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Lyr Req: Suit of Grey (Cyril Tawney)

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GUEST,Steve 24 Jun 03 - 04:46 AM
Sorcha 24 Jun 03 - 09:57 AM
Joe Offer 24 Jun 03 - 12:35 PM
Joe Offer 24 Jun 03 - 08:17 PM
Joe Offer 25 Jun 03 - 12:19 AM
GUEST,Steve 25 Jun 03 - 08:12 AM
Wolfgang 23 Feb 06 - 06:20 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Suit of Grey
From: GUEST,Steve
Date: 24 Jun 03 - 04:46 AM

I have looked through the DT, but can't find the words to Cyril Tawney's "suit of grey".

Can anyone help please?


Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Suit of Grey
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Jun 03 - 09:57 AM

Sorry, no luck.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Suit of Grey (Cyril Tawney)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Jun 03 - 12:35 PM

I bought Cyril's Grey Funnel Lines songbook, thinking it would be a collection of songs he wrote. I does have the lyrics of "Grey Funnel Line," but all the other songs are traditional sea songs. Good book, though.
the song is on Tawney's Navy Cuts CD. I have to go to a meeting now, but I should be able to transcribe the song this evening unless somebody beats me to it.
    So sailors all, if you'd have her true,
    Don't court your girl in the Navy blue.
    For when you change to the sober grey,
    You'll see her heart will turn the other way.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Suit of Grey (Cyril Tawney)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Jun 03 - 08:17 PM

Doesn't somebody have this on paper so I don't have to transcribe it by ear?
I always have trouble understanding those British guys...
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: DTADD: Suit of Grey (Cyril Tawney)^^
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Jun 03 - 12:19 AM

THE SUIT OF GREY
(Cyril Tawney)

I took a walk one September day
When I met a young man dressed in grey
A glaze of sadness was in his eye
I heard his grief as he passed me by

Oh, love is fine in the month of June
But the autumn winds come around too soon
They'll cool her heart like some devil's fan
And then you find you're a lonely man

When I wore the Navy blue
No girl on earth could I find as true
But now my suit's of the sober grey
Her love belongs to another day

She had those eyes that belong to queens
The sharpest blue that I've ever seen
Her hair was soft as the passing cloud
Her skin as pure as an angel's shroud

I know my pleas, they're no good at all ("bear no good at all" ?)
Just a summer breeze on a castle wall
Yet who can tell but some day I'll find
A window through to her changing mind

And now he walks down on the strand
A bunch of pebbles in his hand
Each time he casts one at the tide
He feels the pain of the way she lied

So, sailors all, if you'd have her true
Don't court your girl in the Navy blue
For when you change to the sober grey
You'll see her heart will turn the other way.

Transcribed from Cyril Tawney's "Navy Cuts" CD

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Suit of Grey (Cyril Tawney)
From: GUEST,Steve
Date: 25 Jun 03 - 08:12 AM

Joe,

Many many thanks for the transcript.

I appreciate your effort.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Suit of Grey (Cyril Tawney)
From: Wolfgang
Date: 23 Feb 06 - 06:20 AM

I hear the first two lines of verse 5 as:

I know my pleas, they're no good at all
Just as summer breeze on a castle wall.

Wolfgang


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