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Chords: Song for Ireland

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(origins) Origin: Song for Ireland (Phil and June Colclough) (35)


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Subject: Chords: Song for Ireland
From:
Date: 01 Jun 97 - 12:26 AM

Am desperately (as always) looking for the chords of tab of Dick Gaughan's version of "song for ireland"

le bui/chas

Benjamin


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Subject: RE: Chords: Song for Ireland
From: Alison
Date: 05 Jun 97 - 10:10 PM

Hi

Here are the chords as I know them

C Walking all the G7 day, near Dm tall towers where G7falcons

build their C nests.

Silver winged they G7fly, they Dm know the call of

G7 freedom in their C breasts.

F Saw Black Head a-Em-gainst the sky where

C twisted rocks run Am down to the G7 sea.

F Living on your C western Am shore saw

C summer sunsets, G7 asked for more. I

F stood by your At-Am-lantic G7 sea, and

Dm sang a Am song for F Ire-G-C-land.

It is difficult to put chords accurately in this, if I write them above the appropriate words they move when you submit them so I have put them in front of the words which they are supposed to change on. Hope you can follow this.

Good luck

Alison


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Subject: RE: Chords: Song for Ireland
From: Benjamin Hollister
Date: 07 Jun 97 - 09:01 PM

Go raibh maith agat a chara mo chroi, go n-eiri an bothar leat. (That's a big thanks!!)

Sla/n

Benjamin


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Subject: Song For Ireland
From: Nordic
Date: 02 Mar 98 - 04:16 PM

I'm looking for Musical Notation for "Song for Ireland" by Phil & June Colclough. I'm also looking for it in MIDI format (that i can use in NWC) I'm also looking for musical notation for "Danny Boy", "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" (and full lyrics too, for that one!) and "The Skye Boat Song". Can anyone help me?

wbaker@grassroots.ns.ca

let me know!!! Lotsa luv to ya!


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Subject: RE: Song For Ireland
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 02 Mar 98 - 06:34 PM

The following site has about 350 MIDI's of traditional tunes, including Skye Boat Song, but not the others as far as I could tell.

http://www3.islandnet.com/~btaylor/homepage.htm

PS - As a recent, but very disorganised collector of (mostly trad) MIDI's, it is evident that some renditions are much better than others. What doesn't help is that file names will often be identical, e.g irisheye.mid, for quite different sequences. One version might be musically interesting but omit the rarely sung prologue (or vice versa). I know vaguely that MIDI files can contain narratives, but how can you view this without going through the full routine of opening each individual file. I am not a librarian by nature!

Regards John


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Subject: Tune Add: DANNY BOY
From: alison
Date: 03 Mar 98 - 06:47 PM

Hi, Here's Danny Boy, I'll try to sort out the others later,There was definately another thread about song for Ireland last year, try a search and see if you can find it. I remember putting guitar chords and lyrics in, not sure if we got the tune though.

