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Lyr Req: Dungloe Fair

quokka 19 May 08 - 12:21 AM
quokka 23 May 08 - 03:13 AM
Big Tim 23 May 08 - 04:44 AM
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quokka 26 May 08 - 06:56 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Dungloe Fair
From: quokka
Date: 19 May 08 - 12:21 AM

Hi, all. I have partial lyrics to this song and am wondering if anyone knows the rest of it. Thanks...

DUNGLOE FAIR

There's a cloud of dust arising from each road and country lane
As from the glens and mountainsides they gather once again
The colleens dressed to look their best,
The boys all groomed with care
And each old man with stick in hand goes to the Dungloe Fair.

You should hear the din as they go into the main street in Dungloe
Where songs are sung and the Gaelic tongue is everywhere you go

Anyone know the song?
Cheers,
Quokka


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dungloe Fair
From: quokka
Date: 23 May 08 - 03:13 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dungloe Fair
From: Big Tim
Date: 23 May 08 - 04:44 AM

I don't kow that song but it's definitely not the same as Ballinasloe.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dungloe Fair
From: quokka
Date: 24 May 08 - 05:46 AM

Yes I kow it's not, Big Tim.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dungloe Fair
From: GUEST
Date: 24 May 08 - 10:32 PM

Quokka, if you're in Western Australia as your nom de plume suggests, you might ask the music section of the Alexander Library to research the song for you. The same applies, of course, wherever you are, central libraries can be very helpful for such things. But perhaps I'm teaching my grandmother...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dungloe Fair
From: quokka
Date: 26 May 08 - 06:56 AM

Thanks, Guest, I am in WA but haven't tried the Alex. I'm having fun on Mudcat!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dungloe Fair
From: Big Tim
Date: 26 May 08 - 12:03 PM

Worth trying National Library of Ireland, Trinity College Library Dublin (great ballad collection) and Donegal County Library. All three have been very cooperative with me over the years.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dungloe Fair
From: GUEST,ANN
Date: 08 May 10 - 07:48 PM

i heard this song cant rem., it i come from there.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE DUNGLOE FAIR
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jun 10 - 03:12 AM

Hey quokka,

My Granny sings this song, she was taught to sing and sung it for years, she's 94 and great for her age, she's also Irish.

we had a celebration get together last night just for sake of it and people from Arranmore requested the song for while, so last night we got the song written out and typed.

here it is: THE DUNGLOE FAIR

There's a cloud of dust arising from each road and country lane.
As from the glens and mountainsides they gather once again.
The colleens dressed to look their best, The boys all groomed with care
And each old man with stick in hand goes to the Dungloe Fair

They come all the way from Glenties and lovely Green Gweedore.
They will come down from old Finn-town and in from Arranmore.
They're coming to from Fairport New and some from Killybegs,
They're bringing prints of butter in and baskets full of eggs.
From Shaskanarone to Willy Stone Old Crawley will be there
And every sport in Burton Port will go to the Dungloe Fair.

Hear the noise and din as they go in to the main street of Dungloe
where songs are sung and the Gaelic tongue is everywhere you go.
The jobber's trade and dates are made for all the boys are there
And a mother's pet will make a set when she goes to the Dungloe Fair

From Dearys Mill to the Firhill the sheep and cattle graze.
The horses race to test they're pace upon the Barrack Brae.
You can buy three star at every bar no probation there,
so now I lend and recommend a day at the Dungloe Fair

-------------Many thanks. Roughly formatted into verses. JoeClone-----


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dungloe Fair
From: quokka
Date: 04 Jul 10 - 07:21 AM

Wow! I started this thread two years ago! It was when I first joined Mudcat I think, my Dad will be so happy to get these words at last.
Thank you, Guest.

Quokka


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dungloe Fair
From: GUEST,Donegal person
Date: 26 Jan 11 - 01:23 PM

Thanks very much for the words of Dungloe Fair I have been looking for them for my father who used to sing it but couldn't remember all the words.

Thanks again


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