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Lyr Req: Three years ago this very day I left the

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DEAR OLD DONEGAL
SHAKE HANDS WITH YOUR UNCLE MAX


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GUEST,fictionmom@hotmail.com 15 Jul 02 - 01:25 AM
masato sakurai 15 Jul 02 - 02:17 AM
masato sakurai 15 Jul 02 - 02:56 AM
GUEST 10 Jul 09 - 06:15 AM
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Subject: Three years ago this very day I left the
From: GUEST,fictionmom@hotmail.com
Date: 15 Jul 02 - 01:25 AM

It starts out like a story, "Threee years ago this very day I left the Port of Cork. And on a ship from Ole Erin's Isle I landed in New York..." Am trying to find all the lyrics for this Irish tune passed down through my family for generations. It ends with a snappy list of names like this, "There came, Brannigan, Flannigan, Milligan, Gilligan, Duffy, McLuffy, Malarkey, Malone, Rafferty, Lafferty, Donnolly, Connolly, Dooley, O'Hooley, Mahoney, Mahone. Hagen, O'Flagan, McGinnnis, McGinn and Pat O'Brien was late!

Anyone who has the lyrics, I would be so happy to have them all. Am going to sing some version of this at an Irish wake for my old uncle.

Thanks, An Irish Colleen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Three years ago this very day I left the
From: masato sakurai
Date: 15 Jul 02 - 02:17 AM

See these previous threads:

Dear Old Donegal (Irish-American): lyrics?

LYR:?Dear Old Donegal/Song of the Clyde

Irish grandpa born about 1878 sang a ditty

Lyr Req: say hello to your Uncle Mike my boy


~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Three years ago this very day I left the
From: masato sakurai
Date: 15 Jul 02 - 02:56 AM

Searching for obscure Irish song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Three years ago this very day I left the
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jul 09 - 06:15 AM

landed in New York....With not a soul to greet me there, a stranger on the shore, but Irish luck was with me and..gained riches galore. And now I'm going back again to dear old Erin's Isle the folk will meet me on the pier and greet me with a smile. There's lots of faces I sure forgot, I've been so long away, but me Mother will introduce them all and this to me she'll say
Shake hands with your uncle Mike me boy
And here's your sister Kate
And here's the girl who used to swing
Down by the garden gate
Shake hands with all of the neighbours
and kiss the coleens all
You're as welcome as a flower in may
to dear old Donegal

There was flanagan,hanagan, etc...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Three years ago this very day I left the
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 10 Jul 09 - 10:00 AM

What staggers me is that it wasn't written till 1942. Since then the stanza melody has been slowed down and altered slightly to become the standard tune for "Seven Nights Drunk," as popularized by the Dubliners from about 1964.


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