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Lyr Req: Circle Round the Sun

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STEALIN', STEALIN'


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strizzolo@trieste.infn.it 29 Jul 97 - 07:36 AM
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Joe Offer 29 Jul 97 - 10:26 AM
Jon W. 29 Jul 97 - 11:45 AM
mandy.bowater@easynet.com 06 Nov 98 - 06:14 AM
Philippa 06 Nov 98 - 03:05 PM
Earl 06 Nov 98 - 05:56 PM
Animaterra 07 Nov 98 - 07:04 AM
Brad Sondahl 09 Nov 98 - 06:00 PM
the lemonade lady 10 Dec 08 - 06:34 AM
nickp 10 Dec 08 - 07:49 AM
SunrayFC 10 Dec 08 - 07:57 AM
Amos 10 Dec 08 - 10:40 AM
the lemonade lady 10 Dec 08 - 12:36 PM
Dave Hanson 11 Dec 08 - 03:37 AM
Jim Dixon 12 Dec 08 - 12:34 PM
the lemonade lady 12 Dec 08 - 07:29 PM
GUEST,Rob Norman 29 Sep 09 - 09:08 PM
alanabit 30 Sep 09 - 12:42 AM
GUEST,Bob Coltman 30 Sep 09 - 09:30 PM
the lemonade lady 01 Oct 09 - 07:56 PM
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Subject: LYR REQ: Circle round the sun
From: strizzolo@trieste.infn.it
Date: 29 Jul 97 - 07:36 AM

I'm looking for the lyrics to a song whose title is "Circle round the sun". Any hint?

C.


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Circle round the sun
From: Mountain Dog
Date: 29 Jul 97 - 08:23 AM

Dear Strizzolo,

Are you thinking of "Stealin", a blues standard that includes the line:

"Put your arms around me like a circle round the sun..."?

Let me know. And welcome to DT and The Mudcat Cafe!


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Subject: Lyr Add: CIRCLE 'ROUND THE SUN (James Taylor)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jul 97 - 10:26 AM

Hi, Strizzolo - another similar song is "Circle of the Sun," by Sally Rogers. "Babies are born in the circle of the sun...." "Stealin'" and "Circle of the Sun" are in the Digital Tradition database, but I suppose the one you want is the 1969 James Taylor song.

CIRCLE 'ROUND THE SUN
(James Taylor, 1969)

O I love my baby and she's bound to love me some.(twice)
Well she throws her arms around me just like a circle 'round the sun.

I lay down last night, I was trying to take my rest (twice)
But my thoughts they just kept wanderin' like them wild geese in the west.

Now I know that sunrise, it's gonna shine in my backyard someday. (twice)
And that wind's just bound to rise up, gonna blow, blow all my blues away.

Is that the song you wanted?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Circle round the sun
From: Jon W.
Date: 29 Jul 97 - 11:45 AM

I am familiar with the "circle round the sun" line from one blues tune by Taj Mahal, and the two other James Taylor verses are traditional blues and have been included in countless songs. More information may help us narrow it down. Buona fortuna, Strizzolo. Ciao.


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Circle round the sun
From: mandy.bowater@easynet.com
Date: 06 Nov 98 - 06:14 AM

Try also John Renbourn:

I know my babe, she's bound to love me some
And she throws her arms around me,
Like a circle round the sun

Lay down last night, I was trying to get some rest
But my mind took to wandering,
Like the wild geese in the west

Sun's gonna shine on my backdoor someday
And the wind's gonna blow,
Gonna blow my blues away


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Circle round the sun
From: Philippa
Date: 06 Nov 98 - 03:05 PM

The lines others have offered aren't quite the ones I think of when I hear "Circle round the sun" Something like:

Put your arms around me, baby
Like a circle round the sun
And let me love you, baby, till your easy rider comes.

You don't believe I love you,
Look at the things you do,
You don't believe I'm sinking,
Look what a hole I'm in,

And I'm stealing, stealing,
Pretty baby won't you think of me,
Stealing back to the same old used to be.

--It's an old blues song, but I think Arlo Guthrie recorded it too. As suggested, it's probably on the DT under the title "Stealing.?

