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Lyr Req: Sweet Leenane by the Sea

GUEST,Guest 26 Jan 16 - 07:12 PM
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GUEST,leeneia 28 Jan 16 - 11:27 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Sweet Leenane by the Sea
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 26 Jan 16 - 07:12 PM

Does anyone have the lyrics to this one? The only web reference is to an old Decca 78 by Paddy Killoran's Orchestra.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Leenane by the Sea
From: GUEST,#
Date: 26 Jan 16 - 09:45 PM

http://www.worldcat.org/title/cois-teallaigh/oclc/471923916

Scroll down.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Leenane by the Sea
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 26 Jan 16 - 10:15 PM

Thanks for finding this second source. Unfortunately, scrolling down gives you the contents of this CD but no lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Leenane by the Sea
From: GUEST,#
Date: 26 Jan 16 - 10:49 PM

This ain't it?         

Cruacha glas' na hÉireann --
Scoil náisiúnta dhoire mhór --
Champion boatman of Clew Bay --
The wife of the bold tenant farmer --
A dhroimeann donn dilís --
Molly Bán --
The streets of Westport --
Thomas Burke --
Moll dubh an ghleanna --
Sweet Leenane by the sea --
Bagnell Harvey --
Ashleagh Waterfall --
Flowery sweet Mayo --
An cailín rua --
The croppy boy --
Ye rambling boys of pleasure.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Leenane by the Sea
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 26 Jan 16 - 11:04 PM

Unfortunately, no - these are song titles from the CD, including the one whose lyrics I'm trying to track down.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Leenane by the Sea
From: MartinRyan
Date: 27 Jan 16 - 04:01 AM

Here you go...

Click here

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Leenane by the Sea
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 27 Jan 16 - 08:06 AM

Thanks a million, Martin!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Leenane by the Sea
From: GUEST,#
Date: 27 Jan 16 - 08:32 AM

Sorry, GUEST,Guest. Stupid of me to look w/o my glasses on.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Leenane by the Sea
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 28 Jan 16 - 02:27 AM

GUEST,# (Bruce) That's hilarious! You of all people... However, the challenge now is to make a song from all those song titles as listed.
Jaysus, that's something I would do: sing that whole list as a verse, and tell the audience it's an old traditional Irish song with lines in English and Gaelic, like One Day For Recreation.....heh,heh,heh...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Leenane by the Sea
From: MartinRyan
Date: 28 Jan 16 - 03:54 AM

What's called a "macaronic", of course - or maybe we could retitle it as "Sweet Linguini by the Sea'!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Leenane by the Sea
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 28 Jan 16 - 11:27 AM

Has anybody here actually ever heard a song called 'Sweet Leenane by the Sea', or is this title a reworking of 'Sweet Leilani'?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Leenane by the Sea
From: MartinRyan
Date: 28 Jan 16 - 11:31 AM

Ha! I thought that was a gardening reference at first! ;>)>

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Leenane by the Sea
From: GUEST,#
Date: 28 Jan 16 - 12:51 PM

LOL, Seamus. You may be on the way to inventing a whole new way to write songs.

You just give the word and I'll find you a second stanza next time I don't have my glasses.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LEENANE BY THE SEA
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Jan 16 - 09:14 PM

Here's my transcription from the handwritten lyrics that appear at dúchas.ie. (Thanks to MartinRyan for the link.)


LEENANE BY THE SEA

1. There is a spot in Erin's isle, a spot you all know well,
Where I spent many the happy day among its lovely dell.
It's but a little country place, but still it's dear to me.
It's the spot where I was born in, sweet Leenane by the sea.

2. The land is fair beyond compare, most beautiful to view.
The hills are green; they may be seen all covered with morning dew.
I would long to roam in those green fields; it fills my heart with glee.
It's the idol of my nightly dreams, sweet Leenane by the sea.

3. In summer days when sun's bright rays bedeck the fields with green,
From every quarter of the globe, gay tourists may be seen.
They cross the seas to rest at ease from city dim(?) and wall,
To catch the trout that sports about around Aasleagh's waterfall.

4. Our schoolboys who were foolish then, for rambling they were bent.
They ofttimes lingered on the road when they to school were sent.
Our teacher bright he did delight our young hearts to instil.
Our school house grand it neatly stands at the foot of Leenane hill.

