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Lyr/Chords Req: Coal-Hole Cavalry

ADONIS 03 Jun 01 - 05:26 PM
ADONIS 03 Jun 01 - 05:37 PM
8_Pints 04 Jun 01 - 01:08 PM
Noreen 04 Jun 01 - 01:44 PM
Noreen 04 Jun 01 - 01:55 PM
GUEST,Kath Holden (Folk North West) 04 Jun 01 - 04:54 PM
Eric the Viking 04 Jun 01 - 05:20 PM
Noreen 04 Jun 01 - 08:02 PM
Dave the Gnome 05 Jun 01 - 04:13 AM
clansfolk 05 Jun 01 - 06:50 AM
clansfolk 05 Jun 01 - 06:52 AM
clansfolk 05 Jun 01 - 06:54 AM
Tig 05 Jun 01 - 06:58 AM
Noreen 05 Jun 01 - 10:19 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 05 Jun 01 - 02:18 PM
Eric the Viking 05 Jun 01 - 03:32 PM
Noreen 05 Jun 01 - 06:09 PM
clansfolk 06 Jun 01 - 07:41 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 06 Jun 01 - 01:53 PM
GUEST,Kath 06 Jun 01 - 03:18 PM
GUEST,A decade or so on 24 Aug 10 - 04:09 PM
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Subject: COAL HOLE CAVALRY
From: ADONIS
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 05:26 PM

HAS ANYONE GOT THE LYRICS AND THE CHORDS FOR THESONG COAL HOLE CAVALRY. iVE HEARD IT FROM GARY AND VERA ASPEY AND THE WAYFARERS BUT I SEEM TO HAVE LOST HE RECORDS. iF ANY ONE HAS THEM I WOULD BE MOST GRATEFUL


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: COAL HOLE CAVALRY
From: ADONIS
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 05:37 PM

Also the lyrics to the band played waltzing matilda


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: COAL HOLE CAVALRY
From: 8_Pints
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 01:08 PM

Hi Adonis,

I'm sure Ted Edwards wrote the first song, and I think Eric Bogle wrote the second.

I'll have a look around for them.

Bob vG


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: COAL HOLE CAVALRY
From: Noreen
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 01:44 PM

Hi, Adonis. the band played waltzing matilda (click here) you will find is in the Digital Tradition database with a link to previous discussions on the song in the forum. Use the box on the forum page under "Digitrad and Forum Search" to find other songs.

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: COAL HOLE CAVALRY
From: Noreen
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 01:55 PM

Meant to say also that Coalhole Cavalry, Ted Edwards' lovely song, is not in the DT, nor could I find the lyrics to it using Google, though I found a couple of mentions in discographies.

Must be someone here who does it... Bernard? Dave the Gnome? (I just join in the choruses).

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: COAL HOLE CAVALRY
From: GUEST,Kath Holden (Folk North West)
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 04:54 PM

I have a copy of the lyrics and chords of Coal Hole Cavalry. I will be happy to send you a copy. Email me with your address kath.holden@btinternet


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: COAL HOLE CAVALRY
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 05:20 PM

I also have the lyrics, but no chords though they are easily worked out. Our local Scout gang show has just done this.PM me and I'll type it out for you.

If you are UK, I'll post you a photocopy!

Cheers

Eric


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: COAL HOLE CAVALRY
From: Noreen
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 08:02 PM

Please will one of you post the words here for future reference?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: COAL HOLE CAVALRY
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 04:13 AM

I can remember snatches, so eagerly awaiting your posting, Eric. Funnily enough another of Teds songs made an appearance last night - The coal and Albert Berry. Cracking stuff. Does anyone know how I can get hold of a copy of the BBC documentary about Ted crossing the Sahara btw?

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: COAL HOLE CAVALRY
From: clansfolk
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 06:50 AM

Greetings - hope the followings ok it's in dialectish - the chords seem OK from what I remember but we only ever played it once when we did an talk/sing/dance on Lancashire and clogs at a local school - we gave about 12 kids clogs to wear and had them marching across the hall in the school - went very well till the caretaker saw the remains of his nice new wooden floor - and the clogs had rubbers on the bottom!!!!! - Pete


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: COAL-HOLE CAVALRY
From: clansfolk
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 06:52 AM

COALHOLE CAVALRY
 Am            Em           Am
Early mornin' dreaming is shattered,
Am G Am
One clitter-clatter on t'flags eytside.
Am Em Am
Th'owd knocker-up rat-tattin' on t'winder,
Am G
Makin' sure nobody's o'er lied.

