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Lyr Req: Melusine

alison 13 May 01 - 09:08 AM
Naemanson 13 May 01 - 10:17 AM
alison 13 May 01 - 10:21 AM
Sorcha 13 May 01 - 12:51 PM
GUEST,hmmm 13 May 01 - 02:40 PM
alison 13 May 01 - 08:47 PM
Malcolm Douglas 13 May 01 - 09:24 PM
alison 13 May 01 - 10:12 PM
Malcolm Douglas 16 May 01 - 07:55 PM
Malcolm Douglas 30 May 01 - 09:10 PM
alison 30 May 01 - 09:14 PM
hesperis 31 May 01 - 06:56 PM
Malcolm Douglas 13 Jun 01 - 07:44 PM
alison 13 Jun 01 - 09:40 PM
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Subject: dragon's bane
From: alison
Date: 13 May 01 - 09:08 AM

heard a song a while back...

basic gist is that a man is married to a woman.. but for one day a month / week... she has to be locked up and no-one allowed to see her.....

but his curiosity gets the better of him and he looks and sees her as a dragon... and she flies off.....

anyone know it????

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dragon's bane
From: Naemanson
Date: 13 May 01 - 10:17 AM

It sounds like a great one. My kids, who love dragons, would love this one. I hope someone has an answer.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dragon's bane
From: alison
Date: 13 May 01 - 10:21 AM

I believe Nancy Kerr has sung it... maybe written by Martin Pearson????

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dragon's bane
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 May 01 - 12:51 PM

It also sounds like a "classic mythology" story--don't look! Sort of like Melusine. here is a page with a lot of Nancy's stuff on it, if someone can decide on a title......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dragon's bane
From: GUEST,hmmm
Date: 13 May 01 - 02:40 PM

This sounds so familiar, but I can't place it as a song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dragon's bane
From: alison
Date: 13 May 01 - 08:47 PM

sorcha.. the name Melusine sounds familiar......

didn't see it on the page you clickied...

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dragon's bane
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 13 May 01 - 09:24 PM

A couple of Melusine links from several thousand (!):

Melusine
Melusine - The Mermaid

I've seen it suggested (without cited evidence, so it may well be imaginary on someone's part) that she was the progenitor of the Plantagenet dynasty; that might, I suppose, explain why David Icke (sp) believes that the British royal family are actually carnivorous shape-shifting lizards; mind you, that would probably make most of us at least partly Dragon, which is rather a nice thought.

Nancy Kerr doesn't seem to have recorded the song, whatever it's called.  She's a friend of a friend, though, so I'll ask.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dragon's bane
From: alison
Date: 13 May 01 - 10:12 PM

thanks Malcolm

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dragon's bane
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 16 May 01 - 07:55 PM

Just to say that I haven't forgotten, but am waiting for current contact details.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dragon's bane
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 30 May 01 - 09:10 PM

It seems that they're off on tour at present.  We'll catch the buggers eventually...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dragon's bane
From: alison
Date: 30 May 01 - 09:14 PM

lol... thanks Malcolm

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dragon's bane
From: hesperis
Date: 31 May 01 - 06:56 PM

Yeah, this sound like it'd be cool! I want it too!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dragon's bane
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 13 Jun 01 - 07:44 PM

Well, the mutual friends saw Nancy the other night, and the song is called Melusine, and it was indeed written by Martin Pearson, who lives somewhere in Australia.  She doesn't think that anyone has recorded it; and that's all the information I got... sorry it isn't more.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dragon's bane
From: alison
Date: 13 Jun 01 - 09:40 PM

thanks Malcolm.... now I need to get in touch with Martin Pearson

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dragon's bane
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 Jun 01 - 08:21 PM

Check out this page. Martin Pearson either did (or is going to do) a presentation for them called "The Mabinogion Meets Melusine". Contact info at the bottom of the page.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dragon's bane
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Apr 02 - 11:13 PM

Martin Pearson and John Thompson perform as a duo called "Never the Twain." Click here for a page that tells some things about them and their music. It also mentions the song Melusine, which is apparently based on a French folktale.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MELUSINE (Nina Loretto)
From: Cluin
Date: 21 Feb 03 - 11:15 PM

The Canadian group, Imaginary Heaven (lots of harps, synths, flutes, cello, recorder and spacey new-agey vocals... good for falling asleep or painting to, but I found their concert too monotonous) had a song entitled Melusine on their "Dressed in Gentle Days" album:

MELUSINE
Nina Loretto

Melusine while in her woman form
Captured the heart of the Lord of Lusignan
The odd promise made before their wedding day
Was that Lusignan leave Melusine
While she bathed

Melusine and Lusignan
Throughout the years had many
Sweet adoring children
Melusine noticed something odd about them
They all possessed Melusine's
Secret outer beauty    (what the hell is that?)

Lusignan prompted by a jealous maiden
Found himself curious
He found himself betraying
His sweet Melusine, followed her
Where she was bathing
He found himself in the shadow   (this guy FINDS himself a lot)
Of a fearful dragon

Melusine, till then her dragon form unspoken
Heard her husband cry
His human heart broken
And on that day, she knew she could not stay
Poor Melusine, betrayed was forced to fly

Misfortune soon struck la place de Lusignan
And one by one she saw her children
Then her husband die
And Melusine was often seen
Flying and crying in the sky


FWIW


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Subject: Lyr Add: MELUSINE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Jan 12 - 10:24 AM

MELUSINE
As sung by Would-Be-Goods on "Eventyr" (2008)

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh.
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh.

She sees him ev'ry night a-fishing in the bay.
He sees her swimming in a blue lagoon one day.
He sees her golden hair, her skin as white as foam,
Looks in her sea-green eyes and longs to take her home.
He dreams about her until he can dream no more,
Then one night when his boat is anchored off the shore,
He lights a rollup with tobacco from a tin.
He spreads his nets and waits and then he pulls her in.

Melusine, the harbor light is shining in her hair.
Like candy from a baby,
The underwater lady,
Is taken from her underwater lair.

Oh-oh-oh-oh, Melusine,
The harbor light is shining in your eyes.
You think love's course runs sweetly
For those of diff'rent species,
But both of you are in for a surprise.

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh.
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh.
Most ev'ry day you find her polishing her tails,
Combing out her hair or maybe practicing her scales.
Outside her element she can't go very far,
Lies in the bath all day just like Madame Bonnard.
Oh, what a pity they can't consummate their love.
It seems somebody must be laughing up above.
In disillusionment he wishes he were free.
He stays out drinking in the bars along the quay.

Melusine, the candlelight is shining on your hair.
He sees the shadows deepen.
He hears the sound of weeping,
But in the end he doesn't seem to care.

Oh-oh-oh-oh, Melusine,
The fairground lights are shining on your hair.
You hear the music blaring,
See foolish faces staring,
For in the end he's sold you to the fair.

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh.
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh.
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh.
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh.


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