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Lyr Req: Songs about hands!

GUEST,marigoldman 05 Dec 09 - 09:45 PM
Betsy 26 Jun 08 - 03:49 PM
Charley Noble 26 Jun 08 - 11:39 AM
quokka 26 Jun 08 - 10:10 AM
George Papavgeris 26 Jun 08 - 06:04 AM
GUEST,Chelsea 26 Jun 08 - 04:51 AM
Jim Dixon 24 Mar 08 - 10:36 PM
open mike 23 Mar 08 - 01:30 AM
Jack Campin 22 Mar 08 - 08:34 PM
HarleySpirit 22 Mar 08 - 05:28 PM
frogprince 22 Mar 08 - 05:08 PM
Newport Boy 22 Mar 08 - 04:59 PM
The Mole Catcher's Apprentice (inactive) 22 Mar 08 - 03:51 PM
GUEST,Bob Coltman 22 Mar 08 - 02:23 PM
Bonnie Shaljean 22 Mar 08 - 01:51 PM
GUEST,The Mole Catcher's unplugged Apprentice 22 Mar 08 - 01:46 PM
Bonnie Shaljean 22 Mar 08 - 01:45 PM
open mike 22 Mar 08 - 01:37 PM
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Jim Dixon 21 Jun 04 - 12:30 AM
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Splott Man 15 Jun 04 - 07:41 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: WITH MY OWN TWO HANDS (Ben Harper)
From: GUEST,marigoldman
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 09:45 PM

Ben Harper - WITH MY OWN TWO HANDS - "Diamonds on the Inside"

I can change the world
With my own two hands
Make a better place
With my own two hands
Make a kinder place
With my own two hands
With my own
With my own two hands

I can make peace on earth
With my own two hands
I can clean up the earth
With my own two hands
I can reach out to you
With my own two hands
With my own
With my own two hands

I'm gonna make it a brighter place
I'm gonna make it a safer place
I'm gonna help the human race
With my own
With my own two hands

I can hold you
With my own two hands
I can comfort you
With my own two hands
But you got to use
Your own two hands
Use your own
Use your own two hands

With our own
With our own two hands
With my own
With my own two hands


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Hands!
From: Betsy
Date: 26 Jun 08 - 03:49 PM

Didn't Danny Kaye sing " Hands Christian Andersen " ?

Cheers Betsy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Hands!
From: Charley Noble
Date: 26 Jun 08 - 11:39 AM

Call all hands to man the capstan,
Keep the cable running clear,
Heave away and with a will, boys,
For old New England we will steer...

From "Rolling Home" but probably not what you're looking for.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Hands!
From: quokka
Date: 26 Jun 08 - 10:10 AM

Didn't Jewel have a song about hands?
'My hands are small I know,
but they're not yours, they are my own'
Sorry can't remember the rest
Cheers,
Quokka


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Hands!
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 26 Jun 08 - 06:04 AM

"Touch has a memory" by Clive James/Pete Atkin:

"...When in a later day
Little of the vision lingers
Memory slips away
Every way but through the fingers
Textures come back to you real as can be
Making you feel time doesn't heal
And touch has a memory."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Hands!
From: GUEST,Chelsea
Date: 26 Jun 08 - 04:51 AM

I am looking for this song, I am honestly not sure how it goes. It was a sort of rap/r & b song from the 90's. The singer says something about getting killed for their hands...he goes on talking about all these things that happen to young kids just for their hands.
It sounds like it could be a everlast/whitey ford/danzig song. It is driving me crazy not being able to find it. Any help would be great, thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs About Hands!
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Mar 08 - 10:36 PM

LITTLE HANDS (Jonathan Edwards)
ONE MAN'S HANDS (Alex Comfort, Pete Seeger)
SONG OF MY HANDS (Bernie Asbel)
THESE HANDS (Eddie Noack)
TWO LITTLE HANDS (Mormon Children's Hymn)
YOU NEED HANDS (Rog Irwin)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: open mike
Date: 23 Mar 08 - 01:30 AM

did we mention "All God's Critters"? (got a place in the choir)...
some just clap their hands, or paws, or anything they got, now....
by Bill Staines


