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Origins: Autumn Has Come (Shay Healy)

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Subject: Lyr Add: AUTUMN HAS COME (Shay Healy)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 30 Sep 09 - 12:13 PM

Nice song (if a wee bit sentimental!)that I found on a triple CD compilation of Paddy Reilly's - originally on the CD "The Town I Loved so Well". No credits on the CD I've got, so does anyone know who wrote it? Paddy himself or someone else?

AUTUMN HAS COME
(Shay Healy)
as sung by Paddy Reilly

When the crow's nest can be seen,
Autumn has come.
In the boughs of every tree,
Autumn has come.

And the branches bare of leaves now
Reach out with fingers gold,
For it's when the autumn comes
That love grows old.

How I wish that we were birds, love,
Autumn has come,
We would fly and find a summer,
Autumn has come.

And our youth would last for ever,
All the joys of life unfold,
There would be no autumn there
For love to grow old.

For your love I'd climb a mountain,
Autumn has come,
Search for you in every fountain,
Autumn has come.

And I'd waste the hours and minutes
I was able to control,
But the autumn's come at last
And love grows old.


Note from Joe Offer (27 May 2013): I have received an e-mail from Shay Healy, confirming that he wrote this song. He says, "'Come Up The Stairs' has been regarded as a traditional song, but again, I wrote it to the tune of a song my mother used to sing, as Gaeilge, "Taim In Arrears."
Contact information: Shay Healy, Oisin/ Bardis Music, 9 Prince of Wales Terrace, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4


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Subject: RE: Origins: Autumn has Come - Paddy Reilly
From: Stewie
Date: 01 Oct 09 - 12:49 AM

On the LP label (Dolphin DOLM 5010), it is credited to Shay Healy, Heathside Music.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Autumn has Come - Paddy Reilly
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 02 Oct 09 - 08:40 PM

Thanks Stewie.
Seems some of the early Matt McGinn songs were also copyrighted to Heathside Music.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Autumn has Come (from Paddy Reilly)
From: GUEST,copperjedi
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 03:13 AM

Oh my God I've been searching for this song on the net forever, this is the first time it has come up. I only ever heard it on the vinyl album of "The Irish Beggarmen" that they recorded in the 60s or 70s, and have never heard it since. I've always wanted to know who wrote it because I wanted to perform and record it myself, and can never find it anywhere. The Beggarmen album was made before there were ever any song credits printed on albums, and to track down any of the members to ask them is a herculean task. I'm starting to think it's an old traditional with no known author. But who knows?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Autumn has Come (from Paddy Reilly)
From: GUEST,copperjedi
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 03:15 AM

P.S. The Beggarmen version says "Love comes in" instead of "love grows old", at least as far as I can tell.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Autumn has Come (from Paddy Reilly)
From: GUEST,copperjedi
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 03:16 AM

Thanks for ending my search!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Autumn has Come (from Paddy Reilly)
From: GUEST,Maureen French
Date: 17 Sep 11 - 11:49 AM

I've always loved this song and told Paddy years ago, but sadly he didn't recall it...wish there was a video or audio, but thanks for sharing the lyrics!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Autumn has Come (from Paddy Reilly)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 19 Sep 11 - 10:19 PM

Well there IS an audio, as that was how i found it, on a bargain triple CD collection that I bought in a shop in Donegal town only about 3 yrs ago.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Autumn has Come (from Paddy Reilly)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Sep 11 - 10:47 AM

jim 27 sep can be found on johnny mc evoy album all our wars were merry ,all our songs were sad.credited to healy.released in 1969 on lunar label titled autumn is come


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Subject: RE: Origins: Autumn has Come (from Paddy Reilly)
From: GUEST,timmypatk
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 05:00 PM

It's good to know that I am not the only one who spent hours trawling the net to find these words. Years ago I tried to capture the words off a grainy tape recording. I loved the song the moment I first heard it and often sang it to myself, especially as I walked to work on a fresh October morning. However it was always a frustration that I never knew the correct version. Now I do and always will.

Thanks to all


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Subject: RE: Origins: Autumn has Come (from Paddy Reilly)
From: machree01
Date: 14 Sep 12 - 08:39 AM

Here is Emmet Spiceland Folk Group singing Autumn Has Come, from their 1968 album, The First.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oedHC4R3LAo&list=UURt9iL_7LLdmU1AqjtgX98w&index=1&feature=plcp


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Subject: RE: Origins: Autumn has Come (from Paddy Reilly)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 14 Sep 12 - 06:33 PM

Nice version, and timely too, as we have a theme session on "changing seasons" coming up very shortly!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Autumn has Come (from Paddy Reilly)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 25 Sep 12 - 01:53 PM

Yep, sang it this afternoon, and might do so again (to a different audience!) this evening.
It doesn't say anything about all the tress blowing down around us!


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