Evil Darling lyrics

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Re: Evil Darling lyrics

Post by Spiff » 31 Jan 2014, 9:55am

Heston wrote:Forgot what a gem of a song this one is, especially hearing it on the recent remastered Strummer stuff that was uploaded. Nothing turns up on an internet search, can anyone suss the lyrics out?
Um, I hate to reveal my ignorance, but I've never heard of this song.

Can anyone point me to a download link?

Thanks.
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Re: Evil Darling lyrics

Post by Heston » 31 Jan 2014, 12:12pm

Spiff wrote:
Heston wrote:Forgot what a gem of a song this one is, especially hearing it on the recent remastered Strummer stuff that was uploaded. Nothing turns up on an internet search, can anyone suss the lyrics out?
Um, I hate to reveal my ignorance, but I've never heard of this song.

Can anyone point me to a download link?

Thanks.
It's on the "Strummer B-sides, Rarities and Live Cuts" compilation that SlickGonzalez posted a few weeks back, the link is still active...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/of1otx986kozw ... 20Cuts.zip

It's a big file but great to have all this Strummer stuff in one place. I love "Over the Border", the track he did with Jimmy Cliff, that one had somehow passed me by.
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Re: Evil Darling lyrics

Post by Chuck Mangione » 31 Jan 2014, 1:38pm

Heston wrote:Em...........Dm...........................G.....C........F..........C........
In this town, that's the way-ay-ay-aaaaay it goes.
...........................Dm....
Say seven words for the sailors
F.................C...
Over out on the sea
....................................Dm...
But there ain't no saint just for killers
F................................C...
No mama's going to pray for me
.................................Dm..........
Well I was blown here by the wind
G.......................C.......
To a rusty city left unnamed
.............................Dm.......
The dusty singing cowboy died here
G......................C................
He's still doing tombstone things
F....................................C.....
And he knew how hard it was to cry
F...................................C...
This evil darling, this deep blue sky
F..................................C....
To be the rain in a dying man's eye
G.....................................
Cry for water and you get no reply
F.......................................C..........G......
Beg for mercy and laughter fills the skkkkkkkk-y
Em............................
Dog Town (Owwww-woo!)
Am............................
Morning/Mourning, she cries.
Em...................
The flight of eagles hurls you
Am..................
round an around
Em............................
Dog Town (Owwww-woo!)
Am...........................
There's no fruit from acid rain
Em..............................Am.............................Bm
Go see if the coffin kid has a lid that bears your name
Em...........Dm.....................G.......C..............F........C.........
In this town, that's the way-ay-ay-aaaaay it goes.
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Re: Evil Darling lyrics

Post by Spiff » 31 Jan 2014, 1:46pm

Heston wrote:
Spiff wrote:
Heston wrote:Forgot what a gem of a song this one is, especially hearing it on the recent remastered Strummer stuff that was uploaded. Nothing turns up on an internet search, can anyone suss the lyrics out?
Um, I hate to reveal my ignorance, but I've never heard of this song.

Can anyone point me to a download link?

Thanks.
It's on the "Strummer B-sides, Rarities and Live Cuts" compilation that SlickGonzalez posted a few weeks back, the link is still active...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/of1otx986kozw ... 20Cuts.zip

It's a big file but great to have all this Strummer stuff in one place. I love "Over the Border", the track he did with Jimmy Cliff, that one had somehow passed me by.
Thanks, mate.
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Re: Evil Darling lyrics

Post by biopunk » 31 Jan 2014, 4:42pm

Hes-town, Owwww-woo! :mrgreen:
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Re: Evil Darling lyrics

Post by dave202 » 01 Feb 2014, 12:56pm

Spiff wrote:
Heston wrote:
Spiff wrote:
Heston wrote:Forgot what a gem of a song this one is, especially hearing it on the recent remastered Strummer stuff that was uploaded. Nothing turns up on an internet search, can anyone suss the lyrics out?
Um, I hate to reveal my ignorance, but I've never heard of this song.

Can anyone point me to a download link?

Thanks.
It's on the "Strummer B-sides, Rarities and Live Cuts" compilation that SlickGonzalez posted a few weeks back, the link is still active...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/of1otx986kozw ... 20Cuts.zip

It's a big file but great to have all this Strummer stuff in one place. I love "Over the Border", the track he did with Jimmy Cliff, that one had somehow passed me by.
Thanks, mate.
Is that file still available? I don't know if it's gone or my connection that's at fault, but I can't locate it.

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Re: Evil Darling lyrics

Post by dave202 » 01 Feb 2014, 1:15pm

dave202 wrote:
Spiff wrote:
Heston wrote:
Spiff wrote:
Heston wrote:Forgot what a gem of a song this one is, especially hearing it on the recent remastered Strummer stuff that was uploaded. Nothing turns up on an internet search, can anyone suss the lyrics out?
Um, I hate to reveal my ignorance, but I've never heard of this song.

Can anyone point me to a download link?

