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Lyr Req: Sing No Sad Songs for Me

GUEST,old git 03 Jan 07 - 07:22 PM
Peace 03 Jan 07 - 08:13 PM
GUEST 03 Jan 07 - 08:36 PM
Peace 03 Jan 07 - 09:51 PM
GUEST,old git 04 Jan 07 - 04:09 AM
GUEST,old git 04 Jan 07 - 04:02 PM
Peace 04 Jan 07 - 04:59 PM
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Liz the Squeak 04 Jan 07 - 05:55 PM
Micca 05 Jan 07 - 10:09 AM
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Subject: Lyr req:sing no sad songs for me
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 03 Jan 07 - 07:22 PM

does anyone know all the words to the song that begins;
Sing no sad songs for me
When I am gone
No grief no Litany
When I am gone


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Subject: RE: Lyr req:sing no sad songs for me
From: Peace
Date: 03 Jan 07 - 08:13 PM

Do you recall who it was by?

Phil Ochs had one that says much like that but not quite.


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Subject: RE: Lyr req:sing no sad songs for me
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jan 07 - 08:36 PM

not sure
think it may have been the McGarigles
it's a funny song


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Subject: RE: Lyr req:sing no sad songs for me
From: Peace
Date: 03 Jan 07 - 09:51 PM

The phrase "no grief, no litany" appears nowhere on Mr Google.


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Subject: RE: Lyr req:sing no sad songs for me
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 04:09 AM

thanksfor trying Peace


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Subject: RE: Lyr req:sing no sad songs for me
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 04:02 PM

anyone else know it

it has a verse about no posh cars...stick me in a transit!


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Subject: RE: Lyr req:sing no sad songs for me
From: Peace
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 04:59 PM

Sorry, buddy. Let's keep the thread refreshed for a few days and maybe it'll strike a chord with someone out there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr req:sing no sad songs for me
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 05:09 PM

I think that's by our very own Micca. PM him.


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Subject: RE: Lyr req:sing no sad songs for me
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 05:55 PM

I'd've said that was Micca too... he did write one with that line as part of the refrain.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr req:sing no sad songs for me
From: Micca
Date: 05 Jan 07 - 10:09 AM

I doubt if this is the song you are looking for "old Git", but just in case here it is. It was written for Rod Shearman and sung at the Memorial sing in The Barn at Towersey after the scattering of his ashes on the footpath from the campsite, in accordance with his last wishes

Sing No sad songs for me (For Rod Shearman)
(Tune White Dress by Swarbrick/ Mc Tell)

Sing no sad songs for me
Shed You no tears
Its not what I would want
If I were here
But say rude poems aloud
Drink pots of Beer
Sing no sad songs for me
Shed you no tears

Chorus   
Sing no sad songs for me
Live like tomorrow
Will Never be

Sing No sad songs for me
Shed you no tears
But Chat the girls for me
Admire their rears
smile at a homely girl
make her feel great
and Gather daisies
before its too late

Live every moment
as if It is your last
Love now and laugh much
Life is a blast
Reach out and touch the sky
Feel now the rain
You pass this way just once
And never again.

Chorus   
Time is a fleeting
And swiftly goes
Favouring no one
As a river flows
No time for regretting
Don't be so dull
Grab you the moment
live it to the full

When you are in the earth
There's time to rest
Too much regretting
Brings pains in your chest
Carpe Diem is our watch cry
We will be sensible... By and bye

Chorus   

Raise up no stones for me
Carve not my name
Scatter my ashes
Where I played the game
Here on a footpath
Where My friends go
Spilling a drink for me
Lying here below

Chorus
Sing no sad songs for me
Shed You no tears
Its not what I would want
If I were here
But but sing my songs aloud
Drink pots of Beer
But no sad songs for me
Shed you no tears

©Micca Patterson Jan2002


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Subject: RE: Lyr req:sing no sad songs for me
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 05 Jan 07 - 05:52 PM

thanks micca...lovely song and I'm sure rod would have loved it...but as you guessed it's not the one I'm looking for...though i have printed it out....
there must be someone who has heard the other one
I think the next line is something like.....
sing me a song with a long refrain
if they don't get it right they'll have to sing it again..


