|Author||Topic: Add: Farewell Manchester|
|dmcg||Posted - 10 Feb 07 - 11:19 am|
Farewell Manchester! noble town, farewell!
Here with loyalty ev'ry breast can swell,
Wheresoe'er I roam, Here, as in a home,
Ever, dear Lancashire, my heart shall dwell.
Farewell Manchester! sadly I depart.
Tear-drops bodingly from their prison start.
Though I toil anew, Shadows to pursue,
Shadows vain, thou'lt remain within my heart.
Source: Singing Together, Summer 1951, BBC Publications
From "The National Song Book", Boosey and Hawkes Ltd.
The tune is also used for a well-known Morris, but rather embarrassingly I can't remember which! I leave it to people with more knowledge to disentangle the relationship between the song and the morris dance.
|Jon Freeman||Posted - 10 Feb 07 - 01:30 pm|
Well I can remember playing it, possibly with Conwy Morris but that's about it. I've a picture of sticks clashing - maybe a border dance??
||Posted - 10 Feb 07 - 08:46 pm|
Lichfield, apparently. See Mudcat discussion Farewell Manchester for more on the song and its history.
|Snuffy||Posted - 15 Feb 07 - 02:40 pm|
"Ring of Bells" from Lichfield, single step, two long sticks
|Posted - 12 Feb 09 - 04:50 pm|
Sang this song at junior school when I was a child and have never forgotten it. Our music teacher's name was Leslie Duxbury. (67 years old)