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Lyr Req: Let the Circle Be Wide (Tommy Sands)

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Subject: Let the circle be wide
From: Kampervan
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 12:31 PM

Hi there

Just heard Tommy Sands family singing "Let the circle be wide" on a net broadcast from Radio Ulster. Has anyone got a copy of the words and an MPEG of the tune? It was fantastic.

Cheers

Kampervan


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Subject: RE: let the circle be wide
From: open mike
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 12:58 PM

are you sure you mean mpeg instead of midi?
hope someone can find it...
i love "There Were Roses" by him.


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Subject: RE: let the circle be wide
From: Kampervan
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 01:11 PM

Thanks very much!!!! Of course I meant a midi. You don't get much sound out of a midi. ( Unless ..... no don't go there)

K/van


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Subject: RE: let the circle be wide
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 09:52 PM

You might look through THIS THREAD to see if there are any good links which might lead to the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let the Circle Be Wide (Tommy Sands)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 12:54 PM

A recording of Tommy Sands singing LET THE CIRCLE BE WIDE can be heard or downloaded at Jay Ungar and Molly Mason's Dancing on the Air Radio Archive. (I just discovered this web site and I need to explore it more!)

The site is rather complicated in structure. I don't think I can link directly to the page that has the song. You have to search for it, but it's worth the trouble.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let the Circle Be Wide (Tommy Sands)
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 03:07 PM

Thanks Jim. From the looks of it, the "archive" is a Macromedia Flash thing. Doesn't seem to be able to link to the audio files conveniently.
Darn! We'll see what we can do later.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LET THE CIRCLE BE WIDE (Tommy Sands)
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 06:22 PM

From listening to the song there, this is what I get. Please correct me if you hear something different.

LET THE CIRCLE BE WIDE
Tommy Sands

Let the circle be wide 'round the fireside
And we'll soon make room for you
Let your heart have no fear for there's no strangers here,
Just friends that you never knew

 
Shake the hand of the man from the far distant land
And we don't treat him well
And the girl so fair with the black curly hair,
She's got a story to tell - Don't we all?       So ...
 
We will travel along on the wings of a song
With a mind that's open and free
If we close our eyes to the other side
We're just half of what we could be
 
So we'll pass the bottle 'round and we'll drink another round.
That our friendship will always remain
For how can you tell when we say our farewells
When will we all meet again?

Lovely song, similar in sentiment to Allister MacGillivray's Here's to Song which we've discussed here in the past.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let the Circle Be Wide (Tommy Sands)
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 06:25 PM

The line I'm not sure about is the second one in the first verse. Kind of doesn't make sense what I think was said. If you can clarify, please do.

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let the Circle Be Wide (Tommy Sands)
From: GUEST,kampervan
Date: 04 Aug 06 - 01:01 PM

Thanks very much for the lyrics and the link to 'dancing on the air radio' As soon as I get back home I'll look it up.

It is such a fantastic song that I'd like to have shot at singing it.
Cheers to everyone who's replied.


kampervan


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Subject: Lyr Add: LET THE CIRCLE BE WIDE (Tommy Sands)
From: Harpin Hank Hogan
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 08:55 PM

Wow thanks for the above Lyrics (saved me a lot of typing) but I heard it sung by someone who sounded to me like Pete Seeger (Maybe it was Tommy Sands?) on RTE Sunday Misc. with a few differences:



LET THE CIRCLE BE WIDE

Chorus:
Let the circle be wide 'round the fireside
And we'll soon make room for you
Let your heart have no fear for there's no strangers here,
Just friends that you never knew

Shake the hand of the man from the far distant land
Meet him and treat him well
And the young girl so fair with the wind in her hair,
She's got a story to tell -

Chorus:
So ... Let the circle be wide 'round the fireside
And we'll soon make room for you
Let your heart have no fear for there's no strangers here,
Just friends that you never knew

There are songs to be sung,
There are rafters to be rung,
There is reason to rosin your bow,
There are stories of old, and there's new ones to be told,
for to carry away when you go,

Chorus:
So... Let the circle be wide 'round the fireside
And we'll soon make room for you
Let your heart have no fear for there's no strangers here,
Just friends that you never knew

We will travel along on the wings of a song
With a mind that is open and free
If we close our eyes to the other side
We're just half of what we can be

Chorus:
So... Let the circle be wide 'round the fireside
And we'll soon make room for you
Let your heart have no fear for there's no strangers here,
Just friends that you never knew

END -- I did not hear the verse below, but I like it.
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So we'll pass the bottle 'round and we'll drink another round.
That our friendship will always remain
For how can you tell when we say our farewells
When will we all meet again?
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Anyway, I like the song and all the lyrics above,
Thanks for the help !

Harpin Hank Hogan


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