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: Jack Campin
Date: 22 Mar 08 - 08:34 PM

Adrian Mitchell and Arlo Guthrie's song about Victor Jara:

http://www.arlo.net/resources/lyrics/victor-jara.shtml


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: HarleySpirit
Date: 22 Mar 08 - 05:28 PM

I've got me fiery fingers
N' I've got fiery hands
And when I get up to heaven
I'm gonna join a fiery band

verse from "I am the Light of this World"
by Rev. Gary Davis


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: frogprince
Date: 22 Mar 08 - 05:08 PM

All God's Hands .


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Subject: Lyr Add: SEE THESE HANDS (Frank Mansell)
From: Newport Boy
Date: 22 Mar 08 - 04:59 PM

You might like a poem:

SEE THESE HANDS
Frank Mansell (The Cotswold Poet)

See these hands folded now,
Hands that wrought for so many,
Tended and tidied a family,
Soothed them and calmed them,
Fed, clothed and reared them
Almost on nothing.

See these hands resting
That in the old hard days
Picked blackberries for pennies
And gathered dry sticks in bundles,
In dim March days I scarcely remember
When beech woods were a mystery
And fox cubs played among daffodils.

See these hands resting,
That raked hay in the fields
Of a summer coloured with butterflies,
That brought tea and sandwiches
To tired men at harvest,
And scattered wheat and Argentinian maize
To hungry hens.

See these hands, hands never still,
Hands they have folded now,
Hands that are resting,
That will never be active again,
Long though I kneel for their blessing.


(Written on the death of his mother)

Phil


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: The Mole Catcher's Apprentice (inactive)
Date: 22 Mar 08 - 03:51 PM

"Nice one, Moley - your Ma & Pa's piano stool is obviously a swinging place to hang out -"
well I do try...I just happened to have the Hand of Kindness CD in the player when I saw this particular thread:-)

Charlotte (the view from Ma and Pa's piano stool)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 22 Mar 08 - 02:23 PM

"My Mother's Hands," by Shortbuckle Roark on Victor (1920s I think).
"Mother Called Her Child To Her Dyin' Bed," has the line "I'm goin' to leave you in the hands of my God," 1920s blues.
"Trust your life in the hands of God" from "Jay Gould's Daughter."

Lots more hands of God to be found in ancient gospel music if the spirit moves! ...   Bob


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE HANDS OF JOSEPH (Ralph McTell)
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 22 Mar 08 - 01:51 PM

Nice one, Moley - your Ma & Pa's piano stool is obviously a swinging place to hang out -

Anyway, back to business:

THE HANDS OF JOSEPH
Ralph McTell

When they looked at Joseph's hands
They said, They're the hands of a carpenter
They're big and they're powerful and they're strong
They're the hands that should work in wood
And they're the hands that should work a long day
Joseph he did all those things
But he also learned how to play

Chorus
He would sing about joy, sing about faith
That the people wished they had
How he heard the voice of Jesus
When the rolling sea got mad
He's a boat in the harbour, he's safe in that love
He know some day he'll be sailing above

When they looked at Joseph's hands
They said, They're the hands of a stonemason
They're big and they're powerful and they're strong
They're the hands that should work in stone
And they're the hands that should work a long day
Joseph he did all those things
But he also learned how to play

When they looked at Joseph's hands
They said, They're the hands of a fisherman
The musician and the mason-carpenter
And he's happy all the time
For they're working every day
And those old hands of Joseph
Oh how they can play.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE HAND OF KINDNESS (Richard Thompson)
From: GUEST,The Mole Catcher's unplugged Apprentice
Date: 22 Mar 08 - 01:46 PM

The Hand Of Kindness
Written by Richard Thompson

Well I wove the rope and I picked the spot
Well I struck out my neck and I tightened the knot
O stranger, stranger, I'm near out of time
You stretch out your hand, I stretched out mine

