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Subject: Lyr Req: Song about Irish imigrant girl arriving
From: Rog Peek
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 05:19 PM

.....in New York.

I know this isn't much to go on, but it's all I can remember.

Rog


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about Irish imigrant girl arrivi
From: alex s
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 05:20 PM

Is it "Ellis Island"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about Irish imigrant girl arriving
From: Rog Peek
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 05:29 PM

I just looked at the lyrics to Ellis Island, It doesn't ring any bells, although I've a feeling Ellis island was mentioned in the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about Irish imigrant girl arrivi
From: alex s
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 05:31 PM

have a listen to:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JhMivXx0D8k (Ellis Island)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about Irish imigrant girl arriving
From: Rog Peek
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 05:44 PM

Yes alex s that's it, thank you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about Irish imigrant girl arrivi
From: alex s
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 05:47 PM

Cheers, Rog - help me out with my CD query!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about Irish imigrant girl arriving
From: Rog Peek
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 06:07 PM

I've been on the internet looking for author and lyrics. I've found three songs called Ellis Island, none of which is this one. Help!

Rog


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about Irish imigrant girl arriving
From: Rog Peek
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 06:38 PM

Ah! Found it, :-

Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears by Brendan Graham.

lyrics

annie moore honoured

Rog


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about Irish imigrant girl arriving
From: Rog Peek
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 06:42 PM

I've just noticed that the story was printed just today, isn't that a strange coincidence. I had no idea when I posted the thread earlier this evening.

Rog


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about Irish imigrant girl arriving
From: GUEST,Suffolk Miracle
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 08:48 AM

This one?

She left the fair shores of her own native Ireland;
She left them at noon on a sunshiney day.
She bade fond farewell to her friends and relations,
And she set sail for America so far far away.

It is little she thought as she stepped on the liner
That bore her away from the Foyle's sunny shore,
It is little she thiought as she stepped on the liner
That her own beloved Derry she'd never see more.

She landed one morning in New York's big city
Amidst all the hustle and bustle and care.
And she gazed in surprise at the New York skyscrapers
And she wished she was back home in her Derry so fair.

For years then she worked in a big mill in Boston.
The room it was dark and no sun did shine there.
The roses soon left the fair cheeks of young Ethna
And she pined like a caged bird for her Derry so fair.

One night as she lay in her cold attic chamber
She dreamed that her own darling true love was there;
But it was the angel of Death that so slowly came nigh her
And took away Ethna from this sad world of care.

We dug her a grave out at Holy Cross Abbey
Where many the exile a grave has found there;
One small sprig of shamrock we planted above her
And she sleeps her last slepp far far from Derry so fair.


    Suffolk Miracle, what's the title of this one? Young Buchan calls it "Derry So Fair" in this thread (click), but wasn't completely sure about the source.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about Irish imigrant girl arriving
From: Rog Peek
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 02:08 PM

No, but nice song. Not one to cheer you up though.

Rog


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about Irish imigrant girl arriving
From: Thompson
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 05:33 PM

It seems to be in
this thread


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about Irish imigrant girl arriving
From: ardmacha2
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 05:15 AM

the song you mention must be Isle of Hope isle of tears,which tells of Annie Moore arriving in Ellis Island in 1892.The Lyrics for this song are posted on this thread


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about Irish imigrant girl arriving
From: GUEST,Suffolk Miracle
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 09:55 AM

"Suffolk Miracle, what's the title of this one? Young Buchan calls it "Derry So Fair" in this thread (click), but wasn't completely sure about the source."

It appears in Robin Morton's book Folksongs Sung In Ulster,and there is a recording of it on Volume 1 of the two volume LP set of the same name. I have a copy of both, but cannot easily lay my hands on either - moved house last year and much stuff still in boxes!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about Irish imigrant girl arriving
From: MartinRyan
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 01:14 PM

Joe/Suffolk Miracle

Now I'm confused!There IS a song in Morton's book called "Annie Moore" but it's nothing to do with those discussed here (It's about a sectarian incident in the 19th. century). I see nothing there that resembles the one you quote, though.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about Irish imigrant girl arriving
From: GUEST,Seaking
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 01:12 PM

"....in case we caught short, going to New York, far away from the Shamrock Shore.

Any help here ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song about Irish imigrant girl arriving
From: MartinRyan
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 01:19 PM

That's from a song usually called "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore" - which is lying around here somewhere!

Regards


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