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Vinland Lyr Req: Pat Murphy's Meadow (J. M. Devine) (10) Lyr Add: PAT MURPHY'S MEADOW (J. M. Devine) 29 Dec 00


Here's "PAT MURPHY'S MEADOW" once again, with slight corrections. This version is from the family of J. M. Devine. By the way, there's a beautiful piano/vocal/guitar arrangement by his grand niece, Anne Devine, in "Catch Ahold This One" (a Newfoundland folksong anthology published by Vinland Music). Contact me if you would like more info on obtaining the music.

Best wishes,
Eric

1.
The Autumn days are here again, the night wind's chilly blow;
The woodland's turned to golden hue, and the harvest moon's aglow.
I dream again of days long past to come no more, I know,
When I mowed Pat Murphy's meadow in the sunny long-ago.

2.
I see the blue of ocean, the distant sail afar,
As the maiden in the meadow strikes up "Dark Lough na Gar".
There was music soft and tender in the winds that whispered low,
As I mowed Pat Murphy's meadow in the sunny long-ago.

3.
Where are the boys and girls all, who danced the gay quadrille,
And the singer warbling sweetly, "The Burning Granite Mill";
To hear again at sunset, "Where Sweet Afton Waters Flow",
When I mowed Pat Murphy's meadow in the sunny long-ago.

4.
Those days are but a mem'ry, like the snows of yesteryear,
And when evening shades are falling, all alone I shed a tear,
On my cheek I feel the soft touch of winds that whispered low,
When I mowed Pat Murphy's meadow in the sunny long-ago.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 23-Jul-02.
----- Anne is the author's granddaughter. See below.-------


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