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Lyr Req: Stone outside Dan Murphy's Door

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THE STONE OUTSIDE DAN MURPHY'S DOOR


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Joan of Barc 05 Sep 99 - 11:37 PM
MudGuard 06 Sep 99 - 01:58 AM
paddymac 06 Sep 99 - 07:47 AM
Joan of Barc 06 Sep 99 - 11:16 AM
Joan of Barc 06 Sep 99 - 11:18 AM
06 Sep 99 - 05:37 PM
GUEST 19 Mar 15 - 09:22 PM
GUEST,# 19 Mar 15 - 09:41 PM
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Subject: The Stone Outside Dan Murphy's Door
From: Joan of Barc
Date: 05 Sep 99 - 11:37 PM

My grandfather used to sing this and other old Irish songs that I remember very fondly from my childhood. My mother was wishing she had the words to these songs, since she doesn't remember them anymore. So I'm on a memory search. If anyone can help me with this, I'd be very appreciative. I've found some of the songs I'm looking for at this site, but this one isn't here in any form that I can identify.

Thanks in advance. Joan


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE STONE OUTSIDE DAN MURPHY'S DOOR
From: MudGuard
Date: 06 Sep 99 - 01:58 AM

Here are the lyrics, I do not have chords :-(

THE STONE OUTSIDE DAN MURPHY'S DOOR

as performed by The Dubliners

There's a sweet garden spot in our memory
It's the place we were born in and reared
It's long years ago since we left it
But return there we will if we're spared
Our friends and companions of childhood
Would assemble each night near a score
Round Dan Murphy's shop, and how often we sat
On the stone outside Dan Murphy's door

Chorus

Those days in our hearts we will cherish
Contented although we were poor
And the songs that were sung
In the days we were young
On the stone outside Dan Murphy's door
When our day's work was over we'd meet there
In the winter or spring just the same
Then the boys and the girls all together
Would join in some innocent game
Dan Murphy would take down his fiddle
While his daughter looked after the store
The music did ring and sweet songs we would sing
On the stone outside Dan Murphy's door

Back again will our thoughts often wander
To the scenes of our childhood's home
The friends and companions we left there
It was poverty caused us to roam
Since then in this life we have prospered
But still in our hearts we feel sore
For memory will fly to those days long gone by
And the stone outside Dan Murphy's door



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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Stone Outside Dan Murphy'
From: paddymac
Date: 06 Sep 99 - 07:47 AM

Joan of Barc - It is indeed a lovely song and tells of a tradition that goes back long before the Common Era. In ancient Celtic culture, people (especially the "upper crust" of tribal society) were expected to keep a bench out side their door. Such benches were often of stone, but not necessarily. People in need of hospitality and persons with a grievance against the householder would sit on the bench. Refusal to grant hospitality was considered bad form, to say the least, and to ignore an aggreived party was a serious black mark on the reputation of the householder, and almost sure to have the problem brought before the Brehons. I would imagine that many, if not most, other cultural groupings had or have traditions od similar effect.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Stone Outside Dan Murphy'
From: Joan of Barc
Date: 06 Sep 99 - 11:16 AM

Dear Mudguard: Thank you so very much! I never thought to have the words so quickly (the chords weren't that important, but if I could get them, we'd be that much farther ahead).

My mother is in her 70's now and I know this will mean a lot to her. Thanks. Joan.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Stone Outside Dan Murphy'
From: Joan of Barc
Date: 06 Sep 99 - 11:18 AM

Dear Paddymac: Thank you for the history! Although my grandfather came with his family from Ireland as a small child, and we have many Irish stories in our families today, I hadn't heard this one. Thanks for sharing! Joan.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Stone Outside Dan Murphy'
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Date: 06 Sep 99 - 05:37 PM

Joan of Barc
If you do a forum search for Dan Murphy You will find the tune and chords.
Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stone outside Dan Murphy's Door
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Mar 15 - 09:22 PM

hiya joan,I know ur search is from 99 but wud u believe dat I am here in my living room bout 50 yards from Dan Murphys stone trying to learn de song and chords for my amateur guitar playing.If u are on facebook u will have access to a website called--ennis share your old pics and you will see a store called Guerins in Ennis, county clare,Ireland. that was originally Dan Murphys store.All the best from the Emerald Isle,Gerry Malone.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stone outside Dan Murphy's Door
From: GUEST,#
Date: 19 Mar 15 - 09:41 PM

Chords there.


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