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Lyr Req: Lover's Heart (from Silly Wizard)

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LOVERS HEART


Mr Happy 06 Oct 02 - 07:34 PM
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Joe Offer 07 Oct 02 - 01:14 AM
Mr Happy 07 Oct 02 - 09:32 PM
Nerd 08 Oct 02 - 11:00 AM
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GUEST,erin 06 Mar 05 - 05:09 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: u leave to the sound of a marching drum
From: Mr Happy
Date: 06 Oct 02 - 07:34 PM

hi everyone,

there's a fine song i'd love to have all the words to.

the chorus goes,

'last night we said goodbye, now we're forced to part,
you leave to the sound of a marching drum, and the beat of a lover's heart'

anyone know this song & have the words please?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: u leave to the sound of a marching drum
From: open mike
Date: 06 Oct 02 - 10:57 PM

oh goodie--this is one i can answer--it is by Silly Wizard
and it is called Lover's Heart. It has one of the best lines of all times in it:iy goes something like this: I will not be a soldier,
musician is my trade, for I'd rather melt a cold hard heart than pierce it with a blade" I will look for my song book and transcribe
it more completely for you a.s.a.p.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOVER'S HEART (A Stewart, P Cunningham)
From: open mike
Date: 06 Oct 02 - 11:03 PM

and here's the rest of the story--
from the data base here
I couldn't find the song book
but once you know the title
and artist it is in the digi-trad list.


LOVERS HEART
(Andy Stewart, Phil Cunningham)

1. She was in the flowery garden when first she caught my eye,
And I just a marching soldier. She smiled as I passed by.
The flowers she held were fresh and fair. Her lips were full and red,
And as I passed that shady bower, these words to me she said:

CHORUS: "Last night we spoke of love. Now we're forced to part.
You leave to the sound of a marching drum and the beat of a lover's heart."

2. She was by the shore in the evening when next I saw my dear.
Running barefoot by the waterside, she called as I drew near.
The sunlight glanced at the water's edge making fire of her auburn hair.
My young heart danced at her parting words that hung in the evening air: CHORUS

3. She was on the Strand next morning when orders came to sail,
And as we slipped our ropes away, I watched her from the rail.
She threw me a rose, which fell between us, and floated on the bay,
And as our ship pulled from the shore, I heard her call and say: CHORUS

4. Now the soldier's life won't suit me. Sweet music is my trade,
For I'd rather melt the hardest heart than pierce it with a blade.
Let the time be short till I return to my home in the mountains high,
And the loving girl who stole my heart with these words as I passed by: CHORUS


Recorded by Silly Wizard on "A Glint of Silver"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: u leave to the sound of a marching drum
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Oct 02 - 01:14 AM

Mr. Happy, have you been searching for songs before your request them? As part of the Mudcat upgrade, the Digitrad and Forum Search index was updated, and everything is working smoothly. If you put a distinctive phrase line marching drum into the search box, you'd find the song is in the Digital Tradition.
Thanks.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: u leave to the sound of a marching drum
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Oct 02 - 09:32 PM

joe,

yes, i've been searching for songs before requesting them, but when i entered all the words i knew [as in my first post here]i just drew a blank both on the dt and forum search.

but thanks for help and concern.

ps open mike,

thanks also to you for your efforts

cheers,

mr h


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: u leave to the sound of a marching drum
From: Nerd
Date: 08 Oct 02 - 11:00 AM

Mr Happy,

sometimes it helps to whittle down your search to a small phrase, otherwise a single wrong word will scuttle you. But "leave to the sound of a marching drum" does turn up the song on a DT search, so maybe the search engine was too busy or down briefly.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: u leave to the sound of a marching drum
From: Oranaiche
Date: 11 Nov 04 - 01:14 PM

Would anyone have the chords for this? They are not included in the digi-trad system.

~Oranaiche


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Subject: Chords Add: LOVER'S HEART (A Stewart, P Cunningham
From: GUEST,erin
Date: 06 Mar 05 - 05:09 PM

I got the chords from the Andy M. Stewart Collection Songbook - it is an *awesome* book that is definitely worth purchasing. Here ya go:
LOVER'S HEART
(Andy Stewart, Phil Cunningham)
             Am    G          F    Am          G          C               F
She was in the flowery garden when first she caught my eye
       Am      G             F    Am      G             C            G
And I just a marching soldier she smiled as I passed by
       Dm             Em          F                           C            Dm       G    G#o
The flowers she held were fresh and fair, her lips were full and red
       Am G                F       Am      G                     F          C
And as I passed that shady bower, these words to me she said
C                     Am       F       C             Dm         G   G#o
"Last night we spoke of love, now we're forced to part
       Am             G             F             Am
You leave to the sound of a marching drum
             G7          F         C
and the beat of a lovers heart


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lover's Heart (from Silly Wizard)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 08:33 PM

Anyone have tab or dots for this, please?

