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Lyr Req: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell)

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Subject: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 04 Jun 02 - 07:08 PM

Does anyone have the lyrics of this song handy? It's difficult to find on the Net.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell)
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jun 02 - 07:30 PM

Ralph is pretty notorious for stopping his lyrics being published, hence your difficulty in finding it.

Guess you'll have to hope that someone has the recording to transcribe for you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 05 Jun 02 - 03:48 PM

Thanks, guest, but I knew that already ... Any more help on this one?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell)
From: IanN
Date: 06 Jun 02 - 10:34 AM

Lots of Ralph's lyrics here

http://members.lycos.co.uk/songs2play/artist_ralphmctell.htm

But not this one! Sorry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jun 02 - 10:46 AM

Sorry, Susanne if I stated the obvious


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell)
From: Noreen
Date: 06 Jun 02 - 03:12 PM

I have the recording somewhere, Susanne.. give me a couple of hours...or so...?


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Subject: Lyr Add: TEQUILA SUNSET (Ralph McTell)
From: Noreen
Date: 06 Jun 02 - 04:53 PM

TEQUILA SUNSET
(Ralph McTell)

Takes a glass of tequila to raise up my spirits
When I get down I'm drinking them two at a time
'Til I swear that I feel like a poor drowning sailor
Salt on my lips and my tongue tastes of lime

Tequila sunset, Tijuana sunrise
Let's put the light back in each other's eyes
And maybe tomorrow if the wheels can roll
Then take the road down south babe
Get to Mexico

I don't wanna hear any sad stories
…? glances and mirrors joined in direct lines
I bought her a drink and we made an agreement:
Don't tell me your sad story and I won't tell you mine

Tequila sunset, Tijuana sunrise
Let's put the light back in each other's eyes
And maybe tomorrow if the wheels can roll
Then take the road down south babe
Get to Mexico

Whatever we say is just the booze talking
Skinny dogs howl at a Mexico moon
Kids wear no shoes, dusty streets full of dreams
Aim for the dance floor and maybe they'll play a slow tune

Tequila sunset, Tijuana sunrise
Turquoise and silver stars hung in the skies
And maybe tomorrow if the wheels can roll
Then take the road down south babe
Get to Mexico

Well take the road down south,
Get to Mexico

Recorded on Ralph McTell A collection of his love songs NK

This is what it sounds like to me- anyone have better thoughts? One thing I'm not sure of is the start of the 2nd line of the 2nd verse- I think there's a word before glances but I can't make it out.

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 07 Jun 02 - 06:21 PM

Noreen, you're a treasure! Thanks a million! I've got a recording of it but I wouldn't have had time to work it out for some time.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell)
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jun 02 - 06:26 PM

Jeez, Susanne,

We hunt high and low to try and help out, then you admit that you haven't got the lyrics because you're too lazy to listen to your own records!

Mental note: Ignore all skw lyric requests in future


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 07 Jun 02 - 06:55 PM

Within the last four years I've contributed at least 135 sets of lyrics to the Forum, most of them taken down by ear in a language not my own, so I don't see any reason to hang my head in shame. All I have for your 'hunting high and low' is your own word, guest, and I don't trust cowards! :-) :-) :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell)
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jun 02 - 07:01 PM

you could have at least posted what lyrics you heard.

I did hunt 'high and low'

apologies to you, but I'm getting really fed up with people who don't bother to help themselves


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell)
From: Noreen
Date: 07 Jun 02 - 09:06 PM

Take no notice, Susanne; you couldn't be more welcome. It took me about 20mins in all, and was not a pleasant task, easily carried out for a friend.

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell)
From: Noreen
Date: 07 Jun 02 - 09:11 PM

Oops... Mental note: proof read after changing sense of posting!

What I meant to say, of course, was:

it was a pleasant task, easily carried out for a friend.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell)
From: HuwG
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 04:23 PM

At risk of starting another flame fest, does anyone have the chords / tabs to this one ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell)
From: GUEST,fergus279@ozemail.com.au
Date: 20 Nov 04 - 09:47 PM

You guys are funny.............


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell)
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 21 Nov 04 - 07:55 AM

That's why it is such fun to be with the 'Cat. Hi Susanne, hi Noreen! Where shall we three meet again? Next year in France?

Wilfried


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell)
From: Dickmac
Date: 23 Nov 04 - 09:35 AM

I have an arrangement that I'l try to find and post, but don't hold your breath.

The "missing" word at the start of the second verse I think is "Two"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell)
From: open mike
Date: 23 Nov 04 - 12:24 PM

and no matter about stating the obvious...
interesting piece of information, that
(about Ralph being reluctant to publish)
learn something every day on the cat!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell)
From: GUEST,Tony
Date: 15 Apr 10 - 02:49 PM

Does anyone have the chords for this song please?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell)
From: GUEST,Tony H
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 01:03 PM

Does anyone have the chords to tequilla sunrise please. I've got the lrics but as we all know Ralph plays some funny chords sometimes. I guess it comes from having six fingers on each hand, how else does he playu like that !!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell)
From: maeve
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 01:12 PM

According to this site http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/mctell-ralph/tequila-sunset-11065.html , the missing word is "Hurt", not "Two".

I'm looking for the chords, guest Tony.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tequila Sunset (Ralph McTell)
From: maeve
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 01:18 PM

This Tequila Sunset performance on Youtube might be helpful in working ou the chords; no idea how different they might be from McTell's. The performer says "Sad glances", by the way.


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