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Lyr Req: Farewell My Love (Scottish)

Joan from Wigan 29 Dec 02 - 03:09 AM
weerover 29 Dec 02 - 10:38 AM
Sorcha 29 Dec 02 - 10:42 AM
masato sakurai 29 Dec 02 - 10:48 AM
Joan from Wigan 30 Dec 02 - 04:19 AM
Murray MacLeod 30 Dec 02 - 04:35 AM
Joan from Wigan 30 Dec 02 - 05:52 AM
DougR 30 Dec 02 - 04:46 PM
Jim Lad 03 Jan 07 - 04:17 AM
Jim Lad 04 Jan 07 - 01:04 PM
Jim Dixon 11 Dec 11 - 06:47 PM
GUEST,Dale Butler 16 Jan 13 - 12:51 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Farewell My Love (Scottish)
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 29 Dec 02 - 03:09 AM

I've searched Mudcat and Google and can't find the lyrics for this one anywhere. The title is "Farewell My Love", and that's also the beginning of the first line. At least the first, and maybe each, verse ends with "...in dreams of Caledonia". It has a slow, haunting melody, and I think it's traditional, but can't say for certain. Does anyone know this please?

Joan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell My Love (Scottish)
From: weerover
Date: 29 Dec 02 - 10:38 AM

Joan,

Can you remember where you heard it or who sang it? Any additional info might help.

weerover


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell My Love (Scottish)
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Dec 02 - 10:42 AM

Sorry, Joan, found LOTS of references to it and several recordings, but no lyrics/tune.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell My Love (Scottish)
From: masato sakurai
Date: 29 Dec 02 - 10:48 AM

"Farewell My Love" is on Caledonian Christmas, on Hills of Lorne, and on Flower of Scotland (all with sound clips).
~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell My Love (Scottish)
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 30 Dec 02 - 04:19 AM

Thank you for your comments, and masato, for your directions to the albums and sound clips. I would buy one of those albums (I often buy a CD album just for one song), but unfortunately all three state "only for shipping in the USA". (Wigan is in the UK.)

I have heard the song on a CD belonging to a friend, who is currently away for some time, possibly for several months. I don't recall the CD title, but it was an album of Scottish songs, I think a compilation of various artistes, and the singer was female.

I will carry on looking - maybe I can find one of those CDs for sale here in the UK.

Thanks once again.

Joan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell My Love (Scottish)
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 30 Dec 02 - 04:35 AM

This song isn't traditional, the tune may be but the words were written by well-known Scottish actor Roddy McMillan.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell My Love (Scottish)
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 30 Dec 02 - 05:52 AM

Thank you, Murray. I recall on hearing the song querying that it was credited as trad on my friend's CD, as the words did not sound trad. I have managed now to order the Anne Lorne Gilles CD "Hills of Lorne" from amazon.co.uk, and look forward to receiving it.

Joan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell My Love (Scottish)
From: DougR
Date: 30 Dec 02 - 04:46 PM

Joan; I have that CD, and love it. It has some very nice songs on it, including one of my favorites, "Think on Me." I was about to offer to send you a copy when I noted that you had already ordered it.

DougR


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell My Love (Scottish)
From: Jim Lad
Date: 03 Jan 07 - 04:17 AM

Farewell my love The time has come
For me to say Farewell to thee
I leave you now in this fair land
Where once we loved so tenderly
I bless the days we were together
I know this parting is forever
E'er we meet again in dreams my love
In dreams of Caledonia

My dearest one we always knew
A love like ours would have to die
That precious moments just like these
Would fade into a memory
I bless the days we were together
I know this parting is forever
E'er we meet again in dreams my love
In dreams of Caledonia

I bless the days.....fin.

I could be wrong about some of the second verse but it'll do.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell My Love (Scottish)
From: Jim Lad
Date: 04 Jan 07 - 01:04 PM

Figured out the second verse.

My dearest one we always knew
A love like ours could never be
And precious..... etc..

That makes more sense, So now you have it.
Regards
Jim


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Subject: Lyr Add: FAREWELL MY LOVE (from Alasdair Gillies)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Dec 11 - 06:47 PM

FAREWELL MY LOVE
As sung by Alasdair Gillies on "The Inverness Celidh" (2008)

Farewell, my love; the time has come
For you to say farewell to me.
I leave you now in this fair land,
Where once we met so tenderly.
I bless the days we were together.
I know this parting is forever.
Remember me when you recall
The hills of Caledonia.

My dearest heart, we always knew
Before I held you close to me,
That stolen moments in your arms
Must end in tears of destiny.
So fare you well, my gentle lover.
I know you're promised to another.
We'll meet again in dreams, my love,
In dreams of Caledonia.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell My Love (Scottish)
From: GUEST,Dale Butler
Date: 16 Jan 13 - 12:51 PM

find Shona Campbell on Spotify. I have it on my play list titled song I like.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell My Love (Scottish)
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jan 14 - 09:39 PM

Has anyone got the pipe tune music for Farewell my Love? Cheers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell My Love (Scottish)
From: GUEST,Guest TF
Date: 19 Jan 14 - 02:02 PM

Just a wee bit of advice on this Joan. Lovely as it may be this is one of those songs that's considered to be more at home in variety theatres rather that in folky circles. Best avoided if you're in a Scottish folk club.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell My Love (Scottish)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 11:33 AM

There's an outfit called the Scottish Music Centre which will sell you the music for 7.50 pounds (no doubt with taxes and mailing extra). Well, maybe you download it and pay for paper and ink yourself.

7.50! I wonder what it would have cost me to be a folkie if I had paid 7.50 for every tune I know.
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I've composed tunes myself. It takes about twenty minutes.


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