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Lyr Req: Too Long Away / Nothing to Show for It

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MARINER 27 Aug 01 - 03:55 PM
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Subject: Kieran Halpins song Too Long Away
From: GUEST,Graham
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 03:42 PM

Does anyone out there know the words of 'Too Long Away' by Irish singer Kieran Halpin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kieran Halpins song Too Long Away
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 03:56 PM

Would this be the Kieran Halpin from Navan, Co. Meath?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kieran Halpins song Too Long Away
From: janey
Date: 26 Aug 01 - 02:42 PM

well does anyone know it? or am i just being stupid; i can't find it.


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Subject: Lyr Add: NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT (Kieran Halpin)
From: shankmac
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 05:28 AM

NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT by Kieran Halpin

I've been too long away from your loving,
Too long with my back to the wall.
I've been to some far-away places
With nothing to show for it all.

CHORUS: I've been too long away from this country,
Too long not heeding your call.
Now I'm home like some war-weary soldier
With nothing to show for it all.

I've been to their sites and showcases.
I've been through their strong city halls--
Men with black suits and cold(?) faces
And nothing to show for it all.

CHORUS

I've taken the jibe and the jester.
I laughed at the joke through it all.
He said: "Get back to the place where you came from.
You've got nothing to give after all."

CHORUS

TAG: Breathe easy; there's someone there waiting,
Someone who cares after all.

G D Em
C C G--D
G D Em
C D G.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kieran Halpins song Too Long Away
From: janey
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 02:30 PM

thank ya very much indeedee!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kieran Halpins song Too Long Away
From: MARINER
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 03:55 PM

Has anyone got any info on Kieran Halpin??. I have a great single (45) by him on my juke box. Its called "Limbo People" but thats all I ever heard from him.Has he any other recordings available? MARINER.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kieran Halpins song Too Long Away
From: GUEST,shankmac
Date: 27 Aug 01 - 06:20 PM

Kieran has about 10 CD's to his name. He now lives in Scotland but tours all over Europe most of the time.
www.kieranhalpin.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kieran Halpins song Too Long Away
From: GUEST,Dita (at work)
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 07:04 AM

On problem in finding this song is that Kieran has recorded it as both "Too Long Away" and "Nothing to Show for it All".
love, john.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kieran Halpins song Too Long Away
From: Paul from Hull
Date: 28 Aug 01 - 09:41 PM

A FINE, FINE version of it was recorded by Vin Garbutt on, if memory serves, his Tape/CD 'Plugged' (for those who dont know Vin - presumably a lot of our Transatlantic cousins wont, although he has gigged & toured in the US), look HERE:

http://www.vingarbutt.com

I have to admit I've never heard Kieran do it.... though I havent been lucky enough to see him live.

Here is HIS Official site:

http://www.kieranhalpin.com

(Ok, I'll admit if they hadnt been so easy to find, I wouldnt have necessarily bothered......*G*)


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Subject: Chords Add: NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT (Kieran Halpin)
From: Declan
Date: 23 Jul 02 - 05:18 AM

The chords above work, but I've added the ones I play below. I think the change to F at the turn of the lines is what makes this song so good.

NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT. by Kieran Halpin

    

G D Em F
I've been too long away from your loving
C D7 G D
Too long my back to the wall
G D Em F
I've been to some far away places
C G D
With nothing to show for it all.

Chorus
G G(F# Bass) Em F
I've been too long away from this country
C D7 G D
Too long not heeding your call
G D Em F
Now I'm home like some war weary hero
C D7 G
With nothing to show for it all.

HTML preformat commands added. --JoeClone, 25-Jul-02.


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Subject: Chords Add: NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT (Kieran Halpin)
From: Declan
Date: 23 Jul 02 - 05:27 AM

The last one didn't work too well. Here's another try.

NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT. by Kieran Halpin
___________G_________D_____________Em____F
I've been too long away from your loving
__C__________D7__________G_____D
Too long my back to the wall
______G____________D_______Em_____F
I've been to some far away places
______________C_________D__________G
And I've got nothing to show for it all.

Chorus
_______________G_______G(F# Bass)______Em_____F
And I've been too long away from this country
C____________D7____________G_____D
Too long not heeding your call
________G_______________D______Em________F
Now I'm home like some war weary soldier
______C__________D7_________G____
With nothing to show for it all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Too Long Away (Kieran Halpin)
From: GUEST,Rayco
Date: 02 Sep 13 - 04:45 AM

Keiran has songbooks available with music and chords from his website.

If you get a chance you should really see him live, amazing guy.


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