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Lyr Req: Knight of the Road (from Men of Worth)

GUEST,Celtic_983 28 Apr 01 - 11:00 PM
GUEST,celtic_983 28 Apr 01 - 11:03 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 29 Apr 01 - 06:56 AM
Noreen 29 Apr 01 - 07:36 AM
GUEST,Brían 29 Apr 01 - 07:52 AM
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GUEST,Brían 29 Apr 01 - 01:05 PM
GUEST,celtic983 29 Apr 01 - 09:15 PM
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Subject: Knight of the Road
From: GUEST,Celtic_983
Date: 28 Apr 01 - 11:00 PM

I was wondering if anyone knew the Lyrics to Knight of the Road. I am aware that there are several songs under this title. the one i am refering to goes somthing like "with my fiddle and banjo..." and "From belfast to boston and dear....." that is about all i know. i know that it is kinda vague, but that is about all i can remember celtic


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knight of the Road
From: GUEST,celtic_983
Date: 28 Apr 01 - 11:03 PM

i might add that the whole song is about sharing music. How different people can come together, bring their influences ect ect. it is about the life of all musicians


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knight of the Road
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 29 Apr 01 - 06:56 AM

All I know are the various False Knight on the Road songs here in the DT. This one sounds more friendly-like!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knight of the Road
From: Noreen
Date: 29 Apr 01 - 07:36 AM

Celtic, I tried Google with no success at all- using title, the phrases you gave, grouped and separate... no luck. (Lots of False Knights on the Road and Peter Knight... so Steeleye get double the hits!

Tell us who sings/sang it- on recording, or where? Sounds interesting.

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knight of the Road
From: GUEST,Brían
Date: 29 Apr 01 - 07:52 AM

There is a version collected by Robin Morton in his Songs of Ulster(?). The same version I believe was recorded by Steeleye Span. Brían


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knight of the Road
From: Noreen
Date: 29 Apr 01 - 08:04 AM

No, sorry, Brian- different song!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knight of the Road
From: GUEST,Brían
Date: 29 Apr 01 - 01:05 PM

Pardon me, maybe I should read the thread to see what the question is.
Your right.
It seems to be a different version altogether.

Brían.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knight of the Road
From: GUEST,celtic983
Date: 29 Apr 01 - 09:15 PM

no it isn't False Knight of the Road. It was done by Men of Worth and is on their new album Harvest Moon. It is called Knight of the Road. I do know that it wasn't written by them. I heard them do it at the North Texas Irish Festival, and I picked up one of their other albums.If anyone hasn't heard them they are a great duo. Jimmy is from Ireland and Donny is from Scotland. Donny didn't speak English untill about 14. They do some songs in Gaelic and some in English. If you haven't heard them, check them out!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knight of the Road
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Apr 01 - 09:23 PM

Men of Worth havea website www.menofworth.com so maybe you should contact them there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knight of the Road
From: GUEST,celtic983
Date: 29 Apr 01 - 10:42 PM

they were thinking about changing it to men of girth!! hehe


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Subject: Lyr Add: KNIGHT OF THE ROAD (from Men of Worth)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Jan 12 - 01:02 PM

KNIGHT OF THE ROAD
As sung by Men of Worth on "Harvest Moon" (2006)

1. I'm a ramblin' man from the County Mayo.
When spring comes around I'm ready to go
Wherever my spirit is longin' to be.
The road is my friend; it takes care of me.

CHORUS: With my fiddle and banjo I've covered some ground,
From Belfast to Boston, dear Achill Sound
Okemah, Oklahoma, old Santa Fe,
But the place I call home is on the shores of Clew Bay.

2. I met two black swans in Queensland one day.
They restored me to sanity like savin' hay(?).
Took me three days by train to cross the Nullarbor Plain.
With no tree in sight. I near went insane.

3. It was great to arrive in New Mexico,
To be met off the bus by a man from Mayo
Who sang songs for cowboys and the Indians too.
Oh, we [or "he"?] saddled the pony for the Navajo and Sioux.*

4. Istanbul is in a world of its own.
I met a father and a son that played a fiddle and a drum
In a shop that was close on a thousand years old.
Oh, we sang and we danced till the cats came home.

5. While I'm steady in my heart, I'll ramble, I'd say,
Makin' my music for an honest days pay.
[When] God calls me to show Him, I'll be ready to go,
Far from the blue hills of the County Mayo.


[* You're not likely to find many Sioux in New Mexico.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Knight of the Road (from Men of Worth)
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 05 Jan 12 - 12:30 AM

Written by the great John Hoban from near Westport in Co. Mayo.


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