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Lyr Req: Land of Three Rivers/John North (Garbutt)

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wilbyhillbilly 12 Dec 03 - 03:39 AM
fiddler 12 Dec 03 - 03:56 AM
Steve Parkes 12 Dec 03 - 04:20 AM
Sooz 12 Dec 03 - 04:37 AM
wilbyhillbilly 12 Dec 03 - 04:58 AM
fiddler 12 Dec 03 - 07:39 AM
GUEST,MCP 12 Dec 03 - 12:17 PM
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GUEST,Pete Betts 12 Dec 03 - 01:12 PM
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GUEST,Anna garbutt 13 Jul 11 - 04:46 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: HELP! Vin or Vyn Garbut Song
From: wilbyhillbilly
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 03:39 AM

Trying to track down this Artiste, apparently sung folkie songs in Greece in the early eighties, we think he came from "up North" (UK) somewhere, one of the songs we are trying to trace has a chorus that goes something like this,

In the land of three rivers
I'm longing to be
Where the Tyne, Wear and Tees
Meet the North rolling sea.

He used to accompany himself with acoustic guitar, and sometimes played TWO penny whistles at the same time, (must be a clue).

ANY info would be much appreciated.

Wilby


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP! Vin or Vyn Garbut Song
From: fiddler
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 03:56 AM

songs Calssed John North, not sure of the words these days it is one of his very early ones.

Starts with the line My name is John North - surprisingly!

May be on Valley of the Tees, his first album! I've lost my copy!

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP! Vin or Vyn Garbut Song
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 04:20 AM

Vin (with an "I") Garbut is still doing the rounds; he was down our neck of the woods recently (Bucks, Beds).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP! Vin or Vyn Garbut Song
From: Sooz
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 04:37 AM

Its on "The Vin Garbutt Songbook" his latest album, and also in th book of the same name. Both available from his website www.vingarbutt.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP! Vin or Vyn Garbut Song
From: wilbyhillbilly
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 04:58 AM

Thanks Catters,
Is there ANYTHING that cannot be solved on here?

We have now ordered the Songbook CD. thanks Sooz


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP! Vin or Vyn Garbut Song
From: fiddler
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 07:39 AM

Also I have just found in the corner of my Office her at Uni

Tees-Side Fettlers LP Ring of Iron - TSR016 - 1974 Song written in 1971 Not played it recently - no turntable at present - proabably sung by Stuart McFarlane!

Can anyone confirm or correct me on tha tone.


I plan to put this album to mp3 format when I can borrrow a turntable.

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP! Vin or Vyn Garbut Song
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 12:17 PM

If you haven't got it later I'll put it up for you (can't now - off to play).

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP! Vin or Vyn Garbut Song
From: BanjoRay
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 12:22 PM

Vin was on radio 4 recently discussing tin whistles with that Irish classical flute player who's name I keep forgetting.
Ray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP! Vin or Vyn Garbut Song
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 01:04 PM

It was with James Galway and I was a bit narked that they went on about how much you could do on a whistle and only played Irish tunes !!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP! Vin or Vyn Garbut Song
From: GUEST,Pete Betts
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 01:12 PM

Banjo Ray - Try James Galway

Fiddler ,if you ever as you say
"I plan to put this album to mp3 format when I can borrrow a turntable". - gissa shout - I love to have a copy of the contents of That L.P.
Incidentally John North starts with "Well me name etc."
The "well " bit helps him get some balance for delivering the rest of the line - Honest!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP! Vin or Vyn Garbut Song
From: wilbyhillbilly
Date: 12 Dec 03 - 04:32 PM

Fiddler, are you sure that the "John North" song is the one with the lyrics I put up at the start of this thread, cos I just saw a song on the CD I ordered called the Land of the Three Rivers, and John North is not listed, looks as though I've dropped a clanger although I'm sure I won't be disappointed with the content.

Wilby


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP! Vin or Vyn Garbut Song
From: nutty
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 03:28 AM

Wilby ...... the two titles are indeed the same song so no clanger has been dropped ..........

Well, me name is John North from the south of the Forth
In the land of three rivers I dwell


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP! Vin or Vyn Garbut Song
From: wilbyhillbilly
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 03:54 AM

Whew!! Thanks nutty, I'm a happy chappy now

Wilby


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP! Vin or Vyn Garbut Song
From: breezy
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 04:26 AM

check out Vin's latest song that was penned by George Papavgeris, our own Greekun

'Flowers in the Guns'

George is in Ampthill next Tuesday


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Subject: Lyr Add: LAND OF THREE RIVERS/JOHN NORTH (Garbutt)
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 07:02 AM

Here are the words from one of Vin's recordings. I haven't played the Teesside Fettlers' version to check, but one of my folders seems to show that there are only minor textual variations from Vin's own rendering. (In those high tech production days, by way of sleeve-notes, my tape of Ring Of Iron came with the record sleeve!). The proper title, I think, is The Land of Three Rivers, but on the sleeve it appears as shown below, with John North in parentheses.

I haven't got time to do it now but I'll put the tune up later.

