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Lyr Req: Acres of Ground (Eliza Carthy)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Acres of Ground (Eliza Carthy)
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Aug 16 - 02:33 PM

I'm looking for lyrics of Eliza Carthy's Acres of Ground from The Imagined Village.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Acres of Ground (Eliza Carthy)
From: cnd
Date: 30 Aug 16 - 06:49 PM

I'll get to the lyrics here in a second, but here's some info about the song:

7           Acres Of Ground        
Eliza Carthy
Written by Eliza Carthy        
Vocals and Fiddle: Eliza Carthy; Acoustic Guitar and Viola: Ben Ivitsky; Double Bass: Ali Friend; Cello: Barney M Brown; Tabla, Dhol Drum and Shaker: Johnny Kalsi; Top Line Electric Guitar: Tom Salter; Skank and Twang Electric Guitar: Simon Emmerson
Recorded by Ben Ivitsky at Bamboo Studios; Cello and percussion recorded by Martin Russell at Sonic Innovation 1; Double bass and Simon's electric recorded by Mass at Sonic Innovation 2; Mixed by Mass at MP Studios, London

(Source: https://realworldrecords.com/release/229/the-imagined-village/)

"Eliza Carthy's distinctive vocals and fiddle playing feature on her self penned re-working of the old 'Dilly Song': Acres of Ground."

(Source: http://imaginedvillage.com/releases/)

Now for the lyrics. I've found the video online on Youtube and Slacker (for those Canadians who've had YouTube block their access to "topic" videos, as often seems to be the case)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Acres of Ground (Eliza Carthy)
From: cnd
Date: 30 Aug 16 - 07:33 PM

By the way, I have no clue what "dallemory" is

ACRES OF GROUND
(Eliza Carthy)

Come in, I will sing for you
What will you sing for me?
I can sing you one
So listen to my one

One is, one is all alone
And [[dallemorry??]] will be solved

CHORUS
Counting the days till work
Monday, Tuesday, and third
If I could see you I'd have you in my hands and hear you whine
Whine for your love and time
Whine for your love

Come in, I will sing for you
What will you sing for me?
I can sing you two
So listen to my two

Two and one will never meet
It's feathers for you and down for me
One plus one will never be
And nobody knows but the devil and you and me

CHORUS

Come in, I will sing for you
What can you sing for me?
I can sing you three
Oh listen for my three

Three, three, well it's good for me
Well it's gone to sinners who paid his fee
Three, three, well it's good for me
Well it's gone to sinners who paid his fee

CHORUS

Come in, I will sing for you
What will you sing for me?
I will sing you four
So listen to my four

Four, four, it's been the bad and the door
There was acres of ground, I'd not knelt hers before
Four, four, it's been the bad and the door
There was acres of ground I'd not seen there before

CHORUS

Whine for your love and time
Whine for your love

Transcribed from here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSRjxyfIEN8

People who can't hear it there, you can hear it here: http://www.slacker.com/song/eliza-carthy/acres-of-ground/10850975

And here's the Dilly Song for those who don't know it: http://sounds.bl.uk/World-and-traditional-music/Bob-and-Jacqueline-Patten-Collection/025M-C1033X0279XX-2500V0


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Acres of Ground (Eliza Carthy)
From: Reinhard
Date: 30 Aug 16 - 11:58 PM

One is one is all alone
And ever more he will be so


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Acres of Ground (Eliza Carthy)
From: cnd
Date: 31 Aug 16 - 06:42 AM

That makes sense, Reinhard. I don't know why I had so much trouble with that line yesterday.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Acres of Ground (Eliza Carthy)
From: Reinhard
Date: 31 Aug 16 - 01:14 PM

I admit that I also couldn't decipher this line at first, until I compared it to the first verse of Come And I Will Sing You (The Twelve Apostles):

Come and I will sing you,
What will you sing me?
I will sing you one-o.
What will the one be?
One the one that's all alone and ever more shall be so.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Acres of Ground (Eliza Carthy)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Sep 16 - 12:11 PM

I think I'm hearing this:

Four, four, between the bed and the door,
There's acres of ground I'd not noticed before.
Four, four, it's been the bad and the door,
There was acres of ground I'd not seen there before.

Furthermore, I'm not at all sure it's not "house" instead of "hands"
and "give you wine" instead of "hear you whine"

And in a few places I hear "one-o" "two-o" etc. but it's not consistently there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Acres of Ground (Eliza Carthy)
From: GUEST,Randolph Booth
Date: 26 May 17 - 09:24 AM

come in I will sing for you
what will you sing for me
I can sing you one
so listen to my one

One is, one is all alone
and ever more it will be so

counting the days till when
monday, tuesday and then
if i could see you i'd have you in my house and give you wine
wine for your love and time
wine for your love

come in I will sing for you
what will you sing for me
I can sing you two
so listen to my two

two in one will never be
it's feathers for you and down for me
one plus one will never be
and nobody knows but the devil and you and me

counting the days till when
monday, tuesday and then
if i could see you i'd have you in my house and give you wine
wine for your love and time
wine for your love

come in i will sing for you
what can you sing for me
i can sing you three
oh listen for my three

three, three, well it's good for me
well it's gone to sinners who paid his fee
three, three, well it's good for me
well it's gone to sinners who paid his fee

counting the days till when
monday, tuesday and then
oh if i could see you i'd have you in my house and give you wine
wine for your love and time
wine for your love

come in I will sing for you
what will you sing for me
I will sing you four
so listen to my four

four, four between the bed and the door
there is acres of ground i'd not noticed before
four, four between the bed and the door
there is acres of ground i'd not seen there before

counting the days till when
monday, tuesday and then
oh if i could see you i'd have you in my house and give you wine
wine for your love and time
wine for your love

wine for your love and time
wine for your love


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