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Chords Req: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland (Irvine)

Kernow John 11 Mar 00 - 03:58 AM
Brakn 12 Mar 00 - 07:28 PM
Callie 12 Mar 00 - 07:32 PM
Alan of Australia 13 Mar 00 - 01:30 AM
alison 13 Mar 00 - 02:03 AM
alison 13 Mar 00 - 02:11 AM
Alan of Australia 13 Mar 00 - 04:48 AM
GUEST,Baz (at work) 13 Mar 00 - 09:36 AM
Callie 13 Mar 00 - 05:55 PM
GUEST,Stephen 07 Aug 04 - 12:09 AM
John in Brisbane 07 Aug 04 - 03:32 AM
Big Tim 08 Aug 04 - 02:44 AM
John MacKenzie 08 Aug 04 - 11:19 AM
Big Tim 08 Aug 04 - 04:10 PM
GUEST,fearghal. 08 Jan 05 - 01:32 PM
David Ingerson 21 Dec 05 - 09:18 PM
theballadeer 21 Dec 05 - 10:16 PM
David Ingerson 22 Dec 05 - 05:45 PM
David Ingerson 29 Dec 05 - 03:57 PM
GUEST,John Cullen ex Clare and Liverpool 01 Apr 07 - 10:53 AM
Declan 01 Apr 07 - 08:45 PM
michaelr 01 Apr 07 - 11:59 PM
GUEST,Henryp 24 Sep 07 - 02:54 PM
Marty Smith 25 Sep 07 - 11:47 AM
van lingle 25 Sep 07 - 12:01 PM
Declan 25 Sep 07 - 01:51 PM
GUEST,Dave C 07 Mar 08 - 03:32 PM
GUEST,woody 07 Mar 08 - 04:14 PM
GUEST,Shaun (Ireland) 29 Oct 08 - 07:55 PM
GUEST,paddy abbey 22 Nov 10 - 05:59 AM
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Subject: Chords Req. My Hearts Tonight in Ireland
From: Kernow John
Date: 11 Mar 00 - 03:58 AM

Can anyone help me out on this one?
Just can't seem to get it right.
Thanks
Baz


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Subject: RE: Chords Req. My Hearts Tonight in Ireland
From: Brakn
Date: 12 Mar 00 - 07:28 PM

You're not having much luck here BAZ. Is that the correct title? Who does it?


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Subject: RE: Chords Req. My Hearts Tonight in Ireland
From: Callie
Date: 12 Mar 00 - 07:32 PM

I know the song. I have it on a CD called something like "the changing sound of Irish music". I could listen to it later tonight and work it out for you.

--callie


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Subject: RE: Chords Req. My Hearts Tonight in Ireland
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 13 Mar 00 - 01:30 AM

G'day,
Saw Andy Irvine do this a couple of weeks ago. Thought he wrote it. If so I've probably got it on a CD.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Chords Req. My Hearts Tonight in Ireland
From: alison
Date: 13 Mar 00 - 02:03 AM

Well you would have alan if I hadn't borrowed the CD. Just writing it out now.... there's a song clip here

slainte

alison


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY HEART'S TONIGHT IN IRELAND (A Irvine)
From: alison
Date: 13 Mar 00 - 02:11 AM

Here you go

MY HEART'S TONIGHT IN IRELAND - Andy Irvine

In the town of Scariff the sun was shining in the sky
When Willie Clancy played his pipes and the tears welled in my eyes.
Many years have passed and gone since the times we had there
But my heart's tonight in Ireland in the sweet County Clare.

CHORUS

My heart tonight is far away across the rolling sea
In the sweet Miltown Malbay it's there I'd love to be
So long ago and far away but nothing can compare
My heart's tonight in Ireland in the sweet County Clare.

That August in Kilrush when the rain was lashing down
And our hotel was that haybarn on the outskirts of town.
We were all sick and feverish and Dolan had the flu
But Johnny produced some whiskey and the sun came shining through.

Those nights in Sixmilebridge when the songs and music flowed
And when it came to closing time sure the lights were turned down low
And the sergeant from Kilkishen he would buy us all one more
And we never left that pub before the clock was striking four.

