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Lyr Req: Rory Og MacRory / McRory / McCrory etc.

GUEST,guest muddle_C 17 Jun 08 - 08:14 AM
GUEST,mayomick 17 Jun 08 - 01:55 PM
Peace 17 Jun 08 - 01:56 PM
MuddleC 17 Jun 08 - 02:33 PM
MuddleC 17 Jun 08 - 02:37 PM
GUEST,Elizabeth 18 Jun 08 - 04:36 AM
MartinRyan 18 Jun 08 - 12:37 PM
MuddleC 18 Jun 08 - 07:12 PM
GUEST 18 Jun 08 - 09:24 PM
MartinRyan 19 Jun 08 - 03:49 AM
MuddleC 19 Jun 08 - 05:54 PM
Bonnie Shaljean 30 Oct 11 - 07:27 AM
MartinRyan 30 Oct 11 - 10:56 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 30 Oct 11 - 01:49 PM
MartinRyan 31 Oct 11 - 08:12 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 31 Oct 11 - 09:13 AM
MartinRyan 31 Oct 11 - 09:27 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 31 Oct 11 - 10:04 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 31 Oct 11 - 10:08 AM
GUEST,Emma Leddy 05 Mar 12 - 11:46 AM
GUEST,Alison 17 Sep 12 - 04:35 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Rory o McGrawry??!!
From: GUEST,guest muddle_C
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 08:14 AM

Hi folks, I saw Ruth Notman at the Leicester bash last weekend , and apart from the sound man losing her vocals in the instruments, it was fine... anyhow she sang a song 'Rory o'MaGrawry... or MacGroary, or sumsuch.. Hast any of you fine people more on this song? lyrics? tune?? I await in shivering expectation!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rory o McGrawry??!!
From: GUEST,mayomick
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 01:55 PM

Could it have been Roddy McCorley?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rory o McGrawry??!!
From: Peace
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 01:56 PM

What was the song about?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rory o McGrawry??!!
From: MuddleC
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 02:33 PM

Well, the chorus was '
Rollicking here, rollicking there was Rory O'MaGrory
swift as a horse or a mountain hare was Rory O'MaGrory...

could have been O'McGroary, or similar....
-the sound man should have been shot . all he wanted was base base base and the squeeze box complied


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rory o McGrawry??!!
From: MuddleC
Date: 17 Jun 08 - 02:37 PM

Oh. and hello again peace.. you helped me through a bad spot some three years ago now... you can have your canteen back. I'm in a new job, new area, new start


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rory o McGrawry??!!
From: GUEST,Elizabeth
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 04:36 AM

Could it be Rory Óg Mac Rory?

"Rory here and Rory there
Rollicking Rory everywhere
As wild as a Muisire mountain hare
was Rory Óg Mac Rory"

Máire Ní Chéileachair recoreded this on her CD Guth ar fán


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rory o McGrawry??!!
From: MartinRyan
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 12:37 PM

Ah ha! That's where I've heard it before! I could hear a Cork accent in my head alright. Fine singer.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rory o McGrawry??!!
From: MuddleC
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 07:12 PM

Ah Ha!!!
Yes fairest Elizabeth... you have done well!! the force is strong with you...
right, now I need to find a CD/recording of Máire Ní Chéileachair to take this further!!!


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Subject: Lyr Add: RORY ÓG MACRORY
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jun 08 - 09:24 PM

Rory Óg MacRory


'Twas early in the month of June
When first I met my own garsún,
Oh! the sweetest boy in all Macroom
Was Rory Óg MacRory.
He took me to the fairy dell
The same old story he did tell
"I love the ground you walk on, Nell,"
Said Rory Óg MacRory.

Rory here and Rory there
Rollicking Rory everywhere
As wild as a Musire mountain hare
Was Rory Óg MacRory.

He took me to Killorglin Fair
The Kerry boys were dancing there,
Ah! but none of them you would compare
To Rory Óg MacRory.
He danced the Blackbird, Kerry style,
And you should see the colleens smile
But I kept watching all the while
For fear they'd steal my Rory.

