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Lyr Req: When I Can't Play (Joan MacIsaac)

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Subject: need help 2 songs
From: fulurum
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 10:22 PM

can anyone identify these two songs, and possibly tell me who sings them 1. he's flying in a small cafe tonight the feelings always right everythings ok he's just a song away.

2. when i can't play i'll sing when i can't sing i'll whistle and when the day comes i can't whistle no more i'll sit myself down and i'll listen.

thanks


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Subject: RE: need help 2 songs
From: sophocleese
Date: 21 Jan 00 - 04:37 PM

fulurum, AAARGH!! that first one is on teh tip of my tongue and I can't get it!! I was hoping to sleep tonight too. I'll rack my brains and hope to come up with something.

Sophocleese


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Subject: RE: need help 2 songs
From: fulurum
Date: 21 Jan 00 - 06:13 PM

sophocleese no sleep for you unless you come up with it. unless your really realy tired then i guess it would be ok to sleep. never mind the fact that i have been searching and searching for the song.its ok just go to sleep. any help would be greatlt appreciated. thanks


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Subject: RE: need help 2 songs
From: GUEST,emily rain at the U Dub
Date: 21 Jan 00 - 06:45 PM

oh, wow, i want that second one. i hope someone can come up with it.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN I CAN'T PLAY (Joan MacIsaac)^^
From: fulurum
Date: 21 Jan 00 - 08:17 PM

Joan MacIsaac OK I've been holding out on you. I found these lyrics after that thread had disappeared. Don't know why it came back. The song is called "When I Can't Play." Don't know who wrote it, but it was performed by a lady named Joan MacIsaac. Wanna hear it, goes like this.

WHEN I CAN'T PLAY

CHORUS: When I can't play, I'll sing.
When I can't sing, I'll whistle.
And when the day comes I can't whistle no more,
I'll sit myself down and I'll listen.
Oh, oh, when I can't play, I'll sing.
When I can't sing, I'll whistle.
And when the day comes I can't whistle no more,
I'll sit myself down and I'll listen.

He picked up the picture and smiled when he said,
"I was a handsome devil back then,
But it's been so long, just so many years,
That I can't remember when.

When I was a young lad so dashing and proud,
I used to play this here guitar.
All the pretty young girls would gather 'round me
As I sang about love and the stars.

But life has a way of changing things,
And it's done its cruel number on me.
But though my hands are crippled with age,
I live by this philosophy:

Chorus: When I can't play...

Well, I haven't seen him for a number of years,
But it always comes into my mind,
When I struggle and think that I'll give up the ghost,
The few words that he left behind:

Chorus: When I can't sing... (twice)


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Subject: RE: need help 2 songs
From: fulurum
Date: 21 Jan 00 - 08:25 PM

ok have you learn it yet. i'm having technical difficulties here. i've had to reset my cookie about four times in the last hour, and i keep getting a message that mudcat site can't be found. its also not registering in the forum that my message was received. This way you can see that i'm not stoopid, just inept. sorry about this. fulurum


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Subject: RE: need help 2 songs
From: Áine
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 12:02 PM

Dear fulurum,

I was the one that refreshed this thread, mainly because I wanted to know about this song. Thanks so much for posting the lyrics! Is there any way you could make a .WAV or .MP3 file of this so I could hear it?

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: need help 2 songs
From: fulurum
Date: 22 Jan 00 - 04:57 PM

i'm not that technical, i'm on web tv. but if you put your ear real close to your monitor, i'll sing it really loud so you can hear it. i did get it off the radio one night. e mail me your address and i'll send you a copy. fulurum@webtv.net


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Subject: RE: need help 2 songs
From: fulurum
Date: 23 Jan 00 - 02:11 PM

if anyone can do what Aine needs done, let me know and i'll send you a tape.


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Subject: RE: need help 2 songs
From: Susan A-R
Date: 23 Jan 00 - 02:23 PM

What is it about us Vermotners Fulurum? But then, you could just amble over to Montpelier and sing it to me, or sing real loud, and I might hear it.

Susan A-R


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Subject: RE: need help 2 songs
From: fulurum
Date: 23 Jan 00 - 03:01 PM

Vermont? I'm a New Yorker. But its close enough.


