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Lyr Req: songs by Great Big Sea

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ALABAMA BOUND
BILL MARTIN AND ELLA SPEED
BRING ME LITTLE WATER, SYLVIE
COTTON FIELDS BACK HOME
DUNCAN AND BRADY
DUNCAN AND BRADY (2)
GOOD NIGHT IRENE
JUMPIN' JUDY
KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF HER
KISSES SWEETER THAN WINE
LININ' TRACK
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
ROCK ME ON THE WATER
SKEWBALL
SO LONG IT'S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YUH
SONG TO WOODY
TAKE THIS HAMMER
THE GRAY GOOSE
THE ROCK ISLAND LINE (is a mighty fine line)
WE SHALL WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY
WHOA BACK BUCK
YOU DON'T KNOW ME


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Subject: Great Big Sea Lyrics. Got any?
From:
Date: 06 Jul 97 - 03:38 PM

I've been looking for the lyrics to Great Big Sea songs from their new album, such as "When i'm up (I can't get down)".

Anyone who has them or knows where they can be found, could you put a message here.


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Subject: RE: Great Big Sea Lyrics. Got any?
From: Yellow Door Folky girl
Date: 07 Jul 97 - 01:34 AM

Hi - don't know where to find them but they have a web page I think at www.Greatbigsea.com


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Subject: RE: Great Big Sea Lyrics. Got any?
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Jul 97 - 04:32 PM

I just read the "www.Greatbigsea.com " web page.They state specifically that they either (1) write their own songs or (2) change traditional songs to a hard-driving Celtic-rock format!

This really makes what they do beyond the scope of this forum, in my not-too-humble opinion! And, with most of their stuff under copyright, they probably don't WANT the lyrics posted!


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Subject: Lyr Add: A GREAT BIG SEA HOVE IN LONG BEACH
From: Cliff McGann
Date: 11 Jul 97 - 03:36 PM

Actually I would say that half of Great Big Sea's songs are taken from the traditional Newfoundland canon of folksong. The arrangements definitely have a more modern take on them but I think fiddle, accordion, bodhrán and acoustic guitar accompanied traditional songs from one of North America's richest area's of folksong should be considered on this list. Some of the traditional tunes they do from their album Up are A Great Big Sea Hove in Long Beach, Lukey's Boat, The Jolly Butcher, The Ryan's and the and Pittmans. Here is Great Big Sea Hove in Long Beach, which is on their first CD.

A great big sea hove in Long Beach
Right fol-lor a tiddle-iddle I doh
A great big sea hove in Long Beach
And granny Snooks she lost her speech
To me right fol diddle I dee

A great big sea hove in the harbour
Right fol-lor a tiddle-iddle I doh
A great big sea hove in the harbour
And hove me up to Keough's parlour
To me right fol diddle I dee

Oh, dear mother, I wants a sack
Right fol-lor a tiddle-iddle I doh
Oh, dear mother, I wants a sack
With beads and buttons all down the back
To me right fol diddle I dee

Me foot is broke me frock is tore,
Right fol-lor a tiddle-iddle I doh
Me foot is broke me frock is tore,
But Georgie Snooks I do adore
To me right fol diddle I dee

Oh fish is low and flour is high
Right fol-lor a tiddle-iddle I doh
Oh fish is low and flour is high
So Georgie Snooks he can't have I
To me right fol diddle I dee


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Subject: Lyr Add: FAST AS I CAN (Great Big Sea)
From: bndgould@ auracom.com
Date: 14 Jul 97 - 03:37 PM

FAST AS I CAN {Up}

From the first hello you gave to me
I've done nothing else but smile
And I know you're in a hurry
Aah, but it's gonna take a while
So, forgive me if we go slow
But, theirs something I think you should know

CHORUS: I'm going fast as I can
Please don't make me rush
This feeling comin' on way to fast
I'll tell you all of the things
That you'll never forget
But, I'm not ready to say I love you yet
I'm not ready to say I love you yet!

So, don't push me into deep
I've always been the fool - who rushes in
I know you got to take the pieces one by one
For you've got everything
So, forgive me if we take time
But, there's something that's been on my mind

(Repeat chorus)

I love you

Ooh, they'll been times when I'm mistaken
And they'll be times when were going to fight
Aah, but you needn't doubt- we can work it out
And in time we'll get it right!
Oooh---

Ooh, so forgive me
If we go slow
Aah, there's' something I think you should know

{Repeat chorus}

From the first hello

Hi, this is one song I have! If you would like more, please e-mail me. I love to collect songs especially from the East Coast. Great Big Sea is one of my favorites out of many! For the last two years (96 & 97) they have won entertainer of the year at the East Coast Music Awards & in '98 in Halifax, they will then win another, especially for their excellent job on "Play." They deserve all the best!

Talk to you soon!


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Subject: Lyr Add: A GREAT BIG SEA HOVE IN LONG BEACH
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 16 Jul 97 - 03:05 AM

I don't have any Great Big Sea except for a Newfoundland version of The Seven Joys of Mary they did on a Christmas CD I have (not a depressing one.), although of course I have listened to their CD's in pubs.

However, if you name any traditional Newfoundland song I would be please to send you the lyrics if I have them, as I have a grand Newfoundland songbook from 1955. Eventually I intend to post them all on the database, but in the meantime if there is something you have in mind, ask and I will look.

The name of the band incidentally comes from the traditional Newfoundland song "A Great Big Sea Hove In Long Beach" -- Long Beach Nfld., of course:)

A GREAT BIG SEA HOVE IN LONG BEACH

A great big sea hove in Long Beach
Right fol-or-al Ta-deedle, I do
A great big sea hove in Long Beach
And Granny Snooks she lost her speech
To me right fol didy fol dee.

