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Lyr ADD: Mirabeau Bridge (Sam Larkin)

GUEST,Dunc 24 Jun 03 - 08:30 AM
MMario 24 Jun 03 - 08:34 AM
black walnut 24 Jun 03 - 04:35 PM
black walnut 24 Jun 03 - 04:43 PM
GUEST,Dunc 25 Jun 03 - 07:10 AM
black walnut 25 Jun 03 - 07:42 AM
plum 30 Dec 03 - 04:10 PM
GUEST,Jeremiah McCaw 31 Dec 03 - 07:00 AM
plum 31 Dec 03 - 12:46 PM
GUEST,sam larkin 16 Jan 07 - 07:10 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 16 Jan 07 - 11:44 AM
GUEST,Jim 16 Jan 07 - 12:19 PM
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GUEST,Black Walnut 30 Oct 13 - 05:11 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Mirabeau Bridge by Sam Larkin
From: GUEST,Dunc
Date: 24 Jun 03 - 08:30 AM

"I had a dream and I gave it a name
The name that I gave it was your name.
- Sam Larkin, "Mirabeau Bridge"
Can anyone help me with the rest of the lyrics.
I heard James Keelaghan sing it in Glenfarg, Scotland.
Thanks
Dunc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mirabeau Bridge by Sam Larkin
From: MMario
Date: 24 Jun 03 - 08:34 AM

couldn't find the Larkin lyrics - but did find this poem - interesting in itself:

Mirabeau Bridge

Under the Mirabeau Bridge there flows the Seine
   Must I recall
Our loves recall how then
After each sorrow joy came back again

   Let night come on bells end the day
   The days go by me still I stay

Hands joined and face to face let's stay just so
   While underneath
The bridge of our arms shall go
Weary of endless looks the river's flow

   Let night come on bells end the day
   The days go by me still I stay

All love goes by as water to the sea
   All love goes by
How slow life seems to me
How violent the hope of love can be

   Let night come on bells end the day
   The days go by me still I stay

The days the weeks pass by beyond our ken
   Neither time past
Nor love comes back again
Under the Mirabeau Bridge there flows the Seine

   Let night come on bells end the day
   The days go by me still I stay

--Guillaume Apollinaire (1880 - 1918)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mirabeau Bridge by Sam Larkin
From: black walnut
Date: 24 Jun 03 - 04:35 PM

I know this song really well. Hold on - I'll see if I have a copy/paste handy.

~b.w.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MIRABEAU BRIDGE (Sam Larkin)
From: black walnut
Date: 24 Jun 03 - 04:43 PM

I went down to see the morning when the shutters all were drawn
And the sidewalk tables empty and the laughing voices gone
And from some upstairs window in the blue and grey of dawn
Came the faded sound of somebody who played my song

CHORUS: I had a dream and I gave it a name
And the name that I gave it was your name
I had a dream and I gave it a name
And the name that I gave it was your name

I was fighting phantom windmills made of nothing left to do
But live among the shadows of the days I made it through
With lies and false pretences that tomorrow would be new
And it was because just like a dream I discovered you.

And the Mirabeau Bridge is crowded with the ones who love the night
And the river laughing endlessly like the wild cafe life
Full of words from every language across the candle light
As it shines like love in the eyes that I meet tonight

Sam Larkin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mirabeau Bridge by Sam Larkin
From: GUEST,Dunc
Date: 25 Jun 03 - 07:10 AM

Thankyou Black Walnut
Your help is appreciated.
Dunc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mirabeau Bridge by Sam Larkin
From: black walnut
Date: 25 Jun 03 - 07:42 AM

You're welcome. I didn't have it in my lyrics folder, so I had to copy it from Sam's liner notes. You've never seen such liner notes. You need a microscope in order to read them!! All of the CD('Ransom')'s lyrics are printed on one side of a 2 page insert.

Anyway, it's a great song. A great sing-along chorus song too. I even use the chorus, believe it or not, on its own, as a lullabye in my early childhood music classes. The parents/caregivers love it.

Enjoy!

~b.w.


