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Lyr Req: All Along the Rossendale (Mick Jones)

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Subject: lyr. req:All Along The Rosendale
From: Scotty
Date: 28 Mar 99 - 09:16 PM

Hi Everyone!...Does anyone out there know the words to All Along The Rosendale? The Mudcatters have never failed, no matter the task!!!Thanks a million!Scotty


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Subject: RE: lyr. req:All Along The Rosendale
From: bill\sables
Date: 29 Mar 99 - 06:59 AM

Scotty Is that the song about The cotton mills are closing down all over Lancashire? if it is I think I might have it somewhere I think it was written by Alan Bell Cheers Bill


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Subject: RE: lyr. req:All Along The Rosendale
From: Scotty
Date: 29 Mar 99 - 04:55 PM

YES!!I heard the tune a few days ago but couldn't make out many of the words, as usual...Thanks Bill!...Scotty


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Subject: RE: lyr. req:All Along The Rosendale
From: bill\sables
Date: 30 Mar 99 - 12:32 PM

Scotty I still can't find the words but I'll keep trying Cheers Bill


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Subject: RE: lyr. req:All Along The Rossendale
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Oct 02 - 11:50 PM

This is a song by Mick Jones. It's on the Constant Lovers CD by Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman. There are no lyrics in the CD booklet, but I'll try a transcription if nobody has this one.
Anybody?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: lyr. req:All Along The Rosendale
From: Sorcha
Date: 04 Oct 02 - 12:25 AM

I didn't find lyrics on line, Joe, so give it a shot.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ALL ALONG THE ROSSENDALE (Mick Jones)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Oct 02 - 01:08 AM

Well, I tried. I think I'd do better if it were German. Could somebody correct this for me?
Thanks.
-Joe Offer-


ALL ALONG THE ROSSENDALE
(Mick Jones)

The cotton mills are closing down all over Lancashire
From Burnley to the Mersey, and from Oldham to the Wyre
And all along the Rossendale, you'll hear a weary cry,
And the wind across the Pennines heaves a low and a deadly sigh.

Save our sheds from unemployment, that's all that we demand,
For we're clemming and we're starving, with no money in our hand.
Redeployment is the answer, from Whitehall's empty mouth,
Come leave your home and your family, lads; there's jobs for you down south.

But meanwhile for the last time, the factory whistles blow
For the profit margin's falling, and the capital's run low
And the stockbrokers of Altrincham, they must sell off all their shares
And not give a damn for the workingman, 'cause no one really cares

Now the sun sets over Pendle, and the rain begins to fall
And the government in Westminster ignores the weavers' call
And the glory that was England dies beneath the coal-black hills
And the legends of Jerusalem with the dark, Satanic mills

The cotton mills are closing down all over Lancashire
From Burnley to the Mersey, and from Oldham to the Wyre
And all along the Rossendale, you'll hear a weary cry,
And the wind across the Pennines heaves a low and a deadly sigh.

And the glory that was England dies beneath the coal-black hills
And the legends of Jerusalem with the dark, Satanic mills
CHORUS



Source: Transcribed by ear from the "Constant Lovers" CD, by Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman


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Subject: Lyr Add: ALL ALONG THE ROSSENDALE
From: GUEST,Dave Roberts, Salt Town Poets, Middlewich
Date: 04 Oct 02 - 01:44 AM

Hi,

Here's the song (from memory) as I heard it years ago:

Cotton mills are closing down all over Lancashire,
From Oldham to the Mersey; from Burnley to the Wyre,
And all along the Rossendale you'll hear a mournful cry,
And the winds across the Pennines heave a low and deadly sigh.

Save our sheds from unemployment, that's all that we demand,
For we're clemmin' and we're starvin', with no money in our hand,
Re-deployment is the answer now, from Whitehall's empty mouth,
Come leave your friends and family, there's a job for you down South.

