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GUEST,Florian FlobertSM@gmx.de 04 Dec 00 - 06:02 PM
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Subject: Who knows Irish 'Lough Erne Shore' ?
From: GUEST,Florian FlobertSM@gmx.de
Date: 04 Dec 00 - 06:02 PM

Okay, I've tried all the serach engines and lyrics databases but all I found out: "Lough Erne Shore" is supposed to be a "well-known" Irish tune (from Ulster) of which I would like to have the lyrics. Help me! PLEASE!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who knows Irish 'Lough Erne Shore' ?
From: mousethief
Date: 04 Dec 00 - 06:15 PM

Well, I found a song that has the words "lough erne shore" in it ("The Hills of Tandragee"), but it's not CALLED that. I found a zillion sites mentioning a song by that name, but none gave the lyrics, alas.

Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance!

Alex


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who knows Irish 'Lough Erne Shore' ?
From: Matt_R
Date: 04 Dec 00 - 06:21 PM

Here's the scoop: "Lough Erne Shore" IS a tune from northern Ireland. But that is just the name of the tune. The lyrics that are sung to it are "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore", which available in the DT. A great song. Similar thing happen with the Scottish tune "The Drunken Piper". That is the tune name, but the song sung to it is called "Far Am Bhi Mi Fhin".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who knows Irish 'Lough Erne Shore' ?
From: GUEST,Florian
Date: 04 Dec 00 - 06:37 PM

First: Thanks for your help. But: Sorry to disappoint you, Matt, what I'm looking for is definitely a text called "Lough Erne Shore", not "Paddy's Green...". Let me give you a few of the lines I understood; or at least I think I did so:

"One morning, as I were on the fowling, bright xxx ("wee birds"?) sat all around the plain 'Twas down by the banks of Lough Erne I met with this wonderful Dame Her voice was so sweet and so pleasing, her beautiful note she did sing The innocent fowl of the forest their love unto her they did bring."

I got a version of Eithe Ní Uallachain and there's also a version of Andy Irvine - but I just cannot understand what exactly they sing...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who knows Irish 'Lough Erne Shore' ?
From: Brakn
Date: 04 Dec 00 - 06:51 PM

Is it Edward On Lough Erne's Shore?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who knows Irish 'Lough Erne Shore' ?
From: Matt_R
Date: 04 Dec 00 - 07:02 PM

Thank God for the Superseach! Look here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who knows Irish 'Lough Erne Shore' ?
From: GUEST,Florian
Date: 04 Dec 00 - 07:08 PM

Yipppiiiieeeehhhh! This is exactly what I was looking for. Finally I can go to bed and sleep very well (it's now 1:10 am where i am). Thanx to all of you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who knows Irish 'Lough Erne Shore' ?
From: Noreen
Date: 06 Dec 00 - 12:19 PM

Brakn, that's another lovely song- fancy posting it too??

Noreen


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Subject: Lyr Add: EDWARD ON LOUGH ERNE'S SHORE
From: Brakn
Date: 07 Dec 00 - 09:14 PM

For Noreen

Oh the sun was setting behind the mountain
The dew was falling behind the lea
As I was seated beside a fountain
A feathered songster sang on each tree
With love and blisses his notes were blending
And made me reminded of days of yore
When in a bower I plucked a flower
And I dreamed of Edward on Lough Erne's shore

A crop of my sorrow my heart is reaping
My rose is faded and my hopes decay
Since in the night-time when all are sleeping
Awake I'm weeping till the break of day
Delight has fled me and woe has wed me
Why did you leave me, my love asthore?
For love compelled him and banished Edward
Who'd not forsake me on Lough Erne's shore

The cuckoo's notes in the air are sounding
Appeal to feelings and please the ear
And every note with a bliss abounding
Are in the valley if he were near
Each step I take by the winding river
Where we have wandered in days of yore
Reminds me of Edward, my banished lover
And makes me lonely on Lough Erne's shore

Oh could I move like a moon in motion
I'd send a sigh o'er the distant deep
Or could I fly like a bird o'er the ocean
By my Edward's side I would ever keep
I'd fondly soothe him, with songs amuse him
I'd gently soothe him and he'd sigh no more
And seven long years I would soon pass over
And we'd both live happy on Lough Erne's shore


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who knows Irish 'Lough Erne Shore' ?
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 07 Dec 00 - 10:21 PM

That looks to be a fine song, too.  Where did you get it?  Are you able to post a tune?

