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Lyr Add: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland (A Irvine)

Baz 18 Mar 98 - 07:55 PM
alison 18 Mar 98 - 10:00 PM
Martin Ryan 19 Mar 98 - 11:12 AM
GUEST,Kelli 10 Feb 07 - 01:09 AM
Peace 10 Feb 07 - 01:37 AM
Shaneo 10 Feb 07 - 06:47 AM
Big Al Whittle 10 Feb 07 - 04:27 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: MY HEART'S TONIGHT IN IRELAND
From: Baz
Date: 18 Mar 98 - 07:55 PM

I heard this tonight on the radio by Andy Irvine. Can anyone help with the chords and or ABC please? I apologise in advance to all my Irish friends for the spelling of the place names but I'm sure they'd be the same with Cornish ones.

My heart's tonight in Ireland in the sweet County Clare

CHORUS: My heart tonight is far away across the rolling sea
In the sweet Milltown (? Malbake) and it's there I'd love to be
So long ago and far away but nothing can compare
My hearts tonight in Ireland in the sweet County Clare

In the town of Scarup the sun was shining in the sky
When Willie Clancy played his pipes and the tears welled in my eye
Many years have passed and gone since the times we had there
But my heart's tonight in Ireland in the sweet County Clare. CHORUS

That August in Killrush when the rain was lashing down
And our hotel was that haybarn on the outskirts of town
We were all sick and feverish and Dolan had the flu
But Johnny produced some whisky and the sun came smiling through. CHORUS

Those nights in Six Mile Bridge when the songs and music flowed
And when it came to closing time sure the lights were turned down low
And the sergeant from Killkishen he would by us all one more
And we never left that pub before the clock was striking four. CHORUS

The (? Hinch and Ennisdaimond Liskanner and Killkey)
But best of all was Milltown when the music flowed so free
Willie Clancy and the County Clare I'm forever in your debt
For the sights and sounds of yesterday are shining memories yet

My heart tonight is far away across the rolling sea
In the sweet Milltown (? Malbake) and it's there I'd love to be
So long ago and far away but nothing can compare
My hearts tonight in Ireland in the sweet County Clare
In the days of Sweeney in the sweet County Clare.

Regards Baz


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Subject: RE: Lyr add My heart's tonight in Ireland
From: alison
Date: 18 Mar 98 - 10:00 PM

Hi,

No apology required here are some of them...

Milltown Malbay, Lahinch, Ennistymon, Liscannor, Sixmilebridge, Kilrush.

These are all towns in County Clare, (approx 1/2 way up the west coast of Ireland.) I looked the names up on a map but couldn't find some of them.

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr add My heart's tonight in Ireland
From: Martin Ryan
Date: 19 Mar 98 - 11:12 AM

Kilkee

That just leave's one?

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: GUEST,Kelli
Date: 10 Feb 07 - 01:09 AM

Scarup = Scarriff

It's between Limerick and Galway along the river Shannon. East of Ennis. North of Killaloe. It's actually quite lovely.


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Subject: Lyr Add: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: Peace
Date: 10 Feb 07 - 01:37 AM


from

http://www.gumbopages.com/looka/archive/2004-03.html
    My heart's tonight in Ireland.   This is one of Andy Irvine's greatest songs. I first heard it on one of his solo records, then again with Dónal Lunny in a full band version, again still when Planxty did it last month, and now there's a new one. It's one of those songs that really strikes a chord with me. Although I didn't have quite the same experiences in Clare as Andy did, not having been in a seminal Irish band at the time (Sweeney's Men, then Planxty, Patrick Street and Mozaik) and never being lucky enough to actually see Willie Clancy play, I have had some fantastic musical experiences in Clare.
      Here are the words; I'm sure they'll strike a chord in you as well, if you've spent so much as a day in the County Clare. Sing along if you know it ... if not, buy one of the recorded versions, including the new Mozaik album.


    In the town of Scarriff the sun was shining in the sky
    When Willie Clancy played his pipes and the tears welled in my eyes.
    Many years have passed and gone since the times we had there
    But my heart's tonight in Ireland in the sweet County Clare.

    (chorus) My heart tonight is far away, across the rolling sea
    In the sweet Miltown Malbay, it's there I love to be.
    So long ago and far away but nothing can compare;
    My heart's tonight in Ireland in the sweet County Clare.

    That August in Kilrush when the rain was lashing down
    And our hotel was that hay barn on the outskirts of town.
    We were all sick and feverish, and Dolan had the flu,
    But Johnny produced some whiskey, and the sun came smiling through.

    (chorus)

    Those nights in Sixmilebridge when the songs and music flowed
    And when it came to closing time, sure the lights were turned down low.
    And the sergeant from Kilkishen, he would buy us all one more
    And we never left that pub before the clock was striking four.

    Lahinch and Ennistimon, Liscannor and Kilkee,
    But best of all was Miltown, when the music flowed so free.
    Willie Clancy and the County Clare, I'm ever in your debt
    For the sights and sounds of yesterday are shining memories yet.

    My heart tonight is far away, across the rolling sea
    In the sweet Miltown Malbay, it's there I love to be.
    So long ago and far away but nothing can compare,
    My heart's tonight in Ireland in the sweet County Clare.
    In the days of Sweeney, in the sweet County Clare.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: Shaneo
Date: 10 Feb 07 - 06:47 AM

The chords of this song have been already posted on a previous post.
here
It would seem to be the same tune as My Heart's Tonight In Texas,
check the link.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 10 Feb 07 - 04:27 PM

My heart's, tonite in Ireland
My livers in Bangkok
And if you're looking for my willy
I tucked it in my sock.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 12:45 AM

Then wot's in yer shoe, wld?**bg**


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 10:44 AM

Just a light hearted contribution Kat. Just another pastel shade to add to the Celtic twilight.

I don't think the metaphor was meant to extend as far as the shoe.

What's the matter, did you never go across the sea to Ireland and see the barefoot gossoons munching burgers in Arnie's Hard Rock Cafe?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 11:26 AM

Not yet, I've not. But, I have heard Spaw complain about dragging his willy out of the mud when he had occasion to relieve himself from over the edge of a bridge.**BG** (My apologies for drifting the thread.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: GUEST,John from Kemsing
Date: 31 Aug 08 - 11:33 AM

weelittledrummer - you beast - you beat me to it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: GUEST,orla xx
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 05:01 PM

heya guys !!! am does anybody know where to get guitar chords of this song!! if ye do please tell me =]!!!xxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 05:14 PM

Orla

See the ink earlier in the thread for chords.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 06:01 PM

Just in case that looked snippy - the word in the previous post was obviously supposed to be link not ink! See thee post by Shaneo, 10 Feb 07 above.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: My Heart's Tonight in Ireland
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 06:31 PM

Oooops! Apologies.


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