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Lyr Req: The Tower (Chris de Burgh)

Reta Fain 14 Dec 98 - 10:12 PM
alison 14 Dec 98 - 10:51 PM
retafain@mindspring.com 15 Dec 98 - 12:00 PM
Reta 15 Dec 98 - 12:07 PM
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Subject: A great lord came walking through the forest
From: Reta Fain
Date: 14 Dec 98 - 10:12 PM

I need the name of the song, who recorded it and the words if anyone had them. I hear this song in the early 70's and the singer reminded me of Cat Stevens. I just couldn't track it down. The first 2 verses are: A great lord came walking through the forest one morning with a weapon in his hand. Rich was his castle, he lacked for nothing, killing was his plan. Well a white bird flew by, she fell from the sky, nothing was found only blood on the ground. She is gone.

Cursing his fortune, he turned to the forest, to kill once again. standing before him was a lovely young woman with her hand hung in pain. When he saw her his eyes filled with desire, He said I must have her,---she must be mine. She will be mine.

Thanks in advance. You have always come through. Reta


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Subject: RE: A great lord came walking through the forest
From: alison
Date: 14 Dec 98 - 10:51 PM

hi,

It's Chris De Burgh, before he went all commercial with 'Lady in red" (YUCK!!!!).

It's off the LP "Spanish train and other stories"(Good LP from 1975.... a few great tracks)... and is called "The Tower".

I'll type the words in later if you need them ... or did you just want to know who it was by?

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: A great lord came walking through the forest
From: retafain@mindspring.com
Date: 15 Dec 98 - 12:00 PM

Bless U Alison! As U can see I did manage the first 2 verses. It is such a long song I hate to have U do it all. I need the last two verses the most.

I love that song and am going to try and track down the recording.

Thanks again. Reta e.mail is retafain@mindspring.com


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Subject: RE: A great lord came walking through the forest
From: Reta
Date: 15 Dec 98 - 12:07 PM

By the way Alison, I never would have connected the singer of Lady In Red, (YUK What in the world does he think he's doing?

Thanks again.

Reta


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE TOWER (Chris de Burgh)
From: Bo
Date: 15 Dec 98 - 03:56 PM

Hoping I save Alison some time.

The Tower From Spanish Trains and Other Stories 1975, by Chris DeBurgh

A great lord came walking through the forest
one morning with a weapon in his hand;
Rich was his castle, he lacked for nothing,
but killing was his plan;
When a white bird flew by she fell from the sky,
Nothing was found, only blood on the ground, she was gone;

Cursing his fortune,
he turned to the forest to kill once again,
And standing before him was a lovely young woman
with her hand hung in pain,
When he saw her his eyes were filled with desire,
He said "I must have her, she must be mine,
She will be mine..."

He offered her silver, he offered her gold,
but she threw it on the ground,
He fell to his knees and he begged her,
"Oh please come with me,
what you wish will be found;"
she said, "Sire, I'll go if you'll put up your bow,
and spare these creatures, leave them in peace,
You have no need..."

But her words were lost in the wind
His eyes were fixed on a queen
And all he saw was a woman
And all she was, was a dream...
Oh oh...And all he saw was a woman, and all she was,
Was a dream...

He took her and bound her with ropes tied around her
to his castle he did ride;
in the wood was a bower where stood an an old tower
and he threw her deep inside;
then the birds left the sky and a terrible cry,
brought thunder and lightning, rain falling down,
Tears on the ground...

All through the days on her face he would gaze,
for she was lovely as the spring;
no words would she speaketh but "Leave them in peace",
and some sad lament she would sing,
Oh one day by the door, through the window he saw
A single white feather lying on the floor.
She was there no more...

Now that great lord is dying,
his cold heart is crying for the love of a girl;
for many an hour he has wept on the Tower
for she meant more than the world;
and once in the sky, a white bird flew by,
he lifted his hands, he cried out in pain
"Come back again..."

But his words were lost in the wind,
His castle was built upon sand,
All he saw was her memory,
And all he yearns is her hand...
Ah ah All he has, is the memory,
And all he yearns is her hand.


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Subject: RE: A great lord came walking through the forest
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Date: 15 Dec 98 - 05:56 PM

Bo: Thanks a million. Hope I can be helpful to you sometime. You too Alison. Super souls. the pair of you.

God bless. Reta


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Subject: RE: A great lord came walking through the forest
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Date: 15 Dec 98 - 06:02 PM

BO: Would you happen to have the cords for The Tower?

Thanks again. Reta


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Subject: RE: A great lord came walking through the forest
From: alison
Date: 16 Dec 98 - 07:24 AM

Hi Bo,

Thanks for that...... did indeed save me some time..... If no one else does it..... I'll work out the chords for you.

there's a pretty "Christmas" song on the LP, called "A spaceman came travelling".

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: A great lord came walking through the forest
From: Reta to Alison
Date: 16 Dec 98 - 01:58 PM

I would really appreciate it Alison. The Mudcat gang are really special folks, aren't they?

Thanks to all again.

God bless Reta


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Subject: RE: A great lord came walking through the forest
From: Dave
Date: 17 Dec 98 - 11:08 PM

I have wanted this one too. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: A great lord came walking through the forest
From: alison
Date: 17 Dec 98 - 11:34 PM

Hi,

Well the bad news is... I can't get the record to play... now whether it's the needle.... or whether the LP is just sulking after not having been played for so long ....I can only get it to play half of the first verse...... so when I get that sorted out I'll try to do the guitar chords.... meanwhile if someone else has the music please feel free to help.

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: A great lord came walking through the forest
From: Reta
Date: 19 Dec 98 - 10:59 AM

Alison, You are an angel and have been a great help. I will nag my friends to figure out cords. Thanks again and have a very blessed and holy, happy Christmas and New Year.

That wish is for all. Blessings

Reta


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