O maybe just the hand of kindness
Maybe just the hand of kindness
Maybe just a hand, stranger will you reach me in time
In time

Well I scuppered the ship and I bent the rail
Well, I cut the brakes and I ripped the sail
And they called me a Jonah, it's a sin I survived
Well, you stretched out your hand, I stretched out mine

Maybe just the hand of kindness
Well, maybe just the hand of kindness
O maybe just a hand, stranger will you reach me in time
In time

O shoot that old horse and break in the new
O the hung are many and the living are few
I see your intention, here's my neck on the line
You stretch out your hand I stretched out mine

Well, maybe just the hand of kindness
O maybe just the hand of kindness
Well, maybe just a hand, stranger will you reach me in time
In time

O maybe just the hand of kindness
Well, maybe just the hand of kindness
Well, maybe just a hand, stranger will you reach me in time
In time.

Charlotte (the view from Ma and Pa's piano stool)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 22 Mar 08 - 01:45 PM

Ralph McTell's brilliant gospel-ish The Hands Of Joseph, about guitarist Joseph Spence. I've got the words somewhere, if no one else can lay their [!] hands on them to post. Great song -


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: open mike
Date: 22 Mar 08 - 01:37 PM

I gotta hand it to this guy...this Handy the art car is something! Are there any new songs about hands since 2004?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: open mike
Date: 21 Jun 04 - 01:55 PM

the Two Good Hands song about Sacco and Venzetti is by John McCutcheon, i think. and on his Greatest Story Never told c.d:
"Extend a Hand"
"As we seek to understand
The meaning of our history
We each extend a hand"

and the Master's Hand about a fiddle being auctioned has been sung by Laurie Lewis. The original poem is by Myra Brooks Welch.
"the foolish crowd can hever quite understand
the worth of a soul and the change that is wrought
by the touch of the master's hand.

In Jackson Browne's "Before the Deluge" is the line
"While the sand slipped through the opening
Their hands reached for the golden ring
In their hearts they turned to each other's hearts for refuge
In those troubled years that came before the deluge"

\Peter Rowan's song "Before the Streets Were Paved"
says " Oh, grandfather tell me is it true you worked the land
and the tools that you used were made with your own hands?"

and Peter Rowan also has this linie in "The Forest For The Trees"
"I cleared this land with my bare hands, she gave me everything for free, she gave so much i could not see the forest for the trees."

In Greg Brown's song Canned Goods :
"When i go to see my grandma,I gain a lot of weight,
with her dear hands she feeds me plate after plate"

In Tommy Thompson (Red Clay Ramblers) Hot Buttered Rum:
"Dime store santas can't disguise their empty hand and empty eyes"

Tom Paxton's Last Thing on my mind has:
In the wink of an eye my soul is turning, in your hand, in your hand"

Kate Wolf's LIlac and Apple says:
A long time ago we were planted by hands
that worked in the mines and the mills

in Stephanie Davis' song the Rope, which is sung by Laurie Lewis:
Grab (oh reach up for the rope)
and hold (withe both hands hod it tight)
through the darkness...shines the light.

in Townes Van Zant's Tecumsaeh valley Caroline :
for a dime a day and a place to stay
she would turn those hands to labor

in Vincent (starry starry night)
Weathered faces lined in pain
are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand

Greg Brown wrote a song about Ani De Franco (Vivid)
YOu gave me music, with the boquet form your hand
You gave me a living song something i could understand

and in Billy from the Hills, (another greg brown tune)
If you're looking for a helping hand,
he'll give you one, you know he will

another Greg tune form the same album Speaking in Tongues:
When someone was sick we gathered all around them
and layed our hands upon them, old and young....
and that one day we may lay our hand on one another
and seek the healing for ourselves....

and from Down at the mill
(same slant 6 mind c.d. as the former quotes)
their hands are filthy, their souls are dirty

