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Chord Req: Beaches of St Valery (Davy Steele)

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LAST TRIP HOME
SETON'S LASSIE


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Subject: Chord Req: Davy Steele
From: Gillies
Date: 07 Jun 06 - 11:10 PM

Hi there

I'm looking for the chords to the Davy Steele songs "Last trip home" and the "Beaches of St Valery". The former is from Battlefield Band's "Leaving Friday Harbour" album and is also sung by Ed Miller on his "many's the fine tale" album. The latter is another Battlefield band track from their "Rain, Hail or shine" album.

Thanks
Gillies


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Davy Steele
From: GUEST,Don Meixner
Date: 08 Jun 06 - 12:26 AM

Me too Gillies, Me too.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Davy Steele
From: Peace
Date: 08 Jun 06 - 12:37 AM

mp3 of "The Last Trip Home/The Luckenbooth" here for a dollar, US.

And from the sound sample, that is a BEAUTY-full song. WOW!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Davy Steele
From: Peace
Date: 08 Jun 06 - 12:48 AM

The chords (to both songs) sound fairly straight-forward. If someone could post a complete mp3 (site) that has the songs, I will be happy to do the chords for them.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Davy Steele songs
From: bfdk
Date: 08 Jun 06 - 04:40 AM

Sula have a fairly sizeable sample from "Last Trip Home" on their homepage. They recorded it on their CD Over Seas. It's a lovely song!

Best wishes,

Bente


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Davy Steele songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Jun 06 - 12:53 PM

There's a chords thread for "Last Trip Home" here (click), so let's restrict this thread to "Beaches of St Valery." You'll find great information about the song here (click), but no chords. The lyrics have been posted in this thread, where it was confused with Martin Carthy's instrumental "Heroes of St. Valery."
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Davy Steele songs-Beaches of St Valery
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 08 Jun 06 - 02:01 PM

There was a thread a while back where MC Fat was looking for the song. Can't recall when though. Might be worth a search for that thread...
Quack!
Geoff the Duck.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Davy Steele songs-Beaches of St Valery
From: Gillies
Date: 13 Jun 06 - 09:08 PM

Thanks for all the info guys

will keep on it.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Davy Steele songs-Beaches of St Valery
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 14 Jun 06 - 08:56 AM

Will revisit and post chords. It's quite basic though. I play it in G thw capo at 5th fret playing D shapes and the guitar tuned to dropped D.
Jim


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Davy Steele songs-Beaches of St Valery
From: Les from Hull
Date: 14 Jun 06 - 09:08 AM

So nothing new there then, Jim?


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: BEACHES OF ST VALERY (Davy Steele)
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 14 Jun 06 - 09:16 AM

Try this

D                 G
It was in 1940, the last days of Spring.
D                            G
We were sent to the Maginot line,
Em7                               D
A fortress in France, built to halt the advance,
          G                         A
Of an army from a different time.
               D                       G
But we were soon overrun, out-thought and outgunned.
D                        G
Pushed further back every day.
Em7                         D
But we never believed high command would just leave us.
G                               A
So we fought every step of the way
D                        G
'Til the 51st Highlanders found themselves on
D                                G
The banks of the Somme one more time.
Em7                           D
It still bore the scars of that war to end wars.
G                                A   
The old soldier's scars deep in their minds.
D                               G
But we didn't stay long for the Panzers rolled on
D                                G
As the battle raged west t'wards the sea,
Em7                            D
Until on June the 10th when sapped of all strength
G                A
We entered St. Valery

Chorus:
         G          D              G               D
And all I recall is the last boat leavin'!
       G                Em                        A
My brother on board waving and calling to me
        D                         G
And the Jocks stranded there wi' his hands in the air
        D                G
On the beaches of St. Valery

best of luck it's a belting song
Jim


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Davy Steele songs-Beaches of St Valery
From: Peace
Date: 14 Jun 06 - 09:36 AM

Wahey, Jim.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Davy Steele songs-Beaches of St Valery
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 14 Jun 06 - 01:19 PM

No probs. Just mess around it's in there !!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Davy Steele songs-Beaches of St Valery
From: Peace
Date: 14 Jun 06 - 04:05 PM

