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Lyr Add: The Man of the North Countrie

GUEST,cleod 15 Aug 00 - 08:18 AM
John in Brisbane 15 Aug 00 - 08:20 PM
Malcolm Douglas 15 Aug 00 - 09:29 PM
cleod 16 Aug 00 - 10:52 AM
Malcolm Douglas 30 Aug 00 - 08:20 PM
Gabriel 21 Mar 18 - 12:14 PM
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Subject: The Man of the North Countrie ^^
From: GUEST,cleod
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 08:18 AM

The Man of the North Countrie by Thomas D'Arcy M'Gee

He came from the North and his words were few,
But his voice was kind and his heart was true;
And I knew by his eyes no guile had he,
So I married the man of the North Countrie.

Oh! Garryowen may be more gay,
Than this quiet street of Ballibay;
And I know the sun shines softly down
On the river that passes my native town.

But there's not - I say it with joy and pride -
Better man than mine in Munster wide;
And Limerick town has no happier hearth
Than mine has been with my man of the North.

I wish that in Munster they only knew
The kind, kind neighbors I came unto;
Small hate or scorn would ever be
Between the South and the North Countrie.
^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Man of the North Countrie
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 08:20 PM

Cleod, I don't know the tune for this. Does it bear any relationship to Girl From The North Country by Dylan/Cash?

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Man of the North Countrie
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 09:29 PM

I believe that the book in question (third edition of the original 1955 publication) contains no tunes or information about the songs or their writers/composers beyond the bare texts.   A later edition (Mercier Paperbacks, 1968) contained limited notes by James N. Healy and some of the melodies.  There is also a second volume, edited by Healy (Mercier,1962).  I can provide a midi of the tune (apparantly also called Dangling of the Babies) if you would like.  I don't hear any obvious relation between it and the Dylan/Cash song.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Man of the North Countrie
From: cleod
Date: 16 Aug 00 - 10:52 AM

Sorry John, Malcolm's got it right. This edition doesn't have any tunes or info about the songs (except the composer - sometimes) and neither do I (not coming from a family or culture that bears the remotest possiblity that we could actualy sing these songs).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Man of the North Countrie
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 30 Aug 00 - 08:20 PM

Midi of the tune specified (see above) sent to Alan's Mudcat Midi Site.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Man of the North Countrie
From: Gabriel
Date: 21 Mar 18 - 12:14 PM

I'd like to know the tune to which these verses were set.
It doesn't appear to be on the Midii site. Or have I missed it?


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