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Lyr Req: Dawning of the Day

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THE DAWNING OF THE DAY (2)


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GUEST,John Barden 19 Apr 01 - 11:19 AM
IanC 19 Apr 01 - 11:29 AM
Sorcha 19 Apr 01 - 11:29 AM
Sorcha 19 Apr 01 - 11:30 AM
GUEST,Bruce O. 19 Apr 01 - 01:02 PM
GUEST,Bruce O. 19 Apr 01 - 01:17 PM
McGrath of Harlow 19 Apr 01 - 06:35 PM
Jim Dixon 30 May 02 - 08:22 PM
GUEST,ozmacca 31 May 02 - 01:40 AM
Malcolm Douglas 31 May 02 - 06:32 AM
ard mhacha 31 May 02 - 10:26 AM
ard mhacha 01 Jun 02 - 01:36 AM
GUEST,Philippa 01 Jun 02 - 03:58 AM
Seamus Kennedy 01 Jun 02 - 03:43 PM
Jim Dixon 03 Jun 02 - 09:50 AM
GUEST,Maurice 03 Jun 02 - 12:58 PM
GUEST,Josdoh 23 Apr 13 - 04:48 PM
Georgiansilver 23 Apr 13 - 05:55 PM
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Subject: Dawning of the Day
From: GUEST,John Barden
Date: 19 Apr 01 - 11:19 AM

Who can help with the text to the song

"Dawning of the Day?

First heard sung by The "Furies"

I think the first line are:

When the swallows homeward fly When the roses fall and die .....?

Will appreciate any help on this!

John Barden


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dawning of the Day
From: IanC
Date: 19 Apr 01 - 11:29 AM

Here

Wenn die Schwalben heimwärts ziehn

Cheers!
Ian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dawning of the Day
From: Sorcha
Date: 19 Apr 01 - 11:29 AM

Click here and see if that is it.......funky formatting, with German on the left, English on the right. There is even a clickie for the melody on the top left.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dawning of the Day
From: Sorcha
Date: 19 Apr 01 - 11:30 AM

(Hi Ian. At least we sent him to the same place, lol)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dawning of the Day
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 19 Apr 01 - 01:02 PM

There's more than one song and tune "Dawning of the Day/ Fainne gael an lea". The oldest tune of that title is the one for Robert Burns "My love is like a red, red rose". See the Irish tune titles index on my website. Search for 'dawning' and 'fainne'. [See also Phillips Barry's BFSSNE on the wide-spread use of one of those tunes. Unfortunately the AFS reprint doesn't include either title in the index, so start at page 5 in issue #12.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dawning of the Day
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 19 Apr 01 - 01:17 PM

Put 'dawning of' in the Browse (title) search box on the Boldeian Ballads website (Mudcat's Links) and you'll turn up quite a few "Dawning of the day" songs.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE DAWNING OF THE DAY (Edward Walsh)
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 19 Apr 01 - 06:35 PM

There are a couple of Englished versions of "Dawning of the Day/ Fainne gael an lea" in the DT. (Which has nothing to do with the Furey song requested, but that's already been run to earth satisfactorily enough.) But it doesn't have this one, which James Healy (Second Book of Irish Ballads) declares to be the most singable, and which was recorded by Count John McCormack. It was written by Edward Walsh.

THE DAWNING OF THE DAY

At early morn I once had been
Where Lene's blue waters flow,
When summer bid the trees be green
The lamp of light to glow -
As on by bower and town and tower
And widespread fields I stray,
I met a maid in the greenwood shade
By the dawning of the day.

Her feet and beauteous head were bare
No mantle fair she wore,
But down her waist fell golden hair
That swept the tall grass o'er,
With milking pail she sought the vale
And bright her charms display
Outshining far the morning star
At the dawning of the day.

Beside me sat that maid divine
Where grassy banks outspread
"Oh let me call you ever mine,
Dear Maid" I sportive said.
"False man, for shame, why bring me blame!"
She cried and burst away
The sun's first light pursued her
At the dawning of the day.

