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Lyr Req: Ballyhoe ('Do you remember the hawthorn')

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Lyr Req: but most of all , my absent one (3)


Warsaw Ed 24 Apr 02 - 01:00 AM
Brakn 24 Apr 02 - 05:36 AM
Joe Offer 27 Jan 05 - 11:55 PM
GUEST,Diarmuid O LOing 26 May 07 - 11:58 PM
Brakn 28 May 07 - 07:26 AM
Brakn 29 May 07 - 09:08 AM
GUEST,Joe Crozier 09 Apr 11 - 06:47 PM
Jim Dixon 11 Apr 11 - 09:01 PM
GUEST,Des Goodwin 04 Dec 13 - 11:53 AM
MartinRyan 04 Dec 13 - 12:16 PM
Thompson 05 Dec 13 - 05:07 AM
Brakn 05 Dec 13 - 07:05 AM
Gabriel 04 Feb 18 - 03:29 PM
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GUEST,Martin Ryan 04 Feb 18 - 04:31 PM
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Subject: Ballyhoe Lyrics [Do You Remember]
From: Warsaw Ed
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 01:00 AM

I am looking for the lyrics to the Tune "Ballyhoe" including "Do You Remember the Hawthorn" recorded by the Sean O'Neil Band


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Subject: Lyr Add: BALLYHOE (Eilish Boland)
From: Brakn
Date: 24 Apr 02 - 05:36 AM

Written by Eilish Boland

You told me that you would come back some day
To me in Ballyhoe
But never a word since you went away
From me so long ago
Though the hours grew long and lonely
Nights have drifted into years
It's getting late, but still I wait
My eyes grown dim with tears

Chorus
Oh do you remember the hawthorn bush
Where we gathered every spring?
So do you remember the reel we danced
Around the fairy ring?
And do you remember the promise made
Beneath the chestnut tree?
But best of all, my absent one
Do you still remember me?

I wander along by the lakeside now
At sunset's early glow
Just dreaming of all the dreams we dreamt
As sweethearts long ago
Though the whispers come and the whispers go
The message comes over the sea
That a foreign land and a foreign strand
Has stolen you from me


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Subject: ADD: Ballyhoe Lyrics [Do You Remember]
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Jan 05 - 11:55 PM

I hear a few things that differ from Mick's transcription. Anybody have a printed source? Approximate date of publication? A MIDI to send me?
-Joe Offer-
joe@mudcat.org


Ballyhoe
(Eilish Boland)

You told me that you would come back again
Some day to Ballyhoe
But never a word since you went away
From me so long ago
The hours are long and lonely days
Are drifting into years
It's getting late, but still I wait
My eyes grown dim with tears

Chorus
Oh do you remember the hawthorn bush (?)
We gathered every spring?
And do you remember the reels we danced
Around the fairy ring?
And do you remember a promise made
Beneath the chestnut tree?
But best of all, my absent one
Do you still remember me?
But best of all, my absent one
Do you still remember me?

transcribed by ear from a recording by the Sean O'Neill Band
Some words are hard to understand, espectially if that's really a hawthorn bush they're gathering.

This is on a K-Tel CD called Irish Singalong Favourites. The song is abbreviated because it's part of a medley, so the second verse isn't included.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballyhoe Lyrics [Do You Remember]
From: GUEST,Diarmuid O LOing
Date: 26 May 07 - 11:58 PM

if you want a copy of the original words and sheet music i'm Eilish's grandson and i'd glady forward it on to you, no charge


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballyhoe Lyrics [Do You Remember]
From: Brakn
Date: 28 May 07 - 07:26 AM

Hi Diarmuid, I don't suppose you have a copy of "The Mountains of Cooley"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballyhoe Lyrics [Do You Remember]
From: Brakn
Date: 29 May 07 - 09:08 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballyhoe ('Do you remember the hawthorn')
From: GUEST,Joe Crozier
Date: 09 Apr 11 - 06:47 PM

Where is ballyhoe?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballyhoe ('Do you remember the hawthorn')
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Apr 11 - 09:01 PM

According to this list at Wikipedia, Ballyhoe is a townland in County Meath.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballyhoe ('Do you remember the hawthorn')
From: GUEST,Des Goodwin
Date: 04 Dec 13 - 11:53 AM

Learned this in 2nd calss in school from Mary Gilsenan (Murtagh)
They were gathering Hawthorn "Buds" not bushes


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballyhoe ('Do you remember the hawthorn')
From: MartinRyan
Date: 04 Dec 13 - 12:16 PM

I see an entry for sheet music, published by Walton's, in the Irish Traditional Music Archive online catalogue, dated 1953. Not clear if this is the original publication date. Composer is given as Emor. Will check next time I'm in Dublin. Pity we didn't take up Diarmuid's offer, back when!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballyhoe ('Do you remember the hawthorn')
From: Thompson
Date: 05 Dec 13 - 05:07 AM

If they were gathering hawthorn and bringing it indoors, no wonder he's gone. Very unlucky!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballyhoe ('Do you remember the hawthorn')
From: Brakn
Date: 05 Dec 13 - 07:05 AM

I've asked Diarmuid to email me a copy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballyhoe ('Do you remember the hawthorn')
From: Gabriel
Date: 04 Feb 18 - 03:29 PM

The name attached to the song, and others of her's on the message board, is inaccurate. The name was Eilís not Eilish. The spelling differs although the pronunciation is the same. Interesting that the accent also makes a difference in searches in the Café.
Eilís Máire Boland (née O'Reilly Farrelly) (1917-1970) was an Irish songwriter. She was born in Kingscourt (Doonaree) in County Cavan. Her memories of the town and the nearby lake are contained in two of her most popular songs, 'Doonaree' and 'Ballyhoe'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballyhoe ('Do you remember the hawthorn')
From: Gabriel
Date: 04 Feb 18 - 03:40 PM

Perhaps I should rather more accurately express it as there being two alternative spellings in use. It is pretty obvious that the English version of the name was used very frequently.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballyhoe ('Do you remember the hawthorn')
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 04 Feb 18 - 04:31 PM

I remember "Doonaree" as being very popular, back in the day - a staple of the "Waltons Programme" on Irish radio.

Rergards


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