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Lyr Req: Ashfields and Brine (Archie Fisher)

16 Jun 00 - 06:03 AM (#243279)
Subject: ashfields and grime - by archie fisher
From: cujimmy

could someone give me the words of this song please - much appreciated - regards - jimmy


16 Jun 00 - 06:28 AM (#243281)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ashfields and grime - by archie fish
From: Wolfgang

here's Ashfields and Brine which I guess is what you want.

Wolfgang


16 Jun 00 - 06:32 AM (#243282)
Subject: Lyr Add: ASHFIELDS AND BRINE (Archie Fisher)
From: Wolfgang

It is a good song, worth posting, so here it is ready for harvesting (copied from Susanne's and Henry's site).

Wolfgang

ASHFIELDS AND BRINE
(Archie Fisher)

Maybe ashfields and brine or gold flowers rare
Time and sweet colombine will brighten the air
And all of the sorrows and tears you have known
Will be cinders and see where a blossom has grown
Far from ashfields and brine

Turn to the north wind's cold in your face
Ask and you'll find a calm peaceful place
A clear-running stream and a forest of pine
A morning for dreams and an evening for wine
Far from ashfields and brine

Come when the autumn burns through my land
And let its flame feel warm to your hand
Stay by my side while the winter comes on
You may leave in the spring when the memories are gone
Of the ashfields and brine

Love all the summer, carefree and warm
Heed now the calm of the gathering storm
Barren and bitter my last years will be
From the smoke of the fire and the spray of the sea
Leaving ashfields and brine

Ashfields and brine or gold flowers rare
Time and sweet colombine will brighten the air
And all of the sorrows and tears I have known
Will be cinders and see where a blossom has grown
Far from ashfields and brine


16 Jun 00 - 06:49 AM (#243288)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ashfields and grime - by archie fish
From: cujimmy

thankyou wolfgang, i'l look forward to singing this at folk festivals this summer, regards, jimmy


16 Jun 00 - 07:30 PM (#243564)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ashfields and grime - by archie fish
From: cujimmy

this is a lovely song - but what is it about.


31 Mar 02 - 03:21 PM (#680272)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ashfields and grime - by archie fish
From: cujimmy

I never found out what this song is about - can anyone tell me.


31 Mar 02 - 04:17 PM (#680302)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ashfields and grime - by archie fish
From: Susanne (skw)

I copied it from Archie's singing, but I must admit I'm none the wiser for that! Seems to me to be about the ups and downs of life, basically. However, it sounds great!


31 Mar 02 - 04:40 PM (#680314)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ashfields and grime - by archie fish
From: Clinton Hammond

How about a best guess at his tuning and chords for this one anyone?

;-)

Ummm... also... I kinda always heard the first line to be

"Maybe ashfileds and brine will GROW flowers rare..."

It certainly keep with the theme of good stuff growing from bad, and eventually turning bad again, and growing more good stuff...

Know what I mean?


31 Mar 02 - 05:22 PM (#680329)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ashfields and grime - by archie fish
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca

Well, I think since brine and ash are waste products from a number of chemical operations, such as mining or chemical production, that it symbolizes the aftermath of industrialization will be the natural world regaining ascendancy. At least that's my impression of the first few lines.


31 Mar 02 - 05:31 PM (#680336)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ashfields and grime - by archie fish
From: Gareth

Mmmm! Max Boyce sang something on a similar theme. Bit late tonite to get my CD's out, but :-

And Flowers are growing on Sirhowy Hill

Perhaps that might jog a memory or two. Tho BTW, South Wales may well be a cleaner, and Greener, place now - but the cost was UB40's (Unemployment registration books) all around.

There are always two sides to that story.

Gareth


01 Apr 02 - 03:45 AM (#680581)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ashfields and grime - by archie fish
From: John in Hamilton

Here's what the liner note says-"A new industrial estate now covers the old Inverness landfill on the Moray Firth which because of garden waste used to support a myriad of herbs and flowers despite the barren surroundings of cinders and sea"

From "Sunsets I've Galloped Into"

Cheers,

John


01 Apr 02 - 04:45 AM (#680605)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ashfields and grime - by archie fish
From: Clinton Hammond

Sunsets I've Galloped Into

Damn fine bit of album indeed!


23 Nov 19 - 03:30 PM (#4020948)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ashfields and Brine (Archie Fisher)
From: Folkie Frank

Okay, so I'm a couple of decades late, but I happen to be chord tabbing a few of Archie's songs.

For the benefit of Clinton Hammond (and anyone else), I think it's standard tuning and these are the chords, per the 5 lines per verse:

NOTE: The G in parentheses (G) seems to occur in the 1st verse only.
            G/B can be played as a Bass walk-down from C to Am on the A-string.

Am   (G)   D   G   Am
G   D   F   C   F
Dm7   G   Em
F   Dm7   C G/B Am
Bb   G


23 Nov 19 - 03:38 PM (#4020949)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ashfields and Brine (Archie Fisher)
From: Folkie Frank

Drat! Mistake!

Chords Line 2: C   D   F   C   F


24 Nov 19 - 06:04 AM (#4021004)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ashfields and Brine (Archie Fisher)
From: JHW

Sunsets I've Galloped Into. Damn fine bit of album indeed!
Yes thanks for the reminder. Bought cassette at Sidmouth Ham for Silver Coin but decided wasn't for me (to sing).
Old Alum works on our North Yorkshire Coast. Lots of barren ash and shale but the liquid used wasn't brine.


25 Nov 19 - 02:34 PM (#4021061)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ashfields and Brine (Archie Fisher)
From: JHW

'Sunsets' was one of those cassettes (see cassettes thread) that ground to a halt and I had to replace with a CD.