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Lyr Req: Farewell to Galway / Patrick Furey

GUEST,spb 18 Feb 00 - 09:32 AM
Brakn 18 Feb 00 - 10:20 AM
Big Tim 15 Jul 03 - 11:08 AM
Brían 15 Jul 03 - 11:15 AM
GUEST,Eric Olsen 15 Sep 04 - 07:19 PM
MartinRyan 16 Sep 04 - 02:59 AM
GUEST,Bridgid 10 Jan 09 - 05:09 PM
GUEST,michael 01 Apr 12 - 09:40 AM
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Subject: Farewell to Galway
From: GUEST,spb
Date: 18 Feb 00 - 09:32 AM

looking for words to the song, recorded by Dermot O'Brien, starts, "Farewell to the town of Galway, Connemara,and Oranmore...


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Subject: RE: Farewell to Galway
From: Brakn
Date: 18 Feb 00 - 10:20 AM

I think more often called Patrick Furey.

Chorus
Farewell to the town of Galway
Connemara and Oranmore
Goodbye Barna, Rosmuck and Carna
I am bound for a foreign shore

Oh my name it is Patrick Furey
I love my country and liberty
But I fought for the things I love
And so an exile I must be

Oh my Mary, my darlin' girl
Shall I ever see you more
My heart grieves me, for I must leave thee
I am bound for a foreign shore

Chorus

But there's one thing I know for certain
That someday I will return
To my friends and my companions
In the place where I was born

I'll come back to the town of Galway
Connemara and Oranmore
Home to Barna, Rosmuck and Carna
There to dwell for ever more

regards Mick Bracken


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Subject: RE: Farewell to Galway
From: Big Tim
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 11:08 AM

Anyone got anything on Patrick Furey? Or when and where the song originated? It's a lovely melody.


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Subject: RE: Farewell to Galway
From: Brían
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 11:15 AM

Can anyone provide the melody?

Brían


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Subject: RE: Farewell to Galway - Thanks Mick
From: GUEST,Eric Olsen
Date: 15 Sep 04 - 07:19 PM

I heard 2 verses on a little tape of pub songs called '50 Irish Pub Songs' by the Sean O'Neill Band but have been all over the internet and irish song books looking for the complete lyric with no luck.

The only other recording that I have run across is by Paddy Noonan called 'Portrait in Green' and I was ready to buy that just for the lyrics to this one song.

I did not know of the Dermot O'Brien recording before reading this posting. Thank you Mick for putting up the lyrics - where did you learn them or find them?

Eric Olsen


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Subject: RE: Farewell to Galway
From: MartinRyan
Date: 16 Sep 04 - 02:59 AM

I know of a recording by Dermot Hegarty of "The Ballad of Patrick Furey". Can't find a print version under either title.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Farewell to Galway
From: GUEST,Bridgid
Date: 10 Jan 09 - 05:09 PM

The last verse ive got sounds a little different

And let stormy clounds gather over me and let freindships prove unkind
i will know theres one who loves me in the country i leave behind.
But theres one thing i know for certain,
that one day i will return,
to my freinds and my companions in the place where i was born.

Ill come back to the town of Galway
Connemara and Oranmore.
Home to Bearna Rosmuck and Carna
There to dwell forever more.

Brigid


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell to Galway / Patrick Furey
From: GUEST,michael
Date: 01 Apr 12 - 09:40 AM

john glen also has recording the song


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