(This is all happening by the banks of Lough Leane, one of the Lakes of Killarney. Where else?)


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Subject: Lyr Add: WENN DIE SCHWALBEN HEIMWÄRTS ZIEHN
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 May 02 - 08:22 PM

Lyrics copied from http://ingeb.org/Lieder/wenndiez.html

WENN DIE SCHWALBEN HEIMWÄRTS ZIEHN
(Words, Karl Reginald Herloßsohn, 1802-1849; music, Franz Abt)

Wenn die Schwalben heimwärts ziehn,
Wenn die Rosen nicht mehr blühn,
Wenn der Nachtigall Gesang
Mit der Nachtigall verklang,
|: Fragt das Herz in bangem Schmerz: :|
Ob ich dich auch wiederseh'?
|: Scheiden, ach Scheiden,
Scheiden tut weh! :|

2. Wenn die Schwäne südlich ziehn,
Dorthin, wo Zitronen blühn,
Wenn das Abendrot versinkt,
Durch die grünen Wälder blinkt,
|: Fragt das Herz in bangem Schmerz: :|
Ob ich dich auch wiederseh'?
|: Scheiden, ach Scheiden,
Scheiden tut weh! :|

3. Armes Herz, was klagest du?
O, auch du gehst einst zur Ruh'!
Was auf Erden muß vergeh'n:
Gibt es wohl ein Wiedersehn?
|: Fragt das Herz in bangem Schmerz: :|
Glaub', daß ich dich wiederseh'?
|: Tut auch heut' das
Scheiden so weh! :|

WHEN THE SWALLOWS HOMEWARD FLY

When the swallows homeward fly,
When the roses scatter'd lie,
When from neither hill nor dale,
Chants the silv'ry Nightingale,
In these words my bleeding heart
Would to thee it's grief impart.
When I thus thy image lose,
|: Can I, ah! can I ever know repose. :|

When the white swan southward roves,
to seek at noon the orange groves,
When the red tints of the West,
Prove the sun is gone to rest,
In these words my bleeding heart
Would to thee it's grief impart.
When I thus thy image lose,
|: Can I, ah! can I ever know repose. :|

My poor heart, why do you cry,
Once also you in peace will lie!
All things on this earth must die;
Will then we meet, you and I?
|: My heart asks with boding pain: :|
Will faith join us once again?
|: After today's bitter parting pain. :|


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dawning of the Day
From: GUEST,ozmacca
Date: 31 May 02 - 01:40 AM

And I'm sure there was a different "Dawning of the Day" as title track on an LP by the Corries.... Going to have to dig out the old sound system with the turntable, sit down and listen carefully and see if I can write out the words.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dawning of the Day
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 31 May 02 - 06:32 AM

You can see lyrics for that one at the Corries' official website: The Dawning of the Day (Roy Williamson) - but probably not if you use Netscape...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dawning of the Day
From: ard mhacha
Date: 31 May 02 - 10:26 AM

Well done McGrath that is the best of all, many`s the good Tenor I`ve heard singing this lovely song. Ard Mhacha


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dawning of the Day
From: ard mhacha
Date: 01 Jun 02 - 01:36 AM

Just a wee bit fast with the praise,I have never heard any warbler sing that last verse, , and a read of the verse may explain why. Ard Mhacha.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dawning of the Day
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 01 Jun 02 - 03:58 AM

just wondering was that John Barden the historian, associated with Community Relations commission (N Ireland)?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dawning of the Day
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 01 Jun 02 - 03:43 PM

And it's on my most recent CD "A Smile and a Tear" in Irish and English. (Thanks to Inobu for helping me overcome my fear of self-promotion on the Mudcat!)

