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Lyr Req: songs by Tim O'Brien

21 Nov 98 - 04:24 AM (#46338)
Subject: tim o'brien lyrics
From: dennis in korea

looking for lyrics to "good woman bad", molly malone, and two songs of which i am not sure of the titles. one is something close to "tenderly calling me home" and the other is about a friend who has died, "it takes time to learn"


21 Nov 98 - 11:19 AM (#46357)
Subject: Lyr Add: TENDERLY CALLING (Jan Camp Garrett)
From: Ralph Butts

Dennis......

The cockles & mussels Molly Malone is in the database. Just search [molly malone], using square brackets. I suspect this isn't the one you're looking for though.

Tenderly Calling sounds like a nice song, I'd like to hear it. Obviously based on the old Softly and Tenderly spiritual, which I always loved.

......Tiger

TENDERLY CALLING
Music & Lyrics by Jan Garrett
Copyright by Fool Child Music.
From the John Denver album "Different Directions"

    CHORUS
    Home, come on home
    Ye who are weary come home
    Softly and tenderly calling
    Home, come on home.

Sometimes when I'm feeling lonesome
And no one on earth seems to care
I'm all by myself in the darkness
With no one and nothing to share.

Just when it feels like it's hopeless
And I'll never make it alone
I hear the voices of angels
Tenderly calling me home.

    CHORUS

I try to keep it together
I never let on that I'm scared
Still sometimes I fall to pieces
Scatter and lost everywhere.

Just when it feels like there's no one
To mend all my broken-down dreams
I hear a voice deep inside me
Tenderly calling to me.

    CHORUS

So don't be afraid of the darkness
And don't run away from the storm
Stand up and face your reflection
The feelings you try to ignore.

After the tempest is over
You've let yourself come on through
You'll hear a voice in the silence
Tenderly calling to you.

    CHORUS


22 Nov 98 - 10:06 PM (#46516)
Subject: RE: tim o'brien lyrics
From: dennis

tiger, thanks for the lyrics to tenderly. it's a real pretty song. you're right, the molly malone you reference is different than what i'm looking for. i'll keep trying. thanks again. dennis


22 Nov 98 - 10:07 PM (#46517)
Subject: RE: tim o'brien lyrics
From: dennis

tiger, thanks for the lyrics to tenderly. it's a real pretty song. you're right, the molly malone you reference is different than what i'm looking for. i'll keep trying. thanks again. dennis


31 Oct 07 - 11:01 PM (#2183973)
Subject: Lyr Add: GOOD WOMAN BAD (P McLaughlin, R Younger)
From: Jim Dixon

GOOD WOMAN BAD
Pat McLaughlin, Roger Younger

She was out last night till way past ten.
Same thing all over again but with my best friend.
Why'd she wanna make me so mad?
I treat that bad woman good, and, Lord, I need a good woman bad.

Now when I asked her to go to Sunday school,
She went and called me a damned old fool.
Now I don't understand:
Why'd she wanna make me so sad?
I treat that bad woman good, and, Lord, I need a good woman bad.

Here she comes.
There she goes.

Well, I saved my money and I bought her a car.
She got it stolen outside the bar.
She looks good but she might not be
The kind of woman that I'm likely to need.

Well, I don't know why I let her walk on me.
She's impolite as she can be.
Now I'm startin' to think, hey, maybe I've been had.
I treat that bad woman good, and, Lord, I need a good woman bad.

[Recorded by Tim O'Brien, Josh Turner, and Pat McLaughlin.]


01 Nov 07 - 12:54 PM (#2184363)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by Tim O'Brien
From: GUEST,Ray

To state the obvious, have you tried his website (timobrien.net) there's a whole section on his lyrics.


01 Nov 07 - 01:15 PM (#2184378)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by Tim O'Brien
From: Wesley S

Yup - Try here : Tim O'Brien Lyrics Page


01 Nov 07 - 03:31 PM (#2184455)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by Tim O'Brien
From: Severn

The song you're looking for is called "Colleen Malone" and was recorded by him when he was still with the Bluegrass band Hot Rize. I don't know the original studio album it's on, but it's on the live Hot Rize CD "So Long A Journey".

Hope this helps!


02 Nov 07 - 01:27 PM (#2185142)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by Tim O'Brien
From: GUEST,ray

Whilst we're on the subject, has anyone worked out a good set of chords for "Into the West" - I know its not one of Tim's but he's the only person I know who's done it.


