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Joe Offer Lyr Req: Finigal / Finagle's Dream (Bernie Parry) (26) RE: Lyrics to fingal 21 Sep 98

Hi - can you tell us any more about the song? The closest I can come is a Stan Rogers song called "Giant" about a creature named Fingal - Click here. It's on his "Home in Halifax" album.
The other one I can think of that's kind of close is a Jewish folk song called "Finjan." It's in the Rise Up Singing songbook.
-Joe Offer-
Hebrew: Chaim Hefer
English: Teddi Schwartz & Arthur Kevess
Music: Moshe Wilensky

Haru-ach noshevet k'rira
Nosifa kesam lamdura
Vechach bizro-ot argaman
B'esh ye-aleh ke korban
Ha-esh me-havhevet, shira melavlevet
Sovev lo, sovev ha-finjan

The wind is so cool in the night
The logs on the fire are bright
And sparks all a-dancing arise
A-shining like stars in the skies
The singing is hearty and soon through the party
Around and around goes the finjan
"Finjan" is an Arabic name for an old type of coffee pot, held by its long handle over an open flame. After a hard day's work, the pioneers in Israel would often build a fire, sing, and relax and pass around finjan.

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