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Lyr Req: John Gaudie (Fairport Convention)

GUEST,phil@mcginity.freeserve.co.uk 11 Nov 00 - 12:43 PM
The Shambles 13 Nov 00 - 07:53 PM
The_one_and_only_Dai 06 Sep 01 - 10:44 AM
IanC 06 Sep 01 - 10:57 AM
GUEST,Walter 19 Sep 02 - 12:10 PM
Joe Offer 20 Sep 02 - 02:26 AM
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GUEST,Walter 21 Sep 02 - 02:50 PM
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Subject: john gaudie
From: GUEST,phil@mcginity.freeserve.co.uk
Date: 11 Nov 00 - 12:43 PM

Does anyone have a copy of the words to this song by Chris Leslie, originally by Whippersnapper, then by Fairport Convention? The chords are easy but I can't make out some of the lyrics. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: john gaudie
From: The Shambles
Date: 13 Nov 00 - 07:53 PM

Maybe if you let us know the lyrics you do know, we can fill in the gaps?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: john gaudie
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 06 Sep 01 - 10:44 AM

Maybe this is in the new Faiport songbook?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: john gaudie
From: IanC
Date: 06 Sep 01 - 10:57 AM

It's in the Second Fairport Convention Songbook.


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Subject: John Gaudie
From: GUEST,Walter
Date: 19 Sep 02 - 12:10 PM

I really tried hard, but I can´t find the lyrics of Fairport Convention´s Song "John Gaudie" - is there anyone out there to help me? Many thanks in advance!
Walter
Messages from multiple threads combined.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: john gaudie (Fairport Convention?)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 02:26 AM

Maybe this one needs a thread title change and a trip to the top of the list.
Refresh.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: JOHN GAUDIE (Chris Leslie)
From: fatcat
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 08:07 PM

Here goes nothing:

John Gaudie was a fine young man in Shetland, so it's told.
Many's the crowd in Lerwick town his fiddle and he did hold.
They've danced it up and they've danced it down as he fiddled the tunes around.
Of all the players in Shetland Isles, no better could be found.

CHORUS: When John broke the prison door,
The jailer hadn't seen his like before.
He ran back to the Levenwick shore
And wrote himself a tune.

John had his eye on a fair young girl that lived not far away.
His were not the only eyes, so the rumours say.
It happened down the Sandwick mines hewing the copper bed.
His rival dropped a hammer down which struck John on the head. CHORUS

It struck him such a fearful blow, weakening his mind.
Left him with his fiddling still, but a job he couldn't find.
For now he was prone to a fearful rage like the heat of the blazing sun.
He would warn friends nearby, "I find her coming on."

One day while in Lerwick town on Commercial Street,
Between the trance and the half napkin, he felt this terrible heat.
He was seized by many hands and locked in the tollbooth,
Under Sergeant Nicols' eye, his fury tried to soothe. CHORUS

Waking up on the prison floor, his temper got much worse.
Kicking and stamping behind the door, he began to swear and curse.
Pushing then with all his strength, the door at last gave way.
He ran and ran across the fields. At home he meant to stay.

Hope this helps.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 23-Sep-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: john gaudie (Fairport Convention?)
From: GUEST,Walter
Date: 21 Sep 02 - 02:50 PM

"fatcat", You´re a genius!

Many thanks to You and all the other lovely people ´round mudcat!

Best regards,

Walter


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: John Gaudie (Fairport Convention)
From: GUEST,Emily
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 05:21 AM

Awesome! been looking for these for ages, thank you. :D


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