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Lyr Req/Add: Black Sod Bay? / Blacksod Bay

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Black Sod Bay


GUEST,Boston Bill 31 Dec 01 - 02:14 PM
Frank Maher 31 Dec 01 - 02:27 PM
Jim Dixon 04 Jan 02 - 08:08 PM
GUEST,Boston Bill 30 Jan 02 - 10:21 AM
GUEST,Boston Bill 31 Jan 02 - 10:43 AM
MMario 31 Jan 02 - 11:10 AM
MartinRyan 31 Jan 02 - 05:19 PM
GUEST,Boston Bill 03 Feb 02 - 03:34 AM
Jim Dixon 05 Feb 02 - 01:54 PM
GUEST,Seamus 04 Dec 02 - 09:48 PM
MMario 05 Dec 02 - 08:28 AM
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GUEST,Martin Ryan 06 Dec 02 - 03:57 AM
GUEST,Gregor Harvey 13 Mar 03 - 10:01 PM
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Subject: BLACK SOD BAY(Irish)
From: GUEST,Boston Bill
Date: 31 Dec 01 - 02:14 PM

Yes it's me again! I have returned to the well of lyrics for a County Mayo song called "Black Sod Bay". A tin whistle player from Boston's Green Briar Pub would like this one.(just wants the LYRICS or maybe tune also?) Thanks Bill


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: BLACK SOD BAY(Irish)
From: Frank Maher
Date: 31 Dec 01 - 02:27 PM

You could Request the Song Here... http://www.shamrockradio.com/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: BLACK SOD BAY(Irish)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Jan 02 - 08:08 PM

BLACK SOD BAY is on a CD called "My Home in the West" by Kevin Prendergast;
Also "Whiskey, Lies & Tears" by Theresa Rodgers.

By the way, Google gave me many more hits (449) on "Blacksod Bay" but most of those are references to the actual bay, not the song. We might have more success if you gave us a line or at least a phrase from the song lyrics, in addition to the title.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: BLACK SOD BAY(Irish)
From: GUEST,Boston Bill
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 10:21 AM

OK Jim, OK Frank here are some words from BLACK SOD BAY which I extracted from Irish singers at the Green Briar in Boston:

"It was Boston City that gave me birth many years ago. My forebearers came from Ireland from Erris? and Mayo."

Thanks for any help, Bill


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: BLACK SOD BAY(Irish)
From: GUEST,Boston Bill
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 10:43 AM

Anyone have these lyrics? Bill


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: BLACK SOD BAY(Irish)
From: MMario
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 11:10 AM

I've searched bill, but no lick on any lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: BLACK SOD BAY(Irish)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 05:19 PM

I see listing of several more recordings - but no sign of a set of lyrics. "Blacksod" is indeed one word - and "Erris" makes sense - a placename in Mayo.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: BLACK SOD BAY(Irish)
From: GUEST,Boston Bill
Date: 03 Feb 02 - 03:34 AM

I'll see if I can get a few more lines on Monday. Bill


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: BLACK SOD BAY(Irish)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Feb 02 - 01:54 PM

I too had no luck. Bill, if the lyrics you gave us are accurate, and if Google can't find them on the Internet, then they're probably not out there, and giving us more lyrics probably won't help.

Additional lyrics are helpful when you want to narrow your search, such as when I got the 400+ hits on "Blacksod Bay."

On the other hand, posting more lyrics might just help by refreshing the thread, so more people will notice it.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BLACKSOD BAY (Irish)
From: GUEST,Seamus
Date: 04 Dec 02 - 09:48 PM

These are the lyrics to Blacksod Bay as best as I have been able to gather from a local band here in Western Massachusetts. One part I am uncertain about is "Solyen"-- I have written this phonetically. I am sure that is not the proper spelling.

BLACKSOD BAY

It was Boston city gave me birth so many years ago
My forbears came from Ireland, from Erris in Mayo
The place they boarded ship to leave I often heard them say
It was lovely Solyen harbor at the sight of Blacksod Bay

And now that I have come once more to dear old Erin's shore
To view ancestral homestead in the parish of Kilmore
To see myself the place they left upon that summers day
And lovely Solyen harbor at the sight of Blacksod Bay

I landed down in Bingham's town where I met people grand
I told them what had brought me back to dear old Ireland
They showed me where my people lived before they went away
Near lovely Solyen harbor at the sight of Blacksod Bay

I stood enchanted by the scenes that soon did reach my eyes
This lovely land my people left when they were forced to fly
The fields so green, the skies so blue upon that summers day
And lovely Solyen harbor at the sight of Blacksod Bay

I'm going back to Boston town, but not there to reside
I'll take my wife and family across the ocean wide
The evening of my life I'll spend when I come back to stay
Near lovely Solyen harbor at the sight of Blacksod Bay
Near lovely Solyen harbor at the sight of Blacksod Bay


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: BLACK SOD BAY(Irish)
From: MMario
Date: 05 Dec 02 - 08:28 AM

BRAVO!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: BLACK SOD BAY(Irish)
From: Big Mick
Date: 05 Dec 02 - 08:40 AM

Never fails, eh, Mario? I love this place. I would love to hear a MIDI to the tune. How about some attribution? Author? When it was written?

