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Lyr Req: Fremantle Bay (Bonner)

GUEST,The Midget 22 Oct 01 - 06:02 PM
Sorcha 22 Oct 01 - 07:14 PM
Stewie 22 Oct 01 - 09:19 PM
GUEST,The Midget 24 Oct 01 - 07:24 PM
GUEST,Dermot Mc Guckin 22 Jul 09 - 11:18 AM
GUEST 10 Nov 09 - 07:54 PM
GUEST,Guest 06 Jan 10 - 02:45 AM
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Subject: Need Lyrics of Freemantle Bay
From: GUEST,The Midget
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 06:02 PM

I have been at my wits end trying to find the words of this song. A friend of mine heard it played a few years ago and recently tried to get hold of the words but is having no luck. I don't know any of the words of the song but my friend has told me he thinks it was recorded by a group called "BORU". He also told me that the theme of the song is about a fellow from Doolin, Co Clare either emigrating or been transported to Australia. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks, The Midget


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Subject: RE: Need Lyrics of Freemantle Bay
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 07:14 PM

Well, your info is correct, see this page No luck with lyrics, though. Sorry


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Subject: Lyr Add: FREMANTLE BAY (Bonner)
From: Stewie
Date: 22 Oct 01 - 09:19 PM

My good mate, Sean Roche, in Perth, Western Australia, recorded this on his excellent CD 'A Celtic Heart'. Here's my transcription:^^

FREMANTLE BAY
(Bonner)

Oh my name hasn't mattered for many a day
I was born on the west coast of Clare
By the time I was married and had my own land
There was many who envied me there

Our home was contented, the years quickly passed
We had four lads to carry our name
Then one year the crops failed and the hunger set in
I was certain that I was to blame

And oft times I think about Doolin
And my cottage a lifetime away
Though I'm chained here and bound, my heart can't be found
In this prison on Fremantle Bay

It was oft of an evening I stood by the door
I looked out where my crops used to be
But the pain deep inside as I looked in the eyes
Of our children, it drove me to steal

It was raining the night when the sheriff's men came
And the judge gave his verdict next day
For the lamb that you've stolen you'll have to be sentenced
To a colony where you will stay

And oft times I think about Doolin
And my cottage a lifetime away
Though I'm chained here and bound, my heart can't be found
In this prison on Fremantle Bay

Oh the sun it beats down from a merciless sky
And the rocks they eat into our feet
Oh the work's very hard but there's never a break
For unfortunate men such as me

My crime costs a shilling and sixpence to mend
But it sends me away o'er the sea
And now I must spend out the rest of my days
In this land that means nothing to me

And oft times I think about Doolin
And my cottage a lifetime away
Though I'm chained here and bound, my heart can't be found
In this prison on Fremantle Bay

Source: transcription from Sean Roche 'A Celtic Heart' Tempo DFCD 240

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Need Lyrics of Freemantle Bay
From: GUEST,The Midget
Date: 24 Oct 01 - 07:24 PM

Thanks a million Stewie for the lyrics and Sorcha for your help in tracking down Boru. My friend is away in Peru at the moment doing a charity walk and it will be a nice surprise for him.

Take care both of you

The Midget


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Freemantle Bay (Bonner)
From: GUEST,Dermot Mc Guckin
Date: 22 Jul 09 - 11:18 AM

yes I agree Sean Roche AND Breandan Woods are the experts here and Sean recorded the song on A Celtic Heart you can probly get the latest on Sean in the Irish Club Subiaco.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fremantle Bay (Bonner)
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 07:54 PM

BORU are a great band from Arklow, Co. Wicklow in Ireland. Their still together and playing away.. This is one of their finest songs!


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Subject: RE:Chords Req: Fremantle Bay (Bonner)
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 02:45 AM

Does any one know the chords?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fremantle Bay (Bonner)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 03:01 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6wTQUcl0wI


You can hear Boru doing it on YOUTUBE.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fremantle Bay (Bonner)
From: Martin Dardis
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 04:24 PM

To guest aboue looking for chords, you can find them on martin dardis guitar site [mine]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fremantle Bay (Bonner)
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Nov 10 - 12:23 AM

Derek McCormack also recorded the song on his album "Never Too Far From My Mind"


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