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Lyr/Chords: In the Hills of Shiloh (S Silverstein)

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A BOY NAMED SUE
BEANS TASTE FINE
BOTTOMLESS WELL
DIET SONG
FOLK SINGER'S BLUES
HEY NELLY NELLY
IN THE HILLS OF SHILOH
IT DOES NOT PAY TO BE HIP
LITTLE GREEN BUTTONS
LIVING LEGEND
LONNIGAN'S WIDOW
OUR HOUSE (ALWAYS WELCOME ...)
PLASTIC
QUEEN OF THE SILVER DOLLAR
SINGIN' IN THE KITCHEN
TESTING THE BOMB
THE UGLIEST MAN IN TOWN
THE WAVES ROLL OUT
THE WINNER
THREE LEGGED MAN
UNICORNS (GREEN ALLIGATORS)
VANILLA
VEGEMATIC
WINNER
YOUR TIME'S COMIN'


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GUEST,babalooy 02 Feb 00 - 10:34 AM
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Subject: Hills of Shilo, Song of Shilalee
From: GUEST,babalooy
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 10:34 AM

Hey! Looking for the original words to Hills of Shilo, or Amanda Brown. My mom used to sing it to us in the car when we were kids, so I only have a few key words left in my brain. age-sigh. Also, looking for the words to "Song of Shillalee", or maybe the "Yellow Shilalee"? Starts something like "Down in the streets is a dashing young man, and the song that he's singing so gaily". Again, vague memories from 20 years ago. Thanks to anyone who can help me! Sarah


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Subject: Lyr Add: IN THE HILLS OF SHILOH (Shel Silverstein)
From: Amos
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 10:39 AM

IN THE HILLS OF SHILOH
(Shel Silverstein)
Have you seen Amanda Blaine in the hills of Shiloh
Wandering through the morning rain through the hills of Shiloh
Have you seen her at her door, listening for the cannon's roar
And a man who went to war from the hills of Shiloh

Have you heard her mournful cries in the hills of Shiloh
Have you seen her haunted eyes in the hills of Shiloh
Have you seen her running down searching through the sleeping town
In her yellowed wedding gown in the hills of Shiloh

Have you seen her standing there in the hills of Shiloh
Wind a-blowing through her hair in the hills of Shiloh
Listening for the sound of guns listening for the rolling drums
And a man who never comes to the hills of Shiloh

Have you heard Amanda sing in the hills of Shiloh
Whispering to her wedding ring in the hills of Shiloh
Hear her humming soft and low, poor Amanda doesn't know
'Twas ended forty years ago in the hills of Shiloh

^^^


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Subject: RE: Hills of Shilo
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 04:12 PM

It's in hte DT, search "shiloh"


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Subject: Lyr Add: SONG OF THE SPLINTERED SHILLELAGH
From: Amos
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 04:24 PM

SONG OF THE SPLINTERED SHILLELAGH

'Twas the night before battle and, gathered in groups,
The soldiers lay close at their quarters,
A-thinking, no doubt, of their loved ones at home
Of mothers, wives, sweethearts and daughters.

With a pipe in his mouth sat a handsome young blade,
And a song he was singing so gaily,
His name was Pat Murphy of Meagher's Brigade
And he sang of the land of Shillelagh.

Said Pat to his comrades, it looks quare to see
Brothers fighting in such a strange manner;
But I'll fight 'til I die, If I never get killed
For America's bright starry banner.

Far away in the west rode a dashing young blade
And the song he was singing so gaily,
'Twas honest Pat Murphy of the Irish Brigade
And the song of the splintered shillelagh.

Well, morning soon broke and poor Paddy awoke
He found rebels to give satisfaction
And the drummer was beating the Devil's sad tune
They were calling the troops into action.

Far away in the west rode a dashing young blade
And the song he was singing so gaily,
'Twas honest Pat Murphy of the Irish Brigade
And the song of the splintered shillelagh.

Then the Irish Brigade into battle was seen,
Their blood for the cause shedding freely
With their bayonet charges they rushed on the foe
With a shout for the land of shillelagh.

