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Re: RORY GALLAGHER ~ You're Viewing or Listening to NOW??

Postby dimi » 28 Apr 2016, 04:21

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Re: RORY GALLAGHER ~ You're Viewing or Listening to NOW??

Postby ailish78 » 28 Apr 2016, 20:52

Dimi this is for you. I tried my best, but he does seem to mumble in some bits. I hope it helps though..

Where was I going to?

I've been looking for the way home all day long
Well now it looks to me like that road don't exist at all
I've been telling everybody that it's true
Now there's one thing that I forgot to do.... (piano interplay)

Chorus
Where was I going to? And going without you?
Sail on the seas of gold(?). How could I without you?

I've been thinking 'bout where I come from for so long
But now those days have passed and that time is gone
Like everybody does without thinkiing where are (old??)
Well somewhere back there I seem to have put you...oh ..

Chorus
Where was I going to? And going without you?
to sail on seas of gold. How could I without you?

All the places that I've ever been
All the things that I've seen
All they meant, all they ever could be
Are pale beside you. It's plain to see.

I've been humming song. What a tune!
You know it fills my head. Somehow it fills the room
Can you believe somehow I was leaving soon?
Never thinking you know what I could lose.

Chorus
Where was I going to? And going without you?
To sail on seas of gold. How could I withougt you ...

I hope my transcription helps you. I would need to listen several times to try to pick up what he is saying, but I tried to make sense of it anyway.
Yes this is such a beautiful song and a very beautiful video. This could easily have been a single as well. I wonder why he kept it to himself?
Maybe he thought it was too personal to share.
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Re: RORY GALLAGHER ~ You're Viewing or Listening to NOW??

Postby bronyr » 29 Apr 2016, 02:41

ailish78 wrote:Dimi this is for you. I tried my best, but he does seem to mumble in some bits. I hope it helps though..

Where was I going to?

I've been looking for the way home all day long
Well now it looks to me like that road don't exist at all
I've been telling everybody that it's true
Now there's one thing that I forgot to do.... (piano interplay)

Chorus
Where was I going to? And going without you?
Sail on the seas of gold(?). How could I without you?

I've been thinking 'bout where I come from for so long
But now those days have passed and that time is gone
Like everybody does without thinkiing where are (old??)
Well somewhere back there I seem to have put you...oh ..

Chorus
Where was I going to? And going without you?
to sail on seas of gold. How could I without you?

All the places that I've ever been
All the things that I've seen
All they meant, all they ever could be
Are pale beside you. It's plain to see.

I've been humming song. What a tune!
You know it fills my head. Somehow it fills the room
Can you believe somehow I was leaving soon?
Never thinking you know what I could lose.

Chorus
Where was I going to? And going without you?
To sail on seas of gold. How could I withougt you ...

I hope my transcription helps you. I would need to listen several times to try to pick up what he is saying, but I tried to make sense of it anyway.
Yes this is such a beautiful song and a very beautiful video. This could easily have been a single as well. I wonder why he kept it to himself?
Maybe he thought it was too personal to share.


Wow, Ailish, thanks so much for this. Beautiful xx
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Re: RORY GALLAGHER ~ You're Viewing or Listening to NOW??

Postby ailish78 » 29 Apr 2016, 08:18

Oh I think the line in the second verse might be

Like everybody does, without thinking where I go

In the sense that he is leaving without any plan or final destination and wondering why he's such a nomad. That's how I see it anyway. It seems to be very personal. Rory had a bit of the old Irish gypsy traveller in him. He says this himself at one point in an interview.
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Re: RORY GALLAGHER ~ You're Viewing or Listening to NOW??

Postby dimi » 30 Apr 2016, 06:42

Ailish thank you so much :D
You are the best . ;)

I already post the link where Daniel Gallagher say:
" looked through the tapes for any unused track and came across ‘Where Was I Going To’ on a Blueprint sessions tape and cheated my rule of keeping the bonus tracks with the relevant album and mixed it for Calling Card. It’s a great whimsical track with some fantastic Lou Martin piano and a Serge Gainsbourg bass line. The song didn’t make Blueprint originally because I don’t think Rory had finished writing it, there was no lead guitar, the recording is actually nearly 8 minutes with the band going round and round trying to work out how to finish with Rory trying different lyrics. I edited it and tried to encapsulate everything the song intended to be and at 5 and a half minutes it feels pretty complete, to me anyway."

I understand he wrote the song some time in 1972
IMO at that time his relationship with his girlfriend was in trouble and perhaps on and off for the next year too (1973)
So even if he had plenty of time to finish this wonderful song his feelings were not the same anymore.After a breakup you feel hurt,sad,helpless and at some point mad , disappointed and many other things until you recover.i think i can see all this feelings in Rory's songs starting from1974.
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Re: RORY GALLAGHER ~ You're Viewing or Listening to NOW??

Postby ailish78 » 30 Apr 2016, 09:41

Thank you so much for that story Dimi. That all seems to make sense. I wonder who the lucky lady was? I would never have broken up with Rory. :( I would have left him all his freedom to pursue his career, but I totally understand him.
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Re: RORY GALLAGHER ~ You're Viewing or Listening to NOW??

Postby dimi » 04 Jun 2016, 04:53

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Re: RORY GALLAGHER ~ You're Viewing or Listening to NOW??

Postby CiaSeattle » 04 Jun 2016, 16:53

dimi wrote:Ailish thank you so much :D
You are the best . ;)

I already post the link where Daniel Gallagher say:
" looked through the tapes for any unused track and came across ‘Where Was I Going To’ on a Blueprint sessions tape and cheated my rule of keeping the bonus tracks with the relevant album and mixed it for Calling Card. It’s a great whimsical track with some fantastic Lou Martin piano and a Serge Gainsbourg bass line. The song didn’t make Blueprint originally because I don’t think Rory had finished writing it, there was no lead guitar, the recording is actually nearly 8 minutes with the band going round and round trying to work out how to finish with Rory trying different lyrics. I edited it and tried to encapsulate everything the song intended to be and at 5 and a half minutes it feels pretty complete, to me anyway."


I would love to hear the unedited 8 minute track. I think it would be wonderful to hear Rory and the band trying to work out a song.
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Re: RORY GALLAGHER ~ You're Viewing or Listening to NOW??

Postby CiaSeattle » 06 Jun 2016, 15:02

Heard TWO Rory songs on my car radio in 2 days! Thank you Sirius XM. My son was with me when one of them (Calling Card) came on, and said "Why do you get so excited to hear this on the radio? You've got it at home, you can play it whenever you want." I told him "I don't know, it just sounds so much cooler to hear it on the radio." Is it just me, or does anyone else feel this way?
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Re: RORY GALLAGHER ~ You're Viewing or Listening to NOW??

Postby Regina » 21 Jun 2016, 01:50

ALWAYS : Wheels within wheels! :D :mrgreen:
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