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Lyr Req: Killybegs (Chieftains)

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jamas@gil.com.au 26 Apr 97 - 04:36 AM
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Subject: Lyric Req: Killybegs (Cheiftans)
From: jamas@gil.com.au
Date: 07 Apr 97 - 02:00 AM

Not sure of the name of this one - I hope Killybegs is enough to identify it - I heard it on a cd of the Cheiftans recently.

Any help appreciated.

Tony


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Subject: RE: Lyric Req: Killybegs (Cheiftans)
From: lenny@journalist.com
Date: 09 Apr 97 - 09:48 AM

the song is called killybegs and is on the chieftains cd called another country. the song itself is a collaboration with the dirt band. i just finished moving and my cds are still packed away...i can't remember if the lyrics are on the cd jacket or not. if they are, i'll post the lyrics as soon as i find my cds. len


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Subject: RE: Lyric Req: Killybegs (Cheiftans)
From: John
Date: 17 Apr 97 - 03:01 AM

The song that I am familiar with is called Boys From Killbeggs, and presumably sung by the Clancy Bros, because it was written by Tommy Makem. It has been published in an Irish collection called "wind That Shakes The Barley" which I will send when I can find it. It is a song about fishermen - does this sound familiar.


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Subject: RE: Lyric Req: Killybegs (Cheiftans)
From: jamas@gil.com.au
Date: 17 Apr 97 - 03:41 AM

John - it may well be the same song - I won't know until I try it to the tune I have in my head.

Thankyou for your help and I'll look forward to trying it.

Tony


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Subject: Killybegs - the Cheiftans
From: jamas@gil.com.au
Date: 26 Apr 97 - 04:36 AM

Still hoping someone may know the lyrics.

Tony


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Subject: Killybegs - the Chieftans
From: jamas@gil.com.au
Date: 26 Apr 97 - 04:38 AM

Still hoping someone may know the lyrics.

(With apologies to the Chieftans for bad spelling!)

Tony


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Subject: RE: Killybegs - the Cheiftans
From: Daniel
Date: 30 Apr 97 - 08:38 AM

Hi Toni!

I just have the words to a song called "the boys of Killibegs"
(the beginning of the chorus is "with a pleasant rolling sea and the hearing running free....".
Tell me if this is the song you are searching for, so i will write the whole lyrics down. Hear from you, Daniel


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Subject: RE: Killybegs - the Cheiftans
From: jamas@gil.com.au
Date: 02 May 97 - 04:21 AM

Hi Daniel, I don't know any of the words - I just have the tune in my mind. Thanks anyway.


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Subject: RE: Killybegs - the Cheiftans
From: Deckard@sunline.net
Date: 24 May 97 - 07:32 PM

A song, "Killibegs" is contained in the Chieftains album "Another Country" available on CD and cassette. I tried to copy the words for you but my cassette gave out after the third re-wind. If it's the same, it is a catchy tune.


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Subject: RE: Killybegs - the Cheiftans
From: jamas
Date: 25 May 97 - 07:00 PM

Thanks for trying - still hoping.


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Subject: Tune Add: THE BOYS OF KILLYBEGS (Tommy Makem)
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 01:15 AM

It may have taken two and a half years, but here's the tune. Please note that in the key of G the F# in the verse is flattened to F natural to give the modal sound, but is played as F# in the chorus. I know that the lyrics have been posted in another thread but I could not locate them. Regards, John.

MIDI file: killybeg.mid

Timebase: 96

Text: By Tommy Makem
Key: G
Tempo: 120 (500000 microsec/crotchet)
TimeSig: 2/4 24 8
Key: G
Start
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End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

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-BG2B2d2c|-cB2A2G2A|-A8|A3B5|-B5c2d|-d3c2A2B|
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-G8|G3||


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Subject: Lyr Add: KILLYBEGS (Chieftains)
From: Big Mick
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 01:46 AM

Here you go. I am reposting the lyrics.

All the best,

Mick

KILLYBEGS

My heart was warm with family love, as I slipped into a chair,
Beside my Uncle Sean, my daughters cross the table there.
I walked the docks in misty rain, a pain was in my legs.
For I've seen the dreams of kinsmen in the boats of Killybegs

The banter of my Uncle and my daughters filled the air,
And the Donegalers next to us were glad that we were there.
I was kind of quiet, listening at the window ledge,
To the music of the harbor, and the birds of Killybegs.

