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Lyr Req: The Auld Triangle

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OULD TRIANGLE


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GUEST,Pam Alexander 26 Feb 01 - 06:09 PM
Amergin 26 Feb 01 - 06:15 PM
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MartinRyan 26 Feb 01 - 06:40 PM
McGrath of Harlow 26 Feb 01 - 07:10 PM
catspaw49 26 Feb 01 - 07:37 PM
McGrath of Harlow 27 Feb 01 - 08:19 AM
GUEST,Fibula Mattock 27 Feb 01 - 08:22 AM
Big Tim 27 Feb 01 - 10:48 AM
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GUEST,Fibula Mattock 27 Feb 01 - 11:31 AM
Keith A of Hertford 07 Jul 02 - 06:41 AM
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Paddy Plastique 08 Jul 02 - 04:47 AM
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Subject: The Auld Triangle
From: GUEST,Pam Alexander
Date: 26 Feb 01 - 06:09 PM

I would like the lyrics of the "Auld Triangle". Also I would like to know the title of two other Irish folk songs the first lines of which are:-

1)Dublin can be heaven with coffee at eleven...... 2)Lonely I wandered through scenes of my childhood

Thanks

PA


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE OLD HOUSE (from Foster & Allen)
From: Amergin
Date: 26 Feb 01 - 06:15 PM

Is this one of them?

THE OLD HOUSE
(As sung by Foster & Allen)

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Lonely, I wandered through scenes of my childhood
They bring back to memory the happy days of yore
Gone are the old folk, the house stands deserted
No light in the window, no welcome at the door

Here's where the children played games on the heather
Here's where they sailed their wee boats from the berm
Where are they now? Some are dead, some have wandered
No more to their home will the children return

Lonely, the house now, and lonely, the moorland
The children have scattered, the old folk are gone
Why stand I here, like a ghost or a shadow?
It's time I was movin', it's time I passed on


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Auld Triangle
From: Amergin
Date: 26 Feb 01 - 06:17 PM

The Ould Triangle can be found here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Auld Triangle
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Feb 01 - 06:19 PM

Dubliner's variation on the above can be found HERE

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Auld Triangle
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Feb 01 - 06:23 PM

Try for your first one at the bottom of THIS PAGE

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Auld Triangle
From: MartinRyan
Date: 26 Feb 01 - 06:40 PM

Well found, 'Spaw! It's known as "The Dublin Saunter".

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Auld Triangle
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 26 Feb 01 - 07:10 PM

You know, something that had never occurred to me in years of singing until recently, is that The Ould Triangle is to the tune of The Galway Shawl. I suppose they are filed in different parts of my brain.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Auld Triangle
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Feb 01 - 07:37 PM

Mac, I am so glad you admitted to one!!! I have that happen every now and again and on one tune, it was YEARS before it dawned on me!!!! Nice to have some company.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Auld Triangle
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 08:19 AM

The only problem is that you could have a whole bunch of songs with the same tune, and sing them one after another without realising it. Embarrassing. (A bit like the time someone asked for a suggestion for the next song she should sing, and I asked for the one she'd just finished singing...)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Auld Triangle
From: GUEST,Fibula Mattock
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 08:22 AM

Gah! McGrath! Spaw! I never even noticed that before! I hang my head in shame.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Auld Triangle
From: Big Tim
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 10:48 AM

The Auld Triangle used to the the name of the Pogues fan club, "the old triangle went jingle bloody jangle!" (Shane MacGowan). Of course it was written by Brendan Behan, a hero of Shane's for literary and alcoholic reasons. Dario and Ingrid if you're out there, still got the newsletters!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Auld Triangle
From: catspaw49
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 11:12 AM

Thnks for posting Fib........I was afraid it was an age thing...........................

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Auld Triangle
From: GUEST,Fibula Mattock
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 11:31 AM

Nah, definitely not old age Spaw - but I don't have a good excuse for it. Next I'll find out that "the Star of the County Down" is sung to "The Star of the County Down" or something equally obvious. I despair. Ten "Mary Had a Little Lamb"s and a decade of the "Rose of Tralee" as penance.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Auld Triangle
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 07 Jul 02 - 06:41 AM

Is bowsey a real term of abuse? I sometimes sing bastard. Behan might have meant bastard but the word was too strong for the times?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Auld Triangle
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 07 Jul 02 - 09:38 AM

Moreton Bay also goes to to the same tune, and I sing all three. The version I do has these lines,
And Captain Logan, he had us mangled,
At the old triangles of Moreton Bay.
Keith.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Auld Triangle
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 07 Jul 02 - 01:34 PM

Someone pointed out that once you've heard one Irish tune, you've heard them both.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Auld Triangle
From: Shonagh
Date: 07 Jul 02 - 03:10 PM

well, it took me years to figure out that the ABC song is sung to the same tune as twinkle twinkle little star!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Auld Triangle
From: Paddy Plastique
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 04:47 AM

'Bowsie' - term of abuse ?? I'd take it as a compliment - especially from
a prison warder. Seriously - I suppose it'd be the equivalent of 'lout'
or some similar word. Often coupled with the phrase 'good-for-nothing'. An
Irish/Dublin synonym would be 'gouger'. I've also known country relatives
to use the almost quaint 'blackguard' (pron. blagard). 'bowsie' would be less
shocking than 'bastard' probably only because it's less well known.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Auld Triangle
From: Paddy Plastique
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 04:49 AM

Funnily enough, I've also seen the word(s) 'Auld Triangler' used as a
term of abuse in an article about a famous Dublin singing club - bleddy purists...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Auld Triangle
From: boglion
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 07:17 PM

I sing the Dubs version of this as an opener when I'm in Ireland.

I was once in a discussion about it's authorship with a very knowledgable Welsh friend - He said Dominic, I said Brendan....Until another friend suggested it was written by their two lesser known brothers, Gay and Les.......


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Subject: Auld Triangle
From: GUEST,jimlad
Date: 05 Sep 02 - 02:49 PM

In the Irish song Auld Triangle,what is the Auld Triangle?.


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Subject: RE: Auld Triangle
From: GUEST,Glade
Date: 05 Sep 02 - 03:30 PM

I've always heard that it used to wake prisoners, call meal times, etc. Just a triangle-shaped piece of metal that was banged on.

Glade


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Subject: RE: Auld Triangle
From: GUEST,Glade
Date: 05 Sep 02 - 03:36 PM

I just looked thru the threads and there's been some interesting discussion of the song. Also look under 'Ould Triangle.'

Glade


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Subject: RE: Auld Triangle
From: Janice in NJ
Date: 05 Sep 02 - 10:04 PM

In the female prison there are seventy-five women,
And it's there among them that I'd like to dwell,
Then my old triangle would go "jingle jangle!"
Along the banks of the Royal Canal.


Does Brendan have to draw you a picture? :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Auld Triangle
From: it'smagic
Date: 27 Jul 12 - 07:00 PM

Isn't the Auld Triangle a Scottish variant?


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