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Subject: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: Gillies
Date: 21 Jun 06 - 09:54 PM

Hey folkies

Yep, I'm looking for the chords to Never Tire of the Road by Andy Irvine off his "rain on the roof" album.

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: Peace
Date: 21 Jun 06 - 10:01 PM

Talk about a cut that rocks.


Never Tire of the Road

Never tire of the rolling wheel
Never tire of the ways of the world
Way out yonder is a-calling me
And the dark road leads me onwards
And the highway, that's my code
And the lonesome voice that I heard said
Never tire of the road

I was just a small town country boy
When I left that country town
Route 66 to the Westward
And hopped an old freight down
California here I come
By the side door Pullman and the sunburnt thumb
And they called us Okies, lowdown bums
And the police on us frowned

California to the New York Island
Me and my guitar
And we played in many a hobo jungle
Many a skid row bar
Standing out in the wind and the rain
That lonesome whistle is a sweet refrain
When you are waiting for some old freight train
That carries an empty car.

Shipped on board the liberty ship,
To sail the ocean blue
We were carrying guns, TNT, D-Day soldiers too,
All the men onboard agree
With Frisco, Jimmy, Ronnie and me,
Our song rang out across the sea
You fascists bound to lose
All of you fascists bound to lose
All of you fascists bound to lose
All of you fascists bound to lose
You're bound to lose,
You fascists
Bound to lose

Don't let them ever fool you
Or take you by surprise
That dirty smell of a politician
And the man with the greed in his eyes
One big union, that's our plan
And the IWW"s your only man
The flames of discontent we'll fan
For the cause that never dies


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: Peace
Date: 21 Jun 06 - 10:23 PM

mp3 bite at

http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:a27wy9LmHwcJ:www.chivalry.com/shortdescs/mozaik.html+Never+tire+of+the+road,+mp3&hl=en&gl=ca


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 21 Jun 06 - 11:30 PM

Sorry, can't help with the chords, but the lyrics Peace posted aren't quite right. A better version is at thread.cfm?threadid=4516

In particular, "Frisco, Jimmy, Ronnie and me" is really "Cisco, Jimmy Longhi and me."
Cisco was Cisco Houston.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: Peace
Date: 22 Jun 06 - 10:20 AM

Good eye, Gerry

It seems there is more than one version, because after posting the one I did I found another that is different from both that you and I posted. I will locate it again and post those lyrics, too.

That song is great, and the sound bite from the link above is dynamite. I have never heard Andy Irvione before, but I will be getting his CDs, ASAP.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: Peace
Date: 22 Jun 06 - 11:12 AM

Andy Irvine - Never Tire of the Road

I was just a small time country boy when I left that dusty town,
Route 66 to the Westward when I hopped an old freight down.
California, here I come!
By the side door pulling and my sunburnt thumb,
They called us okees, low down bums,
The police on us frowned.

Never tire of the Road!
Never tire of the rolling wheels, Never tire of the ways of the world, way out yonder is calling me.
And the dark road leads me onward, and the highway is my code,
And that lonesome voice that I heard in my head said,
"Never tire of the road".

California to the New York islands, me and my guitar,
And we played in manys a hobo jungle, manys a skid row bar.
Standing out in the wind and the rain,
And that lonesome whistle is a sweet refrain,
When you're waiting for some old freight train that carries an empty car.

Never tire of the Road!
Never tire of the rolling wheels, Never tire of the ways of the world, way out yonder is calling me.
And the dark road leads me onward, and the highway is my code,
And that lonesome voice that I heard in my head said,
"Never tire of the road".

I shipped on board of a liberty ship to sail the ocean blue,
We were carrying guns, TnT, D-Day soldiers too.
All of the men on board agreed, they'd assist old Jimmy Ronald and me,
And our song rang out across the sea, you Fascists bound to lose.
All of you fascists bound to lose, all of you fascists bound to loses, all of you fascists bound to lose,
You're bound to lose, you fascists bound to lose.

Never tire of the Road!
Never tire of the rolling wheels, Never tire of the ways of the world, way out yonder is calling me.
And the dark road leads me onward, and the highway is my code,
And that lonesome voice that I heard in my head said,
"Never tire of the road".

Never let them fool you or take you by suprise,
The dirty smell of the politician, the man with the greed in his eyes.
One big union, that's our plan!
And the IWW is your only man,
The flames of discontent we'll fan for the cause that never dies.

Never tire of the Road!
Never tire of the rolling wheels, Never tire of the ways of the world, way out yonder is calling me.
And the dark road leads me onward, and the highway is my code,
And that lonesome voice that I heard in my head said,
"Never tire of the road".