So let us all know which of the various suggested Circles round the sun is your orbit.


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Subject: Lyr Add: STEALIN?, STEALIN?^^^
From: Earl
Date: 06 Nov 98 - 05:56 PM

I couldn't find it in the database. It was written by Will Shade and recorded in 1928 by the Memphis Jug Band.

Stealin' Stealin'

Chorus:
Stealin' stealin' Pretty mama don't you tell on me
I'm stealin' back to my same old used to be
Stealin' stealin' Pretty mama don't you tell on me
I'm stealin' back to my same old used to be

Put your arms around me like a circle round the sun
I want you to love me mama like my easy rider done
You don't believe I love you, look at the fool I've been
You don't beleive I'm sinkin', look at the hole I'm in

Chorus

The woman I'm lovin's just my height and size
She's a married woman come to see me some time
You don't beleive I love you, look at the fool I've been
You don't beleive I'm sinkin', look at the hole I'm in

chorus


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Circle round the sun
From: Animaterra
Date: 07 Nov 98 - 07:04 AM

Circle Round the Sun is attributed in RUS as being by James Taylor!!?? Then of course there's Circle _of_ the Sun by Sally Rogers (Beigins, "Babies are born in a circle..."


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Circle round the sun
From: Brad Sondahl
Date: 09 Nov 98 - 06:00 PM

Leo Kottke also made his own version on his second LP Put your arms around me, like a circle round the sun, (2x) Put salt in my wounds, and honey to my lips (2x) So cold in China, the birds don't sing (2x),

That's all I can remember after 20 years. Brad http://www.camasnet.com/~asondahl/bradindex.html


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Circle round the sun
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 10 Dec 08 - 06:34 AM

Anyone got the lyrics to the Linda/Richard Thompson song of the same title?


sal


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Circle round the sun
From: nickp
Date: 10 Dec 08 - 07:49 AM

Richard & Linda? Do you mean While & Matthews/Albion Band?


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Circle round the sun
From: SunrayFC
Date: 10 Dec 08 - 07:57 AM

Chris While did a great song called Circle round the sun.


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Circle round the sun
From: Amos
Date: 10 Dec 08 - 10:40 AM

AMazing--a ten-year gap and the thread marches on.


A


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Circle round the sun
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 10 Dec 08 - 12:36 PM

Ah perhaps I do, whoops sorry, anyway do you have the lyrics?

sal


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Circle round the sun
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 11 Dec 08 - 03:37 AM

The David Grisman and Jerry Garcia version of ' Stealin ' is wonderful.

eric


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Circle round the sun
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 12:34 PM

CIRCLE ROUND THE SUN (excerpt, from several sound samples)
Chris While

...different way of simply stopping trying.
Death is just a place for us to start.
One battle may be over; one more may be in sight,
And we put off till tomorrow what we fear to do tonight,
But we fight until we're broken and we love until we fall,
Always turning, forever turning,
And we circle round the sun,
And we circle round the sun,
And we circle round the sun
Until we're done....

[Recorded by The Albion Band on "Demi Paradise" (1996) and "Acoustic Years 1993-1997" (1997). Chris While was a member of The Albion Band, so I suspect that MIGHT be her voice on the Albion recording. Chris While and Julie Matthews (also a member of Albion) also recorded the song on their own album "Stages" (2000), but I didn't find a sound sample of that recording. While and Matthews are also members of Daphne's Flight, who recorded this song on their album "Daphne's Flight" (1996).]

*
CIRCLE ROUND THE SUN (excerpt, from a sound sample)
Gerry Goffin and Carole King

...'bout to love me some, yeah, God knows,
Yeah, she 'bout to love me some. (Why, man?)
Because she throwed her arms around me jus' like a circle....

[Recorded by Walter Allen on "Blues Town Story, Vol. 2" (1998).]

*
There are several other songs with the same title, but I don't see any evidence that Richard and Linda Thompson recorded one.


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Circle round the sun
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 12 Dec 08 - 07:29 PM

That's the song, Jim, have you got it all?

Sal


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Subject: Lyr Add: CIRCLE ROUND THE SUN (Chris While)
From: GUEST,Rob Norman
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 09:08 PM

... it's the longest running thread
You just never know do you.

