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Lyr Req: Alnwick and Tyne (Blyth Power)

GUEST,Mrrzy(at work) 14 Apr 00 - 03:40 PM
The Shambles 15 Apr 00 - 03:48 PM
Ditchdweller 16 Apr 00 - 12:03 PM
Ed Pellow 16 Apr 00 - 12:22 PM
GUEST,Jeanette 10 Aug 08 - 01:48 PM
Little Robyn 10 Aug 08 - 03:32 PM
GUEST,Joe G 10 Aug 08 - 06:14 PM
GUEST,Mrr 24 Feb 16 - 08:53 PM
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Subject: Ainwick & Tyne
From: GUEST,Mrrzy(at work)
Date: 14 Apr 00 - 03:40 PM

Hi, I have this on a tape made for me by a friend, so no artist or album; I have a lot of the words to a lot of the songs, and was wondering if anyone knew the rest. I's like to be able to sing all the songs on this album all the way through. They may not qualify as either "blues" or "folk" but as usual, I just figure someone will know...

Part of the title song goes:

And I have four-and-twenty tailors now and they work the whole day through
To make me a cloak of rebel yellow, make me a coat of royal blue
(then I'm missing some)
Make me a coat for every weather and I'll change it every day
Well, the years roll by and another voice is heard (Mark my silence, mark my words)
(then I'm missing some more)
And she said that she'd come up and see to me sometime
Rearranging all across the border (??)boundaries scatter and divide
And on my picture left in Scotland swore me sanctuary, denied
To hunt me all across the border and from Ainwick to the Tyne, Ainwick to the Tyne...

Other songs on the same album include Shift (but Shift's gone off to the war to play his valor in the fields / he's left his dogs behind him, all his men to pay the bills / and all the ladies at the window with their robes in disarray / are crying to the heavens Our lord has gone away! / And though all the mincing gallants did their best to play the part / there were none so brave of bearing there, there were none so stout of heart / who would stoop to soil their fingers and to labor all their days / when the fruits are dried and withered...), Under the Standing Stone (St. Augustin came to Kent, he spread the plague where'r he went - he said confession, he said Repent! Let the good lord take you by the hand - One in the eye for the Lord, one hand one sword one running sore, under the seawind came Augustin, join hands, make war!), something about someone trying to borrow money from his family that goes "Jack was nimble, Jack was broke and now he's gone to seed / He's sold his soul for a tarnished shilling and the same thing happened to me (could happen to you) / It's a long hard summer I'm working through...", something about a courtroom (Dust on the benches, and velvet, and varnish, and church bells ringing the hour ... And now the court will rise...

Anyway, that ought to be enough for someone to recognize, so I'll stop here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ainwick to the Tyne
From: The Shambles
Date: 15 Apr 00 - 03:48 PM

Interesting. I don't know the answer but I will add this post to stop the thread falling off the bottom and put it to the top again. I'm sure someone will be able to help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ainwick to the Tyne
From: Ditchdweller
Date: 16 Apr 00 - 12:03 PM

NOT Ainwick, but Alnwick, pronounced "Annick". County Town of Northumberland and seat of the Percy Family, it lies on the River Aln astride the main road from London to Edinburgh (or did before the by-pass was built!) Very attractive town with many ancient buildings. Also home to Barter Books, one of the largest second hand book shops in the North of England. Bob


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Subject: Lyr Add: ALNWICK AND TYNE (Blyth Power)
From: Ed Pellow
Date: 16 Apr 00 - 12:22 PM

ALNWICK AND TYNE

Who says that the king and I at discords be
Discerning parties close inspection no such mood can see
Indeed Lord soul unhappy now it seems
The Ocean's grey and the King ordained and I was caught between

It was raining on the Elm field I recall
When me and my companions came in riding from the North
Like fools we came to fly before we fall
And the rights and the wrongs and the rumours run where the rivers ran before

And I have four and twenty tailors now
They work the whole day through
To make me a coat of rebel yellow
Make me a cloak of royal blue

Go grow me a rose of every colour
Post fresh mounts along the way
Make me a coat for every weather
And I'll change it every day

But the years roll by and another voice is heard
The horse you backed a loser comes in five-and-thirty-third
Your oath they'll take but first they'll take your shirt
And I've had to pawn my vestments now and I've had to eat my words

Its raining on the Elm field once again
I've one fist clenched in anger now the other clenched in shame
While through the woods receding rides the change
And all the big years will turn me round and trip me up again

He says that he'll come up and see to me sometime
All across the borders boundaries scattered and defied
And on my picture left in Scotland swore me sanctuary denied
To hunt me all across the border and from Alnwick to the Tyne

How we laughed once how we sang and how we raised the rafters
God will grant us good sometimes and God will grant disasters
God will bid us time to pass and manners maketh man
If God will give me one more chance then I will prove the master

He says that he'll come up and see to me sometime
All across the borders boundaries scattered and defied
And on my picture left in Scotland swore me sanctuary denied
To hunt me all across the border and from Alnwick to the Tyne

So who says that the King and I at discords be?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ainwick to the Tyne
From: GUEST,Jeanette
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 01:48 PM

Blyth Power. See http://www.blythpower.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ainwick to the Tyne
From: Little Robyn
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 03:32 PM

An interesting group. So who writes their songs?
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ainwick to the Tyne
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 06:14 PM

Joseph Porter, the singer and drummer is the songwriter and I think he is one of the finest, most under - rated songwriters in England today. Most of his songs are historical and I have learned a lot from them!

The Alnwick & Tyne CD is probably thier finest hour but all the CD's are worth having - 'Out from Under the King' is another classic with a wonderfull (if slightly nauseous~) song about Henry 8th on his deathbed.

I have seen them many times - they do not do many gigs nowadays but at least they are still going unlikoe my other favourites The Whiskey Priests who again never got the recgnition I believe they deserved.

A number of CDs sre still available on their web site so do the decent thing Mr Rrzy and buy one!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alnwick and Tyne (Blyth Power)
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 24 Feb 16 - 08:53 PM

OK, but can anybody tell me what the background singers are singing?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alnwick and Tyne (Blyth Power)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 25 Feb 16 - 01:14 PM

At one point I hear "mark my silence, mark my words" but most of the other lyrics are obscured by the main lyrics?


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