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Lyr Req: The Grenadier and the Lady

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Harp player 07 Aug 99 - 09:41 PM
Barry Finn 07 Aug 99 - 10:16 PM
Lesley N. 08 Aug 99 - 01:12 PM
Rex 30 Mar 00 - 05:34 PM
Barry T 30 Mar 00 - 09:00 PM
Barry T 31 Mar 00 - 10:28 AM
Rex 31 Mar 00 - 01:45 PM
Rex 03 Apr 00 - 05:19 PM
Barry T 07 May 08 - 10:57 PM
Keith A of Hertford 08 May 08 - 05:14 AM
Mrrzy 08 May 08 - 09:08 AM
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Subject: words for Eng.folk song
From: Harp player
Date: 07 Aug 99 - 09:41 PM

I have found a beautiful tune in Sylvia Woods harp book and would like the lyrics so I can sing the words too. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Grenadier and the Lady
From: Barry Finn
Date: 07 Aug 99 - 10:16 PM

Do a search of the DT using Nightingale. Barry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Grenadier and the Lady
From: Lesley N.
Date: 08 Aug 99 - 01:12 PM

You might want to also check out the lyrics Barry Taylor wrote for the tune. An Emigrant's Daughter. (http://members.home.net/bntaylor/emigdau.htm). Haunting and beautiful.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Grenadier and the Lady
From: Rex
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 05:34 PM

I'm bringing this up again. The tune "the Grenadier and the Lady" is not the tune of "The Nightengale" or "One Morning in May". It is the same tune as the above mentioned "An Emigrant's Daughter". It seems likely that there are words to the Grenadier... with such a title there seems to be a story behind it. Does anyone have even a part of it?

Rex


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE GRENADIER AND THE LADY
From: Barry T
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 09:00 PM

THE GRENADIER AND THE LADY

As I was a-walking one morning in May
I spied a young couple, making of hay
Oh, one was a fair maid and her beauty shone clear
And the other was a soldier, a bold grenadier.

"Good morning, good morning, good morning," said he
"Oh, where are you going, my pretty lady?"
"I am going a-walking by the clear crystal stream
To see cool waters glide and hear nightingales sing."

Oh soldier, oh soldier, will you marry me?"
"Oh, no, my sweet lady, that never can be
For I've got a wife at home in my own country.
Two wives and the army's too many for me!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Grenadier and the Lady
From: Barry T
Date: 31 Mar 00 - 10:28 AM

Here's a midi of The Nightingales Sing. Barry Finn was quite correct in identifying this as it, too, is known by the title of The Grenadier and the Lady.

The lyrics in my previous message are the ones that fit the tune most harpists play these days... but notice the similarity with those in the link above, set to a different tune.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Grenadier and the Lady
From: Rex
Date: 31 Mar 00 - 01:45 PM

So that's it eh? Several different variations and two different melodies. I had considered this before and rejected the idea. But it's not the first time two melodies are applied to a set of words. I can work with that but I am a little dissapointed, I was looking forward to a new story. Anyway, thank you Barry for setting me straight.

Rex


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Grenadier and the Lady
From: Rex
Date: 03 Apr 00 - 05:19 PM

Now that I think of it, I know three melodies that go with these words and their variations. I mean that are intended for it. Not like Amazing Grace or Turkey in the Straw or Pop Goes the Weazel or.....

Rex


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Grenadier and the Lady
From: Barry T
Date: 07 May 08 - 10:57 PM

Anyone who likes this tune is well-advised to find a copy of Trevor Jones' limited edition CD of the soundtrack for the British film comedy 'Three and Out'.

(There are actually two CDs being released, one by the promotion company that includes guest pop singers and the like, and the other by Trevor Jones, consisting of the original movie score.)

The melody to 'The Grenadier and the Lady' threads its way through no less than eight of the sixteen tracks. I am amazed by Trevor's arranging, for he morphs the tune through a variety of styles, moods, tempos and time signatures... everything from mournful violin slow air to up tempo jig.

I myself am proud as can be that a verse and chorus of my lyrical adaptation, An Emigrant's Daughter, is sung in the movie by Imelda Staunton.

I understand that the movie has met with mixed reaction, but the soundtrack appears to be receiving consistently positive reviews. For what it's worth, I give Trevor two musical thumbs up on this effort!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Grenadier and the Lady
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 08 May 08 - 05:14 AM

Also the film of Far From The Madding Crowd.
It is sung as Sergeant Troy plants flowers on Fanny's grave
and swims out to sea.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Grenadier and the Lady
From: Mrrzy
Date: 08 May 08 - 09:08 AM

Wow, yet another version of Soldier Soldier Will You Marry Me - this must be the song there are the most versions of, excuse my ending of sentence with preposition...

Also, misread the thread title, thought it was The Gender And The Lady, which made for some interesting thoughts before realizing the real thread title!


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