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Chords Req: October Roses

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DANDELION SONG
HALLEY'S COMET (2)
HERE'S TO THE WOMEN
I'M A MOTHER, I'M A WRITER
I'VE GOT BETTER THINGS TO DO
OCTOBER ROSES
SPIRIT KEEPER
THE WAY OF MEN (HARD ONE)
WEAVING AND QUILTING


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GUEST,BOCKPATR@QUABOAG.ORG 22 Mar 00 - 02:11 PM
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Subject: October Roses
From: GUEST,BOCKPATR@QUABOAG.ORG
Date: 22 Mar 00 - 02:11 PM

Can anyone transcribe the chords for "October Roses?" It's such a lovely song. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: October Roses
From: Amos
Date: 22 Mar 00 - 02:54 PM

I'm sorry, i don't know it. Keep asking tho' and someone will...


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Subject: RE: October Roses
From: GUEST,Bill in Alabama
Date: 22 Mar 00 - 03:46 PM

It's in the Digital Tradition. Go to the search box in the upper right, click on O, scroll down to the title.

Bill


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Subject: RE: October Roses
From: Amos
Date: 22 Mar 00 - 04:09 PM

I'm sorry to say the DT does not have a MIDI file for this particular song, or I would have worked out a set of chords for you (assuming I could do so by ear which I usually can do). Someone must have an MP3 or know the song as a performer...


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Subject: RE: October Roses
From: wysiwyg
Date: 22 Mar 00 - 06:09 PM

Joe Offer has Cindy Mangsen stuff, and she does this-- maybe he'll bite. I would if I could just recall the melody... it's in there somewhere...

Cindy has a website, maybe she'd help!


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Subject: RE: October Roses
From: DonMeixner
Date: 23 Mar 00 - 08:17 AM

Dennis O Flaherty does a very nice job of it.

Don


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Subject: RE: October Roses
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 23 Mar 00 - 07:37 PM

Yes, I know the song (and the songwriter, Linda Allen) but I'm heading off to the airport momentarily for a week in Oregon and Massachusetts! If I find time and a computer in the next week I will put down the words and chords for you. Knowing, the Mudcat, though, someone will probably beat me to it. It's a wonderful song.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: October Roses
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Mar 00 - 07:45 PM

Well, there's a sound clip of it here (click). The album is terrific, by the way, and it's a joy to hear Cindy Mangsen perform in person.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: October Roses
From: wysiwyg
Date: 26 Mar 00 - 12:01 AM

I have the recording now and will do chords tomorrow.

Thanks for the help, Joe!

~Susan~


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: OCTOBER ROSES (Linda Allen)
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Mar 00 - 02:04 PM

Attention guitar players-- I worked these out on autoharp. (I don't have sixths, ninths, sharped chords).

Do these work for you? Please let me know.

(The rest of the words are in DT.)

~Susan~

OCTOBER ROSES
(Linda Allen)

G      C        Dm  C                                Dm  C
You say you are sorry for the youth that you lack

G          C       Dm    C                        Dm         G      C,G
For the sag of your breasts, for the bend in your back

G             C       Dm   C7               F
For your hair turning grey and the tears that now flow

F              C     Dm    C               G7                 F,G
For the choices you made such a long time ago
 
 

CHORUS:

G         C     Dm  C                             Dm    C
Spring roses are lovely, they make my heart sing

G          C        Dm, C,Dm  C    F      (Dm)   F
And in summer the roses sweet memories bring

G         C         Dm   C7                F                   G,F,G
But I most need the rose when the bitter winds call

C     Dm  C                 G
October roses are the fairest of all,

C     Dm  C                 G7         C
October roses are the fairest of all.
 


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Subject: RE: October Roses
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Mar 00 - 02:06 PM

PS-- A lot of the Dm's can be optional if they switch too fast fer yer guitar fingers!

~S~


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Subject: RE: October Roses
From: GUEST,bockpatr@quaboag.org
Date: 27 Mar 00 - 02:21 PM

Susan: Thank you very much for the "October Roses" chords.