And meanwhile, for the last time, the factory whistles blow
But the profit margin's falling, and the capital's run low,
And the stockbrokers of Altrincham must sell up all their shares,
Don't give a damn for the working man, for no-one really cares.

And as the sun sets over Pendle, and the rain begins to fall,
The Government in Westminster ignores the weavers' call;
And the glory that was England's dies, beneath the smoke black hills,
Like the legend of Jerusalem with her dark, satanic mills.

Note: (verse 2 'clemmin' = hungry/starving)

Hope this helps.

DAve Roberts
Salt Town Poets
Middlewich
      


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Subject: RE: lyr. req:All Along The Rossendale
From: GUEST,Dave Roberts, Salt Town Poets
Date: 04 Oct 02 - 01:50 AM

Hi,

Correction:
I've just noticed that I typed 'jills' in verse 4 instead of 'hills'.
But then, you'll have worked that one out!

DR
Correction noted and change made. Thanks a lot, Dave!
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: lyr. req:All Along The Rossendale
From: Noreen
Date: 04 Oct 02 - 06:56 AM

Joe's version should read: From Burnley to the Mersey, Burnley and Oldham being Lancashire mill towns (my part of the world, Joe).

Pendle Hill
Jerusalem....dark, Satanic mills


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Subject: RE: lyr. req:All Along The Rossendale
From: GUEST,DAve Roberts, Salt Town Poets
Date: 04 Oct 02 - 08:24 AM

Yes,

I may have transposed 'Oldham' and 'Burnley'in my memory.
Also, 'mournful' in verse 1 line 3 might have been 'weary'
But all in all, if you combine the versions I think you more or less have the song.

DAve Roberts
Salt Town poets,
Middlewich


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Subject: RE: lyr. req:All Along The Rossendale
From: GUEST,IanN
Date: 04 Oct 02 - 09:34 AM

Hi Dave

Do you know the tune?

Does anyone know the guitar chords?

Ian. ha ha!


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Subject: RE: lyr. req:All Along The Rossendale
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Oct 02 - 04:59 PM

OK, I revised my transcription of the lyrics, thanks to Dave and Noreen.
A group effort is usually better.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: lyr. req:All Along The Rossendale
From: lamarca
Date: 04 Oct 02 - 05:10 PM

George and I have been singing this paired with Si Kahn's "Spinning Mills of Home" - we first heard it on a Bernard Wrigley recording, Topic 12TS241 Rough and Wrigley.


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Subject: RE: lyr. req:All Along The Rossendale
From: Noreen
Date: 04 Oct 02 - 07:46 PM

Ok, could transcribe the tune from Dave & Anni given time- so if anyone else can do it quicker, please do...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along The Rossendale
From: GUEST,carol
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 02:34 PM

hi,
dose anybody have the cords for all along the rossendale if so it would be great to post then for me thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along The Rossendale
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 03 Feb 09 - 06:45 AM

Here's the chords that I use:

The (C)cotton mills are (F)closing down all (G7)over Lanca(C)shire
From Burnley to the (F)Mersey, and from (G7)Oldham to the (C)Wyre
And all along the (F)Rossendale, you'll (G7)hear a weary (C)cry,
And the wind across the (F)Pennines heaves a (G7)low and a deadly (C)sigh.

I've always heard this first verse sung as a chorus, between the other verses, so that's the way I sing it too.


