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Lyr Add: Father's Song (Ewan MacColl)

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Sorcha 18 Jun 03 - 09:53 AM
Wolfgang 18 Jun 03 - 10:18 AM
Sorcha 18 Jun 03 - 10:23 AM
GUEST,Ray Padgett 19 Jun 03 - 03:53 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FATHER'S SONG (Ewan MacColl)
From: nutty
Date: 20 Feb 01 - 02:40 PM

There was quite a bit of interest when I sang this song on Paltalk - as a finishing song, so I decided to post it on its own rather than in one of the other threads.

THE FATHER'S SONG
(Ewan MacColl)

That's another day gone by, son. Close your eyes
For the moon is chasing clouds across the skies
Go to sleep and have no fear, son
For your Mam and Dad are near, son
And the giants just a shadow on the wall

Go to sleep and when you wake it will be light
There's no need to fear the darkness of the night
It's not like the dark you'll find, son
In the depths of some men's minds, son
That defies the daily coming of the dawn

Lie easy in your bed and grow up strong
You'll be needing all your strength before too long
For you'll soon be on your way, son
Fighting battles every day, son
'Gainst an enemy who thinks he owns the world

Stop your crying now let Daddy dry your tears
There's no bogeymen to get you never fear
There's no ogres, wicked witches -
Only dirty sons of bitches
Waiting to exploit your life away

Don't let them buy you out or break your pride
Don't let yourself be used and cast aside
If you listen to their lying
They will con you into dying
You won't even know that you were once alive

No more talking now it's time to go to sleep
There are answers to your questions but they'll keep
Keep on asking as you grow, son
Keep on asking till you know, son
Then send the answer ringing round the world


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Fathers Song by Ewan McColl
From: The Shambles
Date: 20 Feb 01 - 05:29 PM

Many thanks. Super song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: father's song(Ewan MacColl)
From: Wolfgang
Date: 17 Jun 03 - 11:45 AM

Father's song

Wolfgang


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FATHER'S SONG (Ewan MacColl)
From: Wolfgang
Date: 17 Jun 03 - 11:51 AM

THE FATHER'S SONG
(Ewan MacColl)

That's another day gone by, son, close your eyes
Now the moon is chasing clouds across the sky
Go to sleep and have no fear, son
For your mum and dad are near, son
And the giant is just a shadow on the wall

Go to sleep, and when you wake it will be light
There's no need to fear the darkness of the night
It's not like the dark you find, son
In the depth of some men's minds, son
That defies the daily coming of the dawn

Lie easy in your bed and grow up strong
You'll be needing all your strength before too long
For you'll soon be on your way, son
Fighting battles every day, son
With an enemy who thinks he owns the world

Stop your crying now; let daddy dry your tears
There's no bogeyman to get you, never fear
There's no ogres, wicked witches
Only greedy sons of bitches
Who are waiting to exploit your life away

Don't you let 'em buy you out or break your pride
Don't you let yourself be used then cast aside
If you listen to their lying
They will con you into dying
You won't even know that you were once alive

No more talking now, it's time to go to sleep
There are answers to your questions but they'll keep
Go on asking while you grow, son
Go on asking till you know, son
And then send the answers ringing through the world

(As sung by Dick Gaughan)

Copied and pasted (reformatted) from the source in my above link

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Fathers Song by Ewan McColl
From: Wolfgang
Date: 17 Jun 03 - 12:28 PM

My two posts which look very awkward in the context of this thread have originally been posted in another thread asking for this song.

Wolfgang
Hi, Wolfgang - I thought of deleting your lyrics post when you posted it as I was combining threads, but your lyrics are just a bit different from those posted by Nutty above.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Fathers Song by Ewan McColl
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Jun 03 - 09:53 AM

I really did look here before posting a different song on the other thread...........nothing turned up. Sorry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Fathers Song by Ewan McColl
From: Wolfgang
Date: 18 Jun 03 - 10:18 AM

So did I, Sorcha. The explanation:

Father's // Fathers

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Fathers Song by Ewan McColl
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Jun 03 - 10:23 AM

Ahhh, then.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Fathers Song by Ewan McColl
From: GUEST,Ray Padgett
Date: 19 Jun 03 - 03:53 AM

I know it's cheaper to ask, but I thought I'd let you know about the Ewan MacColl Songbook
60 years of Songmaking
Oak Publications
US ISBN 0.8256.0321.8
UK ISBN 0.7119.6292.8
My copy via Waterstones,Leeds UK


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