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Lyr Req: Heaven's a Bar (Tim Laycock)

GUEST,darlo dave 02 Mar 11 - 04:55 AM
GUEST,Grishka 02 Mar 11 - 07:49 AM
GUEST,Darlo dave 02 Mar 11 - 08:47 AM
maeve 03 Mar 11 - 06:31 AM
GUEST,Darlo dave 03 Mar 11 - 12:01 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: I wonder if there is heaven
From: GUEST,darlo dave
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 04:55 AM

A song related to a 'sailor come home from the sea'. Can anyone provide the lyrics and chords please.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I wonder if there is heaven
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 07:49 AM

"Heaven's a Bar" by Tim Laycock. YouTube has it. Lyrics are googled easily; chords: two will suffice.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I wonder if there is heaven
From: GUEST,Darlo dave
Date: 02 Mar 11 - 08:47 AM

Grishka
Many thanks.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HEAVEN'S A BAR (Tim Laycock)
From: maeve
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 06:31 AM

Posted by Jeri, on the other thread, "I wonder if there is a heaven"
:
HEAVEN'S A BAR

Written by Dorset's Tim Laycock and recorded by him with the New Scorpion Band.

Heaven's a Bar
Heaven's a Bar, down by the dock,
Where the liquor is free, they keeps a great stock,
There's always a place, always a smile,
For a sailor come home from sea.

The girls they are beauties, they dance and they sing,
They'll treat an old tar, like a Lord or a King,
Heaven's a Bar, down by the dock,
Where there's liquor for all and it's free.

There in the snug, drinking with me,
Shipmates returned, from seven salt seas,
Tarry, tailed tars, gold buckled shoes,
The cream and the dregs of the crew.
Just sailors ashore, with a dream in their eye,
Who've seen the world's end, where the sea meets the sky,
Visions remain, wonders recalled,
By the trinkets that hang on the wall.

Late in the night, clouds hurry past,
The moon winks and goes, the doors are barred fast,
Charts are laid out, contraband found,
The crossed bones marked out on the ground.
The figurehead does it, she never gets tired,
She beckons a breeze, from her berth by the fire,
Songs roll around, waves hit the bar,
Till the bottles wash up on the shore.

Tim Laycock


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I wonder if there is heaven
From: GUEST,Darlo dave
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 12:01 PM

Maeve, Thank you also.


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Subject: Add: Heaven's a Bar (Down By The Dock)
From: Genie
Date: 14 Apr 12 - 02:21 PM

Here's a video of John Roberts doing this song at the 20122 FSGW Getaway concert:

Heaven's A Bar (Down By The Dock) - John Roberts


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Heaven's a Bar (Tim Laycock)
From: GUEST,Tinker from Chicago
Date: 01 Jun 14 - 07:41 PM

Does anyone have the copyright info on this song? I want to record it but Mr. Laycock's "contact" link on his website isn't working and I'm running out of options for ways to find out whom to pay the royalties to. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Heaven's a Bar (Tim Laycock)
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 02 Jun 14 - 01:22 PM

It was originally a part of a folk opera which never saw the light of day in its entirety.It was based around the story of a voyage as seen through the eyes of the ship's rats. The song occurs at the end, when the ship is sinking.The rats have made their way to the toppermost spa, and are pondering the nature of heaven whilst facing their last moments. Tim Laycock commented that it seemed like a good idea at the time!


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