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Lyr Req: Waves of Lough Muck (Frank McCrory)

Fergie 20 Jan 13 - 12:52 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Waves of Lough Muck
From: Fergie
Date: 20 Jan 13 - 12:52 PM

Hi all,

Lough Muck (translates as the lake of the pig) is a small very placid lake of 28 acres near to Omagh Co, Tyrone in Ireland.

I'm looking for words to a humourous song (possibly written my Frank Mccrory) with the following verse;

Sealions, sharks, whales and alligators,
With mouths that would swallow a truck,
Oh! the sights that we saw as we waited for death,
On the treacherous waves of Lough Muck.

Fergus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waves of Lough Muck
From: GUEST,999
Date: 20 Jan 13 - 01:15 PM

The Stones That Ground the Corn: The Story of an Irish Country ... - Page xii - Google Books Result
books.google.ca/books?isbn=1903688272
Tony Deeson, Richard Scott - 2002 - Business & Economics
Oh the sights that we saw as we waited for death On the treacherous waves of Lough Muck. A comic song about what, in spite of the odd name which comes, ...

The Collected Stories of Benedict Kiely - Page 717 - Google Books Result
books.google.ca/books?isbn=1567922481
Benedict Kiely - 2001 - Fiction
That lake would never be the same again. ... oh the sights that we saw as we waited for death on the treacherous waves of Lough Muck. Yet the birds, they say, ...

[PDF]
Download sample chapter - Palgrave
www.palgrave.com/PDFs/0230553052.PdfFile Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View
That lake would never be the same again. … oh the sights that we saw as we waited for death on the treacherous waves of Lough Muck. Yet the birds, they say, ...

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It is attributed to McCrory in one of those site where I presume you got the stanza from. However, another of the sites uses end note 49 which I guess tells the work it was taken from. Try a dig in there. And best wishes in your search.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waves of Lough Muck
From: Fergie
Date: 20 Jan 13 - 01:25 PM

Hi 999

Thanks for the effort. I've been to those websites, but they only give short snippets of the song. Luke Cheevers of the Góilín sings this song, but as he doesn't have access to a computer he can't transcribe the words for me. I'm hoping that somebody at Mudcat has the words already, but if not I'll have to record Luke and transcribe it from his singing.

Fergus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waves of Lough Muck
From: GUEST,999
Date: 20 Jan 13 - 01:27 PM

A book you might request at your library is "The Stones that Ground the Corn" written by Tony Deeson, et al. It was edited by Richard Scott and published in 2002. It may give further info on the poem(?)/song(?) entitled The treacherous Waves of Lough Muck by Frank McCrory.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waves of Lough Muck
From: GUEST,999
Date: 20 Jan 13 - 01:30 PM

Hi, Fergus. Cross posted. It sure looks interesting. I'll keep looking anyway. You've been most kind.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waves of Lough Muck
From: GUEST,999
Date: 20 Jan 13 - 01:38 PM

Frank McCrory (born Christmas day in 1897) is listed as a songwriter so it is indeed a song I suspect and not a poem with a melody put to it. He passed away in the early 1990s in Omagh, County Tyrone. I dig around a bit later to see if there are any publications of his songs. (Pardon my ignorance of things Irish. I'm a Canadian.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waves of Lough Muck
From: MartinRyan
Date: 20 Jan 13 - 03:14 PM

Yeah - Luke is the only one I've heard singing it.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waves of Lough Muck (Frank McCrory)
From: thetwangman
Date: 08 Jul 15 - 07:38 AM

Here is a recording of Luke Cheevers singing The Treacherous Waves of Lough Muck.

http://pipers.ie/source/media/?galleryId=964&mediaId=25802


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waves of Lough Muck (Frank McCrory)
From: GUEST,Diva
Date: 09 Jul 15 - 04:55 AM

and here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_4lpjop_Ks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waves of Lough Muck (Frank McCrory)
From: GUEST,John Moulden
Date: 09 Jul 15 - 03:07 PM

Fergie,

Text me your address and, if I can find it, I'll send you a copy. It was published in a book of McCrory's songs (ITMA) that I found in the library of the Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh.

Actually ITMA has it in two forms
19004-LP   The Frank McCrory songbook [sound recording] Omagh : Sine Records, 1981

14032-BK Songs of Tyrone / by Frank McCrory ; foreword by Benedict Kiely Dublin : River Valley Print and Design, 1993c

If you can't get to the archive, I'll send it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waves of Lough Muck (Frank McCrory)
From: Fergie
Date: 09 Jul 15 - 03:52 PM

Hi all,

Here are the lyrics as transcribed for Luke Cheever's CD which will be launched at An Góilín on early in Sept. I'll put further information in a separate dedicated thread in a day or two.

The Treacherous Waves of Loughmuck. (Frank McCrory)

Me and Andy one evening were strolling
As the sun was beginning to set
And when just outside Drumragh new graveyard
A young Loughmuck sailor we met.
He brought us along to his liner
That was breasting the waves like a duck
And that's how we started our ill-fated cruise
On the treacherous waves of Loughmuck.

As our ship she sped over the water
We all gazed at the landscape we knew
First we saw Clanabogan's big lighthouse
Then the Pigeon Top came into view.
But alas as we sped o'er those waters
Soon we all were with horror dumbstruck
For without any warning a big storm arose
On the treacherous waves of Loughmuck.

The storm came on with thunder and lightening
And the big waves lashed mountainous high
Our ship was tossed hither and thither
Then black darkness came over the sky
The passengers shrieked out in terror
As our ship Aughadulla rock struck,
Me and Andy was all that was saved from the wreck
On the treacherous waves of Loughmuck.

People talk of the great Loch Ness monster
And to see it they come young and old
But the monsters we saw that evening
Leave the Loch Ness boy out in the cold
Sharks, sea-lions, whales and alligators
With mouths that could swallow a truck
Oh the sights that we saw as we waited for death
On the treacherous waves of Loughmuck.

There we were like two Robinson Crusoes
Miles away from Fireagh Orange Hall
Though we starved on that rock for a fortnight
Not a ship ever came within call.
At last we decided to swim it
Though we don't like to brag of our pluck
After swimming for two days we reached Creevan Bay
On the treacherous waves of Loughmuck.

There we lay on that beach quite exhausted
Till a man with a big dog drew near
He shouted out, 'Hi, clear away out of that.
'Faith I want no drunk Omey boys here!'
He said we'd been drinkin' and sleepin'
Since the clock in the parlour four struck
And that was the end of our ill-fated cruise
On the treacherous waves of Loughmuck.


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