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ADD:Take Me Home to Mayo/Ballad of Michael Gaughan

JFog@worldnet.att.net 03 Feb 98 - 04:27 PM
Rosie 03 Feb 98 - 07:12 PM
Wolfgang Hell 05 Feb 98 - 10:03 AM
Dale Rose 05 Feb 98 - 12:28 PM
JFog 07 Feb 98 - 12:49 PM
Wolfgang 09 Feb 98 - 04:13 AM
GUEST,seamusrobinson@lycos.com 20 Jun 05 - 09:15 PM
GUEST,ryan gaughan 04 Oct 07 - 03:37 PM
Shaneo 04 Oct 07 - 04:04 PM
Peace 04 Oct 07 - 04:14 PM
Peace 04 Oct 07 - 04:15 PM
catspaw49 04 Oct 07 - 05:44 PM
Peace 04 Oct 07 - 05:50 PM
theballadeer 05 Oct 07 - 05:43 PM
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Subject: Mayo
From: JFog@worldnet.att.net
Date: 03 Feb 98 - 04:27 PM

Does anyone have the sheet music (or know where I can find it on the internet) to "Mayo" or "Take me back to Mayo across the Irish Sea . . ."

Thanks alot.


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Subject: RE: Mayo
From: Rosie
Date: 03 Feb 98 - 07:12 PM

JFog, Here's some links that may help(or draw you further into the Web). Try: www.reelmusic.com and milton.mse.jhu.edu Also, here's my hometown (NE PA) version of TMHTMayo. Happy searching.

Take Me Home To Mayo REFRAIN: Take me home to Mayo// Across the Atlantic sea// Home to dear old Mayo// It's where I long to be// Take me home to Mayo// It's where my roots do lie// Home at last in Mayo// Beneath an Irish sky//

My name is ( * * * your name here * * *)// From Mayo my family came// My Ma and Da were born there// It's where I got my name// They left their dear old homeland// The Troubles and the strife// They settled in (* * *fill in your particulars*(4 beats)// To start a brand new life//

REFRAIN

My folks talked of their homeland// In their good old Irish way// Cultured in lore and music// Each and every day// I long to see my sire land// Trod o'er the soil they tilled// Home again to Mayo// Please, God, once more I will//

REFRAIN


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Subject: RE: Mayo
From: Wolfgang Hell
Date: 05 Feb 98 - 10:03 AM

Christy Moore on his "The spirit of freedom" sings the recent political ballad "Michael Gaughan" (one of the deadv IRA hungerstrikers) to the tune of this song. Obviously a considerable part of the lyrics is also used and only slightly adapted to fit Gaughan's dying.
Take me home to Mayo
across the Irish (not:Atlantik) sea (for Gaughan was dying in England)...

and: "My name is Michael Gaughan
from Ballina I came..."

And I had always thought that "Michael Gaughan" was a recent ballad...

Thanks Rosie for posting the lyrics which are I guess considerably older than the ones I knew, but, however, JFog, if you are interested in the IRA version, drop me a line here.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Mayo
From: Dale Rose
Date: 05 Feb 98 - 12:28 PM

Bridie Gallagher did a song called Home To Mayo on Monitor 732 (60s???) "For someone is waiting for me I know" I thought I remembered a Ruthie Morrissey version, but it was not on the album I found.


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Subject: RE: Mayo
From: JFog
Date: 07 Feb 98 - 12:49 PM

Hi Wolfgang - Yes, please post the IRA version!

Thanks everyone for the other lyrics - would you by chance have the music?

Thanks again - appreciate your help.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE BALLAD OF MICHAEL GAUGHAN
From: Wolfgang
Date: 09 Feb 98 - 04:13 AM

Here you go:

From the Christy Moore songbook, published in 1984. Christy Moore writes that he has not been able to track down the author.

Enjoy it, Wolfgang

THE BALLAD OF MICHAEL GAUGHAN

1. Take me home to Mayo
Back across the sea.
Take me home to Mayo
Where once I ran so free.
Take me home to Mayo
And let my body lie
Home in Mayo
[this line sounds better with the "again" from verse 4 in it] Beneath the western sky.

2. My name is Michael Gaughan
From Ballina I came.
I saw my people suffering,
I swore to break the chains.
I took the boat to England
Prepared to fight or die
Far away from Mayo
Beneath the western sky.

3. My body cold and hungry
In Parkhurst jail I lie.
In my fight for freedom
In hunger strike I'll die.
I have one last request to make
I hope you'll not deny.
Take my body back to Mayo
Beneath the western sky.

4. Take me home to Mayo
Back across the sea.
Take me home to Mayo
Where once I ran so free.
Take me home to Mayo
And let my body lie
Home again in Mayo
Beneath the western sky.


