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Lyr ADD: Ida Lewis (Barry Finn)

banjocircus 09 Feb 11 - 06:19 PM
Jeri 09 Feb 11 - 06:35 PM
Charley Noble 09 Feb 11 - 10:47 PM
My guru always said 10 Feb 11 - 04:51 AM
Joe Offer 25 Feb 17 - 12:40 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: Ida Lewis, by Barry Finn
From: banjocircus
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 06:19 PM

I'm looking for the tune to Ida Lewis, by Barry Finn.

Thanks,

Jonathan


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ida Lewis, by Barry Finn
From: Jeri
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 06:35 PM

I don't know that his tune is written anywhere, but it seems to be a modified "Flash Company".


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ida Lewis, by Barry Finn
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 10:47 PM

There's still a "Finn and Hadie" website but it just has lyrics and a few video links, no MP3 samples.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ida Lewis, by Barry Finn
From: My guru always said
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 04:51 AM

Here's the Finn & Haddie website, sadly out of date!


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Subject: ADD: Ida Lewis, by Barry Finn
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Feb 17 - 12:40 AM

Google (click) says today is the 175th birthday of Ida Lewis, and Google is celebrating with a very nice doodle.


IDA LEWIS

as led by Barry Finn on Fathom This © 2007
Barry Finn and Neil Downey

Words by Barry Finn © 1997; traditional tune Turkey Rhubarb

Ida Lewis left Newport at the age of fifteen,
Moved onto Lime Light Rock in the eighteen-fifties;
Her father was a captain, now keeper of the light;
Soon the duties fell on Ida to keep the lamps burning bright.

Her sisters and brother she'd row to school every day,
In a small open lifeboat across the rough bay;
From his wheelchair her father would watch through the storms
In horror as Ida would row the children back home.

Renowned for her skills no matter the weather;
At swimming or rowing no man was her better;
At the age of sixteen she had saved four men's lives;
By the time she retired she had saved twenty-five.

There are saints on the water and demons in the sea;
One and all they praised Ida for her great bravery;
The very night this woman died, who had lived on the shoals,
Every bell on every boat in Newport did toll.

Now they've renamed that rock the Ida Lewis Rock Light,
And in her honor today the lights are still burning bright;
But sometimes at night when it's rough and it's cold,
Some claim to see Ida pulling boys from the foam.

Barry learned about Ida Lewis's heroic life in the book Women Who Kept the Lights by Mary L. and J. Candace Clifford.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPrcdcct2ho


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Ida Lewis, by Barry Finn
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 25 Feb 17 - 07:43 PM

I can't help with the tune, but Ida is the subject of today's Google Doodle. Look for it before it's replaced.


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