All the best,

Seamus


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Subject: Lyr Add: DAWNING OF THE DAY (Roy Williamson)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Jun 02 - 09:50 AM

Lyrics copied from http://www.corries.com/lyrics-dawning.html?id=QMhkxHq5

THE DAWNING OF THE DAY
(Roy Williamson)

1. Oh Caledonia, we are your sons
Restore us once again
From your dreams awake
And we will pledge to thee

2. We fished stormy waters when fish were a-plenty
We ploughed the wild heathland till it bloomed like a rose
We built the great ships that sailed all the oceans
We toiled underground nature's treasures exposed
We've travelled the world, we've known kings, we've known princes
Discoursed with scholars, reasoned with fools
Oh we've served with distinction all down through the ages
But still in our homeland the foreigner rules

CHORUS: O we'll fight for the right and the dawning of the day
When we'll rise again to win our claim for Scottish destiny

3. We're fierce as the badger when danger is threat'ning
We've the cunning and the guile that the fox calls his own
We've the reason that guides our great streams in their coursing
We're as stubborn as the headland that stands all alone
We can laugh with the devil, no one can laugh louder
Weep with the willow when our heart's sorely pressed
We're as gently and prickly as our own downy thistle
We can work with the hardest and play with the best. CHO.

4. But our land it is owned by the faceless investor
Our fish and our farming no longer our own
Our industry's ruined, our assets are squandered
Our souls are in hock and our children in pawn
It's no use in thinking it's too late for changing
No use in thinking that it's not up to you
You must teach, you must learn and to change things be willing
For you are your country and your country is you. CHO.

5. Too long we have blamed the foreign oppressor
Too long we have hoped for our hero's return
We've raised all our banners in poem and in legend
We've rested on laurels that turned into thorns
To dwell on past glories at the cost of invention
Is to squander the gifts that our forefathers gave
So take strength from the past but declare your intention
To change this dear land back to Scotland the Brave. CHO.

6. Oh Caledonia, we are your sons
And will again be free

[Recorded by the Corries on the cassette, "Dawning of the Day," 1982; also on the video "Flower of Scotland: A Vision of The Corries," 1987; and published in "Corries Songbook Volume 1."]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dawning of the Day
From: GUEST,Maurice
Date: 03 Jun 02 - 12:58 PM

I've heard Elvis Costello sing part of "The Ballad of Reading Jail" to this tune...sounded good.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dawning of the Day
From: GUEST,Josdoh
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 04:48 PM

Hi Anyone know lyrics for the Scottish song "Dawning of the Day" which starts: 'We fished stormy waters when fish were a-plenty. We ploughed the wild heathland till it bloomed like a rose. We built the great ships that sailed all the oceans...'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dawning of the Day
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 05:55 PM

1. Oh Caledonia, we are your sons
Restore us once again
From your dreams awake
And we will pledge to thee


2. We fished stormy waters when fish were a-plenty
We ploughed the wild heathland till it bloomed like a rose
We built the great ships that sailed all the oceans
We toiled underground nature's treasures exposed
We've travelled the world, we've known kings, we've known princes
Discoursed with scholars, reasoned with fools
Oh we've served with distinction all down through the ages
But still in our homeland the foreigner rules


Chorus:
O we'll fight for the right and the dawning of the day
When we'll rise again to win our claim for Scottish destiny


3. We're fierce as the badger when danger is threat'ning
We've the cunning and the guile that the fox calls his own
We've the reason that guides our great streams in their coursing
We're as stubborn as the headland that stands all alone
We can laugh with the devil, no one can laugh louder
Weep with the willow when our heart's sorely pressed
We're as gently and prickly as our own downy thistle
We can work with the hardest and play with the best


Chorus


4. But our land it is owned by the faceless investor
Our fish and our farming no longer our own
Our industry's ruined, our assets are squandered
Our souls are in hock and our children in pawn
It's no use in thinking it's too late for changing
No use in thinking that it's not up to you
You must teach, you must learn and to change things be willing
For you are your country and your country is you


Chorus


5. Too long we have blamed the foreign oppressor
Too long we have hoped for our hero's return
We've raised all our banners in poem and in legend
We've rested on laurels that turned into thorns
To dwell on past glories at the cost of invention
Is to squander the gifts that our forefathers gave
So take strength from the past but declare your intention
To change this dear land back to Scotland the Brave


