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Lyr Req: On the Rosy Banks of Green (Figgy Duff)

GUEST,Newfiegirl 13 Jan 08 - 01:29 PM
Geoff Wallis 13 Jan 08 - 01:33 PM
dick greenhaus 13 Jan 08 - 01:34 PM
Waddon Pete 13 Jan 08 - 04:10 PM
GUEST 02 Jul 10 - 12:11 AM
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Subject: 'On The Rosy Banks Of Green'
From: GUEST,Newfiegirl
Date: 13 Jan 08 - 01:29 PM

Can anyone help with the lyrics to this song
Thanks in advance.... God Bless.


here are some of the words to the song

Come all ye good people I fell ye will obtain
To the tale of those two lovers................
It's of a brave young sailor who plowed the raging Maine
For the sake of his young Josephine on the rosy banks of green.

Oh those two they had been schoolmates in childhood early days
When he was but a schoolboy she stole his heart away
It's of a ……father who said it could not be
But she dearly loved her sailor on the rosy banks of green.

It was on one Sunday morning down in her fathers......
When Josephine was talking to the boy she really loved
With kisses and embraces to his own dear Josephine
Saying you never will be parted from the rosy banks of green.

Her Father overheard them…..
He jumped around between them with a loaded gun in hand
Saying die you bloddy fools for no more you'll plow the Maine
And tonight you will be parted from the rosy banks of green.

.........................

But Josephine like lighting to her lovers arms she flew


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Subject: RE: 'On The Rosy Banks Of Green'
From: Geoff Wallis
Date: 13 Jan 08 - 01:33 PM

Check this link

http://www.wtv-zone.com/phyrst/audio/nfld/16/rosybanks.htm

and you'll discover that the song has nothing to do with Maine!


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Subject: RE: 'On The Rosy Banks Of Green'
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 13 Jan 08 - 01:34 PM

Seems to be related to Canadee-I-O and Banks of the Big Eau Claire. Check them out in DigiTrad


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Subject: RE: 'On The Rosy Banks Of Green'
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 13 Jan 08 - 04:10 PM

...do we have a tune?

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: Lyr Add: ON THE ROSY BANKS OF GREEN (Figgy Duff)
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jul 10 - 12:11 AM

From the Figgy Duff version of the tune:

Come all of you, good people, I pray you will attend
And listen to my story in sorrow I dispend
Concerning a young sailor who did plow the raging main
And his own dear darling Josephine on the rosy banks of green

This couple had been schoolmates in childhood's early days
When he was but a school boy, he stole her heart away
She was loved by lords and squires, but their love was all in vain
For she dearly loved her sailor on the rosy banks of green

'Twas early on Sunday morning down in her father's grove
Sat Josephine conversing with the boy she dearly loved
With kisses and embraces for his own dear Josephine
Saying, Tonight we will be far away from the rosy banks of green

Her father overheard them, in anger could not stand
He then jumped out upon them with a loaded gun in hand
Saying, Die you, cruel sailor; no more you'll plow the main
For tonight you will be far away from the rosy banks of green.

He aimed the deadly weapon, the fatal trigger drew
And Josephine like lightening in her lovers arms she flew
The bullet left the muzzle, it's aim so true and keen
And they both fell down together on the rosy banks of green

As Josephine lay dying, those words I heard her say
I'm glad my dear old mother never lived to see this day
In the higher seats of glory, a witness she has been
To the murder of her daughter on the rosy banks of green

Come all of you, good people, I pray you will draw near
Listen to my sad story; in sorrow shed a tear
It was of that brave young sailor and his own dear Josephine
And they both lay down together on the rosy banks of green


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