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Lyr Req: Song for a Friend (Archie Fisher)

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GUEST,ketchdana 13 Mar 15 - 02:31 PM
Jeri 13 Mar 15 - 02:53 PM
GUEST,ketchdana 13 Mar 15 - 03:13 PM
maeve 13 Mar 15 - 03:15 PM
GUEST,ketchdana 14 Mar 15 - 01:46 PM
GUEST,maeve, whose cookie blew awa' in the wind. 14 Mar 15 - 02:20 PM
maeve 14 Mar 15 - 05:42 PM
GUEST,ketchdana 14 Mar 15 - 07:16 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Archie Fisher: Song For A Frien
From: GUEST,ketchdana
Date: 13 Mar 15 - 02:31 PM

Looking for a phrase in "Song For A Friend" sung (and written) by Archie Fisher.
---( and no, this is not the "Song For A Friend" by John Stewart, elsewhere here in mudcatland )---
In the fourth verse:

Don't worry if you...          (audience repeats)
Forgot to phone...
When you're in the groove...
You're (xxx   xxx   xxx   xxx)...           [four syllables or words]   [the last xxx rhymes with "phone"]
Though we're far apart...     (continuing for context)
I know you're at hand...
We're joined at the heart...
And I understand...


Most youtube videos were shot by someone off in the audience, with the camera holder singing along with everyone else. Finally found one

( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0e36WeH30U )

of Archie being interviewed for a Canadian show, where he is singing into a microphone in a quiet studio, and I still can't make out what's being sung! He's not mumbling, and I'm pretty sure there are no strange terms being used, but... The song is about five and a half or six minutes into the half hour video.


( Aside: It took me years to find why a line in "Edelweiss" (from
Sound Of Music play/film) had such a strange echo in one line:
"You look happy to me, to me." Not 'til I saw it written did it click:
"You look happy to meet me"!!
)


Archie Fisher's is a lovely ear-worm kind of song, and I've got the rest of the words. Would kinda like to know those last few.
..Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Archie Fisher: Song For A Frien
From: Jeri
Date: 13 Mar 15 - 02:53 PM

"You're runnin' alone" I think.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Archie Fisher: Song For A Frien
From: GUEST,ketchdana
Date: 13 Mar 15 - 03:13 PM

(slaps head!) Of course, that's it!

Thanks, Jeri

Twenty two minutes. mudcat comes through again!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Archie Fisher: Song For A Frien
From: maeve
Date: 13 Mar 15 - 03:15 PM

Jeri has it. A couple of little things added below:

Don't worry if you've...         
Forgotten to phone...
When you're in the groove...
You're runnin' alone...   
Though we're far apart...   
I know you're at hand...
We're joined at the heart...
And I understand...




Bob- Thanks for the link to that interview. Lovely. I miss hearing my friend.
If you have any questions about Archie's lyrics, he's eager to have them right. I can check them for you.
Maeve


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Subject: Lyr Add: SONG FOR A FRIEND (Archie Fisher)
From: GUEST,ketchdana
Date: 14 Mar 15 - 01:46 PM

OK, Here're the words as I (think I) know and hear them:

Song For A Friend, by Archie Fisher

(every phrase is echoed by the audience, or by Archie on guitar if no audience)


--------------
Just once in a while...       you're there on my mind...
    you bring me a smile...       and leave it behind...

I honor your name...       remember your face...
    you're ever the same...       in time and in space....

Doors open and close...       roads run to an end....
    so I will compose...       a song for a friend....

La la-la la-lah...       La la-la la-lah...
    La la-la la-lah...       La la-la la-lah...

--------------
When years roll away...       fond memories shine...
    (On) A warm summer's day...       (an') a cool glass of wine....

The line of a song...       forgotten in time...
    If I get it wrong...       you'll give me the rhyme....

Whatever you play,...       whatever the key,...
    Whatever you say,...       It's alright with me....

La la-la la-lah...       La la-la la-lah...
    La la-la la-lah...       La la-la la-lah...

---------------
If you have a dream,...       I hope it comes true....
    That's part of the scheme...       that's waitin' for you....

If you have a fear...       kept hidden within,...
    remember I'm here,...       together we'll win....

Stay lucky in love,...       It's what you deserve....
    When push comes to shove,...       hold on to your nerve....

La la-la la-lah...       La la-la la-lah...
    La la-la la-lah...       La la-la la-lah...

------------------
Don't worry if you've...       forgotten to phone...
    When you're in the groove...       you're runnin' alone...

Though we're far apart,...       I know you're at hand....
    We're joined at the heart...       and I understand....

And the next time around,...       we'll do it in style,...
    Go paintin' the town...       me, you, and your smile....

La la-la la-lah...       La la-la la-lah...
    La la-la la-lah...       La la-la la-lah...

***********************


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Archie Fisher: Song For A Frien
From: GUEST,maeve, whose cookie blew awa' in the wind.
Date: 14 Mar 15 - 02:20 PM

I've sent your transcription. When I receive something back I'll post corrections here, if any.
Maeve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Archie Fisher: Song For A Frien
From: maeve
Date: 14 Mar 15 - 05:42 PM

Great job transcribing, Bob. Archie says your lyric transcription looks fine.

Regards,

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Archie Fisher: Song For A Frien
From: GUEST,ketchdana
Date: 14 Mar 15 - 07:16 PM


Wow! More than I expected (or deserved).
Now I can sing it proudly as I drive down the road.

Thanks, Maeve (and Jeri),
...Bob


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