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Lyr Req: Leitrim the Pride of the West

GUEST,Anthony McPartlan 09 Feb 08 - 08:04 PM
Peace 09 Feb 08 - 08:10 PM
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Melissa 10 Feb 08 - 11:06 PM
Bonnie Shaljean 11 Feb 08 - 04:12 AM
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Brakn 11 Feb 08 - 04:26 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 11 Feb 08 - 04:27 AM
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Bonnie Shaljean 11 Feb 08 - 04:48 AM
GUEST 11 Feb 08 - 07:41 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 11 Feb 08 - 07:51 AM
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GUEST,Anthony McPartlan 11 Feb 08 - 09:43 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Pride Of The West Lyrics (Leitrim Song)
From: GUEST,Anthony McPartlan
Date: 09 Feb 08 - 08:04 PM

I heard my uncle sing this. It is a lovely song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride Of The West Lyrics
From: Peace
Date: 09 Feb 08 - 08:10 PM

Need a bit more to go on, Anthony. You got any lyrics at all? Anymore info?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride Of The West Lyrics
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Feb 08 - 05:48 AM

This is my uncle singing this. I missed the first line of the first verse while recording. Hope this helps

http://anthonymcpartlan1.zoomshare.com/files/pride_of_the_west.MP3


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride Of The West Lyrics
From: Melissa
Date: 10 Feb 08 - 11:06 PM

Guest Anthony,
That's a pretty clear recording...maybe if you post the words you're sure of, someone who knows the song will come by and fill in the missing parts for you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride Of The West Lyrics
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 04:12 AM

I couldn't get any sound to come out - just a blank black screen with a little playbar in the middle which moved, could be stopped & started, and generally behaved itself as would be expected, except that it was silent. Do you need a special player for it?

Anyway, Melissa's idea of posting whatever words you do know is a good one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride Of The West Lyrics
From: Melissa
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 04:19 AM

it played ok on my machine..plain old Windows Media Player.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride Of The West Lyrics
From: Brakn
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 04:26 AM

The one your looking for is probably "Leitrim, The Pride of the West" by Kevin Prendergast. I might have it in my cellar! It you don't get the lyrics in the next couple of days I'll have search.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride Of The West Lyrics
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 04:27 AM

Ahh, I have a Mac, so no WMP. But I have Real Player which works fine everywhere else - ???


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride Of The West Lyrics
From: Melissa
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 04:41 AM

"..where boys fought for Ireland and many fell down" is a line in it, Mick. Sounds like several place names through the song and a line about woodcocks and wild geese.

Bonnie,
I guess it was nice for your Mac to at least pretend to do what you wanted..It's a shame all disappointments aren't so easily understood.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride Of The West Lyrics
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 04:48 AM

"Wild geese" could be a historical reference to the Flight of the Earls:

http://indigo.ie/~wildgees/wildgees.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride Of The West Lyrics
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 07:41 AM

It doesnt look like i will find any lyrics now mick so if you could have a look i would appreciate it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride Of The West Lyrics
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 07:51 AM

Below is a link to some more info about Kevin Prendergast in case he's your man. Wish I could hear that song! Wonder why Real Player won't work? Anyway:

http://www.mayonews.ie/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=149&Itemid=26


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride Of The West Lyrics
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 07:58 AM

i have the same problem with realplayer. the best thing you can do is right click the link and save target as. then once you saved it, open with other program


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride Of The West Lyrics
From: GUEST,Anthony McPartlan
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 09:43 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride Of The West Lyrics
From: GUEST,Anthony McPartlan
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 09:49 AM

Yep! Kevin Prendergast is the one that sings it. I never knew that so maybe somebody could send me the song as well as the lyrics.

Thankyou


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride Of The West Lyrics
From: Brakn
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 10:08 AM

I'll do that for you tommorow, but you'll have to become a member and then PM me your email address.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride Of The West Lyrics
From: 1122346
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 10:51 AM

i have just become a member and my email is

[deleted by request]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride Of The West Lyrics
From: 1122346
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 11:38 AM

In the mean time if anybody has any more info on this, please pass it on.

