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Lyr/Tune Req: Bread and Fishes (Alan Bell)

08 Sep 98 - 10:51 PM (#37525)
Subject: lyr req: Bread and Fishes
From: Alex

Anyone have the lyrics and author of this song? We have bread and fishes and jug of red wine --------- And the wind in the willows ????
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09 Sep 98 - 03:25 AM (#37562)
Subject: RE: lyr req: Bread and Fishes
From: Alan of Australia

G'day,
It's in the DT, BREAD AND FISHES - Click here.

Cheers,
Alan


21 Sep 98 - 03:29 PM (#38826)
Subject: wind in the willow(s)???
From: Daniel

Hi out there ! I just returned from Ireland to Germany and I still have a song in my ear that an irish guy sang one evening. The only thing I know is the name of the song: The wind in the willow (or willows?). Now I was searching for a recording of the song, but I didn´t find anything. Who knows the words to the song and who can tell me which artist made a recording of it ??? I´m waiting... Daniel


21 Sep 98 - 04:30 PM (#38835)
Subject: Lyr Add: BREAD AND FISHES (Alan Bell)
From: Songbob

From DigiTrad:

BREAD AND FISHES
(Alan Bell)

1. As I went a walkin' one mornin' in spring,
I met with some travelers in an old country lane.
One was an old man, the second a maid,
And the third was a young boy who smiled as he said:

CHORUS: We've the wind in the willows, and the birds in the sky.
We've a bright sun to warm us, wherever we lie.
We have bread and fishes and a jug of red wine
To share on our journey with all of mankind.

2. I sat down beside them, the flowers all around,
And we ate on a mantle spread out on the ground.
They told me of prophets and princes and kings,
And they spoke of the one God who knows everything. CHORUS

3. I asked them to tell me their name and their race,
So I might remember their kindness and grace.
"My name is Joseph, this is Mary, my wife,
And this is our young son, our pride and delight.
We travel the whole world, by land and by sea,
To tell all the people how they might be free." CHORUS

4. Sadly, I left them, in an old country lane,
For I knew that I never would see them again.
One was an old man, the second a maid,
And the third was a young boy who smiled as he said: CHORUS

@religion
filename[ BRD&FISH
Tune file : BRD&FISH

It's been recorded by Tommy Macom and Liam Clancy, among others.


21 Sep 98 - 08:05 PM (#38881)
Subject: RE: wind in the willow(s)???
From: John in Brisbane

Also recorded by The McCalmans on Greentrax - which has a Website.

Regards
John


15 Mar 00 - 09:59 AM (#195379)
Subject: LOAVES AND FISHES sheet music
From: GUEST,trains@ns.sympatico.ca

Pls advise if you know where this can e obtained. Glenn, Windsor NS Thank you, and Happy St. Paddy's Day!

See also Bread and Fishes


15 Mar 00 - 12:23 PM (#195485)
Subject: RE: Help: LOAVES AND FISHES sheet music
From: Liz the Squeak

If you can get hold of it, it is published in a Christian song book, either Songs of the Spirit 4 (pale blue cover) or Acclaim the King, edited by Chris O Hara, both should be available in the UK if you can't.

It's also in one of those Bridie and whoever song books around in the '70s

LTS


15 Mar 00 - 08:45 PM (#195766)
Subject: RE: Help: LOAVES AND FISHES sheet music
From: GUEST,glenn>trains@ns.sympatico.ca

Thanks for quick reply - case closed. Have a GREAT St. Paddy's Day! Glenn Windsor NS


22 Jan 01 - 02:19 AM (#379425)
Subject: Bread and Fishes chords
From: GUEST,isng4u

Looking for the chords to Bread and Fishes (Wind in the Willows) Thanks!


22 Jan 01 - 05:36 AM (#379447)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Bread and Fishes chords
From: Dave the Gnome

Try the writer, Alan Bell. Contact details Click here. I think he will be more willing to help if you have already bought the CD - "With Bread and Fishes" or any of the other numerous Alan Bell / Alan Bell Band albums with the song on.

Cheers

Dave the Gnome


22 Jan 01 - 11:53 AM (#379596)
Subject: Chords Add: BREAD AND FISHES (Alan Bell)
From: Musicman

here you go......

[C] As I went a-[Dm]walking one [G7]morning in [Em]spring
I [Am]met with some [Dm]trav'lers in an [G7]old country [C]lane
One was an [Dm]old man the [G7]second a [Em]maid, ,
And the [Am]third was a [Dm]young boy who [G7]smiled as he [C]said:

With the [F]wind in the [C]willows and the [F]birds in the [C]sky,
We've a [F]bright sun to [C]warm us where-[Dm]ever we [G7]lie,
We [C]have bread and [Dm]fishes and a [G7]jug of red [Em]wine
To [Am]share on our [Dm]journey with [G7}all of man-[C]kind.

great song.......

enjoy

musicman


22 Jan 01 - 06:42 PM (#379984)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Bread and Fishes chords
From: GUEST,isng4u

Thanks musicman! Any relation to the candyman? got any Oompah Loompahs handy?


