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Lyr Req: The Road to Dorchester (G Moore/M Ryan)

GUEST,Mikey joe 31 Jul 03 - 06:15 AM
Jim Dixon 11 Aug 03 - 09:56 PM
Liz the Squeak 12 Aug 03 - 05:16 PM
running.hare 13 Aug 03 - 02:23 PM
maeve 14 Sep 12 - 01:39 PM
GUEST,Alan Whittle 15 Sep 12 - 05:38 AM
GUEST 29 Oct 13 - 01:48 PM
Herga Kitty 29 Oct 13 - 03:09 PM
GUEST,the artist formally known as concerened 30 Oct 13 - 03:07 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: THE ROAD TO DORCHESTER
From: GUEST,Mikey joe
Date: 31 Jul 03 - 06:15 AM

Heard this song on Mike hardings show on R2 last night? does anyone have a copy of the lyrics to hand. Thank you very much


Mj


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: THE ROAD TO DORCHESTER
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 09:56 PM

THE ROAD TO DORCHESTER is on the following albums:

The Long Road by Mick Ryan & Pete Harris.

Midnight Feast by Denny Bartley. (There it is attributed to Graham Moore.)

This page about Graham Moore says THE ROAD TO DORCHESTER was written by him and Mick Ryan.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: THE ROAD TO DORCHESTER
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 12 Aug 03 - 05:16 PM

The Road to Dorchester is the A35, watch out for the bypass at Tolpuddle.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: THE ROAD TO DORCHESTER
From: running.hare
Date: 13 Aug 03 - 02:23 PM

Not to Mention Yellowham Hill which now avoids Troytown.

Ohh & The bit of puddletown Hight street past the 1st school which didn't exist at the time of the Martyers, U have to wind down through "the green, Frount street & the square.


It can also be found on the orriginal "Topuddle Man" Albumn, by 'Endangered specise' (Inc. Graham Moore) He sang it at the begininfg of Sat afternoon & this years Tolpudde feastival/rally


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE ROAD TO DORCHESTER (G Moore/M Ryan)
From: maeve
Date: 14 Sep 12 - 01:39 PM

Road to Dorchester by Graham Moore & Mick Ryan

Six brave men we've read your story
The trial the grief the pain and the glory
At the hands of the Squire the Whig and the Tory
In England 's pleasant land
But if I could ask you one last question
One last thought for your reflection
Did you lose all hope, pray for protection
On the road to Dorchester.

Chorus: On the road - on the road
             By the masters of oppression you were taken from your land
             On the road - on the road

The immortal power of freedom took you by the hand
Did you wake with a dread in the dark day dawning
Did the sun force a way through the clouds of the morning
Was the lark on the wing above you soaring freely in the sky
What thoughts did you share what fears were growing
Did you think you'd be home 'fore the cock was crowing
Did you think of the land where you'd be going
On the road to Dorchester.

As you crossed Gray's bridge with the jail ahead
Past the spire of the church, the graves of the dead
Did you feel regret for the things you'd said,
The oath that you had sworn
Were you sure in your heart that your cause was right
Were you firmly resolved to stand and fight
For the right to resist the master's might
And for children yet unborn.

That road was trod before you came
And since you've gone it's been trod again
In trial and grief, glory and pain
In England's pleasant land
The road's still there and so's the town
Where you stood for your rights, and your renown
Is there on the road that you walked down
The road to Dorchester.

*Found here http://humph.org/lw/concerts/peace/program/Road%20to%20Dorechester%20Lyrics%20Background.pdf , with many interesting notes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Road to Dorchester
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 15 Sep 12 - 05:38 AM

If you visit Dorchester in the Summer, and enter the beautiful Borough Gardens, there are oftimes musicians playing concerts, children playing in the fountain, all kind of fun going on.

Above the park is a shady tree lined terrace. Some weekends there sre craft stalls, and food stalls, all kinds of ethnic and world products and local delicacies like Blue Vinny Cheese.

On the opposite side of the terrace is a large imposing house of grey stone, where lived one of the magistrates who condemned the Tolpuddle Martyrs to transportation.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Road to Dorchester
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Oct 13 - 01:48 PM

has anyone the chords to this fine song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Road to Dorchester
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 29 Oct 13 - 03:09 PM

We heard Mick Ryan sing this with Pete Harris at the Focs'le club in Southampton last Friday... a great evening!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Road to Dorchester (G Moore/M Ryan)
From: GUEST,the artist formally known as concerened
Date: 30 Oct 13 - 03:07 PM

A cracking song! , but as usual on Mudcat when we make a reasonable request for chords we always get a history lesson! I don't want to know about cheese or woosy middle class sports and craft stalls, shady tree lined terraces..

Or at the worst some name dropping person giving their opinion on someone they have heard singing the song...

Please, please, please.. I have the words!!! I am having difficultly with the chords..again chords not words...
Have you got that..chords please..


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Road to Dorchester (G Moore/M Ryan)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 30 Oct 13 - 06:56 PM

Well, you could try contacting Pete Harris , since he was performing with Mick Ryan in the show for which the song was written 20 years ago and he was still playing the chords last Friday.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Road to Dorchester (G Moore/M Ryan)
From: GUEST,B.B. Cone
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 07:16 AM

Why not just work them out for yourself. Just listened to it and it's in D so the others will be G and A, plus a Bm or an F#m if you're being clever. It's not difficult......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Road to Dorchester (G Moore/M Ryan)
From: GUEST,the artist formally known as concerened
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 04:07 PM

Thanks GuestBBCone..Very positive answer..YES!!! that really works ,,very many thanks..


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