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Lyr/Tune Add: Eileen Oge

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PRIDE OF PETROVAR


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Eileen Oge


Baz 12 Apr 98 - 04:49 PM
alison 15 Apr 98 - 07:59 PM
16 Apr 98 - 07:43 PM
Harald 18 Jun 98 - 01:01 PM
alison 18 Jun 98 - 08:20 PM
sbdlim@aol.com 11 Nov 99 - 03:04 PM
McGrath of Harlow 11 Nov 99 - 03:20 PM
alison 11 Nov 99 - 07:56 PM
GUEST,George 27 Oct 02 - 08:44 AM
Jon Bartlett 28 Oct 02 - 02:44 AM
Jon Bartlett 28 Oct 02 - 02:48 AM
GUEST,Bawnboy, Co.Cavan about 5 miles from Pedar a 02 Jul 04 - 12:23 PM
GUEST,maryann kelly 26 May 08 - 04:57 PM
Big Al Whittle 26 May 08 - 05:33 PM
GUEST 20 Jul 09 - 08:51 PM
GUEST,Dave MacKenzie 21 Jul 09 - 09:03 PM
Gulliver 23 Jul 09 - 10:22 AM
GUEST 22 Jun 19 - 04:26 PM
Mrrzy 23 Jun 19 - 10:17 AM
GUEST 25 Jun 19 - 04:29 AM
GUEST 25 Jun 19 - 05:54 AM
GUEST,beachcomber 25 Jun 19 - 08:02 AM
Mrrzy 25 Jun 19 - 09:58 AM
Joe Offer 20 Jan 20 - 08:40 PM
Rapparee 21 Jan 20 - 07:38 AM
GUEST 21 Jan 20 - 08:40 AM
Steve Gardham 21 Jan 20 - 08:56 AM
Reinhard 21 Jan 20 - 12:20 PM
GUEST,Peter Laban 21 Jan 20 - 12:30 PM
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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: EILEEN OGE (The Dubliners)
From: Baz
Date: 12 Apr 98 - 04:49 PM

From The Dubliners CD 30 Years-a-Greying Eileen Oge

Eileen Oge and that the darlin's name is
Through the Barony her features they were famous
If we loved her who is there to blame us
for wasn't she the pride of Petravore
But her beauty made us all so shy
Not a man could look her in the eye
Boys oh Boys sure that's the reason why
We're in mournin' for the Pride of Petravore

Chorus
Eileen Oge! me heart is growin' grey
Ever since that day, you wandered far away
Eileen Oge! there's good fish in the say
But there's no one like the Pride of Petravore.

Friday at the fair of Ballintubber,
Eileen met McGrath the cattle jobber,
I'd like to set me mark upon the robber
For he stole away the Pride of Petravore.
He never seemed to see the girl at all
Even when she ogled him underneath her shawl,
Lookin' big and masterful when she was lookin' small,
Most provoking for the Pride of Petravore.
Chorus

So it went as it was in the beginning,
Eileen Oge was bent upon the winning;
Big McGrath contentedly was grinning,
Being courted by the Pride of Petravore.
Sez he "I know a girl who could knock you into fits,"
At that Eileen nearly lost her wits,
The upshot of the ruction was that now the robber sits
With his arm around the Pride of Petravore.
Chorus

Boys, O boys! with fate 'tis hard to grapple,
Of my eye 'tis Eileen was the apple,
And now to see her walkin' to the chapel
Wid the hardest featured man in Petravore.
And now boys this is all I have to say;
When you do your courtin' make no display,
If you want them to run after you just walk the other way
For they're mostly like the Pride of Petravore.
Chorus

X: 1
T:EILEEN OGE
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:F
D3EF3G|A>B A>G FD2z|C3DE>E EF|
G>A G>F EC2z|D3EF3G|A>B A>G F>D (F>G)|
A>A A>A A>F G>E|D6z2|d2d2d2d2
c>A F>G A4|B2D2D2G2|G>F D>D D4|
d2d2d2d2|c>A F>G A2A>A|D>A A>A A>G E>F|
D6z2|d2d2d3d|c>A FGA4|
A>E E>EE3G|GF DD D3z|d2d2d3d|
c>A F>G A2 AA|D>A A>A A>G E>F|D6z2||

% Output from ABC2Win Version 2.1 f on 11/04/98

Regards BAZ


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Subject: RE: Eileen Oge
From: alison
Date: 15 Apr 98 - 07:59 PM

Hi,

Great song, written of course by Percy French.

