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Lyr Req: Avondale (Behan)

20 Nov 04 - 07:24 PM (#1334041)
Subject: Lyr Req: Sweet Avendale
From: GUEST,Celi

Hello,
I am searching for the lyrics from a song called "Sweet Avendale" performed by the Wolftones. I could not find it trying google and the search function, perhaps some of you can help me?
Chords or Tab would be perfect, but the only lyrics will be googd at all.

Thanks, Celi


20 Nov 04 - 07:31 PM (#1334049)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Avendale
From: MartinRyan

"Avondale", written by Dominic Behan, using, curiously enough, a beautiful tune, used earlier for "The Orange Maid of SLigo". A search on Avondale shoujd turn it up for you.

Regards


20 Nov 04 - 07:32 PM (#1334050)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Avendale
From: The Borchester Echo

Do you mean Dominic Behan's Avondale? It's in the DT here.


20 Nov 04 - 07:35 PM (#1334052)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Avendale
From: Padre

Or perhaps, 'Sweet Rose of Allendale' also in the DT?


20 Nov 04 - 07:41 PM (#1334058)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Avendale
From: MartinRyan

Peter

Not from the Wolfe Tones!

Regards


20 Nov 04 - 07:43 PM (#1334063)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Avendale
From: GUEST

Thank you all, thats exactly what I am searching for!


Greetings, Celi


20 Nov 04 - 07:46 PM (#1334067)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Avendale
From: GUEST,Celi

@ Martin Ryan:
I am sorry if that is wrong, but that was what said to me by request in an other Community.

Greetings, Celi


20 Nov 04 - 07:49 PM (#1334071)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Avendale
From: MartinRyan

No problem - you should see my atempts at spelling non-Irish placenames!

Regards


20 Nov 04 - 08:07 PM (#1334083)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Avendale
From: Peace

They have spellings?


21 Nov 04 - 05:52 AM (#1334290)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Avendale
From: Big Tim

Just last week Mrs. Dominic Behan told that "Avondale" was her favourite song written by Dominic.


21 Nov 04 - 05:40 PM (#1334694)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Avendale
From: Susanne (skw)

John, are you going to tell us more, or will it be in your next book? :-)


22 Nov 04 - 08:30 AM (#1335200)
Subject: Tune Add: AVONDALE
From: John in Brisbane

As originally requested, The chords for the song are embedded in the ABC notation below enclosed in " ".

X:1
T:Avondale
M:3/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=100
K:D
A,2 |"D"D D D3 F |A F D3 F |
w: Oh, have you been to A-von-dale, or
"Em"G F E3 D |"A"C E A,3 A, |
w: lin-ger'd in her love-ly vale, Where
"D"D "G"F G2 F G |"D"A F D3 A |
w: tall trees whis-per all low the tale Of
"Em"G E "A"C3 A, |("G"B, D) "D"D4 |
w: A-von-dale's proud ea-_ gle?

I extracted the ABC notation direct from the downloadable version of Digital Tradition, but changed the 4th last chord from E to Em after a two second look at the G natural and E notes that need to match the chord.

Regards, John


25 Nov 04 - 11:02 AM (#1338823)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Avondale
From: Kevin Sheils

There is another song on subject of Parnell called the "Blackbird of Sweet Avondale" sung by Geordie Hanna on a Topic CD Celtic Voices, although there he's listed as George whereas I usually see him listed as Geordie.

It's based, I beieve on a Jacobite song The Royal Blackbird but with Parnell symbolised as The Blackbird rather than James Stewart


25 Nov 04 - 11:07 AM (#1338829)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Avondale
From: MartinRyan

Kevin

It's in this thread

Regards


25 Nov 04 - 11:23 AM (#1338856)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Avondale
From: Kevin Sheils

Ta Martin

A fine song, I played that recording by Geordie on my Resonance show last November.


25 Nov 04 - 03:19 PM (#1339046)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Avondale
From: Mark Cohen

I believe the words in the DT should be

Where tall trees whisper low the tale

and

Where fame and ancient glory fade

This is based on my memory of the Mick Moloney recording, so those may be wrong, and there may be other errors I've missed.

Aloha,
Mark


25 Nov 04 - 06:35 PM (#1339196)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Avondale
From: MARINER

I think you're correct Mark,they are also the words used by Al O'Donnell on his excellent recording of the song.