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Chords Req: Water Paper and Clay (Mary Hopkin)

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kevin ryan 20 Sep 98 - 04:44 AM
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Subject: Water, Fire & Clay
From: kevin ryan
Date: 20 Sep 98 - 04:44 AM

Does anyone know this song? It's a great one that was sung ny Mary Hopkin (of "Those Were The Days" fame. I've got the words, but--I blush to admit--I'm feeling too lazy to work out the chords. Any help would be appreciated.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WATER PAPER AND CLAY (Reina Sutcliffe)
From: rich-joy
Date: 18 Jul 02 - 06:14 AM

WATER, PAPER AND CLAY ~ Reina Sutcliffe

chorus : Intro x 2
Water, paper and clay
Air, to carry you
And Fire to burn the wa-a-ay ...

verse 1 :
WATER to bless the child
Drink the holy wine
Rain and sea, the berry tree
Storm and cloud, the will to be kind.

verse 2 :
Bright PAPER, leas will throw
Dream of your wedding day
Ashes and pens, the confession to cleanse
The printed vow and the unwritten way.

verse 3 :
Old CLAY, to bury you
Bring you safe to ground
Salt and sand, the practical hand
The pull of the EARTH and the World going round.

verse 4 :
FIRE to burn and prove the Clay
Fire to turn the ground
From the flames you will fly and feel the Air
And the rush of the Wind will bear you down.


from the singing of Mary Hopkin ...

Cheers! RJB

PS


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Subject: RE: Water, Fire & Clay
From: rich-joy
Date: 18 Jul 02 - 06:18 AM

the words didn't seem to be in the DT, so ...

maybe a good song for everybody to join in on at a ritual ceremony or whatever ...

so who is Reina Sutcliffe???

Cheers! R-J


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Water Paper and Clay (Mary Hopkin)
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Mar 16 - 08:13 PM

Reina Sutcliffe is better known as the novelist Reina James (she was briefly married to Michael Sutcliffe in the seventies when they performed as a folk duo). She is the daughter of the comedy actor Syd James.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Water Paper and Clay (Mary Hopkin)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 02 Mar 16 - 03:27 AM

Here's the chords.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Water Paper and Clay (Mary Hopkin)
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 02 Mar 16 - 09:17 AM

I checked the link - interesting chords. I think it would be a lot easier (for guitar players) to play it in the key of C and capo on the first fret. (I've always played it in C.)

However, the lyrics given in an earlier post have a couple of errors:

Verse 1, line 4 should be "storm and calm"

Verse 2, line 1 should be "leaves we'll throw"

The lyrics in the Ultimate Guitar link are correct.


Jay


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Water Paper and Clay (Mary Hopkin)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 02 Mar 16 - 11:05 AM

Probably a moot point, Jay. This thread was started 18 years ago.


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