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Song from Patriot Games movie

GUEST,ML 09 Oct 01 - 03:51 PM
UB Ed 10 Oct 01 - 01:55 PM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 10 Oct 01 - 09:55 PM
mooman 11 Oct 01 - 02:40 AM
Genie 24 Jun 02 - 10:38 AM
Jim Dixon 24 Jan 12 - 11:56 AM
GUEST 23 Sep 15 - 03:12 AM
GUEST 23 Sep 15 - 05:10 AM
Sandra in Sydney 23 Sep 15 - 05:16 AM
Amergin 23 Sep 15 - 09:28 PM
GUEST,Paul in America 20 Aug 17 - 09:30 PM
Helen 23 Aug 17 - 05:45 PM
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Subject: Patriot Games Song
From: GUEST,ML
Date: 09 Oct 01 - 03:51 PM

What song was the band playing in the bar in the movie Patriot Games? Lyrics were something like "and here's to you my ? irish laddie" and "we'll not be broken.Appreciate any help.


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Subject: RE: Patriot Games Song
From: UB Ed
Date: 10 Oct 01 - 01:55 PM

Clannad did the music


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Subject: RE: Patriot Games Song
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 10 Oct 01 - 09:55 PM

Could it be Ramblin Boy (Tom Paxton)?


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Subject: RE: Patriot Games Song
From: mooman
Date: 11 Oct 01 - 02:40 AM

And the opening song to the movie was sung by Maggie Boyle. (There is an interesting story to it which I recounted in a previous thread.)

mooman


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Subject: RE: Patriot Games Song
From: Genie
Date: 24 Jun 02 - 10:38 AM

Was it "Ramblin' Boy?" Did this thread query ever get answered. I'm curious about the song, myself.


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Subject: RE: Song from Patriot Games movie
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 11:56 AM

The only song listed on the soundtrack page for "Patriot Games" (1992) at IMDb.com is THEME FROM HARRY'S GAME performed by Clannad. The song was first used in the TV miniseries "Harry's Game" (1982). It was written by Ciaran Brennan and/or Pol Brennan, according to various sources. It has appeared on several Clannad albums and collections of Irish music, and many others have recorded it too.

I have listened to the song, and it seems to be all in Irish Gaelic, which I don't understand and can't transcribe—with the possible exception of the refrain, which sounds like "Fal-lal-the-doe, fal-the-day, fal-the-doe, fal-the day"—which I assume is nonsense, since it closely resembles nonsense refrains I have heard in English-language songs.

The song is quite short, only 2:28 in duration, and is sung so slowly that I figure it can't amount to much more than about 3 lines, apart from the refrain, which is sung, I think, 5 times.

There is another thread about this song: Theme from Harry's Game... but it doesn't contain much information, and no lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Song from Patriot Games movie
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Sep 15 - 03:12 AM

the quiet land of erin is the title of the song


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Subject: RE: Song from Patriot Games movie
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Sep 15 - 05:10 AM

Opening song sung by the late Maggie Boyle. The Quite Land of Erin


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Subject: LYR ADD - The Quiet Land of Erin
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 23 Sep 15 - 05:16 AM

The Quiet Land of Erin

[trad.]

Sandy Denny recorded this traditional song live for the BBC Radio 1 programme "My Kind of Folk" on June 26, 1968. This recording was published in 2007 on the 3CD+DVD set Live at the BBC. A home demo from Winter 1968 has never been officially published.

The Quiet Land of Erin was also recorded by Maggie Boyle in 1987 for her solo album Reaching Out, by Grace Notes (with Maggie Boyle) in 1998 for their album Red Wine & Promises, by the Furey Brothers and, as an instrumental, by Alan Stivell.


Lyrics
Grace Notes sing The Quiet Land of Erin

Oh 'tis I would be in Ard Ti Chuain
Where the mountains stands away
And 'tis I would let the Sunday go
In a cuckoo's glen above the bay

Chorus (after each verse):
    Agus, och och Eire lig is o
    Eire leanndubh agus o
    Ah, the quiet land of Erin

Oh my heart is weary all alone
And it sends a lonely cry
To the land that sings beyond my dreams
And the lonely Sundays pass me by

I would travel back the twisted years
Through the bitter wasted wind
If the God above would let me lie
In a quiet place above the wind


See also the Mudcat Café thread
Origins: Ard Ti Chuain / Quiet Land of Erin.


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Subject: RE: Song from Patriot Games movie
From: Amergin
Date: 23 Sep 15 - 09:28 PM

The opening poster a talking about a song being sung in a pub while Ford is meeting with Richard Harris. It's not Harry's Game nor Quiet Land of Erin.


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Subject: RE: Song from Patriot Games movie
From: GUEST,Paul in America
Date: 20 Aug 17 - 09:30 PM

The singer and guitarist is Ken O Malley The title of the song is The Pride Of Our Land by Blended Spirits
some of the lyrics were...
Here's to you, my brave Irish laddies
we'll not be broken, downhearted, and sad.
So let us drink a toast to all our comrades
that stand for the honour and pride of our land.


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Subject: RE: Song from Patriot Games movie
From: Helen
Date: 23 Aug 17 - 05:45 PM

Thanks for the information, Paul in America.

It took 16 years, but the mystery has now been solved.

There is a reference here:

The Pride of Our Land by Paddraig & Noel Duggan performed by The Blended Spirits.

Helen


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