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Origin: 'And to see how my true love comes smiling

GUEST,allison 19 Apr 01 - 06:59 AM
Malcolm Douglas 01 May 01 - 11:07 AM
Sorcha 01 May 01 - 12:40 PM
Malcolm Douglas 01 May 01 - 01:28 PM
John Moulden 01 May 01 - 03:33 PM
Joe Offer 18 May 17 - 11:30 PM
GUEST 29 May 17 - 07:52 AM
GUEST,Fyldeplayer 29 May 17 - 09:22 AM
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Subject: 'See how my true love' composer search
From: GUEST,allison
Date: 19 Apr 01 - 06:59 AM

I am looking for the composer and title of this song I heard on a recording years ago. I believe the composer is from the UK but I'm not positive. Thanks for your help!

And to see how my true love comes smiling
And to see how my true love comes in
It would make any pauper feel happy
It would make every nightingale sing

Oh me love, he's a soldier for freedom
Oh me love, he's the one I adore,
As he stands there so tall and so handsome
And he says he'll be mine forever more

Then one day he arose and went from me
Saying wait for me darling I return
When the rest of the fighting is over
And the final victory is won

Oh the city's no place for a farmer
And the riots no place for a child
And the battle's no place for my true love
And black is no colour for a bride

And so on....

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 10-May-02.


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Subject: RE: 'See how my true love' composer search
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 01 May 01 - 11:07 AM

It appears that Allison has recently recorded this song for CeltArctic Music (Canada), and needs title and copyright status.  James Gordon of CeltArctic has just posted a request for information to the Ballad-L list, so I thought I'd refresh this thread.  Allison apparantly learnt the song from a record some years ago -sounds vaguely 60s/ 70s.  I've found precisely nothing about it anywhere; perhaps someone else will be more successful?  It must ring a bell for somebody...

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: 'See how my true love' composer search
From: Sorcha
Date: 01 May 01 - 12:40 PM

Yes, I have looked for this one. I thought a while back I ran across the phrase "black is no color/colour for a bride" but now I can't find anything.......Maybe we should contact Lesley or Bruce by e mail? I know it doesn't sound particularly "old"......who is our resident Modern Ballad ex-spurt? Sounds Irish to me.....


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Subject: RE: 'See how my true love' composer search
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 01 May 01 - 01:28 PM

Bruce has already replied via Ballad-L, to the effect that some of it sounds more like a pop song than a traditional piece.  There's some borrowing from traditional idiom (it would sing to Here's Adieu To All Judges and Juries, for example) but I too suspect "contemporary folk", as we used to call it.  There were a lot of people writing in that sort of style 30-odd years back, and it could as easily be English or American as Irish.  It also seems to be quite obscure, so we'll probably just have to hope that someone stops by who happens to recognise it...

Oh, I misread the question from James Gordon, by the way; he's the record's producer, but there's no connection with CeltArctic; they just forwarded the message from a Canadian newsgroup.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: 'See how my true love' composer search
From: John Moulden
Date: 01 May 01 - 03:33 PM

Not Irish to my knowledge and I have no idea where it might be found - has use been made of performing rights organisations? I too find its language "untraditional" though it's a nice song and well suited to our time and style of thought. It starts rather abruptly - might there have been other verse(s) before those given?


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Subject: RE: Origin: 'And to see how my true love comes smiling
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 May 17 - 11:30 PM

...unanswered for 16 years...


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Subject: RE: Origin: 'And to see how my true love comes smiling
From: GUEST
Date: 29 May 17 - 07:52 AM

Not sure how helpful this is after 16 years but I have this on a Paul Downes LP and the title is listed as 'My True Love' and the composer as A Mannering


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Subject: RE: Origin: 'And to see how my true love comes smiling
From: GUEST,Fyldeplayer
Date: 29 May 17 - 09:22 AM

My wife and I recorded this with Commonground couple of years ago, we contacted Paul Downes and he got approval from Adrian Mannering. A lovely chorus and a staple of our set for years. The sleeve notes read "Song of love torn by civil war"


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