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Lyr Req: Eureka Lead (Patricia Cook?)

DaveJohnson 09 May 10 - 09:08 AM
DaveJohnson 24 Jun 10 - 04:11 AM
GUEST,Michael Thompson 28 Sep 10 - 12:40 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Eureka Lead
From: DaveJohnson
Date: 09 May 10 - 09:08 AM

I have some of the lyrics for the song Eureka Lead which goes to the tune of The Parting Glass. Can anyone make corrections, fill in the third line, add another verse?
I think it was composed in the 1960s possibly Patricia Cook?

I have a pick I have a pan
I have a dog with one grey eye
I have a
That's all I have until I die.

Chorus:
A glass of rum to ease my heart
There's not much more a man can need.
And if there were 'twould be no use
There is no gold on Eureka Lead.

To make my fortune digging gold
I left behind my love in tears
I said that I would be back soon
But I've been gone for fifteen years.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eureka Lead (Patricia Cook?)
From: DaveJohnson
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 04:11 AM

You can stop looking now. Ihave found them in an old folder of songs that had been collecting dust in a corner of my study.
I'm still not sure of the author, though.
Dave

I have a pick I have a pan
I have a dog with one brown eye
I have the shoes upon my feet
That's all I have until I die.

A glass of rum to soothe my heart
There's not much more a man can need
And if there were 'twould be no use
There is no gold on Eureka Lead.

To make my fortune finding gold
I left a girl behind in tears
Isaid that I would come home soon
But I've been here for fifteen years.

Now with my dog with one brown eye
I suppose I'll keep on wandering
Far from the girl I love I'll be
And still the years a-squandering.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eureka Lead (Patricia Cook?)
From: GUEST,Michael Thompson
Date: 28 Sep 10 - 12:40 AM

To make my fortune finding gold
I left my love behind in tears
I said that I would come home soon
But I've been gone for all these years

I have a pick I have a pan
I wander here in the dusty heat
With a memory of a lovely lass
Whose hands were soft and whose kiss was sweet

There is no gold like the gold of her hair
No jewel as fair as I left behind
To wander this weary land alone
Seeking gold of a duller kind

And so on down the lonely days
I fear I'll keep awandering
So very far from the las I love
And still the years are squandering

Ithink there is one other verse
I have this on song on a cassette tape somewhere

Cheers


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