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ADD: The sun is up, the day is clear-Moving North

GUEST,Andy 08 Jul 02 - 01:36 AM
Jim Dixon 11 Jul 02 - 11:38 AM
MMario 12 Jul 02 - 11:41 AM
GUEST 22 Jul 02 - 05:01 PM
masato sakurai 23 Jul 02 - 05:44 AM
GUEST,Andy 23 Jul 02 - 05:26 PM
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GUEST,Andy 24 Jul 02 - 10:20 AM
MMario 24 Jul 02 - 10:32 AM
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Sorcha 24 Jul 02 - 10:43 AM
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Jim Dixon 25 Jul 02 - 08:25 AM
GUEST,Andy Hurwitz 27 Jul 02 - 12:11 PM
Mr Happy 26 Oct 04 - 03:36 AM
GUEST,Rivo 09 Jun 21 - 01:29 AM
Joe Offer 09 Jun 21 - 01:47 AM
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Subject: The sun is up, the day is clear....
From: GUEST,Andy
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 01:36 AM

We have a recording which we can't identify. Lyrics start as in subject, then - 'the dog is barking at the door' and go on to describe leaving 'Paddy's shamrock shore' bound for Helsinki. Also on album version of Hard Times Come Again No More. Any ideas on the artist(s)?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The sun is up, the day is clear....
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Jul 02 - 11:38 AM

This isn't very clear. Do I understand correctly that you have a tape copy of an album, and you can't identify the album or the performer(s)? Or did the tape come from a live performance?

Please try again. Quote a line or so from each song. Give us the exact words if possible. Make it clear whether your quotes come from the same song or different songs, etc. Describe the performance: male voice, female voice, several voices? What instruments? Are the songs all Irish? It's likely we can help if you give us more information.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The sun is up, the day is clear....
From: MMario
Date: 12 Jul 02 - 11:41 AM

refreshing


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The sun is up, the day is clear....
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jul 02 - 05:01 PM

Sorry haven't been able to get on line for a while. Yes it's a tape of an album which we can't identify. It is a male singer, sometimes more than one voice, and the instruments sound like violin, tin whistle and guitar? They could be Irish.

Songs in the order as follows (I think it's all by the same group)

    "O come on you lads of high renown
    For to cheer a fine young maiden (?)
    As she rode out on a summer's day
    For to view the soldiers parading"

...her name is Mary, but I cant make out all the words on this track.

2- "There were three gypsies in a row..." (some lyrics I can't make out)
"Laddie O, Laddie O, follow the gypsy laddie O..."

3- Penny Wager

    "While travelling the road at the close of the day
    when I came to an alehouse along the highway
    opened the door and I called for a quart
    and as to the payment, I gives it no thought

Chorus:

    Singing whack fol the day,
    whack fol the day.
    For all in me pocket
    was one penny..."
One of the tracks is 'Hard Times Come Again No More'

The others we can't identify. Here are some of the lyrics from the songs
    4-
    "The sun is up, the day is clear,
    The dog is barking at the door,
    It won't be long before I leave
    and I won't see you no more.

    And as I reach ??? pier
    Find the boat and all the gear
    Me mind goes north to where I'll find myself some day.

    Three short months...
    The Summer months and that is all
    Then I'll say goodbye to Paddy's Shamrock Shore.
    I'll take a plane to London town
    And moving over Amsterdam
    Head on north until I reach Helsinki's shore."

    5- "I met her on a moor one day...
    Ride lassie ride..."

    6- Instrumental

    7-"Hard Times Come Again No More"

    It sounds like it's a vinyl recording so it may be fairly old.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The sun is up, the day is clear....
From: masato sakurai
Date: 23 Jul 02 - 05:44 AM

1- "Mary and the Soldier"
2- "The Gypsy Laddie"

~Masato


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Subject: Listen to the mystery...
From: GUEST,Andy
Date: 23 Jul 02 - 05:26 PM

I have most of the titles to the songs as follows: 1 Mary and the Soldier 2 The Gypsy Laddie 3 Penny Wager 4 unknown track 5 Ride Lassie Ride? 6 Instrumental 7 Hard Times...