Mick



THE LAND OF THREE RIVERS (John North)
(Vin Garbutt)

Ah my name is John North from the South of the Forth,
In the Land of Three Rivers I dwell.
In the steelworks and pits I've worked with me mates,
Not a bad word against them I'll tell.
They're the best bunch of lads and I'll tell you for why,
If they thought it would help you they'd jump in the Tyne.

Chorus:
In the Land of Three Rivers I'm longing to be,
Where the Tyne, Wear and Tees meet the North's rolling sea.


From Carlisle to Dover, from Bristol to Hull
And every town in between
I'm known in them all by my accent and gall
And friendship to pauper and queen.
I've got lots of friends, aye, but still not enough
I'm a means to their end when the going get rough. Chorus

In centuries gone our ancestral homes
Were prey to the Romans and Danes.
But Hadrian knew and Odin did too
The North-East was no place for games.
They tried to enslave us but all efforts failed
While the strength of Saint Hilda and Aidan prevailed. Chorus

I work hard, I play hard, as hard as I toil
And I drink the best ale in the land.
My roots nestle deep in Northumbrian soil,
The branches akin outstretched hands.
When loneliness takes you and dampens your song
If you meet up with John North you'll not go far wrong. Chorus x2


Source: Vin Garbutt LP: Eston California


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP! Vin or Vyn Garbut Song
From: breezy
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 07:14 AM

What a good chap you r MCP

That was a pleasant surprise to see and hear you and Rhri at B'th

Just had a night with MC'thy, it was O K

Keep the faith


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP! Vin or Vyn Garbut Song
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 11:28 AM

Bzy nc to cu2,gld mobl stalb gng wl.

Remind me to send you the rest of the letters for your keyboard.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: HELP! Vin or Vyn Garbut Song
From: wilbyhillbilly
Date: 14 Dec 03 - 12:44 AM

Thanks for the words MCP, much appreciated.

Breezy, I'll check out his new one, thanks

Wilby


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Land of Three Rivers/John North (Garb
From: GUEST,Anna garbutt
Date: 13 Jul 11 - 04:46 PM

I'm vins great neic I'm 11 years old and I'm singing oh me name is John north for my school on thurs the 14th of July it's one of the best songs he's done! My head teacher loves all his songs so we've all created are own folk songs in are class and are iasparation was vin garbutt


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Land of Three Rivers/John North (Garbutt)
From: nutty
Date: 13 Jul 11 - 05:16 PM

Good for you Anna - your Great Uncle Vin is an amazing songwriter so keep writing and you might just follow in his footsteps.
He's also a very nice person


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Land of Three Rivers/John North (Garbutt)
From: GUEST,Peadar (formerly) of Portsmouth
Date: 14 Jul 11 - 04:35 PM

A fine, fun song...love singing it, and likely will have it stuck in my head for the rest of the day now.

Hope 'the show' went well today, Anna.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Land of Three Rivers/John North (Garbutt)
From: GUEST,Anna
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 08:54 AM

It went really well my mum has recorded it and she is going to send it to vin. me and a group of others made are own song and performed that. here are the lyrics

Roseberry looks oer the village of great ayton
the seas of the flowers make the fields look layden.
as i see the trees in the wind it takes my breath away
how beautiful the countryside is in may.

the wind wips my face
and maks my eyes water.
i look oer the edge
and everything looks smaller.

Roseberry looks oer the village of great ayton
the seas of the flowers make the fields look layden.
as i see the trees in the wind it takes my breath away
how beautiful the countryside is in may.

the heather spreads oer
like a purple carpet.
i see green stripes
of the closed down market.

Roseberry looks oer the village of great ayton
the seas of the flowers make the fields look layden.
as i see the trees in the wind it takes my breath away
how beautiful the countryside is in may.

maybe vin could do something with it

from Anna


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Land of Three Rivers/John North (Garbutt)
From: Betsy
Date: 16 Jul 11 - 02:43 PM

Nit picking I know but I thought .... they'd jump in the Tyne.( tide ?) and ....The North-East was no place for games (gains).
I'll get back with an apology or a confirmation !
Either way it will be interesting - watch this space !!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Land of Three Rivers/John North (Garbutt)
From: GUEST,chris
Date: 18 Jan 12 - 12:03 PM

Have you got chords for this song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Land of Three Rivers/John North (Garbutt)
From: GUEST,Peadar (formerly) of Portsmouth
Date: 18 Jan 12 - 04:58 PM

Saw Chris' other post...but figured we could consolidate here...

[C] Ah my name is John [Am] North from the [F] South of the [G] Forth,
In the [F] Land of Three [G] Rivers I [C] dwell.
In the steelworks and [Am] pits I've [F] worked with me [G] mates,
Not a [F] bad word a- [G] gainst them I'll [C] tell.
[D] They're the best bunch of [G] lads and I'll [A] tell you for [A] why,
If they thought it would [A] help you they'd jump in the [G] Tyne.

Chorus:
[C] In the Land of Three [Am] Rivers I'm [F] longing to [G] be,
Where the [F] Tyne, Wear and [G] Tees meet the [F] North's rolling [C] sea.

Cheers,

Peter
oranmor.net


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