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Lyr Req: An Outlaw Raparee (Ropaire)

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GUEST,beachcomber 28 Oct 08 - 12:26 PM
Wolfgang 28 Oct 08 - 12:41 PM
GUEST,beachcomber 28 Oct 08 - 01:34 PM
Wolfgang 28 Oct 08 - 03:27 PM
GUEST,Dave_ 30 Dec 08 - 01:50 PM
Rapparee 30 Dec 08 - 01:54 PM
GUEST,Beachcomber 08 Jan 13 - 05:07 AM
MartinRyan 08 Jan 13 - 05:09 AM
MartinRyan 08 Jan 13 - 05:14 AM
GUEST,Beachcomber 08 Jan 13 - 12:46 PM
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Joe Offer 08 Jan 13 - 08:23 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Outlaw Raparee (Ropaire)
From: GUEST,beachcomber
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 12:26 PM

Can't seem to find any song in the archive, under a Title like this one. I rem hearing the song at a Function many years ago and liked it so much that I can still rem , accurately (or fancy I can)what was the first Verse (or perhaps the Chorus ?)
It went :

My sword is rusty, my cloak is rent,
My plume is damp with rain,
And the Thistledown and the Barleybeard
Are thick on my horse's mane.
But my rifle is bright as my true loves eye,
My arm is strong and free,
What care have I for your King and Lord,
I'm an Outlaw Raparee,
I'm an Outlaw Raparee.

Does anyone know this song? Sorry I cannot do the music but the tune is a simple one,( probably from some other even older ballad.)sung in a fast tempo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Outlaw Raparee (Ropaire)
From: Wolfgang
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 12:41 PM

click

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Outlaw Raparee (Ropaire)
From: GUEST,beachcomber
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 01:34 PM

Thanks Wolfgang, an interesting read. Those four guys named as authors of the song could well have been , I knew Tom Brett and it would easily have been within the scope of his abilities to pen so simple a lyric and, his knowledge of history was not lacking either. I think he was/is related to the Clancy Bros'family.He and the other three named were members of "The Southern Folk Four" and that's where I first heard it.
Wonder what it was that gave Big Mick such doubts about the erudition of the Clancy Brothers ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Outlaw Raparee (Ropaire)
From: Wolfgang
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 03:27 PM

I first heard it on an old LP from The Barleycorn.

Over the weekend I'll be where my LPs are and I'll see who they credit for the song. If it's something interesting I'll revive the old thread.

Big Tim, by the way, not Big Mick.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Outlaw Raparee (Ropaire)
From: GUEST,Dave_
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 01:50 PM

Check out the band called the Rapparees on youtube, they actually sing the song you want..if you still need the lyrics let me know


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Outlaw Raparee (Ropaire)
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Dec 08 - 01:54 PM

Or check out the guy who posts here.... I've got the Clancy sheet music on my computer at home if you'd like it -- it's a large file to email, though.


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Subject: Lyr Req: An Outlaw Raparee
From: GUEST,Beachcomber
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 05:07 AM

I remember some words of the song "An OIutlaw Raparee" that I haven't heard for many years and haven't been able to find the full lyric in the Mudcat Archive. Does anyone know the verses of this song ? the chorus of which goes :-

" My sword is rusted, my cloak is rent,
My hat is damp with rain,
and the thistledown and the barley beard
are thick on my horse's mane.
But my rifle is keen as a peacock's eye,
my arm is strong and free,
I'm England's foe, I'm Ireland's friend,
I'm an Outlaw Raparee "


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: An Outlaw Raparee
From: MartinRyan
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 05:09 AM

I think there's at least one version around here...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: An Outlaw Raparee
From: MartinRyan
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 05:14 AM

Yes - in fact Wolfgang pointed you towards this thread a few years ago!

Click here

Two p's.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: An Outlaw Raparee
From: GUEST,Beachcomber
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 12:46 PM

Oh thanks a lot Martin. I don't appear on that thread that you linked but, maybe it was on another one seeking this song. I'm afraid that I don't remember but, I've learned how to print off these posts since then and I now have it "forever"   (Now where did I put that sheet of pape..)
I used to know Tom Brett in Carrick-on-Suir, in fact I bought a lovely 2nd hand Ford Capri from him back around 1970.
His group were known as the "Southern Folk Four". I've lost touch with them all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: An Outlaw Raparee
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 01:06 PM

Also see John Francis O'Donnell's poem "The Mountains."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: An Outlaw Raparee (Ropaire)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 08:23 PM

Apparently, the Clancy recordings refer to the song as "Outlawed Raparee."
Others call it "Outlaw Raparee" or "Outlaw Rapparee." I found four recordings on Spotify.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: An Outlaw Raparee (Ropaire)
From: GUEST,Beachcomber
Date: 09 Jan 13 - 05:54 AM

OKI, thanks all. I think that the original post co-incided with one of my regular sojourns in hospital and that the thread must have vanished below the "skyline" before I got home again. Sorry about the duplication.
BTW Martin, I only used one "p" in original spelling because of the Gaelic origin of the word for "Highwayman" or "Robber"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: An Outlaw Raparee (Ropaire)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 09 Jan 13 - 06:03 AM

You're welcome! I wasn't criticising your spelling, of course, just confirming how I found the thread I was thinking of!

Regards

p.s. I live in Kinvara, Galway where the road/direction signs sometimes spell the placename as Kinvarra...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: An Outlaw Raparee (Ropaire)
From: GUEST,Beachcomber
Date: 09 Jan 13 - 03:07 PM

O.M.G. !


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