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Can anyone tell me who wrote these songs?


lovenara

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i'm not so acquaintant with songs i loved in my teenage years

now i try to discover who wrote them and fail to succeed

i'll type a few lines i remember of them

 

1) day is done

" tell me why you're crying my son

i know you're frightened like everyone

Is it the thunder in the distance you fear?"i think this is not "day is done" by john prine

2)colour

"yellow is the colour of my ...hair

in the morning when we rise "

3)butterfly

"fell in love in a wink of an eye

with a boy who was called butterfly"

thnx in advance

istyle

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Number one sounds familiar, but I can't put my finger on it.

 

Number three, I haven't a clue, but...

 

"Colours" was written by Donovan. And I always preferred the original over the redone version on his "Greatest Hits" album.

 

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#1 "Day Is Done by Peter Yarrow

This song is recorded in the key of A. Peter plays using 'G' fingerings with a capo on the second fret.

 

four measure intro

G / G / G / G

 

G Am

Tell me why you're crying my son,

D G

I know you're frightened like everyone.

Em Am

Is it the thunder in the distance you fear?

Bm C Am D

Will it help if I stay very near

G

I am here.

 

C G

And if you take my hand my son,

D G

All will be well when the day is done,

C G

And if you take my hand my son,

D G

All will be well when the day is done.

D G D G

Day is done, Day is done, Day is done, Day is done.

 

Am

Do you ask why I'm sighing, my son?

D G

You shall inherit what mankind has done.

Em Am

In a world filled with sorrow and woe,

Bm C Am D

If you ask me why this is so...

G

I really don't know.

 

C G

And if you take my hand my son,

D G

All will be well when the day is done,

C G

And if you take my hand my son,

D G

All will be well when the day is done.

 

Am

Tell me why you're smiling, my son,

D G

Is there a secret you can tell everyone?

 

Em Am

Do you know more than those that are wise?

Bm C Am D

Can you see what we all must dis-guise

G

Through your loving eyes?

 

C G

And if you take my hand my son,

D G

All will be well when the day is done,

C G

And if you take my hand my son,

D G

All will be well when the day is done.

D G D G

Day is done, Day is done, Day is done, Day is done.

 

C G

And if you take my hand my son,

D G

All will be well when the day is done,

C G

And if you take my hand my son,

D G

All will be well when the day is done.

D G D G

Day is done, Day is done, Day is done, Day is done.

 

#2 Colours by Donovan Leitch

 

G

Yellow is the colour of my true loves hair

C G

in the morning when we rise

C G

in the morning when we rise

D C G

That's the time thats the time I love the best

 

G

Green's the colour of the sprklin' corn

C G

in the morning when we rise

C G

in the morning when we rise

D C G

That's the time thats the time I love the best

 

G

Mellow is the feelin' that I get

C G

when I see her Mm hmm

C G

when I see her uh - huh

D C G

That's the time thats the time I love the best

 

G

Freedom is a word I rarely use

C G

Without thinkin' mm - hmm

C G

without thinkin' mm -hmm

D C G C G

of the time of the time when I've been loved

 

Can't help with #3

 

Our Joint

 

"When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it." The Duke...

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Hey Fang,

Hell, I just found that chording somewhere on the net & with "Colours" being written during "that" folk era it looked right. I have some friends that grew up playing that era folk & most of it is in G & some D but very little in E. I never saw an original score so can't say.

Heck I move everything to a key I can sing half assed in anyway so I'd probably move it off of G too.

 

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"When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it." The Duke...

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Well, Dak, there's a guy singing the original version on some car commercial. Even tries to do Donovan's voice. I'll try to have my ax out next time it's on. I do know the re-done version on his greatest hits album is in D with a dropped D tuning, though. At the time, I thought it was really cool. But in retrospect, the original strikes my fancy better.

 

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