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Lyr Req: From Galway to Graceland (R Thompson)

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Subject: Richard Thompson: Galway to Gracelanc TAB
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Date: 04 May 98 - 11:09 PM

I am looking for TAB for Galway to Graceland, preferrably the whole thing and not just a solo. I just spent 40 bucks for the 3-cd set and would like to get some TAB to help me start playing it.

Many thanks, Bob


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Galway to Gracelanc TAB
From: Mountain Dog
Date: 05 May 98 - 10:29 AM

Hi, Bob

Don't have TAB for Galway to Graceland, but I can point you to the chords, which is a start. Here's a valuable link to many Richard Thompson tunes (some with chords, others with TAB) residing at OLGA.

Good hunting and good luck. I'm always glad to meet another Thompson fan.


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Subject: RE: Richard Thompson: Galway to Gracelanc TAB
From: Mountain Dog
Date: 05 May 98 - 10:30 AM

Might help if I included the link, eh?

http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/OLGA/all/richard_thompson.html


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From: Knut Slettemo, Notodden Norway
Date: 10 Aug 99 - 06:54 AM

Hi folks. I went to a great consert last saturday with one of Irelands finest singers, Sean Keane. It was one of the best conserts I've ever been to, and I've been to a lot! I play guitar and sing a bit myself, and I really would like to get the lyrics and cords to as many of the songs he sings as possible. One of my favorites at the consert was the Richard Thompson-tune "From Galway to Graceland", from Keanes "Turn a phrase"-album.That is by the way a fab album. A perfect 10! Thank you Ireland for all the great music, and thank you folks for all the help you hopefully can give me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: From Galway to Graceland
From: Franz Lemmermeyer
Date: 10 Aug 99 - 11:27 AM

http://www.roe.ac.uk/mjpwww/rtsongs/graceland.html


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Subject: words to galway to graceland
From: GUEST,cjlangan@earthlink.net
Date: 30 Jan 00 - 01:14 PM

Hello. I was looking for the words to Galway to Graceland so I could sing it to my son, but it doesn't seem to be in here anywhere. Could anyone help me? Thank you very much! ps new at internet so sorry if I did this wrong


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Subject: Lyr Add: FROM GALWAY TO GRACELAND
From: Áine
Date: 30 Jan 00 - 02:01 PM

Is this the song you're looking for?

FROM GALWAY TO GRACELAND

Oh she dressed in the dark and she whispered "Amen"
She was pretty in pink like a young girl again
Twenty years married and she never thought twice
She sneaked out the door and walked into the night
And silver wings carried her over the sea
From the west coast of Ireland to West Tennessee
To be with her sweetheart, oh she left everything
From Galway to Graceland to be with the king

She was humming Suspicion, that's the song she liked best
She had Elvis I Love You tattooed on her breast
When they landed in Memphis, well her heart beat so fast
She'd dreamed for so long, now she'd see him at last
She was down by his graveside day after day
Come closing time they would pull her away
Ah to be with her sweetheart, oh she'd left everything
From Galway to Graceland to be with the king

Ah, they came in their thousands from the whole human race
To pay their respects at his last resting place
Ah, but blindly she knelt there and she told him her dreams
And she thought that he answered or that's how it seems
Then they dragged her away it was handcuffs this time
She said "My good man are you out of your mind.
Don't you know that we're married? See, I'm wearing his ring.
From Galway to Graceland to be with the king.
I come From Galway to Graceland to be with the king."


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Subject: RE: words to galway to graceland
From: shep
Date: 30 Jan 00 - 02:24 PM

Aine

Thats a nice song which I have never heard of before.

Do you have some chords and dots for it? Do you know where there is a sound clip of it?

Regards

Shep


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Subject: RE: words to galway to graceland
From: MichaelM
Date: 30 Jan 00 - 02:36 PM

Ah, Richard Thompson!


