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Lyr Req: several songs by The Fureys

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Subject: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Connor
Date: 29 Sep 98 - 12:50 PM

I was after the words tae 'Tara hill', 'It's so good tae see you', 'The 12th of never' and 'If I don't send ye flowers'. Thanking ye in advance. My regards tae Mick and Alison who have been sae helpful with my previous requests fae song lyrics. Thought I'd re submit this thread and this time spell the bands name correctly!!! By the way Alison, it was very scary tae hear ye tell that an Osmond sang The 12th of Never. How's a man mean't tae sleep at night after such disquieting news lass?


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE TWELFTH OF NEVER^^
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Sep 98 - 01:57 PM

The Twelfth Of Never
Paul Francis Webster (words) Jerry Livingston (music)
Copyright, 1956, Frank Music Corp.


You ask how much I need you
Must I explain
I need you, oh, my darling
Like roses need rain
You ask how long I'll love you
I'll tell you true
Until the twelfth of never
I'll still be loving you

Hold me close
Never let me go
Hold me close
Melt my heart like April snow

I'll love you till the bluebells forget to bloom
I'll love you till the clover has lost its perfume
I'll love you till the poets run out of rhyme
Until the twelfth of never
And that's a long, long time

Until the twelfth of never
And that's a long, long time

This is the pop version of the song, the version recorded by Johnny Mathis that most of us may be familiar with. My understanding is that this song is much older than 1956. Anybody have the whole story, and the traditional lyrics - or is this the one and only version?


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Sep 98 - 02:02 PM

Here's Alison's message from the previous thread. I'll delete that thread to avoid confusion. -Joe Offer-

Hi Connor,

The only one I've heard of is "twelfth of never", (I know it's an old song.... but I remember it covered by Donny Osmond in the 70's..... now there's a scary thought.)

I can't remember all of it but I'm sure you'll find it at the International Lyrics Server. (There's probably a link to it from the "links" thingy at the top of the page.)

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Barry Finn
Date: 29 Sep 98 - 02:48 PM

Joe, about two months ago one of the regulars at the Boston Singers Circle sang a song of fair age, I believe it's from the Donegal area (only because it seems all he ever sings are versions local to where he's from), the air for the verses was very close to the "12th of Never" that I remember Johnny Mathis singing, the words also had a slight leaning towards Scottish, which I guess you could expect in some of the northern songs, but it now seems odd to find these flowers in the "12th of Never", unless the above is from that area of the world. Anyway if Connie's there tonight, I'll ask him to sing it & for any info. Barry


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 29 Sep 98 - 06:58 PM

G'day all,

The 'Twelfth of Never' is a pop re-working of the 'Riddle Song' (or maybe vice versa) that was popular in the 60s folk revival (I seem to remember PP&M singing it).

As I understand it, this was in turn a re-working of a much older question and answer song (possibly "Captain Wedderburn's Courtship").

Regards,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 29 Sep 98 - 07:17 PM

G'day again,

On reflection, "re-working" is not quite the word for Twelfth of Never ... possibly something more like "rip-off of the old folk tune" is more accurate.

The Riddle Song, with the same tune is, of course, the one starting:
I gave my love a cherry, that had no stone,
I gave my love a chicken, that had no bone,
I gave my love a story, that had no end,
I gave my love a baby, with no cryin'

I presume the tune is related to the older song, but my references are all elsewhere. Regards, Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: alison
Date: 29 Sep 98 - 07:56 PM

Hi Joe,

The very mention of Johnny Mathis makes me squirm I'm afraid...... sorry all of you fans out there... I did like him at one time.

I was working as a midwife in Belfast and was left to look after a girl in labour. She had decided that her baby was going to arrive into the world to "When a child is born" by Johnny Mathis...... so she had made a tape.... a contiuous loop of this song.

Thankfully she got fed up with it too after the first hour or so of listening to it. Still makes me cringe...

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Big Mick
Date: 30 Sep 98 - 09:00 AM

Listen, Joe. First you introduce Perry Como to the 'Cat, now Johnny Mathis. And what do you get? Flirted with by the better half of Mudcat. That does it!!!! I am changing my musical style, throwing out my entire repertoire and learning every song these two have ever done. *****GRIN******

Mick


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: alison
Date: 30 Sep 98 - 09:10 AM

Aww Mick,

We love you too. And let's face it Harpgirl has got the hold of Joe, so he might not be as available as he once was.

slainte (& a big hug *grin*)

alison


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Barbara
Date: 30 Sep 98 - 12:37 PM

To further muddy the already dirty water here, Ilearned the 12th of Never from the singing of - cringe - Andy Williams back in the late fifties/early sixties. I think it's on his album with Danny Boy.
And I'm sure there's enough of all of us to go around out here in the ether.
Blessings
Barbara


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: alison
Date: 30 Sep 98 - 08:42 PM

Hi,

We used to get the Andy Williams show every Saturday night, along with the Val Doonican show.

