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Lyr Req: Dublin Blues (Guy Clark)

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Steve Latimer 19 Feb 02 - 11:46 PM
Clifton53 20 Feb 02 - 01:13 AM
JudyR 20 Feb 02 - 02:43 AM
JudyR 20 Feb 02 - 02:48 AM
Roger in Baltimore 20 Feb 02 - 08:01 AM
Steve Latimer 20 Feb 02 - 08:13 AM
Jerry Dingleman: The Boy Wonder(inactve) 20 Feb 02 - 08:46 AM
Clifton53 20 Feb 02 - 04:46 PM
Midchuck 21 Feb 02 - 07:45 AM
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Subject: Dublin Blues, Guy Clark
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 19 Feb 02 - 11:46 PM

I searched the DT and couldn't find the lyrics to this wonderful Guy Clark song.

Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dublin Blues, Guy Clark
From: Clifton53
Date: 20 Feb 02 - 01:13 AM

Just have a few bits in my head Steve, hopefully someone will come along and give you a blicky. 'Ol Hank would have loved this one, and the question marks are just that,(as taught to me by me brother)
???

Here I sit in Dublin, um hmmm
Smokin cigarettes
Holding back and choking back
The shakes with regret

Forgive me all my anger,forgive me all my faults
There's no need to forgive me for thinking what I thought
I loved you from the get-go and I'll love you 'til I die
I loved you on the Spanish Steps the day you said goodbye

Now I am just a poor boy, um hmmm
Lucks(?) my middle name
If money was the reason
Then I would not feel the same

????

Not the full song Steve but a decent start I hope


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dublin Blues, Guy Clark
From: JudyR
Date: 20 Feb 02 - 02:43 AM

HI --

It sounds to me like the word is "work," not luck.

3) I am just a poor boy Work's my middle name If money was a reason/Well, I would not be the same

4) I'll stand up and be counted I'll face up to the truth I'll walk away from trouble But I can't walk away from you

Chorus and musical interlude

5)I have been to Fort Worth,um hum I have been to Spain I have been too proud to come in out of the rain

6) I have seen the David I've seen the Mona Lisa, too I have heard Doc Watson play the (Columbus?) Stockade Blues

Chorus

7) Well, I wish I was in Austin in the Chile Parlor bar Drinkin' Maddog Margueritas And not caring where you are

Hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dublin Blues, Guy Clark
From: JudyR
Date: 20 Feb 02 - 02:48 AM

Geez, how'd the lyrics come out all on one line, when I indented it, too? It'll probably come out that way here, too!!

Well, anyway, the first verse is:

1/I wish I was in Austin/ in the Chili Parlor Bar/ Drinkin' Maddog Margueritas/ And not caring where you are.

2) But here I sit in Dublin/ Just rollin cigarettes/ Holdin' back and chokin' back/ The shakes with every breath.

Chorus

3) I am just a poor boy/ work's my middle name/ If money was a reason/ Well, I would not be the same.

And so on.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DUBLIN BLUES (Guy Clark)
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 20 Feb 02 - 08:01 AM

Steve, I found a web site of Guy Clark lyrics. Here's the URL, followed by the lyrics as shown there.

http://www.andrew.barron.net/guy_clark/discography/lyrics.html

Dublin Blues

I wish I was in Austin
In the Chili Parlour Bar
Drinkin' Mad Dog Margaritas
And not carin' where you are

But here I sit in Dublin
Just rollin' cigarettes
Holdin' back and chokin' back
The shakes with every breath

Chorus
Forgive me all my anger
Forgive me all my faults
There's no need to forgive me
For thinkin' what I thought
I loved you from the git go
I'll love you till I die
I loved you on the Spanish steps
The day you said goodbye

I am just a poor boy
Work's my middle name
If money was a reason
I would not be the same

I'll stand up and be counted
I'll face up to the truth
I'll walk away from trouble
But I can't walk away from you

I have been to Fort Worth
I have been to Spain
I have been too proud
To come in out of the rain

I have seen the David
I've seen the Mona Lisa too
I have heard Doc Watson
Play Columbus Stockade Blues

Chorus

Repeat 1st half of verse 1

Enjoy!

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dublin Blues, Guy Clark
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 20 Feb 02 - 08:13 AM

Thanks folks, it's a beauty ain't it? I especially love the David, Mona Lisa, Doc Watson verse.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dublin Blues, Guy Clark
From: Jerry Dingleman: The Boy Wonder(inactve)
Date: 20 Feb 02 - 08:46 AM

And as Guy readily admits, the melody is the traditional "Handsome Molly."

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dublin Blues, Guy Clark
From: Clifton53
Date: 20 Feb 02 - 04:46 PM

Excellent site RiB, thanks. Great artist with a long career and so many great songs. " The Randall Knife" is another favorite of mine.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dublin Blues, Guy Clark
From: Midchuck
Date: 21 Feb 02 - 07:45 AM

...and "Last Gunfighter Ballad"

and "Texas, 1947" (I was also 6 years old in 1947, 'though not until Fall.)

and "Virginia's Real."

and....

You had to go and get me started, didn't you?

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dublin Blues, Guy Clark
From: Clifton53
Date: 21 Feb 02 - 08:36 AM

,, hit with the smell of the black powder smoke
and the stand in the street at the turn of a joke.

Hard to believe he's been around for thirty years or better.


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