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride Of The West Lyrics
From: Melissa
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 04:39 PM

Mick,
If you're emailing Anthony the lyrics, would you also copy them to this thread so others can see them?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pride of the West
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Feb 08 - 03:13 AM

You can hear Kevin Prendergast's LEITRIM THE PRIDE OF THE WEST at YouTube. Here's my best effort at transcribing it. I think most of the places where I stumbled are place names.

1. All you who love scen'ry with me come along
To the grand county Leitrim of story and song,
With its lakes of pure crystal and valleys so fair,
And its heather-capped mountains of beautiful there(?).

2. The high hills of ... I'd show you around
Where the call of the woodcock and ... surround
Where the thrush and the blackbird are singin' so gay
Round the historic places of fame ...

3. Where of picturesque scen'ry there's none can compare
With the pleasant surroundings of sweet ...
Where ... castle is safe from decay
And there's lovely glencarr just a few miles away.

4. With ...
And ... and lovely ...
And the hill where ... so clear
To recall to our mem'ry the ... year.

5. We'd walk by the Shannon, the gem of the west
And you'll see where the ... lies at rest
... of renown
Where our boys fought for Ireland any many fell down.

6. Then I'd take you to ... and there you will find
The grand ancient abbey ...
Where our forefathers prayed that our flag be unfurled
And our sons preach the gospel all over the world.

7. Where of fishin' you won't find a place in the land
To compare with ... of ... and ...
And the people of Leitrim are friendly and kind
And to be of assistance they're always inclined.

8. Our county's well known for its ... dells,
For its beautiful scen'ry we all love so well,
And we welcome all tourists who look for the best
To come and see Leitrim, the pride of the west,
My own county Leitrim, the pride of the west.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leitrim the Pride of the West
From: Brakn
Date: 14 Feb 08 - 05:02 AM

A few more words added here Jim..... it's difficult. If we're still struggling in a weeks time, I ring him.


All you who love scen'ry with me come along
To the grand county Leitrim of story and song,
With its lakes of pure crystal and valleys so fair,
And its heather-capped mountains of beauty so rare.

2. The high hills of Breffni I'll show you around
Where the call of the woodcock and wild duck surround
Where the thrush and the blackbird are singin' so gay
Round the historic places of famed ...

3. Where of picturesque scen'ry there's none can compare
With the pleasant surroundings of sweet Str...
Where O'Rourke's ancient castle is safe from decay
And there's lovely Glencar just a few miles away.

4. We'd go to Drumshambo for sport and for ...
And we'd view Slieve-an-irin and lovely Sheemore
And the hills where ... stands so clear
To recall to our mem'ry the Marion year.

5. We'd walk by the Shannon, the gem of the west
And you'll see where the brave Finn McCool lies at rest
We'll go on to ... of renown
Where our boys fought for Ireland any many fell down.

6. Then I'd take you to Fenagh and there you will find
The grand ancient abbey St ... designed
Where our forefathers prayed that our flag be unfurled
And our sons preach the gospel all over the world.

7. Where of fishin' you won't find a place in the land
To compare with ... of Melvin... and ...
And the people of Leitrim are friendly and kind
And to be of assistance they're always inclined.