My friend Bernie Robinson has a song about Left Handed people
called What's Left.
\

and there are many other songs that have touching, holding,
massaging, throwing, paddling, hitch hiking, grabbing and other
things that hands, fingers, thumbs, etc. do.

good luck and sorry for repeat info....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Jun 04 - 12:30 AM

The Folk Music Index lists these songs that have "Hands" in the title:

All Hands Around
All Hands on Deck
Clap Hands
Clap Your Hands
Daddy's Hands
Get a Little Dirt on Your Hands
Give Your Hands to the Struggle
God Holds the Future in His Hands
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
Hold Your Hands, Old Man
I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water
I'm Throwing Up My Hands
Keep Your Hands off Her
My Mother's Beautiful Hands
Old Callused Hands
One Friend's Hands
One Man's Hands
Our Captain Cried All Hands
Shake Hands with Mother Again
Song of My Hands
Take Your Hands off Her
Trouble on Your Hands
Will Jesus Wash the Bloodstains from Your Hands
You Have My Life in Your Hands
You Put Me on My Feet (When You Took Her off My Hands)

... and these with "Hand":

Blessed Jesus Hold My Hand
Christmas is Now Drawing Near at Hand
Christmas Now Is Drawing Near at Hand
Clinging to a Saving Hand
Come Give Me Your Hand
Dance All Night [with a Bottle in My Hand]
Don't Bite the Hand that Feeds You
Dorset Four Hand Reel
Eatin' Out of Your Hand
Field Hand Man
Form a Star with a Right Hand Cross
Four Hand Reel
Give Me Your Hand
God's Unchanging Hand
Gonna Die with My Hammer in My Hand
Grandma's Hand
Hand Cart Song
Hand in Hand We Have Walked Together
Hand in Hand We Have Walked with Jesus
Hand in Hand with Jesus
Hand Me Down My Old White Hat
Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
Hand Me Down the Tackle
Hand of God on the Wall
Hand Organ
Hand Organ Polka
Hand Song
He Took Me by the Hand
Heart and Hand
Hold My Hand, Lord Jesus
Hold to God's Unchanging Hand
I Hold Your Hand in Mine
I'd Offer You This Hand of Mine
Jesus, Hold My Hand
Just a Hand to Hold
Keep Your Hand on the Plow
Leggo Me Hand/Han'
Little Brown Hand
Lord Take My Hand
Losing Hand
Lower Left Hand Corner of the Night
Mama's Hand
Never Let the Devil Get the Upper Hand of You
Parting Hand
Plow Hand Blues
Precious Lord, (Take My Hand)
Second Hand Clothes
Shake a Hand
Shake My Mother's Hand for Me
Six Hand Reel
Slipped Through My Hand
Sword in Hand
Sword in the Hand
Take My Hand
Take My Hand for a While
Take My Hand Precious Lord
Take My True Love by the Hand
Take Your Hand Away
Three Hand Jig
To All You Ladies Now at Hand
Top Hand
Touch of God's Hand
Touch of the Master's Hand
Touch of Your Hand
Waked by the Gospel's Powerful Hand
West Virginia's Last Hand Loader
When He Reached Down (His Hand for Me)
You Laid Your Hand Mightily, Lord, on the Range


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: Uncle Jaque
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 12:07 PM

I wrote one about feet.... sorry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: Splott Man
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 07:41 AM

Kid's action songs:

One finger, one thumb, keep moving,
One finger, one thumb, keep moving,
One finger, one thumb, keep moving,
We'll all be merry and bright.

One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, keep moving,
One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, keep moving,
One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg, keep moving,
We'll all be merry and bright.

then add..

a pat on the head

stand up, sit down

turn around

ALSO

Tommy Thumb, Tommy Thumb, where are you?
Here I am, here I am, how do you do?

Then..

