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Lyr Req: The man that lives must learn to die

GUEST,robinia 24 Jan 12 - 06:02 PM
GUEST,999 25 Jan 12 - 05:47 PM
GUEST,999 25 Jan 12 - 05:48 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The man that lives must learn to die
From: GUEST,robinia
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 06:02 PM

Anyone know all the words to this wonderfully lugubrious carol (far from lugubrious *sounding*, however, at least as sung at the 2006 Oxford Folk Festival or at the Magpie Lane CD "knock at..."? In his website ("A Folk Song a Week"--16) Andy Turner posts the live festival recording, most of which I get; luckily he prints the first verse (or reprints it, from the 19th-century "Good Christmas Box") because bits of succeeding verses fly by me, and I'd really like to have the whole thing. Here's the start:   

The man that lives must learn to die,
Christ will no longer stay;
Our time is short, death's near at hand
To take our lives away.

It goes on to such (not altogether unhappy!) thoughts as "we ne'er shall live to see old age"; anyway, give it a listen. You can also go to the CD and "preview" the song there. Not bad, but I bet you'll prefer Andy's festival recording (including the "liberties" he takes with the original).

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The man that lives must learn to die
From: GUEST,999
Date: 25 Jan 12 - 05:47 PM

http://bodley24.bodley.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/acwwweng/ballads/image.pl?ref=Johnson+Ballads+1448&id=21192.gif&seq=1&size=0

You can see all the lyrics at that site, R.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The man that lives must learn to die
From: GUEST,999
Date: 25 Jan 12 - 05:48 PM

Scroll down, btw.


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