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Subject: She's the Daughter of Mother Machree
From: raredance
Date: 17 Feb 00 - 11:35 PM

I am looking for recordings of this song.

A colleague of mine at work inqired of this song recently. It seems her mother talked of it a number of times, but my friend had no idea what it was like. Her mother died a couple years ago so ther is no asking her for more details. According to my friend her mother was not musical, she didn't play an instrument or read music, so she must have learned it from a recording or the radio (which would likely also have been a recording). After a few misfires and even considering that the song might havwe been "Mountains of Mourne" because it mentions a girl named Mary Machree, I found the song in the Levi sheet music collection and printed a copy of the score. The tune for "She's The Daughter of Mother Machree" was composed by Ernest Ball and published in 1915 by Witmark. Ball also wrote the music for "Mother Machree" in 1910, "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" and a lot of other romantic and patriotic songs in the Tin Pan Alley style. I have found one recording performed by Charles Harrison on a cassette of early 1900's popular music collected from old Victrola recordings. I was hoping to find something a little more recent that might have better sound quality. Maybe somebody has seen it on one of those ubiquitous collections of syrupy "Irish" songs.

rich r


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Subject: RE: She's the Daughter of Mother Machree
From: alison
Date: 18 Feb 00 - 01:14 AM

Haven't heard of Mother Machree.... but "she's the daughter of Rosie O'Grady" was in a Hollywood musical by the same name (or "the daughter of Rosie O'Grady").

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: She's the Daughter of Mother Machree
From: Wolfgang
Date: 18 Feb 00 - 06:20 AM

Just in case someone wants to listen to the 'high noise' version rich r has mentioned: click here and then search for "she's the daughter ..." and click.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: She's the Daughter of Mother Machree
From: Crowhugger
Date: 18 Feb 00 - 07:33 AM

rich r,

As soon as I can remember the real name of the Prima Donna on a Moose, I'll do some exploring in the e-nivers.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHE'S THE DAUGHTER OF MOTHER MACHREE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Jan 11 - 03:49 PM

From the sheet music at The Archive of Popular Music at UCLA:


SHE'S THE DAUGHTER OF MOTHER MACHREE
Words, Jeff T. Nenarb. Music, Ernest R. Ball.
New York: M. Witmark & Sons, © 1915.

1. I was dreaming last night
In the moon's silv'ry light.
In my dreams I was gazing across the blue sea.
As she stood on the shore,
I could see her once more,
And I knew she was waiting for me.

CHORUS: She's the fairest of Ireland's fair daughters.
She's as sweet as a wild Irish rose.
Sure her laughter just ripples like waters,
Far away where the Shannon flows.
She is just like her mother.
I want for no other.
She's more than the whole world to me.
May the angels above her
Protect her and love her.
She's the daughter of Mother Machree.

2. What I saw in my dreams
Was the truth, so it seems,
For I have here a letter that reached me today.
Sure it's stained with her tears.
I've not seen her in years,
But I'm going back home right away.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: She's the Daughter of Mother Machree
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Jan 11 - 03:57 PM

You can hear a recording of SHE'S THE DAUGHTER OF MOTHER MACHREE sung by Burton Lenihan at The Internet Archive.


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