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Lyr Req: David of the White Rock (etc.)

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DANCING AT WHITSUN
FORLORN LOVER
I AINSE LOVED A LASS
I COURTED A WEE GIRL
I LOVED A LAD
IT'S ONLY MY AULD SHEEN (FALSE BRIDE)
LAMBS ON THE GREEN HILLS
THE FALSE BRIDE
THREE WEEKS BEFORE EASTER
WEEK BEFORE EASTER 2


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Joao Marum 28 Aug 98 - 09:24 AM
Jon W. 28 Aug 98 - 10:22 AM
Mountain Dog 28 Aug 98 - 12:49 PM
Maelgwyn 28 Aug 98 - 02:38 PM
Abby Sale 09 Apr 01 - 02:04 PM
Morticia 09 Apr 01 - 02:48 PM
Noreen 09 Apr 01 - 03:01 PM
Stewie 09 Apr 01 - 08:26 PM
catspaw49 09 Apr 01 - 09:17 PM
Joe Offer 06 Nov 23 - 06:33 PM
Mo the caller 07 Nov 23 - 03:58 AM
Helen 07 Nov 23 - 11:12 PM
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Subject: LYRREQ
From: Joao Marum
Date: 28 Aug 98 - 09:24 AM

Greetings. I am in search for the lyrics and tunes of some songs but unfortunately I've been unable to find them, so I'm asking for help in finding the lyrics and tunes for these songs...

David of the White Rock
Ringsend Rose
Fields of Green
The False Bride (I Once Loved a Lass)

I have heard there are two versions to The False Bride song but I have only heard one till today, a truly sad song. Also, I have heard a version of Carrickfergus that doesn't match the lyrics here. I was wondering if anyone knows about a second version of Carrickfergus and if they were kind to place the lyrics here.

Thanks in advance!


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Subject: Lyr Add: I ONCE LOVED A LASS (Ewan MacColl)
From: Jon W.
Date: 28 Aug 98 - 10:22 AM

Here's one version of the False Bride:

I ONCE LOVED A LASS
From the singing of Ewan MacColl

I once loved a lass and I loved her sae weel,
I hated all others who spoke o' her ill,
But noo she's rewarded me weel for my love,
for she's gone tae be wed tae anither.

When I saw my love tae the church go,
With bride and bridemaidens they made a fine show,
And I follaed them on wi' a heart full o' woe,
For she's gone tae be wed tae another.

When I saw my love sit doon tae dine,
I sat doon beside her and poured oot the wine,
And I drank tae the lass that should hae been mine,
And noo she is wed tae another.

The men o' yon forest, they askit o' me,
Hoo many strawberries grew in the saut sea,
But I askit them back wi' a tear in my e'e,
Hoo many ships sail in the forest?

Oh, dig me a grave and dig it sae deep,
And cover it o'er wi' florets sae sweet,
And I'll turn in and tak a long sleep,
And maybe in time I'll forget her.

They dug him a grave and they dug it sae deep,
And covered it o'er wi' florets sae sweet,
And he's turned in for tae tak a long sleep,
And maybe by this time he's forgot her.


Another version, fairly similar, is in the DT. Click here to see it.


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Subject: RE: LYRREQ
From: Mountain Dog
Date: 28 Aug 98 - 12:49 PM

Jon W.,

The Tannahill Weavers did a fine version of "I Once Loved A Lass" on one of their LPs from the early 80s. Their lyrics matched those you posted. Thanks for reminding me of it.


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Subject: Lyr Add: I COURTED A WEE GIRL (from Dervish)
From: Maelgwyn
Date: 28 Aug 98 - 02:38 PM

Dervish does a slightly different version of "I Once Loved A Lass" called "I Courted a Wee Girl".

I COURTED A WEE GIRL

I courted a wee girl for many's the long day
And I slighted all others that came in my way
And it's well she rewarded me too the last day
For she's gone to be wed to another.

The bride and bride's party to church they did go
The bride she rode foremost, she put the best show
And I followed after with a heart full of woe
To see my love wed to another

The bride and bride's party in church they did stand
Gold rings on their fingers, a love by the hand
And the man she is wed to has houses and land
He may have her since I couldn't gain her

The next time I saw her she was seated down neat
I sat down beside her, not a bite could I eat
For I thought my love's company far better than meat
Since love was the cause of my ruin

The last time I saw her she was all dressed in white
And the more I gazed on her she dazzled my sight
I lifted my hat and I bade her goodnight
Here's adieu to all false-hearted lovers

I courted that wee girl for many's the long day
And I slighted all others that came in my way
And now she's rewarded me too the last day
She is gone to be wed to another

So dig me a grave and dig it down deep
And strew it all over with primrose so sweet
And lay me down easy, no more for to weep
Since love was the cause of my ruin

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 24-Aug-02.


