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Lyr Req: The Cedars of Lebanon (Thom Moore)

thehiker 10 Aug 06 - 10:34 AM
Peace 10 Aug 06 - 10:36 AM
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ClaireBear 10 Aug 06 - 06:15 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Cedars Of Lebanon
From: thehiker
Date: 10 Aug 06 - 10:34 AM

Does anyone have the lyrics to the Thom Moore song,
The Cedars Of Lebanon. I think he recorded this tune when he was the main man in Pumpkinhead.With all that is happening in the Mid East recently I was thinking about this song and thought it would be nice to have the lyrics.All help greatly appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cedars Of Lebanon
From: Peace
Date: 10 Aug 06 - 10:36 AM

This it?


    Peace, Peace, Peace....how many times do I have to ask you to link to the original source, and not to the Google cache?
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cedars Of Lebanon
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 10 Aug 06 - 05:05 PM

Peace, I can't get the link to work. Any hope you could copy & paste?

Cheers, B


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE CEDARS OF LEBANON (M. McCawley)
From: ClaireBear
Date: 10 Aug 06 - 06:15 PM

Here are the words to the page Peace linked to:

THE CEDARS OF LEBANON
By M. McCawley

1. God's love is strong like the cedars of Lebanon,
Standing firm though the winds and the storms may rage.
For God's love endures though the mountains may turn to dust,
Ever constant and sure from age to age.

2. God holds you fast in the palm of His mighty hand,
And will never forget His own love for you.
Though mothers forget their own children within their wombs,
Never shall God's love be proved untrue.

3. Let ev'ry nation on earth now sing praise to God
For the wonders God's love has done for all.
For God moves the wind through the cedars of Lebanon,
As He moves ev'ry heart to hear His call.

©1997, M.McCawley, all rights reserved.

(copy pasted from the text-only version of the site Peace found; what he linked to was a GIF file and not copy pastable. It did, however, have the dots...)

C


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cedars Of Lebanon
From: Peace
Date: 10 Aug 06 - 09:28 PM

Joe, did you mention that before? You SURE?

This is to the main site.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cedars Of Lebanon
From: Peace
Date: 10 Aug 06 - 09:44 PM

This is the site I tried to link to--and thank you ClaireBear for getting it straight--SORRY JOE. (In truth, Joe painstakingly walked me through how to do proper links. Three times. At least. OK, five or six times. Maybe one or two more, but THAT'S IT!) Here is the site from Google's page:

Cedars of Lebanon
The Cedars of Lebanon (9 bar intro) Chords, music and lyrics(NWC File) · Graphic file shown below(GIF File) · Downloadable MIDI Click the triangular button ...
members.aol.com/jubilatum1/cedar.htm - 2k - Cached - Similar pages

There!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cedars Of Lebanon
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Aug 06 - 10:46 PM

Home Page of the site-
http://members.aol.com/jubilatum/songs.htm
Home page

Sometimes pays to start at the beginning. Content of the site, and its pecularities, are more easily found if one does this.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cedars Of Lebanon
From: thehiker
Date: 11 Aug 06 - 05:51 AM

Thanks for the input but these are not the lyrics I was hoping to find.
If memory serves the opening lines of Thom Moores song are;

A short step from Palestine
A heartbeat from this heart of mine
Rock fall by the Wailing Wall........................
I think the chorus is;

I was raised
in the shade
of the Cedars Of Lebanon
And we played
in the bay
where the sailors burned the sand
then gave the gift to man of what they found there.
Again thanks for all the input.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cedars Of Lebanon
From: ClaireBear
Date: 11 Aug 06 - 09:03 AM

Okay, I have them now. Here's where I got them from. Unfortunately, that site gives no clue about who wrote them, or what the music might be. Can someone take this further?

CEDARS OF LEBANON

A long way from Pharoah's hand,
and a quick step from the Promised Land,
a quick step from Palestine,
and a heartbeat from this heart of mine:
Rock-fall at the Wailing Wall,
and the temple-keepers fly
to where Time machines
those great, green trees
to a holy timber-land.

I was raised in the shade
of the Cedars of Lebanon,
and I've bathed in the bay
where sailors burned the sand,
then gave the glass to man
and all his kind;
past the sight of land,
they rode on ships to Spain
for what they'd find.

Big towns, and your hearts are down,
and your eyes burn-your heels get round.
Smoke's up, and the sky turns brown-
there's a place you know, where your fancy grounds.
No dreams on silver screens,
they've found a place to hide:
the Holy Land of gods and man
is where your spirit flies.

I was raised in the shade
of the Cedars of Lebanon,
and I've bathed in the bay
where sailors burned the sand,
then gave the glass to man
and all his kind;
past the sight of land,
they rode on ships to Spain
for what they'd find.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cedars Of Lebanon
From: thehiker
Date: 11 Aug 06 - 11:40 AM

Excellent result team this is exactly the song I was searching for.
Thom Moore is the songsmith and he has a very interesting story well worth checking out.He had some success in Ireland in the 70's with two bands Pumpkinhead and latterly Midnight Well more recently several of his songs were recorded by Mary Black.


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Subject: Lyr Req: Cedars Of Lebanon
From: GUEST,Anthony M
Date: 21 Jun 09 - 01:47 PM

Hi everyone

Me and my friend have been listening to this song for quite a while now and we really love it. Only problem is we can't find the lyrics anywhere. Instead when I google the song I see a song by U2 which is certainly not it because the song we are looking for is not a rock song and we don't recognize the words.

But what we do know is that it was written by a singer/songwriter called Thom Moore from Dublin. We mostly need the words from the chorus more than anything else from the song. This version is being sang by Seamie O'Dowd ,who some of you may know from the traditional music band, Dervish.