Scary thought eh?!!?

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Big Mick
Date: 01 Oct 98 - 12:51 AM

Geez, alison, I'm blushing all over. I had no idea the power of this music combined with a little whining. I wish I had learned this 25 years ago.

AND I SAY TO MYSELF, IT'S WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL, OH SO WONDERFUL MY LOVE, OOOOH - OOOOOH

Is the mike on? Is anybody listening? Alison, how about this one?

HOLD ME, HOLD ME, NEVER LET ME GO UNTIL YOU'VE TOLD ME, TOLD ME, WHAT I WANT TO KNOW AND THEN JUST HOLD ME, HOLD ME, MAKE ME TELL YOU I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU.

Joe, quick, more music by Mathis, Williams, Como, Mel Carter, .... C'mon buddy, I will be forever in your debt!

:-)) :-)) :-)) ((-: ((-: ((-:

Mick


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: alison
Date: 01 Oct 98 - 04:46 AM

Hahaha

Here's one

Wise men say, only fools rush in
(all together now)but I can't help..........

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 01 Oct 98 - 05:30 AM

Hey Mick,
Dunno what it's doing for the girls but it does nothing for me!

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Barbara
Date: 01 Oct 98 - 12:34 PM

Good thing this thread is headed Fureys, and not Mathis, Como, Williams et al, so we can hang out here in obscurity and get maudlin about our lost youth. (it wasn't so great, was it, now really?) Mick and alison, yes of course, I even learned to play some of those from piano arrangements, I loved them so. I also learned "You came, I was alone, I should have known, you were temptation. You smiled, luring me on, my heart was gone, you were temptation and I am yours..."
that and Misty...
I think Joe must be out of town, or at least away from his computer, because he hasn't posted in a couple days. Either that or he took the "Do you ever sleep" thread to heart, cause I can't otherwise imagine him failing to rise to bait like this.(grin)
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Oct 98 - 09:22 PM

Hey, I sure missed out on something when my cookie crumbled. I was off working in the mountains, and then I couldn't get back on Mudcat when I got home. Now I find that Mick is trying to steal Alison away. What kinda friend are you, Mick?
Let be known for once and for all that I don't care for Mathis, Williams, or Como. I like Sinatra and Crosby quite a bit, although I'd have to say my two favorite male singers of the old standards are Johnny Mercer and Willie Nelson. I actually prefer the female vocalists - Dinah Shore, Nancy Wilson, Jo Stafford, Ella Fitzgerald, to name just a few - and especially Peggy Lee.
But Mick, watch your p's and q's.....
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: cONNOR
Date: 03 Oct 98 - 06:53 AM

Speaking of fine aulde singers and crooners, what about such fine talent as Patsy Biscoe and Nana Mouskouri etc. Aye, I ken what ye mean, a difficult name tae spell but such an easy voice tae listen too. I ken that she still fills the lonely hours between night and day!!! Bye the way, I am still after the words tae the other songs I mentioned earlier. Cheers Joe fae the lyrics. Connor.


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: skw@
Date: 03 Oct 98 - 09:57 AM

Connor, the rest of your requests seems to have got lost in the scramble for 'Twelfth of Never'. 'Good Tae See You' - is that the Allan Taylor song with this chorus:

It's good to see you, so good to see you
Oh how I miss you when I am gone
I've crossed the ocean, travelled through many lands
It's good to see you, to be in your home

If so, I'll send the rest of the words on Monday. - Susanne


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Connor
Date: 04 Oct 98 - 12:20 AM

Dear Susanne, aye those are indeed the words tae the song I was searching fae. Cheers. Connor


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From:
Date: 04 Oct 98 - 07:42 AM

hi,

Haven't been able to get here for a few days. And now I'm back I find Joe fighting for my honour...... (some would say "you're wasting your time!")

(Thanks for the tip Joe, I'm here using Netscape......)

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Harry
Date: 04 Oct 98 - 07:43 PM

Strange days we live in


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Big Mick
Date: 05 Oct 98 - 10:04 PM

Awright, ya black hearted blaggard. I have just now been able to get back into the dear 'aul 'Cat. I believe you messed me up so's you could have your way with the fair Alison, and no competition. And me being of Galway stock and all. And talk about cold blooded cruelty. I could view the threads through the forum search but couldn't post to them. But thanks to the Mudcat Gods (Max, Dick, Susan) I am back to bring goodness and light once more to this thread, and to contest for the cyber hand and hugs of the fair colleen of the North, Alison.

