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Lyr Req: I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls

GUEST,D.B. in Boston 15 Feb 03 - 11:11 PM
katlaughing 15 Feb 03 - 11:26 PM
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Alice 16 Feb 03 - 12:15 AM
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Subject: slept in marble halls?
From: GUEST,D.B. in Boston
Date: 15 Feb 03 - 11:11 PM

Heard the very end of a song on the local celtic music station. I believe the title was" I Dreampt I Slept in Marble Halls" and the singer was "Maeve". Does anyone recognise this tune or singer?If so ,any information or detail would be welcome. Thanks to all!


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Subject: RE: slept in marble halls?
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Feb 03 - 11:26 PM

You will find lyrics and midis in this thread. Also, if you want to read more threads about it, please go up to the Search box and enter "marble halls" then hit Search.

Have fun!

kat


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Subject: RE: slept in marble halls?
From: masato sakurai
Date: 15 Feb 03 - 11:42 PM

From the Levy collection.

Title: The Bromo-Seltzer Collection of 54 Popular Songs. Complete and Unabridged. Full Music Size With Piano & Organ Accompaniment. The Gypsy Girl's Dream, or, I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls.
Composer, Lyricist, Arranger: Composed by M.W. Balfe.
Publication: Baltimore: Emerson Drug Co., n.d..
Form of Composition: strophic with chorus
Instrumentation: piano and voice
First Line: I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls, with vassals and serfs at my side
First Line of Chorus: That you loved me still the same
Performer: Sung By Mrs. Seguin in the opera, "Bohemian Girl."

Title: I Dreamt That I Dwelt in Marble Halls. From The Bohemian Girl.
Composer, Lyricist, Arranger: Written by Alfred Bunn, Esq. Music by M.W. Balfe.
M. W. Balfe Publication: Louisville, KY: David P. Faulds, n.d..
Form of Composition: strophic
Instrumentation: piano and voice
First Line: I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls, with vassals and serfs at my side

~Masato


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Subject: RE: slept in marble halls?
From: Alice
Date: 16 Feb 03 - 12:15 AM

I Dreamt I Dwelt In Marble Halls, from the Bohemian Girl, is a song I learned in voice lessons. It's beautiful. Alot of people became aware of it only after Enya's recording. I think in an older thread I mentioned that I am always reminded of the Laurel and Hardy film version of the Bohemian Girl,

Alice


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Subject: RE: slept in marble halls?
From: masato sakurai
Date: 16 Feb 03 - 12:53 AM

From American Memory:

The gipsy girl's dream; I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls; Bohemian girl. Vocal favorites by Balfe (New York; Chicago, New York; Illinois, Benjamin W. Hitchcock; National Music Co., [188-?])

I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls; Bohemian girl. Parlor gems; 9. (Macon, Georgia, John C. Schreiner & Son, [186-])

I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls [from] The Bohemian girl / by M. W. Balfe. (Philadelphia: A. Fiot, 1845)


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Subject: RE: slept in marble halls?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 16 Feb 03 - 08:53 AM

Enya's version sends shivers down my spine.
Giok


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Subject: RE: slept in marble halls?
From: bigdarve
Date: 16 Feb 03 - 09:31 AM

there's a character in one joyce's 'dubliners' short stories ('clay',i think) who sings this song at the end.it's a lovely piece of writing.


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Subject: ADD: I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 16 Feb 03 - 10:36 AM

I DREAMT I DWELT IN MARBLE HALLS
(Michael Balfe [1808-1870])
From The Bohemian Girl

I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls
With vassals and serfs at my side
And of all who assembled within those walls
That I was the hope and the pride
I had riches too great to count [and] could boast
Of a high ancestral name
But I also dreamt, which pleased me most
That you loved me still the same
That you loved me, loved me still the same
That you loved me, loved me still the same

I dreamt that suitors sought my hand
That knights upon bended knee
With vows no maiden heart could withstand
Did pledge their faith to me
I dreamt that one of that noble host
Came forth my hand to claim
But I also dreamt, which pleased me most
That you loved me still the same
That you loved me, loved me still the same
That you loved me, loved me still the same


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Subject: RE: slept in marble halls?
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 16 Feb 03 - 10:45 AM

Brian Kennedy covered this beautiful song and some of its history in a recent episode of his excellent programme "Brian Kennedy On Song" which airs on Friday nights at 9:30 on BBC1 (Northern Ireland - I'm not sure about Beeb 1 elsewhere). Catch it if you can, and hope that RTE (and others) have the good sense to pick it up and re-broadcast it - it's a jewel of a show for anyone who likes Irish songs old & new.