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Subject: RE: words to galway to graceland
From: Tim Salt
Date: 30 Jan 00 - 02:40 PM

If you need words,chords and tab to loads of other Richard Thompson songs click here for a great site.

Tim


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Subject: RE: words to galway to graceland
From: Tim Salt
Date: 30 Jan 00 - 02:45 PM

Lets try that again

If you need words,chords and tab to loads of other Richard Thompson songs click here for a great site.

Tim


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Subject: RE: words to galway to graceland
From: Metchosin
Date: 30 Jan 00 - 02:57 PM

Why isn't he Sir Richard Thompson? He sure is revered on the westcoast of Canada.


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Subject: RE: words to galway to graceland
From: GUEST,cjlangan@earthlink.net
Date: 30 Jan 00 - 04:30 PM

Thank you very much! You made my (and Oisin's)day.

Now if I could only sing. Fortunately, he doesn't seem to mind. Yet. I still worry some poor soul's hiding in the closet listening to me try to squish ten words into one note or drag ten notes out of one word...etc...

Thanks again,

Jennifer Langan The Terrible but Happy Singer


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Subject: RE: words to galway to graceland
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 30 Jan 00 - 04:37 PM

He probably isn't sir richard thompson because he has spent many years abroad in America unlike those notable knights of the realm Sir Sean Connery dame Shirley Bassey dame elizabeth Taylor...........oh bugger! there's another theory down the drain........


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Subject: RE: words to galway to graceland
From: GeorgeH
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 01:44 PM

Best performance of this song is on Ron Kavanagh's CD "Galway to Graceland" - well worth looking out for!

G.


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Subject: From ? to Graceland by Sean Keane
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 05:03 AM

A beautiful song sung by Sean Keane (brother of Dolores)entitled 'From ??? to Graceland'. Anyone have the words?


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Subject: Lyr Add: FROM GALWAY TO GRACELAND (R Thompson)
From: GUEST,Simon ( edstcysc@edu.hants.gov.uk )
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 05:42 AM

I suspect it's FROM GALWAY TO GRACELAND by the incomparable Richard Thompson. It's on his "Watching the Dark" box, a live version on "Two Letter Words" and Plainsong cover it on a tribute to him CD the title of which escapes me right now. Goes something like:

Well, she dressed in the dark, and she whispered "amen."
She was pretty in pink like a young girl again.
Twenty years married, and she never thought twice.
She sneaked out the door (or she picked up her bags) and walked into the night.

And silver wings carried her over the sea,
From the west coast of Ireland to west Tennessee.
Just to be with her sweetheart, oh, she left everything
From Galway to Graceland to be with the King.

She was humming 'Suspicion.' That's the song she liked best.
She had 'Elvis I love you' tattooed on her breast.
When she landed in Memphis, oh, her heart beat so fast.
She'd dreamed for so long. Now she'd see him at last.

She knelt by his graveside day after day.
Come closing time, they would pull her away.
Just to be with her sweetheart, oh, she left everything
From Galway to Graceland to be with the King.

Well, in their thousands they came there from the whole human race,
To pay their respects at his last resting place.
Ah, but blindly she knelt there, and she told him her dreams,
And she thought that he answered, or that's how it seemed.

When they dragged her away, it was handcuffs this time.
She said, "My good man, are you out of your mind?
Don't you know that we're married? See, I'm wearing his ring.
I've come from Galway to Graceland to be with the King,
From Galway to Graceland to be with the King."


Typical, glorious Thompson -- sweet-lady-turns-out-to-be-nutter....

(line breaks added by a Joe clone)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From ? to Graceland by Sean Keane
From: GUEST,Stephen
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 06:21 AM

Wonderful, just Wonderful!!!! Thank you Simon for those great lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From ? to Graceland by Sean Keane
From: GeorgeH
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 08:50 AM

Well worth looking out for is the Ron Kavana album on which this is the title track . .

