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Lyr Add: Grace (2-star Sad) & Questions

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Tiger 23 Dec 99 - 07:03 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: GRACE (Frank & Sean O'Meara)
From: Tiger
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 07:03 AM

I have some questions about this beautiful tear-jerker (I give it 2 stars, BTW) Anthony Kearns does on the Irish Tenors album. I haven't been able to find much on the web, yet.

The song concerns the 1916 Rebellion and, in the second verse, he replaces the name Pádhraic (Pearse) with the word 'glory', which leaves some of the later lines somewhat strange and unresolved. This seems odd, since the show was produced in Dublin. Is this just another example of P.C. in action?

I don't believe the song is old, but I'd like to find out the source of the words and music.

Also, does anyone know if the speaker is presumed to be a specific (real) person, and if so, who he is?

Thanks for your help........Tiger

Grace
Performed by Anthony Kearns, Irish Tenors, Dublin

As we gather in the chapel here in old Kilmainham Gaol,
I think about these past few days, oh, will they say we've failed?
From our school days, they have told us we must yearn for liberty,
Yet, all I want in this dark place is to have you here with me.

    CHORUS
    Oh, Grace, just hold me in your arms and let this moment linger,
    They'll take me out at dawn and I will die.
    With all my love, I place this wedding ring upon your finger,
    There won't be time to share our love for we must say good-bye.

Now, I know it's hard for you, my love, to ever understand,
The love I bear for these brave men, my love for this dear land,
But when Pádhraic called me to his side down in the G.P.O.,
I had to leave my own sick bed, to him I had to go.

    CHORUS

Now, as the dawn is breaking, my heart is breaking, too,
On this May morn, as I walk out, my thoughts will be of you,
And I'll write some words upon the wall so everyone will know,
I love so much that I could see his blood upon the rose.

    CHORUS

(There won't be time to share our love for we must say good-bye.)


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Grace (2-star Sad) & Questions
From: Tiger
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 07:36 AM


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Grace (2-star Sad) & Questions
From: Tiger
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 07:39 AM

Oops!

And damn - there it is in the database. I thought I looked, too.

I'm still interested in author info, however.


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Grace (2-star Sad) & Questions
From: Big Mick
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 10:45 AM

I believe that if you do a forum search on Subject, and simply type in "Grace" you will likely find several threads on this song. It concerns Joseph Mary Plunkett and Grace Gifford. Plunkett was sentenced to die by firing squad for his role in the Rising. He fought even though he was a very sickly person ("I had to leave my own sick bed..."). He was engaged to marry his Grace and she was brought to him in the chapel of Kilmainem. They were surrounded by British soldiers and were not allowed to touch one another, nor even kiss. They were married by the Priest and the next morning he was taken out and shot.

All the best,

Big Mick


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Grace (2-star Sad) & Questions
From: fulurum
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 10:01 PM

i searched all over for the authors, frank and sean o'meara. there was a website for frank omeara but i couldn't get to it. rtc-carlow.ie i believe it was originally a poem that was later set to music. come to think of it most songs are. sorry i couldn't help you more


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Grace (2-star Sad) & Questions
From: Angel 1
Date: 24 Dec 99 - 01:32 AM

Hi Tiger; I just went back and found the thread I had started on 'Grace' and refreshed it for you. It's Lyr/cords 'there won't be time to share our love'. There are some wonderful links given. I hope this will help.

Blessings Angel 1


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Grace (2-star Sad) & Questions
From: GUEST,vatoncoulet
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 03:23 PM

who sang the song grace please tell me


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Grace (2-star Sad) & Questions
From: MMario
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 03:23 PM

Seamus Kednnedy does a marvelous job with 'Grace'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Grace (2-star Sad) & Questions
From: GUEST,mjc1801
Date: 07 Jul 08 - 08:00 PM

In my opinion The Barlycorn does the best version


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Grace (2-star Sad) & Questions
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Nov 08 - 10:10 PM

I think Anthony Kearns does the best version I have ever heard. Brings me to tears all the time!


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