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Chords Req: In Bristol Town One Bright Day (Fulks)

pkferret 03 May 16 - 12:05 AM
Jim Dixon 07 May 16 - 12:41 AM
leeneia 07 May 16 - 10:17 AM
leeneia 08 May 16 - 01:31 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: IN BRISTOL TOWN ONE BRIGHT DAY (Fulks)
From: pkferret
Date: 03 May 16 - 12:05 AM

Does anyone have the chords for the song In Bristol Town One Bright Day? It's sung by John Cowan.

In Bristol Town One Bright Day by Robbie Fulks

In Bristol town one bright day, a stranger he came riding.
No work he sought but a fair-haired maid to stay the night beside him.

His clothes they hung upon his frame, the face he wore was solemn,
And on his lips the strangest words, seemed so meek and common.

Rock dove fly east toward your prey, across the clouds of heaven,
His tracks run down from Bristol town, to the Iron mountains.

Rock dove go rouse a fair-haired girl, in the Iron hills she's lying,
Cold moonlight shines upon her breast, a white sheet round her winding.

Oh Ellen Moore, your mother's pride, its' shame tonight you've brought her.
For by you sleeps a stranger, at your feet, another's daughter.

Wake up, wake up, the chill wind cries, the mare shies in the stable.
Gone the young man from your bed, the child from her cradle.

She ran out in the midnight field as fast her heart bled hollow,
Her fits rained down on the moveless earth, her cries the dark did swallow.

Rock dove fly west toward the town, the church bells they are tolling,
For on this night the Prince of Death a harlot's heart has stolen.

In Bristol town one bright day, a stranger he came riding.
Now work he sought but a fair-haired maid, to stay the night beside him.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: In Bristol Town One Bright Day (Fulks)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 May 16 - 12:41 AM

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Subject: RE: Chords Req: In Bristol Town One Bright Day (Fulks)
From: leeneia
Date: 07 May 16 - 10:17 AM

Hello, pkferret. I don't care for the song much myself, but I'm up early, so I thought why not have a go at this?

The song is on YouTube, so I made a MIDI file of the melody. It seems easy at first, but the back end has a nifty little mountain twist which I may or may have not got right.

The singer is an alto, and the chords I'm putting down are right for her. You may have to change the key and thus the chords to suit your own voice. Get back to us if you don't know how to do that.

(pick-up note) In

Am Bristol town one bright day, a

C stranger he came riding. No work he

Am sought but a

C fair-haired

G maid to stay the night beside

Am him.

I may not have got the melody perfectly, but this ought to get you started. Also, some measures are stepwise, and you will want to handle the guitar delicately.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: In Bristol Town One Bright Day (Fulks)
From: leeneia
Date: 08 May 16 - 01:31 PM

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Subject: RE: Chords Req: In Bristol Town One Bright Day (Fulks)
From: pkferret
Date: 09 May 16 - 05:21 PM

Thanks for your help!


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: In Bristol Town One Bright Day (Fulks)
From: leeneia
Date: 09 May 16 - 06:07 PM

You're very welcome. I hope it works out.


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