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Lyr Add: The Cliffs of Old Tynemouth

Conrad Bladey (Peasant- Inactive) 21 Mar 00 - 06:55 PM
FreddyHeadey 07 Jul 18 - 04:40 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: CLIFFS OF OLD TYNEMOUTH
From: Conrad Bladey (Peasant- Inactive)
Date: 21 Mar 00 - 06:55 PM

CLIFFS OF OLD TYNEMOUTH

Oh! the cliffs of old Tynemouth they're wild and they're sweet,
And dear are the waters that roll at their feet,
And the old ruined abbey it ne'er shall depart:
'Tis the joy of my fancy and the home of my heart.

Oh 'twas there that my childhood fled cheerful and gay,
There I loitered the morning of boyhood away,
And now as I wander the old beach alone,
The waves seem to whisper the names that are gone.

Other lands may be fairer but naught can be seen
Like the shore where our first love and boyhood have been
Oh! give me the cliffs and the wild roaring sea,
The cliffs of old Tynemouth for ever for me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Cliffs of Old Tynemouth
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 07 Jul 18 - 04:40 PM

five verses plus dots on Wiki
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written in the 19th century by David Ross Lietch.

This song appears in a small pamphlet or chapbook being Number 2 of a series appearing to consist of only 3, forming a series of 'Shields' songs. They were published in the 1850s by the Shields Gazette editor, William Brockie.

The songs reflect the towns of Cullercoats, Tynemouth, North Shields and South Shields, small coastal towns on both sides of the Tyne. All are variously famous for fishwives, press gangs, ships, boats and sailors, and beautiful scenery.

The song was written in 1843.

"The Cliffs of Old Tynemouth" To the tune of the Irish Air “The Meeting of the Waters”:

Oh! the Cliffs of Old Tynemouth they're wild and they're sweet,
And dear are the waters that roll at their feet;
And the old ruined Abbey, it ne'er shall depart;
Tis the star of my fancy, the home of my heart.

Tis the star of my fancy, etc.

Oh! 'twas there that my childhood fled cheerful and gay,
There I loitered the morning of boyhood away,
And now as I wander the old beach alone,
The waves seem to whisper the names that are gone.

The waves seem to whisper etc.

Twas there with my Alice I walked hand-in-hand,
While the wild waves in moonlight leapt o'er the bright sand;
And sweet were the echoes of the dark Cliffs above,
But oh! sweeter her voice as she murmured her love.

But oh, sweeter her voice etc.

On thy waters, Old Tynemouth, throng seamen as brave
As e'er cheer'd in the battle, or conquer'd the wave;
And for sweet pretty maidens, seek England around,
Near the Cliffs of Old Tynemouth the fairest are found.

Near the Cliffs of Old Tynemouth etc.

Other lands may be fairer, but nought can be seen,
Like the shore where our first love and boyhood have been;
Oh! give me the Cliffs and the wild roaring sea
The Cliffs of old Tynemouth for ever for me.

The Cliffs of old Tynemouth etc.
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cliffs_of_Old_Tynemouth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Cliffs of Old Tynemouth
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 07 Jul 18 - 04:55 PM

A couple of verses sung by Benny Graham on this BBC radio programme.
Tynemouth Sea and Song

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b8b7rg  > 3:35


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