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Chords/Tune: St. Brendan's Fair Isle (J Driftwood)

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BRENDAN'S FAIRE ISLE


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Subject: chords request: St. Brendan's Fair Isle
From: Branwen23
Date: 05 Jul 00 - 02:35 PM

have lyrics, but need chords for a tune called "St. Brendan's Fair Isle"...

Lyrics start out:

When I was a lad on the Emerald Isle,
I heard many stories both lovely and wild
About the great dragons and monsters that be,
That swallowed the ships as they sailed on the sea.
I was an artist with canvas and paint,
Who sailed with St. Brendan and his jolly saints.
We told the good people goodbye for a while,
As we sailed for St. Brendan's Fair Isle, Fair Isle,
As we sailed for St. Brendan's Fair Isle.


That's the first verse... anyone who knows this tune, I love to get my hands on the chords...

-branwen-


--- Line breaks <br> added ---
-- PA --


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: chords request: St. Brendan's
From: Pene Azul
Date: 05 Jul 00 - 06:03 PM

This doesn't answer Branwen's question, but the lyrics are in the DigiTrad as SAINT BRENDAN'S VOYAGE (click).

PA


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: chords request: St. Brendan's
From: bigchuck
Date: 05 Jul 00 - 07:20 PM

This is how we've been doing this fine song from Jimmy Driftwood.

D G D
When I was a lad on the Emerald Isle,
D Bm D Bm
I heard many stories both lovely and wild
D G D
About the great dragons and monsters that be,
D Bm D Bm
That swallowed the ships as they sailed on the sea.
G
I was an artist with canvas and paint,
D
Who sailed with St. Brendan and his jolly saints.
G
We told the good people goodbye for a while,
D A D G
As we sailed for St. Brendan's Fair Isle, Fair Isle,
D D D
As we sailed for St. Brendan's Fair Isle.
Line Breaks <br> added.
-Joe Offer-

Preformat commands <pre> (beginning) and </pre> (end) added to space chords.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: chords request: St. Brendan's
From: Branwen23
Date: 05 Jul 00 - 07:27 PM

Thanks, I'll try those.


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Subject: St Brendans Fair Isle
From: GUEST,Rebel at therebel135@hotmail.com
Date: 13 May 01 - 04:34 AM

I saw a show on the illfated Franklin expedtion. Let me tell you it convinced me never to want to be a polar explorer... Anyrate... there is a tune composed I heard by a Canadian called . I fare for St.Brendans Fair Isle that was used as the shows lead theme and it was great, anybody know anything about it.

I would really liked to hear it again.

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: St Brendans Fair Isle
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 13 May 01 - 07:15 AM

St Brendan's Fair Isle was composed by Jimmy Driftwood. Great song. DebC sings a great version of it. If you join Mudcat you could PM her and she would tell you more.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: St Brendans Fair Isle
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 13 May 01 - 07:20 AM

Actually, ST Brendan's Voyage is in the DT, and somebody will no doubt supply a link to it.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: St Brendans Fair Isle
From: Big Mick
Date: 13 May 01 - 08:57 PM

Glad to oblige, Murray.

But first, an editorial comment to our friend, The Rebel. Glad you visited us, sir. I hope you will consider joining permanently. If you go to the top of this, or any thread, you will see a search engine. This is a search engine of The Digital Tradition archive. You can find almost any folk and blues lyric there. It is a keyword type of search. For instance, I found what you were looking for simply by entering "Brendan" as the search word, and then scrolling through the hits. Took about a minute. You can, and should, also use the search engine on the main Forum page. This is a supersearch which searchs not only the DT, but the forum threads as well. There are many lyrics which have not yet been harvested by the crew yet. Only after you have checked these two places should you start a thread asking for them.

There is also a Mudcat FAQ which details much of this.

Sure am glad you visited with us. HERE are the lyrics you are looking for. Hope you join soon.

all the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: St Brendans Fair Isle
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 May 01 - 12:08 AM

The damm tune is still among the missing..I have it in my head with no way to get it out......damme all, Mick Moloney, where are you when we need you?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: St Brendans Fair Isle
From: Arkie
Date: 14 May 01 - 12:39 AM

The song is on one of the Barley Bree Shanachie recordings and on a Jimmy Driftwood recording available at several locations in Mountain View, Arkansas. A search on Google for Brendan'a Fair Isle should bring up several interesting sites including one citing some historical evidence of the Irish monk's voyage to North America about six centuries before Columbus.


