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Lyr/Tune Req: Day of the Clipper (Steve Romanoff)

07 Feb 00 - 10:23 PM (#174826)
Subject: Day of the Clipper
From: GUEST,Paddy

Does anybody habe the lyrics to "Day of the Clipper" recorded by Makem and Clancy on Two for the Early Dew . Any help would be great!


08 Feb 00 - 09:17 AM (#174955)
Subject: Lyr Add: DAY OF THE CLIPPER (Steve Romanoff)
From: kendall

This was written by my good friend Steve Romanoff of the trio SCHOONER FARE.

You can see the squares of canvas dancing over the horizon.
You can hear the shanty wailing to the heaving of the men.
Feel the seas up to your knees and you know the sea is rising,
And you know the clipper’s day has come again.
To the men on high the bos’n’s cry commands a killing strain
‘Til every mother’s son begins to break.
With a hearty shout, she comes about and heads into the rain,
And the ship has never seen a better day.

CHO.: Sailing ships and sailing men will sail the open waters
Where the only thing that matters is the wind inside the main.
So, all you loving mothers, keep your eye upon your daughters,
For the sails will mend their tatters and the masts will rise again.

Human dreams and wooden beams are all that makes her go,
And the magic of the wind upon her sails.
We’d rather fight the weather than the fishes down below.
God help us if the rigging ever fails.
As the timber creaks, the Captain speaks above the vessel’s groans
‘Til every soul on board can hear the call.
It’s nothing but the singing of the ship inside her bones,
And this is when she likes it best of all. CHO.

Where the current goes, the clipper’s nose is plowing fields of green.
Where fortune takes the crews, we wish them well.
Where men can be either lost at sea or somewhere in between,
The regions of a heaven and a hell.
They sail from eastern harbors to the California shore
If you set your mind to see them, then, you can
As you count each mast go sailing past, you’re prouder than before
And you know the clipper’s day has come again. CHO.
^^

Some line break problems fixed. --JoeClone, 25-Apr-02.


19 May 01 - 11:18 PM (#466610)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Day of the Clipper
From: GUEST,kewlceltic983

does anyone know the chording for this song?? thanks for any help


19 May 01 - 11:28 PM (#466620)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Day of the Clipper
From: raredance

Kendall forgot to add that Schooner Fare's take on the song is on their album "Day of the Clipper"

rich r


20 May 01 - 09:00 AM (#466728)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Day of the Clipper
From: kendall

Kendall forgets a lot of things these days!


04 Nov 03 - 12:08 PM (#1047717)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Day of the Clipper
From: MMario

hey Kendall! Any chance you could get Steve to post the tune and/or send it to me so I could post it?


05 Nov 03 - 09:53 AM (#1048413)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Day of the Clipper
From: kendall

Steve is not a catter, but if you were to call me I could probably sing enough of it to give you the tune.


01 Aug 07 - 11:35 PM (#2117056)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Day of the Clipper
From: GUEST,Stan

Schooner Fare's "take on the song" Day of the Clipper? Steve Romanoff of Schooner Fare wrote the bloody song!


04 Oct 08 - 09:05 PM (#2457399)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Day of the Clipper
From: GUEST

does any know the chords to this great tune


05 Oct 08 - 01:01 AM (#2457476)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Day of the Clipper
From: Michael Harrison

Well, let's see,...chords. I will try to give them to you without a guitar handy. I do it in the key of "Bb" by capoing on the third fret and playing the first chord in the "G" configuration; therefore,
I will put this forth as a song in "G."

Intro: G C G F D G (I also do the intro after each chorus)

Verse: G C G / G D / C D G C / G D G

Chorus: D C G C D / C D G C / G D G > intro

Truth is I had to go get a guitar, but those are the chords I use.
Maybe someone else uses a different group of chords and will also put it out here. Cheers,..............mwh


13 Oct 08 - 07:58 AM (#2464293)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Day of the Clipper (Steve Romanoff)
From: GUEST

thank you mike for the chords


13 Oct 08 - 02:10 PM (#2464599)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Day of the Clipper (Steve Romanoff)
From: Charley Noble

Thank-you's are much appreciated on this forum!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


13 Oct 09 - 07:43 AM (#2744802)
Subject: Tune Req: The Day of the Clipper
From: Ballycastle

Was wondering if anyone would have sheet music for this tune
The Day of the Clipper by Steve Romanoff and recorded by the late great Tommy Makem. I am not really looking for chords, thanks.


13 Oct 09 - 04:54 PM (#2745253)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Day of the Clipper
From: EBarnacle

I don't have sheet music for it but have you listened to the Schooner Fare version on their tapes?


13 Oct 09 - 09:33 PM (#2745432)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Day of the Clipper
From: Stewart

On YouTube Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy - The Day Of The Clipper with words.

Cheers, S. in Seattle


14 Oct 09 - 12:05 AM (#2745475)
Subject: RE: Lyr/tune Req: Day of the Clipper (Steve Romanoff)
From: Seamus Kennedy

Kendall's friend Seamus Kennedy does a great job of it on his 'Sailing Ships & Sailing Men' CD.

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