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Lyr/Chords Req: So We'll Go No More A-Roving

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Subject: So We'll Go No More A-Roving
From: Bugsy
Date: 17 Aug 00 - 03:17 AM

Can anyone help me with the chords to this beautiful song.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: So We'll Go No More A-Roving
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Aug 00 - 03:49 AM

That's a tough one to seaarch for, because "A-Rovin" can be spelled so many ways. I put [go no more] in square brackets in the DigiTrad search box so it would find an exact phrase - and it came right up. If you feel lazy, Click here
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: So We'll Go No More A-Roving
From: Bugsy
Date: 17 Aug 00 - 04:01 AM

Thanks Joe but it's none of those songs.

The one I'm looking for is :

So we'll go no more a-roving
So late into the night
Though the heart be still as loving
And the moon be still as bright.
For the sword outwears the sheath
And the heart ourwears the breast

etc.. etc...

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: So We'll Go No More A-Roving
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Aug 00 - 04:08 AM

Oh, OK, well there was a thread on it here (click), and it's Child #279, so a search for #279 brings up this (click). Is that at least a start for you, Bugsy?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: So We'll Go No More A-Roving
From: Bugsy
Date: 17 Aug 00 - 04:34 AM

Thanks for the assistance Joe, but none of these bears any resemblance to the tune I'm looking for the chords for.

Thanks anyway.

Cheers

bugsy


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: So We'll Go No More A-Roving
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 17 Aug 00 - 08:40 AM

If it's a setting of Byron's poem, as it seems to be, then you are going to have to give us a little more information as to which one you mean.  There is a list of 33 settings of it here: So we'll go no more a-roving,  for a start...

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: So We'll Go No More A-Roving
From: GUEST,Letty
Date: 17 Aug 00 - 08:55 AM

Maybe the song you're looking for is The Jolly Beggarman?

Love, Letty


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: So We'll Go No More A-Roving
From: GUEST,Brian
Date: 17 Aug 00 - 09:07 AM

I think Letty is right. I think it is called The Jolly Beggarman ( not the Jolly Beggar that is in DT. I have the song you are looking for on record. If you still have not traced it let me know and I'll search it out for you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: So We'll Go No More A-Roving
From: Shanti
Date: 17 Aug 00 - 11:19 AM

The song lyrics are a poem by Lord Byron. And the tune was written by John Jacob Niles. It's in his ballad book and I'll look it up for you when I get home tomorrow night. It's a gorgeous son, but short.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: So We'll Go No More A-Roving
From: Shanti
Date: 17 Aug 00 - 11:49 AM

Have checked with Amazon...and the book is being re-published. If you don't mind a used copy, you can find a range of prices on the BALLAD BOOK OF JOHN JACOB NILES, from $14.00 to about 40.00, at Alibris. www.alibris.com

I've played the song myself, since I first heard it on a Joan Baez album in the early 60s. Was very happy to find it in a book, which incidentally also has the guitar chords.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: So We'll Go No More A-Roving
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 17 Aug 00 - 03:21 PM

Bugsy, I found this. Check out Lord Byron's poem in

http://alt.venus.co.uk/weed/music/roving.txt


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: So We'll Go No More A-Roving
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Aug 00 - 04:03 PM

Shanti - what title does Niles give to the song? I've got the book, but haven't found the song.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: So We'll Go No More A-Roving
From: Anglo
Date: 17 Aug 00 - 10:47 PM

Well, we can wait till Shanti gets home but I don't think it's in Niles' Ballad Book. Are you sure it's his setting, not Richard Dyer-Bennett's? The recording I remember is from an early Joan Baez record - and it certainly is the Byron poem. The Jolly Beggarman version that Planxty did has a similar refrain which is causing some confusion - it might well have been stolen from the poem, or vice versa, but that's just a guess. Can anyone check the Dyer-Bennett songbook to see if it's there?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: So We'll Go No More A-Roving
From: Bugsy
Date: 18 Aug 00 - 12:42 AM

Letty, Brian and Anglo, It's definitely not the Jolly Beggerman. That's what seemed to think as well.

George Seto, that's exactly what I was looking for. Thank you very much. Thanks to Joe for, as always leaping into the frey and offering (no pun intended) full cooperation and help when needed. Thanks also to Shanti who was definitely on the right track, but pipped by George.

Now all I have to do is learn the bloody thing!

Cheers all,

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: So We'll Go No More A-Roving
From: GUEST,Brian
Date: 18 Aug 00 - 08:36 AM

Quite right, I stand corrected. I checked last night, only to find that it is the Byron poem, and not the Jolly Beggarman. I'm glad you now have all you need. Sorry for the confusion.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: So We'll Go No More A-Roving
From: Anglo
Date: 18 Aug 00 - 12:02 PM

My apologies for muddying up the water. Skimming down too quickly to see what people were writing I didn't quite comprehend that George's link had ALL the information. Bien fait, George.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: So We'll Go No More A-Roving
From: Shanti
Date: 18 Aug 00 - 12:10 PM

My fault for further muddying the water. It is the poem by Byron but the setting is definitey Richard Dyer-Bennett. That's what I get for trying to be a smart-ass. Apologies to all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: So We'll Go No More A-Roving
From: Bugsy
Date: 18 Aug 00 - 09:06 PM

No need to apologise for trying to help.

Thanks again to all.

Cheers

bugsy


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: So We'll Go No More A-Roving
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Aug 00 - 09:14 PM

Well, if you take a look at the link I provided in the fourth message (or click here), it IS "The Jolly Beggarman" - Byron stole it, fair and square. He extended the chorus and dropped the verses.
-Joe Offer-


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