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Lyr Req: The Foggy Dew (lovesong-not weavers)

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THE BOGLE BO (or Bugaboo)
THE FOGGY DEW
THE FOGGY DEW (2)
THE FOGGY DEW (6)
THE FOGGY DEW (Irish 2)
THE FOGGY DEW (Irish)
THE FOGGY DEW (revolutionary)
THE FOGGY, FOGGY DEW


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GUEST,Sean Mac Ruaraidh 24 Nov 00 - 11:33 AM
Wolfgang 24 Nov 00 - 11:43 AM
GUEST 24 Nov 00 - 11:46 AM
cujimmy 24 Nov 00 - 08:17 PM
Anglo 24 Nov 00 - 08:36 PM
Alice 24 Nov 00 - 08:38 PM
Alice 24 Nov 00 - 09:28 PM
Alice 24 Nov 00 - 09:47 PM
Jimmy C 24 Nov 00 - 10:10 PM
greenfields 24 Nov 00 - 10:26 PM
GUEST,Sean MacRuaraidh 27 Nov 00 - 12:46 PM
Seany 23 Feb 01 - 09:28 AM
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Subject: foggy dew
From: GUEST,Sean Mac Ruaraidh
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 11:33 AM

Hi,

Which version of Foggy Dew is the one which was used to generate the rebellion version -

"As down the road one Easter morn to a Ciy fair road I"

I ask because I really like the tune but can't risk singing the republican lyrics in this neck of the woods.

So I want to put the original words back in - but which set is the correct set - there are about 7 versions listed in the database.

Cheers,

Sean.


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Subject: RE: Help: foggy dew
From: Wolfgang
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 11:43 AM

Sean,
the DT uses the same tune for this song. And it fits nicely. But there might be more songs to this tune.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Help: foggy dew
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 11:46 AM

Thanks,

I'll give it a go.

Cheers.

Sean


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Subject: RE: Help: foggy dew
From: cujimmy
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 08:17 PM

Why can't you sing the proper version, I understand that there are biggoted people, not just in Ulster but in many parts of Scotland, some parts of England - but I bet parts of U.S.A. Canada, Australia etc as well. I think it is important that people should know this so they can show solidarity with you


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Subject: RE: Help: foggy dew
From: Anglo
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 08:36 PM

If it's just for the sake of the tune, you could always sing Dominic Behan's "McAlpine's Men."


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Subject: RE: Help: foggy dew
From: Alice
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 08:38 PM

Guest Sean, the lyrics that Wolfgang linked you to are to a completely different tune than the rebel Foggy Dew. The DT had the wrong midi for it (haven't checked lately to see if it is corrected). The Contemplator site has the correct midi for Foggy Dew - A Wan Cloud Was Drawn. There are two others that are to the same tune as the rebel version. I will look them up and add links here.

Alice


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Subject: RE: Help: foggy dew
From: Alice
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 09:28 PM

Here is the tune to the Foggy Dew (A wan cloud was drawn...)click here


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Subject: Lyr Add: IRELAND'S FOGGY DEW (Katherine Tynan,1907
From: Alice
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 09:47 PM

Here are other lyrics to the same version of the rebel Foggy Dew.

A love song version recorded by John McCormack. click here

Also sung to this tune is The Maid of Mourne Shore click here

There is also Ireland's Foggy Dew, the same tune as the rebel version you refer to.

Ireland's Foggy Dew
by Katherine Tynan c. 1907

Oh lovely is London with gold in store
But mournful I tell you true
Are her streets to me, for I'm longin' sore
For Ireland's foggy dew
    chorus
    Mavrone! I'd give all the wealth of this place
    If mine it were to do
    That I might feel upon my face
    Sweet Ireland's foggy dew
The sun he shines so fierce and fine
All day from skies of blue
With never a mist to dim his shine
But I'd rather the foggy dew
    chorus
    Mavrone! I'd give all the wealth of this place
    If mine it were to do
    That I might feel upon my face
    Sweet Ireland's foggy dew
The maids go a-milkin' in pastures gray
In the meadow the hay lies new
Then the sky and the corn at the dawn of day
Turn yellow in the foggy dew
    chorus
    Mavrone! I'd give all the wealth of this place
    If mine it were to do
    That I might feel upon my face
    Sweet Ireland's foggy dew

The one I usually sing is from the John McCormack recording at the link I gave earlier.

Alice


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Subject: RE: Help: foggy dew
From: Jimmy C
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 10:10 PM

The 1916 Irish Insurrection "Foggy Dew" is the one that starts

As down the glen one Easter morn
To a city fair rode I

There was quite a discussion about this song in either September or October of this year here on the Mudcat, concerning the words " Fought with Valera true" or Fought with Cathal Bruha"


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Subject: RE: Help: foggy dew
From: greenfields
Date: 24 Nov 00 - 10:26 PM

Not that this helps your original query, but the rebel version is done beautifully by Sinead O'Connor on The Chieftains' CD "Long Black Veil".


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Subject: RE: Help: foggy dew
From: GUEST,Sean MacRuaraidh
Date: 27 Nov 00 - 12:46 PM

Thank you Alice,

I was having extreme difficulty trying to get those earlier lyrics to work.

I'll try the new set.

The reason I can't sing the rebellion version is that it would almost certainly offend someone and I don't want to do that.

Incidentally - I am an Irish person living in Wales and am looking for acceptance. Although there are a lot of people here with Irish roots there are also a lot of people with English roots or who's relations have done army service in N.Ireland. Therefore I deem it in-appropriate.

Cheers,

Sean


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FOGGY DEW
From: Seany
Date: 23 Feb 01 - 09:28 AM

Hi,

I have finally settled on a version I want to sing.

I have a few queries regarding the lyrics.

Can anyone shed any light on the meaning of the following lines (full lyrics at end of posting).

"Sweet banners seldom ride."

"Go hide your clothes ye roses red,
And droop ye lilies fair"

"Then spied in my arms, and all her charms,"


THE FOGGY DEW

Oh, down the hill I went one morn,
A lovely maid I spied.
Her hair was bright as the dew that went,
Sweet banners seldom ride.
And where go ye, sweet maid, said I,
And she raised her eyes of blue.
And smiled and said, The boy I wed,
I'm to meet in the foggy dew.

Go hide your clothes ye roses red,
And droop ye lilies fair.
For you must pale for very shame,
Before a maid so fair.
Said I, Dear maid, will you be my bride,
She raised her eyes of blue.
And smiled and said, The boy I wed,
I'm to meet in the foggy dew.

Oh, down the hill I went one morn,
A-singing I did go.
Oh, down the hill I went one morn,
She answered sweet and low.
Yes, I will be your own dear bride,
And I know that you'll be true.
Then spied in my arms, and all her charms,
Were hidden in the foggy dew.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Foggy Dew (love song)
From: GUEST,anon
Date: 09 Feb 14 - 09:40 AM

What does it mean "sweet Anners verdant side"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Foggy Dew (love song)
From: Susan of DT
Date: 09 Feb 14 - 07:30 PM

Anners river's green banks?


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