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Subject: Lyr Req: Pride of Tralee Town
From: Brakn
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 07:09 AM

Anyone got this.......

When as a youth I rambled,
The hillsides night and day
When I was only seventeen,
My heart was light and gay,
But tomorrow I am leaving,
From places all around,
And I'm leaving lovely Mary,
The Pride of Tralee Town

I have a bit of it on an old cassette but I don't know who sang it.

Michael


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Subject: Lyr Add: SWEET KATIE, THE PRIDE OF TRALEE
From: Shaneo
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 07:38 AM

Is this it ?

1. My tho'ts now are wand'ring far over the sea,
They're clinging to dear Erin's lovely Isle,
For there is one dearer than all else to me,
I cherish her sweet voice and winning smile;
I long for the hour when I'll meet you, dear Katie,
My darling one over the sparkling blue sea,
What joy it would bring to my heart yes, to me,
To meet my sweet Katie, the pride of Tralee.

CHORUS [sung after each verse]
My thoughts now are wand'ring far over the sea,
They're clinging to dear Erin's Isle,
For this is one dearer than all else to me,
My darling, my Katie, the pride of Tralee.

2. I know that your heart will be true to me still,
Though I'm in a land, loved one, far away;
When I cross the ocean to meet you again,
You'll welcome me back to my home that day;
In that little cottage, beside you, sweet Katie,
O, what would be dearer than that, love, to me!
I'd brave all the dangers of both land and sea,
For Katie, my darling, the pride of Tralee.

3. Dear land of the Shamrock, the land of my birth,
I love her green pastures and valleys fair,
The home of my kindred, the home of my youth,
Whereever I roam, yet my heart is there;
And then there's a treasure, it is my own Katie;
When dreaming all this, O what bliss then to me!
My heart it is longing to cross the blue sea,
To meet my sweet Katie, the pride of Tralee.S


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride of Tralee Town
From: Brakn
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 07:56 AM

No but thanks all the same Shaneo.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride of Tralee Town
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 03:52 PM

can't help you but if anyone is from there, my great grandmother was from there. Her name was Margaret Lyons (Maggie) and we don't know much about her...she was born 1830 to 1833. Her father's name was Cornelius Lyons. She ended up in Clermont Iowa by 1860 or so, married to Timothy Garvey. It was possibly an arranged or mail-order type marriage. Someone in the family (not necessarily the Lyons)owned a store in Cork... email me please at mgarvey@wsu.edu if you can shed any light on this...mg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride of Tralee Town
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Jul 07 - 04:05 PM

On cassette and cd by Helen and Southern Pride.
On a cd by Peggy Sweeney.
Haven't heard.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride of Tralee Town
From: GUEST,Jules
Date: 24 Oct 09 - 09:41 PM

Mary, The Pride of Tralee Town is on a cd by an artist called Willie Relihan.I've heard another version but don't know who the singer was. Lovely song though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride of Tralee Town
From: Thompson
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 02:24 AM

Poor old Tralee; riddled with heroin now.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride of Tralee Town
From: GUEST,Abie,
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 07:50 PM

Dear Michael,
That's it, O.K., Mary left the boy for another more wealthy than he.
the melody, v. nice, had a touch of minor key about it.

Thanks for your help.
If and when I fill itb up, I shall revert to you with words.

Regards,
Abie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride of Tralee Town
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 07:03 PM

I realize this isn't the song that was requested, but here's the bibliographic data for the lyrics posted by Shaneo above:

SWEET KATIE, THE PRIDE OF TRALEE
Words, J. W. Turner. Music, C. A. White.
Boston: White, Smith & Company, © 1874.

Click for sheet music images at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride of Tralee Town
From: RunrigFan
Date: 07 Feb 11 - 09:29 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCtPVLipU-A

Paudie and Declan McCauliffe

When as a youth I rambled,
The hillsides night and day
When I was only seventeen,
My heart was light and gay,
But tomorrow I am leaving,
From places all around,
And I'm leaving lovely Mary,
The Pride of Tralee Town





Cant get the rest of the lyrics


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride of Tralee Town
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 02:20 PM

Here are most of the words (admittedly slapdash) to the rest of the verses, as sung on the YouTube video linked above. Interesting, the way Tralee rhymes with 'valley'.