8. Our county's well known for its greens and dells,
For its beautiful scen'ry we all love so well,
And we welcome all tourists who look for the best
To come and see Leitrim, the pride of the west,
My own county Leitrim, the pride of the west.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leitrim the Pride of the West
From: 1122346
Date: 14 Feb 08 - 05:56 AM

On the 3rd verse mick it is "sweet dromahair". And 7th verse is compare with "Lough Allen". Those are the bits I definitely know. Thankyou for what you have done so far though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leitrim the Pride of the West
From: 1122346
Date: 21 Feb 08 - 11:29 AM

has anybody been able to find the full lyrics of this song yet? Thankyou!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leitrim the Pride of the West
From: Brakn
Date: 21 Feb 08 - 12:07 PM

I'll ring Kevin over the weekend - I know he was over here last week.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leitrim the Pride of the West
From: 1122346
Date: 21 Feb 08 - 03:34 PM

Thanks. I appreciate this. I wil leave you alone after this. Tell Kevin I Said Hello


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leitrim the Pride of the West
From: GUEST,Jim I
Date: 21 Feb 08 - 04:47 PM

A few more words based on what I know of Leitrim:

Verse 3 line 2 = sweet Dromahaire

Verse 4 line 2 Sliabh-an-Iarainn

I'm not sure about line 3 - it sounds like "luminous cross" and a cross was put up in 1954 (Marian Year) at Fivemilebourne but I know no more about it.

Verse 5 line 3; "Go on to Seltan, that hill of renown"
Site of an ambush by British troops during the Wars of Independence

Verse 6 line 2 = St Caillin - founder of Fenagh

Verse 7 line 2 = Lough Allen...Melvin and Bran


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leitrim the Pride of the West
From: 1122346
Date: 01 Mar 08 - 05:59 PM

Thanks for your help Jim. Is there anybody else managed yo work any of it out


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leitrim the Pride of the West
From: Brakn
Date: 02 Mar 08 - 06:55 AM

I wrang Kevin on Friday and he's sending the words over by snail mail next week.

Sorry for the delay.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leitrim the Pride of the West
From: 1122346
Date: 17 Mar 08 - 04:49 PM

Hi Mick! Has Kevin sent you the lyrics yet?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leitrim the Pride of the West
From: 1122346
Date: 26 May 08 - 10:02 AM

Has anybody managed to find anything on this song yet?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leitrim the Pride of the West
From: Brakn
Date: 27 May 08 - 09:56 AM

Kevin did call again and promised to send but as yet nothing has arrived. Perhaps he's busy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leitrim the Pride of the West
From: GUEST,Rusty
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 10:53 AM

Originally written and sung by a man called Josie Mcdermott from Ballyfarnon Boyle . A blind poet and musician and a great traditional singer.

First Recorded by Pat ely and the rocky tops showband in the 60-70s showband era

kevin prendergast did a version as well but much more recently


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leitrim the Pride of the West
From: GUEST,Rusty
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 10:56 AM

I also meant to say that any help you now need with lyrics please let me know as i usta know the song many moons ago and hopefully will remember them


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leitrim the Pride of the West
From: Art Thieme
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 02:48 PM

Strange, but Laitrim is the name of a rather nice-to-look-at plant (purple) that has invaded the Midwest of the USA in recent years. Definitely an invasive species, it simply takes over and crowds out native plants. For ten years ('86-'97) I saw it all over the Mississippi River shores of Iowa and Illinois.

I was certain this song was about that----but no!

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leitrim the Pride of the West
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 03:12 PM

I think we have that plant in Ireland as well!


Rusty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leitrim the Pride of the West
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 08:33 AM

Art Thieme: I've been trying to identify the invasive plant you mentioned. Did you mean Lythrum salicaria = Purple loosestrife? If so, we have it in Minnesota, too, but I haven't seen it along the shores of the Mississippi.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leitrim the Pride of the West
From: 1122346
Date: 02 Jul 08 - 06:17 PM

Thanks for all your help so far


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leitrim the Pride of the West
From: 1122346
Date: 11 Jul 08 - 05:54 PM

Hi Rusty

Did you say you could give me a hand with the lyrics then


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leitrim the Pride of the West
From: 1122346
Date: 19 Aug 08 - 08:56 AM

Has anybody managed to find any more info on the lyrics

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leitrim the Pride of the West
From: GUEST,Noel Brady
Date: 18 Dec 08 - 12:10 PM

I know this song and the words that couldn't be figured out by me, you guys can't neither. Do any other people know the full lyrics please?


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