALTZ
THE WILD GOOSE (2)
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Subject: Chords required: 'Foolish You'
From: NormanD
Date: 19 Jan 10 - 12:06 PM

Does anyone have the music / chords for "Foolish You", written by Canadian Wade Hemsworth?

I was reminded of this lovely song after hearing of the sad death of Kate McGarrigle, who recorded a version with her sister Anna on their debut album in 1976.

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Chords required: 'Foolish You'
From: NormanD
Date: 20 Jan 10 - 09:42 AM

Still looking....

As a reminder, Kate & Anna singing it in 1977 here

Watch it anyway, it's such a lovely song.


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Subject: RE: Chords required: 'Foolish You'
From: NormanD
Date: 22 Jan 10 - 02:46 AM

Bump.


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Subject: RE: Chords required: 'Foolish You'
From: NormanD
Date: 22 Jan 10 - 08:07 AM

Thanks George! It's in G....

Will try to post lyrics / chords later, with due credit to Capt Snapper.

More info on Wade Hemsworth - maybe from our Canadian mates - would still be appreciated.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FOOLISH YOU (Wade Hemsworth)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Feb 10 - 08:23 PM

Here's my transcription from the YouTube video by Kate & Anna McGarrigle:


FOOLISH YOU
(Wade Hemsworth)

1. Foolish you, you want to go away,
Seeking fortune's favor on your own,
While the one who stays beside you,
Foolish me, is left alone.

CHORUS:
Sad and foolish, that's how I feel.
Don't you know how fortune favors you?
Fortune's blind, as blind as you, my dear.
What a pity, ah, foolish you!

2. Leaving me this way is hardly fair.
Must I go seek a fortune too,
Or must I wait till folly finds its own way
Home to me and foolish you?

3. Loving you was good. Love was kind.
I didn't mind the payments overdue,
For the price of loving is none too dear
As long as I'm with foolish you.

4. Sad and foolish, that's how I feel
When I see the foolish way you do.
Fortune fails when you are gone, my dear,
But I still want more of foolish you,
I still want more of foolish you,
I still want more of foolish you.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Foolish You (Wade Hemsworth)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 08 Feb 10 - 08:29 PM

(Albert) Wade Hemsworth. Draftsman, singer-songwriter, guitarist, b Brantford, Ont, 23 Oct 1916, d Montreal 19 Jan 2002. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1939. Though he was introduced to folk music as a boy in Brantford, his interest was stimulated by exposure to the folksongs of Newfoundland, where he was stationed during World War II, as well as by the music of Burl Ives. As a draftsman for Ontario Hydro and 1952-78 for the CNR (Montreal), Hemsworth travelled widely with survey parties in the northern wilds of Quebec, Ontario, and Labrador. His experiences inspired 'The Black Fly Song', 'The Log Jam Song' (sung by the composer for the 1959 National Film Board production Log Drive), and 'The Log Driver's Waltz' (sung by Kate and Anna McGarrigle for the 1978 NFB animation short of the same title).

Hemsworth also is known for 'The Wild Goose,' 'Foolish You,' and 'The Story of the I'm Alone,' among other songs. A complete collection of his music, The Songs of Wade Hemsworth, with annotations, illustrations, discography, etc, was edited by Hugh Verrier and published in 1990 by Penumbra Press of Waterloo, Ont. His songs also have been published in anthologies of Canadian songs and recorded by Omar Blondahl, the Couriers, Tom Kines, the McGarrigles, Chris Rawlings, Stringband, the Travellers, and others. According to Dane Lanken, 'Hemsworth creates beautiful music, music that celebrates life lived fully, the fine old values of hard work and its rewards, the wilderness and its myriad wonders. It is ... intensely Canadian music, created with a rawness and vitality that matches the wilderness it describes, captures it like a Tom Thompson [sic] painting.'
Though Hemsworth seldom appeared in public, he sang at the 1963 Mariposa Folk Festival and in the 1960s performed for the McGill University Folk Song Society and, with the Mountain City Four or alone, at Bishop's University. He also made many radio and TV appearances. After retiring to Morin Heights, Que, he was less active, but he gave performances there in 1983 and 1985, and appeared at tributes to him at the 1991 Winnipeg Folk Festival and in Toronto in 1996. In the 1990s, Hemsworth was also the subject of CBC television programs, including Adrienne Clarkson Presents.

Hemsworth made two recordings. His first LP, Folk Songs of the Canadian North Woods (1955, Folk FP 821), includes his 'The Black Fly Song' and 'The Shining Birch Tree.' He recorded one CD, The Songs of Wade Hemsworth, (Blackfly Music) in 1995.

Author: Betty Nygaard King


Bibliography



Lanken, Dane. 'Hemsworth - songs that are very, very Canadian,' Montreal Gazette, 23 Oct 1971

Hustak, Alan. "Giving voice to Canada," Montreal Gazette, 16 Dec 1995

Leeder, John. "A chat with Wade Hemsworth," and "Reviews," Canadian Folk Music Bulletin, Mar 1996

Gladstone, Bill. "Draftsman wrote classic Canadian folk songs," Globe and Mail, 31 Jan 2002


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Foolish You (Wade Hemsworth)
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jul 10 - 03:19 PM

Foolish you, you want to go away, g d g

Seeking fortune's favor on your own, g c d While the one who stays beside you, g bm em g

Foolish me, is left alone. c d

CHORUS: Sad and foolish, that's how I feel. Don't you know how fortune favors you? Fortune's blind, as blind as you, my dear. What a pity, ah, foolish you!


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Foolish You (Wade Hemsworth)
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Sep 10 - 03:32 AM

*** Don't you know how fortune favors FEW?


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Foolish You (Wade Hemsworth)
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 03 Sep 10 - 11:16 AM

Don't you know how fortune favors FOOLS?


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Foolish You (Wade Hemsworth)
From: Art Thieme
Date: 03 Sep 10 - 02:53 PM

Pleas note, if you will, that I recorded Wade's song "The Shining Birch Tree" on my album for Folk Legacy Records called Art Thieme--That's The Ticket. It is now available as a CD from them at www.folklegacy.com

Years ago I had a good correspondence with Mr. Hemsworth. I cherish these letters.


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