Never knew about Davy Steele until this thread. He was one helluva songwriter. I've been searching the www for his stuff. Man, oh, man. He could sure turn a phrase and write the melody to go with it. Now, to find his CDs.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Davy Steele songs-Beaches of St Valery
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 15 Jun 06 - 07:46 AM

Davy sadly died a few years ago but the two or three songs I've heard that he wrote are crackers.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Davy Steele songs-Beaches of St Valery
From: Les from Hull
Date: 15 Jun 06 - 08:39 AM

Davy recorded with the Battlefield Band, and prior to that with Ceolbeg. Cracking CDs from both bands.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Davy Steele songs-Beaches of St Valery
From: Gillies
Date: 16 Jun 06 - 06:47 PM

Thanks a lot for all the info guys.
Yep davey sure was a great singer and fantastic songwriter.
He is sorely missed


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Davy Steele songs-Beaches of St Valery
From: Peace
Date: 16 Jun 06 - 06:52 PM

Gillies: Thank you so much for the thread.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: BEACHES OF ST VALERY (Davy Steele)
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Mar 12 - 11:14 PM

I accidentally posted this to the lyrics request page, but here it is again, pretty faithful to the batllefield band version. It starts with an open d string, then open g string, then hammer on the 2nd fret of the d string, then a G chord, then add the first fret on the b string, then a d chord, the drop the 2nd fret of the d string, then hit the fourth fret of the A string, then a Cadd9 chord (A C with the 3rd frets of the B and high E string added)...thats the intro.

G           D       C
It was in 1940, the last days of Spring.
               G             D          C
We were sent to the Maginot line,
AM7                               G
A fortress in France, built to halt the advance,
          C                         D
Of an army from a different time.
               G                       D          C
But we were soon overrun, out-thought and outgunned.
G                        D            C
Pushed further back every day.
Am7                         G
But we never believed high command would just leave us.
            C            AM7                    D
So we fought every step of the way

'Til the 51st Highlanders found themselves on

The banks of the Somme one more time.

It still bore the scars of that war to end wars.

The old soldier's scars deep in their minds.

But we didn't stay long for the Panzers rolled on

As the battle raged west t'wards the sea,

Until on June the 10th when sapped of all strength

We entered St. Valery

Chorus:
         C                        G
And all I recall is the last boat leavin'!
      C                         Am7                            d7
My brother on board waving and calling to me
              G                      D                  C
And the Jocks stranded there wi' his hands in the air
          G                D       Cadd9
On the beaches of St. Valery

So I huddled all night in a hammered old house
     As the shells and the bullets rained down
     'Til just before dawn our hopes were still strong
     For we moved to the beach from the town
     But the boat that had left on the day we arrived
     Was the last one that we'd ever see
     An' with no ammo or food we had done all we could
     Se we surrendered at St. Valery
 
Chorus:
 
4) When I returned at the end of the war,
     From the Stalag where I'd been confined,
     I read of the battles the allies had fought,
     Stalingrad, Alamein, and the Rhine.
     And with pride in their hearts people spoke of Dunkirk
     Where defeat had become victory
     But nobody mentioned that Highland Division.
     They'd never heard of St.Valery
 
 
5) No stories no statues for those that were killed.
     No honors for those who were gone.
     Just a deep sense of shame as though we were to blame,
     Though I knew in my heart we were not.
     So I've moved to a country I've come to call home
     But my homeland lies far o'er the sea.
     I will never return while my memory still burns
     On the beaches of St. Valery.
 
Chorus:


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Beaches of St Valery (Davy Steele)
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jun 12 - 07:27 AM

great job guest


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Beaches of St Valery (Davy Steele)
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 27 May 14 - 06:40 AM

Hi Guys,

I realise that it has been a while since anyone has posted on here but I was wondering if anyone had the chords to the song Butterfly by Davy. Its so beautiful.

Thanks in advance


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Beaches of St Valery (Davy Steele)
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 08 Jun 14 - 01:03 PM

Just googled 'Beaches of St Valery' as I listen to Jim's excellent version of it on his new CD and foubd this thread - beautiful song!


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