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Thread #153922 Message #3623480
Posted By: GUEST,Tony Monaghan
01-May-14 - 05:29 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Edward the Beauty and Boast of Athlone
Subject: RE: Origins: Edward the Beauty and Boast of Athlone
I hope to be tying down this song with Tony Holleran shortly. In the mean time, there are a few corrections to be made to bring the text here in line with the Siney Crotty version (I believe)
Verse 1 Line 1 - I cannot make out the first few words at all but the text is certainly incorrect.
Verse 2 Line 3 The refreshing breezes denote the mild weather?
Verse 2 Line 3 The violets do spring and the primroses rise?
Verse 3 Line 6 Substitute mellow for limber?
Verse 4 Line 4 Substitute mirth for love?
Verse 5 Line 7 And likewise his aged mother who took delight forever?
Can anyone make a better fist of the first line??
Tony Monaghan - Tullamore