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Lyr Req: The Last of the Great Whales

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jmcgann@ultranet.com (Cliff McGann) 04 Jul 97 - 11:12 PM
Moira Cameron, moirakc@internorth.com 05 Jul 97 - 05:47 PM
rich r 06 Jul 97 - 09:54 PM
Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca 11 Jul 97 - 05:00 PM
Frank McGrath 19 May 98 - 10:47 AM
rich r 19 May 98 - 05:45 PM
Frank McGrath 19 May 98 - 07:27 PM
GUEST,michael batory 06 Oct 00 - 07:43 AM
Fiolar 07 Oct 00 - 05:20 AM
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Subject: The Last of the Great Whales
From: jmcgann@ultranet.com (Cliff McGann)
Date: 04 Jul 97 - 11:12 PM

I learned this song a couple of years back and now I can't find the words. It was recorded by Scotsman Stephen Quigg (?) who plays regularly with The McCalmans as well as by Wolfstone. If anyone has the lyrics I would be grateful. E-Mail me directly @ jmcgann@ultranet.com

Thanks,

Cliff McGann

PS: I have a large store of Scot's Gaelic Songs if anyone is looking for some Gaelic songs.


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Subject: RE: The Last of the Great Whales
From: Moira Cameron, moirakc@internorth.com
Date: 05 Jul 97 - 05:47 PM

Roy Bailey recorded a song by that title on his CD "Never leave a story unsung". I knew it byt the title "The Last Leviathan". The song was written by Andy Barnes (Date?)


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Subject: RE: The Last of the Great Whales
From: rich r
Date: 06 Jul 97 - 09:54 PM

see what happens when you only load the last 3 days!

I posted the words to this way back in June. Check out the June 25 thread

rich r


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Subject: RE: The Last of the Great Whales
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 11 Jul 97 - 05:00 PM

I've always known it as The Last Leviathan, and liked the version Archie Fisher did on his live album with Garnett Rogers, brother of the late great Stan.

If I can find the tape I'll sit and listen for you.


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Subject: Lyrics! The Last of the Great Whales???
From: Frank McGrath
Date: 19 May 98 - 10:47 AM

There is a great song which have heard a few times and I would love to get the lyrics and history.

I tink it is called "The last Leviathan".
Part of the chorus goes like this;
My soul is.........and I am bleedin
While the beauty around me fades and I am screaming
I am the last of the great whales and I am dying.

Magic song! I'd dearly love to learn it and know about the author etc.

Best Regards

Frank McGrath
Nenagh Singers Circle


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Subject: RE: Lyrics! The Last of the Great Whales???
From: rich r
Date: 19 May 98 - 05:45 PM

Check out the song of the world's last whale refreshed thread . The lyrics to the Andy Barnes song are there

rich r


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Subject: RE: Lyrics! The Last of the Great Whales???
From: Frank McGrath
Date: 19 May 98 - 07:27 PM

Many, many Thanks, "rich r".
I'll check the old threads in future.
Frank McGrath


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Subject: RE: The Last of the Great Whales
From: GUEST,michael batory
Date: 06 Oct 00 - 07:43 AM

Hello all correspondents,

Please check the Last Leviathan thread for my credentials if you are wondering why I'm making this contribution.

Replies to:

1. jmcgann@ultranet.com. Hello cliff, the lyrics that joe offer posted on the last leviathan thread are ok but please note on my contribution to that thread, the missing verse.

2. moira cameron: The original title was The Last of the Great Whales and was written by Andy Barnes in 1983.

I'd be delighted to hear from anyone regarding performances, recordings, with names, dates and labels etc. I can be reached on michael.batory@bcuc.ac.uk

All the best.

Michael Batory


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Subject: RE: The Last of the Great Whales
From: Fiolar
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 05:20 AM

It's available on the Dubliner's album "25 years of celebration."


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Subject: RE: The Last of the Great Whales
From: Lena
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 07:19 AM

Hu hu.


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Subject: RE: The Last of the Great Whales
From: Fedele
Date: 07 Oct 00 - 09:47 AM

Funny. I was about to post the lyrics when I found this thread. I'll just tell you that the song is also performed by Cor Cochion Caerdydd - Cardiff Reds Choir; they have a site but I don't remember the address now - just go to www.billybragg.co.uk and get the link there.
It gets confusing if one discussion is split into two threads. Andy Barnes originally called his song "The Last of the Great Whales," but it is now generally known as "The Last Leviathan." There's another, longer thread on that topic that is currently active. To avoid confusion,

Please Continue This Discussion Here (click)

Thanks.
-Joe Offer-


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