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: Tune Add: EILEEN OGE
From:
Date: 16 Apr 98 - 07:43 PM

Hi,

and here's the tune again with Alan's new improved program.

MIDI file: EILEENOG.MID

Timebase: 480

Name: Eileen Oge
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: F
Tempo: 100 (600000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
0000 1 62 044 0824 1 64 034 0838 0 62 044 0122 1 65 052 0168 0 64 034 0754 1 67 050 0818 0 65 052 0155 0 67 050 0019 1 69 048 0306 1 70 040 0371 0 69 048 0138 0 70 040 0036 1 69 061 0338 0 69 061 0018 1 67 044 0124 1 65 053 0138 0 67 044 0118 0 65 053 0002 1 62 043 0838 0 62 043 0002 1 60 050 0868 0 60 050 0002 1 62 043 0090 1 64 045 0122 0 62 043 0371 0 64 045 0002 1 64 045 0107 1 64 061 0015 0 64 045 0325 1 65 048 0478 0 64 061 0140 0 65 048 0000 1 67 061 0321 0 67 061 0052 1 69 048 0107 1 67 054 0138 0 69 048 0354 0 67 054 0002 1 65 038 0124 1 64 043 0155 0 65 038 0118 0 64 043 0002 1 60 050 0838 0 60 050 0002 1 62 061 0838 0 62 061 0002 1 64 050 0118 0 64 050 0002 1 65 061 0851 0 65 061 0019 1 67 039 0088 0 67 039 0002 1 69 063 0358 0 69 063 0002 1 70 038 0118 0 70 038 0002 1 69 057 0354 0 69 057 0002 1 67 044 0124 1 65 044 0138 0 67 044 0326 1 62 044 0371 0 65 044 0109 1 65 061 0155 0 62 044 0321 0 65 061 0019 1 67 037 0140 0 67 037 0000 1 69 054 0354 0 69 054 0036 1 69 053 0072 0 69 053 0018 1 69 051 0371 0 69 051 0019 1 69 068 0090 1 69 060 0032 0 69 068 0341 1 65 040 0478 0 69 060 0092 1 67 051 0122 0 65 040 0341 1 64 040 0371 0 67 051 0124 0 64 040 0000 1 62 053 1918 0 62 053 0002 1 74 057 0478 0 74 057 0002 1 74 053 0478 0 74 053 0002 1 74 046 0727 0 74 046 0036 1 74 053 0197 0 74 053 0000 1 72 044 0323 1 69 049 0388 0 72 044 0138 0 69 049 0019 1 65 050 0388 0 65 050 0001 1 67 035 0091 1 69 046 0138 0 67 035 0958 0 69 046 0002 1 69 043 0358 0 69 043 0002 1 64 041 0118 0 64 041 0002 1 64 056 0356 1 64 049 0015 0 64 056 0109 1 64 042 0014 0 64 049 0941 0 64 042 0019 1 67 061 0338 0 67 061 0001 1 67 061 0122 0 67 061 0019 1 67 057 0373 1 65 038 0388 0 67 057 0072 0 65 038 0035 1 62 034 0340 1 62 046 0064 0 62 034 0478 0 62 046 0002 1 62 053 0958 0 62 053 0002 1 74 071 0478 0 74 071 0002 1 74 068 0478 0 74 068 0002 1 74 054 0718 0 74 054 0002 1 74 053 0238 0 74 053 0002 1 72 052 0306 1 69 047 0388 0 72 052 0122 0 69 047 0052 1 65 052 0323 1 67 049 0388 0 65 052 0122 0 67 049 0035 1 69 054 0478 0 69 054 0002 1 65 043 0371 0 65 043 0019 1 67 050 0090 0 67 050 0000 1 69 048 0321 0 69 048 0035 1 69 061 0122 0 69 061 0002 1 69 046 0354 0 69 046 0002 1 69 050 0124 1 69 