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Lyr/Tune Req: Dungarvan My Home Town

Mike in NZ 22 Jul 99 - 01:31 AM
Philippa 22 Jul 99 - 02:54 AM
Brakn 22 Jul 99 - 04:39 AM
Wolfgang 22 Jul 99 - 04:51 AM
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Subject: Old folk song from Waterford,Ireland
From: Mike in NZ
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 01:31 AM

When I was a wee lad, visiting my father's home in Ireland, the locals used to sing a song (and still do I believe) called 'Dungarvan, my home town'.

Has anybody heard of it, does anybody know where I can get the words or music for it?

I noticed a response of 5 minutes on another thread although I will admit that was for a more popular song.

I tried the search to no avail, thought I'd throw the challenge out.

Mike


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE ORCHARD (from Sean Tyrrell)
From: Philippa
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 02:54 AM

I suspect this ISN'T the song you're looking for, but it can't hurt to give you these lyrics anyway. From the singing of Sean Tyrrell

THE ORCHARD(K Evans, c. Morning Music)

When I was nine, in harvest time, I crossed the orchard wall
The moon was bright, the apples ripe upon the garden did fall
We filled our sacks, we made our way back, more adventures for to find.

I crossed the orchard wall again when I was just thirteen
It was, I think, to be my first drink of cider and poitín
I remember well, it tasted like hell; I hoped the pain would end soon,
In an orchard green neath the Comeraghs in that sweet Dungarvan green.

When I was nineteen years of age I crossed the wall with pride
My Annie fair with the nut brown hair was walking by my side
Our clothes came off, we tumbled and we kissed, all innocence was gone
In an orchard neath the Comeragh in the sweet Dungarvan dawn.

When I was twenty-one years old I married my Annie there
The apple blossoms in the trees were better in her hair
And when the day was over there was a drunk for every tree
In an orchard neath the Comeragh by those sweet Dungarvan seas.

Now I'm forty-five, I am much alive and children I have four,
Three girls and one fine strapping son and I have hopes for more.
I'll teach them of what lies ahead, I have plenty to tell still
In an orchard neath the Comeragh in that sweet Dungarvan breeze.

Now I'm ninety-one, my days are near done, my Annie is long since gone.
Our days they were good as well they should, but it's time that I passed on,
And when I die, I want to lie in the air, land and foam
In an orchard neath the Comeragh by my sweet Dungarvan home.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DUNGARVAN MY HOME TOWN
From: Brakn
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 04:39 AM

I don't know the air but here's the words.

Mick Bracken


DUNGARVAN MY HOME TOWN

There's a spot in the Decies
A place dear to me
Where the Comeraghs are keeping
A watch o'er the sea
And though far have I wandered
Yet wherever I roam
It's the place I love dearest
The place I call home

Chorus
Dungarvan my hometown
I love best of all
Dear old faces and places
Sure oft I recall
In my heart I keep wishing
Some day I will be
Back again in my hometown
My home by the sea

On the bridge I will linger
At sweet eventide
Just to gaze o'er the waters
At old Abbeyside
Happy memories come stealing
As the soft shadows fall
On the fishing boats anchored
There beside the quay wall

I have seen fairest places
But I'd rather be
Where the Cunnigar's sleeping
'Neath hills dear to me
And across the blue water
Of that quiet little bay
Dear old Helvick is dreaming
In her bonnet of grey

How I treasured each token
Of days that I knew
In that town of sweet memories
Where the friends are so true
And I thank God in heaven
For choosing me
My old home Dungarvan
My home by the sea


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Subject: RE: Old folk song from Waterford,Ireland
From: Wolfgang
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 04:51 AM

written by Mai O'Higgins (info from a Dungarvan website)

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Old folk song from Waterford,Ireland
From: Philippa
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 02:46 PM

Dungarvan My Home Town is recorded by EVANS & DOHERTY: ROAD NOT TAKEN (Cassette EVANDOH1003, CD EVANDOHCD1003)
see http://www.nfld.com/~rbuck/evndo.htm

The Orchard is recorded by Evans and Doherty " Galway to Graceland " on REGO RECORDS © 1996 as well as by Sean Tyrrell, "The Orchard" , LONGWALK MUSIC lmc d0002


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Subject: RE: Old folk song from Waterford,Ireland
From: mike
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 11:37 PM

Hey! the system works...what a wonderful lot you people are!

Thanks very much

Mike


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE ORCHARD (from Sean Tyrrell)
From: GUEST
Date: 03 May 05 - 09:43 AM

Does anyone have chords for this one?




THE ORCHARD(K Evans, c. Morning Music)

When I was nine, in harvest time, I crossed the orchard wall
The moon was bright, the apples ripe upon the garden did fall
We filled our sacks, we made our way back, more adventures for to find.


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Subject: RE: Old folk song from Waterford,Ireland
From: GUEST
Date: 03 May 05 - 09:53 AM

Mike! Good grief, we have no "System" here, that's for corporations. What we have is a digital cracker barrel.


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Subject: RE: Old folk song from Waterford,Ireland
From: GUEST,Cáit
Date: 02 Mar 08 - 01:08 AM

Can any one tell me if they have the words to "My Crystal City Home".

