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Subject: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: DonMeixner
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 10:01 PM

I think we all have heard a song we have been quite taken with and we can't seem to find it anywhere. For me it has been Schooner Fare's tune "Portland Town" which I just found on an all Maritimes Sites.
What have you been looking for? Maybe I know it. And if not me certainly someone else will.

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: Brían
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 10:19 PM

Don,

Try this: OUTER GREEN

Brían


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: DonMeixner
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 10:25 PM

Thanks Brian.

I found the song earlier. What have you been chasing with no luck?

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: hesperis
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 10:26 PM

I'm looking for a tune to a song called "Fllow me to the Forest" that's supposed to be adapted from a traditional european folk song... I can't find it anywhere, and mudcatters hadn't heard of it, either. I'm kinda shy of writing to the artist I first heard do it, as her email didn't work and she never replied to the note I left on her site either. :(


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Subject: ADDPOP: Follow Me to the Forest
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Jun 03 - 02:09 AM

Hi, Hesperis - there's an MP3 of a song called "Follow Me to the Forest" here (click). This woman named "Lady Siobhan" seemes to be the only person listed as having recorded the song.
-Joe Offer-
Here's what I hear from the recording. The tune really bugs me. I know it, but I can't remember the lyrics I know. Can anybody clue me in?
    FOLLOW ME TO THE FOREST

    What is this longing, longing inside me?
    My spirit yearns for beauty, beauty of the lady.
    What is this longing, longing inside me?
    My spirit yearns for beauty, beauty of the lady.
    Follow me to the forest, forest enchanted
    My spirit yearns for beauty, beauty of the lady.
    Follow me to the forest, forest enchanted
    My spirit yearns for beauty, beauty of the lady.

    Hear the woods beckon, beckon so strongly
    Like they are tears and answers, answers they're calling.
    Hear the woods beckon, beckon so strongly
    Like they are tears and answers, answers they're calling.
    Follow me to the forest, forest enchanted
    Like they are tears and answers, answers they're calling.
    Follow me to the forest, forest enchanted
    Like they are tears and answers, answers they're calling.

    Come and wrap (trap?) your arms, your arms around me
    Lay me down in leafy green and show me how you love me.
    Come and wrap your arms, your arms around me
    Lay me down in leafy green and show me how you love me.
    Follow me to the forest, forest enchanted
    Lay me down in leafy green and show me how you love me.
    Follow me to the forest, forest enchanted
    Lay me down in leafy green and show me how you love me.

Mind you, this is NOT my kind of song...
But what's the tune? It has sort of a calypso feel to it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: hesperis
Date: 28 Jun 03 - 02:53 AM

Sorry, I'm not looking for the tune, I'm looking for the original song... I learned it from her recording. And the tune does feel familiar, eh?

Older thread here: http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=26410


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Jun 03 - 04:50 AM

Ohhhh..."my fey heart hears and answers." I shoulda got that. Anyhow, I suppose it's best to discuss that "forest" song in the particular thread dedicated to it.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: Deckman
Date: 28 Jun 03 - 05:22 AM

A while ago, I heard a brief part of a song that was credited to Tom Paxton. I think I remember that he wrote to his wife for their anniversery. I've not had any luck in finding it. Any ideas? CHEERS, Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been look
From: Helen
Date: 28 Jun 03 - 06:28 AM

The tune is something that I sang in a singing workshop in Tasmania, Australi in January this year. It's a women's song and by that I mean, something that is sung in women's song circles, or in the context of re-empowering women.

Dammn,now I'll have to try to remember the words that were given in that workshop. Earworm alert!

Helen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 28 Jun 03 - 06:58 AM

Bob, would it be, I Give You the Morning, or My Lady's A Wild Flying Dove? Those are two of the most wonderful love songs he -- or anyone, really -- has written.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 28 Jun 03 - 07:03 AM

PS, the one I've been looking for since 1969 is a song called "Rue de la Paix", which I heard performed by Emmett "Robby" Robinson at the Main Point in Bryn Mawr, PA (near Philadelphia).   I started a thread about it here, but didn't find it.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: Brían
Date: 28 Jun 03 - 07:06 AM

I have a home made tape of Robbie McMahon singing at a fleadh in Ennis in 2001 which a friend gave to me that it is so wonderful yet so garbled it has left my locks few and grey. There is a wonderful song about the Wexford rising in 1798 that would probably start another rising if I posted it.

