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Lyr Req: Songs of Irish Civil Rights (LP)

Nobby (seibt.kd@sni.de) 21 Apr 97 - 06:53 AM
Gene Graham 10 Apr 97 - 01:15 AM
jamas@gil.com.au 11 Apr 97 - 01:35 AM
Nobby 06 May 97 - 05:09 PM
Snobby 06 Nov 97 - 10:49 AM
Wolfgang Hell 10 Nov 97 - 03:35 AM
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Nobby (Norbert Seibt e-mail seibt.kd AT sni.de 17 Nov 97 - 06:13 AM
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Subject: Lyr: Songs of Irish Civil Rights (LP)
From: Nobby (seibt.kd@sni.de)
Date: 21 Apr 97 - 06:53 AM

Since years I own a LP called

SONGS OF IRISH CIVIL RIGHTS (Canti Della Revoluzione Irlandese) =========================== by Owen McDonagh and the Bogside Men

Most of all I am interested in the song: - 5TH OF OCTOBER (This is my birthday!)

On this record I like additionally: - THE LONG MARCH and - BOGSIDE VOLUNTEERS

Can anybody help me to sing my birthday song? (And even write to me one of the other titles - lyrics/chords)

Thanks Nobby


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Subject: Lyr Add: DAISY A DAY (Jud Strunk)^^^
From: Gene Graham
Date: 10 Apr 97 - 01:15 AM

Daisy A Day - Words and Music by Jud Strunk

He remembers the first time he met her
He remembers the first thing she said
He remembers the first time he held her
And the night that she came to his bed.

He remembers her sweet way of singing
Honey, has something gone wrong
He remembers the fun and the teasing
And the reason he wrote her this song.

CHORUS: I'll give you a daisy a day
I'll give you a daisy a day
I'll love you until the rivers run still
And the four winds we know blow away.

They would walk down the street in the evening
And for years I would see them go by
And their love that was more than the clothes that they wore
Could be seen in the gleam of their eye.

As a kid they would take me for candy
And I loved to go tagging along
We'd hold hands while we walked to the corner
And the old man would sing her his song. CHORUS

Now he walks down the street in the evening
And he stops by the old candy store
And I somehow believe he's believing
He's holding her hand like before.

For he feels all her love walking with him
And he smiles at the things she might say
Then the old man walks up to the hilltop
And gives her a daisy a day. CHORUS ^^^
HTML line breaks added. -JoeClone 24-Jan-2001. (But how these 2 topics got mixed in one thread, I'll never know.)


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Req: Daisy A Day
From: jamas@gil.com.au
Date: 11 Apr 97 - 01:35 AM

Many thanks Gene,

Tony


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Subject: RE: Lyr: Songs of Irish Civil Rights (LP)
From: Nobby
Date: 06 May 97 - 05:09 PM

Something seems to be mixed up: I am still looking for the 5TH OF OCTOBER from the Songs Of Irish Civil Rights.

But I hop in the same way, that A Daisy A Day makes somebody else happy! (Nobby)


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Subject: RE: Lyr: Songs of Irish Civil Rights (LP)
From: Snobby
Date: 06 Nov 97 - 10:49 AM

My wishes from 21-Apr-97 - 06:53 AM are still actual! Can somebody help me? Thanx!


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Subject: RE: Lyr: Songs of Irish Civil Rights (LP)
From: Wolfgang Hell
Date: 10 Nov 97 - 03:35 AM

Nobby, you'll be getting a late birthday present tomorrow (not enought time today): an Irish song sent from Germany to Germany via an American server. I've found "The fifth day of October", that should be the one you#re looking for. I've also found a song called "Long march to Derry" which might be the second of your wishes. Give me a line or two so I know I don't type the wrong song.

Wolfgang


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FIFTH DAY OF OCTOBER^^^
From: Wolfgang
Date: 11 Nov 97 - 08:20 AM

from: J. McDonnell (Ed.), Songs of struggle and protest, 1979.

THE FIFTH DAY OF OCTOBER

There's many a date in history of which the poet sings,
Of battles won and battles lost, of emperors and kings.
But the fifth day of October stays in my mem'ry yet.
For the things I saw in Derry town I never will forget.

Now poverty and hardship have long been Ireland's lot,
And some would say that Paddy's land is a place that's best forgot,
But I'm a true-born Derry man and never run away,
So with the few I joined the queue in the march that fateful day.

The Police came on like bully boys and told us we must cease,
For Derry town was not our own for marching where we please,
And wiser men and better had given this advice,
And if we dared to disagree we would pay an awful price.

And then the gang advanced on us, the tyrants' hireling crew,
And smiling in their viciousness their sticks and batons drew,
On the fifth day of October I saw sights that warmed my brain,
The screams and shouts or injured men, and the awful cries of pain.

