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Help: Ballybunyon (sp?) By The Sea

GUEST,Genie 07 Sep 01 - 01:09 AM
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Subject: Ballybunyon ByTheSea
From: GUEST,Genie
Date: 07 Sep 01 - 01:09 AM

I heard an Irish song called "Ballybunyan (sp?) by the Sea," which has the same tune as "Wabash Cannonball," except in 3/4 time and slow.

I'd like to get the words, and I am curious as to whether it's an old tune that jumped the Atlantic and became Wabash Cannonball or whether it is a later song.

Anyone know the song and/or its history?

Genie


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Subject: RE: Help: Ballybunyon (sp?) By The Sea
From: MartinRyan
Date: 07 Sep 01 - 03:50 AM

Doesn't ring a bell - and a preliminary search doesn't show it up. My guess is its a recent song - but its just a guess. Any more detail?

Regards


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Subject: RE: Help: Ballybunyon (sp?) By The Sea
From: Quincy
Date: 07 Sep 01 - 04:52 AM

Just found it sung by Pecker Dunne on his 'Very best of' cd released this year.

Click Here!


best wishes, Yvonne


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Subject: RE: Help: Ballybunyon (sp?) By The Sea
From: ard mhacha
Date: 07 Sep 01 - 01:28 PM

Genie, It is spelt Ballybunion, in Co Kerry and that Pecker Dunne CD is great stuff. Slan Ard Mhacha.


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Subject: RE: Help: Ballybunyon (sp?) By The Sea
From: GUEST,Genie
Date: 07 Sep 01 - 05:05 PM

Thanks, Mhacha. Is it a recent composition? And do you have a link to the lyrics?

Genie


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Subject: RE: Help: Ballybunyon (sp?) By The Sea
From: ard mhacha
Date: 08 Sep 01 - 07:41 AM

Sorry Genie, I know the town but not the song. Slan Ard Mhacha.


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Subject: RE: Help: Ballybunyon (sp?) By The Sea
From: GUEST,Genie
Date: 12 Sep 01 - 12:43 AM

refreshing -- still hoping for a lyric posting


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Subject: RE: Help: Ballybunyon (sp?) By The Sea
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 Sep 01 - 04:01 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Help: Ballybunyon (sp?) By The Sea
From: Big Tim
Date: 12 Sep 01 - 04:05 PM

These are the lyrics as recorded by Larry Cunningham on his album "Come Back to Erin" (very countryfied).

I'm going back to Kerry, from the Land of Liberty, to my little Irish home town, Ballybunion by the sea, to walk along the old Slip(?) Road, where the breezes softly blow, and to get out to the ocean, where the tides of memory flow.

To walk along the beach, down below the Castle Green, up to the lonely Cliffs of Doon, the likes you've never seen, from Listowel to Ballylongford and back into Tralee, there's no place else in Ireland like Ballybunion by the sea.

To take a walk down Main Street, and see my friends from home, go tell my own true sweetheart, I never more will roam, go tell the lads I'm coming back, that's where I want to be, in my little Irish home town, Ballybunion by the sea.

The composer is given simply as "Fitzgerald". There is no date but LC was big in the 60s. The place name is from the Irish " Bailie an Bhuinneanaigh", Buinnean's town or homestead.


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Subject: RE: Help: Ballybunyon (sp?) By The Sea
From: Big Tim
Date: 12 Sep 01 - 04:07 PM

Sorry one mistype; should be "lovely" NOT "lonely" Cliffs of Doon.


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Subject: RE: Help: Ballybunyon (sp?) By The Sea
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 Sep 01 - 04:09 PM

Genie, can you copy and paste the lyrics from above, and add the line breaks? (see his correction) Thanks,

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Help: Ballybunyon (sp?) By The Sea
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Sep 01 - 03:45 AM

Sure. Here.

Ballybunion By The Sea
I'm going back to Kerry, from the Land of Liberty,
To my little Irish home town, Ballybunion by the sea,
to walk along the old Slip(?) Road, where the breezes softly blow,
And to get out to the ocean, where the tides of memory flow.

To walk along the beach, down below the Castle Green,
Up to the lovely Cliffs of Doon, the likes you've never seen,
from Listowel to Ballylongford and back into Tralee,
there's no place else in Ireland like Ballybunion by the sea.

To take a walk down Main Street, and see my friends from home,
Go tell my own true sweetheart, I never more will roam,
Go tell the lads I'm coming back--that's where I want to be,
in my little Irish home town, Ballybunion by the sea.

The composer is given simply as "Fitzgerald". There is no date but LC was big in the 60s. The place name is from the Irish "Bailie an Bhuinneanaigh",Buinnean is "town" or "homestead." These are the lyrics as recorded by Larry Cunningham on his album "Come Back to Erin" (very countryfied).


Thanks, Big Tim.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Help: Ballybunyon (sp?) By The Sea
From: Big Tim
Date: 13 Sep 01 - 01:49 PM

I've just noticed: the Pecker Dunne recording of the song credits composition to P.Dunne. Naughty Pecker methinks!


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Subject: RE: Help: Ballybunyon (sp?) By The Sea
From: GUEST,Mike Tackaberry
Date: 15 Jul 06 - 02:04 PM

Looking for Jerry Tackaberry (from the Tackaberry family in Listowell) in Ballybunyan Ireland. My e-mail is ridelikeanut@yahoo.com. I am descended from Abraham and Jane (Thomas) Tackaberry. Thank you.


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Subject: RE: Help: Ballybunyon (sp?) By The Sea
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 08:48 AM

its not recent by any means Im looking for the same song I used to listen to it as a kid back in the early ninties


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