MIDI file: DANNYBOY.MID

Timebase: 480

Name: Danny Boy
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: A
Tempo: 100 (600000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
0480 1 56 038 0478 0 56 038 0002 1 57 036 0478 0 57 036 0002 1 59 038 0478 0 59 038 0002 1 61 043 1438 0 61 043 0002 1 59 035 0478 0 59 035 0002 1 61 035 0424 0 61 035 0103 1 66 042 0433 1 64 044 0465 0 66 042 0478 0 64 044 0002 1 61 033 0478 0 61 033 0002 1 59 042 0478 0 59 042 0002 1 57 045 0458 0 57 045 0035 1 54 053 1427 1 57 029 1459 0 54 053 0478 0 57 029 0002 1 61 042 0478 0 61 042 0002 1 62 048 0478 0 62 048 0002 1 64 040 1438 0 64 040 0002 1 66 024 0478 0 66 024 0002 1 64 038 0478 0 64 038 0002 1 61 029 0478 0 61 029 0002 1 57 032 0478 0 57 032 0002 1 61 035 0458 0 61 035 0068 1 59 029 2319 0 59 029 0035 1 56 036 0478 0 56 036 0002 1 57 033 0478 0 57 033 0002 1 59 034 0478 0 59 034 0002 1 61 037 1438 0 61 037 0002 1 59 033 0478 0 59 033 0002 1 61 035 0424 0 61 035 0069 1 66 018 0432 0 66 018 0035 1 64 031 0460 1 61 045 0491 0 64 031 0478 0 61 045 0035 1 59 041 0465 0 59 041 0002 1 57 037 0491 0 57 037 0002 1 54 038 1427 1 56 037 1458 0 54 038 0478 0 56 037 0002 1 57 032 0478 0 57 032 0002 1 59 033 0478 0 59 033 0002 1 61 037 1438 0 61 037 0002 1 62 040 0478 0 62 040 0002 1 61 037 0478 0 61 037 0002 1 59 035 0478 0 59 035 0002 1 57 031 0478 0 57 031 0002 1 59 028 0478 0 59 028 0002 1 57 042 2398 0 57 042 0002 1 64 046 0478 0 64 046 0002 1 66 036 0478 0 66 036 0002 1 68 032 0478 0 68 032 0002 1 69 061 1438 0 69 061 0002 1 68 032 0478 0 68 032 0002 1 68 035 0478 0 68 035 0002 1 66 039 0478 0 66 039 0002 1 64 042 0478 0 64 042 0002 1 66 036 0478 0 66 036 0002 1 64 049 0478 0 64 049 0002 1 61 040 0478 0 61 040 0002 1 57 046 1438 0 57 046 0002 1 64 036 0478 0 64 036 0002 1 66 044 0478 0 66 044 0002 1 68 042 0478 0 68 042 0002 1 69 053 1438 0 69 053 0002 1 68 034 0478 0 68 034 0002 1 68 034 0478 0 68 034 0002 1 66 029 0478 0 66 029 0002 1 64 038 0478 0 64 038 0002 1 61 034 0478 0 61 034 0002 1 59 032 2398 0 59 032 0002 1 64 040 0478 0 64 040 0002 1 64 021 0478 0 64 021 0002 1 64 044 0478 0 64 044 0002 1 73 043 1438 0 73 043 0002 1 71 020 0478 0 71 020 0002 1 71 034 0478 0 71 034 0002 1 69 037 0478 0 69 037 0002 1 66 035 0478 0 66 035 0002 1 69 034 0478 0 69 034 0002 1 64 036 0478 0 64 036 0002 1 61 042 0492 1 57 037 0524 0 61 042 1396 1 56 034 1459 0 57 037 0478 0 56 034 0002 1 57 036 0478 0 57 036 0002 1 59 027 0480 0 59 027 0013 1 61 025 0432 0 61 025 0035 1 66 043 0478 0 66 043 0002 1 64 046 0478 0 64 046 0002 1 61 037 0478 0 61 037 0002 1 59 040 0478 0 59 040 0002 1 57 032 0478 0 57 032 0002 1 54 033 0478 0 54 033 0002 1 56 030 0478 0 56 030 0002 1 57 048 2416 0 57 048
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This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the January 15 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Danny Boy
M:4/4
Q:1/4=100
K:A
G,2A,2B,2|C6B,2|C7/4z/2F2E7/4C2|B,2A,2F,4|
-F,9/4A,7/4C2D2|E6F2|E2C2A,2C2|z/4B,31/4|
-B,7/4G,9/4A,2B,2|C6B,2|C7/4z/4F7/4E9/4C2|
B,2A,2F,4|-F,9/4G,7/4A,2B,2|C6D2|C2B,2A,2B,2|
A,8|-A,2E2F2G2|A6G2|G2F2E2F2|E2C2A,4|-A,2E2F2G2|
A6G2|G2F2E2C2|B,8|-B,2E2E2E2|c6B2|B2A2F2A2|
E2C9/4A,15/4|-A,9/4G,7/4A,2B,2|C7/4F9/4E2C2|
B,2A,2F,2G,2|A,8|-A,2||

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: RE: Song For Ireland
From: Nordic
Date: 04 Mar 98 - 09:35 AM

Thanx for the file! I'm on a search for these songs 'cause i want some new stuff to perform. I used to work with a guy who had a bunch of notation for songs like this, but he slipped into my past (after teaching me "Song for Ireland" and not lending me his music!) The only instruments I play are soprano recorder and whistle (and whistle only barely) I'm mainly a singer, and so the music's for my accompanist and partner-in-crime.


