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Lyr Req: When I'm Gone (Phil Ochs)

DigiTrad:
AUTOMATION SONG
BOUND FOR GLORY
CHANGES
CHORDS OF FAME
DRAFT DODGER RAG
FLOWER LADY
HILLS OF WEST VIRGINIA
I AIN'T MARCHIN' ANYMORE
I'M GOING TO SAY IT NOW
IN THE HEAT OF THE SUMMER
IS THERE ANYBODY HERE?
JIM DEAN OF INDIANA
LINKS ON THE CHAIN
LOVE ME, I'M A LIBERAL
LOVE ME, I'M A LIBERAL
NO MORE SONGS
ONE MORE PARADE
OUTSIDE OF A SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
PHIL
PLEASURES OF THE HARBOR
SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
TALKING BIRMINGHAM JAM
THAT WAS THE PRESIDENT AND THAT WAS THE MAN
THAT WAS THE PRESIDENT, THAT WAS THE MAN 2
THAT'S THE WAY IT'S GONNA BE
THE POWER AND THE GLORY
THE WAR IS OVER
THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE
TOO MANY MARTYRS
WHAT'S THAT I HEAR? (FREEDOM CALLING)
WHEN I'M GONE


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Norbert 12 Oct 99 - 01:59 PM
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Subject: When I'm gone(Phil Ochs)
From: Norbert
Date: 12 Oct 99 - 01:59 PM

Hi, Does anybody know the lyrics of the song "When I'M gone" from Phil Ochs? We haven't found it in the DigiTrad


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: WHEN I'M GONE (Phil Ochs)
From: DonMeixner
Date: 12 Oct 99 - 02:06 PM

Go to the Links and search Phil Ochs, there is an entire listing of all his works including when I'm Gone with the chords included.

Don



When I'm Gone

by Phil Ochs

   Capo 1st fret

Intro:D/Bm/G/Em/A/D/A/Bm/Em/A/D

D Bm
There's no place in this world where I'll belong when I'm gone
G Em A
And I won't know the right from the wrong when I'm gone
D A Bm
And you won't find me singin' on this song when I'm gone
Em A D
So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here


WHEN I'M GONE
(Phil Ochs)

There's no place in this world where I'll belong when I'm gone
And I won't know the right from the wrong when I'm gone
And you won't find me singin' on this song when I'm gone
So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here

And I won't feel the flowing of the time when I'm gone
All the pleasures of love will not be mine when I'm gone
My pen won't pour a lyric line when I'm gone
So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here

And I won't breathe the bracing air when I'm gone
And I can't even worry 'bout my cares when I'm gone
Won't be asked to do my share when I'm gone
So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here

And I won't be running from the rain when I'm gone
And I can't even suffer from the pain when I'm gone
Can't say who's to praise and who's to blame when I'm gone
So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here

Won't see the golden of the sun when I'm gone
And the evenings and the mornings will be one when I'm gone
Can't be singing louder than the guns while I'm gone
So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here

All my days won't be dances of delight when I'm gone
And the sands will be shifting from my sight when I'm gone
Can't add my name into the fight while I'm gone
So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here

And I won't be laughing at the lies when I'm gone
And I can't question how or when or why when I'm gone
Can't live proud enough to die when I'm gone
So I guess I'll have to do it while I'm here


Notes:

Bruce A. Denis tells me the chords should actually be D/Bm/G/Em/A/D/A/Bm/Em/A/D. Craig Jones tells me: "the real chords I took off the album are in the key of Eb, so put a capo on the first fret and play the chords Bruce has and you've got what Phil wrote."
It looks like the latest correction supplied by James Barnett backs up both of these updates, so that is what is shown in the lyrics.
Last modified 17 Jan 99 by trent

Source: http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~trent/ochs/lyrics/when-im-gone.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I'm gone(Phil Ochs)
From: Norbert
Date: 12 Oct 99 - 02:55 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I'm gone(Phil Ochs)
From: Norbert
Date: 12 Oct 99 - 03:00 PM

Thank you Don or Danke like we say in Germany


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I'm gone(Phil Ochs)
From:
Date: 12 Oct 99 - 03:16 PM

you are welcome as we say In Jordan, NY


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Subject: Tune Add: WHEN I'M GONE (Phil Ochs)
From: OldPossum
Date: 22 May 03 - 06:49 AM

X:69
T:When I'm Gone
B:The Complete Phil Ochs: Chords of Fame
C:Phil Ochs
N:filename[ WHNIGONE
M:C
L:1/4
K:E
G G || G2 G G | G>G G F | (E<C) C/ C C/-|
w: There's no|place in this|world where I'll be|long,_ when I'm gone.|
C2 z1 A | A A A>G | (F G) F E/F/-|F2 B,/ B, B,/-|B,2 z1 F |
w: _And|I won't know the|right_ from the wrong,|_when I'm gone.|_And|
G F E E | B B B c | c2 G/ G G/-|
w: you won't find me|sing-in' on this|song, when I'm gone.|
G2 z/ F/ G | A G F E | D/4 D/4-D3/2 C<D | E4-|E2 |]
w: _So I|guess I'll have to|do it_ while I'm|here.|_|


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I'm Gone (Phil Ochs)
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 12 Apr 10 - 08:37 PM

The lyrics as given by Don Meixner upthread on 12 Oct 99 are the lyrics as Ochs recorded them on the In Concert album. Curiously, they differ in a couple of places from the lyrics as given in the Phil Ochs songbook, in Broadside in 1975, in Rise Up Singing, and other sources.

In the 3rd verse, 1st line, Ochs sings "bracing," but the sources listed above have "brandy."

In the 4th verse, 3rd line, Ochs sings "Can't say who's to praise and who's to blame when I'm gone," but the other sources have "And there's nothing I can lose or I can gain when I'm gone." The DT has "Can't say who's afraid and who's to blame when I'm gone," but I think that's just a mistake.

Any insight on why the differences between the recorded version and the songbook/Broadside/RUS version? I can make some guesses (between the singing and the writing down, Ochs made what he considered an improvement in the lyrics; Ochs forgot the lyrics and got them wrong in one version; someone else writing the lyrics down from memory got them worng) but if anyone actually knows what happened.... I'd also appreciate opinions on which lyrics sound better.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I'm Gone (Phil Ochs)
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 13 Apr 10 - 08:33 PM

As I recall, Phil Ochs wrote only the tune; the late Bob Blue wrote the words.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I'm Gone (Phil Ochs)
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 13 Apr 10 - 08:43 PM

Blue wrote While I'm Here, an answer to When I'm Gone, according to http://www.bobblue.org/pages/Articles.html

I've never seen Blue credited with the lyrics to When I'm Gone.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I'm Gone (Phil Ochs)
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 01:32 PM

Oops. I stand corrected.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I'm Gone (Phil Ochs)
From: Felipa
Date: 26 Sep 14 - 05:21 AM

listen to recording via YouTube: https://plus.google.com/117171340496440935149/posts


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Add To TracWhen I'm Gone (Phil Ochs)
From: Felipa
Date: 26 Sep 14 - 05:30 AM

that page for Bob Blue is gone now, only mention of When I'm Here is a list of songs on a CD http://www.bobblue.org/purchase-bobs-music/the-best-of-bob-blue/#


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clickable link for recording of Phil Ochs: https://plus.google.com/117171340496440935149/posts


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