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Ralph McTell: seeking lyrics/chords, various songs

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MRS. ADLAM'S ANGELS
NAOMI
STREETS OF LONDON
THE HIRING FAIR


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Peter G 18 Mar 98 - 01:43 AM
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Don Meixner 27 May 99 - 09:55 PM
Roger in Baltimore 28 May 99 - 07:38 PM
Walter from Austria 01 Jun 99 - 06:04 AM
Big Mick 01 Jun 99 - 09:00 AM
Roger in Baltimore 01 Jun 99 - 09:30 AM
Rick Fielding 01 Jun 99 - 11:31 PM
bseed(charleskratz) 02 Jun 99 - 12:15 AM
Walter from Austria 02 Jun 99 - 05:38 AM
Walter from Austria 02 Jun 99 - 05:47 AM
Wolfgang 02 Jun 99 - 10:10 AM
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Roger in Baltimore 02 Jun 99 - 08:41 PM
04 Jun 99 - 04:33 AM
alison 04 Jun 99 - 04:50 AM
Bert 04 Jun 99 - 10:45 AM
Susanne (skw) 07 Jun 99 - 07:15 PM
Walter / Austria 09 Jun 99 - 04:50 AM
GUEST,PNB 21 Nov 09 - 07:26 PM
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Subject: Ralph McTell
From: Peter G
Date: 18 Mar 98 - 01:43 AM

Can anyone guide me to a site where I can get the lyrics and chords to Ralph McTell's song

"The Setting"

regards peter


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Subject: RE: Ralph McTell
From: WALTER HOLLMANN FROM AUSTRIA
Date: 27 May 99 - 04:19 AM

I WOULD NEED THE LYRICS OF "THE SETTING" AND OF "RED AND GOLD" - HEARD IT FROM FAIRPORT CONVENTION - AS WELL. WHO CAN HELP ME?

BEST REGARDS, WALTER


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Subject: RE: Ralph McTell
From: Don Meixner
Date: 27 May 99 - 09:55 PM

There is a thread from 24 Jan 99 with the lyrics to the setting. I'd make a blue clicky thing but I don't know how.

Don


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Subject: RE: Ralph McTell
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 28 May 99 - 07:38 PM

Don,

I've gotcha covered. I've been to blue clicky thing school. Here's The Setting by Ralph Mc Tell.

Ralph is under-appreciated over here. Many people know "Streets of London" and that's it.

Big RiB


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Subject: RE: Ralph McTell
From: Walter from Austria
Date: 01 Jun 99 - 06:04 AM

Many thanks to Don Meixner and Roger in Baltimore! Its so good to find friends on the net ... Im really happy to have the lyrics of "The Setting", and if ever You have anything else from Ralph Mctell (except Streets of London, everybody has it), please let me know, especially the songs from the "Silver Celebration" album. Hope I can help You sometimes in return!

Best regards from Austria,

Walter

PS: To You from Mudcat - Its the best place in the net Ive ever been!!!


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Subject: RE: Ralph McTell
From: Big Mick
Date: 01 Jun 99 - 09:00 AM

Walter,

You should hear McTell's song, "The Hiring Fair". It is, at once, a beautiful and a lusty song. It made me remember fondly a time in my life, indeed in every young man's life. He crafts marvellous lyrics.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Ralph McTell
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 01 Jun 99 - 09:30 AM

Walter,

If you are still around, I notice we only met half of your request. I have posted your request for the lyrics to Red and Gold on a separate thread. This is the best way to request lyrics, because the thread titles are seen by everyone. However, not everyone reads every thread, so making specific requests with a separate thread is the way to go.

The new thread is entitled LYR REQ: Red and Gold by Fairport Convention. I would suspect you will get a response there.

Welcome to the Mudcat. If you have enjoyed your time here so far, you may want to read through some of the other threads. We, too, feel like this is a special place on the Internet. Come on in!

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Ralph McTell
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 01 Jun 99 - 11:31 PM

There was a film many years ago called "The Amorous Vicar". British, with lots of bare breasts, and "Carry On" style humour. Couldn't believe how beautiful the instrumental theme was. A year later I heard the words AND music to "Streets of London" for the first time. Did Ralph let them use it? Did he write it for the film?


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Subject: RE: Ralph McTell
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 02 Jun 99 - 12:15 AM

"Carry On" style humor--it lasted for one movie: "Carry on, Nurse." One of the funniest ever: "Roll over, Sir. I need to take your temperature." The sequels? "Forgettable" is the kindest thing I can say about them.

--seed

And I haven't seen "The Amorous Vicar," nor do I know the music of Ralph McTell. I guess that even at my advanced age there are yet pleasures ahead of me.


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Subject: RE: Ralph McTell
From: Walter from Austria
Date: 02 Jun 99 - 05:38 AM

Dear Mick,

Thanks for the idea, Im very familiar with Ralph McTells music and guitar playing style - there are numerous of wonderfull songs ... the only trouble is that Im not a native speaker (Youd never have guessed ...) and so I have a wee bit of problem with ralphs vocals, when theres too much delay on the recordings. Sorry for speaking german (a language not very suitable for singing). Hope to hear from You,

Walter


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Subject: RE: Ralph McTell
From: Walter from Austria
Date: 02 Jun 99 - 05:47 AM

Dear Roger,

Thank you so much for doing your blue clicky thing - jobs for me! Im glad to have someone helping me with the first steps on this site. Next time I hope I have learned ... Concerning "Rd and Gold" I have to admit, my group (called "Blackbush", we play traditional irish and scottish folk music - crazy, aint it?) recorded this song on one of our albums, and I just wanted to know, if Im not too mistaken with the words. Perhaps I should post it on the site for someone to make corrections, if I only would know how. Maybe Ill learn. So best regards until the next time,

