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Thread #162110   Message #3938019
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
17-Jul-18 - 06:56 PM
Thread Name: Origins: As I Roved Out - last verse
Subject: RE: Origins: As I Roved Out - last verse
Planxty; The Well below the Valley

As I roved out (Christy)

Although the next song has the same title as one on the first side, the resemblance ends there - it is a completely different song. This version was learned from Andy Rynne of Prosperous, Co. Kildare.

Who are you, me pretty fair maid
Who are you, me honey?
She answered me modestly,
“Well I am me mammy’s darling.”

Christy Moore; I used to introduce this as having been learned from John Reilly. The singer Andy Rynne subsequently contacted me to remind me that he taught me the song at the Boyle Fleadh in 1964 after mistakenly polishing off my carry-out at a coming out party in Jack Reddys to mourn the loss of Jacks Jinnet who had fallen into a boghole on the way home after a, particularily bawdy, Comhaltas night in Pat Dowlings where poor auld Paddy Kenny mistook the Emmet Spiceland for three young slappers.