It is currently Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:40 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:13 pm
Posts: 4
Hello all! I would be extremely grateful if someone could post the full text of On Battleship Hill :) I'm absolutely in love with that song, it's simply exquisite. Thanks so much in advance for your help! :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:15 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:06 pm
Posts: 773
the scent of thyme carried on the wind
stings your face into remembering
that nature has won again

cruel nature has won again

that's all I had from now


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:13 pm
Posts: 4
Thanks very much!

I've got this other section of the song:

Jagged mountains jutting out/Cracked like teeth in a rotting mouth

see: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/feb/03/hail-hail-rock-n-roll







whilst the shimmering, Gallipoli-referencing “On Battleship Hill” uses a choirgirl voice to describe “jagged mountains... like teeth in a rotting mouth”.

Black Hearted Love wrote:
the scent of thyme carried on the wind
stings your face into remembering
that nature has won again

cruel nature has won again

that's all I had from now


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:02 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:29 pm
Posts: 135
what I hear:

The scent of thyme carried on the wind
strings my face into remembering
cruel nature has won again
cruel nature has won again

On Battleship Hill's
caved in trenches
a hateful feeling still lingers

even now 80 years later
cruel nature
cruel cruel nature


The land returns to how its always been
Thyme carried on the wind
Jagged mountains jutting out
cracked like teeth in a rotten mouth

On Battleship Hill
I hear the wind
sing
cruel nature has won again
cruel nature has won again
cruel nature has won again
cruel nature has won again


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:04 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 10:42 pm
Posts: 10
Teclo25 wrote:
what I hear:

The scent of thyme carried on the wind
strings my face into remembering
cruel nature has won again
cruel nature has won again

On Battleship Hill's
caved in trenches
a hateful feeling still lingers

even now 80 years later
cruel nature
cruel cruel nature


The land returns to how its always been
Thyme carried on the wind
Jagged mountains jutting out
cracked like teeth in a rotten mouth

On Battleship Hill
I hear the wind
sing
cruel nature has won again
cruel nature has won again
cruel nature has won again
cruel nature has won again


I think you're right except for it's "stings" not strings


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:14 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:44 pm
Posts: 203
I thought it would be 'time' seeing as she's talking about remembering, and the land returning to how it's always been and such. :???:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:29 pm
Posts: 135
feelingburned wrote:
I think you're right except for it's "stings" not strings


I 100% agree, made a typo there, sorry!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:33 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:16 pm
Posts: 71
This is easy, too. I sing the first verse like the next verses, so it's more a standard folk song, using Am, G, F.

_________________
pack up your troubles, let's head out to the fountain of death and splash about


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:21 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:34 pm
Posts: 41
I cannot stop playing this record with my guitar.....

these are chords of this songs I found out:

Am G F ___ G C Am

bridge: G C F Dm

outro: G C F Am

there are two chords that close this song... some help?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:36 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:08 pm
Posts: 17
Hey, this is how I play it, think it's slightly dodgy in places though :laugh:


On Battleship Hill
Intro: G C/G F Dm x 7
G C/G F Am

(Slow strumming)
Am E F
The scent of Thyme carried on the wind
G F Am
Stings my face into remembering
Am E F
Cruel nature has won again
G F Am
Cruel nature has won again.

Am
(Pick up strumming pace)

Am E F
On Battleship Hill’s caved in trenches
G F Am
A hateful feeling still lingers
Am E F
Even now eighty years later,
G F Am
Cruel nature, cruel, cruel nature.

Instrumental: G C/G F Dm x 3
G C/G F Am

Am E F
The land returns to how it’s always been
G F Am
Thyme carried on the wind
Am E F
Jagged mountains jutting out
G F Am
Cracked like teeth in a rotten mouth
Am E F
On Battleship Hill I hear the wind
G F Am
Sing ‘cruel nature has won again’.
G C/G F Am
Cruel nature has won again.
G C/G F Am
Cruel nature has won again (Stay on am for longer note on ‘again’)
G C/G F Am
Cruel nature has won again.

Repeat G C/G F Am to end.

_________________
...on the run again...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:34 pm
Posts: 41
manwithtwobrains wrote:
Hey, this is how I play it, think it's slightly dodgy in places though :laugh:


On Battleship Hill
Intro: G C/G F Dm x 7
G C/G F Am

(Slow strumming)
Am E F
The scent of Thyme carried on the wind
G F Am
Stings my face into remembering
.

:grin:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron