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Origins: Connemara Rose

GUEST,pamelab@ukans.edu 28 Feb 00 - 05:02 PM
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Subject: Info Request: Connemara Rose
From: GUEST,pamelab@ukans.edu
Date: 28 Feb 00 - 05:02 PM

Some musician friends of mine gave me a tune called Connemara Rose which they learned from someone else, etc... I'm trying to find out if it's actually trad. Has anyone heard of it? It sounds very much like 'The Banks of Clary' or 'The Roving Galway Boy'.

Thanks for any help! Pamela


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Subject: RE: Info Request: Connemara Rose
From: Boston Bill
Date: 04 Jul 00 - 05:58 PM

Connemara Rose where are your Lyrics? Help!!! BB


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Subject: Lyr Add: CONNEMARA ROSE (from Mick Flavin)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Mar 08 - 02:20 PM

Transcribed from a video at YouTube, where Mick Flavin sings it:

CONNEMARA ROSE

CHORUS: Well, I met a girl in Connemara, far west from Galway town.
Her blue eyes glow with beauty and her red hair flowin' down.
She lives among the mountains where the wild, wild heather grows,
And her name is Kate O'Hara. She's my Connemara rose.

Well, I knew when first I met her on the road near Oughterard (?)
That somehow, someday, some way, she'd be tennant of my heart
She'd be waiting as she promised when I came back to propose,
And to ask her father for the hand of my Connemara rose.

CHORUS: Well, she comes from Connemara….

Tomorrow we will walk the aisle in that little church at Man (?)
And there we'll take the vows for life to live and work as one.
We'll raise our children gracefully where the wild, wild heather grows,
And I know that they'll be proud like me of their Connemara rose.

CHORUS: Well, she comes from Connemara….


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Subject: RE: Origins: Connemara Rose
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 15 Jan 09 - 06:48 AM

This link may work better:
Connemara Rose

I never heard this before. It's a good song. Thanks!
          Sandy


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Subject: RE: Origins: Connemara Rose
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 15 Jan 09 - 09:22 PM

Written by Dermot O'Brien, apparently. Well, the words; the tune pre-dates him by a fair bit.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Connemara Rose
From: MartinRyan
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 01:26 PM

In the last verse, I reckon the church is at Maam, rather than Man.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Origins: Connemara Rose
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 04:16 PM

Those links don't work now, and can't find the song on Youtube...


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Subject: RE: Origins: Connemara Rose
From: skarpi
Date: 06 Nov 09 - 05:47 PM

me neither , I have been lookin

all the best Skarpi


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Subject: RE: Origins: Connemara Rose
From: GUEST,anthony
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 12:33 PM

it was written by jimmy magee , a well known irish sports journalist. its mentioned on page 71 of his official biography. dermot o'brien did the music. magee wrote the lyrics


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Subject: RE: Origins: Connemara Rose
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 12:34 PM

I have a copy of a cassette tape that was given to me by a friend from Ireland years ago, It was song by a fellow freind of his whose name is pat gallagher I believe wom does alot of Irish Music


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Subject: RE: Origins: Connemara Rose
From: GUEST,ciaran
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 05:09 AM

that little church at mass


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Subject: RE: Origins: Connemara Rose
From: GUEST,^&*
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 06:24 AM

that little church at mass

Maybe - but given the structure of the other verses, and the implied wedding, Maam (in Connemara, as you may know) seems more likely. Wonder if we could find the sheet music?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Connemara Rose
From: GUEST,Gareth
Date: 19 Jan 11 - 09:54 AM

Found the following MP3 sample from Mike Flavin which covers the first verse.. Would love the chords/ tune for this if anyone has?
http://www.irishcountrymusic.com/3rd_mick/b13.mp3


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Subject: RE: Origins: Connemara Rose
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 11:04 PM

I think the title is actually My Connemara Rose


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Subject: RE: Origins: Connemara Rose
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Dec 11 - 09:41 PM

No, actual title is Connemara Rose co-written by my father - Dermot O'Brien and Jimmy McGee


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Subject: RE: Origins: Connemara Rose
From: AmyLove
Date: 01 Apr 16 - 11:50 PM

You can listen to and download Mick Flavin's version of Connemara Rose (as well as 178 more of his songs) at archive.org, specifically here.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Connemara Rose
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Apr 16 - 01:13 AM

Thanks for the link Amy, I'm not a big fan of country music but it is very generous of Mick and Philomena to allow this to be put on archive.org.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Connemara Rose
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Apr 16 - 11:45 AM

