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Lyr Req: Our House Is a Home (Maurice Soye)

dulcimer 23 Apr 02 - 09:48 PM
Sorcha 24 Apr 02 - 09:58 AM
Brakn 24 Apr 02 - 10:12 AM
Sorcha 24 Apr 02 - 10:17 AM
Charley Noble 24 Apr 02 - 10:22 AM
Brakn 24 Apr 02 - 10:29 AM
Charley Noble 24 Apr 02 - 12:46 PM
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Joe Offer 02 Feb 06 - 03:42 AM
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Brakn 03 Feb 06 - 03:14 AM
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GUEST,Vincent Soye 21 May 09 - 02:52 PM
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Subject: Our House is a Home
From: dulcimer
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 09:48 PM

The first line to this Irish song is "There's always a fire in the kitchen." Would like the lyrics. Would also like information on writer and music.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our House is a Home
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 09:58 AM

I hope somebody knows this one because all I found were references to it. Apparently Daniel O'Connor's recording is the most popular.


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Subject: Lyr Add: OUR HOUSE IS A HOME (Maurice Soye)
From: Brakn
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 10:12 AM

There's always a fire in the kitchen
There's always a kettle on the boil
There's no fancy carpets or no telephone
But the one thing our house is a home

A stranger is always welcome
Be it any time of night or day
So don't ever feel sad or lonesome
Just call as you pass on your way

There's always a fire in the kitchen
There's always a kettle on the boil
There's no fancy carpets or no telephone
But the one thing our house is a home

It's seen many happy and sad times
But it still remains through it all
Though times may have chaged all around it
There's still a word of welcome in the hall


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our House is a Home
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 10:17 AM

Thank you, brakn. And an "Add" in the subj. box. See brakn's post above.

Thanks, Sorcha. As you can see, I’ve put the “Lyr Add:” heading where it belongs. --JoeClone, 27-Apr-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our House is a Home
From: Charley Noble
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 10:22 AM

Any clues about the tune or who composed this song? This might make a nice addition to the "Mansions in the Sky" chapter of my Great Housing Songbook.

Cordially,
Landlady's Daughter, not to be confused with Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our House is a Home
From: Brakn
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 10:29 AM

I think Kevin Prendergast wrote it. Not totally sure though.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THIS HOUSE IS YOUR HOUSE (M Reynolds)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 12:46 PM

Thanks for the info, Brakn.

Here's a similar one from Malvina Reynolds in exchange:

THIS HOUSE IS YOUR HOUSE
(Words and music by Malvina Reynolds © 1966 by Schroder Music Co. In Muse of Parker Street)

This house is your house;
You can do what you want here;
You can sleep, you can eat,
You can talk or retreat;
You can sing, you can laugh,
And you don't have to ask;
This house is your house.

This house is your house;
You can do what you want here;
You can sprawl in a chair,
Run your hand through my hair,
Read a book, come or go,
Ask me things I don't know;
This house is your house.

This house is your house;
You can do what you want here;
It is cozy and good
And the hod's full of wood;
When you're ready to leave
I will bid you godspeed,
And you know where I keep the key;
This house is your house.

LD


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our House is a Home
From: dulcimer
Date: 25 Apr 02 - 06:31 PM

What other noteable songs has Kevin Prendergast written?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: no hole in my head
From: GUEST,shastatc@yahoo
Date: 26 Apr 03 - 07:06 PM

Hi, after owning "no closing chord" for some time , I am finally listening to it. please, if you would or could send me the words to "no hole in my head". these words speak so closely to my age and life, i want to sing and understand them. blessings*** teresa in. carne


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our House is a Home
From: GUEST, GEST
Date: 27 Apr 03 - 03:49 PM

The fourth line of the chorus in the version Brakn posted would make more sense with the word 'is' repeated. Was this just a typo, or did the author write it that way?

"There's always a fire in the kitchen
There's always a kettle on the boil
There's no fancy carpets or no telephone
But the one thing our house is a home"
                    vs.
"But the one thing our house is, is a home."


