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Lyr Req: Starry Night

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Starry Night
From: GUEST,Hupoudat!
Date: 14 May 12 - 07:47 AM

That song is a very old song. Nan Doran, who is the travelling piper Johnny Dorans daughter remembers hearing it sang to her as a child.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Starry Night
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 05:51 PM

molly baun a stoirin (astoreen)


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Starry Night please
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Aug 04 - 07:15 AM

The title is given as STARRY NIGHT on Davy Spillane's album "A Place among the Stones," and as ONE STARRY NIGHT on Sean Tyrrell's albums "The Best of Seán Tyrrell" (sic) and on the various-artists album "Sound of Stone: Artists for Mullaghmore" (where it is sung by Sean Tyrrell).

On Spillane's album, it is attributed to Davy Spillane and Sean Tyrrell. On "The Best of Seán Tyrrell" it is called "traditional."

John Wright sings STARRY NIGHT on his album "A Few Short Lines" where it is called "traditional."

Several other artists sing songs with similar titles, but I have not verified that any of them are the same song.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Starry Night please
From: GUEST,badger
Date: 24 Aug 04 - 06:01 AM

Thanks to everyone who responded. It's the first time I've used "threads", as I'm a bit of a novice to Mudcat but I'm WELL impressed!!


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Subject: Lyr Add: ONE STARRY NIGHT
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 12:04 PM

In fact here are the words given to me by Dave Fletcher (of Bill Whaley and ....) on the thread I satrted some time ago, together with Dave's comment re it being attributed to Sean:-


"You only have to ask - try magndave@tiscali.co.uk if there's anything you can't decifer

One starry night as I lay sleeping
One starry night as I lay in bed
I dreamed I heared wagon wheels a-creakin
When I awoke my own love had fled

And it's many a mile with you I've travelled
Many's the hour love with you I've spent
I dreamed you were my love for ever
But now I find love that you were only lent

I'll search the highways and I'll search the byways
I'll search the boureens the camping places too
I will enquire of all our people
Have they tide or tidings or a sight of you

Oft times I'm drunk tonight I'm sober
A constant rover from town to town
And when I'm dead and my travelling's over
Molly Bawn a-storeean come lay me down

That's what I sing anyway but if you go back to the original you
may find that Sean sings slightly different words - he tells me that although it is credited to him it is in fact a traditional traveller's song"

That's Dave's post - sorry, don't know how to italicise or embolden in Mudcat.
SJ :0)


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Starry Night please
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 11:57 AM

Moleskin Joe, no - I believe Sean Tyrrell acknowledges it as a Traveller's song and is somewhat embarrassed by the myth that he wrote it. I also heard that Davy Spillane was credited with having written a tune for it. No doubt someone will correct me if I'm wrong?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Starry Night please
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 07:58 AM

Liam Weldon - 'A collector too, he is noted by Tom Munnelly of the UCD Dept. of Folklore as "the only urban-based singer with a genuine interest in the lives and song of the Travellers".'


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Starry Night please
From: GUEST,Moleskin Joe
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 07:13 AM

Are Davy Spillane and Sean Tyrrell claiming credit for a song which Liam Weldon learned from some travellers in the early sixties?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Starry Night please
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 21 Aug 04 - 02:54 PM

Guest vickikel, you only had to read the original post to realise that Guest, badger wasn't/isn't looking for Don McLean's song.
I think that red-herring had been introduced before, on one of the other threads I listed....


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Starry Night please
From: GUEST,vickikel
Date: 20 Aug 04 - 11:42 PM

Or were you looking for Don McLean's "Vincent"? ("Starry, starry night-"


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Subject: RE: Lyrics for Starry Night please
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 20 Aug 04 - 01:21 PM

Try these threads - which you'd find by searching the Digitrad....

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0.8510 - Thread - Message - Lyr Add: ONE STARRY NIGHT (D Spillane & S Tyrrell) - Apr 17 2002 5:44AM -   Gervase
Summary: So, for them as wants 'em, the lyrics are: ONE STARRY NIGHT (Davy Spillane & Sean Tyrrell) One starry night as I lay sleeping, One starry night, as I lay on my bed; I dreamed I heard wagon wheels a-creaking. I'll search the highways and I'll search the byways, I'll search the burreens and camping places too. One starry night as I lay sleeping, One starry night, as I lay on my bed; I dreamed I heard wagon wheels a-creaking.
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0.7967 - Thread - Message - Lyr Add: STARRY NIGHT - Feb 1 2002 5:34AM -   NonMember
Summary: STARRY NIGHT It's many the mile love with you I've travelled Many's the hour with you I've spent I dreamed you were my love forever But now I find love you were only lent One starry night as I lay sleeping One starry night as I lay in bed I dreamed I heard wagon wheels a-creeping When I awoke my own love had fled I've searched the highways likewise the byways I've searched the boreens the camping places too I have enquired ...
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0.7967 - Thread - Message - Lyr Add: STARRY NIGHT (Spillane/Tyrrell) - Jun 14 2001 2:18PM -   NonMember
Summary: Starry Night(Spillane/Tyrrell) one starry night as I lay sleeping one starry night as I laid me down I dreamed I heard wagon wheels a'creaking when I awoke my love had gone I'll search the highways likewise the byways I'll search the boreens the camping places too I will enquire all of our people have they tide or tidings or sign of you for it's many a mile love with you I'ver travelled many's the hour with you I'ver spent I ...
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0.7742 - Thread - Message - One Starry Night - Apr 16 2002 6:54AM -   Gervase
Summary: I'm trying to learn the DAvy Spillane/Sean Tyrrell song "One Starry Night" from the singing of the fabulous Lynne Heraud, but there's one phrase I can't quite make out in the third verse: I'm oft-times drunk; tonight I'm sober, A constant rover from town to town. And when I'm dead and my travelling's over, O Molly Bourne xxx come and lay me down. Anyone help with the missing phrase - which sounds as if it might be Gaelic akin to A Stor ma Chroi, but I can't...



If all else fails, I have the words on file at home, will check later.
M


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Subject: Lyrics for Starry Night please
From: GUEST,badger
Date: 20 Aug 04 - 10:03 AM

as far as I can remember the chorus is
"many's the mile with you I've travelled
many's the hour love, with you I've spent
I thought you were my love for ever
but now I find love, you were only lent"


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