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Lyr Req: Lilacs Are for Angels (from Leanne Chaulk

HiHo_Silver 04 Jul 04 - 08:09 PM
Jim Dixon 07 Jul 04 - 10:13 AM
GUEST,Velvet Dwyer 02 Oct 10 - 09:28 PM
GUEST 16 Mar 11 - 08:20 PM
GUEST 28 Mar 11 - 05:30 PM
Ann N 29 Mar 11 - 03:08 PM
GUEST,Sandy 30 Apr 12 - 01:43 PM
GUEST,Eleanor Lewis 13 Jan 13 - 10:49 AM
GUEST,Eleanor Lewis 13 Jan 13 - 10:52 AM
Jim Dixon 14 Jan 13 - 09:01 AM
GUEST,999 14 Jan 13 - 10:20 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Lilacs Are For Angels
From: HiHo_Silver
Date: 04 Jul 04 - 08:09 PM

Is There anyone who possibly has the lyrics to a song "Lilacs are for Angels" as sung by a newfoundland artist Leanne Chaulk. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilacs Are For Angels
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 10:13 AM

I didn't find any lyrics, but I learned that LILACS ARE FOR ANGELS is on Leanne Chaulk's album "Only One Daddy Like You."

It's also on Ellis and Wince Coles' cassettes "Eli's on the Weed" and "Greatest Hits - Volume 1."

These are available at Tide's Point, shopDownhomer.com, and Fred's Records, which specialize in Newfoundland music.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LILACS ARE FOR ANGELS (from Leanne Chaulk
From: GUEST,Velvet Dwyer
Date: 02 Oct 10 - 09:28 PM

LILACS ARE FOR ANGELS
As sung by Leanne Chaulk

As the peaceful crimson sunset sank low into the sea
On that country road that evening, it was just the birds and me
Then as if she came from no-where, a little girl was kneeling down
Her arms were full of lilacs that kept falling to the ground

As their fragrance filled the evening, I walked up and said hello
I think you have more lilacs then your little arms can hold
I'm not supposed to talk to strangers, that's what my mommy said
But someone's gotta to help me take these flowers to my dad

When I asked there came no answer, where would your daddy be?
She only talked of lilacs she had picked from granny's tree
And then she told me how all by herself she had wrote her dad a song
And could I help her sing it; as we walked along

Pretty lilacs, they are for angels
Oh their fragrance they freely give
Purple blossoms, will bloom in heaven,
In the valleys on the hill where daddy lives

Through the trees I saw the answer, and the tears began to flow
There standing in the shadows I saw headstones row on row
She sang right up to the graveside spreading flowers all around
Whispering Daddy here's your lilacs as she placed the flowers down

With her little hands she planted all the lilacs in the plane
I cried a million tears mam since daddy went away
But I must be strong for mommy; I tell her there's no need to cry
Cause daddy he's an angel, in the blue he's flying high

The dark is quickly coming and mommy's all alone
Before I go I thank you for the kindness you have shown
But that song I wrote for daddy once more I'd love to sing
And together in the shadows our voices clearly rang

Pretty lilacs, they are for angels
Oh their fragrance they freely give
Purple blossoms, will bloom in heaven
In the valleys on the hill where daddy lives   

In the valley on the hill where daddy lives


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilacs Are for Angels (Leanne Chaulk)
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 08:20 PM

can i get this song with the words and cords please


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilacs Are for Angels (Leanne Chaulk)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Mar 11 - 05:30 PM

looking for guitar chords for liliacs are for angels


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilacs Are for Angels (Leanne Chaulk)
From: Ann N
Date: 29 Mar 11 - 03:08 PM

It's interesting reading the verses as, when I was a child neither my Mum or my Gran would allow Lilac blooms in the house because they were the flowers of death.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilacs Are for Angels (Leanne Chaulk)
From: GUEST,Sandy
Date: 30 Apr 12 - 01:43 PM

The chords are very simple. First part is just the g and d chords and then it charges to a and e


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilacs Are for Angels (Leanne Chaulk)
From: GUEST,Eleanor Lewis
Date: 13 Jan 13 - 10:49 AM

most heart rendering words I have ever heard in a song.
When was this song written?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilacs Are for Angels (Leanne Chaulk)
From: GUEST,Eleanor Lewis
Date: 13 Jan 13 - 10:52 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilacs Are for Angels (from Leanne Chaulk
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Jan 13 - 09:01 AM

BMI.com says LILACS ARE FOR ANGELS was written by Ellis Coles (who was cowriter of AUNT MARTHA'S SHEEP and has written many other songs).

YouTube has a recording of Ellis & Wince Coles singing LILACS ARE FOR ANGELS.

I couldn't find a date, but since AUNT MARTHA'S SHEEP dates from 1972, LILACS ARE FOR ANGELS can't be very old.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilacs Are for Angels (from Leanne Chaulk
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Jan 13 - 10:20 AM

Wince and Ellis Coles are two of the greatest songwriters Newfoundland (later, Canada) ever produced. Try to get through this without feeling something hit you in the heart.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilacs Are for Angels (from Leanne Chaulk
From: GEST
Date: 13 Mar 13 - 06:58 PM

Written and recorded by Ellis Coles with vocals by Renee Coles (Eli's On The Weed, trk#7, 1996 Cassette, SWC Productions, English Harbour West, NL); and (Greatest Hits, Vol.1, trk#10, 1998 CD, SWC Productions, English Harbour West, NL).

A variant was also recorded by Leane Chaulk with Janine Crane (Only One Daddy Like You, trk#6, 2000 CD, SWC Productions, English Harbour West, NL).

A variant was also recorded by Bill Quilty (This Time You Gave Me A Mountain, trk#11, 2006 CD, Eagle Productions, Placentia, NL).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lilacs Are for Angels (from Leanne Chaulk
From: GEST
Date: 14 Mar 13 - 10:55 AM

Here is Ellis Coles' original song lyrics and a YouTube video of his recording archived at GEST Songs of Newfoundland and Labrador:
Lilacs Are For Angels...


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