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Subject: Lyr Req: the dreadful end of marianna for sorcery
From: GUEST,kewlceltic983
Date: 06 Jun 03 - 01:23 PM

Does anyone know where I could find the lyrics and possibly the chords to The Dreadful End of Marianna for Sorcery off of Malinky's albulm Last Leaves? I believe that it was written by Karine Polwart. Any help would be gladly appreciated


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the dreadful end of marianna for sorcery
From: SINSULL
Date: 06 Jun 03 - 10:12 PM

MP3 here. Group is Shantalla.
http://www.shantalla.com/albums.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the dreadful end of marianna for sorcery
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Jun 03 - 12:28 PM

Transcribed from a sound sample found at http://www.malinky.com/lastleaves1.htm (I have not attempted to use Scots spelling.)

Marianna Olderham (?) was a young lassie with golden hair,
Sweet and honest through and bonnie and lover of one John Sinclair.
Marianna met the factor at the dawning of the fold (?)
And he said, "Lie with me now, Marianna, and you will not want for gold."

"Well I thank you for..."

One review describes the song as "a narrative ballad based on a George Mackay Brown short story."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the dreadful end of marianna for sorcery
From: GUEST,mark dunlop
Date: 08 Jun 03 - 03:35 PM

Hey there. I play with Malinky - it's always nice when the stout burghers of the Mudcat make reference to our work. I suppose I could always suggest you buy the album, heh, heh. Where did you hear the song, then? Little things like this always interest us as we like to know where in the world people are playing our songs. Karine will be well chuffed when I tell her about this thread.
I hope you like the song, and there's now two albums of Malinky stuff on the market, if that takes your fancy.
All the best
m.d.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the dreadful end of marianna for sorcery
From: alison
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 04:11 AM

nice to see you here Mark,

love your first CD.... and will no doubt get around to buying the 2nd sometime.....

Isn't the first line

Marianna o' the hill?

its a great song

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the dreadful end of marianna for sorcery
From: My guru always said
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 02:24 PM

I've got both Malinky albumns and they're Fab, hope there's more to come.....
Hil


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the dreadful end of marianna for sorcery
From: weepiper
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 02:49 PM

I believe the first line is 'Marianna o' the howe...'
...and as the pregnant girlfriend of the fiddler in Malinky, can I second Mark's suggestion to buy the CD... we could use the money eh! ;-)


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE DREADFUL END OF MARIANNA FOR SORCERY
From: GUEST,Karine
Date: 10 Jun 03 - 04:54 AM

Yep, feed the babies of the world! Lyrics below.

Karine P

THE DREADFUL END OF MARIANNA FOR SORCERY
(Karine Polwart)

1.
Marianna o' the Howe, was
a young lassie wi' gowden hair
Sweet and honest, true and bonnie
and lover of one John Sinclair.
Marianna met the factor
at the dawning, at the fold.
And he said, "Lie with me now Marianna,
and ye will not want for gold"

2.
"Well I thank ye for yer offer
but I fear it canna be.
I maun lie with John Sinclair, for
he's the only one for me."
So the factor, sore affronted,
whispered evil of her name.
Every sorrow and misfortune,
'twas Marianna was to blame.

3.
Soon there came a deputation
Marianna for to see.
For to slight her reputation
"The de'il has laid his hand on ye.
Ye've soured the cream and blighted the corn
and danced wi' fairies on the hill.
Ye who are of devil born and
ye who bow to no man's will."

4.
Seven evenings, seven mornings
they spoke of Marianna ill.
There they shamed her, stripped her & maimed her
but they never tamed her will.
"Let her sweetness not deceive you,
evil hides itself right well.
Once within it will never leave you
Marianna, you'll burn in hell."

5.
"Who are these who stand against me?
Who are these who slight my name?
Let them tell their lies before God
and let them hang their heads in shame."
Then she saw a sight that grieved her
All the hope inside her died.
John Sinclair all clad in satin
Standing at the factor's side.

6.
"I was child and now a woman
But I shall be no man's wife.
For my love has me forsaken
and I want no more of this life".
They tore the hair from Marianna,
the witch's snare of gowden thread.
Marched her tae the Gallowsha'
and whipped her sair until she bled.

