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Lyr/Chords Req: Ballad of Grace Darling

BILLY Ireland 28 Dec 98 - 10:14 AM
dick greenhaus 28 Dec 98 - 12:29 PM
Mike Billo 28 Dec 98 - 01:18 PM
Mike Ireland 29 Dec 98 - 06:19 AM
Bill@Australia 29 Dec 98 - 07:15 AM
Mike Billo 29 Dec 98 - 10:25 AM
Bruce O. 29 Dec 98 - 03:27 PM
Bruce O. 29 Dec 98 - 03:30 PM
BILLY J 05 Jan 99 - 03:14 PM
Bruce O. 05 Jan 99 - 03:44 PM
Aldus 05 Jan 99 - 03:47 PM
Eric 05 Jan 99 - 04:18 PM
Mike Billo 05 Jan 99 - 04:34 PM
BILLY J 08 Jan 99 - 01:46 PM
Wolfgang Hell 08 Jan 99 - 02:04 PM
Mike Billo 08 Jan 99 - 02:19 PM
dick greenhaus 08 Jan 99 - 05:48 PM
Eric 08 Jan 99 - 07:31 PM
Margo 23 Mar 99 - 06:15 PM
bseed(charleskratz) 24 Mar 99 - 12:10 AM
Alex 26 Mar 99 - 03:45 AM
Joe Offer 26 Aug 00 - 02:27 AM
raredance 26 Aug 00 - 09:48 AM
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Subject: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: BILLY Ireland
Date: 28 Dec 98 - 10:14 AM

Would anyone have the lyrics and chords for the BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING for guitar. Ta

Billy

Happy new year.


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 28 Dec 98 - 12:29 PM

Lyrics are in the DT database (top of this page). Search for [Grace Darling] the square brackets indicate that it's a phrase.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING ^^
From: Mike Billo
Date: 28 Dec 98 - 01:18 PM

Thank my wife, Marian, for this one.
  VERSE
G D
'Twas on the long stone lighthouse
G
there dwelt an English maid
D
pure as the air around her

of danger ne'er afraid
C G
one morning just at daybreak
C
a storm tossed wreck she spied
G
and up spake brave Grace Darling
A D
I'll save the crew she cried

CHORUS
G
So she pulled away on the rolling sea
D
over the waters blue

"help, help" she could hear the cry

of the shipwrecked crew
G
but Grace had an English heart

and the raging storm she braved
C G
she pulled away o'er the rolling sea
D G
and the crew she saved

Verse

They to the rock were clinging
a crew of nine all told.
Between them and the lighthouse
the seas like mountains rose.
Said Grace "Come help me father,
We'll launch the boat" said she.
Her father cried "'Tis madness,
to face that raging sea"

Chorus But she.........

One murmured prayer 'heaven guard us'
and then they were afloat
Between them and destruction
the planks of that frail boat.
Then spoke the maidens father
"Return or doomed are we"
But up spoke brave Grace Darling
"alone I'll brave the sea"

Chorus So she......

They bravely rode the billows
and reached the rock at length
they saved the storm tossed sailors
In heaven alone their strength
Oh tell the wide world over
what English pluck can do
and sing of brave Grace Darling
who nobly saved the crew

Chorus When she......
^^


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: Mike Ireland
Date: 29 Dec 98 - 06:19 AM

Hi Billy

I told you it was worth posting your question here and using this goldmine of information.

Mike

Happy New Year


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: Bill@Australia
Date: 29 Dec 98 - 07:15 AM

I used to know this song but now I can't remember the tune. I looked it up in the database and it has 'CLICK TO PLAY' then ..RG and nothing happens. HELP..... What is RG and what do I do to get it?

Silli Billi

By the way.. when I first heard it I wondered what GREY STARLING meant....

Sorry about that


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: Mike Billo
Date: 29 Dec 98 - 10:25 AM

Many thanks to Joe Offer for the repairs. Mike Billo


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: Bruce O.
Date: 29 Dec 98 - 03:27 PM

DT gives a ballad of Grace Darling from the Levy sheet music collection, Box 181, items 105-7. There's a different one in Box 56, item #30. There's yet a 3rd in the 'Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection', I, #31, "Grace Darling, Our Langoleen".


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: Bruce O.
Date: 29 Dec 98 - 03:30 PM

Sorry, that should have been #30 in the Greig-Duncan collection.


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: BILLY J
Date: 05 Jan 99 - 03:14 PM

TO BRUCE O

WHERE WOULD I LOOK FOR THE LEVY SHEET MUSIC COLLECTION OR THE GREIG DUNCAN COLLECTION

BILLY J N IRELAND


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: Bruce O.
Date: 05 Jan 99 - 03:44 PM

Levy sheet music collection is in Mudcat's links. 'The Grieg-Duncan Folk Song Collection' is 7 volumes, (last, 8th volume, general index, yet to be published) available from Mercat Press, Edinburgh (use search engine on 'Mercat Press' to find). You can order by e-mail on some credit cards.

The Grieg-Duncan collection is the songs noted by Gavin Grieg and Rev. James B. Duncan around Aberdeen in the early 20th century. Edited from the manuscripts under the general editorship (and sometimes specifically) by Emily Lyle. Almost all traditional texts, some with tunes, and some without. 1515 different songs and ballads in the 7 volumes, with multiple versions of some.


