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Lyr Req: Rebel songs by Wolfhound

kai 02 Apr 01 - 08:27 AM
Brendy 02 Apr 01 - 08:42 AM
Wolfgang 02 Apr 01 - 08:59 AM
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Brendy 02 Apr 01 - 09:06 AM
Big Tim 02 Apr 01 - 11:57 AM
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Big Tim 03 Apr 01 - 06:48 AM
GUEST 25 Dec 06 - 06:57 AM
GUEST,SEAMUS ROBINSON 25 Dec 06 - 08:37 AM
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Subject: Rebel songs by Wolfhound
From: kai
Date: 02 Apr 01 - 08:27 AM

Hello everybody,

Recently I got CD of "Wolfhound" called "IRISH REBEL BALLADS" ("The Right Of Man To Be Free"). There are some songs I never heard and I don't have any lyrics for it. Maybe some Catters here have these lyrics?

The songs are: 'Roger Casement", "Brave Frank Stagg", "Woodlands of Lough Glynn", "Blood stained bandage", "Erin's Flag", "Lonely wood of Upton".

Thanks in advance.

//kai


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rebel songs by Wolfhound
From: Brendy
Date: 02 Apr 01 - 08:42 AM

The Lonely Woods of Upton

B.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rebel songs by Wolfhound
From: Wolfgang
Date: 02 Apr 01 - 08:59 AM

Erin's flag

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rebel songs by Wolfhound
From: Wolfgang
Date: 02 Apr 01 - 09:02 AM

a note to ...Upton: ...three members of the IRA who died in an attack on a troop train at Upton Junction, County Cork, on February 15th 1921. The men were John Whelan, Patrick O'Sullivan and Batt Foley.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rebel songs by Wolfhound
From: Brendy
Date: 02 Apr 01 - 09:06 AM

One thing I would say about 'The Lonely Woods' lyrics is that the way I learned it was, instead of:

"And fell in that Upton ambush for Sinn Fein"

replace that with:

"In the lonely woods of Upton for Sinn Féin"

Still looking around for the rest.

B.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rebel songs by Wolfhound
From: Big Tim
Date: 02 Apr 01 - 11:57 AM

KAI; I hope you're not one of those Kai Johansen people! (If you don't get this joke it's not worth explaining!).

Wolfhound also do great versions of "The Drumboe Martyrs" and "Outlaw Rapparee" - two of the very finest rebel songs. They are on "50 Complete Irish Rebel Ballads Volume 1". Derry Records IRBI798 CD. 1998.

Hi Brendy !!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rebel songs by Wolfhound
From: Brendy
Date: 02 Apr 01 - 12:34 PM

D'ya ever think of looking for a few songs out on the Net for kai, Tim?

It is a music forum, after all.

B.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rebel songs by Wolfhound
From: Big Tim
Date: 02 Apr 01 - 01:12 PM

Don't know if you have this verse or not, it's from Joe Heaney's "The Road From Connemara" (2000).

Some are sleeping neath the waters of Cork harbour
More are sleeping 'neath the good old Irish clay
But their voices seem to cry out "God save Ireland"
From the lonely woods of Upton far away.

The album also has an amazing version of The Valley of Knockanure on it, different tune as well. However it's not a "rebel" album, but an acquired taste folk album, so try and hear it before you buy it.

Re Brendy's comment above, if I can help with anything to do with Irish songs, rebel included, just let me know here on via Personal Message. I have well over 200 rebel songs. All the best and sorry about the poor "Kai Johansen" joke. (he was a Dane who scored a vital cup winning goal for Rangers against Celtic in the 1960s (I was at the game) and some NI Rangers Supporters Clubs are named after him, no doubt much to his amazement.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rebel songs by Wolfhound
From: Brendy
Date: 02 Apr 01 - 01:17 PM

"Re Brendy's comment above, if I can help with anything to do with Irish songs, rebel included, just let me know here on via Personal Message. I have well over 200 rebel songs."

It is a public forum, Tim, and the Digitrad could well do with a few of your collection.

Why not add one or two from time to time.

B.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rebel songs by Wolfhound
From: Noreen
Date: 02 Apr 01 - 02:50 PM

kai, if the song you call Roger Casement is also called Banna Strand, you can find the lyrics and information about the song in the forum here by typing Banna Strand into the search box at the top of the Forum page. Any problems, just ask.

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rebel songs by Wolfhound
From: Big Tim
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 06:48 AM

Re Banna Strand, the first line "Twas on Good Friday morning, all in the month of May" does not make historical sense. The events took place on Good Friday in April 1916 as the guns were intended for use in the Easter Rebellion that month. I prefer to sing "Twas on Good Friday morning, just at the break of day". Also it was three "boys" not two who "met their doom"; Con Keating of Cahersiveen, Charles Monaghan of Belfast and Donald Sheehan of Newcastlewest. The driver Thomas McInerney was the only one to survive the plunge into the water at Ballykissane Pier, Killorglin. In 1919 he was again on IRA duty when he drove Dan Breen and Sean Hogan to Limerick after the ambush at Soloheadbeg which is generally said to have unleashed the War of Independence (The Anglo-Irish War).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rebel songs by Wolfhound
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Dec 06 - 06:57 AM


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Subject: Lyr Add: BRAVE FRANK STAGG (Seamus Robinson)
From: GUEST,SEAMUS ROBINSON
Date: 25 Dec 06 - 08:37 AM

BRAVE FRANK STAGG
By
Seamus Robinson © 1976 www.seamusrobinsonsongs.com

(for Vol. Frank Stagg, IRA, who died on hunger strike in Wakefield Prison on the 12th of February 1976.

His last wish was to be taken home to Mayo and buried next to his comrade and friend, Michael Gaughan. Free-State forces hijacked his body to prevent a republican funeral. They buried him in a grave not of his family's choosing and covered it over with concrete. Nine months later an IRA unit retrieved his body and with full military honours successfully carried out the last wish of brave Frank Stagg.)

In a cruel British prison, a brave Irish soldier lies;
Body thin and weak with hunger, as the light fades from his eyes.
By his side ? two women weeping, one is old and one is young;
On their knees to God appealing, in their soft sweet Mayo tongue.

"Ah, my loves," the young man murmurs. "Do not cry your tears for me,
For my time is nearly over, and today I will be free.
I can see a bright sun shining on my own green Mayo fields,
And I see dear Michael Gaughan, waiting there beneath the trees."

In that cruel British prison, just before the break of day,
With his loved ones there beside him, that brave soldier passed away.
But he lives in Erin's heart yet, and wherever flies her flag,
Ireland's sons and Ireland's daughters will remember brave Frank Stagg.

Yes he lives in Erin's heart yet, and wherever flies her flag,
Ireland's sons and Ireland's daughters will remember brave Frank Stagg.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rebel songs by Wolfhound
From: GUEST,nicola
Date: 27 Dec 10 - 11:48 AM

HI ALL,

CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHERE I CAN PURCHASE A CD OF WOLFHOUND/RAY MCAREAVEY WITH THE SONG "THE BALLAD OF ROGER CASEMENT", I DONT MEAN "BANNA STRAND" THE SONG IM LOOKING FOR IN PARTICULAR HAS THE LYRICS BEGINNING:

a lonely wave was breaking on the rocky antrim shore,
and the sighing winds are a keening oe'r the waters solemn roar,
the seabirds sweep to heaven with a loud and piercing wail,
'tis the passing knell of one who dies in a lonely english jail....


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