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Lyr Req: From the Cradle to the Grave (G Williams)

GUEST,Newfiegirl 09 Mar 03 - 07:53 AM
Amos 09 Mar 03 - 09:39 AM
Sorcha 09 Mar 03 - 10:36 AM
Louie Roy 09 Mar 03 - 10:48 AM
GUEST,Newfiegirl 09 Mar 03 - 11:09 AM
Neighmond 09 Mar 03 - 04:34 PM
Malcolm Douglas 09 Mar 03 - 05:52 PM
Jeri 09 Mar 03 - 05:55 PM
Willie-O 09 Mar 03 - 07:22 PM
GUEST,hillbilly 09 Mar 03 - 09:59 PM
GUEST 10 Mar 03 - 08:50 AM
Neighmond 23 Jan 04 - 04:04 AM
Jim Dixon 12 Sep 11 - 10:41 PM
GUEST,999 12 Sep 11 - 11:07 PM
Jim Dixon 14 Sep 11 - 11:36 AM
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Subject: Does anybody know this old song?
From: GUEST,Newfiegirl
Date: 09 Mar 03 - 07:53 AM

Hi,
Can sombody please help find this old song,
Here are only just the few words I have.
   Thanks in advance...God Bless.

Just a little cradle just a little child
Just a few short fleet of years
And then a boy so wild
Soon we reach to man hood
Then comes on old age
It's then we take a jurney
From the cradle to the grave


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Subject: RE: Does anybody know this old song?
From: Amos
Date: 09 Mar 03 - 09:39 AM

Newfiegirl:

I've had no luck so far. When and where did you hear it?

A


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Subject: RE: Does anybody know this old song?
From: Sorcha
Date: 09 Mar 03 - 10:36 AM

Nothing. Sorry.


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Subject: RE: Does anybody know this old song?
From: Louie Roy
Date: 09 Mar 03 - 10:48 AM

I can't help you with anymore lyrics than what you have but the name of the tune is either from the (cradle to the grave or cradle to the grave)and it is an old song probably dates back into the 1800s Louie Roy


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Subject: RE: Does anybody know this old song?
From: GUEST,Newfiegirl
Date: 09 Mar 03 - 11:09 AM

HI Amos,
I'm searching for the song for my parents,
It was one they heard an old friend sing at a house party way back...
and I just love to listen to them sing the old story songs.
Take care and God Bless.....Newfiegirl.
      p.s.could this be the title of the song?
          "From The Cradle To The Grave"


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Subject: Lyr Add: BALLAD OF ACCOUNTING (Ewan MacColl)
From: Neighmond
Date: 09 Mar 03 - 04:34 PM

I doubt this is it:

( Ewan MacColl )

In the morning we built the city
In the afternoon walked through its streets
Evening saw us leaving
We wandered through our days as if they would never end
All of us imagined we had endless time to spend
We hardly saw the crossroads and small attention gave
To landmarks on the journey from the cradle to the grave,
    cradle to the grave, cradle to the grave

Did you learn to dream in the morning?
Abandon dreams in the afternoon?
Wait without hope in the evening?
Did you stand there in the traces and let them feed you lies?
Did you trail along behind them wearing blinkers on your eyes?
Did you kiss the foot that kicked you? Did you thank them for their scorn?
Did you ask for their forgiveness for the act of being born,
    act of being born, act of being born?

Did you alter the face of the city?
Did you make any change in the world you found?
Or did you observe all the warnings?
Did you read the trespass notices, did you keep off the grass?
Did you shuffle off the pavement just to let your betters pass?
Did you learn to keep your mouth shut, were you seen and never heard?
Did you learn to be obedient and jump to at a word,
    jump to at a word, jump to at a word?

Did you ever demand any answers?
The who and the what and the reason why?
Did you ever question the setup?
Did you stand aside and let them choose while you took second best?
Did you let them skim the cream off and then give to you the rest?
Did you settle for the shoddy? Did you think it right
To let them rob you right and left and never make a fight,
    never make a fight, never make a fight?

What did you learn in the morning?
How much did you know in the afternoon?
Were you content in the evening?
Did they teach you how to question when you were at the school?
Did the factory help you grow, were you the maker or the tool?
Did the place where you were living enrich your life and then
Did you reach some understanding of all your fellow men,
    all your fellow men, all your fellow men?

