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Lyr Req: Our Ship Is Ready (Margaret Barry)

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FAREWELL MY LOVE AND REMEMBER ME
TEN THOUSAND MILES AWAY
THE FAITHFUL SAILOR BOY
THE SAILOR'S FAREWELL


Related threads:
Lyr Req: Farewell My Love and Remember Me (11)
Lyr Add: Farewell True Love, Remember Me (1)


Roberto 25 Jul 03 - 05:09 PM
masato sakurai 26 Jul 03 - 10:00 AM
Joe Offer 26 Jul 03 - 01:18 PM
Roberto 26 Jul 03 - 01:53 PM
Joe Offer 26 Jul 03 - 02:57 PM
Liam's Brother 26 Jul 03 - 08:39 PM
Malcolm Douglas 26 Jul 03 - 09:31 PM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 31 Jul 03 - 08:39 AM
radriano 31 Jul 03 - 05:38 PM
MartinRyan 01 Aug 03 - 05:14 PM
GUEST,Diarmuid 28 Apr 16 - 11:22 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Margaret Barry's Our Ship Is Ready
From: Roberto
Date: 25 Jul 03 - 05:09 PM

Many versions of this song have the rhyme grieve/deceive. But I don't hear Margaret Barry say "deceive". Here is the text she sings as I can get it. Please, help me to complete it. Thank you,. Roberto

Oh, our ship she is ready, oh, to bear away
And come sweet comrades o'er the stormy sea
Oh, my hand and heart I will give to thee
Fare thee well, my love, and remember me

Don't forget, love, do not grieve
For the heart is true and cannot ...
Oh, my hand and heart I will give to thee
Fare thee well, my love, and remember me


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Margaret Barry's Our Ship Is Ready
From: masato sakurai
Date: 26 Jul 03 - 10:00 AM

It's on Margaret Barry & Michael Gorman's Her Mantle So Green (Topic TSCD474). Sound clip can be heard at Barns & Noble.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Margaret Barry's Our Ship Is Ready
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Jul 03 - 01:18 PM

I cross-linked a number of songs to this one to see if we can make connections. "Farewell My Love and Remember Me" is definitely the same song, but I don't think the others are connected other than sharing the "farewell/remember" phrase. Roberto, could you post what you've been able to make out from the recording?
Thanks.
Anybody know source information for the DT song and the one in the other thread?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Margaret Barry's Our Ship Is Ready
From: Roberto
Date: 26 Jul 03 - 01:53 PM

Joe Offer, I have already put in the first post the two verses as I can understand them that make up the whole recording of the song Our Ship Is Ready, sung by Margaret Barry, in the CD Her Mantle So Green, as Masato correctly says.
The other versions of this songs that I know are the one sung by Sarah Makem, in the Topic anthology Celtic Voices (CD); the one sung by Robert Cinnamond, in the Topic LP Sailormen & Servingmaids, and the one sung by Cathal McConnell, under the title Farewell and Remember Me, in the Boys of the Lough's CD that has the same title.
My question is: what does Margaret Barry sing after "cannot", in this verse: Don't forget, love, do not grieve
For the heart is true and cannot ...? If somebody has the CD Her Mantle So Green, maybe can find the answer. English is not my mother language, and sometimes I find it difficult to get all the words of the songs. Thank you. Roberto


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Margaret Barry's Our Ship Is Ready
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Jul 03 - 02:57 PM

Hi, Roberto - if you do come up with a complete transcription of the song, please post it and share it with the rest of us.
Thanks.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Margaret Barry's Our Ship Is Ready
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 26 Jul 03 - 08:39 PM

Hi!

I was a friend of Margaret Barry. She lived at my home on 2 occasions for about 2 and 4 months respectively.

I will tell you 2 things about her. First, she was full of malapropisms; a gynecologist would be, for example, a gyroscope. Second, a good portion of her repertoire came from 19th Century broadsides; she was probably one of the last singing broadside sellers in Ireland.

I have a book with 3 texts of "A much admired song call'd Remember Me" or "A much-admired Song entitled the Emigrant's Farewell to His Country" or "The Ship is Ready to Sail Away." Two of these texts have the phrase you're curious about. Here's how they read...

