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Lyr Req: Flight of Earls (Liam Reilly)

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GUEST,Schmiddi 12 Feb 02 - 01:52 PM
wildlone 12 Feb 02 - 02:01 PM
GUEST,Schmiddi 12 Feb 02 - 02:17 PM
wildlone 12 Feb 02 - 02:30 PM
wildlone 12 Feb 02 - 02:38 PM
Murray MacLeod 12 Feb 02 - 05:05 PM
Kenny B (inactive) 12 Feb 02 - 05:16 PM
Jim Dixon 13 Feb 02 - 07:26 PM
Grab 14 Feb 02 - 01:44 PM
Mrrzy 15 Feb 02 - 01:11 PM
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Subject: Flight of Earls
From: GUEST,Schmiddi
Date: 12 Feb 02 - 01:52 PM

Why cant't I find the song "flight of Earls" ? Who can help me with the words.

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flight of Earls
From: wildlone
Date: 12 Feb 02 - 02:01 PM

Found here [scroll down]Click here
dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flight of Earls
From: GUEST,Schmiddi
Date: 12 Feb 02 - 02:17 PM

Thanks a lot, I will try it immediately Uwe


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flight of Earls
From: wildlone
Date: 12 Feb 02 - 02:30 PM

Uwe,You're welcome,
More History on the Flight of the Earls Click here
Or here
dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flight of Earls
From: wildlone
Date: 12 Feb 02 - 02:38 PM

Sorry about this, But here is a site with suggested guitar chords. Click here
dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flight of Earls
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 12 Feb 02 - 05:05 PM

How rare to find a song on a website with the lyrics perfectly transcribed and the guitar chords spot on. I have always loved this song.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flight of Earls
From: Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 12 Feb 02 - 05:16 PM

The hymn and fiddle tune 'Flight of earls' can be used as a good lead in or instrumental along with the song posted (different tunes)
When somone asks what was the other tune? you can always say 'Flight of Earls' and watch the expression on their face.
Oh I am wicked sometimes ;>) *G* TTFN Kenyy B


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Subject: Lyr Add: FLIGHT OF EARLS (Liam Reilly)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Feb 02 - 07:26 PM

Copied from Prof's Traditional Music Pages:

FLIGHT OF EARLS
(By Liam Reilly)

C               G7       C                     G7      C
I can hear the bells of Dublin in this lonely waiting room,
F C G7
And the paperboys are singing in the rain,
C G7 C G C
Not too long before they take us to the airport and the noise
F C G7 C
To get on board a transatlantic plane.
G F C
We've got nothing left to stay for. We have no more left to say.
F C G7
And there isn't any work for us to do.
C G7 C G C
So farewell, you boys and girls: another bloody flight of Earls.
F C G C
Our best asset is our best export too.

It's not murder, fear or famine that makes us leave this time.
We're not going to join McAlpine's fusiliers.
We've got brains and we've got vision. We've got education, too.
But we can't just throw away these precious years.
So we walk the streets of London and the streets of Baltimore,
And we meet at night in several Boston bars.
We're the leaders of the future, but we're far away from home,
And we dream of you beneath the Irish stars.

As we look on Ellis Island and the Lady in the Bay,
And Manhattan turns to face another Sunday,
We just wonder what you're doing for to bring us all back home
As we look forward to another Monday.
Because it's not the work that scares us; we don't mind an honest job;
And we know things will get better once again.
So a thousand times adieu. We've got Bono and U2,
And all we're missing is the Guinness and the rain.

So switch off our new computers 'cause the writing's on the wall.
We're leaving as our fathers did before.
Take a look at Dublin airport or the boat that leaves Northwall.
There'll be no youth unemployment anymore,
Because we're over here in Queensland and in parts of New South Wales.
We're on the seas and airways and the trains.
And if we see better days, those big airplanes go both ways,
And we'll all be coming home to you again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flight of Earls
From: Grab
Date: 14 Feb 02 - 01:44 PM

Maybe I'll get flamed, but I always hated that damn song. I guess it just gets on my nerves that ppl emigrate, and then spend all their time saying how wonderful the place is they've left. If it's so good, then bugger off back there! And it's not like Ireland doesn't have a solid economy now either, but I've yet to hear of a massive influx of ppl from the US coming back to become the "leaders" (yeah right)...

Pratchett put it best (quoting from "The Fifth Elephant" from memory). "There's all these dwarves in the city, singing about how much they loved the mines and how sad they are to have to be here, and how much they want to go home. But when you say 'Well go on then, the gates are open', they say 'Oh, well, not just yet'."

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flight of Earls
From: Mrrzy
Date: 15 Feb 02 - 01:11 PM

I never liked this song either, but not for any of Grab's reasons. I just don't like the tune or the words... but I never minded the sentiment.


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