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Lyr Req/Add: Flower of Kilkenny/Eileen A Stor

citogue 06 Mar 08 - 03:43 PM
Sorcha 06 Mar 08 - 06:58 PM
Malcolm Douglas 06 Mar 08 - 09:41 PM
Peace 07 Mar 08 - 07:05 PM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 08 Mar 08 - 06:31 AM
MartinRyan 08 Mar 08 - 10:22 AM
citogue 10 Mar 08 - 10:31 PM
wlisk 11 Apr 08 - 01:11 PM
wlisk 11 Apr 08 - 01:41 PM
GUEST,byBrodie 14 May 10 - 01:09 PM
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Subject: flower of kilkenny
From: citogue
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 03:43 PM

Hello everyone,
I usually find what I want in the database but this time I came up empty-handed. Could anyone tell me where I might find lyrics for "The Flower Of Kilkenny" aka "Eileen A Stor". I believe the song was popularized by Elizabeth Cronin. Thanks a million.
Paul


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Subject: RE: flower of kilkenny
From: Sorcha
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 06:58 PM

Or, Ellen Astore...or?
I'm wondering if it could be Kathleen Astore?

I'll bet it all depends on the spelling of Eileen and A Stor.


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Subject: RE: flower of kilkenny
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 09:41 PM

'Ellen Astore or, The Flower of Kilkenny' was written (lyrics, that is) by Mrs Julia Crawford, who was also responsible for 'Kathleen Mavourneen' and other sentimental parlour songs of the mid 19th century.


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Subject: RE: flower of kilkenny
From: Peace
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 07:05 PM

I have sent off an e-mail that may produce results. Will post here if/when.


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Subject: RE: flower of kilkenny
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 08 Mar 08 - 06:31 AM

The lyrics are in the book on Elizabeth Cronin published a few years ago, together with a reference to a BBC field recording. I'll scan/transcribe when I have a chance.

Regards


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Subject: ADD: The Flower of Kilkenny
From: MartinRyan
Date: 08 Mar 08 - 10:22 AM

The Flower of Kilkenny

I once loved a flower in Kilkenny
and a beautiful creature was she
I loved her far better than many,
and I know that young darling loves me.
She's the beautiful Flower of Kilkenny
shall I gaze on her fair face no more?
I have roamed over lsnds and seen many,
but none like my Eileen , a stór

As she left me she gave me a token,
and that was an outburst of tears.
And the words that were generally spoken,
they've reigned in my memory for years
She's the beautiful Flower of Kilkenny
shall I gaze on her fair face no more?
I have roamed oiver lands and seen many,
but none like my Eileen , a stór


For this was the last and fond token,
to be given with a fond loving will;
And the words that were generally spoken,
they've reigned in my memory for years
She's the beautiful Flower of Kilkenny -
shall I gaze on her fair face no more?
I have roamed oiver lsnds and seen many,
but none like my Eileen , a stór
---------------------------

Regards


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Flower of Kilkenny/Eileen A Stor
From: citogue
Date: 10 Mar 08 - 10:31 PM

Thanks a million for the help, everyone.


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Flower of Kilkenny/Eileen A Stor
From: wlisk
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 01:11 PM

From Robbie O'Connell's version:

The Flower of Kilkenny

I once loved a flower in Kilkenny
and a beautiful creature was she
I loved her far better than any,
and I know that young darling loved me.

CHORUS
She's the beautiful Flower of Kilkenny
shall I gaze on her fair face no more?
I have roamed through the world and seen many,
but there's none like my Eileen , a Stór

I remember the first time I met her,
and I gawked at her hand I pursue.
And no man could have felt any better
when she swore she would always be true.

As she left me she gave me a token,
and that was an outburst of tears.
And the words that were generally spoken,
they've reigned in my memory for years.

For this was the last of the token,
to be given with a fond loving will;
And the words that were generally spoken,
they've reigned in my memory still.


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Flower of Kilkenny/Eileen A Stor
From: wlisk
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 01:41 PM

Oops- last verse should be:

For this was the last of the token,
that she gave with a fond loving will;
And the words that were generally spoken,
they've reigned in my memory still.

Regards, Bill


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Flower of Kilkenny/Eileen A Stor
From: GUEST,byBrodie
Date: 14 May 10 - 01:09 PM

Hi there wlisk.

Re second verse of Flower of Kilkenny -
"and I gawked at her hand I pursue." This line doesn't even make sense!!

I believe what Robbie is singing is "and I thought that her heart I'd pursue"


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