02 Jul 02 - 07:45 AM (#740621)
Subject: bread and fishes
From: GUEST,Carolyn

Can anybody help? We are from a school and we are wanting the music for the song Bread and fishes.


02 Jul 02 - 09:10 AM (#740661)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: bread and fishes
From: masato sakurai

BREAD AND FISHES (Alan Bell) is in the DT. See also these previous threads:

Wind in the willows?

Lyr Req: The wind in the willows

~Masato


02 Jul 02 - 09:22 AM (#740669)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: bread and fishes
From: Jeri

The timing in the DT tune sounds a bit off. If you removed every single dotted half note, it would sound right to me.

Here are the dots from Yet Another Digital Tradition. (It's still the DT, so it's the same tune Masato linked to above.)


03 Jul 02 - 12:48 AM (#741169)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: bread and fishes
From: Liz the Squeak

It is also published in a book - possibly 'Acclaim the King' or one of the 'Songs of the Spirit' books. Any good music shop should be able to help, or try a church or cathedral bookshop, especially if that church has a large choir. I'm sorry I don't have access to mine at the moment or I'd give you a ISBN to use.

I do know it's in one collection of folk songs, if I could remember the author (brain says Cyril Tawney, but don't quote me on that) you could try a search for an anthology of theirs.

Good luck.

LTS


03 Jul 02 - 02:39 AM (#741198)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: bread and fishes
From: Herga Kitty

Alan Bell I think

Kitty


03 Jul 02 - 02:04 PM (#741605)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: bread and fishes
From: Liz the Squeak

Could be him as well..... like I said brain has turned to mush.

LTS


03 Jul 02 - 02:07 PM (#741607)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: bread and fishes
From: Noreen

It IS by Alan Bell, as credited in the DT.


03 Jul 02 - 06:50 PM (#741810)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: bread and fishes
From: Susan of DT

I agree: the notes sound right, but the timing is a bit odd.


04 Jul 02 - 04:41 AM (#742013)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: bread and fishes
From: Dave Bryant

There is another verse which is omitted in the DT version (and in many published versions), it goes in the penultimate position.

We're travelling to Glaston through England's green lanes,
To hear of men's troubles, to hear of men's pains.
We'll travel the whole world by land and by sea,
To show all the people how they can be free.


The song is based on the legend that the young Christ travelled to Glastonbury with his uncle and this extra verse (by Alan Bell) helps to establish the fact.


04 Jul 02 - 08:18 AM (#742099)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: bread and fishes
From: fogie

If you want to specialize in this tune theres a lovely waltz that the blowzabella guys play called Alice, which is partly the tune you have requested. ps I cant provide ABC for you.


04 Jul 02 - 12:26 PM (#742287)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: bread and fishes
From: Murray MacLeod

I have Alan Bell's recording of this song, on which he does a fine job.

The song of his which I really like, however, is his parting song, which I believe is called "Here's to You".

It is the best farewell song I have ever heard.

Murray


18 Jan 13 - 03:32 PM (#3468196)
Subject: Lyr Add: BREAD AND FISHES (Alan Bell)
From: Jim Dixon

I listened to this recording on Spotify and made corrections to the version in the DigiTrad database. Most importantly, two lines were missing from that version, making verse 3 awkwardly have 6 lines.


BREAD AND FISHES
As sung by Alan Bell on "The Definitive Collection" (2005)

1. As I was a-walking' one morning in spring,
I met with some trav'llers in an old country lane.
One was an old man, the second a maid.
The third was a young boy who smiled as he said:

CHORUS: With the wind in the willows, and the birds in the sky,
There's a bright sun to warm us, wherever we lie.
We have bread and fishes and a jug of red wine
To share on our journey with all of mankind.

2. So I sat down beside them, with the gay flowers around,
And we ate from a mantle spread out on the ground.
They told me of peoples and prophets and kings,
And all of the one God who knew ev'rything. CHORUS

3. So I asked them to tell me their names and their race,
That I may remember their kindness and grace.
"My name is Joseph; this is Mary, my wife,
And this is our young son, who is our dear life." CHORUS

4. "We are travelling to Glaston, through England's green lanes,
To hear of men's troubles, to hear of men's pains.

We travel the wide world, for the lands and the sea,
To tell all the people how they can be free." CHORUS

5. So sadly, I left them in that old country lane.
I know that I never shall see them again.
One was an old man, the second a maid.
The third was a young boy who smiled as he said: CHORUS


18 Jan 13 - 05:19 PM (#3468256)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Bread and Fishes (Alan Bell)
From: Jim McLean

I recorded Jaqui and Bridie singing this song on NEVIS LP 111 around 1975.