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Lyr Req: Cold Missouri Waters (James Keelaghan)

20 Dec 00 - 04:24 PM (#360570)
Subject: Sweet Missouri water????
From: GUEST

I'm looking for the artist or the name of a song. My problem is that I only remember the storyline of the song and some fragmented lyrics. It is a folk song, male artist, about a group of Firefighters fighting a large forest fire. Some of the fragmented lysics are " 13 crosses under the sweet Missouri water" or something along those lines. Any help would be much appreciated.


20 Dec 00 - 04:36 PM (#360577)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Missouri water????
From: Burke

I love that song.

James Keelaghan
Cold Missouri Waters
CD Title: Recent Future
Label: Green Linnet -- Rep -- - 1995

It's also been recorded by Cry,Cry,Cry


20 Dec 00 - 05:05 PM (#360604)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Missouri water????
From: Allan C.

If you go to crycrycry.com and look at "other links" you will find,"Ron Greitzer's Guitar Chord Transcription Page" where you will be able to get most of the lyrics and all of the chords to Cry, Cry, Cry's songs. While you are there in the links, click on the "concert". I have played this hundreds of times. It has the song you seek plus nearly all of the cuts on their CD - only better! IMHO.

If you have never heard this group, this is one of the better ways to get to know them.


20 Dec 00 - 05:20 PM (#360612)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Missouri water????
From: Jacob B

Here is a link to another thread with information about the song and the fire.


20 Dec 00 - 05:24 PM (#360615)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Missouri water????
From: Susanne (skw)

You could also try MySongbook or James Keelaghan's own website, though I'm not sure the lyrics are there.


21 Dec 00 - 04:04 PM (#361294)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Missouri water????
From: Knicke

I got to see Mr. Keelaghan perform that one live. SHIVERS! Probably my favorite musician out there for doing tragic ballads. He has another one called "Rebecca's Lament" which is gorgeous, though I can't seem to find it on any recordings. Does anyone know about that song?