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Lyr Req: Irish song - Every Irishman holds dear

Jim Carroll 19 Dec 13 - 07:11 AM
Jim Carroll 21 Dec 13 - 01:22 PM
Joe Offer 23 Dec 13 - 12:53 AM
GUEST 23 Dec 13 - 02:17 AM
Jim Carroll 23 Dec 13 - 03:53 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Irish song - Every Irishman holds dear
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 19 Dec 13 - 07:11 AM

Help
A request for the words of a song from our local pub landlady.
It begins:

Goodnight my friends, I'm very glad to see so many here
Who comes from that dear island every Irishman holds dear

Chorus
My name is Mickey Maloney, I'm from Miltown....

That's it, I'm afraid - totally new one on me.
Any help would be very much appreciated
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Irish song - Every Irishman holds dear
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 21 Dec 13 - 01:22 PM

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Irish song - Every Irishman holds dear
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Dec 13 - 12:53 AM

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Irish song - Every Irishman holds dear
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Dec 13 - 02:17 AM

Looks a bit like one of the great mass of Irish/American songs, but I don't recognise it. And, the song 'Put more turf on the fire Mary-Ann' starts with 'My name it is Mickey Moloney.'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Irish song - Every Irishman holds dear
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 23 Dec 13 - 03:53 AM

I suspect this might be a locally made song, but I'm not sure where it was local to - if it was.
There are dozens of emigration songs in this area made by unnamed local people, about having to leave home - we named our CD of Clare singers, 'Around the Hills of Clare' after one of them.
The reference to Miltown (Milltown) suggests that it could have come from around here and, like so many other local songs, never moved anywhere else.
The lady who asked for it is a local publican, but she was following an inquiry from a customer from Cork, so it could be from there - or from Kerry, of from any of the half dozen other Counties with a Milltown.
Thanks for your interest - I'll keep looking.
I'll start a thread on local songs one of these days - a much neglected, but very important genre of songs
Jim Carroll


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