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Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)

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ROCKING ALONE IN AN OLD ROCKING CHAIR


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Subject: Lyr Req: 'The old rocking Chair' ?
From: smurf
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 08:48 AM

looking foro the lyrics for "the old rorcking chair" ,, which if i remember correctly, was the "b" side of "brian and michael's " matchstalk men" single ,, any help much apreceated

SMURF


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The old rocking Chair' ?
From: Paul Burke
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 09:05 AM

This one?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The old rocking Chair' ?
From: open mike
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 09:54 AM

One of Mildred Bailey's most famous songs


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The old rocking Chair' ?
From: smurf
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 12:26 PM

ooooh ,,, nice quick response Paul ,,, but no , it's not that one
If i recall the chorus goes along the lines of - -

"She was bonny, she was fair
And we made a lovely pair
I'd give half the world to see her
In the old rocking chair"

But i cant remember any of the verses

Smurf


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The old rocking Chair' ?
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Sep 06 - 07:34 PM

Ahhh i ve only just found that B side on the internet, give me a whil eto type out th elyrics lol


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The old rocking Chair' ?
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Sep 06 - 07:36 PM

www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=30184


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Subject: Lyr Add: OLD ROCKING CHAIR (from Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Sep 06 - 07:43 PM

Hiya
Definitely know this is the one you mean, ENJOY!!!!

Annie


THE OLD ROCKING CHAIR by Brian & Michael

I courted your old granma along the canal walks
And I told her shes the fairest of them all,
And I told her that I loved her and I wanted her for mine
And I wrote it all along the gasworks wall.

Now she gave me six fine sons and ya father he was one
And she kept the home together and her favorites she had none
But the war it cut the family down to more than half its size
And I saw ya granma aging right before me very eyes

"She was bonnie, she was fair,
And we made a lovely pair
I'd give half the world to see her
In that old rocking chair"

Now an angel called on us one night and took ya gran away
But I just had time to comb and plait her hair
And although lonely times did face me and it nearly broke me heart
Nobody else could fill that rocking chair

"She was bonnie, she was fair,
And we made a lovely pair
I'd give half the world to see her
In that old rocking chair"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The old rocking Chair' ?
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Sep 06 - 07:50 PM

Smurf

You can listen to it here if you want too

http://www.mad-music.com/html/depressing/depressing.html

Again Enjoy

Annie x


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The old rocking Chair' ?
From: smurf
Date: 22 Sep 06 - 05:12 AM

Whooooo and indeed Hooooooooo

Thanks annie xx


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The old rocking Chair' ?
From: smurf
Date: 23 Sep 06 - 03:58 PM

After listening / singing along a few times my mind suddenly remembered another verse that should be on the end of there

When I climb the stairs at night I pine for my sweet love
And I gaze upon the shadow on the wall
I can still remember when that shadow once was two
And beside me stood the fairest of them all

smurf


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE OLD ROCKING CHAIR
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 04:36 PM

I found your request for the words of The Old Rocking Chair, by chance. I have sung the song for years (30) at parties etc and I'm delighted to send you the words.

I courted your old Grandma, along the canal walk
and I told her she's the fairest of them all
And I told her that I loved her and I wanted her for mine
I wrote it all along the gaswork wall.

Now she gave six fine sons and your father he was one
She kept the home together and a favourite she had none
Now the war it cut the family down to more than half its size
I watched your Grandma ageing right before my very eyes

She was bonny she was fair and we made a lovely pair
I'd give half the world to see her in the old rocking chair

Hope this was a help.

Regards Eileen - neelie52@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: John J
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 03:00 AM

Just a bit of slightly related useless information:

Before they became Brian & Michael, they were known as Berk & Jerk and were probably the funniest act I have EVER seen anywhere. They did a floor spot at the Ring o' Bells folk club in Middleton, Manchester in the mid 70s but they didn't get booked as they weren't folk.

A few years after their song about L.S. Lowry I saw their names appear in the Legal Notices section of the Manchester Evening News, they had gone bankrupt. Sad.

