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Lyr Req: Christmas in Carrick (Seamus McGrath)

dubman@ns.sympatico.ca 19 May 99 - 07:59 PM
katlaughing 19 May 99 - 09:33 PM
katlaughing 19 May 99 - 09:35 PM
SingsIrish Songs 19 May 99 - 10:49 PM
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SingsIrish Songs 20 May 99 - 02:57 PM
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Wolfgang 21 May 99 - 04:38 AM
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Subject: HELP! Need lyrics - Irish Christmas Carole
From: dubman@ns.sympatico.ca
Date: 19 May 99 - 07:59 PM

Unsure of title. It could be "Christmas in Carrick". "Christmas comes but once a year..." is the only line I know. Any assistance is very much appreciated!


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Subject: RE: HELP! Need lyrics - Irish Christmas Carole
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 May 99 - 09:33 PM

You might try looking here


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Subject: RE: HELP! Need lyrics - Irish Christmas Carole
From: katlaughing
Date: 19 May 99 - 09:35 PM

I am SO sorry!! I missed one letter in the address.

Please try this

Sorry!


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Subject: RE: HELP! Need lyrics - Irish Christmas Carole
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 19 May 99 - 10:49 PM

I have it on a Christmas cd...I'll see if the lyrics are audible and attempt to transcribe it if possible...I'll let you know.

Mary


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Subject: RE: HELP! Need lyrics - Irish Christmas Carole
From: dubman@ns.sympatico.ca
Date: 20 May 99 - 10:07 AM

Additional info... I know the song was recorded on a Clancy Brothers Live Christmas Album (20-30 yrs. ago) katlaughing - Thanks for introducing me to the site above. It has lots of info. However, I couldn't find anything on the song I'm looking for. Mary - I hope you can find the lyrics because I don't know where else to look. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: HELP! Need lyrics - Irish Christmas Carole
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 20 May 99 - 02:57 PM

It is the Clancy Brother's Christmas CD I have...and as we all know, it is sometimes difficult to make out the words...I'm going to give it a try since it is one I want to learn the words to as well. May take a day or two since I am contending with a 20 month old who demands (in a good way) lots of my attention.

Mary


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Subject: Lyr Add: CHRISTMAS IN CARRICK (Seamus McGrath)
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 21 May 99 - 04:08 AM

Christmas in Carrick
by Seamus McGrath

On the road the frost is glistening
People stream from midnight mass.
Friendly candles glow in windows
Strangers greet you as you pass.
Home then to the laden table
Ham and goose and pints of beer.
Whiskey handed 'round in tumblers
Christmas comes but once a year.

Puddings made with eggs and treacle,
Seeded raisins and brown suet,
Sifted breadcrumbs and mixed spices,
Grated rind and plenty fruit,
Cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg,
Porter, brandy and old ale.
Don't forget the wine and whiskey.
Christmas comes but once a year.

Women, fussing in the kitchen,
Lay the food on every plate.
Men there patient in the hallway
Gulping porter while they wait.
Who cares if we're poor tomorrow.
Now's the time to spread good cheer.
Pass the punch around the table.
Christmas comes but once a year.

as transcribed from The Clancy Brothers: CHRISTMAS


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Subject: RE: HELP! Need lyrics - Irish Christmas Carole
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 21 May 99 - 04:12 AM

that's strange that the entire lyrics came up bold...I was trying for only the title...

Anyway, hope that helps, dubman!

Sláinte!

Mary


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Subject: RE: HELP! Need lyrics - Irish Christmas Carole
From: Wolfgang
Date: 21 May 99 - 04:38 AM

Mary,
I had a look in the document source. After the title you typed the end command without the backslash before the b. That's the reason why.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: HELP! Need lyrics - Irish Christmas Carole
From: dubman@ns.sympatico.ca
Date: 21 May 99 - 02:53 PM

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!! Mary, if you want to send me your email address I'll let you know why I wanted the lyrics so badly. My address is dubman@ns.sympatico.ca

Cheers!

Dianne


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Subject: RE: HELP! Need lyrics - Irish Christmas Carole
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 21 May 99 - 03:35 PM

Afterwards I decided I must have missed the backslash...thanks for confirming that Wolfgang...at 1:08 in the morning where I live, I wasn't about to look through the HTML info. LOL

Mary


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Christmas in Carrick (Seamus McGrath)
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jun 17 - 07:12 AM

Hi

Is this song written by Seamus McGrath, or is it a traditional Irish Christmas song?
And or is it sung by Seamus McGrath?

Will really appreciate if someone can provide some information on these questions.

Thanks in advance.
Jinsong


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Christmas in Carrick (Seamus McGrath)
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 19 Jun 17 - 02:38 AM

I have never heard (or read) of it other than in the context of The Clancy Brothers - who always credited it to Seamus McGraht (of whom I know nothing). The words have no trace ot traditonal folk-processing.

Regards

p.s.Given the Clancy Brothers connection, my instinct is that the "Carrick" referred to is Carrick-on-Suir rather than Carrick-on-Shannon, as some sources seem to think.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Christmas in Carrick (Seamus McGrath)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jun 17 - 10:22 AM

WOW....
First I really didn't expect any reply since the post before mine dated back to 99!!!

According to what I have found in Discogs, Seamus McGrath is a nephew of the Clancy Brothers.
but I am not totally sure it is the same Seamus McGrath as the credit of this song goes to.

I also found this:

http://clancybrothersandtommymakem.com/cbtm_d27_christmas.htm

"Finbar Furey: 5-string Banjo, Uilleann Pipes and Whistle & backing vocals (un-credited)
Eddie Furey: Guitar & backing vocals (un-credited)"

"Side one closes with the festive party song " Christmas In Carrick" (you can hear the Fureys sing on this one). Its great fun."

Well the vocal part in this song really doesn't fit their voices quite well, Seamus McGrath might be the leading singer since the Fureys were credited as "uncredited" backing vocals.
Anyway, I still cann't find any supporting facts..

Jinsong


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Christmas in Carrick (Seamus McGrath)
From: GUEST,Tinker from Chicago
Date: 28 Jun 17 - 12:08 AM

I hear it as "Men impatient in the hallway."


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