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Lyr Req: Blarney Roses???

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ORua 06 Apr 99 - 10:20 AM
Alice 06 Apr 99 - 02:50 PM
ORua 06 Apr 99 - 06:16 PM
harpgirl 05 Sep 99 - 12:32 AM
SingsIrish Songs 05 Sep 99 - 03:32 AM
paddymac 05 Sep 99 - 11:21 AM
harpgirl 05 Sep 99 - 11:46 AM
Mr Happy 21 Oct 08 - 06:53 AM
Ernest 21 Oct 08 - 07:03 AM
Mr Happy 21 Oct 08 - 07:22 AM
Mr Happy 21 Oct 08 - 07:27 AM
MartinRyan 21 Oct 08 - 08:00 AM
Mr Happy 21 Oct 08 - 08:43 AM
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Subject: Blarney Roses
From: ORua
Date: 06 Apr 99 - 10:20 AM

Searching for the words to Irish (music hall ?) song : "Where the Blarney Roses Grow" Any help much appreciated.


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Subject: Lyr Add: Blarney Roses^^
From: Alice
Date: 06 Apr 99 - 02:50 PM

Hi, this question was answered for me awhile back, and I thought I submitted it for inclusion in the database. Just did a search and didn't find it there, so here goes:
Volume four of "Folksongs & Ballads popular in Ireland" gives the following version:

Chorus: Can anybody tell me where the Blarney Roses grow?
It may be down in Limerick town or over in Mayo
It's somewhere in the Em'rald Isle but this I want to know
Can anybody tell me where the Blarney Roses grow?

Verses: Twas over in ould Ireland near the town of Cushendall
One morn I met a damsel there, the fairest of them all
Twas with my young affections and my money did she go
And she told me she belonged to where the Blarney Roses grow

Her cheeks were like the roses, her hair a raven hue
Before that she was done with me, she had me raving too.
She left me sorely stranded, not a coin she left you know
And she told me she belonged to where the Blarney Roses grow

They've roses in Killarney, and the same in County Clare
But 'pon my word those roses, boys, I can't see anywhere
She blarney'd me and by the powers she left me broke ho, ho
Did this damsel that belonged to where the Blarney Roses grow

Acushla gra-machree me boys, she murmured soft did she
"If you belong to Ireland, it's yourself belongs to me"
Her Donegal come-all-ye-brogue, it captured me you know
Bad scram to her and that same place, where the Blarney Roses grow.


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Subject: RE: Blarney Roses
From: ORua
Date: 06 Apr 99 - 06:16 PM

Alice Many thanks ORua


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Subject: Blarney Roses???
From: harpgirl
Date: 05 Sep 99 - 12:32 AM

...PaddyMac sang this song last week at our Sunday night session, hosted by the DoneyGals...How 'bout it Pat? Will you post the words?...and history, of course! harpgirl


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blarney Roses???
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 05 Sep 99 - 03:32 AM

There have been a couple threads on this already. Here are the links.

BlarneyRoses 1

BlarneyRoses 2 (combined with this one)

SingsIrish Songs


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blarney Roses???
From: paddymac
Date: 05 Sep 99 - 11:21 AM

Harpgirl - I'm honored that such a fine warbler as yourself found merit in my humble contribution. Thanks. The links posted above have the usual words. But, in that great folk tradition, most folks "adapt" the words to suit themselves.

In the 4th verse, i prefer to sing the last line thus: "I'll find her yet in that same place where the Blarney Roses grow".

I also usually change the chorus each time to get a broader geographical spread. In addition to the Limerick/Mayo pair, I use Derry Town / old Wicklow, Dingle town/ Arklow, and like to close with County Cork / old Sligo. There are others that would work just as well.

Sometimes, especially if there's a large crowd really listening, it's fun to do the choruses at more of a jig tempo.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blarney Roses???
From: harpgirl
Date: 05 Sep 99 - 11:46 AM

...thanks SIS...I was so charmed when Pat sang this song I just had to learn it...I vaguely remembered the threads but I can't get the forum to work like it used to so I asked again!!...thanks so much...harpgirl


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blarney Roses???
From: Mr Happy
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 06:53 AM

Anyone know who wrote it & when?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blarney Roses???
From: Ernest
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 07:03 AM

As far as I know it was written by Percy French...

Best
Ernest


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blarney Roses???
From: Mr Happy
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 07:22 AM

Ernest

Thanks very much!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blarney Roses???
From: Mr Happy
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 07:27 AM

Just checked out the list of French's songs, it doesn't seem to be there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_French


Anyone else help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blarney Roses???
From: MartinRyan
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 08:00 AM

No - definitely not Percy French.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blarney Roses???
From: Mr Happy
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 08:43 AM

Anyone any idea who, when?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blarney Roses???
From: TradFan984
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 09:33 AM

In "Folksongs & Ballads Popular in Ireland, Volume 4" it says it was written by A. Melville


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blarney Roses???
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 21 Oct 08 - 10:27 AM

A few commercial recordings also credit A. Melville: perhaps Alexander Melville of Glasgow; he wrote songs with Harry Lauder (including 'Bonnie Hielan' Mary' and 'The Wedding of Lauchie McGraw'), and died in 1929.


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