Lahinch and Enniscorthy, Liscannor and Kilkee
But best of all was Miltown when the music flowed so free
Willie Clancy and the County Clare I'm ever in your debt
For the sights and sounds of yesterday are shining memories yet.

CHORUS

My heart tonight is far away across the rolling sea
In the sweet Miltown Malbay it's there I'd love to be
So long ago and far away but nothing can compare
My heart's tonight in Ireland in the sweet County Clare.
In the days of Sweeney in the sweet County Clare.

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Chords Req. My Hearts Tonight in Ireland
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 13 Mar 00 - 04:48 AM

Well thanks ali, you saved me the trouble of scanning it!

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: Chords Req. My Hearts Tonight in Ireland
From: GUEST,Baz (at work)
Date: 13 Mar 00 - 09:36 AM

That's the one you guys but I have the words it's the chords I'm desparate for. Please can you help? regards Baz


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Subject: RE: Chords Req. My Hearts Tonight in Ireland
From: Callie
Date: 13 Mar 00 - 05:55 PM

I haven't forgotten - when I return to my abode tonight (after some roving this week!) I will work the chords out for you, unless Alison or Alan jump in first (which they are very welcome to do!)

cheers --Callie


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: GUEST,Stephen
Date: 07 Aug 04 - 12:09 AM

did anyone come up with the chords for this one? also, has anyone seen the chords progression for Paul Brady's Hlep me to believe?

Thanx all


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 07 Aug 04 - 03:32 AM

In the very unlikely event that Andy used the tune to MY Heart's Tonight in Texas, here's the tune and chords:

X:1
T:My Heart's Tonight in Texas
C:
M:2/4
L:1/16
Q:1/4=100
K:G
G3 A |"G"B2 B2 "G"B2 A2 |"G"B2 d2 "G"d2 B2 |"G"A2 G2 "Em"G2 E2 |"G"G4 "G"G3 A |
"G"B2 B2 "G"B2 A2 |"G"B2 d4 d-d |"G"d2 B2 "G"G2 B2 |"D"A4 |"G"G3 A |
"G"B2 B2 "G"B2 A2 |"G"B2 d2 "G"d2 B2 |"G"A2 G2 "Em"G2 E2 |"G"G4 "G"G3 G |
"D"A2 A2 "D"A2 A2 |"G"B2-B2-"G"B2 A-A |"G"G2 G G "Em"E2 E2 |"G"G4 |


My Heart's Tonight in Texas

| G / | / / | / Em | G / |
/ / | / | / / | D | G |
/ / | / / | / Em | G / |
D / | G / | / Em | G |


Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: Big Tim
Date: 08 Aug 04 - 02:44 AM

Andy sang the song on the Planxty reunion. Can anyone date the song?


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 08 Aug 04 - 11:19 AM

It's a steal, from My Heart's tonight in Texas which I have on tape sung by The Carter family, and recorded in the 1930s. I heard someone play it at a club, and say that it only took Andy Irvine about 10 minutes to write. I can't say I'm surprised.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: Big Tim
Date: 08 Aug 04 - 04:10 PM

Thanks for that info Giok.                                       

Andy's not a great songwriter, great singer though.               

His best song, imo, is "The West Coast of Clare": his 2004 performance on the reunion tour was absolutely magnificent, better than the original: gut-wrenching. Maybe he acknowledges the origins of "Tonight My Heart's in Ireland" outwith the stage performance.

Given Andy's respect for the tradition, I'd be surprised, and disappointed, if he didn't.


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Subject: RE: planxty
From: GUEST,fearghal.
Date: 08 Jan 05 - 01:32 PM

did anyone ever hear the song called 'the little musgrave 'search for it and listin to the lyrics.its class.sang by christy moore out of planxty.go raibh maith agat


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: David Ingerson
Date: 21 Dec 05 - 09:18 PM

I just heard this song for the first time last week. Although I've got to agree that the lyrics leave something to be desired, Andy Irvine has certainly captured the powerful feelings I've had for my musical experiences in Ireland, many of them around Miltown Malbay and the Willie Clancy festival. The song resonated deeply and immediately with me.

One question some of you might be able to answer for me: The allusion to Sweeney in the last line of the last chorus--is that a reference to Mad Sweeney and the wild and uninhibited flings of youth? Or is there a Sweeney I don't know about in the music scene in Co Clare? Or is it something else altogether?

