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Lyr Req: Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)

08 Sep 02 - 06:20 AM (#779009)
Subject: Words to: The Great Divide
From: GUEST

Hi, I've got some words floating round in my head (to much beer maybe?), to a song i'd love to know the Title and full lyrics to.

Tried to search for it on database- no luck I think the chorus goes something like this-

He's or (She's) gone away, He's gone away, Yesterday, Yesterday Where the rivers change direction- across the great divide.

Please help someone- i'd be really pleased! Kilping


08 Sep 02 - 06:28 AM (#779011)
Subject: RE: Words to: The Great Divide
From: Dave4Guild

This is a song by Kate Wolf called "Across The Great Divide". It has been covered by Nanci Griffith amongst others and you can obtain the lyrics and chords from her website. I'd send them myself but my typing is so slow that my computer switches itself itself off before I've finished!


08 Sep 02 - 07:06 AM (#779021)
Subject: RE: Words to: The Great Divide
From: Barry Finn

Use this address to Kate Wolf's song list, you can download the song. Barry


08 Sep 02 - 07:08 AM (#779023)
Subject: RE: Words to: The Great Divide
From: Barry Finn

It'd be nice if I tried giving you the address. (DUH)http://www.katewolf.com/songs/songlist.htm. Barry


08 Sep 02 - 07:16 AM (#779025)
Subject: RE: Words to: The Great Divide
From: masato sakurai

Lyrics & chords are HERE.

~Masato


08 Sep 02 - 12:39 PM (#779114)
Subject: ADD: Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
From: Joe Offer

Aw, I think we oughta have this one posted. I really like the recordings of this song by Kate Wolf and Nanci Griffith. These lyrics are taken from the site Masato linked to. I think you can also find them at www.katewolf.com.
-Joe Offer-


Across the Great Divide
(Kate Wolf)


A                D    A
I've been walking in my sleep
         F#m                         D
Counting troubles 'stead of counting sheep
          A                  F#m
Where the years went I can't say
       D             E                A
I just turned around and they've gone away


A                D          A
I've been sifting through the layers
         F#m             D
Of dusty books and faded papers
            A               F#m
They tell a story I used to know
                   D       E       A
And it was one that happened so long ago



                A                D    A
Chorus:         It's gone away in yesterday
                      F#m                        D
                Now I find myself on the mountainside
                         A      E       F#m   A
                Where the rivers change direction
                D         E       A
                Across the Great Divide


A                D    A
Now, I heard the owl a-callin'
       F#m             D
Softly as the night was fallin'
       A                F#m
With a question and I replied
         D    E               A
But he's gone across the borderline


Chorus

A                   D      A
The finest hour that I have seen
       F#m               D
Is the one that comes between
            A                      F#m
The edge of night and the break of day
             D       E       A
It's when the darkness rolls away


Chorus Twice


Online recording available at http://www.katewolf.com/songs/songlist.htm, but I didn't find lyrics at the official site.


08 Sep 02 - 12:54 PM (#779127)
Subject: RE: Words to: Across the Great Divide
From: open mike

thhis was the theme song to the radio show kate had when a dj at KPFA and later Robbie Osmond hosted this show- it may still be on i don't get kpfa now-but it may be on the web---


08 Sep 02 - 02:41 PM (#779171)
Subject: RE: Words to: Across the Great Divide
From: Dave4Guild

Excellent stuff, everyone. It is a gorgeous song, but for most folkies I think the key of G with the capo on fret two seems to be the way it's actually played.
Nina Gerber's lead guitar is worth listening to on Kate's version. I assume that is in A, if anyone has the tab, it might be worth spending three years mastering it!


08 Sep 02 - 03:35 PM (#779186)
Subject: RE: Words to: Across the Great Divide
From: Lane

One of my absolute favorites... and yes, Dave4Guild - I play it in G with a capo. BUT - I couldn't agree with you more about Nina Gerber's lead - I've been trying and trying to figure it out and cant .... would absolutely kill...well, or maybe pay? to have the tab to that lead work.... anyone???