Here's the complete lyric for the song for lemonade lady
From my view the best song with that title (and there's a few)

CIRCLE ROUND THE SUN
Albion Band, Daphne's Flight
Chris While

One battle may be over. one more may be in sight,
And we put off 'till tomorrow what we fear to do tonight,
But we fight until we're broken and we love until we fall,
Always turning, forever turning,
And we circle round the sun, and we circle round the sun,
And we circle round the sun until we're done.

And we cast a loving eye to the grass that's always greener,
And launch to take the land that's greener still,
And we follow one who's stronger even where we don't agree,
And we struggle to perform against our will.
We brave the 9 to 5 to pay for mortgages and cars,
And we spend an earthly fortune to fly a man to Mars,
And we laugh until we cry and then we cry ourselves to sleep,
Always turning, forever turning,
And we circle round the sun, and we circle round the sun,
And we circle round the sun until we're done.

So the human race move forward, destination God-knows-where,
While the planet slowly spins the hands of time,
And we long for inner peace while we search for outer space,
And undiscovered mountains still to climb,
Aah, the star we pray in circles are the signs that bring them rain.
We watch them by a satellite and we turn our heads in shame,
And we yearn for new beginnings while we dread the final end,
Always turning, forever turning,
And we circle round the sun, and we circle round the sun,
And we circle round the sun until we're done.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Circle Round the Sun
From: alanabit
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 12:42 AM

It is also the last line of Steamhammer's "Junior's Wailing".

Love me baby, Love me when I'm down
Love me baby, Always be around

Throw your arms around me like a circle round the sun
Love me baby, like we've only just begun

Why write a new line when the old ones will do?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Circle Round the Sun
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 09:30 PM

"Circle Round the Sun" is a late version of "I Know You Rider," which goes back to a Lomax field recording.

If you're interested in its origins (as "Woman Blue") and its introduction to folk circles in the 1950s, those are explored in the following thread:

http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=40592#2293997

I promise you, it's had a long strange trip.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Circle Round the Sun
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 07:56 PM

Chords, anyone?

sal


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Circle Round the Sun - HERES a MP3
From: GUEST,Mage
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 01:56 PM

www.cosmiccommons.org for a version recorded at Philly Folk Fest 09.

Happy Harvests this Fall : )

- i always liked the yardbirds version of circle round the sun


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Circle Round the Sun
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 03:26 PM

A circle round the sun means the air is loaded with ice crystals to cause the refraction(?) and it's cold, cold, cold.
Don't see them too often anymore here in Alberta; global warming?

I can't appreciate these songs. The mere mention of them makes me shiver.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Circle Round the Sun
From: GUEST,Avi Goldstein
Date: 17 Jun 10 - 08:37 AM

I don't know if anyone is still reading this thread, but if yes, can you explain the following: Last night my wife and I saw Carole King and James Taylor (wonderful concert, if you can catch it, go!). This led me to wolfgangsvault, which features free old concerts, to a performance by James with Carole in 1970. I immediately recognized the lyrics of Circle Round the Sun from the Dead's interpretation of I Know You Rider.
Whereas the song is traditional, I guess one can "steal" the lyrics and retitle the song, but is this considered acceptable, and has it been done often?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Circle Round the Sun
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 23 Jun 10 - 06:02 PM

I'm still reading it. What an interesting observation.
S


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Circle Round the Sun
From: GUEST,person
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 10:55 PM

To Avi:

Yes absolutely! Song lyrics are always stolen (or borrowed) especially in blues and folk. Its possible to play simple chords and sing simple melodies (which have appeared in a million other songs before) and to take "standard" lines which appear in many songs (such as the arms like the circle around the sun) to create a "new" song. Other such lyrics include things like "if you dont want my peaches dont shake my tree" and the notion of a rocking chair by a river rocking the blues away. And tons more.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Circle Round the Sun
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 12:34 PM

Can anyone put up the chords please. We know it's open D but could do with more info
Cheers
Sally


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Circle Round the Sun
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 19 Apr 15 - 03:18 AM

Hello...is there anybody there?


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