Walter


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Subject: RE: Ralph McTell
From: Wolfgang
Date: 02 Jun 99 - 10:10 AM

Walter,

I've done a search for this song on the web with no success. So please post the lyrics and maybe someone corrects them. I've often posted half-correct lyrics. Just type 'em here or on the other thread and each time you want to start a new line, type <br> at the end of the line before.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Ralph McTell
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 02 Jun 99 - 06:40 PM

Walter, I have Ralph's 'Silver Celebration', and one of these years I'll get round to taking down the lyrics. I haven't checked how many I have already. I remember having some trouble with parts of 'The Hiring Fair' and I know I once took down 'The Hands of Joseph' but I can't remember if they're on that CD. I also started on 'Mr Connaughton'. Maybe we could co-operate? If you have any material you're not sure about you could post it to the thread and I'd check. Otherwise I'm afraid you'll have to be patient ... (Incidentally, don't be too shy about your band. There is a band in Kiel where I live, also called Black Bush, and they're actually rather good. So why shouldn't you?) - Susanne


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Subject: RE: Ralph McTell
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 02 Jun 99 - 08:41 PM

Walter,

The lyrics are on the other thread.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Ralph McTell
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Date: 04 Jun 99 - 04:33 AM

Dear Roger,

Ive been there! Youre great, thanks again, until next time ...

Greetings, Walter


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE HIRING FAIR (Ralph McTell)
From: alison
Date: 04 Jun 99 - 04:50 AM

Hi

Mick is right, the Hiring Fair is a wonderful song... here are the lyrics...

The Hiring Fair Ralph McTell

Well I went down to the hiring fair for to sell my labour,
I noticed a maid in the very next row and I hoped she'd be my neighbour.
Imagine then my delight when the farmer picked us both.
I spoke not a word in the cart to the farm, but my heart beat in my throat.

Well my lodging was dry and my master fair and I gave him full measure,
But my envy grew like the corn in the field for in his house was my treasure.
I'd watch her carry water, or drive cows from the byre,
And the heat from the sun made the corn grow strong and with it my desire.

Well I'd see her in my dreaming and in my dreams caress
Her eyes, her lips and her dark brown hair, the curves beneath her dress.
When harvest time it came at last, so heavy was the task
That the women and the men worked side by side and I had her near at last.

So I swung harder with my scythe, few words between us passed,
And I cursed my tongue-tied youthfulness and hoped that she'd hear my heart.
When all was safely gathered in and we sat down to rest
My trembling fingers touched her arm, and she placed them on her breast.

And then she turned to me as the sun went down and all my senses reeled,
As we lay there on the scented grass and the moon rose over the field.
Mmmmm???????????? (instrumental smutty bit **grin**)

Well she was safely gathered in my arms when from the barn
Drifted the sound of a violin and we hurried back to the farm,
And all were dancing in the lantern light and music filled the air,
And I thanked my stars for the harvest moon and the girl from the hiring fair.

Oh all were dancing in the lantern light and music filled the air,
And I thanked my stars for the harvest moon and the girl from the hiring fair.

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Ralph McTell
From: Bert
Date: 04 Jun 99 - 10:45 AM

Seed,

"Carry On" style humor--it lasted for one movie:..."
You're saying that just to get at me. Some were better than others I'll admit. But I'll watch any one that I can get my hands on.
The biggest trouble with playing them here in The States is that I have to keep stopping them and explaining the jokes to the rest of the family.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Ralph McTell
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 07 Jun 99 - 07:15 PM

Thank you, Alison! - Susanne


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Subject: RE: Ralph McTell
From: Walter / Austria
Date: 09 Jun 99 - 04:50 AM

From me the best to you as well - thanks, Alison!

Walter

Dear Wolfgang (Hell),

Thank you for the information, but Im very busy at the moment and I dot have a privat account. So Ill be around with some of ralphs lyrics in a couple of weeks.

Greetings, Walter

Dear Susanne (skw),

Best regards to Kiel and Black Bush - dont worry, weve been on tour in England, Scotland and Ireland and had much success there ... after nearly twenty years of playing it should be this way! If youre interested contact BLACKBUSH.AT

Greetings, Walter


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Subject: RE: Ralph McTell
From: GUEST,PNB
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 07:26 PM

Does anyone have the chords for Mr. Connaughton, by Ralph McTell?
Any help would be appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Ralph McTell: seeking lyrics/chords, various songs
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 08:39 PM

Guest PNB

Basically root D with a depleted Bmi for starters. the depleted Bmi fingering is

1st; 2ndfret 5th string
2nd; 3rd fret 2nd string
3rd; 4th fret 3rd string

CC


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Subject: Chords Add: MR. CONNAUGHTON (Ralph McTell)
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 22 Nov 09 - 11:12 AM

Further to my last try this:

D         A       Bmi      G
Mr Connaughton, my memories long.
          D          A                Bmi       A
Though the years have past, though the years have gone.
         G          D          A   D
Was your wife's name Marjorie or Mary.
Bmi          A         G
Were you from Cork or Tipperary.


CC


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Subject: RE: Ralph McTell: seeking lyrics/chords, various songs
From: bradstonian girl
Date: 24 Nov 09 - 04:32 PM

One of my favourite Ralph McTell songs is Peppers and Tomatoes. Craig, Morgan, Robson do a brilliant moving version.
Whenever I sing Streets of London I always dedicate it to my son who works with Crisis Open Christmas in London.


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