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Lyr Add: Farewell to Lissycasey

GUEST 25 Jan 23 - 06:57 AM
cnd 25 Jan 23 - 01:34 PM
GUEST,Joe Tomrud 29 Jan 23 - 03:24 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Farewell to Lissycasey
Date: 25 Jan 23 - 06:57 AM

This song doesn't seem to be here, unless the search function failed me (and I did try)

Heard last Friday, sung by Alan Hogan, who associated it with the singing of Marty Marrinan. I myself would think of Vincie Boyle or Siney Crotty who had versions of it.

Farewell to Lissycasey

Farewell to Lisseycasey, you're the cradle of my birth
And fare thee well to Ennis town, where there's plenty fun and mirth
Not forgetting Killadysert, with its woodlands ever green
where many's the Sunday afternoon I spent with my cailín

I sailed from Londonderry, in April forty-two
Bound for Philadelphia, my fortunes to pursue
I bid farewell to all fair maids, and the girl I do adore
that I left broken hearted after me, in the parish of Knockmore

As I gaze upon the ocean, I think of Knockalough so blue
Cahermuprhy hills and Kilrush woods all charming for to view
Not forgetting Killadysert, where poitín is made galore
but there's none of these strong spirits allowed, in the parish of Knockmore

Aboard the ship, about half way out, a letter I will pen down
And every line I will pen down, I will wet it with a tear
It's coming from a broken heart, that ne'er knew grief before
Since I parted with Annie Murphy, in the parish of Knockmore

In bottle tight I'll seal this note, in case the ship goes down
and nobody knows this, until this message is found
Some earthly breeze might steer its course, onto some foreign shore
and somebody there might be kind enough to take it to Knockmore

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Farewell to Lissycasey
From: cnd
Date: 25 Jan 23 - 01:34 PM

Thanks for sharing. Looks like there's a few recordings out there -- here is one.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Farewell to Lissycasey
From: GUEST,Joe Tomrud
Date: 29 Jan 23 - 03:24 PM

Recorded by Eddie Clarke (1945-2004) on the album "Unheard", 2009.
                                                                            "from the singing of the bard of Kilmihil, Paddy Breen".

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