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Lyr Req: The Music and County Clare (P J Murrihy)

GUEST,Anthony 21 May 10 - 12:56 PM
GUEST,Anthony 22 May 10 - 12:32 PM
GUEST,Peter Laban 22 May 10 - 12:45 PM
GUEST,Anthony 22 May 10 - 01:30 PM
GUEST,Peter Laban 22 May 10 - 02:08 PM
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Jim Dixon 25 May 10 - 05:36 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Music And County Clare (song)
From: GUEST,Anthony
Date: 21 May 10 - 12:56 PM

Hi guys

I was wondering if people could help me with the lyrics of this song. It's a song I believe to be written and recorded by PJ Murrihy. Although the version I am showing you is the Declan Nerney one. I am really interested to know the full lyrics of this, especially the first verse which starts "I've always loved the jigs and the reels since I first heard ?????". Then I start not to recognise song lyrics from then on. Any little help is greatly appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Music And County Clare (song)
From: GUEST,Anthony
Date: 22 May 10 - 12:32 PM

Hi guys

Is there anybody there able to help

Anthony


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Music And County Clare (song)
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 22 May 10 - 12:45 PM

There's a clip here of PJ Murrihy singing the first verse. He just might be that bit clearer for you to hear what he's singing.


I have heard it said one hundred times
From Dingle to Kildare
Go North for Spuds and South for a wife,
For music it's County Clare


It's not too difficult to get


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Music And County Clare (song)
From: GUEST,Anthony
Date: 22 May 10 - 01:30 PM

Thanks Peter for your help I really do appreciate that, I must admit though it's mostly the first two lines of the song I am having trouble with

"I've always loved the jigs and the reels since I first heard ?????"

And the second line I don't get much at all neither. From going to Ireland and being a big follower of music, I would have expected to recognise the lyrics but shocked myself that I don't at all.

Sorry people for sounding stupid but thanks Peter for giving me a hand.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Music And County Clare (song)
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 22 May 10 - 02:08 PM

I have always loved the jigs and reels,
Since I first heard them, Joe
by Ciáran McMathúna on the old (?) radio


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Music And County Clare (song)
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 22 May 10 - 02:16 PM

Oops, that shouldn't have gone 'heard them on the show'

would make more sense ;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Music And County Clare (song)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 May 10 - 05:36 AM

YouTube also has a complete performance by P. J. Murrihy here. I've been trying to transcribe it. I'd appreciate some help filling in the gaps.

By the way, this "video" identifies the song as THE JIGS & THE REELS. Does anyone have an authoritative source for the song title?


1. I have always loved the jigs and the reels, since I first heard 'em, Joe
... Ciáran McMathúna on the old ... radio
And I've heard it said one hundred times from Dingle to Kildare
Go north for spuds and south for a wife, for music to County Clare

2. The Kilfenora Céilí Band are around for a century
And they've played their way through two world wars around this country
With the famous ... they'll raise the rafters high
The Kilfenora Céilí Band are Clare's own pride and joy

3. The Willie Clancy Summer School, the greatest of them all
And they flock to Miltown Malbay from Japan to Montreal
With the magic sound of pipes and fiddle ringin' ev'rywhere
The jigs and reels flow freely in the good old county Clare

4. ... county there's another famous band
And like the Kilfenora there's a touch of the master's hand
With the toe-taps of the old ... the dancers take the floor
As the Tulla Céilí Band strike up The Bucks of Oranmore

REPEAT VERSE 1.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Music And County Clare (song)
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 25 May 10 - 06:01 AM

2. the famous start that Kitty gave (referring to the two crunches on the piano Kitty Linnane started each set)

4. But in the Banner county (another name for Clare) there's another famous band

with the two taps on the old black box (referring to the taps on the woodblock the drummer used in the Tulla to set the tempo and start the set)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Music And County Clare (song)
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 25 May 10 - 06:02 AM

The reel at the end is 'Come west along the road'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Music And County Clare (song)
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 25 May 10 - 06:09 AM

I could have done it all in one go couldn't I?

Murrihy's CD I won't up the ante uses 'The music and co. Clare'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Music and County Clare (P J Murrihy)
From: GUEST,Anthony
Date: 29 May 10 - 11:43 AM

Oh sorry Peter haven't been here a long time. Didn't realise, thanks a lot I appreciate it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Music and County Clare (P J Murrihy)
From: GUEST,Anthony
Date: 29 May 10 - 11:45 AM

And also to Jim for providing lyrics too


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