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Lyr Req: Absent Friends (Keith Hancock)

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GUEST,Jim 10 Dec 02 - 02:40 PM
Banjo-Flower 10 Dec 02 - 02:56 PM
GUEST,MCP 10 Dec 02 - 03:00 PM
Herga Kitty 10 Dec 02 - 03:01 PM
Banjo-Flower 10 Dec 02 - 03:02 PM
GUEST,Jim 10 Dec 02 - 03:06 PM
le cheffie 10 Dec 02 - 03:07 PM
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le cheffie 10 Dec 02 - 03:58 PM
brid widder 10 Dec 02 - 07:45 PM
GUEST,Steve 11 Dec 02 - 01:34 PM
Mysha 22 Oct 12 - 05:02 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Help with a Vin Garbutt song.
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 10 Dec 02 - 02:40 PM

I started a thread earlier today (click here) because I thought that the song I was after was called 'When the Tide Turns.' Spot kindly posted the words to that, but it turns out that that isn't the one.

The song I'm after is a sad lament on the end of a relationship. The only bits that I can half remember are something along the lines of:

"Time takes the pain away, time heals wounds, they say.
I wonder why it never happened to me"

Any ideas? And sorry for the red herring earlier.

Jim


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help with a Vin Garbutt song.
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 10 Dec 02 - 02:56 PM

I think this is a Keith Hancock song not Vin Garbutt

Gerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help with a Vin Garbutt song.
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 10 Dec 02 - 03:00 PM

Jim, the song you're after is Keith Hancock'sAbsent Friends. If you use the filter with Age All you'll find a Lyr/Chord request thread with the words in.

Mick


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Subject: Lyr Add: ABSENT FRIENDS (Keith Hancock)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 10 Dec 02 - 03:01 PM

It's a Keith Hancock song and it's called "Absent Friends" - I understand that Keith wrote it after his father died. I learnt the words from Vin's recording, so may not have got them all right.....

ABSENT FRIENDS -  Keith Hancock

I always found when you were around
You'd help me through sorrow, you'd ease all my fears
For you always had time for troubles of mine
A shoulder to cry on, a listening ear

Chorus:

Time heals wounds they say
Time takes the pain away
I wonder why it never happened for me
It's years since you went away
I miss you night and day
Why you had to go is a mystery to me

The things that you'd do, the pictures of you
Are printed for life on the back of my mind
You were always so sure, your ways were so pure
Through faults and the bad times a lover stayed blind

What seemed important then becomes trivial when
Fate deals the card that forces your hand
And the places we've been, together we've seen
No more in the future, no more in the plan

It's all very strange, but when you went I changed
It just seemed to happen as day turned to day
And I don't understand, is it part of a plan
Can one person grow as another one fades


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Subject: Lyr Add: TIME (Keith Hancock)
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 10 Dec 02 - 03:02 PM

KEITH HANCOCK

TIME

CHORUS:
C G
Time heals wounds, they say.
Am Em
Time takes the pain away.
F C Dm G
I wonder why it never happened to me.
C G
It's years since you went away.
Am Em
I miss you night and day.
F C Dm C
Why you had to go, it's a mystery to me.

It's all very strange. when you left I changed.
It just seemed to happen with the passing of each day.
Oh! I don't understand. is it part of a plan?
Does one person grow, while another fades away? CHORUS

Small things you do weave pictures of you.
They're printed for life on the back of my mind.
I was always so sure that your love was so pure.
To the faults and the bad times, a love one stays blind. CHORUS

I always found when you where around,
You helped me with worries and eased all my fears.
You always had time for problems of mine:
A shoulder to cry on, a listening ear. CHORUS

Is this the one?
Gerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help with a Vin Garbutt song.
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 10 Dec 02 - 03:06 PM

Well, thank you all very much. That's the one! Can anyone tell me which Vin Garbutt album it's on? I've never heard of Keith Hancock, so some details on his version would be appreciated too.

Many thanks to you all.

Jim


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help with a Vin Garbutt song.
From: le cheffie
Date: 10 Dec 02 - 03:07 PM

It is part of a Kieth Hancock song.
I have acopy of the album its off some where, I'll try and look it out but it may take a couple of days
The chorus goes
Time heals wounds they say
Time takes the pain away
Iwonder why it never happened to me
Its years since you went away
But Imiss you night and day
Why you had to go is a mystery to me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help with a Vin Garbutt song.
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 10 Dec 02 - 03:10 PM

It was on When The Tide Turns!

