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Chord Req: Seeking 'Liverpool Town' Chords

Gurrier 27 May 06 - 02:07 AM
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Subject: Chord Req: Liverpool Town
From: Gurrier
Date: 27 May 06 - 02:07 AM

Looking for the chords for The Fureys version of this song.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Seeking 'Liverpool Town' Chords
From: Gurrier
Date: 27 May 06 - 02:10 AM

Actuallly scratch that, I don't think The Fureys recorded it after all. Who was famous for recording this song in the last couple of decades? Still searching around for the chords...


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Seeking 'Liverpool Town' Chords
From: Peace
Date: 27 May 06 - 03:41 AM

LIVERPOOL TOWN
(Stan Kelly / Leon Rosselson)

Oh I wish I was back in Liverpool
Liverpool town where I was born
Where there ain't no trees, no scented breeze,
No fields of waving corn
Where there's lots of girls with peroxide curls
And the black and tan flows free
Where there's six in a bed by the old pier head
And it's Liverpool town for me

Now t'is seven long years since I've wandered away
To sail the wide sea over
I took me a trip on an old steamship
That was bound for Baltimore
I was seven days sick, I just could not stick
That bobbing up and down
And I told him, Jack, you'd better turn back
For dear old Liverpool town

Now there's every race and color of face
There's every kind of name
But the pigeons on the pier head
Sure they treat you all the same
If you walk on down Parliament Street
You'll see faces black and brown
And I've also seen them orange and green
In dear old Liverpool town


"Revival In Britain, Vol 1, produced by Ewan MacColl, (Folkways Records FW 8728; Library of Congress R62-1246).
Side 2 track 1: "Liverpool Town" (voc. SK with choral backing; words SK, tune Leon Rosselson);"



Another site mentions it was done by Avril Lavigne.




Also, the following lyrics appear as so on yet another site:

PADDY SCHMIDT | Lyrics |

I wish I was back in Liverpool   

I wish I was back in Liverpool
Liverpool town where I was born
Where there ain´t no trees, no scented greens
No fields of waving corn
But there´s lots of girls with peroxide curls
And the Black and Tan flows free
There´s six in a bed by the old pier head
And it´s Liverpool town for me

´Tis seven long years since I wandered away
To sail the wide world over
Me very first trip on an old steamship
That was bound for Baltimore
I was seven days sick and I just couldn´t stick
That bubbling up and down
So I told them Jack you´d better turn back
To dear old Liverpool town

We dug the Mersey tunnel, boys, way back in ´33
Dug a hole in the ground until we found
An old cold wall ye see
Then the foreman cried:
´Come on outside the roof is falling down´
Well I´m telling you Jack, we all swam back
To dear old Liverpool town

Well, there´s every race and colour of face
There´s every kind of name
But the pigeons on the pier head they treat you all the same
And if you walk above down Parliament Street
You´d see faces black and brown
And I have also seen the orange and green
In dear old Liverpool town


I have not yet found chords; however, I shall keep looking.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Seeking 'Liverpool Town' Chords
From: Peace
Date: 27 May 06 - 03:44 AM

I Wish I Was Back in Liverpool


Words: Stan Kelly;
Tune: Leon Rosselson
© 1961 & 1964 Heathside Music Limited


Mixolydian mode on D -- nostalgically

Chorus:

I wish I was back in Liverpool, Liverpool Town where I was born.
There ain't no trees, no scented breeze, no fields of waving corn
But there's lots of girls with peroxide curls and the black-and-
tan flows free,
With six in a bed by the old pierhead and it's Liverpool Town for me.



It's ten long years since I wandered away to sail the wide world o'er,
Me very first trip on an old steamship that was bound for Baltimore.
I was seven days sick and I could not stick that bobbing up and down,
So I told them, Jack, to turn right back to dear old Liverpool Town.



I built the Mersey Tunnel, lads, way back in thirty-three,
Dug a hole in the ground until we found a hole called Wallasey.
The foremen cried: Come on outside, the roof is falling down!
And I'm telling yiz, Jack, we all swam back to all Liverpool Town.



There's every race and colour of face and every kind of name,
But the pigeons on the Pierhead, they treat youse all the same.
And if you walk up Upper Parliament Street, there's people
black and brown,
And I've also seen them Orange and Green in dear ould Liverpool Town.



Me judy's down in London, she's werkin' dur fer me;
But her lousy beat on Jermyn Street can't keep the kids and me;
I'm told her time and time again, "Now don't you be a fool,
"You'ld have more LUCK with half the FUSS, in dear ould Liverpool Town."


The above was recorded by "The Dubliners".


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Seeking 'Liverpool Town' Chords
From: Peace
Date: 27 May 06 - 03:47 AM

WISH I WAS BACK IN LIVERPOOL.

Stan Kelly writes; "The werds you give for I WISH differ un peu from what I wrote but no big deal. I'll send you an extra verse anon.
I sing I WISH on Ewan MacColl's REVIVAL IN BRITAIN (Folkways)"

CHORUS: I wish I was back in Liverpool.
Liverpool town where I was born
Where there isn't no trees, no scented breeze
no fields of waving corn.
But there's lots of girls with peroxide curls
And the "black & tan" flows free,
With six in a bed by the old Pier head
And its Liverpool Town for me.

1; Its seven long years since I wandered away,
To sail the wide world o'er,
My very first trip in an old tramp ship
that was bound for Baltimore.
I was seven days sick, and I just couldn't stick
All that bobbing up and down,
So I told them, jack, to turn right back
To dear old Liverpool Town.

2; We dug the Mersey Tunnel , boys, way back in '33
Dug a hole in the ground until we found
a 'ole called Wallasey.
The foreman cried, "Get on outside;
the roof is falling down"
And I'm telling you, Jack, we all SWAM back
To dear old Liverpool Town .

3; There's every race and colour of face
And every kind of name,
But the pigeons there in Clayton Square
If you walk up Upper Parliament Street,
You'll see faces black & brown,
And I've even seen them orange & green
In dear old Liverpool town,

from

myweb.tiscali.co.uk/gerry.jones/lpllyrics1.html


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Seeking 'Liverpool Town' Chords
From: Peace
Date: 27 May 06 - 03:51 AM

It was also sung by The Spinners.

I cannot locate chords. However, the UK folk will be happening soon and I'm sure someone will have the chords for ya, Gurney.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Seeking 'Liverpool Town' Chords
From: Peace
Date: 27 May 06 - 02:22 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Seeking 'Liverpool Town' Chords
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 27 May 06 - 05:58 PM

The Dubliners have recorded it, I think, several times.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Seeking 'Liverpool Town' Chords
From: Gurrier
Date: 07 Jun 06 - 05:49 AM

I've actually been looking around everywhere for that version to no avail. Can anybody point me to where or what I could find it on?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Seeking 'Liverpool Town' Chords
From: GUEST,JosMorn
Date: 04 Apr 09 - 11:12 AM

In my experience around my local mates and sea dogs, "Liverpool Town" is always sung without instrumental accompaniment. However, if you really would like chords for it, permit me to offer the following:

    D
Oh I wish I was back in Liverpool
D         C          G      D
Liverpool town where I was born
            A
Where there ain't no trees, no scented breeze,
   D
No fields of waving corn
            G
But there's lots of girls with peroxide curls
       D                   G
And the black and tan flows free
             A
Where there's six in a bed by the old pier head
         D         C       D
And it's Liverpool town for me


Joseph

JosMorn@aol.com


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