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Chords: Curragh of Kildare/The Winter It Is Past

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CURRAGH OF KILDARE
THE IRISH LOVERS (CURRAGH OF KILDARE)
THE LAMENTING MAID (CURRAGH OF KILDARE)


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Origins: Curragh of Kildare (61)
Origins: Curragh of Kildare/The Winter It Is Past (42)


Dan Evergreen 10 Nov 99 - 10:07 AM
Den 10 Nov 99 - 12:03 PM
Bruce O. 10 Nov 99 - 02:57 PM
Dan Evergreen 10 Nov 99 - 04:21 PM
Bruce O. 10 Nov 99 - 04:38 PM
John in Brisbane 10 Nov 99 - 07:47 PM
Den 12 Nov 99 - 01:28 PM
1979 27 Nov 00 - 02:50 PM
Bernard 27 Nov 00 - 03:04 PM
GUEST,Bruce O. 27 Nov 00 - 04:42 PM
GUEST,Check out Cantaria 27 Nov 00 - 04:51 PM
MMario 27 Nov 00 - 04:52 PM
MMario 27 Nov 00 - 04:57 PM
Bernard 27 Nov 00 - 05:14 PM
Snuffy 27 Nov 00 - 07:19 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 28 Nov 00 - 08:52 AM
1979 28 Nov 00 - 02:55 PM
Bernard 28 Nov 00 - 03:14 PM
Noreen 28 Nov 00 - 03:14 PM
Bernard 28 Nov 00 - 03:16 PM
Bernard 28 Nov 00 - 03:21 PM
1979 29 Nov 00 - 07:35 AM
Robo 29 Nov 00 - 04:39 PM
Tattie Bogle 30 Nov 00 - 07:23 PM
Tattie Bogle 30 Nov 00 - 07:25 PM
Bernard 01 Dec 00 - 08:27 AM
Bernard 01 Dec 00 - 08:28 AM
GUEST,Thomascow 22 Nov 12 - 03:54 AM
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Subject: Chords requested: The Winter it is Past
From: Dan Evergreen
Date: 10 Nov 99 - 10:07 AM

This is a real pretty song sung by Jean Redpath. I would love some help with the chords. Thanks a lot.


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Subject: RE: Chords requested: The Winter it is Past
From: Den
Date: 10 Nov 99 - 12:03 PM

Dan is this song the Curragh of Kildare, which goes:
the winter it has passed
and the summers come at last
and the birds they are singing in the trees.
If it is I can help you Den.


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Subject: RE: Chords requested: The Winter it is Past
From: Bruce O.
Date: 10 Nov 99 - 02:57 PM

There are ABCs of three tunes for it in an old thread here (Search Forum for 'Curragh'). Feed them into Henrik Norbeck's ABCMUS and it will figure out the chords for you.


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Subject: RE: Chords requested: The Winter it is Past
From: Dan Evergreen
Date: 10 Nov 99 - 04:21 PM

Den, yes that is the song. Please help. Bruce, I don't quite know how to do what you are saying. Sounds very useful though. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Chords requested: The Winter it is Past
From: Bruce O.
Date: 10 Nov 99 - 04:38 PM

I don't have the address of Henrik Norbeck's home page, so go to fsgw.org, click on links, and scan down to his homepage and click on it. From there you'll have to click on his new address, and when you get it, just look for ABCMUS, and download it. His program doesn't recognize the standard tempo designation with Q: and L: of the tunes in the Forum, but you can probably ignore that, especialy if you just want chords. Under 'Play' in his program click on chords and you'll see them. I trust you know how to copy the Forum thread to your computer, strip off the HTML and relabel the file with an extension .ABC


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Subject: RE: Chords requested: The Winter it is Past
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 10 Nov 99 - 07:47 PM

Dan, I used what I believe is the common tune from Bruce's collection of three and ran it through ABCMUS for you. I made one small change by intuition as I don;t have an instrument handy. Hope this helps. Regards, John

The Winter it is past, or Curragh of Kildare

Dm Eb | Cm Dm | F Dm | F F |
Cm Dm | Cm Dm | Bb Cm | Dm Bb |
Cm Dm | Cm Dm | Bb Cm | Dm|


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Subject: RE: Chords requested: The Winter it is Past
From: Den
Date: 12 Nov 99 - 01:28 PM

I knew someone would get to it before I did. Hope your problem is solved Dan. Den


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Subject: Curragh of Kildare
From: 1979
Date: 27 Nov 00 - 02:50 PM

I don't really need the words, I was just wondering about the melody


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Curragh of Kildare
From: Bernard
Date: 27 Nov 00 - 03:04 PM

Email me, and I'll send it to you as a MIDI file. Not everyone (me included!) takes to ABC format - I prefer 'real' music!!

(Stands back and waits for all the ABC afficionados to squeal loudly!)