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: oldhippie
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 07:52 AM

While reading this, some other lyrics popped into my head..."rocking alone in her old rocking chair"....anyone remember what song they're from?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michae
From: Susan of DT
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 08:17 AM

Old Hippie: Rocking Alone in her Old Rocking Chair is in the DT.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST,zoe
Date: 30 Jul 07 - 07:11 AM

can u tell me which web site i can download brian and micheals old rocking chair the b side to matchstick men thanks.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE OLD ROCKING CHAIR (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST,Patch
Date: 17 Sep 07 - 11:21 AM

THE OLD ROCKING CHAIR
by Brian & Michael

1. Now I courted your old grandma along the canal walk,
And I told her she's the fairest of them all,
And I told her that I loved her and I wanted her for mine,
And I wrote it all along the gasworks wall.

2. Now she gave me six fine sons and your father he was one,
And she kept the home together and her favourites she had none,
But the war it cut the family down to more than half its size,
And I saw your grandma aging right before me very eyes.

CHORUS: She was bonnie, she was fair,
And we made a lovely pair
I'd give half the world to see her
In the old rocking chair.

3. Now an angel called on us one night and took your gran away,
But I just had time to comb and plait her hair,
And though lonely times did face me and it nearly broke me heart,
Nobody else could fill that rocking chair. CHORUS

4. Now when I climb the stairs at night, by flicker of candle light,
And I look upon the shadow on the wall,
I can remember when that shadow once was two,
And besides me stood the fairest of them all. CHORUS TWICE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST,sue
Date: 19 Sep 07 - 04:11 PM

Next verse:

5. Now when I lay me down to sleep I pine for my sweet lass
And I wish that times were like they use to be.
And I hope your grandma hears me voice and tells the Lord above
To send an angel down to call on me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 19 Sep 07 - 04:23 PM

More or less correct John J but not quite. The Brian & Michael on the record weren't the same as Burke & Jerk. B & J sang the song around the clubs for some considerable time prior to releasing the record but they split up, I think, before it was recorded. The duo promoting the record were actually Mick Coleman and Kevin Parott (who also produced "There's Noone Just Like Grandma").
Ray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michae
From: GUEST,One who knows
Date: 05 Nov 07 - 07:46 PM

Kevin Parrott and Mick Coleman first met at The Albion Hotel at Stalybridge Cheshire during 1965. Mick joined Kevin's band The Big Sound, (not to be confused with Simon Dupree's group) as bass player/singer; Kevin was lead guitar player.
The group, which was augmented with trumpet, tenor & baritone saxes, were primarily a soul outfit modelled on the Stax house band, which backed such artistes as Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding.
Mick's style of singing complimented the line up, and the band spent the rest of the 1960's based mostly in Denmark, from where they regularly toured the rest of Europe and Israel.
When the Big Sound split, Mick left the music business for a while, and Kevin joined Manchester rock group "Oscar" who eventually signed with DJM records, and continued the round of UK and European touring. They were also one of the few UK bands to play in Tehran.
From being a kid, Mick, had a literary talent, and loved writing stories and poetry, and now started to write songs, Matchstalk Men being one of them.
He joined a folk group in the 1970's, which was a totally different style of music to what he'd been playing with the Big Sound, and noticed that they sang traditional songs, so decided to write his own "traditional songs" which the group started to perform.
He saw his first Lowry in a small gallery in Manchester, just a few doors away from Johnny Roadhouse's music shop, where he got his first guitar. Mick noticed that many of the scenes in Lowry's pictures were of his own childhood Manchester, and places he used to play as a child. Particularly around the workhouse where Mick and his family lived for about seven years from him being about five.
This was the last workhouse in England, they lived there because his dad had left home, and the family were destitute.
Mick had the idea for a tribute to Lowry during the early 1970's and had the bare bones of the song before Lowry's death in 1976. After he died though, Mick was spurred on to finish the song.
He first sang it at a folk club near Mosley Street bus station in Manchester. In the audience that night was Trevor Hyatt form Granada TV, with Anna Ford.
They complimented him on the song, and was asked for encore after encore.
During the mid 1970's, Mick formed a comedy duo with work colleague Brian Burke, and began performing in the local pubs and clubs as Burke & Jerk.
Kevin and Mick had stayed friends since the Big Sound, and Mick often went to see "Oscar" shows. The pair considered collaborating as writer/producer as Kevin now had the recording experience having made three albums with "Oscar", and a desire to produce records in his own right. The only problem was the lack of money to pursue the ambition.
Eventually he borrowed the estimated £1000 needed to produce the record, and set about turning the song into a Lowry painting in sound.
"Oscar" recorded at Strawberry Studio in Stockport, which was owned by 10cc, but as the budget for MM wouldn't stretch to Strawberry's £25 an hour, he used Pluto Studio up the stairs from Strawberry. Pluto was owned by former Herman's Hermits guitar player Keith Hopwood, and cost £16 an hour.
However, when Kevin needed a school choir for MM, Strawberry MD Peter Tattersall suggested the school his children attended, St. Winifreds.
Also recruited was the band from Kevin's village, Tintwistle Brass Band.
The song was recorded over three sessions in September 1977, but the money ran out before a "B" side could be laid down. This was eventually remedied, when Kevin's friend Phil Hampson, who was the manager of a small studio in Manchester, opened the doors late one night the following week.
Eventually after being turned down several times, the song was picked up by Pye Records. The trouble was that there wasn't really a name for the act.
Kevin was still with Oscar and signed to DJM Records, Mick was in the comedy act as Burke & Jerk, so eventually it was decided to front up with Mick & Brian Burke as Brian & Michael.
Unfortunately though, the act's agent Jim O'Farrell, who had been Freddy & the Dreamers manager, pushed for the Burke & Jerk subtitle on the record label hoping it would enhance their comedy career.

