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Lyr Req: The Coal Quay Market, air: Preab San Ol

Donie Mac 05 Jan 10 - 03:36 PM
GUEST,Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin 06 Jan 10 - 03:11 PM
Donie Mac 06 Jan 10 - 07:51 PM
michaelr 07 Jan 10 - 12:07 AM
GUEST,999 07 Jan 10 - 03:10 AM
Mr Happy 07 Jan 10 - 07:48 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Coal Quay Market, air: Preab San Ol
From: Donie Mac
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 03:36 PM

Has anyone heard of a song about the Coal Quay Market in Cork City, not the tune that Jimmy Crowley sings, its a different one, iv heard it sung to the tune of ''Preab San Ol'' - by the Dubliners, its on Youtube


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Coal Quay Market, air: Preab San Ol
From: GUEST,Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 03:11 PM

Here's another Coal Quay Market song off YouTube (with scrolling words, for what they're worth!), but not to Preab san Ol -

http://video.aol.co.uk/video-detail/coffa-house-christmas-party/2752396903

Could you give us the link to the YouTube entry you've seen?


Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Coal Quay Market, air: Preab San Ol
From: Donie Mac
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 07:51 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyFoT7HgIr0

Thats Luke Kelly and Ciaran Bourke with Preab san Ol, the song im on about has this tune but its about the coal quay, heard an ol fella singing it a while back.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Coal Quay Market, air: Preab San Ol
From: michaelr
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 12:07 AM

What is Preab san Ol?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Coal Quay Market, air: Preab San Ol
From: GUEST,999
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 03:10 AM

Preab san Ól
(Riocard Bairéad; liricí agus ceol úr breise – Mac Dhonnagáin)
Is iomaí slí sin a bhíonns ag daoine ag cruinniú píosaí is ag déanamh stóir
Is a laghad a smaoiníonn ar ghiorra an tsaoil seo
Go mbeidh siad sínte faoi leic go fóill
Más tiarna tíre, diúc nó rí thú,
Ní chuirfear pingin leat is tú ag gabháil faoin bhfód
Mar sin dá bhrí sin, níl beart níos críonna
Ná bheith go síoraí ag cur preab san ól.
People have many ways of gathering wealth
Little do they think how short life is
That they will be stretched under a flag stone one day.
Landlords, dukes and kings can't bring a penny with them
When they're lain under the clay
So there's no better plan than having a drink
Is olc an tsli sin bheith ag ardú cíosa
Ag déanamh daoirse 'gus tacsaí mór'
Ag cur na ndaoine ó rath 's ó dhídean
Ní faraor atá cinnte dóibh.
An té a níonn sin is dó is baolaí
A bheith in íochtar á bhruith 's á dhó
Mar sin dá bhrí sin …
It's a bad thing to raise rents
Enslaving people with high taxes
Throwing people out of their homes,
A fate that awaits many.
He who does that is in great danger
Of ending up in hell, to be burnt and boiled
So…
An long ar sáile níl clúid ná cearda nach gcaithfeadh cairde
Ar fud an domhain mhóir
Ó ríocht na Spáinne 'gus suas Gibraltar
'Gus ins an áit a mbíonn an Grand Signor
Is le gach cargo líontar málaí
Ní choinneoidh an bás uait uair ná ló
Mar sin a chairde, níl beart is fearr dúinn
Ná bheith mar atá muid
Ag cur preab san ól.
The ship on the ocean will not be denied shelter
In any harbour in the world
From the kingdom of Spain, up by Gibralter
The home of the Grand Signor
Every cargo, bags full of riches,
But none of this will keep death away for even an hour.
So…
Cuir preab san ól, cuir preab san ól,
Cuir preab san ól, cuir preab san ól
Más tiarna tíre, más diúc nó rí thú
Fiú más Tánaiste nó Taoiseach na tíre thú
Réalta teilifíse, státseirbhíseach
Má tá swimming pool sa ngarraí ar chúl an tí
Ní rachaidh pingin leat isteach sa tumba leat
Mar sin seo leat, siar chuig an tábhairne leat
Is cuir preab san ól
Landlord, duke, king,
Even the Prime Minister of the country
TV star, senior civil servant
Private swimming pool owner.
You won't bring a penny with you to the grave,
So, come on, down to the pub with you
And…
Guthanna/Vocals: Tadhg
Guth Comhcheoil/Harmony Vocal: Hailey Murphy
Giotár Spáinneach/Spanish Guitar: Paul Tiernan
Veidhlín/Fiddle: Máire Breatnach
Cairdín Pianó/Piano Accordeon: Pat Crowley
Sacsafón/Sax: Keith Donald
Dord, Guth Comhcheoil/Bass: Garvan Gallagher
Drumaí, cnaguirlisí: Lloyd Byrne
A popular drinking song from Erris in North Mayo, written by the 18th century
songwriter Riocard (Dic) Bairéad, with a middle eighth "talkie" verse by myself.
The musical approach is Tex Mex, which sort of makes sense with some of the
references in the original lyric to a Grand Segnor, a wealthy merchant who may
have riches in this life, but will have to reliquish all when he passes on. The
unusual landscape of Erris, flat blanket bag, stretching to the horizon like a soggy
desert, also suggested the musical approach as it reminded me of some of the
desert travelling sequences in Wim Wender's film "Paris Texas", the soundtrack
of which was written by the great Ry Cooder.
Tá amhráin Dic Bhairéid fós i mbéal na ndaoine in Iorras, agus iad mórtasach as
fhéin agus a shaothar.