Then Father Dan he made us one,
He said, "God bless my girl and son,
And may all your troubles be little ones,
My Rory Óg MacRory."
They're dancing round and round our feet,
Mike and Dan and Jer and Kate
And the baby's name is Rory.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rory o McGrawry??!!
From: MartinRyan
Date: 19 Jun 08 - 03:49 AM

Thanks, GUEST

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rory o McGrawry??!!
From: MuddleC
Date: 19 Jun 08 - 05:54 PM

now we must implore joe to add the lyrics .. cos they ain't in the DT!
now, tune midi anyone?

thank you mystery GUEST


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rory o McGrawry / Rory Óg MacRory
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 30 Oct 11 - 07:27 AM

Anybody know anything about the history of this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rory o McGrawry / Rory Óg MacRory
From: MartinRyan
Date: 30 Oct 11 - 10:56 AM

Not offhand - but it just strikes me that the air is the one used for "Join the British Army"!

Ridim-a-dirim-a-dirim-adoo
They're looking for monkeys up in the zoo
And if I had a face like you
I'd join the British Army!"


I'll see what I can find out about Rory.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rory o McGrawry / Rory Óg MacRory
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 30 Oct 11 - 01:49 PM

Cheers (as usual) Martin. While you're here... what does "Musire" mean? (I know people I can ask, but not till I see them.) The way I hear it sung, at least around here, is MUSH a ra (the first syllable rhyming with "push" "bush" etc). Can't find anything on Google or Google maps (in case it's a place) with either that spelling or as Muisire. And because I can't, now I really really wanna know!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rory o McGrawry / Rory Óg MacRory
From: MartinRyan
Date: 31 Oct 11 - 08:12 AM

The same thought had struck me about "Muisire" - I've seen several spellings and no explanation. I don't think I have Máire ní Chéilleachair's CD - she may well have a note about it - or a more convincing spelling!

Regards

p.s. A corner of my brain seems to hear Mary O'Hara singing this?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rory o McGrawry / Rory Óg MacRory
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 31 Oct 11 - 09:13 AM

I see she's published two Junior Cert Irish-language textbooks* (if it's the same Máire ní Chéilleachair) so I suppose if anyone would know, she would! Incidentally, the friend of mine who sings this (a fluent Irish-speaker from west Cork) is a great fan of Máire's. I won't be seeing her for awhile because she's away home, but will ask and report back if she can tell me anything. Thanks!


*
http://www.omahonys.ie/catalog/books-by-author-Maire%2BNi%2BCheilleachair.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rory o McGrawry / Rory Óg MacRory
From: MartinRyan
Date: 31 Oct 11 - 09:27 AM

There's a pic of Máire on THIS PAGE - together with a reminder to me as to why I always assumed it was "a Muskerry hare" with the placename pronounced as in Irish i.e. Muscaire. Phonetically, that would come out as roughly mus-kir-eh with only first syllable stressed and the eh weak.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rory o McGrawry / Rory Óg MacRory
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 31 Oct 11 - 10:04 AM

Martin, my man, I think you've nailed it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rory o McGrawry / Rory Óg MacRory
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 31 Oct 11 - 10:08 AM

Re my phonetic pronunciation attempt above, I could certainly have slightly misheard it and missed the consonant - it was in a pub with a load of people singing the chorus so perhaps either the syllables or my brain got a bit blurred. Your suggestion makes perfect sense.

Wonder if this is a genuine old song or something from the pen of a songwriter...?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rory Og MacRory / McRory / McCrory et
From: GUEST,Emma Leddy
Date: 05 Mar 12 - 11:46 AM

one evening in the month of june
I went to meet my own garsun
the fairest lad in all macroon
was rory og mac rory

.................................
...................................
I love the ground you walk on nell
Said rory og mac rory

He took me to kilorgin fair
the kerry boys were dancing there
but divil a one of them could
compare to rory og mac rory

.......................................
.......................................
but i kept watching them all the while
for fear theyd steal my rory

Twas rory here and rory their
a rovin rolockin divil may care
As wild as a muirise mountain hare
was rory og mac rory

When father kelly named us one
he said god bless young girls and sons
may all youre troubles be little ones
my rory og mac rory

As years go by our loves complete
and running round and around our feet....
are con and dan and kate and pete
and the babys name is rory

twas rory here and rory their......etc


sorry i cant remember every line will add to it when i find where i wrote them down. thats the general gist. Ill fill the dotted lines!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rory Og MacRory / McRory / McCrory etc.
From: GUEST,Alison
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 04:35 AM

Many thanks tho you who have given the word. Some info back in return. Muisire (English spelling Mushera) is a mountain south east of Millstreet in the Boggeragh Mountains.


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