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Lyr Req: Menin Gate (Les Sullivan)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Menim Gate
From: GUEST,Barb'ry - at work
Date: 14 Nov 06 - 07:37 PM

Does anyone have the words for the Menim Gate? Think it's by Les Sullivan. A friend wants to learn it and can't find it anywhere.
Many thanks
Barb'ry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Menim Gate
From: Peace
Date: 14 Nov 06 - 07:48 PM

Menin Gate?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Menim Gate
From: Peace
Date: 14 Nov 06 - 07:58 PM

Sorry. I am not familiar with the song, but if it refers to Ypres, then the correct spelling is above. If I am mistaken, my apologies Barb'ry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Menim Gate
From: SussexCarole
Date: 14 Nov 06 - 08:04 PM

I'll pm you Les' e mail Barb


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Menim Gate
From: GUEST,Barb'ry again
Date: 14 Nov 06 - 08:31 PM

yes, sorry spelled it wrongly - m and n is too close together!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Menin Gate (Les Sullivan)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Nov 06 - 11:11 PM

MENIM GATE is how it's spelled at Les Sullivan's web site. The song appears in his album "Echoes of Lowlands."

Surely he meant Menin Gate. I guess even good songwriters can be bad spellers.

I couldn't find any lyrics or sound samples there, though.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MENIN GATE (Les Sullivan)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 17 Nov 06 - 02:49 AM

I was standing with Les and Carys listening to the pompiers playing the Last Post at the Menin Gate in Ieper/ Ypres just two weeks ago today....

MENIN GATE (Les Sullivan, Nov 99)

I see you reading names carved in stone
Each one a man with a tale of his own
You came to Ieper with your friends for fun
I came with mine but I carried a gun
        
        Ch/I was a sailor barely nineteen
        I fell so far from the sea
        They play their bugles each night at eight
        For people like me at the old Menin Gate

We joined the navy to fight on the sea
Parfitt and Sawdy young Dave Tee and me
Funny to think that the one ship we saw
Brought us to Belgium to die in the war

Everywhere water, rain, mud and clay
One great explosion in water I lay
There in the shell-hole that's where I drowned
And to this day, well I've never been found

Laugh with your friends as you travel this land
Read our four names perhaps you'll understand
Out in the fields there's an old shattered tree
And Parfitt and Sawdy, young Dave Tee and me


Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Menin Gate (Les Sullivan)
From: GUEST,Oh silly me! Sorry Lese. What an idioit!
Date: 23 Oct 08 - 01:57 PM


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