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Lyr ADD Ashes on the Sea (Utah Phillips)

23 Jul 00 - 07:38 PM (#263228)
Subject: Ashes on The Sea
From: GUEST,Mindy

Does anyone know the lyrics to Ashes on The Sea? Thanks in advance. Mindy


23 Jul 00 - 07:56 PM (#263235)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ashes on The Sea
From: Midchuck

You oughta get Kendall's tape. You really oughta get Kendall's tape. Dick'll probably sell you one if you ask him politely. It's on there, and Mrs. Ravoon, which I hadn't heard for years, and badly wanted the words to also, is as well.

Buying that tape was the smartest thing I did at Old Songs except for pitching the tent on a high, dry spot; going to bed before I got drunk; and camping with the portolet aquisition squa...but I forget, I know nothing.

Peter.


23 Jul 00 - 08:16 PM (#263246)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ashes on The Sea
From: GUEST,Mindy

Thank you midchuck. Who is Kendall? How did you get a name like midchuck? Mindy


23 Jul 00 - 11:17 PM (#263296)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ashes on The Sea
From: Midchuck

Kendall is Kendall Morse who is one of the old regulars on here, who has a cassette of his songs and stories, called "Beginner's Luck." I stumbled on it at Dick Greenhaus's CD and Tape sales booth at the Old Songs festival, and bought it blind, and found it to be excellent.

I use Midchuck as a screen name because I sing with a trio called Woodchucks' Revenge. One of the other two members (my wife) is littler than me, the other, Sandy Morse, is larger. So I am the middle Woodchuck, so... (Sandy is on here as bigchuck, of course.)

Peter.


23 Jul 00 - 11:34 PM (#263303)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ashes on The Sea
From: Charlie Baum

Or click here for words and music to Bruce Phillips' song.

--Charlie Baum


24 Jul 00 - 05:09 AM (#263393)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ashes on The Sea
From: bill\sables

Hi Mindy, I agree with Midchuck buy Kendal's tape. When I saw Midchuck with a copy at Old Songs I enquired as to where he got it and bought a copy for myself. I have to say that it has been played more than any other in my collection. Cheers Bill


24 Jul 00 - 06:13 AM (#263399)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ashes on The Sea
From: GUEST,Mindy

Many thanks to you fellas! What a delightful repository of musical information this place is!


24 Jul 00 - 07:35 AM (#263415)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ashes on The Sea
From: kendall

aw, shcks fellas, thanks!


24 Jul 00 - 10:21 PM (#263994)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ashes on The Sea
From: SINSULL

Definitely, buy the tape. And have a laugh over the flip side. Kendall, did you really turn a bear inside out?


24 Jul 00 - 10:52 PM (#264007)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ashes on The Sea
From: kendall

Your'r asking ME for the truth?


24 Jul 00 - 11:02 PM (#264011)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ashes on The Sea
From: catspaw49

Kendall won't send me a copy. He said that if I said 100 nice things about him, he'd think about it. That was 2 months ago and I'm 293 in the hole at the moment. I'm hoping to improve soon and get back to the 100, but since he's such a cantankerous ol' poop with a defunct sex life, it ain't real easy.

Hmmm...that's 295....DAMN!!

Spaw


25 Jul 00 - 02:15 AM (#264090)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ashes on The Sea
From: Joe Offer

Well, maybe it's time to give in and buy one, Spaw. Kendall, how does one do such a thing?
-Joe Offer, who would still rather have a CD-


25 Jul 00 - 03:55 AM (#264123)
Subject: ADD: Ashes on The Sea ^^
From: Joe Offer

ASHES ON THE SEA
(Bruce Phillips)

What is this tune I hear repeating
Sprung from the careless seed you've sown?
Our songs will come and go like seasons,
And bloom or fade all on their own.*

CHORUS:
Now I know I will not find you
You're gone from all but memory.
For I am told that one who loves you
Has strewn your ashes on the sea.

I stepped outside for just a moment
To turn around and look on my own face
Who was** that shadow just behind me
That old man I reach out to embrace.

It's one thing to look upon a picture
Another still to read the pages through
Perhaps to search along the wayside
Hoping I might find a trace of you.

Your dust cloud still drifts across the footprints
Your best friend's still standing there alone
Your boxcars still keep the lovers parted
Your little boys still run away from home.

What is this tune you hear repeating
Sprung from the careless seeds I've sown?
Our songs will come and go like seasons
And bloom or fade all on their own.

LAST CHORUS (sing twice):
Now I know I will not find you
You're gone from all but memory.
For I am told that one who loves you
Has strewn your ashes on the sea.

Tune: similar to Lorena

JRO & CB ^^

*alternate: And bloom off and die on their own.
**alternate: You are

Source: Starlight on the Rails and Other Songs, a songbook by U.Utah Phillips 1973 and 2011 - altered to reflect the way Kendall sang it.

Kendall Morse singing, with intro by Utah Phillips:
25 Jul 00 - 08:44 AM (#264184)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ashes on The Sea
From: kendall

OK Spaw, I'll let you usp and treat you like everyone else. Just send a check for $10.00 to me at po 313, Scarboro Maine 04070-0313. Sorry Joe, I dont have CD's. If I break even on the tape, I might have some made up!!


25 Jul 00 - 11:54 AM (#264299)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ashes on The Sea
From: GUEST,lurker

This old guy has been around forever. I saw him on the TODAY SHOW a number of times, also on Charles Kuralts ON THE ROAD. He is a bit out of the loop, but, you have to be pretty good to record for Folk Legacy. Maybe I'm also strange, but, I have all of his records. (You dont get much for 10 bucks these days)


25 Jul 00 - 06:24 PM (#264572)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ashes on The Sea
From: kendall

Is this what is meant by "damning with faint praise?"


26 Jul 00 - 06:36 AM (#264865)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ashes on The Sea
From: Joe Offer

Well, if it has Mrs. Ravoon on it, I gotta have it. The check's in the mail, Kendall.
-Joe-