Oh! Fools have ruled o'er men before, but always comes a time
Though beaten low by savage foe from off their knees they climb,
And woe be to the tyrants when the people's wrath is shown,
When corruption's laws and despot's cause are forever overthrown.

Come all you true-born working men and list awhile to me,
The fifth day of October will always precious be;
And freedom's torch that Derry lit will kindle far and wide
When the struggle's done and we've overcome, we can hold our head with pride.

The notes to this song from the above-mentioned book: "...The first Civil Rights march was held successfully in Dungannon in August 1968. The events set out in the ballad The Fifth Day of October occured when a Civil Rights march in Derry on October fifth, 1968, was attacked by the police, using batons, water cannon, and the dreaded CS gas...."


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LONG MARCH TO DERRY^^^
From: Wolfgang
Date: 12 Nov 97 - 09:43 AM

from: Songs of Resistance, 1968-1975, published by Sinn Féin, 1975

THE LONG MARCH TO DERRY
(Air: Marching Through Georgia)

Chorus: Hurrah, hurrah, we proudly marched along,
Hurrah, hurrah, we sang our marching song:
The battle cry of liberty went ringing loud and clear
All on the long march to Derry.

It was on the first day of the year in 1969
We gathered at the City Hall, the weather being fine.
With McCann in front to lead us, Michael Farrell in the van
Off on the long march to Derry.

As we marched to Antrim Town, the bridge we found was blocked
There stood a certain major with a feather in his cap;
"No Fenian foot shall e'er pollute this sacred ground we hold
We'11 soon stop your long march to Derry".

Now Toomebridge Town was good, we found; the people stood and cheered
And everyone supported us whenever we appeared.
We crossed the bridge where McCorley died with our banners flyin' high
Off on the tong march to Derry.

They ambushed us at Irish Street and at Burntollett, too,
And the air was thick with stones and bricks, and the missiles fairly flew.
But we got up and struggled on, though battered black and blue,
To finish the long march to Derry.

Well, now the march is over, we can lay our banners down
For the world has seen what Ulster's like while loyal to the Crown.
And generations yet unborn will live to toast the boys
Who went on the long march to Derry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr: Songs of Irish Civil Rights (LP)
From: The Fenian
Date: 12 Nov 97 - 02:33 PM

There is a good song about a civil rights march from Belfast to Londonderry. The Orangemen and Police planned to attack this peaceful demonstration and that is what the song is about. The song is called Burntollet Bridge Ambush(This is where the attack took place). I've only ever heard the song done by Men of No Property. Anyone else heard of it. The Fenian


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Subject: RE: Lyr: Songs of Irish Civil Rights (LP)
From: Nobby (Norbert Seibt e-mail seibt.kd AT sni.de
Date: 17 Nov 97 - 06:13 AM

Thank you very! much, Wolfgang Snobby


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Subject: RE: Lyr: Songs of Irish Civil Rights (LP)
From: Carolyn
Date: 12 May 99 - 02:23 PM

Thanks so much for posting the lyrics. I remember this song from my childhood, and sing the chorus to my children as a bedtime song, but I couldn't remember the rest of the words. =) thanks again!


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Subject: RE: Lyr: Songs of Irish Civil Rights (LP)
From: Philippa
Date: 12 May 99 - 02:31 PM

The Men of No Property singers were from Belfast but I think they were behind that "Bogside" record mentioned by Nobby; one of th singer-songwriters, Joe Mulhern, moved to Derry circa 1973.
How did Daisy a Day get mixed up with the Civil Rights songs? And is that Caroline's bedtime song? Th others don't sound like lullabies.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs of Irish Civil Rights (LP)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Dec 07 - 06:32 PM

Several, if not all, of the songs on this LP are now available as mp3 files on this blog page.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs of Irish Civil Rights (LP)
From: oldhippie
Date: 13 Dec 07 - 08:04 PM

Great link, Jim, excellent recordings. Appears to be the complete LP.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs of Irish Civil Rights (LP)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 15 Dec 07 - 10:08 PM

I've looked at the link, and it's obviously an LP I taped in full long, long ago. However, I forgot to copy the details. If anyone can help with the year of recording and authors of the songs I'd be very grateful.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs of Irish Civil Rights (LP)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 16 Dec 07 - 09:33 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs of Irish Civil Rights (LP)
From: GUEST,siobhannv2yahoo.com
Date: 12 Nov 11 - 12:31 AM

looking for a song that came out about the same time as The long March.
the words are something like
here's to gallant Cooks town who gave us Bernadette. The cathedral city of Armagh we never will forget , The frontier town Newry in good old County Down but the biggest cheer of all goes to the boys of Belfast town any suggestions


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs of Irish Civil Rights (LP)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 13 Nov 11 - 08:03 PM

I think it's called "Boys of Belfast Town", and I know I've got at least part of the lyrics. However, I can't access the database just now, not before Thursday, due to computer breakdown. Will try to remember your request then, before I pack up to move elsewhere next week!


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