©Stormking Music

Chaz


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Subject: RE: Anybody know this old song? Cradle/Grave
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 09 Mar 03 - 05:52 PM

That's the completely unrelated The Ballad of Accounting, which is already in the DT. It doesn't contain the text Newfiegirl quoted.


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Subject: RE: Anybody know this old song? Cradle/Grave
From: Jeri
Date: 09 Mar 03 - 05:55 PM

Eric Bogle recorded a song "Cradle to the Grave," and I believe it's a hymn. I don't know if he wrote it or not. I have no idea if it's your song, but it's on The Colour of Dreams, in case anyone has the CD.

Not Ewan McColl's Ballad of Accounting (see above), Kate Wolf's Unfinished Life, The Dirge, a poem by Rev R.S. Hawker and set to music by Tony & Miranda Truscott of Cornwall, nor I Am the Common Man (Words Joe Corrie/tune Alan Reid).


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Subject: RE: Anybody know this old song? Cradle/Grave
From: Willie-O
Date: 09 Mar 03 - 07:22 PM

Leo Kottke also recorded (and sang) a song that went:

"Every day's all the same
Goin from the cradle...to the grave."

Which is certainly not the one you're looking for, but it just popped into my head.

How's the snow in Newfoundland? Not to mention the ice.

Stick around and maybe it'll turn up. So far we're stumped but there are those hereabouts who love a challenge. (Malcolm, f'rinstance)

Willie-O


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Subject: RE: Anybody know this old song? Cradle/Grave
From: GUEST,hillbilly
Date: 09 Mar 03 - 09:59 PM

Life is like a mountain railroad with an engineer thats brave you can make the run successful from the cradle to the grave


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Subject: RE: Anybody know this old song? Cradle/Grave
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Mar 03 - 08:50 AM

Thank's By's,
but not the song I'm looking for.

Louie Roy,
I think mabie you could be right, the song probably dates back to the 1800's.

Willie O,
the snow is just great here in Newfoundland, we still have lots,
it will be on the ground for another two months yet.

Take care all...God Bless...   Newfiegirl.


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Subject: RE: Anybody know this old song? Cradle/Grave
From: Neighmond
Date: 23 Jan 04 - 04:04 AM

Just a little cradle,
Just a little child,
Just a few, fast fleeting years, and then a boy so wild,
First he enters manhood,
Then comes on old age,
Thus we have the story
From the Cradle to the grave.

Chaz


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'journey from the cradle to the grave'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 10:41 PM

I found this quoted in this book, which seems to be a sailor's memoir: Round the Horn before the Mast by Basil Lubbock (London: John Murray, 1902), page 101:

Besides comic songs, he had some pathetic ones; one of the prettiest of the choruses was this—

Just a little cradle,
Just a little child,
Just a few fast-fleeting years,
Then a boy so wild!
Soon he reaches manhood,
Then comes on old age;
Thus we have the journey from
The cradle to the grave.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'journey from the cradle to the grave'
From: GUEST,999
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 11:07 PM

Google

Black Duck Cove Cemetery #2, Newfoundland

Look beside the name Hodder.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE (G Williams)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Sep 11 - 11:36 AM

Found at www.traditionalmusic.co.uk:


FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE.
As sung by Gus Williams.

Life has its cares and sorrows, its pleasure and its pains.
As 'long its rugged road we go, we oft strike narrow lanes.
The lucky star its favorite has, while many it will miss,
But after all, when life is done, we find it only this:

CHORUS: Just a little cradle, just a little child,
Just a few fast fleeting years, just a boy so wild;
Soon he reaches manhood, then comes on old age,
Thus we have the journey from the cradle to the grave.

We see our loved ones fading, and we are lonely here.
Our hair is turning gray, which shows we older grow each year.
Let's be contented with our lot, and as we go along,
Remember many are worse off, and gaily sing our song. CHORUS

Should you meet some poor fellow who's struggling hard with fate,
Don't speak words of discouragement, or tell him 'tis too late;
But give to him a lifting hand, to help him get along.
Your dreams will happier, brighter be, and you'll think of my song. CHORUS


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