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looking for a song title-Irish, sung at Hughes Pub

GUEST,SJ 09 Mar 10 - 11:32 AM
Georgiansilver 09 Mar 10 - 11:40 AM
Amos 09 Mar 10 - 11:50 AM
The Villan 09 Mar 10 - 04:23 PM
Joe Offer 09 Mar 10 - 08:35 PM
GUEST,SJ 09 Mar 10 - 09:32 PM
The Villan 10 Mar 10 - 01:59 AM
MartinRyan 10 Mar 10 - 02:32 AM
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Subject: Origins: looking for a song title
From: GUEST,SJ
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 11:32 AM

Can anyone tell me the title of the song in this youtube video. I was in the Hughes Pub in Dublin last week, and I still get chills from the intensity of this song. I want the title so I can look up the lyrics. I would much appreciate any help.

Thanks!

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


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Subject: RE: Origins: looking for a song title
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 11:40 AM

Link to above here.


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Subject: RE: Origins: looking for a song title
From: Amos
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 11:50 AM

Great song, but I am not finding the lyrics from the snippets I can make out. Anyone recognize it?


A


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Subject: RE: Origins: looking for a song title
From: The Villan
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 04:23 PM

Blimey thats a difficult one.

The main links appear to be about James Connelly and James Larkin and Liberty Hall 1913 and the lockout.

Its sounds like they rallied to James Connelly, but I can't find any lyrics to match this song.

Hope that helps a little bit.

Great song. Can't get it out of my head now. Damn you SJ LOL :-)


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Subject: RE: looking for a song title-Irish, sung at Hughes Pub
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 08:35 PM

I added a bit to the thread title, but I don't know if that will help.
Anybody recognize the singer?
I picked up a bit at the end:
    It wasn't for fortune, and it wasn't for fame
    That they marched from Liberty Hall

So, it's about the 1916 Easter Rising. The tune sounds familiar, but I can't place it.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: looking for a song title-Irish, sung at Hughes Pub
From: GUEST,SJ
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 09:32 PM

Tell me about it The Villan, can't get it out of my head, either and all I want are the lyrics so I can whack out a version on the guita and sing it all night!


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Subject: RE: looking for a song title-Irish, sung at Hughes Pub
From: The Villan
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 01:59 AM

Well listening to the lyrics, it it makes reference to the Strike and Lockout in Dublin 1913/1914 Joe, and it does sound like it also refers to the Easter Rising

Have a read of this
http://multitext.ucc.ie/d/Dublin_1913Strike_and_Lockout

And I think this has a bearing on the song
The meeting was duly held in Liberty Hall, and amongst those present were:- Jim Connolly, Countess Markievicz, W. Partridge, P. T. Daly. Captain White presided, and Sean 0 Cathasaigh acted as secretary to the meeting. The proposed Constitution was the item principally discussed, and its formulas were generally approved of and tentatively accepted. On the motion of Jim Connolly, seconded by P. T. Daly, it was unanimously decided to hold a public meeting in the Concert Room, Liberty Hall, on March 22nd, 1914, to invite the workers of Dublin to attend, and to ask Jim Larkin to preside over the meeting, as it was felt by all that the Chief of the Labour movement should know all that was recommended before it was finally approved of.


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Subject: RE: looking for a song title-Irish, sung at Hughes Pub
From: MartinRyan
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 02:32 AM

That's the snug of Hughes's of Chancery Street alright....

I recognise neither the singer nor the song - but there's one familiar face in the group, so I may be able to make enquiries.

It wouldn't surprise me if the singer wrote the song - sounds like that to me. The tune is very catchy alright - bit like a minor version of the first part of Biddy Mulligan the Pride of the Coombe! Strong song.

If LibertyBoy is around, he may be able to help.


Regards.