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Subject: RE: Lyr req:sing no sad songs for me
From: Peace
Date: 05 Jan 07 - 06:08 PM

EUREKA. I changed the line from "Sing no sad songs for me" to "sing me no sad song". IS THIS IT?

When I am gone sing for me no sad songs plant no flowers at my head
Feed the green grass that coveres me or a dew drop wet
And I hope you'll remember even if I forget
And sing me no sad songs and shed me no tears
[ dobro ]
My eyes will be blinded my ears will not hear
So sing me no sad songs and shed me no tears
[ dobro ]
The stone at my head will say that I'm gone that all my seeds have been sown
But I'll leave with you my memory in silence to live on
And I hope you'll remember even if I forget
And sing me no sad songs and shed me no tears
[ dobro ]
My eyes will be blinded...
Shed me no tears shed me no tears

I have never heard the song before, so I have no idea where line breaks go. It is from

http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Shed-Me-No-Tears-lyrics-/1CB376DD942978F748256E6300119AD0

and the title is "Shed Me No Tears".


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Subject: RE: Lyr req:sing no sad songs for me
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 05 Jan 07 - 06:24 PM

nice song ,Peace...but not the right one...the one I'm looking for is definitely a FUNNY one


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Subject: RE: Lyr req:sing no sad songs for me
From: Peace
Date: 05 Jan 07 - 06:25 PM

LOL

Had me all excited there. DANG!


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Subject: RE: Lyr req:sing no sad songs for me
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 06 Jan 07 - 05:35 AM

thanks for trying!


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Subject: RE: Lyr req:sing no sad songs for me
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Jan 07 - 06:52 PM

Allmusic.com lists several songs with similar titles. You might try listening to sound samples there until you hear one that sounds familiar:

(DON'T SING NO MORE) SAD SONGS,
DON'T PLAY ME NO SAD SONGS,
DON'T SING ME SAD SONGS,
DON'T SING NO SAD SONGS FOR ME,
NO MORE SAD SONGS,
NO SAD SONGS FOR ME,
SING NO SAD SONGS FOR ME.


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Subject: RE: Lyr req:sing no sad songs for me
From: GUEST,flyingcat
Date: 08 Jan 07 - 04:01 PM

I think what your' after is a christina rossetti poem called "when I am When I Am Dead, My Dearest, sing no sad songs for me
by Christina Rossetti
as set to music by Leonard Lehrman, op. 6 #2
Copyright 1964
see link
.http://artists-in-residence.com/ljlehrman/wordsettings/WhenIAmDeadMyDearest.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr req:sing no sad songs for me
From: GUEST,flyingcat
Date: 08 Jan 07 - 04:03 PM

sorry, didn't do link properly!! google "when i am dead my dearest sing no sad songs for me lyrics and you'll find it. Hope that works, regards, Moira


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Subject: RE: Lyr req:sing no sad songs for me
From: GUEST,flyingcat
Date: 08 Jan 07 - 04:06 PM

oops!! just realised the song you're after is a funny one. Should havae read athe whole thread shouldn't i :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sing No Sad Songs for Me
From: GUEST,old git
Date: 10 Jan 07 - 07:55 AM

thanks for all the help...it doesn't look as though it's recorded anywhere on the net..but has anyone out there any knowledge of it??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sing No Sad Songs for Me
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jan 07 - 06:31 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sing No Sad Songs for Me
From: Scrump
Date: 12 Jan 07 - 06:37 AM

The Last Will and Testament of Jake Thackray (the song by him) has similar sentiments, i.e. don't be sad when I'm gone, have a good knees-up at the wake, etc. Just thought I'd mention it as it may be of interest to others looking for such songs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sing No Sad Songs for Me
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Jan 07 - 07:08 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sing No Sad Songs for Me
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Apr 13 - 06:28 PM

It was the Ranting Sleazos who did this one


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