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Lyr Req: Home to Donegal (P. J. Cavanagh)

GUEST,Rory 10 Jun 02 - 05:44 PM
GUEST,Philippa 10 Jun 02 - 06:44 PM
Jim Dixon 12 Jun 02 - 08:08 AM
Seamus Kennedy 07 May 10 - 03:23 PM
Jim Dixon 11 May 10 - 02:57 PM
GUEST,^&* 11 May 10 - 03:33 PM
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Subject: My homeland...my Donegal
From: GUEST,Rory
Date: 10 Jun 02 - 05:44 PM

Anyone got the lyrics ?

It is my homeland The land where I come from No matter where I go ...... To my Donegal


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My homeland...my Donegal
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 10 Jun 02 - 06:44 PM

well, I know someone who sings this at local sessions, sings "...my homeland, the land I was born in ..."


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Subject: Lyr Add: HOME TO DONEGAL (P. J. Cavanagh)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 08:08 AM

Copied from http://www.irishsongs.com/content.asp?ID=331

MY DONEGAL

The lights of London are far behind.
The thoughts of homeland are crowding my mind.
Familiar places come into view.
I see my home now. Now I see you.

CHO: This is my homeland, the place I was born in.
No matter where I go, you're in my soul.
My feet may wander a thousand places
But my heart will lead me back home to my Donegal.

We'll talk to the old folks, for they're getting on,
And treat them to late nights and sing a few songs.
We'll talk of the neighbours and things in the town.
There's so much to tell them, the world's spinning 'round.

And then tomorrow, we'll take a walk
Down by St. Mary's to a sheltered spot.
We'll kneel and pray there for those travelled on,
And see if they're proud of their wandering son.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My homeland...my Donegal
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 07 May 10 - 03:23 PM

The lovely and talented Fiona Molloy from Derry does a great job of this song.
She can be contacted here: www.fionamolloy.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My homeland...my Donegal
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 May 10 - 02:57 PM

Lyrics to this song are posted at many places on the Internet, and the consensus seems to be that the title is HOME TO DONEGAL. Mick Flavin, Daniel O'Donnell, and a few others recorded it under that title.

O'Donnell's recordings attribute the song to "P. Cavanagh" or "P. J. Cavanagh." One source, a blog, says that's Patsy Cavanagh.

(In Ireland, Patsy seems to be a man's name; in the US, it's usually a woman's nickname?short for Patricia, e.g. Patsy Montana, Patsy Cline.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My homeland...my Donegal
From: GUEST,^&*
Date: 11 May 10 - 03:33 PM

Yes - in Ireland, "Patsy" is used as a familiar form of both Patricia and Patrick - as is "Pat".


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