Coincidentally I heard this for the first time last week when someone sang it at a local Open Mic in Co. Down, which would be 150 miles or more away from Co. Galway. I think Maam (which would be some miles NW of Oughterard, which in turn is some miles north of Galway City) is the correct version (I haven't been in Maam for a while so can't remember if there is a church there). There is another place called Maam Cross a few miles away from Maam, where some years ago (about 15 or 16) I remember seeing a large number of Peacock butterflies, one of which I filmed being eaten by a large dragonfly. About 100 yard away there is an hotel. Its name? Peacock's Hotel!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Connemara Rose
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Aug 16 - 06:49 PM

There is a church in Maam


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Subject: RE: Origins: Connemara Rose
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Mar 18 - 04:28 PM

Anyone have the music notes for this waltz,my daughter plays the accordion and wants to learn ir


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Subject: RE: Origins: Connemara Rose
From: GUEST,Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 27 Mar 18 - 07:35 PM

Here's a slightly different version from Dermot Hegarty. The Man/Maam is not clear on the recording. On first hearing it sounded like Man, but when I slowed it down it sounded like Maam. But I agree that Maam would seem to make more sense (it is on the road to Oughterard), so I've gone with that!

I'll try and put the tune up later for that last request.

Mick



CONNEMARA ROSE
(music:Dermot O'Brien, words:Jimmy McGee)


  Well, I met a girl from Connemara, far West from Galway town.
  Her blue eyes shone with beauty and her red hair flowin' down.
  She lives among the mountains where the wild, wild heather grows,
  And her name it's Kate O'Hara, she's my Connemara rose.


Well, I knew when first I saw her on the road to Oughterard,
That somehow, some way, some day, she'd be tennant of my heart.
She smiled at me so sweetly as the stream beside her flowed,
And from that day I'll ne'er forget my Connemara rose.

Well it seems like endless time went by before I saw her smile,
But the memory of her love sustains me every lonely mile.
She was waiting as she promised when I came back to propose,
And to ask her father for the hand of my Connemara rose.

  Oh, she comes from Connemara, far West from Galway town
  Her blue eyes shone with beauty and her red hair flowin' down.
  She lives among the mountains where the wild, wild heather grows,
  And her name it's Kate O'Hara, she's my Connemara rose.


Well, tomorrow we will walk the aisle in that little church in Maam
And there we'll take the vows for life to live and work as one.
Our sons will grow to manhood where the wild, wild heather grows,
And I hope that they'll be proud, like me, of my Connemara rose.

  Oh, she comes from Connemara, far West from Galway town
  Her blue eyes shone with beauty and her red hair flowin' down.
  She lives among the mountains where the wild, wild heather grows,
  And her name it's Kate O'Hara, she's my Connemara rose.


  Oh, she comes from Connemara, far West from Galway town
  Her blue eyes shone with beauty and her red hair flowin' down.
  She lives among the mountains where the wild, wild heather grows,
  And her name it's Kate O'Hara, she's my Connemara rose.




Source: Dermot Hegarty, album Connemara Rose


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Subject: RE: Origins: Connemara Rose
From: GUEST,Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 27 Mar 18 - 08:49 PM

Here's the tune used by Dermot Hegarty. The tune sounds like a very familiar song tune (not this song!).

Mick



X:1
T:Connemara Rose
C:Jimmy McGee and Dermot O'Brian
S:Dermot Hegarty
D:Dermot Hegarty: Connemara Rose
N:Transposed from Bb mix to C mix
Z:MCP
L:1/4
Q:3/4=56
M:3/4
K:Cmix
E/D/ | C2 c | B2 c | G2 E | F F G | F2 E | C2 C | C3- | C2
w: Well I|met a|girl from|Conn- e-|ma- ra Far|West from|Gal- way|town_
G | c2 d | e2 d | c2 B | G2 A | B2 B | (A G) F | G3- | G2
w:Her|blue eyes|shone with|beau- ty|and her|red hair|flow_ ing|down|_
G | c2 d | e2 d | c2 B | G2 A | B2 B | (A G) F | G3- | G
w: She|lives a-|mong the|mount- ains|where the|wild wild|heath_ er|grows|_
E D | C2 c | B2 c | G2 E | F2 G | F2 E | C2 C | C3- | C2 |]
w: And her|name it's|Kate O'|Har- a|she's my|Conn- e-|ma- ra| rose|_|]


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