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Lyr/Chords Req: Dark Haired Jimmy Owen (Scartaglen

GUEST,chullain 24 Jan 01 - 01:22 PM
Gypsy 24 Jan 01 - 10:30 PM
Jim Dixon 18 Jun 10 - 01:46 AM
Jim Dixon 03 Dec 11 - 07:40 PM
AmyLove 20 Jan 16 - 11:58 PM
GUEST 21 Jan 16 - 07:24 AM
AmyLove 22 Jan 16 - 12:40 AM
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Subject: Dark Haired Jimmy Owen?
From: GUEST,chullain
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 01:22 PM

This is one of my favorites. I only have the recording by Connie Dover when she was with Scartaglen, and even though I have listened to it many, many times It still makes me hate the Spaniards.

I have found the Gaelic lyrics online, but I would love to find chords and backstory on the song. Also, can anyone help a novice string-plucker with the opening riff...

dum dum dum dah-dah dum dum dum dum dum dah-dah dum dum, etc.

thanks

nick d


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Dark Haired Jimmy Owen?
From: Gypsy
Date: 24 Jan 01 - 10:30 PM

Love this tune. Try the website for Around The Hearth, they did it under the previous name of Clan Na Gael. I'm sure that George or Anywyn will have some kind of information for you, good people


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Dark Haired Jimmy Owen (Scarta
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Jun 10 - 01:46 AM

DARK HAIRED JIMMY OWEN is in Folksongs of Britain and Ireland by Peter Kennedy—a very popular book that you can probably find in a library near you.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DARK-HAIRED JIMMY OWEN (from P Kennedy)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Dec 11 - 07:40 PM

Below are the English words from Peter Kennedy's book. He also has the Irish words, titled SEIMIDH EOGHANIN DUIBH—but those would be more tedious for me to transcribe, since I don't know any Irish!

Kennedy says he got the Irish words from Conal O'Donnell of Ranafast, Donegal, but he doesn't say where he got the English. Maybe he translated it himself?


DARK-HAIRED JIMMY OWEN

1. Nellie Charles' satin mantle on you
    Dark-haired Jimmy Owen,
Terry Edwards' neck'chief on you
    Dark-haired Jimmy Owen,
Paddy James' pair of breeches,
And Hughie Taggart's woollen Guernsey—
Wouldn't all those clothes look fine
    On dark-haired Jimmy Owen?

2. Susie Gallagher's white wool dress on you
    Dark-haired Jimmy Owen,
Seamus Cavanaugh's waistcoat on you
    Dark-haired Jimmy Owen,
Sean McSheehan's linen shirt,
Manus McMeehan's sou'wester,
Pulled down to the collarbone
    On dark-haired Jimmy Owen.

3. If we had you in the marketplace,
    Dark-haired Jimmy Owen,
A fine bright hat of silk upon you,
    Dark-haired Jimmy Owen,
All the girls from miles around
Would fight like wild cat and hound.
Which one you'd marry she'd be found,
    O dark-haired Jimmy Owen.

4. Would you had been in battle with us,
    Dark-haired Jimmy Owen!
Before the Spaniards came upon us
    Dark-haired Jimmy Owen.
Would you had been beside O'Donnell
From Corraslieve unto Kinsale!
We never would have been put down,
    O dark-haired Jimmy Owen.

5. Once when we were all united,
    Dark-haired Jimmy Owen,
Before the days we were invaded,
    Dark-haired Jimmy Owen,
And if the Gaels had not fallen,
From Cork city to Loch Erne,
There would not be a king of Ireland
    But dark-haired Jimmy Owen.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Dark Haired Jimmy Owen (Scartaglen
From: AmyLove
Date: 20 Jan 16 - 11:58 PM

I did not find the lyrics in Irish online. If nick d or anyone else would like to share them, I will greatly appreciate it. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Dark Haired Jimmy Owen (Scartaglen
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jan 16 - 07:24 AM

1. Mainnte satin Neilidh Shéarlais ort
A Shéimidh Eoghainin Duibh
Corsaincí Tharlaigh Éamoinn ort
A Shámidh Eoghainín Duibh
Bríste Phádraig Shéamais
'Gus geansaidh Hiúdaí Thaidhgín
Nár dheas a thiocfadh an t-éideadh sin
Do Shéimidh Eoghainín Duibh?

2. Mainnte báinín Shiúsaidh Phadabháin ort
Bheiste chnáibe Shéamais Chnagadáin ort
Léinidh Sheáin 'Ic tSiolgadáin
Sobhestar Mhánais Mhiolgadáin
Anuas go cnámh a' smiolgadáin
Ar Shéimidh Eoghainín Duibh.

3. Dá mbeifeá i lár an aonaigh 'gainn
Agus curca geal 'en tsíoda ort
Bheadh cailíní na tíre
I riocht a chéile 'chíoradh
Cé acu sin a shnaidhmfeadh leat
A Shéimidh Eoghainín Duibh.

4. Is trua nach rabh tú san ár againn
Sula dtáinig clann na Spáinne 'ugainn
Nó dá mbeifeá leis an Dálach
On Chorrshliabh go Cionn tSáile
Ní chascórtaí gq bráth sinn
A Shéimidh Eoghainin Duibh.

5. O bhíomar seal i n-éineacht
Sula ndeárnadh orainn léirscrios
Ach 'a b'é gur chaill na Gaedhil
O Chorcaigh go Loch Eirne
Ní bheadh aon rí ar Eirinn
Ach Shéimidh Eoghainin Duibh.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Dark Haired Jimmy Owen (Scartaglen
From: AmyLove
Date: 22 Jan 16 - 12:40 AM

Guest, thanks so much!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Dark Haired Jimmy Owen (Scartaglen
From: AmyLove
Date: 04 Feb 16 - 10:19 PM

Máire Ní Choilm sings a version of this song with lyrics different from those above. Does anyone happen to have the lyrics which go with this version? Video:

Séimidh Eoghainín Duibh, song / Máire Ní Choilm, singing in Irish

Alternately, does anyone know of a recording of this song using the Irish lyrics above?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Dark Haired Jimmy Owen (Scartaglen
From: AmyLove
Date: 04 Feb 16 - 10:23 PM

Just to clarify, I'm looking for a recording sung entirely in Irish, not one with just one verse in Irish, like Sue Mogan-Mattison's version here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Dark Haired Jimmy Owen (Scartaglen
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Feb 16 - 03:27 AM

There is a tape from Conall Ó Domhnaill called 'Ó Ghlúin go Glúin' which has most of Kennedy's words, unfortunately it is out of print at CIC.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Dark Haired Jimmy Owen (Scartaglen
From: AmyLove
Date: 06 Feb 16 - 01:17 AM

Thanks so much for the information. It led me to this:

Songwriter and campaigner for Irish language and culture

which led me to a cd which features Conall Ó Domhnaill singing the song:

Seoda sean-nóis as tír chonaill = Traditional Irish singing from Donegal


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