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Lyr Add: We've Come a Long Way (K.McGarrigle)

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GUEST,Don Meixner 28 Aug 20 - 01:19 AM
GUEST,Don Meixner 27 Aug 20 - 12:09 PM
GUEST,LynnH 27 Aug 20 - 10:54 AM
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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: We've Come a Long Way (K.McGarrigle)
From: GUEST,Don Meixner
Date: 28 Aug 20 - 01:19 AM

Well I certainly didn't need to comment twice on this song with basically the same comment. Now three times. If Joe would like to remove these last two postings of mine that would be fine.

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: We've Come a Long Way (K.McGarrigle)
From: GUEST,Don Meixner
Date: 27 Aug 20 - 12:09 PM

This is how I have done it for awhile. The chords work fine for me. I didn't include any passing notes or fills.


WE'VE COME A LONG WAY
by K. McGarrigle
(Chorus)
We'[G]ve come a long way since we la[D]st shook ha[G]nds
We've st[C]ill got a lo[D]ng way to g[Em]o
We cou[Am]ldn't see the flowers when we la[Em]st shook ha[Am]nds
We cou[Em]ldn't see the flo[Am]wers on ac[D]count of the sn[G]ow.

All my life I wanted to roam
To go to the ends of the Earth
But Earth really ends where you started to roam
And you and I know what a circle is worth.

We've come a long way since we last shook hands....

What did you do with you burden and your cross
Did you carry it alone or did you crack
We both know that a burden and a cross
Can only be carried on one man's back.

We've come a long way since we last shook hands....

So give me your hand for the parting touch
Fare thee well, thanks a lot
I know that we promised to keep in touch
But you and I know that we both forgot.

We've come a long way since we last shook hands
We've still got a long way to go
We couldn't see the flowers when we last shook hands
We couldn't see the flowers on account of the snow


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: We've Come a Long Way (K.McGarrigle)
From: GUEST,LynnH
Date: 27 Aug 20 - 10:54 AM

Here's the missing verse (from a Kate & Anna McGarrigle youtube vid):

Let's drink a cup to what went down
There's not much left to reveal.
I think I changed my mind after what went down
As to who in the end got the better deal

Also a correction to verse 2:

What did you do with your burden and your cross
Did you manage it yourself or did you crack?

I'll stick by my hearing:

Give me your hand for the parting clutch..............


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: We've Come a Long Way (K.McGarrigle)
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 29 Apr 20 - 08:00 AM

Here's Kate and Anna singing the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNaegRkCby4


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: We've Come a Long Way (K.McGarrigle)
From: GUEST,LynnH
Date: 29 Apr 20 - 03:38 AM

For some reason I always heard the start of verse 3 as, "Give me your hand for the parting clutch"!


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: We've Come a Long Way (K.McGarrigle)
From: DonMeixner
Date: 26 Apr 20 - 02:00 PM

I have neve heard the McGarrigle's do this song. I learned it from Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy. These are the chords I use through out.

Don


(G)We've come a long way since we la(D)st shook ha(G)nds
We've sti(C)ll got a lo(D)ng way to g(Em)o
We cou(Am)ldn't see the flowers when we la(Em)st shook ha(Am)nds
We co(Em)uldn't see the flo(Am)wers on ac(D)count of the sn(G)ow.


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: We've Come a Long Way (K.McGarrigle)
From: GUEST,crumbly
Date: 26 Apr 20 - 01:48 PM

i seem to remember the 'we've come a long way' chorus was actually a first verse repeated only once at the end on 'Attempted mustache' LP?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We've Come a Long Way (Makem & Clancy)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Apr 20 - 11:12 PM

Thread #43977   Message #651964
Posted By: The Pooka
17-Feb-02 - 04:12 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Songs about hands!
Subject: Lyr Add: WE'VE COME A LONG WAY (K. McGarrigle)

WE'VE COME A LONG WAY
by K. McGarrigle

(Chorus)
We've come a long way since we last shook hands
We've still got a long way to go
We couldn't see the flowers when we last shook hands
We couldn't see the flowers on account of the snow.

All my life I wanted to roam
To go to the ends of the Earth
But Earth really ends where you started to roam
And you and I know what a circle is worth.

We've come a long way since we last shook hands....

What did you do with you burden and your cross
Did you carry it alone or did you crack
We both know that a burden and a cross
Can only be carried on one man's back.

We've come a long way since we last shook hands....

So give me your hand for the parting touch
Fare thee well, thanks a lot
I know that we promised to keep in touch
But you and I know that we both forgot.

We've come a long way since we last shook hands
We've still got a long way to go
We couldn't see the flowers when we last shook hands
We couldn't see the flowers on account of the snow.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We've Come a Long Way (Makem & Clancy)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 10:09 AM

WE'VE COME A LONG WAY was written by Kate McGarrigle.

Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy sing it on "We've Come a Long Way" (1989). It's also on "Yes...Those Were the Days: The Essential Liam Clancy" (2007).

The Dady Brothers sing it on "Irish Folk Fest" (2008).

Kate & Anna McGarrigle recorded it under the title COME A LONG WAY on their albums "Dancer with Bruised Knees" and "Tell My Sister". Lyrics are on their web site here.

Loudon Wainwright III sang it (as COME A LONG WAY) on "Attempted Mustache" and "Dead Skunk: The Complete Columbia Collection."

Lyrics have also been posted in the thread called Lyr Req: Songs about hands!.


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Subject: RE: We;ve come A long Way!
From: Mike Regenstreif
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 09:40 PM

The lyrics are available here:

http://www.mcgarrigles.com/lyrics/lyr_dan.html

It's the last song on that page.

Mike Regenstreif


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Subject: RE: We;ve come A long Way!
From: Mike Regenstreif
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 08:05 PM

In the credit where credit is due department, "We've Come A Long Way" was written by Kate McGarrigle.

Mike Regenstreif


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Subject: RE: We;ve come A long Way!
From: alison
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 07:36 PM

doesn't appear to be in the database

we've come a long way since we last shook hands
we've still got a long way to go
we couldn't see the flowers when we last shook hands
we couldn't see the flowers on account of the snow

maybe it'll jog someones memory

slainte

alison


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Subject: We;ve come A long Way!
From: paddyc
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 07:08 PM

Anybody got the lyrics and tabs ro "We've Come a Long Way" by Makem & Clancy?


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