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Lyr Req: Striking for Another Land (Albion Band)

MBSLynne 15 Sep 04 - 06:14 AM
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GUEST,Cattail (No cookie) 19 Sep 04 - 01:42 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Striking for Another Land
From: MBSLynne
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 06:14 AM

Anyone got the words for this song? It's on an Albion Band CD and is credited to Hutchings/Shepherd.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Striking for Another Land
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Sep 04 - 12:56 AM

Ashley Hutchings and John Shepherd wrote STRIKING FOR ANOTHER LAND. It's performed by The Albion Band on "Give Me A Saddle, I'll Trade You a Car," "The Best of 89/90" and on two various-artists compilations: "Voice of Folk," 1996; and "English Folk Anthology: And We'll All Have Tea," 2001.

(Maybe this info will help someone find the lyrics.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Striking for Another Land
From: Moonunit
Date: 18 Sep 04 - 04:14 AM

I'm afraid I can only properly remember the opening of the song and the first half of the chorus. The rest is all a bit sketchy...
Thought I'd post it anyhow – it may aid a better memory than mine!


Dont weep for the sorrow has past
Now that we are one, we're moving fast
Our moorings are severed at last
Striking for another land

Chorus
Sail on for nothing can stop us now
Sail on and speed our bow
No storms shall hinder this plough
Striking for another land


Well it's a start I suppose... *sigh*
Jude


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Striking for Another Land
From: MBSLynne
Date: 18 Sep 04 - 03:51 PM

Thanks guys...... I do have some of the words written down from the CD but, as often happens, I can't quite work them all out

Love Lynne


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Subject: ADD: Striking for Another Land
From: GUEST,Cattail (No cookie)
Date: 19 Sep 04 - 01:42 PM

Hi Lynne

I have this track on a CD from the National Trust (UK), called
"A lot of jolly good folk", (NT code 11923).

I have had a try at working it out for you, but some of the words
are very hard to understand, (as you have found out already),
so I have put in what I hear/think in brackets, as you can see.

(Many thanks to Moonunit, Jude, for the first verse and chorus- it
got me into it nicely thank you).


STRIKING FOR ANOTHER LAND
THE ALBION BAND

1.
Dont weep for the sorrow is past
Now that we are one, we're moving fast
Our moorings are severed at last
Striking for another land

Grey skies (bound?) another grey town
Greyer than the two, the mist comes down
There's gold in that other bright ground
Shining on another land


Chorus
Sail on for nothing can stop us now
Sail on and speed our prow
No storms shall hinder this plough
Striking for another land

Sail on from memories gone
Sail on to dreams still born
No storm shall shatter our (song?)
Striking for another land


2.
Time glass nearly empty of sand
Come the final hour (to?) all we planned
No boots will ?..........
Striking in another land

(?) course cord it is cut
fortune now the wheel and bargain struck
sea spray it will freshen your luck
Striking for another land


Chorus
Sail on for nothing can stop us now
Sail on and speed our prow
No storms shall hinder this plough
Striking for another land

Sail on from memories gone
Sail on to dreams still born
No storm shall shatter our (song?)
Striking for another land


3.
Dont weep for the sorrow is past
Now that we are one, we're moving fast
Our moorings are severed at last
Striking for another land

Chorus
Sail on for nothing can stop us now
Sail on and speed our bow
No storms shall hinder this plough
Striking for another land

Sail on from memories gone
Sail on to dreams still born
No storm shall shatter our (song?)
Striking for another land


If you could post what you think are the lyrics, I will have another
listen to it in the light of what you think they are, (if you know
what I mean), does that make sense???

Anyway, I hope this helps you. Have fun.

Best wishes

Cattail !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Striking for Another Land
From: MBSLynne
Date: 20 Sep 04 - 10:18 AM

Thanks for that Cattail. Here goes....

Don't weep for the sorrow is past
Now that we are one we're moving fast.
Our moorings are severed at last
Striking for another land.

Grey slkies bathe another grey town
Greyer than the two(?) the mist comes down.
There's gold in that other bright crown
Shining on another land.

Chorus:
Sail on for nothing can stop us now
Sail on and speed our vow.
No storm shall hinder this plough
Striking for another land.
Sail on from memories gone
Sail on to dreams, sail on
No storm shall shatter our song
Striking for another land.

Time glass nearly empty of sand
Come the final hour for all we planned.
No ??????????
Striking in another land.

One course ??? the cord it is cut
Fortune at the wheel and bargain struck
Sea spray it will freshen your luck
Striking for another land
Chorus
Repeat 1st verse.

I think we're generally about the same. That line in the "Time glass nearly empty of sand" verse is the real problem. I'll have to listen again, and to the other bits where you have heard differently from me!

Thanks again

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Striking for Another Land
From: Cattail
Date: 20 Sep 04 - 03:16 PM

Hi again Lynne.

Right, I will have another go at it and see if I can come up with anything new, some of those words are really indistinct though, and
THAT line........Grrrr.

Will do my best and get back to you.

Try listening at a low volume level through speakers, and also with
headphones, (cheap and expensive ones), as things like this do make
a difference to how you hear different sounds. (Sorry if I'm teaching
granny to suck eggs).

