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Lyr Req: Cold Missouri Waters (James Keelaghan)

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The Dane 20 Feb 01 - 10:08 AM
GUEST,Roll&Go-C 20 Feb 01 - 10:27 AM
The Dane 20 Feb 01 - 10:52 AM
raredance 20 Feb 01 - 08:48 PM
sara_grl 21 Feb 01 - 01:29 PM
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Subject: Fireman
From: The Dane
Date: 20 Feb 01 - 10:08 AM

Hello all

I recently heard a song about a Canadian firefighter who died while trying to fight a wildfire in the start of the century. Do anyone know this song?

I believe the first lines go something like

My name is .... I'm a fireman

Any information (as well as lyrics and/or chords) will be appreciated.

Jacob from Denmark


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Subject: Lyr Add: COLD MISSOURI WATERS (James Keelaghan)
From: GUEST,Roll&Go-C
Date: 20 Feb 01 - 10:27 AM

Sounds like James Keelaghan's song "COLD MISSOURI WATERS" on his A RECENT FUTURE CD by Green Linnet (GLCD 2120); that song is about the Mann Gulch fire of 1949, as described in Norman MacLean's book YOUNG MAN AND FIRE.

My name is Dodge, but then you know that;
It's written on the chart there at the foot end of the bed
They think I'm blind, I can't read it.
I've read it every word,
And every word it says is death;
So, Confession
Is that the reason that you came?
Get it off my chest before I check out of the game;
Since you mention it, well, there's thirteen things I'll name,
Thirteen crosses high above the cold Missouri waters.

I hope this is enough to get you started.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fireman
From: The Dane
Date: 20 Feb 01 - 10:52 AM

That's it

Thanks a lot


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fireman
From: raredance
Date: 20 Feb 01 - 08:48 PM

Copy and paste these 2 thread names to get to previous discussions of this topic

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.CFM?threadID=8691

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.CFM?threadID=15394

rich r


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fireman
From: sara_grl
Date: 21 Feb 01 - 01:29 PM

Check out this song recorded by Cry Cry Cry (folk combo of Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell) on the CD of the same title - its a compliation of the 3 of them doing older folk songs. It's a brilliant version! The CD also includes a recording of REM's 'Fall on Me'. Pretty great altogether!


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