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Lyr Req: The Kerry Hills (Brendan Begley)

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Subject: Lyr Req: The Kerry Hills (Brendan Begley)
From: Zhenya
Date: 05 Oct 07 - 12:33 AM

I heard Brendan Begley sing this at a concert a few weeks ago, and would like to learn it. It's on his CD "We Won't Go Home 'Til Morning." I have the CD, but I'm having trouble making out some of the lyrics, and I was wondering if anyone had them.

This is what I have so far (and I suspect not all of these words are correct):

The Kerry Hills

With great affection and recollection
I oft times wander
Oer memory's lane
My dreams of childhood
By glen and wildwood
Where I roamed and rambled
In my boyhood days

Chorus:
But ah sad memory
Is all ***
And in my bosom sadder thoughts instill
Of the days so merry
When we plucked the berry
On the verdant slopes
Of the Kerry hills

I've seen the Atlantic
Both wild and frantic
Swirl those cliffs
With her angry foam
Swing back defeated
Like ***   retreating
*** foam and ***
From my Kerry home

(Chorus)

I wonder where
Are all my schoolmates
Some are dead
And far and gone
Some are weeping
Or in churchyards sleeping
Where the West ****
With ****

(Chorus)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kerry Hills (Brendan Begley)
From: mg
Date: 06 Oct 07 - 12:08 AM

Interesting. I recognize Begley as a Dingle/Ballyferriter name..do you know where he is from? mg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kerry Hills (Brendan Begley)
From: Zhenya
Date: 06 Oct 07 - 11:56 AM

Yes, apparently he's from Dingle. He's the brother of another fine musician, Seamus Begley.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kerry Hills (Brendan Begley)
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 06 Oct 07 - 12:58 PM

I've had a listen and heard this

The Kerry Hills

With great affection and recollection
I oft times wander /wonder
Oer memory's lane/made
My dreams of childhood
By glen and wildwood
Where I roamed and rambled
In my boyhood days

Chorus:
But ah sad memory
Is all ***/that's heady/heavy/heading (unsure which of these 3)
And in my bosom sadder thoughts instill
Of the days so merry
When we plucked the berry
On the verdant slopes
Of the Kerry hills

I've seen the Atlantic
Both wild and frantic
Swirl/swell those cliffs ( swell not swirl)
With her angry foam
Swing back defeated
Like ***/mares   retreating
***from foam and ***/fret
From my Kerry home

(Chorus)

I wonder where
Are all my schoolmates
Some are dead
And far and gone
Some are weeping
Or in churchyards sleeping
Where the West **** Can't help on these two lines sorry
With ****

Hope this is of help to you

Gerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kerry Hills (Brendan Begley)
From: Zhenya
Date: 07 Oct 07 - 11:01 AM

Gerry,

Thanks for taking the time to listen to this and filling in some more words - that definitely helps.

I'm a bit pressed for time right now, but will have time tomorrow to give the song another listen. I'm hoping that by having your extra words here, I'll be able to figure out a few more myself.

Zhenya


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kerry Hills (Brendan Begley)
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 07 Oct 07 - 11:27 AM

The Kerry Hills

With great affection and recollection
I oft times wonder
Oer memory's made
My dreams of childhood
By glen and wildwood
Where I roamed and rambled   (could be roamed and revelled)
In my boyhood days

Gerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kerry Hills (Brendan Begley)
From: GUEST,Maurice
Date: 08 Oct 07 - 01:49 PM

Don't know the words but I think it was written by the late Sean McCarthy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kerry Hills (Brendan Begley)
From: Zhenya
Date: 10 Oct 07 - 01:18 AM

Thanks for the additional lyrics Gerry. I've had a very busy few days, but still plan to work on the song some more very soon. If I come up with any additional lyrics, I'll post them. Zhenya


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kerry Hills (Brendan Begley)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Oct 07 - 04:30 AM

Zhenya, when this thread has run its course, could you try to remember to post a last, best, complete version of the entire lyrics? Thanks.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kerry Hills (Brendan Begley)
From: Zhenya
Date: 12 Oct 07 - 03:04 PM

Joe,
I expect to have time this weekend to work on the lyrics some more. (Last weekend I had out of town guests, and I've still been catching up on things all week.) I'll post whatever final version I come up with, although I'm not sure it will be complete. Looks like Gerry and I are both still stumbling over some of the phrases.

It occurred to me that there are a few people I could ask locally who might be able to help or might have written references for the lyrics, and I'll be seeing them at various points over the next few weeks. So, hopefully, at some point I'll have a full version. I've added the thread to my tracer and will repost again either sooner or later, as things work out. Thanks for your interest.

Zhenya


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kerry Hills (Brendan Begley)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 12 Oct 07 - 06:03 PM

Tim Dennehy sings a version on his CD "A Winter's Tear". He mentions hearing it from Breandan and describes his own version as "slightly adapted". He says Breandan got words and tune from Tadhg O Flatharta, a fellow Kerryman. No mention of Sean McCarthy.

In fact, some of Tim's verses are significantly different from Breandans. I'll have a listen and try to plug the gaps so far.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kerry Hills (Brendan Begley)
From: Zhenya
Date: 15 Oct 07 - 09:25 PM

I spoke to someone this past weekend who was able to give me a complete set of lyrics for Tim Dennehy's version of the song, so I'm posting that here. Thanks to everyone who helped out on this. Zhenya


The Kerry Hills

It's with great affection and recollection
Oftimes I wander over memory's haze
In my days of childhood, when in glen and wildwood
I ran and reveled in my boyhood days.

But the days of childhood are now a memory
That in my bosom fond thoughts instill
Of the days so merry, when we plucked the berry
On the verdant slopes of the Kerry hills

I have seen the Atlantic beat wild and frantic
And fill the cliffs with an angry foam
Turn back defeated, its wild heart beating
In thunderous roar from my Kerry home

But the seas of childhood are now a memory
That in my bosom fond thoughts instill
Of the days so merry, when we plucked the berry
On the verdant slopes of the Kerry hills

I think tonight on my friends and schoolmates
Some now lie on a foreign shore
While more lie sleeping in a quiet churchyard
To the lonesome keen of the west wind's moan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kerry Hills (Brendan Begley)
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 16 Oct 07 - 10:10 AM

reminder to self "MUST GET MY EARS SYRINGED AGAIN"

Gerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Kerry Hills (Brendan Begley)
From: GUEST,uisce ur
Date: 11 Nov 17 - 12:50 AM

I have seen the Atlantic when it's wild and frantic,
breast those cliffs with her angry foam,
Spring back defeated like a beast retreated,
through the mist and fret from my Kerry home


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