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Origins: Can anyone help us with this song

GUEST,Dulahan-Irl 28 Oct 11 - 08:35 AM
Jim McLean 28 Oct 11 - 10:12 AM
Fergie 28 Oct 11 - 11:10 AM
GUEST,Dulahan-Irl 28 Oct 11 - 01:12 PM
kendall 28 Oct 11 - 02:38 PM
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Subject: Origins: Can anyone help us with this song
From: GUEST,Dulahan-Irl
Date: 28 Oct 11 - 08:35 AM

We are searching for any info on a song as sung by ( Joe's father, now deceased,) which we believe he may have learned while working on the building sites in Glasgow about 35 years ago. We have limited words and are told that it is not clearly Irish, though it has some common ground with Donegal Irish, hence we thought it may have some Scots Gaelic influence. It goes as follows with allowances for spelling errors to make the words sound as we hear them.

Mull Sí síos go hEira x3
agus mull sí síos mo gra

O gorim gorim gu
agus mull sí síos mo gra

Hoo gull awa um skeena x3
agus mull sí síos mo gra
The tune is as follows
X:1
T:Mull sí síos go hÉire
C:Trad
M:4/4
K:D
FAAF|ED3|FAAF|ED3|dddB|AAFG|AAGE|D2d2|dBAA|G3G/A/|BBGE|D4|
We have been kindly given a new set of lyrics for the song but we wanted to make sure that the original wasn't still around before we do anything with the song. We'd be delighted if anyone could shed some light on this. Regards,
Joe and Adele.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Can anyone help us with this song
From: Jim McLean
Date: 28 Oct 11 - 10:12 AM

It reminds me of a couplw of songs whose meodies are linked: Doon in the Wee Room and He's Ma Big Gallus Bloke nae Mair.
I wrote a song called the Laird's Prayer which sounds like a slowed down version of Doon in the Wee Room but at the time of writing (1965?) I'm sure it was an Irish tune I had in my head.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Can anyone help us with this song
From: Fergie
Date: 28 Oct 11 - 11:10 AM

Hi

Looks like Peggy Lettermore. Lettermore or Leitirmór is an island off Galway on the west coast of Ireland. I have pasted links to the site where I found it and also an English language version below.
Anseo

Peggy Lettermore

Tá Peig agom, tá Cáit agom, ach Peig an bean is fearr
'Cbe faer Gheabhfas í nach air a bhfeás anttadh

Ó ghuairm í 's guairim í go deo
Sí grá mo chroí mo bhurnín í sí Peigín Leitirmór

Tá iscaraigh na h'iarrthartha in greim an Ghotán mhoie
Agus scríothim aisteach is gheobhfam leath-bhód sheoil

Ó ghuairm í 's guairim í go deo
Sí grá mo chroí mo bhurnín í sí Peigín Leitirmór

Tá iascaraigh na Gaillimhe ag theacht anall le chóir
Is solas geallaigh gilte bí go ligadis a shaoil

Ó ghuairm í 's guairim í go deo
Sí grá mo chroí mo bhurnín í sí Peigín Leitirmór

Éirigh suas a Pheggy agus sheas ar bharr an árd
Chóirigh do chuid buillán agus féach an bhfuil síad ann

Ó ghuairm í 's guairim í go deo
Sí grá mo chroí mo bhurnín í sí Peigín Leitirmór

Found here

English;
Peggy Lettermore

O welcome and acclaimed is she, my love
Dear to my soul, a thousand told, is Peggy Lettermore

Rise up, dear Peggy and stand up on the height
Count all your cattle and make sure they're all there

O welcome and acclaimed is she, my love
Dear to my soul, a thousand told, is Peggy Lettermore

I have Brid and I have Kate but Peggy is the best of all
Whichever man wins her hand, a lucky man he will be

O welcome and acclaimed is she, my love
Dear to my soul, a thousand told, is Peggy Lettermore

I sent a message west to her, that I would buy a large boat
She sent a message back to me that a medium sized sailing boat would do

O welcome and acclaimed is she, my love
Dear to my soul, a thousand told, is Peggy Lettermore

The Galway fishermen are sailing from the east with a fair wind
With the light of a bright moon in order to see the "jewel"

O welcome and acclaimed is she, my love
Dear to my soul, a thousand told, is Peggy Lettermore

Fergus


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Subject: RE: Origins: Can anyone help us with this song
From: GUEST,Dulahan-Irl
Date: 28 Oct 11 - 01:12 PM

Thanks Jim,
'Doon In The Wee Room' is very similar in the verse indeed but the chorus is very different. Though it's as close as anything we've heard so to date.
Thanks also Fergie but we don't think that it's 'Peggy Lettermore' although the form is similar the tune is different.
We appreciate the help from you both,
Regards,
Joe and Adele.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Can anyone help us with this song
From: kendall
Date: 28 Oct 11 - 02:38 PM

Is Mudcat the greatest or what?


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