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Lyr Req/Add: Freeman (Tim Woods)

GUEST,Steve R 18 Nov 01 - 02:12 PM
Sorcha 18 Nov 01 - 02:21 PM
GUEST,Steve R 18 Nov 01 - 02:26 PM
Sorcha 18 Nov 01 - 02:30 PM
Hilary 18 Nov 01 - 07:53 PM
GUEST,JamAlBlyBir 10 Aug 06 - 02:18 PM
Joe Offer 10 Aug 06 - 02:49 PM
GUEST,Tim Orrell 10 May 11 - 06:57 PM
Joe Offer 07 Sep 11 - 05:12 PM
Stewie 07 Sep 11 - 07:41 PM
Big Al Whittle 08 Sep 11 - 07:15 PM
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Subject: Freeman
From: GUEST,Steve R
Date: 18 Nov 01 - 02:12 PM

Can anybody out there help me with finding the lyrics to a song called "Freeman". I know that it was on a Kieran Halpin album, but can't remember which one, and I believe that it was written by a guy named Tim Wood. I think it starts "Well I met him on a motorway, said he was a freeman".

All help much appreciated.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FREEMAN (Tim Woods)
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Nov 01 - 02:21 PM

FREEMAN
(Tim Woods)

I met him on the motorway, said he was a free man
And did I have a cigarette
He'd been all over travelling, looking for a little gold
He said with a laugh, I found nothing yet
He had to get out of Ireland
The police there they've got a lot of tricks
They give a dog a bad name -
You better believe that it always sticks

chorus:
And he was worried about the rain
Lord, he'd never seen it rain so hard
And I was thinking about that flame that burned in his heart

He'd heard about a job in London town
He hit the road from Liverpool
But if your name is Pat or Michael
Some men treat you like a fool
And he loved to hear old Brady sing
He knew all the words to Arthur Mc Bride
And when I put it on my stereo,
Old man broke right down and cried

He talked about a bar he knew in Dublin
Lord, he wished we were there tonight
And we talked about the travelling -
Sooner or later we're gonna get it right
When I left him on that same motorway,
It was a bright cafe in a dark night
And as I turned away to leave him
He said, Lady Luck may she treat you right

From: http://www.fiddlers.de/texte/freeman.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Freeman
From: GUEST,Steve R
Date: 18 Nov 01 - 02:26 PM

Thanks very much indeed !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Freeman
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Nov 01 - 02:30 PM

Still can't find the album it's on. Guess it doesn't matter much?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Freeman
From: Hilary
Date: 18 Nov 01 - 07:53 PM

'Freeman' has also been recorded by Alan Burke on 'On The Other Hand', with some minor changes of words. One of my favourite songs & a favourite album. I THINK I remember hearing that the record company were being less than helpful about releasing the original Tim Woods version - or letting anyone else record it. I shall check out the links above for chords, I'd love to sing it.

H


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Freeman
From: GUEST,JamAlBlyBir
Date: 10 Aug 06 - 02:18 PM

The original Kieran Halpin vinyl LP is long forgotten but the song is available on "Closing Time in Paradise". Always available dead cheap from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000057DV5/sr=1-8/qid=1155233787/ref=sr_1_8/026-2750122-8548416?ie=UTF8&s=music


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Freeman
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Aug 06 - 02:49 PM

So, is the songwriter Tim Wood?
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Freeman
From: GUEST,Tim Orrell
Date: 10 May 11 - 06:57 PM

I have a probably rare recording on cassette from radio of this being sung by Chris and Joe While....lyrics above pretty accurate! Yes i believe its Tim Woods


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Freeman (Tim Woods)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Sep 11 - 05:12 PM

This review says that "Freeman" was written by Tim Woods, and was recorded by Alan Burke on Burke's album titled On The Other Hand. I've added the songwriter attribution to the lyrics above.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Freeman (Tim Woods)
From: Stewie
Date: 07 Sep 11 - 07:41 PM

I believe his name is 'Wood' - no 's'. You can hear his recording of 'Freeman' on Youtube: Freeman.

The song has been recorded also by Scots singer/songwriter, Graham Wilson, who now resides in Perth, Australia, on his album 'Partially Cloudy' Border Recordings BORDCD 002. Wilson has recorded several songs by Wood.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Freeman (Tim Woods)
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 07:15 PM

I was talking about Tim Woods to Sanjay Brains Dad - a few weeks ago. we were trying to remember his name. I saw him at dave and ruth Cooper's club when it was at The Robin Hood in Brinsley - when was that - the late 1970's - early 1980's...?.

I remember he pointed to my ovation guitar and said i used to have one of those but a drunk threw a glass at it and it smashed through the front, one night in Denmark. he was working for Ann Dex on the Scandinavian circuit in those far off days.

i seem to remember he stopped with Roger Brain and may be was a friend of Pete Burke who runs the Pokey Hole gig these days...

Maybe Ruth Cooper has an old contact address - he was certainly pretty talented as a performer.


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Freeman (Tim Woods)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 08:17 PM

I think this is from an album called 'Getting Your Own Back'. And a damn fine album it was too!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Freeman (Tim Woods)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Dec 14 - 04:33 AM

this old video turned up. not freeman but you might be interested www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OYfaPNeM7U


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Freeman (Tim Woods)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Dec 14 - 04:42 AM

however, is this the same tim woods in 2014?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SFZI75WPBY


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Freeman (Tim Woods)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Dec 14 - 04:47 AM

Bloody hell I found it. Tim wood singing freeman at fairport reunion in 2014
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZoYAhLgqNM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Freeman (Tim Woods)
From: GUEST,BobO
Date: 09 Feb 18 - 06:49 PM

Saw Tim would at the Vine in Leeds in. 1982 singing free man - loved it
He was on with a Dutch guy who was also good
Been looking for this too


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