Cheers,

David


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: theballadeer
Date: 21 Dec 05 - 10:16 PM

"Sweeney" is the Irish band, Sweeney's Men of which Andy was a member. I'm not sure but I think he mentions that on the Planxty DVD.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: David Ingerson
Date: 22 Dec 05 - 05:45 PM

That makes perfect sense. Thanks for the new (for me) info, balladeer. I still like the allusion, but now I realize it is one step removed from the song--to the name of the band.

Cheers,

David


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: David Ingerson
Date: 29 Dec 05 - 03:57 PM

BTW, the first line of the fourth verse should read:

"Lahinch and Enistymon, Liscanor and Kilkee"

...Enistymon being a town just north of Miltown Malbay in Co Clare.

The spelling here is a puzzle, though. I know one of the problems in spelling English is the single-double letter confusion, but here the confusion is magnified. Apparently both Enistymon and Liscanor are both also spelled with double n's: Ennistymon and Liscannor. I spelled them with the single n because that's the way they appeared on my Bartholomew Map. (Maybe I should look at an Irish map, eh?)

Any comments on this issue? Is one preferable? Why the difference?

Cheers,

David


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: GUEST,John Cullen ex Clare and Liverpool
Date: 01 Apr 07 - 10:53 AM

I can't comment on specifics of the song, except to say that I have loved it for years and I'm looking for the guitar chords. I'll try the 'Texas' ones.
      There is a point about the song, though, which may deserve a mention;
      During the years I spent in Clare, I regularly visited an excellent Kilkishen pub renowned for music on Friday nights. There was always great care taken, when anyone left the premises, lest 'The Sergeant' might be patrolling outside. Well, in the event we never saw 'The Sergeant' nor any sign of his car, and we were always able to drive home unmolested and unarrested.
      When I heard this track, many years after leaving the area, it became clear that our caution was quite unnecessary.
       John C


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: Declan
Date: 01 Apr 07 - 08:45 PM

David,

If your still around and reading this, I think you weren't far off the mark with your reference to Mad Sweeney in that I think the name Sweeney's Men was a reference to the said legendary character.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: michaelr
Date: 01 Apr 07 - 11:59 PM

G   Em   C   D
C   G    Am C
G       C   D
G   Em   C D G


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: GUEST,Henryp
Date: 24 Sep 07 - 02:54 PM

Lahinch and Ennistymon, Liscannor and Kilkee
But best of all was Miltown when the music flowed so free
Willie Clancy and the County Clare I'm ever in your debt
For the sights and sounds of yesterday are shining memories yet.

This tune was written by Andy while in hospital in Scotts Head, New South Wales, Australia after nearly drowning. I guess a near death experience would make anyone of us look back over our past, but not many people could make a classic song out of his thoughts.

Thanks to http://www.chinatogalway.com/songs%20words%20my%20hearts.htm

I think it's a great tribute to Willie Clancy and to traditional music - Andy Irvine says that when you're a songwriter you never throw anything away.

One summer I'm going to tour Clare and visit all the places mentioned in this song. I'll finish with a pint at O'Connor's in Doolin in memory of the Russell family.


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Subject: Tune/Chords Add: MY HEART'S TONIGHT IN TEXAS
From: Marty Smith
Date: 25 Sep 07 - 11:47 AM

Unless I have a completely different version of My Heart's Tonight in TEXAS, they are totally unrelated, nothing alike whatsoever. Here's the version I have for the Texas song:

X:1
T:My Heart's Tonight in Texas
C:
L:1/8
Q:240
M:4/4
K:C
z6 G3/2A/ | BB BA Bd dB | AG GE G2 G3/2A/ | BB BA Bd2d | dB GB A2 G3/2A/ | BB BA Bd dB | \
AG GE G2 G3/2G/ | AA AA B3A | GG/G/ EE G4 | z8 | z8 | z8 | z8 | z8 | z8 | z8 | z8 | \
z8 | z8 | z8 | z8 | z8 | z8 | z8 | \


The chords posted above seem to fit in with this version very well.
Here's My Hearts's tonight in IRELAND, straight out of Andy's Irvine's songbook, "Aiming for the Heart":