From

Preab san Ól (Riocard Bairéad; liricí agus ceol úr breise – Mac ...


I'll do line breaks tomorrow on a faster machine.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Coal Quay Market, air: Preab San Ol
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 07:48 AM

Preab san ol is Irish Gaelic, means 'Jump or Leap into drink!'

Ah, that's talkin' my language!!


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Subject: Lyr Add: COAL QUAY MARKET (THE SHOPPING SONG)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 09:54 PM

Cherish the Ladies performs this song on their album "The Back Door," Green Linnet 1119, 1992. It is the first part of a medley that continues with two dance tunes: HAPPY DAYS and RABBIT IN THE FIELD. Creator's credit is given to Billy McComiskey, Larry Redican, and "traditional," but since that could apply to any part of the medley, I'm not sure what to make of it.

I found the following lyrics at http://www.spinningwheel.at/lyrics.html, but I made a few corrections based on what I heard in a sample at Allmusic.com, and a video at YouTube:


COAL QUAY MARKET (THE SHOPPING SONG)

1. When I went out to the Coal Quay for to buy an old chemise.
The first thing I picked up in my hands I found it full of fleas.
"How much d'you want for that old thing?" "Eighteen pence," says she.
"Eighteen pence for that old thing? D'you think I am a fool?"

CHORUS: Kitty fa-lollop-a-lollop-a-lie,
Kitty fa-lollop-a-lie doe,
Kitty fa-lollop-a-lollop-a-lie,
Me whack-fal-lol-a-lie-doe.

2. So I took it home and I washed it and I hung it out to dry.
"How much d'you pay for that old thing?" "Eighteen pence," says I.
"Eighteen pence for that old thing? D'you think I am a fool?
Take it out of the house, you dirty old thing, or I'll wallop you with the stool!"

3. So I took it back to the Coal Quay and says, "Ma'am, would you be so kind
To take back the old chemise that hangs so long behind."
The woman she gave a look at me and her lips began to squeeze,
And all around the Coal Quay, oh, she walloped me with the chemise.

4. So, come all you pretty females; if you want to buy new clothes,
Never buy a chemise that will hang down to your toes.
Never let your man interfere with your starch and blue,
And if you want to buy a chemise, be sure you buy one new.


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