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Lyr Req: Silver and Gold (Vin Garbutt)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Silver and Gold (Vin Garbutt)
From: Chris Green
Date: 31 Oct 04 - 09:58 AM

Hi all

I'm looking for the lyrics to a song that Vin does called 'Silver and Gold' about an ex-miner who takes up making wedding dresses (actually very poignant!) Any help greatly appreciated and I'll buy you a virtual pint if you can come up with the goods!

Cheers

Chris :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Silver and Gold (Vin Garbutt)
From: Spot
Date: 31 Oct 04 - 02:54 PM

Now then DB....
    Silver and Gold...written by Bryn Philips who frequents The Woodman folk club in Kingswinford, West Midlands UK...dunno the lyrics but if you get on Woodman site you may be able to contact Bryn via Email.....try www.ennerdale.freeserve.co.uk/home.htm (cant do blicky,,,sorry. Hope you get sorted ....


                      regards to all....Spot


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Silver and Gold (Vin Garbutt)
From: Chris Green
Date: 01 Nov 04 - 11:55 AM

Cheers Spot. I was actually AT the Woodman the other night! Dah!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Silver and Gold (Vin Garbutt)
From: Spot
Date: 01 Nov 04 - 01:46 PM

DB...best job is go and see Vin Garbutt at Woodman this Friday...Bryn is almost certain to be there. Dunno if you know him...look out for 'man in black'!! Hope to be there myself...
                   Regards to all....Spot


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Silver and Gold (Vin Garbutt)
From: Chris Green
Date: 01 Nov 04 - 02:46 PM

Yep, I do know Bryn - by sight at any rate! Would love to go on Friday, but am sadly gigging myself.

Thanks for the tip though

Chris


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Silver and Gold (Vin Garbutt)
From: GUEST,Chalkie
Date: 05 Dec 07 - 07:26 AM

I saw Vin Garbutt for the first time last night at the Early Music Centre in York. A really good night.

He sang Silver & Gold and I promtly bought the CD that it's on. If anyone has the lyrics to this song, to save me the transcribing it would be great if someone could post them here, especially if they have got the chords as well.

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Silver and Gold (Vin Garbutt)
From: GUEST,Bryn Phillips
Date: 05 Dec 07 - 01:32 PM

The original lyrics are on

http://www.woodmanfolk.co.uk/bplyrics/silvergold.htm

Vin has made a few minor changes, but you can pick them up from the CD.

With Best Wishes

Bryn

http://www.myspace.com/brynmphillips


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Silver and Gold (Vin Garbutt)
From: GUEST,Chalkie
Date: 06 Dec 07 - 02:56 AM

Much appreciated Bryn.

I must admit that it's hard to picture a coal miner - I come from a coal mining background myself - even contemplating trying embroidery, let alone making a living out of it.

Great song.

Does anyone out there have the chords? I know you should be able to pick the out yourself, but I'm not that good, yet.

Thanks again Bryn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Silver and Gold (Vin Garbutt)
From: GUEST,Guest - Chalkie
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 08:33 AM

Just hoping that someone out there will have the chords for this song.


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Subject: Lyr Req: SILVER AND GOLD (Bryn Phillips)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Dec 07 - 10:48 PM

Well, even if we can't get the chords, I think we ought to have a copy of the lyrics here.

Lyrics and notes copied from Bryn Phillips' web site. There is also a sound sample and a photo of an example of John Gates' embroidery there.

SILVER AND GOLD
Bryn Phillips

John Gates was a miner in South Wales, near Bridgend, before he was made redundant at the age of 50 when the pit in his local town closed down. There was virtually no chance of getting a job in the area and so he turned to a hobby which he had for years - embroidery. He is now a successful teacher and lectures on the subject all over the place.

I first heard his story on Woman's Hour, whilst travelling back from Bridgnorth Folk festival. Immediately I arrived home I started to write the song. After I had written it I managed to trace John and sent him a recording of the song to make sure he was happy about my performing it. Thankfully he was, and what's more he sent me some photographs of the wedding dress which features in the song and also an embroidered badge, which I treasure.

1. My name is John Gates and I worked down the pit
Till they closed it a few years ago.
It was all that I knew. it was all I could do.
I was broken apart by the blow.
And most of my pals, they were in the same boat
When they closed that colliery down;
And at fifty years old, I knew I was through.
There was no work for me in the town.

CHORUS: Oh, give me the silver and gold.
Oh, give me the silver and gold.
My hands must be clean as I'm picking the seam,
Not black with the dust from the coal.
Oh, give me the silver and gold.

2. We still met at the club but it wasn't the same.
The comradeship somehow had gone.
I remembered the time on that cold picket line
When our union bond made us strong,
And I never thought I would see grown men cry.
They were hard men, proud and true.
Their eyes filled with tears as they sipped at their beer,
And I shared their despairing too.

3. Now all I had left was thoughts of the thread,
The thread of the silver and gold.
An interest for years, it now held back the tears.
I gave it my whole heart and soul.
Then an advert for a dressmaking class caught my eye.
I enrolled as the only man there.
And as my skill grew, I finally knew
I had something precious to share.

4. I laboured for months on my girl's wedding dress,
Stitching dreams in the silk with the thread,
Intricate patterns of silver and gold.
All thoughts of that colliery lay dead.
And as we walked arm in arm down the aisle,
She smiled as I caught her eye,
But that moment of love - it was too much to bear,
As once more I started to cry.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Silver and Gold (Vin Garbutt)
From: GUEST,Chalkie
Date: 20 Jan 08 - 08:43 AM

More in desperation now than hope, does anyone have the chords to this song?

