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Lyr Req: Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)

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Subject: Words to: The Great Divide
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Sep 02 - 06:20 AM

Hi, I've got some words floating round in my head (to much beer maybe?), to a song i'd love to know the Title and full lyrics to.

Tried to search for it on database- no luck I think the chorus goes something like this-

He's or (She's) gone away, He's gone away, Yesterday, Yesterday Where the rivers change direction- across the great divide.

Please help someone- i'd be really pleased! Kilping


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Subject: RE: Words to: The Great Divide
From: Dave4Guild
Date: 08 Sep 02 - 06:28 AM

This is a song by Kate Wolf called "Across The Great Divide". It has been covered by Nanci Griffith amongst others and you can obtain the lyrics and chords from her website. I'd send them myself but my typing is so slow that my computer switches itself itself off before I've finished!


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Subject: RE: Words to: The Great Divide
From: Barry Finn
Date: 08 Sep 02 - 07:06 AM

Use this address to Kate Wolf's song list, you can download the song. Barry


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Subject: RE: Words to: The Great Divide
From: Barry Finn
Date: 08 Sep 02 - 07:08 AM

It'd be nice if I tried giving you the address. (DUH)http://www.katewolf.com/songs/songlist.htm. Barry


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Subject: RE: Words to: The Great Divide
From: masato sakurai
Date: 08 Sep 02 - 07:16 AM

Lyrics & chords are HERE.

~Masato


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Subject: ADD: Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Sep 02 - 12:39 PM

Aw, I think we oughta have this one posted. I really like the recordings of this song by Kate Wolf and Nanci Griffith. These lyrics are taken from the site Masato linked to. I think you can also find them at www.katewolf.com.
-Joe Offer-


Across the Great Divide
(Kate Wolf)


A                D    A
I've been walking in my sleep
         F#m                         D
Counting troubles 'stead of counting sheep
          A                  F#m
Where the years went I can't say
       D             E                A
I just turned around and they've gone away


A                D          A
I've been sifting through the layers
         F#m             D
Of dusty books and faded papers
            A               F#m
They tell a story I used to know
                   D       E       A
And it was one that happened so long ago



                A                D    A
Chorus:         It's gone away in yesterday
                      F#m                        D
                Now I find myself on the mountainside
                         A      E       F#m   A
                Where the rivers change direction
                D         E       A
                Across the Great Divide


A                D    A
Now, I heard the owl a-callin'
       F#m             D
Softly as the night was fallin'
       A                F#m
With a question and I replied
         D    E               A
But he's gone across the borderline


Chorus

A                   D      A
The finest hour that I have seen
       F#m               D
Is the one that comes between
            A                      F#m
The edge of night and the break of day
             D       E       A
It's when the darkness rolls away


Chorus Twice


Online recording available at http://www.katewolf.com/songs/songlist.htm, but I didn't find lyrics at the official site.


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Subject: RE: Words to: Across the Great Divide
From: open mike
Date: 08 Sep 02 - 12:54 PM

thhis was the theme song to the radio show kate had when a dj at KPFA and later Robbie Osmond hosted this show- it may still be on i don't get kpfa now-but it may be on the web---


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Subject: RE: Words to: Across the Great Divide
From: Dave4Guild
Date: 08 Sep 02 - 02:41 PM

Excellent stuff, everyone. It is a gorgeous song, but for most folkies I think the key of G with the capo on fret two seems to be the way it's actually played.
Nina Gerber's lead guitar is worth listening to on Kate's version. I assume that is in A, if anyone has the tab, it might be worth spending three years mastering it!


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Subject: RE: Words to: Across the Great Divide
From: Lane
Date: 08 Sep 02 - 03:35 PM

One of my absolute favorites... and yes, Dave4Guild - I play it in G with a capo. BUT - I couldn't agree with you more about Nina Gerber's lead - I've been trying and trying to figure it out and cant .... would absolutely kill...well, or maybe pay? to have the tab to that lead work.... anyone???

Lane


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Subject: RE: Words to: Across the Great Divide
From: Lane
Date: 08 Sep 02 - 07:38 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Words to: Across the Great Divide
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Sep 02 - 03:53 AM

Refreshing.... does ANYONE have the tab for this lead, or be willing to work it out?


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Subject: RE: Words to: Across the Great Divide
From: Lane
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 06:08 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Words to: Across the Great Divide
From: Leadfingers
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 08:18 PM

I call mself a professional song thief,as I do not have the ability to combine words and music to make a coherent whole,and so have to rely on other cleverer people to do the hard work for me.However,unlike some I DO credit the writer and or source of my material.Kate Wolf and Mudcat will get a mention when this is added to my rep.Thanks Catters-a Cracking song.


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Subject: RE: Words to: Across the Great Divide
From: GUEST,Singout/Penny
Date: 15 Sep 02 - 09:59 PM

Thanks, Joe, for posting the chords!


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Subject: RE: Words to: Across the Great Divide
From: Lane
Date: 17 Sep 02 - 01:34 AM

Leadfingers.... while you are "thiefing", any chance you can figure out the lead? Anyone else?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
From: Genie
Date: 27 Aug 09 - 09:07 AM

I'm trying to find the date when Kate wrote this. One source on "the Google" says 1976, but another says 1981 ( I think that's an album date), and another has the date 2007 attached (obviously way off).   Anyone know the original copyright date?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Great DHiivide (Kate Wolf)
From: Barry Finn
Date: 27 Aug 09 - 05:22 PM

Hi Genie
On Kate's web site you can view Kate's complete song list. The date there is 1980.

Barry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
From: Genie
Date: 28 Aug 09 - 03:43 PM

Thanks, Barry. I did go to Kate's website and found her songlist, but I did not see any dates given.   I must have somehow just overlooked that column - unless I was looking at the list of Fans' Favorites instead.

I guess 1980 is the publication date.   Did she possibly write it earlier and not "release" it for a few years? I believe I've read that Kate wrote this when a friend of hers was dealing with a terminal illness.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Jun 14 - 02:09 PM

I am teaching this song to y daughter, and will try to write the tab for the lead work and post it here. Be patient.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 14 Jun 14 - 08:41 PM

Stealing a song is one thing (Always assuming credit is given) but DONT steal the arrangement - Do it YOUR way .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
From: GUEST,Lou
Date: 14 Jun 14 - 11:00 PM

kpfa.org Sundays at Noon Pacific.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
From: GUEST,Keith Miller
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 12:03 AM

I heard one of Kate's songs that I loved. I have no idea what the name of it was. It had a few lyrics in Spanish. That is the best I can describe it. It was a soaring sort of anthem.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
From: RunrigFan
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 10:01 PM

I've been walkin' in my sleep
And countin' troubles 'stead of countin' sheep
Where the years went I can't say
I just turned around and they've gone away
I've been siftin' through the layers
Of dusty books and faded papers
They tell a story I used to know
it was one that happened so long ago

It's gone away in yesterday
And I find myself on the mountainside
Where the rivers change direction
Across the Great Divide

Well I heard the owl a-callin'
Softly as, the night was fallin'
With a question and I replied
But he's gone across the borderline

He's gone away in yesterday
And I find myself on the mountainside
Where the rivers change direction
Across the Great Divide

The finest hour, that I have seen
Is the one that comes between
The edge of night and the break of day
When the darkness rolls away

It's gone away in yesterday
And I find myself on the mountainside
Where the rivers change direction
Across the Great Divide

It's gone away in yesterday
Now I find myself on the mountainside
Where the rivers change direction
Across the Great Divide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2Kn3j7o2yY

Live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uQNRTnsntY


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