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Lyr Req: My Cape Breton Home

GUEST,Sandy 24 Feb 01 - 09:46 PM
Brakn 24 Feb 01 - 10:03 PM
Sorcha 24 Feb 01 - 10:27 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 25 Feb 01 - 12:14 AM
GUEST 02 Mar 12 - 12:13 AM
GUEST 02 Mar 12 - 12:32 AM
Sandy Mc Lean 02 Mar 12 - 01:08 PM
Jack Campin 02 Mar 12 - 01:25 PM
Sandy Mc Lean 02 Mar 12 - 02:45 PM
meself 02 Mar 12 - 02:54 PM
Jack Campin 02 Mar 12 - 03:35 PM
Beer 02 Mar 12 - 04:46 PM
Sandy Mc Lean 02 Mar 12 - 10:43 PM
Beer 02 Mar 12 - 11:06 PM
GUEST,999 02 Mar 12 - 11:39 PM
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Subject: Two lyric requests
From: GUEST,Sandy
Date: 24 Feb 01 - 09:46 PM

I have two requests for help with lyrics:

The first song is titled "My Cape Breton Home"

The second song I don't know the title to, but the lyrics I remember are as follows:

"A mother's hearts' a blessing, no feeble old or gray, you'll never miss your mother's love until she's buried beneath the grave"

I'd appreciate any help you could give me. Thanks, Sandy


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Subject: RE: Two lyric requests
From: Brakn
Date: 24 Feb 01 - 10:03 PM

Click here for a previous thread containing "A Mother's Love's A Blessing


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY CAPE BRETON HOME
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Feb 01 - 10:27 PM

My Cape Breton Home

Round the scenes of my childhood
My memory doth cling
While others great stories of other lands sing
They speak of the grandeur of Italy and Rome
But say not a word of my Cape Breton home.

Wherever I wander on land or on sea
The place of my childhood remembered shall be
God's blessing rest on it wherever I roam
I shall never forget thee Cape Breton home.

The lakes and the valleys, the pastures so green
The wide rolling hillsides I see in my dream
The thoughts of my childhood wherever I roam
I shall never forget thee my Cape Breton home.

I love every inch of my own native shore
And listen with joy to the old ocean roar.
And gaze with delight on the clear, sparkling foam
That plays round the cliffs of my Cape Breton home.

In a small, quiet village that stands by the sea
I played with my comrades, lighthearted and free
Some sleep in the churchyard while others have roamed
. And left far behind them their Cape Breton home.

Let others tell tales of the great golden west,
The place of my childhood's the land I love best.
There is no fairer country 'neath heaven's bright dome,
There is none can surpass thee, my Cape Breton home.

From: http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:colchester.auracom.com/emc/FRSTM.html+%22My+Cape+Breton+Home%22&hl=en

(from the cached page, direct clickie wouldn't work)


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Subject: RE: Two lyric requests - Cape Breton Home & Mother's Love
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 25 Feb 01 - 12:14 AM

Sorcha. The reason for the non-availability is that EMC, the Elastic Millenium Choir (a shape note group) is no longer there. Their current web-page is here:

http://www.auracom.com/~dowloand

The particular page you are looking for is the one covering lyrics for a CD, available still, of Nova Scotia Folk Songs sung by one of Helen Creighton's sources, Fred Redden.

http://www.auracom.com/~dowland/frstm.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Cape Breton Home
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 12:13 AM

1. 'Round the scenes of my childhood fond memories I claim,
> You may talk of your countries and other land scenes,
> You may talk of the splendour of Italy and Rome,
> But none can compare with my Cape Breton Home.
>
    2. Its lakes and its rivers, its pastures so green,
    The great wooded hillsides I see in my dreams.
    Some sleep in churchyards while others have roamed
    And left far behind them their Cape Breton home.

> Chorus:
    Wherever I wAnder on land or on sea,
> The home of my childhood forever will be,
> God's blessings rest on it; wherever I roam
> I will never forget My Cape Breton Home.