Email link


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Curragh of Kildare
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 27 Nov 00 - 04:42 PM

ABCs of the three earliest known copies of the tune are in the tunes file (S2.HTM) for the Scarce Songs 2 file on my website. www.erols.com/olsonw


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Curragh of Kildare
From: GUEST,Check out Cantaria
Date: 27 Nov 00 - 04:51 PM

Go to www.chivalry.com and there is a version of Curragh of Kildare sung there that you can listen to. Click on the section "Cantaria" or do a search. They also have lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Curragh of Kildare
From: MMario
Date: 27 Nov 00 - 04:52 PM

Bernard - I prefer midi's myself - but ABC has the advantage that it can be posted in a text message, yet still easily converted and heard. Of course if more people would learn midixt for posting to the forum, then both options would be available.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Curragh of Kildare
From: MMario
Date: 27 Nov 00 - 04:57 PM

of course the simplest thing to do would be go to the entry in the DT and click on the link that plays it there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Curragh of Kildare
From: Bernard
Date: 27 Nov 00 - 05:14 PM

I know the 'advantages' of ABC, but I've yet to see it do the tune, accompaniment, percussion, etc. 'Real' music...!

Some likes it, but I doesn't!! It would be a boring place if we all liked the same thing!!

This was not intended to be thread creep for ABC v MIDI - just an honest offer to provide the tune with accompaniment in a small file - about 6Kb is hardly massive! HTML emails are bigger!

Truce?!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Curragh of Kildare
From: Snuffy
Date: 27 Nov 00 - 07:19 PM

Accompaniment??? I thought Curragh of Kildare was an air to be sung solo and unaccompanied - anything else will detract from the singer and the words.

Wassail! V


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Curragh of Kildare
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 28 Nov 00 - 08:52 AM

If you come on paltalk and ask, I can play you a Harp guitar version of the song done by John Renbourn and Robin Williamson. Yours, Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Curragh of Kildare
From: 1979
Date: 28 Nov 00 - 02:55 PM

Nope I was just lookin' for the chords off the top of someone's head. I just didn't want to go throught the trouble of sitting down for 2 minutes figuring them out so instead I thought I'd blow that time on the internet! Sorry for starting up a big ruckuss about something that has absolutely no relevance to the wonderful song. But Bernard warned me that the nonsense would follow.

Cheers!


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Subject: Chords Add: Curragh of Kildare
From: Bernard
Date: 28 Nov 00 - 03:14 PM

The chords as I play 'em...

G............Em............C........Am......D
Winter it is past, and the summer's come at last
........C...............G.......C......D
And the small birds are singing in the trees
......C.................G.............C.......Am...D
Their little hearts are glad, ah, but mine is very sad
.......G............C...Am........D
For my true love is far away from me
.........C...............G.............C.......Am....D
And it's straight I will repair to the Curragh of Kildare
.........G...............C.......Am....D
For it's there I'll find tidings of my dear
Hope they line up correctly - I've found that a non-proportional font and dots seems, usually, to be most reliable (here's where I shoot myself in the foot...!).


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Curragh of Kildare
From: Noreen
Date: 28 Nov 00 - 03:14 PM

Don't worry, 1979- it's called thread creep- and there are several possible routes here, but we've already exhausted the unaccompanied singing discussion elsewhere, Snuffy... *LOL*

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Curragh of Kildare
From: Bernard
Date: 28 Nov 00 - 03:16 PM

Ey up, it worked!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Curragh of Kildare
From: Bernard
Date: 28 Nov 00 - 03:21 PM

Methinks, Noreen, that Snuffy was throwing my own words back at me from 'elsewhere'!! However, it could just be coincidence...


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Curragh of Kildare
From: 1979
Date: 29 Nov 00 - 07:35 AM

Thanks Bernard!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Curragh of Kildare
From: Robo
Date: 29 Nov 00 - 04:39 PM

Cherish the Ladies have a nice version, by the way.

Rob-o


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Curragh of Kildare
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 30 Nov 00 - 07:23 PM

I do it in D with A and A7 in the second line: And the birds they are singing in the trees A......................A7.............A


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Curragh of Kildare
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 30 Nov 00 - 07:25 PM

Whoops. no line break!! Birds A

Singing A7

Trees A


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Curragh of Kildare
From: Bernard
Date: 01 Dec 00 - 08:27 AM

Adding 7ths, susses, etc., is a personal thing! I put them in but never write them down, as I never play it the same way twice!!

As it 'appens I usually go from D to D7 between lines to give a feeling of movement (don't want any remarks about constipation, thanx!)...

Added to that, I tend to connect C and Am with a c - b - a bass run, G to Em with g - f# - e, and C to G with c - b - a - g.

Lump that in with wobbling my fingers around on the chords, and it starts to go beyong a simple text explanation!!

Keep an eye open for my next album, as it's going to be on it...


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Curragh of Kildare
From: Bernard
Date: 01 Dec 00 - 08:28 AM

Beyong? Beyong!! Wot on earth was that all about?


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Subject: RE: Chords: Curragh of Kildare/The Winter It Is Past
From: GUEST,Thomascow
Date: 22 Nov 12 - 03:54 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2XjouM7lG8


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