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Lyr Req: The Last Fisherman (Jon Heslop)

Keith A of Hertford 01 Jan 04 - 06:09 AM
Herga Kitty 01 Jan 04 - 07:49 AM
Keith A of Hertford 01 Jan 04 - 11:09 AM
Herga Kitty 01 Jan 04 - 01:41 PM
Keith A of Hertford 02 Jan 04 - 04:17 AM
Herga Kitty 02 Jan 04 - 02:38 PM
Kernow John 02 Jan 04 - 04:11 PM
Jim Dixon 04 Jan 04 - 11:47 AM
Keith A of Hertford 04 Jan 04 - 04:16 PM
Herga Kitty 15 Feb 04 - 06:13 AM
GUEST,Kathy & Jon 15 Feb 04 - 10:15 AM
Herga Kitty 16 Feb 04 - 02:37 PM
Marion in Cornwall 19 Feb 04 - 03:22 PM
GUEST,Kathy & Jon 22 Feb 04 - 03:33 PM
Keith A of Hertford 22 Feb 04 - 04:08 PM
MMario 22 Feb 04 - 05:16 PM
GUEST,Kathy 23 Feb 04 - 02:36 PM
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GUEST,Doxy 13 Jul 04 - 01:02 PM
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GUEST,MMario 15 Jul 04 - 09:13 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 01 Jan 04 - 06:09 AM

Can anyone help me please.
Excellent chorus that ends Send my bones to Davy Jones,
                            And my soul to Fiddlers Green.

Happy New Year,
Keith.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 01 Jan 04 - 07:49 AM

Keith

It's a great song, which I last heard sung by Jon and Kathy at the Wareham Wail. I'll try e-mailing this thread to them.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 01 Jan 04 - 11:09 AM

Thanks Kitty.
Were you at Buntingford today?
Keith.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 01 Jan 04 - 01:41 PM

Keith

No - presumably you weren't either, otherwise you'd have noticed!

The Last Fisherman isn't really a song you can sing on your own, because it needs the call and response...

Kitty

PS I bet Les, Carys, Mac, Hilary, Jeff and Jackie were at Buntingford though, sob, cry. Happy 2004!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 02 Jan 04 - 04:17 AM

I was, and I chatted to a Kitty about Wareham Wail.
She was sitting with Les Sullivan.
I heard the song by a solo singer in Cornwall. Made an impression on me.
Keith


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 02 Jan 04 - 02:38 PM

Keith - I think that was probably Les's wife Carys - they were both at the Wareham Wail. I've not heard anything back from Jon yet.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: Kernow John
Date: 02 Jan 04 - 04:11 PM

Keith
can you remember who sang it, was it at one of our sessions?

I haven't been around for some time, explain when we next meet.

All the best for 2004

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Jan 04 - 11:47 AM

I couldn't find any mention of the song LAST FISHERMAN anywhere on the Internet.

You might try contacting Jon through his website, Red Herring.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 04 Jan 04 - 04:16 PM

Thanks Jim. Will try that.

Hi John. Yes I did hear it at your sesh, by a singer whose photo is not your site. A big bearded deep voiced Cornishman. I think he has sung with Jinx before.

Keith.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 15 Feb 04 - 06:13 AM

Kathy has just e-mailed the Middle Bar Singers to say she and Jon have been offline for months because of a nasty virus. They're now back on line but the red herring address is defunct. I'll have another go at e-mailing this thread to them....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: GUEST,Kathy & Jon
Date: 15 Feb 04 - 10:15 AM

We're now back on line after being eaten by a very expensive virus. 'Last Fisherman' was written by Jon Heslop and is sung by him and loads of other people all over. He was singing it at last years 'Wail' but Jinx sang it too as did Poole Bay Shanty men (or whatever they are called now.) It is recorded and we do have the dots if you prefer. Let us know


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 16 Feb 04 - 02:37 PM

Refresh. I'm hoping to hear Jon and Kathy sing this next weekend at the MBS Winter Reunion in Sidmouth.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: Marion in Cornwall
Date: 19 Feb 04 - 03:22 PM

Keith is here in Cornwall and I saw him Monday night and told him about Jon & Kathy's reply. Unfortunately he can't get to a computer until the middle of next week, but sends his thanks and will be in touch.

Regards
Marion


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LAST FISHERMAN (Jon Heslop)
From: GUEST,Kathy & Jon
Date: 22 Feb 04 - 03:33 PM

Lyrics as requested. Get in touch if you need the dots. It's on the 'Not for Glory' album, which is sold out but we could run you a copy off.
^^
THE LAST FISHERMAN
(Jon Heslop)

I was born at conflict's end, in shadows of the war,
My father came back home to spend, his time in boats once more,
We lived on what the sea would give, a little was alot,
The only way we knew to live, was off the catch we got.

