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Lyr Req: First Song (Ralph McTell)

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tourmaster@stones.com 09 Dec 98 - 08:35 PM
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Jo Taylor 11 Dec 98 - 06:14 PM
Musicman 12 Dec 98 - 01:07 AM
Bob Bolton 13 Dec 98 - 07:36 PM
GUEST,BEMALU 09 Jul 03 - 05:36 AM
GUEST,Henrik 20 Nov 04 - 12:36 AM
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Subject: Need "You are my first song" - Ralph McTell
From: tourmaster@stones.com
Date: 09 Dec 98 - 08:35 PM

Need the lyrics to "You are my first song" from Ralph McTell. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Need
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 10 Dec 98 - 01:10 AM

G'day 'Tourmaster'

I'll see what any other speedy song-pluckers have found when I'm next near this site (about 4 days hence). I do have a recording of one of Ralph McTell's earlier Australian tours, when he sang this song.

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Need
From: musicman
Date: 10 Dec 98 - 03:41 PM

Got the song at home. Can send to you in about 9 hours time.

Shhhh. Don't tell anybody i'm doing this at work!!


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Subject: Lyr Add: FIRST SONG (Ralph McTell)
From: Musicman
Date: 10 Dec 98 - 10:09 PM

Ok, Here we go:

I've written words that say I'm leaving. Words express the pain.
Old songs lose their meanings but new ones they gain
From changes that I've been through and what I'm coming to,
You are my first song and I still....

Sure I still get feelings to get back on the road
And I still get leanings to forget the things I know
About myself and changes gone through and coming to,
And you were my first song and I still....

Do words express true meanings, I mean the words are still the same
Old loves lose young feelings but new ones they gain
From changes that I've been through and new ones I'm coming to,
And you were my first song and I still....
You were my first song and I still....
Yes, you were my first song and I still love you.

I have taken these words from a recording, so I am 99% sure of all the words. If you need the chords and/or melody, let me know.

Paul


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Subject: RE: Need
From: tourmaster@stones.com
Date: 11 Dec 98 - 03:48 AM

Thank you boys for this great lyrics! Hi Paul: Don't tell anybody I'll practic this song at work :-)


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Subject: RE: Need
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 11 Dec 98 - 06:14 PM

This song refers back to one on his first album about his wife - Nana's Song.

Friend of mine was in a pub in Cornwall having a sing with Ralph one evening, the landlord told them to shut up, he wanted to put the jukebox on - first record played? - Streets of London!


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Subject: RE: Need
From: Musicman
Date: 12 Dec 98 - 01:07 AM

hey tourmaster, I'm not worried myself about practicing at work, I do it all the time! I've even learned how to play the accordian at work, and I get paid for it too!!

I work with seniors in an Intermediate Care Facility doing music programs as a Music Therapist. I get paid to sing all these great songs from the early 1900's. Definitely a good job!!


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Subject: RE: Need
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 13 Dec 98 - 07:36 PM

G'day again,

I'm glad to see that the speedy MudCat surfaced with the words long before I was back at this keyboard!

Regard(les)s

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Need "You are m first song" - Ralph McTell
From: GUEST,BEMALU
Date: 09 Jul 03 - 05:36 AM

I need the chords / tabs from Ralph's "first Song". Blease send it to my email info@bemalu.ch

Thanks a lot ! (What can I do for you ?)

Beat (it's a Swiss name)


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: FIRST SONG (Ralph McTell)
From: GUEST,Henrik
Date: 20 Nov 04 - 12:36 AM

Hi, Bemalu ;o)

I just noticed your request from last year here at www.mudcat.org
for chords for Ralph McTell's First Song - one of my favourite songs.

So here you go - I actually heard him singing this great song live - along with all his other fantastic songs and amazing guitar playing - only a few weeks ago here in Denmark. I actually went to 3 concerts in one week (!!!), since I hadn't had a chance to see AND HEAR the great man himself live for 19 years.

And it was AWESOME every time ! So if you ever get a chance to go to a concert with Ralph, then for the sake of your own good please do. You wil never regret it ! An amazing firework of lovely and superb songs played by this great guitar virtuoso and sung with his gentle, playfull and precise deep voice in a very warm, cosy and humouristic atmosphere. If people only knew what, they are missing, if they only know Streets of London .... :o)


Well, I do have to go back and practice some more - a LOT more ! :o)



First song   - Ralph McTell

(D)          D             (A7)Bm       F#m
I've written words that say I'm lea - ving--,
Gm7         A7       D
Words express the pain--.
D               (A7) Bm      G
Old songs lose young meanings-
      Em9            A7
But new-- ones they gain

       Bm               A7
From changes that I've--- been through
G            D
and what I'm coming to,
D       (A7)Bm       G   
You were my first song--
       Em9       A7    D                           
and I--- still...                                    
D       (A7)Bm       G   
You were my first song--
       Em9          A7 D
and I---- still...   
(D)   D      (A7)Bm       G   
Yes, You were my first song--
       Em9       A7             D
and I---- still... lo-ooo-ove you   


[ From "The Songs of Ralph McTell" -
Essex Music Int. Ltd. & Misty River Music Ltd. - 1976 ]


Try Em7 instead of Em9 - sounds better, so probably an error -
It also fits the finger picking better !

Enjoy - I hope it works out fine for you - and others ;o) -
as it has for me :o) It's one of my favourite songs to "perform".

It also has a great AND even playable tablature !
("finger picking scheme") - So do try experimenting with
finger picking on the chords - just using thumb and index finger
and getting the feel for it will make it sound of a lot !


Henrik


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Subject: RE: Need '(You WERE my) first song' - Ralph McTell
From: GUEST,Henrik
Date: 20 Nov 04 - 12:45 AM

Sosorry about the position of some of the chords -
they slid a "little bit" out of place after
submitting the message, but it should be relatively
straight forward to figure out where they rightly belong.

Henrik


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: First Song (Ralph McTell)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 10:24 AM

chords for nana's song ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: First Song (Ralph McTell)
From: SunrayFC
Date: 08 Jun 15 - 07:52 PM

I could send a close up video of me playing any of his songs....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: First Song (Ralph McTell)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 09 Jun 15 - 12:47 PM

I think the correct spelling is Nanna's Song. Seems not to make a difference in Google searches. Haven't found chords.


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