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Lyr Req: Bushmills song

alison 15 Jul 08 - 11:51 AM
Seamus Kennedy 15 Jul 08 - 05:13 PM
alison 16 Jul 08 - 06:29 AM
Seamus Kennedy 16 Jul 08 - 07:57 PM
GUEST,Donal 17 Jul 08 - 10:14 AM
Jimmy C 17 Jul 08 - 11:09 AM
Seamus Kennedy 17 Jul 08 - 11:47 AM
alison 17 Jul 08 - 01:47 PM
GUEST,John Moulden 17 Jul 08 - 03:23 PM
GUEST,Donal 17 Jul 08 - 09:06 PM
alison 18 Jul 08 - 05:38 AM
Seamus Kennedy 18 Jul 08 - 11:51 AM
Aodh2u 21 Oct 10 - 06:27 AM
GUEST,John Moulden 21 Oct 10 - 09:16 AM
framus 21 Oct 10 - 05:48 PM
GUEST,^&* 21 Oct 10 - 07:37 PM
GUEST,John Moulden 22 Oct 10 - 08:28 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Bushmills song
From: alison
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 11:51 AM

I heard a song on Radio Ulster last week (back home on hols from Oz)

it was all about bushmills whiskey, & the tune was (more or less) "let him go, let him tarry"

anyone have the words or know the one I'm talking about?

thanks

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bushmills song
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 15 Jul 08 - 05:13 PM

'Bout ye Alison?
I haven't heard it, but whichever of us gets it first should pass it on to the other. OK?
I'll keep my eyes and ears peeled.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bushmills song
From: alison
Date: 16 Jul 08 - 06:29 AM

nay borr big fella

only here for another few days - then back to sunny (or at least sunnier) Oz.

went over the rope bridge & the giant's causeway last week - looked and felt like we were at the north pole ........... lots of very cold tourists in big coats and wolly hats, but the locals were there in their shorts and T shirts turning blue & eating ice creams..................

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bushmills song
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 16 Jul 08 - 07:57 PM

Aye, they breed them hardy there, Alison.

The best way to do the North Antrim tour is to go into the Bushmills distillery first, have a few half 'uns, THEN do the rope-bridge and the Causeway.
Much more fun!
Travel safely, big girl.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bushmills song
From: GUEST,Donal
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 10:14 AM

As a native of the Bushmills area I have an interest in this too, I do have a lyric about Bushmills but I don't think it can be what you are after. It's a fairly garbled song sung by Archie McKeegan having St. Patrick, Columkille, etc at Bushmills drinking whiskey, and the tune is definitely not 'Let Him Go.' By the way Alison, I don't know what the weather in the Eastern states is like at the moment, but here in Perth it hasn't got up to 20 degrees all week.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bushmills song
From: Jimmy C
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 11:09 AM

Seamus/ Alison

As a contributor to the Bushmills industry I would be interested in the song.


Seamus,

I see by you itinerary that I will miss you in Ireland this year. I leave on October 21st and you arrive a few days later.

Some day. - I promise.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bushmills song
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 11:47 AM

Fair enough, Jimmy, and we'll have a wee Black Bush or two while we're at it. Alison, care to join us?
You too, Donal.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bushmills song
From: alison
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 01:47 PM

sounds good to me....................

can we fit it in tomorrow I'm fer Oz on Saturday? *grin*........ ah well maybe next time.

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bushmills song
From: GUEST,John Moulden
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 03:23 PM

There are two or three Bushmills songs - the one sung by Archie McKeegan was written by a civil engineer called Robert Stuart of Kilrea. I have a full text, better than Archie's and could supply it. There is another called "A drop of Bushmills" and I can't off-hand remember the possible third. Send me a personal email with more details and I'll respond when I get back from holidays in early August. jmoul81075@aol.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bushmills song
From: GUEST,Donal
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 09:06 PM

Thanks for the invitation Seamus, I'll certainly join you in a having a Black Bush but it won't be in person, unfortunately, since I'm in Western Australia and not inclined to travel.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bushmills song
From: alison
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 05:38 AM

Hi John,

I don't know any more details (tried to find a playlist on radio ulster - but they only seem to have podcasts) - but would love to get the words to the two you mentioned.

donal - 20 degrees sounds positively tropical!!

thanks

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bushmills song
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 11:51 AM

Jeepers, I wonder if we could get John Moulden to join us.
What a smashing wee sing-song we could have.
Maybe in the Distiller's Arms?

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bushmills song
From: Aodh2u
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 06:27 AM

Jimmy C
Are you still there NewLodger
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Subject: ADD: Dear Old Bushmills
From: GUEST,John Moulden
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 09:16 AM

Try this:

Dear old Bushmills

Northern Constitution, Coleraine Songs of the People 375 edited by Willie Devine

DEAR OLD BUSHMILLS
Air: Green Bushes.

There's a dear little spot far away o'er the sea,
And bright in my memory fore'er it will be;
Like a baby when sleeping, all smiling serene,
And of all Erin's beauties I call her my queen.

On the banks of Bush water all smiling she stands;
Although you may wander in far distant lands,
You will all join with me, boys, and stick to the truth,
In praising that town on the banks of the Bush.

The fame of the Causeway is known far and near,
While Carrick-a-rede to the tourist is dear,
And the lakes of Killarney and Wicklow's high hills,
But to me they seem common compared with Bushmills.

Though never again may I see her sweet face,
In my bosom I'll keep her the cosiest place;
And when I am weary with cares or with ills,
I will banish them all with a drop of Bushmills.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bushmills song
From: framus
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 05:48 PM

Back to the first entry on this subject, the only verse I recal with those words was;
Let him go, let him tarry.let him sink or let him swim,
He never cared for me now I don't care for him.
But I can't think of any reference to Bushmills -anyway, I prefer Jameson's.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bushmills song
From: GUEST,^&*
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 07:37 PM

GUESTJohnMoulden

If you come back to this thread, John, you might see if you can help with THIS ONE!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bushmills song
From: GUEST,John Moulden
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 08:28 AM

I'm sorry. I've tried various methods over the song that GUEST,^&* is interested in, but have drawn a blank. No song with those words is in the almost complete Poet's Box collection at the Mitchell Library, Glasgow and my listings of Irish printed ballad sheets gives nothing either. I've also posted this in the relevant thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bushmills song
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Oct 10 - 11:54 PM

Mary Ann Kennedy and Charlotte Petersen, on their album "Strings Attached" (2007), perform a song (or tune?) called THE HARPER'S FAREWELL TO BUSHMILLS.

By the way, Bushmills is a village as well as a whiskey. (But you knew that, didn't you?)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bushmills song
From: GUEST,ida mccaigue
Date: 12 Nov 15 - 04:33 PM

the song you are looking for ,,

is called.
   DEAR OLD BUSHMILLS.
    IT goes.
    Thers a dear little spot
      far away ore the sea
       And fond in my memory
         forever will be.
          on and on it goes
            I know every word
          It is a lovely song.


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