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Subject: RE: They're closing down the cotton mills all over
From: GUEST,Rick Leslie
Date: 20 Feb 09 - 05:10 PM

1. The cotton mills are closing down all over Lancashire
From Burnley to the Mersey from Oldham to the Wyre
And all along the Rossendale you can hear the weavers cry
As the wind across the Pennines moans a low and deathly sigh

2. Save our sheds from unemployment that's all that we demand
We're clemmin' and we're starving with no money in our hands
Redeployment is the answer from Whitehall's empty mouth
Bring your friends and family there's a job for you down south

3. And meanwhile for the last time the factory whistle blows
The profit margin's falling and capital's run low
And the stockbrokers of Altrincham are selling all their shares
Don't give a damn for the working man, no one really cares

4. As the sun sets over Pendle and the rain begins to fall
The Government at Westminster ignores the weavers call
And the glory that was England dies beneath those coal black hills
A vision of Jerusalem and those dark satanic mills


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along The Rossendale
From: Paul Burke
Date: 20 Feb 09 - 07:45 PM

Clemmin'? Appen. But not for want of food. It was hope that they starved the Lancashire folk of back in the seventies and eighties when the mills were closing. Just shut up and die, and the sods are surprised when half Lancashire votes for the bloody fascists.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along The Rossendale
From: Austin P
Date: 21 Feb 09 - 03:35 AM

A favorite song around the pendle area i the 1970's

Spot the error:
"As the sun sets over pendle"

Pendle is East of Rossendale. So the sun rises over pendle.

Yes, I am anal. It'in my blood (check out my Aunts Shop).

;0)

AP

PS Right on, Paul

Then they imported cheaper workers
Now they demonise the burkhas
Of the sisters of my neighbours
But their story's just the same ...
(c) AP


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along The Rossendale
From: GUEST,Petra Jones
Date: 05 Jan 11 - 01:37 PM

Hi Guys, in actual fact, the man who wrote this song is my father and he is playing this song as i type, so glad so many people like it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along The Rossendale
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 06 Jan 11 - 07:41 AM

Not wishing to detract from the song at all but the phrase "The Rossendale" doesn't sound right to me as the area is always refered to just as Rossendale.

The river is the Irwell and the area name is derived from the "Forest of Rossendale", its medieval name, and applies to the complex area of hills.

The area is composed of several smaller valleys with tributaries to the Irwell running down them.

If you look at the chronological sequence of transport routes in the area you will find that the old ones ran high up the slopes and on the ridges. The toll roads were built lower down and the modern ones lower still, along with the railways. The towns also tend to have the older parts higher than the newer parts. There was a very small population before the late eighteenth century, St James's church Haslingden, being one of the oldest sites, hence the name Newchurch for the later hamlet nearer to Rawtenstall.

Many of the older buildings in Rossendale have now been demolished, along with the mills.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along The Rossendale
From: The Sandman
Date: 06 Jan 11 - 10:41 AM

I think lea nicholson was the first person to record this song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along the Rossendale (Mick Jones)
From: GUEST,Petra Jones
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 01:20 PM

as i said before my father, known as Mick Jones (although now he likes to be called Mike), wrote this song at the age of 19 after listening to the announcement of the demolishment of the cotton mills on the radio. A beautiful song. Thank you daddy :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along the Rossendale (Mick Jones)
From: Seayaker
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 08:10 PM

With reference to a previous post by Austin P.

"Pendle is East of Rossendale. So the sun rises over Pendle"

Pendle is due north of Rossendale according to O.S. Landranger 103 (Blackburn and Burnley)

The sun never rose over Pendle in the thirteen years that I lived in Helmshore.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along the Rossendale (Mick Jones)
From: breezy
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 06:03 AM

Bog off Sea yaker , at the age of 19 yer not expected to know yer North from South yat alone east from west,yer too busy with other matters

Great little song

I got it from Angela Brennan from Morecombe Lancs, a nurse at the time , she was on holiday in Padstow and she taught it me and wrote down the words. I think I still have em . But I know it antway and still sing it .

Hope Mike dont mind.

Tough


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along the Rossendale (Mick Jones)
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 07:29 AM

Living in Rossendale now I can confirm that Pendle is too far north for either sunrise or sunset to occur behind it, but it gets quite close to the sunset condition mid-summer if you are at the pub "The Deerplay" which is right at the northern extent of Rossendale. You certainly get some sunset coloured sky behind it and I have photos to prove it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along the Rossendale (Mick Jones)
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 07:27 AM

Dave Walters has stated the theory that the dark satanic mills originally refered to the established church rather than any industrial premises.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along the Rossendale (Mick Jones)
From: Brian Peters
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 09:02 AM

Is no-one going to say 'hello' to Petra Jones then, instead of arguing exactly where the sun rises?

