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Lyr Req: At the Foot of Slieve Bloom

GUEST,Brian 21 Oct 11 - 09:12 AM
GUEST,999 21 Oct 11 - 03:12 PM
GUEST 20 Aug 12 - 03:30 PM
GUEST 09 Dec 17 - 12:16 PM
michaelr 09 Dec 17 - 03:48 PM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 11 Dec 17 - 05:34 PM
michaelr 12 Dec 17 - 03:21 PM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 12 Dec 17 - 03:31 PM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 12 Dec 17 - 03:53 PM
GUEST,Learaí na Láibe 13 Dec 17 - 04:18 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: At The Foot of Slieve Bloom
From: GUEST,Brian
Date: 21 Oct 11 - 09:12 AM

The first line of the song is......

It's often I dream of returning to my home on the emerald isle.

that's all I got. I was looking on google and can't find it anywhere


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: At The Foot of Slieve Bloom
From: GUEST,999
Date: 21 Oct 11 - 03:12 PM

You may have luck by checking out the work of Anthony McBrien. I cannot find the lyrics, but he has a song called 'My Home at the Foot of Slieve Bloom' on a CD entitled It's a Long Hard Road'.

I haven't found it on youtube under that title. However, don't mean it's not there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: At the Foot of Slieve Bloom
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Aug 12 - 03:30 PM

Its often I think of returning
To my home in the Emerald Isle
Where peace and contentment abounded
And laughter is heard all the while

To see once again my companions
And there in their midst a gasun
Sharing the joys of my boyhood
Near my home at the foot of Slievebloom

I stroll once again through the heather
I gaze on the fast moving stream
How nature endowed you with beauty
And it's much more beautiful now in my dreams


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: At the Foot of Slieve Bloom
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Dec 17 - 12:16 PM

Its often I dream of returning
To my home in the Emerald Isle
Where peace and contentment abounded
And laughter is heard all the while
To see once again my companions
And there in their midst a gasun
Sharing the joys of my boyhood
Near my home at the foot of Slievebloom

I stroll once again through the heather
I gaze on the swift moving stream
How nature endowed you with beauty
And it's much more beautiful now in my dreams
I hear the clear notes of the fiddle
As it rings out a gaily tune
There is dancing tonight at the crossroads
Near my home at the foot of Slievebloom

I hear the sweet voice of my mother
She kneels by her old settle bed.
My brothers and sisters around her
Family rosary is said.
I see once again the old chapel
It echoes the organs sweet tune.
Oh why did I ever abandon
My home at the foot of Slievebloom

My grieving of homeland has ended
A vision more radiant I see.
My darling mother is waiting
With heavenly angels for me.
There is one wish I ask of my saviour
When my life has come to full bloom.
Please God won’t you make me my heaven
Near my home at the foot of Slievebloom

Please God won’t you make me my heaven
Near my home at the foot of Slievebloom


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: At the Foot of Slieve Bloom
From: michaelr
Date: 09 Dec 17 - 03:48 PM

What's a gasun?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: At the Foot of Slieve Bloom
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 11 Dec 17 - 05:34 PM

Usually spelt "gosoon" or "garsoon" (stress first syllable), it's an Anglicisation of the Irish language word "garsun" meaning "boy" or "lad"

Regards

p.s. There's an accent on the "u" of the Irish word, producing the long "oo" sound. I've long forgotten how to reliably produce accents on Mudcat!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: At the Foot of Slieve Bloom
From: michaelr
Date: 12 Dec 17 - 03:21 PM

Could that be a French word (garcon) having snuck into the Irish language?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: At the Foot of Slieve Bloom
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 12 Dec 17 - 03:31 PM

I'd need to check the etymology but - yes, I think it does, or to a shared Latin root.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: At the Foot of Slieve Bloom
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 12 Dec 17 - 03:53 PM

Yep - looks like it came in through Norman French - as spoken by our original "English " invaders!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: At the Foot of Slieve Bloom
From: GUEST,Learaí na Láibe
Date: 13 Dec 17 - 04:18 PM

We also have the name Seán which derives from the French Jean.
And a not inconsiderable amount of our vocabulary in Irish which originates in Norman French.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: At the Foot of Slieve Bloom
From: leeneia
Date: 14 Dec 17 - 10:29 AM

Does the song have a good melody? Can somebody sing it on YouTube?


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