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who knows Irish 'Lough Erne Shore' ?
From: MartinRyan
Date: 08 Dec 00 - 03:32 AM

Malcolm

Its a lovely song, alright. Tune seems to me to be a version of that used for Boolavogue.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who knows Irish 'Lough Erne Shore' ?
From: Brakn
Date: 08 Dec 00 - 09:18 AM

Sorry Malcolm, I don't know the air at all. Got the words from an Irish magazine "Ireland's Own".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who knows Irish 'Lough Erne Shore' ?
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 08 Dec 00 - 01:44 PM

Thanks for the info, Martin and Brakn.  For anyone else who is curious, there is a short ra. soundclip of Gabriel McArdle singing Edward of Lough Erne Shore at Musical Traditions:  Reviews: Dog Big and Dog Little  For some reason, Netscape tries to load the soundfile as text, but it works in IE.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who knows Irish 'Lough Erne Shore' ?
From: Noreen
Date: 08 Dec 00 - 05:04 PM

Thanks, Brakn. Inspired by your efficiency, I've written out the dots & sent them to Pene Azul. I'll have to start singing it now!

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who knows Irish 'Lough Erne Shore' ?
From: Noreen
Date: 08 Dec 00 - 05:18 PM

Martin Ryan, you puzzled me with the ref. to Boolavogue- but you're right. I'd never heard the connection before!

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who knows Irish 'Lough Erne Shore' ?
From: Noreen
Date: 08 Dec 00 - 05:32 PM

Gabriel McArdle's version is lovely, but tune slightly different in places to the one in my head- which may have been from Ann Mulqueen?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who knows Irish 'Lough Erne Shore' ?
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 11 Dec 00 - 06:40 AM

Gabriel is a wonderful singer alright. Not sure if I've heard Anne Mulqueen sing it. I'll listen to Gabriel's version again and see if it matches what's in my head, for that matter!

? Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who knows Irish 'Lough Erne Shore' ?
From: John Moulden
Date: 11 Dec 00 - 07:14 PM

Edmund on Lough Melvin's Shore - which is the original way of the song Edward on Lough Erne's Shore was written by Peter Magennis (The Bard of Derrygonnelly, 1817-1905) and published by him in "Poems by Peter Magennis" (Enniskillen (Geo B White) 1888 but with a preface dated 1887). The tune suggested in the book is "Youghal Harbour" - aka Boolavogue( Hi Martin)


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Subject: Tune Add: EDWARD ON LOUGH ERNE'S SHORE
From: MMario
Date: 12 Dec 00 - 10:17 AM

any mistakes I am sure are mine...

MMario

MIDI file: lougerin.mid

Timebase: 192

Name: EDWARD ON LOUGH ERNE'S SHORE
Text: By midi from transcription by Noreen
Key: G
TimeSig: 2/4 24 8
Start
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This program is worth the effort of learning it.

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ABC format:

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who knows Irish 'Lough Erne Shore' ?
From: Noreen
Date: 12 Dec 00 - 11:51 AM

Hmmm, thanks MMario. I knew I'd sent the dots to the right person!! (it was called Edward on Lough Erne's Shore when I sent it to you... but I see now that it was really some other bloke on some other lake entirely!)

Thanks John. Youghal Harbour means a totally different tune to me, a hornpipe-time set dance.