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Subject: RE: looking for a song title-Irish, sung at Hughes Pub
From: The Villan
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 02:33 AM

Lyrics

She was a miller? by trade from Harmony Road
He was a docker from ***** *****
During the Loclout of 1913
They played in the union pipe band
The Irish citizens are used for
They were there at the head of the queue
And they would fight for the rights of the working class
A fight that was noble and true

And they danced to the call of Liberty Hall
And they rallied for James Connelly

They are playing a song in the mid morning sun
As thy marched along ****
Their head's held high
There rallying cry was the bands for 1913

The stolen glens and the Oconnell ????
Was all the lovers could spare
They told them all they wanted to know and all they wanted to share

And they danced to the call of Liberty Hall
And they rallied for James Connelly

They come here GPO
Soon to fight again
With the bullets raised
And the canons roared
And wires on top of **
So barricades of broken glass
Guns of the rebel fired
Theres the British army advance
Well the lovers fought side by side

And they danced to the call of Liberty Hall
And they rallied for James Connelly

They battled on for 5 more days
Before they were forced to give in
They were taken away to English jails
Where the winds blew bitter and chilled

And when they came back home again
Well The lovers were soon man and wife
And they lived in one room in Summer Hill
And they lived there for the rest of their lives

And They danced to the call of Liberty Hall
And they rallied for James Connelly

So here's to those brave women and men
who fought fought and died for us all
Well it wasn't for fortune
And it wasn't for fame
They marched from Liberty hall
They marched for the bare foot
And a mother who cried in vain
????? who died on the building sights
Down at ????????

And They danced to the call of Liberty Hall
And they rallied for James Connelly

Yes They danced to the call of Liberty Hall
And they rallied for James Connelly

Anybody able to fill the gaps in?


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Subject: RE: looking for a song title-Irish, sung at Hughes Pub
From: The Villan
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 02:54 AM

*
They commandeered the GPO
Soon to fight again
With the bullets raised
And the canons roared
And wires on top were so grand
So barricades of broken glass
Guns of the rebel fired
There's the British Army advance
Well the lovers fought side by side


*
So here's to those brave women and men
who fought and died for us all
Well it wasn't for fortune
And it wasn't for fame
They marched from Liberty hall
They marched for the bare foot toy rags
And a mother who cried in vain
A corer who died on the building site
Down at ????????


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Subject: RE: looking for a song title-Irish, sung at Hughes Pub
From: MartinRyan
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 03:09 AM

A brave effort at the transcription! As ever, placenames and the Irish t cause some problems. Here's the first two verses, as I hear them:

She was a mill'ner by trade from Harmony Row
He was a docker from off the North Strand
During the Lockout of 1913
They played in the union pipe band
When the Irish Citizen Army was formed
They were there at the head of the queue
And they would fight for the rights of the working class
A fight that was noble and true

And they answered the call of Liberty Hall
And they rallied with James Connolly

Their playing? it shone in the mid morning sun
As they marched along Eden Quay
Their head's held high
There rallying cry was "Revenge for 1913"

A stolen glance at O'Connell Bridge
Was all the lovers could spare
It told them all they wanted to know
And all they wanted to share


Wouldn't swear to "milliner" but suspect it makes more sense than "miller" here. And, as it happens, I had two maiden aunts of that persuasion who were policitially involved at that time!

I'll pick through the rest later.

Regards


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Subject: RE: looking for a song title-Irish, sung at Hughes Pub
From: MartinRyan
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 03:22 AM

The second line of the second part is very close to "Four Green Fields", to my ear. Think that's what's so familiar...

Regards


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Subject: RE: looking for a song title-Irish, sung at Hughes Pub
From: The Villan
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 04:51 AM

Your revisions sound Ok to me Martin. Incidentally I did think it was Milliner but was not sure, so I just put Miller and hoped (as you did) that somebody would correct it.

Les


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Subject: RE: looking for a song title-Irish, sung at Hughes Pub
From: GUEST,SJ
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 11:47 AM

Thanks to you all, a valiant effort on all your parts!! A very strong song indeed!


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Subject: ADD: Liberty Hall (Brendan Devereux)
From: Deskjet
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 12:00 PM

Hi,
As the writer and singer of the song I suppose I should say something!
The song is called Liberty Hall, and it was written to acknowledge my grandfather's (Patrick Devereux)and his sister's(Molly or Mary) participation in the 1916 Rising. They were both members of the Irish Citizens Army.
My grandfather spent the week in the Imperial Hotel (now Clery's) and my grandaunt fought in the College of Surgeons, St. Stephen's Green, alongside Countess Markievicz.
The centenary of the SIPTU union was last year, and Christy Moore invited me to sing this song at the centenary concert, in Liberty Hall, last December. A great night.
Here are the words

LIBERTY HALL
(Brendan Devereux)

1.
As the sun went down on Dublin Town in Easter in 1916
Two lovers walked through cobblestoned streets as the Jarveys called from the Green.
Though their hearts were young they were feeling sad, not knowing what tomorrow might bring,
For they had made a vow 'neath the Starry Plough they'd serve neither Kaiser nor King:
And they'd answer the call to Liberty Hall, and they'd rally with James Connolly.