Do not grieve do not grieve,
The heart is true will ne'er deceive,
My heart and hand I give to thee,
Old Ireland boys remember me.

...and...

Don't forget, love-do not grieve,
THe heart is true and can't deceive,
My heart and hand I will give to thee,
Farewell my love, remember me.

I would not be too concerned with what Margaret sings.

All the best,
Dan Milner


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Margaret Barry's Our Ship Is Ready
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 26 Jul 03 - 09:31 PM

A number of broadside editions by Brereton of Dublin, with his characteristic misprints, can be seen at  Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads:

A much admired song call'd Remember me


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Margaret Barry's Our Ship Is Ready
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 31 Jul 03 - 08:39 AM

At a guess Margaret Barry is singing "di-save" - a broad pronunciation.

Regards


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE EMIGRANT'S FAREWELL
From: radriano
Date: 31 Jul 03 - 05:38 PM

This looks like the same song. Can't remember the cassette tape it's from but the band called it "The Emigrant's Farewell".

THE EMIGRANT'S FAREWELL

Our ship she is ready to sail away
And it's come my sweet comrades o'er the stormy sea
Our snow white wings are all unfurled
And soon shall swim in a watery world

Chorus:
Don't forget love, do not grieve
For my heart is true and cannot deceive
My hand and heart I will give to thee
So farewell my love and remember me

Farewell sweet Dublin hills and braes
To Killarney mountains silvery streams
Where many's the fine long summer's day
We loitered hours of joy away

It's now I must bid a long adieu
To Wicklow and it's beauties too
Avoca's vales where lovers meet
There to discourse in accents sweet

Farewell sweet Davenee likewise the glen
The dark earl waterfall and then
The lovely scene - surrounding brae
Shall be my thoughts when far away


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Margaret Barry's Our Ship Is Ready
From: MartinRyan
Date: 01 Aug 03 - 05:14 PM

Richard

Some problems with local placenames around Wicklow:

.. Killiney mountain'...

.... sweet Delgany...The Glen
...????....
... surrounding Bray...

I'll need to check on the second line, last verse. Might be .. the Dargle waterfall...

I have EIthne ni hUallachain's version of it somewhere.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our Ship Is Ready (Margaret Barry)
From: GUEST,Diarmuid
Date: 28 Apr 16 - 11:22 AM

Someone posted a version which I believe is mostly correct (see below with suggested corrections) but nowhere can I see the verse I know (which I've heard and I think also got text from Jerry O'Reilly, Dublin), which comes as a second part to the first verse.

THE EMIGRANT'S FAREWELL

Our ship she is ready to sail away
And it's come my sweet comrades o'er the stormy sea
Our snow white wings are all unfurled
And soon shall swim in a watery world.

Goodbye, my love, soul's brightest pearl,
My lovely dark-haired, blue-eyed girl;
To leave you here will cause me pain
But while life remains, we will meet again.

Chorus:
Don't forget love, do not grieve
For my heart is true and cannot deceive
My hand and heart I will give to thee
So farewell my love and remember me.


Farewell sweet Dublin'S hills and braes
To Killarney mountains silvery streams (this does not make sense in that the song is about Dublin and Wicklow - the version I know is: To Killiney's Hill and silvery seas)
Where many's the fine long summer's day
We loitered hours of joy away.

The night has gone, now comes the day (the traditional 'American Wake)
And alas my friends, I must away.
But when I am crossing the deep blue sea
Pray for ireland and remember me.

(Chorus)

It's now I must bid a long adieu
To Wicklow and ITS beauties too
Avoca's VALE where lovers meet (the Vale of Avoca, mentioned by Thomas Moore in verse)
There to discourse in accents sweet

Farewell sweet DELGANY likewise the GLEN (both places in the that part of Wicklow)
The DARGLE waterfall and then (the Dargle is a local river, also mentioned in the song The Waxie's Dargle)
The lovely sceneS surrounding BRAY (in Co. Wicklow but at the end of Dublin Bay)
Shall be my thoughts when far away.

(Chorus)


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