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Subject: Chord Req: mirabeau bridge - sam larkin
From: plum
Date: 30 Dec 03 - 04:10 PM

if anyone has the chords for the mirabeau bridge by sam larkin, also sung by james keelaghan, it would be much appreciated.
Ta


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: MIRABEAU BRIDGE (Sam Larkin)
From: GUEST,Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 31 Dec 03 - 07:00 AM

This help?

verse:
I went down to see the morning, when the shutters were all drawn
And the sidewalk tables empty, and the laughing voices gone
And from some upstairs window, in the blue and gray of dawn
Came the sound of somebody who played my song

D    /    /G    /Em
A7    /D    /A7   /D
G    /D    /G    /A7
G A7 /D A7 /D A7 /D

chorus:
I had a dream and I gave it a name
The name that I gave it was your name
I had a dream and I gave it a name
The name that I gave it was your name

D    /A7    /G    /D
G    /A7    /D    /A7
D    /A7    /G    /D
G    /A7    /D A7 /D

verse 2 & 3:
I was fighting phantom windmills, made of nothing left to do
But live among the shadows of the days I made it through
With lies and false pretenses, that tomorrow would be new
And it was because, just like a dream that I met you

And the Mirabeau Bridge is crowded with the ones who love the night
And the river laughing endlessly, like the wild café life
Full of words from every language, across the candlelight
As it shines like love in the eyes, that I meet tonight


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: mirabeau bridge - sam larkin
From: plum
Date: 31 Dec 03 - 12:46 PM

thankyou very much - you have made my day
think for the verse you could also use:
D/D/G/Em
A7/A7/G/D
G/D/G/A7
G A7/D G/D A7/D
thankyou!


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Subject: Lyr Add: MIRABEAU BRIDGE (Sam Larkin)
From: GUEST,sam larkin
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 07:10 AM

Hi Mudcatters --

Here are the lyrics for Mirabeau Bridge as I wrote them --

Mirabeau Bridge
© Sam Larkin


MIRABEAU BRIDGE
(Sam Larkin)

I went down to see the mornin
When the shutters all were drawn
And the sidewalk tables empty
And the laughing voices gone
And from some upstairs window
In the blue and grey of dawn
Came the faded sound of somebody
Who played my song

CHORUS:
I had a dream and I gave it a name
The name that I gave it was your name
I had a dream and I gave it a name
The name that I gave it was your

I was fighting phantom windmills
Made of nothin left to do
But live among the shadows
Of the days I made it through
With lies and false pretences
That tomorrow would be new
And it was 'cause just like a dream
I discovered you

REPEAT CHORUS

And the Mirabeau Bridge is crowded
With the ones who love the night
And the river laughing endlessly
Like the wild café life
Full of words from every language
Across the candle-light
As it shines like love in the eyes
That I meet tonight

END

That's it. Cheers, Sam

www.samlarkin.com
sam writes, publishes, records and presents on his website a new song each and every day


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Subject: RE: 'Mirabeau Bridge' by Sam Larkin -- lyric
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 11:44 AM

Thanks! It's really beautiful!


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Subject: RE: 'Mirabeau Bridge' by Sam Larkin -- lyric
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 12:19 PM

One of my favorites, Sam, since the first time I heard it at Folk At The Forum in Cobourg's Victoria Hall. It seems to have entered the repertoire of many Ontario performers.


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Subject: RE: 'Mirabeau Bridge' by Sam Larkin -- lyric
From: black walnut
Date: 16 Jan 07 - 06:53 PM

It doesn't just have beautiful lyrics - it has a beautiful tune, too. Glad to have the really truly original words, Sam. Thanks!

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mirabeau Bridge (Sam Larkin)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 01:02 PM

One of the best song/tune ive heard in many a year


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mirabeau Bridge (Sam Larkin)
From: GUEST,Black Walnut
Date: 30 Oct 13 - 05:11 PM

Sam Larkin passed away Monday, October 28, 2013. His beautiful song Mirabeau Bridge is being sung by many today as we hear the news.

Here is a CBC link to both Sam and Ron Sexmith singing Mirabeau Bridge.

www.cbc.ca/asithappens/features/2013/10/30/musician-ron-sexsmith-remembers-his-friend-toronto-singer-and-songwriter-sam-larkin


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: Mirabeau Bridge (Sam Larkin)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jun 16 - 02:08 PM

Tribute to Sam Larkin, December 9, 2013:

Sam performing the song:


Recording by James Keelaghan:


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: Mirabeau Bridge (Sam Larkin)
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 01 Jun 16 - 03:31 PM

Joe - the third link (presumably to JK's recording) brings up a message that "This video is unavailable".


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: Mirabeau Bridge (Sam Larkin)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Jun 16 - 03:51 AM

Hi, Backwoodsman. The third link works in the US. It's supplied by Topic, so I thought it would be available in the UK. Feel free to post a link to the Keelaghan recording available in your country.
Thanks.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: Mirabeau Bridge (Sam Larkin)
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 02 Jun 16 - 07:28 AM

Thanks Joe. This is the only video I could find of JK singing 'The Mirabeau Bridge'. I **think** the performance was at the memorial concert for Sam, and James is accompanied by the superb multi-instrumentalist, Hugh McMillan, on bass. It don't get much better than this.....

James Keelaghan & Hugh McMillan - 'The Mirabeau Bridge' (Sam Larkin)


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