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Origins: Click and Turn - Grania's Song

MikeOQuinn 08 May 07 - 08:22 PM
GUEST,Tanya 23 Aug 16 - 05:26 PM
GUEST,Lord Triskel the Minstrel 25 Jun 17 - 01:17 PM
Joe Offer 25 Jun 17 - 03:00 PM
Joe Offer 25 Jun 17 - 03:05 PM
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Subject: Origins: Click and Turn (Spindles)
From: MikeOQuinn
Date: 08 May 07 - 08:22 PM

Looking for the origins and any additional lyrics anyone has to this song:

The young maids are singing, as company they keep
The young mothers rock their babies to sleep
And the old fish-wives chatter as counsels they keep
The spindles, they click and turn

Chorus:
Click and turn
Click and turn
The spindles, they click and turn

O a soldier's for me, a man strong and tall
Come home from the wars, leave his boots in my hall
And watch o'er my cradle, and darn while he lol
The spindles, they click and turn

O, a tailor's for me, that's what he'll be
Hands quick and keen with a needle, hath he
And he'll clothe one and all in our cottage for three
The spindles, they click and turn

O, a minstrel's for me, said the last of the three
He'll sing me a song, and his lady I'll be
And we'll roam o'er the land, and we'll rove o'er the sea
The spindles, they click and turn

Chorus

Hush now, my child; hush now for me
Your da's gone away, and his face you'll no' see
For his lust to the wars, ne'er home e'er he'll be
The spindles, they click and turn

Hush now, my child; hush now to sleep
Your father's in London, his mistress he'll keep
But we'll live by my spindle and a fine life we'll reap
The spindles, they click and turn

Hush now, my child; by this wool that I card
Your father's away on the road cold and hard
But he brings us bright bottles, the boon of the bard
The spindles, they click and turn

Chorus

Remember our youth,: we were maids in the sun
The wool through our fingers, like the rivers, did run
Now, we sit by the hearth while the young have their fun
The spindles, they click and turn

The young maids are singing, as company they keep
The young mothers rock their babies to sleep
And the old fish-wives chatter as counsels they keep
The spindles, they click and turn

Chorus


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Subject: RE: Origins: Click and Turn
From: GUEST,Tanya
Date: 23 Aug 16 - 05:26 PM

It's called Grania's Song and was recorded by and SCA group called the Kingdom of Trimaris. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/vivattrimarisvol1


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Subject: RE: Origins: Click and Turn
From: GUEST,Lord Triskel the Minstrel
Date: 25 Jun 17 - 01:17 PM

That's all I wrote. I repeat the first verse at the end. It was meant for feast & you oNly want about 5 minutes per song. Cheers.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Click and Turn - Grania's Song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Jun 17 - 03:00 PM

Lord Triskel, is the name of the song "Grania's Song" or "Click and Turn"? Any corrections to the lyrics? Is there a recording we can hear online?


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Subject: ADD: Grania's Song (Beth Gadbaw)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Jun 17 - 03:05 PM

To confuse matters, there is another song called "Grania's Song":

GRANIA'S SONG
(words and music by Beth Gadbaw)

CHORUS
On the wings of an eagle on the song of the dove
May the blackbird bless my journey from the rigging above
May my white sails billow boldly may my ship plow on so brave
On the journey I have chosen o'er the raging waves

Yes I've been a sailor I've been a sailor's wife
And I've been an auld king's daughter in my western seaward life
I will sail in no man's shadow whether he be friend or foe
I have staked my claim to the rolling main the only home I know

CHORUS

Queens will kneel before me and soldiers march behind
I will fight for Ireland's glory to make sure my clan survives
I will sail in no man's shadow lest my true love calls my name
I will fold him fondly in my wings 'til Connaught sails again

CHORUS


from The Green Fields and the Mountains High, released February 9, 2016
Beth Gadbaw, vocals & percussion

Source (and recording): https://bethgadbaw.bandcamp.com/track/granias-song


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