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Lyr Req: The Ghost (Fielding & Dyer)

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Ted from Australia 17 Apr 05 - 02:32 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 17 Apr 05 - 03:58 PM
Jim Dixon 26 Mar 08 - 08:21 AM
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Jim Dixon 14 May 13 - 10:31 AM
GUEST 24 Aug 18 - 09:34 AM
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Subject: The Ghost
From: Ted from Australia
Date: 17 Apr 05 - 02:32 AM

I Have been singing as Song which I know as "Thr Ghost". I think it came from the great folk scare of the 61s-70s
The chorus
    And the tramp upon the boards of the hooves of his horse
    made a weird and eeire sound.
    The villagers knew as one that the ghost was on the run
    searching for the man who shot him down
Can anyone help with info about this song? (have all the lyrics)

Regards Ted from Australia


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Subject: RE: The Ghost
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 17 Apr 05 - 03:58 PM

Ted, would you post the rest of the lyrics, please? Any tune information would be helpful as well. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Song info request: The Ghost
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Mar 08 - 08:21 AM

In August 2007 a guest named Rod knew the name and performers and wanted the lyrics. Too bad the two of you didn't get together!

The song is THE GHOST recorded by Fielding & Dyer (Terry Fielding and Fred Dyer), and released as a 7" single in Australia in 1973, on the Spin label. It followed their better-known hit, THE WHALE. Their first album wasn't released until 1992; it was called "Fielding & Dyer" and is (or was) still available from Fred Dyer who posted his email address in that thread.


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Subject: RE: Song info request: The Ghost (Fielding/Dyer)
From: Ted from Australia
Date: 27 Dec 11 - 09:56 PM

Thanks for that I will try to track them down
Regards   Ted from Australia


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Subject: RE: Song info request: The Ghost (Fielding/Dyer)
From: GUEST,craig from aus
Date: 08 May 13 - 05:30 AM

youtube is your friend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOHc-ztVF90


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE GHOST (Fielding & Dyer)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 May 13 - 10:31 AM

My transcription from the recording on YouTube:


THE GHOST
As sung by Fielding & Dyer

INTRO: There's a tale they tell of a man on a horse.
His cape is blowin' on the breeze.
With fire in his eyes and a burnin' in his heart,
Has to find his killer to be free.
Ay-die-die, die-de-die-die-die,
De-die-die-die-de-die-de-die.

1. Things were lean in ninety-four.
A poor man had to steal to get along,
But he was caught with a loaf of bread.
The law says in the jail you do belong.

CHORUS: The clamp upon the boards from the hooves of his horse
Made a weird and eerie sound.
The villagers knew as one that the ghost was on the run,
Searchin' for the man who cut him down.
Ay-die-die, die-de-die-die-die,
De-die-die-die-de-die-de-die.

2. He broke from jail one stormy night,
And one man saw him get away.
A hundred pound was the price they set,
And one man needed money on that day.

3. The police(?) behind and the bridge ahead,
He only had to touch it to be free.
The wooden bridge was the borderline
And he almost reached the safety of the trees.

4. His killer lay by the riverside,
A loaded pistol in each hand,
And as he rode by on his horse that day,
He heard a bang and then he died.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Ghost (Fielding & Dyer)
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Aug 18 - 09:34 AM

Does anyone have the tabs for this song?


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