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Lyr Req: Stretched on your Grave

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GUEST,Robert 11 May 01 - 05:42 PM
Sorcha 11 May 01 - 05:44 PM
GUEST,Robert 11 May 01 - 06:15 PM
Sorcha 11 May 01 - 06:40 PM
Malcolm Douglas 11 May 01 - 09:21 PM
Sorcha 11 May 01 - 11:06 PM
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Jock Morris 12 May 01 - 06:06 PM
GUEST,PJ Curtis(Ireland) 13 May 01 - 04:59 AM
WyoWoman 13 May 01 - 11:51 PM
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Subject: Stretched on your Grave
From: GUEST,Robert
Date: 11 May 01 - 05:42 PM

I hear-tell that "Stretched on Your Grave" (recorded by Dead Can Dance, Sinead O'Connor, etc) is actually a translation of an old Irish (Gaelic) text. I would relly like those Irish lyrics if they're out there. Thanks, Robert


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stretched on your Grave
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 May 01 - 05:44 PM

Look in this thread, click


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stretched on your Grave
From: GUEST,Robert
Date: 11 May 01 - 06:15 PM

Thanks a lot Sorcha. Go raibh maith agat. So speedy, too!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stretched on your Grave
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 May 01 - 06:40 PM

You're welcome. (my record is one minute, still trying to get an answer within the same minute it came in, grin)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stretched on your Grave
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 11 May 01 - 09:21 PM

Sorcha is very good as this sort of thing.  Of course, Robert, you could have taken advantage of the rather good Search Engine we have here (the "Digitrad and Forum Search" on the main Forum page); if you had, for example, typed stretched on your grave into it, you would have found for yourself the information you were looking for.  Threads are not deleted here, so yours will now join those which will be found by searching for this title.  See the FAQ thread at the top of the threads list on the main page for all the information you will need for doing it for yourself next time.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stretched on your Grave
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 May 01 - 11:06 PM

And if I can't find it, I'll bet Malcolm can!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stretched on your Grave
From: Dorrie
Date: 12 May 01 - 04:08 PM

oow i found this on aakte rusby page www.home.clara.net/hankwilliams/katerusby/katehome which seems 2 b right hope that helps dorrie xxx


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stretched on your Grave
From: Jock Morris
Date: 12 May 01 - 06:06 PM

Guest robert, where you in Toledo's room on Paltalk when you heard this? If so I guess you heard from me! I don't have the irish version but I do have both Sinead's a nd Kate Rusby's recordings of it.

Hope I didn't spoil it for you:-)

Scott


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stretched on your Grave
From: GUEST,PJ Curtis(Ireland)
Date: 13 May 01 - 04:59 AM

Just a line to say that the original recording of 'Stretched On Your Grave' was on the debut Scullion album (Mulligan Records 1981/2). Philip King put music to the old Irish Poem and I arranged and produced. Amazing that the song is till travelling...though few have heard the original. PJC


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Subject: Lyr Add: I AM STRETCHED ON YOUR GRAVE
From: WyoWoman
Date: 13 May 01 - 11:51 PM

Here are the words from Kate Rusby's arrangement:

I Am Stretched on Your Grave (Ancient Celtic poem / arr. By Kate Rusby)

I am stretched on your grave
And I'll lie here forever.
If your hands were in mine,
I'd be sure they would not sever.
My apple tree, my brightness,
It's time we were together,
For I smell of the earth
And I'm worn by the weather.

When my family think
That am safely in my bed
Oh from morn until night
I am stretched out at your head.
Calling out into the earth
With tears hot and wild
For the loss of a girl
That I loved as a child.

Do you remember the night
The night when we were lost
In the shade of the black-thorn
And the touch of the frost
And thanks be to Jesus
We did all that was right
And your maidenhead still
Is your pillar of light.

Oh, the priests and the friars
They approach me in dread,
Oh for I love you still
Oh, my life, and you are dead.
I still will be your shelter
Through rain and through storm
And with you in your cold grave,
I cannot sleep warm.

(Repeat first verse)

I love this song and sing it, but haven't heard versions of it other than Rusby's.

WyoWoman


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stretched on your Grave
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 14 May 01 - 12:12 AM

That's a kind thought, but we do have those lyrics here already, as Sorcha pointed out.  Kate put her own tune to the song, but she used the same text that everybody else does nowadays; the one originally recorded by Scullion.  And, yes, I do have a copy.  (gloat)

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stretched on your Grave
From: Les from Hull
Date: 14 May 01 - 06:05 AM

The Voice Squad did an excellent version of this song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stretched on your Grave
From: Joy Bennett
Date: 14 May 01 - 10:12 AM

Ken Hall and Peta Webb did an incredible version of this one -- made the hair on my arms stand up!!! And it's on their latest (i think latest) CD -- which of course the title of which i cannot remember right now!!


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