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Lyr Req: Reel in the Flickering Light (C Gallagher

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GUEST,jambell100@hotmail.com 05 Sep 00 - 03:09 PM
wildlone 05 Sep 00 - 03:21 PM
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GUEST,Marc B 05 Sep 00 - 04:20 PM
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Subject: A Christy Moore song, I think.
From: GUEST,jambell100@hotmail.com
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 03:09 PM

There's this song that i heard on the radio, that i think belongs to Christy Moore. The chorus had something to do with 'heal to the toe, round and round and round we go, and dancing in pale moon light/glow. It was a magical story, there was love, and ...

If anyone had an idea, I would apreciate the help.

Thanks.

Josh


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Subject: RE: Help: A Christy Moore song, I think.
From: wildlone
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 03:21 PM

I think it ts called
The reel in the flickering light
I have it on the Christy Moore collection 81-91
You could try here Christy Moore .
but the site seems to be down at the moment


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Subject: RE: Help: A Christy Moore song, I think.
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 03:42 PM

Wonderfully Sung by Christy Moore but probably written by someone else, he is a great interpreter of other peoples songs . Definitely on one of the 'Collection', Cds probably the first one. This is really annoying me know as I am not at home and so can't put my hand on the CD. I do have in my hand the Video 'Christy' which mentions 'The Reel in the flickering Light' on the cover.


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Subject: RE: Help: A Christy Moore song, I think.
From: GUEST,Marc B
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 04:20 PM

Its either on Ride On, or Ordinary Man. I'm pretty sure Christy actually wrote this one.


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Subject: RE: Help: A Christy Moore song, I think.
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 04:26 PM

The Christy Moore Pages


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Subject: RE: Help: A Christy Moore song, I think.
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 07:14 PM

Unless it's Mairi's Wedding, a Scottish song where they do a lot of heel-to-heel-and-toe-to-toe stuff. Unlike Irish dancing, where it's Cailini treasna srón le srón; Buacailli treasna tón le tón. But that's another story.


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Subject: RE: Help: A Christy Moore song, I think.
From: Brendy
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 07:17 PM

It's 'The Flickering light', all right.

I'll try and hunt out the words somewhere. I haven't checked the links above yet, but I will.

B.


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Subject: RE: Help: A Christy Moore song, I think.
From: Brendy
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 07:28 PM

As wildlone has said, the Christy Moore site seems to be down at the minute, but the lyrics are available there at this page: www.christymoore.net/lyrics/reel.html

I can't imagine that the site will be down for too long. So just keep trying.

B.


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Subject: Lyr Add: REEL IN THE FLICKERING LIGHT (C Gallagher
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 07:43 PM

I still can't get into that site. Have done a search and found this:

The Reel in the Flickering Light by Christy Moore

As I was walking home one evenin'
I know this takes some believin'
I met a group of creatures
With the strangest lookin' features

A poor old dove and a worm in the weed
And a fine old pigeon, yes indeed
A daddy longlegs jumpet sprite
As he danced to the reel in the flickering light

Oh round we go, heel to the toe
And the daddy longlegs jumpet sprite
As he danced to the reel in the flickering light

On his thin and wispy spindles
He was deft and he was nimble
His eyes were scientific
And his dancing was terrific

And the rats and worms they made a din
And the nettles in the corners took it in
"Oh God" says I, "Tonight's the night"
"We'll dance to the reel in the flickering light"

Oh round we go, heel to the toe
"Oh God" says I "tonight's the night
We'll dance to the reel in the flickering light"

Then he looked at me directly
With a gaze that could dissect me
Then he asked me in a whisper
"Have you got any sisters?"

"Oh God almighty" says I to him
"What sort of a man d'you think I am?
I've only one she's not your type
She wouldn't dance the reel in the flickering light"

So round we go, heel to the toe
"I've only one she's not your type
She wouldn't dance a reel in the flickering light"

Says he:
"Does she come from another planet?
Does she got a bee in her bonnet?
Does she do her daily duties
You never know we might be suited"

And the rats and the worms began in to laugh
And some of them started shufflin' off
We're goin' to have some fun tonight
Getting ready for the reel in the flickering light

Oh round we go, heel to the toe
We're goin' to have some fun tonight
Getting ready for the reel in the flickering light

I could see he had no scruples
When I looked into his pupils
They were purple or magenta
Like a statue during lent

I said "I'll get her right away"
"Good man" says he "now don't delay"
We're going to have some fun tonight>
And he flicked his legs in the flickering light.

Oh round we go, heel to the toe
We're goin' to have some fun tonight
And he flicked his legs in the flickering light.

Then up stepped a red carnation
and they gave her an ovation
She was warm and enchatin'
As she slowly started dancin'

And the wise old pigeon peeled his eye.
And the nettles and the weeds began to sigh.
Daddy longlegs said "my-oh-my
Are we ready for the reel in the flickering light?"

Oh round we go, heel to the toe
Daddy longlegs said "my-oh-my
Are we ready for the reel in the flickering light?"

She was gentle, she was charmin'
And I heard him call her "darlin'
He was graceful as a whisper
On his delicate legs of silver

And the rats and worms were still as mice
And the poor old pigeon said "That's nice"
As shimmering there, ah, the lovely bride
As they danced to the reel in the flickering light

Oh round we go, heel to the toe
As shimmering there, ah, the lovely bride
As they danced to the reel in the flickering light

Oh round we go, heel to the toe
As shimmering there, ah, the lovely bride
As they danced to the reel in the flickering light

Jon


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Subject: RE: Help: A Christy Moore song, I think.
From: Brendy
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 07:52 PM

Good man, Jon!

B.


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Subject: RE: Help: A Christy Moore song, I think.
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 03:43 PM

but who wrote it??


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Subject: RE: Help: A Christy Moore song, I think.
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 05:02 PM

It's all over Napster too... So it's easy to find...

Good song, but a little too long for my tastes...


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Subject: RE: Help: A Christy Moore song, I think.
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 06:01 AM

I think I heard John Prine singing it? (well on a tape not live)

or was I just hallucinating.

Ella


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Subject: RE: Help: A Christy Moore song, I think.
From: Brendy
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 06:39 AM

Christy wrote it.

B.


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Subject: RE: Help: A Christy Moore song, I think.
From: Roger in Sheffield
Date: 07 Sep 00 - 01:51 PM

Colm Gallagher gets credited in the 81/91 collection booklet that comes with the CD. Though I have never heard of Colm myself..........
Roger


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Subject: RE: Help: A Christy Moore song, I think.
From: wildlone
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 05:18 PM

The site is up again you can find the chords to this and other Christy Moore songs Here .


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Subject: RE: Help: A Christy Moore song, I think.
From: BigDaddy
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 06:04 PM

Colm Gallagher wrote it. And it says so on Christy Moore's 1985 release "Ordinary Man."

J.


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Subject: RE: Help: A Christy Moore song, I think.
From: The Lighthouse
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 07:45 PM

Colm Gallagher writes some very "interesting" songs to say the least. "If you Wanna Keep Your Beer Cold Put it Next to My Ex-Wife's Heart", "Whatever You Say, Say Nothing", "If I Were A Dog" and "Bridey Murphy and the Kamikazi Pilot" to name a few.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Reel in the Flickering Light (C Gallagher
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 17 Mar 14 - 01:33 PM

Gallagher's song, "Bridie Murphy and the Kamikaze Pilot" is posted on mudcat. Another fun song, but some of the overly corrects might object to some of the words.


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