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Lyr Req: The Foggy Dew (from Sinead O'Connor)

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THE BOGLE BO (or Bugaboo)
THE FOGGY DEW
THE FOGGY DEW (2)
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THE FOGGY DEW (revolutionary)
THE FOGGY, FOGGY DEW


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Robert 14 Jan 97 - 06:21 PM
Susan of DT 14 Jan 97 - 07:05 PM
cpw@giga.com.pl 15 Jan 97 - 02:34 AM
alarose@ncwc.edu 15 Jan 97 - 02:40 PM
Robert 15 Jan 97 - 04:43 PM
jamas@gil.com.au 15 Jan 97 - 08:46 PM
cpw@giga.com.pl 16 Jan 97 - 04:31 AM
Martin Ryan 22 Jan 97 - 04:14 PM
dick greenhaus 22 Jan 97 - 09:46 PM
GUEST,dlicdad 09 Aug 10 - 05:12 PM
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Subject: Lyric Request: Foggy Dew
From: Robert
Date: 14 Jan 97 - 06:21 PM

Does anyone know the lyrics, or know where to find the lyrics for the version of this song performed by Sinead O`Connor on the Chieftain's "he Long Black Veil"?

Thanx in advance.


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Subject: RE: Foggy Dew
From: Susan of DT
Date: 14 Jan 97 - 07:05 PM

We have lots of versions of several songs with the title Foggy Dew. Have you looked at them to see if the one you want is there? Search for Foggy or a phrase


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Subject: Chords Add: THE FOGGY DEW (Fr. O'Neill)
From: cpw@giga.com.pl
Date: 15 Jan 97 - 02:34 AM

Hi,

Sinead performs the well known version close to the original written by Father P. O'Neill in tribute to the man who fought and died in the Easter Rising of 1916 in Dublin. I've included chords.

THE FOGGY DEW

Am G C Am

As down the glen one Easter morn, to a city fair rode I

Am G C Am

There armed lines of marching men in squadrons passed me by

C G C Am

No pipes did hum no battle drum, did sound its loud tatoo

Am G C Am

But the Angelus Bell o'er the Liffey swell, rang out in the foggy dew.

===============

I have to say, I've never heard performed that better.

I'll write the rest of it soon.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Foggy Dew
From: alarose@ncwc.edu
Date: 15 Jan 97 - 02:40 PM

I once heard a longer version of the one that starts: I am a bachelor, I live with my son.

In this version it turns out that the reason he lives alone with his son is that the woman died in childbirth.

Please confirm if this the one you want.


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Subject: RE: Foggy Dew
From: Robert
Date: 15 Jan 97 - 04:43 PM

> Please confirm if this the one you want.

no, cpw@giga.com.pl had the right one. i'm waiting expectantly for the remainder. 8^)

thanx!


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FOGGY DEW (Fr. O'Neill)
From: jamas@gil.com.au
Date: 15 Jan 97 - 08:46 PM

THE FOGGY DEW
(Fr. P. O'Neill)

'Twas down the glen one Easter morn
To a city fair rode I.
When Ireland's line of marching men
In squadrons passed me by.
  No pipe did hum, no battle drum
  Did sound its dread tattoo
  But the Angelus bell o'er the Liffey's swell
  Rang out in the foggy dew.

Right proudly high over Dublin town
They hung out a flag of war.
'Twas better to die 'neath an Irish sky
Than at Suvla or Sud el Bar.
  And from the plains of Royal Meath
  Strong men came hurrying through;
  While Brittania's sons with their long-range guns
  Sailed in from the foggy dew.

'Twas England bade our wild geese go
That small nations might be free.
Their lonely graves are by Suvla's waves
On the fringe of the grey North Sea.
  But had they died by Pearse's side
  Or fought with Gathal Bruga,
  Their graves we'd keep where the Fenians sleep
  'Neath the hills of the foggy dew.

The bravest fell, and the solemn bell
Rang mournfully and clear
For those who died that Eastertide
In the springing of the year.
  And the world did gaze in deep amaze
  At those fearless men and true
  Who bore the fight that freedom's light
  Might shine through the foggy dew.

