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Lyr/Chords Req: Irish Tenors' Father Murphy s

Dan Evergreen 20 Jan 00 - 05:07 PM
Lesley N. 20 Jan 00 - 05:23 PM
fulurum 20 Jan 00 - 06:00 PM
GUEST,Murray on SS 20 Jan 00 - 11:47 PM
Dan Evergreen 21 Jan 00 - 10:00 AM
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Subject: Irish Tenors' Father Murphy song
From: Dan Evergreen
Date: 20 Jan 00 - 05:07 PM

This is not the "Father Murphy" that is on the trad. It is a song sung by the Irish Tenors and it is tremendously stirring. Does anybody know it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Irish Tenors' Father Murphy s
From: Lesley N.
Date: 20 Jan 00 - 05:23 PM

I didn't see the show but Boulavogue is also known as Father Murphy. That's in DT. And I have a midi of it here (http://www.contemplator.com/folk4/boulavog.html). Is that the one? Can't help with chords though - sorry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Irish Tenors' Father Murphy s
From: fulurum
Date: 20 Jan 00 - 06:00 PM

At Boolavogue as the sun was setting O'er the bright May meadows of Shelmalier, A rebel hand set the heather blazing, And brought the neighbors from far and near.

Then Fr. Murphy from Old Kilcormack Spurred up the rocks with a warning cry, Arm arm he cried for I've come to lead you For Irelands freedom we fight or die.

Heled us 'gainst the coming soldier And the cowardly yoeman were put to flight' 'Twas at the Barrow the boys of Wexford Showed Bookeys regiment how men could fight.

Look out for hirelings King George of England search every kingdom wheres breathes a slave For Fr. Murphy from County Wexford Sweeps o'er the land like a mighty wave.

At Vinegar Hill, oer the pleasant Slaney Our heroes vainly stood back to back Andthe Yoes at Tullow took Fr. Murphy And burned his body upon the rack.

God grant you glory, brave Fr. Murphy And open Heaven, to all your men The cause that called you may call tomorrow In another fight for the green again.

taken from the Irish Tenors C.D. MDT 8552


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Irish Tenors' Father Murphy s
From: GUEST,Murray on SS
Date: 20 Jan 00 - 11:47 PM

The version in the DT is more accurate that the one above. Words by P. J. McCall, author of quite a few patriotic things, later 19th c. I think; tune he used is traditional, early 19th century maybe, called "Eochaill" in Irish, Anglicised as "Youghal". There are several translations of the words.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Irish Tenors' Father Murphy s
From: Dan Evergreen
Date: 21 Jan 00 - 10:00 AM

Thanks, everybody. Lesley, that midi is outstanding.


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