The one we are really interested in is the fourth one, so I have made an mp3 of it (1.6Mb). I'd be grateful to anyone who would listen to it and identify the song and artist. Here is the link to the file:

http://www.musicinrussia.com/mp3/4-unknown.mp3


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The sun is up, the day is clear....
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jul 02 - 05:44 PM

Don't know how to make the link clickable, but it seems to work if you paste it into the address bar...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The sun is up, the day is clear....
From: GUEST,Andy
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 10:20 AM

Anyone tell me how to make the link clickable?

http://www.musicinrussia.com/mp3/4-unknown.mp3


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The sun is up, the day is clear....
From: MMario
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 10:32 AM

Andy - instructions on how to make a clickable link are in the MudCat Newcomers FAQ - first thread on the forum.

The dog is barking at the door


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The sun is up, the day is clear....
From: MMario
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 10:35 AM

Of course I proceeded to screw that one up!

try again


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The sun is up, the day is clear....
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 10:43 AM

Boy, the voice and style are familiar, but I am having a brain cramp.......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The sun is up, the day is clear....
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 06:18 PM

My friend Judith (she of the Child and Bronson books) agree that it sounds a LOT like Robbie O'Connell. I'll see if I can find a discography for him.....is the whole tape the same singer?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The sun is up, the day is clear....
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Jul 02 - 08:25 AM

I had a go at transcribing the lyrics from that mp3 file. I think I got most of the words. The ones I missed are represented by (...). I think they mostly involve Irish place names, which I'm not very good at. Doubtful words are marked with (?). Maybe others can fill in the blanks.

VERSE 1: Oh, the sun is up. The day is clear. The dog is barking at the door.
It won't be long before I leave and I won't see you no more.
And as I reach Greencastle pier, find the boat and load the gear,
My mind moves north to where I'll find myself someday.

CHORUS 1: Three short months in..., the summer months and that is all.
Then I'll say goodbye to Paddy's Shamrock Shore.
I'll take the plane to London town, and moving over Amsterdam,
Head on north until I reach Helsinki shore.

VERSE 2: All summer long I sang that tune, fished for salmon and lobster, too.
And nothing cared (?) to bother me for what I did for my next meal
And traveling all of Inishowen I drank and sang in ... town
But....

(Repeat CHORUS 1)

VERSE 3: And moving north, I made my way. I spent some time...
Where the cold chills a man to the marrow of his bones.
Ah, but looking back, I had some craic. The sun was always on my back,
And where I'll go now sure the devil only knows.

CHORUS 2: So farewell to ... to Dublin town, my comrades all (?),
Who knows when I'll come back to the Shamrock Shore?
I took that plane to London town and moving over Amsterdam
Moving north to where the devil only knows.

(Repeat CHORUS 2.)


    Note from Joe Offer (8 June 2021) - can this be "Moving North"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The sun is up, the day is clear....
From: GUEST,Andy Hurwitz
Date: 27 Jul 02 - 12:11 PM

Thanks for listening. I can't be sure the whole tape is by the same artist, there may be more than one vocalist.

I'd still like to identify the artist. Anybody else want to listen?

Click here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The sun is up, the day is clear....
From: Mr Happy
Date: 26 Oct 04 - 03:36 AM

The Johnstons did a version of 'The Penny Wager'.

Your description sounds very much like this.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The sun is up, the day is clear....
From: GUEST,Rivo
Date: 09 Jun 21 - 01:29 AM

I have this album. Korkkijalka from Finland. Singer Harry Bent from Ireland.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The sun is up, the day is clear....
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Jun 21 - 01:47 AM

Thanks, Rivo. That's the hint I needed. The album title is Korkleg (click), by the Finnish folk band Korkkijalka, mostly known for playing Irish folk music. The band was founded in 1982 as "Shandrum". In 1984 the band, led by Kari Reiman, played in a theatre play called "Richard's Corkleg" by Brendan Behan. Record label Hi-Hat wanted to release the soundtrack, but demanded that the name of the band should be in Finnish, and this is how Shandrum changed into Korkkijalka. Since the early 90s, the band has only done some occasional gigs.

