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Origins: Ye Old Sunday Dinner

GUEST,Ryan 02 Apr 12 - 10:41 PM
Joe Offer 03 Apr 12 - 01:30 AM
Joe Offer 03 Apr 12 - 01:33 AM
MartinRyan 03 Apr 12 - 02:52 AM
Artful Codger 03 Apr 12 - 02:16 PM
GUEST,Ryan 03 Apr 12 - 02:43 PM
GUEST,Ryan 03 Apr 12 - 02:44 PM
Joe Offer 04 Apr 12 - 12:39 AM
GUEST,Ryan 04 Apr 12 - 10:40 AM
zozimus 04 Apr 12 - 10:42 PM
GEST 14 May 13 - 02:51 PM
Seamus Kennedy 15 May 13 - 01:27 AM
MartinRyan 15 May 13 - 11:17 AM
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Subject: ADD: Ye Old Sunday Dinner
From: GUEST,Ryan
Date: 02 Apr 12 - 10:41 PM

Any information of the Newfoundland Song "Ye Old Sunday Dinner"?

Can't find anything on the web.
Here's the Lyrics.

YE OLD SUNDAY DINNER

Oh when memories prancing of days long departed,
And carries me back to my old Youthful scene,
When I was a Boy so free and Lighthearted,
The Years came and went by like a Merry routine.

Oh there's one thing I know and I'll always remember,
The scenes from the Old house, the wood fire a-glow,
The peace and contentment in the month of December,
And that old Sunday Dinner, a Long time ago.

Her table was tread with the best and the most of,
And her bread was as light as the first fall of snow,
There was plenty for twenty and we made the most of,
That Old Sunday Dinner, a long time ago.

When Saturday night came my Father & Mother,
We'd each go to market, but not to stay long,
And I would be left in the care of my brother,
Oh He's a Poor fellow who'd sing me a song.

And Soon they returned with baskets o'erflowing,
We'd each get an Apple, and wanted to know,
What we'd have for Dinner, perhaps they were throwing,
An Old Sunday Dinner, from a long time ago.

Her table was tread with the best and the most of,
Her bread was as light as the first fall of snow,
There was plenty for twenty and we made the most of,
That Old Sunday Dinner, a long time ago.

The Old folks are gone and the little house standing,
No longer a hard part, they're resting below.
My brothers are scattered but sure they'll remember,
That Old Sunday Dinner from long long ago.

Her table was tread with the best and the most of,
And her bread was as light as the first fall of snow,
There was plenty for twenty and we made the most of,
That Old Sunday Dinner, a long time ago.


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Subject: ADD Version: The Old Sunday Dinner
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Apr 12 - 01:30 AM

This Website often copies lyrics from our Digital Tradition database, but I didn't find this song in the DT.


The Old Sunday Dinner - song lyrics
American Old-time song lyrics from www.traditionalmusic.co.uk

THE OLD SUNDAY DINNER.
Copyright, 1889, by M. Witmark & Sons.
Words and Music by John Carroll.

A sweet vagrant fancy of days long departed
Carries me back to my home like a dream;
When I was a boy, oh, so wild and light-hearted.
And cares came and went like a merry sunbeam.
There's always a thought like a last dying ember,
Tis all that remains of the logs merry glow;
Like something I know, I will ever remember
The old Sunday dinner a long time ago.

CHORUS:
The table was set with the best we could boast of,
The bread was as light as the first fall of snow;
We had plenty for twenty, and we made the most of
That old Sunday dinner a long time ago.

When Saturday night came my father and mother
Would both go to market, but not to stop long;
They'd tell us be good and to mind your big brother,
We'd listen while he sang us some childish song.
And when they'd return with the basked o'erflowing,
We'd each get an apple, then wanted to know
What we'd have for dinner, while hints they'd be throwing
Of the old Sunday dinner a long time ago'
Chorus.



Source: http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/songster/pdf/25-the-old-sunday-dinner-song-lyrics.pdf


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Subject: RE: Origins: Ye Old Sunday Dinner
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Apr 12 - 01:33 AM

Here's another, with an additional verse:

THE OLD SUNDAY DINNER

Sweet, fragrant and gay were the dear days departed
It carries me back to the land of my dream
When I was a young man, both gay and lighthearted
And cares came and went like the happy moonbeam
O tis well that I know, and I'll always remember,
The little thatched cottage and turf fire aglow
The peace and goodwill and the month of December
And the old Sunday dinner a long time ago

Refrain:
Our table was set with the best we could boast of
And our bread was as light as the first fall of snow
There was plenty for twenty and we made the most of
The old Sunday dinner a long time ago

When Saturday night came my father and mother
Would each go to market but would not stay long
And I would be left in the care of my brother
And he, the poor fellow, would sing me a song
And when they'd return with baskets oerflowin
We'd each get an apple and wantin to know
What we'd have for dinner, what hints they'd be throwin
At the old Sunday dinner a long time ago