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: Aldus
Date: 05 Jan 99 - 03:47 PM

Words and music for this can be found on For Pence and Spicy Ale by The Watersons. Song is based on a true story. Grace died shortly after this event and a statue has been erected in her honour. A book was written about Grace by one of the Mitford sisters.


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: Eric
Date: 05 Jan 99 - 04:18 PM

In the PC Database, it says the ABC file is GDARLING. However, the file is missing.

I looked at all the ones that started with G and couldn't find it. Any ideas?

E.


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: Mike Billo
Date: 05 Jan 99 - 04:34 PM

My pal Kathi Goldmark's "Don't Quit Your Day Job" records has a truly remarkable recording of this song being sung by Jessica Mitford as a companion work to her book "Grace Had An English Heart". A web search for Kathi Goldmark should yield results. Tell her Mike Billo sent you.


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: BILLY J
Date: 08 Jan 99 - 01:46 PM

TO BRUCE O MANY THANKS SORRY ABOUT DELAY IN THANKS BUT BEEN VERY BUSY CHASING OYSTERS ALL OVER THE BEACH DUE TO SEVERE STORMS

TO ALDUS WHERE CAN I GET FOR PENCE AND SPICY ALE BY THE WATERSONS

TO MIKE BILLO WHERE WOULD THIS RECORDING BE AVAILABLE

MANY THANKS FOR YOUR HELP AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL

BILLY J N.IRELAND


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: Wolfgang Hell
Date: 08 Jan 99 - 02:04 PM

For Pence and spicy ale CD (Watersons): Topic 1993 TSCD 462
Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: Mike Billo
Date: 08 Jan 99 - 02:19 PM

To Billy J; The recording is available from "Don't Quit Your Day Job' records at http://www.daydj.com/mitford.htm or PO Box 27901-120 San Francisco CA 94127, or by phone at (415)664-3333.


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 08 Jan 99 - 05:48 PM

The missing file will appear (mysteriously) in the Spring 1999 edition of the DT. Sorry about that


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: Eric
Date: 08 Jan 99 - 07:31 PM

Dick,

If you need someone to test it (hint, hint), my e-mail is Eric_Storm@yahoo.com

E.


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: Margo
Date: 23 Mar 99 - 06:15 PM

Thanks Bert. You're a pal.

Margarita


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 24 Mar 99 - 12:10 AM

Great to see Joe Offer is back at his keyboard. We have missed you, indeed, Joe. --seed


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: Alex
Date: 26 Mar 99 - 03:45 AM

I stumbled into this thread because I thought it was on the following beautiful song of unrequited love. (Tune: The Girl I left behind me) which goes: Oh, my Darling Grace, how I love your face, Especially in your nightie. When the moonlight flits across your t*ts, Aw, Jesus Christ Almighty!


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Aug 00 - 02:27 AM

Is there a tune and a songwriter name for this "Grace Darling" song? It's on the CD Through Children's Eyes (click) by the Limeliters, but the CD notes give no songwriter information at all. It is quite different from the song of the same title that we have in the database.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: raredance
Date: 26 Aug 00 - 09:48 AM

Joe,

The LP credits Cal Bagby.

rich r


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Aug 00 - 01:57 PM

Thank you most kindly, sir.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BALLAD OF GRACE DARLING
From: Garry Gillard
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 07:45 AM

The words for "Grace Darling" and indeed all of the songs on the CD are linked from my Pence and Spicy Ale file.

hth, Garry


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Subject: Lyr Add: GRACE DARLING
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 Sep 13 - 09:04 PM

Lyr. Add: GRACE DARLING
Anon.?

Oh! father loved! the storm is raging
And cold and heavy the night falls;
Some hapless crew, a prey to danger,
For help, for help despairing calls;
Trim, trim the lamp- the boat launch quickly,
Though danger threatens, the worst we'll brave;
The toll I heed not, if we can rescue
The shipwreck'd wanderers from the grave.
Oh! father lov'd! the storm is raing,
And cold and heavy the night wind falls;
The boat launch quickly-- the boat launch quickly:
Some hapless crew for help now calls.

-My gentle child, 'twere worse than madness
To tempt the billow, this fearful night;
Again to sleep- to rest betake thee,
Await- await the morning's light.
-I cannot sleep- their shrieks appal me-
Oh, father! heard you that piercing cry?
Arise thee! hasten! the day is breaking!
Look out! look out! a wreck I spy!
Oh! father loved! I fear no danger,
With thee I will boldly breast the wave!
The boat launch quickly- the boat launch quickly:
Yon hapless crew we yet may save.

The boat is launch'd- through breakers roaring,
Like some wild bird the frail skiff flew;
The gentle girl, with love unshaken,
Has saved from death that hapless crew.
The danger past, her heart beats lightly,
Her silent transport no pride betrays;
Though grateful tear are round her falling,
And hearts are throbbing to her praise
The danger past, her heart beats lightly,
Her silent transport no pride betrays:
Though grateful tears are falling,
And hearts are throbbing to her praise.

19th c. Song sheet, H. De Marsan NYC.
American Memory.


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