CHORUS.
Am G
Clitterin' clatterin', coal-hole cavalry,
Am Em Am
Gallopin' rain or fine.
Am G
Clitterin' clatterin', coal-hole cavalry,
Am Em Am
Gallopin' deyn to t'mine.
Fayther yawnin', drizzle on t'winder,
More clitter-clatterin' comin' deyn th'hill.
Stairs are creakin', th'oven doors bangin',
Faythers waitin' for Uncle Bill.

Mam is fillin' 'is bottle wi' wayter,
Clatter-clitter-clatter an' rattle on t'latch.
Clogs int'lobby an' talkin'quiet,
Arguin' t'toss abeyt Sunday's match.

Come on Billy lad, best get gooin',
Clatter-clitter-clatter an' front door bang!
Gooin' deyn to t'mucky owd coal pit,
Hear t'pit-hat an' snap tin clang.

Colliers ridin' a million horses,
Clatter-clitter-clatter all over the world.
Get lost injuns, cavalry's comin',
Picks an' shovels an' banners unfurled.

Buzzer's blowin, a sound of vict'ry,
Clatter-clitter-clatter's over an' done.
All t'world's quiet, an' sleep is comin'
Wish I was a collier?.. it must be fun.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: COAL HOLE CAVALRY
From: clansfolk
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 06:54 AM

Chords still out of line - can anyone sort it??? and advise me for future??? Can it be done with HTML???

Hey ho

Pete


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: COAL HOLE CAVALRY
From: Tig
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 06:58 AM

If you still can't work it out you'll find the words in The Jolly Herring, one of a series of books by A&C Black. All the series have some brilliant songs in them. (our copy is known as 'the Drunken Goldfish' when I need it!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: COAL HOLE CAVALRY
From: Noreen
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 10:19 AM

Thanks Pete. I'm sure people can figure out where chords change without further jiggling.

There have been methods for placing chords over words posted, probably in HTML practice threads (search for HTML in content filter at top of forum page, age 2 yrs and you'll find plenty... :0)

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: COAL HOLE CAVALRY
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 02:18 PM

I am the lucky owner of the original manuscipt of the lyrics which Ted gave me as a Christmas present 3 years ago, they have pride of place on top of the piano. Having been a friend of Ted's for over 30 years please let me assure you that although the majority of words put down by Clansfolk are correct Ted would never use GET LOST INJUNS when BUGGER OFF INJUNS says so much more and the word Ee should preceed I wish I were a collier in the last line.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: COAL HOLE CAVALRY
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 03:32 PM

Well, there you are then, saved me a job. Thankyou very much. Iwould have made a mess of it anyway. It's a bloody good song though ain't it?

Eric


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: COAL HOLE CAVALRY
From: Noreen
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 06:09 PM

'Tis too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: COAL HOLE CAVALRY
From: clansfolk
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 07:41 AM

Sorry about the "Bugger off" Mister

The copy was from my archives and were most likely changed because of the School venue we were playing for! :-)

Sing well.........

Pete


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: COAL HOLE CAVALRY
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 01:53 PM

No harm done, damn fime song it is too. I am going to phone Ted later and inform him of his new found internet fame. Drag it out of your archives it deserves another airing. Take Care


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: COAL HOLE CAVALRY
From: GUEST,Kath
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 03:18 PM

Glad someone else found it. I didn't have time to type it all in the other night. My version also has 'look out Injuns, Cavalry's coming'. It is now corrected.

Cheers folks


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: COAL HOLE CAVALRY
From: GUEST,A decade or so on
Date: 24 Aug 10 - 04:09 PM

I'm so glad to get some idea of who wrote this wonderful song, I've been singing ever since I heard Gary and Very Aspey do it at the July Wakes (they were'nt called festivals then) in the 70s. I've played it to friends in Germany, Holland, Italy and many parties in the UK, and I always use the Bugger Of Indians (never heard it differently).

Is Ted still going because I would like to express a great thank to him for the wonderful lyrics and the depth of history the song should (but often doesn't) give the audience. When I try to explain the more obscure Lancastrian bits I usually get "get on with it" from the phillistines!

Contact through rfears@btinternet.com would be appreciated so I can make the intro even longer.


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