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Lyr Req: Put More Turf on the Fire (S Kavanagh)

Pablo 18 Sep 99 - 10:32 PM
Stewie 19 Sep 99 - 01:34 AM
Stewie 19 Sep 99 - 08:48 AM
Martin Ryan 20 Sep 99 - 07:26 AM
Pablo 06 Oct 99 - 09:14 PM
Brakn 04 Jun 01 - 02:58 PM
MMario 04 Jun 01 - 03:08 PM
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Brakn 10 Jun 01 - 08:44 PM
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Subject: Another Turf on the Fire
From: Pablo
Date: 18 Sep 99 - 10:32 PM

I was in north County Mayo this summer and heard an old song along the lines of "Throw Another Turf on the Fire, Molly" about an old man and woman looking back over the years. This was about 5:00 am in a pub with only about three people including myself. Does this ring any bells? If nothing comes up I'll try to track it down by mail. Thanks, all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Another Turf on the Fire
From: Stewie
Date: 19 Sep 99 - 01:34 AM

It's probably a variant of 'Put Another Log on the Fire' which is in the Digitrad links.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Another Turf on the Fire
From: Stewie
Date: 19 Sep 99 - 08:48 AM

My apologies, Pablo, that silly suggestion just sprang to mind.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Another Turf on the Fire
From: Martin Ryan
Date: 20 Sep 99 - 07:26 AM

Pablo

I suspect I've heard the song under similar circumstances! My recollection of the chorus is something like: "Put more turf on the fire Mary-Anne...". Strong waltz-tune. I doubt that I have a set of words in my own collection - but will have a look.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Another Turf on the Fire
From: Pablo
Date: 06 Oct 99 - 09:14 PM

But thanks for your encouraging reply! I'll stay tuned (with less delay)

Pablo


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Subject: Lyr Add: PUT MORE TURF ON THE FIRE (S Kavanagh)
From: Brakn
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 02:58 PM

PUT MORE TURF ON THE FIRE

My name it is Patsy Moloney
From the hill tops near Mullinahone
I'm in love with a sweet little colleen
I hope soon to make her my own
She lives with her father and mother
In a cottage quite close to the mill
And wherever in life I may wander
I'll think of that darling spot still

Chorus
Put more turf on the fire Mary Ann
For the weather is dreary and cold
Throw down an ould sod Mary Ann
We're both growing feeble and old
And the trouble in life we've been through
That have turned this world nearly upside down
But never changed my love for you, Mary Ann
But never changed my love for you

Oh, Mary, and do you remember
That night in the little boreen
When I whispered the fond loving words dear
Down by the purling stream
And I watched the thick smoke curling up
From your ould fellow's cabin close by
Ah, Mary, my dear, be of good cheer
And throw an ould sod on the fire

Now let us be pleased and contented
And hand down my good old duideen
And we'll drink to your love and mine, dear
In a good drop of Irish poteen
And we'll talk of good days in old Ireland
The days that we all do desire
Ah, Mary, my dear, be of good cheer
And throw an ould sod on the fire

Seamus Kavanagh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Another Turf on the Fire
From: MMario
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 03:08 PM

Hopefully Pable will check back in and see his question did get answered.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Another Turf on the Fire
From: Charley Noble
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 04:11 PM

Brakn – thanks for cleaning up this old dust bunny!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Another Turf on the Fire
From: Brakn
Date: 10 Jun 01 - 08:44 PM

Line missing from chorus

We're both growing feeble and old
And we'll talk of old times, Mary Ann
And the trouble in life we've been through


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Another Turf on the Fire
From: Brían
Date: 10 Jun 01 - 09:13 PM

Brakn, that's a nice song. Is it to a known air?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Another Turf on the Fire
From: Brakn
Date: 11 Jun 01 - 04:12 AM

Not that I know of Brian.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Another Turf on the Fire
From: GUEST,Michael Moroney
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 08:55 PM

Hi there! That song Put More Turf on The fire was written in the 19th Century about my great grandfather Patsy Moroney although it has been recorded as Patsy Moloney.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Put More Turf on the Fire (S Kavanagh)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 11:46 PM

The British Library Integrated Catalogue lists a copy of the sheet music of PUT MORE TURF ON THE FIRE "arr. by P. J. Ryan", dated 1949.


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