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Lyr Req: Ballad of the Lady Jane (Tommy Makem)

GUEST,Brighid 16 Jun 06 - 11:02 AM
Peace 16 Jun 06 - 11:16 AM
GUEST,Brighid 16 Jun 06 - 11:47 AM
Peace 16 Jun 06 - 01:41 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Tommy Makem - Ballad of the Lady Jane
From: GUEST,Brighid
Date: 16 Jun 06 - 11:02 AM

I have been searching high and low for the lyrics to "The Ballad of the Lady Jane" from Tommy Makem's Lonesome Waters CD. I love this song and have since the first time I heard it. But, there are some parts of the lyrics that I just cannot make out from the recording, and I am curious to know what it says.
I have searched the internet and everywhere else I can think of and have had no luck finding these lyrics.
I am hoping someone here will be able to help me! Thanks in advance to anyone who is willing/able to help!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tommy Makem - Ballad of the Lady Jane
From: Peace
Date: 16 Jun 06 - 11:16 AM

If there is someway you could post an mp3, we'll help ya figure it out. Howzat?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tommy Makem - Ballad of the Lady Jane
From: GUEST,Brighid
Date: 16 Jun 06 - 11:47 AM

That would be fantastic!! Unfortunately I am currently at work and cannot post the mp3 from here. Soooo, unless there's somebody else out there who has it and is willing to post it, it'll be several hours before I can do so.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tommy Makem - Ballad of the Lady Jane
From: Peace
Date: 16 Jun 06 - 01:41 PM

Several hours is fine. If you have any of the lyrics, please post whatcha got and we could give it a try from there.

I wish I could clain credit for the mp3 idea, but it was ClaireBear on another thread--I think. People love puzzles, and this IS one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tommy Makem - Ballad of the Lady Jane
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Jun 06 - 10:57 AM

According to the discography at Tommy Makem's website it's actually called "The Ballad of the Lady Jane." I have either an LP or a cassette of it somewhere (all I can find right now is a copy on a cassette), assuming it didn't get lost in moving, and the lyrics are supposed to be with the recording.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tommy Makem - Ballad of the Lady Jane
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Jun 06 - 10:58 PM

Here's an excerpt transcribed from a sound sample:

BALLAD OF THE LADY JANE
J. B. Goodenough, Tommy Makem

...Jane
She went down in a gale with her captain and her crew,
But the devil brought her up again and set her straight and true.
Lady Jane!
He gathered up her men and he stood them in a line.
Said, "Every man of you is dead but every man is mine...."

[Recorded by Tommy Makem on "Lonesome Waters," Shanachie LP, CD, or Cassette #25011, 1990.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tommy Makem - Ballad of the Lady Jane
From: EBarnacle
Date: 21 Jun 06 - 04:40 PM

So, how's the rest of it go?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of the Lady Jane (Tommy Makem)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Mar 07 - 11:10 PM

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Subject: Lyr Add: THE BALLAD OF THE LADY JANE (Tommy Makem)
From: GUEST,Lyric ADD
Date: 05 Dec 09 - 11:22 PM

Use a google of

Ballad of the Lady Jane, The | Tuatha de Bhriain

NO quotation marks.

Ballad of the Lady Jane, The
Submitted by Comyn on Sun, 03/09/2008 - 3:50pm.
capo 2

There [Am] was a bonny ship and she sailed the Spanish [Em] Main
and the [Am] name that they called her by it was the Lady [Em] Jane
but she [Am] went down in a [Em] Gale with her [Am] captain and her [Em] crew
but the [Am] devil brought her up again and set her straight and [Em] true
Lady Jane

He gathered up her men and he stood them in a line
saying "Every man of you is dead, but every man is mine.
For I'm taking me a ship, for to sail the seven seas
I'm taking me a crew for to sail her where I please"
Lady Jane

and from underneath his arm he took his fiddle and his bow
and he struck a note of fire and the Jane began to glow
set your faces to the stormy seas, and bid the land farewell
the Lady Jane has set her sail and set 'em straight for hell
Lady Jane

(fiddle solo)

I'll make your daughters weep 'fore the turning of the tide
I'll make orphans of your sons and widows of your brides
and for a hundred years my boys, I'll wait for your return
and for a hundred years my boys, the Lady Jane will burn
Lady Jane

So the Lady Jane she rolled for a hundred years of more
and we heard her men lamenting as we stood upon the shore
saying "Lucky were the landsmen, but luckier were we
when we lay with the fishes at the bottom of the sea"
Lady Jane

They say you still can see her, if you pass her in the night
Her decks are all on fire, and her sails are turning bright
You can hear the fiddle playing, you can hear the sailors cry
You can hear the devil laughing as the Lady Jane goes by
Lady Jane

Upon Lady Jane will you never come again
with your captain and your crew and all your merry men
or will you sail forever far beyond this side of land
where dead men ride the rigging and the devil's in command
Lady Jane

by Tommy Makem, from his Lonesome Waters album




I used a google of

"But the devil brought her up again and set her straight and true"

It's presently the second site on that page that comes up.

    Don't worry about posting the blank LYR ADD messages. I'll change the message title when I format the lyrics for harvesting.
    -Joe Offer-


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