071 0031 0 69 050 0325 1 67 051 0495 0 69 071 0105 0 67 051 0019 1 64 061 0338 0 64 061 0035 1 65 041 0107 0 65 041 0000 1 62 050 1918 0 62 050 0002 1 74 061 0478 0 74 061 0002 1 74 052 0478 0 74 052 0002 1 74 059 0718 0 74 059 0002 1 74 046 0238 0 74 046 0002 1 72 056 0388 0 72 056 0002 1 69 048 0088 0 69 048 0002 1 65 045 0358 0 65 045 0002 1 67 046 0118 0 67 046 0002 1 69 065 0958 0 69 065 0002 1 69 057 0354 0 69 057 0019 1 64 045 0107 1 64 050 0031 0 64 045 0465 0 64 050 0002 1 64 061 0118 0 64 061 0002 1 64 053 0478 0 64 053 0002 1 67 059 0478 0 67 059 0002 1 67 061 0371 0 67 061 0035 1 65 041 0074 1 62 062 0105 0 65 041 0342 1 62 050 0015 0 62 062 0092 1 62 061 0032 0 62 050 1438 0 62 061 0002 1 74 057 0478 0 74 057 0002 1 74 063 0478 0 74 063 0002 1 74 061 0718 0 74 061 0002 1 74 050 0238 0 74 050 0002 1 72 056 0356 1 69 045 0371 0 72 056 0109 1 65 052 0155 0 69 045 0309 1 67 049 0388 0 65 052 0088 0 67 049 0052 1 69 053 0463 1 67 061 0478 0 69 053 0342 1 65 040 0404 0 67 061 0088 0 65 040 0052 1 62 051 0390 1 69 053 0404 0 62 051 0076 1 69 061 0015 0 69 053 0411 0 69 061 0019 1 69 061 0140 1 69 055 0015 0 69 061 0375 1 67 051 0544 0 69 055 0076 1 64 045 0138 0 67 051 0371 0 64 045 0018 1 65 051 0091 0 65 051 0000 1 62 061 1903 0 62 061
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the January 15 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Eileen Oge
M:4/4
Q:1/4=100
K:F
D7/2E3/4F13/4G/2|A3/2B/4A7/4G/2F/2D7/2|C7/2D3/4E5/4E3/2E/2F/2|
G5/4AG5/4F3/4E/4C7/2|D7/2E/2F7/2G/2|A3/2B/2A3/2G/2F3/2D/2F5/4G3/4|
A3/2A/2A3/2A5/4A3/4F/2G3/2E/2|D8|d2d2d3d|
c3/2A/2F3/2G3/4A15/4|A3/2E/2E2E3/2E/2G3/2G/2|
G3/2F/4D/4D2D4|d2d2d3d|c3/2A/4F7/4G/4A9/4F3/2G/2|
A5/4A3/4A3/2A5/4A3/4G/2E3/2F/2|D8|d2d2d3d|
c3/2A/2F3/2G/2A4|A3/2E5/4E3/4E/2E2G2|G3/2F3/4D15/4|
D5/4D3/4d2d2d3d|c3/2A3/4F5/4G/4A9/4G3/2F/4D/4|
-D7/4A5/4A/4A7/4A3/4G/2E5/4F/2|D8||

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: RE: Eileen Oge
From: Harald
Date: 18 Jun 98 - 01:01 PM

Hi folks! I´m just back home from a trip to Greece, where I heard a greek tune played by street-musicians. And the tune resembled a lot of Eileen Óg. It always sounded strange to me, like a russian melody. Is there a connection to south-east Europe (where is Petravore?) or is the tune "imported" and new words have been written to it ? I´m just wondering...

Slan go fóill, Harald


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Subject: RE: Eileen Oge
From: alison
Date: 18 Jun 98 - 08:20 PM

Hi Harald,

Sorry I can't help you but I checked my map of Ireland and couldn't find Petravore.

