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Lyr Req: Been on the Road So Long (Alex Campbell)

Dave Hanson 19 Jan 13 - 08:26 AM
Snuffy 19 Jan 13 - 08:45 AM
alex s 19 Jan 13 - 09:00 AM
Leadfingers 19 Jan 13 - 09:05 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 19 Jan 13 - 09:05 AM
Peter K (Fionn) 19 Jan 13 - 09:07 AM
Dave Hanson 20 Jan 13 - 04:44 AM
pavane 20 Jan 13 - 05:21 AM
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GUEST,Big Al Whittle 20 Jan 13 - 05:31 AM
Dave Hanson 20 Jan 13 - 06:31 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Been on the Road So Long
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 19 Jan 13 - 08:26 AM

Anyone know this song ? I'm sure the late Alex Campbell sang it, it starts-

Been on the road so long,
Been hungry and tired so long


anybody ?

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Been on the Road So Long
From: Snuffy
Date: 19 Jan 13 - 08:45 AM

Written and performed by Alex Campbell: I have it by him on a 2006 3-CD compilation set "Borderlands: the best of Scottish Folk", where the credit is Campbell and the publication date is 1965.

But the sleeve notes say no more than "his de facto signature tune, the world-weary 'Been On The road So Long'"


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Subject: Lyr Add: BEEN ON THE ROAD SO LONG (Alex Campbell)
From: alex s
Date: 19 Jan 13 - 09:00 AM

I went to see him in Chichester and he sang this song, which he wrote.

I've been on the road, so long
Been tired and cold, so long
I've been to the south where the winds they are warm
Travelling the road of no return, so long

I've seen what was war, so long
The ruins and the scars, so long
The mansions of mud, the wounds and the blood
Seen the dying of all that was good, so long.

Seen the world in a shroud, so long
A mushrooming cloud, so long
And the lies and the greed of the leaders of men
Those cheats who would take us to war again, so long.

Yet hope is in me, so long
For it's love that I see, so long
The courage and strength of a young man's smile
The faith that is in a little child, so long

Main chords were C and Fmaj7


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Been on the Road So Long
From: Leadfingers
Date: 19 Jan 13 - 09:05 AM

NO Disrespect to Alex Campbell , but I think this is his take on an earlier song , 'Been in the Pen So Long'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Been on the Road So Long
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 19 Jan 13 - 09:05 AM

Lyrics posted in this message: Lyr Add: BEEN ON THE ROAD SO LONG (Alex Campbell).


And here: Lyr Add: Been on the Road So Long (Alex Campbell).


And here: So Long (Campbell)

(There may be more - I stopped looking here!)


Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Been on the Road So Long
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 19 Jan 13 - 09:07 AM

I saw it listed on an early Alex Campbell LP as "So long."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Been on the Road So Long
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 20 Jan 13 - 04:44 AM

Thanks y'all.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Been on the Road So Long
From: pavane
Date: 20 Jan 13 - 05:21 AM

Also sung by Sandy Denny on "Sandy and Johhny" 1967


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Been on the Road So Long
From: pavane
Date: 20 Jan 13 - 05:23 AM

You really must listen to Sandy's version if possible


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Been on the Road So Long
From: GUEST,Big Al Whittle
Date: 20 Jan 13 - 05:31 AM

Yes it was on a single. Because it was on the coffee bar jukebox in Exeter's very bohemian El Zamba coffee bar.

Also we all learned it off bert jamsch's It Don't Bother Me album - plua few Jansch style guitar histrionics.

Wish i was 16 again!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Been on the Road So Long
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 20 Jan 13 - 06:31 AM

I searched youTube in vain yesterday, found it first time this morning.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Been on the Road So Long
From: Jim McLean
Date: 20 Jan 13 - 03:09 PM

I recorded Alex singing this, his own song, on an LP called Unity Creates Strength, a money making LP for the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders sit in in 1972, NEV LP 007.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Been on the Road So Long (Alex Campbell)
From: GUEST,dylanbegum
Date: 01 Apr 17 - 03:30 PM

And yet still no chords


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Been on the Road So Long (Alex Campbell)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 Apr 17 - 05:06 PM

Chords as I play it

    C                F C F C
I've been on the road    So Long
                   F C   F C    F C
Been tired and cold       So Long
                      F C                           Am
I've been to the South    Where the winds they are warm
             C       F    C F C F C    F C
Travelling a road of no return    So Long


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Been on the Road So Long (Alex Campbell)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 Apr 17 - 05:11 PM

Opps ! That all slipped AFTER I hit enter I hit the F C after each phrase , and the Am is on 'warm'


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