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Lyr Add: Only a Woman's Heart (Eleanor McEvoy)

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Subject: Lyr Add: ONLY A WOMAN'S HEART (Eleanor McEvoy)
From: Ezio
Date: 20 Jun 98 - 03:20 AM

ONLY A WOMAN'S HEART

My heart is low, my heart is so low
As only a woman's heart can be
As only a woman's, as only a woman's
As only a woman's heart can know

The tears that drip
From my bewildered eyes
Taste of bitter sweet romance
You're still in my hopes
You're still on my mind
And even though I manage on my own

Chorus
My heart is low, my heart is so low
As only a woman's heart can be
As only a woman's, as only a woman's
As only a woman's heart can know

When restless eyes
Reveal my troubled soul
And memories flood my weary heart
I mourn for my dreams
I mourn for my wasted love
And while I know that I'll survive alone

My heart is low, my heart is so low
As only a woman's heart can be
As only a woman's, as only a woman's
As only a woman's heart can know

My heart is low, my heart is so low
As only a woman's heart can be
As only a woman's, as only a woman's
As only a woman's heart can know

(Recorded by Mary Black, featuring Eleanor McEvoy)

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submitted by: e.b.


Messages from multiple threads combined.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: A Woman's Heart?
From: M
Date: 02 Aug 99 - 11:56 AM

"A Woman's Heart." Does anybody know anything about this song? I've heard it at sessions, though it doesn't sound particularly Irish or tradidional. I don't need the lyrics, just some background info, if possible. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: A Woman's Heart?
From: Lesley N.
Date: 02 Aug 99 - 12:42 PM

There's an "Only A Woman's Heart" written by Elanor McEvoy on the Album "A Woman's Heart" - a terrific collection of tunes by various artists (Maura O'Connell, Frances Black, Dolores Keane, among others). She sings it with Mary Black on the CD. I've heard it on another album as well (a Mary Black album I think), just can't remember them at the moment.

The limited information on the CD says (Eleanor McEvoy - Little Rock Music) says it was recorded specifically for that album.

Is that the one you were looking for? There are probably others of the same title.

If it is the song you're looking for and you don't have the album you can buy it through a link here and DT will get part of the proceeds!


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Subject: RE: A Woman's Heart?
From: HåvardR
Date: 02 Aug 99 - 03:50 PM

Rumour has it, the record company insisted that Mary Black should do the harmonies. They figured Elonor (who was rather obscure at that point) wouln't bring it to the top of the charts alone.... But I agree to the quality, arguably one of the 10 best folk CDs of the decade (does anybody see a possible tread here?)

Håvard


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Subject: RE: A Woman's Heart?
From: Philippa
Date: 02 Aug 99 - 03:54 PM

I don't think much of the line, "only a woman's heart can bleed"" It's simply not true.


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Subject: RE: A Woman's Heart?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Aug 99 - 04:00 PM

Anybody care to post the lyrics? I've got the "Woman's Heart" CD, but it doesn't have a lyrics sheet.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: A Woman's Heart?
From: HåvardR
Date: 02 Aug 99 - 04:03 PM

I got in my Mary Black songbook (a good one btw). I'll bring it in tomorrow.

Håvard


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Subject: Lyr Add: ONLY A WOMAN'S HEART (Eleanor McEvoy)
From: HåvardR
Date: 02 Aug 99 - 04:13 PM

I found it! Good news for Phillipa's (and other women's) heart - they don't blee. Think the chord progression is a rather simple Bb/Eb/F thing

Only a Womans Heart
My heart is low, My heart is so low
As only a woman's heart can be
As only a woman, as only a woman's
As only a woman's heart can know

The tears that drip from my bewildered eyes
Taste of bittersweet romance
You're still in my hopes
You're still on my mind oh
And even though I manage on my own

My heart is low, My heart is so low
As only a woman's heart can be
As only a woman, only a woman's
As only a woman's heart can know

When restless eyes reveal my troubled soul
And memories flood my weary heart
I mourn for my dreams
I mourn for my wasted love
And while I know that I'll survive alone

My heart is low, My heart is so low
As only a woman's heart can be
As only a woman, only a woman's
As only a woman's heart can know


Cheers, Håvard


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Subject: RE: A Woman's Heart?
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Aug 99 - 04:23 PM

And "Cheers" right back atcha' there.........I mean, I know how much cheerier I am after reading that piece of FEMALE chauvinistic drivel.........."As only a woman's heart can know".....???.......Yeah, right.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: A Woman's Heart?
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Aug 99 - 04:26 PM

Oh sorry...I meant to add "my ass" after the "Yeah, right."

catspaw


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Subject: RE: A Woman's Heart?
From: HåvardR
Date: 02 Aug 99 - 04:28 PM

Most of us men (the neuroscientists among us anyway) appreciate that the centre of knowledge is the brain, whereas the heart is merely a pound of sophisticated muscle....

