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Lyr Req: Dublin Bay (Crawford, Barker)

D Terrell 09 Jan 98 - 11:34 AM
Alice 09 Jan 98 - 06:33 PM
Jim Dixon 15 Dec 09 - 11:44 PM
MartinRyan 16 Dec 09 - 03:41 AM
McGrath of Harlow 16 Dec 09 - 05:54 PM
Jim Dixon 13 Jul 13 - 09:58 PM
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Subject: Sweet Dublin Bay
From: D Terrell
Date: 09 Jan 98 - 11:34 AM

Silly Wizard preformed this song on an album several years ago. To clarify it is a tragic ballad, about a couple sailing to America, and Starts " They sailed away in that gallaint bark, Roy Neal and his fair young bride.

My question is. what is the history of this song and has it ever been used as back ground in the popular media or film?

As I was humming it one day a friend, who doesn't "do" celtic/folk music reconized it as a sailing tragic ballad, but conud remember where he had heard it.

thanks,

DT


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Subject: RE: Sweet Dublin Bay
From: Alice
Date: 09 Jan 98 - 06:33 PM

The copyright is now owned by Warner Brothers, INC, the original 1916© renewed by WB. Warner has a "Great Songs of the Century" series of songbooks, and this one is in the "51 Lucky Irish Classics"... it is titled THEY SAIL'D AWAY (Dublin Bay) with lyrics by Annie (Barry) Crawford (1731-1801, and music by George Barker (d.1877). Since Warner owns it, I am not surprised if it is used on soundtracks. There are three verses. I haven't checked to see if it is in the database. alice in montana


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Subject: Lyr Add: DUBLIN BAY (Crawford, Barker)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Dec 09 - 11:44 PM

From the sheet music at the Levy Collection:


DUBLIN BAY
Words by Mrs. Crawford. Music by Geo. Barker.
Chicago: National Music Co., [no date]

1. They sail'd away in a gallant bark,
Roy Neal and his fair young bride.
They had ventur'd all in that bounding ark,
That danc'd on the silv'ry tide.
Roy Neal, he clasp'd his weeping bride,
And he kiss'd the tears away,
And he watched the shore recede from sight
Of his own sweet Dublin Bay.

2. Three days they sail'd when a storm arose,
And the light'ning swept the deep,
When the thunder crash broke the short repose
Of the weary sea-boy's sleep.
Roy Neal, he clasp'd his weeping bride,
And he kiss'd the tears away:
"O Love, 'twas a fearful hour," he cried,
"When we left sweet Dublin Bay."

3. On the crowded deck of that doomèd ship,
Some fell in their meek despair,
But some more calm, with a holier lip,
Sought the God of the storm in pray'r.
"She has struck on a rock," the seamen cried,
In their breath of their wild dismay,
And the ship went down with that fair young bride,
That sail'd from Dublin Bay.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dublin Bay (Crawford, Barker)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 16 Dec 09 - 03:41 AM

As I type, there is a framed ballad sheet of this one behind my head, with a nice drawing of a hybrid sail/steamer as illustration. Curiously, I don't remember ever hearing it sung.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dublin Bay (Crawford, Barker)
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 16 Dec 09 - 05:54 PM

Warner Brothers might have a copyright in some arrangement, but there is no way a song written by a man who died in 1877 to a tune by a lady who died in 1801 isn't Public Domain.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dublin Bay (Crawford, Barker)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Jul 13 - 09:58 PM

You can hear a recording of the McNulty Family singing this song at The Internet Archive. DUBLIN BAY is item #14 on the menu on that page. The recording is apparently from Decca (USA) 12208B, made 4-Apr-1939, where the title is THEY SAILED AWAY FROM DUBLIN BAY.

A few words are different, but probably not worth notating here.


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