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Lyr/Chord Req: Leaves in the Wind

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Subject: Chord Req: The Fureys - Leaves in the wind
From: GUEST,terrym
Date: 23 Nov 05 - 09:51 AM

Hi, looking for the chords, and lyrics if possible for Leaves in the wind, only heard it sung by the Fureys on the album "may we all someday meet again" if anyone can help it would be much apreciated.

Many thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chord Req: Leaves in the Wind (The Fureys
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Dec 05 - 11:51 AM

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chord Req: Leaves in the Wind (The Fureys)
From: Peace
Date: 03 Dec 05 - 02:49 AM

I can't locate the words anywhere. Sorry. Unless someone posts them, you may have to track down the CD it's on.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LEAVES IN THE WIND
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Jan 12 - 12:36 AM

According to Allmusic.com, The Fureys' recording of LEAVES IN THE WIND is on 2 of their albums: "Through the Eyes of an Irishman" (1998) and "May We All Meet Again" (2001).

I haven't heard those, but I heard this. I don't know who wrote it, and I'm not sure it's the same song:


LEAVES IN THE WIND
As sung by Isla Grant on "By Request" (2006)

Memories are all that you have left me.
No more I'll see the love shine in your eyes;
And the tender words you spoke to me so softly
Are as far away as the stars up in the skies.

CHORUS: You're far away from me and I'm so lonely.
Since you left, I'm slowly losing my mind.
It seems like only yesterday I had you with me.
Now you're gone, like leaves in the wind.

How I wish I'd told you all that you have meant to me,
And how much my world revolved around you.
How I hope and pray that where you are you'd hear me now
For without you I don't know what I'll do. CHORUS

Now you are gone, just like leaves in the wind.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LEAVES IN THE WIND (The Fureys)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Nov 15 - 06:42 PM

I finally found the correct song. (By the way, there are lots of other songs and instrumental pieces with the same title, but I found only one recording of this song.) Here is a first draft of a transcription; it needs some gaps filled in.

I find it disconcerting how the point of view keeps shifting from "we" to "they" and back again. Does the narrator belong to the group he sings about, or not? I recommend, whoever wants to sing this should find a way to make it consistent.


LEAVES IN THE WIND
As sung by the Fureys on "May We All Someday Meet Again" (2013)

My father's fathers told him, and he in turn told me
About the time they worked the land in another century,
Of the day those … they couldn't find the rent.
The bailiffs came and … to the highways they were sent.

We were leaves in the wind; we were scattered down the road.
We were leaves in the wind; we begged for food; sometimes we stole.

Our women walked the byways and … what they could bring.
The men found skill in their fingertips, a living out of tin.

We were leaves in the wind; we watched the trees grown bare.
We were leaves in the wind; we shook the brush out of our hair.

Their eyes were long unseeing(?) how well the hazel bent,
And he used it as a handy frame to build a sheltered tent.

We were leaves in the wind; we heard the owl; we saw the lark.
We were leaves in the wind; we sang round campfires in the dark.

They gathered near for company; together they weren't alone,
And in front of any stranger, they talked the language of their own.

We were leaves in the wind; we jockeyed ponies at the fair.
We were leaves in the wind; we trapped the rabbit and the hare.

I think about them sometimes, walking in the town,
Of lives that were linked together before mine came around.
They were the travelin' people, just struggling to survive.
And the names the … gave us, and take away my pride.

We were leaves in the wind; we heard the owl; we saw the lark.
We were leaves in the wind; we danced round campfires in the dark.
We were leaves in the wind; we heard the owl; we saw the lark.
We were leaves in the wind; we danced round campfires in the dark.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chord Req: Leaves in the Wind
From: GUEST,#
Date: 28 Nov 15 - 09:50 PM

http://www.irish-folk-songs.com/leaves-in-the-wind-song-lyrics-and-chords-by-johnny-mcevoy.html

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