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Lyr/Chords Req: Eric Bogle:Only Susan learned

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A COUNTRY SONG
BLOODY ROTTEN AUDIENCE
BOGLED
DO YOU KNOW ANY BOB DYLAN?
FRONT ROW COWBOY
GLASGOW LULLABY
IF WISHES WERE FISHES
LEAVING NANCY
NO MAN'S LAND
NO MAN'S LAND (3)
NO USE FOR HIM
NOBODY'S MOGGY NOW
NOBODY'S MOGGY'S LAND (No Moggy's Land)
NOW I'M EASY
SAFE IN THE HARBOUR
SILLY SLANG SONG
THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA
THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA (2)
THE SONG OF THE WHALE
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS
WILLIE MCBRIDE'S REPLY


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John Wood 08 Nov 99 - 05:52 PM
Susanne (skw) 08 Nov 99 - 06:32 PM
John Wood 09 Nov 99 - 06:50 PM
Jim Dixon 24 Jan 12 - 01:05 AM
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Subject: Eric Bogle:Only Susan learned to Fly?
From: John Wood
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 05:52 PM

I heard Eric Bogle sing this song at the SKAGEN festival in Denmark last year.
Silly me forgot to buy the CD or song books.
I'm pretty certain the song was called``Only Susan learned to fly´´.Was about a girl sitting in a wheel chair.
Anyone know this one?
Any help appreciated.

Greetings John


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Eric Bogle:Only Susan learned
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 06:32 PM

Could it be 'Small Miracles', the title track of the like-named CD? I only have a small part of the words, but these are Eric's notes:

[1997:] Written for Rosie and Sandy - Rosie for her continuing indomitable battle to overcome obstacles that would crush a less courageous spirit, and Sandy for showing what can be achieved. Watching Sandy operate the joystick on her electric wheelchair with one hand, hold down a frantically squirming Rosie with the other, and suck a stubby of beer through a straw at the same time, was to behold an awesome feat of co-ordination. (Eric Bogle, notes 'Small Miracles')

This is a verse:

She may not walk like she should do
She may not talk like she ought to
Sometimes the anger and the pain show through
In her frustrated eyes
But when she smiles at me, I can see
The little girl who lives in Rosie's eyes


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Eric Bogle:Only Susan learned
From: John Wood
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 06:50 PM

Thanks Susanne
That might well be the one.
I only heard it the once at his concert and was far too absorb in the situasion to follow words.
I've been asked afterwards to try and trace it up.
Greetings John


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Eric Bogle:Only Susan learned
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 01:05 AM

Lyrics to SMALL MIRACLES have been posted here.


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