Peter Pointer

Finger Tall

Finger Ring

Finger Small

Fingers all


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 05:06 AM

Ewan MacColl had one about evolution and progress; my rough memory of it is - "Five fingers has the hand, five fingers, five fingers, Five fingers has the hand, good for work and play. Started as a lizard's claw, then became a lion's paw, Couldn't be satisfied because that isn't the human way."

Irish tune "Tabhair dom do lamh", give me your hands; there are modern composed words in English someplace on the Cat I believe.

Did I miss "He's got the whole world in his hands" on this page or on Conrad's page?

lots of songs with verses about hands, for instance, "If you can't go on any longer, take the hand held by your sister, Every victory's gonna bring another, Carry it on, Carry it on."

or

"The Junta shot the fingers off Victor Jara's hands/They said to the gentle poet/Play now your guitar if you can/ It could have been me, but instead it was you ...." (Holly Near)

Hand Me Down My Walking Cane ?

"Handy" the sculpture reminds me of Shiva


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: Genie
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 04:05 AM

I see Peasant's site already has Hand Jive and Slow Hand, but how about this one:

One Hand, One Heart (from West Side Story)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: Ellenpoly
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 11:21 AM

I know I shouldn't be adding this, but having seen a rerun from a "Friends" episode recently...I think we mustn't forget Joey's version of (see if you recognise it)...

"This hand is your hand
Oh no, it's my hand..."

(Sorry...xx..e)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: GUEST,Larry K
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 10:45 AM

Phil Ochs great song called "Hands"   Often sung by Pat Humphries.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 07:53 AM

Fantastic results!
Many many thanks I will soon be updating the handy car pages.
Handy car will be on Monster Garage/Monster Nation on the Learning Channel In November.

They came out with a crew from california and filmed us.
A month or so ago we were on voice of america television!

If you are ever in baltimore stop in for a ride/tour!

Conrad


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: 42
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 06:39 AM

How about Lynn Miles' "Rust"
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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 06:34 AM


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Subject: Lyr Add: WE'VE COME A LONG WAY (K. McGarrigle)
From: The Pooka
Date: 17 Feb 02 - 04:12 AM

WE'VE COME A LONG WAY
by K. McGarrigle

(Chorus)
We've come a long way since we last shook hands
We've still got a long way to go
We couldn't see the flowers when we last shook hands
We couldn't see the flowers on account of the snow.

All my life I wanted to roam
To go to the ends of the Earth
But Earth really ends where you started to roam
And you and I know what a circle is worth.

We've come a long way since we last shook hands....

What did you do with you burden and your cross
Did you carry it alone or did you crack
We both know that a burden and a cross
Can only be carried on one man's back.

We've come a long way since we last shook hands....

So give me your hand for the parting touch
Fare thee well, thanks a lot
I know that we promised to keep in touch
But you and I know that we both forgot.

We've come a long way since we last shook hands
We've still got a long way to go
We couldn't see the flowers when we last shook hands
We couldn't see the flowers on account of the snow.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LILY WHITE HANDS (Jane Saunders)
From: allanwill
Date: 16 Feb 02 - 12:45 PM

Here's one written and performed by an Aussie lass by the name of Jane Saunders.

LILY WHITE HANDS

Oh mother, oh mother, I found my true love.
He will give me a golden band.
Gonna wear your gown to church on Sunday,
And I will give him my lily-white hand.

CHORUS: “Oh, Mary Rose, you can do better
Than to marry that boy,” her mother said.
“Oh Mary Rose, my youngest daughter,
Don’t you marry that boy and share his bed.
Don’t wear a gold band on your lily-white hand.”

“Oh, mother, oh, mother, I really love him.
Won’t you try to understand?
I will go to church as a wife of a farmer
And I will pray with my lily-white hands.”

(Chorus)

“Oh, mother, you found your peace in heaven,
And I remember the words you said.
And when I go to church on Sunday,
I will pray with my callused old hands.”

(Chorus).

Allan

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 26-Feb-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: SharonA
Date: 15 Feb 02 - 03:10 PM

Blackcatter: The loss of all hands was the subject of Gordon Lightfoot's song, but the word "hands" is never used in the lyrics of "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald".

