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Lyr Add: Wait for the Turn of the Tide (H Clifton)

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Wait for the Turn of the Tide [Harry Clifton]


Artful Codger 09 Jun 10 - 02:06 AM
Joe Offer 09 Jun 10 - 02:53 AM
Charley Noble 09 Jun 10 - 08:29 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: WAIT FOR THE TURN OF THE TIDE (H Clifton)
From: Artful Codger
Date: 09 Jun 10 - 02:06 AM

A motto song written by the music hall performer Harry Clifton.


WAIT FOR THE TURN OF THE TIDE.
   Written and sung by Harry Clifton.
   Composed by Charles Coote, Junr.
   Tempo di Valse.

In sailing along the river of life,
   Over its waters wide,
We all have a battle with trouble and strife,
   And wait for the _time_ and the _tide_.
Men of each other are prone to be jealous,
   Hopes are illusions, and not what they seem;
Life and its pleasures, philosophers tell us,
   Go floating away like a leaf on the stream,

        Chorus.
   Then try to be happy and gay, my boys.
      Remember the world is wide,
   And Rome wasn't built in a day, my boys,
      So wait for the turn of the tide.
        [Repeat]

        2
Why people sit fretting their lives away,
   I can't for a moment surmise.
If _Life is a lottery_ as they say,
   We cannot all turn up a prize;
A folly it is to be sad and dejected,
   If "fortune shows favors" she's _fickle_ beside.
And may knock at your door some fine day unexpected,
   If you patiently wait for the turn of the tide.
        Chorus.

        3
Man is sent into the world, we're told,
   To do all the good that he can,
Yet how many worship the chink of the gold,
   And never once think of the man;
If you are poor, from your friends keep a distance,
   Hold up your head, tho' your funds are but small,
Once let the world know you need its assistance,
   Be sure then you never will get it at all.
        Chorus.

Source: Sheet music from Hopwood and Crew, London; s/n 1589.
Available online in the Lester S. Levy Collection.
Epigram on first page:
"There is a tide in the affairs of men, which,
 Taken at the flood, leads on to fortune."
        Shakespeare.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wait for the Turn of the Tide (Clifton)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Jun 10 - 02:53 AM

MIDI from Artful Codger added. See links above.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wait for the Turn of the Tide (Clifto
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Jun 10 - 08:29 AM

Interesting!

Hadn't run across this one before.

Charley Noble


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