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Lyr Req: Shamus O'Brien (Will S. Hays)

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Dale Rose 13 May 98 - 07:34 PM
Frank Maher 13 May 98 - 11:10 PM
Bruce O. 26 Nov 98 - 04:25 PM
Jim Dixon 27 Jul 13 - 12:27 PM
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Subject: need lyrics: Shamus O'Brien
From: Dale Rose
Date: 13 May 98 - 07:34 PM

Does anyone have the lyrics to Shamus O' Brien besides the ones noted by Vance Randolph? It is normally done just as a fiddle tune, and the words are not commonly done. I am enquiring for musician friends who would certainly put them to good use if you have them. When learning a new song, they like to search out as many versions as possible before putting together their own version. Thanks.

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Subject: Lyr Add: SHAMUS O'BRIEN (Will S. Hays)
From: Frank Maher
Date: 13 May 98 - 11:10 PM

Oh! sweet is the smile of the beautiful morn
As it peeps through the curtain of night,
And the voice of the nightingale singing his tune,
While the stars seem to smile with delight.
Old nature now lingers in silent repose,
And the sweet breath of summer is calm,
While I sit and wonder if Shamus e'er knows
How sad and unhappy I am.

CHORUS: Oh! Shamus O'Brien, why don't you come home?
You don't know how happy I'll be.
I've but one darling wish and that is that you'd come,
And forever be happy with me.

I'll smile when you smile, and I'll weep when you weep.
I'll give you a kiss for a kiss,
And all the fond vows that I've made you, I'll keep.
What more can I promise than this?
Does the sea have such bright and such beautiful charms,
That your heart will not leave it for me?
Oh! why did I let you get out of my arms,
Like a bird that was caged and is free? CHORUS

Oh! Shamus O'Brien, I'm loving you yet,
And my heart is still trusting and kind.
It was you who first took it, and can you forget?
That love for another you'd find?
No! no! if you break it with sorrow or pain,
I'll then have a duty to do.
If you bring it to me, I'll mend it again,
And trust it, dear Shamus, to you. CHORUS

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Subject: RE: need lyrics: Shamus O'Brien
From: Bruce O.
Date: 26 Nov 98 - 04:25 PM

By Will S. Hayes, 1867. It's on the Duke Univ, sheet music site.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shamus O'Brien
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 Jul 13 - 12:27 PM

Click for an MP3 of SHAMUS O'BRIEN sung by the McNulty Family from the Internet Archive.

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