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Lyr/Chords Req: The Hill of Knocknashee

GUEST,Julie Gillespie 29 Dec 01 - 01:48 PM
masato sakurai 29 Dec 01 - 07:35 PM
Sorcha 29 Dec 01 - 07:58 PM
GUEST,Brían 30 Dec 01 - 01:32 PM
GUEST,Brían 30 Dec 01 - 08:51 PM
GUEST,Julie Gillespie 30 Dec 01 - 09:09 PM
GUEST,Brían 30 Dec 01 - 09:26 PM
GUEST,Brían 31 Dec 01 - 10:45 AM
GUEST,Brían 01 Jan 02 - 11:33 AM
quokka 26 May 08 - 01:01 PM
Jim Carroll 27 May 08 - 05:32 AM
knight_high 27 May 08 - 06:24 AM
Big Tim 28 May 08 - 03:37 AM
Jim Dixon 23 Jul 13 - 11:07 AM
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Subject: Song lyrics to Hills of Knocknashee
From: GUEST,Julie Gillespie
Date: 29 Dec 01 - 01:48 PM

I am trying to find the lyrics and chords to this Irish song. Can anybody help? An MP3 format would be very helpful. Please email me at gillespiej_98@yahoo.com if you can be of assistance.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song lyrics to Hills of Knock
From: masato sakurai
Date: 29 Dec 01 - 07:35 PM

The McNulty Family recorded this song (Click HERE and HERE).
~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song lyrics to Hills of Knock
From: Sorcha
Date: 29 Dec 01 - 07:58 PM

Hai, masato, but she wants lyrics.....I didn't find any.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song lyrics to Hills of Knock
From: GUEST,Brían
Date: 30 Dec 01 - 01:32 PM

Its on this CD by Colm O'Donnell. I could get them, but it might take some time to find it. Colm is as good as the promo says.

Brían


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE HILL OF KNOCKNASHEE
From: GUEST,Brían
Date: 30 Dec 01 - 08:51 PM

THE HILL OF KNOCKNASHEE

Dear friends we meet in love tonight
On Columba's tranquil shore.
Three thousand miles from Erin's Isle
That we might see no more.
far dearer still is that fair hill
Than any other to me.
And in our own dear native tongue
They call it Knocknashee.

So dear to me fond memories
Sweet recollections bring.
How oft I've listened the live long day
To the thrush and blackbird sing.
How softly did that cuckoo call
From out yon hollow tree.
And how sweet the sound re-echoes around
The hill of Knocknashee.

How deeply pictured in my mind
The sights from there I've seen.
There's Keash and Geevagh, Ballymote
And the hills around Gorteen.
The lakes and groves around Temple-House
And stream sounds spreadingly.
Oh, the Heavens be with you, Carrowmore
And the hill of Knocknashee.

There stands the ruined abbey where
Our people's bones now rest.
That same dear land that gave them birth
Now calls them to her breast.
Whilst I am forced to leave my home
By a foreign tyranny.
Farewell, farewell to you Carrowmore
And the hill of Knocknashee.

'Tis oft I have viewed your mighty crops
Whilst blooming in their prime. Along the mountain side.
The River Moy so gently flows
From there unto the sea.
Farewell to you, farewell to all
From the hill of Knocknashee.

Farewell to evening dances
Where our merry comrades meet.
When the fiddler said, "Now boys and girls,
Get up and shake your feet!"
For it's there you'll met those colleens fair
Who would fill your heart with glee.
Sure I'd risk my life to make my wife
A girl from Knocknashee.

Farewell to you, brave comrades all
To part you makes me mourn.
My warm heart I'll give to you
As my back I'm forced to turn.
One hundred chances at the one
That I never more will see.
Those good and kind old neighbors round
The hill of Knocknashee.

Now the time are past since I have gone
The kids have now turned grey.
Young lives rise up from every heart
Oh, the old ones fade away
This mournful, sorrowful exile
To return, what's left for me?
So farewell, farewell to you Carrowmore,
And the Hill of Knocknashee.

The melody is PADDY WEST with out the chorus but much slower(than I've heard it)!

Many thanks to Bernard Flaherty who inserted a map of this very region with all the place names in his collection of Sligo music called, The Trip to Sligo.