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Our House is a Home
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Feb 06 - 03:42 AM

Still no songwriter information for "Our House Is a Home"?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Our House is a Home
From: GUEST,Alley
Date: 02 Feb 06 - 05:55 PM

Got the lyrics to "Our House Is A Home", now I need the guitar chords. I know I'm asking a lot, but I know there is someone out there who can help me. Seem I play a lot of songs in the key of D, however, I would appreciate anything. Many thanks.


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Our House is a Home
From: Brakn
Date: 03 Feb 06 - 03:14 AM

Chorus   
(D)There's always a fire in the (G)kitchen
(D)There's always a kettle on the (A)boil
(D)There's no fancy carpets or (G)no telephone
(D)But the one thing our (A)house is a (D)home

A (A)stranger is always (D)welcome
Be it (A)any time of night or (D)day
So don't ever feel sad or (G)lonesome
Just (D)call as you (A)pass on your (D)way


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Our House is a Home
From: GUEST,Alley
Date: 03 Feb 06 - 09:04 AM

Thanks so much Brakn. I knew someone would be able to help me. Mudcat has never let me down. Have a great day. Alley


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our House is a Home
From: GUEST,Vincent Soye
Date: 21 May 09 - 02:52 PM

Our House is a home was written by my brother Maurice Soye around 1985. We played together for many years and we recorded the song with a four piece group we had at the time, called Aces High. We are from Hillsborough Co.Down Northern Ireland. Daniel indeed recorded it later and has sold over 1 million Tapes, Cd's, Videos and DVD's which have the song included. I have written some songs myself, a few of which can be heard here. www.vincent-soye.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our House is a Home
From: Charley Noble
Date: 21 May 09 - 08:44 PM

Welcome, Vincent, and thanks for the background information.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our House is a Home
From: My guru always said
Date: 22 May 09 - 04:59 AM

Many thanks Vincent for the info, that a good song your brother wrote!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our House Is a Home (Maurice Soye)
From: GUEST,Just me
Date: 11 Jan 13 - 03:43 PM

What are the chords for Our house is a home?? As in:

There's always a fire in the kitchen
There's always a kettle on the boil
There's no fancy carpets or no telephone
But the one thing our house is a home

A stranger is always welcome
Be it any time of night or day
So don't ever feel sad or lonesome
Just call as you pass on your way


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our House Is a Home (Maurice Soye)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 11 Jan 13 - 04:09 PM

C There's always a fire in the F kitchen
There's C always a kettle on the G7 boil
There's C no fancy carpets or F no telephone
But the C one thing our G house is a C home


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our House Is a Home (Maurice Soye)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 11 Jan 13 - 04:12 PM

The chorus uses

G C G C C F C G C

in that order.

Before someone points out that there are a few transition C7ths, yes, I know that, but what you have in the last two posts will get 'er done for you. Best wishes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our House Is a Home (Maurice Soye)
From: GUEST,Guest - growing up in Kerry memoirs
Date: 25 Jan 13 - 05:12 PM

This is indeed a great song. Does anyone know who has the copyright?
It's to get permission to quote a verse in the memoirs of a now 83 year old who grew up in Kerry & finds this song very special?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our House Is a Home (Maurice Soye)
From: GUEST,Vincent Soye
Date: 03 Feb 13 - 05:30 PM

Hi. This is Vincent Soye again and I just want to say it's great to such interest in the "oul" song written by my brother Maurice. In reply to "growing up in Kerry memoirs", the song is published by" New Moon Music" and as such should be credited to Maurice Soye, New Moon Music. Coincidentally, my son is married to a girl Maiden name Miller)from Tralee. If you need any more info let me know.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our House Is a Home (Maurice Soye)
From: GUEST,Guest: Growing up in Kerry memoirs
Date: 10 Feb 13 - 05:46 PM

Hi Vincent,

How lovely to get your reply and to hear you've a daughter-in-law in Tralee.

Thanks for the information on the credits.

I'll put a note here when the memoirs are done in case you're interested.(Nearly there!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Our House Is a Home (Maurice Soye)
From: GUEST,Irish lady
Date: 25 Jun 13 - 11:25 AM

This song was written by Maurice Soye, a neighbour and friend of our family. Sadly Maurice passed away April 15th.


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