7.
In the crowd she spied her lover
and he had his new coat on.
Soon the flames danced all above her
and the people danced till the dawn.
Marianna o' the Howe, was
a young lassie wi' gowden hair.
Sweet and honest, true and bonnie,
betrayed by the factor and John Sinclair.

Inspired by George Mackay Brown's story "Witch" from the collection "A Calendar of Love".

Karine Polwart, Grian Music 1999


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the dreadful end of marianna for sorcery
From: GUEST,Shona
Date: 10 Jun 03 - 02:28 PM

Great Song by the way! Also absolutely love Billy Taylor.(the song, not the actual guy.....) I sang it at a festival in Boat of Garten not long ago where I also met Linda McCann! Yeah, so i'm in love with this song already...cnt wait 2 learn it now! been humming the tune all day!

shona

ps. Karine, I met you at the workshop in the lemon tree at rootin aboot, fab songs u gave us by the way, and i love ur voice!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the dreadful end of marianna for sorcery
From: alison
Date: 10 Jun 03 - 09:15 PM

Thank you Karine, for sharing your song...... I think I saw you a few years back... didn't you visit Oz with the "Battlefield Band"?

I hope you take this as a compliment... I always guessed the song was "trad"...... sort of like Ralph McTell's "Hiring Fair" sounds trad....


slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the dreadful end of marianna for sorcery
From: GUEST,kewlceltic983
Date: 16 Jun 03 - 02:40 PM

Goodness, I want to thank every one for helping me out!! Especially Mark and Karine. Malinky is such a talented group I really enjoy ya'll. Definately the next albulm I am going to buy. Hope Malinky comes to Texas. Thanks Again

Matt


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the dreadful end of marianna for sorcery
From: Willa
Date: 27 Aug 07 - 04:08 AM

Heard this for the first time today (on a CD from the Beverley FF of 2004 that I found recently!).I must learn it. Thanks for putting up the lyrics, Karine. Fond memories of singing with you at Folkworks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Dreadful End of Marianna for Sorcery
From: GUEST,avia
Date: 08 May 09 - 06:59 AM

hey, does anyone has the chords for the deadful end of marianna and for alison cross.
thanku
avia


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Dreadful End of Marianna for Sorcery
From: GUEST,Phyllyp - Skean Dubh
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 12:33 AM

Hi there this is from Steve!

This is Steve Byrne from Malinky and I played cittern and bouzouki on Marianna on Last Leaves.

The real answer is that the chords largely follow the melody. It was originally played in B minor on a 5-course long-scale cittern tuned DADAD, capoed at the 9th fret, giving BF#BF#B. The drone of the cittern's bass strings allowed a lot of playing around the melody, with the chords mainly working around Bm, A and G.

It was never written down in any way but if anyone really wants the chords try emailing me off-list at - steve at malinky dot com - and I'll do my best to give a basic outline.

thanks!
Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Dreadful End of Marianna for Sorcery
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 03 Aug 17 - 05:08 AM

Recently recorded by Australian band Stray Hens on their CD, The Confluence.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Dreadful End of Marianna for Sorcery
From: GUEST,Andrea
Date: 29 Apr 18 - 08:10 AM

Hi,
if somebody from Malinky is still visiting this thread, could you please tell me what a "factor" is ? I can´t find a relevant translation anywhere. I presume he was some kind of minister... clergyman... important person of the law ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Dreadful End of Marianna for Sorcery
From: GUEST,Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 29 Apr 18 - 09:00 AM

Scottish: a land agent/steward

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Dreadful End of Marianna for Sorcery
From: Jack Campin
Date: 29 Apr 18 - 05:55 PM

I've always been curious about the tune. I first heard Karine singing it in a pub session not long after she wrote it - at the time I thought it might have been adapted from "Como poden" from the Cantigas de Santa Maria. I asked her and she thought that might have been possible but she really didn't know how much of it she was responsible for or what any antecedent might have been. Now, it seems to me to be just as close to "Babylon is Fallen". It's a good bet Karine knew both of those.

Not a tune you'd want to be fighting a court case over, anyway.


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Subject: RE: Req: Dreadful End of Marianna for Sorcery(Polwart)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Apr 18 - 02:34 AM

Here is the Malinky recording from their Last Leaves album:
It probably won't play in the UK.
-Joe-


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