Good Lord, it's grand to be back.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: alison
Date: 06 Oct 98 - 12:10 AM

Hi Mick,

Welcome back. I missed you.......

(Having said that I missed everyone else too....)

You were right, Joe is going to have to smarten himself up, I need a man who washes his t-shirt every-so-often.

Nice to get back on line again.

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Oct 98 - 01:25 AM

...What if I said I was looking for a woman to wash my t-shirts every-so-often?
That would go over like a lead balloon around here, so forget I even thought of saying it.
Aw, I don't know if it's worth it. I guess I'm gonna lose out to Mick. He can turn on that imitation brogue of his, and even the Irish women swoon.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Phil
Date: 06 Oct 98 - 02:58 AM

Jeez turn it up


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOOD TO SEE YOU^^ (Fureys recording)
From: skw@
Date: 06 Oct 98 - 05:01 AM

Connor, here's the song you wanted:


GOOD TO SEE YOU

It's good to see you, so good to see you
Oh how I've missed you since I've been gone
'Cause I've crossed the oceans, travelled through many lands
And it's good to see you, to be in your home

There is something in me that needs to wander
There is many a land I have to see
When I'm far away in a land of strangers
I know my good friends think on me

When a man is down, down on his fortune
He stands alone, sometimes alone
He looks around him, looking for an open hand
Sometimes there's one, sometimes there's some

Oh it's a wonder when it comes to friendship
No matter how far away, no matter how long
There's a constant thread that's never broken
It ties me to my friends and home

[1994:] I taught this song to Alex Campbell not long after I'd written it. He sang it all around Denmark, and I got invited over because of that. The only thing was, when I tried to sing this song people told me, "You can't sing that, it's Alex Campbell's song". "But I wrote it!" "It's still Alex Campbell's song." (Allan Taylor, intro Tonder Folk Festival)

[1997:] I wrote this song in 1977, on the beautiful island of St. Thomas, one of the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. I had just come through the toughest part of my life; my performing career had almost ended due to the damage on my vocal chords caused through overwork, but a period of silence (no talking or whispering for three months) allowed the chords to heal. Then I had to start on the long and difficult process of learning to sing and talk without doing the same damage again [...]. My time in St. Thomas was to be a recuperation period, a time when I could forget all the problems of the recent past and concentrate on getting fit again for performing. And it worked. I came to make some major decisions about my future [...]. Extreme times make one assess one's life and values. I began to realise what was important and what could be discarded. Success is a relative concept - it depends on one's criteria. Establishing the criteria is the difficult part, and this is often influenced by extreme experiences. I began to realise the value of friends and how I wished some of them could be with me to share the island. It was in this mood that the song began to develop. My ex-wife Kathy, more in this than any other song I have written was a great help offering rhymes and ideas as I tried to form the song.
Of all the songs I have written, this has been the most recorded by other performers, of quite diverse styles. It has been recorded as a Country Song (Don Williams), as an M.O.R. song (Nana Mouskouri) and as a soft Rock song (Frankie Miller), apart from the many versions by folk music performers. My favourite version is by Alex Campbell, who had a minor hit with it in Denmark. I had taught him the song backstage at the Norwich Folk Festival, around 1978 and he had taken it and made it his own. In fact when I first went to Denmark and sang the song many people would tell me that I shouldn't sing it as it was Alex's song! He knew how to sing the song because he had lived it, and as far as I know it was the last song he ever sang in public.
Note: When Alex Campbell recorded the song he changed the last line of the second verse to: "Sometimes there's one, oftimes there's none," which I think is a better line than the one I wrote.
When Frankie Miller recorded the song he changed the last line of the chorus to: "It's good to see you, to be in your arms". (Taylor, Songbook - Well worth getting if you like his songs!)
Susanne


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: alison
Date: 07 Oct 98 - 04:28 AM

Hi Joe,

Forget about the T-shirt..... Can you cook?

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Graeme
Date: 07 Oct 98 - 05:46 AM

While we're on thei (seemingly neverending) subject - can anyone give me the lyrics to "Steal Away?"

Thanks in advance.......


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: alison
Date: 07 Oct 98 - 08:53 AM

Hi Graeme,

if you're looking for a specific song it's best to got to the top left of the main page and click on "create a new thread", then follow the instructions. Otherwise your request gets lost in amongst stuff like this. I'll do it for you now.

