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GUEST,I Don't Know 11 Aug 10 - 11:19 AM
Crowhugger 11 Aug 10 - 11:32 AM
Leadfingers 11 Aug 10 - 11:35 AM
SqueezeMe 11 Aug 10 - 11:37 AM
greg stephens 11 Aug 10 - 11:40 AM
John MacKenzie 11 Aug 10 - 11:46 AM
GUEST,Gene 11 Aug 10 - 11:49 AM
SqueezeMe 11 Aug 10 - 12:00 PM
GUEST,I Don't Know 11 Aug 10 - 12:07 PM
Leadfingers 11 Aug 10 - 12:09 PM
SqueezeMe 11 Aug 10 - 12:12 PM
Leadfingers 11 Aug 10 - 12:14 PM
SqueezeMe 11 Aug 10 - 12:21 PM
Leadfingers 11 Aug 10 - 12:23 PM
GUEST,I Don't Know 11 Aug 10 - 01:10 PM
GUEST,howbe on 11 Aug 10 - 01:21 PM
Joe Offer 11 Aug 10 - 01:29 PM
GUEST,I Don't Know 11 Aug 10 - 01:54 PM
GUEST,Songbob 11 Aug 10 - 03:07 PM
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Little Robyn 11 Aug 10 - 03:50 PM
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Subject: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: GUEST,I Don't Know
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 11:19 AM

You are answering these quizzes nice & quickly so know try this one. Song & Writer if possilbe:-
Same song Two diffrent Writers for no.1 & 2. (the older first)
1. It's far away I am today, From scenes I roamed a boy
2. If you ever go across the sea to Ireland, Then maybe at the crossing of your day,
3. See, o see the breaking day, How the dew drop decks the thorn
4. Oh, the summer time is coming and the trees are blooming
5. Here's a health to the Queen (or King) & lasting peace, to faction an end, to wealth increase
6. All in the dawn the fled was moor'd, The streamers waving to the wind
7. He lay upon his dying bed, his eyes were growing dim
8. There's a low green valley, on the old Kentucky shore
9. We may roam thro' this world like a child at a feast,who but sips of a sweet & then flies to the rest
10. Why weep ye by the tide, lady why weep ye by the tide?


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Subject: RE: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: Crowhugger
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 11:32 AM

Hmm, I'm a little lost here IDK: Are you saying that for each pair of excerpts--which I gather you've done as one before the comma and one after--there is one SONG with 2 writers? Or two songs with ONE common TITLE but of course 2 writers?


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Subject: RE: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 11:35 AM

I dont know any one who has a 'Crossing' of their day !


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Subject: RE: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: SqueezeMe
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 11:37 AM

1 and 2 are Galway Bay. Bing Crosby? Percy French? Just guessing....
4 is Wild Mountain Thyme, claimed by the McPeake family as their own, but....
5 is Down Among the Dead Men; always thought it was traditional...
7 is American Civil War era; Stephen Foster maybe?

I'm done :-)


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Subject: RE: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: greg stephens
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 11:40 AM

GUERST I dont know: A lot of your lines are familiar songs slightly changed. Are you noting these from recordings you can't quite hear?
Like "All in the dawn the fled was moored" instead of" all in the downs the fleet was moored"


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Subject: RE: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 11:46 AM

Last one is 'Jock 'O Hazeldean'


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Subject: RE: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 11:49 AM

A real TOUGHIE! but I finally got 4 of them..


1. It's far away I am today, From scenes I roamed a boy

A. Porter Wagoner - Forty Miles From Popular Bluff.


4. Oh, the summer time is coming and the trees are blooming

A. Roger Miller - You Don't Want My Love

In the summertime when all the trees and leaves are green
and the redbirds sing, i'll be blue, 'cause you don't want my love.


7. He lay upon his dying bed, his eyes were growing dim

A. Roy Acuff - Don't Make Me Go To Bed And I'll Be Good



10. Why weep ye by the tide, lady why weep ye by the tide?

A. Hank Thompson - Cryin' In The Deep Blue Sea

Whew!

G


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Subject: RE: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: SqueezeMe
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 12:00 PM

Thank you Greg. No 6 makes more sense now. That's John Gay, of Beggar's Opera fame.

I love his quote "Do you think your mother and I should have lived comfortably so long together, if ever we had been married?"

A man before his time, to be sure.... :-)


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Subject: RE: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: GUEST,I Don't Know
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 12:07 PM

You all came back quicker than expected . It is 10 songs, just that no 1 & 2 are the same title & no.2 should read at the cosing of your day. Sorry about misleading you.
Well done SqueezeMe 1,2,4 & 5 song titles correct, Yes Wild Mountain Thyme was written by William McPeake in 1957.


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Subject: RE: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 12:09 PM

Galway Bay was writen by Arthur Colahan , and the line is 'Closing of your day'


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Subject: RE: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: SqueezeMe
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 12:12 PM

Always thought that Galway Bay deserved a Kipper family re-write.
Or have they indeed done so?


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Subject: RE: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 12:14 PM

Check Clancy Brothers at Carnegie Hall Album - The Kippers couldnt have done better


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Subject: RE: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: SqueezeMe
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 12:21 PM

Yes, heard that one. But I reckon perhaps it still needs the Kipper treatment...