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: RE: Eileen Oge
From: sbdlim@aol.com
Date: 11 Nov 99 - 03:04 PM

Can you send me or refer where to get the lyrics for the song: Eileen Og (Percy French). I also need lyrics for the following songs if you know: 1) Voyage (Johnny Duhan) 2) Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go? (McPeake Family 3) Darling Girl from Clare (Traditional)


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Subject: RE: Eileen Oge
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 11 Nov 99 - 03:20 PM

I think it's somewhere in Mayo, but spelt a bit different.

And how come this thread is going in reverse?

As for Eileen Oge - Well it might have worked for my Big namesake, but I never found it worked well for me. (And I reckon your man had a hard time after the wedding.)


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Subject: RE: Eileen Oge
From: alison
Date: 11 Nov 99 - 07:56 PM

tune can be heard at Mudcat MIDIs

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Eileen Oge
From: GUEST,George
Date: 27 Oct 02 - 08:44 AM

I heard Eileen Oge in Slovenia performed by The Messengers and i can't get a hold on the version they've played. It was rather fast and full of energy. Does anyone maybe have any mp3s of this song? I have only one now.


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Subject: RE: Eileen Oge
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 02:44 AM

I have Eileen Oge in "Prose Poems and Parodies of Percy French" (Dublin: The Talbot Press, Limited, 1964 repr. of 1929 1st ed.), pp. 24-5.

If people need it, I will write up the words, somewhat different: e.g. the first line is:

Eileen Oge! an' that the darlin's name is


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Subject: RE: Eileen Oge
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 28 Oct 02 - 02:48 AM

Note to self: read post, THEN respond.

The version in the book is almost identical to the one given at the head of this thread; it's different from the one I sing in some small details (e.g. last verse: instead of "Now boys this is all I have to say", I have "Boys O boys, take heed of what I say", etc. etc.


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Subject: RE: Eileen Oge
From: GUEST,Bawnboy, Co.Cavan about 5 miles from Pedar a
Date: 02 Jul 04 - 12:23 PM

I have a little good news for you. Not only did I find Pedar a Voher's on an Ordnance Map of 1836 but I spoke to someone who lives very near there and is somewhat of a historian. He told me that there used to be a pub near that cross roads but it was probably gone some time before Percy French came to this area.
You can find a copy of the piece of map at http://www.bawnboy.utvinternet.com/PFS/images/Pedar-a-Vore.jpg but please be warned that it is a large file (474 KB)and may take several minutes to download on a slow internet connection.
Pedar is Peter in Irish.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Eileen Oge
From: GUEST,maryann kelly
Date: 26 May 08 - 04:57 PM

hi,
an aunt of mine by marriage, told me that pedra voher was a district in northwest cavan named after peter mcgovern, one of my gggrandfather's. she said when she would go to vote, she would see that name "pedra voher's district." that was the oral history. i have seen pedra voher's name also in records. i haven't been able to trace much further though. he was also known as "peter of the road." i think his house was near a cross road's and people would be welcome there.

maryann kelly (mcgovern..derryvella)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Eileen Oge
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 26 May 08 - 05:33 PM

Tony and Una of No Fixed Abode do a stunning version of this - request it, when you see them.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Eileen Oge
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jul 09 - 08:51 PM

hi, five year laters i see your reply to my message about pedra voher! thanks for doing the research. i was just looking into this again.

thanks for your information.

maryann


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Eileen Oge
From: GUEST,Dave MacKenzie
Date: 21 Jul 09 - 09:03 PM

We used to do this as a hornpipe set in Em. Start with "Rights of Man" then into "Pride of Petravore" as four parts with the words over three parts.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Eileen Oge
From: Gulliver
Date: 23 Jul 09 - 10:22 AM

We do it as a reel in Em, followed by Cooley's.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Eileen Oge
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jun 19 - 04:26 PM

Thanks, Jon Bartlett, for all the info on this song! I had assumed it was a traditional Irish ballad. My dear old daddy used to sing it to my sister and me when we were small.