Chorus


6. Oh Caledonia, we are your sons
And will again be free

The Dawning of The Day... The Corries.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dawning of the Day
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 23 Apr 13 - 05:59 PM

Sorry Jim... didn't realise you had already put the lyrics up :) :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dawning of the Day
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Apr 13 - 07:13 AM

The version mentioned by McGrath of Harlow above by Edward Walsh was first printed in his Book "Irish Popular Songs 1849. However, all his work were translations for much older songs in Gaelic, this been a translation of "Fainne Geal on Lea". The tune is the same as that used later by Luke Kelly's version of the Patrick Kavanagh poem "Raglan Road"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dawning of the Day
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Apr 13 - 04:46 PM

Here's the Gaelic

Fáinne Geal An Lae

(C)Maidin moch do (Em)ghabhas a(F)mach,
Ar (C)bruach (F)Locha (C)Léin;
An (F)Samhradh teacht 's an (C)chraobh len'ais,
Is (Am)lonradh (F)te ón (G7)ngréin,
Ar (F)thaisteal dom trí (C)bhailte poirt
is bánta (F)míne (G7)réidhe,
Cé (C)a gheobhainn lem'ais ach an (Em)chúileann (F)deas,
Le (C)fáinne (F)geal an (C)lae.

Ní (C)raibh bróg ná stoca, (Em)caidhp ná (F)clóc;
Ar mo (C)stóirin (F)óg ón (C)spéir,
Ach (F)folt fionn órga (C)síos go troigh,
Ag (Am)fás go (F)barr an (G7)fhéir.
Bhí (F)calán crúite ai(C)ci ina glaic,
'S ar dhrúcht ba (F)dheas a (G7)scéimh,
Do (C)rug barr gean ar (Em)Bhéineas (F)deas,
Le (C)fáinne (F)geal an (C)lae.

Guitar Part:
C-F-C-C-Am-F (picked chords)
G-F-G6-G (single-strumed chords) (G6: 3-2-0-0-0-0)

Do (C)shuígh an bhrídeog (Em)síos le (F)m'ais,
Ar (C)bhrinse (F)glas den (C)fhéar,
Ag (F)magadh léi bhíos dá (C)maíomh go pras,
Mar (Am)mhnaoi nach (F)scarfainn (G7)léi.
'S é (F)dúirt sí liomsa, (C)"imigh uaim,
Is scaoil mé ar (F)siúl mé (G7)a réic",
Sin (C)iad aneas na (Em)soilse ag (F)teacht,àshort rest!
Le (C)fáinne (F)geal an (C)lae.

Guitar Part:
C-C-Em-F-C-F-C-C
C-C-Em-F-C-F-C-C
C-Am-F-C-F-G-F-F
C-C-Em-F-C-F-C-C

English Translation

Dawning Of The Day

One morning early I went out
On the shore of Lough Leinn
The leafy trees of summertime,
And the warm rays of the sun,
As I wandered through the townlands,
And the luscious grassy plains,
Who should I meet but a beautiful maid,
At the dawning of the day.

No cap or cloak this maiden wore
Her neck and feet were bare
Down to the grass in ringlets fell
Her glossy golden hair
A milking pail was in her hand
She was lovely, young and gay
Her beauty excelled even Helen of Troy
At the dawning of the day.

On a mossy bank I sat me down
With the maiden by my side
With gentle words I courted her
And asked her to be my bride
She turned and said, "Please go away,"
Then went on down the way
And the morning light was shining bright
At the dawning of the day.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dawning of the Day
From: GUEST,ageing folky
Date: 25 Apr 13 - 01:17 PM

Here is another song that has "at the dawning of the day" as part of the first chorus line.
The song is called "Pleasent and Delightful" listed as traditional and is taken from the "Jackie and Bridie" song book

First verse and chorus line

It was pleasant and delightful one midsummer's morn,
When the fields and the meadows they were covered with corn,
There were blackbirds and thrushes sang on every green spray
And the larks they sang melodious at the dawning of the day.

And the larks they sang melodious
And the larks they sang melodious
And the larks they sang melodious
At the dawning of the day


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