2.
She was a milliner by trade from Harmony Row, he was a docker from off the North Strand,
And during the Lockout of 1913 they played in the union piped band.
And when the Irish Citizen's Army was formed, they were there at the head of the queue,
And they'd fight for the rights of the working class, a fight that was noble and true:
And they'd answer the call to Liberty Hall, and they'd rally with James Connolly.

3.
Their bayonets shone in the mid-morning sun as they marched along Eden Quay.
With their heads held high their rallying cry was 'Revenge for 1913'.
And a stolen glance at O'Connell Bridge was all the lovers could spare,
But it told them all they wanted to know, and all they wanted to share:
And they'd answer the call to Liberty Hall, and they'd rally with James Connolly.

4.
They commandeered the GPO, and soon the fighting began.
The bullets raged and the cannons roared and blood on the cobblestones ran.
And through the barricades and broken glass the guns of the rebels fired,
And as the British Army advanced the lovers fought side by side:
And they'd answer the call to Liberty Hall and they'd rally with James Connolly.

5.
They battled on for five more days before they were forced to give in.
They were taken away to English jails, where the wind blew bitter and chill.
And when they came back home again the lovers were soon man and wife,
And they lived in one room in Summerhill, and they lived there for the rest of their lives:
And they'd answer the call to Liberty Hall and they'd rally with James Connolly.

6.
So here's to those brave women and men who fought and died for us all.
Well it wasn't for fortune and it wasn't for fame, they marched from Liberty Hall.
They marched for the bare-foot boy in rags and the mother who cried in vain,
And the father who died on a building site without a penny to his name:
And they'd answer the call to Liberty Hall and they'd rally with James Connolly.

Brendan Devereux
http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/BrendanDevereux

http://claddaghrecords.com/WWW/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1893


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Subject: RE: looking for a song title-Irish, sung at Hughes Pub
From: The Villan
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 12:45 PM

Brilliant. Thank you so much for stopping by and solving the mystery. Great song.


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Subject: RE: looking for a song title-Irish, sung at Hughes Pub
From: Amos
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 01:17 PM

Bravo, Brendan. Well turned and well sung.


A


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Subject: RE: looking for a song title-Irish, sung at Hughes Pub
From: GUEST,SJ
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 09:26 PM

Thank you Thank you Brendan. I hope you don't mind that I filmed it... well now you can enjoy it too. I have watched it a dozen times and I am humbled to hear from you. It is a beautiful tune and very well sung indeed. It must have been a shocker after you clicked that link and saw yourself from last Saturday night! All the best... see you at another snug in the future I hope (or in New York where I live would be even better).

Cheers.
Jeff


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Subject: RE: looking for a song title-Irish, sung at Hughes Pub
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 09:28 PM

Oh Brendan...

Care to share the chord progression?? :-)


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Subject: RE: looking for a song title-Irish, sung at Hughes
From: jim troy
Date: 14 Mar 10 - 03:29 PM

well done Brendan !

Jeff , he humbles us also , on a regular basis...


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Subject: RE: looking for a song title-Irish, sung at Hughes Pub
From: Deskjet
Date: 09 Jul 10 - 07:09 PM

This is a clearer version filmed this week while at the Willie Clancy Festival in Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare.

Liberty Hall


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Subject: RE: looking for a song title-Irish, sung at Hughes Pub
From: Thompson
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 05:01 AM

Enda Kenny, probably the next Taoiseach (prime minister of Ireland was this week shown around the battlefield site from the GPO to Moore Street by James Connolly Heron, great-grandson of James Connolly.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqJ70VeTZmQ
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reLOYROPC8Q
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV3NqR5DAx0

After the tour Enda Kenny said "The Government needs to protect 1916 and War of Independence historical sites"

http://www.finegael.org/news/a/3589/article/

Large parts of this historic battlefield will disappear if the plan for the Carlton development by developer Joe O'Reilly goes ahead. His plan is to demolish all of the houses except the four protected as national monuments; those four he will gut, leaving a facade, and place the toilets and canteens of the development underneath them. Moore Lane will become a walkway between shops in the mall, if his development goes ahead in the manner he plans.


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