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Lyr Req: Song for Duke (Judy Collins)

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GUEST,margaretpickersgill@hotmail.com 31 Mar 01 - 09:16 AM
Tiger 31 Mar 01 - 09:34 AM
GUEST,margaret 31 Mar 01 - 02:21 PM
Joe Offer 31 Mar 01 - 02:28 PM
GUEST,margaret 03 Apr 01 - 01:51 PM
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Subject: judy collins song
From: GUEST,margaretpickersgill@hotmail.com
Date: 31 Mar 01 - 09:16 AM

I have a song off an old Judy Collins tape. It starts -- I didn`t even know the man, I didn`t know the man himself, even though his music filled my life as it has so many others.

Can anyone please tell me who the man in the song is?

I have an idea but would like to know if I am right.


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Subject: RE: Help: judy collins song
From: Tiger
Date: 31 Mar 01 - 09:34 AM

It's from "Song for Duke" (Ellington)


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Subject: RE: Help: judy collins song
From: GUEST,margaret
Date: 31 Mar 01 - 02:21 PM

Thank Tiger for info. I thought it could have been Paul Robeson. Everything seemed to fit for him


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Subject: ADD: Song For Duke
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Mar 01 - 02:28 PM

I found the lyrics at judycollins.com
-Joe Offer-

Song For Duke
Words and Music by Judy Collins
Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP)/ The Wildflowers Company (ASCAP)
(Administered by Universal Music Corp.)

I didn't even know the man
I didn't know the man himself
Even though his music filled my life
As it has so many others

I knew that he had died that week
After fighting death a year or more
But I had had a rule before
That funerals were a waste of flowers

But something said I had to go
To be a witness to his gift of love
A man who never once gave up on life
Until death took him in his tracks

The people stood around the church
Ten thousand people there they say, or more
Black and white, rich and poor
Together they were there to say farewell

In New York City it had rained that day
The streets were silver and the sky was grey
But in the church the music soared and sang
And seemed to fill the air with shining sun

The man was a hero
He played the music of our souls
He knew that we all have in us
A place where beauty always grows

Outside in the streets again
The people wandered through the falling rain
They waved their hands and dried their tears
And turned to go about their lives again

But none of us will be the same
If we hear the things his music says
That loving is the gift of life
And making music was his way of love

The man was a hero
He played the music of our souls
He knew that we all have in us
A place where beauty always grows

Wildflower Records
WWW.JUDYCOLLINS.COM
212-749-7221



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Subject: RE: Help: judy collins song - Song For Duke
From: GUEST,margaret
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 01:51 PM

Thanks Tiger and Joe Offer for info on Judy Collins song.


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