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Tune Req: Identify song by lyrics?

GUEST,GUEST, happycat 16 Oct 18 - 02:45 PM
Joe Offer 17 Oct 18 - 12:25 AM
Helen 17 Oct 18 - 01:10 AM
GUEST,Jack Campin 17 Oct 18 - 05:28 AM
FreddyHeadey 17 Oct 18 - 07:03 AM
GUEST,happycat 17 Oct 18 - 12:18 PM
Helen 17 Oct 18 - 04:51 PM
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Subject: Tune Req: Identify song by lyrics?
From: GUEST,GUEST, happycat
Date: 16 Oct 18 - 02:45 PM

Hi folks,

a friend who is a singer bought two cds in England a while ago, one with English and one with Irish music. I assume both are discs with folk music. She transcribed the lyrics of a song on one of the cds and learned to sing it, but lost the discs and can’t remember the name of the song. (Note that she’s not a native English speaker and the transcript of the lyrics may not be accurate.)

Does anybody know the name of this song (and possibly the tune)?



Over the hillside I saw what was waiting
waiting for nothing, just there to be seen
like someone had paint it, this scene I’ve been dreaming
and made it right down for making it real

It’s going nowhere, I’m driving back
on a road I have never been ever before
I’m just a stranger in a strange land
where the people are smiling
I am just passing to write down these words as I do

Highways and byways and lakes all around me
beautiful people that pass on my way
Thank you for talking, but now you know I can’t stay (???)
Tomorrow’s another new day

There is a river that flows down the mountain,
down through the hills to the valley below
All that I wanted was to take it all with me
so I can see it wherever I go

It’s going nowhere …

Highways and byways …


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Identify song by lyrics?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Oct 18 - 12:25 AM

Well, I looked and looked, and the only thing I came up with was this:No doubt, it's the same request from the same person. I'll keep looking.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Identify song by lyrics?
From: Helen
Date: 17 Oct 18 - 01:10 AM

Hi happycat, if you could somehow let us know what the tune is, that could help too.

If you can record your friend singing the song then we can work out a way for you to send it to one of us.

Also if your friend can provide more details about the CD, e.g. was the singer male or female, or a group, what style of music, whether accompanied by instruments and what they were e.g. guitar, flute, piano, etc etc.

It's nice that Gonzo at The Session referred you to Mudcat. With both The Session people and the Mudcat people on the case, we might have a good chance of finding the answer.

Helen


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Identify song by lyrics?
From: GUEST,Jack Campin
Date: 17 Oct 18 - 05:28 AM

With those words, the tune better be good.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Identify song by lyrics?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 17 Oct 18 - 07:03 AM

happycat, idk, I wonder if it would be worth asking on some Irish forums too?

Boards.ie - Country Music
https://www.boards.ie/b/forum/1629 

Irish Showbands Forum
http://www.irish-showbands.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?board=Music 


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Identify song by lyrics?
From: GUEST,happycat
Date: 17 Oct 18 - 12:18 PM

Please give me some time to get more information. My friend is on a holiday right now.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Identify song by lyrics?
From: Helen
Date: 17 Oct 18 - 04:51 PM

Thanks happycat. We can wait. Just keep a copy of the web address of this thread

https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=165073&messages=6

and open this thread up again when you are ready. Don't start a new thread.

We'll look out for your return.

We love a good info-detective search! Well, I do anyway.

Helen


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