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Da Day Dawn

Posted by Mairi Campbell, written by lyrics - Jane Hazelden- tune trad

 

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Size: 5,384kb, uploaded 4/28/2011 7:39:20 AM
Genre: Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Unknown/None Chosen

This is taken from the Shetland trad tune and a friend put words to it. I play it with my husband Dave Francis. It's on a recording called 'Greengold' that we made in 2007. Our duo is called 'The Cast'



13 comments on “Da Day Dawn”

John Gent Says:
Thursday, April 28, 2011 @7:57:42 AM

Wow. That's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this.

Mairi Campbell Says:
Thursday, April 28, 2011 @8:31:21 AM

Thanks John.

Ozarkian DL Says:
Thursday, April 28, 2011 @4:13:28 PM

Peaceful, daunting and haunting. 2 thumbs-up, & 5 stars fer shore.

ironworker Says:
Thursday, April 28, 2011 @6:45:13 PM

nice setting of this old tune- glad to see that it's still around.

Mairi Campbell Says:
Friday, April 29, 2011 @1:46:43 AM

It's played a fair bit over here. Chris Stout and Catriona Macdonald, both from Shetland have recorded it. It seems to be one of those tunes that can take all interpretations - it's a generous tune!! Thanks for your support.

mudbug Says:
Friday, April 29, 2011 @3:35:37 AM

Beautiful song, singing, fiddle and guitar by Dave. Is the harmony part a fiddle or viola?
The last note sounded as I was typing, leaving an unsettled feel without the resolution. Nice touch.

Mairi Campbell Says:
Friday, April 29, 2011 @3:47:40 AM

Thanks. It's viola and fiddle i'm playing. There are a couple of parts that sit behind the vocal. i love playing viola on songs, it gives a warm sound which seems to work well for us. Watching the royal wedding on telly!

RossClan Says:
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 @5:55:44 PM

wow- what a fantastic recording!

harpon Says:
Friday, July 19, 2013 @8:43:13 PM

really really like this. Would be great in a film.

Mairi Campbell Says:
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @1:22:54 AM

Thanks Harpon,
Wouldn't that be the thing! All the best and thanks for posting.

harpon Says:
Sunday, December 21, 2014 @5:09:07 PM

Had to come here on the solstice.
Don't get this feel much in Jacksonville, but I recall my youth in Bloomington Indiana and the solitude I could still find then.

harpon Says:
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 @6:44:23 PM

Any chance of getting the lyrics up here?. Really poignant, but not sure of some of the words.

Mairi Campbell Says:
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 @7:29:05 PM

Here are the lyrics Harpon:

It's the dawning of the turning of the year
It's the coming of the growing of the light
It's the leaving by of what is past and done
It's the turning round and facing to the sun

It's the day dawn of the New Year
So rise up and open your doors
and come show good friendship and cheer
At the dawning of the turning of the year

It's the coming of the greening of the earth
It's the leaving of the time of dark and dirth
It's the sharing of the good that we have done
It's the turning round and facing to the sun

Chorus

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