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Chord Req: Only Children After Rain

GUEST,threelegsoman 22 Apr 17 - 03:33 AM
Joe Offer 22 Apr 17 - 04:37 AM
GUEST,T 22 Apr 17 - 06:17 AM
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Subject: Chord Req: Only Children After Rain
From: GUEST,threelegsoman
Date: 22 Apr 17 - 03:33 AM

Does anybody have the lyrics and chords for the song "Only Children After Rain" written by Paul Foskin with music by Paul Grant and performed by Liam Clancy please?


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Subject: ADD: Only Children After Rain (Grant & Foskin)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Apr 17 - 04:37 AM

I don't do chords, but here are the lyrics.

ONLY CHILDREN AFTER RAIN
(Words, Paul Foskin; Music, Paul Grant and Paul Foskin)

I watch the film but I can't see
Beyond the child a refugee
Who never made the news at all.
And as the uniforms parade,
She takes her hand down from her face
To see the mighty men of war.

At twelve years old she goes to school
In faded jeans and faded youth
And memories she can't forget.
Her father's dead; her brother blames
The U.V.F., the I.R.A.
Or some such piece of alphabet.

CHORUS
They're only children after rain
A single face, a thousand names,
The war we won, the love we lost (alt: A silent voice to count the cost)
They're only children after rain,
A photograph without a frame,
A crucifixion with no cross. (alt: a crucifix without a cross)

In the frightened eyes of a lonely child
With no lullabies and no nursery rhymes;
Just another tear to fall across another face.
We plant the seed and the seed will grow;
We come to reap what we came to sow,
Then we wonder at it all, and will it ever change?
Now she laughs - now she cries;
She takes it in and she takes her time
And I can see tomorrow in her eyes.

I see the show most every day,
But as I turn to walk away,
I always feel I missed the end.
I stay behind, the crowd is gone,
I read the cast, the lights come on;
Or was it really just pretend?


Words….Paul Foskin
Music…Paul Grant and Paul Foskin.

Source: http://homepage.eircom.net/~kathryngrant/page11.html (corrected from the Liam Clancy recording)

Liam Clancy recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99wwuW5nhqk

Alternate lyrics from the recording by Camnoc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w7B1kmagpQ


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Only Children After Rain
From: GUEST,T
Date: 22 Apr 17 - 06:17 AM

Thanks for the full set of lyrics Joe. That is a great help, but if anyone can figure out the chords for the bridge, I would be very grateful.


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