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Lyr Req: Johnny Seoighe

Philippa 26 Aug 99 - 02:38 PM
Áine 26 Aug 99 - 09:14 PM
Philippa 27 Aug 99 - 08:26 AM
GUEST,Culann 15 Dec 09 - 05:44 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 15 Dec 09 - 05:55 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 15 Dec 09 - 05:57 AM
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Subject: Johnny Seoighe
From: Philippa
Date: 26 Aug 99 - 02:38 PM

Jim requested this song on a thread about Amhrán Rath Cairn. A websearch for Johnny Seoighe shows various sites with playlists and recordings for sale. At Celtic Currents you might be able to hear Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill singing the song on Program CC-H-1.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Seoighe
From: Áine
Date: 26 Aug 99 - 09:14 PM

Johnny Seoighe

Johnny Seoighe tuig mo ghlór is mé a' tíocht le dóchas faoi do dhéin

Mar is tú an réalt eolais is deise lóchrainn as mo shúil ag teampall Dé

Is tú bláth na hóige is deise ghlorthaí dhearc mo shúil ó rugadh mé

Agus as ucht Chríost is tabhair dhom "relief" nó go gcaitear Oíche Nollag féin.

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Agus lá arna mhárach fuair mé an páipéar is nach mé bhí sásta agus chuaigh mé 'un siúil

Is ní bhfuair mé freagra bith an lá sin ach mé féin 's mo pháistí bheith amuigh faoin drúcht

Tá mé tuirseach, sciúrtha, feannta, oibrithe, gearrthaí ó neart a' tsiúil

Is a "Mhister Joyce" tá an "workhouse" lán is ní ghlacfar ann isteach níos mó

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Is nach mór an clú dho bhaile Charna an fhad 's tá an lanúin seo dhul thrí

Mar is deise 's breáichte dreach na mná ná 'n "morning star" nuair a éiríonn sí

Tá 'n bhanríon tinn is í go lag 'na luí is deir dochtúirí go bhfaighidh sí bás

Is é fios a húdair léir mar deir siad liomsa nuair nach bhfuil sí pósta ag "Mister Joyce".

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A chairde,

Fuair mé an t-amhrán seo ar an cheirnín 'Amhráin ar an Sean-Nós". Casann é ag Colm Ó Caodháin as Carna, Co. na Gaillimhe. Seo daoibh na nótaí (i mBéarla) san leabhar beag a tháinig in éineacht leis an cheirnín:

"A song dating from famine times (aimsir an droch shaoil). When Indian meal was being distributed as relief to the people, a Mr. Joyce (Seoighe) was organising the scheme in the Carna district. A local poet, said to be Tomás Shiúnach, wrote this song in praise of Joyce and his wife, in the hope of getting some extra relief for himself and his family. The song is a mixture of exaggerated praise and pathetic pleading. The last two lines of verse 3 are intriguiing as they suggest that the reason for the Queen's illness is the fact that she is not the wife of the said Mr. Joyce. The singing of Colm Ó Caodháin here is quite unique in that he has several notes which he holds over a number of beats, with one note in each of the three verses being particularly long. These long wailing notes are reminiscent of keening."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Seoighe
From: Philippa
Date: 27 Aug 99 - 08:26 AM

Is maith a rinne tú, a Áine. Go raibh mile maith agat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Seoighe
From: GUEST,Culann
Date: 15 Dec 09 - 05:44 AM

An feidir liom coip a fhail de thaifead Choil Ui Chaodhain de Johnny Seoighe. Ta me posta lena gharinion agus ba bhrea coip a fhail den taifead seo di. An feidir leat cabhru liom?

Can I get a copy anywhere of Colm O Caodhain singing Johnny Seoighe. I am married to his grand daughter and would love to get a copy of this recording. Can you help me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Seoighe
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 15 Dec 09 - 05:55 AM

There appears a download here I haven't tried it though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Seoighe
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 15 Dec 09 - 05:57 AM

The download site I linked above appears to be based in Belarus. Maybe a bit of caution is appropriate.


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