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Lyr Req: The Lass of Aughrim

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LASS OF LOCH ROYALE (LORD GREGORY)
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Subject: The Lass of Aughrim
From: Becky0
Date: 07 Jan 99 - 03:45 PM

I've been looking for the lyrics to an Irish folk song named "The Lass of Aughrim." I've checked what seems to be all the possible websites. Do you have any ideas on how I can get the lyrics?


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Subject: RE: The Lass of Aughrim
From: Martin Ryan.
Date: 07 Jan 99 - 04:32 PM

Becky
This song is usually known as "Lord Gregory". It's basically Scottish, with strong Irish versions, nowadays. There are several versions in the Digital Tradition database (top right of the forum page gives a search engine). Check these and come back if you need any more!

Regards
p.s. It was a great favourite of James Joyce's!


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Subject: The Lass of Aughrim
From: Veit.Mueller@schwaben.de
Date: 05 Oct 99 - 04:14 AM

Hi there,

does anybody know the lyrics of The Lass of Aughrim?

Please send them to my e-mail adress: Veit.Mueller@schwaben.de Thanks


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Subject: Lyric req: The Lass of Aughrim
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Date: 06 Oct 99 - 09:04 AM

I looking for the lyrics and sound of The Lass of Aughrim? Can anybody help me? Veit.Mueller@schwaben.de


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Subject: RE: Lyric req: The Lass of Aughrim
From: Barbara
Date: 06 Oct 99 - 09:12 AM

Can you tell us any of the lyrics, Viet? Or where you heard it?
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyric req: The Lass of Aughrim
From: Terry
Date: 06 Oct 99 - 12:03 PM

Lovely song. I first heard it in the film "The Dead" which is based on the Joyce short story in which the song is integral to the plot. Unfortunately, I don't have any recording of it. If I remember correctly, the poor lass brings her illegitimate baby to the home of his wealthy father and is turned away. The only lyrics I remember: The rain falls on my locks, the dew wets my skin. My babe lies cold within my arms, but none will let me in.


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Subject: RE: Lyric req: The Lass of Aughrim
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 06 Oct 99 - 02:56 PM

Sounds like "Lord Gregory", aka "The Lass of Loch Royale", "Fair Isabell of Rochroyal", etc. "Lord Gregory" will find you 3 versions on the Database, though the midi links seem to be broken at the moment. I've come across "Lass of Arrans" before, but "Lass of Aughrim" is a new one on me!

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyric req: The Lass of Aughrim
From: Martin _Ryan
Date: 06 Oct 99 - 02:58 PM

Malcolm

Yes - its the most common Irish variant of that family. Was a great favourite of James Joyce, apparently. He could sing too!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyric req: The Lass of Aughrim
From: Peg
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 02:39 PM

um; just refreshing this as I was wondering if we ever concluded these were the lyrics???
The version in the film ends with: "My babe lies cold within my arms but none will ever know."
that is not how the version in the Digitrad site goes...any help here?
If listening to the film version would yield all the lyrics that would be great but I am pretty sure it is edited so that they do not all occur, though it has been a while and I may be wrong about that...

peg


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Subject: Lass of Aughrim
From: GUEST,Roger.O'Keeffe@cec.eu.int
Date: 11 Feb 02 - 11:07 AM

I have been asked by another non-specialist like myself for help in finding the words of a song called "The lass of Aughrim".

He thinks it is sung by Frank Patterson.

A friend whom I contacted thinks it may be a song usually sung to the tune Lord Gregory, but the Lord Gregory shown in the mudcat archive doesn't seem to fit the bill - it's not one of those songs which you "naturalise" by just changing a placename from another country with one with the same number of syllables from your own Can anyone help, please?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lass of Aughrim
From: Jeri
Date: 11 Feb 02 - 11:14 AM

Roger, the lyrics and some information can be found in this thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lass of Aughrim
From: GUEST,Roger O'Keeffe
Date: 11 Feb 02 - 11:35 AM

Thanks a million, Jeri, When I read that I could expect help from this site within a couple of hours I never guessed that that would be such an understatement!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lass of Aughrim
From: Jeri
Date: 11 Feb 02 - 11:43 AM

No problem, Roger. The database of songs and threads is searchable, so it's pretty easy to check for previous questions and answers about a song. The real work was done by folks in that other thread, who found and posted the information.

Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Lyric req: The Lass of Aughrim
From: An Pluiméir Ceolmhar
Date: 05 Jul 02 - 12:45 PM

Toadfrog,

It was asking the very same question that brought me into the Mudcat café, and like the Hotel California, I haven't checked out since.

Follow the tale from this thread


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Subject: RE: Lyric req: The Lass of Aughrim
From: Wolfgang
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 05:30 AM

As said above, it is an Irish variant to Lord Gregory. The onyl place in the web that seesm to have the Irish lyrics has them in graphics and so I only can link you to that place:

Lass of Aughrim

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyric req: The Lass of Aughrim
From: Wolfgang
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 05:33 AM

An audio of Lass of Aughrim can be found here

Wolfgang


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LASS OF AUGHRIM
From: Wolfgang
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 05:41 AM

I see now that a three verses version is at several places across the web. here's one:


LASS OF AUGHRIM

If you'll be the lass of Aughrim
As I am taking you mean to be
Tell me the first token
That passed between you and me.

O don't you remember
That night on yon lean hill
When we both met together
Which I am sorry now to tell.

The rain falls on my yellow locks
And the dew it wets my skin;
My babe lies cold within my arms;
Lord Gregory, let me in.


Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyric req: The Lass of Aughrim
From: An Pluiméir Ceolmhar
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 05:42 AM

The James Joyce connection is explained in detail in Ellmann's (sp?) biography of Joyce. If you're interested, there's a page reference in one of the threads accessible via the link which I posted above.

JJ's wife Nora Barnacle used to sing the song which she had got from her mother, but when he visited Mrs Barnacle in Galway she sang three stanzas more than Nora used to, and these, if I remember correctly, are the stanzas used in "The Dead".


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Subject: RE: Lyric req: The Lass of Aughrim
From: Wolfgang
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 05:51 AM

Some more information is in the Mudcat thread Lass of Acron.

That thread (Lass of Acron) is a candidate for retitleing or merging.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyric req: The Lass of Aughrim
From: Wolfgang
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 05:53 AM

You come to the same thread by following An Pluiméir Ceolmhar's link above. Sorry for the double information.

Wolfgang


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