The record was released on November 25th 1977, but a couple of weeks later Brian Burke refused to have anything to do with the project despite being given a royalty by Kevin and a writing credit by Mick. He also refused to take part in any promotional activities.
The only solution was for Kevin to leave "Oscar" after ten years, and take his place with Mick, but of course Pye wasn't going to re-issue the record under a change of name. Kevin had to live "the life of Brian".
While working to promote the record with press and radio interviews, to earn a living the pair rehearsed and rewrote the Burke & Jerk act, and continued working the clubs. Eventually the venues improved as Matchstalk Men got more radio plays, but they admit it was difficult to reconcile the Burke &Jerk image with the song.
Eventually during February 1978, the record made number 45 in the charts and the boys made their first Top of the Pops appearance, and were one of the few acts at that time to sing and play live on the programme.
Matchstalk Men went to number 1 in the UK charts in April, and stayed at the top for three weeks. It was then possible to phase out the dreaded Burke & Jerk name. By coincidence, on the day the record made number one, Kev & Mick performed at the London Palladium where DJ Peter Powell presented them with their first silver disc. The record of course soon went gold, and Mick was awarded the Ivor Novello award, one of highest accolades a songwriter can receive.
They continued working together as B&M until 1980, having made two albums for Pye, but without another substantial single hit, hence appearing on the "One Hit Wonders" list, and lots of the "Where are they now" and "One Hit Wonder" type TV documentaries. So many in fact, everyone should know where they are by now, the most recent of these being on Channel 4 in May this year. However, the One Hit Wonder tag isn't strictly accurate. Kevin found and produced "The Sparrow", a number 11 hit for the "Ramblers" in 1979. Mick wrote the Ken Dodd hit "Hold my Hand" in 1981. Together in their roles as writer/producer, they were responsible for " It's Horrible Being in Love when you're Eight and a Half", with Claire & Friends during 1986. Claire was a pupil at St Winifred's, who had their own number 1 in 1980 as a result of their participation with Matchstalk Men.
Kev and Mick (Brian & Michael) came together again in 1984 when they recorded the old Dave Berry hit "Mama" for RCA, which made the top 75.
They and their families have stayed friends throughout the years, both pursuing different careers, and only choosing to play special events and venues.
More recently these have including the Plaza Theatre in Stockport, and appropriately The Lowry Centre at Salford Quays on two occasions. The second time was at the invitation of Sainsbury's who are the sponsors of the Choir of the Year Competition. At this event they were reunited with the original girls from the St Winifred's Choir, and once again the boys received a tremendous welcome from a full house of almost 2000 people, demonstrating that "Matchstalk Men" is still lovingly remembered today.
At the end of last year, they were back in the studio recording a new single due for release in November, and from April have a commitment to performing together on a more regular basis at selected venues.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST,Leigh
Date: 06 Nov 07 - 09:24 AM

At last! I've searched for the lyrics to that song from time to time over the years and can't say how delighted I am to find them, and a few others who love the song.

