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Lyr Req: Solomon Browne (Paul Sirman)

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Subject: Lyr Req: soloman brown
From: GUEST,Brooko
Date: 08 Aug 12 - 03:34 PM

does any one have the lyrics for the soloman brown written by Paul Sirman


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: soloman brown
From: GUEST,999
Date: 08 Aug 12 - 03:42 PM

Here it is on YouTube.

It sounds a cross between Dylan's "I Pity the Poor Immigrant" and "Roddy McCorley."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: soloman brown
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 08 Aug 12 - 03:43 PM

Some info here.

thread.cfm?threadid=115461#2471996


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: soloman brown
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Aug 12 - 04:01 PM

Thank you guest 999 and Keith A of Hertford,do youknow if the lyrics can be found anywhere so i dont have to type them out


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solomon Brown (Paul Sirman)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Aug 12 - 04:15 PM

I listened to the YouTube recording and searched for a couple of key phrases, and had no luck. If you can transcribe the song and post it here for us, that would be a wonderful thing. I don't think you want an American like me trying to interpret what I hear.

The melody is "Lakes of Pontchartrain." That much I know - but I can't understand many of the words.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solomon Brown (Paul Sirman)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Aug 12 - 05:40 AM

On the 19th of December in the year of '81
'Round the coast of Cornwall, a bitter storm begun;
While fishing boats, they ran for port, for shelter from the storm;
The Union Star was foundering, her fate is known by all (?)

The rugged coast of Cornwall is.....


That's enough for now. This is tough, and I'm tired.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solomon Brown (Paul Sirman)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 09 Aug 12 - 11:48 AM

I would point out that on his album entitled "One for All" Paul Sirman calls the song 'Soloman Browne'--note spelling.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solomon Brown (Paul Sirman)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 09 Aug 12 - 12:17 PM

That was no help either.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solomon Brown (Paul Sirman)
From: rumanci
Date: 09 Aug 12 - 01:21 PM

There may be a couple of stray words up for discussion Joe but here's the rest for now:-


SOLOMON BROWNE
(Paul Sirman)

On the nineteenth of December in the year of '81
'Round the coast of Cornwall, a bitter storm begun.
While fishing boats they ran for port to shelter from the storm
The "Union Star" was foundering, her fate was known by none(?).

The rugged coast of Cornwall is famed to those who sail,
To fight the sea when the gales blow, many were due to fail.
From Penlee Point the lifeboat came, her name was "Solomon Browne"
From Mousehole came her gallant crew, these men of great renown.

Four times they battled as the boats they ______ around
To save all hands from the "Union Star" to suffer from running aground
Four timely battles fought? but alas it was all in vain
After 9:30 on that fateful night she was never heard from again.

The memory of those gallant men will live for ever more
The memory of that awful night will remain with those on shore.
Eight men who fought the raging main to save those in distress
Now we hold their pain, the suffering's gone, their souls are now at rest.


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Subject: ADD: Solomon Browne (Seth Lakeman)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Aug 12 - 01:31 PM

It may not be how it's spelled in the song(s), but I'll take the word of the Penlee Lifeboat Station itself and spell it Solomon Browne.

There's also a song with this title on the Seth Lakeman album titled Poor Man's Heaven

SOLOMON BROWNE
(as sung by Seth Lakeman)

At fair Mount's Bay, on that Christmas week
Was such a raging storm, no man could speak
That lifeboat thundered through an angry sea
Was called Solomon Browne and her company

With courage, it was called
On our heroes brave and bold
With courage, it was cold
On board that night

Now the stricken coaster called the Union Star
Her maiden voyage, she never thought that far
With Captain Moreton and his four man crew
A woman to save and her daughters two

Now, never had a lifeboat fought in vain
She could have made a dash for port but she tried again
All sixteen perished in that mighty wave
It tossed them overboard into a watery grave

With courage, it was called
On our heroes brave and bold
With courage, it was cold
On board that night

Now back at Penlee Point, time stood still
Twelve young children cried for their fathers killed
A nation shed tears for years as the news went round
The constant courage of our Solomon Browne.

With courage, it was called
On our heroes brave and bold
With courage, it was cold
On board that night

With courage, it was called
On our heroes brave and bold
With courage, it was cold


from one of those Websites with all the popups:
http://www.elyrics.net/read/s/seth-lakeman-lyrics/solomon-browne-lyrics.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solomon Brown (Paul Sirman)
From: The Sandman
Date: 09 Aug 12 - 01:31 PM

PAUL SIRMAN is a friend of mine, after i have had my dinner i will contact him for u


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solomon Browne (Paul Sirman)
From: gnomad
Date: 09 Aug 12 - 04:08 PM

For those too young, or not near enough geographically, to know the story, here is a Wikipedia entry to give some background.

