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Lyr/Chords Req: Road to Dunmore (Robbie O'Connell)

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Subject: lyr.req: Road to Dunmore
From: harpgirl
Date: 18 Apr 99 - 02:08 PM

Hi all,
I heard this song last night and I have searched for it. Can anyone provide the lyrics? thanks again, harpgirl


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Subject: RE: lyr.req: Road to Dunmore
From: harpgirl
Date: 18 Apr 99 - 08:51 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: lyr.req: Road to Dunmore
From: Brakn
Date: 19 Apr 99 - 03:20 AM

harpgirl....are you sure that's the title?


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Subject: RE: lyr.req: Road to Dunmore
From: Martin _Ryan
Date: 19 Apr 99 - 04:10 AM

Was this one of the Scottish antecedents to "Sweet Carnlough Bay? Or was that "Dundee"?

Regards


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Subject: RE: lyr.req: Road to Dunmore
From: harpgirl
Date: 19 Apr 99 - 08:15 AM

...yes brakn. I have found singers who have recorded it but I still haven't been to the music store or found the words...harpgirl


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Subject: RE: lyr.req: Road to Dunmore
From: Martin Ryan
Date: 03 May 99 - 06:30 PM

Any more info? I heard Paddy Tunney singing one called "The Banks of Dunmore" at the weekend. Sort of 19c. theological chat-up lines for people of differing religions. Certainly the first song I've heard with the word "transubstantiation" in it !

Regards


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Subject: RE: lyr.req: Road to Dunmore
From: Tom Brett
Date: 03 May 99 - 08:17 PM

Mick Maloney and Robbie O'Connell recorded it together. I believe O'Connell may have written it.Dunmore is in Co. Waterford.


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Subject: RE: lyr.req: Road to Dunmore
From: John Wood
Date: 03 May 99 - 08:39 PM

Road to Dunmore is on a Robbie O'Connell CD. called ``The Love of the Land ´´.According to the cover,he wrote it in 1987.Unfortunatly there's no texts in the cover ,but I can write them off by hand if no one else comes up with anything.

Greetings John.


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Subject: RE: lyr.req: Road to Dunmore
From: harpgirl
Date: 03 May 99 - 11:41 PM

Hi all,
Doug Gauss, late of 27 consecutive florida Folk festivals' sang me the words so I'll post 'em tomorrow. It has been attributed to Tommy Sands he tells me...harp


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROAD TO DUNMORE (Robbie O'Connell)
From: John Wood
Date: 04 May 99 - 10:14 PM

THE ROAD TO DUNMORE
Words and music by Robbie O'Connell c.1987
As sung by Robbie O'Connell on "Clancy, O'Connell & Clancy"

1. I was walking the road to Dunmore
One evening as often I've done,
And my heart was as heavy as stone.
I was thinking of times that are gone,
When we walked arm in arm on the shore
And we watched the waves roll on the sea
Never thinking that there'd come a time
They'd be rolling between you and me.

2. And it's many's the tide now has turned
Since I stood all alone on the quay
And I watched as you waved your farewell
And you left a heart breaking in me;
But if I were a prince or a king
And had money and treasure in store,
I'd travel the whole world wide
And not rest 'til I'd found you once more.

3. And it's many's the morning I'd wait
For the letters you promised to send
And I counted the hours of each day
'Til we'd both be united again
And they say that in time love grows cold
And it fades like the morning dew
But time will not alter my mind
For I know that I can't forget you.

4. I have money enough for one glass
But maybe my credit will hold
For in memories I'm rich as a king
Though they can't warm a heart when it's cold
So I'll drink to the times that are past
And the days when we walked on the shore
And to you I will raise up my glass
For I know that I'll ne'er see you more.

Also on "The Love of the Land" (Green Linnet-GLCD 1097).
Greetings John.


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Subject: RE: lyr.req: Road to Dunmore
From: harpgirl
Date: 04 May 99 - 10:37 PM

Thank you John. It is such a sad song but beautiful. Do you sing it? Who taught you? harpgirl


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Subject: RE: lyr.req: Road to Dunmore
From: harpgirl
Date: 05 May 99 - 12:10 AM

Martin,
Did you say you heard Paddy Tunney recently? If he is still alive I would love to hear him sing. He is one of my favorites! What a thrill. Where was it? harp


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Subject: RE: lyr.req: Road to Dunmore
From: Martin Ryan
Date: 05 May 99 - 03:01 AM

Paddy is alive and (reasonably) well! He was performing at a small festival of traditional singing in Feakle, CO. Clare., at which he was presented with a special award for his contribution to traditional singing over the years. The voice is no longer what it used to be, of course, but the energy and spirit remain. Not sure what age he is - late seventies or so? I have his two books somewhere and must check.