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Subject: RE: Song For Ireland
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 04 Mar 98 - 06:53 PM

Hi Nordic,

I would recommend highly the book/tape combos published by Soolum (?) from Dublin, which include Irish Ballads Volumes 1 & 2, Scottish Ballads - and from memory only, similar combos for fiddle, tin whistle and (maybe) tenor banjo. I have managed to lose my copies so cannot be more specific about publisher details. Other Mudacat contributors will know them well. In Australia they are available fairly freely from Irish shops.

Oh yes, Song For Ireland is definitely part of the collection, as are the others you mentioned.

Regards John


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Subject: Chords Add: SONG FOR IRELAND
From: alison
Date: 04 Mar 98 - 10:28 PM

Hi,

I copied this from the previous thread. Folksong and ballads popular in Ireland Volumes 1-4 are also good, (Song for Ireland is in book 4.)

Slainte

Alison
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Subject: RE: Chords: Song for Ireland
From: Alison
Date: 05-Jun-97 - 10:10 PM

Hi

Here are the chords as I know them

[C] Walking all the [G7] day, near [Dm] tall towers where [G7] falcons build their [C] nests.
Silver winged they [G7] fly. They [Dm] know the call of [G7] freedom in their [C] breasts.
[F] Saw Black Head a- [Em] -gainst the sky where [C] twisted rocks run [Am] down to the [G7] sea.
[F] Living on your [C] western [Am] shore, saw [C] summer sunsets, [G7] asked for more.
I [F] stood by your At- [Am] -lantic [G7] sea, and [Dm] sang a [Am] song for [F] Ire- [G-C] -land.

It is difficult to put chords accurately in this, if I write them above the appropriate words they move when you submit them so I have put them in front of the words which they are supposed to change on. Hope you can follow this.

Good luck

Alison


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Subject: RE: Song For Ireland
From: Nordic
Date: 05 Mar 98 - 07:18 AM

Alison: Thanx!

John: also thanx!


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Subject: Tune Add: SONG FOR IRELAND (Colclough)
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 05 Nov 98 - 12:02 AM

Too lovely a tune to be missing from the database. This version is (hopefully) closer to Mary Black's version than the one I initially transcribed from Soodlum's 100 Irish Ballads Vol 2. Words and Music as I recall are by Phil McClough.

