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Lyr Req: A Day in the Country (Tom Paxton)

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BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY
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Ibbel 16 Sep 10 - 03:48 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: A day in the country (Tom Paxton)
From: Ibbel
Date: 10 Sep 10 - 06:33 AM

Hi, I'm new here, and I hope I'm doing everything right. If a formal introduction as to who I am is being appreciated, let me know.

I came across the Mudcat Cafe awhile back, looking for chords that I couldn't find anywhere, and low and behold, here they were. So I started searching for another song I just can't find the lyrics too, but alas you don't seem to have them. I tried a few likely other suggestions as given in your FAQ (yes, I read all of it!), but no luck.

Now, I have the CD (Heroes) where this song is on, and I can understand most of it, but I'm missing two lines that I just can't figure out what Tom is singing. It may be because I'm not a native speaker, and you may say: oh, but that's easy. But it's been nagging me for about 30 years, ever since that record was released.

So here's what I've got, can anyone enlighten me as to the two lines that partly elude me?

The dogs are singing
The cottonwood [mumble mumble, totally incomprehensible to me] carries their song
The pure deep joy of the hunt bears down them all
Up ahead the rabbit prepares to steer them wrong

A fine arrangement, a day in the country

The song is changing
Something in the music appeals to me
A minor note creeps in and changes the key
Now the dogs are sound and lost and out at sea [Not sure: is that what's he's singing?]

So much for winning, a day in the country

I stand there listening
Suddenly the rabbit comes into view
He looks as if to say How do you do
I swear he chuckles as he scurries through

Talk of the morning, a day in the country

The dogs are sleeping
There in the backseat curled up into a ball
That bunny rabbit left them feeling small
But in their dreams they catch him after all

A fine arrangement, a day in the country

If anyone can enlighten me, I can finally sleep at night.
If anyone has the chords to this song, I will be even more happy.

Cheers, Ingrid


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Subject: Lyr Req: A DAY IN THE COUNTRY (Tom Paxton)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 06:16 PM

For a non-native English-speaker, I'd say you did very well.

Lyrics copied from http://www.mydfz.com/Paxton/lyrics/aditc.htm:



A DAY IN THE COUNTRY
Tom Paxton

The dogs are singing.
The cottonwood cathedral carries their song.
The pure deep joy of the hunt bears them along.
Up ahead the rabbit prepares to steer them wrong.
A fine arrangement, a day in the country.

The song is changing.
Something in the music appeals to me.
A minor note creeps in and changes the key.
Now the dogs are sounding lost and all at sea.
So much for winning, a day in the country.

I stand there listening.
Suddenly the rabbit comes into view.
He looks as if to say, "How do you do."
I swear he chuckles as he scurries through.
Top of the morning. A day in the country.

The dogs are sleeping.
There in the back seat curled up in a ball.
That wily rabbit left them feeling small.
But in their dreams they catch him after all.
A fine arrangement. A day in the country.

A fine arrangement. A day in the country.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Day in the Country (Tom Paxton)
From: Ibbel
Date: 16 Sep 10 - 03:48 AM

Well I'll be ...
I know that website, and I've looked there time and again.
Thanks for helping me out!


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Subject: Chords ADD: A Day in the Country (Tom Paxton)
From: GUEST
Date: 20 May 16 - 08:02 AM

Chords can be found at http://ddpro.ucoz.com/tpchords/aditc.htm

Drop D Tuning

D   G   A   D   G   A   D

             D
The dogs are singing.
                                       G
The cottonwood cathedral carries their song.
                                          A7
The pure deep joy of the hunt bears them along.
                                           D
Up ahead the rabbit prepares to steer them wrong.
         G         A             D
A fine arrangement, a day in the country.


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