Down the coast not far is Galway and the joys of Connemara
After supper and some sleepin', we'll be goin' there tomorrow
I worried if my words would ere be sung by Irish men
Or rot here on the docks, like the fish of Killybegs

SHORT BREAKDOWN

A radio was playin' though we never heard a word
And the rhythm of the music was familiar if absurd
Hey, harkening intensity, for silence did I beg
For what a song was playing in the air of Killybegs

I couldn't quite believe it for it sounded rather strange
The instruments were different and the key it had been changed
I reached to turn the volume up and teetered on my legs,
A girl from Tipperary sang my song of Killybegs.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 3-Jun-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyric Req: Killybegs (Cheiftans)
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 02:29 AM

Sorry Mick - different song. The tune I posted is The Boys From Killbegs. Chorus is (roughly) With a pleasant rolling sea and the herring running free, the boats all riding gently through the foam, When the boats are laden down there'll be singing in the town, When the BOys From Killybegs come rolling home. Regards, John.


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Subject: RE: Lyric Req: Killybegs (Cheiftans)
From: Big Mick
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 02:43 AM

Gotcha, John. Give me a day and I will get it for you.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyric Req: Killybegs (Cheiftans)
From: alison
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 04:43 AM

John... I did post the tune way back.. there were a few threads by this name..

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyric Req: Killybegs (Cheiftans)
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 04 Oct 99 - 08:12 AM

Sorry Alison, I obviously missed it. Regards, John


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Subject: Lyr Add: BOYS OF KILLYBEGS (Tommy Makem)
From: JoeTully@bigfoot.com
Date: 05 Oct 99 - 01:22 PM

This is probably what you're seeking.

BOYS OF KILLYBEGS
by Tommy Makem

There are wild and rocky hills on the coast of Donegal.
And the fishermen are hearty, brave and free,
And the big Atlantic swell is a thing they know right well,
As they fight to take a living from the sea.

Chorus

With a pleasant, rolling sea and the herring running free,
And the fleet all riding gently through the foam,
When the boats are loaded down there'll be singing in the town,
When the boys of Killybegs come rolling home.

Well you've donned your rubber boots and you've got your oil-skins on,
And you check your gear to see that it's okay,
And your jumper keeps you warm for it's cold before the dawn,
And you're ready to begin another day.

Chorus

Now you're headed out to sea and the wind is running free,
And you cast your nets as rain begins to fall,
But the sun comes riding high and the clouds will soon go by,
And today you'll maybe take a bumper haul.

Chorus

When the weather's blowing rough and the work gets very tough,
And the ropes will raise the welts upon your hands,
But you'll never leave the sea for whoever you may be,
When it's in your blood it's hard to live on land.

Chorus

Well there's purple on the hills and there's green down by the shore,
And the sun has spilled his gold upon the sea,
And there's silver down below where the herring fishes go,
When we catch them there'll be gold for you and me.

Chorus

All the best
Tully

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 3-Jun-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyric Req: Killybegs (Cheiftans)
From: Big Mick
Date: 06 Oct 99 - 06:00 AM

The proper name is "The Boys of Killybegs". The song by the Chieftains on the "Another Country" CD is the one I posted.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: The boys of Killybanks
From: GUEST,oligro@hotmail.com
Date: 10 Mar 00 - 04:24 AM

Can anyone send me the lyrics of "The boys of Killybanks"? The record I have is impossible to understand. Thanks a lot...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The boys of Killybanks
From: Wolfgang
Date: 10 Mar 00 - 04:59 AM

'Boys of Killybegs' perhaps?

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyric Req: Killybegs (Cheiftans)
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 10 Mar 00 - 05:10 AM

There have benn other threads, but this one has the words and tune. Refresh. Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The boys of Killybanks
From: GUEST,Grobi
Date: 10 Mar 00 - 05:13 AM

Thanks a lot for the lyrics. I was also looking for the words.


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Subject: The Boys of Killybeggs
From: Celtic.Relics.com
Date: 17 Apr 00 - 02:35 PM

Greeting once again Madcatters..... looking for lyrics to a sea song "Boys of Killybeggs". The only recorded version I know of, is by McGinty of Nova Scotia. Any help would be great!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Boys of Killybeggs
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 17 Apr 00 - 02:43 PM

If you go to the "Quick Links" box at the top of this page and select "Search the Forum", a search for killybegs will find several previous threads on this song; they should contain the information you're after.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Boys of Killybeggs
From: Celtic.Relics.com
Date: 17 Apr 00 - 02:52 PM

Much thanks!!!


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