Regards
John

MIDI file: songfor.mid

Timebase: 120

TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: C
Tempo: 100 (600000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
0000 1 66 050 0058 0 66 000 0002 1 66 050 0118 0 66 000 0002 1 66 050 0180 0 66 000 0000 1 64 050 0058 0 64 000 0002 1 62 050 0058 0 62 000 0002 1 64 050 0358 0 64 000 0062 1 57 050 0058 0 57 000 0002 1 67 050 0238 0 67 000 0002 1 66 050 0058 0 66 000 0002 1 64 050 0118 0 64 000 0002 1 62 050 0058 0 62 000 0002 1 59 050 0058 0 59 000 0002 1 57 050 0178 0 57 000 0002 1 59 050 0058 0 59 000 0002 1 62 050 0118 0 62 000 0002 1 62 050 0298 0 62 000 0242 1 66 050 0058 0 66 000 0002 1 66 050 0118 0 66 000 0002 1 66 050 0118 0 66 000 0002 1 64 050 0058 0 64 000 0002 1 62 050 0058 0 62 000 0002 1 64 050 0418 0 64 000 0062 1 57 050 0058 0 57 000 0002 1 67 050 0178 0 67 000 0002 1 67 050 0058 0 67 000 0002 1 66 050 0060 0 66 000 0000 1 64 050 0118 0 64 000 0002 1 62 050 0058 0 62 000 0002 1 59 050 0058 0 59 000 0002 1 57 050 0178 0 57 000 0002 1 59 050 0058 0 59 000 0002 1 62 050 0118 0 62 000 0002 1 62 050 0298 0 62 000 0242 1 67 050 0118 0 67 000 0002 1 66 050 0058 0 66 000 0002 1 67 050 0178 0 67 000 0002 1 62 050 0058 0 62 000 0002 1 71 050 0060 0 71 000 0000 1 69 050 0178 0 69 000 0002 1 69 050 0058 0 69 000 0002 1 69 050 0418 0 69 000 0002 1 67 050 0058 0 67 000 0002 1 66 050 0118 0 66 000 0002 1 62 050 0058 0 62 000 0002 1 62 050 0238 0 62 000 0002 1 62 050 0058 0 62 000 0002 1 62 050 0058 0 62 000 0002 1 62 050 0178 0 62 000 0002 1 64 050 0118 0 64 000 0002 1 66 050 0058 0 66 000 0002 1 64 050 0298 0 64 000 0242 1 67 050 0058 0 67 000 0002 1 69 050 0118 0 69 000 0002 1 71 050 0060 0 71 000 0000 1 69 050 0178 0 69 000 0002 1 69 050 0058 0 69 000 0002 1 69 050 0118 0 69 000 0002 1 62 050 0058 0 62 000 0002 1 62 050 0178 0 62 000 0062 1 66 050 0088 0 66 000 0002 1 64 050 0028 0 64 000 0002 1 62 050 0058 0 62 000 0002 1 62 050 0028 0 62 000 0002 1 62 050 0028 0 62 000 0002 1 69 050 0118 0 69 000 0002 1 62 050 0178 0 62 000 0002 1 62 050 0028 0 62 000 0002 1 64 050 0028 0 64 000 0002 1 66 050 0118 0 66 000 0002 1 64 050 0058 0 64 000 0002 1 64 050 0358 0 64 000 0062 1 62 050 0058 0 62 000 0002 1 67 050 0058 0 67 000 0002 1 69 050 0118 0 69 000 0002 1 71 050 0060 0 71 000 0000 1 69 050 0178 0 69 000 0002 1 69 050 0058 0 69 000 0002 1 69 050 0118 0 69 000 0002 1 66 050 0030 0 66 000 0000 1 64 050 0030 0 64 000 0000 1 62 050 0058 0 62 000 0002 1 64 050 0358 0 64 000 0062 1 62 050 0058 0 62 000 0002 1 67 050 0178 0 67 000 0002 1 67 050 0058 0 67 000 0002 1 66 050 0060 0 66 000 0000 1 64 050 0118 0 64 000 0002 1 62 050 0058 0 62 000 0002 1 59 050 0120 0 59 000 0000 1 62 050 0058 0 62 000 0002 1 62 050 0538 0 62 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:
M:4/4
Q:1/4=100
K:C
^F^F2^F3ED|E7A,|G4^FE2D|B,A,3B,D2D|-D8|^F8|
-^F^F2^F2EDE|-E7A,|G3G^FE2D|B,A,3B,D2D|-D8|
G8|-G2^FG3DB|A3AA4|-A3G^F2DD|-D3DDD3|E2^FE5|
-E4GA2B|A3AA2DD|-D3^F3/2E/2DD/2D/2A|-AD3D/2E/2^F2E|
E7D|GA2BA3A|A2^F/2E/2DE4|-E3DG3G|^FE2DB,2DD|
-D8||


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Subject: RE: MUS ADD:Song For Ireland
From: ana
Date: 06 Nov 98 - 09:12 PM

Thanks for all your 'stuff"John of B. I would love to be able to download it, but I'm not yet up to "mistressing"(sounds like bondage huh?)it yet. The words would just do me fine- it is a lovely song indeed.Can you help? An


