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Thread #169416   Message #4094480
Posted By: weerover
23-Feb-21 - 02:13 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Brockagh Braes
Subject: RE: Origins: Brockagh Braes
The book "By Dobbin's Flowery Vale" subtitled "A journey in traditional song with the Armagh Pipers Club" has "Brockagh Brae", with verses more or less as given by Joe without that first verse,but with a third verse:

Now when we landed in Belfast, sure our ship she was in full sail,
Away she went on down the Lough with a blithe and pleasant gale,
We were sailing o'er the ocean where the foaming billows roar
And it's thanks be to the heavens above that we landed safe on shore.

and a final verse:

Oh, Brockagh Brae's a nice wee place where nice wee girls live in,
You would think they were the nightingales when they sit down to sing,
Where the salmon trout do sport around Lough Neagh's verdant shore,
So let them all say as they will, you'll be mine for evermore.

The book also give the musical notation. If anyone is keen to have the tune I could do the abc, though not having used it for years it would take me a bit of time.