The Siege of Ennis is a well-known dance, I think. Is there another dance called 'The Feast'? That's what it sounds like in the next verse.
============
For i met her in the springtime at a dance near banna's strand
to see her and her companions, they'd be dancing hand in hand
she looked so slim and lovely, in her dark green, velvet gown
and i fell in love with mary the pride of tralee town

if asked her if she'd take the floor and dance some steps with me.
we did 'the Siege of Ennis' and the polkas wild and free
her hair in long black tresses her shoulders sailing down
and i danced the Feast (?) with mary the pride of tralee town

the summer months we courted beneath the Kerry stars
we sang out all the old ballads in in the Ballybunion bars
by the cattle green we wandered, the silver moon being down
when i kissed my darling mary the pride of tralee town

the golden leaves of autumn gave way to winters cold
and another came a-courting her and he stole her heart of gold
for he had many acres and the cowlands all around
and it went ---------------- Mary the pride of tralee town

So farewell my good companons I take the morning train
i'm bound for south australia and you won't see me again
he's a richer --- and a better man, so the tears come tumbling down
what a -------------------- is Mary the pride of tralee town


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride of Tralee Town
From: Brakn
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 06:21 PM

Perhaps
and i danced the Feast (?) with mary the pride of tralee town
and i danced the feet with mary the pride of tralee town

the cattle green we wandered, the silver moon being down
the cattle green we wandered, the silver moon beamed down

he's a richer --- and a better man, so the tears come tumbling down
he's a richer but no better man, so the tears come tumbling down


what a -------------------- is Mary the pride of tralee town
For the fair fond hearted Mary, The Pride Of Tralee Town


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride of Tralee Town
From: RunrigFan
Date: 08 Feb 11 - 09:16 PM

When I was a youth I rambled,
The hillsides night and day
When I was only seventeen,
My heart was light and gay,
But tomorrow I am leaving,
from places all around,
And I'm leaving lovely Mary,
The Pride of Tralee Town

For i met her in the springtime
at a dance near banna's strand
to see her and her companions,
they'd be dancing hand in hand
she looked so slim and lovely,
in her dark green, velvet gown
and i fell in love with mary the pride of tralee town


I asked her if, she'd take the floor
and dance some steps with me.
we did 'the Siege of Ennis'
and some polkas wild and free
her hair in long black tresses, for her shoulders sailing down
and i danced the feet with mary, the pride of tralee town

For the summer months,
we courted, beneath the Kerry stars
we sang out all the old ballads
In the Ballybunion bars
For the castle green we wandered,
And the silver moon beamed down
when i kissed my darling mary, the pride of tralee town

For the golden leaves of autumn, gave way to winters cold
and another came a-courting her and he stole her heart of gold
for he had many acres, in the town areas from all around?
He looked, and shouted at Mary, the pride of tralee town

So farewell my good companons as I take the morning train
i'm bound for south australia and you won't see me again
he's a richer, but no better man, so my tears come tumbling down,
For the fair fond hearted Mary, The Pride Of Tralee Town
For the fair fond hearted Mary, The Pride Of Tralee Town


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride of Tralee Town
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 11:18 AM

Thanks, Brakn and RunrigFan. This song is now ready to go for St Patrick's Day, 2001.

Can this be added to the DT?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride of Tralee Town
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 11:18 AM

Oops! I meant for 2011, of course.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride of Tralee Town
From: RunrigFan
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 01:01 PM

I'm not too sure on the line for he had many acres, in the town areas from all around?

Can any deciper this line?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride of Tralee Town
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 02:03 PM

how about:

He had many acres, and townlands all around.

My dictionary says that one definition of 'townland' is an Irish term for 'a section of land, constituted as a township, as part of a parish.' That makes sense as something a rich man might own.

