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Lyr/Chords Req: As I Roved Out

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As I Roved Out (Planxty Version, Lyrics embedded)


Herge 25 Jul 00 - 05:59 AM
Malcolm Douglas 25 Jul 00 - 06:27 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 25 Jul 00 - 06:30 AM
Bagpuss 25 Jul 00 - 07:43 AM
Bagpuss 25 Jul 00 - 08:49 AM
GUEST,junebug 26 Jul 00 - 04:01 AM
IanS 26 Jul 00 - 05:30 AM
Malcolm Douglas 26 Jul 00 - 10:53 AM
Malcolm Douglas 26 Jul 00 - 11:07 AM
IanS 27 Jul 00 - 05:55 AM
GUEST,sean o'laoi 04 Nov 06 - 07:47 AM
Jim Dixon 05 Nov 06 - 11:10 AM
Herge 05 Nov 06 - 02:34 PM
GUEST,tina 12 Nov 06 - 03:35 PM
GUEST,michael_anthony 09 Apr 08 - 11:29 PM
GUEST,Mike Silk 23 Feb 09 - 08:04 AM
GUEST,martin 18 Jan 11 - 02:34 PM
GUEST,martin 03 Nov 11 - 04:15 PM
Jim Dixon 07 Nov 11 - 01:30 PM
GUEST 10 Jul 12 - 10:32 AM
Nick 10 Jul 12 - 11:06 AM
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Subject: As I roved out
From: Herge
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 05:59 AM

Does any one have the chords to 'As I roved out' recorded by Planxty on "The Well Below The Valley" (1973)

The chords in standard guitar tuning or DADGAD

Cheers

Herge


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: As I roved out
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 06:27 AM

There are some here, for a start:  As I Roved Out.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: As I roved out
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 06:30 AM

hi Herge. There are two sets of lyrics in the database, so check these out

As I Roved Out (1)
As I Roved Out (2)

The Song was discussed here previously

Previous Thread on Song

Hope that helps.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: As I roved out
From: Bagpuss
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 07:43 AM

In normal tuning, I use D / C / Am chords, or Dm/C/Am depending on what mood i want. I'm trying to learn stuff in DADGAD tuning, but the best I can come up with at the moment is the 1st 2 chord which are repeated. The 1st one is all strings open except the G which is stopped at an A. This makes all the notes either D or A, eliminating the 3rd so its not major or minor. the 2nd chord at the moment I play all open strings.

Someone who actually knows a bit about DADGAD might be able to describe that better!

Bagpuss


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: As I roved out
From: Bagpuss
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 08:49 AM

The chords I wrote are for the "Who are you, me pretty fair maid" song. Don't know if thats the one you want?

Bagpuss


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: As I roved out
From: GUEST,junebug
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 04:01 AM

I seem to remember hearing there was something symbolic about the lassie with gold hair being the one without land?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: As I roved out
From: IanS
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 05:30 AM

Does anybody have any information regarding the meaning of the last verse of version 2 in the database? The famine/marrying for land theme seems to fit all the other verses except this last one.

Thanks

Ian


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: As I roved out
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 10:53 AM

The Famine is probably just a red herring so far as this song is concerned, since it isn't mentioned in any version found in tradition, so far as I can tell; marrying for land or money was not unusual at any time, or in any country.

Kennedy's Folksongs of Britain and Ireland has a version from Michael Gallagher of Beleek in Fermanagh, "The Deluded Lover", which has that final verse; the notes add:

"This fine song...recorded from members of the Tunney family...was also sung by Mary McGarvey of Donegal, where it was entitled The Briar and the Rose."

The final verse of that version is then quoted:

But if the Queen would call off her men
Through England, Ireland, France and Spain
And take every man from his wedded woman
Sure, the Lord might send me my true-love again.

"Now she hopes that the Queen will not only recall her soldiers but, in so doing, will also call them away from women they have married while abroad.
"

This may be an over-convoluted explanation, but it presumably could be something on those lines.  It doesn't really make any difference whether the man or the woman is considered to be speaking at that point.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: As I roved out
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 11:07 AM

For Junebug, I should mention that it's not necessary for the woman to have golden hair (I don't think her hair colour is ever specifically mentioned); the image is really just the contrast between two superficially bright and shiny things; one precious, one common.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: As I roved out
From: IanS
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 05:55 AM

Thanks Malcolm. Your explanation does make a lot of sense.

Ian


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: As I roved out
From: GUEST,sean o'laoi
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 07:47 AM

hi, does anyone have the chords for planxty's "thousands are sailing" - NOT the pogues one. Twould be greatly appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: As I roved out
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 11:10 AM

Sean O'Laoi: Several versions of THOUSANDS ARE SAILING are given in the thread called Lyr Req: Thousands Are Sailing (from Deanta). I think the one sung by Tullamore might be the same version that is sung by Planxty.

If you want to discuss THOUSANDS ARE SAILING, it's best to do it in that thread, not this one.

See also SAILING TO AMERIKAY in the Digital Tradition database.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: As I roved out
From: Herge
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 02:34 PM

Wow here is a coincidence - I'm sitting at my computer listening to music picked at random from 917 on itunes - it picks As I roved out - very nice thinks I - haven't listened to it for a while. As I scowled down on mudcat I spied a thread on as I roved out. When I opened it - it turns out to be a thread I had started 6 years ago!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: As I roved out
From: GUEST,tina
Date: 12 Nov 06 - 03:35 PM

I was listening to that beautiful song and what I have been trying is capo 2, then start in Em go to G then D then A, after that it's more or less the same chords, without the D.
Have fun and let me know what you think.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: As I roved out
From: GUEST,michael_anthony
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 11:29 PM

looking for the lyrics to isla camerons, as i roved out


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: As I Roved Out
From: GUEST,Mike Silk
Date: 23 Feb 09 - 08:04 AM

I suspect that the singer will be glad when all soldiers return to Eire and are united with their wives. This will then relieve the singer of the burden of having had to marry "the lassie who has the land". I read somwhere an explanation by Andy Irvine, that in Napoleonic times in Eire, it was a custom that single, young and fit men should "marry" the wives of absent soldiers, and thus ensure that the land the soldiers were leaving for the battlefield, was not allowed to fall into disrepair for lack of an able bodied male.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: As I Roved Out
From: GUEST,martin
Date: 18 Jan 11 - 02:34 PM

sorry to be rude, not very good with computers,(new threads etc)
but can anyone tell me the chords to eliza carthy's lovely train song?
got the cd/lyrics, cant work out the chords!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: As I Roved Out
From: GUEST,martin
Date: 03 Nov 11 - 04:15 PM

come on it's been nearly a year and no reply!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: As I Roved Out
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Nov 11 - 01:30 PM

Martin: Sorry I didn't see your request last January. That's the problem with appending your request onto a thread about a different song: people who know the answer are not likely to see your question. No one will look at THIS thread unless they're interested in "As I Roved Out." It's best to start a new thread.

I started another thread for you—click here—and posted some lyrics there. I'm no good with chords, but now maybe somebody who can help you will see the request.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: As I Roved Out
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jul 12 - 10:32 AM

I play classical and would like to play Andy Irvines version of As I Roved Out as an instrumental. He has recorded it on UTUBE but he hasn't produced it in either notation or tab form. Does anyone know if it is available?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: As I Roved Out
From: Nick
Date: 10 Jul 12 - 11:06 AM

It's there


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