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Lyr Req: Gnostic Serenade (Bill Hawkins)

Raggytash 24 Nov 03 - 06:09 AM
Phil Cooper 24 Nov 03 - 06:12 PM
Raggytash 25 Nov 03 - 04:57 AM
Willie-O 25 Nov 03 - 08:45 AM
Willie-O 25 Nov 03 - 09:45 AM
Raggytash 25 Nov 03 - 10:51 AM
rangeroger 25 Nov 03 - 11:55 PM
GUEST,Larry Saidman 13 May 10 - 02:58 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Gnostic Serenade
From: Raggytash
Date: 24 Nov 03 - 06:09 AM

Does anyone hace the complete chords and lyrics for this song, which started
"And finally we are as the times are
we meet to part and go our separate ways"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gnostic Serenade
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 24 Nov 03 - 06:12 PM

I know they appeared in the songbook for Tom Rush's Wrong End of the Rainbow album released in 1972 or so. I bought the book, but gave it to one of my guitar students, otherwise I'd be glad to provide the information you wanted. I really liked Trevor Veitch's electric guitar solo on it. Good luck finding the words/chords. I know there's more verses than what Tom Rush recorded, because they were included in the book.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gnostic Serenade
From: Raggytash
Date: 25 Nov 03 - 04:57 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gnostic Serenade
From: Willie-O
Date: 25 Nov 03 - 08:45 AM

This was written by Bill Hawkins from Ottawa. It was also recorded by Brent Titcomb.   

Here's a link to a long interesting history of the seminal Canadian folk-rock band "Three's A Crowd", which recorded the song first, I think. At various times it included Titcomb, Bruce Cockburn, the late Colleen Peterson, Trever Veitch and God knows who else...
www.classicrockpage.com/everheardof/threesacrowd.htm

These days Hawkins the onetime mad gypsy poet is an Ottawa cabdriver.

The lyrics to Gnostic Serenade might be in the book "Coast To Coast Fever" from OFC Publications, a Canadian songwriter compilation from the early 80's. But I can't find a table of contents...I think my neighbour has the book, I'll take a look next time I'm there.

W-O


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gnostic Serenade
From: Willie-O
Date: 25 Nov 03 - 09:45 AM

Well that was an interesting way to waste (?) an hour. Didn't find the Gnostic Serenade lyrics, but I got to wondering what became of some of the members of Three's a Crowd and The Children who I'm not familiar with--like Donna Warner. No enlightenment came, unfortunately there's a porn star of the same name who returns most of the search results even when you try to deselect sexual words in the search query. Ho hom.

W-O


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gnostic Serenade
From: Raggytash
Date: 25 Nov 03 - 10:51 AM

Thanks anyway Willie O. I've searched the net without success so Mudcat is my last hope ..........for the moment


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gnostic Serenade
From: rangeroger
Date: 25 Nov 03 - 11:55 PM

Raggytash,I have the Tom Rush songbook mentioned above. If you send me a PM with your snail-mail address, I will gladly send you a copy of the music.

rr


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: GNOSTIC SERENADE (Bill Hawkins)
From: GUEST,Larry Saidman
Date: 13 May 10 - 02:58 AM

GNOSTIC SERENADE
(Bill Hawkins)

C               Am         Ab         
And finally, we are as the times are
C          Am      F                G
We meet to part and go our separate ways
C       Em      Am            Ab
And I am trapped on this crazy star
C          Am            F      C
I've been a prisoner for all my days.

Once we were young, and we laughed a lot
Happiness wasn't peculiar like today
And I'll give you, everything you think I've got
Just to prove that it needn't remain this way.

Don't let the tears fall from your eyes
If we can't make it or find some other way
Just try to be like the stars up in the sky
And shine on nothing and wait till the end of the day.



This is my memory of a version that a friend (David Ragosin) and I used to sing in the early 1970's. We got it from the Three's a Crowd LP, I think. The chords may not be accurate, but they work. I have the album filed somewhere in my collection, so if you think some of these lyrics or chords may be incorrect, I can play it and confirm.


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