#! Peasant: Don't forget about "The Banks of the Ohio" and the many versions of the "Two Sisters" ballad theme, in all of which the murderer takes the victim by the hand and walks along the river, only to throw the victim into the water and drown her.

Crash Test Dummies have a song called "Give Yourself a Hand". I'll let you look up that one yourself without a link from me, since I'm feeling a bit prudish today. *blushing at the subject matter of the song*


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: Blackcatter
Date: 15 Feb 02 - 01:02 AM

Hokey-Pokey - or did I miss that earlier.

Also - "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" has something about all hands lost doesn't it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: rube1
Date: 15 Feb 02 - 12:02 AM

Hand of Fate-Rolling Stones: Black and Blue


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: Stewie
Date: 14 Feb 02 - 05:10 PM

The Colour-bar Strike

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: SharonA
Date: 14 Feb 02 - 03:36 PM

Okay, one more and then I'll go away for a while!

There's a song in the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta "Contrabandista" (Sir Arthur Sullivan's First Two Act Opera) entitled "Hand of Fate!" – here's the link from Web Opera: G&S's "Hand of Fate!"

Later!
Sharon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: SharonA
Date: 14 Feb 02 - 03:27 PM

There's a schmaltzy little song by 98 Degrees called "Hand in Hand". Here's the link to the lyrics: 98 Degrees – Hand in Hand lyrics

Then there's a less schmaltzy song of the same title by Elvis Costello: Elvis Costello – Hand in Hand lyrics


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE HAND THAT OPENS EMPTY (Bob Reid)
From: SharonA
Date: 14 Feb 02 - 02:55 PM

THE HAND THAT OPENS EMPTY
From Bob Reid's CD "We Are The Children"
words & music © Bob Reid  1993

My Dad works for a company that everybody knows
They moved their business out of town but not everybody goes
And sometimes we have problems when it's time to pay the rent
And sometimes I get hungry and all the money's spent

To the land of opportunity came my mother, me and Dad
Looking for a better life than the kind of life we had
And sometimes we have trouble 'cause we get so little pay
And sometimes I get hungry 'cause we eat one meal a day

And the hand that opens empty is difficult to hear
Above the noises of our lives though it may be very near
Someday it may be your hand, Someday it may be mine
We all must keep on listening to hear that hand in time
I'll hold that hand in mine

I like to go and visit James when he's feeling up to it
It's hard just living everyday but he doesn't want to quit
And sometimes he has trouble cause it costs a lot to live
And sometimes he gets hungry and something's got to give

There's a woman in our neighborhood her family's grown and gone
Alone in her living room the curtains are all drawn
And sometime she has trouble cause it's hard to get around
And sometime's she gets hungry and she can't get downtown

And the hand that opens empty is difficult to hear
Above the noises of our lives though it may be very near
Someday it may be your hand, Someday it may be mine
We all must keep on listening to hear that hand in time
I'll hold that hand in mine, I'll hold that hand in mine


from this page: Bob Reid Lyrics


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Subject: Lyr Add: FENG YANG FLOWER DRUM SONG (Trad. Chinese
From: SharonA
Date: 14 Feb 02 - 02:30 PM

FENG YANG FLOWER DRUM SONG
Chinese folk song

Left hand a drum, Right hand a gong
Holding a drum and gong, come let's sing a song.
No other song do I know how to sing,
This one and only song, "Feng Yang" is it's name.
Come sing "Feng Yang" yi hu ya hu hey!
(imitating instrument sounds)
Der long dang piau yi piau!
Der long dang piau yi piau!
Der piau! Der piau!
Der piau der piau piau yi der piau piau piau yi piau!

from this page: Dinobone Music – Song Lyrics


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: SharonA
Date: 14 Feb 02 - 01:58 PM

There's the lyric in John McCutcheon's "Christmas in the Trenches" that goes:

....Soon one by one on either side walked into No Man's Land
With neither gun nor bayonet we met there hand to hand
We shared some secret brandy and we wished each other well
And in a flare-lit soccer game we gave 'em hell....


