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yayaya@azstarnet.com 28 Feb 99 - 02:41 AM
Don Meixner 28 Feb 99 - 11:34 PM
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Subject: Paul Siebel
From: yayaya@azstarnet.com
Date: 28 Feb 99 - 02:41 AM

Looking for lyrics to Then Came the Children

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Paul Siebel
From: Don Meixner
Date: 28 Feb 99 - 11:34 PM

I haven't thought of this song in 25 years or more. Paul Siebel was a great influence on my early performing and I think few people wrote as well. His stage performance was wry and ironic and laid back and yet he had an intensity while he was singing. Its a shame he recorded so little. I hope my memory is complete here. I would have to go to the attic of no return to find the lyrics.
Let me know if you need more.
Don Meixner

Come gather all around me friends I'll tell to you about the minstrel band,
Of children in their witches hats and painting piutures with the pipes of pan,

A young boy and his sister played some tunes upon a whistle made of tin,
And lead me through a flower garden laughing at the postman's stumby chin,

Oh sing for us you children tinkle bells and rhymn the purple ggreen and blue,
And think of us as fighting fools who wintered through the seasons loving you,

For we can teach you nothing nothing but survival in the desert bare,
And you can teach us how to love and live and tie bright ribbons in our hair.


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Subject: then came the children
From: GUEST,catskill
Date: 26 May 02 - 03:52 PM

anyone have the words (and/or chords) to "Then Came The Children", either a Paul Siebel or Rosalie Sorrels song? Thanks...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: then came the children
From: GUEST,Honest Sam
Date: 26 May 02 - 04:04 PM

It's a Paul Siebel song that Rosalie Sorrels sings. Other versions are by Jerry Jeff Walker and Kate Wolf.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: then came the children
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 26 May 02 - 07:54 PM

Well, the words aren't here, but here is an article about the wordsmith.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THEN CAME THE CHILDREN
From: masato sakurai
Date: 26 May 02 - 08:00 PM

THEN CAME THE CHILDREN
(Paul Siebel)

Come gather all around me friends
I'll tell to you about the minstrel band
Of children in their witches hats
And painting pictures with the pipes of pan

The young boy and his sister played
Some tunes upon a whistle made of tin
And led me through the flower gardens
Laughing at the postman's stubby chin

In my dizzy stupor I was trying
Hard to forfeit all I'd known
And listen to this music that could
Swirl me in a magic all their own

Somewhere in the distance you and I
Had fought the monster to a draw
In those days of books and wine
With Ferlinghetti grasping for a straw

Out along the highways we had
Journeyed far to find the mystic smile
With chasing down identities, my God
We must have run a million miles

Oh we can teach them nothing, nothing
But survival in a desert bare
But they can teach us how to love
And live and tie bright ribbons in our hair

Oh sing for us you children, tinkle bells
And rhyme the purple green and blue
And think of us as fighting fools
Who wintered through the seasons loving you

Oh we can teach them nothing, nothing
But survival in a desert bare
But they can teach us how to love
And live and tie bright ribbons in our hair

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: then came the children
From: GUEST,catskill
Date: 28 May 02 - 07:48 AM

Thanks you all for your help with lyrics and the great article about Paul.


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Subject: Lyr Req: Then Came The Children, Paul Seibel
From: Sandra_9
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 03:22 PM

Hi...

I'm trying to learn the lyrics to THEN CAME THE CHILDREN by Paul Seibel by listening to the song recorded by Kate Wolf. I'm having trouble catching the beginning of the 4th line in the 4th verse. Can anyone help??? Thanks!!!

this is what I have so far for the 4th verse.....

Somewhere in the distance
You and I have fought the monster to a draw
In those days of books and wine
"And Fern And Getty" grasping for a straw.


Also.... if anyone has the chords available, I'd really appreciate some help there, too!!!

Thanks!
Sandra
:-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Then Came The Children, Paul Seibel
From: DonMeixner
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 03:52 PM

With Ferlinghetti ( as in Lawrence Ferlinghetti)grasping for a straw .

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Then Came The Children, Paul Seibel
From: DonMeixner
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 03:57 PM

Good luck Sandra,
I recall simple chords
C-F

G7-C

Rocking back and forth through bass notes like C to G to C to G then up tp F. Stuff like that. BUt right now I am suppose to be cleaning the bedroom and my wife will kill me if I pull out a guitar and play to the computer again today. :-)

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Then Came The Children, Paul Seibel
From: Sandra_9
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 04:31 PM

Hi Don....

Oh, thank you!!