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: michaelr
Date: 22 Jun 06 - 02:58 PM

Peace, if you're just now discovering Andy Irvine's songwriting, you're in for a treat. No other contemporary musician carries Woody Guthrie's flag like he does.

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: Peace
Date: 22 Jun 06 - 03:28 PM

Michael,

He's IWW, and holy moley, does he rock. Melody/words. Where the heck have I been? He is phenomenal. What a past few weeks. Stan Hugill, Davy Steele and now Andy Irvine.

Would you happen to know if he influenced Steve Earle or was it the other way 'round?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: Les from Hull
Date: 22 Jun 06 - 03:59 PM

They are probably both following the path set by Woody Guthrie, Pete Seegar and others. I think that Andy's been writing since at least the early 70s.

Check out Andy's work with Sweeney's Men, Planxty, Patrick Street etc, but if you like his songwriting (who wouldn't) get 'Rain on the roof', 'Rude awakening' and 'Way out yonder'. Andy's main subjects include working-class heroes and explorers. No one writes 'em better.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: Peace
Date: 22 Jun 06 - 04:11 PM

Thank you both so much. I have listened to the sound bite about thirty times. I have GOTTA get more of his material. WOW.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 22 Jun 06 - 09:59 PM

Andy Irvine wrote it, and has recorded it at least three times, and I've heard him sing it live, and I've never heard him sing anything but "Cisco, Jimmy Longhi and me." The other two "versions" posted in this thread are Mondegreens, the results of someone misunderstanding. This ain't a trad handed-down-the-generations folk song, this one has a known and living writer who chose his words carefully. Cisco (Houston) and Jimmy Longhi were real people who went to war with Woody Guthrie.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: Peace
Date: 22 Jun 06 - 10:54 PM

Thank you Gerry. How best can we amend the lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: michaelr
Date: 23 Jun 06 - 02:08 AM

I've been trying to remember a more recent Andy Irvine song -- something about a memorial in an American town? perhaps about a miners' strike? Somebody help my fuzzy memory, please!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: Gillies
Date: 23 Jun 06 - 03:30 AM

Thanks for all the info guys

I think him & Steve Earle both follow the same paths of musical genius.

cheers


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: Les from Hull
Date: 23 Jun 06 - 08:47 AM

Sounds like 'The Monument (lest we forget)'. It's on Rain on the Roof cd.

In the corner of a quiet field there's a monument today
Put up by the mine workers of the UMWA
To mark the spot where children had their lives taken away
And it's standing there in case we might forget.

CHORUS
Lest we forget in case we might forget
How the rich man and his police and his press
Got away with murder then, they get away with it yet
And it's standing there in case we might forget.

You may turn the pages of your history books in vain
The first thing men of power learn is never to take the blame
Just tell the people shameless lies, does nothing ever change?
And history's always written by the winners.

In today's newspapers the headlines change so fast
So much information in the memory doesn't last
But if we learn nothing from the lessons of the past
I'm afraid that we are destined to relive it.

It's about the Ludlow Massacre (Colorado, 1913). You'll get the rest of the story from Andy's excellent sleeve notes on the CD.

Lots more information on Andy's website


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: Les from Hull
Date: 23 Jun 06 - 08:52 AM

Did I say 1913? That was when the strike started - the massacre was April 1914.

Also when you get Andy's CD you'll get the full story of 'Never tire of the road', and Andy's correspondence with Woody.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: Mo the caller
Date: 23 Jun 06 - 09:33 AM

If I post this it will be next to the roadworks on M1 thread


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: michaelr
Date: 23 Jun 06 - 11:52 AM

Thanks Les, that's the one. Cracking song!

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 25 Jun 06 - 11:16 PM

"How best can we amend the lyrics?"

I'm not sure I understand the question. I think the lyrics are fine as they are, and not in need of any amendment. The lyrics in the other thread (there's a link in one of my posts in this thread) seem correct to me, except that in the chorus the line that should be "And that lonesome voice that I heard in my head said" is missing a phrase.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: GUEST,Mitch
Date: 29 Jun 06 - 03:14 AM

What happened to those chords lads?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: Matt_R
Date: 29 Jun 06 - 01:13 PM

I figured out the chords a few years ago ... I'll get 'em for you tonight


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 29 Jun 06 - 01:35 PM

Hey Matt, nice to see you again, I look forward to your chord graph.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: Matt_R
Date: 30 Jun 06 - 02:10 AM

Here we go ... in the key of D

..........D......................G..........D...............G..............A.......D
I was just a small time country boy when I left that dusty town,
.......................G......D..............G.............D...............A
Route 66 to the Westward when I hopped an old freight down.
G...............D
California, here I come!
.............A.............G.................A.............G
By the side door pulling and my sunburnt thumb,
............D..................A............Bm
They called us okees, low down bums,
..........D.........A.........D
The police on us frowned.

