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PRETTY SUSIE, THE PRIDE OF KILDARE


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GUEST,marcello from italy 10 Mar 02 - 12:11 PM
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Subject: the pride of kildare
From: GUEST,marcello from italy
Date: 10 Mar 02 - 12:11 PM

somebody know some different version about the lirics of the pride of kildare? ciao marcello


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the pride of kildare
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 10 Mar 02 - 12:48 PM

The Digital Tradition set is from North Carolina, U.S.A.:  PRETTY SUSIE, THE PRIDE OF KILDARE

The song seems to have been quite widespread in tradition, having been found in Ireland, the U.S.A. and Canada; it was perhaps most popular in England.  There are quite a few broadside examples at  Bodleian Library Broadsides; here is a link to one:

Pretty Susan the pride of Kildare  Printed between 1827 and 1847 by J. Wheeler and J. Livsey, "Sold at the Cheap Song Mart, 43 Hanover-st. [below] Wheeler, Printer, 9, Whittle-st. Oldham-st [Manchester]".  Another broadside song, Poor Rosa the Pride of the Vale, was sung to the same tune.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PRETTY SUSAN THE PRIDE OF KILDARE
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 10 Mar 02 - 03:03 PM

Here are two versions, one collected by Sharp, one from Colm O'Lochlainn's More Irish Street Ballads. I'll put the tunes up later, but just now my services are urgently required at the stove.

Mick

THE PRIDE OF KILDARE
Sharp - from William Briffett, Bridgwater, Somerset, 16 Aug 1905

When first from sea I landed I had a roving mind.
Undaunted I rambled my true love to find;
When I met with pretty Susan in the street like a rose,
And her bosom was more fairer than the lily that grows.

Her keen eyes did glitter like the bright stars by night,
And the robe she was wearing was costly and bright
And her bare neck was shaded with her long, ravening hair,
And they calls her pretty Susan, the Pride of Kildare.

Long time I courted her till I wasted all my store,
Her love turned to hate because I was poor.
She said: I will have another one whose fortune I'll share,
So begone from pretty Susan, the Pride of Kildare.

'Twas early one morning as I lonely did stray,
There I spied Susan with her young lad so gay,
And I passed by them with my mind full of care,
Sighs for pretty Susan, the Pride of Kildare.

Once more on the ocean I'm resolved to go
And bound to West Indies with my heart full of woe
There I beheld the ladies with jewels so rare,
There was none like pretty Susan, the Pride of Kildare.

Sometimes I am jovial, sometimes I am sad,
Since my love she's been courted by some other young lad,
But now I'm at a distance no more I'll despair,
But my blessings on my Susan, the Pride of Kildare.



PRETTY SUSAN THE PRIDE OF KILDARE
  O'Lochlainn     - ballad sheet source set to 1st part of "The Cook In The Kitchen"

When from sea first I landed with roving in mind,
Undaunted I rambled my true love to find,
When I met pretty Susan with cheeks like a rose,
And her bosom more fair than the lily that grows.

Her keen eyes did glimmer like bright stars by night,
And the robes she was wearing were costly and white,
Her bare neck was shaded with her long raven hair,
And they call her pretty Susan the pride of Kildare.

Long time did I court her till I wasted my store,
When her love turned to hatred because I was poor,
She said 'I love another whose portion I'll share,
So begone from pretty Susan the pride of Kildare'.

Oh, my heart ached next morning as I lonely did stray
I espied pretty Susan with a young lord so gay,
And as I passed by them with my mind full of care
I sighed for pretty Susan the pride of Kildare.

Once more on the ocean I resolved for to go,
And was bound to the east with my heart full of woe,
Where I beheld ladies in jewels so rare,
But none like pretty Susan the pride of Kildare.

Sometimes I am jovial, sometimes I am sad,
Since my love she is courted by some other lad,
But since we're at a distance, no more I'll despair,
So my blessings on Susan the pride of Kildare.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the pride of kildare
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 10 Mar 02 - 04:17 PM

Tunes would be grand!

;-)

My local is The Kildare House... no Susan worked there, but that could be tweaked to garner favour with the wait staff...