Lane


08 Sep 02 - 07:38 PM (#779315)
Subject: RE: Words to: Across the Great Divide
From: Lane

Refresh


10 Sep 02 - 03:53 AM (#780244)
Subject: RE: Words to: Across the Great Divide
From: GUEST

Refreshing.... does ANYONE have the tab for this lead, or be willing to work it out?


15 Sep 02 - 06:08 PM (#784636)
Subject: RE: Words to: Across the Great Divide
From: Lane

Refresh


15 Sep 02 - 08:18 PM (#784726)
Subject: RE: Words to: Across the Great Divide
From: Leadfingers

I call mself a professional song thief,as I do not have the ability to combine words and music to make a coherent whole,and so have to rely on other cleverer people to do the hard work for me.However,unlike some I DO credit the writer and or source of my material.Kate Wolf and Mudcat will get a mention when this is added to my rep.Thanks Catters-a Cracking song.


15 Sep 02 - 09:59 PM (#784797)
Subject: RE: Words to: Across the Great Divide
From: GUEST,Singout/Penny

Thanks, Joe, for posting the chords!


17 Sep 02 - 01:34 AM (#785777)
Subject: RE: Words to: Across the Great Divide
From: Lane

Leadfingers.... while you are "thiefing", any chance you can figure out the lead? Anyone else?


27 Aug 09 - 09:07 AM (#2709781)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
From: Genie

I'm trying to find the date when Kate wrote this. One source on "the Google" says 1976, but another says 1981 ( I think that's an album date), and another has the date 2007 attached (obviously way off).   Anyone know the original copyright date?


27 Aug 09 - 05:22 PM (#2710154)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Great DHiivide (Kate Wolf)
From: Barry Finn

Hi Genie
On Kate's web site you can view Kate's complete song list. The date there is 1980.

Barry


28 Aug 09 - 03:43 PM (#2710941)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
From: Genie

Thanks, Barry. I did go to Kate's website and found her songlist, but I did not see any dates given.   I must have somehow just overlooked that column - unless I was looking at the list of Fans' Favorites instead.

I guess 1980 is the publication date.   Did she possibly write it earlier and not "release" it for a few years? I believe I've read that Kate wrote this when a friend of hers was dealing with a terminal illness.


14 Jun 14 - 02:09 PM (#3632974)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
From: GUEST

I am teaching this song to y daughter, and will try to write the tab for the lead work and post it here. Be patient.


14 Jun 14 - 08:41 PM (#3633040)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
From: Leadfingers

Stealing a song is one thing (Always assuming credit is given) but DONT steal the arrangement - Do it YOUR way .


14 Jun 14 - 11:00 PM (#3633060)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
From: GUEST,Lou

kpfa.org Sundays at Noon Pacific.


30 Jan 18 - 12:03 AM (#3902748)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
From: GUEST,Keith Miller

I heard one of Kate's songs that I loved. I have no idea what the name of it was. It had a few lyrics in Spanish. That is the best I can describe it. It was a soaring sort of anthem.


30 Jan 18 - 10:01 PM (#3902944)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
From: RunrigFan

I've been walkin' in my sleep
And countin' troubles 'stead of countin' sheep
Where the years went I can't say
I just turned around and they've gone away
I've been siftin' through the layers
Of dusty books and faded papers
They tell a story I used to know
it was one that happened so long ago

It's gone away in yesterday
And I find myself on the mountainside
Where the rivers change direction
Across the Great Divide

Well I heard the owl a-callin'
Softly as, the night was fallin'
With a question and I replied
But he's gone across the borderline

He's gone away in yesterday
And I find myself on the mountainside
Where the rivers change direction
Across the Great Divide

The finest hour, that I have seen
Is the one that comes between
The edge of night and the break of day
When the darkness rolls away

It's gone away in yesterday
And I find myself on the mountainside
Where the rivers change direction
Across the Great Divide

It's gone away in yesterday
Now I find myself on the mountainside
Where the rivers change direction
Across the Great Divide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2Kn3j7o2yY

Live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uQNRTnsntY


10 Aug 20 - 06:03 PM (#4067927)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolf)
From: Joe Offer

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