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Lyr Req: Blown and Torn / Blowed and Torn

GUEST,tigerjim@dmv.com 06 Sep 00 - 04:49 PM
Joe Offer 09 Sep 00 - 04:04 AM
GUEST,Darrius 16 Sep 01 - 09:09 PM
Sorcha 16 Sep 01 - 09:43 PM
GUEST 17 Sep 01 - 07:23 AM
GUEST,cetmst 17 Sep 01 - 07:44 AM
MMario 17 Sep 01 - 08:35 AM
GUEST,LynnC 17 Sep 01 - 08:40 AM
GUEST,Darrius 17 Sep 01 - 09:27 AM
MMario 17 Sep 01 - 09:53 AM
GUEST,cetmst 17 Sep 01 - 10:03 PM
GUEST,Darrius 17 Sep 01 - 11:05 PM
MMario 18 Sep 01 - 12:36 PM
GUEST,blenderwench 23 Jul 08 - 11:43 AM
RowanGolightly 15 Apr 09 - 04:56 PM
GUEST,leeneia 16 Apr 09 - 11:57 AM
GUEST,GUEST.eliza 27 Oct 10 - 08:10 AM
GUEST,lyndsay 03 Apr 16 - 05:00 PM
JenBurdoo 03 Apr 16 - 08:10 PM
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Subject: Blown and Torn
From: GUEST,tigerjim@dmv.com
Date: 06 Sep 00 - 04:49 PM

I am looking for a spiritual with the chorus:

My sails are blown and torn and layed down wet. They need all the mending that they can get.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blown and Torn
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Sep 00 - 04:04 AM

Well, I think the name of the song is Blowed and Torn (click for info, not lyrics) It was recorded by Tom Wisner on Folkways in 1979 on an LP called Chesapeake Born. Seems to me we had a request for this song recently, but now I can't find it.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Blown and Torn
From: GUEST,Darrius
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 09:09 PM

I have tried and tried to find the lyrics to the song 'Blown and Torn' all year ever since i heard it at the Maryland Renfest last year. I have heard it again today, and it is a beautiful as i remember. Does ANYONE know the lyrics? Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blown and Torn
From: Sorcha
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 09:43 PM

I'll see if MMario, our Renn Xspurt can look in here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blown and Torn
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 07:23 AM

Tom Wisner recorded an LP the name of which may be "Chesapeake Born" including a song he titled "My Sails Are Blown" Could this be what you are looking for? If you can't find it anywhere else I can transcribe the lyrics for you. Other titles on the album are Winter Morning, Wild Rover, Lazy Floating Feather, Susquehanna Down, Spring Lightning and Thunder, Southern Maryland, Dredgin's My Drudgery, and Chesapeake Born


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blown and Torn
From: GUEST,cetmst
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 07:44 AM

Forgot to put my name as guest above. Make that Wild River, add Clear Water Remembered, Made of Water and Native Land as other titles. The album is Folkways FTS 32410, dated 1979. Information from Johns Hopkins University Folk Music Index http:/folkindex.mse.jhu.edu


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blown and Torn
From: MMario
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 08:35 AM

I'm not familiar with it. But I'll ask around. Do you remember WHO sang it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blown and Torn
From: GUEST,LynnC
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 08:40 AM

We sing this one at MD faire for closing many evenings for Pub Sing.

I don't sing lead, so I can't recite you the whole of it. The chorus is "My sails are blowed and torn, been laid down wet. They need all the mendin' that they can get..." etc. If you can wait, I will get the rest for you sometime this week.

L


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blown and Torn
From: GUEST,Darrius
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 09:27 AM

Lynn, yes that is the one, and i'd very much aprriciate:) Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blown and Torn
From: MMario
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 09:53 AM

Thanks Lynn - since you were the one I was going to ask - that cuts out the middleman!


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY SAILS ARE BLOWED AND TORN
From: GUEST,cetmst
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 10:03 PM

MY SAILS ARE BLOWED AND TORN

When I was just a little boy a-searching for my way,
I remember how I filled with pride to hear my father say,
Dreams are like a mainsail set high upon the mast,
And you run before the free winds as long as dreams can last.

Cho: My sails are blowed and torn, been laid down wet,
Need all the mending that they can get.
No time to be a-tending; the wind's alive today.
These sails are worn and weathered and I'm bound to go my way.

Then I growed and went to school to learn that dreams ain't real.
They taught me how to calculate and hide the things you feel.
Well I know that in me no harm, but this their learning said,
A man's a man in this here world, and if you dream you're dead.

Well forty year's I've been livin' in my dreams,
Reality confuses me with its many schemes.
I'll take the weathered tapestry that's folded in my soul
And run before the moonlit winds with the love I know.

--- Line breaks <br> and ADD added ---
---Jeff (PA)---


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blown and Torn
From: GUEST,Darrius
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 11:05 PM

thank you from the bottom of my heart


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blown and Torn
From: MMario
Date: 18 Sep 01 - 12:36 PM

thanks cetmst.

Lynn - hopefully I'll get to hear this in october...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blown and Torn / Blowed and Torn
From: GUEST,blenderwench
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 11:43 AM

This is many years later from these inquiry postings, but I came across this site in looking for this song, as well.

I found it - an MP3 Download on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Blowed-and-Torn/dp/B000V8VJY2/ref=sr_f2_24?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1216827565&sr=102-24


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blown and Torn / Blowed and Torn
From: RowanGolightly
Date: 15 Apr 09 - 04:56 PM

Cetmst and Blenderwench,
Thank you! QueenMaggie formerly from MDRF sent me looking for this for my group to do out in the midwest. I'm very grateful.

RowanGolightly
www.queens-gambit.com
www.fairealacarte.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blown and Torn / Blowed and Torn
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 16 Apr 09 - 11:57 AM

The line:

Well I know that in me no harm, but this their learning said,

is probably supposed to be:

Well, I know they mean no harm...

And that, in turn, should probably be 'I know they meant no harm.'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blown and Torn / Blowed and Torn
From: GUEST,GUEST.eliza
Date: 27 Oct 10 - 08:10 AM

Thank you for the work you did - it is still helping people


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blown and Torn / Blowed and Torn
From: GUEST,lyndsay
Date: 03 Apr 16 - 05:00 PM

Are there any chords to this song? Got the lyrics already. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blown and Torn / Blowed and Torn
From: JenBurdoo
Date: 03 Apr 16 - 08:10 PM

I'd say it's "Well, I know that it meant no harm." I recently learned it from Rambling Sailors at the South Florida Renfest, I'll see if I can't work out the chords.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blown and Torn / Blowed and Torn
From: JenBurdoo
Date: 03 Apr 16 - 09:11 PM

Oddly, I'm hearing elements of "This Old Man" in it... I wonder if I could start with those chords?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blown and Torn / Blowed and Torn
From: GUEST,#
Date: 04 Apr 16 - 12:02 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGSmR27dKJ4

Chords are easy to make out on that take.


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