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Lyr/Chords Req: The Summer before the War

Eric the Viking 17 Jun 02 - 05:26 PM
GUEST,Ed 17 Jun 02 - 05:30 PM
Eric the Viking 17 Jun 02 - 05:30 PM
Dave4Guild 17 Jun 02 - 05:34 PM
GUEST,Ed 17 Jun 02 - 05:44 PM
GUEST,Ed 17 Jun 02 - 06:01 PM
GUEST,Ed 17 Jun 02 - 06:04 PM
michaelr 17 Jun 02 - 08:18 PM
Eric the Viking 18 Jun 02 - 01:58 PM
GUEST,alanh 25 Aug 10 - 02:17 PM
mousethief 25 Aug 10 - 02:19 PM
Nick 25 Aug 10 - 02:24 PM
GUEST 26 Aug 10 - 04:37 PM
Nick 27 Aug 10 - 03:22 PM
GUEST,Chelsea 17 Jan 13 - 04:34 AM
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Subject: The summer before the war
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 17 Jun 02 - 05:26 PM

Chords not so important. "The summer before the war" by Fairport convention. I've tried many search engines for the lyrics, a lot of Fairport stuff is there but not this one. Anyone got a link or the words please.

Ta muchly

Eric


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The summer before the war
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 17 Jun 02 - 05:30 PM

I've got the words on the sleeve (of to my mind terrible) Fairport album 'Red and Gold'

I'm too tired to post them now, but if no one beats be too it, I'll type them up tomorrow

Ed


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The summer before the war
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 17 Jun 02 - 05:30 PM

Have tried DT search, nothing in there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The summer before the war
From: Dave4Guild
Date: 17 Jun 02 - 05:34 PM

Eric. Are you sure that it is by Fairport? There is a gorgeous song of that name by Huw & Tony Williams. I could get the words of this for you though they have (I believe) produced a songbook with it in, and it is on one of their CD's/Tapes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The summer before the war
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 17 Jun 02 - 05:44 PM

Same song Dave, Fairport did a version on the above mentioned album

Ed


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE SUMMER BEFORE THE WAR (Huw Williams)
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 17 Jun 02 - 06:01 PM

Had a sudden burst of energy, so here you go

The Summer Before the War
(Huw Williams)

All on a Saturday, bright as a bell
Early and just for the ride
We took a trip cycling down to the sea
You and your lady and I
And oh what a summer, and oh what a sun
Bright in the blue sky it clung
One day at Whitsun, the sea and the shore
The summer before the war

Warm summer places where you could taste the country air
Racing our shadows we'd fly
Down through the narrow lanes chasing the slow trains
The last of an age going by
And we had a good time. We had some fun
There was time then and we all were young
One day at Whitsun, the sea and the shore
The summer before the war

Young hearts and young souls, young minds to unfold
But knowing the untold somehow
One day at Whitsun, the sea and the shore
The summer before the war

We found a small cove by the sand and the water
The salt air brushing our skin
With your hand in her hand and her hand in mine
Watching the see rushing in
And oh what a moment, and oh what a day
We held it and it never slipped away
One day at Whitsun, the sea and the shore
The summer before the war


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The summer before the war
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 17 Jun 02 - 06:04 PM

sorry for the couple of typos


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The summer before the war
From: michaelr
Date: 17 Jun 02 - 08:18 PM

Connie Dover did a beautiful rendition on her album "The Wishing Well" (Taylor Park Music, 1994, produced by Phil Cunningham).

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The summer before the war
From: Eric the Viking
Date: 18 Jun 02 - 01:58 PM

Thankyou-the song was by Huw and Tony Williams, if you've never seen them, well worth going along to. It was covered by Fairport-a beautiful song full of nostalgia.

Thanks once again

Eric


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Summer before the War
From: GUEST,alanh
Date: 25 Aug 10 - 02:17 PM

Hello,

This is lyrically, a really great song penned in true nostalgic style evoking scenes depicting youth and innocence that just about anyone can identify with and/or visualise.

My Dad was a young man during the summer before the war. We lost him last year and hearing this song reminds me of him talking about those idyllic days.

Unfortunately, there are no chords at all on the net for this song so I decided to chord it myself. It is in Bb, played in G shapes with a capo on the third fret. The only odd chord seems to be a C minor (which is fretted 031010).
I've done a lyrics / chord sheet and if I get enough requests I will post it firstly via Mudcat.

Kind regards

Alan H


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Summer before the War
From: mousethief
Date: 25 Aug 10 - 02:19 PM

Red & Gold is a terrible album? Well, as long as you agree that the song itself "Red & Gold" is a fabulous piece of historical neofolk.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Summer before the War
From: Nick
Date: 25 Aug 10 - 02:24 PM

Unfortunately, there are no chords at all on the net for this song so I decided to chord it myself. It is in Bb, played in G shapes with a capo on the third fret. The only odd chord seems to be a C minor (which is fretted 031010)...

... apart from on Mudcat


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Subject: Chords Add: THE SUMMER BEFORE THE WAR
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Aug 10 - 04:37 PM

Hya Nick.

Thanks - I hadn't seen that posting.

My listening seemed to lead me to different chords to what is already posted and some feedback would be useful.
The G/C is played 032013 and the Cm fretted 031010.
What a great song.
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The Summer Before The War : Capo 3rd fret / actual key is Bb


G               Bm          C          G       C             Em            Am7   D
All on a Saturday, bright as a bell, early, and just for the ride
G               Bm               C             Em7 Am7             D            G
We took a trip, cycling down to the sea, you and your lady, and I
C/G          Bm       Am          G
Oh what a summer, oh what a sun
C                  Em7          Am7 D
Bright in the blue sky it clung


Chorus
G                Bm               C                Cm
One day at Whitsun, the sea and the shore
Am7               D            G            Em7    Am7    D
The summer before the war


G                Bm                C                               G      
All summer places where you could taste the country air
C                Em                Am7   D
Racing our shadows we'd fly
G                           Bm                  C                Em7
Down through the narrow lanes, chasing the slow trains
       Am7       D             G
The last of an age going by
C/G          Bm          Am               G
We had a good time, we had some fun,
C                                          Em7               Am7             D
   There was time then, and we all were young


Chorus


Em                        D                   C                      G
Young hearts and young souls, young minds to unfold
C                  Em7          Am7 D
Knowing the untold somehow


Chorus


Instrumental


Em                        D                   C                      G
Young hearts and young souls, young minds to unfold
C                  Em7          Am7 D
Knowing the untold somehow


Chorus


G               Bm                   C               G         
We found a small cove, by the sand and the water
C         Em7         Am7   D
Salt air brushing our skin
G                  Bm            C             Em7   Am7         D            G
Your hand in her hand, her hand in mine, watching the sea rushing in
C/G          Bm         Am               G
Oh what a moment, oh what a day
C                         Em7             Am7   D
We held it, and it never slipped away


Chorus


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Summer before the War
From: Nick
Date: 27 Aug 10 - 03:22 PM

I've created a little video which pretty much approximates the way that simon Nicol plays it. Don't hear the Em in the "Young hearts..." line I'm pretty certain it's Am

Summer Before the War

It's not a Bm either when he plays it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Summer before the War
From: GUEST,Chelsea
Date: 17 Jan 13 - 04:34 AM

Thank you random guest for the chords! It was delightfully helpful. c:


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