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: BLACK SOD BAY(Irish)
From: maire-aine
Date: 05 Dec 02 - 09:16 PM

Blacksod Bay comes up between the Mullet Peninsula and the mainland. About halfway up, there is a place called Saleen Harbo(u)r. It is just south of Bingham's Town, which is also called An Geata Mór on must maps. My grandmother (her name was Honora Heavern, one of a half-dozen spellings) and she was born in Fallmore, at the southern tip of the peninsula.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: BLACK SOD BAY(Irish)
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 06 Dec 02 - 03:57 AM

Maire-aine

Thanks for that - Solyen had me puzzled! I reckon the last line is probably "at the SIDE of Blacksod Bay", also.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: BLACK SOD BAY (Irish)
From: GUEST,Gregor Harvey
Date: 13 Mar 03 - 10:01 PM

I just recently learned this song from Connie (Donegal singer I hear at the ICC and the Greenbriar). The tune is in two sections: A-B-B-A But the B section seems to be very close if not identical to the B section of "The Rocks of Bawn". Just a curiousity, or are they related?
Gregor


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: BLACK SOD BAY (Irish)
From: MMario
Date: 14 Mar 03 - 11:08 AM

Gregor! Can you get the tune into an electronically transmissable form?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: BLACK SOD BAY (Irish)
From: MMario
Date: 17 Mar 03 - 09:48 AM

Hopefully Gregor will be supplying me with the music - and I will post so that possibly someone can answer his question.


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Subject: Tune Add: BLACKSOD BAY (Irish)
From: MMario
Date: 19 Mar 03 - 01:58 PM

X:1
T:BlacksodBay
C:Trad Irish
I:abc2nwc
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:E
z4E2|F4G2|B4c2|E4G2|F2E2C2|B,4C2|E4E2|E6|
w:Twas Bos-ton Ci-ty gave me bi-rth so ma-ny years a-go
z4B2|c4c2|B4cB|G4F2|E4G2|A4B2|(G2F2)E2|
w:My Peo-ple came fro-m I-re-land, from Er-ris in_ Ma-
C6-|C4B2|c4c2|(B4cB)|G4F2|E4G2|A4B2|(G2F2)E2|C4z2|
w:yo_ The place they boarded__ ship to leave, I Oft-imes heard_ them say
z4CE|F4G2|B4c2|E4G2|(F2E2)C2|B,4C2|E2E4|E6
w:was the love-ly Sau-leen har-bor at_ the side of Black-sod Bay


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: BLACK SOD BAY (Irish)
From: MMario
Date: 22 Mar 03 - 09:45 PM

midi added


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: BLACK SOD BAY (Irish)
From: dulcimer
Date: 23 Mar 03 - 09:29 AM

Tune sounds familiar. Does it have another name or what other song is it used for?


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Subject: RE: Req/Add: BLACK SOD BAY (Irish)
From: GUEST,Lucy Bingham McAndrew
Date: 02 Jan 07 - 06:22 PM

We were on a bus this evening, singing this song and I came online to find the words. How wonderful the web is. I live in Binghamstown and am married to one of the sons of the last Binghams of Erris.


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Subject: RE: Req/Add: Blacksod Bay
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Dec 08 - 11:47 AM

Just saw the lyrics above. Phonetically they were close. The harbour is called Saleen and its near the village of Binghamstown. John Cuffe, originally from Blacksod


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Subject: RE: Req/Add: Blacksod Bay
From: GUEST,C Henry
Date: 05 Sep 10 - 10:17 AM

The correct spelling is Sailín Harbour pronounced 'Sawleen' meaning 'little sea harbour' hope this info is of benefit.


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Subject: RE: Req/Add: Blacksod Bay
From: Brakn
Date: 05 Sep 10 - 12:42 PM

Kevin Prendergast on You Tube


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Subject: RE: Req/Add: Blacksod Bay
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Sep 10 - 04:45 AM

one of my favourite songs, have plenty of friends from fod dubh, what a beautiful spot. paul glavey, tooreen, maigh eo.......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Black Sod Bay? / Blacksod Bay
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Nov 14 - 04:59 PM

Great song I play it in g c d em easy I come from rosport near bellmulet


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Black Sod Bay? / Blacksod Bay
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jul 15 - 10:22 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Black Sod Bay? / Blacksod Bay
From: GUEST,#
Date: 02 Jul 15 - 02:33 PM

The following link has lyrics that differ very slightly from those poeted earlier by Seamus. The song is also done in English with no accompaniment. Please note that the song a singing are in the very last post on the page that opens.

https://thestringfellowfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/author/stringfellowart/page/2/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Black Sod Bay? / Blacksod Bay
From: GUEST,#
Date: 02 Jul 15 - 02:40 PM

Should read 'the song lyrics and singing'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Black Sod Bay? / Blacksod Bay
From: GUEST,#
Date: 02 Jul 15 - 03:47 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K28G_J4iIS4

The lady uses what I think of as the melody to 'The Rocks of Bawn'.


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