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Lyr Req: The Song of the Whale (Eric Bogle)

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A COUNTRY SONG
BLOODY ROTTEN AUDIENCE
BOGLED
DO YOU KNOW ANY BOB DYLAN?
FRONT ROW COWBOY
GLASGOW LULLABY
IF WISHES WERE FISHES
LEAVING NANCY
NO MAN'S LAND
NO MAN'S LAND (3)
NO USE FOR HIM
NOBODY'S MOGGY NOW
NOBODY'S MOGGY'S LAND (No Moggy's Land)
NOW I'M EASY
SAFE IN THE HARBOUR
SILLY SLANG SONG
THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA
THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA (2)
THE SONG OF THE WHALE
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS
WILLIE MCBRIDE'S REPLY


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MMario 03 Nov 00 - 01:59 PM
IvanB 03 Nov 00 - 02:31 PM
wildlone 03 Nov 00 - 02:41 PM
MMario 03 Nov 00 - 02:51 PM
GUEST,garyel@bigpond .com 16 Oct 04 - 07:28 PM
Strollin' Johnny 17 Oct 04 - 03:31 AM
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Subject: Bogle's THE SONG OF THE WHALE
From: MMario
Date: 03 Nov 00 - 01:59 PM

I'm about to transcribe this from a gif sent by John_in_brisbane - but the sum total of the lyrics we have for this are:

The saddest sound I've ever heard
Is the song of the humpback whale
HIs moans and sighs and his eerie cries
Sing a sad familiar tale
For he sighs and blosw as if he knows
His race is nearly run
And that soon with all of his kind he'll fall
Before the whaler's gun.

Anyone have more? Please?


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE SONG OF THE WHALE (Eric Bogle)
From: IvanB
Date: 03 Nov 00 - 02:31 PM

The saddest sound I've ever heard
Is the song of the hump-backed whale
His moans and sighs and his eerie cries
Sing a sad familiar tale
For he sighs and blows as if he knows
His race is nearly run
And that soon with all of his kind he'll fall
Before the whaler's gun.

For every living thing on earth
Nature made a space
Each a living strand of a fragile plan
That can never be replaced
And not from need, but from wanton greed
Man has torn down nature's web
With greed possessed he will not rest
Till the last of the whales is dead.

In my mind's eye I can see them die
As the whaler finds his mark
Hear the muffled boom of the cruel harpoon
As it blasts their lives apart
I see the flood of their rich dark blood
As it stains the ocean red
And that bloody green will not wash clean
Till the last of the whales is dead.

The saddest sound I've ever heard
Is the song of the hump-backed whale
His moans and sighs and his eerie cries
Sing a sad familiar tale
For he sighs and blows as if he knows
His race is nearly run
And that soon with all of his kind he'll fall
Before the whaler's gun.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bogle's THE SONG OF THE WHALE
From: wildlone
Date: 03 Nov 00 - 02:41 PM

Thank you IvanB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bogle's THE SONG OF THE WHALE
From: MMario
Date: 03 Nov 00 - 02:51 PM

Midi to Alan's midi page and NWC file to DickG.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Song of the Whale (Eric Bogle)
From: GUEST,garyel@bigpond .com
Date: 16 Oct 04 - 07:28 PM

I love this song and I play it often at family parties with friends
my wife says "don't play sad songs but happy ones" but I like the mood it sets and the feel of the chords
eric is a genius
gary elverd


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Song of the Whale (Eric Bogle)
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 17 Oct 04 - 03:31 AM

Eric's also a professional musician who delights in others performing his songs. A very good way of getting his lyrics is to buy his CDs - gives the guy something back for his talent and generosity. And it's a far more appreciative gesture from us mere mortals than skanking the fruit of his creativity. IMNSHO.


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