I am making up a booklet of Waterford songs for an elderly neighbour of mine who will be celebrating his 90th birthday around Easter time.
Thanks


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Subject: RE: Old folk song from Waterford,Ireland
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 02 Mar 08 - 04:09 AM

Try the Waterford-info discussion boards "for all your Waterford Wants and Déise Desires":

http://www.upthedeise.com/waterfordmessageboard/index.php


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Subject: RE: Old folk song from Waterford,Ireland
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 02 Mar 08 - 04:23 AM

I googled a fragment (below) which appears to be by Denny Corcoran, who lives in the area:

Waterford my Crystal City fair
Waterford there is no place to compare
Near or far no matter where I roam
My heart is always with you, Waterford my home

Is this it? If you ask on the Déise boards above, I bet someone can point you in the right direction.

Best wishes to your neighbour on his 90th. A dear friend of mine in Donegal made it to 91 a fortnight ago and shows no sign of stopping there. Music keeps you thriving...


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Subject: RE: Old folk song from Waterford,Ireland
From: Seaking
Date: 02 Mar 08 - 02:39 PM

Guest 09:43

I learned this many years ago from a Makem/Clancy recording as I recall. I'm away from home for a few days but if you pm me I can send you the chords once I get back to my guitar and work it out again..

Chris


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Subject: RE: Old folk song from Waterford,Ireland
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Mar 08 - 02:51 PM

Who can compare to the Waterford Boys ?


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Subject: RE: Old folk song from Waterford,Ireland
From: GUEST,OLD - TIMER
Date: 02 Mar 08 - 02:55 PM

The Low Lands Low
Dunmore we quitted ,
Michelmas gone by,

etc etc


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Subject: waterford my home
From: GUEST,musis man
Date: 18 Aug 08 - 06:35 PM

looking for all the words of "waterford my home" written by the great denny corcoran


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Subject: RE: Old folk song from Waterford,Ireland
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 19 Aug 08 - 06:25 AM

Haven't been able to find them online, but here's a news article on Denny Corcoran in the Waterford News & Star (note date: May '03) which should give you some Google-able info. I really do think your best best is to ask on the Déise board I suggested above - the link still works.

http://archives.tcm.ie/waterfordnews/2003/05/16/story10415.asp


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Dungarvan My Home Town
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 12:53 PM

Waterford My Home The waterford Anthem Witten by Vera Gillespie And Sung By Vera and Her sister Angela Known as THE GILLESPIE SISTERS.The Gillesie Sisters were born in John St.Waterford.

          WATERFORD MY HOME

CHORUS---Waterford My Christal Ciy fair,Waterford thers no place to compare,near or far no mater where I roam, my heart is always with you Watrford my home

VERSE 1--Where the mighty Atlantic roar
         falls to silence on Tramore
         Where Commeras sweep down Majesticly
         Where the Barrow Suir and Nore
         combine close to Dunmore
         Their all part of a spot so dear to me
                CHORUS
VERSE 2--From Lissmor to Cappaquin
         Through Dungarven on to Ring
         round Gaulter Pallis and cheekpoint
         Where our lovley waters meet
         in a picturesk retreat
         their all part of a spot so dear to me
         in a picture-esk retreat

Finish with CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Dungarvan My Home Town
From: GUEST,bb in wales
Date: 12 Sep 09 - 11:57 AM

The waterford people sing the song MY OLD DUNGARVAN OAK---- THIS IS A WELSH SONG------Written by MAX BOYCE----Which is MY OLD CARMATHEN OAK-----With the words changed Waterford people try and be original


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Dungarvan My Home Town
From: GUEST,Donal
Date: 21 May 10 - 07:33 PM

Here's original       .....    www.dungarvansongs.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Dungarvan My Home Town
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jun 10 - 10:28 AM

Waterford my home composed by Vera Gillespie and sung by the Gillespie sisters is now on you tube


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: Dungarvan My Home Town
From: GUEST,hi boy
Date: 06 Jun 10 - 10:42 AM

The song Waterford my home I see it is now on you tube have a listen good luck


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Subject: Lyr Add: WATERFORD MY HOME (from Gillespie Sisters
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 11:30 AM

I found these lyrics here; I also used Wikipedia and Google Maps to check the spellings of all the place names, and I listened to the recording at YouTube to make other corrections.


WATERFORD MY HOME
As sung by the Gillespie Sisters

CHORUS: Waterford, my crystal city fair,
Waterford, there's no place to compare.
Near or far, no matter where I roam,
My heart is always with you, Waterford, my home.

1. Where the mighty Atlantic roar
Falls to silence on Tramore,
Where the Comeraghs sweep down majestically,
Where the Barrow, Suir and Nore
Combine close to Dunmore,
There between them lies a spot so dear to me. CHORUS

2. From Lismore to Cappoquin,
Through Dungarvan on to Ring,
Round Gaultier, Passage, and Cheekpoint,
Where our lovely waters meet
In a picturesque retreat,
They're all part of a spot so dear to me. CHORUS TWICE


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