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Lyr Req: If the World Isn't There (Bert Jansch)

GUEST,Frankie 23 Jan 18 - 02:39 PM
Jim Dixon 24 Jan 18 - 02:09 PM
GUEST 25 Jan 18 - 05:20 AM
GUEST,Frankie 25 Jan 18 - 05:37 AM
Jim Dixon 25 Jan 18 - 09:50 PM
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Subject: if the world isn?t there Bert Jansch
From: GUEST,Frankie
Date: 23 Jan 18 - 02:39 PM

Is there anyone out there who can send me the lyrics of Bert Jansch´s
"If the world isn´t there no more"?


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Subject: Lyr Req: IF THE WORLD ISN'T THERE (Bert Jansch)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Jan 18 - 02:09 PM

Here's my transcription from YouTube:


IF THE WORLD ISN'T THERE
As recorded by Bert Jansch on "Nicola" (1967)

Don't ev'rythin' seem to be so confused:
A puzzle of promise to be?
But why should I care
If the world isn't there no more?

If people would only sit down and think
I'm sure they would be happier,
But they do not care
If the world isn't there no more.

One half of the world seems to be in love
With images cast for a play.
Tell me how would they act
If the world wasn't there no more?

Come bring me a drink of that ruby wine
To lubricate all of my bounds;
But who can be sure if the liquor is pure
When the world isn't there no more?

And if I was the father of six children
How could I be sure they were mine?
All the women in hell I'm sure couldn't tell
If the world wasn't there no more.

Come show me a man who is satisfied
With money to buy anything.
Tell me what could he buy down in here for a dime:
Horns for his head or a tail for behind,
While he could buy flames to burn nothing but air,
When the world isn't there,
When the world isn't there
No more?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: If the World Isn't There (Bert Jansch)
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jan 18 - 05:20 AM

Thank you Jim
You helped me a lot.
I play many of Bert´s songs. He is a genius and never got the recognition he deserved.

Best regards Frankie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: If the World Isn't There (Bert Jansch)
From: GUEST,Frankie
Date: 25 Jan 18 - 05:37 AM

Dear Jim
There is another one of Bert´s great songs of which I do not understand the lyrics. I can play it on guitar but I like to sing it as well.
If you have time and could help me another time I would be very pleased.
It is on "When the circus comes to town" and has the name LIVING IN THE SHADOWS. He sings it on a youtube video.

Best regards   Frankie


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Subject: Lyr Add: LIVING IN THE SHADOWS (Bert Jansch)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Jan 18 - 09:50 PM

Here's my attempt at a transcription. This was much harder; there are several phrases I'm unsure about, that don't make sense to me as I have given them, but this is the best I can do. Maybe someone else can make corrections. I heard it on Spotify. I also listened to the video on YouTube but it didn't help much.


LIVING IN THE SHADOWS
As recorded by Bert Jansch on "When the Circus Comes to Town" (1995)

Livin' in the shadows
When the light of day has gone
In a crazy game played on the empty streets
A shootin' gallery
In a fairground in the sun

It's what's by viewin' millions(?)
Threaded high a much too soon(?)
But by justice fools and hypocrites
In a car marked foolery
For the whole damned world to see

CHORUS: You gotta run through the city
Keep your head down; don't be seen
Look out to the bridge deck
All is quiet; so serene
Thunder cracks the silence
It's an epic tale to tell
They're gonna charge you a pretty penny now
To enter the gates of hell
They got a red-hot tale to sell

They brought in a cast of thousands
Flown in from Hollywood
They got all the names; they're gonna make a star
Out of paper, out o' wood
He looks terrific; yeah, he's lookin' good

In circles, spinnin' circles
Goin' round an' 'round an' 'round
They're runnin' wild and full of empty words
Like a spinnin' carousel
With no horses to be found

REPEAT CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: If the World Isn't There (Bert Jansch)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jan 18 - 09:32 AM

Dear Jim
I had even more problems to understand the words.
You did a very good job and helped me a lot again.

Thank you very much
Best regards Frankie


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