Brían


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been look
From: Helen
Date: 29 Jun 03 - 04:54 PM

My previous post was about hesperis's song search. I take back what I said about the tune being a women's song - in the sense of women's empowerment. I remember now that it was Bulgarian or from somewhere near there. Therefore, with the fact that my brain doesn't retain lyrics, even English language ones, the chances of me remembering the lyrics in a language I know nothing about are miniscule, but, somewhere there is the song sheet from the workshop, and I just have to find it.

Helen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been look
From: DonMeixner
Date: 29 Jun 03 - 05:24 PM

Deckman,

Could it be this one?

Don


OUTWARD BOUND
^^^ (Tom Paxton)

Outward bound, upon a ship that sails no ocean
Outward bound, it has no crew but me and you
All alone when just a minute ago the shore was filled with people
With people that we knew

So farewell, adieu, so long, vaya con Dios
May they find whatever they are lookin for
Remember when the wine was better than ever before
We could not ask, we could not ask for more

Outward bound upon a journey without ending
Outward bound with uncharted waters beneath our bow
For behind, the green familiar shore is fading into time
And time has left us now

Outward bound, upon a ship with tattered sail
Outward bound upon a crooked lonesome trail
Things we learn, we'll just be satisfied in knowing
And we'll tell it to our kids as a fairy tale

recorded by Tom Paxton
Copyright Cherry Lane Music Publishing Co., Inc.
@travel
filename[ OUTBND
SOF


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Subject: DTADD: Marry Me Again (Debi Smith & Tom Paxton)
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 29 Jun 03 - 09:41 PM

I wonder if it's this new one by Tom, from his new album, "Looking for the Moon." I haven't heard it, but it seems like this may be what you're looking for:
^^
Marry Me Again

(c) Debi Smith and Tom Paxton

Marry me again; marry me tonight
I will bring the candles; you turn out the light.
Safely in our own world, we'll remember when
We will plan tomorrow-- marry me again

Marry me again; come and hold me tight
When I see you smiling, I don't need the light
I love you even more now - than I loved you then
Come and make me happier still--marry me again

All I ask is all your days and nights
All I ask is all your months and years
We've already come so far together
We've already buried all our fears

You will never know; you would never guess
Just how much I love you, unless I confess
Telling you I love you ten times ten times ten
Make my life complete, now, marry me again


Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been look
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 30 Jun 03 - 12:15 AM

I've been looking for a traditional Irish tune ... and all I can remember about it is that it is a Christmas song about Mary, in her mantle of blue. If I saw the words, I would remember the tune, but it was such a very long time ago that I learned the song. Anybody?

LL


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Subject: Lyr Add: A CRADLE SONG (Padraic Colum)
From: Helen
Date: 30 Jun 03 - 01:32 AM

Padraic Colum

A Cradle Song

O men from the fields,
Come gently within.
Tread softly, softly
O men coming in!

Mavourneen is going
From me and from you,
Where Mary will fold him
With mantle of blue!

From reek of the smoke
And cold of the floor
And the peering of things
Across the half-door.

O men of the fields,
Soft, softly come thro'
Mary puts round him
Her mantle of blue.

Try a search on Google.com using the phrase, in double quotes:
"mantle of blue"

Helen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been look
From: Helen
Date: 30 Jun 03 - 02:07 AM

hesperis,

I found it and pasted the lyrics into your other thread here http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=26410

Helen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: Walking Eagle
Date: 30 Jun 03 - 07:46 PM

We've had a passel of posts concerning Frankie Silver. The lyrics were even posted, but what I'm looking for is the written music and chords. Help!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: Walking Eagle
Date: 01 Jul 03 - 05:57 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: Deckman
Date: 01 Jul 03 - 07:46 PM

Thanks Mark. You're last posting nailed it! CHEERS, Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been look
From: Helen
Date: 01 Jul 03 - 08:13 PM

Walking Eagle,

I don't know if this helps but it's a list of printed sources for the song

Folk Music Index
Frankie Silver/Silvers [Laws E13]

Sm - Devotion

   1. Native American Balladry, Amer. Folklore Society, Bk (1964/1950), p182
   2. Lunsford, Bascam Lamar. Folklore on the American Land, Little, Brown, sof (1972), p590
   3. New Lost City Ramblers. New Lost City Ramblers, Vol. 4, Folkways FA 2399, LP (1962), cut# 11
   4. West, Hedy. Pretty Saro, Topic 12T 146, LP (1966), cut#B.07
   5. Wilbur, Marie. Ozark Folksongs. Volume II, Songs of the South and West, University of Missouri, Bk (1980/1946), p125/#158

