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Lyr Req: The Return (Archie Fisher)

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GUEST,Erlend Gjerde 11 Oct 03 - 06:24 AM
McGrath of Harlow 11 Oct 03 - 08:01 AM
Sorcha 11 Oct 03 - 10:28 AM
Joe Offer 11 Oct 03 - 04:21 PM
GUEST,Gargoyle 11 Oct 03 - 04:26 PM
Joe Offer 11 Oct 03 - 06:07 PM
McGrath of Harlow 12 Oct 03 - 03:11 PM
GUEST,Morgaine 28 Nov 04 - 12:36 PM
maeve 01 Nov 07 - 07:45 AM
Peace 01 Nov 07 - 09:43 AM
Peace 01 Nov 07 - 10:13 AM
maeve 01 Nov 07 - 10:42 AM
Peace 01 Nov 07 - 10:49 AM
maeve 01 Nov 07 - 12:36 PM
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peregrina 08 Apr 09 - 04:27 PM
maeve 08 Apr 09 - 05:20 PM
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Subject: Lyrics to 'The Return'
From: GUEST,Erlend Gjerde
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 06:24 AM

I've got a CD called "Burger after church" with The Waybacks, a bluegrass/newgrass band. On this CD they sing a wonderfull Irish song which according to the cover is called "The Return". Not having english as a mother tongue I find it difficult to transcribe the lyrics from the CD, so I wonder if anyone could help me.

I've searched the net, but all I found was songs that contained the word "return" in the title, not the one I'm looking for. It's a quite long song, it lasts more than 7 minutes. Here's my e-mail address:
erlend_gjerde@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to 'The Return'
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 08:01 AM

The song - which I haven't heard - is evidently by Archie Fisher, who's a Scot. Great singer and great songwriter.

Maybe someone else can hunt up the words.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to 'The Return'
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 10:28 AM

I found the CD and reviews but no lyrics. Sorry.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to 'The Return'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 04:21 PM

Hmmm. This sounds interesting. From what I read on this page (click), the song is an eight-minute sequel to "The Witch of the Westmereland." The page says the Waybacks album is the debut of "the Return," so could it be that Archie didn't record it?
I gotta hear this song.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to 'The Return'
From: GUEST,Gargoyle
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 04:26 PM

Might I suggest buying the CD, Mr Offer?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to 'The Return'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Oct 03 - 06:07 PM

No, Gargoyle, I want it from Archie Fisher, not the Waybacks...

And why is it that a person has to buy a $15 CD to hear one song once? I buy lots of CD's and do my part to support musicians, but the one Archie Fisher song is the only one on Burger After Church that interests me at all. I own two CD's from Archie Fisher and one from his sister Ray, so I think I have made a significant contribution to the Fisher family. There ought to be a way for me to listen to the song at least once (or at least see the lyrics), without paying another $15.


-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to 'The Return'
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 12 Oct 03 - 03:11 PM

Herre's a link to the words of the Witch of the Westmerland


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to 'The Return'
From: GUEST,Morgaine
Date: 28 Nov 04 - 12:36 PM

For those lucky enough to have attended the 2001 Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso, Nova Scotia (Canada), they would have heard Archie sing the premier performance, I believe, of The Return. Also at the 2001 Stanfest were the Waybacks who perfomed their version of Witch of the Westmereland and probably how they have came to record The Return.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Return (Archie Fisher)
From: maeve
Date: 01 Nov 07 - 07:45 AM

Archie has not recorded The Return as of Nov.1, 2007. I asked him. When he does record it, I'll be glad to post the information here. In the meantime, perhaps someone with the version recorded by The Waybacks could transcribe the lyrics.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Return (Archie Fisher)
From: Peace
Date: 01 Nov 07 - 09:43 AM

Does anyone have ANY words from A Fisher's song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Return (Archie Fisher)
From: Peace
Date: 01 Nov 07 - 10:13 AM

One site that was a 'maybe' has posted that "The artist has refused to disclose the lyrics".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Return (Archie Fisher)
From: maeve
Date: 01 Nov 07 - 10:42 AM

Peace-
Understandably, he would want to release lyrics after he records the song. I'll confirm that, but for myself, I expect to simply wait until he records and releases it himself. It's always worth the wait. There is a new album on the way, but The Return is not on it.

Regards,

maeve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Return (Archie Fisher)
From: Peace
Date: 01 Nov 07 - 10:49 AM

Thanks, Maeve.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Return (Archie Fisher)
From: maeve
Date: 01 Nov 07 - 12:36 PM

You're most welcome, Peace.
maeve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Return (Archie Fisher)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Nov 07 - 08:23 PM

Amazon.com has a sound sample on this page.

?of the dapple gray,
The man and horse to the westward face
On the eve of an All-Saints day.

And low 'neath the long green grassy mound
Lie the bones of his noble steed.
Gone to their graves are?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Return (Archie Fisher)
From: peregrina
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 04:27 PM

The Waybacks track of The Return from the CD Burger After Church
can be bought from itunes; several sites tell how Fisher gave them the lyrics after hearing them do Witch of the Westmerlands. I won't post the words out of respect for the considerations mentioned above, but I'll just say... wonderful song, wonderful performance, more than seven minutes of this amazingness for only 79 cents.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Return (Archie Fisher)
From: maeve
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 05:20 PM

Thank you for resisting the understandable urge to post the lyrics, peregrina.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Return (Archie Fisher)
From: peregrina
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 05:26 PM

Hi Maeve,
writing out the words? easy to resist actually, for me anyway--I'm not going to try to sing that one, and I found that when I wrote out all the words of Archie's no less amazing and magical song 'Fiddle Farewell' it took away some of the spell.--But if you know Archie, please urge him to get that next CD on its way!!!
mary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Return (Archie Fisher)
From: maeve
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 08:53 PM

It's underway. The magic will continue.

maeve


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