My parents had the Matchstalk Men single with this on the B side and I used to dance around the record player to it as a four year old. It holds such happy memories for me, although it's a rather melancholy song.

I seem to remember a chorus something like:

'She was bonny, she was fair
She had long golden hair..'

..but then I was only four.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST,ann
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 01:45 AM

ive been searching for it on cd, know where does it... my dad only has it on reel to reel... very fond child hood memories sat listening to match sticks n old rocking... i downloaded cats n dogs as my dads mobile ring tone n id love to find the b side to download....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: Brakn
Date: 11 Nov 07 - 02:53 AM

"One who knows" thanks for that! great info.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST,Stue. B.
Date: 24 Nov 07 - 07:42 AM

Just found song. thought it great. Can anyone help with guitar tab ?
Think it's in key of G. Please help if you can.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST,mike
Date: 03 Jan 08 - 05:39 PM

any ideas where i can download the song?

cheers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST,Stue B.
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 03:22 PM

If you send me email. stuebarker@midnightinst.fsnet.co.uk   I can send you copy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST,Skynet424
Date: 02 May 08 - 02:01 PM

I have just you a e-mail regarding your offer, if you can help me with this song many thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: matchstick men(Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 07:10 AM

lyr req Matchstick Men (Brian & Michael)
    Click here for "Matchstick Men."
    -Joe Offer, Forum Moderator-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST,Blasey
Date: 10 Jan 09 - 11:13 AM

This brought back sooooo many good memories.   Enjoy

THE OLD ROCKING CHAIR by Brian & Michael

Now I courted your old grandma along the canal walks,
And I told her she's the fairest of them all,
And I told her that I loved her and I wanted her for mine,
And I wrote it all along the gasworks wall.

Now she gave me six fine sons and your father he was one,
And she kept the home together and her favorites she had none,
But the war it cut the family down to more than half its size,
And I saw your grandma aging right before me very eyes.

CHORUS: She was bonnie, she was fair,
And we made a lovely pair
I'd give half the world to see her
In that old rocking chair.

Now an angel called on us one night and took ya gran away,
But I just had time to comb and plait her hair,
And although lonely times did face me and it nearly broke me heart,
Nobody else could fill that rocking chair. CHORUS

Now when I climb the stairs at night, By flicker of candle light,
And I look upon those shadows on the wall,
I can remember when that shadow once was two,
And besides me stood the fairest of them all. CHORUS

Now as I lay me down to sleep, I pine for my sweet lass
And I wish that times were like they use to be
And I hope your grandma hears me voice and tells the lord above
To send an angel down to call on me. CHORUS TWICE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST,Keith
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 01:40 AM

Thanks for the lyrics. I have been looking occaisionally for the lyrics for quite some time.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michae
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Dec 09 - 08:27 PM

Does anyone have the chords?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 28 Dec 09 - 10:07 PM

I'd guess never having heard the song and having been informed that it's in the key of G, I will posit that the song makes use of G, C, D(7), and maybe Em, Am and an outside chance of Bm. That likely won't help much, but it narrows the field when you're searching for chords.

Has anyone checked Youtube to see if it's there?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Jan 10 - 02:02 PM

Yes, it's on YouTube. That "video" contains both sides of Brian & Michael's 1977 single: (A) MATCHSTALK MEN AND MATCHSTALK CATS AND DOGS and (B) THE OLD ROCKING CHAIR.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michae
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jan 10 - 07:20 PM

Anyone have the chords?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 25 Jan 10 - 07:23 PM

If you are unable to learn the chords by ear from the Youtube link given by Jim, I'll take a stab at it. However, you'll learn more if you try it yourself. No offence meant.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Apr 10 - 10:44 PM

Hi looking for a copy of this song if anyone is able to send me one that would be super fantastic or at least know where i can hear it please.

My grandma just died and it reminded me of her and she wants it playing at her funeral cant find it anywhere and really want it.

