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Lyr Req: A Thousand Years Today (Paul Metsers)

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FAREWELL TO THE GOLD
OVER AND OVER AGAIN


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Subject: Lyr Req: Lyrics Request
From: hulagirl
Date: 21 Apr 05 - 08:22 PM

Hi Everyone,
I am looking for the lyrics to the folk song "A Thousand Years"
It begins: "I visited a castle that the years had tried to crumble,
shouldering the seasons as the weather wore away".........
Thanks for you help!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lyrics Request
From: open mike
Date: 21 Apr 05 - 08:55 PM

you will be more likely to get a reply if you specify the title of the
song in the title of the thread. (Lyric Request is already labelled as such if you specify that) Welcome to Mud cat and i hope you find
the song. there may be a helper/editor who can fix this for you..
this is an amazing place--glad to have you here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'A Thousand Years'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Apr 05 - 09:58 PM

Thread title changed. Maybe that will help. Sting and Tom Paxton both wrote songs titled "A Thousand Years." I wondered if it could be either of them. Can't be the Paxton one, I think - Click for Paxton lyrics.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'A Thousand Years'
From: Leadfingers
Date: 21 Apr 05 - 10:57 PM

Its Paul Metsers 'A Thousand Years Today' - I have the lyrics somewhere , and will post when I find them if no-one beats me to it .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'A Thousand Years'
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 22 Apr 05 - 01:43 AM

On his Caution to the Wind (Highway, SHY 7014, 1981). He wrote it about Chepstow Castle.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'A Thousand Years Today' (Paul Metser)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 22 Apr 05 - 01:37 PM

I have just spent two hours going through tatty bits of paper looking for the lyrics , without any success ! However IF you put the name Paul Metsers into Google there is a website and a phone number for contact . He now makes wooden toys in the Lake District , but it seems his Songbook is still available !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'A Thousand Years Today' (Paul Metser)
From: Peace
Date: 22 Apr 05 - 01:41 PM

Paul Metsers
'The Metsers Songbook'
Publisher unknown 1987

Paul brought out this book after leaving NZ and working as a professional folk singer in the UK for several years. The book, complete with melodies, lyrics, chords, illustrations and photographs, contains about 50 of his songs, including the NZ folk standards Farewell To The Gold, The Seal Children and The Swag and the Shiner.

For those who revel in such guitar tunings as DADGAD or CGCGCD, or finely crafted songs with ecological spirituality, this should be a goldmine.

For copies of the songbook, or just to send Paul cheery NZ folkie greetings, write or phone:
Mint Cottage, Gilthwaiterigg lane, Kendal, Cumbria (Lakes District)
LA9 6NT, United Kingdom. Phone 44 (0) 1538 724707.


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Subject: ADD: 'A Thousand Years Today' (Paul Metser)
From: Cats
Date: 23 Apr 05 - 04:37 AM

A Thousand Years Today
(Paul Metzer)

I visited a castle that the years had tried to crumble,
Shouldering the seasons as the weather wore away,
And as I gazed in wonder the towering walls did humble me
And ever growing weary, walked a thousand years today.

ch The steps into the past were not so very far away,
I walked a thousand years today.


The spiral steps were hollow, the lintels cracked and broken
Cold the iron rings set deep into the clay
As my footsteps echoed, who had stirred and woken
Or was risen up and watching as I thought the years away.


You may hear the shouting at the jousting in the grounds
Or the hammers of the masons who cut and carved the stone
Or Kings and Queens and nobles in the banquet halls sat down
Or the prisoner in the dungeon who awaits his fate alone.


To the lofty turrets from the grassy banks below
Children's voices carry as blissfully they play
And I wonder if they wander or will ever come to know
What it's like to walk a thousand years in just one summer's day.


I knew I had it somewhere!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'A Thousand Years Today' (Paul Metser)
From: GUEST,Leadfingers (Backdoored)
Date: 24 Apr 05 - 11:20 AM

Another of Paul M's good songs ! Thank for posting that Cats . Lord knows what happened to MY lyrics !!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'A Thousand Years Today' (Paul Metser)
From: hulagirl
Date: 25 Apr 05 - 07:17 PM

Thank you everyone for taking the time to find the Lyrics to that great song!
Leadfingers, thank you for searching for two hours! Brucie, thank you for the contact information on Paul Metzer and information on his book. Malcolm Douglas, thank you for telling me that the song is about Chepstow Castle. Joe Offer, much appreciation for changing the thread title for me. Open Mike, thank you for the information on the thread change. And last but not least, thank you Cats, for sending those lyrics to me. I've just learned to play it on the guitar and am having fun.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'A Thousand Years Today' (Paul Metser)
From: Little Robyn
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 03:02 AM

Paul's name is Metsers!! No ZZZs.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'A Thousand Years Today' (Paul Metser
From: GUEST,pauline@mintcottage.freeserve.co.uk
Date: 27 Apr 05 - 07:00 PM

I have been fascinated reading all these emails discussing Paul Metsers' lyrics! (I am his partner). Paul is alive and well in the English Lake District and yes he is making wooden board games and does still have songbooks available. He is hoping to put out a couple of CD's in the not too distant future, one double CD (an amalgamation of songs from his 5 albums) and a single one of songs that were never published. Anyone interested can contact Paul by email...
paul@mintcottage.freeserve.co.uk. He is hoping to get a website containing lyrics of all his songs! It is wonderful that his songs still have a life of their own and that people are singing them!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'A Thousand Years Today' (Paul Metser)
From: Little Robyn
Date: 28 Apr 05 - 07:36 AM

Hi Pauline,
Cheers from NZ.
If Paul has a spare copy of his new CDs, Mitch will put him on air, on Radio Kidnapper's.
We've already played a lot of his old record tracks as well as Kilderkin and old Folk Festival tapes.
Luv,
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'A Thousand Years Today' (Paul Metser)
From: Little Robyn
Date: 29 Apr 05 - 07:40 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'A Thousand Years Today' (Paul Metser
From: rhyzla
Date: 29 Apr 05 - 08:30 AM

Fascinating!

I remember in the dark distant past (1985 ish!) booking Paul into my folk club called The Courthouse Folk Club at Elford in Staffs.

I recall that a good night was had by all, particularly me, as I admired him as a songwriter.

Glad to hear he is Ok and still living in the UK!

Good luck to him and his!

Barry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'A Thousand Years Today' (Paul Metser)
From: Little Robyn
Date: 29 Apr 05 - 05:29 PM

Pauline, how much is Paul's songbook?
We had one but it's gone walkabout.
Cheers,
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Thousand Years Today (Paul Metsers)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Feb 17 - 08:35 PM

I need the chords for Paul Metsers song A Thousand Years!


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