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Subject: RE: need help 2 songs
From: Áine
Date: 23 Jan 00 - 04:21 PM

Thanks for the offer, fulurum! I did stay up all night last night with my ear to the monitor, like you said, but nothing came through. However, my complexion is oh so clear today! . . . so, I broke down and sent you my address to your email. Thanks in advance, Áine


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Subject: RE: need help 2 songs
From: fulurum
Date: 23 Jan 00 - 05:42 PM

Sorry sang as loud as i could. you didn't by chance get up to take a leak or something and miss it did ya?


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Subject: RE: need help 2 songs
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 24 Jan 00 - 07:47 AM

fulurum-- That's the kind of material I'm looking for! I should like very much to have a tape with that on it. I can't do what Aine wants, but I may have some friends here at the university who can show me how.


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Subject: RE: need help 2 songs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Dec 00 - 06:03 PM

The song referred to above is actually called "When I Can't Play." It was written by Joan MacIsaac (note correct spelling). It was recorded by Joan MacIsaac on "Wintersong" (World Music 2236), 1982; and by Kevin Woodward on "Free."

Better late than never (I hope).


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Subject: RE: need help 2 songs
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 29 Jan 08 - 09:28 AM

Hello,

I know this is a old thread....but has anyone got any source for the tune?

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: TUNE REQ -need help 2 songs -When I Can't Play
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 30 Jan 08 - 12:12 PM

Let's give this another run around the block!

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: TUNE REQ -need help 2 songs -When I Can't Play
From: Peace
Date: 30 Jan 08 - 12:38 PM

Source for what tune? And what do you mean by source, Pete?


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Subject: RE: TUNE REQ -need help 2 songs -When I Can't Play
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 30 Jan 08 - 01:38 PM

Hello Peace,

It would be good to have the tune to "When I can't play" and source as in...is it in a book, or on a CD that is still available...not sauce as in 'sweet and sour' or 'that's enough of your...'

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: TUNE REQ -need help 2 songs -When I Can't Play
From: Peace
Date: 30 Jan 08 - 01:39 PM

Thanks, Peter. I will look.


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Subject: RE: TUNE REQ -need help 2 songs -When I Can't Play
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 30 Jan 08 - 01:40 PM

Your're a star!


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Subject: RE: TUNE REQ -need help 2 songs -When I Can't Play
From: Jeri
Date: 30 Jan 08 - 01:58 PM

Did you read Jim Dixon's post? Two recordings listed.


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Subject: RE: TUNE REQ -need help 2 songs -When I Can't Play
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 30 Jan 08 - 03:08 PM

Thanks Jeri,

Yes...but these are now unobtainable!

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Can't Play (Joan MacIsaac)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 04:49 PM

I will make a cd from the LP, Wintersong, by Joan MacIsaac, and send it to Peter.
The album, recorded in 1982, is copyright Mad Mansion Music, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; World Records WRC1-2236

The words posted by fulurum are correct. On the album sleeve, Joan MacIsaac wrote this introduction:

"Awhile ago, while on my way to Peace River, Alberta, I met a gas station attendant who told me that at one time he had been quite a good guitar player. However, fate had intervened and he developed a serious form of arthritis which primarily affected his hands and eventually he was forced ti give up the guitar. This man made a deep impression on me, for, despite his pain he was still thankful for being able to listen to and appreciate music."

The band for the album is unnamed, but seems to have been a group that called itself the "Gorilla Band." On the album, players were
Joan MacIsaac - vocals, high string & acoustic guitar
Lyall Steel- electric and 12-string guitar
Christopher Lewis- 5 string banjo
Allan Davison- base.


There are several good lyrics on the album; I think "The Harvest Excursion" is the only one that was picked up by other Canadian Groups.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Can't Play (Joan MacIsaac)
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 09:09 AM

Thanks Q

Much obliged!

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Can't Play (Joan MacIsaac)
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 10 May 08 - 04:56 PM

Just to let you know that Q was as good as his word!

Thanks Q

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Can't Play (Joan MacIsaac)
From: GUEST,Stanistreet
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 05:58 PM

That was my cousin, well 2nd cousin... AMAZING singer/song-writer


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Can't Play (Joan MacIsaac)
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 25 Nov 08 - 03:53 PM

Hello Stanistreet,

Welcome!

Yes...she was a very good singer and songwriter.

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Can't Play (Joan MacIsaac)
From: GUEST,djosephp
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 11:09 PM

Joan MacIssac passed away back in the early 90's I believe at far too young an age.

I saw her play twice, in 1982 in Saskatoon opening for Connie Kaldor and a few years later at the Copper Kettle in Regina. She had a tremendous voice and stage presence. Her brother played bass with her that night.

