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Lyr/tune ADD: Wild Flower of the Laune

GUEST 23 Jan 11 - 10:43 AM
MartinRyan 23 Jan 11 - 11:21 AM
MartinRyan 23 Jan 11 - 11:26 AM
GUEST,Donal 23 Jan 11 - 07:35 PM
GUEST,leeneia 24 Jan 11 - 08:54 AM
GUEST,crazy little woman 24 Jan 11 - 09:41 AM
GUEST,leeneia 24 Jan 11 - 10:06 AM
GUEST,freespiritceol 24 Jan 11 - 10:16 AM
GUEST 04 Apr 11 - 12:35 AM
GUEST,leeneia 24 Sep 12 - 12:15 AM
Joe Offer 24 Sep 12 - 12:54 AM
GUEST,leeneia 24 Sep 12 - 03:37 PM
GUEST 20 Apr 13 - 05:33 PM
GUEST,morrisbrendon 26 Apr 13 - 01:07 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: wild flower of the laune
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jan 11 - 10:43 AM

Great song. Can't find the lyrics anywhere


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wild flower of the laune
From: MartinRyan
Date: 23 Jan 11 - 11:21 AM

Is the Kerry River Laune? Got any of the words already - chorus, verse ending?

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wild flower of the laune
From: MartinRyan
Date: 23 Jan 11 - 11:26 AM

Here's a link to one of several YOuTube versions. Good clear diction so should be easy to transcribe.

Regards


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Subject: Lyr Add: WILD FLOWER OF THE LAUNE
From: GUEST,Donal
Date: 23 Jan 11 - 07:35 PM

I transcribed this a while ago from P J Murrihy's singing on You Tube, I think it's fairly accurate.

WILD FLOWER OF THE LAUNE

Let Killarney have their Lily, and Tralee the lovely Rose
There's a flower more dear to me, than in the wildwood grows,
She's fairer far than any star, she's the jewel in Kerry's crown,
The pride of Erin's garden is, my wild-flower of the Laune.
Chorus: repeat last two lines.

I met her on the road to Muff, when I was twenty-two,
She said, "Young man, one favour, I'm going to ask of you,
As you stroll the streets with your ballad sheets, thro' the fair of great renown,
Will you dance a set with the girl you met, your wild-flower of the Laune?"
Chorus:

Well, we sang and danced three days and nights, to the minstrels merry tune,
We ate crubeens and drank black ale, but the scattering came too soon,
The open road soon called on me, to roam the country 'round,
With my money spent, 'tis away I went, from my wild-flower of the Laune.
Chorus:

But by luck and chance, at the harvest dance, our paths they crossed once more,
We pledged our love 'neath the stars above, as we kissed down by the shore,
The wedding bells did soon ring out, and now we're settled down,
Besides these banks, where I give God thanks, for my wild-flower of the Laune.
Chorus:


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wild flower of the laune
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 24 Jan 11 - 08:54 AM

Thanks for your efforts, Donal. It's a charming song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wild flower of the laune
From: GUEST,crazy little woman
Date: 24 Jan 11 - 09:41 AM

Is this an old song? 1880? 1920? Celtic revival? Public domain or not?

I found a reference to Myles Coffey and Peter Joy, but no dates.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wild flower of the laune
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 24 Jan 11 - 10:06 AM

I've made a MIDI of the melody. I can have it posted if anybody's interested.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: wild flower of the laune
From: GUEST,freespiritceol
Date: 24 Jan 11 - 10:16 AM

Hi It is a nice song, when it's sung in these parts Coolea/Kilgarvan.
Verse 2 is sung as the road to Puck (Fair) . I have a video of it being sung in top of coom. (irelands highest pub). Will put it up on youtube when I get time.

All the best

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wild Flower of the Laune
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Apr 11 - 12:35 AM

no it is new enough. 25 years maximum. its a great song that my grandfather was involved in.


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Subject: Tune Add: Wlld Flower of the Laune
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 12:15 AM

This tune has been requested above, and I am sending a MIDI of it to Joe right now.

Watch this spot.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/tune ADD: Wild Flower of the Laune
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 12:54 AM

Here's leeneia's MIDI.

Click to play (joeweb)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/tune ADD: Wild Flower of the Laune
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 24 Sep 12 - 03:37 PM

Let me explain that that is one verse. The end may seem a little abrupt because you are supposed to zip right back to the top and move on to the next verse. To end it, put on an imaginary fermata and hold on to the last note.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/tune ADD: Wild Flower of the Laune
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Apr 13 - 05:33 PM

Just one thing

It shoulder be

I met her on the road to Puck

The fair is Puck fair The town is Killorglin on the Laune river Puck fair is held in Killorglin every August

Haulie H


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Subject: RE: Lyr/tune ADD: Wild Flower of the Laune
From: GUEST,morrisbrendon
Date: 26 Apr 13 - 01:07 PM

Yes, it was written by Peter Joy, who died a few years ago, and Myles Coffey who is still going strong, so not public domain.


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