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Subject: Lyr Add: SONG FOR IRELAND (Colclough)
From: AndreasW
Date: 10 Nov 98 - 03:12 AM

I hope you accept them from me, too, not just from John in Brisbane
cu, Andreas

SONG FOR IRELAND

Walking all the day
By tall towers where falcons build their nests
On silver wings they fly
For they know the calls of freedom in their breasts
We saw Black Head against the sky
With craggy rocks that run down to the sea

Chorus [after each verse, last time replace "I asked for more" by "I asked no more"]
When living on your western shore
Saw the summer sunset, I asked for more
I stood by your Atlantic Sea
And sang a song for Ireland

Drinking all the day
In old pubs where fiddlers love to play
I saw one take the bow
To play a reel it was so grand and gay
I stood on Dingle Beach and cast
In the wild foam of the Atlantic bass

Laughing all the day
With true friends who try to make you stay
Telling jokes and news
And singing songs to pass the night away
We watched the Galway salmon run
Like silver dancing, darting in the Sun

Dreaming in the night
I saw a land where no man had to fight
And waking in your dawn
I saw you crying in the morning light
When lying where the falcons fly
They twist and turn all in your air-blue sky


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Subject: RE: MUS ADD:Song For Ireland
From: ana
Date: 11 Nov 98 - 12:47 AM

What a neat suprise to come home to. Thanks AndreasW!!Ana


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Subject: RE: MUS ADD:Song For Ireland
From: AndreasW
Date: 11 Nov 98 - 04:53 AM

Ana, you're welcome!
Andreas


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Subject: RE: MUS ADD:Song For Ireland
From: mike.mcgrath@virgin.net
Date: 12 Nov 98 - 03:34 AM

Hi Do you have a midi file for this music?

Mike


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Subject: RE: Chords: Song for Ireland
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Sep 10 - 11:43 AM

that is the best version i've founded yet.
this is like the song from the dubliners.

Adrian


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Subject: Chord Req: Song for Ireland Mary Black
From: GUEST,player
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 02:04 PM

Hi, I was looking the score-sheet of "Song of Ireland" performed by Mary Black. Maybe somebody could help me.
Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Song for Ireland Mary Black
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 02:11 PM

You mean "Song for Ireland"?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Song for Ireland Mary Black
From: michaelr
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 03:06 PM

Song for Ireland by Phil Colclough. This is Declan Sinnott's arrangement from The Mary Black Songbook.



D               A       G    D/F#         G       A7sus4      D      A7/E
Walking all the day near tall towers where falcons build their nests

D                  A         Em       D/F#    G       A7sus4   D    A7sus4/E
Silver-winged they fly, they know the call of freedom in their breasts

G                         A7sus4   D       Bm7       D/A      G      Asus4
Saw Black Head against the sky with twisted rocks that run down to the sea

G      Asus4   D
Living on your western shore

Bm         D/A      E9 no root Asus4   A
Saw summer sunsets, asked for   more

G       A      D      A
I stood by your Atlantic sea

    Em    Bm       G A7sus4 D
And sang a song for I- re-    land.


At the end of the final chorus he sticks in a G#dim.



A7sus4       x02030
A7sus4/E    xx2030
D/F#         2x0232
D/A          x04230
E9 no root   4x443x
G#dim       4x343x


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Subject: RE: Chords: Song for Ireland
From: michaelr
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 04:54 PM

Guest, player: I should add that if it's the dots (sheet music) you want, I could email you a scan.


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Subject: RE: Chords: Song for Ireland
From: GUEST,guest, player
Date: 23 Oct 11 - 09:21 AM

michaelr,

Yes! It would be great.
my email: hectortadeolopez@hotmail.com

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Chords: Song for Ireland
From: michaelr
Date: 23 Oct 11 - 11:45 AM

Will scan and e-mail later today.


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Subject: RE: Chords: Song for Ireland
From: michaelr
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 12:01 AM

tomorrow..


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