Slainte

alison


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Subject: Lyr Add: STEAL AWAY (Phil Coulter)^^
From: Big Mick
Date: 07 Oct 98 - 09:21 AM

Joe, you rascal. While it is true that I am American, born and bread, I was raised in Parnell, Michigan, around more people that spoke with a brogue than those that didn't. If my brogue is imitation, it's because it is what I was raised with.

Alison, not only do I cook (I can make pratai taste like lobster), I wash windows, fight like a maniac, change diapers, sing like one of His own choir, wash, dry and fold the laundry, and tip a jar of Uncle Arthur's with the best of them. Then after lunch........:-)>

Graeme, Here are the lyrics to "Steal Away". The song was written by Phil Coulter about a dream that he had as a child stealing away in the middle of the night. (source: The Furey Bros. & Davey Arthur Songbook)

CHORUS:
Steal away, Let's steal away, no reason left to stay.
For me and you, let's start anew, and darling steal away.

Let's steal away and chase our dreams
And hope they'll never find us.
The dreamy days, the empty nights,
We'll leave them all behind us.

CHORUS

We'll leave behind the city streets
The gloom and desolation
The rain, the cold, just growing old
God knows it's a hard old station.

CHORUS

We'll leave behind our memories
and make a new beginning
We have to choose to win or lose
And it's time we started winning.

CHORUS


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: alison
Date: 07 Oct 98 - 08:47 PM

Hi Mick,

You sound too good to be true. all that and a brogue, what more could a girl ask for??!!

Slainte (and another hug for being such a sweetie)

alison


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Oct 98 - 10:18 PM

Gee, I can do all those things Mick claims he can do (all of us Michigan-born folks can do that) - but I speak German, Latin, Greek, English, a bit of Spanish, and HTML - but no brogue.
Darn....
-Joe Offer, foiled again-


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Barbara
Date: 08 Oct 98 - 12:47 AM

Joe foil, offered again....


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: alison
Date: 08 Oct 98 - 01:14 AM

hi joe,

No French? I am partial to a bit of French and Spanish too.

Gave up German as a bad job, all I remember is wo ist die spinne? (Probably not right..... but apt when you live in Oz)

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 08 Oct 98 - 03:01 AM

Where we only have big black hairy ones.


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Oct 98 - 03:09 AM

We have 'em here in Northern California, too. Saw some up in the mountains just last week. Big, hairy ones. Supposedly, they make nice pets.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Big Mick
Date: 08 Oct 98 - 09:28 AM

Well Joe, I don't know. I speak Spanish, some French, a fair amount of Irish, and as a good Catholic boy, I have more than a passing familiarity with Latin. As for "an damha/n alla" (spider), we only have little ones in Michigan, but they have names like "brown recluse" and "black widow". Guess I will leave them alone, if you don't mind.

Alison, thanks for the second hug. But a Saint, I ain't! I spend just a wee bit too much time singing in the Pubs. Must be genetic. As for the rest, just doing what partners should do.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Connor
Date: 08 Oct 98 - 09:49 PM

Tae skw, thanks verra much fae the song lyrics ye ken. Bonza stuff. Cheers, Connor


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Gerald
Date: 15 Oct 98 - 10:48 PM

long live the funnel web...er not too long actually...perhaps not at all.


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Gerald
Date: 19 Oct 98 - 02:00 AM

Song for the fox?


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: GUEST,Helene
Date: 26 Oct 04 - 08:20 PM

Looking for lyrics to "Sweet Sixteen" by Finbar Furey.

Would anyone have them?


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Subject: RE: words tae songs by THE FUREYS
From: Kenny B
Date: 26 Oct 04 - 10:01 PM

Hi Helen
Its here if you click on the blue clicky
"When You were Sweet Sixteen" by James Thornton
Kenny B


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHANAGOLDEN (Sean McCarthy)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 27 Oct 04 - 08:58 AM

Re: 'Twelfth of Never' above, there's this song to the same tune [but not by The Furrys]


SHANAGOLDEN (Sean McCarthy)

The cold winds from the mountains are calling soft to me,
The smell of scented heather brings bitter memories:
A wild and lonely eagle up in the summer sky,
Flies high o'er Shanagolden, where my love Willie lies.

I met him in the winter time when snow was on the ground
The Irish hills were peaceful and love was all around.
Scarcely twenty years old, a young man in his prime.
We were married, darling Willie by the eve of Christmas time.

