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Lyr Req: I Dreamed There Were Unicorns (B Caddick)

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I DREAMED THERE WERE UNICORNS
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oggie 13 Jul 00 - 07:03 PM
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Subject: Unicorns-- not the one listed
From: GUEST,Bekki --- healing@frognet.net
Date: 12 Jul 00 - 09:55 AM

I'm looking for Unicorns as sung by June Tabor (I actually first heard this at Irish Week at Augusta Heritage Arts Workshop in 1984 (?) sung by Mick Maloney, so it's been out there for a while.) Not sure who wrote it. Such a good song I'm not sure why it's not in this collection yet...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Unicorns-- not the one listed
From: Barbara
Date: 12 Jul 00 - 11:27 PM

Bekki, is that "Once there were Unicorns"? If it is, I once found it in DT, and it probably got pulled because we didn't have the songwriter's permission to have it here. If it is the one I think, it's by Bill Chaddick, and perhaps someone will post it.
blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: Lyr Add: I DREAMED THERE WERE UNICORNS^^^
From: GUEST,Unicorn
Date: 13 Jul 00 - 06:24 PM

Hope this might be the one you're thinking about - one of the most beautiful and haunting songs written in recent times. Happy singing!

I Dreamed There Were Unicorns
Bill Caddick

We were travelling north to sing and play
For friends that we had never met.
Been working hard and didn't speak
The sky was grey and threatened wet.
And I dreamed that I saw unicorns,
Dreamed I saw them wild and white.
Their sudden beauty lit the world
Like a star will light a winter's night.

Pure as love with manes of milk
They danced and pranced and cried aloud,
Bright as rainbows around the stars,
Their eyes were soft and sad and proud.

And I wept for the wild and dirty world
To which this beauty now was lost.
And cursed the hungry mind of man
That feeds the future at such cost.
My head was bowed, my eyes were closed,
When in my ears their voices rang,
And these few words lodged deep inside
And in my very soul they sang ....

"We never went away,
You always knew that we were near.
Remember how to look for us,
You'll see we were always here."

I raised my eyes to seek them out,
The world was empty all around.
The rain came tumbling from the sky.
It drowned all dreams upon the ground.
And when they asked me why I wept,
Like one who for his dead love mourns,
The only answer I could give -
I dreamed that there were unicorns.

"We never went away,
You always knew that we were near.
Remember how to look for us,
You'll see we were always here."^^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Unicorns-- not the one listed
From: MMario
Date: 13 Jul 00 - 06:29 PM

it's in the DT right here

url=http://www.mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=2818


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Unicorns-- not the one listed
From: GUEST,Unicorn
Date: 13 Jul 00 - 06:34 PM

Sorry about the lack of "line breaks" - my first time trying to post lyrics. I'll try the first "chorus" again. If you need me to re-post the rest (if it works this time!), just holler!

Pure as love with manes of milk.
They danced and pranced and cried aloud,
Bright as rainbows around the stars,
Their eyes were soft and sad and proud.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Unicorns-- not the one listed
From: GUEST,Unicorn
Date: 13 Jul 00 - 06:39 PM

Thanks MMario - but why couldn't you have replied half an hour ago - it took me ages to type it all in !!! But at least I do know now how to put the "line breaks" in !!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Unicorns-- not the one listed
From: MMario
Date: 13 Jul 00 - 06:51 PM

sorry - but I'm on a slow link


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Unicorns-- not the one listed
From: oggie
Date: 13 Jul 00 - 07:03 PM

Bit of bacground - It dates back to his days with Magic Lantern. They were in the van travelling to a gig up north and he had said dream. As he tells the story he woke up with tears on his cheeks and when someone asked what the problem was he replied ' I dreamt there were unicorns' The song followed.

All the best

Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Unicorns-- not the one listed
From: GUEST,Bekki-healing@forgnet.net
Date: 14 Jul 00 - 11:39 AM

Thanks to everybody that helped me find this! Bekki


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Subject: Origins: I Dreamed There Were Unicorns (Caddick)
From: GUEST,Bill Caddick caddick.family@irgin.net
Date: 28 Nov 00 - 02:17 PM

Thanks out there for the interest in the song "Unicorns". Your informant got the words and info just about right for once! The incident happened just before Christmas 1974 at the end of a long and exhausting tour with Magic Lantern and I was sleeping in the back of a smelly old van when I had the dream. I woke up just outside the massive chemical works around Middlesborough. Enough to make anyone weep, whether they'd been dreaming of unicorns or not! I actually wrote the song a week later just after Christmas. Hate to advertise...but... I'm partway through a retrospective album called (you guessed it) "Unicorns". Details on the new website which should be up andd running soon. bill caddick.co.uk cheers, Bill Caddick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Unicorns-- not the one listed
From: Tig
Date: 28 Nov 00 - 05:13 PM

Great stuff Bill. Will it be 30 bob too?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Unicorns-- not the one listed
From: winniemih
Date: 29 Nov 00 - 11:34 AM

This song has haunted me since I first heard it sung about 10 years ago by a brother/sister duo from Liverpool U.K. living at the time in the Portland OR (USA)area. They performed by the stage name Both Wilde (their last name was Wilde). They did an exquisite version of this and other tunes. I believe they may have gone back to England. Anyone come across these two lately?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Unicorns-- not the one listed
From: Amergin
Date: 29 Nov 00 - 11:59 AM

That's a beautiful set of lyrics....will try to check it out...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Unicorns-- not the one listed
From: Bearheart
Date: 29 Nov 00 - 12:43 PM

Hi Bill, glad to hear that it will be available, will you let us know when we can order and how? I'm very interested...

