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Lyr Req: The Night Visit (Christy Moore)

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YON HIGH HIGH HILL


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Trish 08 Jul 99 - 02:22 AM
SingsIrish Songs 08 Jul 99 - 03:04 AM
Trish 09 Jul 99 - 12:54 PM
GUEST,Kate 18 Jan 01 - 12:10 PM
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Subject: The night visit by christy moore
From: Trish
Date: 08 Jul 99 - 02:22 AM

I am trying to find the words to this song without luck. Can anybody help me? Cheers, Trish


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE NIGHT VISIT (from Christy Moore)
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 08 Jul 99 - 03:04 AM

Hope this is what you are looking for. From the Lyrics and Tabs section of the following Christy Moore site...Christy Moore http://www.christymoore.net/

THE NIGHT VISIT / AS I ROVED OUT

Who are you, me pretty fair maid
Who are you, me honey?
Who are you, me pretty fair maid
Who are you, me honey?
She answered me modestly,
"Well I am me mammy's darling."

CHORUS
With your too-ry-ah
Fol-de-diddle-dah
Me Day-re fol-de-diddle
Dai-rie oh.

And will you come to me mammy's house
When the moon is shining clearly.
And will you come to me mammy's house
When the moon is shining clearly.
I'll open the door and I'll let you in
And divil the one will hear us.

CHORUS

So I went to her house in the middle of the night
When the moon was shining clarely.
So I went to her house in the middle of the night
When the moon was shining clarely.
Shc opened the door and she let me in
And divil the one did hear us.

CHORUS

She took me horse by the bridle and the bit
And she led him to the stable
She took me horse by the bridle and the bit
And she led him to the stable
Saying "There's plenty of oats for a soldier's horse,
To eat it if he's able."

CHORUS

She took me by the lily-white hand
And she led me to the table
She took me by the lily-white hand
And she led me to the table
Saying "There's plenty of wine for a soldier boy,
Drink it if you're able."

CHORUS

She got up and she made the bed
And she made it nice and aisy
She got up and she made the bed
And she made it nice and aisy
Then she took me by the hand
Saying "Blow out the candle!"

CHORUS

There we lay till the break of the day
And divil the one did hear us
There we lay till the break of the day
And divil the one did hear us
She arose and put on her clothes
Saying "Darling, you must leave me."

CHORUS

When will I return again
When will we get married
When will I return again
When will we get married
When broken shells make Christmas bells
We might well get married.

CHORUS

Notes: Christy's version has the roles reversed. The traditional version had him leaving her! The line which says "Blow out the candle" was actually "I hope to God you're able"!


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Subject: RE: The night visit by christy moore
From: Trish
Date: 09 Jul 99 - 12:54 PM

That was the song alright. Thanks very much indeed. I also appreciate the Christy Moore link. Tar, Trish


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Subject: The Night Visit, Christy Moore
From: GUEST,Kate
Date: 18 Jan 01 - 12:10 PM

Anybody got the lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Night Visit, Christy Moore
From: Amergin
Date: 18 Jan 01 - 12:16 PM

Oh boy, Kate, here you go: click here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Night Visit, Christy Moore
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 18 Jan 01 - 04:31 PM

This question was asked, and answered, in a previous thread:  The night visit by christy moore

Lyrics are also in the Database, here:  As I Roved Out

The song is more usually known as Sixteen (or, Seventeen) Come Sunday, sometimes as The Trooper and the Maid.  There are some other versions in the Forum:

As I Roved Out  As recorded by Makem/ Clancy.
Sixteen Come Sunday  as recorded by the Bothy Band.
I'm Seventeen Come Sunday  English version from Lincolnshire (1905).

In the database:

The Trooper and the Maid  Scottish version.
The Light Dragoon  English version from Mike Waterson.
Yon High High Hill  Scottish version.
Rocky mountain  American version (Kentucky, 1953).

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Night Visit, Christy Moore
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 18 Jan 01 - 04:39 PM

Those last three links don't go anywhere; sorry about that.  They should be:

The Light Dragoon  English version from Mike Waterson.
Yon High High Hill  Scottish version.
Rocky mountain  American version (Kentucky, 1953).

Malcolm


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