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Lyr Req: Farewell Lovely Annie (Thomas Moran)

Roberto 28 Jul 09 - 05:01 AM
Jim Carroll 28 Jul 09 - 06:06 AM
Jim Carroll 28 Jul 09 - 06:26 AM
Roberto 28 Jul 09 - 06:45 AM
Jim Carroll 28 Jul 09 - 08:31 AM
Roberto 28 Jul 09 - 09:34 AM
MartinRyan 09 Jun 13 - 06:38 PM
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Q (Frank Staplin) 09 Jun 13 - 07:35 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 09 Jun 13 - 07:48 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Thomas Moran's Farewell Lovely Annie
From: Roberto
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 05:01 AM

I'd like to get the exact text of Thomas Moran's recording of Farewell Lovely Nancy/Farewell Nancy, titled Farewell Lovely Annie in Peter Kennedy's collection Thomas Moran, Leitrim Ballad Singer. Please, help. R

Here is what I can get, and what I can not (main problems in the third, fourth, fifth stanza):

Farewell Nancy (Farewell, Lovely Annie)
Thomas Moran

Fare the well, lovely Annie, I am now going for to leave you
Unto the West Indies my course for to steer
And I know very well my long absence will grieve you
But my love, I'll return in the spring of the year

Oh, speak not of leaving me here, lovely Willie
Oh, don't speak not of leaving me here to the floor
For it is your duty I do so admire
And my poor heart will break if I ne'er see you more

Dressed up like a sailor, my love I'll go with you
In the midst of your trouble I'll be your dear friend
In the cold stormy weather when the high winds are blowing
Oh, me love, I'll be ready your (...)

No, your neat little finger wouldn't handle our clothing
Nor your (...) frame our decks would not go
And the cold stormy weather you're never enduring
Therefore, lovely Annie, to the seas do not go

Young Willie set sailing, lovely Annie kept (?) be waiting
And the tears from the eyes like the fountains do flow
And her lily white fingers on the shore she kept wringing
Saying – Me poor heart will break if I ne'er see you more


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thomas Moran's Farewell Lovely Annie
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 06:06 AM

Hi Roberto,
Here are the missing bits as far as I can make them out:

V 3
Oh my love, I'll be ready your call to attend.

V4
Nor your neat little frame on our decks would not go

V5
Young Willie set sailing, lovely Annie's left bewailing.

Best,
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thomas Moran's Farewell Lovely Annie
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 06:26 AM

Roberto,
A couple more alterations:

Vs 2
O Speak not of leaving me here to deplore,
For it is your beauty I do so admire.

Vs 4
And the cold, stormy weather, you would never endure it.

Otherwise, it seems ok
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thomas Moran's Farewell Lovely Annie
From: Roberto
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 06:45 AM

Thank you very much, Jim. My "speak not of leaving me here to the floor" deserves to enter the Lady Mondegreen's list. R


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thomas Moran's Farewell Lovely Annie
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 08:31 AM

Don't know about your copy, but sound quality was never a prominent feature of Kennedy's recordings, more's the pity!
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Thomas Moran's Farewell Lovely Annie
From: Roberto
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 09:34 AM

The sound is good (and the singing excellent). R


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell Lovely Annie (Thomas Moran)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 09 Jun 13 - 06:38 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell Lovely Annie (Thomas Moran)
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jun 13 - 06:49 PM

http://mainlynorfolk.info/lloyd/songs/farewellnancy.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell Lovely Annie (Thomas Moran)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Jun 13 - 07:35 PM

Lyrics of several versions of this old (1855) song are given at the mainlynorfolk.info site posted by Guest.

Other titles: Nancy of Yarmouth; Lovely Nancy; Farewell, Nancy; Farewell, Lovely Nancy; Farewell, Dearest Nancy; Lovely Mary. Roud 527.
A video at the site, Martin Carthy singing Farewell Lovely Nancy.

Farewell Charming Nancy is a title in "A Traditional Ballad Index."

A Sailor's Farewell is the title of a broadside in the Bodleian Library.

Versions collected in U.S. and Canada.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell Lovely Annie (Thomas Moran)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 09 Jun 13 - 07:48 PM

See Farewell My Dear Nancy in the DT

The version coll. by Sharp is in thread 27483, Chords Req: Lovely Nancy.
Chords Req Lovely Nancy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell Lovely Annie (Thomas Moran)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 10 Jun 13 - 03:20 AM

Thanks Q. I refreshed this thread to remind me to follow up on some Moran-related items. I met his great grandson at a singing session on Saturday!.

Regards


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