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Music: Jemima - Terry Conway

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Subject: Music: Jemima - Terry Conway
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 09 Sep 15 - 11:17 AM

Does anyone have the chords and lyrics to Jemima?

Sal


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Subject: RE: Music: Jemima - Terry Conway
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Sep 15 - 03:29 PM

I don't have the lyrics to hand - but you have a good chance of hearing it at this concert celebrating Terry's Life and Songs on the 24th September in Hexham:

http://www.queenshall.co.uk/events/celebrating-songs-terry-conway

Wonderful line-up including: The Unthanks, The Keelers, Pete Coe, Carolyn Robson, George Welch and Stewart Hardy, John and Caroline Bushby, Down in the Attic, Mike Tickell and Alan Lynch!


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Subject: RE: Music: Jemima - Terry Conway
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Sep 15 - 07:49 PM

Sal - I can guess why you want them. I sang it tonight for the same reason. I have a poor sound-quality Foxtail Soup live recording which I could email to you if you like - Bob (also on the above recording). Chords are easy enough.


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Subject: RE: Music: Jemima - Terry Conway
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Sep 15 - 10:45 PM

Looks like it's not available to us who are in the US. If somebody can post the lyrics and maybe a link to a recording, it would be nice for many of us.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Music: Jemima - Terry Conway
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Sep 15 - 01:24 PM

Sal:

As far as I can reconstruct it, this is what J. sang (though not necessarily what Terry wrote):

Well I think that he must be a friend of yours
Who's coming to see you tonight
And if he don't stay, well, still it's going to be all right.
They tell me you've been on holiday
Brought back a few souvenirs
Trinkets to help in your declining years.
So pour the wine, douse the light,
You're going to make him sing tonight
        Oh Jemima, you're going to make a scene
        Jemima, is that what they taught you back in the good old days
        When you used to sing those hymns to the Virgin Queen?
        But Jemima will be all right,
        Jemima will be all right,
        As long as the moon shines bright,
        The Lady will show the way.

He'll never make Mr Universe,
He must have a mighty fine mind
Or maybe lady bountiful is feeling kind.
And I bumped into Sister Mary Jude
She tried to teach you about God,
But she feels that your mother must have spared the rod.
So spread the board, light the fire,
Tell him to bring his night attire
        Oh Jemima etc.

And I can recall the rite of spring
When you were brought forth from the crowd
To crown the lady in the long blue shroud.
Oh alle- oh alleluia
You're not with the Father in Rome,
Sweet Isis, your little girl is coming home.
So white on red, do your thing,
We're going to kill the fatted king
        Oh Jemima etc.

I think that the world's a cruel place
I honestly wish it had changed
But it's only your mind that's been rearranged.
And they're coming to burn your dreams away
For the keys of the kingdom are theirs
And I tell you the tentmaker'll sell his wares
So heed the words, the gods won't lie [or ?die?]
Who's that lady sitting on high
        Oh Jemima etc.


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Subject: RE: Music: Jemima - Terry Conway
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Sep 15 - 01:32 PM

I think we used to do it in G. You can do it all with G, C and D7, apart from the 'used to sing those hymns' bit, which is A.


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Subject: RE: Music: Jemima - Terry Conway
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Sep 15 - 09:23 AM

...there is an Em before the A, on 'days'...


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