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Lyr Req: wine dark sea spreads rosy fingered dawn

GUEST,Feebar 06 Jun 18 - 08:26 AM
GUEST,Mike Yates 06 Jun 18 - 08:56 AM
Manitas_at_home 06 Jun 18 - 10:23 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 06 Jun 18 - 12:36 PM
Joe Offer 06 Jun 18 - 02:00 PM
GUEST,Feebar 07 Jun 18 - 11:08 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: wine dark sea spreads rosy fingered dawn
From: GUEST,Feebar
Date: 06 Jun 18 - 08:26 AM

Hi all,
At the Góilín singers’ club in Dublin last week, I heard the most beautiful English folk song, which contained the lyrics, ‘the wine dark sea spreads the rosy fingered dawn’, in the chorus.
Can anyone help, please ?
Many thanks
Feebar


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wine dark sea spreads rosy fingered dawn
From: GUEST,Mike Yates
Date: 06 Jun 18 - 08:56 AM

I don't know the song, but the phrase 'the wine dark sea spreads the rosy fingered dawn' comes from a recent translation of Homer's Odyssey made by Emily Wilson (2017). The term 'wine dark sea' occurs both in the Iliad and in the Odyssey, but the rest of the sentence seems to be from Wilson herself.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wine dark sea spreads rosy fingered dawn
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 06 Jun 18 - 10:23 AM

https://freshandrosyfingered.wordpress.com/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wine dark sea spreads rosy fingered dawn
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 06 Jun 18 - 12:36 PM

Ulysses by Robin Laing.

You can find the lyrics in a Góilín song and walking tour booklet here: Down By The Liffey Side - Traditional Singing and Walking Tour, 2015 (pdf).

The song is on p11 with note sung by Luke Cheevers. It's on Robin Laing's album Edinburgh Skyline (amazon link)

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wine dark sea spreads rosy fingered dawn
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Jun 18 - 02:00 PM

Boy, I wish I could have gone along on that walking tour!
Thanks for the link, Mick.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wine dark sea spreads rosy fingered dawn
From: GUEST,Feebar
Date: 07 Jun 18 - 11:08 AM

Thanks, Mick! It was Luke I heard singing it, but I was in too much of a hurry to wait til I saw him again :)

Fiona


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