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Lyr Req: The Soldier's Farewell (Dessie O'Halloran

GUEST 09 May 10 - 04:25 PM
Noreen 09 May 10 - 07:53 PM
Noreen 09 May 10 - 08:05 PM
Jim Dixon 13 May 10 - 09:48 AM
GUEST,andrew 13 May 10 - 10:00 AM
GUEST,Guest 16 May 10 - 12:45 PM
GUEST,Noreen 17 May 10 - 05:35 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Dessie O'Halloran 'the soldiers farewell
From: GUEST
Date: 09 May 10 - 04:25 PM

i need help plzzzzzzzzzzz..

i need the lyrics to this song really bad

i was sitting side by side with my fond and loving bride
as a soldier who has just returned from war

that's all i got so far

thanks in advance


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dessie O'Halloran 'the soldiers farewell
From: Noreen
Date: 09 May 10 - 07:53 PM

If no-one has these words I will transcribe them for you, in the near future :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dessie O'Halloran 'the soldiers farewell
From: Noreen
Date: 09 May 10 - 08:05 PM

First attempt: (Dessie's diction has never been easy to understand)

I was sitting side by side with my fond and loving bride
As a soldier who has just returned from war
I've been away for years from my native land so dear
Fighting for my king and country's ?...
But now I have returned, my native land (to mourn)?
..? my loving wife died? in my arms
I press her to my heart , ..? that we must part
and these are the loving words I said:

to be continued


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dessie O'Halloran 'the soldiers farewell
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 May 10 - 09:48 AM

I'd love to help, but I don't have the recording.

It seems there are several different songs called SOLDIER'S FAREWELL. Any idea where Dessie O'Halloran got his?

I searched with Google using several phrases from the lyrics that have been posted so far, and came up with nothing.

The Bodleian Library has these, but I suspect none of them is the right song:

THE SOLDIER'S FAREWELL, OR, HEAVEN DEFEND THE RIGHT
("Farewell, farewell, old England ...")

THE SOLDIER'S FAREWELL ON GOING TO THE WAR
("Farewell, farewell, old England! ...")

THE SOLDIER'S FAREWELL TO MANCHESTER
("In coming down to Manchester to gain my liberty ...")

THE ASHANTEE WAR; OR, SOLDIER'S FAREWELL
("Oh sister I must soon be going ...")


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dessie O'Halloran 'the soldiers farewell
From: GUEST,andrew
Date: 13 May 10 - 10:00 AM

There's one on CPDL
http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/The_Soldier%27s_Farewell_(Johanna_Kinkel)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dessie O'Halloran 'the soldiers farewell
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 16 May 10 - 12:45 PM

The song you are lookng for is on a CD by Dessie called "The Pound Road" I am not certain exactly where I bought the CD but on the back of it there are 2 websites for reference, they are :- www.daisydiscs.com and www.hummingbirdrecords.com
You may be able to order the CD from one of these sites.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dessie O'Halloran 'the soldiers farewell
From: GUEST,Noreen
Date: 17 May 10 - 05:35 AM

Sorry not to have completed this, but I am unable to access my own computer at the moment.

I downloaded the CD and so will be able to make a transcription when time and computer allow.

Watch this space.


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