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Lyr Req: Eileen Og / Pride of Petravore

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PRIDE OF PETROVAR


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The Lad 18 Feb 00 - 01:10 PM
Martin _Ryan 18 Feb 00 - 01:30 PM
Áine 18 Feb 00 - 01:36 PM
McGrath of Harlow 18 Feb 00 - 07:51 PM
alison 19 Feb 00 - 12:00 AM
Midchuck 19 Feb 00 - 10:30 AM
GUEST,Old Guitar man 17 Mar 11 - 05:26 AM
GUEST,Dáithí 17 Mar 11 - 05:36 AM
RunrigFan 17 Mar 11 - 06:22 AM
GUEST,leeneia 17 Mar 11 - 10:56 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Eileen Òg
From: The Lad
Date: 18 Feb 00 - 01:10 PM

Has anyone the lyrics of Eileen Óg as sung by the Dubliners on their album "Thirty Yesrs agreying. Much apreciated


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eileen Òg
From: Martin _Ryan
Date: 18 Feb 00 - 01:30 PM

There was a thread on this a while back with, I think, the full lyrics. Hang on till Max brings the search back on line!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eileen Òg
From: Áine
Date: 18 Feb 00 - 01:36 PM

Dear Lad,

You can find the lyrics here, here and here. The last link has a MIDI file playing while you look at the page.

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eileen Òg
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 18 Feb 00 - 07:51 PM

But I can't say I put too much stock on the advice in the song, regardless of my name. But I've always thought the tiune is a lot like Ra-Ra-Rasputin" - or the other ways around.

I've always fancied there could be a song about a fierce sort of a girl called "Eileen Ogre". It might be the sequel even.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eileen Òg
From: alison
Date: 19 Feb 00 - 12:00 AM

there is a lso a MIDI at Mudcat MIDIs

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eileen Òg
From: Midchuck
Date: 19 Feb 00 - 10:30 AM

Anyone else old enough to remember Ian and Sylvia doing this on their very first album ('63 or thenabouts), under the title of "The Pride of Petrovar" (sic)? We perform it, in a version that is very derivative of theirs, but no one's called us on it yet, because no one else remembers it(?)

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eileen Og
From: GUEST,Old Guitar man
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 05:26 AM

Ian and Sylvia are the only one's I've ever heard sing the song so that's how I do it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eileen Og
From: GUEST,Dáithí
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 05:36 AM

This old Percy French song is one of my favourites - maybe a tad cheesy, but still agreat tune!
You can find a performance of the Dubliners singing it on Youtube.
D


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Subject: Lyr Add: EILEEN OG / PRIDE OF PETRAVORE
From: RunrigFan
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 06:22 AM

Eileen Og an' that the darlin's name is
Through the Barony her features they were famous
If we loved her then who was there to blame us
For wasn't she the Pride of Petravore?
But her beauty made us all so shy
Not a man could look her in the eye
Boys, Oh boys, sure that's the reason why
We're in mournin' for the Pride of Petravore

Eileen Og me heart is growin' grey
Ever since the day you wandered far away
Eileen Og there's good fish in the say
But there's none of them like the Pride of Petravore

Friday at the fair of Ballintubber
Eileen met McGrath the cattle jobber
I'd like to set me mark upon the robber
For he stole away the Pride of Petravore
He never seemed to see the girl at all
Even when she ogled him from underneath her shawl
Lookin' big and masterful when she was lookin' small
Most provokin' for the Pride of Petravore

Eileen Og me heart is growin' grey
Ever since the day you wandered far away
Eileen Og there's good fish in the say
But there's none of them like the Pride of Petravore

So it went as 'twas in the beginning
Eileen Og was bent upon the winning
Big McGrath contentedly was grinning
Being courted by the Pride of Petravore
Sez he: "I know a girl that could knock you into fits"
At that Eileen nearly lost her wits
The upshot of the ruction was that now the robber sits
With his arm around the Pride of Petravore

Eileen Og me heart is growin' grey
Ever since the day you wandered far away
Eileen Og there's good fish in the say
But there's none of them like the Pride of Petravore

Boys, Oh boys, with fate 'tis hard to grapple
Of my eyes 'tis Eileen was the apple
Now to see her walkin' to the chapel
With the hardest featured man in Petravore
Now, boys, this is all I have to say:
When you do your courtin' make no display
If you want them to run after you, just walk the other way
For they're mostly like the Pride of Petravore

Eileen Og me heart is growin' grey
Ever since the day you wandered far away
Eileen Og there's good fish in the say
But there's none of them like the Pride of Petravore


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eileen Og
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 10:56 AM

Thanks for bringing this up. I couldn't use the Mudcat MIDI (how do you time a note with three crossbars on it?) so I went to JC's Tunefinder and found a delightful version.

We'll play it at our annual St Patrick's Day party.


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