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Lyr Add: Fill One Room

Wolfgang 13 Sep 04 - 05:09 AM
Midchuck 16 Sep 04 - 02:37 PM
Wolfgang 16 Sep 04 - 03:03 PM
GUEST,Barb 07 Jul 13 - 11:20 AM
Amos 08 Jul 13 - 10:32 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Fill one room
From: Wolfgang
Date: 13 Sep 04 - 05:09 AM

This song is missing among the Mudcat Rose CD lyrics. I like it so I have started to transcribe it.
In parentheses are these parts of the lyrics I'm not sure about but that make sense to me the way I have written them down.
In parentheses with question marks are those parts I just have written down as I hear them but that do not make sense to me in this particular transliteration.
Of course I appreciate any corrections and I do not claim that all the unmarked parts are necessarily correct.

Wolfgang

FILL ONE ROOM
(McCormack)

Fill one room with the books of those who talked to you
Tell you things you somehow know were true,
Fill one room with echoes and with images
Voices and faces of people you call friend, a chosen few.
Fill one room with your dreamings and your longings
Your colors and your textures and your tunes
For he who tries to fill the world will fill it as a (feigning vapor)
You can't have it all so fill one room.

Fill one day with the labor that is real to you
The aches that let you know that you're alive
Fill one day with the (feel of breezes) on your body
Mind ??(as water / is what a)?? face turned to the sky
Fill one day with that (least one moments wonder)
Between the time you rise up in the light
And the time you tumble back into
The dark and nameless mystery of the night.

Touch one soul with that part of your soul that says you're not alone
Learn one trade find one ??(sat a / said a)?? skill and take it for your own
Fill one room though you yearn to fill a world of rooms
(a world denied to all denied to you).
Yet he who tries to fill the world will fill it as a (feigning vapor)
You can't have it all so fill one room
Yes he who tries to fill the world will fill it as a (feigning vapor)
You can't have it all so fill one room.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: FILL ONE ROOM
From: Midchuck
Date: 16 Sep 04 - 02:37 PM

Never saw the words written down, myself. I learned them directly from Dick's singing. The way I sing it, though, is:

FILL ONE ROOM
(Dick McCormack)

Fill one room with the books of those who talk to you,
Tell you things you somehow know are true.
Fill one room with echoes and with images
Of voices and the faces of people you call friend, a chosen few.
Fill one room with your dreamings and your longings,
Your colors and your textures and your tunes,
For he who tries to fill the world will fill it as a thinning vapor.
You can't have it all but fill one room.

Fill one day with the labor that is real to you,
And aches that let you know that you're alive.
Fill one day with the feel of breezes on your body,
Mind like water, face turned to the sky.
Fill one day with at least one moment's wonder
Between the time you rise up in the light
And the time you tumble back into
The dark and nameless mystery of the night.

Fill one soul with that part of your soul that says you're not alone.
Learn one trade; choose one set of skills and take it for your own.
Fill one room though you yearn to fill a world of rooms
(A world denied to all, denied to you).
For he who tries to fill the world will fill it as a thinning vapor.
You can't have it all but fill one room.
He who tries to fill the world will fill it as a thinning vapor.
You can't have it all but fill one room.


I sang it for my father's funeral service in '90, at my mother's request; then couldn't sing it for about 5 years, but got back to it in time to do it for our '99 CD.

Peter


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: FILL ONE ROOM
From: Wolfgang
Date: 16 Sep 04 - 03:03 PM

Thanks a lot, Peter. (I'm smiling now at my mishearings.)

It is a wonderful song.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Fill One Room
From: GUEST,Barb
Date: 07 Jul 13 - 11:20 AM

A group called Woodchucks Revenge did it on their CD by the same name. Go to their website www.woodchucksrevenge.com. They are very good. I love the song too!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Fill One Room
From: Amos
Date: 08 Jul 13 - 10:32 AM

Beautifully done on the Mudcat CD, Peter! I don't know if I ever mentioned what a touching song and a fine performance that was. I played it over and over.

A


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