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Lyr Req: As I Roved Out

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Subject: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: GUEST,Pól de Briun
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 06:13 PM

I am a searching for the original lyrics of 'As I Roved Out', as sung by the late Paddy Tunney. I have the truncated Planxty version, which I believe to be an inferior version. I heard it sung by Paddy Tunney once, many years ago. Unfortunately I didn't obtain the words back then. Any ideas, anyone?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: Peace
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 06:25 PM

I have never heard the Tunney version. However, a Google of

"As I roved out", lyrics

will take you to many from which you might choose.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: GEST
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 08:34 PM

Does this help?
http://www.wtv-zone.com/phyrst/audio/nfld/05/roved.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: Alice
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 08:56 PM

AS I ROVED OUT (2)

You get the version above if you search the lyrics database on mudcat (DT) on "Tunney". It claims Planxty learned the version from Paddy Tunney. I'm sure our experts will weigh in on that.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 10:20 PM

Not a "claim", but a statement of fact, quoted from Planxty's sleeve notes; though whether they learned it directly from Paddy or from print or a record is not specified. Paddy himself called it 'The False Bride'.

See several past discussions here for more details; they can be found via the onsite search engine ("lyrics and knowledge search"; you'll find it at the top of every page). I doubt if there is much to say that has not already been said, but I'll just add that the verse omitted in the Planxty arrangement can be seen at Nathan Rose's website:  http://www.villasubrosa.com/Nathan/texts/tunneytext.html. Scroll down to 'The False Bride'. This is Nathan's transcription of a recording he made of Paddy; note the copyright statement at http://www.villasubrosa.com/Nathan/watson.html, and please don't copy-and-paste the text here.

"GEST" links to a completely unrelated song that he happens to have on his own website. It shares a notional title (in that form), but that is all. There are a great many songs that begin 'As I roved out', just as there are a great many stories that begin 'Once upon a time'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: MartinRyan
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 03:27 AM

The version Malcolm links to above matches that in Tunney's book "The Stone Fiddle".

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 05:14 AM

It is included on the double cassette of the Tunney family 'Where Linnets Sing' as 'As I Roved Out' sung beautifully by daughter Maura. Paddy's note also refers to it as 'The Deluded Lover'.

Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: GUEST,Darowyn
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 07:13 AM

This will be no help at all, but in the days when I was rapidly losing patience with a very dirgy traditional folk club, I used to start a song like this:-
As I walked out on a bright may morning,
To view old Nashville both high and low
Who should I spy but Miss Dolly Parton
As she walked out on Musicians' Row.

I took off my hat and I did salute her
I did salute her most courteously.
When she turnd around , the tears fell from her
And this is the song he sang to me.

Then I'd sing "Jolene".
It amused me anyway!
Cheers
Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 02:39 PM

As I roved out on a bright May morning,
To view the meadows and flowers gay,
Whom should I spy but my own true lover
As she sat under a willow tree.

I took off my hat and I did salute her
I did salute her courageously
When she turned around and the tears fell from her saying:
"False young man you have deluded me."

"For to delude you, how can that be my love
It's from your body I am quite free.
I'm as free from you as the child unborn is and
So are you too, dear Jane, from me."

"Three-diamond ring sure I own I gave you
Three-diamond ring to wear on your right hand."
"But the vows you made love, you went and broke them and
Married the lassie who had the land."

"If I married the lassie who had the land, my love,
It's that I'll rue till the day I die.
Where misfortune falls sure no one can shun it
I Was blindfolded I'll never deny."

Now at night when I go to my bed of slumber
The thoughts of my truelove run on my mind.
When I turn around to embrace my darling
In¬stead of gold sure it's brass I £md.

And I wish the queen would call home her armies
From the West Indies, America and Spain,
And every man to his wedded woman in
Hopes that you and I would meet again.

Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 06:58 PM

In 1952, we visited Sarah Makem (Tommy's mother) in Keady, County Armagh and she made a wonderful ceilidh for us that evening. Here are her words to the song (that was later used as a theme song for and BBC series on folk music):

As I roved out on a May morning,
On a May morning right early
I met me love upon the way,
Oh Lord, but she was early

And she sang,
Lilt-a-doodle, lilt-a-doodle,
Lilt-a-doodle-day
And she hay-de-lon-de day,
And she hay-de-lon-de day
And she-lon-de.

Her boots was black and her stockings white,
And her buckles shone like silver
She had a dark and a rollin eye,
And her earrings tipped her shoulder.

And she sang, (etc.)

Sarah had no more verses- or I never heard her sing any more. Tommy often sings this song in his performances. Beautiful...   JR


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: Declan
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 08:21 PM

I once heard Paddy Tunney complaining that Planxty had quoted him as a source for a song, but that he had never p


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: Declan
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 08:25 PM

Sorry The computer clicked itself there.

Anyway I once heard Paddy Tunney complaining that Planxty had quoted him as the source for a song, but that he had never provided it to them, so it must have been learned indirectly. He was not overly impressed with the Planxty version.

I'm fairly sure that he was talking about "The Green Fields of Canada" rather than "As I roved out", whatever the source, I've always loved Andy Irvine's version of As I roved out from the Planxty recording.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: GUEST,memyself
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 08:25 PM

Qick, someone go see if Declan is okay - or maybe he just passed out on the keyboard again -


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: GUEST,memyself
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 08:40 PM

hey - I posted my wisecrack before Declan's second post got in - reverse previous two posts for full effect. or better yet, delete my posts if you have the power!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: As I Roved Out
From: Declan
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 07:43 PM

Memyself, I'm fine thanks.

How is I keeping these days?


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