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Lyr Req: Peppers & Tomatoes (Ralph McTell)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Peppers & Tomatoes - Ralph McTell
From: rich-joy
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 10:09 PM

Hi, does anyone already have available the lyrics of this great song? (Bob Fox has just recorded an excellent version too)

Cheers! R-J


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Subject: Lyr Add: PEPPERS AND TOMATOES (Ralph McTell)
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Dec 03 - 10:27 PM

PEPPERS AND TOMATOES
Ralph McTell

This year in my garden I grow peppers and tomatoes,
Peppers and tomatoes, they grow together well,
And my neighbours all around me they grow beans and potatoes
Cabbages and onions in this village where we dwell.

And later in the year we will bring wine to the table
Bring wine to the table, and reap what we have sown.
Like my father did before me and his father did before him
And his father did before him, we will share what we have grown.

This little patch of dirt, this little pile of stones.
I can wash the dust from off my face, and skin
But this earth is in my bones.

Military vehicles are passing through our village
Passing through our village with young soldiers ill at ease.
Unsmiling and unshaven, distrustful and uncertain
Distrustful and uncertain, and all smoking constantly.

And my neighbours say "Don't worry for you are one of us,
You are one of us and it will not happen here",
But the next night at the café, when I bring wine to the table,
I bring wine to the table, but they are sitting drinking beer.

Oh, last night the hand of friendship fell heavy on my shoulders,
Heavy on my shoulders as I turned away to go.
As I said goodnight some old men, some old men and young soldiers
Were humming tunes and singing words to songs that I did not know.

Oh this little patch of dirt, oh this little pile of stones
I can wash the dust from off my face and skin,
But this earth is in my bones.

This morning my wife told me that she'd been to church on Sunday,
Been to church on Sunday, she had felt the need to pray.
Our children were baptised there but it was just to please the old ones,
Just to please the old ones, and I don't know what to say.

Tonight, as dark is falling, I am tending to my garden,
Tending to my garden, and the crop that I have grown.
And my car is heavy laden, and soon I'll start the engine,
Soon I'll start the engine, wake the children and be gone.

My shotgun it is loaded, and it's hidden in the cabin,
It's hidden in the cabin, and the evening's growing chilled.
My mouth is dry, my hands are moist, and if someone tries to stop me,
Someone tries to stop me, I am ready now to kill.

Oh this little patch of dirt, oh this little pile of stones
I can wash the dust from off my face and skin
But this earth is in my bones.

I am watering my garden, when I smell the cigarette smoke,
Smell the cigarette smoke, and I turn round in the dust
And I see the glint of rifles, but I cannot see the faces
But I recognise the voices that say, "You must come with us".

http://www.geocities.com/songs2play/artist_ralphmctelllyricsown.htm#p
Home Page..http://www.geocities.com/songs2play/artist_ralphmctell.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Peppers & Tomatoes - Ralph McTell
From: rich-joy
Date: 14 Dec 03 - 01:13 AM

Thanks Sorcha!
what a powerfuul song ...

Cheers! R-J


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Peppers & Tomatoes - Ralph McTell
From: songs2play
Date: 15 Dec 03 - 10:04 AM

Thanks for the link to the site Sorcha.
Yes it is a powerful song R-J, and gets the hairs on the back of the neck a-rising.

S2P
songs2play.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Peppers and Tomatoes (Ralph McTell)
From: GUEST,michael quinn
Date: 19 Mar 06 - 12:14 PM

hi i play guitar and my dad loves this song and mr connaughton (if that is how you spell it!) and i was wondering were i could get the chords or music for these songs??? thanks a lot :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Peppers & Tomatoes (Ralph McTell)
From: GUEST,Iven Ambos
Date: 09 Aug 09 - 07:49 AM

I have a problem, because this link is no longer avaible.
There is only : Sorry, the page you requested was not found.
Can you help me?
Thank you ^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Peppers & Tomatoes (Ralph McTell)
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 09 Aug 09 - 04:36 PM

Guest Michael

I don't know about "Peppers and Tomatoes" but as far as I know "Mr Connaughton" is basically D, G and A with some nifty pinky fingering (Guitar in Concert tuning). I haven't played it for a while though and there might be a B or E minor in there somewhere as well.

http://www.mctell.co.uk/tablat.htm

The url above is for a book that has the tab and chords for both the songs.

Regards

CC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Peppers & Tomatoes (Ralph McTell)
From: Peace
Date: 09 Aug 09 - 04:42 PM

"I have a problem, because this link is no longer avaible.
There is only : Sorry, the page you requested was not found.
Can you help me?
Thank you ^^ "


What link?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Peppers & Tomatoes (Ralph McTell)
From: Jeri
Date: 09 Aug 09 - 05:46 PM

The url at the bottom of the second message (Sorcha's), posted in 2003. It's not actually a link, but it's a defunct address.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Peppers & Tomatoes (Ralph McTell)
From: open mike
Date: 09 Aug 09 - 06:10 PM

try http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_McTell
or http://www.mctell.co.uk/
or http://www.ralphmctell.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Peppers & Tomatoes (Ralph McTell)
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Oct 09 - 05:55 PM

The Link is now
Ralph McTell Lyrics


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