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Lyr Req: Cumberland Road (Original Irish Boys)

GUEST,Mario 14 Jul 08 - 06:40 PM
Jim Dixon 16 Jul 08 - 04:07 AM
GUEST,Mario 16 Jul 08 - 08:21 PM
Gedpipes 17 Jul 08 - 04:05 AM
GUEST,Boris 16 Aug 08 - 10:43 PM
GUEST,Mario 17 Aug 08 - 11:05 AM
GUEST,Boris 18 Aug 08 - 11:40 AM
GUEST,Mario 19 Aug 08 - 09:31 AM
GUEST,Mario 25 Aug 08 - 06:49 PM
GUEST,Mario 25 Aug 08 - 06:55 PM
GUEST,Boris 26 Aug 08 - 07:13 PM
GUEST,GUEST, Andy 14 Sep 08 - 07:24 AM
GUEST,Mario 15 Sep 08 - 08:26 AM
GUEST,Andy 15 Sep 08 - 08:56 AM
GUEST,Irene from Somerville 12 Dec 11 - 04:30 PM
GUEST,Martine from Metz (France) 18 Jan 18 - 04:39 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Cumberland Road
From: GUEST,Mario
Date: 14 Jul 08 - 06:40 PM

I am looking for the lyrics to "Cumberland Road", a song written by
Mills and featured on album "40 Irish Songs Everyone Ought to Know"(Primo),recorded by The Original Irish Boys. I would greatly appreciate any help.
Mario


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cumberland Road
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Jul 08 - 04:07 AM

I found a sound sample and transcribed a bit of it:

... with the sun in her eyes
And a ribbon tied in her black hair;
And I wooed her in haste. She was up for the chase.
Arm in arm all that summer we strolled [or "we'd stroll" or "we strode"?],
Never knowing the pain of loves lost and loves gained, [or "love's loss and love's gain"?]
That summer in Cumberland Road.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cumberland Road
From: GUEST,Mario
Date: 16 Jul 08 - 08:21 PM

Thanks for your help, Jim! Putting together what you transcribed and what I could make out or guess, we have:
As I took a drink down in Cumberland Road
I met with a maiden so fair
...giggles(?)..., with the sun in her eyes
And a ribbon tied in her black hair.
And I wooed her in haste, she was up for the chase
Arm in arm we strolled all that summer
Never knowing the pain of love´s loss and love's gain
That summer in Cumberland Road
When she took me home to a.......
We're as different as water and beer
But a ..... joy, they accepted this boy
And love in their hearts it was clear(?)
............. in, there's always a wind
.............blowing cold
But there's always the past(?) when he held the lass
That he met down in Cumberland Road
With the passage of years, there was laughter and tears
But a....
....boy's broken heart and a lover's depart
..............with no one to blame
..............some twenty years on
I hope that one thing she knows:
That this boy's heartbreak it's all for the sake
Of the lass there in Cumberland Road.

Mario


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cumberland Road
From: Gedpipes
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 04:05 AM

I knew no lasses like this on cumberland road in The Boro


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cumberland Road (Original Irish Boys)
From: GUEST,Boris
Date: 16 Aug 08 - 10:43 PM

I heard "Cumberland Road" yesterday, Mario. It's a beautiful song.
Unfortunately, I didn't find the lyrics and am unable to fill in the blanks. I hope a mudcatter comes to help us.
Regards.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cumberland Road( Original Irish Boys)
From: GUEST,Mario
Date: 17 Aug 08 - 11:05 AM

Hi, Boris. I agree with you, it's a beautiful song. I would add that
The Original Irish Boys' album has many fine renderings of Irish standards: Danny Boy, Galway Bay, Carrickfergus, The Spinning Wheel
etc. "Cumberland Road" is the only song I couldn't find the (whole)
lyrics.


