Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: Goodbye to the Sea (D Boulton & J Parton)

Raggytash 16 Aug 06 - 07:30 AM
nutty 16 Aug 06 - 09:23 AM
MoorleyMan 16 Aug 06 - 10:29 AM
Charley Noble 16 Aug 06 - 11:48 AM
Raggytash 16 Aug 06 - 03:25 PM
GUEST,gazza2 11 May 10 - 04:05 PM
Herga Kitty 11 May 10 - 04:34 PM
GUEST,gazza2 12 May 10 - 01:55 PM
GUEST,gazza2 13 May 10 - 10:17 AM
GUEST,gazza2 14 May 10 - 08:52 AM
GUEST,Little Folk 17 May 10 - 09:55 PM
GUEST,gazza2 26 May 10 - 04:09 AM
GUEST,flush 26 Mar 14 - 04:44 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Lyr Req: Saying Goodbye to the Sea
From: Raggytash
Date: 16 Aug 06 - 07:30 AM

Does anyone have the lyrics and known the author of this song

I,m saying goodbye to the sea lads
I,saying goodbye to the sea
goodbye to the fishing, goodbye to the nets


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Saying Goodbye to the Sea
From: nutty
Date: 16 Aug 06 - 09:23 AM

I'm not sure but I think the song may be by Matt Armour

I think the rest of the chorus goes ................

The sooner it comes lads, the harder it gets
When your sailing her out to the grounds lads
You'll be sailing her out without me
There's a lump in my throat
Cos' I'm burning my boats
And I'm saying goodbye to the sea

I know Dave Howden from Newcastle sings this. If no-one here comes up with the lyrics, Nick, you might be able to get them from Dave at Whitby.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: GOODBYE TO THE SEA (D Boulton & J Parton)
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 16 Aug 06 - 10:29 AM

No it's not one of Matt Armour's.
It's by Dave Boulton & Jeff Parton (aka His Worship & The Pig).

Derek Gifford (another man with an ear for a good song) has also recorded it, by the way.

But this is the version I sing, with just a few words departing slightly from the original (the folk process naturally!):-

Goodbye To The Sea

There was never much romance in fishing – that's just trawlermen's tales at the bar;
It was mostly low pay, and at the end of the day it was dangerous, dirty and hard;
There were times when we made a good living, now we can't make ends meet like we could;
We're up to our necks, so we're clearing the decks – getting out while the going is good.

(Chorus:)
So I'm saying goodbye to the seas, lads, saying goodbye to the sea,
Goodbye to the fishing, goodbye to the nets; the nearer it comes, lads, the harder it gets;
When you're sailing her out for the grounds, lads, you'll be sailing her out without me,
There's a lump in me throat as I'm burning my boats and I'm saying goodbye to the sea.


Well I don't mind the back-breaking labour, and I don't mind the weeks out from home;
I don't expect catches where you can't close the hatches – for I know that the old days are gone;
I'm sick of this scrimping and saving, and the bankers that make your life hell;
And the ministry fools with their quotas and rules, and the Frenchies just pleasing themselves.


So it's nine-to-five Monday to Friday – with me clock-card I'm a cog in the wheel,
With butties and flask and some trivial task for some spotty lad with a degree;
Well he'll not last a couple of minutes on the dark rolling deck of a trawler,
For where computers are king he's the ruler of things, but me I'm just a fish out of water.


Hope that helps, Nick.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Saying Goodbye to the Sea
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Aug 06 - 11:48 AM

Nick-

Thanks for posting the words and clarifying who composed the words.

Charley Noble


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Saying Goodbye to the Sea
From: Raggytash
Date: 16 Aug 06 - 03:25 PM

Thanks Moorley Man, this is a song that always moves me, surperb writing, very evocative and one that I've wanted to learn for some time


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye to the Sea (D Boulton & J Parton)
From: GUEST,gazza2
Date: 11 May 10 - 04:05 PM

Any suggestions on chords for this? Lovely song!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye to the Sea (D Boulton & J Parton)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 11 May 10 - 04:34 PM

Thanks for this reminder that Dave and Jeff (HW&TP)don't just write great comic songs!

Kitty


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye to the Sea (D Boulton & J Parton)
From: GUEST,gazza2
Date: 12 May 10 - 01:55 PM

refresh


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye to the Sea (D Boulton & J Parton)
From: GUEST,gazza2
Date: 13 May 10 - 10:17 AM

Still looking for chords for this. Anyone out there playing it?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye to the Sea (D Boulton & J Parton)
From: GUEST,gazza2
Date: 14 May 10 - 08:52 AM

Oh well! It'll sound just as nice unaccompanied.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye to the Sea (D Boulton & J Parton)
From: GUEST,Little Folk
Date: 17 May 10 - 09:55 PM

North Sea Gas from Scotland have been producing great music for 30 years. This song is on their latest album. They tour on the East Coast of the U.S. at least once a year.
http://nsg.gplrank.info/music


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye to the Sea (D Boulton & J Parton)
From: GUEST,gazza2
Date: 26 May 10 - 04:09 AM

Singing it in G now but Helen says the end of each verse sounds like it should be more " minor-ish"! Any ideas out there??


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye to the Sea (D Boulton & J Parton)
From: GUEST,flush
Date: 26 Mar 14 - 04:44 PM

Go to Eminor on the word nets and deck in chorus see how that works for you


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 18 August 3:17 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.