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Lyr/Chords Req: Lass of Acron? / Lass of Aughrim

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GUEST,katie_dlm@hotmail.com 04 Sep 00 - 02:21 PM
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Subject: Lass of Acron??
From: GUEST,katie_dlm@hotmail.com
Date: 04 Sep 00 - 02:21 PM

(remove the underscore from my address to e-mail)

I'm looking for lyrics/chords if possible to a ballad sung in a film called "Nora", about James and Nora Joyce.

It began with:

Are you the lass of Acron (<-- I think), As I suppose you to be?

-- it goes on to detail a remembered relationship and an exchange of rings, with the final lines being:

Yours a ring of beaten gold, And mine a band of tin.

(Mine/yours could be reversed there; this is only half-remembered :) ) Thanks so much for any help you can give me! Katie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Lass of Acron??
From: Brendy
Date: 04 Sep 00 - 02:43 PM

Yo!

Here is a link to a page - Click here - that gives some information about the film, and links to other relevant pages.
If I come across the lyrics on my travels, I will post them.

B.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Lass of Acron??
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 04 Sep 00 - 08:03 PM

Katie

The song is "The Lass of Aughrim" - though it goes under several other names as well (esp. Lord Gregory). There have been a few threads about it already - try a forum/digitrad search (top of the page) on Aughrim.

Regards


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LASS OF AUGHRIM
From: Brendy
Date: 04 Sep 00 - 08:22 PM

Apparently it's from 'The Dead'

THE LASS OF AUGHRIM

If you'll be the lass of Aughrim
As I am taking you mean to be
Tell me the first token
That passed between you and me.

O don't you remember
That night on yon lean hill
When we both met together
Which I am sorry now to tell.

The rain falls on my yellow locks
And the dew it wets my skin;
My babe lies cold within my arms;
Lord Gregory, let me in.

There's a bit of info here, and I got the link to the words from this site.

Do you remember if there are any more words?

B.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Lass of Acron??
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 04 Sep 00 - 11:02 PM

According to Wallace Gray's Notes for James Joyce's "The Dead" (see link above), "The version that Nora sang to Joyce can be found in Richard Ellmann's James Joyce (revised edition, p. 286)."

Beside the versions on the DT, which may be found by searching for Lord Gregory, and which belong to the Scottish rather than Irish side of the family, there is a broadside version of Lass of Aughrim at  Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads, which you may find interesting (large image):

The Lass of Ocram  Printed between 1819 and 1844 by J. Pitts of Seven Dials, London.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Lass of Acron??
From: GUEST,katie_dlm@hotmail.com
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 12:31 AM

Wow! Thanks everyone -- impressive work I must say :) Additional lyrics from the version sung in the film are:

......(grove) you remember, That night on the hill, Where we swapped rings, On each other's hands, Surely against my will.

Now -- I'm hesitant to ask, but would anyone know where I might find the tune of the Lass of Aughrim/Lord Gregory? I could sketch it out based on memory, but it might come in handy to have a more reliable source (as I'm thinking of writing a setting).

Thank you SO much for all you've done already. :) K.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Lass of Acron??
From: Peg
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 11:51 AM

In the version sung in the film "The Dead," the singer ends with "My babe lies cold within my arms, but none will ever know."

So it would seen there are several versions out there...


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Lass of Acron??
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 05 Sep 00 - 02:53 PM

It' Child ballad #76, and Child's title was "The Lass of Roch Royal". '#76' will find versions in DT (easier than looking for 'Lord Gregory', and title independent). There are 23 tunes in Bronson's 'The Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads', but not texts for all, and he includes 'Who will shoe your pretty little foot" versions, which are only the lyric part of the ballad, and these often mixed with floating lyric verses that have no relevance to Child #76.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Lass of Acron??
From: GUEST,Lazare AURENTY, in the French Alps
Date: 09 Mar 01 - 11:24 AM

Thank you for the words of "The lass of Aughrim" which I was desperately looking for after watching "Dubliners". The first words were not clear at all...

The Internet is really wonderful, sometimes!

Regards

L.Aurenty


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Subject: Lass of Aughrim
From: GUEST,Murray on Saltspring
Date: 06 Feb 03 - 09:35 PM

I was sure I'd asked this before, and got info, but can't retrieve the thread, and "Lass of Aughrim" is not listed in the DT and/or Forum. So if I repeat myself, sorry. I was looking for the little folksong Norah Barnacle sings to James Joyce's guitar in the film "Norah", and found it to be "LofA". That is an Irish version of "Lord Gregory", or (Child) "The Lass of Roch Royal" or (as I call it) "Fair Annie of Loch Ryan". Child prints an Irish copy sent from Michigan, oddly enough, but I can't see any Irish texts or music in Bronson. The TUNE Norah sings is in Bronson, from the old Blaikie Manuscript, but the words are now to be sought. Those who helped before, are you out there?


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Subject: RE: Req: Lass of Acron?? (Lass of Aughrim)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Feb 03 - 10:21 PM

Hi, Murray - I moved your message over here and gave this thread a more appropriate name. Note the crosslinked threads up top.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Req: Lass of Acron?? (Lass of Aughrim)
From: pattyClink
Date: 07 Feb 03 - 02:38 PM

Lazare, it's not the internet, it's these amazing people!


