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Lyr Req: Blue Jay and the Cardinal (Brian McNeill)

GUEST,catlin 29 Apr 06 - 12:05 AM
GUEST,catlin 29 Apr 06 - 12:13 AM
The Shambles 29 Apr 06 - 01:03 PM
Ernest 29 Apr 06 - 02:57 PM
Ernest 29 Apr 06 - 05:04 PM
Big Mick 30 Apr 06 - 11:23 PM
Ernest 01 May 06 - 04:43 AM
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Subject: lyrics request
From: GUEST,catlin
Date: 29 Apr 06 - 12:05 AM

The song starts with, "It's a long road and a dusty road for the red briar? and the rose.


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Subject: RE: lyrics request
From: GUEST,catlin
Date: 29 Apr 06 - 12:13 AM

"Merlin was playing his pipes in the wood and it sounded so sweet to my hearing"


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Subject: RE: lyrics req: It's a long road and a dusty road...
From: The Shambles
Date: 29 Apr 06 - 01:03 PM

Not the Tom Paxton song then?


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Subject: RE: lyrics req: It's a long road and a dusty road...
From: Ernest
Date: 29 Apr 06 - 02:57 PM

No, Brian McNeill: "The Blue Jay and the Cardinal"

I will get the songbook and post it later, maybe tomorrow, if nobody beats me...

Best
Ernest


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Subject: ADD: Blue Jay and the Cardinal (Brian McNeill)
From: Ernest
Date: 29 Apr 06 - 05:04 PM

Here we are:

Blue Jay and the Cardinal
words and music: Brian McNeill)

Its a(G) long (D)road and a dusty road
to the red-bud- (A) and the (D)rose
and a (G) bra-ver or a bet-ter man
might (D) know where it (G)goes
But I`ll look for a(D) bonny bower
that no oth-(G)er knows
with the blue (D) Jay and the Car-di-nal
where the wild (A)Bri-ar (D)grows

If I had a clear voice
I`d sing loud and long
to a tune you can only sing
simple and strong
One you`d like to sing right
but you`re scared to sing wrong
and the blue jay and the cardinal
know the words of the song

I rose up right and early
and looked o´er the sky
at a bright wish on red wings
that sings as she flies
for there`s many a good song
you can sing if you try
when the blue jay and the cardinal
see the tear in her eye

from the songbook of the Battlefield Band: Forward with Scotlands Past (ISBN 0 9511204 17).
It is (also?) on a solo cd by Brian McNeill: "Unstrung Hero".

Happy singing
Ernest


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Subject: RE: lyrics req: It's a long road and a dusty road...
From: Big Mick
Date: 30 Apr 06 - 11:23 PM

Ernest, you mentioned a songbook. Does Brian have one that is available?

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: lyrics req: It's a long road and a dusty road...
From: Ernest
Date: 01 May 06 - 04:43 AM

Mick, I don`t know if Brian McNeill has a songbook of his own, but the one from the Battlefield Band I got includes a lot of his compositions.

Best wishes
Ernest


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