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Lyr Add: Frobisher Bay (James Gordon)

Clinton Hammond 19 Apr 02 - 01:41 PM
CapriUni 19 Apr 02 - 01:58 PM
MMario 19 Apr 02 - 02:08 PM
Clinton Hammond 19 Apr 02 - 02:14 PM
GUEST,greg stephens 19 Apr 02 - 02:16 PM
Clinton Hammond 19 Apr 02 - 02:23 PM
Clinton Hammond 19 Apr 02 - 02:26 PM
MMario 19 Apr 02 - 02:40 PM
Clinton Hammond 19 Apr 02 - 02:40 PM
Willie-O 19 Apr 02 - 02:47 PM
Uncle_DaveO 19 Apr 02 - 09:52 PM
CapriUni 20 Apr 02 - 12:26 AM
Clinton Hammond 20 Apr 02 - 03:33 AM
CapriUni 20 Apr 02 - 11:51 PM
GUEST,Zoe 16 Jan 06 - 11:18 PM
GUEST 16 Jan 06 - 11:22 PM
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Joe Offer 17 Jan 06 - 02:38 AM
JohnB 17 Jan 06 - 10:30 AM
Cluin 09 Aug 07 - 08:11 PM
GUEST 20 Oct 09 - 03:07 PM
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Subject: And it's 'Frobisher Bay' by a nose
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 01:41 PM

As a mildly interesting bit of fluff you might be interested in in passing... from James Gordon's e-newsletter message yesterday...

    [James Gordon] Last week my song "Frobisher Bay", which is all grown up now and living on its own in a loft condo, was named the winner of a Canadian CBC Radio contest on "This Morning". The 'Who Knows Junos' contest asked listeners to call in and sing their favourite Canadian song. The winning entry was performed by a Toronto a capella group called Restless Eve. I missed the whole thing since I was in the U.S... but I hear that the song narrowly defeated Stan Rogers' "Barrett's Privateers", (which would have got my vote)...Last week I heard another lovely rendition of "Frobisher Bay" sung by a great choir from Cobourg Ontario called "La Jeunesse"-- It's on an excellent new CD called "Stolen Child"- the CD also includes Stan Rogers' "Northwest Passage"-- It's available through Box 925 Cobourg ON K9A 7W4... very cool... And heh, speaking of cool... a couple of weeks back my new song "Funny Old World" from the "One Timeless Moment" CD was listed as one of the "Top Ten Coolest Songs of the Week" by the Toronto Sun newspaper. I am so UNcool, really, that I didn't recognize any of the other acts on the list.....


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Subject: RE: And it's 'Frobisher Bay' by a nose
From: CapriUni
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 01:58 PM

Yay !!!

Congratulations, ClintonHammond!

Is it in the DT, by any chance, or online anywhere?


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Subject: RE: And it's 'Frobisher Bay' by a nose
From: MMario
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 02:08 PM

I can't find lyrics or a midi anywhere on google.


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Subject: RE: And it's 'Frobisher Bay' by a nose
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 02:14 PM

Ummm... misunderstanding... the 2nd paragraph is a quote from James Gordon... So it's him ya aughta congratulate...

I'm almost positive I've posted the lyrics to Frobisher Bay at one time or another... I'll look around and if I don't find 'em I'll come back and add 'em...


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Subject: RE: And it's 'Frobisher Bay' by a nose
From: GUEST,greg stephens
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 02:16 PM

I did an outdoor show in january in Baggeridge Country Park,near wolverhampton (UK).It was a sort of guided walk with enertainment along the way.It was in the middle of a seriously cold spell. So I cut a huge load of ice from one of the lakes and built an ice sculpture round a bonfire well primed with paraffin, beside another frozen lake. When the audience arrived ( in the dark) we sang "Frobisher Bay" by the lightof a wax torch and at the end I chucked the torch into the pile of ice and "Whoooomph" up shot theflames out of the ice . magic, and inspired by a truly magic song. Glad it's winning prizes.If you know James Gordon, I'd be grateful if you'ld pass this story on to him.


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Subject: RE: And it's 'Frobisher Bay' by a nose
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 02:23 PM

Do you people not read so well???

And I quote...

"from James Gordon's e-newsletter message"

HE'S the guy who sent the new in the first place!!

LOL!!!!!

;-)


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Subject: Lyr Add: FROBISHER BAY (James Gordon)
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 02:26 PM

FROBISHER BAY
^^ (James Gordon)

CHORUS:
Cold is the arctic sea
Far are your arms from me
Long will this winter be
Frozen in Frobisher Bay
Frozen in Frobisher Bay

"One more whale," our captain cried
"One more whale then we'll beat the ice."
But the winter star was in the sky
The seas were rough the winds were high.
CHORUS

Deep were the crashing waves
That tore our whaler's mast away
Dark are these sunless days
Waiting for the ice to break.
CHORUS

Strange is a whaler's fate
To be saved from the raging waves
Only to waste away
Frozen in this lonely grave.
CHORUS

;-)


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Subject: RE: And it's 'Frobisher Bay' by a nose
From: MMario
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 02:40 PM

Thanks for the lyrics Clinton;

yes - I saw that it wasn't you; so did Greg.


