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Lyr Req: If Wishes Were Fishes (Eric Bogle)

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A COUNTRY SONG
BLOODY ROTTEN AUDIENCE
BOGLED
DO YOU KNOW ANY BOB DYLAN?
FRONT ROW COWBOY
GLASGOW LULLABY
IF WISHES WERE FISHES
LEAVING NANCY
NO MAN'S LAND
NO MAN'S LAND (3)
NO USE FOR HIM
NOBODY'S MOGGY NOW
NOBODY'S MOGGY'S LAND (No Moggy's Land)
NOW I'M EASY
SAFE IN THE HARBOUR
SILLY SLANG SONG
SOLDIER, SOLDIER
THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA
THE BAND PLAYED WALTZING MATILDA (2)
THE SONG OF THE WHALE
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS
WILLIE MCBRIDE'S REPLY


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Bill Scotland 29 Nov 98 - 05:49 AM
BAZ 29 Nov 98 - 12:07 PM
BAZ 30 Nov 98 - 04:42 PM
Bill Scotland 14 Dec 98 - 01:50 PM
Scabby Douglas 16 Mar 00 - 08:02 AM
GUEST,Maisie Herivel 16 Mar 00 - 09:08 AM
alison 16 Mar 00 - 09:16 AM
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Subject: Eric Bogle lyr's wanted
From: Bill Scotland
Date: 29 Nov 98 - 05:49 AM

Hi All, Can anyone help me find the lyrics to Eric Bogle's song "If wishes were fishes"?
I've searched the d/b and can find nothing on it.

Many thanks


    Multiple threads combined.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Eric Bogle lyr's wanted
From: BAZ
Date: 29 Nov 98 - 12:07 PM

Bill Scotland
Iv'e got these and will post them later.
Do you need the Chords and or Music,
Regards Baz.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords/Tune Add: IF WISHES WERE FISHES (Bogle)
From: BAZ
Date: 30 Nov 98 - 04:42 PM

IF WISHES WERE FISHES
Written by Eric Bogle
As sung by Eric Bogle on "Scraps of Paper" (1983)

I (E)wish I was home again, at (A)home in my heart again.
It's (E)been a long time since my heart talked to (B)me,
(E)Wastin' my precious days (A)wishin' my life away.
If (E)wishes were fishes we'd all cast (B)nets in the (E)sea.

And I wish I was young again, my song still to be sung again.
The sweet tunes of my life have gone sour and off key
Writin' my tired old rhymes tryin' to turn back time
If wishes were fishes we'd all cast nets in the sea.

CHORUS: And if (A)wishes were (B)fishes, I (E)know where I'd (A)be:
(D)Castin' my net in the dark rollin' (B)sea
And (A)if my net's (B)empty when it (E)comes back to (A)shore,
I'll (E)throw it away and go fishin' no (B)more.

I wish I could care again reach out and share again
Mend what's been broken and let it run free.
The older I get it seems the more wishin' takes the place of dreams.
If wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets in the sea.

CHORUS

MIDI file: WISHES.MID

Timebase: 480

Tempo: 160 (375000 microsec/crotchet)
Key: E
TimeSig: 3/4 18 8
Name: IF WISHES WERE FISHES
Start
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This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here



ABC format:

X:1
T:IF WISHES WERE FISHES
M:3/4
Q:1/4=160
K:E
E/|B/B2B/|G/F/E3/2 C/|E/ E3/2E|E/D/C3/2B,/|
B,E/E3/2|G2E/G/|BB3/2G/|F3|B/B3/2B|
G/F/E2|E/E3/2E/|D/C/C3/2C/|B,/B,3/2E|
G/GG/ G/A/|G/F3/2E3||G/A/|c/c3/2c|
c/B3/2z/A/|BBB,|C3|G/B3/2B|c/B3/2G/G/|
GFE|F2z/E/|ccd|ccB/B/|ee/BB/|A2z/B,/|
G/B3/2B|c/B3/2G/G/|G/F3/2E|C/B,/-B,2-|B,2

Hope this is ok.
Regards Baz


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Subject: RE: Eric Bogle lyr's wanted
From: Bill Scotland
Date: 14 Dec 98 - 01:50 PM

Thanks very much Baz for the lyrics and chords.
Bill


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Subject: Eric Bogle Song - if wishes were fishes
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 16 Mar 00 - 08:02 AM

Hi..