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Subject: Tune Add: ST. BRENDAN'S FAIR ISLE (J Driftwood)^^
From: IvanB
Date: 14 May 01 - 11:40 PM

Here's the tune, as sung by Mick Maloney on the CD "Uncommon Bonds" - Green Linnet LP SIF 1053:

MIDI file: BRENDAN.MID

Timebase: 192

Name: ST. BRENDAN'S FAIR ISLE
Text: By Jimmie Driftwood (lyrics)
Tempo: 180 (333333 microsec/crotchet)
Key: D
TimeSig: 3/4 24 8
Key: D
Start
0000 1 57 110 0192 0 57 000 0000 1 62 110 0192 0 62 000 0000 1 62 110 0192 0 62 000 0000 1 62 110 0192 0 62 000 0000 1 66 110 0192 0 66 000 0000 1 64 110 0192 0 64 000 0000 1 62 110 0192 0 62 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 69 110 0192 0 69 000 0000 1 69 110 0192 0 69 000 0000 1 69 110 0384 0 69 000 0000 1 69 110 0192 0 69 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 69 110 0192 0 69 000 0000 1 69 110 0192 0 69 000 0000 1 66 110 0192 0 66 000 0000 1 62 110 0192 0 62 000 0000 1 64 110 0192 0 64 000 0000 1 66 110 0192 0 66 000 0000 1 64 110 0192 0 64 000 0000 1 62 110 0192 0 62 000 0000 1 59 110 0960 0 59 000 0000 1 61 110 0192 0 61 000 0000 1 62 110 0192 0 62 000 0000 1 62 110 0192 0 62 000 0000 1 62 110 0192 0 62 000 0000 1 66 110 0192 0 66 000 0000 1 64 110 0192 0 64 000 0000 1 62 110 0192 0 62 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 69 110 0192 0 69 000 0000 1 69 110 0192 0 69 000 0000 1 69 110 0384 0 69 000 0000 1 69 110 0192 0 69 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 69 110 0192 0 69 000 0000 1 69 110 0192 0 69 000 0000 1 66 110 0192 0 66 000 0000 1 62 110 0192 0 62 000 0000 1 64 110 0192 0 64 000 0000 1 66 110 0192 0 66 000 0000 1 64 110 0192 0 64 000 0000 1 62 110 0192 0 62 000 0000 1 59 110 0960 0 59 000 0000 1 69 110 0192 0 69 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 69 110 0192 0 69 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 74 110 0192 0 74 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 69 110 0192 0 69 000 0000 1 71 110 0384 0 71 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 74 110 0192 0 74 000 0000 1 74 110 0192 0 74 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 69 110 0192 0 69 000 0000 1 66 110 0192 0 66 000 0000 1 69 110 0960 0 69 000 0000 1 69 110 0192 0 69 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 69 110 0192 0 69 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 74 110 0192 0 74 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 69 110 0192 0 69 000 0000 1 74 110 0384 0 74 000 0000 1 71 110 0192 0 71 000 0000 1 69 110 0288 0 69 000 0000 1 66 110 0096 0 66 000 0000 1 62 110 0192 0 62 000 0000 1 64 110 0192 0 64 000 0000 1 66 110 0192 0 66 000 0000 1 64 110 0192 0 64 000 0000 1 62 110 0192 0 62 000 0000 1 66 110 0192 0 66 000 0000 1 69 110 0192 0 69 000 0000 1 71 110 0384 0 71 000 0000 1 74 110 0192 0 74 000 0000 1 69 110 0288 0 69 000 0000 1 66 110 0096 0 66 000 0000 1 62 110 0192 0 62 000 0000 1 64 110 0192 0 64 000 0000 1 66 110 0192 0 66 000 0000 1 64 110 0192 0 64 000 0000 1 62 110 0960 0 62 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:BRENDAN'S FAIRE ISLE or SAINT BRENDAN'S VOYAGE
M:3/4
Q:1/4=180
K:D
A,2D2D2|D2F2E2|D2B2A2|A2A4|A2B2A2|A2F2D2|
E2F2E2|D2B,4|-B,6|C6|-C2D2D2|D2F2E2|D2B2A2|
A2A4|A2B2A2|A2F2D2|E2F2E2|D2B,4|-B,6|A6|-A2B2B2|
B2B2A2|B2d2B2|A2B4|B2B2B2|B2B2d2|d2B2A2|F2A4|
-A6|A6|-A2B2B2|B2B2A2|B2d2B2|A2d4|B2A3F|D2E2F2|
E2D2F2|A2B4|d2A3F|D2E2F2|E2D4|-D6||



It's also been sent to Joe Offer in NWC format and as a MIDI to Alan's Mudcat MIDI Page. ^^


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: St. Brendan's Fair Isle (J Driftwood)
From: open mike
Date: 13 Mar 09 - 12:18 PM

this is a perfect one for St. Pat's day coming up
Brendan and his Irish monks crossed the Atlantic
in ox hide boats...wayyyy before columbus, even
before the Vikings and Leif Erickson.

