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t.zeller@csuohio.edu 06 Mar 97 - 12:52 PM
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From: t.zeller@csuohio.edu
Date: 06 Mar 97 - 12:52 PM

Anyone out there who can point to the lyrics for "Coast of Malabar" (traditional Irish, I think).


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Subject: Lyr Add: COAST OF MALABAR
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Date: 08 Mar 97 - 10:04 AM

Very lovely song - one of my preferites. Very strange it is still not in DT.
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The following is the version sung by Sean Tyrrell on the CD "Cry of a dreamer" (Hannibal-Rykodisk 1995).
I know another version (slightly different) sung by Ry Cooder on "The Chieftains - The long black veil" (BMG-RCA).
Paddy Moloney (The Chieftains) says:
"My grandmother used to sing this song at trad houses parties in the Sliabh Bloom Mountains of central Ireland. I can still remember her sitting on an old wooden milk churn in a country kitchen singing a version she called Little Maid from Malabar"

E N J O Y!

COAST OF MALABAR

Far away across the ocean
Beneath an Indian star
Lives a little dark eyed maiden
On the coast of Malabar

In the harbour where we anchored
I could see her shy and sweet
With a blossom on her bosom
And the wild waves at her feet

I can see the crowded city
The palm trees green and tall
And the starry night she danced with me
Inside those city wall

She gave a little wistful glance
As she looked across the bay
And she whispered if you love me
Why do you sail away

I must go my little dark eyes
I must go my Indian star
But I'll come again and love you
On the coast of Malabar

In my dreams I oft-times wander
To that far off Indian sea
And the days we spent together
They come back again to me

I can see the crowded city
The palm trees on the shore
But that little dark-eyed maiden
She's there no more no more

Fare thee well my little dark eyes
Fare thee well my Indian star
In my dreams I will live forever
On the Coast of Malabar

recorded by Sean Tyrrel on "Cry of a dreamer"
recorded by Ry Cooder on "The Chieftains - The long Black Veil"

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Ezio, Italy


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Subject: RE: Need lyrics for
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 09 Mar 97 - 10:53 AM

Hi Ezio- It's not strange at all. If you think about it, there are a LOT more songs that we're missing than songs we have.

I glad to see that you're helping correct that unfortunate situation. dick


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Subject: RE: Need lyrics for
From: GUEST,jczalaquett@yahoo.com
Date: 22 Aug 02 - 05:58 PM

Hi, I can help you.I have the Coast of Malabar lyrics by Ry Cooder.

What can I do for you ?

Regards, Juan Carlos


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Subject: Origins: Coast of Malabar
From: nickr90
Date: 06 May 04 - 04:54 PM

I have listened to this song by Makem & Clancy and Jimmy Crowley but recently heard Sean Tyrrell give it a much more gentle rendition. Is it traditional or new?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Coast of Malabar
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 May 04 - 08:26 PM

Paddy Maloney of the Chieftains said "My grandmother used to sing this song at trad house parties in the Sliabh Bloom mountains of central Ireland." She called it ..... "Little maid from Malabar." Recorded by the Chieftains.

Found nothing else. Not in Sam Henry.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Coast of Malabar
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 May 04 - 08:30 PM

We should have checked. It is in the DT, Coasts of Malabar; also thread 5299: Coasts


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Subject: RE: Origins: Coast of Malabar
From: radriano
Date: 07 May 04 - 11:35 AM

How much more gentle can you get than Jimmy Crowley's rendition of "Coast of Malabar?"


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Subject: RE: Origins: Coast of Malabar
From: ard mhacha
Date: 07 May 04 - 12:15 PM

The Coast of Malabar was a favourite with the old folk back in the 1940s, someone always gave it an airing in Pub or Club.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Coast of Malabar
From: MARINER
Date: 07 May 04 - 12:34 PM

Jimmy Crowley maintains that it's from Victorian times and he first heard it sung ,either by his Grandmother or his Mother(Can't remember which.) And I think Jimmy's recording of it is by far the more "gentler" version.
A well known singer from these parts of the woods says it's from the 1950s but i feel he's way, way off. I first heard it myself sung by a very old man in the early 60s. I think he got it from his father!.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Coast of Malabar
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 May 04 - 01:07 PM

The words suggest that it was inspired by Kipling, and probably nor much later than his writings. Several poets took up where Kipling left off.
A carefully crafted little piece, it must have appeared as a poem somewhere.
Pure speculation, of course.


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Subject: Suggested Chords
From: Bartley
Date: 24 May 09 - 04:23 PM

Hi
Can anyone suggest the chord sequence for an old favourite song of mine,'The Coast of Malabar. I've a hunch that this song may be known under a different title. However I only know it by the title given and I've been trying to work out a chord sequence for it in the key of G. I think I've got most of the ones that work reasonably well but I've difficulty getting something to suit the line 'Lives a dark eyed lonely maiden on the coast of Malabar. Any suggestion would be appreciated. In fact if you could give me the entire sequence of chords for the tune that would be even better
Thank You
Yours in anticipation
Joe


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Subject: RE: Suggested Chords: Coast of Malabar
From: Nick
Date: 25 May 09 - 01:49 PM

I had a quick listen to the Chieftains/Ry Cooder version which they play in Eb on the one I heard. Chords based on D with capo at first fret. In the first bit I reckon you can either stay on D or change, or just play an A in the bass rather than a D.


A7   D    (A)       (D)         Bm             Em   
Far away across the ocean, underneath an Indian star
          A               D             A         D
Dwells a dark eyed lovely maiden on the coast of Malabar
A7      D       (A)       (D)            Bm             Em
In the harbour, where we anchored, I can see her shy and sweet
          A               D             A                D
With a bunch of wine-red roses and the wild waves at her feet


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Subject: RE: Origins: Coast of Malabar
From: GUEST,John
Date: 19 Mar 14 - 07:57 AM

A link to original sheet music, copyright 1897 for "The Maid of Malabar" by Frederic Weatherly and Stephen Adams.

http://www.nla.gov.au/apps/cdview/?pi=nla.mus-an23255770-s3-v


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Subject: RE: Origins: Coast of Malabar
From: MartinRyan
Date: 19 Mar 14 - 06:25 PM

The Danny Boy man! Never knew that!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Origins: Coast of Malabar
From: MartinRyan
Date: 13 Oct 14 - 04:10 PM

There's now a recording at The Goilin Song Project, by Margaret Cunningham:

Click here

Regards


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