G.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From ? to Graceland by Sean Keane
From: GUEST,John of the Hill
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 11:44 PM

I would guess that the tribute album Simon had in mind is "The World Is A Wonderful Place" released by Green Linnet. It is an excellent compilation with a wide variety of styles. John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From ? to Graceland by Sean Keane
From: alison
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 01:30 AM

anyone got the tune???

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From ? to Graceland by Sean Keane
From: Metchosin
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 02:02 AM

the operative phrase here is the "incomparable Richard Thompson"....Yeah Richard!!!.... sorry I get carried away....just a bit of a fan....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From ? to Graceland by Sean Keane
From: Stewie
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 05:04 AM

There's another Thompson tribute album besides the one mentioned by John - 'Beat the Retreat: Songs by Richard Thompson' Capitol 8314822 - but it does not contain the song in question.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From ? to Graceland by Sean Keane
From: vindelis
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 05:32 AM

Sorry GEORGEH. I think the Sean Keane version is wooonderful! As is the rest of 'Turn a Phrase'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From ? to Graceland by Sean Keane
From: GUEST,Simon ( edstcysc@edu.hants.gov.uk )
Date: 10 Apr 00 - 04:58 AM

Alison asked about the tune. There's a guitar transcription at:

http://people.netcom.co.uk./r.kendrick/rt/guitar/tab/wtd/fromgalw.crd

Hope that helps (not being a guitarist -- well I own one but...) -- this means very little to me :-) )

(Sorry, new here, not sure how else to send this...)

Simon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From ? to Graceland by Sean Keane
From: Mr Happy
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 09:31 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLECvTd9-nE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From ? to Graceland by Sean Keane
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 12:40 PM

Richard Thompson wrote this song as soundtrack for a R4 drama broadcast some years ago.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From Galway to Graceland (R Thompson)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 09:35 AM

Does anyone know if this song was based on a true event?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From Galway to Graceland (R Thompson)
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 09:44 AM

I think it was composed to accompany a radio play.
There certainly was a play telling the story and the song was used throughout.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From Galway to Graceland (R Thompson)
From: GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser)
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 09:51 AM

Keith,

I may be wrong but I think it was the other way round - the play was inspired by the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From Galway to Graceland (R Thompson)
From: GUEST,Dylan PO
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 04:09 PM

While in fairness I've only heard one version, I recommend it highly: The High Kings perform a lovely rendition of this song that can likely be found on YouTube. I'd link if I could do so correctly from this machine.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From Galway to Graceland (R Thompson)
From: Singing Referee
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 06:08 PM

Richard Thompson singing it here.

The picture's a bit dodgy, but the sound's OK.

Interestingly although words above are pretty much what I'd heard previously, in this clip Richard sings "She sang Love me tender" rather than "She was humming Suspicion".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From Galway to Graceland (R Thompson)
From: GUEST,milly molly mandy
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 06:27 PM

one of my favourites.
I have it on "pure celtic chillout" cd sung by Eleanor Shanley, a very moving rendition.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From Galway to Graceland (R Thompson)
From: Midchuck
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 07:44 PM

I learned it from Plainsong on the "The World Is a Wonderful Place" tribute CD. Great song.

My second favorite "Transatlantic" song, after Pipers' Refrain.

Or maybe third after that and Mick Ryan's Lament. I'm not sure.

Peter


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From Galway to Graceland (R Thompson)
From: The Maverick
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 12:36 PM

None of the links to tabs for this song work - can anyone update? (TAB accompaniement preferably)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Saving the good bits for (R Thompson)
From: GUEST,KD
Date: 12 Aug 14 - 06:17 AM

hi any one have the chords please?
Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: From Galway to Graceland (R Thompson)
From: Musket
Date: 12 Aug 14 - 10:32 AM

He recorded an excellent version of this on his new album, Acoustic Classics.

the Blessed RT, still dominating my early evening listening whilst preparing a meal.


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