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Lyr Req: Dark Innishowen (David A. Campbell)

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Peg 28 Jan 00 - 04:42 PM
GUEST,Philippa 29 Jan 00 - 11:12 PM
Brendy 29 Jan 00 - 11:20 PM
John Moulden 30 Jan 00 - 06:54 AM
Peg 31 Jan 00 - 10:32 AM
GUEST,Michael 18 Sep 04 - 04:51 AM
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Subject: Dark Innishowen?
From: Peg
Date: 28 Jan 00 - 04:42 PM

Anyone have these lyrics? same version sung by Mary Dillon of Deanta... I know most of it but am unsure of some of the place names...

In fact if it is easier just to list the place names in order, that is basically all I need...

thanks! peg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dark Innishowen?
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 29 Jan 00 - 11:12 PM

You could try out the placenames on this thread. I live near Inishowen, Co Donegal. Also I've seen the words in a book, but it was in a library and I don't know the title.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dark Innishowen?
From: Brendy
Date: 29 Jan 00 - 11:20 PM

Oh many's the sweet note in Moville, Muff, and Buncrana!!!!
Sláinte.
B.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dark Innishowen?
From: John Moulden
Date: 30 Jan 00 - 06:54 AM

The words are in one of Harry Swan's books - probably The Book of Innishowen (No, I've just checked " 'Twixt Foyle and Swilly" - which means Innishowen anyway. The poem is attributed to David A. Campbell. There are six four line verses. If the original poster pastes in what words he has, corrections can be made and effort minimised. However, here are the place names used - in order: Innishowen, Clonmany, Meendoran Bridge, Gap of Mamore, Mary of Malin, Rose of Moville, Bay of Culdaff, Carndonagh, old Barnan, County Fermanagh, Innishowen.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dark Innishowen?
From: Peg
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 10:32 AM

oooh! very helpful!!! thanks so much!

peg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dark Innishowen?
From: GUEST,Michael
Date: 18 Sep 04 - 04:51 AM

hi

who wrote Dark inisheoghain? In which book/www-page can I find it? Who made the tune? If you know please answer    Michael


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Subject: Lyr Add: DARK INISHOWEN (David A. Campbell)
From: GUEST,byrnem at gmail dot com
Date: 13 May 08 - 07:05 PM

Hope that helps!

DARK INISHOWEN
(The Lament of a Young Soldier Parted from His Sweetheart)

Ye maidens of Beauty and swains so forlorn,-
That Carelessly wander away from your home,
I am off by the moonlight and by break of morn,-
I'll be found in the valleys of dark Inishowen..

I roved 'round a place that they called fair Clonmany,
In search of a sweetheart that I might adore,
But a maiden to love me I could not find any,
From Meendoran bridge to the Gap of Mamore.

Oh many's the colleen I cast my eye over
From Mary of Malin, to Rose of Moville
All sweet with their smiles and glad eyes filled with laughter
But sure in the end 'twas meself waiting still.

At Bay of Culdaff where the wild waves were breaking.
Carndonagh, with forest-clad mountain and hill
I sought but in vain with a heart that was aching
For one who my thoughts of a bride would fulfil.

Still 'twas back in the shade of old Barnan I found you,
That valley o'shadowed by mountains so grand,
And I prayed that good angels would ever protect you,
As I placed a keepsake on your little white hand.

And now I am stationed in County Fermanagh,
So far from my loved one and far from my home,
But when I return it will be to the dear one,
That I left in the mountains of dark Inishowen

by David A. Campbell

From here: http://www.movilleinishowen.com/history/poems/dark_inishowen_campbell.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dark Innishowen (David A. Campbell)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Nov 13 - 05:14 PM

Hi, does anyone know either the name of the tune used or know of a site where the melody is posted? Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dark Innishowen (David A. Campbell)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Nov 13 - 08:20 PM

DARK INISHOWEN
(The Lament of a Young Soldier Parted from His Sweetheart)
by David A. Campbell

The tread title is incorrect. INISHowen.

That said, you can hear the song on youtube.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dark Innishowen (David A. Campbell)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Nov 13 - 08:39 PM

NB: DARK INISHOWEN

The spelling is wrong in the thread title.


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