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Lyr Req: John Parfit (from Martin Carthy)

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GUEST,east washington 15 Jan 03 - 05:57 PM
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Subject: Lyric Req-- Martin Carthy 'John Parfit'
From: GUEST,east washington
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 05:57 PM

Howdy folks... On Martin Carthy's 'Signs of Life,' he covers a song called John Parfit, written by somebody Flynn. (James?)... I still can't decipher the last few lines OR find out any information about other versions. Anyone know anything? Brilliant song, and utterly suited to M.C.'s style.. Thanks, EWA


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Subject: RE: Lyric Req-- Martin Carthy 'John Parfit'
From: RolyH
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 05:25 PM

Have tried to put the lyrics up ,but Mudcat wont play.Will try later


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Martin Carthy 'John Parfit'
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jan 03 - 03:56 PM

really only the last verse or so.. most of it is pretty clear. Much ythanks, R


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Martin Carthy 'John Parfit'
From: Wolfgang
Date: 21 Jan 03 - 03:57 PM

And the other verses for me please.

Wolfgang


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Subject: Lyr Add: JOHN PARFIT (James Flynn)
From: RolyH
Date: 23 Jan 03 - 06:02 PM

JOHN PARFIT (James Flynn)

Parfit went out one cold dark night
Walking the orchards,woods all round
Thinking to find some game to eat
Along the frosted ground

He had the pheasant in the trees
Innocent to the wild owl call
Come the keepers stealthy tread
His mean heart wrapped in gall

The Duke of Norfolks gamekeeper
Out to the woodland came
Protecting life,so it be killed
On a sporting day for fun

He give chase to John Parfit
All in the lonely copse that night
Struggling beneath the bare branched trees
In the foxes silent site

A shot was fired and sad to tell
Lay John Parfit on the ground
For a moments rage and carelessness
Precious blood flowed down

In the light of dawn
Brown leaves on mossy ground
On a woodland place,where death has come
Golden sun shone down

The gamekeeper was told go free
For it was said that there was no crime
That a man was killed and stupidly
Nobody seemed to mind

The worlds a tattered and rusty place
Drowning memories of countless men
Gaurdians guard by earthly fence
But who will guard the guardians?

From the album 'Signs of Life' - Martin Carthy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Martin Carthy 'John Parfit'
From: GUEST,eastern washington
Date: 24 Jan 03 - 03:29 PM

Thank You! Thank You!

That's more or less what I make it, although I heard something like :
...god is guard by earthly fence... in the final verse.

Anyone have any knowledge about James Flynn, or where to find recordings or more songs by the gentleman?

Robin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Martin Carthy 'John Parfit'
From: Wolfgang
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 06:42 AM

A big thank you from me too.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: John Parfit (from Martin Carthy)
From: Kev Boyd
Date: 24 Oct 09 - 07:53 PM

RolyH: All present and correct as far as I can tell except the second line should read "Walking the Yorkshire woods all round"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: John Parfit (from Martin Carthy)
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Nov 10 - 12:27 PM

I'm intrigued by this song's lyrics which apparently relate to real events which took place in 1978 in Yorkshire. Is this true? It sounds more like it would have happened in 1778? How could no-one have been brought to justice?
Cant find any mention of the case, which apparently enraged Flynn, anywhere.

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: John Parfit (from Martin Carthy)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 May 12 - 05:57 AM

Hello, Please check out The Flynn Brothers Facebook Page for more details

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Flynn-Brothers/117181948387685


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