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Tune Req: Ghosts (Colin Bargery)

GUEST,GUEST - Laurel Swift 14 May 09 - 09:57 AM
Joe Offer 14 May 09 - 09:33 PM
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Subject: Tune to Ghosts by Colin Bargery
From: GUEST,GUEST - Laurel Swift
Date: 14 May 09 - 09:57 AM

Hi there,

I'm trying to locate the tune for a song called Ghosts that was written by Colin Bargery around 1980. (I'm hoping that the Colin from this thread might be the same chap, if so, hello!) I found the lyrics on the Inland Waterways website and wondered if it's possible to get hold of a recording, or even notation.

Cheers v much!

Laurel Swift


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Subject: RE: tune req: Ghosts by Colin Bargery
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 May 09 - 09:33 PM

Hi, Laurel -
I e-mailed Colin and asked him to stop by this thread.

-Joe Offer, Forum Moderator-
joe@mudcat.org

I found the lyrics at "Songs of the Inland Waterways, http://www.waterwaysongs.co.uk/ghosts.htm.

GHOSTS

Our names are not in history books
We are in the space between the pages
What lay within our muddied skin
No-one cared and no-one wondered
Our chroniclers were the inky clerks
Who kept the record of our wages
And the checking men who counted us
Yet counted we remain un-numbered

Our deeds are in between the rows
Of numbers in the calculations
Of rates of pay and yards per day
And in jottings made by engineers
Our lives are measured in the length,
The depth and breadth of navigation
The locks and bridges that we made
To damn our sweat and span our years

Our deaths are buried in reports
Of soft earth that the rain made softer
Of falling rock, collapsing locks
And disease among the workmen's huts
Our headstones are the registers
Of costs against the parish coffers
So much to pay the parson's fee
So much to dig the six-foot cut

Our memorial is in the bricks
The banks, the puddle and the mortar
Our cenotaph is the towing path
Where now you take your recreation
And our requiem is in the breeze
That whispers on the silent water
We leave no fame
We leave no name
But we have left the navigation


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Subject: RE: tune req: Ghosts by Colin Bargery
From: GUEST,Laurel Swift
Date: 15 May 09 - 10:03 AM

Thanks Joe,

very much appreciated!

Laurel


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Subject: RE: tune req: Ghosts by Colin Bargery
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 May 09 - 03:33 PM

Colin e-mailed and said he didn't write the tune. He asked the composer, Graham Goffee, to stop by and submit the tune. I hope he does.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: tune req: Ghosts by Colin Bargery
From: GUEST,Laurel Swift
Date: 18 May 09 - 06:05 AM

That's great Joe and Ian, thanks very much!
Laurel


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