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Lyr Req: The Sun Is Gone Down in the West, Love

Whistleworks 03 Nov 08 - 01:39 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Sun Is Gone Down In The West
From: Whistleworks
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 01:39 PM

Dear Friends,

Can anyone help with the words to this song, attributed to Eliz. Cronin?

Many thanks,

Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Sun Is Gone Down In The West
From: Amos
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 01:48 PM

Sun is gone down in the West, Love, the; Journal of the Irish Folk Song SocietyJIFSS #18, 32:

I don't have access to this journal but if you can find their back issues, you will find the song therein.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Sun Is Gone Down In The West
From: Whistleworks
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 01:50 PM

I do not have access, but I trust that the group of people that reside here, which have resouces beyond belief, will be able to give me the words. Thanks so much, A.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req:Love, The Sun Is Gone Down In The West
From: Whistleworks
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 02:33 PM

I didn't know the title was incorrect.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE SUN IS GONE DOWN IN THE WEST LOVE
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 03:52 PM

Here y-go Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society Vol 18 Dec. 1921.
May god bless all who sail in her!!!

Jim Carroll


17. The Sun is gone down in the west Love.

The sun is gone down in the west, love.
The evening may fade with the dew.
No more will the shamrock seem green, dear,
Since I lost my remembrance of you.
Since I lost my remembrance of you, dear,
Since I lost my remembrance of you,
No more will the shamrock seem green, dear,
Since I lost my remembrance of you.

Last night you're in love with another,
In the shade of the old oaken tree;
I hope you won't leave her in sorrow,
Alone as you've gone and left me.

Now all your admirers have left you,
And those happy days are gone by;
Remember the promise you made me
Alone on that bright summer's day.

And when that cold death shall divide us,
And I to this world bid adieu,
I've nothing to leave you behind, dear,
But numberless blessings on you.

Sure I have but one heart for to give you,
'Twould be hard to divide it in two:
So take it although it is mine, dear,
For I never loved any but you.

Noted in August, 1912, from the singing of my friend, Miss Eleanor Riordan, of Kilnanare, Firies, Co. Kerry. People from Limerick and Longford have since told me that they have heard it sung in those counties, so that it seems to be fairly well known, but I do not think it has been printed before.
D. J. O'S.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Sun Is Gone Down In The West
From: Whistleworks
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 04:00 PM

ALL RIGHT JIM !!!!!!!!!!!!

I knew that you were good at this, but man.......hooooooo

Many thanks,

Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Sun Is Gone Down In The West
From: Amos
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 04:05 PM

Wow! Well done, Jim!!!



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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Sun Is Gone Down In The West
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 03:02 AM

Aw shucks - 'twas nothing.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Sun Is Gone Down In The West
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 02:39 PM

A different set from Dáibhí Ó Cróinín's The Songs of Elizabeth Cronin


The sun is gone down in the west, love

The sun is gone down in the west, love,
The evening falls with the dew.
No more shall the shamrock be green, dear,
Since I lost my remembrance of you.
Since I lost my remembrance of you, dear,
Since I lost my remembrance of you,
No more shall the shamrock be green, dear,
Since I lost my remembrance of you.

Last night you were in with another,
As you sat 'neath the old oaken tree.
I hope you won't leave her in sorrow
Alone, as you've gone and left me.
Alone, as you've gone and left me, dear,
Alone, as you've gone and left me;
I hope you won't leave her in sorrow,
Alone, as you've gone and left me.

I have but the one heart to give thee.
'Tis hard to divide it in two.
So, darling, you may have it all,
For I never loved any but you.
I never loved any but you, dear.
I never loved any but you.
So, darling, you may have it all,
For I never loved any but you.

Death in this world shall divide us;
It's then I shall bid thee adieu.
I have nothing to leave thee behind, dear,
But numberless blessings on you.
But numberless blessings on you, dear,
But numberless blessings on you.
I have nothing to leave thee behind, dear,
But numberless blessings on you.

And when I am laid in my coffin,
And my bones are all gone to decay,
I'll think on the promise you made me,
Alone on that bright summer's day.
Alone on that bright summer's day, dear,
Alone on that bright summer's day.
I'll think on the promise you made me,
Alone on that bright summer's day.

Recordings CBE 430b (1947) ?JR-GP (2 Oct. 1952) ? Diane Hamilton (1955). Text From the JR-GP recording. Their are a copy also in Bess's handwritten collection of songs, and another in a DOC notebook; the two texts are identical. Printed Sources JIFSS (Dec. 1921) 32, No. 17 (5 vv).    Notes This song is also known under the title Since I Lost My Remembrance of you.

Jim Carroll


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