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Lyr Req: Old Claddagh Ring

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THE CLADDAGH RING


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GUEST,Silvia 23 Apr 01 - 05:48 PM
Greyeyes 23 Apr 01 - 06:03 PM
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GUEST,Greyeyes 24 Apr 01 - 09:36 AM
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GUEST,mmhyland@es.co.nz 28 Nov 01 - 10:29 PM
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Joe Offer 30 Nov 01 - 06:14 AM
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MartinRyan 30 Nov 01 - 11:23 AM
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Joe Offer 30 Nov 01 - 09:43 PM
Brían 30 Nov 01 - 11:04 PM
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GUEST,L. GRANT 27 Jan 12 - 01:45 PM
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Subject: Old Claddagh Ring
From: GUEST,Silvia
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 05:48 PM

Want some friend help me to find the lyrics of this ballad? I've searched it in any search engine and Irish or Traditional Music-related website I could, but I had no result. The first lines are: "The Old Claddagh Ring,/It was my grandmother's,/ She wore it her lifetime/ And gave it to me... I'm an Italian young woman fond of Ireland and its music. Please, help me!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Claddagh Ring
From: Greyeyes
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 06:03 PM

Click here


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE OLD CLADDAGH RING (Michael Bracken)
From: Greyeyes
Date: 23 Apr 01 - 06:08 PM

THE OLD CLADDAGH RING
Michael Bracken


The Old Claddagh Ring, it was my grandmother's
She wore it a lifetime, and gave it to me
All through the long years, she wore it so proudly
It was made where the Claddagh rolls down to the sea
What tales it could tell, of trials and of hardship
And of grand happy days, when the whole world did sing
So away with your sorrow, it will bring luck tomorrow
Sure everyone loves it, the Old Claddagh Ring

With the crown and the crest, to remind us of honour
And clasping the heart that God's blessing would bring
A circle of gold, always kept homes contented
With true love entwined in the Old Claddagh Ring
As she knelt at her prayers and thought of the dear ones
Her soft gentle smile, it would charm a king
On her worn hand, as she told me her story
You could see the bright glint of the Old Claddagh Ring

It was her gift to me, and it made me so happy
With this on my finger, my heart beats would ring
No king on his throne could be half so happy
As I am when wearing my Old Claddagh Ring
When the angels above call me up to heaven
In the heart of the Claddagh, their voices will sing
"Away with your sorrows, you'll be with us tomorrow,
Be sure and bring with you, the Old Claddagh Ring".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Claddagh Ring
From: Brakn
Date: 24 Apr 01 - 04:52 AM

Greyeyes I didn't write it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Claddagh Ring
From: alison
Date: 24 Apr 01 - 05:15 AM

lol.... that was my thought too when I saw your name attached to it Mick

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Claddagh Ring
From: GUEST,Greyeyes
Date: 24 Apr 01 - 09:36 AM

What a prat! Much humble pie being consumed here.

Don't suppose you know who did write it, is it trad.?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Claddagh Ring
From: Brakn
Date: 24 Apr 01 - 10:42 AM

Somebody called Kelly.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Claddagh Ring
From: GUEST,Silvia
Date: 24 Apr 01 - 05:05 PM

Thanks a lot!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Claddagh Ring
From: GUEST,mmhyland@es.co.nz
Date: 28 Nov 01 - 10:29 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Claddagh Ring
From: Alice
Date: 28 Nov 01 - 10:49 PM

This doesn't seem to be in the DT database - didn't come up when I searched. Can someone post the tune?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Claddagh Ring
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 06:14 AM

Do we have a songwriter name? One site I found says it was written by James O'Neill, but there isn't enough documentation for me to call it a credible attribution. An album at CDNOW has a cut with that title, songwriter Margo Kelly (there's a sound clip, too).
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Claddagh Ring
From: MartinRyan
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 06:23 AM

Joe
I know that there's sheet music to a song called "My old Claddagh Ring" attributed to one P B Kelly. Not sure if its the same one. I'll check.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Claddagh Ring
From: MartinRyan
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 11:23 AM

This Site ascribes it to Dr. A Colohan who (apparently) also wrote the standard "Galway Bay" song. No idea if its reliable - the author seems a bit doubtful of its reliability.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Claddagh Ring
From: MartinRyan
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 02:26 PM

Joe

DId you listen to that Margo Kelly track? Assuming its a woman, my guess is she's the singer rather than the putative author.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Claddagh Ring
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 09:43 PM

Well, Martin, I saw an attribution to just "Kelly" in another location.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Claddagh Ring
From: Brían
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 11:04 PM

There is a mention to the author on Joe Heaney's "Saya Song" CD, but I don't happen to have it with me.

Brían


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Claddagh Ring
From: MartinRyan
Date: 01 Dec 01 - 04:03 AM

Joe

I'll see if I can check that sheet music early next week.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Claddagh Ring
From: GUEST,L. GRANT
Date: 27 Jan 12 - 01:45 PM

THE ONLY PERSON I KNOW THAT PERFORMED THIS ON THE ACCORDION AND SANG IT WAS THE LATE DERMOT O' BRIEN FROM IRELAND. I WOULD LIKE TO GET HOLD OF THE PRINTED MUSIC IF ANYONE OUT THERE HAS IT, AS FAR AS I KNOW IT IS OUT OF PRINT!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Claddagh Ring
From: GUEST,999
Date: 27 Jan 12 - 03:11 PM

http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/history/chapter82.html

From 1956. Attributed to Kelly.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old Claddagh Ring
From: AmyLove
Date: 22 Jan 17 - 10:20 PM

Joe Heaney shares some interesting background information before singing the song here:

The Claddagh Ring


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