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Lyr Req: Eileen McManus / Eileen McMahon

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Lyr Req: Erin's Green Shore / Eileen McMahon (2)


kendall morse (don't use) 06 Sep 99 - 01:09 PM
archivist 06 Sep 99 - 01:17 PM
kendall morse (don't use) 06 Sep 99 - 01:21 PM
Brakn 06 Sep 99 - 09:23 PM
kendall morse (don't use) 06 Sep 99 - 10:48 PM
KILCHREEST@AOL.COM 06 Sep 99 - 11:28 PM
Brakn 07 Sep 99 - 02:30 AM
Brakn 07 Sep 99 - 03:14 AM
kendall morse (don't use) 07 Sep 99 - 01:55 PM
GUEST,Jeanne Beers 20 Jan 07 - 07:26 PM
GUEST,John Delin 07 Apr 07 - 12:21 AM
GUEST,Jim Watt 24 Oct 07 - 07:38 PM
GUEST,Terry Barnett 11 May 08 - 06:41 PM
GUEST,Tom Fleming 10 Aug 08 - 05:50 PM
GUEST,John McGlinchey 22 Oct 08 - 05:59 AM
GUEST,John McGlinchey 22 Oct 08 - 06:01 AM
GUEST,Jiggers 22 Oct 08 - 07:04 AM
GUEST,Anne Greehy sings Kevin Barry/Eileen McMahon 12 May 10 - 02:28 PM
GUEST,Eileen mcmanus 27 Apr 12 - 06:44 AM
GUEST,crazy little woman 27 Apr 12 - 11:44 AM
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Subject: lyrics for Eileen McManus
From: kendall morse (don't use)
Date: 06 Sep 99 - 01:09 PM

Can anyone supply the lyrics to Eileen McManus? Starts out.. One day as I strolled along Broadway..


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Subject: RE: lyrics for Eileen McManus
From: archivist
Date: 06 Sep 99 - 01:17 PM

that sounds like the BLACK VELVET BAND but I suppose. given the reference to Eileen McManus, that it isn't.


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Subject: RE: lyrics for Eileen McManus
From: kendall morse (don't use)
Date: 06 Sep 99 - 01:21 PM

No, I have the Black Velvet Band, in fact I recorded it for Folk Legacy. What I'm seeking is titled Eileen McManus.


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Subject: Lyr Add: EILEEN McMANUS
From: Brakn
Date: 06 Sep 99 - 09:23 PM

EILEEN McMANUS

One day as I strolled along Broadway
A vision came into my view
A vision of sadness and beauty
A beauty that's given to few
There I was in a land of the stranger
There she was I'd not seen her before
But somehow I knew she was Irish
Sweet Eileen from Erin's green shore

So softly a spell cast o'er me
As her lovely form moved on it's way
That I thought of the mother that bore her
And prayed she would love me for Aye
And as Eileen gazed sweetly upon me
Witht the charm of her grace evermore
I was a slave to sweet Eileen McManus
That fair colleen from Erin's green shore

I quickly approached this young maiden
I asked her the cause of her woe
And she said "I am crying for Erin
The land where the green shamrocks grow"
I said just make an end to your sorrow
Dear Eileen McManus asthore
For we'll marry and e'er it's tomorrow
I'll take you to Erin's green shore

We will travel the green hills and mountains
By the road to the gap of Dunloe
And along by the glens and the valleys
To a spot that is called Aghadoe
'Tis my joy just to see you contented
And your tears will be dried evermore
My own beautiful Eileen McManus
You'll be home on old Erin's green shore

Regards Mick Bracken


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Subject: RE: lyrics for Eileen McManus
From: kendall morse (don't use)
Date: 06 Sep 99 - 10:48 PM

those are the very words.. thank you so much!! Now, there is an unfamiliar word, probably Gaelic.. asthore.. got a clue as to its meaning? I hate to sing words I dont understand.


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Subject: RE: lyrics for Eileen McManus
From: KILCHREEST@AOL.COM
Date: 06 Sep 99 - 11:28 PM

asthore which is a stor with accent marks (fada) over the a and or means "my love" as in an endearment and not a literal translation.

Also, Eileen McManus has been sung as Eileen MacMahon-same song.

Best, Karin A. Joyce


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Subject: RE: lyrics for Eileen McManus
From: Brakn
Date: 07 Sep 99 - 02:30 AM

Eileen MacMahon is a similar sort of song. I don't know if it's the same air, but I'll post the words for it later.

Mick Bracken


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Subject: Lyr Add: EILEEN McMAHON
From: Brakn
Date: 07 Sep 99 - 03:14 AM

You're right Karin, it's near enough the same.


