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Lyr Add: Sweet Thames Flow Softly (Ewan MacColl)

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SWEET THAMES FLOW SOFTLY


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07 Feb 97 - 02:14 AM
dick greenhaus 08 Feb 97 - 09:57 PM
ShanElizF@aol.com 10 Feb 97 - 07:11 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 25 Apr 03 - 11:27 AM
Brían 25 Apr 03 - 01:10 PM
Keith A of Hertford 25 Apr 03 - 02:32 PM
Keith A of Hertford 25 Apr 03 - 02:44 PM
Allan Dennehy 25 Apr 03 - 05:10 PM
Allan Dennehy 26 Apr 03 - 06:48 AM
belfast 26 Apr 03 - 09:58 AM
GUEST 28 Apr 03 - 03:01 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: SWEET THAMES FLOW SOFTLY^^^
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Date: 07 Feb 97 - 02:14 AM

I send you the lyrics of 'Sweet Thames' - I do not have data regarding your other requests.

Bye

Ezio, Italy

SWEET THAMES FLOW SOFTLY
(by Ewan MacColl)

I met my girl at Woolwich Pier
Beneath the big cranes standing
And oh, the love I felt for her
It passed all understanding

Took her sailing on the river
Flow sweet river, flow
London town was mine to give her
Sweet Thames flow softly

Made the Thames into a crown
Flow sweet river, flow
Made a brooch of Silver town
Sweet Thames flow softly

At London Yard I held her hand
At Blackwall Point I faced her
At the Isle of Dogs I kissed her mouth
And tenderly embraced her

Heard the bells of Greenwich ringing, Flow . . .
All the time I had was singing, Sweet Thames . . .

Lighthouse Reach I gave her there, Flow . . .
As a ribbon for her hair, Sweet Thames . . .

From Putney Bridge to Nine Elms Reach
We cheek to cheek were dancing
Her necklace made of London Bridge
Her beauty was enhancing

Kissed her once again at Wapping, Flow . . .
After that there was no stopping, Sweet Thames . . .

Gave her Hampton Court to twist, Flow . . .
Into a bracelet for her wrist, Sweet Thames . . .
But now alas the tide has changed
My love she has gone from me
And winter's frost has touched my heart
And put a blight upon me

Creeping fog is on the river, Flow . . .
Sun and moon and stars gone with her, Sweet Thames . . .

Swift the Thames runs to the sea, Flow . . .
Bearing ships and part of me, Sweet Thames . . .


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Subject: RE: Lyrics and Music for Irish Songs
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 08 Feb 97 - 09:57 PM

Hi- Swrrt Thames and Haste to the Wedding are both in the Digital Tradition database.


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Subject: Lyrics and Music for Irish Songs
From: ShanElizF@aol.com
Date: 10 Feb 97 - 07:11 PM

I am looking for the words to "Love Will You Marry Me" (the only words I have been able to find are about the Devil dying). Also, I would like to find the music for "Sweet Thames Flow Softly", and "Haste to the Wedding or (Rural Felicity)".

One last... I am searching for words, music and trans- lations for "AnCluinn Thu, Leannan" and "An Cluinn Thu Mi, Mo Nighean Donn".

Thank you for your time.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics and Music for Irish Songs
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 25 Apr 03 - 11:27 AM

An example of a song request being lost because they didn't start a new thread with the words they had in the Subject:

An Cluinn Thu Mi, Mo Nighean Donn
 

I think I have the other song at home. Will check when I get there.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics and Music for Irish Songs (Sweet Thames)
From: Brían
Date: 25 Apr 03 - 01:10 PM

Try this old thread here. There are more versions than you can shake a stick at.

Brían


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Subject: RE: Lyrics and Music for Irish Songs (Sweet Thames)
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 25 Apr 03 - 02:32 PM

Does the Thames stretch westward underground all the way to Ireland?


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Subject: RE: Lyrics and Music for Irish Songs (Sweet Thames)
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 25 Apr 03 - 02:44 PM

The DT version of Sweet Thames wrongly gives Lighthouse Reach instead of Limehouse Reach.
A blight upon me,
Keith.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics and Music for Irish Songs (Sweet Thames)
From: Allan Dennehy
Date: 25 Apr 03 - 05:10 PM

To Keith

Answer is yep! We wrote Scotland the brave and My English rose as well.



Allan


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Subject: RE: Lyrics and Music for Irish Songs (Sweet Thames)
From: Allan Dennehy
Date: 26 Apr 03 - 06:48 AM

Add "grin" at the end of my last entry.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics and Music for Irish Songs (Sweet Thames)
From: belfast
Date: 26 Apr 03 - 09:58 AM

There are people out there who seem to get rather irritated when they hear "Dirty Old Town" described as an Irish song. Their irritation seems to me to be a little excessive. I don't believe that Ewan MacColl would have been too annoyed. Possibly he might have been pleased and amused. It is, however, peculiar to see "Sweet Thames" claimed for the paddies. It is a great song and it is ironic that very few people seemed to realise that until Christy Moore recorded it.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics and Music for Irish Songs (Sweet Thames)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Apr 03 - 03:01 AM

With my Shallaly under my arm and a Twinkle in my eye I'll be off to mTipperary in the morning


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