03 Nov 07 - 01:48 AM (#2185480)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by Tim O'Brien
From: harpmolly

Oh my Gawd, Tim O'Brien does "Molly Malone"?

I can feel my knees going weak. Off to surf iTunes. ;)

(into the west, too? yum!)

M


03 Nov 07 - 01:52 AM (#2185481)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by Tim O'Brien
From: harpmolly

*hanging head in shame*

OK, I'm an idiot. It's not *that* Into the West. Though I do think the LOTR song would sound lovely done with Tim's voice and bluegrassy sound. Hmmm...

M

P.S. I like the one he does!


03 Nov 07 - 02:25 PM (#2185722)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by Tim O'Brien
From: Chris in Portland

Tenderly Calling is a great song - hear it here -
tenderly calling

Chris in Portland


03 Nov 07 - 04:00 PM (#2185780)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by Tim O'Brien
From: Art Thieme

"Tenderly Calling" is sung beautifully on the soundtrack for the film Trip To Bountiful.

Art Thieme


28 Nov 08 - 02:56 PM (#2503712)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by Tim O'Brien
From: GUEST

Colleen Malone


05 Dec 17 - 09:07 PM (#3892337)
Subject: Lyr Add: TALKIN' CAVAN (Tim O'Brien)
From: Jim Dixon

TALKIN' CAVAN
As recorded by Tim O'Brien on "The Crossing" (1999)

Now a while ago I chanced to roam
To the place my great-granddaddy called home.
There wasn't much I saw that day,
But I learned a whole lot more along the way.
  I was going to Ireland,
  Retracing my family footsteps,
  Digging up roots.
  You could call them tubers.

Now the closer to the root of my family tree,
The more people seemed to look like me.
I saw a sign said: "Molly O'Brien's Bar."
I knew right then I couldn't be all that far,
So I went in there and I asked for beer,
And he pours out this black stuff. He says: "Cheers.
Guinness gives you strength," he said,
And I tell you, friends, it's like drinking bread.
  There's a loaf in every pint.
  I started feeling strong.
  I felt like I could sing.

Now my whistle was wet and my tongue was loose
When the barman asked me how'd I choose
To travel such a long, long way
On such a cold and a rainy day?

I said: "I'm going up to Kingscourt town—
That's in county Cavan—just to look around.
My great granddaddy came from there,
And I want to see if the old home place is still there."
  Well he shook his head up and down,
  And then side to side,
  Then he turned around and he said:
  "A Cavan man, then.
  You know, a lot of people wouldn't admit to that."

Well, I figured I'd save myself a little bit of hassle,
Booked a room nearby in a fancy castle.
I had a hard time getting my dinner there.
It was full of these people with light blond hair:
  Danish tourists,
  Two big busloads of them.

Now the owner of the place, his hair was black,
And when I talked to him I didn't get much back.
His people are what you'd call West Brits.
They're the ones that treated my people like—dirt.
That led indirectly to the Irish civil war.
I didn't realize I'd come back for just a little bit more.
  That fella's nose was way up in the air,
  But he took my money just the same.

That night I dreamed I saw the ghost
Of the one I'd rather have as host.
He was Tom O'Brien walking round the cabin
West of Kingscourt town in county Cavan,
And then the very next day in a hardware store
I met a cousin ten times removed or more,
But he was no apparition; he weren't no haint.
He was selling nuts and bolts and paint.

I told him about our family connection.
He kind of stood there, still reflectin'.
I could tell he wasn't much impressed
When he asked me with nary a trace of jest,
  He said: "How exactly may I help you, sir?"
  I just bought some nails and got the hell out of there.

Then later that day after some detectin',
I found a lane in the rural section
And it matched a picture in my dad's scrapbook
And my heart beat faster as I drove up to look.

Then the sun burst through the clouds just then,
So I gazed down at the current residents.
It was a little sheepdog and an old milk cow.
I guess the old home place is an old barn now.
It's ashes to ashes, dust to dust,
Thatched roof to tin roof, and tin roof to rust.


06 Dec 17 - 08:33 PM (#3892526)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: songs by Tim O'Brien
From: GUEST,Time to Learn

Oh my God! Time to Learn is just about the saddest song I have ever heard. We first heard it just a couple of weeks after my wife had lost both her mother and father in quick succession and it just broke us into little pieces! Still can't listen to it without getting glassy eyed and would never, ever be able to get through singing it, unfortunately, because it's a beautiful, beautiful song. If you still need the lyrics I can do them for you but I see this is quite an old thread.