The words are as I heard them on Colm O'Donnell's recording, Farewell to Evening Dances.

Brían


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song lyrics to Hills of Knock
From: GUEST,Julie Gillespie
Date: 30 Dec 01 - 09:09 PM

Brian,

Thanks so much for the lyrics, we are having a New Year's benefit for a family from the 9-11 tragedy in the United States and this was a song sang at the funeral of one of the victims and we would like to sing it at our benefit. Greatly appreciate the help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song lyrics to Hills of Knock
From: GUEST,Brían
Date: 30 Dec 01 - 09:26 PM

I am glad I can be of help.

Brían


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song lyrics to Hills of Knock
From: GUEST,Brían
Date: 31 Dec 01 - 10:45 AM

I jumbled up the fifth verse. I'll be back later to fix that for the record, if anyone else needs the words.

Brían


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE HILL OF KNOCKNASHEE
From: GUEST,Brían
Date: 01 Jan 02 - 11:33 AM

Verse 5:

'Tis oft I have viewed your mighty crops
Wilst blooming in their prime.
From Coolaney unto Cloonacool along the mountainside
The River Moy so gently flows
From there unto the sea.
Farewell to you, farewell to all
From the Hill of Knocknashee.

Brían


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Hill of Knocknashee
From: quokka
Date: 26 May 08 - 01:01 PM

This is a beautiful song, I've just heard it from the Colm O'Donnell CD 'Farewell to Evening Dances'


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Hill of Knocknashee
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 27 May 08 - 05:32 AM

"The melody is PADDY WEST without the chorus but much slower(than I've heard it)!"
Aka 'The Homes of Donegal'
Knocknashee - cnoc-na-sí - Hill of the Fairies.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Hill of Knocknashee
From: knight_high
Date: 27 May 08 - 06:24 AM

In the post above from Brian on 30/12/01 the 3rd verse goes

The lakes and groves around Temple-House
And stream sounds spreadingly.
Oh, the Heavens be with you, Carrowmore
And the hill of Knocknashee

Although I dont know the song, I have often heard it sung. I think that should read

And Streamstown's spreading Lea

There is a place called Streamstown. Makes more sense I think. I'll find out for sure. I'll be back!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Hill of Knocknashee
From: Big Tim
Date: 28 May 08 - 03:37 AM

Knocknashee, a 276 metre hill about 10 miles NW of Ballymote, also gets a namecheck in Christy Moore's rewrite of a trad song, 'I Wish I was in England', tho I don't know if it's the same Knochnashee.

'Until I met my true love, on the slopes of Knocknashee,
Her brown hair in the howling wind blowing wild and free'.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HILLS OF KNOCK NA SHEE (McNulty Family)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 11:07 AM

You can hear this song at The Internet Archive, or click for an MP3. I have boldfaced the words that are different from the version posted above.


HILLS OF KNOCK NA SHEE
As sung by The McNulty Family

Dear friends, we meet in love tonight on Columbia's tranquil shore,
Three thousand miles from Erin's isle we ne'er may see no more.
How dear it is those fairy hills no other place could be,
Like my
own dear native motherland and they call it Knocknashee.

While deeply pictured in my mind, those hills I've often seen.
The space and things around Ballymote and the hills around Gorteen(?),
The lakes and streams around Templehouse their views so far to see.
May
the heavens above be with you love, in the hills of Knocknashee.

Sure it's often I have viewed their crops while blooming in their pride,
From Coolaney unto Cloonacool along the mountain side.
The River Moy so gently flows from there unto the sea.
May the heavens be with you, Carrowmore, in the hills of Knocknashee.

Farewell to evening dances where our lovers used to meet,
Where the fiddler says, "Now boys and girls, get up and shake your feet!"
Always there you'll find colleens fair to fill your heart with glee.
Sure I'd live my life to make a wife of a girl from Knocknashee.

[3 lines of lilting]
May the heavens be with you, Carrowmore,
in the hills of Knocknashee.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Hill of Knocknashee
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Dec 14 - 06:11 PM

strange how i stumbled across this tonight........looking for something.


Anne Marie Gorman
Lavagh


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Hill of Knocknashee
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 15 Dec 14 - 06:47 PM

Knocknashee = cnoc-na-sí (Hill of the Fairies)
Jim Carroll


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