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Lyr Req: Farewell to the North (Ian and Sylvia)

22 Apr 11 - 09:48 PM (#3140763)
Subject: Like black lace on fading sky-Farewell to the Nort
From: yerbacat

I've been searching everywhere for the name of a song that haunts me. It starts like this:
    Don't the trees look great tonight, like black lace on a fading sky
    And the sun's gone westward on her run
    Leaving me behind with deeds undone
    Old tracks covered by new snow, pull up my shallow roots and go.

A man sings it. Came out in the late 60's early 70's.Does anyone know this song and who sang it.

Thanks


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPhhSTyWey8


22 Apr 11 - 09:58 PM (#3140772)
Subject: RE: Like black lace on a fading sky
From: michaelr

Ian and Sylvia, "Farewell to the North"


24 Apr 11 - 10:09 PM (#3141942)
Subject: RE: Like black lace on a fading sky
From: michaelr

refresh for yerbacat


26 Oct 16 - 09:08 PM (#3816739)
Subject: RE: Like black lace on a fading sky
From: GUEST,David Sinrich

Have Been Trying SO Hard to detect/make out some of the lyrics on Farewell to the North!!! Would LOVE any assistance!!


10 Jun 17 - 09:39 PM (#3860184)
Subject: RE: Like black lace on a fading sky
From: GUEST,Tom Howard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVgbsRzLuqo


Jerry Reed on Lead Guitar, pretty memorable...


22 Jan 18 - 08:20 AM (#3901032)
Subject: RE: Like black lace on fading sky-Farewell 2 the North
From: GUEST

Great song, and I've been able to figure out MOST of the lyrics, but have trouble on the "old grey wolf verse..."


23 Jan 18 - 12:31 PM (#3901276)
Subject: RE: Like black lace on fading sky-Farewell 2 the North
From: leeneia

I tried Guest, but I can't understand it either. Too much accompaniment drowns out the singers.


a lesson for us all.


23 Jan 18 - 11:42 PM (#3901377)
Subject: Lyr Add: FAREWELL TO THE NORTH (Ian and Sylvia)
From: Jim Dixon

Here's what I think I hear. I heard it on Spotify:


FAREWELL TO THE NORTH
As recorded by Ian and Sylvia on "Nashville" (2006)

1. Don't the trees look great tonight,
Like black lace on a fading sky?
And the sun's gone westward on the run,
Leaving me behind with deeds undone.

CHORUS: Old tracks covered by new snow
Pull up my shallow roots and go.

2. Watch the silver ice down the road
Walk on salt and drive safely home.
I'll be far across the line come dawn,
And I've laid my bets and the game goes on. CHORUS

3. The old gray wolf has passed on my hill.
Down the strip the hawk smiles and waits.
May they keep the man far from their door,
Breathing life and colors as before. CHORUS

4. But don't... [repeat first verse] CHORUS


24 Apr 19 - 09:58 PM (#3989102)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell to the North (Ian and Sylvia)
From: GUEST,David Sinrich

Thanks Jim Dixon!