Name of the air to ‘Building up and tearing England down’

Re: Name of the air to ‘Building up and tearing England down’

A lovely air and a lovely song recorded by the Wolf Tones among others. Makes a lovely waltz.

The Misty Foggy Dew

O come all you young and fair
And you who are in love
I`ll tell to you the many joys it brings
From your first to your last
Love is bitter sweet and sad
It`s gentle, it is strong, it is kind

Chorus:
And as we ramble by day
Through this lonely life we stray,
It`s sweeter to have loved along the way
Like the dew upon the Rose
and the fairy winds that blows
As we wonder through life`s misty foggy dew

Like the stream that`s rushing wild
And the mischief of the child
And the gentle waters slowly drifting by
Love is deeper than the seas
And far taller than the trees
It`s brighter than the stars up in the sky

Chorus:

Sometimes love I have lost
And sometimes I have found
Are better to have loved than none at all
That same stream that`s rushing wild
And the mischief of the child
And the gentle waters slowly drifting by

Chorus

Re: Name of the air to ‘Building up and tearing England down’

Does the second air also go by the Irish name which translates as "The Hollow Bright Fog?" Somewhere around here, I’ve got a tape of Micho Russell introducing the tune in Irish, then giving the translation for the benefit of all us tourists, then launching into the tune.

Re: Name of the air to ‘Building up and tearing England down’

‘The Hollow Bright Fog’, that’s the one - thanks a million!

Ian