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Subject: Lyr Add: TAKE ME HOME TO MAYO (Seamus Robinson)
From: GUEST,seamusrobinson@lycos.com
Date: 20 Jun 05 - 09:15 PM

Vol. Michael Gaughan, IRA, died on hunger strike in a British prison at 7.20 pm on the 3rd of June, 1974. Belfastman Seamus Robinson aka S. McRobin wrote (words and music) "TAKE ME HOME TO MAYO" or "THE BALLAD OF MICHAEL GAUGHAN" to commemorate his sacrifice. The WOLFHOUND folk group of Belfast released the song on vinyl in July 1974. For more information on song and songwriter see Nicky Kelly's site www.theballadeers.com. I append the original lyrics -- the CHRISTY MOORE SONGBOOK bowdlerised version should be discarded.


TAKE ME HOME TO MAYO
by
Seamus Robinson

(Chorus)
TAKE ME HOME TO MAYO, ACROSS THE IRISH SEA,
HOME TO DEAR OLD MAYO WHERE ONCE I ROAMED SO FREE.
TAKE ME HOME TO MAYO, THERE LET MY BODY LIE,
HOME AT LAST IN MAYO 'NEATH AN IRISH SKY.

1.
MY NAME IS MICHAEL GAUGHAN, FROM BALLINA I CAME;
I SAW MY PEOPLE SUFFERING AND SWORE TO BREAK THEIR CHAINS.
I RAISED THE FLAG IN ENGLAND, PREPARED TO FIGHT OR DIE,
FAR AWAY FROM MAYO 'NEATH AN IRISH SKY.

[REPEAT CHORUS]

2.
MY BODY COLD AND HUNGRY, IN PARKHURST JAIL I LIE;
FOR LOVING OF MY COUNTRY, ON HUNGER STRIKE I DIE.
I HAVE JUST ONE LAST LONGING, I PRAY YOU'LL NOT DENY,
BURY ME IN MAYO 'NEATH AN IRISH SKY.

[REPEAT CHORUS]

(C)1974 SEAMUS ROBINSON


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Subject: RE: Mayo
From: GUEST,ryan gaughan
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 03:37 PM

i thnk the ira version of this song is the real deal...it is a song of my cousins life for with he was wrongly sent to prison for acrime he did not commit.he was in the wrong place at the wrong time...the other song to remember my cousin by is the fields of athery if you listen to the words you will see it is about him


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Subject: RE: Mayo
From: Shaneo
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 04:04 PM

So Ryan' what you are saying is that The Fields Of Athenry is about your cousin ? curious , because the song was set around the time of the great hunger 1847-1851,


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Subject: RE: Mayo
From: Peace
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 04:14 PM

TFofA concerns the Potato Famine. I think it's called "The Fields of Athenry".


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Subject: RE: Mayo
From: Peace
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 04:15 PM

Sorry Shaneo. Didn't see your post before I sent mine.


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Subject: RE: Mayo
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 05:44 PM

And here I thought this thread was about a condiment so I got y'all a really great mayonnaise recipe if you want to make it yourself cause you can't stand the store bought stuff.

1 egg (at room temp)
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup oil (any type...corn, vegetable, canola-I like Canola best)
dash cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar (I like it with vinegar better)

Place egg, mustard, salt, cayenne pepper and 1/4 c. oil in blender and blend on low.

While the machine is blending, SLOWLY pour in another 1/2 c. oil. You may have to stop and scrape down the mayo. Add the lemon juice/vinegar and the remaining 1/2 c. oil. Blend until well combined.

Store in refrigerator, tightly covered.


No need to say thanks!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Mayo
From: Peace
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 05:50 PM

Yer out to lunch, 'spaw.


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Subject: RE: ADD:Take Me Home to Mayo/Ballad of Michael Gau
From: theballadeer
Date: 05 Oct 07 - 05:43 PM

I guess everyone missed the part where the author of the song, Seamus Robinson, set the record straight....see above.

Nick


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Subject: RE: Home To Mayo Lyrics
From: GUEST,kathvesey
Date: 24 Mar 14 - 03:46 PM

Home To Mayo Lyrics

In Bellmullet town, where I first saw the light
Where the waves of the sea roared by day and by night
I traveled long miles on land and on sea
But a journey I'll make, and soon that will be

Home to Mayo
Home to Mayo
Someone is waiting for me I know
In the firelight, her smile will be bright
And my hearts in the cottage in county Mayo

I would love to go back to old Ireland once more
to roam through the scenes as in days of your
then surely this summer, please God I will go
Back to my home in the county Mayo

Home to Mayo
Home to Mayo
Someone is waiting for me I know
In the firelight, her smile will be bright
And my hearts in the cottage in the county Mayo


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