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who knows Irish 'Lough Erne Shore' ?
From: MMario
Date: 12 Dec 00 - 11:53 AM

toldya the mistakes were mine!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Edward on Lough Erne's Shore
From: GUEST,catherine
Date: 22 May 11 - 09:54 AM

many thanks, this site is so great! This is the version I needed.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Edward on Lough Erne's Shore
From: GUEST,catherine
Date: 22 May 11 - 10:05 AM

I have found the nice gabriel mcardle version on the claddagh's choice album vol 2 cc40/65cd an anthology of irish trad music 1998

I would love to know any other songs with links to Loch Erne or Fermanagh or Enniskillen (not already featured in the folk book collection they made).

Thanks for any pointers
Catherine


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Edward on Lough Erne's Shore
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Feb 12 - 04:59 AM

Noreen, after I had posted I saw your old post. If it is not too much trouble I would value the notes please and any history you know as my family is from round there. I'd love to learn the song.

please contact me at catherine[at]naturalvoice.net if you can help.
many thanks if you or anyone else is able to assist.

(I keep hearing dubliners triangle in part of it too!)

Catherine


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Edward on Lough Erne's Shore
From: GUEST,Jean Enniskillen
Date: 31 May 13 - 11:57 AM

Hi folks. I've read your posts and I'm delighted to hear that you all love the song, 'Edward on Lough Erne's Shore'. My mother, God rest her, used to sing this song when we were small kids and when visitors would call to our house and we would have a sing song. She had a beautiful voice so sweet and lovely. The air of the song stayed in my head from I was a very young child over 55 years ago. I know the air that my mother sang and not the version that Gaby McArdle sings. Gaby is my first cousin and a brilliant traditional singer. He and I sang this song at my aunts graveside in memory of my mother and Gaby's father. As you can tell, I'm sure, I am very fond of the song as it reminds me of the times when we would sit for hours in our house singing and learning old songs from my mother and father. 'Those were the days' no wi-fi then or distracting boxes in the corners of every room or laptops on everyone's knee, or ipads etc. No, it was all good old-fashioned entertainment back then and it will stay with me forever. I cannot write music but if I ever get the tune I have in my head transcribed then I will post it on this site.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Edward on Lough Erne's Shore
From: Jack Campin
Date: 31 May 13 - 02:02 PM

Maybe you could contact somebody on this site who can transcribe it quickly (which is quite a lot of us) and sing it over the phone?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Edward on Lough Erne's Shore
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jul 14 - 11:32 AM

its Lough Erin Shore


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Edward on Lough Erne's Shore
From: MartinRyan
Date: 12 Jul 14 - 11:54 AM

Hi GUEST - see John Moulden's post earlier in the thread. Originally, "Lough Melvin's Shore", it is now usually written as "Lough Erne's Shore" but sung with two syllables as "Er-in' - bit like the "ar-ums`' that feature in many Irish songs!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Edward on Lough Erne's Shore
From: GUEST,threelegsoman
Date: 12 Jul 14 - 07:41 PM

I uploaded a version of Lough Erne's Shore to YouTube two years ago including lyrics and chords which can be found:

Lough Erne's Shore


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Edward on Lough Erne's Shore
From: GUEST,threelegsoman
Date: 12 Jul 14 - 08:06 PM

Further to my last message, that was about Lough Erne's Shore.
Edward on Lough Erne's Shore is a different song the lyrics to which are provided above by Brakn.
There are a couple of versions on YouTube and to me the tune sounds like a cross between Boolavogue and The Ould Triangle.

Edward on Lough Erne's Shore by Labri Giotto


Edward on Lough Erne's Shore by midzusan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Edward on Lough Erne's Shore
From: MartinRyan
Date: 12 Jul 14 - 08:20 PM

"The Old Triangle" is closer to "The Galway Shawl", I reckon.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Edward on Lough Erne's Shore
From: MartinRyan
Date: 09 Oct 14 - 11:21 AM

Nice version of this by Rosie Stewart now available at the Goilín Song Project resource at the Irish Traditional Music Archive:

Click here

Regards


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