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Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin (John McBreen)

GUEST,Kevin Carroll 05 Oct 09 - 03:00 PM
Steve Gardham 05 Oct 09 - 03:23 PM
AnneMC 06 Oct 09 - 03:09 AM
AnneMC 06 Oct 09 - 03:11 AM
Jim Dixon 07 Oct 09 - 11:14 AM
maeve 07 Oct 09 - 11:42 AM
maeve 07 Oct 09 - 12:21 PM
maeve 08 Oct 09 - 11:02 AM
Jim Dixon 09 Oct 09 - 07:13 PM
maeve 09 Oct 09 - 07:55 PM
maeve 10 Oct 09 - 06:49 PM
GUEST,Elizabeth Laragy 07 Jan 10 - 04:58 PM
GUEST,Tom (Guest) 21 Nov 11 - 08:06 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin's Shores
From: GUEST,Kevin Carroll
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 03:00 PM

At least, I think thats the name of the song. Its not Lough Sheelins Side, thats a more trad one.

Here are some of the lyrics

If ever I leave this land of mine, and wander across the sea,
???????????????????????????????????
The mountains of Mourne are grand I know, as off to the Heavens they soar
But my heart wil ?????????????????????????? down by Lough Sheelins shores.

Chorus

For her beauty steals my breath away, every hour of the day
When Im ???????????????????????in the moonlight


Thats about it. I know the tune, but just cant find the lyrics. Its a very old Irish song, at least its about ireland, composers could be US.

Any help greatly appreciated.

thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin's Shores
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 03:23 PM

It doesn't feature on any of my vast indexes under that title. Apart from the one you mention the nearest thing on broadside is 'Lough Erin's Shore' which is also about leaving places and a sweetheart. John Moulden's yer man. Try asking on 'Tradsong' or on 'Indiana Ballad List'. That should get John involved.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin's Shores
From: AnneMC
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 03:09 AM

Pat Hanrahan and the Nomads
It's got a sound clip (and you can buy the track) on iTunes.
Also at http://www.we7.com/track/Lough-Sheelin?trackId=65609&m=0
Here you can hear the whole song and buy it too.
You can write the words out from this version.

Anne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin's Shores
From: AnneMC
Date: 06 Oct 09 - 03:11 AM

Oops -forgot the title - it is simply called "Lough Sheelin".

AnneMC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin's Shores
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 11:14 AM

I have listened to some sound samples, and I can fill in a bit:

LOUGH SHEELIN
John McBreen

If ever I leave this land of mine, and journey across the sea,
For one little spot I'll always find, that one place I long to be.
The mountains of Mourne are grand I know, as off to the heavens they soar
But my dreams will not be by mountains or sea, but down by Lough Sheelin's shore.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin's Shores
From: maeve
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 11:42 AM

Information about John McBreen can be found here: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/themusiccollection/1133163.html
Click to listen to interview
[Begins about 4 minutes in]
"A Lifetime in Music - The Story of John McBreen
Violinist John McBreen has spent a lifetime making music in Ballyjamesduff Co. Cavan. His Gypsy Jazz style of playing in earlier days earned him the title of Cavan's Stephane Grappelli, but his biggest achievements are undoubtedly his own compositions; ranging from showband songs and local ballads to slow airs. Songs include; Lough Sheelin, The Convent Way up in the Hill and Ramblin' Irishman which was a big hit for Larry Cunningham. Another of his songs Show me the Road to Ireland was recorded by Joe Lynch and broadcast many times on his show on RTE Radio 1 Livin' with Lynch. John is regarded as a local treasure in the Cavan area..

He joins The Radio 1 Music Collection to tell us about his life as a shopkeeper and music maker.

Produced by Elizabeth Laragy"
**************************


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin's Shores
From: maeve
Date: 07 Oct 09 - 12:21 PM

In the radio interview linked at 07 Oct 09 - 11:42 Lough Sheelin begins at about 20 minutes into the interview and continues past the recording of the song.

LOUGH SHEELIN tune by John McBreen (a Miss Cusack? wrote the lyric, and it was sung/recorded by John Hughes) around 1954?

If ever I leave this land of mine, and journey across the sea,
For one little spot I'll always pine, the one place I long to be.
The mountains of Mourne are grand I know, as up to the heavens they soar
But my heart will not be by mountains or sea, but down by Lough Sheelin's shore.

For her beauty steals my breath away, every hour of the day
When the sun is dancing or in the moonlight
Down by Lough Sheelin's sandy shores my heart will always be

The trout in its waters calm and clear, the fishermen standing by
The dance of the gnat on every shore
The rise to the taunted fly
The sound of the gently lapping waves as I go drifting along
That's heaven to me and my spirit soars free
Just like the voice of a bird in song

For her beauty steals my breath away, every hour of the day
When the sun is dancing or in the moonlight
Down by Lough Sheelin's sandy shores my heart will always be

(This is my best effort in transcribing the lyric from the interview- any corrections?)
maeve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin's Shores
From: maeve
Date: 08 Oct 09 - 11:02 AM

refresh...for OP GUEST,Kevin Carroll to see.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin (John McBreen)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 07:13 PM

I think it would be "taunting fly" not "taunted."


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOUGH SHEELIN (John McBreen)
From: maeve
Date: 09 Oct 09 - 07:55 PM

Hmmm, I agree, Jim. Thanks!Thought that's what I had typed. Here it is again, with that correction:
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LOUGH SHEELIN tune by John McBreen (a Miss Cusack? wrote the lyric, and it was sung/recorded by John Hughes) around 1954?

If ever I leave this land of mine, and journey across the sea,
For one little spot I'll always pine, the one place I long to be.
The mountains of Mourne are grand I know, as up to the heavens they soar
But my heart will not be by mountains or sea, but down by Lough Sheelin's shore.

For her beauty steals my breath away, every hour of the day
When the sun is dancing or in the moonlight
Down by Lough Sheelin's sandy shores my heart will always be

The trout in its waters calm and clear, the fishermen standing by
The dance of the gnat on every shore
The rise to the taunting fly
The sound of the gently lapping waves as I go drifting along
That's heaven to me and my spirit soars free
Just like the voice of a bird in song

For her beauty steals my breath away, every hour of the day
When the sun is dancing or in the moonlight
Down by Lough Sheelin's sandy shores my heart will always be
***********************************************

Anything else? And I wonder if the original poster will return?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin (John McBreen)
From: maeve
Date: 10 Oct 09 - 06:49 PM

One more refresh for OP GUEST,Kevin Carroll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin (John McBreen)
From: GUEST,Elizabeth Laragy
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 04:58 PM

Hi - I made the programme on John McBreen, a really talented musician and writer. He wrote Lough Sheelin as he used to live beside it. If anyone needs any more information I can get it from John, as he lives beside me in Cavan.
Best
Elizabeth


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin (John McBreen)
From: GUEST,Tom (Guest)
Date: 21 Nov 11 - 08:06 PM

I was present when John Hughes recorded it in a garage studio in Rathfarnham in I think 1961. John had a lovely light tenor voice which soared in the chorus. The B side of the record was the
'Ballad of Johnny Doran' on which I had the privilege to contribute to
the backing vocals. If anyone has the lyrics of this ballad I would love to have them.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin (John McBreen)
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Sep 14 - 09:14 PM

Hi Tom - that's amazing. I'll have to tell John about this. I can get the words of Ballad of
Johnny Doran for you. Will John know you?


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