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Lyr Req: Galway (by Tony Small)

GUEST,Daniel 11 May 01 - 03:58 AM
Malcolm Douglas 11 May 01 - 08:47 AM
GUEST,999 26 Dec 09 - 06:52 AM
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Subject: Galway (by Tony Small)
From: GUEST,Daniel
Date: 11 May 01 - 03:58 AM

Hi out there ! Can anybody help me??? I´m seyrching for the words to the song "Galway" written by Tony Small!

Daniel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Galway (by Tony Small)
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 11 May 01 - 08:47 AM

This is a poem written by Oliver St John Gogarty and set to music by Tony Small, who recorded it on his recent CD, Galway.  It has also been recorded by Geraldine MacGowan, by "Sliabh Notes" -Matt Cranitch, Dónal Murphy and Tommy O'Sullivan- and by Seáan Keane, but that's as much information as I can find.  No visible lyrics out there...

Malcolm


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Subject: Lyr Add: GALWAY (O. St. John Gogarty, Tony Small)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 26 Dec 09 - 06:52 AM

This is for you, Malcolm. Still miss you. RIP.


GALWAY

A grey town in a country bare,
The leaden seas between,
When the light falls on the hills of Clare.
And shows their valleys green.

Take in my heart your place again
Between your lake and sea,
O city of the watery plain,
That means so much to me.

Your cut stone houses row on row,
Your streams too deep to sing,
Whose waters shine with green as though
They had dissolved the spring.

Your streets that still bring into view
The harbour and its spars,
The chimneys with their turf smoke blue
That never hides the stars.

Take in my heart your place again
Between your lake and sea,
Like crimson roses in grey walls
Your memories to me.

It is not very long since you,
For memory is long,
Saw her I owe my being to,
And heart that takes the song,

Walk with a row of laughing girls
From Salthill to Eyre Square.
Light from the water on their curls
That never lit so fair.

Again may come your glorious days,
Your ships come back to port,
And to your city's shining ways
The Spanish girls resort.

And ere the tidal water falls,
Your ships put out to sea,
Like crimson roses in grey walls
Your memories to me.

Take in my heart your place again
Between your lake and sea,
O city of the watery plain,
You mean so much to me.


Oliver St. John Gogarty (from the poem "Galway")
Adapted into song with music by Tony Small.

Tony Small : Singing.
Virginia McKee : Clarinet.
Jay Jackson : Piano. Damien Evans : Double Bass.

from (thanks to the research done by Malcolm)

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=130963380&blogId=465593291


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