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Subject: 'you the music, i the dancer'- McKenna?
From: GUEST,Frank Van der Auwera fvdauwer@uia.ua.ac.be
Date: 02 May 00 - 07:59 AM

Hi all,

i am desperately looking for more information about a song that contains the following lyrics( might be in other order): ' you the music, i the dancer, you are the night, and i am the day you are the call, and i the answer'

elsewhere, it goes: 'yoiu and i are like two rivers that together run to sea when we meet, we'll be lost forever lost forever you and me'

it must have been performed by Joe and Antoinette McKenna, together with her sister Mary Bergin, at the 1998 Bodhrán Days: Summer School for the Musically Inclined, organised by the Boston College Irish Studies Program.

I have no idea of the title or wether it was written by the performers or not.

Can anyone give me some information?

Many thanks


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE CALL AND THE ANSWER (Phil Colclough)
From: Peg
Date: 02 May 00 - 10:50 AM

This song is called The Call and the Answer, I believe; De Danaan recorded it. I have sung it at two weddings. I do not know the name of the album...but here are the lytics as I learned them...

You called and I ran
wild as the wind that blows across the moor
All we need is each other
with the eagles we will soar

Chorus:
You are the call, I am the answer
You are the wish and I am the way
You the music I the dancer
You are the night and I am the day
You are the night and I am the day.

You and I are like two rivers
that run and fall down to the sea
when we meet we're lost forever
lost forever, you and me.

Chorus

Lay your head upon my pillow
Let your heart beat close to mine
With no past and no tomorrow
Two hearts lost in space and time
chorus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'you the music, i the dancer'- McKen
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 02 May 00 - 05:56 PM

Written by Phil Colclough, recorded by De Dannan on 'A Jacket of Batteries'. - Susanne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'you the music, i the dancer'- McKen
From: Dale Rose
Date: 02 May 00 - 07:31 PM

. . . with vocal by Eleanor Shanley! Let's not forget that. Both that album and 1/2 Set In Harlem feature her singing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'you the music, i the dancer'- McKen
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 03 May 00 - 05:53 PM

I thought it was Maura O'Connell on Jacket of Batteries (I don't have the CD, just the one track). - Susanne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'you the music, i the dancer'- McKen
From: Dale Rose
Date: 03 May 00 - 07:07 PM

No, definitely Eleanor Shanley. The info is fresh in my mind as I just bought both CDs on Saturday at the Arkansas Scottish Festival at Lyon College in Batesville. I had passed over the albums many times when they were new since they featured neither Maura O'Connell nor Dolores Keane.

It was not until I saw Eleanor Shanley on the Gael Force TV show that I realized what I had been missing. I made a few half hearted attempts at locating them since then, but had not found them until Saturday.

In addition to The Call And The Answer, she sings two other Phil Colclough songs, Catalonia and Mandela plus Taim I Mo Shui and Carrickfergus. I prefer 1/2 Set In Harlem just a bit ~~ two more Colclough compositions, Lights Across The Bay and The Snowy Cordillera, and Restless Farewell, If Anything Happened To You, Glasgow Lullabye, and Operator. Definitely recommended listening!

As to Frank's mentioning Joe and Antoinette McKenna, I don't know if they ever recorded it, I couldn't find it anyway. I did find it by the Dubliners.

As for the writer, Phil Colclough, I found little information of value, other than an impressive array of songs, including Song For Ireland in addition to those mentioned above. Perhaps someone else out there has more about him.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'you the music, i the dancer'- McKen
From: Big Mick
Date: 07 Dec 05 - 06:52 AM

Anyone want to help me be lazy and post the tabs? I have the PDF of the melody line and can pull it off, but I am wondering if anyone has the chord structure. Save a busy man some time.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'you the music, i the dancer'- McKen
From: GUEST,Barbara in Sydney
Date: 14 Jun 09 - 10:35 PM

I have been looking for this song for the longest time, an older lady sang it at the end of a great session in Foleys bar in Cork. I fell in love with the song and have found it really hard to find. Hopefully someone can learn it in time for my wedding in Feb.

So happy to read those lyrics again,
Barb


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'you the music, i the dancer'- McKen
From: cptsnapper
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 07:33 AM

Beryl Graeme also recorded it on her album " Moth To A Flame " on the Brewhouse label.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'you the music, i the dancer'- McKen
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 07:46 AM

And a very, very fine version is by Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher on their CD "Old Men and Love Songs".

http://www.folkmusic.net/billwhaleyanddavefletcher/whalbi_set.htm

(Sorry, can't make the blicky-thingy work) :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'you the music, i the dancer'- McKen
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 15 Jun 09 - 07:47 AM

Sorry, that link was an old one. Here's the correct one:

http://www.whaleyfletcher.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'you the music, i the dancer'- McKen
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Mar 10 - 06:41 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg9cylFo8Gw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'you the music, i the dancer'- McKen
From: GUEST,HRM
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 10:36 PM

regarding this song, could anyone furnish me with the music (as in the 'dots') for it please. I have heard it sung a few times, at folk clubs/festivals, but would like to learn it myself


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'you the music, i the dancer'- McKen
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Dec 10 - 12:33 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'you the music, i the dancer'- McKen
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jan 13 - 06:47 AM

Hi,

would you believe i spent the night with joe mc kenna as he is my first cousin and played great music. He sang one song only and that was it. Its a a great song and its the one he always sings.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'you the music, i the dancer'- McKen
From: breezy
Date: 21 Jan 13 - 04:28 PM

HRM forget the dots learn it the traditional way its easy enough, is it not?

See whalley and Fletch on youtube


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'you the music, i the dancer'- McKen
From: breezy
Date: 21 Jan 13 - 04:32 PM

Bet you know about the englishman who wrote it by now


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'you the music, i the dancer'- McKen
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Sep 15 - 06:47 AM


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