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MOLLY BAWN (POLLY VAUGHN 2)
POLLY VAUGHN


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Subject: polly vaughan
From: The Sandman
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 08:25 AM

here is a version of Polly Vaughan,http://www.youtube.com/user/dickmilesmusic#p/a/u/0/4fkhgk13ECE
apart from the Swan sings so bonny,can anyone name any other swan songs.


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: alex s
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 08:27 AM

way down upon the Swanee River......... Soz. i'll get me coat.


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 08:28 AM

It was just swan of those things?
Swan for the money
Swan I fall in love

Make a good cygneture song


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: Mr Happy
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 08:29 AM

.......another tragedy caused my myopia, he shoulda gone to specksavers!


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: Sailor Ron
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 08:32 AM

Though cleared of her murder, he was prosecuted by the R.S.P.B.


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: The Sandman
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 08:32 AM

your Myopia?


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 08:38 AM

My Europia


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: Mr Happy
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 08:39 AM

.......another tragedy caused by myopia, he shoulda gone to specksavers!

[bit've a stammering typo there!]


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 09:13 AM

one last cold kiss


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 09:19 AM

same more from my data base (searching for "swan"):

white swans (frogmorton)
the black swan (steeleye)
prima donna of swans (jackson c. frank)
the SWAN necked valve (mcginn)


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: Acorn4
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 09:21 AM

Polly

Come all you young fellows,
Who like to play with a gun,
Don't get trigger happy,
By the light of the moon.

Young Willy went a fowling,
After a skinful of beer
When he shot into some bushes
Thinking a swan was in there

He swore he'd seen a flash of white,
And a rustling he heard,
And he gave it both barrels,
Thinking to bag that bird.

You should have heard the language,
So blue it turned the air,
As out shot his darling Polly,
Clutching her derriere

Oh, Willy, you stupid Willy
See what you have done,
And look where you have shot me
Do I look like a bleeding swan?

I was answering a call of nature,
My business was complete,
But when I bent down to pull up my knickers,
And you got me in both cheeks!

Oh, Polly, dearest Polly,
It's oh so easily
To take your bumcheeks in the moonlight
A swan's wings for to be.

Oh, you silly billy, Willy
Get thee now hence with great speed
An appointment with specsavers,
For new glasses that you need,

Swans don't lurk around in bushes,
But swan around majestically
Trying to scrounge your sandwiches
That's more of a swan thing, you see

The number of times I've told you,
That gun would bring us grief and pain,
You could have taken up the melodeon,
Or danced with the Morris team.

Just wait until I get you home,
Your voice will surely be,
A full two octaves higher,
When I am done with thee.

We were to the church to have gone,
But how can we do it with style
With a backside full of pellets
Walking down the aisle

Sadly I must stay at home,
Because of you, you stupid berk,
With some tweezers and a mirror,
Undoing your handiwork.


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: The Villan
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 09:51 AM

The Ugly Duckling - Danny Kaye

Swan day I'll fly away

Another Swan Bites The Dust


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 10:06 AM

Thanks for posting your lovely Tubey GSS.
Always love to hear people sharing their music on Mudcat, I do wish more people did so!

I don't know of any other swan songs (so to speak) though coinididentally I found Tony Rose's rendition of Polly Vaughan recently on YouTube, and it's rather nice too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2moXB9S3TA

I'll be learning this song myself I think.


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 02:27 PM

Brilliant, Acorn. Love it!

Seven swans a-swimming........Five cygnet rings.....

We'll come a COB-a-calling....and of course all those bloody PEN-knives


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: Dave Swan
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 02:32 PM

Yeah, laugh it up you guys.....

Dave Swan


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: Young Buchan
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 02:55 PM

She stepped away from me and moved through the fair.
So sadly I watched her move here and move there
Neath the sky in the evening with one star awake
As the swan in the evening moves over the lake.


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: Young Buchan
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 03:06 PM

And whilst we're in that area:

At the foot of Benbradden clear waters do flow
There dwells a wee damsel her breast white as snow.
Her cheeks are like roses, her neck's like the swan
She's the Star of Benbradden and I would she were mine.

