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Lyr Add: Misty Foggy Dew (from The Wolfe Tones)

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Morgan La Fay 11 Mar 06 - 03:15 AM
GUEST,J C 11 Mar 06 - 04:01 AM
Morgan La Fay 11 Mar 06 - 11:35 AM
GUEST,Sean to the O'C 23 Jun 11 - 06:43 PM
GUEST,Teaganitus 08 Dec 17 - 01:30 PM
Jim Carroll 09 Dec 17 - 02:52 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: MISTY FOGGY DEW (from The Wolfe Tones)
From: Morgan La Fay
Date: 11 Mar 06 - 03:15 AM

Hi, guys! Maybe, somebody can help me. I can't find the lyrics to the song 'Misty Foggy Dew" sung by the Wolfe Tones. Here's what I can hear, but there are some blanks in it. if you can fill them do, please.

MISTY FOGGY DEW

Oh, come on you young and fair
And all [who?] are in love
I'll tell to you the many joys of love.
From your first to your last
Love is [bitter?] sweet and sad,
Love is gentle, love is strong and love is kind.

Chorus:

As we ramble by day
Through this lonely life we stray
It's sweeter to have [love? Loved?] along the way.
Like the dew upon the rose
Or the fairy wind that blows
As we wander through life's Misty foggy dew.

Like the stream that's washing wild,
or the mischief of the child,
or the gentle river slowly passing by.
Love is deeper than the seas
And is taller than the trees
And brighter than the stars up in the sky.

Sometimes love I have won
And sometimes I have lost,
But for better to have loved than not at all.
There's love that can be [false?],
That goes [???] at your heart
Oh, to love that is sweeter than the rose.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Misty Foggy Dew
From: GUEST,J C
Date: 11 Mar 06 - 04:01 AM

I thought the Wolfe Tones had been decommissioned!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Misty Foggy Dew
From: Morgan La Fay
Date: 11 Mar 06 - 11:35 AM

Anyway, the song is wonderful!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Misty Foggy Dew (from The Wolfe Tones)
From: GUEST,Sean to the O'C
Date: 23 Jun 11 - 06:43 PM

I sing this song to my children every night, good Morgan...

The corrections are bellow in ALL CAPITAL letters. ;) Enjoy!!! -Sean

MISTY FOGGY DEW

Oh, come on you young and fair
And THOSE WHO are in love
I'll tell to you the many joys of love.
From your first to your last
Love is BITTER, sweet and sad,
Love is gentle, love is strong, and love is kind.

Chorus:

As we ramble by day
Through this lonely life we stray
It's sweeter to have LOVED along the way.
Like the dew upon the rose
Or the fairy wind that blows
As we wander through life's Misty foggy dew.

Like the stream that's RUSHing wild,
or the mischief of the child,
or the gentle river slowly passing by.
Love is deeper than the seas
And is taller than the trees
And brighter than the stars up in the sky.

CHORUS

Sometimes love I have won
And sometimes I have lost,
But FAR better to have loved than not at all.
There's A love that can be FALSE,
That goes GNAWING at your heart
OR TRUE love that is sweeter than the rose.

CHORUS

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Misty Foggy Dew (from The Wolfe Tones)
From: GUEST,Teaganitus
Date: 08 Dec 17 - 01:30 PM

Here's what I hear...

MISTY FOGGY DEW – The Wolfe Tones

Oh, come all you young and fair
And those who are in love
I'll tell to you the many joys of love.
From your first to your last
Love is bitter, sweet and sad,
Love is gentle, love is strong and love is kind.

Chorus:
As we ramble by day
Through this lonely life we stray
It's sweeter to have loved along the way.
Like the dew upon the rose
Or the fairy wind that blows
As we wander through life's Misty foggy dew.

Like the stream that's rushing wild,
or the mischief of the child,
or the gentle river slowly passing by.
Love is deeper than the seas
And is taller than the trees
And brighter than the stars up in the sky.

Sometimes love I have won
And sometimes I have lost,
But far better to have loved than not at all.
There's a love that can be false,
That goes gnawing at your heart
Or true love that is sweeter than the rose.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Misty Foggy Dew (from The Wolfe Tones)
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 09 Dec 17 - 02:52 PM

Another one for anybody interested
IT CAN BE HEARD HERE
Jim Carroll

Martin Junior Crehan
Bonavilla, Mullagh
Recorded in the singer’s home, September 1992
Carroll Mackenzie Collection

Oh, the sun shone on high, when I bade my love good bye,
As she went forth in exile to a far-off land.
And I smiled for her sake, though my heart fit to break
Sank in dark, doom despair as I clasped her hand.
Then I sighed for the rain, against the window pane,
And the cold dark blast of the wintry wind.
Through the long silent years of my hopes and my fears,
For the blue sky would bring my sad grief to mind.

But when twilight falls, oft’ I’d dream that she calls,
And the rich, soft music of the voice I love
Makes the dusk grow bright, and the dark haze night
Glow with heavenly light like the stars above.

And when I wandered through, the dimmed foggy dew
That falls o’er the hills when the sunbeams wane.
Sure I know that at last, when the mists are all past,
That we’ll meet to be parted ne’er again.

Conversation between Junior Crehan, Pat Macklenzie and Jim Carroll:
Before the song:
Pat: You mentioned ‘The Foggy Dew’ the other night. Do you have it all?
Junior: I haven’t the one about Dublin, but I have a small, shorter ‘Foggy Dew’.
After the song:
Jim: Lovely. Where did you have that from?
Junior: Oh, I heard that and I going to school.
Jim: I never heard that.
Junior: Didn’t you? It’s called ‘The Foggy Dew’ but there’s another one:
High over Dublin Town, they hung out the flag of war,
Better to die ‘neath an Irish sky than at Suvla or Sud-El-Bar.

“This song was written by Alfred Percival Graves and published in ‘Irish Songs and Ballads’ in 1880. Junior says he learned it when he was at school. It has nothing whatever to do with the erotic English song of the same name nor the Irish song celebrating Easter Week 1916. It is highly likely that the attributed author of the Easter Week ‘Foggy Dew’, Canon Charles O'Neill (1887-1963), borrowed ‘Graves’ evocative title as a ‘calm before the storm’ scene-setter. The English title is said to be a corruption of ‘bugaboo’, the old term for the ghost that the gullible young woman is invited to hide from, under the young man’s blankets.”
Jim Carroll


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