Check out her ode to Peter Mansbridge, The Man Who Reads the News. Wintersong was unfortunately her only release and was pre-CD.

DJ


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Can't Play (Joan MacIsaac)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 01:20 PM

Wintersong is a treasured LP in my collection.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Can't Play (Joan MacIsaac)
From: GUEST,pengrafyx
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 02:42 PM

I love Wintersong, too.

I saw Joan once ... in a most amazing concert ... small venue, and she was fabulous. When she didn't become famous, I knew she must have passed away - cause there was no way this woman was anything but brilliant and destined for greatness. I still sing to myself the songs from that album ...

The Man Who Reads the News is a good song, as is Harvest Train, but my sentimental favourites are Wintersong and Mother How Pretty the Moon is Tonight (sorry, can'r remember the exact title at this moment, and I'm not at home to check the album).

I love that she's still being appreicated. :)

- Penelope


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Can't Play (Joan MacIsaac)
From: GUEST,Dan McNamara
Date: 15 Apr 10 - 10:38 PM

I read with interest your posting about Joan MacIsaac's music. Does anyone by chance have the words to her song "I hover over"? A friend of mine in Edmonton AB needs them.
I used to own the Joan's record, but have misplaced it over the years.
Thanks all,
Dan McNamara, Ottawa, ON


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Subject: Lyr Add: I HOVER OVER (Joan MacIsaac)
From: GUEST,D. Attwater
Date: 30 May 10 - 03:34 PM

I hover over your left shoulder
I am the sunlight in your eyes
Though you don't know it I'm right with you
In the shadow that is walking by your side.
The miles between us - they don't mean a thing
We conquered them so many years ago
I hover over your left shoulder
And I just wanted you to know...

I hover over your left shoulder
I'm in the wind that rocks the trees
My thoughts are with you no matter where you are
And I even say "God Bless You" when you sneeze.
In the dark or daylight I'll always be around
Though you may not know that I'm nearby
I hover over your left shoulder
I am the sunlight in your eyes ...

I hover over your left shoulder
I sing a song to you each day
In times of sorrow I will comfort you
Though I may be twenty thousand miles away.
It may sound silly and impossible
But what I'm saying really is quite true
I hover over your left shoulder
And it's all because I think so much of you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Can't Play (Joan MacIsaac)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 May 10 - 08:19 PM

Lovely lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Can't Play (Joan MacIsaac)
From: GUEST,From: fulurum
Date: 27 Oct 10 - 01:36 PM

Thanks for the words to WHEN I CAN'T PLAY but would anyone have the GUITAR CHORDS FOR THIS SONG?

DENYONS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Can't Play (Joan MacIsaac)
From: GUEST,MacIsaac
Date: 05 Nov 10 - 03:34 AM

I realize this is quite an old thread, although it appears there have been resurgences recently. I came across it and felt compelled to write something.

Joan MacIsaac was my aunt and she passed away in 1991. I was only two years old so I really have no memory of her, but I still feel like her and her music has had a lasting impression on me. My dad was her bass player for a number of years, and they did a lot of touring together. I've heard many stories over the years of the long road trips to small town bars and the mishaps and hilarities along the way, enjoying (and hating) each others company in ways only a brother and sister could. One of his highlights while playing with her was their trip to Japan where they played at the Canadian pavilion for Expo '85.

I've always enjoyed her albums, and have only recently come to appreciate her witty lyrics and soaring vocals. I am especially fond of "Oh Mother How Pretty" since it was my favorite lullaby that my mother sang to me when I was a child.

I only wish that she was still alive so that I could really have gotten to know who my aunt was. Knowing aunt Joan only through photos, stories, and music, she takes on somewhat of a mythical presence in my head. Judging by the continued interest in her music today, if she was still around to write beautiful music many people would take notice.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Can't Play (Joan MacIsaac)
From: GUEST,Arlene
Date: 07 Nov 10 - 08:04 PM

Every year when CKUA in Edmonton, Alberta, has their fundraiser and takes requests, the song I request is 'When I Can't Play'. So thanks to CKUA her music is still being played. Wouldn't it be wonderful if her music could be re-issued on CD!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Can't Play (Joan MacIsaac)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Nov 10 - 09:24 PM

My daughter has transferred the lp to cd for family members.
A re-issue on cd would be great!


