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Lyr Req: Swans of Swansea

cetmst 19 Dec 01 - 07:14 AM
pavane 20 Dec 01 - 07:03 AM
The_one_and_only_Dai 20 Dec 01 - 09:02 AM
cetmst 09 Feb 05 - 09:58 PM
Peace 10 Feb 05 - 12:10 AM
cetmst 12 Feb 05 - 07:31 AM
Scooby Doo 12 Feb 05 - 02:55 PM
sian, west wales 12 Feb 05 - 03:36 PM
GUEST,goldcrow 30 Sep 14 - 08:15 AM
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Subject: SWANS OF SWANSEA
From: cetmst
Date: 19 Dec 01 - 07:14 AM

I have a fragment of a song containing the line "all of the swans of Swansea". I checked Google but the name of the Swansea football team is the Swans and I got hundreds of referneces for that but couldn;t find mention of the song. Also would like to know who recorded it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SWANS OF SWANSEA
From: pavane
Date: 20 Dec 01 - 07:03 AM

Refresh - living in the area, I would also be interested. PS The name of Swansea is not believed to be derived from Swan, but from Sven or Sweyn Forkbeard (Sweyn's Ey)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SWANS OF SWANSEA
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 20 Dec 01 - 09:02 AM

I've refreshed my memory of Tomi Jenkins' repertiore, and can't find this lyric - is anyone currently in contact with Mick Tems, he would know I think.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SWANS OF SWANSEA
From: cetmst
Date: 09 Feb 05 - 09:58 PM

Still searching. I have part of the song on a cassette transcribed from some radio program and have difficulty making out some of the words:

-------within, within, we look for the swan within.

All of the swans of Swansea began as a feathery lump,
Waffleing (?) down to the river to swim, to walk and to jump(?).
All of the swans of Swansea were burst from an egg in Spring,
All of swans of Swansea and this is the song that they sing.

Our souls were born for flight, yet our dream as we begin
What is the thing that makes us soar (?)
We look for the swan within, within, we look for the swan within.

All of the swans of Swansea were feathered by feathery bone (?)
Finally given new plumage alive with the light of the morn (moon?)
All of the swans of Swansea were lifted aloft to wing
All of the swans of Swansea have taught themselves to sing

Our souls were born for slight, yet our dream as we begin
What is the thing that makes us soar
We look for the swan within, within, we look for the swan within.


Lovely female singer whose voice I don't recognize Would appreciate name of song, writer, singer and correct lyrics


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: SWANS OF SWANSEA
From: Peace
Date: 10 Feb 05 - 12:10 AM

I wonder if getting in touch with these people would be of help?

www.folkwales.org.uk/arctd2.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swans of Swansea
From: cetmst
Date: 12 Feb 05 - 07:31 AM

Thanks Brucie, great useful site but no luck on Swans. Archive is apparently still under construction.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swans of Swansea
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 12 Feb 05 - 02:55 PM

Mick Tems runs that website contact him,He is a mind of information.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swans of Swansea
From: sian, west wales
Date: 12 Feb 05 - 03:36 PM

Mick is also member Dr Price. I'll email him and draw his attention to this thread ...

siân


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Swans of Swansea
From: GUEST,goldcrow
Date: 30 Sep 14 - 08:15 AM

i remember a beautiful song about the Swans of Swansea with this phrase "the swan within"--I think the singer's last name was Phillips


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