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Edmund Lyr Req: St Kaven (sp?) (26) RE: Lyr Req: St Kaven (sp?) 06 Jun 01

OK Fergie.. I'll give you all that I can remember

As the saint he was a kindling up the monarch heaved a sigh
Said the Saint "what is the matter man, and wherefore do you cry?"
Said the king "I have a gander. It was given me by me mither.
And this morning he cocked up his toes
With some disease or either

With me fal de ral de di do me fallder ral de dee (etc. and sung after every verse)

Saint Kevin chides the king for grieving and asks the king

"what would you give me if your gander I revive?"
said the king "I'd be your serving man all the days I am alive"

St Kevin says he doesn't need a servant and (bargaining) asks
"if your gander I revive and make quite whole and sound
Would you give to me that bit of land the gander might fly round?"

The King agrees and St Kevin does his thing to the gander, which then flies around an enormous area .. upon which

Said the Saint "I thank your magesty for that tiny taste of ground."

Well, the King gets kind of ticked off at this point and calls upon his seven (?) sons to heave the Saint into a ditch (I think)
this is a big mistake, because the Saint then turns those "seven urchans into the seven churchens"

Fergie ... are there 7 churches there or is this just poetic liscence?

That's the best I can do> I'm trying to record some of the old songs for my kids and grand kids and this would make a nice addition if I can get it right. Any help would be greatly appreciated......Edmund

line breaks (sic) fixed by mudelf ;-)

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