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Lyr Req: Over the Lancashire Hills (Stuart Marson)

Dave Roberts 16 Aug 06 - 11:05 AM
Edain 16 Aug 06 - 11:22 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Over The Lancashire Hills
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 16 Aug 06 - 11:05 AM

Does anyone have the definitive lyrics for 'Over The Lancashire Hills'?


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Subject: Lyr Add: OVER THE LANCASHIRE HILLS (Bandersnatch )
From: Edain
Date: 16 Aug 06 - 11:22 AM

I've got it on two albums, one by Pat Ryan and one by Bandersnatch. Having found it first I've transcribed whats below from the Bandersnatch one, although from memory they're the same, with only maybe one or two words different.


OVER THE LANCASHIRE HILLS
As recorded by Bandersnatch on "Round and Round" (2006)

November cold wind in the rain
Post Office workers complain
Damp crowded busses go silently by
Homeward their journey again
And at each stop, old friends say farewelll
And leave for the streets where they dwell
Up on the top deck, somebody sings
With thoughts, far away from this place
To the halls that the great singers grace

CHORUS: And those who were moved by the song
Will carry, their memories long
As each new dawn, the melody runs
Over the Lancashire hills

Benches and bare wooden floors
Church halls with rattling doors
From the backwater streets of a gray northern town
Come echoes of distant applause
Then a newspaper falls in the hall
Lying unread by the wall
It carries five lines, of a critical kind
It wouldn't detain you too long
They even spelt her name wrong

CHORUS: And those...

December the night clouds come
The day's work is over and done
It's late afternoon and it's cold by five
Rain on the bus window runs
And it's home in the evening gloom
A fire burns in the front room
The music lies open, the metronome stands
Window frames shake in the gust
Piano keys gathering dust

CHORUS: And those...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Over The Lancashire Hills
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 16 Aug 06 - 07:54 PM

That's excellent.

Many thanks.

DGR


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Over The Lancashire Hills
From: JohnB
Date: 16 Aug 06 - 11:04 PM

Who wrote it?
What's the tune?
JohnB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Over The Lancashire Hills
From: Barb'ry
Date: 17 Aug 06 - 05:50 AM

I've got it recorded by Simon Nicol of Fairport and the author is Stuart Marson who also wrote 'Close to the Wind'.
Barb'ry


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Subject: Lyr Req: OVER THE LANCASHIRE HILLS (Stuart Marson)
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Sep 18 - 03:19 PM

Stuart Marson wrote the song and these are his lyrics, taken from his CD Where Falcons Fly. The Simon Nicol version differs slightly.

November, cold wind and rain, the Post Office workers complain

Damp crowded buses go silently by, homeward their journey again

And at each stop old friends say farewell and they leave for the streets where they dwell

Upon the top deck somebody sings, with thoughts far away from this place

To the halls that the great singers grace


And those who were moved by the song, carry the memory long

At each new dawn the melody runs, over the Lancashire hills

Benches and bare wooden floors, a church hall with welcoming doors
In a back ward of streets of an old grey town come echoes of distant applause
And the newspaper falls in the hall, lying unfurled by the door
It carries five lines of a critical kind, that wouldn’t detain you long
They even got the name wrong

Chorus

December the night clouds come, the day’s work it is now done
Late afternoon, it’s dark here by five, rain on the bus windows run
And home in the evening gloom, fire burns in the front room
Music lies open, the metronome stands, window frames shake in the gust
Piano keys gather the dust

Chorus (Twice)


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