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szarak@polbox.com 13 Aug 97 - 04:36 AM
Wolfgang Hell 13 Aug 97 - 05:59 AM
Harald 13 Aug 97 - 12:37 PM
Harald 13 Aug 97 - 12:54 PM
szarak@polbox.com 14 Aug 97 - 04:30 AM
Harald 21 Aug 97 - 11:42 AM
szarak@polbox.com 22 Aug 97 - 04:34 AM
Harald 26 Aug 97 - 12:33 PM
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Subject: Dubliners (?) - words & chords
From: szarak@polbox.com
Date: 13 Aug 97 - 04:36 AM

Seeking words & chords for a song I've heard several times in the pub ("Dubliners" is probably the title). Somebody told me that Dubliners performed it too.

Some words in the chorus: "Oh Dublin, you're my city, I'm proud to call you mine..."

Any idea?? I would appreciate any help.

Regards Szarak


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Subject: RE: Dubliners (?) - words & chords
From: Wolfgang Hell
Date: 13 Aug 97 - 05:59 AM

No real help, but I can corroborate that "Dubliners" is the title the "Dubliners" use for this song.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Dubliners (?) - words & chords
From: Harald
Date: 13 Aug 97 - 12:37 PM

You´re both right. It´s on the Dubliners´ 25 Years Celebration Record.


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Subject: RE: Dubliners (?) - words & chords
From: Harald
Date: 13 Aug 97 - 12:54 PM

Oh Dublin, you´re my city.
I´m proud to call you mine.
Devided by the Liffey´s greasy slime.
No matter who I love and woo, at home or overseas
My love belongs those Dubliners like me.

So far as I can remember. It´s the chorus. I can´t get the rest from out of my memory. The song is about Dublin (Dubh Linn). I can get my hands on the record, so if nobody sends the song I could do so, but it would take some time (you know: asking a friend who has a friend who...)
Slainte,Harald


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Subject: RE: Dubliners (?) - words & chords
From: szarak@polbox.com
Date: 14 Aug 97 - 04:30 AM

Thanks Harald, that's it.

Would be great if you could get the words and post them here.

Bye,

Szarak


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Subject: Lyr Add: DUBLINERS
From: Harald
Date: 21 Aug 97 - 11:42 AM

It took some time to get my hands on the record and some more days to work through the song. (It's longer than I remembered it.) Well, at last, here 'tis:

DUBLINERS
Songwriter: ??

CHORUS:
Oh Dublin, you're my city. I'm proud to call you mine,
Divided by the Liffey's greasy slime.
No matter who I love and woo at home or oversea,
My heart prefers those Dubliners like me.

Dublin men and women are the salt of all the earth,
Fiercely true and loyal to the town that gave them birth.
A Dublin man spends all his life making friends
With black porter each evening at eight,
When they sound his death knell, his last prayer is to dwell,
By St. James' Pearly Gate.

Dublin is to Dubliners a dear old dirty town.
It's getting dearer every year and hard to earn a pound.
And as for the Liffey, that gash through the city,
It's thicker than treacle or chalk.
It'll soon been so grim that instead of a swim,
They'll be holding the Liffey walk.

Thugs and drugs and muggings are the order of the day.
The headline yell, "We've gone to hell. It's time crime didn't pay."
The gangs and the police meet nightly on Foley Street,
Bleeding their way through the news.
It's become quite the scene. The new show on our screen
Will be Sean MacDermott Street Blues.

Even though we've troubles, we can always find a smile.
A Dub will wear a certain air. I think you'd call it style.
Those Guinness-streaked faces from Phoenix Park races
Cheer up the grey streets with their jibes.
Though most landmarks are gone, the rich pageant lives on
And Molly Malone still survives.


Cheers, Harald


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Subject: RE: Dubliners (?) - words & chords
From: szarak@polbox.com
Date: 22 Aug 97 - 04:34 AM

Hi Harald,

Thanx a lot for the words. In fact, I received this stuff on a cassette from a friend of mine yesterday. The problem is that I'm not a native speaker of English (esp. with Irish pronunciation !!) and it wouldn't be easy for me to catch all the words ok.

Slainte,

Szarak


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Subject: RE: Dubliners (?) - words & chords
From: Harald
Date: 26 Aug 97 - 12:33 PM

So am I. Now you know why it took some time to post the complete song. :)
Cheers, Harald


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Subject: RE: Dubliners
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 19 Jan 02 - 05:33 AM

the Dubliners are still around, though missing some founder members. There's a current article in the Glasgow Sunday Herald along with other articles related to Celtic Connections performers.


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