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ron.mcgeary@dailymail.co.uk 18 Nov 96 - 08:45 AM
cpw@giga.com.pl 19 Nov 96 - 03:02 AM
dick greenhaus 19 Nov 96 - 09:05 PM
GUEST,Carol Farrelly 06 Oct 02 - 07:22 PM
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GUEST,Grant 02 Nov 02 - 07:23 AM
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GUEST,Paul 22 May 04 - 11:13 AM
GUEST,Guest - Michael 12 Jun 04 - 10:44 PM
Alba 13 Jun 04 - 09:13 PM
GUEST,Paul 14 Jun 04 - 11:38 AM
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Subject: Lyric: Isle of Innisfree
From: ron.mcgeary@dailymail.co.uk
Date: 18 Nov 96 - 08:45 AM

Does anyone know the rest of this line, which comes from an Irish song called Isle of Innisfree.

"....and when I get back to my own dear Ireland I'll rest besides you ........


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Subject: Lyr Add: ISLE OF INNISFREE (Richard Farrelly)
From: cpw@giga.com.pl
Date: 19 Nov 96 - 03:02 AM

I know "Isle of Innisfree" very well, but without the verse you've listed.
This song is of Richard Farrelly, Copyright 1950, The Peter Maurice Music Co Ltd, London.

ISLE OF INNISFREE

I've met some folks who say that I'm a dreamer
And I've no doubt there's truth in what they say,
But sure a body's bound to be a dreamer
When all the things he loves are far away
And precious things are dreams unto an exile
They take him o'er the land across the sea
Especially when it happens he's an exile
From that dear lovely Isle of Innisfree.

And when the moonlight peeps across the rooftops
Of this great city, wondrous tho' it be
I scarcely feel its wonder or its laughter
I'm once again back home in Innisfree

And when the moonlight peeps across the rooftops
Of this great city wondrous though it be
I scarcely feel its wonder or its laughter
I'm once again back home in Innisfree.
I wander o'er green hills through dreamy valleys
And find a peace no other land could know
I hear the birds make music fit for angels
And watch the rivers laugh as they flow.

But dreams don't last, though dreams are not forgotten
And soon I'm back to stern reality
But though they pave the footpaths here with gold-dust
I still would choose my Isle of Innsifree.

Lovely tune, isn't it ????
If you need guitar chords or a music sheet, let me know here at DT or by e-mail.
Bye

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 7-Oct-02.


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Subject: RE: Isle of Innisfree
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 19 Nov 96 - 09:05 PM

Hi- thanx much!


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Subject: RE: Isle of Innisfree
From: GUEST,Carol Farrelly
Date: 06 Oct 02 - 07:22 PM

Dear Ron,
'and when I get back to my own dear Ireland I'll rest beside you' is not a line from "The Isle Of Innisfree'

Regards,
Carol


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Subject: RE: Isle of Innisfree
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 06 Oct 02 - 07:44 PM

Poor old Ron's had to wait nearly six years for that definitive answer, Carol! Let's hope he's still alive and well. (In this cafe, most questions get answered in about six minutes.)


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Subject: RE: Isle of Innisfree
From: GUEST,Grant
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 07:23 AM

YES FIONN, most of us know that, but what you fail to understand is that new people to the site can only post to something when they discover it.
Is it not best that they add their bit anyway, and who's to say that their comment will not be read, or is that objectionable to yourself.

When you get this you will have proved my point.

Kind regards.


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Subject: RE: Isle of Innisfree
From: GUEST,Cathy
Date: 02 Nov 02 - 07:41 AM

The full history of this great song, it's composer and the correct lyrics can all be found on the website www.stoneandfarrelly.com

The website is that of singer Sinead Stone & musician Gerard Farrelly. Gerard's father Richard/Dick Farrelly composed "The Isle of Innisfree" which was used as the main theme music for one of my favourite films "The Quiet Man".

Slan.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ISLE OF INNISFREE (Richard Farrelly)
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Dec 03 - 03:56 PM

That line is not in the original lyrics which are :-

I've met some folks who say that I'm a dreamer
And I've no doubt there's truth in what they say
But sure a body's bound to be a dreamer
When all the things he loves are far away.
And precious things are dreams onto an exile
They take him o'er the land across the sea
Especially when it happens he's an exile
From that dear lovely Isle of Innisfree.

And when the moonlight peeps across the rooftops
Of this great city wondrous tho' it be
I scarcely feel its wonder or its laughter
I'm once again back home in Innisfree.

I wander o'er green hills thro' dreamy valleys
And find a peace no other land could know
I hear the birds make music fit for angels
And watch the rivers laughing as they flow.
And then into a humble shack I wander
My dear old home, and tenderly behold
The folks I love around the turf fire gathered
On bended knees their rosary is told.

But dreams don't last
Tho' dreams are not forgotten
And soon I'm back to stern reality
But tho' they paved the footways here with gold dust
I still would choose the Isle of Innisfree.


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Subject: RE: Isle of Innisfree
From: GUEST,Heidi
Date: 16 Feb 04 - 04:10 PM

Hello!

Thanks to the person who started this site it's been a great help
to a mountain girl looking for lyrics for her Irish boyfriend in
London.My Sean will be over the moon getting his song in the post.


