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Lyr Add: Marilyn Monroe (Sydney Carter/Rory McEwen

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CROW ON THE CRADLE
EVERY STAR SHALL SING A CAROL


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Subject: marilyn monroe
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 04:32 PM

Anyone out there remember the "missing" verse of "Marilyn Monroe" featured in Mudcat's lyric database which goes-"she rose and shone with nothing on but the radio"? Thanks Alan


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Subject: Lyr Add: MARILYN MONROE (Sydney Carter/Rory McEwen
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 10:32 PM

I don't think this is the one, but it's a great song as recorded by the Ian Campbell Folk Group.

Pardon any typos.

MARILYN MONROE
(Sydney Carter/Rory McEwen)

"To Hollywood, to Hollywood, to Hollywood I'll go,
And you will know me by the name of Marilyn Monroe.
For soldiers and for sailors, I'll glitter and I'll glow.
They'll wish that they could have a girl like Marilyn Monroe,
Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn Monroe.

"I'll light a candle in the sky, wherever I may be,
For those who have to walk alone and fear the dark like me,
And all those lonely women, their names I'll never know.
I'll glitter in the dark for them," said Marilyn Monroe,
Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn Monroe.

"Abe Lincoln is my hero," said Marilyn Monroe,
"And Arthur Miller's more like him than anyone I know."
"Don't marry Arthur Miller. they say that he's a Red.
They say he's Un-American." "I'll marry him," she said.
Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn Monroe.

"Good-bye to Arthur Miller. alone again I go.
God help the man who marries me," said Marilyn Monroe.
"It's up and down forever. my life is like the sea,
And one day when I down," she said, "will be the death of me."
Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn Monroe.

"I hear the hounds behind my back. I know my voices well,
But how the hunt will end," she said, "is more than I can tell.
I hear the hounds behind me, no matter where I go.
Good luck to every hunted thing," said Marilyn Monroe,
Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn Monroe.

"How long will they remember me?" said Marilyn Monroe.
"How long will they remember me, when death has laid me low?"
As long as there are people on this old world below,
There'll never be another one like Marilyn Monroe,
Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn Monroe.

HTML line breaks added, one typo corrected, and some punctuation added. --JoeClone, 27-Jul-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: marilyn monroe
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 25 Jul 02 - 04:30 PM

Thanks, Nick! I've had the words and the second names of the authors for years, but I'd never have guessed Sydney Carter had a hand in this! The only version I know is by Hamish Imlach, and I'm not sure he ever recorded it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: marilyn monroe
From: GUEST,jcs
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 11:29 AM

theres a verse that has;
i used to be an orphsn girl that wasnt long ago.
id rather see you laugh than cry said marylin monroe
now no more lines in memory


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Subject: Lyr Add: MARILYN MONROE (Sydney Carter/Rory McEwen
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 04 Nov 10 - 08:22 AM

MARILYN MONROE
(Sydney Carter/Rory McEwen)

To Hollywood, to Hollywood, to Hollywood I'll go
And you will know me by the name of Marilyn Monroe
For soldiers and for sailors, I'll glitter and I'll glow
They'll wish that they could have a girl like Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn Monroe

I'll light a candle in the sky, where ever I may be
For those who have to walk alone and fear the dark like me
And all those lonely women, their names I'll never know
I'll glitter in the dark for them, said Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn Monroe

Abe Lincoln is my hero, said Marilyn Monroe
And Arthur Miller's more like him than anyone I know
Don't marry Arthur Miller, they say that he's a Red
They say he's Un-American, I'll marry him she said
Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn Monroe

Good-bye to Arthur Miller, alone again I go
God help the man who marries me, said Marilyn Monroe
It's up and down forever, my life is like the sea
And one day when I down, she said, will be the death of me
Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn Monroe

I hear the hounds behind my back, I know my voices well
But how the hunt will end, she said, is more than I can tell
I hear the hounds behind me, no matter where I go
Good luck to every hunted thing, said Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn Monroe

How long will they remember me, said Marilyn Monroe
How long will they remember me, when death has laid me low
As long as there are people on this old world below
There'll be another one like Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn, Marilyn Monroe


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Surprised this doesn't seem to be listed
From: Leadfingers
Date: 04 Nov 10 - 11:47 AM

John - I think Mr Carter's Estate is NOT keen on his stuff being freely available !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Marilyn Monroe (Sydney Carter/Rory Mc
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 04 Nov 10 - 06:05 PM

It IS freely available - Hamish Imlach recorded a very spirited version on "Portrait" (1989). (I do know what you mean, L. ...)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Marilyn Monroe (Sydney Carter/Rory McEwen
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Nov 10 - 06:12 AM

but would that have been S Carter's wish ?

I somehow doubt


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Marilyn Monroe (Sydney Carter/Rory McEwen
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 05 Nov 10 - 07:00 PM

I'd never come across this one, and I thought I knew them all - thanks John.

I'll light a candle in the sky Interesting - I wonder if Bernie Taupin had ever heard this one when he wrote "Goodbye Norma Jean" with its line Like a candle in the wind    Or does the candle maybe from something Marilyn said one time, and they both got it from there.(Or from Macbeth of course - Out out brief candle)
.....................

Undoubtedly Sydney Carter would have hated the idea of his songs not being freely available. He often said how he hoped that people would sing them and change them in the singing as and how they wished.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Marilyn Monroe (Sydney Carter/Rory McEwen
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 06 Nov 10 - 05:01 PM

Poor, sad woman. Bad luck to the men in charge of different aspects of her life that contributed to its destruction. A good father might have saved her. All you Mudcat men (espec. wi. daughters) make sure she knows that your affection, a rich vein always available to her, is NOT dependent on her current showing of genius(or lack thereof), cleverness, beauty, or wit. It's there just because she exists. Could save her life. Tw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Marilyn Monroe (Sydney Carter/Rory McEwen
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 06 Nov 10 - 05:47 PM

I have a nice recording of the Ian Campbell Folk Group singing this. It was listening to that recording that made me post the ltrics on here.
Interesting that Rory McEwan is the co-writer, he and his brother were an interesting pair.
Sons of landed, and titled gentry, they forsook the fol de rols of old money, and an education at Eton, to become singers.
Obit Rory McEwan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Marilyn Monroe (Sydney Carter/Rory McEwen
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 06 Nov 10 - 05:57 PM

... & in the case of Rory, at Cambridge also. I knew him there, in same year reading same subject. He later became even better known as a painter. Unhappily suffered from a brain tumour & committed suicide at 50... Oddly, the link given here brings up obit of Rory's younger bro Alex, for some reason.

~Michael~

btw note correct spelling of surname


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Marilyn Monroe (Sydney Carter/Rory McEwen
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 06 Nov 10 - 05:58 PM

Yes, but it covers the career of both, and mentions the suicide.


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