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Wolfgang Hell 10 Aug 98 - 11:17 AM
Yvonne 21 Aug 98 - 11:41 AM
GUEST,Philippa 14 Oct 03 - 01:32 PM
GUEST,Philippa 14 Oct 03 - 01:41 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: DANCE AROUND THE SPINNING WHEEL
From: Wolfgang Hell
Date: 10 Aug 98 - 11:17 AM

On the LP "The Lonesome Boatman" the Furey's were singing "Dance around the Spinning Wheel" which I also have seen titled as "The Spinning Wheel" or as "Dance with me". In one of my sources it is attributed to D. Murphy, in another to "trad". Here's what I hear the Furey's singing:

DANCE AROUND THE SPINNING WHEEL

1. Oh then dance around the spinning wheel,
grab your partners for a reel,
dance around and around the spinning wheel,
and I'd love to dance with Peg O'Neil.

Chorus: Oh, then dance with me, oh my charming one,
with your golden, golden slippers on.

2. I'll buy you silken hose to wear,
I'll buy you ribbons all for your hair.
The sun and moon for you I'll steal
if you'll dance with me, my Peg O'Neil.
Chorus

3. Hands across and make the ring,
all together now let us sing.
We're going to dance the Sligo reel,
and I'm going to dance with Peg O'Neil.
Chorus: So then...and it's dance, dance, dance.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Add: Dance around the spinning wheel
From: Yvonne
Date: 21 Aug 98 - 11:41 AM

Sorry I have been away and did not see your posts with the spinning wheel song 'til now. Many Thanks Yvonne


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Subject: Lyr Add: DANCE WITH ME
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 14 Oct 03 - 01:32 PM

I've heard this song sung to the air of Fíl a Rún. (At least I remember the chorus was the same as given here)
Is that the tune the Fureys sang? The singer did not remember where he learned the song. In Waltons ''Sing an Irish Song'' book 1 (Dublin, no date given, price 9d) it is attributed to D Murphy (singer Delia Murphy, better known for collecting and adapting songs than for composing them). these are the lyrics as given in the Walton collection:

DANCE WITH ME

Dance round the spinning wheel,
Pick your partners for a reel,
Three times round the spinning wheel,
I'd like to dance with Mary Neil.
Get your partners into line,
Keep in step and mind the time,
Now we'll dance the fairy reel,
And I'm going to dance with Mary Neil.

chorus
Dance with me O charming one,
With the golden slippers on,
Dance with me O charming one,
With the golden slippers on.

I'll buy you silken hose to wear,
I'll buy you ribbons for your hair,
The sun and moon for you I'll steal,
If you'll dance with me, dear Mary Neil,
Hands across and make the ring,
All together let us sing.
Three times around the spinning wheel,
I'm going to dance with Mary Neil.

First to the heel and then to the toe,
Round about and off we go,
Circle to left and round the wheel,
I'm going to dance with Mary Neil,
I'll buy for you a gown of green
Finer than you have ever seen,
You will look grander than a ueen,
If you dance with me, dear Mary Neil.

Swing you partner round about
Now to left and in and out,
And then around the spinning wheel,
I'm going to dance with Mary Neil,
Your gown of red and white and green,
Trips around the spinning wheel,
Your fairy feet I cannot feel,
You dance so lightly, Mary Neil.


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Subject: RE: Add: Dance around the spinning wheel
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 14 Oct 03 - 01:41 PM

apologies for giving the wrong title of "Fill, a rún"! There's an interesting story behind the song, and the abc for the tune is given at this thread: Fill Fill a run


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Subject: RE: Add: Dance around the spinning wheel
From: Wolfgang
Date: 14 Oct 03 - 02:44 PM

Philippa,

I've listened now to a small snippet of Fill fill a run available on the web.

Antoinette McKenna can be heard (here singing a bit.

The first two lines (the second more so) of her singing (that is two third of the snippet) are quite similar to the Fureys singing 'Dance around the spinning wheel'. They sing more or less the same tune for verses and chorus, that is the two lines Antoinette sings are all of the tune in the Fureys' version.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Add: Dance around the spinning wheel
From: Wolfgang
Date: 14 Oct 03 - 03:16 PM

Philippa,

I was stupid, for it is even easier:

Go here and then click on 'Dance around the spinning wheel' and listen to Eddie singing it. Then you can judge for yourself.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Dance around the Spinning Wheel
From: GUEST,alguien tiene los acordes de esta cancion gr
Date: 09 Nov 10 - 05:18 AM

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