If this can't be done, don't worry too much

Thankyou very much and Kind Regards
Anthony


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cedars Of Lebanon
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 21 Jun 09 - 01:57 PM

I remember the song from the first recording by 'Pumpkinhead' the band Thom Moore and Rick Epping were in during the seventies.

I should have that lp somewhere, if I can find it. For now this could help you find more information.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cedars Of Lebanon
From: GUEST,Anthony M
Date: 21 Jun 09 - 07:53 PM

Thankyou Peter any help, no matter how small, would be very appreciated

Anthony


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cedars Of Lebanon
From: GUEST,chordstrangler
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 09:34 AM

Anthony, go to You Tube and search for Martin Simpson and you will find a fine version. Hope this helps.....M


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cedars of Lebanon
From: GUEST,Anthony M
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 07:38 PM

I had no idea this thread was here.I started one yesterday to find out the lyrics of this song. Sorry about that! Anyway folks this is Seamie O'Dowd with Mary McPartlan, with their version of it

Take Care
Anthony


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Subject: Lyr Add: PHOENICIAN TIDE
From: bankley
Date: 23 Jun 09 - 12:03 PM

I wrote this a few years back during 'Operation Summer Rain'


PHOENICIAN TIDE

The sky wore a hue of gun barrel blue
in fading light as night closed in
It blew out the sun and the other stars too
They were left hanging in a fragile wind

Like so many souls shot full of holes
Frozen closed with only tears left to spend
For all the highs and lows, the way it goes,
I suppose is how it's always been

Cedar grew strong, deep and long
Forest fragrance upon a Phoenician breeze
That touched sloping hills with gentle breath
Caressed the ancient seas

Eager sails danced on glistening boats
They filled and floated on changing tides
Sinew and sweat gathers up nets
Bartered harvest far and wide

That wayfaring wood was solid and good
Heart and hand-hewn in a nobler age
Cedar was drawn from the land of dawn
While her sailors grew strong in its shade

Her people took root upon the shores
Along that great spread of Mediterranean
While Empires came and went with their strain of war
Long before the sword turned to uranium

Before the sky wore a hue of gun barrel blue
In fading light as night closed in
It blew out the sun and the other stars too
They were left fragile in a fractured wind

A web was drawn across Lebanon,
It choked the light inside
Cedar grew strong in old Lebanon
Forest fragrance lingered on fingers of a Phoenician tide


Yagheesh al al de Loubnani.......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cedars of Lebanon
From: Nicholas Waller
Date: 23 Jun 09 - 05:48 PM

For some relevant pictorial backup, here's my mother confronting some Cedars of Lebanon in the late 1950s. And here's me with my mother "taking root upon the shores" in 1959.


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Subject: Lyr Req: CEDARS OF LEBANON (Thom Moore)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Jun 09 - 05:08 PM

Lyrics and notes copied from Broadjam.com:


CEDARS OF LEBANON
Thom Moore

1. A long way from Pharaoh's hand and a quick step from the Promised Land,
A quick step from Palestine, and a heartbeat from this heart of mine,
Rock-fall at the Wailing Wall and the temple-keepers fly
To where time machines those great green trees to a holy timberland.

CHORUS: I was raised in the shade of the cedars of Lebanon,
And I bathed in the bay where sailors burned the sand,
Then gave the glass to man and all his kind.
Past the sight of land, they rode on ships to Spain for what they'd find.

2. Big towns and your hearts are down, and your eyes burn and your heels get round.
Smoke's up and the sky turns brown. There's a place you know where your fancy grounds.
No dreams on silver screens, they've found a place to hide:
The Holy Land of God and man is where your spirit flies. CHORUS

Past the sight of land, we'll come back home again with what we find.

*

Short Description of Song: Paean to a lost innocence, growing up in Beirut, Lebanon in the 50s-60s

Long Description of Song: Declaration of solidarity with the suffering people of Lebanon at the hands of their neighbours, specifically the state of Israel and its brutal and racist policies

Story Behind the Song: Written in Ireland in 1974, just as the secondary phase of the Lebanese civil war was getting under way, instigated and abetted by Israel and its then-defense-minister, Ariel Sharon. The anguish that was felt after the Sabra and Chatila massacres....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Cedars of Lebanon (Thom Moore)
From: GUEST,Thom Moore
Date: 02 Jan 10 - 06:20 PM

Dang, can't stop googling myself (and the thirteen or thirty other Thom Moores around the globe).

Yes, Seamie O'Dowd's is the latest version of the song, but probably his second, as it is on the O'Dowd/O'Connor/Hayden Crossroads CD, just released in 2009. And a fine record it is.

Seamie has the distinction of having the most songs of mine recorded, having beaten out Mary Black's six (she no longer records my songs, dunno why) this last year.

The late, wonderful Englishman John Wright was second or third in this regard, with four on record and another two in the can (including my latest favourite, Croghan Hill) when he died his untimely death. I'm worried for Seamie and Tara MacKenzie, at this rate.

Happy new year to everyone, and rest assured that it is truly wonderful to be remembered by all so warmly. Late breaking news (new thread?): I've finally managed to get all my eggs in one boat (all my bananas in one basket? All my ducks in one pond?) by conceiving the notion that, as a songwriter on the one hand and a Russian translator on the other, I should probably do the thing that cries out to be done, and translate Vladimir Vysotsky, the Russian Bob Dylan, who died tastefully young and beautiful (and without ever releasing a Christmas album) in 1980, but whose material fails to move most non-Russian speakers. Looks kind of like a hunky James Dean, sounds like Tom Waits, but writes purest Russian vernacular poetry, in his songs. Rather than beat this notion to death, I'll simply post my translation of one of his most famous songs, On ne vernuls'a iz boya (He Didn't Make It Back,in my version, oops, my computer is crashing: maybe later).

Thom


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