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Subject: RE: Req: Lass of Acron?? (Lass of Aughrim)
From: GUEST,Murray on Saltspring
Date: 07 Feb 03 - 03:20 PM

Thanks Joe! I knew I could depend on you.
Cheers
MS


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Subject: RE: Req: Lass of Acron?? (Lass of Aughrim)
From: GUEST,robert.niess@web.de
Date: 19 Nov 03 - 12:36 PM

Out of the Movie "the one eyed king"
The song text for "The lass of aughrim"
In vocal "song" language:
If you´ll be the lass of aughrim, as i´ll take you to be, tehelll me that first talkin, thaat past between you and me.
Refrain:
Oohh don´t you reemember thaat nights are the only new, (and) when we both met togeether,Iam sorry now to tell.
Oh the rain falls on my yellow locks and the dew soaks my skin,
Meiih babe lies cooold in my arms,
Loard Gregory, let me in.
Oah the rain falls on my heavy locks, and the dew soaks my skin,
Meiih babe lies coold in my arms,
Buat nonder let me in,
Instrumental Part


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Subject: RE: Req: Lass of Acron?? (Lass of Aughrim)
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 12:56 AM

Many of you seem to have seen the movie, but read the story "The Dead," it is much different.


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Subject: RE: Req: Lass of Acron?? (Lass of Aughrim)
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 03:46 AM

Chords for 'Lass of Aughrim'??? - go and wash your mouth out!!!!
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Lass of Acron? / Lass of Aughr
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Mar 09 - 12:18 AM

Hello,
Yes, all of this is fine. But I have scowled the internet looking for the guitar chords to no avail. Anyone know where I may find a version of it?

I would love to be able to sing this to my fiance some day...

Any help is much appreciated.


Slainte'

trevorduvall@shaw.ca


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Lass of Acron? / Lass of Aughrim
From: Declan
Date: 12 Mar 09 - 03:36 AM

Maybe if you tried smiling instead someone might help! :-)


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Subject: Chords Add: LASS OF AUGHRIM
From: GUEST,Johnmc
Date: 12 Mar 09 - 06:29 AM

Ewan has the sixth string to D

A
If you be the lass of

D
Aughrim

A
As I suppose you to

D
Be       Come

Bm         E             A         F"m
Give me the last Tok - en

A                            E
Between you and me


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LASS OF OCRAM (Roxburghe)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 12:46 PM

From The Roxburghe Ballads, Vol. VI, Part 3 (Hertford: The Ballad Society, 1888), page 613:

(Roxburghe Collection, III. 488.)
THE LASS OF OCRAM

I built my Love a gallant ship,
And a ship of Northern fame,
And such a ship as I did build,
Sure there never was seen;
For the sides were of the beaten gold,
And the doors were of block tin,
And sure such a ship as I built,
There never [before] was seen.

And as she was a sailing
By herself all alone,
She spied a proud merchant-man
Come plowing o'er the main.
"Thou fairest of all creatures,
Under the heavens," said she,
"I am the Lass of Ocram,
Seeking for Lord Gregory."          16

"If you are the Lass of Ocram,
As I take you for to be,
You must go to yonder island,
There Lord Gregory you'll see."

"It rains upon my yellow locks,
And the dew falls on my skin;
Open the gates, Lord Gregory,
And let your true love in!"          24

"If you're the Lass of Ocram,
As I take you not to be,
You must mention the three tokens
Which pass'd between you and me."

"Don't you remember, Lord Gregory,
One night on my father's hill,
With you I swaft my linen fine,
It was sore against my will;          32
For mine was of the Holland fine,
And yours but Scotch cloth;
For mine cost a guinea a yard,
And yours but five groats."

"If you are the Lass of Ocram,
As I think you not to be,
You must mention the second token,
That pass'd between you and me."          40

"Don't you remember, Lord Gregory,
One night in my father's park,
We swaffed our two rings,
It was all in the dark;
For mine was of the beaten gold,
And yours was of block tin;
And mine was true-love without,
And yours all false within."          48

"If you are the Lass of Ocram,
As I take you not to be,
You must mention the third token,
Which past between you and me."

"Don't you remember, Lord Gregory,
One night in my father's hall,
Where you stole my maidenhead,
Which was the worst of all."          56

"Begone, you base creature!
Begone from out of the hall!
Or else in the deep seas
You and your babe shall fall."

"Then who will shoe my bonny feet,
And who will close my hands,
And who will lace my waste so small,
Into a landen span?          64

"And who will comb my yellow locks,
With a brown berry comb?
And who's to be father to my child,
If Lord Gregory is none?"

"Let your brother shoe your bonny feet,
Let your sister close your hands,
Let your mother lace your waist so small,
Into a landen span.          72
Let your father comb your yellow locks,
With a brown berry comb,
And let God be father of your child,
For Lord Gregory is none."

"I dreamt a dream, dear mother,
I could wish to have it read,
I saw the Lass of Ocram
A floating on the flood."          80
"Lie still, my dearest son,
And take thy sweet rest;
It is not half an hour ago,
The maid pass'd this place."

"Ah! cursed be you, mother!
And cursed may you be,
That you did not awake me,
When the maid pass'd this way!          88
I will go down into some silent grove,
My sad moan for to make;
It is for the Lass of Ocram,
My poor heart now will break."

[White-letter. No printer's name. Woodcut of ship. Date of issue, circa 1765.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Lass of Acron? / Lass of Aughrim
From: GUEST, Dubliner
Date: 28 May 11 - 07:04 AM

nice one JohnMC, that is very helpful.

I am playing as you suggested with the addition of An E chord quickly after the the first D ...

A
If you be the lass of

D/E
Aughrim

A
As I suppose you to

D
Be       Come

Bm         E             A         F"m
Give me the last Tok - en

A                            E
Between you and me


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Lass of Acron? / Lass of Aughrim
From: pavane
Date: 26 Jul 12 - 05:07 PM

Another version can be seen in the Bodleian Ballad collection, reference

Harding B 11(3376)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Lass of Acron? / Lass of Aughrim
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jun 14 - 11:20 AM

These are quite helpful
But I am looking to play a classical version on guitar or a finger style version
Would anyone happen to know where I can obtain tis? Thanks


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