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Lyr Req/Add: Farewell My Green Valley (Glen Reid)

Allan S. 31 Jan 99 - 11:27 AM
rick fielding 31 Jan 99 - 12:23 PM
Jim Dixon 21 Dec 10 - 09:12 AM
GUEST,Alana Boyd 02 Dec 13 - 08:26 PM
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Subject: irish song
From: Allan S.
Date: 31 Jan 99 - 11:27 AM

Searching for words to an Irish Song with the following words or Phrases

Fairwell {or Goodbye] My green Valley I'll see you no more.
The fever {or the storms} are a-raging.
I'll crossing the black waters to fair Amar a kay

Person is on a boat from Ireland to America, Storm or fever, on ship, remembers green valleys of home.

I first heard this on a Tape from South Africa a friend sent me What is the name of the song, Is it on a tape? CD? who does it??

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Subject: RE: irish song
From: rick fielding
Date: 31 Jan 99 - 12:23 PM

My friend Glen Reid of Burk's falls Ontario wrote "Farewell My Green Valleys" about 30 years ago and was unaware that another (perhaps traditional) song with the same title was already in existance. From the scrap of text you've given, it sounds like Glen's song.You could give him a call at 705 382 5864 and check it out.

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From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Dec 10 - 09:12 AM

Here's my transcription from a recording at YouTube, sung by Susan McCann, written by Glen Reid.

(Glen Reid)

1. The seagulls are calling and the wind's in the sail,
And we're fast moving out to the sea
On a ship bound for St John three thousand miles away,
The human cargo my comrades and me.

Farewell, my green valley. God keep you the same,
If in only my mind you will be.
I'm sailin' dark waters to far Americay,
Never more my green valley to see.

2. It hurts me to think of the things I left behind,
Though the famine has blackened our land,
And to look for the things that I might never find
It's a problem that now is at hand.

3. There's a fever a-raging and the winds have died away
And the journeys can no longer be
And the plague is a shadow that lingers night and day.
Far across our green valley I'll be.

[YouTube also has a concert video of The Wolfe Tones performing this song, which they call MY GREEN VALLEYS.]

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell My Green Valley
From: GUEST,Alana Boyd
Date: 02 Dec 13 - 08:26 PM

Here is Glen Reid doing his original version with Marion Linton in fiddle, recorded at Michaels on Main in Sundridge Ontario Canada.
May 2013,

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