Far away in the west rode a dashing young blade
And the song he was singing so gaily,
'Twas honest Pat Murphy of the Irish Brigade
And the song of the splintered shillelagh.

The day after battle, the dead lay in heaps
And Paddy lay bleeding and gory,
With a hole in his breast where some enemy's ball
Had ended his passion for glory,

No more in the camps will his letters be read
Nor his voice be heard singing so gaily
For he died far away from the friends that he loved
And far from the land of shillelagh.
^^^


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Subject: RE: Hills of Shilo
From: GUEST,babalooy
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 11:30 PM

Shel Silverstein???? As in the children's author? I'm confused. Sorry, you're talking to a folksong dummy here! Please explain. My mom used to sing that song, I always assumed it was an old folk tune just passed down over the years! Can you enlighten me? Sinc, Baba


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Subject: RE: Hills of Shilo
From: Amos
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 11:41 PM

Weeeell, it was recorded by Judy Collins and copywrit by Shel Silverstein according to the Mudcat DB. It is possible, given the period, that a song that sounded a lot like a traditional one was actually a product of the 60's and Shel Silverstein certainly had the talent for it. Almost everything the early Judy Collins sang sounded like it had come down from the Highlands untouched for two hundred years :>)..
.

You could try a web-wide search and see if it comes up with more data.
.
Warm regards,.
.
Amos


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Subject: RE: Hills of Shilo
From: GUEST,Frank of Toledo
Date: 03 Feb 00 - 12:37 AM

I have "The HillsOf Shiloh" on a 1973 RCA allbum by Bobby Bare. The allbum is entitled "Lullabies,Legends and Lies". The Hills of Shiloh is credited to Shel Silverstein and Jim Friedman...... It's a double LP with some great songs; a truly great Folk Concept album.... As is mentioned in the liner notes, it's also available on """Stereo 8-Track""" (HO HO HO)....


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Subject: RE: Hills of Shilo
From: Lanfranc
Date: 03 Feb 00 - 07:20 PM

Shel Silverstein - late, lamented children's author, Playboy cartoonist (and friend of Hugh Hefner) and songwriter.

Wrote "Hills of Shiloh", "Gold Buttons", "A Boy Named Sue" and just about every worthwhile song performed by Dr Hook.

Do a net search, look for the songbooks, and enjoy.

His best line? IMHO "I'm writing this song from inside a lion, It's warm in here, and damp, and lo-o-onely!"


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Subject: Chords Req In The Hills of Shiloh
From: GUEST,Dave
Date: 26 Sep 04 - 12:37 AM

Does anyone know the guitar chords to Shel Silverstein's In The Hills of Shiloh? It was recorded by Judy Collins on her Judy Collins # 3 album in the early 60's.
I moved this message here from another thread on the same topic.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Tune Add: IN THE HILLS OF SHILOH (Shel Silverstein
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 26 Oct 04 - 10:34 AM

I don't think I'd heard this tune before and the chords had me puzzled, but after closer examination the F#'s were a dead giveaway that this wasn't going to have trad chords in the key of A Minor. Normally I'd expect to see D Minor chords in a song of this sort, but Nope, they're just garden variety D chords.

The chords in the ABC version below are in " ".

X:1
T:Hills of Shilo
C:Shel Silverstein
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=120
K:C
"Am"C2E2"C"G2G2|"D"^F2D2"Am"E4|
"D"D2E2"Am"C2A,2|"Am"G,2A,6|
"Am"C2E2"C"G2G2|"D"^F2D2"Am"E4|
"D"D2E2"Am"C2A,2|"Am"G,2A,6|
"Am"A2G2"Am"E2C2|"Am"E2E2"D"^F4|
"Am"A2G2"Am"E2C2|"G"D2B,2"Em"G,4|
"Am"C2E2"C"G2G2|"D"^F2D2"Am"E4|
"D"D2E2"Am"C2A,2|G,2A,6||
W:Have you seen Am-an-da Blaine
W:in the hills of Shi-loh
W:Wan-d'ring through the morn-ing rain
W:through the hills of Shi-loh
W:Have you seen her at her door,
W:listen--ing for the cann-on's roar
W:And a man who went to war
W:from the hills of Shi-loh

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Chords Req ' In The Hills of Shiloh'
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 26 Oct 04 - 10:38 AM

Joe, I created a NWC file in the process of analysing the dots. Dja wannit?

