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Lyr Req: Taking On Men (Jez Lowe)

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GUEST,BDenz 23 Sep 15 - 08:10 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Taking On Men (Jez Lowe)
From: GUEST,BDenz
Date: 23 Sep 15 - 08:10 PM

I am hunting for the lyrics to this song. I've seen the videos, but there are place names from Tyneside that I just can't find to corroborate.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Taking On Men (Jez Lowe)
From: maeve
Date: 24 Sep 15 - 05:29 AM

I see we also have an old unanswered chord request for this song here:
thread.cfm?threadid=128054&messages=2

So refreshing in hope of someone helping with lyrics and chords. I don't find them on Jez Lowe's website http://www.jezlowe.com/lyrics/

Here's a link to a youtube version of the song: Taking on Men- Jez Lowe- New Bedford


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Taking On Men (Jez Lowe)
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 24 Sep 15 - 06:01 AM

Try contacting Jez on his website. He may put it on the sheet music section all of which can be purchased for 70p per song. Bargain!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Taking On Men (Jez Lowe)
From: maeve
Date: 24 Sep 15 - 06:19 AM

Good suggestion, Dave. Contact info here:
http://www.jezlowe.com/contact/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Taking On Men (Jez Lowe)
From: BDenz
Date: 24 Sep 15 - 02:08 PM

Doing that ... but since he's on tour, hoping someone has the lyrics handy. Not being a Northeasterner, some of the lyrics make no sense to me and guessing doesn't usually cut it with Jez' stuff


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Taking On Men (Jez Lowe)
From: maeve
Date: 24 Sep 15 - 03:06 PM

I expect you've already checked all onliine versions to see if any are a bit more clear? Someone is sure to be able to help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Taking On Men (Jez Lowe)
From: GUEST,Ian Hendrie
Date: 24 Sep 15 - 03:13 PM

'Taking on Men' is available on Jez's website for 70p. If I remember correctly he sends you a pdf file so it doesn't matter if he's on tour or not.

Looking at the list of his songs just reminds me how many great songs he has written.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Taking On Men (Jez Lowe)
From: BDenz
Date: 24 Sep 15 - 03:58 PM

They're not on his site, but I've emailed him. Thanks.


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Subject: Lyr Add: TAKING ON MEN (Jez Lowe)
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 25 Sep 15 - 02:01 PM

There's a call on the docks they're taking on men
Idle time's over, they're taking on men
So get out of your bed and and get down there
Well there's talk of big paybacks, fifteen month contracts
For skilled men and labourers, clerks and apprentices
Oh Swan shops to Neptune they're taking on men
They're heading in droves to the river

And the gates are wide open they're taking on men
There's keels to be laid in dry dock and dry pen
To build on a fine reputation
Well there's good lads have died for it, fought with the Clyde for it
Rivalled with Barrow from Wallsend to Jarrow
Now it's gone in our favour, it's good times again
I tell you it's just like old days

And that sweet ring of chains means they're taking on men
There's steel scraping concrete, they're taking on men
It's a lullaby straight off the water
Well they'll haul plate and pipe as the language gets ripe
There'll be bells ringing, horns blaring, crack of the dawn swearing
Things have never been this good since God knows when
We'll be sneezing in satin in no time

Oh remember the days they were taking on men
We took it for granted they're taking on men
Would always be how we made wages
Ah but some say the needy days turned into greedy days
Now the kings of this industry are Polish and Japanese
And gone are the days they were taking on men
And the quayside's a drunken man's playground

Yes, gone are the days they were taking on men
So get back to your bed and your memories

There's a call on the docks they're taking on men
Your idle time's over, they're taking on men
So get out of your bed and and get down there
Cos they're heading in droves to the river


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Taking On Men (Jez Lowe)
From: maeve
Date: 25 Sep 15 - 02:29 PM

Thanks, henryp!


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