Bye from Helvetia(you see the celts were here,too)

                               Heidi


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Subject: RE: Isle of Innisfree
From: GUEST,rene in Canada
Date: 08 Apr 04 - 10:47 AM

I also hope that Ron is still alive and well. I discovered the song the isle of innisfree on a CD by the Irish Tenors. How could you not be stirred by that music of the song. I have fallen in love with the song, and can often be heard humming or whistling or singing it, or even playing it on the piano.

However Ron bless him was right the words he quoted were from the arrangement used in the film "The Quiet Man"

Oh, Inisfree, my island, I'm returning
From wasted years across the wintry sea.
And when I come back to my own dear Ireland,
I'll rest a while beside you, gradh mochroidhe.*

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Isle of Innisfree
From: GUEST,Paul
Date: 22 May 04 - 11:13 AM

Dear Rene in Canada,

You mentioned "The Isle of Innisfree" as recorded by "The Irish Tenors", Unfortunately, I have to say that their version is anything but correct, in fact it's all over the place. They obviously didn't go to the bother of researching it properly.

Wrong lyrics, wrong melody structure!

If you love the song you should get yourself a proper and correct version. Try Sineads Stone and Gerard Farrelly's recording. (Gerard is the son of the composer Dick Farrelly), their website is -

www.stoneandfarrelly.com and you will also get the proper lyric on the site.

Frank Patterson recorded a beautiful version worth hearing and also Tommy Flemming.

Incidently Sinead's and Gerard's album "Legacy Of A Quiet Man" is a wonderful collection of songs by Dick Farrelly, a favourite of mine has to be the stunning "Annaghdown". I hope I have been of some help.

Regards, Paul


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Subject: RE: Isle of Innisfree
From: GUEST,Guest - Michael
Date: 12 Jun 04 - 10:44 PM

Paul,

You brought up an interesting point ... I'm thinking of buying the Irish Tenors Essential Collection, but I'm a HUGE fan of Isle of Innisfree.

Did I understand your comment correctly? Do the Irish Tenors not use the same tune that Daniel O'Donnell and Bing Crosby used? If you read this anytime soon, please lt me know. I don't want to buy it and be disappointed with their version of my favorite song.

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Isle of Innisfree
From: Alba
Date: 13 Jun 04 - 09:13 PM

The most Wonderful rendition of
"Isle of Innisfree" is by Sean Tyrrell on his CD "Cry of a Dreamer"
you can read about Sean here: Sean's website
It truly is a haunting beautiful song
Blessings
Jude


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Subject: Lyr Add: ISLE OF INNISFREE (Richard Farrelly)
From: GUEST,Paul
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 11:38 AM

Hello Michael, delighted to get your response.

It is indeed the same song that The Irish Tenors have recorded, same as that recorded by O'Donnell and Crosby. However, as I said, many words are not the original and the melody structure is not right either.

The song format is (or should be): AAB AAB as written by Dick or Richard Farrelly.

The (forth A) is the verse which begins with the line,"And then into a humble shack I wander". A lot of recordings don't have this verse, making the song a little shorter and in which case the melodic structure should be AAB AB.

I have many recordings of "Innisfree" including the two recordings by Bing Crosby, his original 1950s recording and a live recording (a much shorter version) made in Dublin in the 1960s. I also have the original 1950s sheet music as written by Farrelly and published by The Peter Maurice Music Publishing Co. I enclose the lyrics here for you. Incidentally, you might like to contact Gerard, Dick's son, for more information. His email is – seoltarecords@ireland.com I contacted him a couple of times and found him extremely helpful.

All the best Michael, I hope this helps you.

THE ISLE OF INNISFREE
Theme of the film 'The Quiet Man'

Words and Music: Dick Farrelly
Copyright: 1950 The Peter Maurice Music Co Ltd.   

A
I've met some folks who say that I'm a dreamer
And I've no doubt there's truth in what they say
But sure a body's bound to be a dreamer
When all the things he loves are far away.
A
And precious things are dreams onto an exile
They take him o'er the land across the sea
Especially when it happens he's an exile
From that dear lovely Isle of Innisfree.
B
And when the moonlight peeps across the rooftops
Of this great city wondrous tho' it be
I scarcely feel its wonder or its laughter
I'm once again back home in Innisfree.

A
I wander o'er green hills thro' dreamy valleys
And find a peace no other land could know
I hear the birds make music fit for angels
And watch the rivers laughing as they flow.
A
And then into a humble shack I wander
My dear old home, and tenderly behold
The folks I love around the turf fire gathered
On bended knees their rosary is told.
B
But dreams don't last
Tho' dreams are not forgotten
And soon I'm back to stern reality
But tho' they paved the footways here with gold dust
I still would choose the Isle of Innisfree.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Isle of Innisfree
From: GUEST,tinakeane@rtv.ie
Date: 09 Mar 05 - 08:35 AM

I would love the sheet music for the isle of innisfree, its for accordian but piano would do.

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Isle of Innisfree
From: GUEST,Gerard
Date: 14 Mar 05 - 04:02 PM

You can get the sheet music in a book entitled, "Favourite Songs Of Ireland", from the website, www.musicroom.com It's also available in another book called, "Song Of Ireland", but not on this site at the moment. My Dad wrote "The Isle Of Innisfree", in 1949, I hope you enjoy the music.

Regards,
Gerard Farrelly
www.stoneandfarrelly.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Isle of Innisfree
From: GUEST,Sharon McCarthy
Date: 07 Mar 10 - 04:41 PM

I'm a big fan of the songs of Dick Farrelly.

Found this on Wikipedia -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Innisfree

Great piece of info. Hope you enjoy.


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