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Pat O'Keeffe Keller 22 Mar 97 - 07:07 PM
DonMeixner 12 Feb 01 - 03:19 PM
Rick Fielding 12 Feb 01 - 03:37 PM
MMario 12 Feb 01 - 03:49 PM
DonMeixner 12 Feb 01 - 06:38 PM
MartinRyan 12 Feb 01 - 06:48 PM
Sorcha 12 Feb 01 - 06:54 PM
DonMeixner 13 Feb 01 - 12:00 AM
GUEST,Gary 11 Apr 02 - 10:12 AM
GUEST,Gary 11 Apr 02 - 10:16 AM
Jim Dixon 13 Apr 02 - 04:06 PM
mark gregory 01 Mar 17 - 02:28 AM
Nigel Parsons 01 Mar 17 - 06:52 AM
keberoxu 01 Mar 17 - 12:50 PM
Steve Gardham 01 Mar 17 - 03:09 PM
MMario 01 Mar 17 - 04:13 PM
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Subject: Brian Boru
From: Pat O'Keeffe Keller
Date: 22 Mar 97 - 07:07 PM

I don't understand a couple of the words in the song from Jim McCann's "History of Ireland in Song" tape....help ... is he saying ...sounds like "thingael" or is this Irish for the describing a Dane?...because they wore black chain mail vest?.....also does anyone know where I can get a new tape or cd...can't get it here in Columbus...this one is getting very worn......


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Subject: Brain Boru song
From: DonMeixner
Date: 12 Feb 01 - 03:19 PM

I believe this song was asked for recently to no result but I'll try again.

a song about Brian Boru."Out of the dim mists of old Irish History, Rides a bold hero.......?

Anyone have a clue.

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Galway Rover/ Brain Boru song
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 12 Feb 01 - 03:37 PM

Jeez Don, Poof-read! I KNOW those Irish Kings were smart, but that's really braggin!

By the way, Brian Boru's harp (now located in Trinity College, I believe) has been my favourite leather-carving subject for years now.

Rick


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Subject: Lyr Add: BRIAN BORU, THE LION OF IRELAND
From: MMario
Date: 12 Feb 01 - 03:49 PM

well - here's another Brian Boru song, but sorrry Don, it still isn't the one you are asking about...

BRIAN BORU, THE LION OF IRELAND

The lion of Ireland he was called, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
He fought for Ireland brave and true,Brian Boru, Brian Boru
With hearts of oak and strength of steel, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
Would see his Viking enemies reel, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
With learned Mac Laig by his side, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
His knowledge helped your star to rise, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
Kincora's palace in history told, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
That Ireland a nation be brave and bold, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
You seen a country terror bound, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
And Sacred orders in towers of round, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
The lion of Ireland he was called, Brian Boru, Brian Boru

Chorus
King Brian, the King of Erin Champion of the learning
For all his flock is carin' soldiers all God fearin'
In Cashel and Kincora, Armagh and Kilfenora
In Alba and in Tory men learned to speak you glory
Insula Sanctorum, Emporo Scotorum, Terra et Doctorum Empertus Scriptorum
Docum gloire de na h'Eireann Chun onora stair na h'Eireann
Nt raibh siochain ann riabh cheara Cois abhainn cois gleanna


When you had triumphed all walked without fear, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
From the shores of Swilly to Cape Clear, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
With a thirst of knowledge and minds of men, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
That had built the France of Charlemagne,Brian Boru, Brian Boru
To Armagh City proud you rode, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
Rebuilt the churches, schools and roads, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
Protected monks both young and old, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
From Viking hordes with lust for gold, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
And on the Sea your fleet was seen,Brian Boru, Brian Boru
To protect the fields of Erin Green, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
The lion of Ireland he was called, Brian Boru, Brian Boru

Chorus

The patriot Great of Ireland, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
You made the Irish Chieftains stand, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
You seen the old Scotia vandalized, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
To educate the young your prize, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
With victory at Clontarf was won, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
The Northmen to Valhalla run, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
Tey stole the silver and drowned the books, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
Those thorkling thurging thieving crooks, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
You wanted there be war no more, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
You brought peace and plenty to Erinn's shore, Brian Boru, Brian Boru
The lion of Ireland he was called, Brian Boru, Brian Boru

Chorus



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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Galway Rover/ Brain Boru song
From: DonMeixner
Date: 12 Feb 01 - 06:38 PM

OK Rick, I have read that over several times and I'm missing it. what gaff have I committed? I can always use a good laugh, especially at myself. And I almost never proof anything just for that porpoise.

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Galway Rover/ Brain Boru song
From: MartinRyan
Date: 12 Feb 01 - 06:48 PM

Sorry about the Brian Boru - didn't realise there were that many songs abouit him!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Galway Rover/ Brain Boru song
From: Sorcha
Date: 12 Feb 01 - 06:54 PM

Don, your thread is titled "Brain" instead of "Brian". Mr.'s name is Brian, and our wedding invitations came from the printer that way.......I almost missed it, and came close to sending them out that way.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Galway Rover/ Brain Boru song
From: DonMeixner
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 12:00 AM

Oh dopey me. Its the dyslexia again. I thought I had it beat but then it comes back to huant me. Well I try.