Regards, John


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Subject: Chords Req. 'In The Hills Of Shiloh'
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Nov 04 - 08:24 AM

Does anyone know the guitar chords to In The Hills Of Shiloh, recorded by Judy Collins (in the 60's), and written by Silverstein and Friedman?


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Subject: RE: Chords to 'In The Hills Of Shiloh'
From: masato sakurai
Date: 03 Nov 04 - 08:51 AM

Already posted at Chords Req 'In The Hills of Shiloh'.


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Subject: Chord Req: In The Hills Of Shiloh
From: GUEST,Scott
Date: 30 Dec 04 - 10:31 PM

does anyone know the chords and lyrics to "In The Hills Of Shiloh" recorded by Judy Collins in the 60's?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: In The Hills Of Shiloh
From: GUEST,Barb
Date: 31 Dec 04 - 10:00 AM

Try the MC lyrics and knowledge search.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: In the Hills of Shiloh (S Silverstein)
From: Peter Butler
Date: 14 Sep 16 - 09:59 AM

Here's my version of this great song: In the Hills of Shiloh


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Subject: In the Hills of Shiloh
From: Peter Butler
Date: 15 Nov 16 - 08:21 AM

Some unashamed self promotion:

The Hills of Shiloh

A great Shel Siverstein song.


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Subject: RE: In the Hills of Shiloh
From: Peter Butler
Date: 15 Nov 16 - 08:25 AM

Ha - that was the remix posted in error.

Here's the folkie one:the Hills of Shiloh


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Subject: RE: lyr/chords: In the Hills of Shiloh (S Silverstein)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Nov 16 - 04:08 PM

Hi, Peter - we've found that one song, one thread is least confusing, so I combined your stuff into the previous thread on the song. I fixed your third link - I hope it directs to the right place now.
Nice job on the recording...although, 150 years after the Civil War, America is still not ready for the dance mix..... ;-)

-Joe Offer, Mudcat Music Editor-


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Subject: RE: lyr/chords: In the Hills of Shiloh (S Silverstein)
From: leeneia
Date: 15 Nov 16 - 10:41 PM

That's a fine performance, Peter. It was a nice surprise that it's a duet, and the pace keeps it from being lugubrious.

Where did you find all the antique portraits?
========
attn Catters! Click on Peter Butler's 3rd link. You'll be glad you did.


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Subject: RE: lyr/chords: In the Hills of Shiloh (S Silverstein)
From: leeneia
Date: 16 Nov 16 - 09:15 AM

I converted the ABC that John in Brisbane posted in 2004 at mandolintab's converter. The song is in the key of G, and its interesting soulful effect comes because it is in the Dorian mode. It starts on, ends on, and emphasizes the second note of the G scale, which is A.

That is why it has so many Am's and the occasional D. D fits right in the G scale.

Songs in the Dorian mode are rare nowadays. Even old dance tunes which start out in the Dorian seem to move to the tonic by the time the tune is over.


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Subject: RE: lyr/chords: In the Hills of Shiloh (S Silverstein)
From: Peter Butler
Date: 16 Nov 16 - 09:24 AM

The portraits are from the Library of Congress. There is a lot of information there. In some cases the subjects of the portraits have been identified, and a number lived well into the 20th century. For me there is a certain dignity in the portraits. In those days people did not smile for the camera, partly due to the long exposure times but also because portraiture was a formal occasion.


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Subject: RE: lyr/chords: In the Hills of Shiloh (S Silverstein)
From: leeneia
Date: 16 Nov 16 - 04:14 PM

Thanks for the information, Peter.


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