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Subject: RE: October Roses
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Mar 00 - 03:38 PM

Well, they are certainly subject to improvement-- guitarists, feedback please?

~S~


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Subject: RE: October Roses
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Mar 00 - 11:44 PM

refresh--

Guitar players please see the above

~S~


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Subject: RE: October Roses
From: GUEST,bockpatr@quaboag.org
Date: 03 Apr 00 - 02:37 PM

I'm having no luck with Susan's chord placement. Rats! Mark Cohen: how did you make out? Thanks.


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Subject: RE: October Roses
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Apr 00 - 03:11 PM

Guest-- the changes were paced and placed to fit how Cindy Mangsen does the tune-- I'll try sending you the sound file, although probably I am not in the same key as her version due to differences in vocal range.

When you get the file, let me know via reply to that address if a tape of the song with chord changes played would help, and I'll try to make one for you. I don't sing as well as whatever version you heard, but I'll give it a whack.

It's a great song-- must be really frustrating-- sorry!!

~Susan~


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Subject: RE: October Roses
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 04 Apr 00 - 01:59 AM

Suffering from jet lag...I have Linda Allen's recording of the song, on her album of the same name. I couldn't get Joe's CDNow sound clip to work, so I don't know how close Cindy's version is. Just reading Susan's chords I think they're probably close, but the timing may be different. I don't know if Linda still has her tape or CD in print, but it's worth hearing if you can find it. If I get the chance I will try to get a tape of LInda's version to Susan, because I doubt I will have the time to post my chords.

A little side note regarding the folk music web (the old one, not the WWW): Soon after moving from Portland to western Mass., where I spent a year in exile in academia (1984-85), I went to a small folk festival in Northern Connecticut, where I heard Cindy Mangsen perform. Before doing this song -- or maybe it was "Take Your Time" -- she said, "I learned this song from Faith Petric in San Francisco," and a voice from the crowd yelled out, "Yay, Faith!" The voice sounded familiar. I looked, and it was my friend Valentine Doyle, a former stalwart of the San Francisco Folk Music Club, whom I'd first met while singing shanties at a sea festival in Portland, and who had just moved to Connecticut! One of the things I love about the Mudcat is it helps me make connections like that. In fact, I'm sure several 'Catters were at that very festival.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: October Roses
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Apr 00 - 02:14 AM

Cindy has a house concert an hour from my place in mid-May, and by God I'll print this thread and get her chords!!!! Unless we solve this first!!!

So Guest-- keep coming back in case I lose your e-address!

~S~


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Subject: October Roses
From: Jelly bean
Date: 10 Sep 01 - 05:47 AM

Anyone know the tune to October Roses by Linda Allen


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: October Roses
From: wysiwyg
Date: 10 Sep 01 - 10:45 AM

We did have a thread in the past with the lyrics and chords. Joe Offer has the CD... maybe he still has a sound file of this he can send you-- I think I recall that he had made one for someone else. Try a PM to him, and try a Filter Search with an Age Filter setting of two years, to find the old thread with October Roses as your search term.

~Susan


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Subject: WYSIWYG
From: Jelly bean
Date: 10 Sep 01 - 05:19 PM

Thanks Susan - I will try Joe Offer and tracing the thread - Regards Ann


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: October Roses
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 10 Sep 01 - 06:15 PM

Jelly Bean, this page from Linda Allen's website has a link to an MP3 file of the song. Hope that helps!

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: October Roses
From: Genie
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 05:32 PM

I heard this at a song circle last night but have no way of contacting the harpist who sang it. Does anyone have a MIDI of the tune?


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Subject: RE: October Roses
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 06:49 PM

Look on Linda Allen's web site. She might have a bit of it on MP3.

Oh time for our annual October song thread. Maybe I will start one but someone else feel free because they are so lovely.
mg


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Subject: RE: October Roses
From: Stewart
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 06:58 PM

Scroll down on Linda Allen's web page here
for a full length mp3 of the song October Roses.

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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