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Lyr Req: Paint Me a Picture of Ireland

GUEST,Swaleman 08 Mar 13 - 06:23 PM
GUEST,Swaleman 10 Mar 13 - 12:07 PM
GUEST,999 10 Mar 13 - 01:31 PM
GUEST,999 10 Mar 13 - 01:41 PM
GUEST 11 Mar 13 - 11:35 AM
GUEST,citeog 11 Mar 13 - 11:08 PM
kendall 12 Mar 13 - 07:27 AM
Jim Dixon 14 Mar 13 - 11:11 PM
GUEST,Swaleman 15 Mar 13 - 05:10 AM
GUEST,francie g 29 Nov 14 - 08:39 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Paint me a picture of Ireland
From: GUEST,Swaleman
Date: 08 Mar 13 - 06:23 PM

Does anyone out there have the lyrics to 'Paint me a Picture of Ireland' as sung by Sean Keane as I would like to learn it for a St Patrick's singalong? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paint me a picture of Ireland
From: GUEST,Swaleman
Date: 10 Mar 13 - 12:07 PM

I have since been told that the song is a poem put to a tune by Sean Keane but I can't verify this. Does anyone have knowledge of this? Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paint me a picture of Ireland
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 Mar 13 - 01:31 PM

Paint Me A Picture Of Ireland - Seán Keane

by Johnny Broderick on 17 February 2013 14:02PM

I've been invited by admin to share my new song, 'Paint Me A Picture Of Ireland' sung by Seán Keane - hope you like it!

Johnny B.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YPlxlGD9Oc

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If that's the song you mean--which is beautiful btw--it was written words and music by JB.

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There is a poem you can see on Google books entitled 'Paint Me a Picture of Ireland'. Google

Words of the Mind: Inspired by Life - Page 68 - Google Books Result

The poem, or part of it anyway, is on page 68. However, it is not what is sung by Sean Keane.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paint me a picture of Ireland
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 Mar 13 - 01:41 PM

Sorry: that first paragraph in the last post was from

http://www.irishabroad.com/Blogs/PostView.aspx?pid=4249


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paint me a picture of Ireland
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 11:35 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paint me a picture of Ireland
From: GUEST,citeog
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 11:08 PM

It's on Youtube...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paint me a picture of Ireland
From: kendall
Date: 12 Mar 13 - 07:27 AM

Song for Ireland is my favorite.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PAINT ME A PICTURE OF IRELAND
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Mar 13 - 11:11 PM

Here's my transcription from the song on Spotify. There is still a word or two I can't get:


PAINT ME A PICTURE OF IRELAND
Written by Johnny Broderick
As sung by Seán Keane on "Paint Me a Picture of Ireland"

And old man stood at a canvas, deciding what he'd paint that day,
When he was found by his grandson, who was on a brief holiday.
The old man he was distracted at the young boy's request on that day,
And tears welled up inside him when he heard his grandson say:

"Paint me a picture of Ireland, of things you remember the most:
Its mountain land, its valleys, its islands, and its coast.
Paint me a picture of Ireland, of things your mem'ry still holds—
Something to show my grandchildren, a glimpse of the green, white, and gold."

The old man he had left Ireland when the famine was still in its prime,
Leaving a dying people to survive a race against time.
He landed like millions of others in a country that opened its door,
But he never forgot his homestead, ...(?), a fam'ly and more.

"Paint me a picture of Ireland...."

Now an old man lay dying, with his grandchildren all round his bed.
He wants to tell them a story about the picture there o'er his head.
"My grandfather painted it for me when I was much younger than you.
This is where he came from, and this is where your roots are too.

"This is a picture of Ireland, of things that he talked of the most:
Its mountains and its valleys, its islands and its coast.
This is a picture of Ireland, of stories he often told.
He was so proud to be Irish, wrapped up in the green, white, and gold.
Oh, he was so proud to be Irish, wrapped up in the green, white, and gold."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paint Me a Picture of Ireland
From: GUEST,Swaleman
Date: 15 Mar 13 - 05:10 AM

Thanks so much for that Jim and I can now go and perform it on Sunday night at our St Patrick's singalong. Having listened carefully again I think the missing words in verse 2 sound like 'a sad story of family and more'. Happy Easter Jim.
Thanks.
Paul C.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Paint Me a Picture of Ireland
From: GUEST,francie g
Date: 29 Nov 14 - 08:39 AM

Thanks for the lyrics. Just got a 3 disc album of Sean Keane from my daughter and this is one of many great songs it.
In verse 2 the missing words are 'and shared stories of fam'ly and more'


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