D
Never tire of the Road!
........................G..........A
Never tire of the rolling wheels,
........................G...............D
Never tire of the ways of the world,
A......................G..........D
Way out yonder is calling me.
..................G.........................D.........................................G
And the dark road leads me onward, and the highway is my code,
...............D............G...............D...............Bm
And that lonesome voice that I heard in my head said,
............A.................D
"Never tire of the road".


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: Gillies
Date: 30 Jun 06 - 06:12 AM

excellent work guys

you all rock, or folk as the case may be

cheers


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: GUEST,Thom C
Date: 04 Jul 06 - 09:22 AM

"The Monument (Lest We Forget)" - I've never heard the Andy Levine original but Matt and Shannon Heaton covered this on their 2006 release "Blue Skies Above". Great moving lyrics and I think a terrific performance by M&H.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: GUEST,Phill
Date: 06 Jul 06 - 05:33 PM

Seek out an impromptu performance of The Ballad of Tom Joad on the BBC series Folk on the BBC. So stunning that EVERYONE was speechless when he'd done. (including Andy himself).


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: quokka
Date: 03 Feb 09 - 09:58 PM

This is such a great song! What other tributes to Woody Guthrie are there, besides Dylan's Song to Woody?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 01:06 AM

Phil Ochs wrote a tribute to Woody Guthrie, Bound For Glory.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: Art Thieme
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 04:33 AM

Folks, I do suspect that what you've put down as "side door pulling" in Never Tire Of The Road, is actually "Side Door Pullman." Those of us over here who travel with the Wobbly sensibility are accustomed to the phrase. It is hobo nomenclature for a boxcar on the train. The doors on the boxcar are on the side.

The "Pullman Car" is a sleeping car --- plush accommodations. -- Part of the rolling stock on the railroad and was made by the Pullman Sleeping Car Company on the far South Side of Chicago actually in the area of town called Pullman. The actual Pullman Cars were quite classy and always had immaculately dressed Negro porters on board to take care of passengers.

Actually, a well known elderly hobo, recently passed away, used that phrase as his hobo moniker/name. As long as I knew him, he was known only as Side Door Pullman to the other 'bos hanging out at the yearly hobo convention in Britt, Iowa.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: quokka
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 11:15 AM

Thanks for that info, Art, I thought it was 'Pullman' but didn't know the background.

- Guest Gerry - I must look out for that Phil Ochs song, I don't know it. I'm always interested in Woody songs. Any others anyone?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: RTim
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 11:57 AM

I Like this song....

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 12:22 PM

Woodrow Wilson Guthrie was born on July 14, 1912, in Okemah, Oklahoma. As a resident of Oklahoma, Woody was therefore an Okie.

California, here I come!
By the side-door Pullman and the sunburnt thumb,
They called us Okies low down bums,
And the police on us frowned.

And the dark road leads me onward,
And the highway that's my code,
And the lonesome voice that I heard in my head said,
"Never tire of the road".

In England we have a little handbook published by the Department for Transport containing all the road signs and telling us how we should drive, cycle and walk. It's called The Highway Code.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: Mark Ross
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 12:33 PM

Here's the whole song on YouTube.

Mark Ross





YouTube-Never Tire of the Road


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 05:53 PM

quokka, maybe you should start a new thread asking for songs about Woody Guthrie, instead of burying it in this thread.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: Art Thieme
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 06:37 PM

good idea!

Art


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: GUEST
Date: 04 May 11 - 08:04 AM

The names in the 3rd verse are Cisco (Houston) and Jimmy Longey.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: quokka
Date: 05 May 11 - 06:06 AM

I just saw Andy Irvine at a festival last weekend. It was the first time I have seen him perform live and it was great. He didn't sing this one, but he did one off his latest album called 'The Spirit of Mother Jones' that was amazing, about a union woman a century ago. Absolutely inspirational.

Cheers,

Quokka


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Never Tire of the road-Andy Irvine
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jul 13 - 09:28 AM

Hi,

I'm looking for the score of this song 'Never tire of the road' for a friend who is a big fan of Andy Irvine. If you have it or know how to get it, please get in touch. jr.grupallo@gmail.com.

Thanks very much in advance.

JR


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