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Lyr Req: Turning of the Year (Gordon Bok)

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BELAMENA
BRANDY TREE (Otter's Song)
CAPE ANN
CLEAR AWAY IN THE MORNING
DARK OLD WATERS
DILLAN BAY
DUNA
HEARTH AND FIRE
HERRING CROON
HILLS OF ISLE AU HAUT
HUSH YE MY BAIRNIE
ISLE AU HAUT LULLABY (Hay Ledge Song)
JOHN OF DREAMS
KIRSTEEN/CHRISTINN
LITTLE RIVER
MRS. MACDONALD'S LAMENT
MY IMAGES COME
O-E-DALLAY
OLD FAT BOAT (Mattapoisset Harbor Inventory)
RIGHT SAID FRED (CUP OF TEA)
RORY DALL
THE BAYOU SARA
TUNE FOR NOVEMBER
TURN OVER IN THE MORNING
TURN YE TO ME
TURNING TOWARD THE MORNING
WAYS OF MAN ARE PASSING STRANGE
WEARY OF THE DARNING


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GUEST,ejferris@att.net 29 Jan 02 - 10:28 PM
kendall 29 Jan 02 - 10:40 PM
catspaw49 29 Jan 02 - 10:55 PM
kendall 29 Jan 02 - 11:07 PM
Mark Cohen 30 Jan 02 - 12:25 AM
GUEST 30 Jan 02 - 12:00 PM
Murray MacLeod 30 Jan 02 - 04:19 PM
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Subject: Turning of the Year - Gordon Bok?
From: GUEST,ejferris@att.net
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 10:28 PM

Heard what I believe was "turning of the year" sung by probably Gordon Bok on midnight special. A friend was trying to remember lyrics and insists she's missing a verse? I can't remember all but part of it is

To friends I've had and foes I've had and those we hold most dear; We'll lift a glass to lad and lass at turning of the year.

I vaguely recall words were written by someone else and I may be mixing two songs entirely. Any help is appreciated. Thanks. Elaine.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turning of the Year - Gordon Bok?
From: kendall
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 10:40 PM

You are right, it is Turning of the year, and it was written by Gordon Bok. I can give you the lyrics if no one else does.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turning of the Year - Gordon Bok?
From: catspaw49
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 10:55 PM

Uh, Kendall.....Even if you have them, wouldn't this be a nice place to plug your friend's songbook?

The Gordon Bok Songbook, "One to Sing, One to Haul" is available on Gordon's site, Timberland Music......Comes with either a free Gordon Bok Fan or the GB special edition Amish Australian Pitchfork Moustache Tuner.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turning of the Year - Gordon Bok?
From: kendall
Date: 29 Jan 02 - 11:07 PM

It would indeed! I went off to try to find those lyrics, but, the tape must be in my van, and it's dark and cold out there.


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Subject: Lyr Add: TURNING OF THE YEAR (Goodenough, Bok)
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 12:25 AM

Actually, the words are by the late Judy Goodenough. Here is Gordon's note on the song, from the latest Bok/Muir/Trickett CD, Harbors of Home:

"Judy Goodenough, whose three volumes of poetry were a tribute to a tough and wily mind, has given us many songs over the years. She sent these verses as additional thoughts to my song "Hearth and Fire" (by my request). They seemed so unique and self-standing that I made this tune for them and made a chorus of the second verse."

TURNING OF THE YEAR
Words: J.B. Goodenough, Music: Gordon Bok
(c)1998 Timberhead

Dark the sky, dark the land, dark the running sea
oh lay your hand upon my hand
and share the night with me

CHORUS

To friends we had and foes we had and those that held us dear
We raise the glass tolad and lass at turning of the year


One more road, one more hill, one more stony shore
One more river to cross until
We're going home once more (CHORUS)

Fish for silver, dig for gold, so run the years away
And when we're weary, when we're old
we come back home to stay (CHORUS)

So friend or foe, we wish you ease, however far you roam
Who sail the seven salty seas
or walk the hills of home (CHORUS)

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turning of the Year - Gordon Bok?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 12:00 PM

Thank you Mark - I remembered just enough of the intro to know there was another song involved.

And Catspaw49 - appreciate the plug - it's been awhile since I've been even in a music store - bought my first house (make that am buying) and been saving strenuously! But for that I'll make an exceptionl.

I may have to finally buy a cd player - but it's gonna be a long time before they put Ian and Sylvia (with 2 of the Beatles who sat in on the studio and played percussion) or the Inn Group on CD - so I'll stick with old faithful record player a while yet.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Turning of the Year - Gordon Bok?
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 04:19 PM

I am sure I have a CD of Ian and Sylvia somewhere ....

Murray


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