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Lyr Req: I Loved the Ground She Walked Upon

HåvardR 19 Jul 99 - 07:30 AM
Helen 19 Jul 99 - 07:27 PM
HåvardR 20 Jul 99 - 03:17 AM
Helen 20 Jul 99 - 09:21 AM
HåvardR 20 Jul 99 - 09:59 AM
Helen 21 Jul 99 - 03:24 AM
Brakn 21 Jul 99 - 04:31 AM
HåvardR 21 Jul 99 - 04:41 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: I loved the ground she walked upon
From: HåvardR
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 07:30 AM

I've got this on a Dubliners compilation, but can't figure out all the lyrics. It's a lovely song - even a good candidate for the sad song tread. here's a fragment:

The swallow sing all along the canal
and I watch with a weary heart
In XXXX? they ????
Touch wings, and then depart
touch wings and then depart - as the summer fades away
For though I loved the ground she walked upon
She was not mine to stay

Cheers, Håvard


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I loved the ground she walked upon
From: Helen
Date: 19 Jul 99 - 07:27 PM

Havard,

Which Dubliners compilation is it? I have a book of their music somewhere but I'm no good at remembering words, so a bit more information might help.

Helen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I loved the ground she walked upon
From: HåvardR
Date: 20 Jul 99 - 03:17 AM

Made on their 25th anniversary I think, but I don't remember the name. It also contains Christy Moore's beutiful tribute to Luke Kelly, "Irish Rover" with the Pogues (one additional verse) and "Ballad of St.Anne's Reel". I have some published lyrics of the Dubliners at home as well, but this one was to new

Håvard


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I loved the ground she walked upon
From: Helen
Date: 20 Jul 99 - 09:21 AM

Hi again,

I found a site which lists all of the tracks on the Dubliners recordings. Is this the recording you meant? If so, is it one of these songs that you are looking for?

If not, here is the site address if you want to check through and see if you recognise the song title.


Dubliners discography

http://www.bath.ac.uk/~exxdgdc/music/dublin12.html#celebration

Helen

Celebration..1987

The next album was recorded for their 25th anniversary.

1987 Celebration Stylus SMD 731

Recorded at Westland Studios, Dublin. Produced by Eamonn Campbell. Executive Producer John Sheahan

DISK ONE

Dubliners Rose of Allendale Salonika Reels: Cooleys; The Dawn; Mullingar Races Now I'm Easy (with Stockton's Wing) Sally Wheatley Oro Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile Irish Rover (with The Pogues) Molly Malone Protect and Survive Planxty Irwin (with Michael Howard - Classical Guitar) Three Score and Ten Don't Get Married Luke - A Tribute (Christy Moore)

DISK TWO

Ballad of St. Anne's Reel Cill Chais Cunla (with Stockton's Wing) Clavalitos Jigs: Humours of Glendart; Saddle the Pony; Brian O'Lynn Leaving Nancy O'Connell's Steam Engine (Paddy Reilly) Rambling Rover The Last of the Great Whales Mountain Dew (with The Pogues) Red Roses for Me (with Finbar Furey & Siobhan Sheahan [harp]) Marion Waltz Cod Liver Oil I Loved the Ground She Walked Upon (Jim McCann) Love is Pleasing Sick Note


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I loved the ground she walked upon
From: HåvardR
Date: 20 Jul 99 - 09:59 AM

It's right there, second last song on the second CD

Håvard


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I loved the ground she walked upon
From: Helen
Date: 21 Jul 99 - 03:24 AM

Refresh - come on you other 'Catters, help us out here with some lyrics.

Havard,

I didn't realise that that was the title of the song because I kept thinking of the song called Black is the Colour, where "I loved the ground whereon she walks" is just one line in the song.

I'll see what is in my Dubliners Book.

Helen


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Subject: Lyr Add: I LOVED THE GROUND SHE WALKED UPON
From: Brakn
Date: 21 Jul 99 - 04:31 AM

I got this off a live album of theirs.

I loved the ground she walked upon
And the air she would softly breathe
The feather touch of her gentle lips
That only a fool would leave
That only a fool would leave
But we tasted forbidden wine
Though I loved the ground she walked upon
I could never have made her mine

The swallows fly all along the canal
And I watch with a heavy heart
In dizzy spins they dive and wheel
Touch wings and then depart
Touch wings and then depart
As the summer fades away
Though I loved the ground she walked upon
I knew that I could not stay

The swallow is a summer's child
And she flies before the cold
Though I loved the ground she walked upon
She was not mine to hold
She was not mine to hold
But it was easy to pretend
Though I loved the ground she walked upon
A summer has to end
A summer has to end

Regards Mick Bracken


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I loved the ground she walked upon
From: HåvardR
Date: 21 Jul 99 - 04:41 AM

Thanks Mick, that the song I was looking for. Thanks to Helen as well.

Håvard


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I loved the ground she walked upon
From: Wolfgang
Date: 21 Jul 99 - 12:35 PM

from memory: written by Phil Coulter (or am I wrong?)

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I loved the ground she walked upon
From: Mike in NZ
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 01:34 AM

You are right, wolfgang.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I loved the ground she walked upon
From: mike
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 06:05 PM

Actually, I was wrong, Phil Coulter AND ralph Mctell wrote it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Loved the Ground She Walked Upon
From: pattyClink
Date: 07 Mar 15 - 08:23 PM

I came here just to find a copy of these words, but you know what, let's refresh this old thread, in honor of the thoroughly beautiful way Jim McCann used to sing this song.


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