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Lyr Add: Mary from Dungloe

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MARY FROM DUNGLOE


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(origins) Origins: Mary from Dungloe (19)
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Mary from Dungloe
Mary from Dungloe (MIDI from John in Brisbane)


Wolfgang Hell 08 Oct 97 - 07:04 AM
alison 08 Oct 97 - 07:23 AM
John in Brisbane 29 Jul 99 - 04:27 AM
alison 29 Jul 99 - 05:00 AM
GUEST,Gearoid 17 Apr 08 - 12:58 PM
irishenglish 17 Apr 08 - 01:02 PM
ard mhacha 17 Apr 08 - 01:13 PM
Geoff Wallis 17 Apr 08 - 01:55 PM
irishenglish 17 Apr 08 - 02:01 PM
An Buachaill Caol Dubh 17 Apr 08 - 02:18 PM
MartinRyan 17 Apr 08 - 03:34 PM
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irishenglish 17 Apr 08 - 04:16 PM
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GUEST,machree01 22 Apr 08 - 12:53 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: MARY FROM DUNGLOE
From: Wolfgang Hell
Date: 08 Oct 97 - 07:04 AM

Quite a sentimental Irish song (and tune) this is, played disproportionally often during the Mary from Dungloe Festival (Source: Folksongs and ballads popular in Ireland Vol. 1; all places mentioned, except "Amerikay" [sic], are in Co. Donegal):

MARY FROM DUNGLOE

1. Oh, then fare ye well, sweet Donegal, the Rosses and Gweedore.
I'm crossing the main ocean, where the foaming billows roar,
It breaks my heart from you to part, where I spent many happy days.
Farewell to kind relations for I'm bound for Amerikay.

2. Oh my love is tall and handsome and her age is scarce eighteen,
She far exceeds all other fair maids when she trips o'er the green,
Her lovely neck and shoulders are fairer than the snow,
Till the day I die I'll ne'er deny my Mary from Dungloe.

3. If I was at home in sweet Dungloe a letter I would write,
Kind thoughts would fill my bosom for Mary, my delight.
'Tis in her father's garden the fairest violets grow,
And 'twas there I came to court the maid, my Mary from Dungloe

4. Ah, then Mary, you're my hearts delight, my pride and only care,
It was your cruel father would not let me stay there.
But absence makes the heart grow fond and when I'm o'er the main,
May the Lord protect my darling girl till I return again.

5. And I wished I was in sweet Dungloe and seated on the grass.
And by my side a bottle of wine and on my knee a lass.
I'd call for liquor of the best and I'd pay before I go
And I'd roll my Mary in my arms in the town of sweet Dungloe.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: ADD: Mary from Dungloe
From: alison
Date: 08 Oct 97 - 07:23 AM

Hi

Beautiful song about a beautiful part of the world. (Can also be sung to the tune of "Dives and Lazarus"...also know as "Kingsfold" in some hymn books.)

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: Tune Add: MARY FROM DUNGLOE
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 29 Jul 99 - 04:27 AM

This is not in the DT. I copied the lyrics down somewhere, but can't find them tonight. I have no info on this song, in fact I don't know whether it is sung as an air or a rollicking tenor banjo driven song. I opted for the slower tempo as I notated it, but would appreciate some feedback. Regards, John.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MARY FROM DUNGLOE
From: alison
Date: 29 Jul 99 - 05:00 AM

HiJohn,

It's a slow ballad.

Mary from Dungloe

1. Oh, then fare ye well, sweet Donegal, the Rosses and Gweedore.
I'm crossing the main ocean, where the foaming billows roar,
it breaks my heart from you to part, where I spent many happy days.
Farewell to kind relations for I'm bound for Amerikay.

2. Oh my love is tall and handsome and her age is scarce eighteen,
she far exceeds all other fair maids when she trips o'er the green,
her lovely neck and shoulders are fairer than the snow,
till the day I die I'll ne'er deny my Mary from Dungloe.

