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Lyr Req: The Widow's Walk (Brendan Nolan)

BigDaddy 23 Aug 00 - 01:41 AM
Pene Azul 23 Aug 00 - 02:01 AM
BigDaddy 23 Aug 00 - 03:39 PM
Jim Dixon 15 Dec 10 - 05:48 PM
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Subject: Break The Sea Down
From: BigDaddy
Date: 23 Aug 00 - 01:41 AM

I have a (poor) recording of this but am looking for the songwriter or any information as to who recorded this. Many thanks, Jay aka BigDaddy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Break The Sea Down
From: Pene Azul
Date: 23 Aug 00 - 02:01 AM

If it's "The Widow's Walk", it's by Brendan Nolan.

PA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Break The Sea Down
From: BigDaddy
Date: 23 Aug 00 - 03:39 PM

Pene Azul, that's it. Thanks and thanks again!

Jay


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE WIDOW'S WALK (Brendan Nolan)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Dec 10 - 05:48 PM

Lyrics and notes copied from Brendan Nolan's web site:

In the summer of 1978 I stayed in a house in Maine that had a widow's walk, a very small room at the top of the house. It looked out over the harbor and had a good view of the boats as they came home. Many years later while thinking about that time, this song materialized. The reference to "silkie" is the legend of the seal-people who have the ability to come on land and live as humans. However, if they return to the water they revert to their original form forever.


THE WIDOW'S WALK
Words and Music by Brendan Nolan
© 1992 Brendan Nolan (SOCAN)

1. She stood by the window as the waves crashed the shore
To watch him come home as he had times before.

CHORUS: Carry him home to me.
Break the sea down for him.
Carry my love home to me.

2. It's late in the year and the storm winds awaken.
To the hardiest of sailors the sea does not beckon.

3. At their shady cove moorings the small boats rock gently
Safe from the sea winds till the new season's plenty.

4. This room is my refuge from the toils of the day.
It's here I find peace and it's here I can pray

5. If the sea take my love to his rest in the ocean,
God make me a silkie that I could lie with him.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Widow's Walk (Brendan Nolan)
From: Beer
Date: 15 Dec 10 - 06:34 PM

Lovely song and done by a great singer, guitarist and writer.
Adrien


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