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Subject: Chords Add: WHEN I CAN'T PLAY (Joan MacIsaac)
From: GUEST,Denyons
Date: 18 Nov 10 - 02:48 PM

I managed to borrow the tape from my guitar club friend and I figured out the chords on my guitar.
This may be slightly different than the original but it sounds right to me.
Wonderful song......

    D                                           A
He picked up the picture and smiled as he said,
         D                         A --E
"I was a handsome devil back then,
      D                                    A
But it's been so long, just so many years,
       D                      E
That I can't remember when.
D                         A
When I was a young lad so dashing and proud,
D                              A --E
I used to play this here guitar.
       D                               A
All the pretty young girls would gather 'round me
    D                               E
As I sang about love and the stars.
    D                            E
But life has a way of changing things,
    D                                     A
And it's done its cruel number on me.
    D                                  A
But though my hands are crippled with age,
D                                    E
I live by this phil-oso-phy:

Chorus: (Play 2 times).
A                               E
When I can't play, I'll sing.
D
When I can't sing, I'll whistle.
A                                        E
And when the day comes I can't whistle no more,
    D          E                           A
I'll sit myself down and I'll listen.

Oh, oh, when I can't play, I'll sing.
When I can't sing, I'll whistle.
And when the day comes I can't whistle no more,
I'll sit myself down and I'll listen.

      D                                           A
Well, I haven't seen him for a number of years,
D                                       A --E
But it always comes into my mind,
       D                                           A
When I struggle, I think, that I'll give up the ghost,
      D                                     E
These few words that he left behind:

Chorus: When I can't sing... (play twice)


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Subject: Lyr Add: I HOVER OVER (Joan MacIsaac)
From: GUEST,MG
Date: 19 Nov 10 - 12:17 PM

Thanks so very much Denyons. It is really appreciated. I think you also have 'I Hover Over' on that tape.....maybe another challenge to do the Chords for it also.

I hover over your left shoulder
I am the sunlight in your eyes
Though you don't know it I'm right with you
In the shadow that is walking by your side.
The miles between us - they don't mean a thing
We conquered them so many years ago
I hover over your left shoulder
And I just wanted you to know...

I hover over your left shoulder
I'm in the wind that rocks the trees
My thoughts are with you no matter where you are
And I even say "God Bless You" when you sneeze.
In the dark or daylight I'll always be around
Though you may not know that I'm nearby
I hover over your left shoulder
I am the sunlight in your eyes ...

I hover over your left shoulder
I sing a song to you each day
In times of sorrow I will comfort you
Though I may be twenty thousand miles away.
It may sound silly and impossible
But what I'm saying really is quite true
I hover over your left shoulder
And it's all because I think so much of you.


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Subject: RE: Joan MacIsaac
From: GUEST,MG
Date: 19 Nov 10 - 12:25 PM

I remember seeing and hearing Joan in Edmonton back in the early 80's as well. Met her at an outdoor concert and she was as friendly and nice as they come. She did a song with her brother that had us in stitches but it was not on her LP. Pity...it was wonderful.
I think it was called "I love you" but not 100% sure on that.   
We talked about her doing another LP and she said that she hoped she could one day but unfortunately it was not to be. She deserved the recognition then and it is wonderful that people are still showing an interest in her music today. MG


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Subject: Lyr Add: HARVEST EXCURSION (Joan MacIsaac)
From: GUEST,MG
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 12:28 PM

Hello Joan MacIsaac fans. I have just got the words to Harvest Excursion however I am not clear on a couple of lines. The one is where she sings...'as the land of the golden ???? I think it is pelt but not sure. And last verse, third line. Anybody know these for sure? Here are the words from listening to the song. Thanks for any help you can give. Oh...and if you have the chords that would be FANTASTIC!


HARVEST EXCURSION - Joan MacIsaac

Oh, hark and listen to the whistle of the train.
We're pulling from the station for the land of the golden grain,
But when we return again our friends will drink our health,
But there's no place here with such cheer, as the land of the golden pelt.

O Molly dear, I greatly fear that soon I will be gone.
I'm going away on a harvest train, to the far Saskatchewan.
Streets of rain on the western plan, where the Buffalo used to roam,
And I leave you alone in your island home, my dear Colleen bawn.

O Molly dear, when night is here and I am far away,
With willing heart you'll do your part and for me you will pray.
When the pigs are fed, they go to bed and the kids play on the lawn,
Then you heave a sigh for your absent boy, in the far Saskatchewan.

