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Lyr Req: Herring Song (from Eliza Carthy)

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rachel_dugdale@hotmail.com 28 Aug 99 - 09:31 AM
Ed Pellow 28 Aug 99 - 12:48 PM
Rach 28 Aug 99 - 01:30 PM
Susan of DT 28 Aug 99 - 09:58 PM
Rach 29 Aug 99 - 06:14 PM
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Garry Gillard 30 Aug 99 - 10:21 AM
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GUEST,sarah 13 Apr 11 - 07:06 PM
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Subject: Eliza Carthy lyrics
From: rachel_dugdale@hotmail.com
Date: 28 Aug 99 - 09:31 AM

Hi, does anyone know where I can find lyrics to the songs from Eliza Carthy's album Red Rice? Especially the Herring Song since I can't work those out!! Help please.

Thanks, Rach.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HERRING SONG (from Eliza Carthy)
From: Ed Pellow
Date: 28 Aug 99 - 12:48 PM

There once was a man who came from Kinsale
    Sing aber o vane, sing aber o linn
And he had a herring, a herring for sale
    Sing aber o vane, sing aber o linn
Sing man of Kinsale, sing herring for sale
    Sing aber o vane, sing aber o linn
And indeed I have more of my herring to sing
    Sing aber o vane, sing aber o linn

So what do you think they made of his head?
The finest oven that ever baked bread
Sing herring, sing head, sing oven, sing bread
And indeed I have more of my herring to sing

So what do you think they made of his back?
A nice little man and his name it was Jack
Sing herring, sing back, sing man, sing Jack
And indeed I have more of my herring to sing

So what do you think they made of his eyes?
The finest dishes that ever held pies
Sing herring, sing eyes, sing dishes, sing pies
And indeed I have more of my herring to sing

So what do you think they made of his scales?
The finest ships that ever set sail
Sing herring, sing scales, sing ships, sing sails
And indeed I have more of my herring to sing

So what do you think they made of his fins?
The finest cases for needles and pins
Sing herring, sing fins, sing needles and pins
And indeed I have more of my herring to sing
^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eliza Carthy lyrics
From: Rach
Date: 28 Aug 99 - 01:30 PM

Thankyou v. much. Know where I could find the lyrics for the others?

Rach.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eliza Carthy lyrics
From: Susan of DT
Date: 28 Aug 99 - 09:58 PM

If you tell us what the songs are and a few words or lines from each, more of us can help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eliza Carthy lyrics
From: Rach
Date: 29 Aug 99 - 06:14 PM

eg, Blow the Winds.

Any from the Rice album.

Rach.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eliza Carthy lyrics
From: Jeri
Date: 29 Aug 99 - 08:25 PM

Well, one of them is BENJAMIN BOWMANEER.

Rachael, you'd get more of a response if you gave the tune names. A few people don't actually own the CD, but they might be able to locate the words. You can also type the tune titles into the blue box at the upper right corner of this screen to search for them.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BLOW THE WINDS (Eliza Carthy)
From: Ed Pellow
Date: 30 Aug 99 - 06:02 AM

BLOW THE WINDS

There was a shepherd's son
He kept sheep on the hill
He laid his pipe and his crook aside
And there he slept his fill

CHORUS: And blow the winds high-o, high-o
Sing blow the winds high-o

Well he looked east and he looked west
He took another look
And there he saw a lady gay
Was dipping in a brook

She said: "Sir, don't touch my mantle
Come let my clothes alone
I will give you as much bright money
As you can carry home"

"I will not touch your mantle
I'll let your clothes alone
But I'll take you out of the water clear
My dear to be my own"

He mounted her on a milk white steed
Himself upon another
And there they rode along the road
Like sister and like brother

And as they rode along the road
He spied some cocks of hay
"Oh look!" he says "there's a lovely place
For men and maids to play"

And when they came to her father's house
They rang long at the ring
And who is there but her brother
To let the young girl in

When the gates were opened
This young girl she jumped in
"Oh, look!" she says, "you're a fool without
And I'm a maid within!"

There is a horse in my father's stable
He stands behind the thorn
He shakes himself above the trough
But dares not pry the corn

There is cock in my father's yard
A double comb he wears
He shakes his wings and he crows full loud
But a capon's crest he bears

And there is a flower, in my father's garden
It's called the marigold
The fool that will not, when he can
He shall not when he would

Says the shepherd's son as he doffed his shoes
My feet they shall run bare
And if I ever meet another girl
I'll have that girl beware


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eliza Carthy lyrics
From: Garry Gillard
Date: 30 Aug 99 - 10:21 AM

Thanks, Ed, for the words for Blow the Winds. Rachel, the words for the Herring Song are on my site at hum2mac1.murdoch.edu.au/watersons/ Click on the Eliza link etc. I'll put up any more words I can obtain, such as BtW, thanks to Ed.

Garry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eliza Carthy lyrics
From: GUEST,jacky
Date: 12 May 00 - 12:03 PM

I'm looking for lyrics to Eliza Carthy's album Red Rice, especially Billy Boy - can anyone help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Herring Song (from Eliza Carthy)
From: GUEST,sarah
Date: 13 Apr 11 - 07:06 PM

I would love the chords for the herring song and also, Tuesday Morning, if anyone can help thanks, I have just discovered this site, its great!!


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