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Lyr Req: Waters of Iona (Lillian Crewe Walsh)

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GUEST 08 Mar 02 - 12:40 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 09 Mar 02 - 01:45 AM
masato sakurai 09 Mar 02 - 06:25 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 09 Mar 02 - 10:00 AM
GUEST,Joyce 11 Mar 02 - 08:35 AM
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GUEST 01 Aug 09 - 12:20 AM
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Subject: Waters of Iona-Lillian Crewe Walsh
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Mar 02 - 12:40 PM

I am looking for the lyrics to the song waters of Iona


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waters of Iona-Lillian Crewe Walsh
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 09 Mar 02 - 01:45 AM

I'll have to find my Cape Breton Song Book.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waters of Iona-Lillian Crewe Walsh
From: masato sakurai
Date: 09 Mar 02 - 06:25 AM

The poem doesn't seem to be HERE (Calling Cape Breton: A Cape Breton Site Featuring the Poetry of Lillian Crewe Walsh).

~Masato


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE WATERS OF IONA (Lillian Crewe Walsh)
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 09 Mar 02 - 10:00 AM

Thanks Masato. I looked at that site last night too.

The Waters of Iona
Lillian Crewe Walsh

Far from the scene of childhood days, it was my lot to roam
Across the sea to a foreign land, far from my Highland home,
In dreams, I saw the village where my sad heart longed to be,
Where the waters of Iona rippled down to the deep blue sea
 
The village ferry in the stream, the lads and lasses there,
In Highland kilt wer dancing while the bagpipes filled the air,
The lowing of the cattle came from ev'ry glen and lea
Where the waters of Iona rippled down to the deep blue sea
 
How often in my youthful days, I roamed around the shore,
With my little Highland lassie, Bonnie Mary from Bras d'Or
She sleeps beneath the daisies, guarded by the maple trees,
Where the waters of Iona rippled down to the deep blue sea


There you go. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waters of Iona-Lillian Crewe Walsh
From: GUEST,Joyce
Date: 11 Mar 02 - 08:35 AM

Hi, Thanks for the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waters of Iona-Lillian Crewe Walsh
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 11 Mar 02 - 11:14 AM

You're very welcome, Joyce. Have fun with it. Sing it with heart and soul. It's got great meaning for us from Cape Breton, and deserves the best.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE WATERS OF IONA
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 12:20 AM

THE WATERS OF IONA

Far from the scene of childhood days, it was my lot to roam
Across the sea to a foreign land, far from my Highland home,
In dreams, I saw the village where my sad heart longed to be,
Where the waters of Iona rippled down to the deep blue sea

The village ferry in the stream, the lads and lasses there,
In Highland kilt were dancing while the bagpipes filled the air,
The lowing of the cattle came from ev'ry glen and lea
Where the waters of Iona rippled down to the deep blue sea

How often in my youthful days, I roamed around the shore,
With my little Highland lassie, Bonnie Mary from Bras d'Or
She sleeps beneath the daisies, guarded by the maple trees,
Where the waters of Iona rippled down to the deep blue sea

Now often on the battlefield my thoughts would take me home
To the village of Iona oh so far across the foam
The memories came to comfort me now in my dreams I'd see
The waters of Iona rippled down to the deep blue sea

Well the day of peace was dawning; we were sailing over the foam
And I hung my pipes and tartan kilt on the dear old walls of home
I thanked my heavenly father as I walked across the leaves
Where the waters of Iona rippled down to the deep blue sea
Where the waters of Iona rippled down to the deep blue sea
Where the waters of Iona rippled down to the deep blue sea


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waters of Iona-Lillian Crewe Walsh
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 01 Aug 09 - 10:40 AM

This is a great song about the island that I love so well! The first three verses shown in George's post were written by Lilly Walsh. The last two verses from above Guest were written by Charlie MacKinnon. Charlie set it to music and recorded it on an lp, "Songs Of My Cape Breton Home".
Lilly and Charlie colaborated to compose many songs of Cape Breton: The Ghost Of Bras d'or , The Legend of Kelly's Mountain, Twilight On The Cabot Trail, My Cape Breton Home, Black Around The Eyes and others as well.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waters of Iona (Lillian Crewe Walsh)
From: GUEST,Buffett
Date: 03 Mar 10 - 10:20 PM

It is so great seeing people enjoying her poetry she was my great great aunt which me and my grandmother had been named after.. what an honor!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waters of Iona (Lillian Crewe Walsh)
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 03 Mar 10 - 11:05 PM

Welcome to Mudcat Buffett! She left a great legacy that does us proud!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waters of Iona (Lillian Crewe Walsh)
From: GUEST,Karen Beaton Barclay
Date: 24 Aug 11 - 10:39 PM

I am Interested in getting some background information on the Landing at Louisburg hooked rug that aunt Lilly made and is currently hanging in the Glace Bay library. I would like to know who designed the rug, the date aunt Lilly hooked it etc so I may make up a short information plaque to hang next to the rug so others will know who created this masterpiece.


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