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Subject: Lyr Add: GRANDMA'S HANDS (Bill Withers)
From: Trapper
Date: 14 Feb 02 - 12:50 PM

Grandma's Hands
by Bill Withers

Grandma's hands
Clapped in church on Sunday morning
Grandma's hands
Played the tambourine so well
Grandma's hands
Grandma's hand used to issue out a warning
And she'd say
Baby, don't you run so fast
Might fall on a piece of glass
Might be snakes there in my grass
Grandma's hands

I'm talkin' 'bout my grandma's hands
Soothed the local unwed mother
My grandma's hands
Used to ache sometimes and swell
Grandma's hands
Used to lift her face
And tell her she'd say
Baby, grandma understands
But you really loved that man
And put herself in Jesus' hands
Grandma's hands

Yeah. . .
I'm talking... I'm talking
'Bout my grandma, ah yeah!

Grandma's hands
Used to hand me a piece of candy
Ah Grandma's hands
Picked me up each time I fell
Grandma's hands
Boy, they really came in handy
She'd say
Nettie, don't you whip that girl
What you wanna spank her for
She didn't drop no apple core
But I don't have grandma anymore
If I get to heaven I'll look for
Grandma's hands

I'm talking 'bout my grandma
Talking 'bout my grandma
Oho...yeah...
I'm talking 'bout my grandma...


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Subject: Lyr Add: TWO LITTLE HANDS (Al Boyce)
From: Trapper
Date: 14 Feb 02 - 12:16 PM

Here's one I wrote for my baby daughter...

TWO LITTLE HANDS
by Al Boyce

Two Little Hands
Reaching out to me
Two Little Hands
Ten little fingers wiggling
Squiggly little baby giggling
Two Little hands gently demand
All of the loving any man can handle
Just holding two little hands.


Two gentle souls
Stand by your side
Two gentle souls
Ready to guide you through life's trials
And watch you grow with pride.
Two gentle souls tenderly hold
The little bundle sent from God to care for,
Trusted to two gentle souls.


Two little eyes
For all the world to see.
Two little eyes
Holding the promises
Of God's unbounded gifts to thee.
Two little eyes smilingly spy
To see the world look back
With faith and hope renewed
Into Two Little Eyes.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THESE HANDS (Kevin Wilson/Walter Fixsen)
From: rube1
Date: 13 Feb 02 - 05:43 PM

THESE HANDS
(Kevin Wilson/Walter Fixsen)

As I twist the cap off this bottle,
The words my mama said to me
Ring back through a haze of tender memories
To the days when I sat upon her knee.

She'd fold her hands over mine as we prayed.
We'd count our blessings every day.
And I remember promising to make my mama proud.
She'd shake her head and smile. Lord, it seems like yesterday.

CHO: She said, “Son, these hands will make your living.
Son, these hands will make your love.
These hands will keep your promises when you become a man.
You'll be known by the proof in these hands.”

As I sift through the wreckage that's left of my life,
I've made so many mistakes.
And it feels like a hurricane has blown away my mind
And left this heart in pieces and these hands with the shakes. CHO.

(Repeat first verse)

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/therubes_music.htm

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 26-Feb-02.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SO MUCH IN LOVE (The Tymes)
From: SharonA
Date: 13 Feb 02 - 04:53 PM

Eindhoven: Can you provide an English translation for that song? (I'm particularly interested to know what "hanches" are, since the hands of the first person in the song are on the "hanches" of the second person... they'd better not be haunches! *G*)

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SO MUCH IN LOVE
by The Tymes

As we stroll along together
Holding hands, walking all alone
So in love are we two
That we don't know what to do
So in love (doo, so in love)
In a world of our own (doo, so in love)

As we stroll by the sea together
Under stars twinkling high above
So in love are we two
No one else but me and you
So in love (doo, so in love)
So much in love (doo, so in love)
So in love (doo, so in love)
So much in love (doo, so in love)

We stroll along together
I tell you I need you oh so much
I love, love you my darling
Can you tell it in my touch?

