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Lyr Req: innisvaddie annie

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Kilshannig 30 Jan 00 - 10:45 AM
John Moulden 30 Jan 00 - 11:26 AM
Harold W 30 Jan 00 - 11:44 PM
John Moulden 31 Jan 00 - 08:29 AM
GUEST,bigJ 31 Jan 00 - 08:28 PM
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Subject: innisvaddie annie
From: Kilshannig
Date: 30 Jan 00 - 10:45 AM

I first heard the song by a group called "Long Note" (Irish, but what more information is there about them?) Can anybody help? love to all, Rob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: innisvaddie annie
From: John Moulden
Date: 30 Jan 00 - 11:26 AM

Words adapted by Len Graham from a poem "Shy Geordie" by the Scottish poet Helen Cruickshank (1886-1975) and set to music by Padragín Ní Uallacháin. Sung by her husband Len Graham on the album "Skylark" (Claddagh 4CC46). Len calls it Innisvaddy Annie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: innisvaddie annie
From: Harold W
Date: 30 Jan 00 - 11:44 PM

According to another source, I have the title to be "Innishfaddie's Annie" by Len Graham from the same poem named earlier. This sourcealso credits Dundee born Jim Reid with the tune. I hope this may help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: innisvaddie annie
From: John Moulden
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 08:29 AM

Harold W; will you please quote your source? Mine is Len Graham's notes for 4CC46 published 1987 and the copyright of the songs and arrangements are claimed by Cranagh Music on that date.

Len Graham and Padraigín Ní Uallacháin have done very considerable work in returning songs to traditional circulation, often remaking them from fragments or incoherent versions. They have received far too little credit because people assume that their performances are reproductions of traditional songs. This is not so - each song is the subject of careful reconstruction.


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Subject: Lyr Add: UP THE NORAN WATER (Cruickshank/Read)
From: GUEST,bigJ
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 08:28 PM

Hi John, The version that Harold W mentions - although I'm sure he can speak for himself - is called 'Up the Noran Water' - words by Helen Cruickshank; music by Jim Read. It appears on the CD 'Sconeward' by James Malcolm (Greentrax CDTRAX 083) - here are the words which are only slightly different to those used by Len. It's a beautiful love song by both singers.

Up the Noran Water, roon by Ingle's Maddie,
Annie's got a bairnie that hasna got a daddie.
Who the bairnie's father is the lassie winna say,
An nobody expected it with Annie's quiet ways.

Up the Noran Water, the bonnie little mannie
Is dandled and cuddled close by Ingle Maddie's Annie.
Who the bairnie's father is the lassie never says,
But some think it's Tammas', and ithers think it's Chae's.

Up the Noran Water the country folk are kind
And who the bairnie's father is they dinna muckle mind.
But oh the bairn at Annie's breast, the love in Annie's ee,
Wid mak me wish wi all my micht that lucky lad was me.


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