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Lyr/Chords Req: Absent Friends (Keith Hancock)

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GUEST,Dutchmouse 27 Aug 00 - 09:27 AM
Pene Azul 27 Aug 00 - 11:32 AM
Pene Azul 27 Aug 00 - 11:34 AM
GUEST,Dutchmouse 28 Aug 00 - 12:46 PM
GUEST,Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin 28 Aug 00 - 01:10 PM
GUEST,Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin 28 Aug 00 - 01:48 PM
GUEST,Dutchmouse 28 Aug 00 - 04:45 PM
bradfordian 15 Oct 01 - 02:46 PM
Herga Kitty 14 Mar 02 - 06:20 PM
GUEST 01 May 08 - 03:53 PM
Peace 01 May 08 - 05:01 PM
GUEST,Shaneo not logged in 01 May 08 - 05:16 PM
GUEST,Marko de Vries Holland 16 Feb 12 - 06:55 AM
GUEST,Square The Circle 16 Feb 12 - 08:40 AM
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Subject: Absent Friends
From: GUEST,Dutchmouse
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 09:27 AM

Hello! Does anybody know the song Absent friends? And if you do, would you please send me the lyrics and maybe also the chords??


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Absent Friends
From: Pene Azul
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 11:32 AM

Is this the one? If so, the lyrics are there.

PA


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Absent Friends
From: Pene Azul
Date: 27 Aug 00 - 11:34 AM

Here's another one. (lyrics)

PA


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Absent Friends
From: GUEST,Dutchmouse
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 12:46 PM

Dear Pene Azul,

Thank you for your help, but unfortunately are neither of the songs the one I'm searching for! It could be a song of Vin Garbutt. Does that make sense? Anyway, it's a very beautyful song and also very sad.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Absent Friends
From: GUEST,Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 01:10 PM

It's a song by Keith Hancock, from his 1986 album (I have it on cassette - don't know if it came out in any other format) called 'This World We Live In'.

Backing vocals are by Christine Collister (from Douglas, here in the Isle of Man) who at that time was in a duo with Clive Gregson, who also plays on the recording. Clive produced the recording and Keith gives him 'Special thanks for technical expertise, artistic advice, encouragement and friendship'!

I'll have to slap the tape on again to remind myself of the lyrics. I'll come back later when I've done it.

Lhiats,

Bobby Bob


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Subject: Lyr Add: ABSENT FRIENDS (Keith Hancock)
From: GUEST,Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 01:48 PM

Absent Friends
Words and music by Keith Hancock
Published by Gregsongs

Time heals wounds, they say,
And time takes the pain away.
I wonder why it never happened for me.
It's years since you went away,
But I miss you night and day.
Why you had to go is a mystery to me.

What seemed important then
Becomes trivial when
Fate deals the cards
That forces your hand.
All the places we've been,
All the things we have seen,
No more in the future,
It just isn't planned.

It's all very strange,
But when you went, I changed.
It just seemed to happen
With the passing of each day.
I don't understand.
Is it part of a plan?
Does one person grow
When another fades away?

Time heals wounds, they say,
And time takes the pain away.
I wonder why it never happened for me.
It's years since you went away,
But I miss you night and day.
Why you had to go is a mystery to me.

Small things you do,,
Weave pictures of you.
They're printed for life
On the back of my mind.
I was always so sure,
Your life was so pure.
To the faults and the bad times
A loved one stays blind.

I always found,
When you were around,
You helped me with worries
And eased all my fears.
You always had time
For problems of mine,
A shoulder to cry on,
A listening ear.

Time heals wounds, they say,
And time takes the pain away.
I wonder why it never happened for me.
It's years since you went away,
But I miss you night and day.
Why you had to go is a mystery to me.

Shoh slaynt,

Bobby Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Absent Friends
From: GUEST,Dutchmouse
Date: 28 Aug 00 - 04:45 PM

Dear Bobby Bob,

Whow! This is fantastic! Finally I succeeded! This is exactly the song I meant. You've made me very happy. Internet really is a great medium, isn't is? I've heard this song several times in a pub in my hometown Leiden, a nice town in between the Hague and Amsterdam. In this pub they used to do great sessions and somemtimes they performed this song. But the original people who played in the sessions are "replaced" by other ones. And now these sessions are much less interesting. Anyway, whenever they performed "Absent friends" it touched me deep in the heart. I'm very grateful for your efforts. Maybe one day I can be of any help to you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Absent Friends
From: bradfordian
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 02:46 PM

Just heard Vin Garbuts version of ABSENT FRIENDS from "When the tide turns", and I heard a guy (John?) with a great voice do this at the Ingleton Folk weekend, but I didn't take the opportunity to ask him for the words. I didn't know the title so it wasn't easy to search for it but its just been on our local folk programme - FOLKWAVES in the East midlands (UK). It appears that this song is gatherng currency stateside. i thinks its words and tone are very apposite for our US colleagues at this time. If you get a chance, do look this one up it's so evocative.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Absent Friends
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 14 Mar 02 - 06:20 PM

OK, but verses seem to be in the wrong order. I learnt it as, verse 1, I always found, verse 2, the pictures of you, 3, what seemed important then, and 4, it's all very strange.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Absent Friends
From: GUEST
Date: 01 May 08 - 03:53 PM

WHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD THIS SONG. ANYONE. PLEASE


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Absent Friends
From: Peace
Date: 01 May 08 - 05:01 PM

Go to youtube. In the search bar put

"Absent Friends"

It's there.


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Subject: Chords Add: ABSENT FRIENDS
From: GUEST,Shaneo not logged in
Date: 01 May 08 - 05:16 PM

[G]Time heals [D]wounds, they say,
And[Em] time takes the [Bm]pain away.
I[C] wonder[D] why it never[C] happened for [D]me.
It's[G] years since you[D] went away,
But I[Em] miss you [Bm]night and day.
[C]Why you had to[D] go is a [C]mystery to[G] me


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Absent Friends (Keith Hancock)
From: GUEST,Marko de Vries Holland
Date: 16 Feb 12 - 06:55 AM

This song is dedicaded to his brother who passed away.
Only a few cd's are pressed.
Perhaps there will be a follow- up
Is comming to holland this year


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Absent Friends (Keith Hancock)
From: GUEST,Square The Circle
Date: 16 Feb 12 - 08:40 AM

The words provided above are in the correct order as recorded by Keith with the exception of the last part of the last verse which does has not been recorded on the copy of the CD I have, that I bought from Keith.


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