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Lyr/Chords Req: Some Kind of Fool (Ian Tyson)

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Subject: Ian Tyson song.....
From: Pixie
Date: 19 Nov 00 - 11:04 AM

Don't know the name of the song or the lyrics but here are some of the words:

Worn to a frazzle right down to my bones Sung every song about being alone Aw Honey please be there when I get home......

Any feedback greatly appreciated!

Pixie


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ian Tyson song.....
From: Mike Regenstreif
Date: 19 Nov 00 - 11:10 AM

The song is called "Some Kind of Fool." It's from "Ol' Eon," Ian Tyson's first solo album from 1973.

Mike Regenstreif


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ian Tyson song.....
From: mkebenn
Date: 19 Nov 00 - 12:56 PM

worn to a frazzel, clear down to my bones, I've sung every song about bein' alone, Honey, please be there when I get home. the tourists have all given up for the night, I walk out in the cold on my left and my right and I must be some kid of fool to leave you alone.

The wind's gettin' stronger, I'm caught by the throat, my tie falls and flaps like a pensioner's coat, Honey please be there when I get home. My friends are on the bogies and I'm on the pills and I'm hooked on the white lines that run thru these hills and I must be some kind of fool to leave you alone.

There's not many wise men you'll meet in this life but young Bill Lavern, he never took him a wife. Honey please be there when I get home. Well, I asked him 'bout that and he just shook his head "I'm not the guy for the dreamers" is all that he said and I must be some kind of fool to leave you alone.

I use g, c, g,d and g Mike Bennett


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ian Tyson song.....
From: mkebenn
Date: 19 Nov 00 - 12:56 PM

worn to a frazzel, clear down to my bones, I've sung every song about bein' alone, Honey, please be there when I get home. the tourists have all given up for the night, I walk out in the cold on my left and my right and I must be some kid of fool to leave you alone.

The wind's gettin' stronger, I'm caught by the throat, my tie falls and flaps like a pensioner's coat, Honey please be there when I get home. My friends are on the bogies and I'm on the pills and I'm hooked on the white lines that run thru these hills and I must be some kind of fool to leave you alone.

There's not many wise men you'll meet in this life but young Bill Lavern, he never took him a wife. Honey please be there when I get home. Well, I asked him 'bout that and he just shook his head "I'm not the guy for the dreamers" is all that he said and I must be some kind of fool to leave you alone.

I use g, c, g,d and g Mike Bennett


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ian Tyson song.....
From: Pixie
Date: 19 Nov 00 - 01:45 PM

Hey, Mike, thanks a bunch for the words and chord progression.....my friend Bruce will be happy about that!

Pixie


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ian Tyson song.....
From: Midchuck
Date: 19 Nov 00 - 02:22 PM

Actually first recorded on the Columbia album, "Ian and Sylvia," about '71. (as opposed to the Vanguard album, "Ian and Sylvia," about '63)

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ian Tyson song.....
From: Midchuck
Date: 19 Nov 00 - 02:29 PM

Gotta keep after myself to close those codes...but I suppose it doesn't matter that much in this context.

P.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ian Tyson song.....
From: Willie-O
Date: 19 Nov 00 - 06:59 PM

A couple of minor corrections:

Its:

  • "Coyotes howl in the cold on my left and my right"

  • My tarpaulin flaps like a pensioner's coat

  • All my friends are on the pogey

    Pogey is a Canadianism for unemployment insurance. Or is it used in the UK or US as well?

    Aye aye aye, Katie...
    Willie-I-O-Ki-Ay


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ian Tyson song.....
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 19 Nov 00 - 11:25 PM

...and one more amendment, if you will

...he just shook his head "I'm not the guy for the dreamers" is all that he said ...

should be:
...he just shook his head "Not for drivers or dreamers" is all that he said ...


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ian Tyson song.....
From: mkebenn
Date: 19 Nov 00 - 11:38 PM

Jumpim Jehasaphat, twenty years of the wrong words.. MB>


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ian Tyson song.....
From: Willie-O
Date: 20 Nov 00 - 05:59 AM

Probably nobody ever noticed though...thanks for the line in the last verse Jeremiah, that one had me defeated for years.

W-O


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ian Tyson song.....
From: mkebenn
Date: 20 Nov 00 - 06:55 AM

Ya know, I went right by the reference to pills and the white lines and assumed the singer was just that, playin' for the tourists...trucker puts a whole new spin on the song. Thank you all, it's a wonderfull song, maybe my forth or fifth favorite of Mr. Tyson's and it'll seem fresher now. Mike Bennett


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ian Tyson song.....
From: raredance
Date: 20 Nov 00 - 01:38 PM

And all these year's I thought his friends were "in the pokey". I must be some kind of fool

rich r


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Subject: Ian Tyson
From: GUEST,Marven
Date: 02 Mar 02 - 03:18 PM

I would appreciate receiving the Lyrics to Ian's Some Kind of Fool track off the album Beginning of the End.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SOME KIND OF FOOL (Ian Tyson)
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 02 Mar 02 - 03:41 PM

I didn't try to list the chorus since it's just la-la-la-la throughout.


SOME KIND OF FOOL
Ian Tyson

Worn to a frazzle way down in my bones
I've sung every song about being alone
Aw honey, please be there when I get home
The tourists, they've all given up for the night
Coyotes howl in the cold on my left and my right
And I must be some kind of fool to leave you alone

The wind grows stronger, I'm caught by the throat
And my tarpaulin' flaps like a pensioner's coat
Aw honey, please be there when I get home
All my friends are on the pogey and I'm on the pills
Hooked on the white lines that run through these hills
And I must be some kind of fool to leave you alone

There's not many wise men leading this life
Old Will at the lake had never took him a wife
Aw honey, please be there when I get home
I asked him 'bout this and he just shook his head
Not for drivers or dreamers was all that he said
And I must be some kind of fool to leave you alone.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ian Tyson
From: GUEST,Marven
Date: 05 Mar 02 - 01:39 PM

Thanks for the Ian Tyson lyrics Jeremiah


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Some Kind of Fool (Ian Tyson)
From: GUEST,gully
Date: 07 Apr 10 - 01:25 PM

I want to thank all that have contributed and would like to add/correct some details. The two versions have slightly different lyrics. Some are slight and insignificant (these/the) but the line "not for drivers or dreamers was all that he said" in the Columbia release (1971) is "love is for dreamers; that's all that he said" on Ol' Eon.
That character is Old Bill in one version, Old Will in another and I am virtually certain he is Old Bill "at the lakehead, he never took him a wife", at least in the Ol' Eon version.
Not that anyone visits this discussion anymore anyway.


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