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Old 12-23-2001, 02:03 PM   #1
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Can someone help me with the following request. G.L. recorded a song as a tribute to the ironworkers who were killed while building the 2nd Narrows Bridge in Vancouver. I am looking for the title of that song for a friend who is an iron worker.
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Old 12-23-2001, 02:03 PM   #2
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Can someone help me with the following request. G.L. recorded a song as a tribute to the ironworkers who were killed while building the 2nd Narrows Bridge in Vancouver. I am looking for the title of that song for a friend who is an iron worker.
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Old 12-24-2001, 03:37 PM   #3
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Hi!
nothing is coming to mind in regards to this topic. do you have any lyrics or time frame when it may have been written. was it a tribute song or was there just a mention of the bridge in a song?
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Old 12-24-2001, 03:37 PM   #4
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Hi!
nothing is coming to mind in regards to this topic. do you have any lyrics or time frame when it may have been written. was it a tribute song or was there just a mention of the bridge in a song?
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Old 12-29-2001, 04:19 PM   #5
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Thanks for the response. Unfortunately, I do not have any additional info. It was my friend's wife who asked me about this song and since I had not heard of it before, I thought I would check elsewhere. It's entirely possible she is mistaken about the artist, but it was worth a try........thanks again.
Brad

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nothing is coming to mind in regards to this topic. do you have any lyrics or time frame when it may have been written. was it a tribute song or was there just a mention of the bridge in a song?
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Old 12-29-2001, 04:19 PM   #6
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Thanks for the response. Unfortunately, I do not have any additional info. It was my friend's wife who asked me about this song and since I had not heard of it before, I thought I would check elsewhere. It's entirely possible she is mistaken about the artist, but it was worth a try........thanks again.
Brad

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nothing is coming to mind in regards to this topic. do you have any lyrics or time frame when it may have been written. was it a tribute song or was there just a mention of the bridge in a song?
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Old 12-29-2001, 05:30 PM   #7
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If the Narrows Bridge is a railroad trestle, perhaps Canadian Railroad Trilogy is, in part, a tribute to ironworkers who died laying those rails??? Or perhaps I don't know what I'm talking about. I'm not from Canada and I never worked on a railroad.

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And I will always love
that sound until the day
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Old 12-29-2001, 05:30 PM   #8
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If the Narrows Bridge is a railroad trestle, perhaps Canadian Railroad Trilogy is, in part, a tribute to ironworkers who died laying those rails??? Or perhaps I don't know what I'm talking about. I'm not from Canada and I never worked on a railroad.

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Old 12-31-2001, 09:10 PM   #9
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is this the song???

The Bridge Came Tumblin' Down
Stompin' Tom Connors

[C]Nineteen [G7]scarlet [C]roses
The chaplain [G7]spread a[C]round
In the waters of [G7]Burrard [C]Inlet
In old Van[G7]couver [C]Town
Where the bridge came tumblin' down
When the [F]bridge came tumblin' down
[C]Nineteen men were drowned
In [G7]June or nineteen fifty-eight
In [F]old Vancouver [C]Town

There were seventy-[G7]nine men [C]working
To build this [G7]brand new [C]bridge
To span the [G7]Second [C]Narrows
And connect up [G7]with the [C]ridge
Till a big wind hit the bridge
And the [F]bridge came tumblin' down
And [C]nineteen men were drowned
And the [G7]medical corps couldn't be too sure
Of the [F]rest of the men they [C]found

In among the [G7]twisted [C]girders
One man[G7] real[C]ized
How last night [G7]he'd been [C]dreaming
And saw be[G7]fore his [C]eyes
The big wind on the rise
And the [F]bridge came tumblin' down
And [C]nineteen steel men drowned
And he [G7]saw the fright of the darkest night
In [F]old Vancouver [C]Town

With frogmen[G7] in the [C]water
By the cutting [G7]torches' [C]glow
They fought to [G7]save the [C]steel men
>From certain [G7]death be[C]low
And pain we'll never know
When the [F]bridge came tumblin' down
And [C]nineteen men were drowned
And [G7]sixty more that came ashore
So [F]thankful they were [C]found

It often [G7]makes you [C]wonder
In strength, who [G7]has the [C]edge
The longest [G7]steel-beam [C]structure
That spans the [G7]highest [C]ridge
Or the men that built the bridge
For the [F]bridge came tumblin' down
And [C]nineteen men were drowned
But the [G7]other men came back again
To [F]lay the new beams [C]down


Now if you're [G7]ever [C]crossing
This mighty [G7]bridge sub[C]lime
And nineteen [G7]scarlet [C]roses
Pass be[G7]fore your [C]mind
Remember and be kind
The [F]bridge came tumblin' down
And [C]nineteen men were drowned
So [G7]you could ride to the other side
Of [F]old Vancouver [C]Town

So [G7]you could ride to the other side of
(slow) [F]Old Vancouver [C]Town
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Old 01-07-2002, 01:28 AM   #10
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Char you are amazing, how could you find this so quickly ( people are giving you far too many clues... )

Does any one know if this is the bridge from Stanley Park, with the Lions Statues, ( is it called the Lions Gate Bridge ?? ).