Do you remember Willie, we walked the moonlit road
I held you in my arms, love, I would never let you go.
Our hands they were entwined, my love, all in the pale moonlight,
By the fields of Shanagolden on a lonely winter's night.

Then came the call to arms, love, the heather was aflame.
Down from the silent mountains, the Saxon strangers came.
I held you in my arms then, my young heart wild with fear,
In the fields by Shanagolden, in the springtime of the year.

You fought them, darling Willie, all through the summer days.
I heard the rifles firing in the mountains far away
I held you in my arms then, your blood ran free and bright,
And you died in Shanagolden, on a lonely summer's night.

But that was long ago, love, now our son grows fine and tall;
The hills they are at peace again: the Saxon strangers gone.
"We'll place a red rose on your grave
By the silvery pale moonlight,
And we'll think of Shanagolden on a lonely winter's night"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: several songs by The Fureys
From: GUEST,dinger
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 05:14 AM

would anyone please have the chords for I will always love you........ it is a beautiful fureys song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: several songs by The Fureys
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 11:56 AM

Dinger: The Fureys recorded I WILL LOVE YOU by Tom Paxton. Is that the song you had in mind?

I see the same song—or nearly the same song—at least they have a lot of lines in common—has been posted under several titles:

EV'RY TIME (WHEN WE ARE GONE) (Tom Paxton) – lyrics and chords
I WILL LOVE YOU (Tom Paxton) – lyrics only.
EVERY TIME (Tom Paxton) – lyrics only.
EV'RY TIME (Tom Paxton) – lyrics and chords.

I would love to know the history of this song. Did Paxton himself change the words (that is, did he record more than one version) or did the Fureys change them? Are all the above transcriptions accurate, and correctly attributed to a particular recording? Or do the lyrics vary only because people posted them using their own faulty memories?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: several songs by The Fureys
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Dec 09 - 01:33 PM

Lyrics/chords reqd - I'll be there - Furey's and Davey Arthur - can't find any reference to this song anywhere using google.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: several songs by The Fureys
From: Jim McLean
Date: 31 Dec 09 - 05:52 PM

I came across a CD by the Fureys which featured a song of mine called 'Hush Hush'. The liner notes said the song was about the English army destroying the Irish population and forcing them to emigrate. The Fureys substituted words in my lyrics to substantiate their point of view whereas the original song was about the Highland Clearances in Scotland where the people were chased out by the landords helped by Scottish agents or factors.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: several songs by The Fureys
From: GUEST,999
Date: 31 Dec 09 - 09:28 PM

Search at YOUTUBE for the following. There's a video there.

The Fureys and Davey Arthur - I'll Be There


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: several songs by The Fureys
From: quokka
Date: 31 Dec 09 - 10:19 PM

Reading the thread above made me remember when I first heard the song 'The Twelfth of Never' - cringe! When I was ten, for my birthday my mother got me a Chipmunk gift (so named for the empty bag Alvin Simon and Theodore got for Dave one year so he could fill it with presents). The album was Cliff Richard's 'Congratulations' featuring among other gems, this song. Did I mention my mother's favourite singer was Cliff Richard? too much information? Anyhoo...
Happy New Year, everyone!

Cheers,

Quokka


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Subject: ADD: Yesterday's People (Fureys recording)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jun 11 - 05:19 PM

I was looking for a recording of "Yesterday's Men, but I found "Yesterday's People." It's a nice song. Who's the songwriter?
YouTube Video.

YESTERDAY'S PEOPLE
Songwriter: ???
Recorded by The Fureys

Words which are wasted, words which are weak -
What do we live for and what do we seek?
Some way to love them, and some way to speak
To yesterday's people with yesterday's dreams.

They've lived in this world for so many years;
They fought in the wars, but still long for peace.
And now they look back on what might have been
For yesterday's people with yesterday's dreams.

    Once my soul it would rise to the sound of love singing,
    But the songs of my childhood have long been forgotten.
    I could dance without tiring from morning till evening,
    But my old heart is wasted, and my body grows feeble.

Once they were young, they too had their dreams
To climb every mountain to see everything;
But now they grow older and colder it seems,
Yesterday's people with yesterday's dreams.

Words, were they wasted? Words, were they weak?
What do we live for and what do we seek?
But some way to love them, and some way to speak
To yesterday's people with yesterday's dreams.


Source: http://www.lyricsvip.com/The-Fureys/Yesterday's-People-Lyrics.html
I compared this transcription with the Furey's recording, and it seems to me the transcription is pretty good. It didn't include the last verse, and I'm not completely sure my transcription of that verse is right.


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