Helen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been look
From: Helen
Date: 01 Jul 03 - 08:18 PM

Frankie Silvers

music for Frankie Silvers

Helen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jul 03 - 08:22 PM

You know, this thread is giving me trouble, because we have information about a wide variety of songs, all jumbled together. I think when it dies down, I'll move the messages to threads that pertain to the particular songs.
Is that OK?
In the meantime, could I ask you all to put the title of the song you're talking about in the title of the message you're posting.
But is it OK with everybody if I move messages?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: DonMeixner
Date: 01 Jul 03 - 11:30 PM

Go ahead Joe, when I started this thread I was just wondering what people were looking for. I am often amazed when a song I've wondered about for years is in someone's back pocket that I see everyday.

If there is any value to the info here, archive it where it will help anyone.

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: Deckman
Date: 01 Jul 03 - 11:51 PM

Joe ... I certainly agree with Don. Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: Zhenya
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 02:13 PM

Right at the moment I'm having a somewhat related problem. I heard Steve Tilston sing his song Slipjigs and Reels at Old Songs this weekend. And now I'm trying to remember which recording (not by Steve Tilston) that I already own has this song on it. I have a fairly large collection of recordings, and I know this recording is SOMEWHERE in my home...

I tried plugging the title into Google, but there have been enough recordings of the song that I haven't found the one I'm thinking of yet. (I'm assuming I'll recognize it when I come across it.) Perhaps people could mention any recording they're aware of ?

Otherwise, I'll just have to find time to search on likely albums, or hopefully just by accident it will be on the next album I feel like listening to. I've had this problem before (especially with tunes), which perhaps means I own too many recordings and can't keep them all straight. However, I don't expect this to stop me from continuing to add to the collection. (It doesn't happen with everything. Just some albums I'm more familiar with than others.) On the positive side, I've often rediscovered albums this way, and end up getting more familiar with them after the fact.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: Walking Eagle
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 04:44 PM

Organize away! Message moving ok by me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 05:04 PM

Hi, Zhenya - I have the same problem - finding recordings I know I have somewhere. I usually have good luck with a song title search at Amazon or All-Music Guide. and if I did the links right, they should lead you to Fairport Convention and Peter Bellamy recordings, and a couple others.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: Zhenya
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 10:54 AM

Thanks Joe,
I actually found the particular one I was thinking of this morning - it turned out to be the House Band. But now I'll have a few other versions to check as well.
Zhenya


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jul 03 - 06:54 PM

I am looking for the words to an old shouting time gospel song called "Over the silent Sea"

What I remember:

"I have a mansion over yonder, I know
the sweetest flowers there grow
the chilling winds never blow
There's where you will find me when I'm finished below,
for I'm bound over the silent sea."

I never heard it in person that I recall-I had the same dream about going to church once or twice a month for ten years and they always sang it about the time I woke up from it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: GUEST,celtaddict
Date: 04 Jul 03 - 10:55 AM

Moving messages to appropriate threads sounds not only desirable but necessary. But keeping the list of unfound lyrics up to date, so one can just scan the list instead of all the prior threads, is important! I am onsite only intermittently, as I have to pry myself loose for other activities, and miss threads. I have had such good luck with help from knowledgeable 'Catters that it delights me to scan the list from time to time, and give a bit of payback with one I know, or can find.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been look
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 04 Jul 03 - 01:29 PM

Thank you Helen...that's it!!
LL


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: LadyJean
Date: 04 Jul 03 - 09:47 PM

At an S.C.A. Pensic war, I heard a woman sing a song that began, "Sweeter the new wine in the vine in the vine." The chorus went something like ton ton ton ton dur, ton ton dur et ton ton ton. I believe she had translated the lyrics either from French or Breton. I would give a double batch of my chocolate chip brownies to have them!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: Bearheart
Date: 04 Jul 03 - 10:51 PM

Info and lyrics for The Prayer of Shields?

Bekki


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Jul 03 - 02:07 AM

Hi, Celtaddict - take a look at unanswered requests in our QuickLinks dropdown menu.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What is the one song you've been looking
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Feb 11 - 12:06 AM

"Info and lyrics for The Prayer of Shields?

Bekki"

Sweet Liberty


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