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Lyr Req: Never Too Far from My Mind (N McCarthy)

Mickey191 01 Feb 02 - 07:36 PM
Murray MacLeod 01 Feb 02 - 07:42 PM
bill\sables 01 Feb 02 - 07:43 PM
Mickey191 01 Feb 02 - 11:26 PM
bill\sables 02 Feb 02 - 09:14 AM
GUEST,Faisal 26 Jul 08 - 01:09 PM
Jim Dixon 12 Aug 08 - 07:27 AM
GUEST,Nicholas McCarthy 11 Nov 08 - 12:10 PM
GUEST,Neil D 11 Nov 08 - 03:05 PM
GUEST,Maureen Harden 08 Mar 12 - 01:34 PM
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Subject: You were never too far from my mind
From: Mickey191
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 07:36 PM

Last year I heard this lovely song, taped from an Irish Radio Program. What is killing me is - who the singer is. It'll be easy for you if only one person covered the song. The song begins, Well hello, my old friend, how's the world treating you? It's been a long time, but you were never too far from my mind. I know I haven't given many clues.except to say he has a lovely voice, and the background music is soft and beautiful. Anyone got a clue? Thanks.


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Subject: RE: You were never too far from my mind
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 07:42 PM

The singer's name is Dominic Kirwan

Murray


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Subject: RE: You were never too far from my mind
From: bill\sables
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 07:43 PM

Was it the Duo Mac & O, The fiddler in my old band, John Carey, who died two years ago had a couple of friends in Ireland called "Mac and O", I'm prety sure this was one of the songs he used to sing and he credited it to them. I have a couple of tapes from them somewhere I will try to find them.
Cheers Bill


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Subject: RE: You were never too far from my mind
From: Mickey191
Date: 01 Feb 02 - 11:26 PM

Thank you very much for help. Murray, I found 3 CD's by Kirwan, but was not able to get the names of individual songs on each CD. Do you know of a site that does that? Bill, couldn't find Mac & O anywhere. Thanks again. Slainte, Mickey


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Subject: RE: You were never too far from my mind
From: bill\sables
Date: 02 Feb 02 - 09:14 AM

I think the Mac I mentioned earlier was Mick MacCarthy, I'm sure he was the writer of the song, He used to met up with my fiddler with a newly composed song and tune and John Carey would write it down in musical notation for him. Unfortunatly I can't verify this as John died two years ago from a heart attack. I think Mick MacCarthy came from Tipparary.
Cheers Bill


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Subject: RE: You were never too far from my mind
From: GUEST,Faisal
Date: 26 Jul 08 - 01:09 PM

I heard the same song recently and can't wait to find out where I can get it.

Any ideas welcome.


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Subject: Lyr Add: NEVER TOO FAR FROM MY MIND (N McCarthy)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Aug 08 - 07:27 AM

Copied from http://www.jdcjr.us/SONGSI/Never_To_Far_From_My_Mind.html

NEVER TOO FAR FROM MY MIND
Nicholas McCarthy

Well, hello, my old friend! How's the world treating you?
You look much the same, and you say I do too.
My memories of you are all soft and kind,
And you were never too far from my mind.

Absence makes the heart fonder, or so we are told,
And there's something quite special about friendship that is old.
In words that are spoken, there are ties that bind.
You were never too far from my mind.

You were never too far from my thoughts all the time.
I traveled this wide world while you stayed behind,
And though the miles in between us were many and wide,
You were never too far from my mind.

Well, it's many the long year since I went away,
And I still see you see your sad smile to this very day.
In parting, there's always some things left behind,
And you were never too far from my mind.

Oh, time changes most things and some people too,
But nothing can change how I feel about you.
So, hello, my old friend! Though it has been a long time,
You were never too far from my mind.

You were never too far from my thoughts all the time.
I traveled this wide world while you stayed behind,
And thought the miles in between us were many and wide,
You were never too far from my mind.

You were never too far from my mind.

[Sung by
Mac & O' (Nicholas McCarthy & Sam O'Doherty) on "To My Children I'm Irish," Rego Irish, 1993
Dominic Kirwan on "Music's Back," Ritz, 1997.
Julie Delaney on "Two Hearts," 2006.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Too Far from My Mind (McCarthy)
From: GUEST,Nicholas McCarthy
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 12:10 PM

Hi All, I have only just come across this site and the Qs on the song "You Were Never Too Far From My Mind'. It is sometimes referred to as: 'Never Too Far From My Mind'. This only matters from a reference point of view: Start letter... Y or N.   I wrote it in 1987 and recorded it as part of Mac & O'. It has also recorded by both Nickelodeon and Dominic Kirwan. It has recently been recorded as a duet by Andy Cooney and Crystal Gale and will be released on Andy's new album in the near future. Thank you for your interest. Regards, Nicholas (Nick) McCarthy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Too Far from My Mind (McCarthy)
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 03:05 PM

It is a wonderful piece of songwriting, sir and welcome to Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Never Too Far from My Mind (N McCarthy)
From: GUEST,Maureen Harden
Date: 08 Mar 12 - 01:34 PM

Sean Wilson's version is lovely


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