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Lyr Req: The Trawler Gaul (Richard Grainger)

GUEST,brooko 09 Sep 13 - 02:48 PM
GUEST,brooko 09 Sep 13 - 05:15 PM
Jim Dixon 19 Sep 13 - 01:45 PM
GUEST 20 Sep 13 - 02:25 PM
Joe Offer 20 Sep 13 - 03:21 PM
GUEST,brooko 21 Sep 13 - 01:18 PM
GUEST,Hilary 16 Nov 13 - 03:09 PM
GUEST,Richard Grainger 25 Nov 13 - 04:21 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: the trawler Gaul
From: GUEST,brooko
Date: 09 Sep 13 - 02:48 PM

as any got the lyrics to trawler Gaul.i heard it sung at the weekend at Ifracombe.it is a cracking song,and i would like to learn it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the trawler Gaul
From: GUEST,brooko
Date: 09 Sep 13 - 05:15 PM

I've sat and listened to Richard Grainger singing it on you tube and have got most of it ,but there is bits missing which i couldn't hear properly. can any one fill in the gaps please

thank you
Brooko


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Subject: Lyr Add: TRAWLER GAUL
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Sep 13 - 01:45 PM

Here's a start—my attempt at a transcription, with obvious gaps where I found the words unintelligible:


TRAWLER GAUL
As sung by Richard Grainger on YouTube

1. Eighth of February, seventy-four
Off the north Norwegian shore
Thirty-six...
Lost their lives on trawler Gaul
Nine days of fishing, nine days of toil
Smell of working man and diesel oil
Too few know what it's like to be
A trawler man against the sea

CHORUS: One more pull, boys, one more trawl
In the arctic winds they call
We're heading north to find the Gaul
One more pull, boys, one more trawl

2. From those seas around the northern cape
For fisher lads there's no escape
Giant waves like mountains tall
Smashed the side of trawler Gaul
A message came on her last day
We're … off the northern cape
Then silence fell; no word at all
From the radio of trawler Gaul

3. Did she turn to face the storm
… ocean warm
… waters cold
Did it fill an open hold?
In her moment of distress
Only God...
He must have heard their mercy call:
One more pull, boys, one more trawl

4. February seas run high
February's cold and grey
Stormy seas …
Governments know but never speak
On the dark Atlantic floor
Where submarines are known to go
Where NATO listened for their call
We found the wreck of trawler Gaul

5. One last word before we go
For the families who may never know
Just what fate those lads endured
Words aren't enough their pain to cure
Let them slumber all in peace
Down below the silent seas
Their wives and children find some rest
In pity … and kindliness


Here's a Wikipedia article which enabled me to verify the date and the number killed, but not much else.

When I searched for "Trawler Gaul" at Allmusic.com, it found "Tralee Gaol"!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the trawler Gaul
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Sep 13 - 02:25 PM

thank you Jim.between me and a mate we think we have got it all.once again thank you.Brooko


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the trawler Gaul
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Sep 13 - 03:21 PM

Brooko, can you post what you have, so we can have a more complete transcription?

-Joe-


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE TRAWLER GAUL
From: GUEST,brooko
Date: 21 Sep 13 - 01:18 PM

Hello Joe i thought i had. i will try again


THE TRAWLER GAUL

Eighth of February seventy four,
off the North Norwegian shore,
thirty-six Hull Fishers all,
lost their lives on trawler Gaul.
nine days of fishing, nine days of toil,
the smell of working men and diesel oil.
Too few know what it's like to be,
a trawlerman against the sea

Chorus: One more pull boys, one more trawl.
Oh, the Arctic winds they call.
We're heading North to find the Gaul.
One more pull boys, one more trawl.

From those seas around the Northern Cape,
for fisher lads there's no escape.
Giant waves, like mountains tall
smash the sides of trawler Gaul.
A message came on her last day
'we're late and dodging off Northern Cape'.
Then silence fell, no word at all,
from the radio of trawler Gaul. Chorus

Did she turn to face the storm?
did her decks awash and worn
take aboard the waters cold?
did it fill an open hold?
In a her moment of distress,
only God did bear witness.
He must have heard their mercy call.
one more pull boys, one more trawl. Chorus

February seas run high,
February's cold and grey,
stormy seas hide secrets deep.
Governments know but never speak.
On the dark Atlantic floor,
where submarines are known to go,
where NATO listens for their call,
we found the wreck of trawler Gaul. Chorus

One last word before we go,
for the families who may never know,
just what fate those lads endured.
words aren't enough their pain to cure.
Let them slumber on in peace,
down below the silent seas.
Their wives and children find some rest,
in pity local and kindliness. Chorus x2


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Trawler Gaul (Richard Grainger)
From: GUEST,Hilary
Date: 16 Nov 13 - 03:09 PM

Not "late and dodging" - it should be "laid and dodging".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Trawler Gaul (Richard Grainger)
From: GUEST,Richard Grainger
Date: 25 Nov 13 - 04:21 AM

Feel free to ask me anything about my song 'Trawler Gaul' anytime at richardgrainger@gmx.co.uk or phone me at 01947459044.
You'll find lyrics on my website. Please sing and enjoy and of course tell em who writ it eh?? Words and Music Copyright.....etc etc...
If you'd like to buy the CD 'Stormy Seas' You can do that through the website or at a gig.
Love to know who was singing it....all the best
Thanks
Richard Grainger


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