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Lyr Req: The Setting (Ralph McTell)

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Subject: The Setting
From: Shannon
Date: 12 Nov 98 - 12:00 PM

Does anybody know the words to a song called "The Setting". It's basically about a man who sees his sister off at the station...I know that brief summary does the song little justice but I'm sure you know what I mean!


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Subject: RE: The Setting
From: Shannon
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 01:28 AM

Is there anyone out there who knows the words to "The SettinG" It's by Ralph McTell.


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Subject: RE: The Setting
From: Don Meixner
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 03:07 PM

Shannon

The Setting ison the Furey Bros. album "The Setting". Are you sure of the author? While it would surprise me that its a Ralph McTell song,for some reason I thot it was an Andy M. Stewart song. I'll get the words out to you this evening sometime in any case.

Don


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Subject: RE: The Setting
From: Sam Hudson
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 05:41 PM

It is a Ralph McTell song, yes... I think from the "Bridge of Sighs" album. I have a nice cover by the House Band on their "Another Setting" album.


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Subject: RE: The Setting
From: Don Meixner
Date: 21 Jan 99 - 07:33 PM

Thanks Sam, like I said which ever wrote it, it's a great song.

Don


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE SETTING (Ralph McTell)
From: Don Meixner
Date: 23 Jan 99 - 11:41 PM

Shannon,

Here you go, truly a beautiful song. Few are as good as McTell, or Andy M. Stewart :-).

Regards,

Don

THE SETTING, by Ralph McTell
From the Furey Bros. album The Setting.

Oh, I'll never forget, ah, the walk to the station,
And me with your suitcase being brotherly and strong,
And in trying to make light of the whole situation,
In mild conversation, we moved through the throng.

And above all the roar of the town was the blue sky.
You could here the birds singing, "O Joy of the Day,"
And there was no support from the city forthcoming,
No sympathy numbing "You're going away."

And you with your bright eyes and best dress for travel,
And me with my work clothes, unshaven and plain,
Oh, I fully intended to put in a half day,
But my good intentions went with you on the train.

I never looked back as the train left the station,
Crossed over the road and walked into a pub,
And there at the bar, oh, an old man was singing,
And I sat there drinking until it got dark.

And outside, the trees grew starlings like apples,
Their hustle and chatter undampened by the rain,
That washed down the pavements and into the gutters,
That soaked through my clothes as I set out again.

And above me, the stars were all hidden by rain clouds.
The song of the old man still locked in my brain,
And Oh Immigration, this curse of the nation,
The setting now fitting his sad sweet refrain.

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Subject: RE: The Setting
From: Shannon
Date: 24 Jan 99 - 09:29 PM

Don you're an angel. Thanks ever so much. Love Shannon.


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