So she was bloody lucky not to get shot!


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 09 Feb 10 - 03:08 PM

Her brow is like the snowdrift
Her throat is like the swan

Annie Laurie, verse 2


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: Snuffy
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 09:44 AM

I'm backit like a salmon,
I'm breastit like a swan;

Burns, from one of the many version of John Anderson My Jo


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: Mr Happy
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 10:03 AM

Black Velvet Band

'.......her neck it was just like a swan
And her hairy tongue over her shoulder
Tied up with a Black Velvet Band!'


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: Smedley
Date: 10 Feb 10 - 10:07 AM

You're The One That I Swant   (from 'Grease').



Sorry.


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: autoharpbob
Date: 11 Feb 10 - 10:00 AM

The silver swan, who living knew no note, when death approached opened up her throat" - or I think thats what the words are - I last sang that as a treble!!


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: Joe_F
Date: 11 Feb 10 - 05:59 PM

Well, I swan....


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 12 Nov 11 - 05:22 AM

In August 1992 A SOMERSET man had become the first person this century to be jailed for slaughtering swans under a law of 1592 introduced by Henry VIII, writes Mary Braid.
Alfred Dines, 20, was sentenced to three months for breaking the 400-year-old law that protects the birds.

So even if he did mistake Polly for a swan, why did he shoot it? Does this mean the song was written before 1592? It was however legal to shoot geese.


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: mayomick
Date: 12 Nov 11 - 05:31 AM

Silent, O Moyle, be the roar of thy water
Break not ye breezes, your chain of repose
While murmuring mournfully Lir's lonely daughter
Tells to the night star her tale of woe

When shall the swan, her death note singing
Sleep with the wings her darkness furled
When will Heav'n, it's sweet bells ringing
Call my spirit from this stormy world ?

Silent, O Moyle to thy crystal wave weeping
Fate bids me languish long ages away
Yet still in the darkness doth Erin lie sleeping
Still doth the pure light its dawning delay

When will the day star mildly springing
Warm our isle with peace and love ?
When will Heav'n, it's sweet bells ringing
Call my spirit to the fields above ?


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: MartinRyan
Date: 12 Nov 11 - 06:47 AM

Many years ago, when I lived in the Irish midlands, a particular country house hotel ran winter shooting holidays for tourists. They often took some persuading that swans - whether Mute, Whooper or Bewick's - were not fair game...

Regards


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 12 Nov 11 - 08:50 AM

Does the law. Of exist there, then?


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 12 Nov 11 - 08:52 AM

Just a passing reference, but in the version of the Two Sisters that I sing, there's

She's floated nigh and she's floated yon
till she's come to the miller's pond.
Next comes along the miller's young son,
"Father dear, here swims a swan,"
by the bonnie, bonnie bows of London.


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 12 Nov 11 - 10:48 AM

Ex-neighbour of mine (still a friend) is Helen Swann, her other half is Richard Lake...


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: MartinRyan
Date: 12 Nov 11 - 12:39 PM

Swans are protected in Ireland - though without any particularly royal associations!

Regards


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: pdq
Date: 12 Nov 11 - 01:20 PM

The first time this song was recorded in the US was 1962 by the Dillards.

They had it as the "B" side of their first single record, before there was and album.

Most US Folk fans think of Peter, Paul & Mary when this song comes up, but the Dillards were at least a year earlier and the PP&M version sounds like a fairly direct copy.


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 12 Nov 11 - 06:18 PM

If you search for swan in Digitrad, you get a bunch of his, unfortunately including Flanders & Swan


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: BTNG
Date: 12 Nov 11 - 06:52 PM

One needs to have taste to enjoy Flanders and Swan :-D

"twas on a Thursday morning the folkie came to call...."


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Subject: RE: polly vaughan
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 13 Nov 11 - 07:06 AM

I wish mudcat had the facility to delete posting once you upload and realise you made a typo.


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