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Lyr/Chords Req: Circle (Harry Chapin)

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A BETTER PLACE TO BE
ALL MY LIFE'S A CIRCLE
CAT'S IN THE CRADLE


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Subject: Circles
From: GUEST,Bill
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 12:25 AM

On one of the double albums from Pete Seeger and Arlo guthrie there is a song called circles, does anyone know the chords to it.


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Subject: ADD Version: Circle (Harry Chapin)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 12:50 AM

Well, the lyrics are here (click), if it's the Harry Chapin song I'm thinking of.
Chords are:

C - - G / - - - C / - - - F / - G - C

We've gotten swamped with chords requests for common songs over the last two days, probably more requests for chords than we've had in the previous two months. The requesters are all guests, posting under various names. It's starting to look very suspicious, like maybe it's one person posting under various names, just to be a nuisance. Seems like most of the people who go to the trouble to post chords don't even get a "thanks" in return. If people start getting testy, that's the reason.
If you need help with chords to common songs, I'd suggest that you pick up a copy of Rise Up Singing (click) or The Folksinger's Wordbook (click). Feel free to ask us for a song now and then, but don't take advantage of our generosity by flooding us with requests.
-Joe Offer-

Here are the lyrics from the Harry Chapin Archive, http://www.harrychapin.com/music/circle.shtml

CIRCLE
(Harry Chapin)

All my life's a circle;
Sunrise and sundown;
Moon rolls thru the nighttime;
Till the daybreak comes around.

All my life's a circle;
But I can't tell you why;
Season's spinning round again;
The years keep rollin' by.

It seems like I've been here before;
I can't remember when;
But I have this funny feeling;
That we'll all be together again.

No straight lines make up my life;
And all my roads have bends;
There's no clear-cut beginnings;
And so far no dead-ends.

Chorus:
I found you a thousand times;
I guess you done the same;
But then we lose each other;
It's like a children's game;

As I find you here again;
A thought runs through my mind;
Our love is like a circle;
Let's go 'round one more time.

Chorus


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Circles
From: Old Folkie
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 12:58 AM

Hello Joe, Thanks for the chords. I have never been here before tonight. A friend at work told me about this place so I thought I would check it out. Thanks for the two book recomendations. I will be sure to look into them next time I go book shopping. Take care Bill Cohen


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Circles
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 01:05 AM

Hi, Bill - Welcome to the 'Cat. I responded to this request because it looked a little different from the others, like maybe this one was a serious request. Glad I could help, and I hope you'll come back and join in on our discussions. We have a great time here.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: song Req: Circles
From: GUEST,Marilyngold@comcast.net
Date: 16 Oct 05 - 11:24 AM

I need to hear Harry Chapins "All MY Life's a circle" ACTUALLY BEING DONE IN SONG NOT JUST THE TUNE.

can anyone help me ? I can't find it !

Thank ,

Marilyn


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Circles
From: Peace
Date: 16 Oct 05 - 11:26 AM

"If people start getting testy, that's the reason."

I got testy about it six months ago or so and got me arse chewed on for days. FYI.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Circles
From: Peace
Date: 16 Oct 05 - 11:42 AM

OK, Marilyn. Anything to help a care giver. May take a day or two.


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Subject: Lyr Add: CIRCLE (Harry Chapin)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Oct 05 - 01:27 AM

Copied from http://www.guitarboard.com/h/harry-chapin/all-my-lifes-a-circle-11876.php (There are chords there, too.)

CIRCLE
Harry Chapin

All my life's a circle, sunrise and sundown.
The moon rose through the nighttime till the daybreak rolls around.
All my life's a circle, but I can't tell you why.
The season's spinning round again. The years keep rolling by.

Seems like I've been here before. I can't remember when,
But I've got this funny feeling that we'll all get together again.
There's no straight lines make up my life. All the roads have bends.
There's no clear-cut beginning, and sometimes no clear end.

I've found you a thousand times. I guess you've done the same;
But then we lose each other. It's just like a children's game;
But as I find you here again, the thought rolls through my mind:
Our love is like a circle. Let's go 'round one more time.

[Sung by Harry Chapin on "Sniper and Other Love Songs" (1972) and several other albums. (See Allmusic.com for a complete list.) Also sung by Oscar Brand on "Harry Chapin Tribute," 1994; by Tom Chapin on "In the City of Mercy," 1982; and by The Limeliters on "Until We Get It Right," 1999.]

You can hear CIRCLE sung by the Blue Water Ramblers on this page. (They call it ALL MY LIFE'S A CIRCLE.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Circle (Harry Chapin)
From: open mike
Date: 19 Oct 05 - 01:32 AM

that link to the digital tradition
or mudcat link from the year 2000
jan. 31, no longer exists.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Circle (Harry Chapin)
From: GUEST,Joe
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 08:22 AM

Have a look here

http://www.chapinmusic.com/browse103.php?artistID=3


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Subject: DT Correction: Circle (Harry Chapin)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 May 17 - 08:49 PM

Here are the lyrics we have in the Digital Tradition. Note that the song is usually referred to as "Circle."

ALL MY LIFE'S A CIRCLE
(Harry Chapin)

(Starts with 2 stanza chorus):

All my life's a circle;
Sunrise and sundown;
Moon rolls thru the nighttime;
Till the daybreak comes around.

All my life's a circle;
But I can't tell you why;
Season's spinning round again;
The years keep rollin' by.

It seems like I've been here before;
I can't remember when;
But I have this funny feeling;
That we'll all be together again.
No straight lines make up my life;
And all my roads have bends;
There's no clear-cut beginnings;
And so far no dead-ends.

Chorus:

I found you a thousand times;
I guess you done the same;
But then we lose each other;
It's like a children's game;

As I find you here again;
A thought runs through my mind;
Our love is like a circle;
Let's go 'round one more time.

Chorus:

filename[ CIRCLIFE
TUNE FILE: CIRCLIFE
CLICK TO PLAY
JK


Here's my transcription from Harry Chapin's recording on The Elektra Collection (1971-1978)

CIRCLE
(Harry Chapin)

(Starts with 2 stanza chorus):

All my life's a circle,
Sunrise and sundown;
The moon rolls thru the nighttime,
Till the daybreak comes around.

All my life's a circle,
But I can't tell you why;
The seasons spinning 'round again,
The years keep rollin' by.


It seems like I've been here before,
I can't remember when;
But I got this funny feeling
That I'll be back once again (we'll be together again).
There's no straight lines make up my life,
And all my roads have bends;
There's no clear-cut beginnings,
And so far no dead-ends.

I've found you a thousand times,
I guess you've done the same;
But then we lose each other,
It's just like a children's game;
But as I see (find) you here again,
The thought runs through my mind:
Our love is like a circle,
Let's go 'round one more time.

Phrases in parentheses are in Chapin's live recording.



filename[ CIRCLIFE
TUNE FILE: CIRCLIFE
CLICK TO PLAY
JK


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