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Lyr Req: Gently Down the Stream of Time

Chicken Charlie 07 May 01 - 08:02 PM
kendall 07 May 01 - 08:12 PM
Charley Noble 07 May 01 - 08:25 PM
kendall 07 May 01 - 08:31 PM
Charley Noble 07 May 01 - 08:43 PM
Chicken Charlie 07 May 01 - 09:46 PM
Chicken Charlie 07 May 01 - 09:49 PM
kendall 08 May 01 - 07:37 AM
Charley Noble 08 May 01 - 08:01 AM
Chicken Charlie 08 May 01 - 07:24 PM
Sandy Paton 08 May 01 - 10:51 PM
Barbara Shaw 26 Jun 01 - 01:45 PM
kendall 26 Jun 01 - 04:15 PM
Barbara Shaw 27 Jun 01 - 08:35 AM
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Subject: Gently Down the Stream of Time
From: Chicken Charlie
Date: 07 May 01 - 08:02 PM

Have chords & most of lyrics, but need first verse. Not on DT. Just to be sure we're talking about the same song, chorus is:

Voices now are hushed forever;
Tears and flowers strew their grave,
And this might rushing river
Buries all beneath its wave.

As far as I know there is only one verse. Anybody know it? I think Ed Trickett (sp?) recorded it, but can't find it that way.

Thanks, CC


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Subject: Lyr Add: GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM OF TIME
From: kendall
Date: 07 May 01 - 08:12 PM

Gently down the stream of time
Floats our barque to the sea
Sweetly peals the evening chime
Hear it echo loud and free.

Voices now...etc.

Over all that golden shore
Forms unseen are chanting low
Strains we loved in days of yor
Memories of long ago
Friends are gone ties have been broken
Tears and flowers strew their graves
And this mighty rushing river
Buries all beneath its waves
And this mighty rushing river
Buries all beneath its waves.

I recorded this gem too. Great song.


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Subject: Lyr Add: GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM OF TIME
From: Charley Noble
Date: 07 May 01 - 08:25 PM

Well, here's what I found on the lyrics sheet to Ed's album of the same name:

GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM OF TIME
(Words by Maj. J. Barton in 1869 via Joe Hickerson as sung by Ed Trickett on album of same name)

Gently down the stream of time floats our bark toward the sea;
Sweetly peals the evening chime; hear it echo loud (wild) and free.
Friends have gone, ties have been broken, fears and doubts and hopes sublime,
Careless words, so (though) idly spoken, lie sleeping 'neath the stream of time. (2X)

Over on that golden shore, forms unseen are chanting low,
Strains we loved in days of yore, memories of long ago.
Voices now are hushed forever, tears and flowers strew their grave,
And this mighty rushing river buries all beneath its wave. (2X)

Hope it's what you want!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gently Down the Stream of Time
From: kendall
Date: 07 May 01 - 08:31 PM

Is there an echo in here?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gently Down the Stream of Time
From: Charley Noble
Date: 07 May 01 - 08:43 PM

Is there an echo in here?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gently Down the Stream of Time
From: Chicken Charlie
Date: 07 May 01 - 09:46 PM

Is there an echo in here?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gently Down the Stream of Time
From: Chicken Charlie
Date: 07 May 01 - 09:49 PM

Sorry. On a more serious note, thank you (both). This has redeemed an otherwise not terribly memorable day. Charley, you and I must have been separated at birth; our tastes seem remarkably similar. Scary, huh?

Thank you, Kendall. Is your version anywhere out there where I can find it??

CC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gently Down the Stream of Time
From: kendall
Date: 08 May 01 - 07:37 AM

As I said, I recorded it some years ago on a tape/CD called Beginners Luck. Actually, I reversed the order of the verses, but, in a non story song, it makes no difference. I learned it from Ed Trickett about 25 years ago. Ed is a great guy with excellent taste in songs.

The way I heard it, it goes..fears and doubts and HOPES OF LIFE...also, barque is the proper spelling, not bark. Right Cranky?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gently Down the Stream of Time
From: Charley Noble
Date: 08 May 01 - 08:01 AM

Not to worry, Charlie, Kendall's "barque" is worse than his "bite." Ed Tricket, by the way, will be doing a concert at the Chocolate Church in Bath, ME, next fall.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gently Down the Stream of Time
From: Chicken Charlie
Date: 08 May 01 - 07:24 PM

Actually if we want to stay in the nautical mode, his barque is worse than his bight. Or, if you don't want your dog nipping people, tie a bowline-on-a-bite.

