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Всё, что вы хотели знать обо мне, но так, вероятнее всего, и не узнаете.

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Unplugged Stuff, или Погода навеяла...
Очень полюбилась мне эта песня, с тех пор как услышал её на концерте Энди Ирвина весной 2009-го.
Здесь - версия конца 2008-го года:

Кстати, такое впечатление, что и у Энди, и у Донала инструменты по строю хорошо так приопущены (что, имхо, только в плюс!)

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А под кат помещу-ка уже давно любимую мною песню в двух вариантах исполнения одной и той же группой с одним и тем же лайн-апом (Люблю, когда спустя много лет состав группы неизменен. И какая разница, что в своё время они разбегались в разные стороны и собирались снова!..)

Planxty. "Blacksmith". Performed in early 70's.

Planxty. "Blacksmith". Performed in 2004.

Andy Irvine (vocals, mandolin, bouzouki)
Christy Moore (harmonium, bodhrán)
Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, guitar)
Liam O'Flynn (uilleann pipes)

"Blacksmith" is a traditional English folk song, also known as "A Blacksmith Courted Me". The song was noted down by Ralph Vaughan Williams in 1909 from a Mrs Powell. On that occasion it was sung to the tune "Monk's Gate", better known as the tune of "To be a pilgrim", the hymn by John Bunyan. The same tune is sometimes used for the song "Our Captain Cried".

A blacksmith courted me
Nine months and better
He fairly won my heart
Wrote me a letter.
With his hammer in his hand
He looked so clever
And if I was with my love
I would live forever.

But where is my love gone
With his cheeks like roses
And his good black Billycock on
Decked around with primroses.
I fear the shining sun
May burn and scorch his beauty
And if I was with my love
I would do my duty.

Strange news is come to town
Strange news is carried
Strange news flies up and down
That my love is married.
I wish them both much joy
Though they can't hear me
And may God reward him well
For the slighting of me.

Don't you remember when
You lay beside me
And you said you'd marry me
And not deny me.
If I said I'd marry you
It was only for to try you
So bring your witness love
And I'll not deny you.

No, witness have I none
Save God Almighty
And may he reward you well
For the slighting of me.
Her lips grew pale and wan
It made a poor heart tremble
To think she loved a one
And he proved deceitful.