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Lyr Req: Caitlin at the Window (Joe Crookston)

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GUEST 25 Nov 13 - 02:13 PM
Jim Dixon 27 Nov 13 - 08:47 PM
GUEST 27 Nov 13 - 11:08 PM
GUEST,cjones589 19 Feb 14 - 11:15 AM
GUEST,Y Medad 08 Mar 16 - 08:48 AM
Joe Offer 08 Mar 16 - 10:01 PM
GUEST,Sandy R 23 Jan 18 - 12:25 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Joe Crookston's Caitlin At The Window
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Nov 13 - 02:13 PM

Hi,

Does anyone have the lyric's for Joe Crookston's Caitlin At The Window. It's a beautiful song and I want to sing it at an open mike.

Thanks,

Alan


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Subject: Lyr Req: CAITLIN AT THE WINDOW (Joe Crookston)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Nov 13 - 08:47 PM

I heard this on Spotify and transcribed it; however, I am not satisfied with line 2, which doesn't make sense to me.


CAITLIN AT THE WINDOW
As recorded by Joe Crookston on "Darkling & the BlueBird Jubilee" (2011)

I sailed you home across the sea,
Out the hall(?) and poetry,
We buried you down in the autumn chill,
Killin' time here at home while my love sleeps in the churchyard on the hill,
Killin' time here at home while my love sleeps in the churchyard on the hill.

I loved you hard; you drew me in.
You drove me mad with all your demons within.
Now I rest my elbows on the windowsill,
Killin' time here at home while my love sleeps in the churchyard on the hill,
Killin' time here at home while my love sleeps in the churchyard on the hill.

Sometimes I curse you beneath that cross.
It wasn't just mine but the whole world's loss.
Someday I'll lie beside you, but for now I'm still
Killin' time here at home while my love sleeps in the churchyard on the hill,
Killin' time here at home while my love sleeps in the churchyard on the hill.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Caitlin at the Window (Joe Crookston)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Nov 13 - 11:08 PM

Thanks Jim. I'll have to try and figure out that second line. You're right, it doesn't seem to work that way. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Caitlin at the Window (Joe Crookston)
From: GUEST,cjones589
Date: 19 Feb 14 - 11:15 AM

The second line is "alcohol and poetry."

Both Caitlin and Dylan Thomas, who the song is written about had a notoriously stormy marriage fueled by both being alcoholics and Dylan having many mistresses.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Caitlin at the Window (Joe Crookston)
From: GUEST,Y Medad
Date: 08 Mar 16 - 08:48 AM

Yes, "Alcohol and poetry" is clearly heard when the first verse is repeated at the end.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Caitlin at the Window (Joe Crookston)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Mar 16 - 10:01 PM

I hadn't heard of Joe Crookston until I started working on the Rise Again songbook. We included his "Good Luck John," which is a great song. We also have his "Fall Down as the Rain" and "Bird by Bird" in the book but I haven't learned them yet. You can hear John and Caitlin here:

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Caitlin at the Window (Joe Crookston)
From: GUEST,Sandy R
Date: 23 Jan 18 - 12:25 PM

"Alcohol and poetry.... "

is the second line.


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