I can remember the tune for the chorus, but not for the verses.

I've tried the verses against the chorus tune but I've an inkling that the verses tune, though similar to the chorus one, has some slight variances.

Can anyone help out?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lover's Heart (from Silly Wizard)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 09:19 PM

Erin,

thanks for chords- we tried to work out the tune, but got stumped.

Do you have the dots or/and tab, please?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lover's Heart (from Silly Wizard)
From: Peace
Date: 29 Sep 05 - 10:21 PM

mp3 available here so you can give it a listen.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lover's Heart (from Silly Wizard)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 01:16 PM

Peace,,

Thanks very much for link.


I really need tab or dots- anybody got 'em?


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Subject: Tune Add: LOVER'S HEART (from Silly Wizard)
From: Marion in Cornwall
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 03:57 PM

Mr Happy,
Here's an abc of the tune as it is in Andy M. Stewart's book.
If this isn't any good for you, then if you let me have your e-mail address I'll send the dots through to you.

Regards
Marion


X:2
T:LOVER'S HEART
I:abc2nwc
M:2/2
L:1/8
K:C
A B|c2d2B2c2|(A2G2)C3C|D3E G2C2|A6zB|
c2dc B2(cB)|(A2G2)C3C|D3E G2E2|D6zC|
D3E G2G2|A3B (A G2)G|G2G2(Ac) d2|(d2c2)B2zB|
c2(dc) B2c2|A2(AG) C2z2|D E2D C2B,2|
C4z4|E4D2C2|E G2c- c4|G3G A2c2|(d2c2B2)zB|
c3d/2c/2 B2cB|A2(AG) C2zC/2C/2|D3E/2D/2 C B,3|C8|]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lover's Heart (from Silly Wizard)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 07:03 PM

Marion,

Thanks very much for TAB.

I would like the dots as well, so I've PM'ed you my details.

Much gratitude to you et al who've helped.

Cheers,

Mr H


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lover's Heart (from Silly Wizard)
From: harpmolly
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 10:24 PM

By the way, I'm pretty sure (from having listened to this song a million times--it's one of my all-time favorites) that the second-to-last line is actually:

"Let the time be short till I return to my home in the North of Skye..."

What a great song. I'll join the chorus of praise for the wonderful line "I'd rather melt the hardest heart than pierce it with a blade..."

Molly


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lover's Heart (from Silly Wizard)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 06 Oct 05 - 09:33 PM

Marion in Cornwall,

Many Thanks, got yr email-unfortunately, 'er indoors deleted it along with a bunch of spams.

Can you send it to me again please?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lover's Heart (from Silly Wizard)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 11:25 AM

Anyone know where I can get a sound bite for this song, as link above's expired?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lover's Heart (from Silly Wizard)
From: Folkiedave
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 11:49 AM

Try Harbourtown Records - that's Gordon Jones (Ex-silly wizard)

Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lover's Heart (from Silly Wizard)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Jul 07 - 01:30 AM

This page has a generous 1-minute+ sample sung by Pat Ryan.

This page has a 40-second sample sung by Rick Stanley.

AltaVista Audio Search and Viewpoint are good search engines to use for finding sound or video files.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lover's Heart (from Silly Wizard)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 27 Jun 08 - 08:53 AM

Found it!! http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=FhtZFa-WSyo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lover's Heart (from Silly Wizard)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 09:33 AM

Jim Dixon,

Thanks for the links you posted, only just listened to the Pat Ryan one, its very similar to the version I'd remembered - Cheers!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lover's Heart (from Silly Wizard)
From: Amos
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 02:02 PM

Youtube has a lovely rendition of this song by Silly Wizard here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lover's Heart (from Silly Wizard)
From: Amos
Date: 12 Mar 14 - 02:23 PM

The chords are straightforward except for a G-sharp diminished in the transition.

   Am    G          F    Am          G          C               F
She was in the flowery garden when first she caught my eye
       Am      G             F    Am      G             C            G
And I just a marching soldier she smiled as I passed by
       Dm             Em          F                           C            Dm       G    G#o
The flowers she held were fresh and fair, her lips were full and red
       Am G                F       Am      G                     F          C
And as I passed that shady bower, these words to me she said
C                     Am       F       C             Dm         G   G#o
"Last night we spoke of love, now we're forced to part
       Am             G             F             Am
You leave to the sound of a marching drum
             G7          F         C
and the beat of a lovers heart


The G#o or G sharp diminished chord can be played in standard tuning as shown below:

E    A   D    G   B   E

4   x    x    4   3   x

The three notes shown are G#, B and D.


Amos


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