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Subject: Joe Peel from 2nd? June Tabor LP
From: GUEST,Dave in Salem
Date: 01 Aug 00 - 07:32 PM

Joe Peel is one of my very favorite Tabor songs but the style makes it difficult to get quite a few of the lyrics. Its on the first or second album released in 1977 or so. It's opening line goes: 'Workington way when lad left school, 'twas just the pit or foundry beckoned.' I don't really need the chords but it would be handy to see how anyone else has transposed it from piano. I really would be very greatful if someone could come up with this. Please try my lovlies.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Joe Peel from 2nd? June Tabor
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 10:40 AM

I have the lyrics written down at home. I'll try and post them tomorrow if you can wait


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Subject: Lyr Add: JOE PEEL (Peter Bond)
From: oggie
Date: 02 Aug 00 - 03:02 PM

Workington way, when lads left school,
And only pit or foundry beckoned,
Young Joe went down to hew the coal,
But not for long, so some folks reckoned.
For Joe could tackle hard and Joe could run,
He only needed time for growing,
And sood he'd signed his name to play,
And to the city moved away.

Upon the sports page he'd appear,
The idol of the local lasses.
Out on the field he played it fair,
While all the girls made forward passes.
Until another match turned people's heads,
Jarrow lads v ruling classes
And with no future in it now,
It's home again and underground.

Underground to hear no lark
For forty years from dusk to dawning,
Until the dust had left it's mark
And to the bank the earth returned him,
No more to sweat his days out in the dark.
Some years on top the dust had earned him,
And all the time, the sickness grew.
Still he'd ask what he could do for you.

He'd do odd jobs for one and all,
Though snow was hard or rain was teeming.
And all the world would seem to call.
The kettle never finished steaming.
'Reach up' He'd say 'by God you're looking thin'
As mischief in his eyes was gleaming.
'If Lizzie thinks you're hungry still,
They'll be nowt for us in her will.'

The day he died, I stayed outside
With scalding tears no comfort knowing.
We all turned up to say goodbye.
The church was filled to overflowing.
You'd never have believed it if you'd see
How many people mourned your going,
And just how lucky folks could feel
To say they knew Joe Peel.

Words and music by Peter Bond.

I use a simple G/C/D sequence for it. On the original album 'A little of what you fancy' Peter has a lovely guitar accompaniment. The album is worth checking out for 'The Lark across the Vapour Trail' but is currently stuck in Leader/Trailer limbo (see earlier threads for details)

All the best

Steve

HTML line breaks added, & errors corrected. --JoeClone, 19-Jan-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Joe Peel from 2nd? June Tabor
From: GeorgeH
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 08:23 AM

Wonderful song . . but I think it's "dusk to dawning"!!

From memory, I think Tabor sings

"Until another match turned PEOPLE'S heads"

G.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Joe Peel from 2nd? June Tabor
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 08:36 AM

Ah! oh well thats saved me a lot of typing.

It is Dusk to Dawning in v3

I have the end of v1 as...

And soon he'd signed his name to play and t' The City moved away"

The tablature I have is in D/A/G/Em which gives it slightly more edge than G/C


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Joe Peel from 2nd? June Tabor
From: oggie
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 02:03 PM

Sorry for the spelling mistakes - always happens!

All the best

Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Joe Peel from 2nd? June Tabor
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 04 Aug 00 - 11:23 AM

No worries Oggie,

But isn't it sad when you go through all this and the questioners dont come back????


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Joe Peel from 2nd? June Tabor
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 May 02 - 11:49 AM

That's OK now, because Morticia wanted it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Joe Peel from 2nd? June Tabor
From: Morticia
Date: 05 May 02 - 03:16 PM

And couldn't be more grateful, thank you!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Joe Peel from 2nd? June Tabor
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Mar 06 - 06:44 AM

The tablature I have is in D/A/G/Em which gives it slightly more edge than G/C

Anybody got further detail of the accompaniment to Jo Peel?

Regards

Pat


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Joe Peel from 2nd? June Tabor
From: Singing Referee
Date: 13 Mar 06 - 11:55 AM

Here


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Subject: Lyr Add: JOE PEEL (Peter Bond)
From: GUEST,Peter Bond c/o Trevor Bond, his brother
Date: 18 Mar 06 - 02:56 PM

Workington way, when lads left school,
'Twas just the pit or foundry beckoned,
Young Joe went down to hew the coal,
But not for long, so some folks reckoned.
For Joe could tackle hard and Joe could run,
He only needed time for growing,
And sood he'd signed his name to play,
And to the city moved away.

Now on the sports page he'd appear,
The idol of the local lasses.
Out on the field he played it fair,
While all the girls made forward passes.
Until another match turned all the heads
Jarrow lads v ruling classes
And with no future in it now,
It's home again and up The Brow

Back underground to hear no lark
For thirty years from dawn till evening
Until the coal had left its mark
And to the bank the earth returned him,
No more to sweat his days out in the dark.
Some years on top the dust had earned him,
And all the while the sickness grew,
Still he'd ask what he could do for you.

He'd do odd jobs for one and all,
Though snow was thick or rain was teeming
And all the world would seem to call.
The kettle never finished steaming.
'Reach up' He'd say 'by God you're looking thin'
While mischief in his eyes was gleaming.
'If Lizzie thinks you're hungry still,
They'll be nowt for us in her will.'

The day you left,I stayed outside
With scalding tears no comfort knowing.
We all turned up to say goodbye.
The church was filled to overflowing.
You'd never have believed it if you'd seen
How many people mourned your going,
And just how lucky folks could feel
To say they knew Joe Peel.

Words and music by Peter Bond.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Joe Peel (from June Tabor)
From: akenaton
Date: 18 Mar 06 - 03:27 PM

One of my all time favourite songs Peter.

I think we've all known a Joe Peel and our lives have been made the richer for it ...Thank you...Ake


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