Håvard


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Subject: RE: A Woman's Heart?
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Aug 99 - 05:09 PM

However, some of us might believe just the opposite to be true. Then again I've known some folks whose brains are "unsophisticated" muscle.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: A Woman's Heart?
From: Ana
Date: 03 Aug 99 - 02:20 AM

I use to ponder on anatomic difference as a child, and how it could be that the way to a man's heart was through his stomach - well that was my mother's belief anyway!


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Subject: RE: A Woman's Heart?
From: HåvardR
Date: 03 Aug 99 - 03:32 AM

there are other ways...

Håvard


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Subject: Lyr Req: only a woman's heart
From: GUEST,Jeremie
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 04:42 AM

Hi you all !

I have found no trace of "Only a woman's heart" in DT, though it seems to me that is it a "classical" one (I heard it sung by Mary Black and Eleanor McEvoy

Thans for anything about this song ;-)

Jeremie


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 05:00 AM

Hi, Jeremie - I moved you over here. If you have more questions, fire away!
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: An Pluiméir Ceolmhar
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 05:26 AM

The album was seen as a way of showcasing a generation of women Irish singers who sing in a folk or near-folk idiom. Some or all of the featured singers did a tour at the time. There is talk of a 'ten-years-on'-type follow-up album, but not sure if it is materialising.


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: Declan
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 06:21 AM

APC,

The follow up is being advertised on the Radio here, so it must be out. I haven't heard it yet.

The first one was very popular and helped along the careers of a number of the featured singers (and one tunes only musician Sharon Shannon), so it wasn't at all a bad thing apart from that (IMO) awful title track.

I'm told that one of the male musicians on the tour made up a parody to be sung in a deep bass voice -
My voice is low,
My voice is so low,
as only a ma-ans voice can go.


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: GUEST,Trix
Date: 17 Feb 03 - 03:05 PM

Does anybody know if there is a written version of the music with chords and musical notes, so that a classical musician can make sense of it and reproduce it without having to listen to eleanor singing it? I'm a Dutch woman singing in a dutch "irish" choir with a director who has no knowledge of folkmusic at all. I would appreciate any help in finding a copy of the music sheet. Thanks a lot.


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: moineau nordique
Date: 17 Feb 03 - 08:58 PM

The fact that Mary Black recorded it with Emmylou should quell Spaw's rancor. :-)


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: michaelr
Date: 18 Feb 03 - 03:48 PM

Guest Trix -- as mentioned in Havard's post above, it's in The Mary Black Song Book (published by Dara Records, Dublin, 1993). Irish import stores would be good places to look for it.

If you can't find it, I could scan and email you the relevant pages.

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: pattyClink
Date: 18 Feb 03 - 04:00 PM

there should be some sort of insecticide spray you could use to prevent these maudlin Victim Songs from proliferating. ick!


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: CapriUni
Date: 18 Feb 03 - 05:37 PM

Spaw (and anyone else who's interested) --

I don't know about anyone else, but I interpreted that line: "As only a woman's heart can know" as saying knowing in a way that is unique to a woman: i.e., not that only women can know such pain, but that being a woman (including the experience of childbirth, or simply the knowledge that you can have children, among other things), gives us a certain perspective of grief and lonlieness that men do not have.

Not that that perspective is richer or poorer or better or worse than a man's, just that it is a woman's perspective, and that it's not the same as a man's.

Oh, and on a slight tangent: as I understand it (and I could be mistaken, but I heard this in a radio interview with a cardiologist), a heart is slightly different than say, the muscles in our arms and legs in that there are neurons connected directly to it -- and that there are neurons also connected to our stomachs... makes me wonder if that is the subconscious origins of phrases like: "deciding with the heart" or "Gut decision"


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: GUEST,Trix
Date: 20 Feb 03 - 02:00 PM

Dear Michael,
I will try and find the songbook you mentioned but would appreciate it if you could send me a copy of the relevant pages ahead.
My email address is: sb078500@wolmail.nl
I'm in your debt, hope I can be of some help to you sometime.

To CapriUni: never heard of "heartburn"?
Actually, neurons are connected to every muscle in the body and the heart being a muscle, it also has neurons connected to it.
A woman's heart is no different from a men's heart in it's physiology. There is however a big difference in development of the emotional intelligence between men and women, which is ofcourse seated in the brain. Hence, 'a woman's brain' would have been a better title ..........

Greetings, Trix.


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: MMario
Date: 20 Feb 03 - 02:14 PM

There is however a big difference in development of the emotional intelligence between men and women,

BOY, would this statement get a guy in trouble if he should ever be so stupid to state it!


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: Declan
Date: 21 Feb 03 - 05:06 AM

For fun, I've tried inserting the word "You're" in front of the line "Only a woman" when singing this song. For some strange reason some people who otherwise seemed to think the song was great didn't really like this !