In 1983, married mother of two, I heard a news story on CBC radio about the tragic demise of an albino moose who was the "mascot" of a nearby town. It struck me as both sad and amusing, and a line came into my head to the tune of "Pride of Petrovar":

"Of all the famous ungulates the world has ever known..."

The rest of the song seemed to write itself (with a bit of help from my husband). I recorded it on my portable tape recorder, sent the tape to CBC, they played it on the air... and that was that.

The act of creation sparked something in my brain, however, and I went on to write many more songs - ballads, humourous, topical - performing them for friends and family, and at local events such as coffee houses and fairs in our tiny community. I have about 50 to date, most to my own tunes but several to existing melodies.

Over the years I have frequently been encouraged to record my songs, but as as stay-at-home mother of 6 my priorities were to family. Now that we've reached the "empty nest" years, I hope to finally do so!

Due to copyright issues I have been tracking down the songs whose tunes I "borrowed". I assumed this tune was a traditional Irish ballad - it's helpful to know the identity of the author, and publication dates.

Wish me luck with my project! I'll post more info here if it ever gets off the ground!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Eileen Oge
From: Mrrzy
Date: 23 Jun 19 - 10:17 AM

I don't suppose Oge is pronounced Aroon? I used to be better with Gaelic...


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Eileen Oge
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jun 19 - 04:29 AM

I'd suggest that Petravore is an anglicisation of the Gaelic "Peadar a' Bhothar" or Peter -of -the -Road. He might well have been a travelling man who happened to have a very good looking daughter who fancied the Cattle Jobber for her husband. (a "jobber" also called a "tangler" was a kind of "in-between trader" who would intervene in a sale, being discussed and argued at a Fair, in order to bring the two parties together to make a deal) Travelling people always frequented fairs in the old days.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Eileen Oge
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jun 19 - 05:54 AM

'I don't suppose Oge is pronounced Aroon? I used to be better with Gaelic.'

I believe Eibhlín a ruin and Eibhlín Óg are different characters although I suppose she could be both a darling and young at the same time.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Eileen Oge
From: GUEST,beachcomber
Date: 25 Jun 19 - 08:02 AM

"Eileen a roon" means Eileen my love while "Eileen Og" means Young Eileen.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Eileen Oge
From: Mrrzy
Date: 25 Jun 19 - 09:58 AM

Oh... I thought it was her last name.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Eileen Oge
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Jan 20 - 08:40 PM

I just came across this video, and I really loved it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVGvq-Wtyg8
Cathy Jordan, Eleanor Shanley & friends sing 'Eileen Óg': Traditional Irish Music from LiveTrad.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Eileen Oge
From: Rapparee
Date: 21 Jan 20 - 07:38 AM

I think that the Chad Mitchell Trio also did this.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Eileen Oge
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jan 20 - 08:40 AM

Percy French loved Co Cavan (with good reason) and put as many Cavan placenames as he could


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Eileen Oge
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 21 Jan 20 - 08:56 AM

Somebody at our session last week played the tune very nicely on a recorder and called it 'Petravore'. She had no idea that it was a song called Eileen Oge until I told her.

Is there no Percy French thread on the Cat?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Eileen Oge
From: Reinhard
Date: 21 Jan 20 - 12:20 PM

The recordings I have, by Daria Kulesh and by Lankum, both use the title "The Pride of Petravore" and not "Eileen Oge".

Strange enough, Steve Roud lists Roud 19185 as "The Pride of Petravore" with the first line "When we were little children Johnny Redmond was a fool", and with the source Paddy Tunney, The Stone Fiddle (1979) p.24. According to the Ballad Index TSF024 this should have the title "De Valera"; it is just set to the tune of "The Pride of Petravore".


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Eileen Oge
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 21 Jan 20 - 12:30 PM

In the 'Sone Fiddle' Tunney writes about the DeValera song :

[..]someone sitting well back in the shadows, started to the tune of the Pride of Petravore;'

After which he gives the text of DeValera, A different song set to a familiar air.


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