Mick


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Subject: Lyr Add: ABSENT FRIENDS (Keith Hancock)
From: le cheffie
Date: 10 Dec 02 - 03:58 PM

Found it.The Kieth Hancock album is called This World We Live In. Produced by Greenwich Village in Sowerby Bridge West Yorks.
The full version is as follows
ABSENT FRIENDS
ch
Time Heals Wounds they say,Time takes the pain away
Iwonder why it never happens for me
Its years since youy went away
But i miss you night and day
Why you had to go is a mystry to me

What seemed important then becomes trivial when
Fate deals the card that forces your hand
All the places we'd been
All the things we had seen
No more in the future it just isn't planned
ch
Its all very strange but when you went I changed
It just seemed to happen with the passing of each day
I don't understand
Is it part of a plan
Does on person grow when another fades away
ch
Small things you'd do weavepictures of you
They're printed for life on the back of my mind
I was always so sure
Your life was so pure
To the faults and to bad times a loved one stays blind
ch
I always found that when you were around
You helped we with worries and eased all my fears
You always had times for problems of mine
A shoulder to cry on a listening ear

CH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help with a Vin Garbutt song.
From: brid widder
Date: 10 Dec 02 - 07:45 PM

Thanks for reminding me of this... I've got it playing now...Vin's CD... 'When the tide turns again'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Help with a Vin Garbutt song.
From: GUEST,Steve
Date: 11 Dec 02 - 01:34 PM

Excellent song. I, like Kitty, first heard it from Vin, but since then have sveral times heard Keith Hancock sing it, and his is for me without doubt the definitive version. I prefer the order of the verses in Keith's version, too.
It almost seems pedantic to mention this, but I'm sure he said he'd written it following the death of his brother, not his father.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Absent Friends (Keith Hancock)
From: Mysha
Date: 22 Oct 12 - 05:02 PM

(Hm, the posts are listed latest first here. I wonder if I'm writing the oldest post now.)


Hi,

I've seen the lyrics to this song in several places, and they always include: "I wonder why it never happened for me." - The singer wonders why for him time does not heal wounds.

But most people I heard sing the song sing; " I wonder why: It never happened for me." - The singer wonders why people say that time heals wounds (as for him it never happened).

Does anyone have sources to confirm either? Lyrics that came with the original, Keith Hancock's own singing, that sort of thing?

Bye,
                                                                Mysha


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Absent Friends (Keith Hancock)
From: Howard Jones
Date: 23 Oct 12 - 08:36 AM

I used to play in a band with Keith (the Electropathics) and I heard him sing this song many times. So far as I can recall he didn't put a pause between the phrases and I've always put your first interpretation on the line (although the second is also a perfectly valid reading of it, imo)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Absent Friends (Keith Hancock)
From: Arkie
Date: 23 Oct 12 - 01:48 PM

Glad for the success in finding the right song. I would have suggested "Special Absent Friends" which though different is along similar lines but addressed to many who have gone on before. I have heard the song only by Speed Limit, a country duo from the British Isles, until today when searching youtube for a link to post here. Knowing nothing about the origins of the song I accepted the Speed Limit song as a tribute to those known and loved from earlier times. Some of the youtube videos seemed to have political overtones.

Special Absent Friends

Our Special Absent Friends

The time has come to say good night
For every road must end
To the ones who care and are always there
Our very special friends

Lets say good night to those we love
And maybe shed a tear
But before we close
Lets think of those
We love who cant be here

Lets raise our hands (a glass) to absent friends
For every road must end
You'll always be there in our hearts
Our special absent friends

And when its time for us to go
And our long journey ends
You'll never be alone you see
You'll be with absent friends

Lets raise our hands (a glass) to absent friends
For every road must end
You'll always be there in our hearts
Our special absent friends.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Absent Friends (Keith Hancock)
From: BrendanB
Date: 24 Oct 12 - 09:15 AM

It is a very good song. He told me it was written about his brother who died suddenly. But I haven't seen him in years and don't expect to in the future so I cannot confirm this.


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