If you could please forward it to my email address as long as the download or where i can hear it is free please.

ianlloyd86@hotmail.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Apr 10 - 04:43 PM

The link I posted earlier is now dead; YouTube says the video has been "removed by the user."

However, I found this one, an actual video of an actual concert performance by the Irish Rovers. (as opposed to an audio track accompanying various still pictures, which is what you often see at YouTube) Click here!

The video is posted under the title "Irish Rovers-Old Rocking Chair" but when he introduces the song, he calls it GRANDMOTHER'S OLD ROCKING CHAIR. I've listened, and verified that it's the same song, with a few minor differences in wording, as the one recorded by Brian & Michael.

I haven't found any evidence that the Irish Rovers ever recorded the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST,dave herbert
Date: 25 Nov 10 - 04:20 AM

http://www.myspace.com/matchstalkmen/music/playlists/my-playlist-34864?ap=1
you can hear the whole song here. no7. hope everyone enjoys it as much as i did. not heard it in 25 years and still remember every word.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST,Ruth
Date: 30 Nov 10 - 02:30 PM

I am 32 years old and when i was a young girl my lovely nan who is sadly no longer with us used to play this for me and my younger brother, we loved it, it was the the b side to Matchstick men and matchstalk cats and dogs. Dave Hervet i have just listened to this on your link and it made me cry as i have not heard it for so long and it reminds me of my na. Is there any way you can buy or download this as i would love to give it to my brother as a Christmas present?? Please please help. Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST,guest. helen
Date: 28 Aug 11 - 08:58 PM

Thanks so much for all the versus to this very nostalgic song. Coming from this part of England and understanding what the gas works wall means and also seeing the after affects of world war 2 , makes this very special to me.
I often sang it with my family and friends around the camp fires along with match stalk men, two favourites. I had forgotten the all the words to the last verse and now here they are, so grateful.
Peace helen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST,mapletonmomma - Brenda
Date: 23 Jan 12 - 02:35 PM

1942 THE OLD ROCKING CHAIR Unreleased Recording of Hank Williams sr - can you find this one?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Mar 12 - 09:11 PM

No they never did. I asked Will and he told me that they had never recorded it. They sang it in concert and on the TV show only.

I love this song!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST,Paul Eastley
Date: 10 Jun 12 - 05:29 AM

Well it's now the 10th of June 2012. I've searched the internet from one end to the other and I cannot find a CD of the original album which was called "The Matchstalk Men". However you can find it in My Space if you look for It as someone else in this forum said.

http://www.myspace.com/matchstalkmen/music/songs?filter=popular

Also If you type Matchstalk Men in on Ebay you can buy the Vinyl versions.
I think if they brought out a cd of the original It would sell like hot cakes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST,Anthony Hall
Date: 16 Jan 14 - 04:37 PM

ok I havent sang this for over 30 years so Im relying on my rusty old menmory. If anyone could add the chords I would be grateful!

The Old Rocking Chair.
Brian and Michael.

Now I courted your old Grandma
Along the canal walk
and I told her she's the fairest of them all
and I told her that I loved her
and I wanted her for mine
and I wrote all along the gas works wall.

(Chorus)
She was bonny, she was fair
and we made a lovely pair
I'd give half the world to see her
in the old rocking chair.

Now she gave me six fine sons
and your father he was one
The young she kept together
and a favourite she had none
But the war it cut the family down
to more (Lower?) than half its size
and I saw your grandma ageing
right before me very eyes.

(Chorus)

Now an angel called on us one night
and took your gran away
but I just had time to comb an Plait her hair
and though lonely times did face me
and it nearly broke my heart
nobody else could fill that rocking chair.

(Chorus)

Now when I climb the stairs at night
by flicker of candle light
and I look upon the shadow onthe wall
I can remember when that shadow once was two
and beside me stood the fairest of them all.

(No chorus - straight to next verse)

Now when I lay me down to sleep
I cry for my sweet lass
and I wish that times were like they used to be.
and I hope your grandma hears me voice
and tells the lord above
to send an angel down to call on me.

Chorus x 2

(I think thats it!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Rocking Chair (Brian & Michael)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 May 14 - 06:40 AM

Can Paul eastley contact me on 0428110481


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