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Lyr Req: Red Wine Promises (Lal Waterson)

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.spiderman 21 Aug 08 - 07:43 AM
Dave Hanson 21 Aug 08 - 09:22 AM
.spiderman 26 Aug 08 - 07:46 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Red Wine Promises
From: .spiderman
Date: 21 Aug 08 - 07:43 AM

Can anyone help with the lyrics to this wonderful Lal Waterson song? I've got two versions of it (one sung by Richard Thompson, the other by Norma Waterson) and still can't work out some of the verses - any help would be much appreciated.

What I have so far is...

Fell in the street in a drunk heap
With bright water all around me

And the cheap red wine in my drunken brain
Has left a burning flame in my belly

And I don't need nobody helping me
I don't need nobody's arms around me

If I was a black beetle upside down
I could kick all night and never turn around

I'm flat on me back in the rainbow rain
? in the morning I'll be on my feet again

I just can't get a grip on the ground
I'm upside down the right way round

I promised him ? lady
Who laughs out loud in the ?

Always to be ?
In my own waking dreams from a drunken night

And I don't feel the yawning sunshine morning
I'm forward running back again

I fell in the street in a drunk heap
With bright water all around me

And cheap red wine in my drunken brain
Has left a burning flame in my belly

And I don't need anyone helping me
I don't need no
bugger's arms around me

Oh I fell in the street in a drunk heap
With bright water all around me


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Wine Promises
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 21 Aug 08 - 09:22 AM

Lal sings it on the CD set ' A Mighty River Of Song ' and you can make out every word.

I'm flat on my back in the rainbow rain,
Still I know that in the morning I'll be on my feet again

I promise thee my shameless lady,
Who laughs out loud in the sad patient night

Always to be on earth sleeping
In the waking dreams of my drunken nights

I don't fear no sunshine morning

Powerful song


eric


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Wine Promises (Lal Waterson)
From: .spiderman
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 07:46 AM

...thanks for that!


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