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Lyr/Chords: Guernsey Kitchen Porter (Michael Marr)

GUEST,Jason Smith 23 Nov 14 - 06:51 AM
michaelr 23 Nov 14 - 12:40 PM
GUEST,Jason Smith 23 Nov 14 - 01:26 PM
Ross Campbell 23 Nov 14 - 04:02 PM
GUEST,# 23 Nov 14 - 06:21 PM
Ross Campbell 23 Nov 14 - 10:09 PM
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michaelr 24 Nov 14 - 09:22 PM
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michaelr 25 Nov 14 - 08:48 PM
michaelr 27 Nov 14 - 12:13 PM
GUEST,# 27 Nov 14 - 12:50 PM
GUEST,Jason Smith 27 Nov 14 - 05:54 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: Guernsey Kitchen Porter by Michael Marra
From: GUEST,Jason Smith
Date: 23 Nov 14 - 06:51 AM

Hi Guys

This awesome Marra song was originally on a TV Soundtrack album called Hard Cash, does anyone have any great arrangements of it I could learn, just a chord sheet would be great!!

Thank You
Jason


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Guernsey Kitchen Porter by Michael Marr
From: michaelr
Date: 23 Nov 14 - 12:40 PM

Thanks for reminding me of Hard Cash! I never saw the show but have a cassette of the soundtrack which is great. I'll put it on and see if I can make any chord suggestions (I assume you're talking guitar?)


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Guernsey Kitchen Porter by Michael Marr
From: GUEST,Jason Smith
Date: 23 Nov 14 - 01:26 PM

Hi Michael

Yeah it would be for guitar, the original was keyboards, mandolin and drums ec, with no guitar!!

Thanks in Advance
Jason


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Guernsey Kitchen Porter by Michael Marr
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 23 Nov 14 - 04:02 PM

I understood the planned TV program "Hard Cash" was never completed, but the songs recorded for it did get as far as CD, LP and cassette release. However, the "Mainly Norfolk" link says it was broadcast in 1990. The "Guernsey Kitchen Porter" was a mysterious song which attracted me enough to attempt it - and led me to investigate Michael Marra further. A quirky, talented musician and song-writer, he died too young. His wonderful website, where you could hear samples of his songs, seems to have disappeared also.

http://www.discogs.com/Various-Hard-Cash/release/2361876

http://mainlynorfolk.info/richard.thompson/records/hardcash.html

Ross


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Guernsey Kitchen Porter by Michael Marr
From: GUEST,#
Date: 23 Nov 14 - 06:21 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZWdIg6EQsk&list=PLKz6kXQSK8eQMSWLByROkfLyPeEg1CJN4&index=72

The first 3 1/4 minutes.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Guernsey Kitchen Porter by Michael Marr
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 23 Nov 14 - 10:09 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZWdIg6EQsk&list=PLKz6kXQSK8eQMSWLByROkfLyPeEg1CJN4&index=72


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Guernsey Kitchen Porter by Michael Marr
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Nov 14 - 05:25 PM

This is a great song - a Guernsey native myself, I'd never heard it until now. Anyone know any more about it?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Guernsey Kitchen Porter by Michael Marr
From: GUEST,#
Date: 24 Nov 14 - 06:34 PM

http://www.shazam.com/discover/artist/11525/album/24565

There's some info there.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Guernsey Kitchen Porter by Michael Marr
From: michaelr
Date: 24 Nov 14 - 09:22 PM

Jason, do you have the lyrics? I can't make all of them out. If you can, please post them here with a "Lyr. Add" subject line.

For guitar chords, try this:

Cm   Gm   Cm
Cm   Bb   G
Cm   Eb   F
Cm   Gm   Cm


Or with the capo at the third fret:

Am   Em   Am
Am   G   E
Am   C   D
Am   Em   Am


Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Guernsey Kitchen Porter by Michael Marr
From: michaelr
Date: 24 Nov 14 - 09:23 PM

Interesting song with a somewhat sinister undertone.

What would be the job description of a kitchen porter?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Guernsey Kitchen Porter by Michael Marr
From: michaelr
Date: 25 Nov 14 - 08:48 PM

refresh for Guest, Jason


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: Guernsey Kitchen Porter (Michael Marr)
From: michaelr
Date: 27 Nov 14 - 12:13 PM

Dontcha just love it when you go to the trouble of figuring out chord changes per a Guest request, and then he never comes back here to get them...

Happy thanksgiving, turkey.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: Guernsey Kitchen Porter (Michael Marr)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 27 Nov 14 - 12:50 PM

He'll be back. Had one person who returned after nine years. Ya gotta do this stuff for the helluvit. Sometimes you do get a thanks and it brightens up the whole day. But thanks or not, it does reinforce one search skills :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: Guernsey Kitchen Porter (Michael Marr)
From: GUEST,Jason Smith
Date: 27 Nov 14 - 05:54 PM

Hey Michael

I did comeback, I have been trying to source some lyrics as per request.

I'm still working on them for you, words can't express how thankful i am for the chords!!!

Ur a good man!!!
Best
Jason ;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: Guernsey Kitchen Porter (Michael Marr)
From: michaelr
Date: 27 Nov 14 - 11:37 PM

Cheers, Jason, and thanks to # as well.
I'll endeavor to have more faith in the future.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: Guernsey Kitchen Porter (Michael Marr)
From: GUEST,Frank
Date: 20 Aug 16 - 06:42 PM

Here's a link to the Rab Noakes version with Chords and Lyrics:

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/r/rab_noakes/the_guernsey_kitchen_porter_crd.htm


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Subject: Lyr Add: GUERNSEY KITCHEN PORTER (from Rab Noakes)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Aug 16 - 11:14 PM

This is my transcription from the recording on Spotify.


GUERNSEY KITCHEN PORTER
As sung by Rab Noakes on "I'm Walkin' Here," 2015.

1. Lord above, protect me from my family.
Do not let them get in touch with me,
For I am bound to be a kitchen porter.
Sure is a convenient thing to be.

2. I don't mind the sweatin' and the screamin'.
Gi' me a room seven foot by three,
For I have urgent bus'ness on the mainland.
Sure is a convenient place to be.

3. In the evenin' when my shift is over,
Struggle around a eucalyptus tree.
It may not be the stairway up to heaven,
But it sure is a convenient thing to be.

4. Do not give me "Fare Thee Well, Saint Peter Port."
Do not give me "Sarnia Cherie,"
For I have urgent bus'ness on the mainland.
This sure is a convenient place to be.

5. Long may I smell the eucalyptus.
Keep those graspin' hands across the sea,
For I don't wish to face the inconvenience
When that urgent bus'ness catches up with me.

Sure is a convenient place to be.


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