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Lyr/Chords Req: Fair & Tender Ladies?

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Jeremiah McCaw 01 Feb 02 - 02:18 AM
Amergin 01 Feb 02 - 02:27 AM
PaulM 01 Feb 02 - 04:46 AM
Wolfgang 01 Feb 02 - 05:31 AM
Wolfgang 01 Feb 02 - 05:35 AM
Willa 01 Feb 02 - 03:31 PM
Willa 01 Feb 02 - 03:34 PM
JudyR 01 Feb 02 - 04:00 PM
CraigS 01 Feb 02 - 04:30 PM
kytrad 01 Feb 02 - 04:33 PM
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Subject: Fair & Tender Ladies?
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 02:18 AM

Anybody have chords & lyrics for "Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies? A look in the DT under "Fair and Tender Ladies" brings it up, but clicking on the title results in a "document not found" thing.

signed, At sea in technology *sigh*


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Subject: Lyr Add: COME ALL YE FAIR AND TENDER LADIES
From: Amergin
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 02:27 AM

yeah I think there are some server problems going on tonight...just tried it myself...oh well...

COME ALL YE FAIR AND TENDER LADIES

Come all ye fair and tender ladies
Take warning how you court young men
They're like a bright star on a cloudy morning
They will first appear and then they're gone.

They'll tell to you some loving story
To make you think that they love you true
Straightway they'll go and court some other
Oh that's the love that they have for you.

I wish I were some little sparrow
And I had wings and I could fly
I would fly away to my false true lover
And while he'll talk I would sit and cry.

But I am not some little sparrow
I have no wings nor can I fly
So I'll sit down here in grief and sorrow
And try to pass my troubles by.

I wish I had known before I courted
That love had been so hard to gain
I'd of locked my heart in a box of golden
And fastened it down with a silver chain.

Young men never cast your eye on beauty
For beauty is a thing that will decay
For the prettiest flowers that grow in the garden
How soon they'll wither, will wither and fade away.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Fair & Tender Ladies?
From: PaulM
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 04:46 AM

You can find a version of the chords here

The words are quite different from the DT version but the tune is pretty much the same.

Paul


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Fair & Tender Ladies?
From: Wolfgang
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 05:31 AM

It's not a server problem. The DT search (and clicking on a title in the title list amounts to that) finds no word (or title with such a word) from those staring with 'faa' to those staring with 'fam'. That's why not a single song that has 'fair' in it shows up in a search containing 'fair'. You hardly could have known that, Jeremiah. The Super search doesn't have this problem.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Fair & Tender Ladies?
From: Wolfgang
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 05:35 AM

Here's the DT version (found by [and tender ladies] which avoids the problem)

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Fair & Tender Ladies?
From: Willa
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 03:31 PM

Hi, Amergin. Interesting to see the version you posted; it differs just a little from the one I sing.
Jeremiah. These are the chords on my copy.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: COME ALL YE FAIR AND TENDER LADIES
From: Willa
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 03:34 PM

Oops! Something missing there!
Come all ye fair and tender ladies CFCG7 CG7CG7CFC
Take warning how you court young men CFCG7 CG7CG7CF
They're like a star on a summer's morning FCG7C CG7CG7C
First they'll appear and then they're gone. C F G7FC G7

They'll tell to you some loving story
And they'll declare their love is true
Straightway they'll go and love another
And that's the love that they have for you.

O, don't you remember our days of courting
When your head lay upon my breast?
You could make me believe by the falling of your arm
That the sun rose in the west.

If I had known before I courted,
That love had been so hard to win,
I'd have locked my heart in a box of golden,
And fastened if up with a silver pin.

I wish I were some little sparrow
And I had wings and I could fly
I would fly away to my false true love
r And when he'd speak, I would deny.

But I am not some little sparrow
I have no wings nor can I fly
So I'll sit right down in grief and sorrow
Until my troubles pass me by.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Fair & Tender Ladies?
From: JudyR
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 04:00 PM

Willa's version is the one I heard and used to sing so long ago in the 60's. Must be the Joan Baez one, then (sigh, well, we didn't know any better!) Or was there a slightly more obscure one going around -- probably lots of groups were singing it, including the Scottish singers coming up around that time.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Fair & Tender Ladies?
From: CraigS
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 04:30 PM

I've been singing a version for years from American Folk Songs by A Lomax, which Mr Lomax freely admits is a composite of a number of versions. There must be dozens of versions if you include Silver Dagger, which is similar in subject and metre.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Fair & Tender Ladies?
From: kytrad
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 04:33 PM

Amergin's lyric is the same as mine (Ritchie Family)except for the last two lines. Our last verse:

Young man ne'er cast your eye on beauty,
For beauty is a thing that will decay;
I've seen many a fair and a bright sunny morning
Turn into a dark and deludinous day.

I usually sing this song a capella, as it's a slow minor melody with decorations as-performer-wills, and seems better unaccompanied by an instrument. However, there are several different variants of this with tunes which need instrumental accompiment. The Carter Family version, for instance.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Fair & Tender Ladies?
From: Willa
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 04:39 PM

Yes, Kytrad, I sing it acapella. Deludinous; what a beautiful word! JudyR. I copied the version down in about 1974, and haven't kept source details, except that it was given as U.S.A. You may be correct in thinking that it was a 60's version.


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