When we walk down the aisle together
We will vow to be together till we die
So much love have we two
Just can't wait to say "I do"
So in love (doo, so in love)
Are you and I (doo, you and I)
So in love (doo, so in love)
Are you and I (doo, you and I)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: Mr Red
Date: 12 Feb 02 - 07:54 PM

Just a thought but don't turn your nose up at songs about handkerchiefs - Chief.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: SharonA
Date: 12 Feb 02 - 11:39 AM

Mr. Red: LOL!

Blackcatter: Speaking of Billy Joel, isn't there a line in "The Entertainer" about his having learned to dance with his hand in his pants?


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Subject: Lyr Add: MES MAINS SUR TES HANCHES (S Adamo)
From: BlueFolk
Date: 12 Feb 02 - 02:51 AM

A pretty song by Salvatore Adamo: Mes Mains Sur Tes Hanches

Sois pas fachée si je te chante les souvenirs de mes 15 ans
Ne boude pas si tu es absente de mes reveries d'adolescent
Ces amourettes insignifiantes ont preparé un grand amour
Et c'est pourquoi je te les chante et les presente tour à tour

Mais laisse mes mains sur tes hanches
Ne fais pas ses yeux furibonds
Oui tu l'auras ta revanche tu seras ma dernière chanson

Dans chaque fille que j'ai connue c'est un peu toi que je cherchais
Quand dans mes bras je t' ai tenue moi je tremblais je comprenais
Que tu est sortie d'une fable pour venir habiter mon rêve
Et ce serait bien regrettable que notre amour ainsi s'achève
Oui se serai bien regrettable que notre amour ainsi s'achève

Mais laisse mes mains sur tes hanches
Ne fais pas ses yeux furibonds
Oui tu l'auras ta revanche tu seras ma dernière chanson


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Subject: Lyr Add: CAPTAIN JACK (Billy Joel)
From: Blackcatter
Date: 12 Feb 02 - 02:00 AM

How about Billy Joel's "Captain Jack"?


Saturday night and you're still hangin' around
You're tired of livin' in your one horse town
You'd like to find a little hole in the ground
For a while, hmm

So you go to the village in your tie-dye jeans
And you stare at the junkies and the closet queens
It's like some pornograhic magazine
And you smile, hmm

{Refrain}
But Captain Jack will get you high tonight
And take you to your special island
Captain Jack will get you by tonight
Just a little push 'n' you'll be smilin'

Oh yeah, yeah

You sister's gone out, she's on a date
And you just sit at home and masturbate
Your phone is gonna ring soon, but you just can't wait
For that call, hmm

So you stand on the corner in your new English clothes
And you look so polished from your hair down to your toes
Oh, but still your finger's gonna pick your nose
After all, hmm

{Refrain}

Oh yeah, yeah

So you decide to take a holiday
You got your tape deck and your brand new Chevrolet
Ah, there ain't no place to go anyway
And what for, hmm

So you've got everything, oh but nothin's cool
They just found your father in the swimming pool
And you guess you won't be going back to school
Anymore

{Refrain}

La da da, Oh yeah, yeah

So you play your albums and you smoke your pot
And you meet your girlfriend in the parking lot
Oh, but still you're aching for the things you haven't got
What went wrong, hmm

And if you can't understand why your world is so dead
And why you've got to keep in style and feed your head
Well, you're twenty-one and still your mother makes your bed
And that's too long, oh, oh oh yeah yeah!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: Mr Red
Date: 11 Feb 02 - 07:15 PM

Oh HANDel! Doh!
er call me a pedant but anything in the digital tradition comes in handy....... I'll get my coat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SONGS ABOUT HANDS!
From: SharonA
Date: 11 Feb 02 - 05:47 PM

...and then, of course, there's Handel's Messiah! *G*


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