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Lyr Req/Add: Calling Joe Hill (Ray Hearne)

04 Sep 04 - 12:14 PM (#1264219)
Subject: Lyrics to Calling Joe Hill
From: Eye Lander

Heard Roy Bailey sing this song at Bridgnorth and loved it, has anyone got the lyrics please.


04 Sep 04 - 01:04 PM (#1264242)
Subject: RE: Lyrics to Calling Joe Hill
From: GUEST,Georgina Boyes

I agree, it's a great song, written by the equally brilliant Ray Hearne. The words are available in the booklet to his album, 'Broad Street Ballads', No Masters, NMCD17. See www.nomasters.co.uk


04 Sep 04 - 04:45 PM (#1264339)
Subject: RE: Lyrics to Calling Joe Hill
From: Willa

Also available on Roy Bailey's New Directions in the Old
CFCD 402


04 Sep 04 - 05:27 PM (#1264370)
Subject: ADD: Calling Joe Hill
From: Willa

Have just listened to my copy and here's what Roy sings. I won't put this as a lyrics add thread as there are one or two words I'm not absolutely sure of- any errors are due to my hearing and not Roy's beautiful, clear singing.

Calling Joe Hill
(Ray Hearne)

Where are the languages we spoke, sparked from the anvil,
When we were music-minded folk?
Calling Joe Hill.
Calling, calling, calling Joe Hill
Calling, calling, calling Joe Hill

Rhymes in the broken beech wood ring, tuneless and chill
Into the darkness echoing.
Calling Joe Hill.
Calling, calling, calling Joe Hill
Calling, calling, calling Joe Hill

Leaving the wildernesses fall, fearing no ill,
Into the deepest note of all.
Calling Joe Hill.
Calling, calling, calling Joe Hill
Calling, calling, calling Joe Hill

Through the archangel-haunted night,
Whose songs may still quicken the dreamer's second sight.
Calling Joe Hill.

Teller of elemental wrong, teach me the skill-
Maker to maker, tongue to tongue.
Calling Joe Hill.

Songs for the hopelessness of friends hauled through the mill.
Songs with a meaning, in the end.
Calling Joe Hill.

These are the heart's imaginings, when there's a will
Even the broken beeches sing
Calling Joe Hill.
Calling, calling, calling Joe Hill
Calling, calling, calling Joe Hill

from the singing of Roy Bailey


05 Sep 04 - 03:33 PM (#1264818)
Subject: RE: Lyrics to Calling Joe Hill
From: Eye Lander

Many many thanks,I will try and do them justice at my folk club.

EL


12 Jan 08 - 03:00 PM (#2234855)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Calling Joe Hill
From: GUEST,Derek Okehampton

Thanks for the lyrics. I have the song on Roy Bailey's CD and don't always hear the same as Willa

Will buy the Ray's Album now.

Not sure I understand all the words of " Calling Joe Hill"
Any help out there ?

DM


13 Jan 08 - 11:24 AM (#2235390)
Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Calling Joe Hill (Ray Hearne)
From: Rog Peek

Great song, first heard it on 'Labor Radio' on the internet. The station seems to have disappeared.

Rog


13 Jan 08 - 02:21 PM (#2235526)
Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Calling Joe Hill (Ray Hearne)
From: McGrath of Harlow

Still looks as if it's out there - Laborradio


13 Jan 08 - 02:48 PM (#2235550)
Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Calling Joe Hill (Ray Hearne)
From: Art Thieme

In other threads I tell about meeting and tape recording 93 year old Paul Durst in 1961 in Chicago. Paul, born in 1868, knew Joe Hill, and, indeed had shipped out with Joe on a cargo ship to the Hawaiian Islands.

My tapes of wobbly Paul Durst are mentioned in ARCHIE GREEN'S recent book of I.W.W. songs and lore titled "THE BIG RED SONG BOOK" It was very nice to get some notoriety there for those old tapes from 47 years ago. Mr. Green says those tapes are just about the only field recordings made of an actual Wobbly from the early 20th century singing and talking ever made.

Don't mourn. Organize!

Art Thieme


24 Apr 14 - 04:17 AM (#3621820)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Calling Joe Hill (Ray Hearne)
From: GUEST,Doodlepip

Can anyone help with the chords please?


31 Mar 15 - 06:36 PM (#3698758)
Subject: ADD: Calling Joe Hill (Ray Hearne)
From: Joe Offer

I'm transcribing lyrics for this song for the upcoming Rise Again Songbook. I can't find a recording by Ray Hearne - it's supposed to be on his Broad Street Ballads album, but I can't find it anywhere. Can anybody help me get a copy of that cut?

I do have the recording by Roy Bailey. In general, I agree with Willa's transcription, but I have a few disagreements that I've underlined. Any corrections to my transcription?

Here's the Roy Bailey recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jveZ-WUtqkU.

