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Lyr Req: Beautiful Sligo

Frank_Finn 13 Nov 08 - 01:37 PM
Silas 13 Nov 08 - 02:19 PM
MartinRyan 13 Nov 08 - 02:39 PM
MartinRyan 14 Nov 08 - 02:23 PM
quokka 14 Nov 08 - 06:45 PM
Jim Dixon 16 Nov 08 - 04:44 PM
Malcolm Douglas 16 Nov 08 - 05:20 PM
quokka 17 Nov 08 - 06:41 AM
Frank_Finn 17 Nov 08 - 08:34 AM
Silas 17 Nov 08 - 08:42 AM
Zen 17 Nov 08 - 08:49 AM
Silas 17 Nov 08 - 08:59 AM
Frank_Finn 17 Nov 08 - 10:26 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Beautiful Sligo
From: Frank_Finn
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 01:37 PM

Looking for the words of this song please

It starts off with the following lines.

You may talk of the lakes of Killarney
or the high hills of old Donegal
but have you seen beautiful Sligo
the fairest and best of them all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Beautiful Sligo
From: Silas
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 02:19 PM

Lies of course. Sligo is a bloody horrible place


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Beautiful Sligo
From: MartinRyan
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 02:39 PM

Frank

There's a mention of it on a CD HERE Maybe still available locally?

Regards

p.s. No, Silas - you're thinking of Silos - different, smellier place altogether!;>)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Beautiful Sligo
From: MartinRyan
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 02:23 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Beautiful Sligo
From: quokka
Date: 14 Nov 08 - 06:45 PM

I will ask my Dad about this one, he has a lot of Sligo songs


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Subject: Lyr Add: BEAUTIFUL CITY OF SLIGO (Graves, Stanford
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Nov 08 - 04:44 PM

Not the one you wanted, but interesting nonetheless:

From Songs of Erin by Charles Villiers Stanford and Alfred Perceval Graves. London: Boosey & Co., 1901.

[The link takes you to the lyrics. Sheet music is on the following pages.]


THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF SLIGO
Words, Alfred Perceval Graves. Music, Charles Villiers Stanford.

1. We may tramp the earth for all that we're worth,
But what odds where you and I go?
We shall never meet a spot so sweet
As the beautiful City of Sligo.

CHORUS: Oh, sure she's a Queen in purple and green,
As she shimmers and glimmers her gardens between;
And away to Lough Lene the like isn't seen
Of her river a-quiver with shadow and sheen,
The beautiful City of Sligo.

2. Though bustle and noise are some folks' joys,
Your London just gives me ver-ti-go;
You can hear yourself talk when out you walk
Thro' the beautiful City of Sligo.

3. As an artist in stones a genius was Jones,
Whom so queerly they christened In-i-go,
But he hadn't the skill to carve a Grass Hill
For the beautiful City of Sligo.

4. Then for powder and puff and cosmetical stuff,
Dear girls, to Dame Fashion, ah! why go?
When Dame Nature supplies for tresses and eyes
Such superior dyes down in Sligo.


[Sung in operatic style by Anne Murray on "Last Rose of Summer: Songs of Ireland," Hyperion CD 66627, 1994.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Beautiful Sligo
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 16 Nov 08 - 05:20 PM

Unless you live, for example, in the country where the authors were born or the country where the book was published; in which case Google doesn't think you ought to be allowed to see it. The very same copy, however, is available without such petty restrictions at the Internet Archive:

http://www.archive.org/details/songserinacolle00gravgoog


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Beautiful Sligo
From: quokka
Date: 17 Nov 08 - 06:41 AM

Unfortunately Dad doesn't recognise the verse you quoted, Frank. Are there any more verses, or clues as to where the song came from? Dad's a wealth of knowledge on Sligo songs so it surprised me that he didn't know it. He's going through his books, though, so if anything turns up I'll let you know.

Cheers,

Quokka


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Beautiful Sligo
From: Frank_Finn
Date: 17 Nov 08 - 08:34 AM

Hello quokka. I sent you a personal message.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Beautiful Sligo
From: Silas
Date: 17 Nov 08 - 08:42 AM

This song was obviously written a very long time ago.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Beautiful Sligo
From: Zen
Date: 17 Nov 08 - 08:49 AM

While the City of Sligo admittedly isn't the most beautiful in the world, the County of Sligo certainly has some very scenic areas.

Zen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Beautiful Sligo
From: Silas
Date: 17 Nov 08 - 08:59 AM

The song prattles on about the 'City' - its a dump. I was really looking forward to going there a couple of years ago - jeeze, what a dissapointment. Nearly as bad as Dingle has become.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Beautiful Sligo
From: Frank_Finn
Date: 17 Nov 08 - 10:26 AM

"And away to Lough Lene the like isn't seen"

Does not sound like my town. Sligo, West of Ireland


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Beautiful Sligo
From: Silas
Date: 17 Nov 08 - 10:30 AM

Hi Frank

Can't you get your town counsil to do somethng about the horrendous traffic congestion, the dirty streets and the horrible new buildings that are going up?

You can just about see from the wreckage how nice the place used to be - is it all too late?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Beautiful Sligo
From: GUEST,Big Tim
Date: 18 Nov 08 - 07:02 AM

Sligo 'city' (town is probably more accutate) is of course where Mary O'Hara was born (in 1935).                                       

I've been there recently and wouldn't pick it out for criticism above most others towns in Ireland (or the UK).

If anyone has a solution for traffic congestion, they will quickly become very rich and famous.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Beautiful Sligo
From: quokka
Date: 19 Nov 08 - 08:48 AM

Thanks, Frank - just got your message. I'll let you know.

Cheers,

Quokka


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