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Origins: Do you know this melody

Doby 31 Jul 10 - 10:13 PM
Jack Campin 01 Aug 10 - 03:57 AM
Marje 01 Aug 10 - 09:52 AM
Doby 01 Aug 10 - 10:16 AM
Doby 03 Aug 10 - 09:19 AM
Doby 03 Aug 10 - 10:18 AM
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Subject: Origins: Do you know this melody
From: Doby
Date: 31 Jul 10 - 10:13 PM

Hi folks,
I made an abc from my memory and I know it's an irish tune, but I can't find the original. Any guesses what this could be

X:1
C: Trad.
Z: id:donno-1
Q:90
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:C Major
|:G|G c c c B c|d A4 A|B B B G B d|1 c5:|
|2 c5 G|G e e e d e|f A4 G|G d d d c d|e5|
|G|G c c c B c|d A4 A|B B B G B d|c3 E2 F|
|G3 A2 B|c5 e|g3 f2 e|A5 A|G3 B2 c|
|e d4 d|d2 G c2 d|e5 G|
|G2 G A2 B|d c4 e|g2 g f2 e|A5 A|G c c c B c|
|d A3 d d|d2 c e2 d|c3|]

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Subject: RE: Origins: Do you know this melody
From: Jack Campin
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 03:57 AM

Sounds much more like an English music hall song, but I can't place it.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Do you know this melody
From: Marje
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 09:52 AM

I've heard some words to it (or to a very similar tune) but can only remember fragments. The second half begins: "It's my old Irish home, far across the foam...."
then later I think there's something along the lines of "no matter where I wander..."
And the last line is "My heart's at home in old Ireland, in the county of Armagh".
That may help you track it down.

Marje


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Subject: RE: Origins: Do you know this melody
From: Doby
Date: 01 Aug 10 - 10:16 AM

thanks for listening you're right; although I'm relatively sure it was played by the dubliners it doesn't need to irish. It was certainly sort taking the Mickey. I found my source put the words under the abc but I'm still looking for the traditional used

X:1
T:My Old Irish Tomb
C:Unidentified Trad.
N:Words by Brendan Behan
Z: id:donno-1
W:
W:2.The day owl would hoot in the morning,
W:The night owl would hoot in the night,
W:With my botn in my band, I'll be calling,
W:My darling to join in the rite
W:Of kissiog and hugging and feeling
W:So cold on the top of the grave,
W:I'd fall down before her and kneeling
W:I'd sing her this tweet serende.
W:
W:Chorus
W:It's my old Irish Tomb
W:I'll be in there soon
W:But first you must kiss me
W:beneath the harvest moon
W:No matter where you come from
W:No matter where you be
W:Remember your old Irish graveyard
W:And a stone marked R.I.P.
Q:90
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:C Major
|:G|G c c c B c|d A4 A|B B B G B d|c5:|
w:1.Oh, I met my love in a grave-yard, We cour-ted there 'cos we'd no bed
w:And oh hap-py love and em-bra-ces, We did it to cbeer up the dead,
G|G e e e d e|f A4 G|G d d d c d|e4 G G|
w:I held her so dose to a sta-tue, We met at the door of a vault, And I
G c c c B c|d A4 A|B B B G B d|c3 "Chorus"E2 F|
w:whis-pered 'My dear, I'll be at you, And free-ly ad-mit it's my fault'. It's my
G3 A2 B|c5 e|g3 f2 e|A5 A|G3 B2 c|
w:old Ir-ish tomb Ill be in there soon But first you must
e d4 d|d2 G c2 d|e5 G|G2 G A2 B|d c4 e|g2 g f2 e|
w:kiss me be-neath the har-vest moon No mat-ter where you come from No mat-ter where you
A5 A|G c c c B c|d A3 d d|d2 c e2 d|c3|]
w:be Re-mem-ber your old Ir-ish grave-yard And a stone marked R.-I.-P.


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Subject: Origins: Do you know this melody?
From: Doby
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 09:19 AM

I remember this melody but would like to know what it is.
I first thought it was "Do you want your old lobby washed."
but don't think so anymore. I would greatly appreciate any help.

X:1
T:Unidentified Trad.
C:Unidentified Trad.
Z: id:donno-1
W:M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G Major
|:d d|d G G G A B|c E3 c c|B2 G B c B|A4 d d|
d2 B d c B|A E3 c c|B c B A G F|G4:|]


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Subject: RE: Origins: Do you know this melody
From: Doby
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 10:18 AM

Thank you very much Marje!
the Title is indeed "The Boys from the County Armagh"
and I sent the the abc with the original lyrics (not
the Brendan Behan Lyrics), so they may be added to the
dbase.
Lots of thanks!

P.S.
If you would like another puzzle
I've added something to this thread.


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