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Lyr Req: Ireland's Thirty-Two / Ireland's 32

Don Statham 19 Jun 99 - 02:54 PM
Brakn 19 Jun 99 - 07:44 PM
Don Statham 20 Jun 99 - 09:48 PM
alison 20 Jun 99 - 11:28 PM
Big Tim 23 Dec 03 - 09:42 AM
MartinRyan 27 Dec 03 - 03:40 PM
Big Tim 29 Dec 03 - 10:10 AM
Jim Dixon 11 Jul 13 - 07:31 PM
Jim Dixon 12 Jul 13 - 02:21 AM
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Subject: Need words to 'Irelad's 32'
From: Don Statham
Date: 19 Jun 99 - 02:54 PM

Could some kind soul please post the words to this song or direct me to a Web site that has it.

Thanks, Don JTUP92A@prodigy.com


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Subject: Lyr Add: IRELAND'S 32
From: Brakn
Date: 19 Jun 99 - 07:44 PM

This is what I made of it, though I'm not sure about the last two verses.

Regards Mick Bracken

There's in Ulster nine in all
Armagh Antrim Donegal
Here's to Cavan and to Derry and Tyrone
To Fermanagh, Monaghan Down
We'll throw out the puppet's crown
Until Ireland's thirty two is all our own

Here's to old Ireland undivided
To all good Irishmen and true
The North, the South, the East and West
They will be forever blessed
One for all and all for Ireland's thirty two

Onto Leinster now we go
Dublin, Longford and Wicklow
Through to Carlow, Louth Kilkenny and Kildare
To Westmeath, to Meath and Leix
Full of nature's beauty scene
While Offaly and Wexford take their share

Limerick and the treaty stone
Has in Ireland's history shown
Why Kerry sent O'Connell on to Clare
Brilliant Meagher of the sword
Forced the light in Waterford
Rebel Cork and Tipperary do and dare

Connacht province has but five
The West's awake and much alive
Sligo, Galway and Roscommon fought the foe
Leitrim out of Shannon's fame
Singing high I proudly name
Of that grand and lovely county of Mayo


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Subject: RE: Need words to 'Irelad's 32'
From: Don Statham
Date: 20 Jun 99 - 09:48 PM

Mick, Thanks so much for the words to Ireland's 32. I really appreciate it.

Don Statham JTUP92A@prodigy.com


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Subject: RE: Need words to 'Irelad's 32'
From: alison
Date: 20 Jun 99 - 11:28 PM

Hi,

Not the one you're looking for but we learned this one in primary school...

There are 32 counties within this green isle
And good soil and bad soil for many a mile
Four provinces only, now ponder upon it
Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connaught

slainte

alison


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Subject: ADD: Ireland's Thirty-Two
From: Big Tim
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 09:42 AM

Here's another song called "Ireland's 32"

Here's to Donegal, to her brave sons one and all,
Here's to Antrim, to Leitrim and to Derry,
Here's to Cavan and to Louth and to Carlow in the south,
Here's to Longford, to Waterford and Kerry.

Chorus
Then drink your glasses clean,
Here's a toast to all the green,
And let everybody join in the chorus,
For Ireland is our home and no matter where we roam,
We'll be true to the dear land that bore us

Then here's to Tyrone, where O'Neill upheld? his own,
Here's to Monaghan, Fermanagh and Kildare boys,
And here's to those who broke the hateful penal yoke,
And you know it was the brave County Clare boys.

Here's to Sligo and to Down, to Armagh of great renown,
And here's to Kilkenny, famed in story,
Here's to Wexford boys for she, nearly set old Ireland free,
And here's to royal Meath and her glory.

Here's to Galway and Mayo, they never feared the foe,
Here's to Wicklow, its peaks and its passes,
Here's to Limerick fair to all, and her well defended walls,
And still more for the beauty of her glasses?

And here's to rebel Cork, the next County to New York,
And here's to Roscommon, bright and airy,
Here's to Westmeath, where a tyrant n'er did breathe,
Here's to Offaly, to Laois and old Tipperary.

(I rewrote the final line to fit in Offaly and Laois, which as far as I could make out from a poor quality recording hadn't been accounted for. I pronounce Laois as "leesh", maybe someone can refine this).


