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Lyr Req: Bait Up + Old Bones (Jez Lowe)

03 Aug 97 - 06:42 AM (#10003)
Subject: Jez Lowe lyrics
From: Alison

Hi

Having just listened to Jez Lowe on the radio, I would like to know does anyone know the frist line of "I wish I had someone to put me bait up now."

It goes

"A village clock chimed, ? ? ? an old man sat and swore."

Thanks

Slainte

Alison


05 Aug 97 - 04:38 AM (#10080)
Subject: Lyr Add: BAIT UP (Jez Lowe)
From:

The Village clock chimed Home in Bed
The old man spat and swore
I've been out to paint the town, he said
But the town isn't there any more
Can I walk beside you
Though you're keen to be on your way
You must have someone that waits for you
At the end of this long day

chorus: Rest young man
In the shadow of the clock we stand
And I feel it creeping dark across my brow
I wish I had someone to put me bait up now

My house, he said, will be empty
The grate will be long since cold
I might be my own master
But I'm a slave to getting old
It's a long time since I woke up
To nowt but a lonely night
A long time since my bait was waiting
Wrapped up neat and tight

I've walked my share of young girls home
Across the wintry dark
And had to leave them sleeping
So as not to be late for work
I sometimes dream they lie there still
So soft and warm and young
But I guess they're old and grey like me
Or even dead and gone

My father used to warn me
I thought that he was mad
He said, times that make you happy
Just turn round and make you sad
I really shouldn't drink this much
At my age it's just not right
But I'm tired-er than two deputies
And I haven't eaten a bite


---by Jez Lowe


05 Aug 97 - 08:47 AM (#10091)
Subject: RE: Jez Lowe lyrics
From: Alison

Hi

Thanks very much.

Who was that masked man????? (possibly woman???)

Slainte

Alison


06 Aug 97 - 06:18 AM (#10142)
Subject: RE: Jez Lowe lyrics
From:

This is Claire K., *spectacled* woman, at your service. 8-)


19 May 98 - 05:00 PM (#28738)
Subject: RE: Jez Lowe lyrics
From: John Owen

re : Jez Lowe lyrics

Can anyone help with the lyrics to "Old Bones" - sadly I only know the chorus.

Any help greatfully received and returned in kind if I can.


19 May 98 - 06:17 PM (#28751)
Subject: RE: Jez Lowe lyrics
From: Will

Hi, John. Do you know what recording, if any, Old Bones is on? I can't find it on "Parish Notices", which is the only Jez Lowe recording I have.


20 May 98 - 05:50 AM (#28820)
Subject: RE: Jez Lowe lyrics
From: lalor

the lyrics for 'Old Bones' is on Jez Lowe's album 'Back Shift'. Unfortunately, I do not have the words.


21 May 98 - 04:11 AM (#28913)
Subject: Lyr Add: OLD BONES (Jez Lowe)
From: Grubby

When I was young, my father said to me, he said to me,
"Never take advice if it comes for free.
You can have all the riches of the golden kind,
But without the riches of your peace of mind,
You won't make old bones, you'll see."

CHORUS: You won't make old bones,
You won't make old bones,
You won't old bones, you'll see.

The old men sit and curse time slipping sand, time slipping sand.
I sit and curse the time upon my hands.
The north wind blows like the song of the sea.
The song it carries comes plain to me,
And says you won't make old bones, you'll see. Chorus

There are some folks make remark on my furrows and frowns, my furrows and frowns,
And say the only way is to get up when they turn you down,
And everybody gives the same advice:
Go sign on for a soldier's life,
Or you won't make old bones, you'll see. Chorus

So I went to the army like everyone told me to do, told me to do.
They said we'd love to make a soldier out of you,
But before I put my name on the line,
My father’s words came to me on time,
And he said you won't etc. Chorus

I said your guns and your drums are not for the likes of me, the likes of me,
Though my future it might be bleaker than bleak can be,
Cause you talk of many owing much too few
When all I ever wanted was a job to do.
They said you won't etc. Chorus

So you people in power and position, I tell you beware, I tell you beware
Of your facts and your figures to tell you what when and where,
'Cause your facts and your figures are the likes of me,
And don't try and tell me how my life should be,
Or you won't etc. Chorus


Isn't Jez a great song writer have a listen to Backshift and Tenterhooks albums for a host of moving songs from the pen of this singer/ songwriter.

Do any Mudcatters know of a site where I can get lyrics of songs by the Dubliners?

Regards
Grubby


21 May 98 - 10:48 AM (#28932)
Subject: RE: Jez Lowe lyrics
From: dick greenhaus

Hi Grubby- Thanx for giving me a chance to sound off on yet another feature of the Digital Tradition. You can also search for recording artists, Composers, Collectors etc. Our listings are far from complete, but a search on Dubliners came up with eleven hi


21 May 98 - 08:20 PM (#28954)
Subject: RE: Jez Lowe lyrics
From: Grubby

Many thanks Dick. Right under my nose and I did'nt know it. This certainly supports the old addage" When all else fails read the instructions". This added bit of knowledge about the digital Tradition has further increased my admiration for it and the people that maintain it.

Regards Grubby


22 May 98 - 09:18 PM (#29034)
Subject: RE: Jez Lowe lyrics
From: alison

Welcome Lalor,

Hope to see you here more often, although I know you're a regular lurker!!

Slainte

Alison


22 May 98 - 10:17 PM (#29039)
Subject: RE: Jez Lowe lyrics
From: Alan of Australia

That wouldn't be Lalor of the Park would it??

Cheers,
Alan


27 May 98 - 05:05 PM (#29466)
Subject: RE: Jez Lowe lyrics
From: Doctor John

Jez Lowe has two song books published by Fellside Music Publishing, ISBN nos. 1-8781318-00-9 and 1-871318-02-5 address Workington, Cumbria CA14 3EW, England. Hope this is of some help to you all.


28 May 98 - 06:57 AM (#29514)
Subject: RE: Jez Lowe lyrics
From: lalor

You are quite right Alan of Australia. It would be Lalor of the Park. How did you guess? Or, did a little bird tell you?

Lalor


29 May 98 - 10:01 AM (#29634)
Subject: RE: Jez Lowe lyrics
From: Alan of Oz

G'day Lalor,
'Twas an intelligent guess.

Cheers,
Alan


24 Oct 08 - 06:08 PM (#2475292)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bait Up -and- Old Bones (Jez Lowe)
From: GUEST,eurorock

Hi Guys,
I have just heard Jez Lowe for the first time and he sang the great song Bait up, I was speachless afterwards. Has anyone got the chords for it??
Thanks
Eurorock


24 Oct 08 - 06:20 PM (#2475309)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bait Up -and- Old Bones (Jez Lowe)
From: GUEST,Joe G

You can download some of Jez's song manuscripts from his web site - alternatively order his song books - they are excellent - though a few too many different tunings for my amateur fingers!