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Lyr Req: Cork (T. D. Sullivan, 1895)

GUEST 09 May 13 - 08:34 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 09 May 13 - 09:14 AM
MartinRyan 09 May 13 - 09:47 AM
GUEST,Learaí na Láibe 10 May 13 - 06:43 AM
zozimus 11 May 13 - 06:41 AM
MartinRyan 11 May 13 - 06:55 AM
GUEST 12 May 13 - 10:05 AM
Jim Dixon 13 May 13 - 07:29 PM
zozimus 13 May 13 - 10:57 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Cork, song lyrics request
From: GUEST
Date: 09 May 13 - 08:34 AM

Doe anyone have the lyrics for a song called "Cork"

the first few lines go as follows:

I've taken my ticket for Ireland,
to see the old country once more;
Though many a change has it witnesses,
Since last I set foot on its shore.

I'm sure I could find the old places
Made dear by past pleasure and joy
But I'll miss and I'll mourn for the faces
I knew and I loved when a boy...



Can anyone help with the rest of the lyrics

Thanks

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cork, song lyrics request
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 09 May 13 - 09:14 AM

Copy in a newspaper here: New Zealand Tablet, Rōrahi XXIII, Putanga 33, 13 Hakihea 1895, Page 11


Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cork, song lyrics request
From: MartinRyan
Date: 09 May 13 - 09:47 AM

Nice find, Mick.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cork, song lyrics request
From: GUEST,Learaí na Láibe
Date: 10 May 13 - 06:43 AM

What a wonderful resource this forum is.

Off topic. there's a fascinating but tragic report on a child's death in that same press extract.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cork, song lyrics request
From: zozimus
Date: 11 May 13 - 06:41 AM

TDS at the end is T.D Sullivan. This song was written by him and first appears in a collection "Songs and Poems by T.D. Sullivan published as far back as 1898. I knew I had it somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cork, song lyrics request
From: MartinRyan
Date: 11 May 13 - 06:55 AM

Ha! Thanks for that - the TDS was nagging at me...

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cork, song lyrics request
From: GUEST
Date: 12 May 13 - 10:05 AM

thanks for that

A


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Subject: Lyr Add: CORK.— OFF HOME. (T. D. Sullivan)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 May 13 - 07:29 PM

See Mick Pearce's link above.

From a column "Irish News" in the newspaper New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXIII, Issue 33, 13 December 1895, Page 11:


CORK.— OFF HOME.
[T. D. Sullivan]

I've taken my ticket for Ireland,
    To see the old country once more,
Though many a change has it witnessed
    Since last I set foot on its shore.
I'm sure I could find the old places
    Made dear by past pleasure and joy,
But I'll miss and I'll mourn for the faces
    I knew and I loved when a boy.
Yes, off for Old Ireland I'm starting
    To-day from the quays of New York.
Ho! porter, bring hither your brushes
    And label my luggage for Cork.

Bright scenes that I never set eyes on
    All through the dear country abound,
But in the poor days of my boyhood
    I could not go touring around.
Now over the whole blessed Island
    I'll lovingly travel to see
The spots that are beauteous and famous,
    And well I can tell where they be.
I'd have the full worth of the trouble
    And cost of my trip from New York,
If after I landed in Ireland
    I never went further than Cork.

I've got to return to Columbia;
    A limit I've fixed for my stay,
But many a treasure and token
    I'll bring from old Ireland away.
To crown and complete the collection,
    To lighten and brighten my life,
I'll choose from the daughters of Erin
    A fond and a fair little wife.
At present I know not the partner
    I'll bring to my home in New York,
But one thing is perfectly certain:
    She will be and must be from Cork.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cork (T. D. Sullivan, 1895)
From: zozimus
Date: 13 May 13 - 10:57 PM

Hi Jim,
I just checked the version of the T.D Sullivan book I have, and it is actually 2nd edition 1898. Anyone got a tune for it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cork (T. D. Sullivan, 1895)
From: Snuffy
Date: 14 May 13 - 09:37 AM

Something like Rosin the Bow/Men of the West might fit quite nicely


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