3. If I was at home in sweet Dungloe a letter I would write,
kind thoughts would fill my bosom for Mary, my delight.
'Tis in her father's garden the fairest violets grow,
and 'twas there I came to court the maid, my Mary from Dungloe

4. Ah, then Mary, you're my hearts delight, my pride and only care,
it was your cruel father would not let me stay there.
But absence makes the heart grow fond and when I'm o'er the main,
may the Lord protect my darling girl till I return again.

5. And I wished I was in sweet Dungloe and seated on the grass.
And by my side a bottle of wine and on my knee a lass.
I'd call for liquor of the best and I'd pay before I go
and I'd roll my Mary in my arms in the town of sweet Dungloe.

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mary from Dungloe
From: GUEST,Gearoid
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 12:58 PM

It's Mary from DUNLOE, NOT DUNGLOE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mary from Dungloe
From: irishenglish
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 01:02 PM

No, It's Dungloe, in Donegal. That is absolutely how you spell it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mary from Dungloe
From: ard mhacha
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 01:13 PM

Yes Dungloe, An Clohan Liath = The grey stone.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mary from Dungloe
From: Geoff Wallis
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 01:55 PM

OK, it's spelt Dungloe, but that's not how the town's name is pronounced. Forget the 'g'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mary from Dungloe
From: irishenglish
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 02:01 PM

I doubt many people would pronounce it as DUN-GLOW-I think most people would make it a silent G.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mary from Dungloe
From: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 02:18 PM

The air is surely best done slowly, especially since it gives some opportunities for embellishments not unlike those practised by Gaelic Sean nOs singers. The only set of it I've ever seen in print (I learnt it by ear, from a Donegal Forestry worker, many years ago) is in Colm O'Lochlainn's "Irish Street Ballads", and it's a very chaste setting. According to a recent BBC TV documentary on Irish Traditional Music, it achieved wide popularity when a recording was made in the 1960s (perhaps by John Kerr?).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mary from Dungloe
From: MartinRyan
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 03:34 PM

Sweeney's Men?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mary from Dungloe
From: MartinRyan
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 03:39 PM

No - Emmett Spiceland. Sorry.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mary from Dungloe
From: irishenglish
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 04:16 PM

Emmett Spiceland featuring who trivia buffs????????


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mary from Dungloe
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 04:23 PM

donal lunny for one... and yes, a great version...
not a bad one either was Christy Moore duetting it with Daniel O'D. on the late late show in 1994 ;o)))


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mary from Dungloe
From: irishenglish
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 04:30 PM

Well Done....pint of Guinness for Guest! Mr. Lunny indeed!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mary from Dungloe
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 04:44 PM

That would be the most expensive pint EVER for you if it had to travel so you're excused... thank you anyway... ;o)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mary from Dungloe
From: quokka
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 05:11 AM

Show of Hands do a beautiful version of this song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mary from Dungloe
From: ard mhacha
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 05:18 AM

Emmett spiceland No1 version, go to YT for proof.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mary from Dungloe
From: GUEST,machree01
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 12:53 PM

Here is Emmett Spiceland Group singing Mary From Dungloe, the best version, they had a No. 1 in the Irish charts 1968.

    http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=4lSYk4v1wk0


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mary from Dungloe
From: ard mhacha
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 05:06 PM

Machree they were one of the best folk groups ever, that Mary from Dungloe recording will always be No1.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mary from Dungloe
From: GUEST,lizzy195
Date: 03 Jul 09 - 11:13 PM

ANTHONY KEARNS SANG THIS SONG ON THE PBS SPECIAL IN AUG. OF 2006..SOOO VERY BEAUTIFUL !!I HAD THE DVD BUT CANT FIND IT ..IT WAS DONE IN NEW YORK BUT TAPED IN IRELAND..


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mary from Dungloe
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Jul 09 - 11:28 PM

There's an article about Emmet-Spiceland at Irish-Showbands.com. (Note the web site is inconsistent about how to spell Emmet/Emmett.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mary from Dungloe
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jul 12 - 08:12 AM

It is spelt "Dungloe" but pronounced "Dunloe"My Irish cousins who were born and bred there ,will confirm!


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