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Lyr/Chords Req: Longdog (Show of Hands)

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buzzer64 05 Nov 10 - 07:15 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Chords please for Longdog
From: buzzer64
Date: 05 Nov 10 - 07:15 PM

Chords for Show of Hands' Longdog please...Would be a great help


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Subject: Lyr Add: LONGDOG (Show of Hands)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 11:29 AM

YouTube has 3 versions of LONGDOG performed by Show of Hands.

There are 2 live performances, one in (I think) Germany, and one at Abbotsbury. The studio version can be heard here.

Here's my attempt at a transcription of the lyrics, but there could be errors. Someone else will have to supply the chords.


LONGDOG
As sung by Show of Hands

Red brick cottage on the edge of the woods,
Cars and cages all around,
At the back in a lean-to shed,
That's where my longdog's found.
Got a four-wheel pickup and a shotgun.
Never bought a meal in my life.
I go shopping with a lamp and a knife.
I got a longdog. I am a poacher.

[Well,] out workin' in the fields one night,
On another man's land,
The boys in blue they watched me leave,
A sack full o' rabbits in hand.
Early next day they followed me down
To a shop in the middle of the square.
I sold a brace of pheasants, a rabbit, and a hare.
I got a longdog. I am a poacher.

Only one thing a poor man needs:
A lean and a long dog built for speed.
But I was in the woods of the town JP.
County court couldn't agree.
"We got the longdog. We got a poacher."

Well, I've done [my] time. Now I'm on the street,
Slaughterin' the hare, lighter on my feet.
When those boys are out on the beat,
I'm [only] gonna catch what I'm gonna eat
With my longdog. I am a poacher.

You know I got three months and a big fat fine
But I'm not namin' names.
Half this town's had a real[ly] good time
Livin' on longdog's game.
A red brick cottage on the edge of the woods,
Cars and cages all around.
And I'm sleepin' all day till the night comes 'round.
I'm the longdog. I'm a poacher.
I am a poacher.
I am a poacher.
Come get it, boy.


[Words in brackets are omitted in some recordings.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Longdog (Show of Hands)
From: Bounty Hound
Date: 10 Nov 10 - 12:20 PM

Not perfect Jim, but very, very close!

Buzzer 64: chords and lyrics from the songbook that comes with the CD 'Dark Fields' Hope this helps

John


D   
Red brick cottage on the edge of the woods,
D                            G
Cars and cages all around,
D
At the back in a lean-to shed,
A                         Bm          G       A
That's where my longdog's found.
D
Got a four-wheel pickup and a shotgun.
D                                          G
Never bought a meal in my life.
C                               G
I go shopping with a lamp and a knife.
A                        Bm    G          D
I got a longdog. I am a poacher.

D Bm A Em D

Well out working in the fields one night,
On another man's land,
The boys in blue they watched me leave,
A sack full o' rabbits in hand.
Early next day they followed me down
To a shop in the middle of the square.
I sold a brace of pheasants, a rabbit, and a hare.
I got a longdog. I am a poacher.

Em                      D             G
Only one thing a poor man needs
    C                              D          G
A lean and a long dog built for speed.
      Em                                    D      G
But I was in the woods of the town JP
C                   G
County court couldn't agree
A                               Bm         G          D
We got the longdog, we got a poacher

Well, I've done time. Now I'm on the street,
smarter in the head and lighter on my feet.
When those boys are out on the beat,
I'm gonna catch what I'm gonna eat
With my longdog. I am a poacher.

You know I got three months and a big fat fine
But I'm not namin' names.
Half this town's had a real good time
Living on longdog's game.
A red brick cottage on the edge of the woods,
Cars and cages all around.
waiting all day till the night comes around.
are the longdog. And the poacher.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Longdog (Show of Hands)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 12:08 PM

I listened again to the Abbotsbury video. "Smarter in the head" is definitely right and "slaughtering the hares" is wrong (my mishearing).

However, I'm pretty sure they do sing "And I'm sleepin' all day till the night comes 'round" in that performance.

I think I like "sleeping" better.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Longdog (Show of Hands)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Nov 10 - 06:54 PM

I didn't know what a longdog was until I saw this thread, but Wikipedia has an article on the longdog.


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