Can anyone help me with lyrics to a song called ( I think) "If Wishes Were Fishes"?

I heard it once a long time ago, and I think it was Eric Bogle but I'm not sure..

If anyone can help I'd be very obliged..

Thanks

Steven


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eric Bogle Song - if wishes were fis
From: GUEST,Maisie Herivel
Date: 16 Mar 00 - 09:08 AM

I don't know if I can remember them all, but here goes.

I wish I was home again, home in my heart again, I'ts been a long time since my heart talked to me Wasting my precious time, trying to hold back time If wished were fishes we'd all cast nets in the sea - And when my life's over I know where I'll be Casting my nets in the cold briny sea

I wish ... can' remember any more .. sorry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eric Bogle Song - if wishes were fis
From: alison
Date: 16 Mar 00 - 09:16 AM

It's in the database.. with guitar chords too...

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eric Bogle Song - if wishes were fis
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 16 Mar 00 - 09:24 AM

Duhhhh..

Now I feel stupid...

I should have looked...

Thank you...

StevenC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eric Bogle Song - if wishes were fis
From: Wincing Devil
Date: 16 Mar 00 - 09:45 AM

"If Wishes were Fishes, we'd all cast nets"

Isn't that a quote from Frank Herbert's Dune?

Wincing_Devil
There's no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eric Bogle Song - if wishes were fis
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 16 Mar 00 - 03:17 PM

I don't know were it originaly came from but the notes for the Eric Bogle Songbook he says "When I was a wee boy in Scotland this was one of my mother's favourite sayings. She was full of them unfortunately. I thought it deserved a song."

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eric Bogle Song - if wishes were fis
From: KathWestra
Date: 16 Mar 00 - 03:23 PM

It's in the same "saying" family as: "if wishes were horses, beggars would ride"

Ed Trickett once referred to "If Wishes Were Fishes" -- just before singing it in a concert in Washington, DC -- as "a perfect midlife crisis song." He's right.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: If Wishes Were Fishes (Eric Bogle)
From: GUEST,jean0273@yahoo.com
Date: 01 Apr 03 - 12:18 PM

If wishes were fishes, we'd eat til we died
If wishes were horses the beggars would ride
If wishes were tree tops we'd climb up inside
If wishes were fishes we'd eat til we died

This Is all I remember. I looking for more verses if anyone knows any.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: If Wishes Were Fishes (Eric Bogle)
From: Kernow John
Date: 01 Apr 03 - 04:57 PM

Jean

I think that the song you are looking for is different to the one above.

It may be worth starting a new thread.

Regards

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: If Wishes Were Fishes (Eric Bogle)
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 02 Apr 03 - 04:01 AM

They are in the DT HERE, and there's also a link which has been added to the top of this thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: If Wishes Were Fishes (Eric Bogle)
From: breezy
Date: 02 Apr 03 - 04:09 AM

Buy the Album,'Scraps of Paper' its one of his good ones, Erics hitting a bad patch, he's playing at Watford School on Thursday the 24th July,limited tickets from El Greko available.
El G aka George PAPAVGERIS appears at the Bishop's Stortford club at All Saints church tomorrow Thurs 3rd April then
Friday at the St Albans Folk-song club then
Saturday 5th at the Blue Anchor Fishpool street, St Albans,
great songs in store 3rd CD now released anyone looking for new,fresh material should get copies,they are great to sing well written and original with choruses.


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