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I haven't heard Sinead O'Connor's version but here's what I've got written down.

Tony


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FOGGY DEW (Fr. O'Neill)
From: cpw@giga.com.pl
Date: 16 Jan 97 - 04:31 AM

Hi, Everyone

I've checked DT and found many versions of Foggy Dew. The nearest is called "revolutionary" - I don't know why, because the subject was 1915 Rising against the Brits, not any revolution (thanx God).

The original one (of Father O'Neill) consists of 6 verses. Here's all that:


THE FOGGY DEW

As down the glen one Easter morn, to a city fair rode I
There armed lines of marching men in squadrons passed me by
No pipes did hum no battle drum, did sound its loud tatoo
But the Angelus Bell o'er the Liffey swell, rang out in the foggy dew.

Right proudly high in Dublin Town they flung out a flag of war.
'Twas better to die 'neath an Irish sky than at Suvla or Sud El Bar;
And from the plains of Royal Meath strong men came hurrying through
While Britannia's huns with their great big guns, sailed in through the Foggy Dew.

O the night fell black and the rifles' crack made "Perfidious Albion" reel
'Mid the leaden rail, seven tongues of flame did shine o'er the lines of steel;
By each shining blade, a prayer was said that to Ireland her sons be true
And when morning broke still the war flag shook out its fold in the Foggy Dew.

'Twas England bade our wild Geese go that small nations might be free.
But their lonely graves are by Suvla's waves or the fringe of the Great North Sea
O had they died by Pearse's side, or fought with Cathal Brugha
Their names we'd keep where the Fenians sleep, 'neath the shroud of the Foggy Dew.

But the bravest fell, and the requiem bell rang mournfully and clear
For those who died that watertide in the springtime of the year
While the world did gaze, with deep amaze, at those fearless men, but few
Who bore the fight that Freedom's light might shine through the Foggy Dew.

Ah, back through the glen I rode again, and my heart with grief was sore
For I parted then with valiant men whom I never shall see more
But to and from in my dreams I go and I'd kneel and pray for you
For slavery fled, O glorious dead, when you fell in the Foggy Dew.


That's All Folks. By the way, I've heard it performed by many artists and generally verses 3 and 6 weren't published (perhaps for some political ground).

All in all, it's one of the best of the Irish stuff.
I hope, it's more or less what you wanted, Robert.

Bye


Recording by Sinead O'Connor with the Chieftains: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrrO4I-E8oY


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Subject: RE: Foggy Dew
From: Martin Ryan
Date: 22 Jan 97 - 04:14 PM

The tune is very close to that of "The Banks of the Moorlough Shore" - a beautiful love song from the North of Ireland which will find its way into the DT soon. Its one of the best examples I know of how an air can fit snugly to two totally different sets of words and sentiments.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Foggy Dew
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 22 Jan 97 - 09:46 PM

There's also a love song called the Foggy Dew set to the same tune. The incomparable John McCormic recorded it.

AND- re revolutionary as a description: I know may folk thet refer to the American Revolution as a civil war, and the American Civil War as the Recent Unpleasantness or the War of Secession. When we use keywords in the DT, we try for generally well-known ones--if they're not quite precise, we can only aplologize.

We're really not trying to take sides.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Foggy Dew (from Sinead O'Connor)
From: GUEST,dlicdad
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 05:12 PM

I downloaded the album (Long Black Veil). Sinead has one of the greatest voices and voice control since Frnk Sinatra. It's a shame she's so nuts. Thanx for the lyrics. They;re fantastic.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Foggy Dew (from Sinead O'Connor)
From: GUEST,^&*
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 05:22 PM

Several earlier threads on this song, of which THIS is probably the most informative. Author was Fr. C. O'Neill.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Foggy Dew (from Sinead O'Connor)
From: michaelr
Date: 09 Aug 10 - 09:31 PM

It's a shame people still call Sinead "nuts" - she's not. Apologize!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Foggy Dew (from Sinead O'Connor)
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 10 Aug 10 - 08:58 AM

After watching the news the past couple years I reckon there's a lot of folks, me included, who owe Sinead O'Connor an apology…
- Phil


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