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Lyr Req: 'Song of/for Pooka' or 'Pooka'

GUEST,Benjamin Wasner (bwasner@gmx.de) 08 Feb 01 - 02:52 PM
Sorcha 08 Feb 01 - 03:48 PM
Hollowfox 08 Feb 01 - 04:10 PM
GUEST,Matt_R 08 Feb 01 - 04:20 PM
katlaughing 08 Oct 01 - 12:45 PM
catspaw49 08 Oct 01 - 12:57 PM
katlaughing 08 Oct 01 - 02:29 PM
Jim Dixon 24 Jan 12 - 02:28 PM
GUEST,999 24 Jan 12 - 03:46 PM
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Subject: 'Song of/for Pooka' or 'Pooka'
From: GUEST,Benjamin Wasner (bwasner@gmx.de)
Date: 08 Feb 01 - 02:52 PM

I search the theme of Highlander:Endgame, which is named "Song of the Pooka" or so.

Benjamin Wasner


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Song of/for Pooka' or 'Pooka'
From: Sorcha
Date: 08 Feb 01 - 03:48 PM

You can purchase the CD soundtrack (click) here, no luck on the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Song of/for Pooka' or 'Pooka'
From: Hollowfox
Date: 08 Feb 01 - 04:10 PM

I went to Yahoo and typed in "Highlander Endgame" and clicked on Highlander (Television program). This led to links with a ton of fan sites. Somebody in there will probably have the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Song of/for Pooka' or 'Pooka'
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 08 Feb 01 - 04:20 PM

"Song of The Pookah", if indeed it is the same one I know, is a very old Irish tune. It was written by a fisherman from the Northwest coast of Ireland, who, when out fishing one day, reputedly heard the tune mysteriously playing in the middle of the ocean. Believing it be originating from the "Otherside" or "Faery world", he titled it "Song of The Pookah" after the Irish water spirit.

I am not sure if the words are original or not, but I have a recording of Noirin Ni Rian singing it in the sean nos style (with some funky futuristic effects as well).

The sam exact tune was used in the soundtrack to the Stanley Kubrick film "Barry Lyndon", where it was played by the Chieftains, and was titled "Tin Whistles".

--Matt


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Song of/for Pooka' or 'Pooka'
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Oct 01 - 12:45 PM

Anyone have the words for this, yet? Just watched the movie, yesterday and would love to have the lyrics. Thanks,

kat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Song of/for Pooka' or 'Pooka'
From: catspaw49
Date: 08 Oct 01 - 12:57 PM

Wilson reading from the encylopedia:

Hmmmm.....Pooka.....P-O-O-K-A. "Pooka. From old Celtic mythology. A fairy spirit in animal form. Always very large. The pooka appears here and there, now and then, to this one and that one at his own caprice. A wise but mischievous creature. Very fond of rum-pots, crack-pots, and how are you, Mr. Wilson?".............. How are you, Mr. Wilson? (Looks around the room while shaking the book upside down) Who in the encyclopedia wants to know?

....From "Harvey" by Mary Chase. Posted by a guy who played Wilson once upon a time...........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Song of/for Pooka' or 'Pooka'
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Oct 01 - 02:29 PM

Love it, Spaw! The first dog I really remember us having was named Pooka. Sadly, he jumped the fence and lost in a cornering with a car tire, while my mom was driving and I was riding. We didn't even know he was there as he was small and fast. Devastating for all three of us, at the time. My first encounter with real loss.:-(

kat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Song of/for Pooka' or 'Pooka'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 02:28 PM

The Irish title for "Song of the Pooka" is "Port na bPúcaí."

If you Google that, you'll find a ton of information, which I am not well qualified to sift through, illiterate as I am in Irish.

You can see the tune in Ireland's Best Slow Airs (Dublin : Walton's Manufacturing, 1999), page 37.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Song of/for Pooka' or 'Pooka'
From: GUEST,999
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 03:46 PM

It this it? I know one phrase in Gaelic and it can't be said in polite company.

http://www.celticlyricscorner.net/chonaola/amhran.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Song of/for Pooka' or 'Pooka'
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 05:21 PM

an uillean pipe example on YouTube

search on "Port na bPucai" (Jim Dixon's accented "i"s may not have come through for you above).

~ Becky in Hackettstown


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