O Molly dear, dry up your tears. I'll soon be home again
With pockets lined with the gold I find in the fields of the golden grain,
And never more I'll go a soar in the far Saskatchewan
And leave you here, my Molly dear, in your little island home.

Oh, hark and listen to the whistle of the train.
We're pulling from the station and we're homeward bound again,
And when we do return gain, our friends will drink our health,
For there's no place here where there is such cheer,
As the land of the golden pelt...Land of the golden pelt.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Can't Play (Joan MacIsaac)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 02:58 PM

The Harvest Excursion- words and music by Dan Somers, arranged Joan MacIsaac.

Pelt it is. Commonly user for coat, or cover, in western Canada, where the pelt of animals also is harvested.

In the 4th verse-
And nevermore I'll go a'soar to the far Saskatchewan. The apostrophe left out.
She got a bit inventive here, or the word is a Saskatchewanism I haven't heard.


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU DROWN IN RAIN (Joan MacIsaac)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 03:13 PM

Lyr. Add: YOU DROWN IN RAIN
Music and lyrics by Joan MacIsaac

I watch you stumble and fall
I hear you call
I see the hurt in your eyes
You can't disguise.
I want to help you so much
But you don't feel my touch
And try as I might
It's not right.

I watch as you writhe wih the pain
You drown in rain
There's no more peace in your heart
It's torn apart.
I want to help you stand tall
But you don't listen at all
And do as I may
There's no way.

I know that you are angry and scared
You're unprepared
You say that you can't cope anymore
And close the door.
I want to help pull you through
But now it's all up to you
And here I will stand-
Take my hand.

Copyright 1982 Mad Mansion Music.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Can't Play (Joan MacIsaac)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 03:20 PM

From Lyrics, Joan MacIsaac, included with "Wintersong."

"While I Can't Play," introduction written by Joan MacIsaac.

Awhile ago, while on mu way to Peace River, Alberta, I met a gas station attendant who told me that at one time he had been quite a good guitar player. However, fate had intervened and he developed a serious form of arthritis which primarily affected his hands and eventually he was forced to give up the guitar.This man made a deeo impression on me, for, despite his pain, he was still thankful for being able to listen to and appreciate music.


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Subject: Joan MacIsaac
From: GUEST,MG
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 04:44 PM

Q: thanks for the additional information, it definitely helped. Also appreciate the song 'You Drown in Rain'. I have not heard that one...was it ever recorded?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Can't Play (Joan MacIsaac)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 05:00 PM

You Drown in Rain" from the LP album, "Wintersong."


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Subject: Lyr Add: MISTER, YOU STOLE THAT SONG (MacIsaac)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 05:23 PM

MISTER, YOU STOLE THAT SONG
Music by Joan MacIsaac, lyrics by Tom Lips

Chorus:
Mister, hey mister, you stole that song from me
I don't care if you say you wrote it back in 1963
You say that it was bought and sold
When I was only eight years old
But I don't care- it's me in there.
Mister, you stole that song from me.

You must think that I'm deaf and blind
To steal my song and to read my mind
I heard you singing late last night
It puzzled me that the words were right
I might have known
The words were all my own.

Chorus

Don't know how you ever dared
To sing a song that I never shared
And I know where you got the part
About a man who broke a woman's heart
And went away
That happened yesterday.

Sung by Joan MacIsaac, lp album "Wintersong," 1982, copyright Mad Mansion Music.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Can't Play (Joan MacIsaac)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 05:24 PM

That's TOM Lips.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WINTERSONG (Lips, MacIsaac)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 05:40 PM

WINTERSONG
Music by Joan MacIsaac, lyrics by Tom Lips

You gave your summer love to me
I know how much it cost
But now the earth is cold
And the branches white with frost
And autumn's just a memory
Of leaves upon the ground
And colors swept away
Without a sound.

And when we both have turned away
And when we both have sinned
Will you fly before the winter
Like a feather on the wind.

You filled me up with mystery
You gave me what I lack
But now the ground is white
And you'll never take me back
And all our love is history
Of battles lost and won
So there's no better time
To break and run.
And when we both have turned away
And when we both have sinned
Will you fly before the winter
Like a feather on the wind.

You gave your summer love to me
But summers always pass
And now your love is cold
As patterns on the glass
The seasons circle endlessly
The winter melts away
I never felt the cold
Until today.

Joan MacIsaac, lp album "Wintersong," 1982, Mad Mansions Music.


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