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Lyr Req: From the Old Half Moon to the Rising Sun

RTim 03 Dec 19 - 01:21 PM
Ross Campbell 03 Dec 19 - 01:46 PM
Ross Campbell 03 Dec 19 - 01:58 PM
RTim 03 Dec 19 - 03:25 PM
GUEST,Jim Ward 06 Dec 19 - 12:24 PM
Reinhard 06 Dec 19 - 02:47 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Old Half Moon to The Rising Sun
From: RTim
Date: 03 Dec 19 - 01:21 PM

Hi all - Does anyone have the full lyrics to Arky's Toast's song - The Old Half Moon to The Rising Sun......Thanks

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Half Moon to The Rising Sun
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 03 Dec 19 - 01:46 PM

Haven't heard this for years.

You might be able to make the words out from this -

Arky's Toast sing the Charlwood anthem 'From the old Half Moon to the Rising Sun

Ross


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Half Moon to The Rising Sun
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 03 Dec 19 - 01:58 PM

As usual, Mudcat already has the answer - predictive text from nearly twenty years ago...

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Ross


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Subject: Lyr Add: FROM THE OLD HALF MOON TO THE RISING SUN
From: RTim
Date: 03 Dec 19 - 03:25 PM

Well - with thanks from Ross, plus listening to Arky's Toast on YouTube... here is a full text - correct as far as I can tell or hear....

Charlwood is in Sussex UK - almost under the flight path to and from Gatwick Airport - and the pub - The Half Moon - still seems to be open!!

Tim Radford

From the Old Half-moon to the Rising Sun

In summertime, beneath the sun,
when larks are singing sweet
We'll work our best til day is done,
then old friends we will greet
Let's hope that we shall meet again,
and drink in social glasses
And our toast be to Charlwood's men
and Charlwood's bonnie lasses

Chorus:
And so we'll walk that dusty road
That's the longest in the land
From the old half-moon, to the rising sun
With our pint-pots in our hands

When soon or late we reach the coast
on life's rough ocean driven,
May we rejoice so wonderous love
Our family in Heaven
Give us strong drink until we blink,
when we're sinking in despair
And liquor good to fire our blood
when depressed with grief and care
Chorus

So let us booze and deep carouse
with bumpers flowing o'er
Till we forget our loves and debts
and mind our grief no more
Then sing a round when shearin's done
and drinking strong ale brown
With the half-moon rising in the sky
and the red sun going down


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Half Moon to The Rising Sun
From: GUEST,Jim Ward
Date: 06 Dec 19 - 12:24 PM

'Half Moon' is still open (no singing though)but 'Rising Sun' closed,now a private house.'The Charlwood' pub (formerly 'The Greyhound) further down the street has a singaround on 2nd Monday of month hosted by ex Arkie's Toast, Colin Gates.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Half Moon to The Rising Sun
From: Reinhard
Date: 06 Dec 19 - 02:47 PM

Some but not all verses are printed in the sleeve notes on Arky's Toast's LP:

Let's hope that we shall meet again,
And drink in social glasses,
And our toast be to Charlwood's honest men
And Charlwood's bonnie lasses.

And so we'll walk that dusty road,
That's the longest in the land,
From the old Half Moon, to the Rising Sun
With our pint pots in our hands.

And when soon or late we reach that coast
O'er life's rough ocean driven,
May we rejoice no wanderer lost
A family in Heaven.

Give us strong drink until we wink
When we're sinking in despair
And liquor good to fire our blood
When depressed with grief and care.

Let us booze and deep carouse
With bumpers flowing o'er,
Till we forget our loves and debts
And minds our griefs no more.


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