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Subject: Tune Add: PRETTY SUSAN THE PRIDE OF KILDARE
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 10 Mar 02 - 07:32 PM

Here are the tunes as promised

Mick


When| first from sea I| la-nd-ed I-| had a rov-ing| mind.
Un|daunt-ed I-| ram-bled my| true love to| find;
When I| met with prêt-ty| Su-san in the| street like a| rose,
And her| bos-om was more| fair-er than the| li-ly that| grows.||


X: 1
T:Pride Of Kildare
M:3/4
L:1/4
S:Sharp from William Briffett, Bridgwater, Aug 1905
K:GMix
G/B/|d d e/d/|(B/A/) G (B/G/)|D/G/ G G| G2
(A/B/)|c (c/d/) (e/d/)|(B/A/) G e|d G G| A2
A3/4 B/4|c> d e/d/| (B/A/) G e/e/|d B (A/G/)|A2
G/B/|d> d e/d/|(B/A/) G G/E/|(D/G/) B A|G2 ||

When from| sea first I land-ed with| rov-ing in mind,
Un-|daunt-ed I ram-bled my| true love to find,
When I| met prêt-ty Su-san with| cheeks like a rose,
And her| bo-som more fair than the| li-ly that grows.||


X: 2
T:Pretty Susan The Pride Of Kildare
M:6/8
L:1/8
S:O'Lochlainn - More Irish Street Ballads
K:F
C/C/|CFF FGF|ECD _E2
C|CFF FEF|Gcc c2
A/G/|C2 F/F/ FGF|ECD _E2
c/c/|cFG|G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the pride of kildare
From: GUEST,Andrew
Date: 13 Apr 13 - 08:42 AM

When first I landed I'd romance in mind
So a long time I rambled some true love to find,
Then I met pretty Susan with her cheeks like a rose,
And breasts more fair than e'er white lily grows.

Oh, she wore slippers and raiment so bright,
And the robe she had on it was costly and white,
Her long neck was garnished with long raven hair,
And I learned that they called her the pride of Kildare.

It's a long time I courted till I'd wasted my store,
And I lost her to hate just because I was poor,
She's gone to love another whose fortune she'll share,
Oh my curses upon you the pride of Kildare.

Oh, my heartache next morning as I lonely did pray
To hear my pretty Susan with her young man at play,
And so I sneaked past them with my heart full of care
And I sighed for pretty Susan the pride of Kildare.

Once more on the ocean I'm resolved for to go,
I'll sail to to the east with my heart full of woe,
Maybe there i'll find women in jewels so rare,
That they'll drive from my heart the pride of Kildare.

It's sometimes I am jovial and sometimes I'm sad,
To think of my love bedded by some other lad,
But since I'm at distance now, no more I'll despair,
So good fortune go with you, the pride of Kildare.


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Subject: Lyr Add: NORAH, THE PRIDE OF KILDARE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Apr 13 - 12:36 PM

From The Songs of Ireland edited by Michael Joseph Barry (Dublin: James Duffy & Sons, 1845), page 95:


NORAH, THE PRIDE OF KILDARE.

    As beauteous as Flora
    Is charming young Norah,
The joy of my heart and the pride of Kildare;
    I ne'er will deceive her,
    For sadly 'twould grieve her
To find that I sighed for another less fair.
    Her heart with truth teeming,
    Her eye with smiles beaming,
What mortal could injure a blossom so rare
As Norah, dear Norah, the pride of Kildare?

    Where'er I may be, love!
    I'll ne'er forget thee, love!
Though beauties may smile and try to ensnare,
    Yet nothing shall ever
    My heart from thine sever,
Dear Norah, sweet Norah, the pride of Kildare!
    Thy heart with, truth teeming,
    Thy eye with smiles beaming,
What mortal could injure a blossom so rare
As Norah, dear Norah, the pride of Kildare?

The Bodleian collection of broadsides has several copies: Firth b.28(8a/b), 2806 b.10(165), Harding B 11(903), 2806 b.11(145), 2806 b.11(271), Firth c.26(131), Firth c.26(183), Harding B 11(2720), Firth b.27(336), Harding B 11(1581), Harding B 11(2721), Firth b.27(457/458).

Sheet music can be seen at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the pride of kildare
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Apr 13 - 08:04 PM

The Boldeian broadside ballad collection contains 24 copies/versions of PRETTY SUSAN, THE PRIDE OF KILDARE, for example, Harding B 11(3331). The lyrics are nearly the same as the O'Lochlainn version posted by GUEST,MCP above; so similar, in fact that it is not worthwhile to post another copy, in my opinion.


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