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Lyr Req: New Lyrics Fiddler's Green

24 Feb 08 - 09:51 AM (#2270936)
Subject: Lyr Req: New Lyrics Fiddler's Green
From: GUEST,Shanty Kees

Recently I heard that John Conolly wrote some new lyrics for his Song "Fiddler's Green". This new version is recorded by the duo "Trim Rig and a Doxy" and probably also by John himself. Can anybody help me with the words?

Thanks,

Kees


24 Feb 08 - 10:59 AM (#2270970)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Lyrics Fiddler's Green
From: The Villan

Kees
John has indeed added additional lyrics to fiddlers green and it is on Ranters Wharf CD http://www.chanteycabin.co.uk/John%20Connolly/Connolly.htm
You can buy this excellent CD from that site. I have a copy of Ranters Wharf and it is really worth buying.


24 Feb 08 - 11:24 AM (#2270978)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Lyrics Fiddler's Green
From: dick greenhaus

Or you can buy it from CAMSCO. and help the Mudcat


24 Feb 08 - 10:19 PM (#2271541)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Lyrics Fiddler's Green
From: EBarnacle

Are the words going to be posted?


24 Feb 08 - 11:41 PM (#2271562)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Lyrics Fiddler's Green
From: open mike

Digital Tradition lyrics listed
there is another listing in the D.t. as well as a thread about a parody.


25 Feb 08 - 02:32 AM (#2271605)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Lyrics Fiddler's Green
From: The Villan

Yes and I see as usual that they spell his name wrong. Its John Conolly not John Connolly.


25 Feb 08 - 02:01 PM (#2272034)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Lyrics Fiddler's Green
From: EBarnacle

I know the traditional lyrics. I was asking about his revision.


25 Feb 08 - 02:05 PM (#2272041)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Lyrics Fiddler's Green
From: GUEST,Doxy

Hi guy's

John was kind enough to suggest we sing his new version and sent us the words. First and last verses are the usual ones sung from the first written version. In the middle are three new verses sung without chorus in between

Far over the foam lies the land of the Leal
The crossing, the voyage, the turn of the wheel
Where fabled valhalla once called to all men
and friends long forsaken may meet once again

Where all journeys end at the rim of the world
The banners of Avalon now are unfurled
And where is the boatman to bear me away
With the fast falling sun at the close of the day

warm westerley wind my old fairweather friend
Come whisper your welcome to dreams without end
Old songs and old stories ring out and ring true
In Tir na n'Ogs land where all things are made new

Enjoy!!!


Fair winds
Doxy


25 Feb 08 - 02:23 PM (#2272062)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Lyrics Fiddler's Green
From: The Villan

Doxy you Devil :-) Here is another link of John http://www.boundingmain.com/letters/letter_john_conolly.htm
Please make sure you credit John if you are going to sing it.
Les Worrall


25 Feb 08 - 02:40 PM (#2272079)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Lyrics Fiddler's Green
From: Leadfingers

I am with you there Les - Far too many people are NOT crediting sources - Equally as important , I feel , is where you 'got' a traditional song , as Crediting the writer of a song !
Us Professional Song Thieves can get a bad press too easily !


25 Feb 08 - 03:48 PM (#2272138)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Lyrics Fiddler's Green
From: The Villan

Yes indeed LF. A good roll model of how to credit a song is Vin Garbutt.
He makes absolutely sure that you are left in no doubt who wrote the song/lyrics. follow his lead.


26 Feb 08 - 05:58 AM (#2272571)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Lyrics Fiddler's Green
From: Keith A of Hertford

Beautifully written, but Norse mythology seems out of place in a song of English fishermen.
I think I will stick to the original.


26 Feb 08 - 06:33 AM (#2272584)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Lyrics Fiddler's Green
From: Mr Happy

Leal?


26 Feb 08 - 08:41 AM (#2272651)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Lyrics Fiddler's Green
From: Noreen

LAND O' THE LEAL


26 Feb 08 - 04:10 PM (#2273004)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Lyrics Fiddler's Green
From: GUEST,Shanty Kees

Doxy,

Thank you for the lyrics. I have your CD (bought in Enkhuizen a week ago) and enjoyed it. I just couldn't understand all the words, English is not my native tongue.

Kees


26 Feb 08 - 05:30 PM (#2273066)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Lyrics Fiddler's Green
From: GUEST,Doxy

Hi kees
Enkhuisen was a great weekend wasn't it, wonderful place, wonderful company, wonderful music. Glad you liked the CD. John writes brilliant lyrics doesn't he.If you want any more lyrics from it just give us an email trimrigdoxy@aol.com or there is an email link from the web page www.trimrigdoxy.com (sorry I can't manage blue clickeys yet)
Hope we'll bump into you again soon. Are you going to Workum in October?
Fair Winds
Doxy


09 Mar 08 - 10:46 PM (#2284055)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: New Lyrics Fiddler's Green
From: EBarnacle

Performed the new version last night. Halfway through, I switched back to inserting the choruses, as it was clear the audience wanted to join in. It also felt more comfortable that way. [That may change with time.] Other than that, it went over great.