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: GUEST,Mac Tattie
Date: 21 Feb 03 - 06:52 PM

Then ther is allways

Ma he'rt is low, ma he'rt is low
As only a fella's he'rt can be
Only a fella, Only a fella
As only a fellas he'rt can be

Ah came hame late, ma dinner sittn'on the plate
AS cauld as the look she's geid tae me.
Tried tae explain bit that of course wis jist in vain
Fur she'd been talkin'
On the phone,
Tae her ma.

Ma he'rt is low, ma he'rt is low
As only a fella's he'rt can be
Only a fella, Only a fella
As only a fellas he'rt can be

Ah'd been workin'late
Bit y'id think a'dd been oot on a date
The wie she's tain the huf wae me
Dae whit ah can, ma life hus jist gon' doon the pan
Bit that's whit it is
When y'ir a marrit man.

Ma he'rt is low, ma he'rt is low
As low as a fella's he'rt can be.
Only a fella, only a fella
As only a fella's he'rt can be.


Sing this with feeling lads.
cheers


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: Strupag
Date: 21 Feb 03 - 07:18 PM

Strange that I've just come aboard this thread especially after I've just seen the lady do her song on Telly.
It was on the new BBC4 Channel and the programme was called Celtic Connections.
To all UK Mudcatters, It is part of a series and is on every Friday night around 9 PM - Great Stuff!


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: GUEST,Jools
Date: 21 Feb 03 - 07:47 PM

Hiya,

Does anybody have the guitar chords for this lovely tune!!
By the way, I'm a bit of a novice so it would be great if my hands weren't required to be all over the fret board!

thanks!!


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: michaelr
Date: 22 Feb 03 - 05:05 PM

Jools -- you can play it with these 4 chords:

G - D - C - Em

Mary Black's recorded version is three half-steps higher, at Bb.

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: GUEST,cookieless Gillie
Date: 23 Feb 03 - 02:46 PM

I bought it in the 80's from a store in Newcastle. It was on a tape of women's songs. I love it!!

Gillie


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: michaelr
Date: 23 Feb 03 - 03:35 PM

Trix -- I scanned the pages and tried to email them to you but got a "failure delivery" message:

:
62.235.14.105 does not like recipient.
Remote host said: 550 RCPT TO: Relaying not
allowed

Don't know how to proceed. It looks to me like you've got some sort of filter or spam guard set up. Please advise.

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: michaelr
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 03:26 PM

refresh for Trix.


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 02:53 AM

MichaelR, sorry I didn't respond earlier, been to Scotland for a couple of days.
I'm very surprised to hear that you couldn't mail me the pages and I can't really help you in solving the problem otherwise than ask you to try again. I'll give you another two addresses, maybe one of them will accept. Again, thanks for the trouble.

sb078500@wolmail.nl
peter@flingmusic.com
thamming@ggdwf.nl

By the way, does anybody know what 'Sgeir mhaol' means? It's scottisch gaelic and I saw it written on a house somewhere.

Bye, bye.
Trix


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 03:01 AM

MMario, did I post the score for this from the above mentioned book 2 or 3 years ago? It woul've been the full piano score. (I can remember doing it).

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: GUEST,Trix
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 12:05 PM

refresh for MichaelR


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: michaelr
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 09:05 PM

Hi Trix -- I emailed the scans to peter@flingmusic.com. Hope this works for you.

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: Chords Add: ONLY A WOMAN'S HEART (Eleanor McEvoy)
From: allanwill
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 11:27 AM

Thought I might as well put this version in. Chords are a bit out of whack with the words, but if you know the song ... It's from Betty Lou's site.

Allan

Only a woman's heart



    G – D – C ~ D    G – D – C ~ D



G                   D            Em                - C

    My heart is low, my heart is so low,

      G         D                         Em – C – D

as only a woman's heart can be.

      G         D             Em       C

As only a woman, as only a woman's,

      G         D                              C    - G

as only a woman's heart can know.



G                           D          Em                   C

1.    The tears that drip from my bewildered eyes,

G                D                   Em      - C

    taste of bittersweet romance.

G                              D       - Em                               C

    You're still in my hopes,         you're still on my mind, oh,

G                   D                      Em               - C - D

    and even though I manage on my own.



   G                         D         Em                      C

2.    When restless eyes reveal my troubled soul,

G                            D                     Em – C

    and memories flood my weary heart,

G                            D       - Em                            C

    I mourn for my dreams,          I mourn for my wasted love,

G                      D                   Em            - C - D

    and while I know that I'll survive alone.



+ CHORUS    + CHORUS …..



(capo 3rd)



    (Mary Black & Emilou Harris)


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Subject: RE: Only A Woman's Heart?
From: allanwill
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 11:32 AM

Well, they were out of whack before I submitted.

Allan


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