I hope everyone has a great 2002,

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Old 01-07-2002, 01:28 AM   #11
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Char you are amazing, how could you find this so quickly ( people are giving you far too many clues... )

Does any one know if this is the bridge from Stanley Park, with the Lions Statues, ( is it called the Lions Gate Bridge ?? ).

I hope everyone has a great 2002,

Keep Smiling Ron

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Old 01-07-2002, 06:32 PM   #12
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well, ron, maybe there are too many clues in this room afterall!
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Old 01-09-2002, 07:29 PM   #13
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Ha ha ha.. good one Joveski...

Did the look in her eye seem far away..??

BTW.. Happy New Year to you, I hope 2002 is good for you, and Gord visits your home town, and not the City with the same name in Florida. ( Ha.. not likely !! )

Keep Smiling.. Ron
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Old 01-09-2002, 07:29 PM   #14
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Ha ha ha.. good one Joveski...

Did the look in her eye seem far away..??

BTW.. Happy New Year to you, I hope 2002 is good for you, and Gord visits your home town, and not the City with the same name in Florida. ( Ha.. not likely !! )

Keep Smiling.. Ron
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Old 01-10-2002, 04:45 PM   #15
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yeah!, what's that city got that ours hasn't?
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Old 01-10-2002, 06:12 PM   #16
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Yeah...

as a matter of fact, whats Florida got that we haven't ??.

Maybe he dosen't have to get on a big silver bird to get there, but Silverheels is spreading rumours that he is going to England this year, so maybe there is still hope !!

Hawaii would be nice Gord !!

Keep Smiling Ron
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Old 01-10-2002, 06:12 PM   #17
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Yeah...

as a matter of fact, whats Florida got that we haven't ??.

Maybe he dosen't have to get on a big silver bird to get there, but Silverheels is spreading rumours that he is going to England this year, so maybe there is still hope !!

Hawaii would be nice Gord !!

Keep Smiling Ron
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Old 01-25-2002, 10:54 PM   #18
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This must be the song. Thank you for your interest. For your info, this is not the bridge from Stanley Park. That bridge is named The Lions Gate Bridge. The bridge referred to in the song was originally named the 2nd Narrows Bridge but has now been renamed to the "The Ironworkers Memorial Bridge".
Thanks again......Brad

quote:Originally posted by char:
is this the song???

The Bridge Came Tumblin' Down
Stompin' Tom Connors

[C]Nineteen [G7]scarlet [C]roses
The chaplain [G7]spread a[C]round
In the waters of [G7]Burrard [C]Inlet
In old Van[G7]couver [C]Town
Where the bridge came tumblin' down
When the [F]bridge came tumblin' down
[C]Nineteen men were drowned
In [G7]June or nineteen fifty-eight
In [F]old Vancouver [C]Town

There were seventy-[G7]nine men [C]working
To build this [G7]brand new [C]bridge
To span the [G7]Second [C]Narrows
And connect up [G7]with the [C]ridge
Till a big wind hit the bridge
And the [F]bridge came tumblin' down
And [C]nineteen men were drowned
And the [G7]medical corps couldn't be too sure
Of the [F]rest of the men they [C]found

In among the [G7]twisted [C]girders
One man[G7] real[C]ized
How last night [G7]he'd been [C]dreaming
And saw be[G7]fore his [C]eyes
The big wind on the rise
And the [F]bridge came tumblin' down
And [C]nineteen steel men drowned
And he [G7]saw the fright of the darkest night
In [F]old Vancouver [C]Town

With frogmen[G7] in the [C]water
By the cutting [G7]torches' [C]glow
They fought to [G7]save the [C]steel men
>From certain [G7]death be[C]low
And pain we'll never know
When the [F]bridge came tumblin' down
And [C]nineteen men were drowned
And [G7]sixty more that came ashore
So [F]thankful they were [C]found

It often [G7]makes you [C]wonder
In strength, who [G7]has the [C]edge
The longest [G7]steel-beam [C]structure
That spans the [G7]highest [C]ridge
Or the men that built the bridge
For the [F]bridge came tumblin' down
And [C]nineteen men were drowned
But the [G7]other men came back again
To [F]lay the new beams [C]down


Now if you're [G7]ever [C]crossing
This mighty [G7]bridge sub[C]lime
And nineteen [G7]scarlet [C]roses
Pass be[G7]fore your [C]mind
Remember and be kind
The [F]bridge came tumblin' down
And [C]nineteen men were drowned
So [G7]you could ride to the other side
Of [F]old Vancouver [C]Town

So [G7]you could ride to the other side of
(slow) [F]Old Vancouver [C]Town


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Old 01-25-2002, 10:54 PM   #19
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This must be the song. Thank you for your interest. For your info, this is not the bridge from Stanley Park. That bridge is named The Lions Gate Bridge. The bridge referred to in the song was originally named the 2nd Narrows Bridge but has now been renamed to the "The Ironworkers Memorial Bridge".
Thanks again......Brad

quote:Originally posted by char:
is this the song???

