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Lyr Req: Seeking lyrics/band of Michael McCreigh

GUEST,SingedCat 03 May 21 - 01:31 PM
cnd 03 May 21 - 01:39 PM
GUEST,# 03 May 21 - 01:41 PM
GUEST,SingedCat 05 May 21 - 10:38 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: 'Michael McCreigh'
From: GUEST,SingedCat
Date: 03 May 21 - 01:31 PM

Good day all,

I'm looking for the words to a song that was on a tape I listened to in the mid- nineties. The album, by a band called I think Pendragon (But not the one on Wikipedia), had a lead singer with a low and beautiful voice. One of the tracks on the album was called The Palatine, a song questioning the truth of an old tale of a ship drawn aground by wreckers, "all the wild seas over".

The song whose lyrics I want is called Michael McCreigh (sp?), a ballad of a young woman and her relationship with the titular character. I remember many of the lyrics fairly well, but not all, and I can't find where I wrote them down. Here are a few verses, not consecutive:

We drifted apart in the years after schooling
I grew into womanhood most graciously
And Michael he took up the carpenter's trade
And was building a house for my mother and me....

I got the news just as summer was fading
With matty all gone and a baby to be
No one at my side and no one to protect me
But my childhood companion Michael Mcreigh

Marry me, Annie, you'll make a fine bride
I'd be so proud your babe's daddy to be
And I'll break the neck of the one who'll not bow
To my babe and my lovely wife Annie McCreigh

What will they say when the babe's hair is raven
With eyes that are dark as a night on the sea?
With both of us fair and our eyes green and blue
Oh how they will laugh at you Michael McCreigh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Seeking lyrics/band of Michael McCreigh
From: cnd
Date: 03 May 21 - 01:39 PM

It looks like the song was released on Passage to New England, which was put out by Beacon Records and recorded in Celebration Sounds, Pawtucket, RI, released 1993. You can see a band list here. A little clicking around on that page can also let you listen to a 1-minute sound sample. And you can buy the CD on Amazon for just under $10--I'd pass on the cassette, though, as that's $1000 currently. Yikes.

No luck at finding the full recording online.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Seeking lyrics/band of Michael McCreigh
From: GUEST,#
Date: 03 May 21 - 01:41 PM

The song title is rightly spelled 'Michael Mo Chroide' on the Discogs listing of the song. However, it doesn't help much at the moment. I'll dig around some, but it'll have to wait for a short while.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Seeking lyrics/band of Michael McCreigh
From: GUEST,SingedCat
Date: 05 May 21 - 10:38 AM

That's the one! Thank you so much, I'm picking it up right now!

Your Google fu is strong!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Seeking lyrics/band of Michael McCreigh
From: SingedCat
Date: 05 May 21 - 10:45 AM

Finally remembered that I've been a ember for years and recalled my password. Thanks again - glad to be in touch again.:)


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