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Lyr Req: The Navvy (Patrick MacGill)

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Subject: Remote from mansion and from mart
From: redcogs
Date: 28 Jun 02 - 05:00 PM

On a Steve Tilson and Maggie Boyle album (1990s)- Maggie singing alone - openning line 'Remote from mansion and from mart'?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Remote from mansion and from mart
From: Sorcha
Date: 28 Jun 02 - 05:02 PM

So, you want the lyrics, or what?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Remote from mansion and from mart
From: redcogs
Date: 28 Jun 02 - 05:08 PM

please, plus any details - author of lyric etc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Remote from mansion and from mart
From: Sorcha
Date: 28 Jun 02 - 05:12 PM

No luck at all Googling. Sorry, maybe someone knows them.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Remote from mansion and from mart
From: redcogs
Date: 28 Jun 02 - 05:23 PM

thanks for trying sorcha


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Remote from mansion and from mart
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Jul 02 - 05:04 PM

Rounder records has a track listing, and lots of sound samples, for All Under the Sun, 1996, by Steve Tilston & Maggie Boyle (note the spelling of Steve's last name). Is one of those songs the one you want?

If you come back here and ask for a specific song title, you might have a better chance.

Also see Steve Tilston's discography

And now that you know the correct spelling, you may have better luck searching.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE NAVVY
From: GUEST,999
Date: 27 Dec 09 - 10:45 PM

THE NAVVY

Remote from mansion and from mart,
Beyond our outer, furrowed fields—
One with the rock he cleaves apart,
One with the weary pick he wields—
Bowed with his weight of discontent,
Beneath the heavens sagging gray,
His steaming shoulders stark and bent,
He drags his joyless years away.

For dreamy dames with haughty eyes,
And cunning men with soft white hands
Have offered you in sacrifice
Lone outcast of the outcast lands.
For all the furs that keep them warm,
For all the food that keeps them fit,
Through all the years they've wrought you harm,
And take a churlish pride in it.

Brutish we've hashed it far and near,
I've shared your woe and dull despair;
We've sung our songs, and none to hear,
And told our wrongs, and none to care.
Some day—how soon we may not tell—
We'll rend the riven fetters free.
Till then, may heaven guard you well,
And God be good to you—and me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Remote from mansion and from mart
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 31 Dec 09 - 07:17 PM

The text of THE NAVVY apparently came from Songs of the Dead End by Patrick MacGill (New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1912), page 3.


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