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Lyr Req: Luke - A Tribute (from The Dubliners)

Håvard 02 Jul 97 - 12:04 PM
Wolfgang Hell 08 Jul 97 - 07:16 AM
Martin Ryan 08 Jul 97 - 05:34 PM
11 Jul 97 - 05:10 AM
Martin Ryan 17 Jul 97 - 05:07 AM
Wolfgang 18 Jul 97 - 03:49 AM
GUEST,Neil D 16 Jan 08 - 10:43 AM
Jack Campin 16 Jan 08 - 12:00 PM
maeve 16 Jan 08 - 07:14 PM
brioc 17 Jan 08 - 10:28 AM
GUEST,Inishowenjohn 08 Sep 08 - 05:49 PM
GUEST,morrisbrendon 09 Sep 08 - 09:05 AM
GUEST,maidontheshore 08 Oct 08 - 09:56 AM
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Subject: LQ: Luke a tribute +
From: Håvard
Date: 02 Jul 97 - 12:04 PM

On the Dubliners' "Celebration" (1988?) Chrity Moore recorded a beautiful tribute to the late great Luke Kelly - does anyone have the lyrics for this song?

Am also looking for a Scottish Border song - Ch:"...she's the Earl of [somewhere]'s daughter and the fairest of them all, but a [adjective, adjective, adjective] lad has stale her heart awa'"

-H


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Subject: Lyr Add: LUKE - A TRIBUTE (from The Dubliners)
From: Wolfgang Hell
Date: 08 Jul 97 - 07:16 AM

Dear Havard (sorry for the suboptimal spelling), here is my attempt at it:

LUKE - A TRIBUTE

1. The years have passed, the winds have blown since first I saw you there
with feet apart to the music moved your bright red curling hair.
The spotlight shone in colours bright reflecting on your face
the music notes so sweet and clear in the spirit of your race.

2. Your songs told tales of peace and joy of sorrow and of love,
the power and passion of your voice soared heavenly above.
And from the inner soul and heart, with emotion in each song,
you stirred the hearts of many, Luke, when you sang of right and wrong.

3. The humour of those laughing eyes was shared in full with all
when you choose the songs to lift the hearts that filled the music hall.
The ecstasy and joy was felt in chorus, clap and cheer,
when the sun(son?) of rosin (?) took the stage, the king of balladeers.

4. I saw you sing a thousand times, 10000 songs or more,
I still can clearly hear your voice though your time with us was o'er.
For memories are all we have, when we think of you today,
your name, we'll always honour, Luke, (??: weird land your passed this way??).

The last half line beats me; I have tried to write it as I hear it without any attempt on semantics. The other lines should be mostly correct, with still some improvement possible. Yours Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: LQ: Luke a tribute +
From: Martin Ryan
Date: 08 Jul 97 - 05:34 PM

Hi

"son of Roisin" would mean "Irishman" since Roisin Dubh (dark Rose) is an allegorical name for Ireland. Pronounced roughly "Roe - sheen"!

Not sure what the final line is - I'll post it if I find out

Regards


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Subject: RE: LQ: Luke a tribute +
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Date: 11 Jul 97 - 05:10 AM

Thanks, Martin, I should have known that, but the word "rosin" also seemed to make sense in a musical context. Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: LQ: Luke a tribute +
From: Martin Ryan
Date: 17 Jul 97 - 05:07 AM

Wolfgang

Just looking at your version of the last line, my guess would be:

".. we're glad you passed this way"!

Sound reasonable?

Regards


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Subject: RE: LQ: Luke a tribute +
From: Wolfgang
Date: 18 Jul 97 - 03:49 AM

Yes, Martin, it sounds reasonable, but I'm not completely sure. Anyway, thanks for caring, the lyrics are good enough for me now, and perhaps even 100% correct.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: LQ: Luke a tribute +
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 16 Jan 08 - 10:43 AM

I like the later Luke look with the full beard and long, wild hair.


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Subject: RE: LQ: Luke a tribute +
From: Jack Campin
Date: 16 Jan 08 - 12:00 PM

You want "The Earl of March's Daughter".


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Subject: RE: LQ: Luke a tribute +
From: maeve
Date: 16 Jan 08 - 07:14 PM

Here's a link to a Mudcat thread with lyrics and a post by the author:

The Earl of March's Daughter


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Subject: RE: LQ: Luke a tribute +
From: brioc
Date: 17 Jan 08 - 10:28 AM

hi all, it is We're glad you passed this way. And Roisin was hih mothers name.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Luke - A Tribute
From: GUEST,Inishowenjohn
Date: 08 Sep 08 - 05:49 PM

Last line of Verse 3 should definitely read ".... son of Roisin" and the last line of V4 "... we're glad you passed this way".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Luke - A Tribute
From: GUEST,morrisbrendon
Date: 09 Sep 08 - 09:05 AM

It was written by Michael O'Keefe from Cork, who I used to know although i haven't met him in a long while. He's a schoolteacher and I think he used to present a music programme on Kilkenny local radio. "We're glad you passed this way", Roisin is a reference to a poem that Luke wrote "For what died the sons of Roisin...was it greed?". It's on some Dubliners album.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Luke - A Tribute (from The Dubliners)
From: GUEST,maidontheshore
Date: 08 Oct 08 - 09:56 AM

she's the earl of march's daughter and the fairest of them all, and the humble squire of (where ever he's from, it sounds like 'tushisla') has ta'en her heart awa'.
that's more than you have now, so...


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