Cheers me dear's


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Silver and Gold (Vin Garbutt)
From: Simon G
Date: 20 Jan 08 - 12:14 PM

Vin sings it in D, I think Bryn does as well, buy Bryn's CD he has some other good songs on it. You'll find him here If your looking for poignant then The Telegram is a killer.

Verse
/ C G F C /
/ C G F /
/ C G F C /
/ C G F /
/ F C G C /
/ F - G /
/ C G F C /
/ C G F /

Chorus
/ G - C /
/ F C G /
/ F C G C /
/ F - G /
/ Dm G C /


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Silver and Gold (Vin Garbutt)
From: GUEST,Chalkie
Date: 21 Jan 08 - 09:59 AM

Many Thanks Mr G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Silver and Gold (Vin Garbutt)
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Feb 08 - 06:43 AM

I saw Vin for the first time last night and he closed with this. It's a wonderful song, many thanks Bryn. The sort that makes you want to pick up your guitar as soon as you get home.

Graham


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Silver and Gold (Vin Garbutt)
From: GUEST,Mick Ogden
Date: 17 Mar 14 - 11:47 AM

Below is a slightly different version that Vin performs.

Ah me name is John Gates, I worked down the pit 'til they closed it a few years ago
It was all I could do, it was all that I knew, I was broken apart by the blow
most of my friends they were in the same boat, when they closed that old colliery down
and at fifty years old, I knew I was screwed, there was no work for me in the town

Give me the silver and gold, give me the silver and gold
me hands must be clean when I'm picking the seam
not black with the dust of the coal
give me the silver and gold

We still met at the club, but it wasn't the same, the comradeship somehow had gone
I remember the time on that cold picket line, when our Union bonds were so strong
and I never thought that I'd see grown me cry, they were hard men, proud and true
as they sipped at their beers, they fought back the tears, and I shared their despairing too

Give me the silver and gold, give me the silver and gold
me hands must be clean when I'm picking the seam
not black with the dust of the coal
give me the silver and gold

All that was left for me was the thread, the thread of the silver and gold
an interest for years, I layed all my fears, and I gave it my whole heart and soul
when an advert for a dressmaking class caught my eye, I enrolled as the only man there
and as my skill grew, I finally knew I had something so precious to share

Give me the silver and gold, give me the silver and gold
me hands must be clean when I'm picking the seam
not black with the dust of the coal
give me the silver and gold

I laboured for months on my girl's wedding dress, stitching dreams through the silk with the thread
intricate patterns of silver and gold, all thoughts of the colliery dead
and as we walked arm in arm down the aisle, she smiled as I caught her eye
that moment so rare, was just too much to bear, this hard man started to cry
and as we walked arm in arm down the aisle, she smiled as I caught her eye
that moment so rare, was just too much to bear, this hard man started to cry

Give me the silver and gold, give me the silver and gold
me hands must be clean when I'm picking the seam
not black with the dust of the coal
give me the silver and gold

Give me the silver and gold, give me the silver and gold
me hands must be clean when I'm picking the seam
not black with the dust of the coal
give me the silver and gold


lyrics submitted by Mick Ogden


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Silver and Gold (Vin Garbutt)
From: breezy
Date: 16 Jan 16 - 05:13 PM

Anthony John Clarke has recorded this lovely song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Silver and Gold (Vin Garbutt)
From: threelegsoman
Date: 16 Jan 16 - 07:45 PM

Here is a link to my version of this song on Youtube

Silver and Gold (Including lyrics and chords)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Silver and Gold (Vin Garbutt)
From: RunrigFan
Date: 11 May 17 - 03:26 AM

Give me the silver and gold
Give me the silver and gold
Me hands must be clean and I'm picking the seam
Not black with the dust of the coal
Give me the silver and gold

Ah, My name is John Gates, I worked down the pit
Til they closed it a few years ago
It was all that I do, it was that all I knew
I was broken apart by the blow
Most of my friends, they were in the same boat
When they closed that old colliery down
And at fifty years old, I knew I was through
There was no work for me in the town

Give me the silver and gold
Give me the silver and gold
Me hands must be clean and I'm picking the seam
Not black with the dust of the coal
Give me the silver and gold

We still met at the club but it wasn't the same
The comradeships somehow had gone
I remember the time on that cold picket line
When our union bond was so strong
And I never would had thought I'll see grown men cry
They were hard men, proud and true
As they sipped at their beers, they fought back thee tears
And I shared their despairing too

Give me the silver and gold
Give me the silver and gold
Me hands must be clean and I'm picking the seam
Not black with the dust of the coal
Give me the silver and gold

All what was left for me was the thread
The thread of the silver and gold
An interest for years, I laid all my fears
And I gave it my whole heart and soul
Where an advert for a dressmaking class caught my eye
I enrolled as the only man there
And as my skill grew, I finally knew
I had something so precious to share

Give me the silver and gold
Give me the silver and gold
Me hands must be clean and I'm picking the seam
Not black with the dust of the coal
Give me the silver and gold

I laboured for months on my girl's wedding dress
Stitching dreams through the silk with the thread
Intricate patterns of silver and gold
All thoughts of the colliery, dead
And as we walked arm in arm down the aisle
She smiled as I caught her eye
That moment so rare, - it was too much to bear
This hard man started to cry

And as we walked arm in arm down the aisle
She smiled as I caught her eye
That moment so rare, - it was too much to bear
This hard man started to cry

Give me the silver and gold
Give me the silver and gold
Me hands must be clean and I'm picking the seam
Not black with the dust of the coal
Give me the silver and gold

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFi7VYEM68M

From the writings of Bryn Phillips

Hope I caught every word


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