Thanks.
It's on the "Strummer B-sides, Rarities and Live Cuts" compilation that SlickGonzalez posted a few weeks back, the link is still active...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/of1otx986kozw ... 20Cuts.zip

It's a big file but great to have all this Strummer stuff in one place. I love "Over the Border", the track he did with Jimmy Cliff, that one had somehow passed me by.
Thanks, mate.
Is that file still available? I don't know if it's gone or my connection that's at fault, but I can't locate it.
Ignore me,it's sorted.

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Re: Evil Darling lyrics

Post by Heston » 09 Aug 2017, 8:22pm

Any advances on this? What a great fucking song, one of Joe's best solo efforts for me.

In this town, that's the way it goes.
Say seven words for the sailors
Over out on the sea
But there ain't no saint just for killers
No mama don't to pray for me
But I was blown here by the wind
A rusty city left unnamed
The dusty singing cowboy died here
He's still doing tombstone things
And he knew how hard it was to cry
This evil darling, the deep blue sky
To be the rain in a dying man's eye
On the black poor water you get no reply
Beg for mercy and laughter fills the sky
Dog Town
Mourning, she cries.
The flight of eagles hurls you round and around
Dog Town
Got no fruit for acid rain
Go see if the coffin kid's got a lid that bears your name
In this town, that's the way-ay-ay-aaaaay it goes.
You've heard of lamp-lit haciendas
With warning-eyed girls who harmonize
But the senoritas you've befriended
Cut's die in the mirrors of their eyes
She sent seven shotgun shells
Into the netherworld of Hell
She slaughtered 95 white chickens
So you can never break the spell
Follow her down boy
And you're bound to die
Down in canyons
Beyond the blind people's eye
She'll leave your bones
In the hunting ground
Apache war dead
Got in your soul
Dead like a rock
Never more to roll
Dog Town
Mourning, she cries.
Barrels from the shotgun blaze past right between your eyes
Dog Town
Got no food for acid rain
Go see if the coffin kid's got a lid that bears your name
Dog Town
Mourning, she cries.
Barrels from the shotgun blared past right between your eyes
Bad dreams boys of my last night's Dog Town fight
Go see if the coffin kid's got a box to fill your size.
In this town, that's the way-ay-ay-aaaaay it goes

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Re: Evil Darling lyrics

Post by dave202 » 16 Aug 2017, 12:20pm

Thanks Heston, I've listened to it reading your transcript and got all the words now. I've always loved this song, but just got kind of lost in the meaning some times, although just enjoyed the vibe (maan!).

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Re: Evil Darling lyrics

Post by Heston » 16 Aug 2017, 12:25pm

dave202 wrote:
16 Aug 2017, 12:20pm
Thanks Heston, I've listened to it reading your transcript and got all the words now. I've always loved this song, but just got kind of lost in the meaning some times, although just enjoyed the vibe (maan!).
It's still not perfect mate, but nearly there. The official lyrics seem to have fallen down a hole, a bit like the Cut the Crap lyrics.
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Re: Evil Darling lyrics

Post by dave202 » 17 Aug 2017, 11:26am

Heston wrote:
16 Aug 2017, 12:25pm
dave202 wrote:
16 Aug 2017, 12:20pm
Thanks Heston, I've listened to it reading your transcript and got all the words now. I've always loved this song, but just got kind of lost in the meaning some times, although just enjoyed the vibe (maan!).
It's still not perfect mate, but nearly there. The official lyrics seem to have fallen down a hole, a bit like the Cut the Crap lyrics.
A pity, although for the latter, not a great loss.

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Re: Evil Darling lyrics

Post by Marky Dread » 21 Aug 2017, 2:37am

Woah!
In this town, that's the way-ay-ay-aaaaay it goes.
Say seven words for the sailors
Over out on the sea
But there ain't no saint just for killers
No mamma's gonna pray for me
Well I was blown here by the wind
The risky city left her name
The dust is singing 'cowboy died here'
But he's still reading the tombstone names
And knew how hard it was to cry
This evil darling, the deep blue sky
To be the rake in a dying man's ire
Under grapple order we get no revive
Beg for mercy and laughter fills the sky
Dog Town
Mourning, she cries.
This life is easier where you run holes in your eyes
Dog Town
Java fruit from acid rain
Go see if the coffin kid's got a lid that bears your claim
In this town, that's the way-ay-ay-aaaaay it goes.
You've heard of lamp-lit haciendas
With one-eyed girls who harmonize
But the senoritas you've befriended
Jewell's die in the mirrors of their eyes
She shot seven shotgun shells
Into the netherworlds of Hell
She slaughtered 95 white chickens
So you can never break the spell
Gonna blow down boy
And you're bound to die
Down in canyons
Beyond the blind people's eye
She'll leave your bones
In the hunting ground
Apache war dead
Guarding your soul
Dead like a rock
Never more to roll
Dog Town
Mourning, she cries.
Barrels from the shotgun blare pass right between your eyes
Dog Town
Java fruit from acid rain
Go see if the coffin kid's got a lid that bears your name
Dog Town
Mourning, she cries.
Barrels from the shotgun blare pass right between your eyes
Bad dream boy 'bout my last night's Dog Town fight
Go see if the coffin kid's got a box that'll do your size.
In this town, that's the way-ay-ay-aaaaay it goes
Last edited by Marky Dread on 21 Aug 2017, 2:03pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Evil Darling lyrics

