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briegelg@bah.com 14 Nov 96 - 07:50 AM
lwagers@academyonline.org 15 Nov 96 - 01:35 AM
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lwagers@academyonline.org 19 Nov 96 - 01:40 PM
dick greenhaus 19 Nov 96 - 08:53 PM
Gudrun 20 Nov 96 - 07:20 AM
Alisdair 21 Nov 96 - 02:16 PM
Davy 25 Nov 96 - 02:20 PM
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Subject: Lyric Request: The Old Man
From: briegelg@bah.com
Date: 14 Nov 96 - 07:50 AM

I am looking for the lyrics of a song I heard years ago from an Irish folk group, entitled, I believe, The Old Man. I remember it as the memories of a son or daughter about his or her father, that had recently died.

The father of a friend of mine died in an accident, and I would like to share this song with him.


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Subject: RE: Lyric Request: The Old Man
From: lwagers@academyonline.org
Date: 15 Nov 96 - 01:35 AM

Hi there !

I have this ... will post it for you tomorrow !!! OK ???

Regards,

Alisdair


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Subject: RE: Lyric Request: The Old Man
From: briegelg@bah.com
Date: 15 Nov 96 - 07:31 AM

Hello,

thank you very much!! I'll look for it here.

Gudrun


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE OLD MAN (Phil Coulter)
From: lwagers@academyonline.org
Date: 19 Nov 96 - 01:40 PM

THE OLD MAN
(Phil Coulter)

The tears have all been shed now
We've said our last goodbyes
His soul's been blessed
He's laid to rest
And it's now I feel alone
He was more than just my father
My teacher my best friend
And he'll still be heard
In the tunes we shared
When I play them on my own

chorus-

I never will forget him
For he made me what I am
Though he may be gone
Memories linger on
And I miss him, the old man

As a boy he'd take me walking
By mountain field and stream
And he showed me things
not known to kings
But secret between him and me
Like the colors on a pheasant
As he rises in the dawn
Or how to fish or make a wish
Beside a fairy tree

I thought he'd live forever
He seemed so big and strong
But the minutes fly
And the years roll by
For a father and a son
And suddenly when it happened
There was so much left unsaid
No second chance
To tell him thanks
For everything he's done


Enjoy, Gudrun !
Regards,
Alisdair


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Subject: RE: Lyric Request: The Old Man
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 19 Nov 96 - 08:53 PM

Hi Alisdair- Do you know who wrote this? Any copyright info? In any case, thanx for the lyrics. dick


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Subject: RE: Lyric Request: The Old Man
From: Gudrun
Date: 20 Nov 96 - 07:20 AM

Alisdair,

Thank You!!

Do you know of anyway to get the music. I thought I might remember the tune once I see that words, but it is only in bits an pieces.

Gudrun


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Subject: RE: Lyric Request: The Old Man
From: Alisdair
Date: 21 Nov 96 - 02:16 PM

Hi Gudrun ! Hi Dick !!

YES !!! It is sung wonderfully by Mr. John McDermott, available on one of his CD's ... are you in Canada ? He is Canadian ... got to YAHOO and search his name, there is a Fan Club. They may have the music, or know how to get it. I'm sorry I don't. The entire CD is fantastic !!! Traditional Scottish and Irish music !!! Dick, I couldn't see anything regarding copywrite, and it didn't indiicate who wrote it on the CD, but I am a Scientist and do not not know a THING about copywrites or laws or the like !!!

Sorry I couldn't be of more help !

Alisdair


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Subject: RE: Lyric Request: The Old Man
From: Davy
Date: 25 Nov 96 - 02:20 PM

The song was written I believe by Finbar or Eddie furey and if so they definitley hsave copyright on it I know that Finbar furey sings it and I dont believe youll find a finer version of it anywhere .


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Subject: RE: Lyric Request: The Old Man
From: Gudrun
Date: 27 Nov 96 - 07:14 AM

Alisdair,

thanks for all your help and ideas. I checked out John McDermott's homepage and will try to find the CD. It looks really good.

Gudrun


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Subject: RE: Lyric Request: The Old Man
From: Alisdair
Date: 27 Nov 96 - 07:43 PM

Hi Gudrun!

Excellent ! I am confident you'll love his music !!

Anytime I can help ...

Slainte' !

Regards frae,

Ali


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Subject: RE: Lyric Request: The Old Man
From: Big Mick
Date: 25 Jun 99 - 03:06 PM

Actually the song was written by Phil Coulter for the Furey Brothers in memory of their father, Ted Furey.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: THE OLD MAN
From: Big Mick
Date: 25 Jun 99 - 03:42 PM

Here are the chords in G.

The Old Man

The (G)tears have all been (C)shed now
We've (D)said our last good(G)byes
His (E)soul's been blessed
He's (Am)laid to rest
And it's (A)now I feel a(D)lone(D7)
He was (G)more than just a fa(C)ther
A (D)teacher my best (G)friend
He can (E)still be (E7)heard
In the (Am)tunes we shared
When we (A)played them on our (D7)own

chorus-

I (C)never will forget (G)him
For he (C)made me "what I (G)am"
Though he (C)may be (Em)gone
Memories (B7)linger (Em)on
And I (Am)miss him,(D)the old (G)man


Beautiful song.

Mick


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