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Lyr Add: Coming Back to Miltown

AmyLove 04 Feb 17 - 10:58 PM
AmyLove 04 Feb 17 - 11:01 PM
Joe Offer 05 Feb 17 - 12:23 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 05 Feb 17 - 04:50 AM
Raggytash 05 Feb 17 - 07:11 AM
AmyLove 06 Feb 17 - 12:15 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Coming Back to Miltown
From: AmyLove
Date: 04 Feb 17 - 10:58 PM

As performed by Kilfenora Fiddle Ceili Band:

As I sit and dream in Boston, beneath the starry skies
Memories come crowding of the time I was a boy
A barefoot happy lad I trod the wide, wide streets of home
A carefree lad with friends galore, I was a fool to roam

But now I'm comin' back to Miltown
In a week I will be there
Back with the folks I love so well
In my dear old County Clare
I love the friendly neighbors
And I'll drink with all the boys
I want to see the sadness
Leave my dear mother's eyes

My mother, she had raised me on her own since I was three
And it nearly broke her kindly heart when I went across the sea
But I was young in those far off days, all I wanted was to roam
I didn't mind the heartbreak I caused to those back home

But now I'm comin' back to Miltown
In a week I will be there
Back with the folks I love so well
In my dear old County Clare
I love the friendly neighbors
And I'll drink with all the boys
I want to see the sadness
Leave my dear mother's eyes

Near Quilty there's a beauty, her name, it is Eileen
And I know that she is waiting there for me
So no more I'll go a roamin', in Miltown I will stay
And I'll wed my dark eyed beauty right away

So now I'm comin' back to Miltown
In a week I will be there
Back with the folks I love so well
In my dear old County Clare
I love the friendly neighbors
And I'll drink with all the boys
I want to see the sadness
Leave my dear mother's eyes


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Coming Back to Miltown
From: AmyLove
Date: 04 Feb 17 - 11:01 PM

The recording:

Coming Back To Miltown


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Coming Back to Miltown
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Feb 17 - 12:23 AM

Got a songwriter name, Amy?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Coming Back to Miltown
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 05 Feb 17 - 04:50 AM

Video not available (in Miltown), ironic isn't it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Coming Back to Miltown
From: Raggytash
Date: 05 Feb 17 - 07:11 AM

Test


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Coming Back to Miltown
From: AmyLove
Date: 06 Feb 17 - 12:15 AM

Joe, this is what I found:

At Irish Folk Songs :

Coming Back To Miltown Song Lyrics. Collette O Sullivan - Kilfenora Ceili Band and the singer is P.J. Murrihy, this one was sent in to me from Patrick Burke, from the album Irish Folk Favourites transatlan​tic records.

At The Jukebox Rebel in reference to The Kilfenora Céilí Band's eponymous album:

A fine set of traditional jigs and reels from the 65-year-old band, best of which is the Double Jigs Medley "The Gold Ring / The Lucky Penny" which has some terrific drumming to recommend it. The grand ensemble will probably cuss me for saying so, but my two personal favourites are the contemporarily sung songs, "Belfast Town" (written by Colm Gallagher) which laments the troubles and "Coming Back To Miltown" (written by Colette O'Sullivan-Dinan), a lovely song about an ex-pat from Boston, looking forward to coming home. Miltown Malbay (sometimes spelt Milltown Malbay) is situated in West Clare and is one of Clare's musical and cultural homelands. The town is renowned for its singers, dancers and musicians – most especially the famous Willie Clancy. Each year in early July the festival 'Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy' is held in celebration of the music and tradition of Clancy. Funny enough, Willie himself was 10 years away from the place (plying his 'other' trade as a carpenter in London) and "came back to Miltown" in 1957. This was the 3rd LP from The Kilfenora Céilí Band, who were formed away back in 1909 and are still going strong today – they are a durable institution!

The Jukebox Rebel
23-Jul-2010


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