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Lyr Req: Unsung Hero & Heart of the Land (E Bogle)

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A COUNTRY SONG
BLOODY ROTTEN AUDIENCE
BOGLED
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FRONT ROW COWBOY
GLASGOW LULLABY
IF WISHES WERE FISHES
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NO MAN'S LAND
NO MAN'S LAND (3)
NO USE FOR HIM
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NOW I'M EASY
SAFE IN THE HARBOUR
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THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA (2)
THE SONG OF THE WHALE
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS
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GUEST,LadyLuck 14 Jan 05 - 11:17 AM
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Big Mick 16 Jan 05 - 05:11 PM
Bill Hahn//\\ 16 Jan 05 - 05:37 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: by Eric Bogle
From: GUEST,LadyLuck
Date: 14 Jan 05 - 11:17 AM

Hi folks,

I´m looking for the lyrics of two Bogle songs - both come from the 'Small Miracles' album. First to look for is 'Unsung Hero', the second one named 'The Heart of the Land'.


TIA
LadyLuck
___________________________
'when Robin came tae play'


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Subject: ADD: Unsung Hero (Eric Bogle)
From: GUEST,Jacqued
Date: 14 Jan 05 - 03:00 PM

Can help you with "The Unsung Hero"

Unsung Hero
(Eric Bogle)

The world did not pause in wonder on the day that you were born,
And when your life is over the world will not pause ot mourn.
And except for those who love you, unsung you'll live and die,
But you're honest and you're decent so you canhold your head up high.

Your life has been a common story, destined never to be told,
Not for you the shining glory of Nobel Prize or olympic gold.
You'll never mount the winners' rostrum to hear the masses chant your name,
Though you're honest and you're decent, that's not enough top bring you fame.

Chorus
But you've always been a hero to me becaue of what you are, not what you do,
What a kinder, better world this would be if only there were more like you.

But only winners are true heroes to this facile, fickle age,
The rest are faceless zeros to be shuffled off the stage.
While the winners hog the spotlight, the masses worship and applaud,
Though you're honest and you're decent, ah you'll never be a god.

Chorus

The world did not pause in wonder on the day that you were born,
And when your life is over the world will not pause ot mourn.
And except for those who love you, unsung you'll live and die,
But you're honest and you're decent so you canhold your head up high.

Yes you're honest and you're decent and you can hold your head up high.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: by Eric Bogle
From: GUEST,LadyLuck
Date: 14 Jan 05 - 03:28 PM

Thanks alot Jacqued ,

why the hell does Eric does not publish all his lyrics on his website?
I can´t get it ;(


Thanks again
LadyLuck
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'when Robin came tae play'


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Subject: RE: Req: by Eric Bogle: Unsung Hero/Heart of the Land
From: GUEST,Joe Offer
Date: 14 Jan 05 - 05:13 PM

I find he's often difficult to understand. Very few of his CD's contain lyrics sheets, so sometimes his songs lose me. It would be nice it he'd post his lyrics on his Website.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Req: by Eric Bogle: Unsung Hero/Heart of the Land
From: Wolfgang
Date: 16 Jan 05 - 04:40 PM

You're too young. All his (6?) LPs I know have lyrics sheets and long commentaries to the songs.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Req: by Eric Bogle: Unsung Hero/Heart of the Land
From: Big Mick
Date: 16 Jan 05 - 05:11 PM

I have The Eric Bogle Songbook which contains the album "Something of Value" in addition to a number of other songs. It is actually two volumes in one. "Heart of the Land" is not in it. But there are extensive notes on each song. Joe, if you have questions on any, I will post the notes.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Req: by Eric Bogle: Unsung Hero/Heart of the Land
From: Bill Hahn//\\
Date: 16 Jan 05 - 05:37 PM

Eric Bogle's latest album---The Colour of Dreams---comes with lyrics in the liner notes.

Most of the others have extensive explanations of the songs. I have to add that I have no problem understanding his pronunciation.

To me--one of the great writers and performers. He can do it all from humor to pathos.

Bill Hahn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Unsung Hero & Heart of the Land (E Bogle)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Jan 05 - 10:19 PM

HEART OF THE LAND appears on Eric Bogle's album "Small Miracles," Greentrax CD #130, 1998. I found a couple of sound samples, from which I transcribed this:

He'll be up and workin' before the sunrise.
Here on the farm you don't work nine to five.

