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topical tom 25 Apr 22 - 08:14 PM
topical tom 25 Apr 22 - 08:17 PM
GUEST,Malcolm Storey 26 Apr 22 - 06:18 PM
Jon Freeman 26 Apr 22 - 06:31 PM
PHJim 27 Apr 22 - 12:34 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: by the banks of the roses
From: topical tom
Date: 25 Apr 22 - 08:14 PM

Many years ago I bought an album entitled Irish Folk Songs. In it was a song Titled "By The Banks of the Roses", a lovely love song.I have never seen or heard it since. Can anyone give me the lyrics and origin of this song?Thanks in advance for searching. .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: by the banks of the roses
From: topical tom
Date: 25 Apr 22 - 08:17 PM

Please see the message above. I'm afraid I have made an error.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: by the banks of the roses
From: GUEST,Malcolm Storey
Date: 26 Apr 22 - 06:18 PM

Tom - not sure which song you refer to or what yu think your error is but the well known song of that name is in fact a murder ballad.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: by the banks of the roses
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 26 Apr 22 - 06:31 PM

Not always murder. From Contemplator

On the banks of the Roses,
My love and I sat down,
And I took out my violin
To play my love a tune,
In the middle of the tune,
Oh, she sighed and she said,
O-ro, Johnny, lovely Johnny,
Would you leave me?

Oh, when I was a young man
I heard my father say,
That he'd rather see me dead
And buried in the clay,
Sooner than be married
To any runaway,
By the lovely sweet Banks
    of the Roses.

Oh, then I am no runaway
And soon I'll let them know,
I can take a good glass
Or can leave it alone;
And the man that does not like me
He can keep his daughter at home
And young Johnny will go roving
      with another.

And if ever I get married
'Twill be in the month of May,
When the leaves they are green
And the meadows they are gay;
And I and my true love
Can sit and sport and play
On the lovely sweet Banks
      of the Roses.

I like Luke Kelly singing this one


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: by the banks of the roses
From: PHJim
Date: 27 Apr 22 - 12:34 AM

Pretty close to John Freeman. I learned it from the singing of Jamie Snider in the eighties, so I've probably changed it some over the years.

On the Banks of the Roses my love and I sat down
Pulled out my charmin' fiddle for to play my love a tune
In the middle of the tune, well, she sighed and she said
Oh my Johnny, Darlin' Johnny don't you leave me

When I was a young man I heard her father say
That he'd rather see his darlin' daughter buried in the clay
Sooner than be married to a worthless runaway
Down by the lovely banks of the roses

You know I am no runaway and soon I'll let them know
That I can take a bottle or can leave it all alone
If her daddy doesn't like me, he can keep his girl at home
And young Johnny will go rovin' with some other

If ever I get married 'twill be in the month of May
When the trees are in full blossom and the meadows they are gay
And me and me true love we'll sit and sport and play
All alone by the banks of the roses


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: by the banks of the roses
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 27 Apr 22 - 01:05 PM

Buffy Sainte-Marie singing said song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: by the banks of the roses
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 27 Apr 22 - 01:08 PM

The James Bond version.


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