Chorus

So when I'm dead then take my bones, out there where I have been,
Put them in care of Davy Jones, send my soul to Fiddlers Green.
Send my soul (send my soul, send my soul (send my soul)
send my soul to Fiddlers Green.

Then I became a fisher too, like father, so like son,
He taught me everything he knew, and everything he'd done,
But by the sea from us was torn, contentment's cornerstone,
The man behind the man was gone, the sea reclaims her own.

The saga of the sea went on as long as men would dare,
to face the deep as they have done with bravery and prayer,
The sons of sons of fishermen went daily to the sea,
Until the distant, faceless men decreed it should not be.

The boats are tied up to the quay, upon the shifting sand,
with ropes as strong as ropes should be, to bind them to the land,
To bind them to the spiteful shore when they would be at sea,
Like prisoners behind a door,they dream of being free.

The men are tied up to the land, while fish are swimming free,
There's riches there on every hand, but wealth is all at sea
Their hands are tied with landsmens chains to bind the days we knew,
And now we only have the pain and tears to watch them through.

chorus twice. If you can find someone with a really high voice they can add a final 'send my soul' at the very end.

copyright Jon Heslop 1999, Red Herring Music 1999

Sing it with feeling.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 22 Feb 04 - 04:08 PM

Thanks everyone!
I am sure that many will be grateful for this thread as the song spreads.
Keith.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: MMario
Date: 22 Feb 04 - 05:16 PM

Would you have the dots as a graphic or scan? If so - would you be willing to let us post the melody here in ABC format or a midi?

if that is agreeable they can be e-mailed to lpola@edutech.org and I'll get them posted.

MMario


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: GUEST,Kathy
Date: 23 Feb 04 - 02:36 PM

Will do.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 23 Feb 04 - 02:39 PM

mille grazie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: GUEST,Doxy
Date: 13 Jul 04 - 01:02 PM

Hi Guys,
did the tune for this ever get posted? or am I too poor a navigator to find it?
cheers, Doxy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 13 Jul 04 - 01:24 PM

I don't find it on my computer - so I guess I never got it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: Hawker
Date: 13 Jul 04 - 04:39 PM

Kathy, Jon's partner has now joined the mudcat and is known as Cats you could pm her, I am sure her or Jon will send you what you require
Cheer, Lucy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: Cats
Date: 14 Jul 04 - 01:43 PM

We did send the dots off to someone who was going to post them. I never found it either. PM me with an address and we'll e mail them to you or you could catch up with us at a festival this summer and we'll put it down for you if you have a tape or mini disc player. Failing that we'll sell you a CD with it on!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 14 Jul 04 - 01:49 PM

I had asked for them for posting purposes- I don't know if I lost them or never got them - but you could try sending to lpola@edutech.org again. If I get the dots I'll get a midi and abc posted.

Thanx!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 14 Jul 04 - 02:55 PM

Also hoping for the tune,
Keith.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: alanww
Date: 14 Jul 04 - 08:23 PM

The dots would be nice!
I have emailed Jon & Kathy for them. If I get them I will share them.
Silly me! I could have got the dots from them last weekend at Dave & Ann Reader's wedding but I never got round to asking for them!
"Just one more pull boys ...!"
Alan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: GUEST,cats at work
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 04:49 AM

Dots will be on their way but it may not be this week. Sold the house by the time we got back from the wedding and are now rushing to get it all sorted for an August move!!!! We will have dots at Sidmouth but will try to get them to you before that.

MMario - did send them, honestly.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 05:27 AM

Another song on this theme is Barry Dransfield's "I once was a Fisherman".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 09:13 AM

s'allright; e-mail can be funny.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Last Fisherman. Jon Heslop
From: Hawker
Date: 15 Jul 04 - 03:08 PM

Kathy!,
Well Done on selling the houe!!!!!!!!!
New house owners will be delighted no doubt - and now you can order that wonderful table!!!
Cheers
Lucy

PS was speaking to Tony last night and he thinks it would be good to have a get together B4 wadebridge wot do you think?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Last Fisherman (Jon Heslop)
From: GUEST,ragman
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 07:45 AM

Great song! Just came across this thread, which seems to have gone quiet. Any news of the midi or dots?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Last Fisherman (Jon Heslop)
From: Snuffy
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 09:08 AM

Jon has put up a page of his songs, including The Last Fisherman, on the Shanty UK website


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Last Fisherman (Jon Heslop)
From: GUEST,ragman
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 09:38 AM

Thanks Snuffy. Page found.


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