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Lyr Req: The Last Song (Mike O'Connor)

25 Feb 06 - 03:25 PM (#1678733)
Subject: Lyr Req: The Last Song
From: GUEST,Jacqued

Does anyone out there have the lyrics to "The Last Song" by Mike O'Connor?   Just so I can check what I think I Heard!   It's such a beautiful song.

many thanks


25 Feb 06 - 04:00 PM (#1678765)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Last Song
From: Sorcha

Found Elton John's....


25 Feb 06 - 04:05 PM (#1678766)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Last Song
From: GUEST

Thanks but no - this is on a Martyn Wyndham-Read CD "Oceans In The Sky" but cannot make out one line. It must be me, no way it can be Martin!


25 Feb 06 - 04:47 PM (#1678796)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Last Song (Mike O'Connor)
From: Anglo

Which line?


25 Feb 06 - 07:52 PM (#1678906)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Last Song (Mike O'Connor)
From: GUEST

Jacqued - if you PM me your e-mail address I'll pass it on to Mike with your request. Mike played fiddle in my group 'Heritage' in the late 1970s and early 80s and, some time later wound up playing regularly with Martin Wyndham-Read. He is now a very successful storyteller, fiddler and folk-arts organisation director based in Cornwall.

Jack


25 Feb 06 - 07:53 PM (#1678907)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Last Song (Mike O'Connor)
From: GUEST,Scotus (minus cookie)

Sorry - that last one waas from Scotus (Jack Beck) minus cookie


26 Feb 06 - 06:08 AM (#1679125)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Last Song (Mike O'Connor)
From: GUEST,Auldtimer

Check out another grand song from Mike O'Connor, The White Shepherd. It's great to hear that good songs with style are still being produced.


26 Feb 06 - 02:29 PM (#1679518)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Last Song (Mike O'Connor)
From: GUEST

Thanks, Catters.   Anglo, line 6 verse 2.

GUEST Scotus (minus cookie)   Many thanks for your help but have done this.   Mike was a great help when I ran into translation trouble with the chorus of "Carrying Nelson Home".   It is on the same CD "Oceans In The Sky" and the emotional effect on us was staggering.   If you want your patriotic withers wrung, just listen to it.

Guest Auldtimer   The "White Shepherd" is on the above CD - a cracking collection.


26 Feb 06 - 02:40 PM (#1679526)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Last Song (Mike O'Connor)
From: Saro

It is well worth getting hold of books and CDs of Mike's songs - he really is a songwriter for all seasons! His song "Summon up the Sun" is the title of Craig;Morgan;Robson's Christmas show, and will also be on their new album. If you are looking for a brilliant song to sing on may day, you could do a lot worse than go for Mike's "Singing in the May"
Sarah


26 Feb 06 - 04:49 PM (#1679672)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Last Song (Mike O'Connor)
From: Anglo

Yes, guest jacqued, I see your problem. Sorry, can't help.


01 Mar 06 - 02:15 AM (#1681941)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Last Song (Mike O'Connor)
From: Stewie

Refresh. I too am puzzled. The latter part of the line is indecipherable as Martyn sings it. Hopefully, someone will enlighten us.

--Stewie.


01 Jan 16 - 08:50 AM (#3762187)
Subject: Lyr Req: the last song
From: GUEST,brooko

as any one got the lyrics for the last song by martin wyndham read


01 Jan 16 - 09:58 AM (#3762200)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the last song
From: Reinhard

There is an earlier discussion in the thread Lyr Req: The Last Song (Mike O'Connor). Unfortunately it hasn't the lyrics either.


01 Jan 16 - 10:20 AM (#3762203)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the last song
From: maeve

Reinhard is correct, "The Last Song" as sung by Martyn Wyndham-Read is by Mike O'Connor. If I have time in a day or so I will be glad to give it a try.


18 Jan 16 - 07:03 PM (#3766540)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the last song
From: GUEST

thanks a lot guys, I've got the album but cant work out some of the lyrics


19 Jan 16 - 01:48 AM (#3766586)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Last Song (Mike O'Connor)
From: Joe Offer

Brooko, can you post what you have, and then we can work together on the rest?
-Joe Offer, Mudcat Music Editor-


20 Jan 16 - 05:44 PM (#3767021)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE LAST SONG (Mike O'Connor)
From: Jim Dixon

Here's my transcription.

There are a lot of phrases here that don't make sense to me; I'm hoping others will suggest corrections.


THE LAST SONG
As sung by Martyn Wyndham-Read & No Man's Band on "Oceans in the Sky" (2005)

I sang in golden autumn fields, sun will rise today.
I dreamed of stars that, shining down, were singing in another May.
I saw the white sail lower down in harbors made of dreams.
The mountain king forgot his crown where the snow's white shepherd gleams.

CHORUS: It may not be long, just a line or two.
If this should be the last song, it will be for you.

I wept for ev'ry star that fell, or silver wing laid down.
The songs unheard, once known so well, drew memories arise and groan.
Still buried deep within the soul is o'er the tinner's hand.
As much remains still yet to hear as ever graced this singing land. CHORUS

So if a wild persistent voice calls across the way,
Do not think a gift of choice is ever as to hold or say,
For sing we may and sing we must above this world of clay,
For music never turns to dust; harmony cannot decay. CHORUS


21 Jan 16 - 02:00 PM (#3767241)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Last Song (Mike O'Connor)
From: Reinhard

I hear in verse 2

The songs unheard, once known so well, drew memories, arise and grow.

and in verse 3

Do not think the gift of choice is ever as to hold or save,


21 Jan 16 - 02:43 PM (#3767250)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Last Song (Mike O'Connor)
From: GUEST,Dave

Mike O'Connor posted to the Poldark thread about a year ago (having composed songs for that production), it must be possible to locate that thread and PM him.


26 Jan 16 - 09:32 AM (#3768263)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Last Song (Mike O'Connor)
From: GUEST

hello joe this is what I think I heard, it's similar to the others ,but differs in places. it would me nice to get it right
all the best

brooko



THE LAST SONG

I sang in golden autumn fields the sun will rise today
I dreamed of stars that shining down
Were singing in another may
I saw the white sail lowered down
In harbours made of dreams
The mountain king forgot his crown
Where the snows white shepherd gleams

It may not be long just a line or two
If this should be the last song it will be for you

I wept for every star that fell or silver wing laid down
The songs unheard once known so well
Drew memories, arise and grow
Still buried deep within the soul
Is all the tinners hand
As much remained still yet to hear
Is ever graced this singing land


So if a wild persistent voice calls across the way
Do not think a gift of choice
Is ever ours to hold or save
For sing we may and sing we must
Above this world of clay
For music never turns to dust
Harmony can not decay