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Subject: RE: slept in marble halls?
From: GUEST,sylvianorris"orange.fr
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 06:35 AM

Does anyone know who is the Maeve who recorded this song - a beautiful clear young voice. Many thanks id you do.


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Subject: RE: slept in marble halls?
From: Wyrd Sister
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 06:41 AM

I came across a reference to a skit on this, turn of the 19-20th century, "I dreamt I dwelt on top of St Paul's", but have no other information. Anyone know any more please?


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Subject: RE: slept in marble halls?
From: Paul Burke
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 07:04 AM

I remember a fragment my mother used to sing, that started:

I dreamt I was tickling my father's bald head
With a drop of sweet oil on a feather,
But when I awoke, I found it no joke,
He was tanning my hide with a leather...


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Subject: RE: slept in marble halls?
From: michaelr
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 03:26 PM

Maeve is, I believe, one of the much-maligned "Celtic Woman" singers. Google the term and you will find her.


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Subject: RE: slept in marble halls?
From: Joe_F
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 08:08 PM

I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls,
And each damp thing that creeps and crawls
Went wibble-wabble on the walls.          -- Lewis Carroll

Most bankers dwell in marble halls,
Which they get to dwell in because they encourage deposits and discourage withdralls,... -- Ogden Nash


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Subject: RE: slept in marble halls?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 09:35 PM

I don't get the Irish spelling, but the stage name of the singer is Méav, and there are recordings of "I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls" on two of her albums, the self-titled CD and "Celtic Woman: Celtic Journey." These are two different arrangements, and I think both are good.
Probably the easiest way to find them is to search for "Celtic Woman." I am sure there are many Mudcatters who may disagree with me, but I like all of the "Celtic Woman" recordings. They're not folkie pure, but they've very enjoyable listening.

-Joe-


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Subject: ADD Version: I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls
From: GUEST,Lawrence Skarin
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 05:00 PM

I DREAMT I DWELT IN MARBLE HALLS
(Michael Balfe [1808-1870])

I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls
With vassals and serfs at my side
And of all who assembled within those walls
That I was the hope and the pride
I had riches all too great to count
And a high ancestral name
But I also dreamt, which pleased me most
That you loved me still the same
That you loved me, you loved me still the same
That you loved me, you loved me still the same

I dreamt that suitors sought my hand
That knights upon bended knee
And with vows no maiden's heart could withstand
They pledged their faith to me
And I dreamt that one of that noble host
Came forth my hand to claim
But I also dreamt, which charmed me most
That you loved me still the same
That you loved me, you loved me still the same
That you loved me, you loved me still the same

This squares with Enya's version.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 08:18 PM

? Repetition of Bonnie's post of 2003.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE GIPSY GIRL'S DREAM (Balfe/Bunn)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 May 10 - 10:55 PM

From The Bohemian Girl: An Opera in Three Acts... music by Michael William Balfe, words by Alfred Bunn (Boston: J. H. Eastburn's Press, 1856), page 14:

THE GIPSY GIRL'S DREAM.

I dream'd that I dwelt in marble halls,
With vassals and serfs at my side,
And of all who assembled within those walls,
That I was the hope and pride.
I had riches too great to count—could boast
Of a high ancestral name—
And I also dream'd, which charmed me most,
That you lov'd me still the same.

I dream'd that suitors besought my hand,
That knights upon bended knee,
And with vows no maiden heart could withstand,
That they pledged their faith to me.
And I dream'd that one of this noble host
Came forth my hand to claim;
Yet I also dream'd, which charm'd me most,
That you loved me still the same.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls
From: Don Firth
Date: 03 May 10 - 01:37 AM

And all this time I thought it was a song about a termite's worst nightmare!

Don Firth


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