Bye for now

Cattail !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Striking for Another Land
From: Cattail
Date: 20 Sep 04 - 06:56 PM

Hello again Lynne.

Well, I have had another bash at it! this time I ripped the track off
the CD, put it into a sound program, isolated the parts in question
and played them back in loop mode, (thereby hearing each section 30-40
times over, continuously, without having to keep backing up).

Anyway I think I've wrung it dry (as far as my hearing goes), and all
I can suggest is the comments I've made alongside your lyrics.
Short of trying to get hold of the original I don't think there's
much else you can do with it, (unless someone else wants to have a go
at it, they may hear something different).

It really is a lovely song, although I wish I knew what they were
trying to say, if you know what I mean. The words don't seem to have
a 'theme' or to mean much, or have a lot of context with each other,
(although this could definitely just be me).


Ah well, here it is, I hope it gives you a little more food for
thought and helps you on your way.


Don't weep for the sorrow is past
Now that we are one we're moving fast.
Our moorings are severed at last
Striking for another land.

Grey skies bathe another grey town                Bound/Band/Banned:
Greyer than the two(?) the mist comes down.        Sounds O.K
There's gold in that other bright crown
Shining on another land.

Chorus:
Sail on for nothing can stop us now
Sail on and speed our vow.                    Still think this is Prow
No storm shall hinder this plough
Striking for another land.
Sail on from memories gone
Sail on to dreams, sail on
No storm shall shatter our song
Striking for another land.

Time glass nearly empty of sand
Come the final hour for? all we planned.                To/Through

No ??????????        
No Boots/Books rule the cool/cruel   Graced/Grazed Stand/Sand/Hand
No boots rule the cruel grey sand/stand

Striking in another land.

One course ??? the cord it is cut                       Sounds O.K
Fortune at the wheel and bargain struck
Sea spray it will freshen your luck
Striking for another land
Chorus
Repeat 1st verse.


Cheers for now

Cattail !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Striking for Another Land
From: MBSLynne
Date: 21 Sep 04 - 03:09 AM

Wow! Thanks for all the trouble you've gone to Cattail! All that technology is beyond me. I've wondered what it's all about too so it isn't just you. I just wanted it because it sounds so nice. I'll see if I can do anything with it now. At least if I sing it with what SOUNDS like the right words, nobody will be able to say "That's wrong"!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Striking for Another Land
From: Cattail
Date: 21 Sep 04 - 02:58 PM

You're very welcome Lynne, glad to (try to) help a little.

Good luck with it.

Bye for now.

Cattail !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Striking for Another Land
From: GUEST,ta@thc-armitage.demon.co.uk
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 08:49 AM

Hi Lynne & Cattail

Greyer than the tomb????

Terry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Striking for Another Land
From: Snuffy
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 09:22 AM

If you don't know what it means or what it's about, then the words are just random anyway and it doesn't matter whether it's:

Greyer than the tomb
Greyer than the two
Greyer than the tooth
Greyer than the tube
etc

Just sing what sounds good to you


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Striking for Another Land
From: Cattail
Date: 12 Oct 04 - 03:00 PM

Hi Terry.

Funnily enough this has been running through my head and I had come
to the same conclusion as you, I was thinking that it might be,

Grey skies WREATHE another grey town
Greyer than the tomb, the mist comes down

This might make some sense out of it, but, as you so rightly say
Snuffy, none of it seems to make sense anyway, so just sing something
that rhymes and sounds good to you.

Cheers for now

Cattail !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Striking for Another Land
From: GUEST,Fi Duncan
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 05:23 AM

I think it's plan not plough....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Striking for Another Land
From: GUEST,Phil Beer
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 08:56 AM

Its my diction I'm afraid. It's 'Plough' and 'Two'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Striking for Another Land
From: Cats
Date: 08 Jun 10 - 05:34 PM

So, does anyone actually have the definitive version?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Striking for Another Land (Albion Band)
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 11:20 AM

Time glass nearly empty of sand
Come the final hour through all we planned.               
No boot or a cruel raised hand.

I think for that bit that was unsure before.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Striking for Another Land (Albion Band)
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Nov 14 - 02:24 PM

How about this? Makes sense me.

Gray skies bathe another grey town         
Grayer than the DEW, when mist comes down


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Striking for Another Land (Albion Band)
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Oct 16 - 05:12 PM

I think Phil Beer should know, as he was the singer.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Striking for Another Land (Albion Band)
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 21 Oct 16 - 08:51 AM

Three chances to ask him yourself!

October 22nd Treehouse Bookshop, Kenilworth, Warks.
'From Psychedelia to Sonnets' Ashley Hutchings and Ruth Angell. Tel: 01926 855436.   

October 23rd Kitchen Garden Cafe, Kings Heath, Birmingham.
'From Psychedelia to Sonnets' Ashley Hutchings, Ruth Angell and Becky Mills. Tel: 0121 443 4725.   

December 3rd Wigan Parish Church.
Ashley Hutchings, Judy Dunlop and Blair Dunlop in a very special Christmas concert. Tel: 01942 824291.

And he has a new website too.

"Ashley Hutchings is the single most important figure in English folk rock. Before that his group Fairport Convention recorded some of the best versions of my unreleased songs. Listen to the bass playing on Percy's Song to hear how great he is." Bob Dylan. (27.8.2015)


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