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Lyr Req: Pat Murphy's Meadow (J. M. Devine)

Big Rab 24 Dec 00 - 04:04 PM
GUEST,Murray 24 Dec 00 - 05:00 PM
Quincy 24 Dec 00 - 06:47 PM
Big Rab 29 Dec 00 - 02:18 PM
Quincy 29 Dec 00 - 02:59 PM
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Subject: Pat Murphy's Meadow
From: Big Rab
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 04:04 PM

Can anyone help with lyrics for this song which I believe is a poem by J M Devine from Newfoundland?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pat Murphy's Meadow
From: GUEST,Murray
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 05:00 PM

This is an absolutely beautiful, haunting song I heard Johnny McEvoy sing years ago in a concert in Dublin. Sorry I don't have it comitted to memory. Good Luck.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pat Murphy's Meadow
From: Quincy
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 06:47 PM

Here you go Rab...from a google page.

PAT MURPHY'S MEADOW

The Autumn days are here again, the night wind's chilly blow;
The woodland's turned to golden hue, and harvest moon's aglow.
I dream again of days long past to come no more, I know,
When I mowed Pat Murphy's meadow in the sunny long-ago.

I see the blue of ocean, the distant sail afar
As the maiden in the meadow strikes up "Dark Lockingar".
There was music soft and tender in winds that whispered low,
As I mowed Pat Murphy's meadow in the sunny long-ago.

Where are the boys and girls that danced in the quadrille,
And the singer that warbled sweetly, "The burning granite mill";
To hear again at sunset, "Where Sweet afton Water flow",
When I mowed Pat Murphy's meadow in the sunny long-ago.

Those days are but a mem'ry, like the snows of yesteryear,
And when evening shades are falling, all alone I shed a tear,
On my cheek I feel the soft touch of winds that whispered low,
When I mowed Pat Murphy's meadow in the sunny long-ago.

J. M. Devine

Merry Christmas, best wishes, Yvonne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pat Murphy's Meadow
From: Big Rab
Date: 29 Dec 00 - 02:18 PM

Slainte Yvonne,

I have had a lot of trouble getting these words so thanks a bunch. We are getting ready here in Scotland for a grand Hogmanay so all the best to you for 2001!

Lang may ye're lum reek, Rab


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pat Murphy's Meadow
From: Quincy
Date: 29 Dec 00 - 02:59 PM

Good man Rab......have an irn bru for me!
My father's from Arbroath but we'll be first-footing south of the border this year I'm afraid!!

All the best, Yvonne


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Subject: Lyr Add: PAT MURPHY'S MEADOW (J. M. Devine)
From: Vinland
Date: 29 Dec 00 - 11:06 PM

Here's "PAT MURPHY'S MEADOW" once again, with slight corrections. This version is from the family of J. M. Devine. By the way, there's a beautiful piano/vocal/guitar arrangement by his grand niece, Anne Devine, in "Catch Ahold This One" (a Newfoundland folksong anthology published by Vinland Music). Contact me if you would like more info on obtaining the music.

Best wishes,
Eric

1.
The Autumn days are here again, the night wind's chilly blow;
The woodland's turned to golden hue, and the harvest moon's aglow.
I dream again of days long past to come no more, I know,
When I mowed Pat Murphy's meadow in the sunny long-ago.

2.
I see the blue of ocean, the distant sail afar,
As the maiden in the meadow strikes up "Dark Lough na Gar".
There was music soft and tender in the winds that whispered low,
As I mowed Pat Murphy's meadow in the sunny long-ago.

3.
Where are the boys and girls all, who danced the gay quadrille,
And the singer warbling sweetly, "The Burning Granite Mill";
To hear again at sunset, "Where Sweet Afton Waters Flow",
When I mowed Pat Murphy's meadow in the sunny long-ago.

4.
Those days are but a mem'ry, like the snows of yesteryear,
And when evening shades are falling, all alone I shed a tear,
On my cheek I feel the soft touch of winds that whispered low,
When I mowed Pat Murphy's meadow in the sunny long-ago.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 23-Jul-02.
----- Anne is the author's granddaughter. See below.-------


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pat Murphy's Meadow
From: mg
Date: 29 Dec 00 - 11:59 PM

can you say more about Anne Devine? Does she have recordings out? I met her years ago. What is she up to? mg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pat Murphy's Meadow
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Nov 10 - 08:47 AM

Hello, Anne Devine here. I just came across these posts. If anyone wishes to reach me they can email me at devineanne7@gmail.com
...and by the way, I am J.M. Devine's GRAND-DAUGHTER, not grand-neice. If anyone knows how to change this, I would very much appreciate it.
Thanks,
Anne
--------------Correction noted. JoeClone--------------------


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pat Murphy's Meadow (J. M. Devine)
From: GUEST,Don jacobs
Date: 08 May 15 - 06:28 PM

I am trying to find the violin notes for When I mowed Pat Murphys Meadow. Can anyone tell me where to find them. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pat Murphy's Meadow (J. M. Devine)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 09 May 15 - 11:52 AM

I did some looking, Don, but I couldn't find it.

I did some listening on YouTube, and I found a clear recording of the song here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AueJroeuB3M

It's in the key of B flat, and the first note is an F. Given that, can you learn the tune off the video and sound it out?

I didn't sound out the entire tune on my keyboard, and there could be a surprise note somewhere in the second half, but B-flat is good to start with. It's a fine tune.


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