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Subject: RE: Need words to 'Irelad's 32'
From: MartinRyan
Date: 27 Dec 03 - 03:40 PM

"leesh" is near enough, Big Tim!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Need words to 'Irelad's 32'
From: Big Tim
Date: 29 Dec 03 - 10:10 AM

Thanks Martin; I did check with my brother, but he's a Donegal man so what does he know about foreign parts!


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE COUNTIES OF IRELAND / 32 COUNTIES
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Jul 13 - 07:31 PM

Here's how the song appears in The Popular Poets and Poetry of Ireland by Richard Nagle (Boston: Richard Nagle, 1887), page 673:


THE COUNTIES OF IRELAND.

1. Here's to Donegal
And her people brave and tall.
Here's to Antrim, to Leitrim, and Derry.
Here's to Cavan and to Louth.
Here's to Carlow in the South.
Here's to Longford, to Waterford, and Kerry!

CHORUS: Then clink glasses, clink.
'Tis a toast for all to drink,
And let every voice come in at the chorus;
For Ireland is our home,
And wherever we may roam,
We'll be true to the dear land that bore us.

2. Here's to Tyrone,
Where O'Neill long held his own.
Here's to Monaghan, Fermanagh, and Kildare, boys.
Here's to her whose stroke
Broke the hateful penal yoke,
And you know that's the brave County Clare, boys.

3. Here's to Sligo, and to Down,
To Armagh of old renown.
Here's to Kilkenny, famed in story.
Here's to Wexford, o'er whose name
Shines a crown of deathless fame,
And here's to Royal Meath and her glory!

4. Here's to Galway and Mayo,
That never feared a foe.
Here's to Wicklow, its peaks and its passes.
Here's to Limerick, famed o'er all
For its well-defended wall,
And still more for the beauty of its lasses!

5. Here's to gallant Cork,
The next county to New York.
Here's to Roscommon bright and airy.
Here's to Westmeath,
Where a tyrant scarce can breathe;
And here's to unconquered Tipperary!

6. Queen's County, too, we'll toast,
And the King's, for both can boast
They are spots the invader got some trouble in;
And now to finish up,
Fill a bright and brimming cup,
And we'll drink, boys, to jolly little Dublin!


[Queen's County ? former name of County Laois]

[King's County = former name of County Offaly]

[This song is quoted, or perhaps alluded to, in James Joyce's Ulysses, and several books of annotations to Ulysses have identified the song as "The Thirty-Two Counties" by Timothy Daniel Sullivan (1827-1914). One of them says the words are in Walton's Treasury of Irish Songs and Ballads, page 91.]


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Subject: Lyr Add: SONG OF THE 32 COUNTIES (McNulty Family)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Jul 13 - 02:21 AM

My transcription from the video at YouTube. I have boldfaced the words that are different from the previous version:


SONG OF THE 32 COUNTIES
As recorded by the McNulty Family, 27 May 1937, Decca (American) 12107A.

1. Now, here's to Donegal,
And to people brave and tall,
To Antrim, to Leitrim, and to Derry,
To Cavan and to Louth,
And to Carlow in the South.
Here's to Longford, to Waterford, and Kerry!

CHORUS: So clink your glasses, clink.
Here's a toast we all should drink.
Let everybody join in the chorus.
Old Ireland is our home,
And no matter where we roam,
We'll be true to the dear land that bore us.

2. And here's to Tyrone,
Where O'Neill ...(?) held his own,
To Monaghan, Fermanagh, and Kildare, boys,
And here's to the stroke
Sure that broke the Saxon's yoke.
You know it was the brave County Clare, boys.

3. To Sligo, and to Down,
And Armagh of old renown,
And here's to Kilkenny, famed in story,
To Wexford, on whose name
Shines the crown of deathless fame,
And here's to Royal Meath in all her glory!

4. Here's to Galway and Mayo,
Sure that never feared a foe,
To Wicklow, its peaks and its passes,
To Limerick, famed of all
For its well-defended wall,
And yet for the bravery of its lasses!

5. And here's to gallant Cork,
The next county to New York,
And here's to Roscommon light and airy,
And here's to Westmeath,
Where the tyrant scarce would breathe,
And here is to unconquered Tipperary!

6. Now Offaly we will toast,
And in Laois they all can boast
Of a spot the invaders got some trouble in,
So now to finish up,
Fill all your glasses up,
And we'll drink a jolly toast to little Dublin!


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