But I still can't be sure which song is the song requested in the original post, the one Jim Dixon transcribed. I'm guessing it's "Moving North."

I see that Kevin Burke of the Celtic Fiddle Festival played on this album.

-Joe-

Tracks:

  • A1 Mary And The Soldier 2:53
  • A2 Gypsy Laddie 2:39
  • A3 Whiskey In The Jar 3:39
  • A4 The Pennywager 2:24
  • A5 Merry Old Maid 2:40
  • A6 Moving North 4:03
  • B1 Ride Lassie Ride 3:38
  • B2 The Creaky Chair 4:29
  • B3 Hard Times 2:42
  • B4 Svobodenska Rachenitsa 2:33
  • B5 Cunla 2:23
  • B6 The Emigrant


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Subject: RE: ID Song: The sun is up, the day is clear....
From: GUEST,#
Date: 09 Jun 21 - 07:07 PM

It's "Moving North", Joe. Here's the group singing the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mk2UXq9aQU


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Subject: RE: ID Song: The sun is up, the day is clear....
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Jun 21 - 07:24 PM

We now have access to a recording of "Moving North." Can anybody fill in the blanks in the transcription by Jim Dixon above?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mk2UXq9aQU

Did we identify the songwriter?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: ADD: The sun is up, the day is clear-Moving North
From: GUEST,#
Date: 12 Jun 21 - 08:00 PM

http://images.45cat.com/korkkijalka-korkleg-moving-north-polarvox.jpg

Writers credited on the demo 45rpm as H Bent and T Vakkilianen.


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Subject: RE: ADD: The sun is up, the day is clear-Moving North
From: RunrigFan
Date: 12 Jun 21 - 08:00 PM

Harry Bent

https://www.discogs.com/Korkkijalka-Korkleg/release/1729220


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Subject: RE: ADD: The sun is up, the day is clear-Moving North
From: GUEST,#
Date: 12 Jun 21 - 08:21 PM

Timo Vakkilainen is the proper spelling. Sorry about that.


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Subject: RE: ADD: The sun is up, the day is clear-Moving North
From: RunrigFan
Date: 15 Jun 21 - 04:32 AM

The sun is up the day is clear
The dog is barking at the door
It won’t be long before I leave
And I won’t see you no more
And as I reach Greencastle pier
Find the boat and load the gear
My mind moves north to where
I’ll find myself someday

(Chorus)
Three short months in Dun na nGall (Donegal)
The summer months and that is all
Then I’ll say goodbye to Paddy’s Shamrock Shore
I’ll take the plane to London Town
Moving over Amsterdam
Head on north to where I’ll find myself someday.

All summer long I sang that tune
Fished for salmon and lobster too
With not a care to bother me
But what I’d eat for my next meal
And travelling all of Inishowen
Drank and sang in Moville town
Fahan, Carn, Buncrana, Letterkenny too.

Chorus

And moving north I made my way
To spend some time in Helsinki
Where the cold chills a man
To the marrow of his bone
But looking back I had some craic
The sun was always on my back
And where I’ll go now sure the devil only knows.

So farewell to Dun na nGall
To Dublin town my comrades all
Who knows when I’ll come back to the Shamrock Shore
I took the plane to London Town
And moving over Amsterdam
Moving north to where the devil only knows.

And so farewell to Dun na nGall……..repeat

(Copyright - Vakkilainen/Bent)

via https://www.facebook.com/korkkijalka/ messenger


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Subject: RE: ADD: The sun is up, the day is clear-Moving North
From: RunrigFan
Date: 15 Jun 21 - 04:36 AM

Head on north until I reach Helsinki shore. for chorus


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