Beaheart


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Unicorns-- not the one listed
From: GeorgeH
Date: 30 Nov 00 - 07:20 AM

Hey, Bill, wonderful to see you hear.

In case you pop in again - how about the words to "Lilli Marlene Walks Away" - I promised them to someone here but haven't had a chance to transcribe them from the tape.

The CD is good news, indeed. Any chance of an Urban Legend reunion? Possibly the best folk band I've ever heard!

Cheers!

George


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Unicorns-- not the one listed
From: Noreen
Date: 30 Nov 00 - 10:58 AM

Great stuff- thanks Bill for dropping in!

winniemih- sorry but I've never heard of them- I was brought up in Liverpool but have lived near Manchester fo 9 years- maybe someone else knows of them?

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Unicorns-- not the one listed
From: GUEST,Both Wild
Date: 08 Sep 01 - 11:42 PM

Last time I searched the web for "Both Wild" I found an article entitled, "101 deseases that affect Both Wild and farmed animals", so seeing this thread was a pleasant surprise. We will be playing at artichoke music in Portland, Oregon on September 15th, 2001. We have a few songs on mp3.com/bothwild. We are joined by cellist Jim Smith.

Straford


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Unicorns-- not the one listed
From: GUEST,komatikmarine
Date: 09 Sep 01 - 12:07 AM

The Unicorn sonfg is on a CD by an English group called Artisan and their CDs are available from Elderly Music in Lansing, Michigan. Check the Elderly Music web site. I highly recommend it!! Komatik


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Unicorns-- not the one listed
From: breezy
Date: 09 Sep 01 - 04:38 PM

Bill Caddick will be appearing at the silver cup HARPENDEN f.c. herts on FRIDAY 22nd. March 2002. well I thought of giving it a mention .Great guy.I'm hoping to hear him do ''the writing of Tipparary'' June Tabor's version is great but Bills got it down to about 6/7 mins. so he says.It's a masterpiece.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Unicorns-- not the one listed
From: Willa
Date: 09 Sep 01 - 06:46 PM

Maggie sang this (beautifully) at WindyB on Saturday.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Unicorns-- not the one listed
From: Ralphie
Date: 10 Sep 01 - 06:10 PM

George H
Have got Lilli Marlene if Bill C will let you have it!!
Bill C....You old B*****d !!
Planning to use any of the Urban Legend stuff...do you need the Masters??
Regards Ralphie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Unicorns-- not the one listed
From: GeorgeH
Date: 11 Sep 01 - 08:00 AM

Ralphie, I'd love to have the whole Urban Legend tape . . our copy's knackered through too much playing in the car!! I'd even pay for the honour . . . Didn't realise you were involved in that recording . . you get EVERYWHERE (and hold down a day job!!)

Good to be in touch again - I STILL owe you that pint!

Cheers and hugs,

George


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Dreamed There Were Unicorns (B Caddick)
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jul 14 - 06:39 PM

Salutations good people!! I was so hoping to find the Guitar chords
for this Bill Caddick Song I dreamed there were Unicorns in..simple letter chords for a beginner to understand..I dont know how read Music yet! if anyone can help I would sing your praised to the Moon! Thanks
Raven Littlewing


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Subject: Unicorns
From: Leadfingers
Date: 22 Jul 14 - 08:01 PM

Dm                   C
We were travelling North to sing and play
   Dm         C       Dm   
To people we had never met
                      C               
Been working hard and didnt speak ,
      Dm          C   Dm
The sky was grey and threatened wet
   F                  C
I dreamed that I saw Unicorns ,
Gm                Dm
Dreamed I saw them wild and white
       F             Gm
Their sudden beauty lit the world ,
                         Dm
As a star would light a winters night
D                G       D
Pure as love with manes of milk
                            G    A
They danced and pranced and sang aloud
G                   G       D
Bright as rainbows round the sun
       C                  G       D   Dm
Their eyes were soft and sad and proud

Dm
Then I wept for the wild and dirty world
To which this beauty now was lost.
And cursed the hungry mind of man
That feeds the future at such cost.
My head was bowed, my eyes were closed,
While in my ears their voices rang,mD
And these few words lodged deep inside
And in my very soul they sang ....

D
"We never went away,
You always knew that we were near.
Remember how to look for us,
You'll see we were always here."

Dm
I raised my eyes to seek them out,
The world was empty all around.
The rain came tumbling from the sky.
It drowned all dreams upon the ground.
And when they asked me why I wept,
Like one who for his dead love mourns,
The only answer I could give -
I dreamed that there were unicorns.

D
"We never went away,
You always knew that we were near.
Remember how to look for us,
You'll see we were always here."^^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Dreamed There Were Unicorns (B Caddick)
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jul 14 - 10:00 AM

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