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Subject: Lyr Req: Spring Song (Alan Bell)
From: GUEST,allp1br
Date: 01 Jun 13 - 12:50 PM

Hi,

Can anyone help me find the lyrics to Alan Bell's song "Spring Song"?

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Spring Song (Alan Bell)
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jun 13 - 01:26 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKWcJ_MEGYQ

Words are easy to make out.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SPRING SONG (Alan Bell)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Jun 13 - 08:52 PM

SPRING SONG
As sung by Alan Bell on "The Definitive Collection" (2005)

1. Early one evening as I strolled along,
I heard a girl singing an old country song
To welcome the new days, the coming of spring,
The bleak winter over, new life to begin.

CHORUS: Love is a pleasure; love is a pain.
Love is desire to share yet again
The sweetness of caring, the joy and the tears,
Love everlasting, enduring the years.

2. She sang it so sweetly; she sang it so fine,
I thought of my own life and all that was mine,
For having and holding are better than dreams,
And lucky in love means more than it seems.

3. A time comes for living; a time comes for love,
And spring is a good time to give all you have,
For seasons will come and so quickly roll on,
But spring brings that young girl to sing the old song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Spring Song (Alan Bell)
From: bradfordian
Date: 16 Apr 17 - 06:30 AM

Here is an additional verse which has been sung for several years by someone I know at one of my folk clubs. I finally noted these words but as to the provenance, I don't have any information. If anyone does, please share!

"I left her still singing that beautiful song
I hope she will find her own love before long
To share all the good days, the summers for years
The sweetness of caring, the joys and the tears"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Spring Song (Alan Bell)
From: GUEST,Eileen Finch
Date: 26 May 20 - 08:58 AM

Does anyone have the words of The Boy and The Dream. It's in the Alan Bell Songbook which I can't buy at present


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Spring Song (Alan Bell)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 26 May 20 - 11:21 AM

I have Alan Bell's songbook "In My Homeland" - published May 1999 - and it's not in there. Did he do another songbook?
Can't find it on YouTube either, though there are lots of his songs there.
It was on an LP he brought out in 1982: title (I think) "The Band in the Park". (Poulton-le-Fylde recordings.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Spring Song (Alan Bell)
From: leeneia
Date: 26 May 20 - 12:17 PM

You can hear Alan Bell singing "Spring Song" here.

It seems to me that the tune is one I have played for country dancing under another title, but I can't recall its name.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Spring Song (Alan Bell)
From: leeneia
Date: 26 May 20 - 12:18 PM

oops

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwg1hwtKXiA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Spring Song (Alan Bell)
From: leeneia
Date: 26 May 20 - 06:26 PM

Now I remember - the tune is one I first heard as a German folk song, 'Romarin Heide.'

I have transcribed the tune, and if any trusted Mudcatters want a JPG of the melody and chords, they can PM me. I called it Spring Song.

I think that if I were going to sing this song, I would invent a second theme for alternate verses. This theme gets repetitious, I think.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Spring Song (Alan Bell)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 26 May 20 - 06:36 PM

Sorry Leeneia, I was responding to GUEST Eileen Finch's request for the lyrics of "The Boy and the Dream".
I guess she would do better to start a new "Lyrics Request" thread to get the song she wants.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Spring Song (Alan Bell)
From: leeneia
Date: 28 May 20 - 11:01 AM

That's right about starting a new thread for a new song.

I made a mistake above. The German song is Rosmarin Heide, not Romarin. I tried to find the lyrics online, but failed.


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