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Tequila Ron 22 Oct 98 - 08:01 PM
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Subject: Chords for There Were Roses
From: Tequila Ron
Date: 22 Oct 98 - 08:01 PM

I would appreciate help with the chords for There Were Roses. I have fiddled (actually guitared) with it a bit but am not satisfied with my efforts. Many thanks for your input. Ron


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Subject: Chords Add: THERE WERE ROSES
From: Big Mick
Date: 22 Oct 98 - 09:29 PM

Hi Ron,

I do this song in D. The chords by line:

D - G - A - D
Bm - A - G - D
D - G - A - D
Bm - A - G - D

Chorus:

G - D, G - D, G - D, Bm - A - G

All the Best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Chords for There Were Roses
From: Zorro
Date: 23 Oct 98 - 06:48 AM

The music, chords, words and notes are in The Tommy Songbook the chords are exactly as Mick showed above. The songbook is from Elm Grove Music in association with Spring Records, 50Shore Road. Ropstrevor, Co. Down BT343AA. If you continue to have difficulty let me know and I'll copy the song and put it in the mail to you. I don't speak tabs, etc. Z.


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Subject: RE: Chords for There Were Roses
From: Graeme
Date: 23 Oct 98 - 08:52 AM

Does anyone have a midi of this song? - I notice there isn't one in the database.

Thanks

Graeme


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Subject: RE: Chords for There Were Roses
From: TequilaRon
Date: 23 Oct 98 - 05:00 PM

As always the Mudcat Music Medics save the day. Thanks for the help guys. Ron


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Subject: RE: Chords for There Were Roses
From: alison
Date: 23 Oct 98 - 08:39 PM

Hi,

I sent that tune in for this a few months back. If someone knows where to find it

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Chords for There Were Roses
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Oct 98 - 02:58 AM

Click here for the tune.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Chords Request: There Were Roses
From: Tiger
Date: 17 Nov 00 - 02:42 PM

I've been recently taken by this song (Sands' own version) - hoping someone can help me get the chords right.

I'm a steel string fingerpicker, so if anyone has seen a full tablature, that would be even better.

Thanks in advance, 'cats, I knew you could do it.


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Subject: RE: Chords Request: There Were Roses
From: whistledon
Date: 17 Nov 00 - 03:18 PM

try these chords for starters; D-GA-D/Bm A G-/1st/Bm A G D:// G D G D /Bm A G- Not in tab, but someone will come through.


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Subject: RE: Chords Request: There Were Roses
From: GUEST,Reta
Date: 18 Nov 00 - 12:02 AM


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Subject: RE: Chords Request: There Were Roses
From: GUEST,Reta
Date: 18 Nov 00 - 12:05 AM

Sorry! Thanks for asking Tiger. And thank you for answering Whistledon.


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Subject: RE: Chords Request: There Were Roses
From: GUEST,Joerg
Date: 19 Nov 00 - 09:34 PM

Not quite d'accord, whistledon, the version I do (I know it from a recording of Sean Keane) would go

D-GA-D/Bm A G D/D Bm GA Bm/D A G D:// G D G D / G D-- / Bm A G-

(The chorus of that version goes: "There were[G] ro[D]ses,[G] ro[D]ses, there were[G] ro[D]see[D]ee[D]ees, and the [Bm]tears of the [A]people ran to[G]gether.)

Cheers

Joerg


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: THERE WERE ROSES (Tommy Sands)
From: Schmiddy
Date: 20 Nov 00 - 05:50 PM

Here the song in key D, the key that Tommy Sands sings. I stored that song in our songbook in two rows, one row for the words, the other row for the harmonies, but in MUDCAT the harmonies I have in the second row come at the end. I hope I can help you.
Uwe Schmidt, Germany, Karlsruhe
soon: www.Zeitenwind.de


1. My song for you this evening, it's not to make you sad,
Not for adding to the sorrows of this troubled northern land;
But lately I've been thinking and it just won't leave my mind
To tell you of two friends one time, who were both good friends of mine.
Allan Bell from Benagh, he lived just across the fields,
A great man for the music, and the dancing and the reels.
O'Malley came from South Armagh to court young Alice fair,
And we'd often meet on the Ryan Road and the laughter filled the air.

CHORUS: There were roses, roses, there were roses,
And the tears of the people ran together.

2. Though Allan he was Protestant and Sean was Catholic born,
It never made a difference for the friendship it was strong;
And sometimes in the evening when we heard the sound of drums,
We said it won't divide us; we will always be the one.
For the ground our fathers ploughed in, the soil it is the same,
And the places where we say our prayers have just got different names.
We talked about the friends who died, and we hoped there'd be no more,
It's little then we realised the tragedy in store.

