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Lyr Req: Brother Did You Weep? (Ewan MacColl)

GUEST,hugh jimpton 23 Dec 01 - 06:35 AM
Snuffy 23 Dec 01 - 10:44 AM
Snuffy 23 Dec 01 - 06:39 PM
Sorcha 23 Dec 01 - 07:31 PM
Susanne (skw) 24 Dec 01 - 05:44 PM
Amergin 24 Dec 01 - 10:27 PM
GUEST,David Fillingham 07 Dec 10 - 07:56 PM
Jim Carroll 08 Dec 10 - 11:22 AM
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Subject: brother did you weep
From: GUEST,hugh jimpton
Date: 23 Dec 01 - 06:35 AM

Any one got the words to above song by Ewan Mcoll? I believe it was on a cd by Mcoll called "BLACK AND WHITE"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: brother did you weep
From: Snuffy
Date: 23 Dec 01 - 10:44 AM

It is indeed on Black and White. If nobody else posts it before, I'll see if I can transcribe it over the next few days.

WassaiL! V

BTW. I always thought you spelled your name with an 'a' not an 'i'.


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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: BROTHER DID YOU WEEP? (Ewan MacColl)
From: Snuffy
Date: 23 Dec 01 - 06:39 PM

Here you go, Hugh.

BROTHER DID YOU WEEP?

(Ewan MacColl)

Disc of sun in the belching smoke
Blazing huts where children choke
Burning flesh and blackened blood
Charred and blistered like smouldering wood

Oh brother, oh brother, did you weep
Oh brother, oh brother, can you sleep

Warlike moon in the wounded night
Touching poisoned fields with blight
Showing a ditch where the dead girl lies
Courted by ants and hungry flies

Oh brother, oh brother, did you weep
Oh brother, oh brother, can you sleep

Scream of pain on the morning breeze
Thunder of bombs in the grove of trees
Hymn of rubble and powdered stone
Anguished flesh and splintered bone

Oh brother, oh brother, did you weep
Oh brother, oh brother, can you sleep

Programmed war; efficiency team
Punch cards fed to thinking machines
Computer death and the murder plan
Total destruction of Vietnam

Oh brother, have you got no shame
Oh Jesus, they're killing in my name

Copyright Stormking Music, 1967. Recorded 1972 by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger on 'Black and White' COOK CD 038.

The sleeve notes read:

When the Folksingers for Vietnam was formed, a number of singer-songwriters wrote songs about the war and our involvement in it. Ewan wrote many, of which this was the most popular.

Here's a rather pedestrian rendition of the tune:

MIDI file: BROWEEP.MID

Timebase: 480

Tempo: 120 (500000 microsec/crotchet)
Key: F
TimeSig: 4/4 48 8
Name: Brother Did You Weep?
Text: C:Ewan MacColl
Start
1200 1 62 090 0359 0 62 000 0001 1 62 090 0359 0 62 000 0001 1 65 127 0479 0 65 000 0001 1 62 090 0239 0 62 000 0001 1 62 090 0239 0 62 000 0001 1 64 090 0399 0 64 000 0001 1 60 090 0559 0 60 000 0001 1 62 127 0959 0 62 000 0001 1 62 090 0479 0 62 000 0001 1 64 090 0479 0 64 000 0001 1 65 127 0479 0 65 000 0001 1 67 090 0479 0 67 000 0001 1 69 090 0399 0 69 000 0001 1 65 090 0559 0 65 000 0001 1 64 127 0959 0 64 000 0001 1 67 090 0479 0 67 000 0001 1 67 090 0479 0 67 000 0001 1 69 127 0479 0 69 000 0001 1 65 090 0479 0 65 000 0001 1 67 090 0399 0 67 000 0001 1 64 090 0559 0 64 000 0001 1 65 127 0959 0 65 000 0001 1 62 090 0479 0 62 000 0001 1 62 090 0479 0 62 000 0001 1 64 127 0239 0 64 000 0001 1 62 090 0239 0 62 000 0001 1 60 090 0479 0 60 000 0001 1 62 090 0399 0 62 000 0001 1 64 090 0559 0 64 000 0001 1 62 127 0959 0 62 000 0481 1 62 090 0319 0 62 000 0001 1 65 090 0159 0 65 000 0001 1 64 127 1439 0 64 000 0241 1 65 090 0239 0 65 000 0001 1 64 127 0239 0 64 000 0001 1 65 090 0239 0 65 000 0001 1 64 090 0479 0 64 000 0001 1 60 090 0479 0 60 000 0001 1 62 127 0959 0 62 000 0481 1 62 090 0319 0 62 000 0001 1 65 090 0159 0 65 000 0001 1 64 127 1439 0 64 000 0241 1 65 090 0239 0 65 000 0001 1 64 127 0239 0 64 000 0001 1 65 090 0239 0 65 000 0001 1 64 090 0479 0 64 000 0001 1 60 090 0479 0 60 000 0001 1 62 127 0959 0 62 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X: 220
T:Brother Did You Weep?
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:120
C:Ewan MacColl
K:Dm
z4 zD3/D3/|
F2DD E-E A2F2 G-GF|
E4- E2zF|EF E2C2|D4 z2D>F|
E4- E2zF|EF E2C2|D4 z4||



WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: brother did you weep
From: Sorcha
Date: 23 Dec 01 - 07:31 PM

Thanks, snuffy. I didn't find it on the web anywhere, chalk up another for Mudcat!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: brother did you weep
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 24 Dec 01 - 05:44 PM

Many thanks, snuffy! Saves me having to transcribe it myself. Hope it didn't spoil your Christmas weekend!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: brother did you weep
From: Amergin
Date: 24 Dec 01 - 10:27 PM

wow...looks like I will go on a cd search wednesday....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: brother did you weep
From: GUEST,David Fillingham
Date: 07 Dec 10 - 07:56 PM

Thanks so much for the lyrics. I am a member of Veterans for Peace in USA, www.veteransforpeace.org, and I will use it in our demonstrations against the Afghanistan war.

Justice with Peace,
David Fillingham


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: brother did you weep
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 08 Dec 10 - 11:22 AM

David
Good luck with your demonstrations - MacColl would have loved the use you are putting it to.
Jim Carroll


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