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Lyr Add: Christie Farrell / The Old Man of the Sea

jacko@nz 12 Sep 00 - 10:51 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 12 Sep 00 - 10:58 PM
Joe Offer 12 Sep 00 - 11:00 PM
jacko@nz 13 Sep 00 - 01:42 AM
MartinRyan 13 Sep 00 - 08:24 AM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 13 Sep 00 - 01:54 PM
MartinRyan 13 Sep 00 - 01:59 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 13 Sep 00 - 02:19 PM
GUEST,Shanty Kees 25 Jan 08 - 11:41 AM
MartinRyan 25 Jan 08 - 12:09 PM
Charley Noble 25 Jan 08 - 01:03 PM
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Subject: ADD: Christie Farrell ^^
From: jacko@nz
Date: 12 Sep 00 - 10:51 PM

I think I've tried every way of spelling this...no luck can't find it... so here it is as sung by Gerry Hallom

CHRISTIE FARRELL

It's a lot of miles I've travelled, now I've just a few to go
Before that I am home again where the silver Shannon flows
So spoke Christie Farrell the old man of the sea
Thirty years on the merchant ships and a long way from Lochree

I travelled round this great big world all on the seven seas
Often spent the night on deck just listening to the breeeze
I've seen the red sun rising on Fuji's silver crown
And seen the same sun dipping down over smoky New York town

I've often watched the smiling moon rolling over Lebanon
Seen shooting stars come showering down to the harbour of Hong Kong
I've seen the northern lights up there in the arctic's frozen waste
And once we sailed around the horn where those clipper ships did race

We've followed shoals of flying fish when I've been off Africa's shore
Marvelled at the coral reefs where the giant waves heave and roar
I've seen the Southern Cross at night as bright as bright can be
Reflecting like some milky pearls upon down-under's sea

I've seen the giant liners with their lights all burning bright
Glittering like some diamonds in the velvet black of night
I've seen the ocean sparkle and the lightning in a storm
And yes I've heard the mermaids sing in the silvery light of dawn
^^


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Subject: RE: Lyrics:Christie Farrell
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 12 Sep 00 - 10:58 PM

Thanks Jacko great song Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyrics:Christie Farrell
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Sep 00 - 11:00 PM

Oh, my, what a great song! Can you tell us anything more about it, Jack?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyrics:Christie Farrell
From: jacko@nz
Date: 13 Sep 00 - 01:42 AM

I'm sorry ,I can't Joe....I'd fine like to know more about it myself


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Subject: RE: Lyrics:Christie Farrell
From: MartinRyan
Date: 13 Sep 00 - 08:24 AM

Nice one! In verse 1, that'll be Lough Ree - one of two large lakes on the Shannon, mentioned earlier.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyrics:Christie Farrell
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 13 Sep 00 - 01:54 PM

Thanks Martin. Any clues as to who wrote this? Yours, Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyrics:Christie Farrell
From: MartinRyan
Date: 13 Sep 00 - 01:59 PM

Dave.

No idea - a quick check on my usual sources drew a blank. There's a whiff of Kipling about it , isn't there?

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyrics:Christie Farrell
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 13 Sep 00 - 02:19 PM

Aye, it does have that ring to it... I've e-mailed my friend Paul Davis who knows a lot of Irish music to see if he can shed some light on it. Jacko sings it very well; I had to use me flipper to wipe away a tear. Yours,Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Christie Farrell (from Gerry Hallom)
From: GUEST,Shanty Kees
Date: 25 Jan 08 - 11:41 AM

The song is written by Graeme Miles as "The Old Man of the Sea". I have a recording of the song by Martyn Wyndham-Read.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Christie Farrell (from Gerry Hallom)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 25 Jan 08 - 12:09 PM

Home to roost, at last!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Christie Farrell (from Gerry Hallom)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 25 Jan 08 - 01:03 PM

Nice to nail this one down.

I'd like to know more about Graeme Miles. Is he Australian?

From The Living Tradition:

"Another of Martyn's favourite songsmiths is Graeme Miles and he has recorded several, one such is 'Shepherd On The Fell'. "It's a really good song, one he wrote in the mid-60s, '65 I think, and, like Eric Bogle, he started off with some of the best ones, his first song was 'Sea Coal', written in 1949!" Martyn also recalls an early tribute to the magic of Graeme's writing skills... "

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Christie Farrell (from Gerry Hallom)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 25 Jan 08 - 01:11 PM

Ah, here's a link to a bio of Graeme Miles: click here for website

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Christie Farrell (from Gerry Hallom)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 25 Jan 08 - 01:13 PM

I've heard "Sea Coal" alright - fine song.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Christie Farrell (from Gerry Hallom)
From: threelegsoman
Date: 21 Sep 11 - 07:15 AM

I have wanted to sing this song for some time, but until today was unable to find the lyrics. Now thanks to this thread, I have been able to upload my version onto YouTube.
Thank you all.

threelegsoman

Here is a link to my video:

The Old Man Of The Sea


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Christie Farrell (from Gerry Hallom)
From: GUEST,miner's lass
Date: 21 Sep 11 - 08:40 AM

The song about Christie Farrell, as far as I am aware, was written by Graeme Miles and was recorded also by Martyn Wyndham-Read. Graeme gave the song the title The Old Man and the Sea


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Christie Farrell (from Gerry Hallom)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 Sep 11 - 08:44 AM

threelegsoman-

Nice job singing, and kind to provide the lyrics scrolling along in your video.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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