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Lyr/Chords Req: Dark Eyed Molly (Archie Fisher)


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felix 26 Nov 97 - 08:01 PM
rosebrook 27 Nov 97 - 02:41 AM
rosebrook 27 Nov 97 - 02:44 AM
rastrelnikov 27 Nov 97 - 06:57 PM
Tim Jaques 29 Nov 97 - 12:18 AM
Felix 02 Dec 97 - 06:25 PM
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Subject: song request - Dark Eye Molly
From: felix
Date: 26 Nov 97 - 08:01 PM

Does anyone have the lyrics and chords to Dark Eye Molly (I think it's an Archie Fisher tune but everybody seems to have covered it).



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Subject: Lyr Add: DARK EYED MOLLY (Archie Fisher)
From: rosebrook
Date: 27 Nov 97 - 02:41 AM

From Justin and Joyce's cover off of their "So Strong" CD:

Deep and dark are my true love's eyes,
Blacker still is the winter's turning,
As the sadness of parting proves.
And brighter now is the lantern's burning,
That lightens my path to love.

No fiddle tune can take the air,
But I see her swift feet a-dancin',
And the swirl of her long, dark hair.
Her smiling face and her dark eyes glancin',
As we stepped out Blinkbonnie Faire.

And if my waiting proves in vain,
I will pack, and track ever take me.
And the long road will ease my pain.
No gentle sigh of womankind will make me,
'Ere whisper love's words again.

For in song I'll keep good company,
My ears will ring with the tavern's laughter.
And I'll hear not her long, sweet sigh.
Then who's to know in the morning after,
That I long for her dear, dark eyes.

Sorry I don't know how to submit in better format. I absolutely love this song! Justine and Joyce do a real swoony, heartfelt rendition. Such regal voices!


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Subject: RE: song request - Dark Eye Molly
From: rosebrook
Date: 27 Nov 97 - 02:44 AM

silly, impetuous me! AFTER I submitted the above, I looked in the DT and lo and behold!!!

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Subject: RE: song request - Dark Eye Molly
From: rastrelnikov
Date: 27 Nov 97 - 06:57 PM

felix, i can send you Stan Roger's chords for the song. If you join up here (no charge), then people can send personal messages to you and you don't have to give them your email address.

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Subject: RE: song request - Dark Eye Molly
From: Tim Jaques
Date: 29 Nov 97 - 12:18 AM

It is is indeed in the database, but you might have missed it because it is called "Dark Eyed Molly".

Both Archie Fisher's original on "The Man With A Rhyme" (now happily released on CD) and Stan Roger's cover on "Turnaround" are very good versions indeed. Listening to the two, I can't decide which of the two I like better. I swing between Fisher's subtle version and Stan's rich deep voice.

It is my all-time favourite love song, and I wish that I had written it.

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Subject: RE: song request - Dark Eye Molly
From: Felix
Date: 02 Dec 97 - 06:25 PM

Has anyone heard the cover of it by Fairport Convention? Since I have only heard it there, how different/similar is it to Archie Fisher's original version (on the liner notes for Red and Gold it says 'arranged by Fairport Convention' or some such thing, so who knows what they did to it!!!). Thanks!!!

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