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Lyr Req: As I Roved Out

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: Little Robyn
Date: 28 Dec 03 - 01:07 AM

Child 299 - see Bronson. Singing Tradition of Child's Popular Ballads pub Princeton University Press 1976.
Also known as The Trooper and the Maid.
My husband Mitch has it all catalogued on his computer!
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: GUEST,Suzy
Date: 27 Dec 03 - 06:58 PM

Hello, do you sell sheet music at all? I'm looking to buy single songs arranged for voice & violin. Do you know where I could get something like that? I am in Australia.
Suzy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: Big Mick
Date: 03 Apr 02 - 09:22 PM

Annraoi, kytrad is the screen name of Jean Ritchie, the fabled American folksinger. She has been a Mudcatter for quite a while now and has graced us with her wit, wisdom, and knowledge on quite a number of occasions. She has, indeed, spent time with Sarah Makem, as well as any number of the greatest trad singers in several traditions. That is because she is among her peers when she does so. And she has never "hid her light under a bushel". My guess is she will answer your questions when she sees it.

She is, without question, one of the most important figures in folk music in the world today. And one of the finest people I have ever had the privilege to share communication with.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 03 Apr 02 - 07:00 PM

this one is more like the version I once learned.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 03 Apr 02 - 06:57 PM

The forum search works wonders... try this

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: GUEST,Annraoi
Date: 03 Apr 02 - 06:43 PM

kytrad
Who are you? If you had access to sarah Makem in the early fifties, you should not hide your light under a bushel. If she sang only two verses, then where did Tommy get the rest?
And if you lay claim to a verse, which one is it? There are those on this list who like to keep track of developments in song and your's is precisely the sort of knowledge which keeps worthless speculation at bay.
Annraoi


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Apr 02 - 05:29 PM

In England it's often known as "Seventeen Come Sunday"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: lamarca
Date: 03 Apr 02 - 04:21 PM

Sussie, Frank Harte recorded the version you're looking for - it's either on "Daybreak and a Candle End", which is still available as a CD, or on "and Listen to My Song", an old Foetain Records LP, now out of print. I'd guess Padraigin may have learned it from him - she's Len Graham's wife, and the three of them have exchanged song material a fair bit.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: UB Ed
Date: 03 Apr 02 - 04:20 PM

Our falling down the stairs version:

Uisce Beatha


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Apr 02 - 02:13 PM

Have you noticed that no-one ever roves out in February, or August.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: GUEST,maryrrf
Date: 03 Apr 02 - 02:06 PM

Well, Tommy Makem recorded it with several verses - the old story of the soldier meeting the maid, he comes to sneak in the house at night, the mother wakes up, beats the daughter with a hazelstick, the daughter begs the soldier to marry her and he announces he's already married, then ends with "A pint at night is my delight and a gallon in the morning". As a matter of fact I think I recorded it on a tape and it might be on Kate Akers site Cantaria at www.cantaria.com . I can't remember how to do the clicky and I'm at work so can't mess around with it now. If somebody can do the clicky I'm pretty sure it's there with the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: PeteBoom
Date: 03 Apr 02 - 02:00 PM

Sounds like a variant of "Queen Amang the Heather"...

Fellow goes out, meets a girl, he proposes a bit of fun. She says no as she's a crofter's/farmer's daughter and he's a gentleman's son - with an interesting twist, if he was a crofter's son as well, then the answer would be different.

Sound like the same song?

Pete


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 03 Apr 02 - 01:06 PM

I had this from Sarah Maken (Tommy's mother)in her Keady kitchen in 1952. It has only two verses, ia probably a fragment of a ballad- but maybe not. At the time I felt as you do, that it should be longer, so I wrote another verse. Nowadays I love the little song as it is and no longer sing the written verse. Ironically, it was recorded some years ago (can't recall- I believe it may have been Bobby Clancy, and perhaps for Folk-Legacy?), and he used my verse, thinking it was traditional! So, maybe by now it is, but originally Sarah's version had but two verses- all it needs, really.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: GUEST,Sussie
Date: 03 Apr 02 - 12:54 PM

The First verse goes: As I roved out on a May morning On a May morning right early I met my love upon the way And Lord but she was early chorus: And she sang Lilt-a-doodle etc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: Sorcha
Date: 03 Apr 02 - 12:44 PM

There are way too many "As I roved out" to have any idea. On the main forum page is a white box called Digitrad and Forum Search. Put As I Roved in there, and see if any of them are the one you want.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: Mrrzy
Date: 03 Apr 02 - 12:43 PM

Need more lyrics, please. I know of several versions but don't know if any are the ones you're looking for without some hints...


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Subject: As I Roved Out
From: GUEST,Sussie
Date: 03 Apr 02 - 12:39 PM

Hello, I have a version of "As I Roved Out" on a CD by Padraigin Ni Uallaichain ("When I Was Young"). It´s A lovely song but short. Does anyone know of other verses or where I can hear other versions.P.S. this is not the same "As I Roved Out" that Planxty recorded, nor is it the lovely slow song recorded by Andy Irvine. Thanks in advance.


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