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Lyr Req: Home Fire (Ron Kavana)

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Wolfgang 26 Aug 06 - 08:09 AM
GUEST,weerover 26 Aug 06 - 08:32 AM
GUEST,weerover 26 Aug 06 - 08:33 AM
Wolfgang 26 Aug 06 - 08:57 AM
GUEST,weerover 26 Aug 06 - 09:04 AM
Jim Dixon 28 Aug 06 - 10:37 PM
Bert 29 Aug 06 - 12:25 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: We'll keep the home fire burning...
From: Wolfgang
Date: 26 Aug 06 - 08:09 AM

I've found on the web the following bit and would like to see the whole song:

Morning Song                        by A.W. Donahue
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'We'll keep the home fire burning,
keep the flame of Liberty alive-
For the fire burns bright
in our hearts tonight,
for the long lost prodigal's return
ever mindful of the prodigal's return.

-Irish Rebellion Song, circa 1920


Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We'll keep the home fire burning...
From: GUEST,weerover
Date: 26 Aug 06 - 08:32 AM

Here it is as sung by Ron Kavana:

HOME FIRE
(Words & music by Ron Kavana)

We had four green fields, but that was long ago.
You've held our loved one hostage for so long.
We had four fine sons, 'til you took one away,
But we'll never give up hope for his return.

CHORUS: And we'll keep the home fire burning,
Keep the flame of liberty alive,
For the fire burns bright in our hearts tonight,
For the long lost prodigal's return,
Ever mindful of the prodigal's return.

The Guilford Four, the Six from Birmingham,
All guilty of being Irish, nothing more.
After all this time, it's still the bloody same.
Can we never expect justice from your courts?

(CHORUS)

Divide and rule has ever been your game.
You'd keep the fires of bigotry flamed high;
But don't dare assume you'll ever win this game.
The Irish will rule Ireland in our time!

wr


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We'll keep the home fire burning...
From: GUEST,weerover
Date: 26 Aug 06 - 08:33 AM

And of course that should be "loved one" in line 3

wr


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We'll keep the home fire burning...
From: Wolfgang
Date: 26 Aug 06 - 08:57 AM

Thanks a lot, weerover.

Is Kavana's song a rewrite of an older one?

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We'll keep the home fire burning...
From: GUEST,weerover
Date: 26 Aug 06 - 09:04 AM

Might be Wolfgang, though he appears to claim it as original.

wr


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Subject: Lyr Add: HOME FIRE (Ron Kavana)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Aug 06 - 10:37 PM

I have Ron Kavana's CD "Home Fire". In the liner notes, he says: "The first verse was prompted by Dick Gaughan's brilliant singing of FOUR GREEN FIELDS...." The following lyrics are copied from the CD liner notes; I have also listened to the song and verified that the transcription is accurate.

HOME FIRE
(Ron Kavana)

There were four green fields but that was long ago.
You've held our loved one hostage for so long.
There were four fine sons 'til you took one away,
But we'll never give up hope for his return.

CHORUS: So we'll keep the home fire burnin',
Keep the flame of liberty alive.
The fire burns bright in our hearts tonight,
For the long lost prodigal's return,
Ever mindful of the prodigal's return.

The Guildford Four, the Six from Birmingham,
All guilty of bein' Irish, nothin' more!
After all this time, it's still the bloody same.
Can we never expect justice from your courts? CHORUS

Divide and rule has ever been your game.
You keep the coals of bigotry afire.
Just don't dare assume you'll ever win the day.
The Irish will rule Ireland in our time. CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We'll keep the home fire burning...
From: Bert
Date: 29 Aug 06 - 12:25 AM

How does this relate to the WWI song.

We'll keep the home fires burning
hearts within us yearning
though our lads are far away
they dream of home.
There's a silver lining
in the dark clouds shining
we'll turn the dark clouds inside out
'till the boys come home.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We'll keep the home fire burning...
From: Micca
Date: 29 Aug 06 - 01:55 PM

Bert, It Doesnt, the WW1 song is by Ivor Novello!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We'll keep the home fire burning...
From: gnomad
Date: 30 Aug 06 - 04:14 AM

Just for completeness' sake Keep the home fires burning


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We'll keep the home fire burning...
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Aug 06 - 06:07 PM

Or, closer to home, in this thread: Lyr Req: Keep the Home Fires Burning, and in the other threads linked to that one.


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