5. I have viewed some lordly mansions; I have seen some castles grand.
I have seen the hall wherein had lived the noble and the grand,
Yet I'd rather live in a little house with my grad geal mo croide
Than to live in a mansion far away from Leenane by the sea.

6. Cruel laws are carrying on; we cannot stay at home.
We are forced to go in grief and woe across the raging foam,
But if faith proves true, there is a few who might return once more.
Alas, there are another few who will ne'er see Leenane shore.

7. Now to conclude and finish, I hope I've said nothing wrong
In making dear old Leenane the subject of my song.
May the Lord above look down with love; upon Him we do implore,
So bright success and happiness around lovely Leenane shore.


[The lyrics are followed by some notes in Irish that I am unable to transcribe.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Leenane by the Sea
From: GUEST,Kevin
Date: 01 Jan 17 - 09:14 AM

Is it possible that Patrick Tunney wrote this song?

Patrick Tunney (1887 - 1951) was a poet and songwriter from Cushlough, Westport. Over his lifetime he penned and published over one hundred and twenty songs and poems which have been recited, recorded and performed many times. He wrote about life at the time in poems such as 'Drummin long ago', 'The Widow from Mayo', 'I bought my ticket at Westport Station', and 'Leenane by the sea'.

SOURCE: http://www.westport1916.com/2016/04/07/patrick-tunney-1887-1951/

Joe Heany sings "The Widow from Mayo." Perhaps a song written by Patrick Tunney

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNlPYvNrMwM

Thank you for any information you can provide.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Leenane by the Sea
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jan 17 - 09:44 AM

Perhaps you can help...

Patrick Tunney most certainly wrote a song "Sweet Leenane by the Sea."

Here is a song by the name. Patrick Tunney's song? Lyrics below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfMpLErBBm8


Another version of "Widow from Mayo" by Men of Worth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdUl7AoFjc0

LEENANE BY THE SEA

1. There is a spot in Erin's isle, a spot you all know well,
Where I spent many the happy day among its lovely dell.
It's but a little country place, but still it's dear to me.
It's the spot where I was born in, sweet Leenane by the sea.

2. The land is fair beyond compare, most beautiful to view.
The hills are green; they may be seen all covered with morning dew.
I would long to roam in those green fields; it fills my heart with glee.
It's the idol of my nightly dreams, sweet Leenane by the sea.

3. In summer days when sun's bright rays bedeck the fields with green,
From every quarter of the globe, gay tourists may be seen.
They cross the seas to rest at ease from city dim(?) and wall,
To catch the trout that sports about around Aasleagh's waterfall.

4. Our schoolboys who were foolish then, for rambling they were bent.
They ofttimes lingered on the road when they to school were sent.
Our teacher bright he did delight our young hearts to instil.
Our school house grand it neatly stands at the foot of Leenane hill.

5. I have viewed some lordly mansions; I have seen some castles grand.
I have seen the hall wherein had lived the noble and the grand,
Yet I'd rather live in a little house with my grad geal mo croide
Than to live in a mansion far away from Leenane by the sea.

6. Cruel laws are carrying on; we cannot stay at home.
We are forced to go in grief and woe across the raging foam,
But if faith proves true, there is a few who might return once more.
Alas, there are another few who will ne'er see Leenane shore.

7. Now to conclude and finish, I hope I've said nothing wrong
In making dear old Leenane the subject of my song.
May the Lord above look down with love; upon Him we do implore,
So bright success and happiness around lovely Leenane shore.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Leenane by the Sea
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jan 17 - 09:46 AM

Patrick Tunney most certainly wrote "The Widow from Mayo," sung both by "Joe Heaney"and "Men of Worth"

Joe Heaney - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkhY4l568C0

Men of Worth - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdUl7AoFjc0


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Leenane by the Sea
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jan 17 - 09:52 AM

Sweet Leenane by the Sea

Sung by Bridgie Keane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfMpLErBBm8

The lyrics follow those posted on this page


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Leenane by the Sea
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Apr 18 - 02:27 PM

Local woman who sang it often https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=bfMpLErBBm8


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Leenane by the Sea
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 24 Apr 18 - 08:32 AM

Belatedly to Jim Dixon:

The lyrics are followed by some notes in Irish that I am unable to transcribe.

The notes relate to transcription and tell us nothing more about the song.

Regards


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