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Lyr Req: The Home I Left Behind + Clahane Doimhin

GUEST,Anthony Mac 23 Oct 09 - 10:28 AM
Beer 23 Oct 09 - 10:37 AM
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GUEST,Anthony Mac 23 Oct 09 - 05:29 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Home I Left Behind
From: GUEST,Anthony Mac
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 10:28 AM

I have been looking for this song for a long while which I love very much and have finally found it. Is there anybody who could give me a hand with the lyrics because there is a good friend of mine wanting to learn this , I'd appreciate it a lot, since I a, not fully certain on the words myself.

Thankyou


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Home I Left Behind
From: Beer
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 10:37 AM

Anthony Mac.
Beautiful song, pictures and voice. Thanks for posting it. Can't help with your request however.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Home I Left Behind
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 10:47 AM

GUESTAnthonyMac

Can't lay hold of a set of lyrics at the moment - but if you try a transcription yourself, we'll check 'em for you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Home I Left Behind
From: GUEST,Anthony Mac
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 05:29 PM

Thanks folks will try my best


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE HOME I LEFT BEHIND
From: Anglogeezer
Date: 24 Oct 09 - 03:00 PM

Here you are.
From this site .. Villasubrosa

Apparently from the singing of .... Ann Mulqueen, July 15, 1988.
Recorded at her home, An Rinn, Co. Waterford.

regards
Jake
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THE HOME I LEFT BEHIND

I was born on the hillside by yonder flowing stream
It is deeply pictured in my mind, fond memories, thoughts and dreams
It often nearly breaks my heart and leaves me troubled mind
When I think of dear old Ireland and the home I left behind

It was early next morning with a sad and broken heart
I stood on the hearth of my father's floor saying, It's sad we both must part
With my mother's arms around my neck as the tears her eyes did blind
And I tore out from her arms in the home I left behind

We travelled through old Ireland till we came to Queenstown Quay
Twas there I saw a steamer bound for Americay
Twas there I saw a steamer bound for some foreign clime
And from there I took my last fond look at the home I left behind

But since I've landed in New York strange faces I have known
But there's none so dear or so near to me as the ones I left at home
And when I've lots of shining gold and a girl to make my bride
I will roll her in my arms in the home I left behind
*******************************************************


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Home I Left Behind
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Oct 09 - 03:23 PM

Well found!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Home I Left Behind
From: GUEST,Anthony
Date: 05 Nov 09 - 07:55 PM

Hi Jake

Thanks for helping me out. Couldn't find these words anywhere. I really appreciate it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Home I Left Behind
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Mar 11 - 03:48 PM

There are 3 versions of this song on Youtube all with different words. Does anyone know the history of the song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Home I Left Behind
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 07:06 PM

Frank Quinn recorded THE HOME I LEFT BEHIND in 1929, and it was issued in the US as Columbia 33381-F. (Side B was THE LASSIE FROM DONEGAL.)

John McGettigan recorded THE HOME I LEFT BEHIND in 1939, and it was issued in the US as Decca 12207B. (Side A was THE FANAD MARE.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Home I Left Behind
From: GUEST,Donal
Date: 13 Mar 11 - 05:51 AM

There is also this - from Clare County Library

Local Songs

Clahane Doimhin

Contributed by Mrs Maureen Rynne, Ennistymon.

Saint Brigid's Well (Daigh Bhríde) above Liscannor still attracts crowds on February 1st each year, the saint's Feast Day. However, today's congregations are as nothing compared to the throngs which used gather at the well for Garland Sunday in July until recent times. Birchfield Gate still stands though the elegant seat of 'Corny' O'Brien to which it leads is now only a rookery.

This popular lament of a departing emigrant is still popular in West Clare. The structure of the verses is similar to the more widely known 'Home I left Behind' and the tune is the same. I have been told by several singers that 'Clahane Doimhin' is the older of the two songs; I make no judgement in the matter but merely pass on what I was told. As the song implies, the townland of Clahane Doimhin is contiguous to Saint Brigid's Well, (spelt Cloghaundine on the Ordnance Survey map, it is normally pronounced "Clahandine").

I was born near St. Brigid's Well
Beneath the wood and stream
Its memory often pictures in my mind
Its pleasure, thoughts and dreams.
'Twas there I first met the girl I love,
I often times call her mine
No wonder that my heart did break
In leaving Clahane Doimhin.

I wandered down to Liscannnor
To bid my friends adieu
I stood awhile at Birchfield Gate
The country for to view
I viewed around that sea shore
Where I spent many a time
No wonder that my heart did break
In leaving Clahane Doimhin.

I travelled down through Clare and Cork
Till I reached Queenstown Quay,
'Twas there I boarded a steamer
Bound for America.
She ploughed the wild Atlantic
Unto a foreign chime
No wonder that my heart did break
In leaving Clahane Doimhin.

When I landed in America
Strange faces to me were known
But of all the faces I'd rather that
Of mine own girl at home.
With pockets full of shining gold
I'll return and make her mine
And we'll live happily together
In our home in Clahane Doimhin.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Home I Left Behind
From: GUEST,Joe Stevens
Date: 29 Mar 11 - 08:16 PM

Fantastic version fron Co Clare. Well don. The 3 versions on Youtube are by Nan Tom Taimin, Maranna McCloskey and Willie Coyle from County Mayo. Interesting as Willie has a version that mentions Bangor town.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Home I Left Behind + Clahane Doimhin
From: GUEST,John
Date: 10 Jul 12 - 08:19 PM

And yet another lovely version on YouTube, by Mary Keenan.


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