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Solas — I Am a Maid That Sleeps in Love
Album: The Words That Remain
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Released: 1998
Length: 5:04
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Jerry_Scott wrote:
On a very basic review of the words, I don't see a word that even sound like Jew. Pastures Of Plenty It's a mighty hard row my poor hands have hoed My poor feet have travelled this hot dusty road Out of your dustbowl and westward we roam Through deserts so hot and through mountains so cold I've wandered all over your green, growing land Wherever your crops are, I'll lend you my hand On the edge of your cities, you'll see me and then I come with the dust and I'm gone with the wind California, Arizona, I've worked on your crops And northward up to Oregon to gather your hops I've dug beets from the ground, I've cut grapes from the vine To set at your table that white sparkling wine Green pastures of plenty from the dry desert ground From the grand Coolie dam where the waters run down In every state of this union we migrants have been We work on the land and we'll fight until we win It's always we ramble, that river and I All along your green valleys I'll work 'til I die Travel this road until death sets me free 'Cause pastures of plenty must always be free
In the lyrics you quoted, no. In the lyrics to "I Am a Maid That Sleeps in Love," however, the part where she says "Adieu, adieu dear captain" does have a striking low-volume resemblence to "a Jew, a Jew."
No, you're thinking of Scrappy Doo, the affable miscreant love child of Scooby and Velma... (sorry, I'm in a deviant mood) :fight: Leaf13 wrote:
I thought his was a cover of The Chieftains "Foggy Dew".
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Does she sing with one finger stuffed in one ear and a closed eyed look of angst on her face like they used to do when this kind of stuff was popular in the old days? Only joking :wink:
I thought his was a cover of The Chieftains "Foggy Dew".
I keep waiting to hear - "Jolene, Jolene, please don't take my man ..." :shifty:
rcurrier wrote:
I couldn't turn this up so all I heard was someone calling out "A Jew! A Jew!" Nice tune, but I assume the lyrics are a little different at an audible level.
On a very basic review of the words, I don't see a word that even sound like Jew. Pastures Of Plenty It's a mighty hard row my poor hands have hoed My poor feet have travelled this hot dusty road Out of your dustbowl and westward we roam Through deserts so hot and through mountains so cold I've wandered all over your green, growing land Wherever your crops are, I'll lend you my hand On the edge of your cities, you'll see me and then I come with the dust and I'm gone with the wind California, Arizona, I've worked on your crops And northward up to Oregon to gather your hops I've dug beets from the ground, I've cut grapes from the vine To set at your table that white sparkling wine Green pastures of plenty from the dry desert ground From the grand Coolie dam where the waters run down In every state of this union we migrants have been We work on the land and we'll fight until we win It's always we ramble, that river and I All along your green valleys I'll work 'til I die Travel this road until death sets me free 'Cause pastures of plenty must always be free
I couldn't turn this up so all I heard was someone calling out "A Jew! A Jew!" Nice tune, but I assume the lyrics are a little different at an audible level.
Uplifting stuff -I like the strength and lilt in her voice.
So far I think this is the best I've heard from Solas. I really like this, love the folk genre. Thanks for playing it!
Rogerbr wrote:
Anyone else hear "John Barleycorn Must Die" in here?
All I hear is, "Jolene, Jolene...." Normally I like Celtic stuff, but can't get passed Jolene.
Reginleif wrote:
Love the whole Folk-Trad genre! Thanks for making my afternoon.
Me too! Thank you! :cheers: :hug: :sunny:
Love the whole Folk-Trad genre! Thanks for making my afternoon.
any here read "Ahab's Wife" -- the lyrics make me think of parts of that novel...
highly listenable.
beag wrote:
Just worth pointing out that this is an english tune... :) As is Matty Groves. I'm an english music lover, and I get tried of people 'irishing-up' english folk music.
Some of the best are - Death of Queen Jane, Lord Franklin etc. etc. Same root basically
Just worth pointing out that this is an english tune... :) As is Matty Groves. I'm an english music lover, and I get tried of people 'irishing-up' english folk music.
Rogerbr wrote:
Anyone else hear "John Barleycorn Must Die" in here?
That and Fairport Convention's "Matty Groves" - English/Irish story songs, wonderfully done.
Generally don't fall for this stuff, but I really like this one!
Anyone else hear "John Barleycorn Must Die" in here?
christy wrote:
I'm such a sucker for Irish music, especially when it has tin whistle like this. not typical of most teenagers. crazy, no? I love this.
couldn't be more with you on this one. it must be calling to some kind of genetic memories in me...
christy wrote:
I'm such a sucker for Irish music, especially when it has tin whistle like this. not typical of most teenagers. crazy, no? I love this.
Yeah, I'm with ya there...not that there's anything wrong with that
I'm such a sucker for Irish music, especially when it has tin whistle like this. not typical of most teenagers. crazy, no? I love this.
hate it.
Ellesbee wrote:
Celtic music is just not my cup of tea :yawn:
Nor mine.
And I already enjoyed it very much without knowing about the lyrics. Nice addition though. Must hear more of this
Listen to the lyrics of this one, if you get a chance. A girl dresses like a cabin boy to get passage to wherever her boyfriend Johnny is, and the captain has conflicting feelings about being attracted to a "boy" because she's so hot.
Celtic music is just not my cup of tea :yawn:
ChipStewart wrote:
Electric irish bluegrass rock. And that voice . . . I could listen to more of this!
Yeah, I don't think anyone's voice is comparable to hers...and they put on a hell of a show too!
Marula wrote:
Urgh, Celtic rock, couldn't be WORSE! :frustrated:
I personally really enjoy Celtic music, esp Solas, who if the rest of their stuff is like this, I really should seek them out!
Hasty_Manic wrote:
Ah, Loreena McKennit hooked up with 'The Chieftains' Wait, ...Solas? Naw, I'll pass! :stop:
Loreena McKennit is a relative newbie; think more of Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Pentangle, Steeleye Span -- and Planxty and DeDannan. Solas is working in a great tradition. On a different note, is anyone here familiar with Nic Jones? Is he on the playlist?
Ah, Loreena McKennit hooked up with 'The Chieftains' Wait, ...Solas? Naw, I'll pass! :stop:
this sounds like Loreena McKennit with a more lively beat. great voice, can hear the emotion as she sings. play more Solas!! :-({|=
Urgh, Celtic rock, couldn\'t be WORSE! :frustrated:
For just a minute, I thought it was Sandy Denny....
I had never even heard of Solas before Radio Paradise. Between this song and their rendition of \"Darkness, Darkness\" I will most certainly check out the rest of their catalogue. Great music! :clap:
Electric irish bluegrass rock. And that voice . . . I could listen to more of this!
Originally Posted by Antigone: Shoot! I missed this ... and I just said here the other day that I'd like to hear MORE, older Solas!
*Exactly* what I would have wanted to write, Antigone!
Shoot! I missed this ... and I just said here the other day that I\'d like to hear MORE, older Solas!