Re: Red is the Rose

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Mohican WWWboard ] [ FAQ ]

Posted by Dana McS. on March 17, 2000 at 22:13:29:

In Reply to: Re: Red is the Rose posted by Elaine on March 17, 2000 at 21:55:30:

: : Dear Lady Dana McS,
: : You've given me a most wonderous challenge. I have listened to Nanci Griffith's rendition of my most favorite song (Red is the Rose) so many times tonight that i shall hear her in my sleep for a week. "That's a good thing"!! In the second chorus, it is more clear that the word may be "point".......i can clearly hear the "p"......but i will not be satisfied until i have found written proof, and i am working on that.

: : davey gunn

: Davey Gunn,

: Does this help?
: {And a Red Rose to the Irish lass, Danalee,
: Who declared it was Boyne so pointedly.}

: Elaine


: cho: Red is the rose that in yonder garden grows,
: And fair is the lily of the valley;
: Clear is the water that flows from the Boyne
: But my love is fairer than any.

: Come over the hills, my bonny Irish lass
: Comer over the hills to your darling;
: You choose the rose, love, and I'll make the vow
: And I'll be your true love forever.

: 'Twas down by Killarney's green woods that we strayed
: And the moon and the stars they were shining;
: The moon shone its rays on her locks of golden hair
: And she swore she'd be my love forever.

: It's not for the parting tht my sister pains
: It's not for the grief of my mother,
: "Tis all for the loss of my bonny Irish lass
: That my heart is breaking forever.

: {From Folksongs and Ballads Popular in Ireland, Ossian Publications}


Well, that should do it, Elaine. Thank you everyone for clearing this up. I have enjoyed reading your ponderings and wonderings. I also think I need to listen to a little Nanci Griffith.:)

Dana McS.

Follow Ups:

Post a Followup

Name    : 
E-Mail  : 
Subject : 
Comments: Optional Link URL: Link Title: Optional Image URL:

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Mohican WWWboard ] [ FAQ ]