I have seen somewhere a recording relating to the failed rescue, with the radio traffic overlaid. The moment when contact is lost stays in my mind and reduces me to tears. I expect it can all be found on U-tube or similar, but I can't do that right now.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solomon Browne (Paul Sirman)
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 10 Aug 12 - 09:44 AM

The radio traffic between ship and lifeboat is the most extraordinarily dramatic and tragic thing I have ever heard.
After the helicopter is forced to give up and there is no hope, the skipper casually asks them to try and get his wife and daughters off, though they all know it it is almost certain death for the tiniest chance of life.
The Penlee skipper calmly and casually agrees.
It sounds as though they are arranging a lift to the shops.
I expect the girls were listening and they were sparing them the hopelessness.
My uncle was following it all. His son said that speaking of it was the only thing he had ever known make him cry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solomon Browne (Paul Sirman)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Aug 12 - 02:10 PM

Do I understand that these lifeboat stations are staffed entirely by volunteers and operate without government funding?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solomon Browne (Paul Sirman)
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 10 Aug 12 - 03:41 PM

Yes Joe.
It is funded by public subscription.
They do not even claim salvage.
They have refused offers by governments to nationalise them because then they would have to compete for their budget and risk "rationalisation" of their stations which is what happened to the Coastguard.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solomon Browne (Paul Sirman)
From: gnomad
Date: 10 Aug 12 - 04:23 PM

For Joe, and any other interested folks RNLI Website.

Seeing the local lifeboat stations while on holiday in western Ireland, I wondered how they organised in that country. I was surprised but pleased to learn that the one organisation covers both countries. It does make sense to do it that way, but common-sense solutions frequently fail to prevail.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solomon Browne (Paul Sirman)
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Aug 12 - 11:45 AM

thanks all and thanks rumanci thats near enough for me. i can now learn it and sing it out.i sing in a shanty crew called old gaffers,and this one is going in our song book
thanks again
Brooko


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solomon Browne (Paul Sirman)
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Aug 12 - 11:46 AM

that last message was from brooko who started this thread


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solomon Browne (Paul Sirman)
From: Girl Friday
Date: 18 Aug 12 - 01:04 PM

I've only just seen this thread. Paul's a friend of mine too... I believe I have the words typed up if they are still needed. I'm sure Paul will happily let you have them.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solomon Browne (Paul Sirman)
From: GUEST,guest brooko
Date: 19 Aug 12 - 03:56 PM

thank you Girl Friday that would be really useful


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solomon Browne (Paul Sirman)
From: Girl Friday
Date: 20 Aug 12 - 08:33 AM

SOLOMON BROWN (PENLEE LIFE BOAT)                        PAUL SIRMAN

On the nineteenth of December, in the year of eighty-one
Around the coast of Cornwall a bitter storm began.
While fishing boats they ran for port, to shelter from the storm
The Union Star was floundering, her fate was known by all.

The rugged coast of Cornwall is well known to those who sail.
Fight the sea when the gales blow, many were doomed to fail.
From Penlee Point the lifeboat came, her name was Solomon Brown.
From Mousehole came her gallant crew, eight men of high renown.

They fought and they battled as their boat was tossed around.
To save all those on the Union Star, to stop her from running aground.
They fought and they battled so, but alas, it was all in vain.
After a final call on that fateful night, they were never heard from again.

The memory of those gallant men will live for evermore.
The memory of that awful night will remain with those on shore.
Eight men who fought the raging main to save those in distress.
Now we hope their pain and suffering's gone, and their souls are now at rest.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solomon Browne (Paul Sirman)
From: GUEST,brooko
Date: 20 Aug 12 - 03:24 PM

Hello Girl Friday,thank you very much for sending the lyrics.I'm now frantically learning them to sing out at the weekend.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solomon Browne (Paul Sirman)
From: Girl Friday
Date: 30 Aug 12 - 09:19 AM

No problem Brooko... How did it go ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Solomon Browne (Paul Sirman)
From: GUEST,guest brooko
Date: 01 Sep 12 - 05:26 PM

Hello Girl Friday it went alright,I had to take the lyrics with me but didn't need them. Once again thank you very much


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