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Lyr Req: Hang On John (Bob Stuart)

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GUEST,Don Meixner 26 Jan 12 - 05:30 PM
SINSULL 26 Jan 12 - 06:04 PM
GUEST,DonMeixner 28 Jan 12 - 03:17 PM
Joe Offer 28 Jan 12 - 04:17 PM
Folkie Frank 01 Dec 17 - 12:46 PM
Jim Dixon 03 Dec 17 - 07:51 AM
Folkie Frank 03 Dec 17 - 12:37 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Hang On John
From: GUEST,Don Meixner
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 05:30 PM

From Gordon Bok on Folk Legacy. Does any one have these lyrics at easy access?

Thanks

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hang On John
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 06:04 PM

I think I do, Don. I will take a look.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hang On John
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 28 Jan 12 - 03:17 PM

Thanks Sinsull

D


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hang On John
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Jan 12 - 04:17 PM

This is on Gordon Bok's Peter Kagan and the Wind album. My MP3 is marked "Hang on John (Stuart)," and Folk-Legacy says the song was copyright 1988 by Bob Stuart. I can do a transcription if Sinsull doesn't come up with something.
Lemme know.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hang On John (Bob Stuart)
From: Folkie Frank
Date: 01 Dec 17 - 12:46 PM

This is an older post, but now I too am looking for the lyrics to this song as sung by Gordon Bok.

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HANG ON JOHN (from Gordon Bok)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Dec 17 - 07:51 AM

HANG ON, JOHN
As recorded by Gordon Bok on "Peter Kagan and the Wind" (1978)

1. John Taylor left his native home.
After the whale-fish he did go,
From the Atlantic coast and around Cape Horn
To the south seas where the whale-fish blow.

CHORUS: Oh, it's hang on, John; soon you'll see your native shore.
And it's hang on, John; you'll see Nantucket's shores once more.

2. Well, his boat was sunk and his luck bein' gone,
Round a rocky island he made his home,
And he prayed and he hoped and he dreamed in vain
For a ship to carry him home again.
But it's....

3. An old man come a-walkin' along the beach,
Harpoon in hand and a shining face.
"I come from my home on the rolling sea,
Carry you back to your native place."
So it's....

4. Well, they sang and they rowed and they sang and sailed
Till they spied them a newborn whale,
And the old man harpooned him in the back.
Out to sea they hauled their slack.
And it's....

5. Well, they had not been sailin' but a month or more.
"Land ho!" was the old man's happy words,
And John saw the cliffs risin' from the sea,
Heard the cry o' Nantucket birds.
Oh, it's....

6. Well, they never stopped when they reached dry ground,
But they hauled their slack into John's hometown,
And John got off at his own front door,
Never saw the old man or the whale anymore.
Oh, it's....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hang On John (Bob Stuart)
From: Folkie Frank
Date: 03 Dec 17 - 12:37 PM

Once again, my sincerest thanks, Jim.


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