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Lyr Add: Mother Machree (R Young, C Olcott, E Ball

GUEST,.gargoyle 22 Nov 18 - 09:05 AM
Jim Carroll 22 Nov 18 - 10:42 AM
Thompson 22 Nov 18 - 11:10 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: MOTHER MACHREE (R Young,C Olcott,E Ball)
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 22 Nov 18 - 09:05 AM

Mother Machree
1910 - U.S.A.
Rida Johnson Young - LYRICS
Ernest Ball - MUSIC
Chauncey Olcott - SINGER

There's a spot in my heart which no colleen may own.
There's a depth in my soul never sounded or known;
There's a place in my mem’ry, my life, that you fill,
No other can take it; no one ever will.

Sure, I love the dear silver that shines in your hair,
And the brow that's all furrowed, and wrinkled with care.
I kiss the dear fingers, so toil-worn for me,
Oh, God bless you and keep you, Mother Machree.

Ev'ry sorrow or care in the dear days gone by,
Was made bright by the light of the smile in your eye.
Like a candle that's set in a window at night,
Your fond love has cheered me, and guided me right.


. Featured in the 2018 film "prospector episode" of "Buster Scruggs".   It is the line.... “the dear fingers so toil-worn for me” ...that lends sweet irony to the scene.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mother MaChree
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 22 Nov 18 - 10:42 AM

Spent most of my life believing that MaChree was a Irish Name

Mo-Chroí = my heart
Jim Carroll

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mother MaChree
From: Thompson
Date: 22 Nov 18 - 11:10 AM

"Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young and singer Chauncey Olcott, and music by Ernest Ball" according to Wikipedia; "It was originally written for the show Barry of Ballymoore.[1] It was first released by Chauncey Olcott, then by Will Oakland in 1910. The song was later kept popular by John McCormack and others. It was used in the film Rose of Washington Square (1939)."

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