Hi Petra, tell your Dad his song is much appreciated here. I've a memory of Mike Harding singing it in Manchester folk clubs in the 70s. Or was it Bernard Wrigley?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along the Rossendale (Mick Jones)
From: GUEST,Petra Jones
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 05:17 AM

Hi,
Dad says thank you for the appreciation :)
I recorded the song myself last week and the video is on youtube: HERE

Hope you like it, but dad said I got the lyrics a bit wrong. oops


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along the Rossendale (Mick Jones)
From: GUEST,John
Date: 04 May 11 - 07:11 AM

Thanks for the words. I want to sing this song at afolk club we have started up at anex-pat club in Limassol Cyprus.

Cheers,

John from Oldham


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along the Rossendale (Mick Jones)
From: Snuffy
Date: 12 Jul 11 - 04:42 PM

Rural rubbish collection axed
Penny-pinching Rossendale council has instructed some residents to throw their rubbish in the back of their car and dump it at a local collection point. Which will help the council save £92,000 in rubbish pickup costs. But how will more elderly local residents manage this new regime?

The bin bags they are piling up all over Lancashire
From Burnley to the Mersey from Oldham to the Wyre
And all along the Rossendale you can hear the old folks' cries
As the stench floats o'er the Pennines spread by rats and flies


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along the Rossendale (Mick Jones)
From: The Sandman
Date: 13 Jul 11 - 12:35 PM

Could it be Brian that it was lea nicholson


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along the Rossendale (Mick Jones)
From: The Sandman
Date: 13 Jul 11 - 12:37 PM

well done Petra, its lovely to hear you singing your dads song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along the Rossendale (Mick Jones)
From: GUEST,Ken of Sussex
Date: 18 Jun 13 - 03:31 AM

Any info on Mick/Mike Jones would be useful - I'm featuring the song (Dave & Anni's version) in my "Folk For All" programme on hospital radio, and it'd be nice to say a bit about the author (presumably, not the Mick Jones of Foreigner).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along the Rossendale (Mick Jones)
From: GUEST,Paul Canada
Date: 15 Aug 13 - 07:48 PM

Go to Moorland Folk website & buy "Counting the Bars" for 6 quid.
GREAT performance of Rossendale, Old Pendle   & more.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along the Rossendale (Mick Jones)
From: GUEST,Peter Stephens
Date: 17 Nov 13 - 06:26 AM

This song has been recorded by a friend of mine on a 12in disc. I cannot find the album and therefore unable to give the title of the disc. The recording artist was Roger Westbrook. He had two albums out in the 70's, one recorded live in Burnley.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along the Rossendale (Mick Jones)
From: GUEST,Guest, Graham Germany
Date: 17 Dec 15 - 05:00 AM

I first heard this song on Brit Forces Radio around 1985, sung by Marie Little, and was so struck by it that I noted down the title and the singer at the time. I have just found that note and was now googling for the lyrics, and searching for Marie Little's version on YouTube, which I can't find.
A very moving song - we were living in Manchester when the mills were closing. Congratulations to your Dad, Petra.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: All Along the Rossendale (Mick Jones)
From: GUEST,Guest, Graham Germany
Date: 17 Dec 15 - 05:00 AM

I first heard this song on Brit Forces Radio around 1985, sung by Marie Little, and was so struck by it that I noted down the title and the singer at the time. I have just found that note and was now googling for the lyrics, and searching for Marie Little's version on YouTube, which I can't find.
A very moving song - we were living in Manchester when the mills were closing. Congratulations to your Dad, Petra.


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