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Subject: RE: LYRREQ
From: Abby Sale
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 02:04 PM

Happily, yesterday fell on a Sunday so I was able to sing "A Week Before Easter" (as learned from Dransfield) on its proper day.  Even though it's in Greig, I think of it as the English version.   I've known what I think of as the Scottish version,  "I Ainse Loved a Lass" (MacColl, Cameron, etc.) many years as well.

There's a good bit of discussion (& so should be) on this song, "The False Bride."

In my limited mind, however, I can't hold the two tunes side by side long enough to reckon if there are enough similarities to call them the same tune.

It's a good song regardless & one of those worth singing, it seems, in any of its versions.  Just curious.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DAVID OF THE WHITE ROCK
From: Morticia
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 02:48 PM

DAVID OF THE WHITE ROCK

Dinas Emlinn, lament for the moment is nigh
When mute in the woodlands thy echoes shall die;
No more by sweet Teivi Cadwallon shall rave,
And mix his wild notes with the wild dashing wave.

In spring and in autumn thy glories of shade,
Unhonour'd shall flourish, unhonour'd shall fade;
For soon shall be lifeless the eyes and the tongue,
That viewed them with rapture, with rapture had sung.

Thy sons, Dinas Emlinn, may march in their pride,
And chase the proud Saxon from Prestatyn's side;
But where is the harp shall give life to their name?
And where is the bard shall give heroes their fame?

And, oh, Dinas Emlinn! thy daughters so fair!
Who heave the white bosom, and wave the dark hair;
What tuneful enthusiast shall worship their eye,
When have of their charms with Cadwallon shall die?

Then adieu silver Teivi! I quit thy loved scene,
To join the dim choir of the bards who have been;
With Lewarch, and Meilor, and Merlin the old,
And sage Taliesin, high harping to hold.

Adieu, Dinas Emlinn! still green be thy shades,
Unconquer'd thy warriors, and matchless thy maids;
And thou, whose faint warblings my weakness can tell,
Farewell my loved harp! my last treasure farewell!


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Subject: RE: LYRREQ
From: Noreen
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 03:01 PM

Click on the blue text: Help: Origins of Carrickfergus for more information and discussion on Carrickfergus than you could have imagined...

Noreen


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Subject: RE: LYRREQ
From: Stewie
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 08:26 PM

There are lyrics for 'Ringsend Rose' in the following thread, and links to other postings.

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Subject: RE: LYRREQ
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 09:17 PM

re: Carrickfergus........If you want even more, try here .........or here.

Noreen's link should do it, but there were a couple of points in these too.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: David of the White Rock (etc.)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Nov 23 - 06:33 PM

Joe, sort this out. I hate threads that ask for a list of unrelated songs...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: David of the White Rock (etc.)
From: Mo the caller
Date: 07 Nov 23 - 03:58 AM

The David of the White Rock that we sang at school, from the national Song Bool, was completely different from the version above.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: David of the White Rock (etc.)
From: Helen
Date: 07 Nov 23 - 11:12 PM

Another thread with a wide selection of various versions and/or translations of the lyrics of:

David of The White Rock

Jim Dixon's post on 29 Jan 20 - 09:01 AM is the lyrics we sang at school using the Sing Care Away Book One published by Novello, which has some lovely arrangements of melodies and harmonies or counter melodies.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: David of the White Rock (etc.)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Nov 23 - 06:33 PM

Joe, sort this out. I hate threads that ask for a list of unrelated songs...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: David of the White Rock (etc.)
From: Helen
Date: 07 Nov 23 - 11:12 PM

Another thread with a wide selection of various versions and/or translations of the lyrics of:

David of The White Rock

Jim Dixon's post on 29 Jan 20 - 09:01 AM is the lyrics we sang at school using the Sing Care Away Book One published by Novello, which has some lovely arrangements of melodies and harmonies or counter melodies.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: David of the White Rock (etc.)
From: Mo the caller
Date: 07 Nov 23 - 03:58 AM

The David of the White Rock that we sang at school, from the national Song Bool, was completely different from the version above.


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