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Subject: RE: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 12:23 PM

I should have looked first ! Its in the D T


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Subject: RE: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: GUEST,I Don't Know
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 01:10 PM

Sorry got called away during my last posting , yes closing of the day- Galway bay by Dr Arthur Colahan 1947 - Do you know who wrote the earlier version (no.1) it was writen in 1850. Guest Gene a lot of work but sorry none right. John Mackenzie right with Jock O'Hazeldean - who by, a very popular writer.
Greg Steven's all these lines are copied from the internet in what is supposed to be the wording used by the writer when first writen.


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Subject: RE: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: GUEST,howbe on
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 01:21 PM

I think that Jock O'Hazeldean might be written by Sir Walter Scott.


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Subject: RE: Quiz: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 01:29 PM

Say, I Don't Know, can we use the tag Quiz: for these threads, so they're easy to identify?
Thanks.
-Joe Offer, Forum Moderator-


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Subject: RE: Quiz: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: GUEST,I Don't Know
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 01:54 PM

howbe on, well done. Yes Joe Offer will put Quiz for these threads.


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Subject: RE: Quiz: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: GUEST,Songbob
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 03:07 PM

No. 8 is "Darling Nelly Gray" by Stephen Foster

I recognize some others, but know nothing about their writers.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Quiz: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: GUEST,I Don't Know
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 03:20 PM

Songbob, no.8 is Darling Nelly Grey but information gives the writer as Benjamin R. Hanby 1856.


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Subject: RE: Quiz: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: Little Robyn
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 03:50 PM

'Yes Wild Mountain Thyme was written by William McPeake in 1957.'

I thought old Francie McPeake wrote it but checking on the 1962 EFDS Publication FOLK, he's quoted as telling Peter Kennedy -
"I heard an old uncle of mine sing this - years and years ago. (They were really a kind of cattle dealers up in the County of Monaghan - he really belonged Dungannon). He'd got a good many old songs like that and I used to hear that one many times. It was a thing from my boyhood days - I always liked and I started to work it on my pipes." Frank McPeake, Belfast, July 1952.

OK, so who is right? Guest I Don't Know or Peter Kennedy/Frank McPeake.
Just wondering.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Quiz: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: GUEST,I Don't Know
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 05:04 PM

Little Robyn , I got my facts fromm WIKIPEDIA which gives William McPeake as the writer & Francis McPeake as the person who recorded it.


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Subject: RE: Quiz: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Aug 10 - 06:03 PM

W M T is STILL a ReWrite of Braes of Balquidder ¬


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Subject: RE: Quiz: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: SqueezeMe
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 01:06 AM

Just reviewing this thread, in an earlier post I realise that I omitted to add the title of the John Gay song (no. 6), which is, of course, Black Eyed Susan.


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Subject: RE: Quiz: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: GUEST,I Don't Know
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 03:28 AM

Thank you Leadfingers & correct SqueezeMe.


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Subject: RE: Quiz: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: GUEST,Reinhard
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 04:08 AM

Just because it's on Wikipedia doesn't mean that the facts are correct. Wikipedia's source for their claim of William McPeake being the 1957 author of Wild Mountain Thyme is an obscure Irish song lyrics page that can't even spell the name "William Mc peak" correctly.


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Subject: RE: Quiz: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: GUEST,I Don't Know
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 04:34 AM

Seems WMT has caused a stir. I was told when I first heard it years ago in my childhood it was by someone called McPeak(e) & used Wikipedia to confirm this, thinking that they would be right. Sorry if this is not the case & I like to have things corrected as we all make mistakes & I would not like to credit the wrong writer.


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Subject: RE: Quiz: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: GUEST,CAP
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 04:47 AM

Leaving Wild Mountain Thyme out now it has been answered for no.4 how about
no.3 The Rising of the Lark.
no.5 Down among the dead men by John Dyer
no.9 Daughters of Erin by Thomas Moore.


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Subject: RE: Quiz: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: Bernard
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 08:38 AM

McPeake wrote the tune for WMT, but adapted the words from Tannahill's 'Braes o'Balquidder'...


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Subject: RE: Quiz: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: GUEST,I Don't Know
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 01:31 PM

Three right answers CAP. The Rising of the Lark was Writen by Elizabeth Grant.
Thank you for your comment Bernard.
Just leaves no.7 If it is any help it was writen by William Ross Wallace about 1856.


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Subject: RE: Quiz: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 02:10 PM

I don't understand what the question is...


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Subject: RE: Quiz: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: GUEST,I Don't Know
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 02:12 PM

Give the song title from the lyrics given.


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Subject: RE: Quiz: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: MikeL2
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 02:16 PM

hi

no 7- Sword of Bunker Hill ??

cheers

MikeL2


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Subject: RE: Quiz: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: GUEST,I Don't Know
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 02:35 PM

Well done MikeL2. That concludes this quiz. Thank you all for taking part.


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Subject: RE: Quiz: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 03:23 PM

Francie McPeak claimed that W.M,T. was got from a family member, but it is a verion of Braes of Balquidder.
It was recorded from the family in 1952 by the BBC
They sued Rod Stewart when he recorded it - and lost
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Quiz: puzzle on these lyrics.
From: GUEST,I Don't Know
Date: 12 Aug 10 - 03:52 PM

Thank you Jim Carroll.


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