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Lyr ADD: Sons of the Land (Mick Ryan)

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sons of the Land (Mick Ryan)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Nov 21 - 07:35 PM

Joe - crosslink and consolidate.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sons of the land
From: Dave Earl
Date: 11 May 06 - 06:16 PM

I've just pasted it into my Computerised song collection.

Will work on it when I can.

Thank you people.

Mudcat does it again!

Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sons of the land
From: Polly Squeezebox
Date: 11 May 06 - 05:51 PM

Glad to be of help. Sorry, I've spotted a typo - 3rd verse, 6th line should be:

The RICK STANDS secure in the sun.

Another excellent song from Mick Ryan, enjoy singing it - I do.

Polly


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sons of the land
From: Saro
Date: 11 May 06 - 05:35 PM

Thanks Polly, you just saved me lots of typing!
sarah


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sons of the land
From: Dave Earl
Date: 11 May 06 - 05:30 PM

Thanks Polly.

This is a song I've heard sung and I will have to decide if I am going to learn it.

Dave


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Subject: Lyr Add: SONS OF THE LAND (Mick Ryan)
From: Polly Squeezebox
Date: 11 May 06 - 05:16 PM

I'll probably be singing it tomorrow night at Fox & Hounds Weekend of Song.

Polly


SONS OF THE LAND
(Mick Ryan)

The wind blows down through the valley
The sun rises up from the hill
In the soft morning sun there is work to be done
For the land it will never lie still
Each man to his task must be going
The tools of his work in his hand
Whether reaping or ploughing or sowing
We sing arise you sons of the land

Chorus
Arise, arise, shoulder to shoulder we'll stand
Be proud of the plough
And the sweat of your brow
Arise you sons of the land

The ploughman must walk the long furrow
Keeping up with the old painful plough
With cold weary feet many miles he'll complete
Through an acre as wet as his brow
Through autumn and winter he trudges
Preparing the ground for the grain
He endures the first part with a brave patient heart
Through the frost and the cold winter rain

Chorus

When spring planting's done there is hoeing
Then haymaking comes by and by
The labourer spends long hot days without end
With the sun burning down from the sky
When the hay has been cut, raked and carted
The rich stand secure in the sun
There's no time to sit down for the harvest comes round
And the labour is barely begun

Chorus

With the labour of every season
With ploughing and sowing the soil
With hedging and ditching, with reaping and pitching
We well earn the bread for our toil
The ploughman, the sower, the reaper
Provide us with bread by their hand
Here's a health to the labour of every good neighbour
Arise you sons of the land.

Chorus x 2
Arise you sons of the land, Arise you sons of the land.


(c) Mick Ryan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sons of the land
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 11 May 06 - 04:43 PM

Sounds like it should be posted on Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sons of the land
From: Dave Earl
Date: 11 May 06 - 04:36 PM

Thanks Sarah,

Much Googling etc. found details of The Book which I may buy at some stage but I was hoping to short-ct things and get the words to this one song that I am interested in at the moment.

I know Mick has written loads of good stuff.

Good luck with your CMR tour of the far North.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sons of the land
From: Saro
Date: 11 May 06 - 04:26 PM

It is one of the songs which Mick Ryan wrote for his show "A Day's Work", which was very traumatic for me as in every performance my husband was shot as a conscientious objector! The show was recorded on cassette by Wild Goose Studios, and you should be able to get a copy from Mick or from Doug Bailey at Wild Goose. It is also in a book of Mick's along with the outline score...
If you can't get hold of it, send me a PM and I'll type out the words when i have a little more time!
Sarah


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sons of the land
From: Dave Earl
Date: 11 May 06 - 11:30 AM

I couldn't remember who it was I heard sing this last, but now you mention it it may well have been Derek at the Wail or Sidders re-union.

Thanks again.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sons of the land
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 11 May 06 - 11:25 AM

Dave - I don't have the words, but Derek sings it, so if you don't get a better offer soon I can ask him for you.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sons of the land
From: Dave Earl
Date: 11 May 06 - 11:21 AM

Thanks Kitty,

That was me but I forgot to log in.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sons of the land
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 11 May 06 - 11:19 AM

Yes, it's by Mick Ryan.

Kitty


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Subject: Lyr Req: Sons of the land
From: GUEST
Date: 11 May 06 - 11:14 AM

I think that is the title but the chorus as I recall is:

Arise,arise shoulder to shoulder we'll stand,
Be proud of your plough and the sweat of your brow
Arise you sons of the land.

I'm not sure but I think it is a Mick Ryan song.

Dave


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