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Lyr Req: What part of old Ireland do ye come from

MartinRyan 26 Jan 13 - 03:30 AM
GUEST,Big Al Whittle 26 Jan 13 - 03:47 AM
GUEST,Big Al whittle 26 Jan 13 - 03:56 AM
MartinRyan 26 Jan 13 - 04:03 AM
GUEST,Joe K 29 Jan 13 - 05:56 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: What part of old Ireland do ye come from
From: MartinRyan
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 03:30 AM

Starting a new thread in reply to a request for this one. Written by Leo Maguire (who also .
wrote The Whistling Gypsy).

For openers, here's Youtube video of the inimitable Barry Gleeson singing it:

Click here

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What part of old Ireland do ye come from
From: GUEST,Big Al Whittle
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 03:47 AM

Liverpool, Chicago.....?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What part of old Ireland do ye come from
From: GUEST,Big Al whittle
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 03:56 AM

Interesting...where is this cobblestone place?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What part of old Ireland do ye come from
From: MartinRyan
Date: 26 Jan 13 - 04:03 AM

It's a pub in Dublin! Probably one of the best for traditional music and song nowadays - given that Hughes's of Chancery Street has gone into a decline music-wise....

The Cobblestone has both a bar area downstairs with frequent sessions and an upstairs lounge used as a ticketed venue. The recording was from the latter, I reckon.

Regards

p.s. For visitors to Dublin - The Cobblestone is in an area called Smithfield just on the North side of the Liffey about a mile upstream from the City Centre. The Luas (tram) passes nearby - it's easy to get to.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What part of old Ireland do ye come from
From: GUEST,Joe K
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 05:56 AM

Thanks for the link Martin, great to hear the song again from Barry Gleeson,
Cheers
Joe K


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What part of old Ireland do ye come from
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 09:57 AM

Just in case someone else wants the lyrics. Here they are courtesy of the National Library of Ireland. The music score is also available from them.
Cheers Joe K



What Part of Old Ireland do you come from.   By Leo Maguire


A shoneen once in London town when looking for a job, Changed his name from Byrne to Burnaby and thought he'd be a nob
As long as I'm a livin man Dan Murphy I will be, I'm proud of both my name and of my nationality
One day I went to send a wire and thought I'd have a lark, And pretended I was a Frenchman to the telegraphic clerk
Says I "pardon m'sieu I veesh to send a telegram", He turned to me and smiled says he "Now what do ya think I am"?
Yerra what part of old Ireland do you come from, From what part of the old airt do you hail
How long have you been over here in England, How many years ago did you set sail
You ask me how I knew that you were Irish, I'm from Donegal myself the name is Logue
For though you might pretend to be a Frenchman or Chinee, Yet you can't lose your Irish brogue

Behind the Iron Curtain went a son of Erin's Isle, Into a band of Communists he wandered with a smile
He told the yarns of Leprechauns who crocks of gold do own, And even promised them a trip to kiss the blarney stone
He taught them patriotic songs and jigs and reels galore , And sang in Russian of the stone outside Dan Murphy's door.
They sang the Volga Boatman and he sang Eileen Aroon, Till Comissars from Moscow came and they began to croon
Yerra what part of old Ireland do you come from, From what part of the old airt do you hail
Why didn't you come over long ago son, And tell us all about sweet Inish Fail
We've heard your Irish ballads on the wireless, The bridge below the town and Boolavogue
So if we feel like singing we sing an Irish song and we sing it with an Irish brogue

Explorers went from Ireland to the frozen Arctic Zone, They all got lost except O'Shea who wandered in alone
He struggled on exhausted nearly blinded by the snow, until at last he came upon a band of Eskimo
They took him to an Igloo and they put him into bed, and there he lay for days quite dazed just like a man half dead
At long last he recovered and he heard the sleigh bells ring, as Eskimos got round him and they all began to sing
Yerra what part of old Ireland do you come from, from what part of the old airt do you hail
We thought you'd ne'er recover from exposure to sleet and snow and frost and Arctic gale
We wondered for a long time where you came from till in your sleep you spoke of Tir na nOg
We knew then you were Irish for the minute that you spoke, we recognised your Irish brogue

Some years ago I started on a voyage to far Fiji, the vessel struck a rock and everyone was drowned but me
I made a raft and very soon I drifted toward the land where to my great astonishment I saw a savage band
They danced around me in a ring and tied me to a tree and had a great discussion how they'd cook me for their tea
I broke the rope and shouted Faugh a balla clear the way, The savage chief turned deathly black as this I heard him say
Yerra what part of old Ireland do you come from, from what part of the old airt do you hail
How the divil did you get upon this Island you vessel must have gone down in the gale
Sure the moment that you shouted faugh o balla and struck out right and left with your kithogue
We knew that you were Irish and we don't like Irish stew but we all love your Irish brogue


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