Post by Heston » 21 Aug 2017, 4:55am

Interesting additions Marky, I shall listen later today.
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Re: Evil Darling lyrics

Post by Heston » 21 Aug 2017, 5:24pm

I made a few adjustments/suggestions mate, it's definitely getting there. Good work on the additions, loads of them sound better...
Marky Dread wrote:
21 Aug 2017, 2:37am
Woah!
In this town, that's the way-ay-ay-aaaaay it goes.
Say seven words for the sailors
Over out on the sea
But there ain't no saint just for killers
No mamma's gonna pray for me Sounds like "don't" to me
Well I was blown here by the wind
The risky city left her name Not sure about this bit, sounds like "to the rusty city left unmamed" to my ears.
The dust is singing 'cowboy died here'
But he's still reading the tombstone names
And knew how hard it was to cry
This evil darling, the deep blue sky
To be the rake in a dying man's ire Doesn't sound like ire, it's something like "die" but that doesn't make sense.
Under grapple order we get no revive On the cry for water you get no reply?
Beg for mercy and laughter fills the sky
Dog Town
Mourning, she cries.
This life is easier where you run holes in your eyes Sounds like "round in your eyes" to me but again, doesn't make a lot of sense.
Dog Town
Java fruit from acid rain
Go see if the coffin kid's got a lid that bears your claim name
In this town, that's the way-ay-ay-aaaaay it goes.
You've heard of lamp-lit haciendas
With one-eyed girls who harmonize
But the senoritas you've befriended
Jewell's die in the mirrors of their eyes Sounds to me like "cos" or "cut"s rather than jewells
She shot seven shotgun shells
Into the netherworlds of Hell
She slaughtered 95 white chickens
So you can never break the spell
Gonna blow down boy gonna put her down boy
And you're bound to die
Down in canyons
Beyond the blind people's eye
She'll leave your bones
In the hunting ground
Apache war dead
Guarding your soul
Dead like a rock
Never more to roll
Dog Town
Mourning, she cries.
Barrels from the shotgun blare pass right between your eyes
Dog Town
Java fruit from acid rain I think he says "guava" the second time.
Go see if the coffin kid's got a lid that bears your name
Dog Town
Mourning, she cries.
Barrels from the shotgun blare pass right between your eyes
Bad dream boy 'bout my last night's Dog Town fight
Go see if the coffin kid's got a box that'll do your size.
In this town, that's the way-ay-ay-aaaaay it goes
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Re: Evil Darling lyrics

Post by Marky Dread » 21 Aug 2017, 5:36pm

Heston wrote:
21 Aug 2017, 5:24pm
I made a few adjustments/suggestions mate, it's definitely getting there. Good work on the additions, loads of them sound better...
Marky Dread wrote:
21 Aug 2017, 2:37am
Woah!
In this town, that's the way-ay-ay-aaaaay it goes.
Say seven words for the sailors
Over out on the sea
But there ain't no saint just for killers
No mamma's gonna pray for me Sounds like "don't" to me
Well I was blown here by the wind
The risky city left her name Not sure about this bit, sounds like "to the rusty city left unmamed" to my ears.
The dust is singing 'cowboy died here'
But he's still reading the tombstone names
And knew how hard it was to cry
This evil darling, the deep blue sky
To be the rake in a dying man's ire Doesn't sound like ire, it's something like "die" but that doesn't make sense.
Under grapple order we get no revive On the cry for water you get no reply?
Beg for mercy and laughter fills the sky
Dog Town
Mourning, she cries.
This life is easier where you run holes in your eyes Sounds like "round in your eyes" to me but again, doesn't make a lot of sense.
Dog Town
Java fruit from acid rain
Go see if the coffin kid's got a lid that bears your claim name
In this town, that's the way-ay-ay-aaaaay it goes.
You've heard of lamp-lit haciendas
With one-eyed girls who harmonize
But the senoritas you've befriended
Jewell's die in the mirrors of their eyes Sounds to me like "cos" or "cut"s rather than jewells
She shot seven shotgun shells
Into the netherworlds of Hell
She slaughtered 95 white chickens
So you can never break the spell
Gonna blow down boy gonna put her down boy
And you're bound to die
Down in canyons
Beyond the blind people's eye
She'll leave your bones
In the hunting ground
Apache war dead
Guarding your soul
Dead like a rock
Never more to roll
Dog Town
Mourning, she cries.
Barrels from the shotgun blare pass right between your eyes
Dog Town
Java fruit from acid rain I think he says "guava" the second time.
Go see if the coffin kid's got a lid that bears your name
Dog Town
Mourning, she cries.
Barrels from the shotgun blare pass right between your eyes
Bad dream boy 'bout my last night's Dog Town fight
Go see if the coffin kid's got a box that'll do your size.
In this town, that's the way-ay-ay-aaaaay it goes
Interesting additions Heston, I shall listen again now. ;)

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