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Lyr Req: You Can Have Tomorrow (Alan Bell)

24 Jun 03 - 06:25 AM (#971449)
Subject: Lyr Req: You Can Have tomorrow
From: Gurney

My boy would like the lyrics of 'You Can Have Tomorrow' by Alan Bell, for his philosophy group, no less.
If anyone has them already digitised, he would be obliged.

If not, he doesn't need links to music, only words, as we have it on CD. He's busy swotting for exams, and the tape-recorder is on the blink, and it isn't easy to get the words off a CD, and......etc.


24 Jun 03 - 10:47 AM (#971576)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You can have tomorrow
From: Sorcha

I found nothing. Do you have any lyrics at all? I did find on Christian song with that title.........


24 Jun 03 - 11:02 AM (#971584)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You can have tomorrow
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca

I find it MUCH easier to get words from a CD than from a tape. CDs go back pretty quickly where on a tape, it's always harder to get to the right spot. With the time display on a CD, you can always back-track to the correct spot to listen to that passage again.


25 Jun 03 - 04:03 AM (#971984)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You can have tomorrow
From: Gurney

George, we have no 'real' CD player, we play CDs on an Amiga CD32, which is an early games console, or computers, or Her Indoors' alarm clock. It's on the 'one of these days' list.
We can do it, it just takes more concentration.
Sorcha, it isn't 'Christian,' it is philosophical, "You can have tomorrow, give me yesterday," looking back on simpler/happier times.

We met Allen when he came over to NZ and attended the Auckland Folk Festival. A nice guy, and a founder of The Taverners folk group and director of the Fylde Folk Festival.
Thanks for your efforts on our behalf.


12 May 10 - 09:37 PM (#2905710)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Can Have Tomorrow (Alan Bell)
From: Jim Dixon

On this page, Mally's Traditional Music Store is advertising a book of songs by Alan Bell called "In My Homeland" which includes YOU CAN HAVE TOMORROW.

I haven't located any recordings.


25 Jan 13 - 01:44 AM (#3471075)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Can Have Tomorrow (Alan Bell)
From: Joe Offer

We have a lot of Alan Bell experts around. Doesn't somebody have the words to this song? I have only one Alan Bell recording, and it's not on the CD.

-Joe-


25 Jan 13 - 05:08 AM (#3471114)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Can Have Tomorrow (Alan Bell)
From: GUEST

Presumably Alan can be contacted via the Fylde Folk Festival website.
Had the privilege of opening up a concert for Alan and his band last year near Kendal.
He has written many fine songs.
CdM


25 Jan 13 - 05:52 AM (#3471124)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Can Have Tomorrow (Alan Bell)
From: GRex

Sorry that I can't help. It is not in my Alan Bell Song Book.

       GRex


25 Jan 13 - 06:38 AM (#3471140)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Can Have Tomorrow (Alan Bell)
From: GUEST,henryp

He called in as a guest last week - see Letters of Wilfred Owen.

If somebody can tell him you need help, perhaps he'll drop in again.


26 Jan 13 - 08:51 AM (#3471635)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Can Have Tomorrow (Alan Bell)
From: s&r

I'll find it and post it.

Stu


04 Feb 13 - 09:19 AM (#3475619)
Subject: ADD: You Can Have Tomorrow (Alan Bell)
From: s&r

YOU CAN HAVE TOMORROW
(Alan Bell)

By the broken bridge on the old canal
Where the water is muddy and brown
I met an old man sitting on the bank
With his dog lying on the ground
With a face so worn and tired
And a flat cap on his head
He leaned on his stick as he looked around
And this is what he said

CHORUS
You can have tomorrow
please give me back yesterday
You can have tomorrow
please give me back yesterday
For I know how my story's ending
And if my dreams came true
So I'll re-live all my yesterdays
And leave tomorrow to you

CHORUS

Barges once glided by
With cotton and coal for the mill
Looms were busy in the weaving sheds
Steam rose over the hills
Black smoke filled the valleys
From a thousand smoking spires
Engines sang as wheels turned round
And men made steel with fire
Engines sang as wheels turned round
And men made steel with fire

CHORUS

The mills are empty quiet and still
Mice run over the floor
Factory gates are bolted and barred
The chimneys smoke no more
Industrial desolation
Where the silence can be heard
Microchip technology
Is now the only word
Yes Microchip technology
Is now the only word

CHORUS

By the broken bridge on the old canal
Where the water is muddy and brown
If you meet an old man sitting on a bank
With his dog lying on the grund
He'll tell you all his stories
Of his life and times gone by
He'll tell you of his memories
He'll tell you why he cries
He'll tell you of his memories
He'll tell you why he cries

CHORUS


Stu


05 Feb 13 - 01:15 AM (#3475920)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Can Have Tomorrow (Alan Bell)
From: Joe Offer

Thanks, Stu.
Does the song end without a chorus?

-Joe-


05 Feb 13 - 03:14 AM (#3475928)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Can Have Tomorrow (Alan Bell)
From: s&r

No. It ends with a chorus. I'm just a sloppy copy typist...


Stu
    Fixed it. -Joe-


05 Feb 13 - 04:48 AM (#3475946)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Can Have Tomorrow (Alan Bell)
From: Ian Hendrie

The original poster referred to a CD. Does anyone know of a recording of this?