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Lyr/Chords Req: Leaving London (Tom Paxton)

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Subject: Leaving London
From: GUEST,Peter the pumpkin eaters pumpkin drinkers si
Date: 03 Mar 00 - 03:16 PM

Can someone help me with the chords to Leaving London by Tom Paxton? Muchos Gracias


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Leaving London
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 03 Mar 00 - 04:25 PM

Could have swarn I have seen somebody giving a set of chords for this before but I can't find it so I will have a got - try C - I don't know about others but I prefer to be given a key to attempt a sequence of chords for.

(C)With a dark and rolling (Am) sea Between (C)my love and (Am)me I keep (C) walking thru this (G)cold hard (C)town While i wait for better (Am)days I could (C) use a place to (Am)stay Or a (C) floor where I could (G) lay my blanket down

(F)If I could beg, steal, or (C)borrow A (F)ticket on some boat or (C)pla-(G)ne (F)I'd be leaving London (C)tomorrow To (F)fly to my (G)young love (C)again

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Leaving London
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 03 Mar 00 - 04:29 PM

I don't go in for the fancy formated stuff but idiot here forgot the line breaks - will try again, Jon

(C)With a dark and rolling (Am) sea,
Between (C)my love and (Am)me
I keep (C) walking thru this (G)cold hard (C)town
While i wait for better (Am)days
I could (C) use a place to (Am)stay
Or a (C) floor where I could (G) lay my blanket down

(F)If I could beg, steal, or (C)borrow
A (F)ticket on some boat or (C)pla-(G)ne (F)
I'd be leaving London (C)tomorrow
To (F)fly to my (G)young love (C)again


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Leaving London
From: GUEST,Peter
Date: 03 Mar 00 - 07:02 PM

Hi Joe, thank you so much for the chords. Peter


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Leaving London
From: GUEST,Peter
Date: 03 Mar 00 - 07:22 PM

Jon, that is.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Leaving London
From: Melbert
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 06:08 AM

Rise at dawn and change my shirt, and wash away the dirt
then it's over to American Express.
NO letter did I find, no she didn't send one line
though I know she has my forwarding address.

If I could beg steal or borrow.......

Last night the Troubador was so full they barred the door
and I sang a song she knows very well.
But it wouldn't take too long to make up a different song,
from a lonely boy a last farewell.

If i could........


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Leaving London
From: GUEST,jim irvine
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 10:01 PM

I tend to put in another Am as below (at end of tomorrow) seems to work quite well

F)If I could beg, steal, or (C)borrow A (F)ticket on some boat or (C)pla-(G)ne (F) I'd be leaving London (C)tomorrow(AMinor) To (F)fly to my (G)young love (C)again

Good song though:

jim


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Leaving London
From: JenEllen
Date: 05 Mar 00 - 12:52 PM

I once heard a variation of the Troubadour verse that I liked quite a bit:

At the inn I closed the door
Spread my blanket on the floor
Feeling like a man trapped in a cell
Sleep finally comes for me
As I drift across the sea
To the waiting arms of a girl I love so well


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Leaving London
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Apr 14 - 02:29 PM

Jen, the verse you mentioned was actually written by Doc Watson. Tom told the story behind that verse on his website.


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Subject: RE: Did You Hear John Hurt
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Apr 14 - 02:51 PM

Doc also wrote an extra verse for another Tom Paxton song, "Did You Hear John Hurt":

We picked some together, John, Merle and me
Like a talkin' to Casey and ol' Stagger Lee
You can bet your money if you can't afford to lose
Man, you should've heard him play 'em Monday Morning Blues
Could hardly find my monday morning shoes!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Leaving London
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 20 Apr 14 - 11:26 AM

Pretty much as I do it except I use G, Em, C and D.
Think you need to go back to C on the final word of each verse.


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Subject: Chords Add: Leaving London (Tom Paxton)
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 18 Jul 14 - 11:07 PM

I think the chords close to the original should be:

With a (G)dark and rolling (Em)sea
Between (G)my true love and (Em)me,
I keep (G)walking through this cold (D7/F#)hard (G)town.

While I (G)wait for better (Em)days,
I could (G)use a place to (Em)stay,
Or a (G)floor where I could lay my (D7/F#)blanket (G)down.

(C)If I could beg, steal or (G)borrow
A (C)ticket on some ship or (G)pla-(D/F#)ne,
(Em)I'd be leaving (C)London to-(G)morrow
To (C)fly to my (D7/F#)own love a-(G)gain.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Leaving London
From: GUEST,threelegsoman
Date: 19 Jul 14 - 07:44 PM

This is another song I have uploaded to YouTube with lyrics and chords:

Leaving London (Including lyrics and chords)


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Subject: Lyr Add: LEAVING LONDON (Tom Paxton)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Jul 14 - 02:23 PM

Here are the correct lyrics, verified by me against an actual recording via Spotify:


LEAVING LONDON
As sung by Tom Paxton on "Outward Bound" (1966) and "The Best of Tom Paxton: I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound: The Elektra Years" (2005)

1. With a dark and rolling sea
Between my true love and me,
I keep walking through this cold hard town.
While I wait for better days,
I could use a place to stay,
Or a floor where I could lay my blanket down.

CHORUS: If I could beg, steal, or borrow
A ticket on some ship or plane,
I'd be leaving London tomorrow
To fly to my own love again.

2. Up at dawn to change my shirt,
And to wash away the dirt,
Then it's over to American Express.
Not one letter did I find.
No, she didn't send one line,
Though I know she has my forwarding address. CHORUS

3. Last night the Troubadour
Was so full they barred the door,
And I sang a song she knows quite well,
But it wouldn't take too long
To make up another song
For a lonesome and a last farewell. CHORUS


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