#03100
My Sweet Forget Me Not (Eddie Coffey) videos
See also: Sweet Forget-Me-Not (Ryan's Fancy)
And also: Graceful And Charming (Great Big Sea)
And also: The Sweet Forget Me Not
(A Frank and Carson Willis)
#1746: YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

Fancy brings a thought to me
of a flower that's bright and fair,
Its grace and beauty both combine
more brighter to more rare;
Just like a maiden that I know
once shared my happy lot,
Where we parted, when she whispered,
"You'll forget me not."

We met I really don't know where,
but still it's just the same,
For love grows in the city streets
as well as in the lane;
I gently pressed her tiny hand -
one glance at me she shot,
She dropped her flower, I picked it up -
'twas a sweet forget-me-not.

She's graceful and she's charming
like the lilies in the pond,
Time is sliding swiftly by,
of her I am so fond;
The roses and the daisies
were blooming around the spot,
Where we parted, when she whispered,
"You'll forget me not."

At last there came a happy time
when something that I said,
It caused her lips to mouth her,
"Yes," and shortly we were wed;
There is a house down in the lane
in a tiny garden spot,
There grows a flower, I know it well,
it's a sweet forget-me-not.

She's graceful and she's charming
like the lilies in the pond,
Time is sliding swiftly by,
of her I am so fond;
The roses and the daisies
were blooming around the spot,
Where we parted, when she whispered,
"You'll forget me not."

####.... Variant of Song With Waltz Chorus published in 1877 by Robert (Bobby) Newcomb (aka Robert Hughes) [1847-1888] (traveling minstrel, songwriter) of Cincinatti, Ohio ....####
This variant was recorded by Eddie Coffey of Branch, NL (The Girls From Newfoundland/Eddie Coffey And His Coffey-Mate, trk#8, 1977, Don Park Music, Inc, Markham, Ontario).

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A variant was sung by Vincent Ledwell [1888-1982] of Calvert, NL, and published in MacEdward Leach And The Songs Of Atlantic Canada © 2004 Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA).

A variant was also recorded by Ian Robb (Rose & Crown, 1985).

A variant was recorded as Sweet Forget-Me-Not by Ryan's Fancy (Dance Around This One ©1981, Boot Records).


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A variant was also recorded as Sweet Forget-Me-Not by Ed Power of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL (Kitchen Songs, trk#9, 1999, arranged, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Mark Bishop of SoundScape Productions, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL).

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A variant was arranged and recorded by A Frank and Carson Willis as The Sweet Forget Me Not (Singers For Fishermen ©1992. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved.)

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A variant was also recorded by Connemara [1992-1997] (The River, trk#12, 1993, Piper Stock Productions, Torbay, NL, produced by Dermot O'Reilly).

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Great Big Sea also recorded a variant as Graceful And Charming (The Hard And The Easy, Warner Music Canada, 2005).

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The video below features a recording of a variant by Allison Crowe of Nanaimo, British Columbia and Corner Brook, NL (Newfoundland Vinyl, trk#10, 2013 LP and CD, Rubenesque Records Ltd, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia).

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#2381: YouTube video by Adrian22
©2013 ~ Used with permission ~


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