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Lyr/Chords Req: My Love Is a Tall Ship (J Crowley)

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Subject: My Love is a Tall Ship
From: GUEST,Mikey Joe
Date: 16 Aug 00 - 07:26 AM

Hi I'm searching for these lyrics. any help?? It's a song I've heards Jimmy Crowley sing live a number of times but I can't track it down


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Love is a Tall Ship
From: GUEST,Mikey Joe
Date: 18 Aug 00 - 06:37 AM

Anyone at all?? Even a little bit of a verse?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Love is a Tall Ship
From: Quincy
Date: 18 Aug 00 - 10:00 AM

Mikey Joe,
Couldn't find any lyrics but Jimmy Crowley's web site can be e-mailed.
It says that he wrote the song himself so I'm sure it would be worth a try!

http://www.irishtrad.com/crowley/
Sorry can't do the clicky thing so it has to be cut n paste!
Good luck with your search,
Yvonne


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Love is a Tall Ship
From: Quincy
Date: 18 Aug 00 - 10:12 AM

A little bit more info...not much so don't get too excited!!
Jimmy's song book is available from Tayberry music.......

Book - Jimmy Crowley's Irish Songbook (#DU 773-9) $9.50 My Love is a Tall Ship CD (#CRO 006-D) $18.50 Uncorked CD (#TX 165-D) $16.50

http://www.tayberry.com/cat/C.html

Yvonne


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Love is a Tall Ship
From: GUEST,Mikey Joe
Date: 19 Aug 00 - 09:26 AM

Cheers Quincy,

Thanks very much. I really like Jimmy and have been trying to get hold of that track for ages & ages

Mikey Joe


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY LOVE IS A TALL SHIP (J Crowley) ^^
From: Tim Salt
Date: 19 Aug 00 - 03:02 PM

Mikey Joe

Here are the words you are after. I think this is a great song which I enjoy singing and always goes down well with audiences. A word of caution though - I transcribed this from the CD but I am not convinced about some of the words or the name of the tall ship, so if anyone takes issue with any of the words here I would love to know the correct ones!

MY LOVE IS A TALL SHIP
Jimmy Crowley

My love is a tall ship and a sweet brigantine,
One of the old girls seldom now seen,
And she heaves to the wind, boys. See how she flies
With stars in her hair, boys, and mist in her eyes.

My love is a tall ship. No finer was seen,
For many's the ocean my true love has been,
And the wind in the rigging it whispers her name,
While brace on the bows watches over the main.

So blow your breezes; blow a fair wind to the Askart,
And see that lady go o'er the dark rolling sea.

Haul on the sheets, boys. Make up the downhaul,
And step on the oars, lads, and mind you don't fall.
Stand by to brace, boys. Unfurl the topsail,
And we'd soon make her home on the watery main.

So blow your breezes; blow a fair wind to the Askart,
And see that lady go o'er the dark rolling sea.

My love is a tall ship and a sweet brigantine,
One of the old girls seldom now seen,
And she heaves to the wind, boys. see how she flies
With stars in her hair, boys, and mist in her eyes.


The Askart was an Irish sail training ship Jimmy Crowley trained on.
^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Love is a Tall Ship
From: MartinRyan
Date: 19 Aug 00 - 06:46 PM

Well done from Jimmy's accent! The ship is the Asgard - actually Asgard II, named after an earlier one. She's an Irish sail training ship, alright.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Love is a Tall Ship
From: Mikey joe
Date: 19 Aug 00 - 06:48 PM

YOu took the words outta my mouth Martin. Thanks Tim Anyone here going to the Fleadh Cheoil


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Love is a Tall Ship
From: GUEST,EAMON
Date: 03 May 07 - 11:02 AM

DOES ANY ONE HAVE THE GUITAR CHORDS FOR THE SONG MY LOVE IS A TALL SHIP.........


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Subject: Chords Add: MY LOVE IS A TALL SHIP
From: GUEST,Sean Hennessy
Date: 08 May 07 - 07:11 PM

These ones work for me

G            C       D                  G
My love is a tall ship and a sweet brigantine,
          Em       C          D
One of the old girls seldom now seen,
                      C          D            Em
And she heaves to the wind, boys. See how she flies
                  C               D          G
With stars in her hair, boys, and mist in her eyes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Love is a Tall Ship
From: radriano
Date: 29 May 07 - 02:55 PM

By the way, the last line of verse 2 should read:

While GRACE on the bows watches over the main


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Love is a Tall Ship
From: Celtaddict
Date: 30 May 07 - 11:53 AM

For anyone who might not be versed in Irish history:
The 'Grace' who watches over the main is Grainne Mhaille, or Grace O'Malley, the Irish 'Queen of the Sea' called pirate by Elizabeth I, whom she met as equal.
The first ship Asgard was used in 1914 to carry a load of guns for the Irish Volunteers in the events leading up to the 1916 Rising.
'Asgard' is the Norse home of the gods, Scandinavian equivalent of Olympus.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Love is a Tall Ship
From: Celtaddict
Date: 30 May 07 - 12:08 PM

If you are in the U.S., the song has also been recorded by Patrick O'Flaherty of Connemara, now of Lewisburg WV,
on 'Andrea's Brown Eyes' and is available through his site, http://www.poflaherty.com/
Patrick O'Flaherty


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Love is a Tall Ship
From: GUEST,corklad
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 03:33 PM

what a song


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Love is a Tall Ship
From: GUEST,Danny
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 08:16 PM

A little sad news is that the Asgard sunk about one month ago.She took water
on board and the skipper had to abandon ship Jimmy Crowley related this news to me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Love is a Tall Ship
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Dec 08 - 04:05 PM

i just heard this song at a funerall last week, it is lovely...
I'm so happy i found the words.
Martha


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: My Love is a Tall Ship (J.Crowley)
From: GUEST,hans w.gruenthal,former german sailor
Date: 05 Sep 10 - 02:52 AM

mistakes by a dozen in the verses :
verse no.1   see how she glides
no.2   to many`s the ocean---while GRACE on...

blow ye breezes ,blow
a fair wind to the asgard
see that lady go
oèr the dark rollin`sea...

verse 3 step on the YARDS,lads
and mind you don`t fall
stand by to brace ,boys
unfurl the topsail!
and we`ll soon make our home
on the watery main....


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