I just read a couple of fascinating biographies of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, on the internet.

I'm finding that I really like the lyrics of Paul Seibel.

I had a feeling that the chords were really simple. Those are my favorites!!

I love learning new songs by listening to recordings. I just discovered some Kate Wolf recordings, and I really like lots of the songs she recorded. GIVE YOURSELF TO LOVE might be next on my list!!

Thanks!
Sandra
:-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Then Came The Children, Paul Seibel
From: DonMeixner
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 05:02 PM

You are welcome Sandra,

Good luck with your efforts. While I must admit to being underwhelmed by Kate Wolf she did have bursts of brilliance. "The Trumpet Vine" being one of them. " I am also entranced by "Riding Out The Storm" very few others.

Ther are many Kate Wolf fans in Mudcat who will be happy to help you out with her songs.

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Then Came The Children, Paul Seibel
From: Steve-o
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 04:42 PM

I don't know from Kate Wolf, but I do know from Paul Seibel. A writer of really interesting (and some GREAT) songs, and not a shabby singer/player himself. I have two vinyl albums- anybody know if there is more than those in existence?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Then Came The Children, Paul Seibel
From: DonMeixner
Date: 03 Feb 03 - 05:40 PM

Thats it. Woodsmoke and Oranges may be one of the best records ever made.

Don


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Subject: Lyr Add: THEN CAME THE CHILDREN (Paul Seibel)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Feb 03 - 10:46 PM

Lyrics copied from http://www.jjwfan.com/JJW/Tabs/Songs/then_came_the_children.txt

THEN CAME THE CHILDREN
(Paul Siebel)

Well, come gather around me, friends of mine, while I sing to you about a minstrel band
Of children in their witches' hats, painting pictures with the pipes of pan;
How a young boy and his sister played some tunes upon a whistle made of tin;
And led me through the flower gardens, laughing at the postman's stubby chin.
And in my dizzy stupor, I was trying to forfeit all I'd known,
And listen to that music that could swirl me in a magic all its own.

But somewhere in the distance, you and I, we fought our monsters to a draw.
It was in those days of books and wine, with Ferlinghetti grasping for a straw;
And out along the highways, we journeyed far to find that mystic smile,
Chasing down identities, my God! we must have run a million miles.

So we can teach the children nothing, nothing but survival in the desert bare.
They can teach us how to laugh, how to love and tie bright ribbons in our hair.
So sing for us, you children; tinkle bells and rhyme the purple, greens and blues.
Think of us as fighting fools, who wintered through our seasons loving you.

Think of us as fighting fools, who wintered through our seasons loving you,
'Cause you can teach us how to laugh, how to love and tie bright ribbons in our hair.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Then Came The Children, Paul Seibel
From: Bobert
Date: 22 Feb 03 - 10:59 PM

Paul is the man!

I've been doing "Legend of the Captain's Daughter", "Jasper" and "Jack Knife Jypsy" for the last 20 years. Lot's pf olks also forgotten that Paul wrote "Louise" that Leo Kottkee popularized.

I understand that Pual is working in a bakery somewhere in Maryland but don't have that on an authority.

Bobert


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Then Came The Children, Paul Seibel
From: Stewie
Date: 22 Feb 03 - 11:04 PM

Steve-o

I think that is about it. All of 'Woodsmoke and Oranges' and most of 'Jack Knife Gypsy' have been reissued on a single CD on the Philo label. I think there was a live album featuring a performance at McCabes, but I was never able to track it down.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Then Came the Children (Paul Siebel)
From: GUEST,Carter Castle
Date: 16 Jan 12 - 01:39 PM

Anyone know the chords for "Miss Cherry Lane" by Paul Siebel? I'm trying to learn it from the CD but could use some help. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Then Came the Children (Paul Siebel)
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 18 Jan 12 - 06:43 AM

Carter, on YouTube I found the song sung in Db major. Assuming you want guitar chords, capo on first fret, try the following chords in some iteration:

F Fm7 C
Am D
Am Fm7 C


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Then Came the Children (Paul Siebel)
From: GUEST,Guest, Suzanne from LI
Date: 12 Jan 13 - 11:27 PM

Not sure if anyone knows this but Paul Siebel wrote "Then Came the Children" about the Incredible String Band, one of the most brilliant an underrated groups of the 60's. He references a lot of their music like the pennywhistles that they used and the line "the postman's stubby chin" is from a song on their 1st album. Many musicians were said to have been influenced by them, and Paul Siebel was obviously a fan. Don't know if they knew each other but I'm sure the ISB would have loved him too.


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