But still no hope with the song. Spelt right or no.

Don


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Subject: Brian Boru
From: GUEST,Gary
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 10:12 AM

Hi Please can anyone e-mail me the lyrics of "Brian Boru" as sung by Allan Stivell.

Thanks Gary gazza_b13@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brian Boru
From: GUEST,Gary
Date: 11 Apr 02 - 10:16 AM

Hi again Nevermind I have found them.
Marv

Brian Boru 'Rein Buhez 'N Iverzhon Dihan E bro-ulad Ha ba ker Dulenn Unded an teigezh, unded an dud-man Unded ar gelted hag an douar

Maraiodh Brian Boru chun Beatha na Heireann Siochain in Gcuige uladh agus I mbaile 'cuath Aontacht an teaghlaigh, aontacht na dtuath Agontacht an domhain is na gceilteach

Diouzh nerzh ar c'hadou da nerzh an ehan Diouzh 'bed doueek bennozh ar c'haroud O neart an chatha go neart na siochana On bhith Dhiaga Bannacht an ghra

Duirt siad gurbh I seo sochraid ar muintire Gur Choir duinn bheith sollunta fein Biodh nach raibh bronach

Marv Brian Boru 'Rein Buhez 'N Iwerzhon Dihan e bro-ulad ha ba ker dulenn Unded an tiegezh, unded an dud-man Unded ar gelted hag an douar

Ta muid 'nos na haimsire Go hairid an ghrian Agus thogh muid ait bhog cois Abhann


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brian Boru
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Apr 02 - 04:06 PM

There are several versions in this thread: Brian Boru lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Brian Boru
From: mark gregory
Date: 01 Mar 17 - 02:28 AM

I found this recently in the NSW Newspaper the Worker

An Irish Ballad--The Ballad of Brian Boru (1910)
From Sydney Partrige (Mrs. Hal Stone), author of "Rocky Section" and other Australian stories:--
"I am sending a copy of a quaint Irish ballad, one of a large collection made by a great-uncle
of mine in Cashel. It was sent out to my mother between twenty and thirty years ago, and as
Page Twenty-One has been blossoming out most picturesquely into ballads lately, I thought this
might be of interest. have never seen it in print. My mother used to sing it to an old crooning
wail infinitely fascinating."
Och, Brian Boru, boys,
Was good and true, boys,
But "Wirrastrue!" boys
He had to sing.
He wint a-wheeling,
He tuk a-reeling,
And lost his feeling,
The poor ould King.
'Twas on Ciontarf's plains, boys,
He met the Dane, boys,
Just come from Spain, boys,
Wid minny, min
"I'll tear their eyes out,"
The ould King cries out,
His wife she sighs out ;
"Come back agin !"
Says he, "My jewel,
Go get some fuel
And make some gruel
Till I eat my fill."
"I will, says, she, "love,
But come back to me, love.
After the spree, love."
Says he, "I will ! "
He wint to fight, boys,
In great delight, boys.
But soon-his might, boys,
Was nearly spint;
The Dane he fled, boys,
The King he bled, boys,
They brought him dead, boys,
Into his tint.
Thin the Queen was sad, boys,
And wint right mad, boys,
And swore if she had, boys,
Every mother's sowl
Of them ugly Danes, boys,
She'd smash their brains, boys,
And over the plains, boys,
Their heads-she'd rowl.
Notes
From the NSW Newspaper the Worker 27 Oct 1910 p. 21.


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Subject: RE: Brian Boru
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 01 Mar 17 - 06:52 AM

Didn't Marc Bolam (T.Rex) write one?
"Brian Boru, is it you?"


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Subject: RE: Brian Boru
From: keberoxu
Date: 01 Mar 17 - 12:50 PM

There is a Brian Boru march which people are partial to playing as an instrumental. especially for harp or multiple harps.


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Subject: RE: Brian Boru
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 01 Mar 17 - 03:09 PM

I was up to me oxters in turfmould,
A doing me bit in the bog,
When me spade it struck something quite hard, sir,
A stone or a stick or a log.........

Must be in the DT somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Brian Boru
From: MMario
Date: 01 Mar 17 - 04:13 PM

An ancient and old Irish condom


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Subject: RE: Brian Boru
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 01 Mar 17 - 04:42 PM

Thankee kindly, MM. It was always 'French letter' in the 60s when I heard it.


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Subject: RE: Brian Boru
From: Thompson
Date: 02 Mar 17 - 03:20 AM

Brian Boru's harp in Trinity isn't really his, alas, it's a modern thing, from 400 or 500 years after the Battle of Clontarf, which was in 1014.


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