They were Irish monks who never married, left no descendants, and their settlements were abandoned with their passing . But they did make the voyage. In fact, one of them, a monk named St. Brendan wrote Navagatio Brendini, the story of his visit to America, more than 900 years before Columbus and 400 years before the Vikings.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brendan

http://www.nyaoh.com/Brendan_The_Navigator.htm

http://ics.villanova.edu/in_saint_brendan.htm

see thre book of the journey re-created by Tim Severen and crew in 1976


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brendan-Voyage-Seafaring-Classic-Followed/dp/0717139271


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: St. Brendan's Fair Isle (J Driftwood)
From: ClaireBear
Date: 13 Mar 09 - 01:18 PM

Thank you for reminding me of this one.

I'll have to force it on the jam leader at my church's annual St Pat's dinner tomorrow, whose idea of appropriate music is "When Irish Eyes," "This Little Light of Mine," and "When Those Saints." Yeesh.

C


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: St. Brendan's Fair Isle (J Driftwood)
From: Arkie
Date: 13 Mar 09 - 08:32 PM

You can hear a 30 second snip of Barley Bree singing St. Brendan's Fair Isle at the link below. If you put the song name in the "Search All Music" field you will find several versions of this song as well as different songs about Brendan. It will, at the very least, provide a taste of the melody.

St. Brendan's Fair Isle


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Subject: Lyr Add: St. Brendan's Fair Isle
From: open mike
Date: 03 Mar 10 - 01:21 AM

the mudsearch did not find this in DT
is it not there or is the search not working?

St. Brendan's Fair Isle

Melody:                         Back to Roth's Song Index
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When I was a lad on the Emerald Isle
I heard many stories both lovely and wild
About the great dragons and monsters that be
That swallow the ships when they sail on the sea.

Though I was an artist with canvas and paint
I sailed with St. Brendan and his jolly saints
We told the good people goodbye for a while
We sailed for St. Brendan's fair isle, fair isle
We sailed for St. Brendan's fair isle.

We'd been on the ocean for 94 days
When we came to a spot where the sea was ablaze
Those demons from Hades were dancing with glee
And burning the sailors alive on the sea

St. Brendan he walked on the blistering waves
He threw those demons right back to their caves
And all of the saints wore a heavenly smile
We sailed...

One night while the brethren were lying asleep
A great dragon came up from under the deep
He thundered and light'nend and made a great din
He awakened St. Brendan and all of his men

The dragon came on with his mouth open wide
We threw in a cross and the great dragon died
We skinned him and cooked him and feasted a while
We sailed...
                 At last we came onto that beautiful land
We all went ashore and we walked on the sand
We took our longbows and we killed us a boo
We roasted it up and had hot barbecue

And after a while we were singing this song
We noticed the island was moving along
We ate and we drank and we rolled in great style
We sailed...


St. Brendan said "Boys, this is much to my wish
"To ride on the back of the world's biggest fish.
"Hold on to the line that is pullin' the ship
"We'll need it some day if this fish takes a dip."

We sailed every ocean, we sailed every sea
We sailed every spot that a sailor could be
In 44 days we sailed 10 million miles
We sailed...

you can find this on you tube here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/andykirvine#p/a/f/0/e8W4bLSLONE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: St. Brendan's Fair Isle
From: open mike
Date: 03 Mar 10 - 01:27 AM

the key they play it in here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DndF93ztvUQ

is a couple of steps down and works better for me...
and for the mandolin


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Subject: RE: lyr/tuneADD: St. Brendan's Fair Isle (J Driftwood)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Mar 10 - 08:55 AM

It's in the DT, inexplicably spelled BRENDAN'S FAIRE ISLE.


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Subject: RE: lyr/tuneADD: St. Brendan's Fair Isle (J Driftwood)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Mar 10 - 09:18 AM

There is a clip of Mick Moloney and Eugene O'Donnell singing "St. Brendan's Fair Isle" here.


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Subject: RE: lyr/tuneADD: St. Brendan's Fair Isle (J Driftwood)
From: Nancy King
Date: 06 Mar 10 - 09:36 AM

Whoops! I seem to have lost my cookie. That last post was me.

--Nancy


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Subject: RE: Chords/Tune: St. Brendan's Fair Isle (J Driftwood)
From: CelticMatt
Date: 02 Jul 14 - 10:53 PM

So did Jimmy compose the music for it, or did he actually write the song? Thanks!

Matt


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