Eileen McMahon

One night as I lay on my pillow
A vision appeared in my view
Of a ship sailing over the ocean
And The wind it tremendously blew

On the deck stood a handsome young lady
Whose features I'd ne'er seen before
And she sighed for the wrongs of her country
Saying "I'm banished from Erin's green shore"

In thought I approached this fair lady
And asked her the cause of her sigh
Saying "Cheer up my handsome young lady
And I'll be your slave tilt I die"

She looked at me in meditation
As the tears from her blue eyes did flow
Saying "I'm a poor exile from Erin
The land where the sweet shamrock grow

My name is Eileen McMahon
My age it is scarcely eighteen
And I thank you, good sir, for your kindness
For you don't know how lonely I've been

For the want of employment in Ireland
I was forced as an exile to stray
Far away from my home in Killarney
Where in childhood I longed for to play

Far away from each mountain and valley
From Punch Bowl to Gap of Dunloe
All around by the shores of sweet Muckross
And that beautiful spot Aghadoe"

It was then I awoke from my slumber
To look for my Eileen machree
It was only the face of my mother
With a fond smile stood gazing at me

The ship on the ocean had vanished
But in fancy I see her once more
My beautiful Eileen McMahon
The pride of old Erin's green shore


Mick Bracken


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Subject: RE: lyrics for Eileen McManus
From: kendall morse (don't use)
Date: 07 Sep 99 - 01:55 PM

Those lyrics are beautiful.. thanks. There must be some Irish in me somewhere, such sentiments touch me. Come to think of it, I had some Scotch in me last Sat. night, does that count?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eileen McManus / Eileen McMahon
From: GUEST,Jeanne Beers
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 07:26 PM

There must be a number of versions of EILEEN MCMANUS.   The only ones I have heard do it are Irish singers, Daniel O'Donnell and Mary Duff ,as a duet.   The words are very similar but not the same as the one they do. I love Irish ballads and this one is so haunting. Daniel O'Donnell such beautiful Irish ballads.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eileen McManus / Eileen McMahon
From: GUEST,John Delin
Date: 07 Apr 07 - 12:21 AM

Around 1957, my father purchased a 78 rpm record (in Manhattan) of "Kevin Barry"/"Eileen McMahon" by the fine singer Anne Greehy with, I believe, the Jackie Roche Trio. He bought it for me to use in a high school presentation of Ireland. I loved that record and played it frequently until it was destroyed by a drunken college roommate in 1961. The lyrics of Eileen McMahon were the same as posted by Mr. Bracken.

I will keep checking ebay for this disk. I don't know what happened to Ms Greehy. I think she was born c. 1939 and I hope she is alive and well.

John Delin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eileen McManus / Eileen McMahon
From: GUEST,Jim Watt
Date: 24 Oct 07 - 07:38 PM

Mick, your version of Eileen McMahon is the one I remember for many years
but though the air and lyrics remain, I can't recall the singer.Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eileen McManus / Eileen McMahon
From: GUEST,Terry Barnett
Date: 11 May 08 - 06:41 PM

While driving in my car listening to the haunting lyrics of Eileen McManus, from the 'Timeless' cd of Daniel O'Donnel and Mary Duff, I Googled to find out more about the story behind the song. I wonder whether the lyrics are just prose from a talented song writer, or an actual interpretation of events.
All that aside, goosebumps whenever I listen to it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eileen McManus / Eileen McMahon
From: GUEST,Tom Fleming
Date: 10 Aug 08 - 05:50 PM

I was lucky enough to be present at the crowning of Mary of Dingloe at the festival in 1999. Daniel O'Donnel had Mary Duff as his special guest star and they sang the allad Eileen Mc Manus. I came back to Glasgow and ought the tape with the two of them singing it. I still play it from time to time oth at home and in my car. I will never get sick of this ballad.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eileen McManus / Eileen McMahon
From: GUEST,John McGlinchey
Date: 22 Oct 08 - 05:59 AM

These lyrics are exactly the same as those sung many years ago bt Teresa Duffy. I use these lyrices myself.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eileen McManus / Eileen McMahon
From: GUEST,John McGlinchey
Date: 22 Oct 08 - 06:01 AM

I am refering to the ones posted by Mick Bracken


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eileen McManus / Eileen McMahon
From: GUEST,Jiggers
Date: 22 Oct 08 - 07:04 AM

Dervish do a fantastic version of Eileen McMahon on the CD "At the End of the Day". This is the only version I have heard so I can't compare it with the others but I love it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eileen McManus / Eileen McMahon
From: GUEST,Anne Greehy sings Kevin Barry/Eileen McMahon
Date: 12 May 10 - 02:28 PM

Kevin Barry/Eileen McMahon" by Anne Greehy with the Jackie Roche Trio.

I got it on ebay and listened for the first time in 49 years. Magnificent!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eileen McManus / Eileen McMahon
From: GUEST,Eileen mcmanus
Date: 27 Apr 12 - 06:44 AM

My name is Eileen McManus. Just discovered this ballad. Truly lovely and so proud that it's my name!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eileen McManus / Eileen McMahon
From: GUEST,crazy little woman
Date: 27 Apr 12 - 11:44 AM

Can anybody post an abc or MIDI for the tune?


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