Molly Malone – Still into Folk

Molly Malone – Still into Folk

Molly Malone gespeeld in onze theatershow Still into Folk, dit is een favoriet bij fans, elke keer dat we dit nummer spelen, is de reactie in het publiek geweldig. Helaas is onze vriendin Andrea, oprichter van de Duitse Fanclub vorig jaar overleden, dit was haar lievelingsliedje, we hebben prachtige herinneringen aan het spelen van Molly Malone voor haar en na de show maakte ze nieuwe sokken voor ons.

Background info – Molly Malone

“Molly Malone” (ook bekend als “Cockles and Mussels” of “In Dublin’s Fair City”) is een populair nummer dat zich afspeelt in Dublin, Ierland, dat het onofficiële volkslied is geworden. Een standbeeld dat Molly Malone voorstelt, werd onthuld in Grafton Street tijdens de Dublin Millenniumvieringen in 1988, toen 13 juni werd uitgeroepen tot Molly Malone-dag. In juli 2014 werd het beeld verplaatst naar Suffolk Street.

Statue representing Molly Malone in Dublin

Lyrics – Molly Malone

In Dublin’s fair city
where the girls are so pretty
I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone
As she wheeled her wheel-barrow
Through streets broad and narrow
Crying, “Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh”

“Alive, alive, oh
Alive, alive, oh”
Crying “Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh”

She was a fishmonger
And sure ‘twas no wonder
For so were her father and mother before
And they each wheeled their barrow
Through streets broad and narrow
Crying, “Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh”

“Alive, alive, oh
Alive, alive, oh”
Crying “Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh”

She died of a fever
And no one could save her
And that was the end of sweet Molly Malone
Now her ghost wheels her barrow
Through streets broad and narrow
Crying, “Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh”

“Alive, alive, oh
Alive, alive, oh”
Crying “Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh”

“Alive, alive, oh
Alive, alive, oh”
Crying “Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh”

Molly Malone is available on our CD Into Folk

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Flatlands – Zomerfolk

Flatlands with lyrics – Zomerfolk

De tekst van Flatlands is geschreven door onze eigen William voor het album Scotland’s Story, we hebben dit nummer voor het eerst gespeeld tijdens een van onze Celtic Folk Nights in Wilhemshaven. Aan het eind van al onze theater shows spelen we Flatlands en lopen we de polonaise door de zaal, David & Maceal gaan voorop met doedelzak en trommel en het publiek volgt in feestelijke optocht.

Background Info – Flatlands

Scotland the Brave is the bagpipe tune David plays during Flatlands, it is a Scottish patriotic song, one of several often considered an unofficial Scottish national anthem. The tune was first played probably in the late 19th century. The lyrics commonly used now were written about 1950 by Scottish journalist Cliff Hanley for singer Robert Wilson as part of an arrangement by Marion McClurg. “Scotland the Brave” is also the authorised pipe band march of the British Columbia Dragoons of the Canadian Armed Forces

Lyrics “Flatlands”

Good evening lads and lassies, are you happy all the way

We’re coming from the Flatlands, so some people say

We try our very best to make you allright tonight

We’re playing lovely folk songs and some tunes half the night

 

I was born to be a singer, but I didn’t knew by then

I had my first guitar when I reached the age of ten

My fingers were not bleeding, but I really tried out hard

So come on move your dancing feet, when the music starts

 

So there’s no other place, where I would rather be

To sing about this fucking life in peace and harmony

So won’t you come along and drink a pint or two with me

To sing about this fucking life in peace and harmony

 

I was lots of times in trouble, in my days at school

Just learning ’n turning by the way and living by the ruule

We were waiting ‘till the bell would ring and we’d go home, on straight

And picking up our instruments, “it’s getting really late”

 

I like to dance with women and I sang it all before

I drink a lot of whiskey and I drop dead on the floor

And when the cab is driving home and I remember when

The places where I’m going and the places that I’ve been

 

The night is coming to an end, but there’ll be plenty more to come

The crowd is going wild and they’ve been asking for “encore”

We don’t know where we’re going and whenever we’re coming back

I’ll see you all the next time, on the latest track

Flatlands played at zomerfolk with lyrics and background info
Flatlands played at zomerfolk with lyrics and background info

Scotland’s Story is available on CD and Vinyl

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