A great big sea hove in the harbour
Right fol-or-al Ta-deedle, I do
A great big sea hove in the harbour
And hove right up in Keough's Parlour,
To me right fol didy fol dee.

Oh dear mother I wants a sack.
Right fol-or-al Ta-deedle, I do
Oh dear mother, I wants a sack
With beads and buttons down the back
To me right fol didy fol dee.

Me boot is broke, me frock is tore,
Right fol-or-al Ta-deedle, I do
Me boot is broke, me frock is tore
But Georgie Snooks I do adore,
To me right fol didy fol dee.

Oh fish is low and flour is high,
Right fol-or-al Ta-deedle, I do
Fish is low and flour is high.
So Georgie Snooks he can't have I
To me right fol didy fol dee.

But he will have me in the fall,
Right fol-or-al Ta-deedle, I do
If he don't I'll hoist my sail
And say good-bye to old Cannaille
To me right fol didy fol dee.


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Subject: RE: Great Big Sea Lyrics. Got any?
From: marg laffin@v-wave.com
Date: 26 Jul 97 - 10:05 PM

hi! does anyone have the lyrics to the song mari-mac there is one line i cant figure out in the refrain. "mair-macs mothers making mari-mac marry me My mothers amking em marry mari-mac ??????????" i really want to find out what that line is if you know what the line is please e-mail me

thanx a lot

margaret


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Subject: RE: Great Big Sea Lyrics. Got any?
From: RS
Date: 27 Jul 97 - 10:35 PM

To: Marg Laffin

(1) Although it's not been officially posted, several threads (elsewhere) have suggested that requests for new songs be put onto an entirely new thread, so they don't get lost within a thread with an altogether different title.

(2) There have recently been two threads with this very query about Mari Mac - you can find them both by using the "Forum Search Prototype" with "Mari Mac" in the "Subject" box. (The "Search Prototype" link is flashing at the top of the Discussion Threads Listing page)


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Subject: RE: Great Big Sea Lyrics. Got any?
From: GUEST,ursa
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 11:19 AM

mary mac's mother's making mary mac marry me, my mother's making me marry mary mac, I want to marry mary for my mary to take care of me, we'll all be feeling merry when I marry mary mac.


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Subject: RE: Great Big Sea Lyrics. Got any?
From: Kim C
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 11:51 AM

Ohmagawd, I just love Great Big Sea. I've got to get some more of their CDs. :)


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Subject: RE: Great Big Sea Lyrics. Got any?
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 12:20 PM

Hewy Kim... PM me or something... I have most of GBS CDs and am sick to frigg'n death of them...

If they were better than passible musicians I might fell differently, but .... *yawn*

We'll work something out if you want...

{~`


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Subject: Lyr Add: MARI-MAC (from Great Big Sea)
From: GUEST,Pheana
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 03:24 PM

Guest, ursa, was close, but the official words are:

There's a neat little lass and her name in Mari-Mac
Make no mistake she's the girl I'm gonna track
Lots of other fella's try to get her on her back
But I'm thinking that they'll have to get up early

Mary-Mac's mother's making Mari-Mac marry me
My mother's making me marry Mari-Mac
Well I'm gonna marry Mary for when Mary's taking care of me
Well I'll be feeling merry when I marry Mari-Mac

Now Mary and her mother are an aweful lot together
In fact you hardly see the one without the other
People often wonder if it's Mary or her mother
Or both of them together I'm courting

Well up among the heather in the hills of Benafee
Will I had a bonny lass sitting on my knee
A bumble bee stung me right above me knee
Up among the heather in the hills of Benafee

Well I said - wee bonny lassie where you gonna spend the day?
She said among the heather in the hills of Benafee
Where all the boys and girls are making out so free
Up among the heather in the hills of Benafee


Wedding's on a wednesday, everything's arranged
Soon her name will change to mind unless her mind has changed
With making the arrangements I'm feeling much deranged
Marriage is an aweful undertaking

Sure to be a grand affair, grander then a fair
Gonna be a fork and plate for everyone whose there
And I'll be a bugger if I don't gat my share
If I don't I'll be very much mistaken

Hope that helps, took me a long while to get my tongue around this song! (Unlike Clinton Hammond, GBS is my favorite band. I have it all :)


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Subject: RE: Great Big Sea Lyrics. Got any?
From: GUEST, GEST
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 04:57 PM

Gosh, that was a leap, Pheana, from 2000 to 2003. ~LOL~

Here is a collection of 42 Great Big Sea song lyrics. :-)


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Subject: RE: Great Big Sea Lyrics. Got any?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 05:02 PM

To me GBS is George Bernard Shaw...

heh


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Subject: RE: Great Big Sea Lyrics. Got any?
From: JWB
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 05:22 PM

I've got bits and pieces of Mary Mac in my head from an old Clancys recording. I recall the beginning of that last verse being:

It's going to be a grand affair, grander than a fair.
There's going to be a coach and pair for every pair that's there.

But then again, this could just be the mutterings of an old man in a Prozac fog.

Merry and Happy,

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Great Big Sea Lyrics. Got any?
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 05:33 PM

Yellow Door Folky Girl... From Montreal? great folk club years ago.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by Great Big Sea
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Oct 15 - 01:54 PM

Tommy Makem is credited as the author of Mary Mack. I recently heard the song "Up Among the Heather", sung by Jimmie MacGregor, as well as Alan Haynes, both Scottish performers from a slightly earlier era than Tommy (not by much), and that song has a strong resemblance to Mary Mack. I love both songs. Anybody know which came first and by how much?


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