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know this song? County Tyrone reference

Dave Ruch 05 Mar 13 - 10:16 AM
MartinRyan 05 Mar 13 - 11:08 AM
MartinRyan 05 Mar 13 - 11:14 AM
MartinRyan 05 Mar 13 - 11:18 AM
Dave Ruch 05 Mar 13 - 02:22 PM
Dave Ruch 05 Mar 13 - 02:31 PM
McGrath of Harlow 05 Mar 13 - 07:42 PM
GUEST,leeneia 05 Mar 13 - 09:01 PM
MartinRyan 06 Mar 13 - 02:50 AM
McGrath of Harlow 06 Mar 13 - 09:13 PM
GUEST,Julia L 16 May 15 - 10:21 PM
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Subject: know this song? County Tyrone reference
From: Dave Ruch
Date: 05 Mar 13 - 10:16 AM

as sung by "Yankee" John Galusha (1859-1950) of Minerva NY, recorded by Marjorie Lansing Porter on October 25, 1949, and transcribed by Lee Knight.

Galusha sang a fair number of Irish songs and ballads that he'd learned in the lumberwoods and elsewhere in the Adirondack Mountain region of New York State. Many of his pieces have also been collected in Newfoundland and the Maritimes.

I can find no reference to this song, online or elsewhere.

DIAMONDS OF THE DAREE (sp?)

Diamonds of the Daree looks dismal today
Since my true love has gone and left me, I have no more to say
He's gone to old England, strange ladies to see
May the power that reigns above us bring him safe home to me
REFRAIN: repeat the last two lines of each verse

Oh Jimmie, lovely Jimmie, do you dream of the days
When you tapped upon my window, and called me away
Over high hills and lowlands, together we did go
And it's now you're going to leave me, with my heart full of woe
REFRAIN

The first time that you courted me, you know very well
'Twas in your father's palace, in the county Tyrone
Where you told me that you loved me,, above all womankind
Pray tell me of the reason, you've altered your mind
REFRAIN

The next time that you courted me, 'twas in yonders green wood
Where the pinks and the violets grew around where we stood
With your both arms around me, to shield me from the wind
It was there you first deluded that poor heart of mine
REFRAIN

If ever that I courted you, it was only a jest
For I never intended to make you my best
Oh I never intended for to make you my wife
No, nor never shall I, all the days of my life
REFRAIN

So begone false-hearted young man, I have no more to say
Perhaps that you and I, will be judged the same day
And the time it will come love, when rewarded you'll be
For false vows and broken promises that you made unto me
REFRAIN


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Subject: RE: know this song? County Tyrone reference
From: MartinRyan
Date: 05 Mar 13 - 11:08 AM

Some elements of this are familiar from "Johnny, Lovely Johnny" (if that's the title - I'll check it out). I'll chase up some references when I have time...

Regards


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Subject: RE: know this song? County Tyrone reference
From: MartinRyan
Date: 05 Mar 13 - 11:14 AM

Note the first line:

"The high walls of Derry are..."

Several threads including This one

Regards


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Subject: RE: know this song? County Tyrone reference
From: MartinRyan
Date: 05 Mar 13 - 11:18 AM

Very much a Paddy Tunney song, IIRC.

Regards


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Subject: RE: know this song? County Tyrone reference
From: Dave Ruch
Date: 05 Mar 13 - 02:22 PM

Thanks so much Martin Ryan! Within an hour, an answer. Incredible.


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Subject: RE: know this song? County Tyrone reference
From: Dave Ruch
Date: 05 Mar 13 - 02:31 PM

There are no other US versions listed in the Roud index or in the Traditional Ballad Index. Possibly a first appearance on this side of the pond.


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Subject: RE: know this song? County Tyrone reference
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 05 Mar 13 - 07:42 PM

I'd think the first line is a mishearing of

The Diamand in Derry looks dismal today

referring to the square of that name in the heart of the city.


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Subject: RE: know this song? County Tyrone reference
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 05 Mar 13 - 09:01 PM

That makes sense, McGraw. Good suggestion.


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Subject: RE: know this song? County Tyrone reference
From: MartinRyan
Date: 06 Mar 13 - 02:50 AM

Yes - there are versions starting "The Diamond in Derry is..." in addition to the more familiar ""The High Walls of Derry are...", according to John Moulden - who knows about these things.

Regards

p.s. Love the geometry, McGrath! Square-cut diamonds, no doubt... There's a few of them about, alright.


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Subject: RE: know this song? County Tyrone reference
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 06 Mar 13 - 09:13 PM

Well, it a square, but The Diamond is much better name to call it.

This set me thinking about The Diamontina Drover, and wondering whether the name of the river in tQueensland might have been from a homesick Derry man. But in fact it turns out it's from the wife of 19th century Queensland governor, who was a Venetian lady. Lovely song anyway.


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Subject: RE: know this song? County Tyrone reference
From: GUEST,Julia L
Date: 16 May 15 - 10:21 PM

We have this song here in Maine- it appears in Carrie Grover's Heritage of song and in The Helen Hartness Flanders collection at Middlebury VT


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Subject: RE: know this song? County Tyrone reference
From: GUEST,Mike Yates
Date: 17 May 15 - 05:21 AM

Some of the lines are very similar to the song thst Mary Ann Haynes sang as "The Colour of Amber".


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Subject: RE: know this song? County Tyrone reference
From: GUEST
Date: 17 May 15 - 09:01 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu6l-8UXRF8

The lead singer in the London Lasses has a beautiful voice.


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