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Thread #29243   Message #544542
Posted By: BeauDangles
07-Sep-01 - 12:56 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Allan Tyne of Harrow / Valentine O'Hara
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Allan Tyne of Harrow
Apologies to all for bringing up an old thread and possibly rehashing already long-settled issues, but I thought I would throw my own two cents into the kitty on this one.

Small stuff: Verse 2 should have "Seargent-at-Arms," as in a rank. At least the way I've always "heard" it. In verse 4 he definitely "slipped" into the woods, and I've always heard "I dare not walk the roads by day" as opposed to "dared not to walk." Grammatically, that sudden switch to present tense doesn't make much sense, though, so I would probably go with "dared not walk." I agree that the last line is "Allen Tyne of Harrow" not Yarrow.

The one big difference I hear is in verse 7, where I hear him (Faulkner) saying "in doom I now lie mourn-ed." It's an odd sounding, rather hard "m" but it makes more sense than "born-ed"

Fascinating discussion on a really lovely song. As I have often before I again sing the praises of the Keane/Faulkner recording "Broken Hearted I'll Wander." I never tire of listening to it.