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Subject: RE: And it's 'Frobisher Bay' by a nose
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 02:40 PM

Opps... now who's not reading!!??!!

LOL!!!!!


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Subject: RE: And it's 'Frobisher Bay' by a nose
From: Willie-O
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 02:47 PM

greg, you have a real flare for presenting a song.

(groan)

W-O


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Subject: RE: And it's 'Frobisher Bay' by a nose
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 09:52 PM

Wow! You run in fast company, CH!

DAve Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: And it's 'Frobisher Bay' by a nose
From: CapriUni
Date: 20 Apr 02 - 12:26 AM

Sorry -- it's I that didn't read so well... that's what I get for reading through the forum while my stomach rumbles, rather than having a little patience and waiting 'till after lunch.

still, congratulations are in order...


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Subject: RE: And it's 'Frobisher Bay' by a nose
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 20 Apr 02 - 03:33 AM

I'm blaming a lack of coffee on my part!

LOL!!


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Subject: RE: And it's 'Frobisher Bay' by a nose
From: CapriUni
Date: 20 Apr 02 - 11:51 PM

Yes, that's often the culprit with me, too... but it wasn't in this case... ;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frobisher Bay (James Gordon)
From: GUEST,Zoe
Date: 16 Jan 06 - 11:18 PM

i just want the lyrics and who its by! im planning on singing it in a concert with 2 friends and i need to order the music! any of you know who its by!? :) thanks, Zoe


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frobisher Bay (Clinton Hammond)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jan 06 - 11:22 PM

Uh, Clinton Hammond, who likely will be along shortly to collect the liscensing fee. JUST KIDDING!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frobisher Bay (James Gordon)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jan 06 - 11:23 PM

liscensing? Add that to your vocabulary list.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frobisher Bay (James Gordon)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Jan 06 - 02:38 AM

Well, for a while today, this thread was titled Frobisher Bay (Clinton Hammond). Heck, I almost believed for a moment myself that Clinton wrote it - and then I wondered if I had retitled the thread years ago, by mistake. I knew the song was the title song of an album by Tamarack - sure enough, the songwriter was James Gordon of Tamarack. I added the songwriter attribution to the lyrics Clinton posted.
But if it had been written by you, Clinton, I would have had a whole new respect for you. It's a great song, even if you didn't write it.
-Joe Offer-

Click here for a recording (by James Gordon).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frobisher Bay (James Gordon)
From: JohnB
Date: 17 Jan 06 - 10:30 AM

One of my favourite songs. If I remember Greg I will tell James your story next time I see him, which is not that often.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frobisher Bay (James Gordon)
From: Cluin
Date: 09 Aug 07 - 08:11 PM

Misplaced apostrophe in the first verse above:

"One more whale," our captain cried
"One more whale and well beat the ice."
But the winter star was in the sky
The sea's were rough the winds were high.


should be:

"One more whale!" our captain cried
"One more whale then we'll beat the ice."
But the winter star was in the sky
The seas were rough, the winds were high.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frobisher Bay (James Gordon)
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 03:07 PM

Our Varsity Men's Choir sang it.
All the girls just melted, it was so beautiful
It is now my favorite song of all time.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frobisher Bay (James Gordon)
From: bradfordian
Date: 29 Apr 11 - 03:58 PM

Frobisher Bay (YouTube)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frobisher Bay (James Gordon)
From: nibby
Date: 01 May 11 - 03:56 AM

Help! can anyone help me to find the notes for Frobisher Bay, please


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Subject: frobisher Bay
From: nibby
Date: 02 May 11 - 05:23 AM

Can anyone help me to find the notes for Frobisher Bay, I have found the lyrics on Mudcat search, but not the notes I cant find anywhere.


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Subject: RE: frobisher Bay
From: gnu
Date: 02 May 11 - 05:37 AM

Use the Forum Search top left of this (main) page.


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Subject: RE: frobisher Bay
From: bradfordian
Date: 02 May 11 - 05:39 AM

Here you go.

James Gordons Book


SSA version

Curtesey of Google.
Take it you're happy to pay!


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Subject: RE: frobisher Bay
From: nibby
Date: 03 May 11 - 05:25 AM

Thanks for your help


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frobisher Bay (James Gordon)
From: GUEST,Myrtle's cook
Date: 08 Apr 12 - 07:24 AM

Has anyone the notes or chords for this lovely song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frobisher Bay (James Gordon)
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 08 Apr 12 - 02:01 PM

FrobisherBay


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