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Welcoming Paddy Home - Composer?

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WELCOME POOR PADDY HOME


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Subject: WELCOMING PADDY HOME
From: The Sandman
Date: 04 Aug 16 - 02:26 PM

Anyone know the composer of the song


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Subject: RE: Welcoming Paddy Home - Composer?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Aug 16 - 03:14 PM

Hi, Dick - could the song be Welcome Poor Paddy Home? I did find a listing for a song called "Welcoming Paddy Home" that was recorded by the Boys of the Lough, and I'm wondering if it could be the same. Remember any lyrics from the song?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Welcoming Paddy Home - Composer?
From: The Sandman
Date: 04 Aug 16 - 03:44 PM

yes, joe, they are one and the same song.


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Subject: RE: Welcoming Paddy Home - Composer?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 04 Aug 16 - 03:46 PM

I know it's not the answer to the question, but the song was performed beautifully on what is probably an impossible album to find these days called Dancin' To The Ceili Band, recorded by The Bucks in 1994. The main players on the album were Ron Kavana, Terry Woods and Paddy Keenan. There was some gorgeous concertina playing by (I suspect) Terry Woods. He and Ron Kavana do the singing. The title used was Hurray Me Boys Hurray, but it is the song described above. It's credited to Ron and Terry, but that's Ron for you! 😉


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Subject: RE: Welcoming Paddy Home - Composer?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Aug 16 - 04:36 PM

I checked "Welcome Poor Paddy Home" on Harry Fox Agency's songfile.com website. The Website lists the following as "writers": BRIAN PATRICK MC DONAGH, SHANE PATRICK MCALEER, MICHAEL PAUL HOLMES, JOHN JAMES MITCHELL, CATHERINE JORDAN, WILLIAM PAUL KELLY

Harry Fox Agency song code W75011
Publisher: Soundrights Music

Of course, this could be rights to an arrangement and not to the original song, but Harry Fox is usually a pretty good place to start.

Harry Fox also lists a song titled "Welcome Paddy Home," HFA #W61036, by John Murphy, published by Tunecore Digital Music. It was recorded by the Tin Sandwich Band on an album titled By Hook or by Crook.


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Subject: RE: Welcoming Paddy Home - Composer?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Aug 16 - 08:12 PM

I haven't had any luck finding definitive roots for this song. I'm guessing it was American-Irish, early 20th century. The lyrics I've found are amazingly similar - all seem to be almost exactly the same as the lyrics in the Digital Tradition. One would think we could find this in a songbook somewhere, but no cigar.
This page (click) says that the song was written by Charles J. Kickham, who also wrote "Slievenamon."
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Welcoming Paddy Home - Composer?
From: The Sandman
Date: 05 Aug 16 - 05:56 AM

thanks joe, i had suspicion it was either p j mcCall or c j kickham 1828 1882, which would make it mid 19 century


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Subject: RE: Welcoming Paddy Home - Composer?
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 05 Aug 16 - 01:04 PM

I don't recall a mention in McCall's biography (it has no index, unfortunately). Kickham is a possibility - but my instinct is a bit doubtful.

Regards


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