(Refrain)

O tis many's the year since I last saw that cottage
That shelters my brothers, my sisters and all
The fiddles, the flutes and melodeons were ringin
It all seems so sad now but sweet to recall
But the old folk are gone and the fiddles lie idle
No more on the hearthstone the dancers will go
My brothers are scattered but I'm sure they'd remember
The old Sunday dinner a long time ago

(Refrain)


Source: http://villasubrosa.com/Nathan/texts/berrytext.html


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Subject: RE: Origins: Ye Old Sunday Dinner
From: MartinRyan
Date: 03 Apr 12 - 02:52 AM

Pretty common in Ireland, this one.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Origins: Ye Old Sunday Dinner
From: Artful Codger
Date: 03 Apr 12 - 02:16 PM

Tune?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Ye Old Sunday Dinner TUNE
From: GUEST,Ryan
Date: 03 Apr 12 - 02:43 PM

I took a Cassette rip of the song (and the rest of the cassette for Archival reference, if you so enjoy to listen, it's a bit strong at first but mellows out after the first song or so and is actually very good)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFS1Z5PRhno

It's track 4, starts at about 7:37 or so.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Ye Old Sunday Dinner
From: GUEST,Ryan
Date: 03 Apr 12 - 02:44 PM

The song is a Waltz beat, I should also mention.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Ye Old Sunday Dinner
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Apr 12 - 12:39 AM

Has anybody seen the title in print as "Ye Old Sunday Dinner"? All I've seen is "The Old Sunday Dinner."

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Origins: Ye Old Sunday Dinner
From: GUEST,Ryan
Date: 04 Apr 12 - 10:40 AM

Yes. It's written as "Ye Old Sunday Dinner" on the Cassette I found the recording on, but there's no name of the Cassette because it's not printed on the Tape and the Case is missing. It's by George Westcott, I suspect It may be his first album, but I've never seen a copy or case of his first album on either the Internet or in Person so I am only left to speculate. (I think George is still alive 3 hours East in Petty Harbour just south of St. John's, but I really can't just drive out and ask him).

For organization purposes I labeled the nameless tape as The Isle of Innisfree.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Ye Old Sunday Dinner
From: zozimus
Date: 04 Apr 12 - 10:42 PM

Hi Martin,
The great Wexford singer, Paddy Berry, sings this on his CD "Sing Us a Song, Paddy". Maybe you have it in your archives somewhere, if not, it's well worth getting hold of.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Ye Old Sunday Dinner
From: GEST
Date: 14 May 13 - 02:51 PM

Lyrics and a YouTube video to an excellent variant of Old Sunday Dinner recorded by the Martin Family of Flatrock, NL, can be found at GEST Songs of Newfoundland and Labrador, courtesy of Brian Martin.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Ye Old Sunday Dinner
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 15 May 13 - 01:27 AM

SOUNDS LIKE IT COULD BE SUNG TO THE TUNE OF THE OLD HOUSE. Sorry for the capslock.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Ye Old Sunday Dinner
From: MartinRyan
Date: 15 May 13 - 11:17 AM

Here's a ropey Youtube recording of the only version I've heard, in Ireland. Dominic is a better singer than this noisy clip may suggest.

Click here

Regards


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Subject: RE: Origins: Ye Old Sunday Dinner
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 May 13 - 11:23 PM

Joseph Maguire recorded THE OULD SUNDAY DINNER b/w BARNEY O'HARE (FROM THE COUNTY CLARE), released as a 78-rpm record, Decca (American) 12264, in 1947.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Ye Old Sunday Dinner
From: GUEST
Date: 20 May 16 - 08:03 PM

It is not a Newfoundland song but Irish!!!

   

THE OLD SUNDAY DINNER.
Copyright, 1889, by M. Witmark & Sons.
Words and Music by John Carroll.

A sweet vagrant fancy of days long departed
Carries me back to my home like a dream;
When I was a boy, oh, so wild and light-hearted.
And cares came and went like a merry sunbeam.
There's always a thought like a last dying ember,
Tis all that remains of the logs merry glow;
Like something I know, I will ever remember
The old Sunday dinner a long time ago.

Chorus.
The table was set with the best we could boast of,
The bread was as light as the first fall of snow;
We had plenty for twenty, and we made the most of
That old Sunday dinner a long time ago.

When Saturday night came my father and mother
Would both go to market, but not to stop long;
They'd tell us be good and to mind your big brother,
We'd listen while he sang us some childish song.
And when they'd return with the basked o'erflowing,
We'd each get an apple, then wanted to know
What we'd have for dinner, while hints they'd be throwing
Of the old Sunday dinner a long time ago'-Chorus.


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