HIs talent for controversy also remains - I might tell the story in the "song appropriatenes" thread!

Regards

p.s. Returning to the thread topic: if its Robbie O COnnell, the Dunmore is "Dunmore East", in Waterford, as Tom suggests earleir.


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Subject: RE: lyr.req: Road to Dunmore
From: John Wood
Date: 05 May 99 - 07:25 AM

It is indeed Dunmore East.I could have typed in the cover notes yesterday but it was late and i was tired!
``The coast of County Waterford is among my favorite places in Ireland.The town of Dunmore East is the scene for this song of separation,a very familar topic in Irish songs.´´
That's all it says about the song on the cover.
I met Robbie about three years ago when he played at a little Irish pub in Oslo called ``Shanachie´´.He was with Liam Clancy and they played three evenings!This must have been in the autumn of 1995 when I think about it.I know this because I sent Lian a CD that I produced and that wasn't finished until November.

Liam and Robbie made a CD with Liam's son Dónal.It's called strangely enough ``Clancy,O'Connell & Clancy.´´
Recorded and mixed at Liam's studio -Ring,County Waterford.I met them all again at Skagen(Denmark) music festival where they were promoting this CD.
This is rambling on a bit...I guess I'm trying to show Robbie's connection with County Waterford,but then again ,maybe he comes from there originally?
Anybody else know the answer to that question??

Greetings John.


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Subject: The Road to Dunmore
From: JFF,III
Date: 29 Aug 99 - 02:56 PM

Does anyone know where I can get the lyrics and, if available, guitar chords to THE ROAD TO DUNMORE, as sung by Robbie O'Connell in the album CLANCY, O'CONNELL & CLANCY? I cannot find it in the mudcat/digital tradition data base or in any sheet music in the music stores in the Raleigh, NC, area. I would be grateful for any suggestions or help. Many thanks. John


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Subject: RE: The Road to Dunmore
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Date: 29 Aug 99 - 07:02 PM

see john wood's post may 5, 1999 by forum search...harpgirl


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Subject: RE: The Road to Dunmore
From: kendall morse (don't use)
Date: 29 Aug 99 - 10:54 PM

I know that song, if you hav'nt found it already, let me know and I'll e mail them


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Subject: The road to Dunmore
From: GUEST,Pablo Navarro
Date: 30 Apr 00 - 05:51 AM

I think it´s taken from the CD Clancy,O´Connell


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The road to Dunmore
From: harpgirl
Date: 30 Apr 00 - 08:16 AM

como estas, pablo. type Road to Dunmore in the filter box and set it to two years and you will find the lyrics...harpgirl (or maybe someone who isn't lazy can provide the clicky)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The road to Dunmore
From: kendall
Date: 30 Apr 00 - 08:40 AM

I know this one, if you dont find it, I'll post it. I believe it was written by Robbie O'Connell


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Road to Dunmore (Robbie O'Connell)
From: GUEST,Kellzaba
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 07:03 PM

Hey, did you ever get those chords? I'm looking into learning this song myself, and was on the search for chords and I've been turning up nada...if you've got them, could you e-mail then to me? Kellzaba@aol.com Thanks so much!! ^-~


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Road to Dunmore (Robbie O'Connell)
From: GUEST,WildBanshee
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 07:03 AM

@John Wood - Robbie O'Connell wrote the song and he is from Waterford. I used to work in The Black Rose (Roisín Dubh) in Boston back in the 80s and Robbie was a regular singer there. Loved hearing him sing. Great voice, sings from his heart. Sent me the chords for DADGAD too - very kind.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Road to Dunmore (Robbie O'Connell)
From: maeve
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 08:06 AM

The lyrics are in this thread- still needing chords it seems. Here is a link to the song as sung by the composer. Perhaps that will entice someone to post chord suggestions. Road to Dunmore (Robbie O'Connell)- YouTube


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Road to Dunmore (Robbie O'Connell)
From: kendall
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 10:58 AM

I "sang" this one at the Getaway this past weekend. It's been a favorite for many years.


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