3. It was on a Sunday morning when the awful news came round:
Another killing has been done just outside Newry Town.
We knew that Allen danced up there; we knew he liked the band,
But when we heard that he was dead, we just could not understand.
We gathered at the grave side on that cold and rainy day,
And the Minister he closed his eyes and he prayed for no revenge.
And all the ones who knew him from along the Ryan Road
They bowed their heads and said a prayer for the resting of his soul.

4. Well, fear it filled the countryside, there was fear in every home,
When the car of death came prowling round the lonely Ryan Road.
A Catholic would be killed tonight to even up the score,
Oh, Christ! It's young O'Malley that they've taken from the door.
"Allan was my friend," he cried. He begged them with his fear,
But centuries of hatred have ears that cannot hear.
An eye for an eye was all that filled their minds
And another eye for another eye, till everyone is blind.

5. So my song for you this evening it's not to make you sad
Not for adding to the sorrows of this troubled northern land.
But lately I've been thinking and it just won't leave my mind
To tell you of two friends one time, who were both good friends of mine.
I don't know where the moral is or where the song should end,
But I wonder just how many wars are fought between good friends.
And those who give the orders are not the ones to die,
It's Bell and O'Malley and likes of you and I.


D GA7D
D A7 GA7D
D GA7D
D A7 GA7D
D GA7D
D A7 GA7D
D GA7D
D A7 GA7D

DGD GD DGD
D A7 G D

D GA7D
D A7 GA7D
D GA7D
D A7 GA7D
D GA7D
D A7 GA7D
D GA7D
D A7 GA7D

D GA7D
D A7 GA7D
D GA7D
D A7 GA7D
D GA7D
D A7 GA7D
D GA7D
D A7 GA7D

D G A7 D
D A7 GA7D
D GA7D
D A7 GA7D
D GA7D
D A7 GA7D
D GA7D
D A7 GA7D

D GA7D
D A7 GA7D
D GA7D
D A7 GA7D
D GA7D
D A7 GA7D
D GA7D
D A7 GA7D


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Subject: RE: Chords Request: There Were Roses
From: GUEST,Sarah
Date: 21 Nov 00 - 10:50 AM

You might try this progression, too; the quick minors (half measure, most of them) lend the song an air of impending tragedy.

I start with a walkdown of G, D, and C, using the C for the pickup notes on each verse, then (over the words in parentheses)

First line: G (song), Em (evening), G (it), C (not), G (sad) Second line: Em (adding), D (sorrows), C (troubled), G (land)

This repeats through the verse.

Chorus: C-G (roses), C-G (roses), C-G (roses), Em (tears), D (people), C (together)

And back through the walkdown.

Sarah


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Subject: RE: Chords Request: There Were Roses
From: Tiger
Date: 21 Nov 00 - 11:38 AM

Thanks, Sarah, for filling the holes (whistledon was there, too). I somehow figured there would be more minors, but that seems to do it.

A hammer-on or two, and a sus here and there really flesh it out.

Now, if I can just sing it without blubbering.


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Subject: RE: Chords Request: There Were Roses
From: GUEST,Sarah
Date: 21 Nov 00 - 01:59 PM

I know the feeling, re the blubbering. It took me weeks and weeks before I could get through the song without breaking down in the fourth verse. But there's not much point to doing a song that doesn't move you somehow, is there? I've noticed, too, that listening to someone push the words of a song past the catch in his/her throat tends to bring out a responding emotion in audiences. So don't fret until you DON'T have to deal with your feelings when doing a song...especially this one.


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Subject: RE: Chords Request: There Were Roses
From: GUEST,Joerg
Date: 21 Nov 00 - 09:49 PM

Anschmiddigibdsa! Joglabsdas! (Pronunciation: Unshmiddiggibbds-ah! Yoglubbsduss!) :.-DDD

But seriously, Schmiddi - I'm sorry for not being able to give any comment to your chords, simply because I don't have enough time to figure out what exactly they are. Personally I am very enchanted by that notation I also learned here at the mudcat which works as follows:

My [D]song for you this evening is [G]not to [A]make you [D]sad... and so on. Great! You know what is meant at once and it can be printed on any (even TTY) device without any problem.

I should also have used this notation instead of trying to adapt to the one whistledon used because the latter is very ambiguous: "D-" (eight beats) "GA" (four beats) "-D" (four beats)... Huh???

Just a hint.

Sarah - yes, this also works well. But try

My [G]song for you this [Em]evening[G] it's [C]not to [D]make you [G]sad...

Again one of those songs that can be accompanied many different ways and each one of them has its own charm.

Slainte (Pronunciation: ... ?)

Joerg


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Subject: RE: Chords Request: There Were Roses
From: alison
Date: 21 Nov 00 - 10:01 PM

slainte = slawn-sha

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Chords Request: There Were Roses
From: GUEST,Joerg
Date: 22 Nov 00 - 03:46 AM

Thanks, alison :-)

Joerg


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