CALLING JOE HILL
(Ray Hearne)

Where are the languages we spoke, sparks from the anvil
When we were music-minded folk? - calling Joe Hill

CHORUS
Calling calling, calling Joe Hill (2x)
(up 5) CEm FC Am G / FG Am DmG FC ://
(up 3)   D ↓(dn) GD D AAm / GA DBm EmA GD ://

Rhymes in the broken beechwoods ring, tuneless & chill
Into the darkness echoing, calling Joe Hill
Leaves in the wildernesses fall, fearing no ill
Down to the deepest note of all...
CHORUS

Through the archangel-haunted night, true songs may still
Quicken the dreamer's second sight....
Teller of elemental wrongs, teach me the skill-
Maker to maker, tongue to tongue...
CHORUS

Songs for the hopelessness of friends hauled through the mill
Songs with a meaning, in the end....
These are the heart's imaginings when there's a will
Even the broken beechwoods sing...

Ray Hearne


Roy Bailey sings "Even the broken beechwoods sing"
On his Broad St Ballads & Roy Bailey New Directions in the Old.


Corrected with lyrics sent to me by the songwriter, Ray Hearne. Thanks for your help, Roy. -Joe-


That last verse could be "hopeless mess of friends," but I suppose not...


01 Apr 15 - 05:56 AM (#3698797)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Calling Joe Hill (Ray Hearne)
From: GUEST,Georgina Boyes

Joe - I've e-mailed Ray Hearne and asked him to send you the lyrics. I suggest he's by far the best source for a correct version of the text.

Georgina


01 Apr 15 - 04:23 PM (#3698941)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Calling Joe Hill (Ray Hearne)
From: GUEST,Georgina Boyes

Joe - Ray has mailed the lyrics, hope they've arrived with you safely.
Georgina


01 Apr 15 - 05:52 PM (#3698967)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Calling Joe Hill (Ray Hearne)
From: Joe Offer

Thank you very much, Georgina. I had only the last line wrong. Now it's perfect.
-Joe-


Another Version:

Thread #154387   Message #3621836
Posted By: Doodlepip
24-Apr-14 - 04:40 AM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Calling Joe Hill -John Wright band
Subject: ADD Version: Calling Joe Hill -John Wright band

John wright version lyrics:

CALLING JOE HILL
(Ray Hearne)

Where are the languages we spoke, sparked from the anvil,
When we were music-minded folk?
Calling Joe Hill.
Calling, calling, calling Joe Hill
Calling, calling, calling Joe Hill

Rhymes in the broken beech wood ring, tuneless and chill
Into the darkness echoing.
Calling Joe Hill.
Leaves in the wildernesses fall, fearing no ill,
Down to the deepest note of all.
Calling Joe Hill.
Calling, calling, calling Joe Hill
Calling, calling, calling Joe Hill

Through the archangel-haunted night,
Whose songs may still
Quicken the dreamer's second sight.
Calling Joe Hill.
Telling of elemental wrong, teach me the skill-
Maker to maker, tongue to tongue.
Calling Joe Hill.
Calling, calling, calling Joe Hill
Calling, calling, calling Joe Hill

Songs for the hopelessness of friends hauled through the mill.
Songs with a meaning, in the end.
Calling Joe Hill.
These are the heart's imaginings, when there's a will
Even the broken beeches sing
Calling Joe Hill.
Calling, calling, calling Joe Hill
Calling, calling, calling Joe Hill


02 Apr 15 - 05:11 AM (#3699048)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Calling Joe Hill (Ray Hearne)
From: GUEST,Gerry

Joe, I take it that means you have corrected beechwoods to beeches, which is how Hearne sings it on his CD and how he has it in the liner notes.


02 Apr 15 - 05:15 AM (#3699049)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Calling Joe Hill (Ray Hearne)
From: GUEST,Gerry

Joe, I take it that means you have corrected beechwoods to beeches, which is how Hearne sings it on his CD and how he has it in the liner notes.


02 Apr 15 - 05:25 AM (#3699050)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Calling Joe Hill (Ray Hearne)
From: Dennis the Elder

Gerry, I heard Ray and Roy sing in Wath a few weeks ago, Roy sang the song, but I missed the chance to get Rays CD with it on. Could you please tell me what the CD is called and how I can get it. I have also sent Ray an email today with the same request, hope you or Ray can help. I have got Roy's version, but, just wanted to hear Ray sing it.
Does any one know what is the significance of Beeches or Beechwoods, which ever, if any?


02 Apr 15 - 06:15 AM (#3699053)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Calling Joe Hill (Ray Hearne)
From: MoorleyMan

The first bit is easy, Dennis - I'll email you separately on this.
D


02 Apr 15 - 06:23 AM (#3699054)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Calling Joe Hill (Ray Hearne)
From: Dennis the Elder

Cheers David, Thanks, dennis