The Bridge Came Tumblin' Down
Stompin' Tom Connors

[C]Nineteen [G7]scarlet [C]roses
The chaplain [G7]spread a[C]round
In the waters of [G7]Burrard [C]Inlet
In old Van[G7]couver [C]Town
Where the bridge came tumblin' down
When the [F]bridge came tumblin' down
[C]Nineteen men were drowned
In [G7]June or nineteen fifty-eight
In [F]old Vancouver [C]Town

There were seventy-[G7]nine men [C]working
To build this [G7]brand new [C]bridge
To span the [G7]Second [C]Narrows
And connect up [G7]with the [C]ridge
Till a big wind hit the bridge
And the [F]bridge came tumblin' down
And [C]nineteen men were drowned
And the [G7]medical corps couldn't be too sure
Of the [F]rest of the men they [C]found

In among the [G7]twisted [C]girders
One man[G7] real[C]ized
How last night [G7]he'd been [C]dreaming
And saw be[G7]fore his [C]eyes
The big wind on the rise
And the [F]bridge came tumblin' down
And [C]nineteen steel men drowned
And he [G7]saw the fright of the darkest night
In [F]old Vancouver [C]Town

With frogmen[G7] in the [C]water
By the cutting [G7]torches' [C]glow
They fought to [G7]save the [C]steel men
>From certain [G7]death be[C]low
And pain we'll never know
When the [F]bridge came tumblin' down
And [C]nineteen men were drowned
And [G7]sixty more that came ashore
So [F]thankful they were [C]found

It often [G7]makes you [C]wonder
In strength, who [G7]has the [C]edge
The longest [G7]steel-beam [C]structure
That spans the [G7]highest [C]ridge
Or the men that built the bridge
For the [F]bridge came tumblin' down
And [C]nineteen men were drowned
But the [G7]other men came back again
To [F]lay the new beams [C]down


Now if you're [G7]ever [C]crossing
This mighty [G7]bridge sub[C]lime
And nineteen [G7]scarlet [C]roses
Pass be[G7]fore your [C]mind
Remember and be kind
The [F]bridge came tumblin' down
And [C]nineteen men were drowned
So [G7]you could ride to the other side
Of [F]old Vancouver [C]Town

So [G7]you could ride to the other side of
(slow) [F]Old Vancouver [C]Town


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Old 01-28-2002, 09:28 PM   #20
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Lions Gate Bridge, thats right, thankyou for that Brad, I remember statues of Lions on each abutment.
Its right near the most beautiful Cricket Ground in the world, not something Vancouver is normally famous for.

Keep Smiling Ron
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Lions Gate Bridge, thats right, thankyou for that Brad, I remember statues of Lions on each abutment.
Its right near the most beautiful Cricket Ground in the world, not something Vancouver is normally famous for.

Keep Smiling Ron
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Old 09-22-2002, 09:02 AM   #22
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When I first read this post, I was intrigued. I tapped 'Stompin' Tom Connors' into a search engine and read up as much info as I could find. I determined to find out more about this man. On a recent trip to Ontario, I trawled the music shops and got hold of 2 CDs "Stompin' Tom Sings Canadian History" & "Bud The Spud" I also managed to grab a book by this man "Stompin'Tom and The Connors Tone". I am impressed. Thank you for bringing this guy to my attention.
PS I also laid in "Shadows" & "Salute". Now my Gordon collection is complete.
I just hope that the lack of information we are getting is not so bad as some of us feel. There is an old adage "No news, is goodnews" I hope that is so.
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Old 09-22-2002, 09:02 AM   #23
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When I first read this post, I was intrigued. I tapped 'Stompin' Tom Connors' into a search engine and read up as much info as I could find. I determined to find out more about this man. On a recent trip to Ontario, I trawled the music shops and got hold of 2 CDs "Stompin' Tom Sings Canadian History" & "Bud The Spud" I also managed to grab a book by this man "Stompin'Tom and The Connors Tone". I am impressed. Thank you for bringing this guy to my attention.
PS I also laid in "Shadows" & "Salute". Now my Gordon collection is complete.
I just hope that the lack of information we are getting is not so bad as some of us feel. There is an old adage "No news, is goodnews" I hope that is so.
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