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Lyr Req: King Coal

Alio 29 Aug 01 - 04:42 AM
Pene Azul 29 Aug 01 - 04:46 AM
Pene Azul 29 Aug 01 - 04:52 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 29 Aug 01 - 10:57 AM
Ian HP 29 Aug 01 - 12:11 PM
nutty 29 Aug 01 - 12:56 PM
Pene Azul 29 Aug 01 - 03:10 PM
Alio 30 Aug 01 - 11:27 AM
Mr Happy 04 Mar 09 - 09:23 AM
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Subject: King Coal
From: Alio
Date: 29 Aug 01 - 04:42 AM

This is my 4th attempt!!! Can anyone help me with the lyrics for King Coal, which I heard in the Tap and Spile last week? I know it got the words "there's ....in the heart of old King Coal" and "...centuries in his soul". Help!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Coal
From: Pene Azul
Date: 29 Aug 01 - 04:46 AM

Yes, and they all went through. One thread is quite enough.

Jeff


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Coal
From: Pene Azul
Date: 29 Aug 01 - 04:52 AM

The lyrics are here (click) in the Forum.

Jeff


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Coal-
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 29 Aug 01 - 10:57 AM

And you made another attempt at 11:47AM!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Coal
From: Ian HP
Date: 29 Aug 01 - 12:11 PM

If you want to hear the original it's on John Kirkpatrick's album, Earthling.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Coal
From: nutty
Date: 29 Aug 01 - 12:56 PM

Hi Alio .... Welcome to Mudcat ...... I hope you have found the information you were looking for
Can I suggest that you take the time to browse through the "Newcomers Guide". It gives a lot of useful info on how Mudcat works


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Subject: Lyr Add: OLD KING COAL
From: Pene Azul
Date: 29 Aug 01 - 03:10 PM

Copied from the fifth thread (now deleted):



Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Coal
From: Gervase - PM
Date: 29-Aug-01 - 10:51 AM

It's by John Kirkpatrick (recorded by Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman among others), and goes...
Under the ground lay Old King Coal,
He lay most peacefully.
He ruled in might and splendour,
There was none so grand as he.
But men came along to tunnel him out
And topple him from his throne.

They tore him down to steal his crown
For the power in the old black stone.

There's fire in the heart of Old King Coal,
There's the strength of centuries in his soul.
There's a power that grows where his black blood flows;
So here's to Old King Coal.

So they scratched him, hacked him, and harried him out
They ripped him from his bed
And they blasted his bones asunder
They'd sworn to see him dead.
Then they carried him out to the sun's bright light
Which blinded him in the eye,
And the blood did drain from every vein
Until they'd drained him dry.

Then they cracked his bones on the grinding stones,
How gleefully they did grind.
Oh how they pulverized him
Turned him to dust so fine.
Then they sprayed him into the furnace fire
And burned him in the air;
With a mighty blast they burned him fast
As he prayed his final prayer.

And his soul cried out with a final song
As he reached his final hour,
And his heart it burst with singing
So mighty was the power.
And he sang the water into steam
And the steam mnade the wheels fly round,
And the song ran on both pure and strong
Till the wires hummed with its sound.

Out of the darkness there comes light,
Out of the earth comes fire;
Out of the cold comes comfort,
As his bones go blazing higher.
And his soul flies out through the air we breathe,
And down on the earth we tread
That humankind may not forget
That Old King Coal is dead.
(John Kirkpatrick)



Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Coal
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca - PM
Date: 29-Aug-01 - 10:55 AM

I think it's in the DT database. Yes, here:

Old King Cole
Old King Cole (2)
Old King Coal



Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Coal
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca - PM
Date: 29-Aug-01 - 10:59 AM

Also, it was pointed out to you here: King Coal. Try and remember to check your old request before starting a new one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Coal
From: Alio
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 11:27 AM

Thanks very much for the words...and to all of you for trying to make me less of a Luddite when it comes to technology. Cheers!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Coal
From: Mr Happy
Date: 04 Mar 09 - 09:23 AM

OLD KING COLE

Old King Cole was a bugger for 쳌eis 쳌eole
And a bugger for 쳌eis 쳌eole was 쳌ee
He called for his wife in the middle of the night
And he called for his fiddlers three.
And every fiddler had a fine fiddle, and a very fine fiddle had he.
Fiddle diddle dee, diddle dee, cried the fiddlers,
Jolly fine men are we
There's none so rare as can compare with the Cheshire Yeomanry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: King Coal
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Mar 09 - 09:36 AM

On re-reading JK's lyrics, I'm strongly reminded of some of the John Barleycorn versions.

Perhaps JK's based his KC on it?


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