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Thread #117540   Message #2532327
Posted By: GUEST,domo
05-Jan-09 - 04:20 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Silvery Moon (from Aoife Clancy)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Silvery Moon
Hi Bob,
You should try and get a copy of Packie Manus Byrne doing this song. You'll find it on a Irish compilation Cd called "Hurry the Jug". Here's the words:


As I wandered alone, at the close of the day
Twas around the beginning of June
And twas there in a glade, I espied a fair maid
As she sang her lament to the Moon

Roll on, silvery moon, guide the traveller on his way
As the nightingale sings her sweet tune
There is no time so sweet, as when true lovers meet
By the bright silvery light of the moon.

Oh my love he was young, and a brave fisherman
And his arms they wer brawny and strong
And his voice it was clear, and a pleasure to hear
As he'd sing me a old shanty song
But his boat went down,and my true has found
A grave in the deep rolling see
Never more to return, and it's for him I'll mourne
Til the day that the clay covers me

He had bought me a ring, we appointed the day
For twas married we were to be soon
But alas to my grief, he now lies neath the deep
Like a red rose cut down in full bloom
Roll along etc.

The chorus may be sung between each verse but is usually sung only twice, as above.