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Lyr Req/Add: Darkness Darkness (Jesse Colin Young)

GUEST,Cindy 30 Mar 02 - 12:34 PM
van lingle 30 Mar 02 - 04:29 PM
toadfrog 30 Mar 02 - 04:49 PM
GUEST,Cindy 30 Mar 02 - 06:26 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 30 Mar 02 - 06:51 PM
GUEST,Cindy 31 Mar 02 - 07:25 AM
GUEST,LYRIC ADD--TITLE CHANGE NEEDED TO THREAD 09 Sep 12 - 12:21 PM
GUEST,999 09 Sep 12 - 12:25 PM
michaelr 09 Sep 12 - 12:54 PM
Joe Offer 22 Sep 12 - 05:56 AM
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Subject: Darkest Dark Lyrics
From: GUEST,Cindy
Date: 30 Mar 02 - 12:34 PM

Can anyone help with the lyrics to Darkest Dark...some of the words are "let me lay in your shadow???? sleep in your cold????? Sure would appreciate the help.


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Subject: RE: Darkest Dark Lyrics
From: van lingle
Date: 30 Mar 02 - 04:29 PM

Hi Cindy, got any more information on that one? vl


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Subject: RE: Darkest Dark Lyrics
From: toadfrog
Date: 30 Mar 02 - 04:49 PM

Could this be the song you are looking for?


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Subject: RE: Darkest Dark Lyrics
From: GUEST,Cindy
Date: 30 Mar 02 - 06:26 PM

Thanks for some help. I am trying to find the lyrics to this song for my brother. He knows only that the title is "Darkest Dark" and some lyrics he remembers "in the shadow of your darkness, in the coolness of your depth... that is about all he can remember. Any help is greatly appreciated. I appreciate the responses already. Cindy


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Subject: RE: Darkest Dark Lyrics
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 30 Mar 02 - 06:51 PM

I don't suppose he remembers anything about the singer/group, or when he heard it, or where? Still drawing blanks.


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Subject: RE: Darkest Dark Lyrics
From: GUEST,Cindy
Date: 31 Mar 02 - 07:25 AM

He said he has only heard it about 3 times in his life time. He thinks it is a very old song considered a ballad or folk song. sorry I have no more than that. You guys have always been able to help on any lyric I was looking for so thought I would give it a try. Cindy


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Subject: ADD: Darkness, Darkness (Jesse Colin Young)
From: GUEST,LYRIC ADD--TITLE CHANGE NEEDED TO THREAD
Date: 09 Sep 12 - 12:21 PM

The problem here is the title. It is a song written by Jesse Colin Young. Here are the lyrics.

DARKNESS, DARKNESS
(Jesse Colin Young)


Darkness, Darkness, be my pillow, Take my head and let me sleep;
In the coolness of your shadow, In the silence of your deep.

Darkness, darkness, hide my yearning, For the things I cannot see
Keep my mind from constant turning, To the things I cannot be

Darkness, darkness, be my blanket, cover me with the endless night
Take away the pain of knowing, fill the emptiness with light
Emptiness with light now

Darkness, darkness, long and lonesome, Is the day that brings me here
I have felt the edge of sadness, I have known the depths of fear

Darkness, darkness, be my blanket, Cover me with the endless night
Take away this pain of knowing, Fill this emptiness with light now
Emptiness with light now

Darkness, darkness, be my blanket, cover me with the endless night
Take away this pain of knowing, fill this emptiness with light now
Oh with light now.

Darkness, Darkness, be my pillow, Take my head and let me sleep
In the coolness of your shadow, In the silence of your deep
In the silence of your deep

In the - oh oh yeah
In the summer baby
come on come on come on baby...

#########################################

Joe, it's 999 here. I lost where I got that from. Sorry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Darkest Dark
From: GUEST,999
Date: 09 Sep 12 - 12:25 PM

That stuff is from

http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/robert_plant/darkness_darkness.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Darkest Dark [Darkness, Darkness]
From: michaelr
Date: 09 Sep 12 - 12:54 PM

Shoot, if I'd seen this thread in 2002 I could have answered the OP's request.

"He thinks it is a very old song considered a ballad or folk song." That's a good one; the song was written in the `60s and recorded by The Youngbloods on Elephant Mountain.. The only folk connections, however tenuous, are that onetime Fairport Convention vocalist Ian (now Iain) Matthews recorded it on his 1976 solo album Go For Broke, and American-Irish band Solas in 2002 on The Edge of Silence. The song has been covered numerous time by artists such as Eric Burdon, Richie Havens, and Robert Plant.


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Subject: ADDPOP: Darkness, Darkness (Jesse Colin Young)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Sep 12 - 05:56 AM

These are the lyrics I got comparing 999's post with the Youngbloods recording. I may still be wrong in places.
-Joe-

DARKNESS, DARKNESS
(Jesse Colin Young)

Darkness, Darkness, be my pillow, Take my head and let me sleep;
In the coolness of your shadow, In the silence of your deep.

Darkness, darkness, hide my yearning, For the things I cannot be;
Keep my mind from constant turning, Toward the things I cannot see, things I cannot see, things I cannot see.

Darkness, darkness, long and lonesome, Is the day that brings me here;
I have felt the edge of sadness, I have known the depths of fear.

Darkness, darkness, be my blanket, Cover me with the endless night
Take away the pain of knowing, Fill this emptiness with light now
Emptiness with light now, Emptiness with light now.

[instrumental break]

Darkness, Darkness, be my pillow, Take my head and let me sleep
In the coolness of your shadow, In the silence of your deep
Darkness, darkness, be my blanket, Cover me with the endless night
Take away the pain of knowing, Fill this emptiness with light
Emptiness with light now, Emptiness with light now.


transcribed from the CD titled Get Together: The Essential Youngbloods


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