Enough is too much, or something. Thanks again; been obsessive over those words for a while.

CC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gently Down the Stream of Time
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 08 May 01 - 10:51 PM

Yep, and Ed'll sing "hopes sublime," Kendall, if you ask him for the song. Funny, I'd not noticed the change of words on your excellent tape. Hey, folks, you can get the tape direct from Kendall for real money, or you can use a credit card and get either Ed Trickett's version OR Kendall's from Folk-Legacy. You win, either way!

The Constant Hustler


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Subject: ADD: Gently Down the Stream of Time
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 26 Jun 01 - 01:45 PM

This is a beautiful song which I learned from Kendall's album "Beginner's Luck." He does it in the key of G, but I transposed it to D for my own voice.

There's one possible "Maine-ism" in the first B-part: I listened to him sing the song and transcribed the word "callous" in the line "callous words so idly spoken . . ." but it occurs to me that he's saying "careless" with his DownEast accent! Either one fits, but we'll have to ask Kendall to clarify this and any other variations.

Gently Down the Stream of Time
Traditional (as sung by Kendall Morse on "Beginner's Luck")

     D	                  G
Gently down the stream of time
A7 D
Floats our bark toward the sea
G
Sweetly peals the evening chime
A7 D
Hear it echo loud and free.

A7 G
Friends are gone, ties have been broken
D A7
Fears and doubts and hopes of life
D G
Callous words so idly spoken
A7 D
Lie sleeping 'neath the stream of time.
D G
Callous words so idly spoken
A7 D
Lie sleeping 'neath the stream of time.

Over all that golden shore
Forms unseen are chanting low
Strange we love in days of yore
Memories of long ago.

Voices now are hushed forever
Tears and flowers strew their grave
And this mighty rushing river
Buries all beneath its wave.
And this mighty rushing river
Buries all beneath its wave.




Messages from multiple threads combined. This message and the ones below are from a new thread.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gently Down the Stream of Time
From: kendall
Date: 26 Jun 01 - 04:15 PM

You are right my dear, the word is careless. Thanks for pointing that out, in the future, I will be sure to annunciate.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gently Down the Stream of Time
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 27 Jun 01 - 08:35 AM

I've got it stuck in my head to say "callous" now, so people will probably think I'm from Maine! How about the rest of the lyrics? Are they right?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gently Down the Stream of Time
From: kendall
Date: 27 Jun 01 - 08:46 AM

pretty close deah! actually it is Strains we love.. and we old sailors spell it ..Barque, but, it sounds the same. You need not worry about being mistaken for a Mainer, it would take more than one misspronounced word to do that! Lol.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Gently Down the Stream of Time
From: kendall
Date: 27 Jun 01 - 08:51 AM

I learned this song from Ed Trickett, on a Folk Legacy album. (No Matt, it was not a cylinder) Ed has great taste in songs.


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Subject: Lyr Add: GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM OF TIME (J Barton)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Mar 09 - 06:32 PM

From the Lester S Levy Collection of Sheet Music:


GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM OF TIME
Words and music by Maj. J. Barton
Marshall, Mich: J. S. White & Co., 1870.

1. Gently down the stream of time floats our bark toward the sea;
Sweetly peals the ev'ning chime; hear it echo wild and free.
Friends have gone, ties have been broken, fears and doubts and hopes sublime,
Careless words, tho' idly spoken, lie sleeping 'neath the sea of time.
Careless words, tho' idly spoken, lie sleeping 'neath the sea of time.

CHORUS: Gently (gently down) the stream of time (the stream of time)
Floats our bark (floats our bark) toward the sea (toward the sea)
Sweetly peals (sweetly peals) the ev'ning chime (the evening chime)
Hear its echo (echo) wild and free (wild and free).

2. Yonder on the golden shore, forms unseen are chanting low,
Strains we loved in days of yore, memories of long ago.
Voices now are hush'd forever, tears and flowers strew their graves,
And this mighty rushing river buries all beneath its wave.
And this mighty rushing river buries all beneath its wave.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gently Down the Stream of Time
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 Mar 09 - 10:17 AM

Thanks all, for a nice song and for the link. I think I'll make a file of the melody.


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