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Lyr Req/ADD: Red and Green (Robb Johnson)

GUEST,danielhill@shaw.ca 22 Jul 02 - 06:07 PM
Joan from Wigan 23 Jul 02 - 03:28 AM
Mr Red 23 Jul 02 - 07:45 AM
GUEST,jbetzzall 24 Apr 12 - 01:59 AM
Leadfingers 24 Apr 12 - 04:51 AM
Joe Offer 24 Apr 12 - 02:36 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 24 Apr 12 - 04:00 PM
GUEST,Marc 26 Mar 18 - 05:26 PM
FreddyHeadey 28 Mar 18 - 09:31 PM
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Subject: Red and Green
From: GUEST,danielhill@shaw.ca
Date: 22 Jul 02 - 06:07 PM

I am looking for the lyrics to a song written by Robb Johnson, and sung by, among others, Roy Bailey, called Red and Green. It is the last tune on Bailey's CODA CD.Had a look through the Mudcat Lyrics and didn't find a reference. Perhaps I have the wrong title?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red and Green
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 23 Jul 02 - 03:28 AM

You have the correct title, according to the discography on Roy Bailey's website, but I can't find lyrics even on a Google search. Sometimes searching on part of the lyrics is more helpful than the title. Can you give us some of the words please?

Joan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red and Green
From: Mr Red
Date: 23 Jul 02 - 07:45 AM

Can't help either - only halfway ther myself


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Subject: ADD: Red and Green (Robb Johnson)
From: GUEST,jbetzzall
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 01:59 AM

Red and Green by Robb Johnson

I dreamed the old dream just last night
Red and Green, and going home
I dreamed there were no wars left to fight
Red and Green, and going home
I dreamed of those who know no rest
R&G
The refugee, and the dispossessed
R&G
And submarines plow shared the sands
R&G
And factories turned to fertile lands
R&G
We heal the sick and the insane
R&G
For the poor and the limousine
R&G
All these are old dreams, nothing new
R&G
Of yet to come, nonetheless true
R&G

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9ipVCs-EB8


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red and Green
From: Leadfingers
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 04:51 AM

Robb is one of the most generous men I know for sharing his songs - An E Mail would almost certainly get any lyrics you might want , and a lot of his stuff is available as MP3 on his Website


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Subject: ADD: Red and Green (Robb Johnson)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 02:36 PM

I found the song on Spotify as "Red & Green." I hear a few lines differently:

RED AND GREEN
(Robb Johnson)

I dreamed the old dream just last night,
    Red and Green, and going home;
I dreamed of no wars left to fight,
    Red and Green, and going home.

I dreamed of those who know no rest,
    Red and Green, and going home;
The refugee, the dispossessed,
    Red and Green, and going home.

And submarines plowshared the sand,
    Red and Green, and going home;
And factories turned to fertile land,
    Red and Green, and going home.

We heal the sick and the insane,
    Red and Green, and going home;
The leper and the limousine,
    Red and Green, and going home.

We saw our likeness in each face,
    Red and Green, and going home;
And with each kindness, gathered grace,
    Red and Green, and going home.

Ah, these are old dreams, nothing new,
    Red and Green, and going home;
Of yet to come, nonetheless true,
    Red and Green, and going home.
    Red and Green, and going home.
    Red and Green, and going home.

Alternate title: RED & GREEN

from the CD collection titled Margaret Thatcher: My Part in her Downfall, by Robb Johnson and the Irregulars


I think I have everything right, but I'm not sure about the "plowshared the sand" and "leper and the limousine."


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Red and Green (Robb Johnson)
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 04:00 PM

Joe - They both sound right from the youtube video, though Robb may have written ploughshared! (on the other hand, forward thinking that he is, he may not).

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/ADD: Red and Green (Robb Johnson)
From: GUEST,Marc
Date: 26 Mar 18 - 05:26 PM

It's "healed the sick and the obscene", not "insane"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/ADD: Red and Green (Robb Johnson)
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 28 Mar 18 - 09:31 PM

On an arrangement I have(Janet Russell) it is ...

[v1 same]
[v2] the refugees
[V3] ploughshared
[V4] healed ... obscene
[v5 same]

[an extra verse]
So broke the walls of greed and fear
Red...
With love to all things suffering here
Red...

[last v] But these are old...


said to come from
Undefeated(fuse records),
a miners benefit compilation put together by
Roy Bailey & Robb Johnson


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