[CHORUS?] He's the heart of the land, this tired dusty man,
Though he'd laugh if you said so, claim to be nothin' grand,
Just a battler survivin' as best as he can,
But this land's in his heart and he's the heart of this land.

And he thinks of the deed (?) and the work that's been done...


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Subject: Lyr Add: HEART OF THE LAND (from Anne Kirkpatrick)
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 20 Jan 05 - 11:47 PM

The Heart Of The Land
Eric Bogle, transcribed from the singing of Anne Kirkpatrick

Well, the long day has ended with toil and its sweat
On the veranda we sit and we watch the sun set
Best time of the day for my man and me
With me drinkin' cold beer and him drinkin' tea

We talk of the day and the work that's been done
And of tomorrow, the toil still to come
We'll be up and workin' before the sunrise.
Here on the farm you don't work nine to five.

CHORUS He's the heart of the land, this tired dusty man,
Though he'd laugh if you said so, claim to be nothin' grand,
Just a battler survivin' as best as he can,
This land's in his heart and he's the heart of this land.

And we've seen some hard times that we got by somehow
And we've been through too much to give it up now
Though he's not one for wearin' his heart on his sleeve
My man would rather die than pack up and leave

CHORUS

For this is his country by blood and by birth
To him there's no finer place on this earth
So many more sunsets from the veranda we'll see
With me drinkin' cold beer and him drinkin' tea

CHORUS, then repeat last line


No doubt there are minor differences due to the gender of the narrator. She doesn't sing the chorus EXACTLY the same everytime, leaving out or putting in a but or and here or there, that sort of thing. She does a fine version of this, as with virtually everything I have heard by her.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE HEART OF THE LAND (Eric Bogle)
From: GUEST,LadyLuck
Date: 28 Jan 05 - 01:53 AM

Hi, thanks a lot for all the comments.
@ Wolfgang: there are a couple more than just 6 LPs/CDs. Bogle's first audio recordings come from the late sixties, and he never seems to get tired -I really hope so ;)

Here are the words of the song 'The Heart of the Land' (recapitulated by the comments above and, of course, the singing of Eric):

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THE HEART OF THE LAND
[Eric Bogle]

Well, the long day has ended with its toil and its sweat.
He sits on the verandah in the fading sunset
And has a cold beer as the light dies away,
For a hard working man the best time of the day.

He's the heart of the land, this tired dusty man,
Though he'd laugh if you said so, claim to be nothin' grand,
Just a battler survivin' as best as he can,
But this land's in his heart and he's the heart of this land.

And he thinks of the day and the work that's been done,
And of tomorrow, the toils still to come.
He'll be up and working before the sunrise.
Here on the farm you don't work nine to five.

He's the heart of the land, this tired dusty man,
Though he'd laugh if you said so, claim to be nothin' grand,
Just a battler survivin' as best as he can,
But this land's in his heart and he's the heart of this land.

Now he's seen some hard times but he got by somehow,
And he's been through too much to give it up now,
Though he's not one for wearin' his heart on his sleeve
He know he'd rather died, than pack up and leave.

He's the heart of the land, this tired dusty man,
Though he'd laugh if you said so, claim to be nothin' grand,
Just a battler survivin' as best as he can,
But this land's in his heart and he's the heart of this land.

For this is his country by blood and by birth.
To him there's no finer place on this earth,
And though pastures of plenty he might never see,
He knows where he is and where he wants to be.

He's the heart of the land, this tired dusty man,
Though he'd laugh if you said so, claim to be nothin' grand,
Just a battler survivin' as best as he can,
But this land's in his heart and he's the heart of this land.

Yes he's the heart of the land, this tired dusty man,
Though he'd laugh if you said so, claim to be nothin' grand,
Just a battler survivin' as best as he can,
But this land's in his heart and he's the heart of this land.
Yes this land's in his heart and he's the heart of this land.
*************************************

Greetings
LadyLuck


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Unsung Hero & Heart of the Land (E Bo
From: Wolfgang
Date: 01 Feb 05 - 04:16 AM

I wasn't counting the CDs, only the LPs, but even of them there well may be more than 6. Any praise of his songwriting abilities is well deserved.

Wolfgang


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