>3. In a small quiet village that nests by the sea,
> There I played with my comrades, light hearted and free,
> Where the hand of your neighbour is ready with a smile,
> [And he's] Dressed in the tartan of Cape Breton Isle.
>   
> (Spoken)
> [We have] Black for the wealth of our coal mines;
> Grey for our Cape Breton Steel;
> Green for our lofty mountains,
    our valleys and our fields.
> Then there's Gold for the golden sunset
    Shining bright o'er the Lakes of Bras D'Or,
> To show us God's hand has lingered
> To bless our Cape Breton shore.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Cape Breton Home
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 12:32 AM

That is from

http://www.locals.ca/pipermail/cbmusic/2006-November/004380.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Cape Breton Home
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 01:08 PM

This thread needs a bit of correction or clarification. First I must explain that it was a another Sandy wo made the original request.
   This is the original written by L.C.Walsh as a poem similar but not exact to Sorcha's post.
MY CAPE BRETON HOME
    (Lillian Crewe Walsh)
'Round the home of my childhood my memory doth cling,
Though others great stories of many lands sing;
They tell of the grandeur of Italy and Rome,
But they say not a word of my Cape Breton home.

Whenever I wander on land or on sea,
The home of my childhood remembered shall be.
God's blessing rest on it; wherever I roam,
I shall never forget it; my Cape Breton home.

I love every inch of its wild, rugged shore,
And listen with joy to the old ocean's roar,
I gaze with delight on the white sparkling foam
That sweeps 'round the cliffs of my Cape Breton home.

In a small, quiet village that stands by the sea,
I played with my comrades, lighthearted and free;
Some sleep in the churchyard, while others have roamed
And left far behind them their Cape Breton home.

Thy lakes and thy rivers and pastures so green,
And great wooded hillsides I see in my dreams;
With friends of my childhood in fancy I roam
Amid the dear scenes of my Cape Breton home.

Let others tell tales of the great golden west
The home of my childhood is the land I love best;
Though there's many fair countries 'neath heaven's bright dome,
There's none to surpass thee, my Cape Breton home.

She wrote many other poems including one called The Lady Of The Loom. Charlie MacKinnon combined these two poems and set them to music with the spoken parts posted by Guest being from the second poem.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Cape Breton Home
From: Jack Campin
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 01:25 PM

There is also a waltz tune called "My Cape Breton Home" - frequently played in Scotland. It doesn't fit those words at all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Cape Breton Home
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 02:45 PM

Would this be the tune Jack? It is popular both in Scotland and Cape Breton but is titled Mo Dhachaidh which translates as My Home.
Mo Dhachaidh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Cape Breton Home
From: meself
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 02:54 PM

I believe there's a Jerry Holland tune with that title ....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Cape Breton Home
From: Jack Campin
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 03:35 PM

Both great tunes and often played for good reason. This is the one I had in mind:

Jerry Holland


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Cape Breton Home
From: Beer
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 04:46 PM

That is certainly a beautiful tune.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Cape Breton Home
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 10:43 PM

Thanks Jack! I've heard the tune but not the title. For some reason many Cape Breton fiddlers don't often name the tunes that they play. Jerry was one of the very best and we lost him way too soon!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Cape Breton Home
From: Beer
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 11:06 PM

How true Sandy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Cape Breton Home
From: GUEST,999
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 11:39 PM

We always lose people too soon, Sandy.

Adrien (Beer) has started a fiddlers' get-together at Cafe Namasthe in Ormstown on the third Sunday of every month. The fiddle players are both French and English, with some having only two ways to talk: French and fiddle or English and fiddle. Music really is a universal language.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Cape Breton Home
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 11:53 PM

A bit of drift here but my grandfather was a first world war soldier. He spoke no French but was fluent in English although Gaelic was his mother tongue. The Eastern Townships of Quebec were settled by many Highland Scots in the mid 1800's and at the time of WW1 they were French speaking but some still understood at least some Gaelic and he was able to communicate with them in the language of their ancestors although they had no English. Cape Breton plays Gaelic fiddle so maybe someday at least three barriers can be overcome by fiddle music!


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