X:1
T:My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
C:
L:1/8
Q:240
M:4/4
K:F
A2 A2 A3G | GA2A A2 G2 | F2 D2 D2 B,C | z6 F2 | FF2F3 D2 | C2 FF3 FG | G4 F2 G2 | \
G4 G4 | z6 CC | A3c A2 GA | z4 A2 G2 | F4 FE z2 | D6 DD | F3G F2 DC | z2 F2 F2 F2 | \
A4 G2 GF | z6 C2 | A3A A2 G2 | F3G A2 B2 | B3A F2 D2 | C6 AA | B3F D2 B,2 | CF4z FG | \
A3G z2 F2 | z2 FD D4 | z6 A2 | c3A c3d | A2 GA z3G | F2 F2 G2 DC | z6 CC | F3G F2 DC | \
z2 F2 F2 G2 | A4 G2 GF | z8 | \

There's nothing similar about them at all. So I doubt very much that he took one to make the other (unless there's another version of the Texas song, which is possible).

And John, here are the chords (again, out of Andy's book) in case you are still looking for them:

Verse:
| F | F | Bb | C |
|Bb F | F | C | C |
| C | F | Dm | Dm |
| Bb | F | F |Dm C | F |

Chorus:
| F | F | Bb | C |
| Bb | F |Dm C | Bb |
| Bb | Am | Am | Dm |
| C | F | F |Dm C | F |


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: van lingle
Date: 25 Sep 07 - 12:01 PM

He does a great version of this on "Mozaik Live at the Power House" which, incidentally, is a killer CD by a killer band, IMO.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: Declan
Date: 25 Sep 07 - 01:51 PM

David,

You asked a while back about the double n in the names of Ennistymon and Liscannor. I don't think it makes a huge difference. The Gaelic root of Ennis in Ennistymon and in the town of Ennis itself is the word Inis meaning an island. This is generally spelled with a single 'n' nowadays although I've seen it spelled with two. Ennis the anglacised version of the name is probably spelled that way to match the phonetic way the name is pronounced. The pronunciation of Enis is English varies. Try putting a D or a P in front of it and you'll see what I mean.

I think the 'canor' in the name of Liscanor is based on the name Conor or O'Conor (not 100% sure of this). Again these names are spelled either with a single or double n. The Gaelic route of theis name is Conchubhair pronounced Cruh-hoor which has a single n.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: GUEST,Dave C
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 03:32 PM

Here is how I play it, slightly different than above, and slightly different than the Planxty Live 2004 version. Andy plays some different chord that I can't seem to completely match,


[G]In the town of [Em]Scariff the sun was [C]shining in the [D]sky
When [C]Willie Clancy [G]played his pipes and the [C]tears welled [Em]in my [D]eyes.
Many [G]years have passed and [Em]gone since the [C]times we had [D]there
But my [C]heart's tonight in [G]Ireland in the [C]sweet [D]County [G]Clare.

CHORUS
My [G]heart tonight is [Em]far away [C]across the rolling [D]sea
In the [C]sweet Miltown [G]Malbay it's [C]there I'd [Em]love to [C]be
So [G]long ago and [Em]far away but [C]nothing can com[D]pare
My [C]heart's tonight in [G]Ireland in the [C]sweet [D]County [G]Clare.


And HenryP - the best time to go to Doolin is during the Micho Russell festival in February

http://www.michorussellweekend.ie/


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: GUEST,woody
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 04:14 PM

Any hear to night my Hearts in Teaxas


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: GUEST,Shaun (Ireland)
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 07:55 PM

At[G] the east end of London I[C] met an old man
He kept a bar called the[D] horses and tram
My[G] parents were Irish they[C] loved that dear[Am] land
The[A7] cockney he smiled and he[Am] shook my old [G]hand

[Chorus]
My[G] heart is in[Bm] Ireland it's[C] there I long to[Am] be
He[A7]r hills and her valleys are[D] calling to me
Though[C] born here in[D] this land my[C] heart is in Ireland
The[G] land of the[Am] old folk is[D] calling to[G] me


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland (Irvine)
From: GUEST,paddy abbey
Date: 22 Nov 10 - 05:59 AM

you can get away with doing it in chords g c g c g d do these for the whole song


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