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Lyr Add: Curragh of Kildare

Joe Offer 23 Mar 20 - 10:20 PM
Steve Shaw 23 Mar 20 - 10:24 PM
Reinhard 23 Mar 20 - 11:38 PM
GUEST,kenny 24 Mar 20 - 04:46 AM
GUEST,Starship 24 Mar 20 - 08:50 AM
GUEST,RA 24 Mar 20 - 12:29 PM
Steve Gardham 24 Mar 20 - 02:32 PM
RTim 24 Mar 20 - 03:06 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Curragh of Kildare
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 10:20 PM

Heard this at a song circle tonight. Can anybody tell me about it?

The winter has passed
And the summer's come at last
The small birds are singing in the trees
Their little hearts are glad
Ah, but mine is very sad
For my true love is far away from me

The ribbons I'll wear
And I'll comb back my hair
And gallants I bring I will appear
And straight I will go there
To the Curragh of Kildare
For it's there that I'll find tidings of my dear

All you who are in love
Aye and cannot it remove
I pity the pain you do endure
For experience lets me know
That your hearts are filled of woe
It's a woe that no mortal man can cure

The rose upon the briar
And the water's running clear
Brings joy to the linnet and the bee
Their little hearts are blessed
And but mine can know no rest
For my true love is far away from me

Winter has passed
And the summer's come at last
The small birds are singing in the trees
Their little hearts are glad
Ah, but mine is very sad
For my true love is far away from me

Source: https://lyrics.fandom.com/wiki/Bert_Jansch:Curragh_Of_Kildare


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Curragh of Kildare
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 10:24 PM

Christy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Curragh of Kildare
From: Reinhard
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 11:38 PM

Origins: Curragh of Kildare/The Winter It Is Past


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Curragh of Kildare
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 04:46 AM

https://youtu.be/1vP69fg1CCA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Curragh of Kildare
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 08:50 AM

https://books.google.ca/books?id=ji1YAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA88&lpg=PA88&dq=The+winter+has+passed+And+the+summer%27s+come+at+last+The+smal

Lower half of p.88 in Lloyd`s Song Book (1846). There are earlier versions and it is variously attributed to the Scots and the Irish. (I found the book mentioned with a Google of the first four lines of the first stanza. FYI.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Curragh of Kildare
From: GUEST,RA
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 12:29 PM

Heard Cathal McConnell (Boys of the Lough) sing a beautiful version of this.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Curragh of Kildare
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 02:32 PM

Widely printed on broadsides. Do you want me to check for the earliest, Joe?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Curragh of Kildare
From: RTim
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 03:06 PM

I recorded this version way back in the 1970's.....Originally from Purslow's book Foggy Dew and then republished in Southern Harvest - page 245.

Tim Radford

THE WINTERS GONE & PAST
(Dorset - Jo. Vincent - Wareham & Mr. Russell - Upway)
Roud 583

The winter's gone and past,
and the summer's come at last,
And the small birds are on every tree,
And many a heart is glad, but my poor heart is sad,
Since my true love has been absent from me.

I should not think it strange,
the wide world for to range
In hoping for to find my heart’s delight
But now in Cupid’s chains I’m obliged to remain
And in sorrow I must spend my whole life.

I will dress myself in black,
With a fringe all around my neck,
Gold rings all on my fingers I will wear,
Then straightway I’ll repair to the county of Kildare,
And some tidings I may hear of my dear.

My love is like the sun in the pleasant month of June
That do always prove constant and true
But hers is like the moon that do wender up & down
And in every month it is new.


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