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Lyr Req: where the three-leafed shamrock grows

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WHERE THE RIVER SHANNON FLOWS


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Lyr Add: Where the River Shannon Flows (bawdy) (6)


Wolfgang Hell 18 Aug 97 - 05:03 AM
18 Aug 97 - 07:59 AM
Alan of .au 18 Aug 97 - 10:29 AM
Laoise, Belfast 19 Aug 97 - 07:10 AM
Jim Dixon 14 Mar 18 - 05:03 PM
Steve Gardham 15 Mar 18 - 10:54 AM
Steve Gardham 15 Mar 18 - 10:58 AM
GUEST,xxx 16 Mar 18 - 02:58 PM
Steve Gardham 16 Mar 18 - 05:05 PM
leeneia 16 Mar 18 - 05:49 PM
Joe Offer 17 Mar 18 - 01:32 AM
GUEST,John Moulden 17 Mar 18 - 06:12 PM
GUEST,xxx 17 Mar 18 - 07:55 PM
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Subject: more inf.: where the three-leafed shamrock gr
From: Wolfgang Hell
Date: 18 Aug 97 - 05:03 AM

I have a fragment of a song to which I'd like to know the title and the complete lyrics:

for I'm thinking ever thinking by night as well as day
I'm thinking ever thinking of those green hills far away.
I'm thinking of those mossy banks and the valleys down below
and my heart is in lovely Erin where the three-leafed shamrock grows.

Wolfgang


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: WHERE THE RIVER SHANNON FLOWS
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Date: 18 Aug 97 - 07:59 AM

I know there is only a slight similarity with the song you posted above, but perhaps it's a start. I got this from http://www.sd.monash.edu.au/~exon/words

WHERE THE RIVER SHANNON FLOWS
Words and music by James I. Russell, ©1905.
            C
There's a pretty spot in Ireland
F C
I always claim for my land
a e D G
Where the fairies and the blarney will never, never die
C C7
It's the land of the shillelagh
F C
My heart goes back there daily
F C G7 C
To the girl I left behind me when we kissed and said goodbye
F C
CHORUS: Where dear old Shannon's flowing
F C
Where the three-leafed shamrock's grows
a e D G
Where my heart is I am going to my little Irish rose
C C7
And the moment that I meet her
F C
With a hug and kiss I'll greet her
F C G7 C
For there's not a colleen sweeter where the River Shannon flows.
Sure no letter I'll be mailing
For soon will I be sailing
And I'll bless the ship that takes me to my dear old Erin's shore
There I'll settle down forever
I'll leave the old sod never
And I'll whisper to my sweetheart "Come and take my name, Asthore."

Recorded by Bing Crosby et al.

Hope this helps,

Laoise


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Subject: RE: more inf.: where the three-leafed shamrock gr
From: Alan of .au
Date: 18 Aug 97 - 10:29 AM

Laoise,
The location you quoted won't speak to me even though I speak with the same accent!

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: more inf.: where the three-leafed shamrock gr
From: Laoise, Belfast
Date: 19 Aug 97 - 07:10 AM

Here is the link copied straight from my bookmark. I wrote it down wrong! Note exTon...

I'm so dizzy my head is spinning...

http://www.sd.monash.edu.au/~exton/words/

Laoise.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: where the three-leafed shamrock grows
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Mar 18 - 05:03 PM

Sheet music for WHERE THE RIVER SHANNON FLOWS can be seen at these websites:
Mississippi State University
Temple University
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Maine

I checked the lyrics (but not the chords) against those posted above, and they exactly agree.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: where the three-leafed shamrock grows
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 15 Mar 18 - 10:54 AM

Nellie Farrell 1859 - 89 had in her repertoire 'Where the Sweet Green Shamrock Grows.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: where the three-leafed shamrock grows
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 15 Mar 18 - 10:58 AM

Paddy Tunney had another similar song 'Where the Green Shamrock Grows' but this is not the same song and is about being evicted and emigrating.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: where the three-leafed shamrock grows
From: GUEST,xxx
Date: 16 Mar 18 - 02:58 PM

Google    'Where the Green Shamrock Grows' but this is not the same song and is about being evicted and emigrating.

Open the site entitled   The Stars of Ballymenone, New Edition

Go to pp. 547-8

That the song you mean, Steve?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: where the three-leafed shamrock grows
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 16 Mar 18 - 05:05 PM

Thanks,xxx, but I'm not a member of Project Muse and I'm not affiliated to a Uni or other institution. As the book is by Henry Glassie I would say there is every chance it's the song as sung by Paddy Tunney. I have one of Glassie's books but not that one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: where the three-leafed shamrock grows
From: leeneia
Date: 16 Mar 18 - 05:49 PM

I think the lines that Wolfgang quoted in 1997 were a third verse to 'Where the River Shannon Flows.' I have made a MIDI, using a link Jim Dixon provided. With any luck, the MIDI will appear here soon and we can all hear how the tune sounds.

I put it in the key of D.

Click to play (joeweb)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: where the three-leafed shamrock grows
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Mar 18 - 01:32 AM

Leeneia's MIDI posted. Link to the file is in her post just above.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: where the three-leafed shamrock grows
From: GUEST,John Moulden
Date: 17 Mar 18 - 06:12 PM

Surely the lines quoted by Wolfgang Hell at the head of this thread form the chorus of "I'm thinking ever thinking" as sung by Sarah and Rita Keane on their first album "Once I loved: (Claddagh CC4CD. (Track 9)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: where the three-leafed shamrock grows
From: GUEST,xxx
Date: 17 Mar 18 - 07:55 PM

Steve: I meant Google the whole line

'Where the Green Shamrock Grows' but this is not the same song and is about being evicted and emigrating.

Then

Open the site entitled   The Stars of Ballymenone, New Edition

Go to pp. 547-8


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