It sounds to me like the singer is singing 'cowlands,' but that may be a corruption. I prefer 'townlands.'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride of Tralee Town
From: RunrigFan
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 02:52 PM

When I was a youth I rambled,
The hillsides night and day
When I was only seventeen,
My heart was light and gay,
But tomorrow I am leaving,
from places all around,
And I'm leaving lovely Mary,
The Pride of Tralee Town

For i met her in the springtime
at a dance near banna's strand
to see her and her companions,
they'd be dancing hand in hand
she looked so slim and lovely,
in her dark green, velvet gown
and i fell in love with mary, the pride of tralee town


I asked her if, she'd take the floor
and dance some steps with me.
we did 'the Siege of Ennis'
and some polkas wild and free
her hair in long black tresses, for her shoulders sailing down
and i danced the feet with mary, the pride of tralee town

For the summer months,
we courted, beneath the Kerry stars
we sang out all the old ballads
In the Ballybunion bars
For the castle green we wandered,
And the silver moon beamed down
when i kissed my darling mary, the pride of tralee town

For the golden leaves of autumn, gave way to winters cold
and another came a-courting her, and he stole her heart of gold
for he had many acres, in the townlands all around.
And it with, he showered at Mary, the pride of tralee town

So farewell my good companions, I take the morning train
i'm bound for south australia, and you won't see me again
he's a richer, but no better man, so my tears come tumbling down,
For the fair fond hearted Mary, The Pride Of Tralee Town
For the fair fond hearted Mary, The Pride Of Tralee Town

Finished :D


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride of Tralee Town
From: GUEST,Mike
Date: 14 Feb 11 - 03:50 PM

Last line is:- For the fair false hearted Mary the pride of Tralee town


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE PRIDE OF TRALEE TOWN
From: RunrigFan
Date: 14 Feb 11 - 04:24 PM

Thanks Mike

So now hearing this again; you're right ;)

Updated lyrics

When I was a youth I rambled the hillsides night and day.
When I was only seventeen my heart was light and gay,
But tomorrow I am leaving from places all around,
And I'm leaving lovely Mary, the pride of Tralee town.

For I met her in the springtime at a dance near Banna Strand
To see her and her companions; they'd be dancing hand in hand.
She looked so slim and lovely in her dark green velvet gown,
And I fell in love with Mary, the pride of Tralee town.

I asked her if she'd take the floor and dance some steps with me.
We did 'The Siege of Ennis' and some polkas wild and free,
Her hair in long black tresses for her shoulders sailing down,
And I danced the feet with Mary, the pride of Tralee town.

For the summer months we courted beneath the Kerry stars.
We sang out all the old ballads in the Ballybunion bars.
For the castle green we wandered, and the silver moon beamed down,
And I kissed my darling Mary, the pride of Tralee town.

For the golden leaves of autumn gave way to winter's cold,
And another came a-courting her, and he stole her heart of gold,
For he had many acres, in the townlands all around,
And it with, he showered at Mary, the pride of Tralee town.

So farewell, my good companions. I'll take the morning train.
I'm bound for South Australia, and you won't see me again.
He's a richer but no better man, so my tears come tumbling down,
For the fair false hearted Mary, the pride of Tralee town,
For the fair false hearted Mary, the pride of Tralee town.

(p.s. I'm not sure if it's "for the fair false heart of Mary", or "fair false hearted")


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride of Tralee Town
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 12:56 PM

So what makes her false? As a teenager, she held hands with another teenager? This is enough to condemn her, totally and forever?

And meanwhile, the boy leaves her to seek a better life in Australia. Doesn't that make him just as false?

It's time to folk-process that last line into something that makes sense.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride of Tralee Town
From: RunrigFan
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 03:44 PM

Well False means based on mistaken, erroneous, or inconsistent impressions, ideas, or facts: false pride.

Maybe the man, thought Mary was false cos he made a mistake, and based on false facts


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride of Tralee Town
From: GUEST,Mike
Date: 16 Feb 11 - 03:59 PM

leeneia, leeneia, can you not read between the lines, Mary had dumped him and teenage or early love can be very intense. She left him for the richer man and,she had forsaken him for a man with money. What else could he think


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride of Tralee Town
From: RunrigFan
Date: 18 Mar 11 - 08:56 PM

I agree with Mike :)


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