The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #70704 Message #1208145
Posted By: Bearheart
15-Jun-04 - 07:17 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Versions of Green Fields of America
Subject: RE: Versions of Green Fields of America
Well, I've looked at all of this and now I'm not sure where I got the words that I have-- may have been a different source altogether-- the 1st DT version clearly has several more verses than the one I have or Andy Irvine's, or Mary Dillon's. I think in fact hers is quite close to his, except she had the verses in a different order.
She starts with the verse "so pack up your sea-stores..." which is not the same as any other version I've seen, but seems to have all the same verses in somewhat different order. Is Paddy Tunney's version the usual one that is sung? Perhaps I'll just stick with it. The difficulty is in the fact that the melody requires two of the verses as it is sung through...
But I will trace the Forum thread and look for some of the other sources (Tim Lyons is a good bet, no?). I think my sister has that album on vinyl.