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Subject: RE:ADD:: Cumberland Road (Original Irish Boys)
From: GUEST,Boris
Date: 18 Aug 08 - 11:40 AM

Now it's my turn to agree with you, Mario. I wasn't familiar with Irish music and "40 Irish Songs Everyone Ought to Know" was a good, and inexpensive, passport to it. But I can hardly find reviews of the
album. It seems a little neglected.
Boris


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cumberland Road(Original Irish Boys)
From: GUEST,Mario
Date: 19 Aug 08 - 09:31 AM

Quite so, Boris. I could find nothing but this comment by ? :"The word
"ought" is tricky here -- is it an assumption or a prescription?...
Perhaps the Irish Boys assume that listeners already know these songs, and some indeed will be familiar("Whiskey in a Jar", "Danny Boy"). Others will come as a revelation to even the most dedicated Irish music fans, who will thrill to songs like " Do You Want Your Old
Lobby Washed Down?"(answer:no); "New York Girls" (watch out for 'em!);
and "Three Drunken Maidens"(worse than the New York girls!). This two-disc set is a rollicking good time".[cduniverse]


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Subject: Lyr Req: Cumberland Road">Original Irish Boys
From: GUEST,Mario
Date: 25 Aug 08 - 06:49 PM

I returned to "Cumberland Road", Boris, and had a new try. Tell me what you think.
As I took a drink down in Cumberland Road
I met with a maiden so fair
....giggles(?)...., with the sun in her eyes
And a ribbon tied in her black hair.
And I wooed her in haste, she was up for the chase
Arm in arm all that summer we strolled
Never knowing the pain of love's loss and love's pain
That summer in Cumberland Road
When she took me home to her mummy and dad
We were different as water and beer
But a ....joy, they accepted this boy
And love in their hearts it was clear
Though they tried to fare in, there was always a wind
In the back ... so blowing cold
But there was always the past(?) when he held the lass
That he met down in Cumberland Road   (continued)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cumberland Road
From: GUEST,Mario
Date: 25 Aug 08 - 06:55 PM

With the passage of years, there was laughters and tears
But a bubble(?)........veins(?)
...boy's broken heart and a lover's depart
...record(?)with no one to blame
And.....some twenty years on
I hope that this one thing she knows;
That this boy's heartbreak it's all for the sake
Of the lass there in Cumberland Road.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cumberland Road
From: GUEST,Boris
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 07:13 PM

Original Irish Boys
Hi Mario. Well I can "hear" what you heard but my English is not good enough to hear "something else".Do you get me? I hope a more experienced ear will give help.
Boris


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Subject: Lyr Add: CUMBERLAND ROAD
From: GUEST,GUEST, Andy
Date: 14 Sep 08 - 07:24 AM

1. As I took a drink down in Cumberland Road,
I met with a maiden so fair,
Full of giggles and sighs,
With the sun in her eyes,
And a ribbon tied in her black hair.
And I wooed her in haste.
She was up for the chase.
Arm in arm all that summer we strode,
Never knowing the pain
Of love's loss and love's gain
That summer in Cumberland Road.

2. When she took me home to her mom and her dad,
We were different as water and beer,
But with humor and joy,
They accepted this boy,
And the love in their hearts it was clear.
Though he tried to fit in,
There was always a wind
In the back of his soul blowing cold;
But there's always the past,
When he held the lass
That he met down in Cumberland Road

3. With the passage of years,
There was laughter and tears,
But above all severe growing pains;
Then the boy broke her heart,
And the lovers did part,
A train wreck with no one to blame;
And as I write this song
Some twenty years on,
I hope that there's one thing she knows,
That this boy's heart did break,
And it's all for the sake,
Of the lass down in Cumberland Road.
This boy's heart did break,
And it's all for the sake,
Of the lass down in Cumberland Road.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cumberland Road
From: GUEST,Mario
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 08:26 AM

Fortunately "a more experienced ear", as Boris put it, did appear.
Thank you very much, Andy, for your help.
Mario
P.S.Andy: A doubt: strode or strolled? Don't you think that strolled
suits better an arm in arm walk?
Mario


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cumberland Road
From: GUEST,Andy
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 08:56 AM

Hi Mario,
strode is correct, but with Irish songs, there are usually several versions.
If strolled better for your sounds, you can also use strolled .
Regards
Andy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cumberland Road (Original Irish Boys)
From: GUEST,Irene from Somerville
Date: 12 Dec 11 - 04:30 PM

In the second verse

There was always a wind
In the back of his soul blowing cold;
But there's always the past,
When he held the lass
That he met down in Cumberland Road

should be

There was always a wind
In the back of his soul blowing cold;
But it always would pass,
When he held the lass
That he met down in Cumberland Road


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cumberland Road (Original Irish Boys)
From: GUEST,Martine from Metz (France)
Date: 18 Jan 18 - 04:39 AM

Thanks to all of you for this song!
I love it too and I often sing along when I listen to this double album: "40 favourite Irish songs".
Glad to know we are so many to appreciate them!


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