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Jim Killeen 08 Jun 98 - 02:32 PM
Big Mick 08 Jun 98 - 09:41 PM
Ezio 09 Jun 98 - 01:44 AM
Joe Offer 09 Jun 98 - 02:14 AM
aldus 09 Jun 98 - 07:56 AM
Jim Killeen 09 Jun 98 - 02:34 PM
Joe Offer 09 Jun 98 - 03:45 PM
John Nolan 09 Jun 98 - 05:55 PM
MMario 26 Jun 02 - 12:10 PM
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chordstrangler 26 Jun 02 - 05:49 PM
MMario 27 Jun 02 - 03:14 PM
Bob Bolton 27 Jun 02 - 11:55 PM
Mrrzy 28 Jun 02 - 01:30 PM
GUEST,PJ Curtis(The Burren , Ireland) 29 Jun 02 - 05:03 AM
ard mhacha 29 Jun 02 - 07:34 AM
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Subject: Malabar
From: Jim Killeen
Date: 08 Jun 98 - 02:32 PM

Anyone know where I can find the lyrics for "The coast of Malabar" on the net ?

Thanks in anticipation.

Jim Killeen


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Subject: RE: Malabar
From: Big Mick
Date: 08 Jun 98 - 09:41 PM

Jim, I don't know where you would find it on the net, but the Chieftains published a song book for "The Long Black Veil" CD. It is available from Elderly Instruments and they have a website. I believe the address is www.elderly.com. If that isn't correct, do a search using elderly AND instruments. If you want me to copy it and mail it to you, send me your snail mail address and I will ship it right along. My email address is mlane@accn.org.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Malabar
From: Ezio
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 01:44 AM

Hi Mick!

Search the forum and look for a thread dated 8/3/97. You will find the lyrics and some additional info on this great song. If you mind search the Forum, here you are the lyrics.

COASTS OF MALABAR
Far away across the ocean
Beneath an indian star
Lives a little dark eyed maiden
On the coast of Malabar

In the harbour where we anchored
I could see her shy and sweet
With a blossom on her bosom
And the wild waves at her feet

I can see the crowded city
The palm trees green and tall
And the starry night she danced with me
Inside those city wall

She gave a little wistful glance
As she looked across the bay
And she whispered if you love me
Why do you sail away

I must go my little dark eyes
I must go my indian star
But I'll come again and love you
On the coast of Malabar

In my dreams I oft-times wander
To that far off Indian sea
And the days we spent together
They come back again to me

I can see the crowded city
The palm trees on the shore
But that little dark-eyed maiden
She's there no more no more

Fare thee well my little dark eyes
Fare thee well my indian star
In my dreams I will live forever
On the Coast of Malabar

recorded by Sean Tyrrel on "Cry of a Dreamer"
recorded by Ry Cooder on "The Chieftains - The Long Black Veil"


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Subject: RE: Malabar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 02:14 AM

Here is a link to the previous thread. For those of us who happened to forget, the Malabar Coast is on the Arabian Sea, almost at the bottom of the Indian subcontinent. The Malabar Coast is 550 miles (886 km) long. It is thought to have been the starting point of the missionary work of the Apostle Thomas, (AD 52), and was used as a trade center by the Portuguese (1498-1503), Dutch (1656 and later), and the French in the 1720's. By the late 18th century, the British had occupied the area. Industries are fishing, coconuts, rice, spices, and rubber. Now we know.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Malabar
From: aldus
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 07:56 AM

Does anyone know who wrote it ?


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Subject: RE: Malabar
From: Jim Killeen
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 02:34 PM

Many thanks to all for your help. This is my first visit here, and I will definitely be back


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Subject: RE: Malabar
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 03:45 PM

Good question, aldus. The Sean Tyrrell CD says the words are traditional, and the music by Tyrrell. The Chieftains "Long Black Veil" CD says the words and music are traditional, arranged by Paddy Moloney and Ry Cooder. There are similarities between the two tunes, so I'm not ready to say Tyrrell's tune is truly original - I certainly like his version more than the Chieftains version. Anybody know of other versions? I swear I've heard others. Good song.
Say, can anybody post the tune?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Malabar
From: John Nolan
Date: 09 Jun 98 - 05:55 PM

I had a music teacher at Coldstream Primary School called Malabar Carrick, but if he wrote it, at least he didn't make us sing it. He wrote the Coldstream Song though - "We shall always lead by the silvery Tweed..." and belted several boys who penned a parody. I was one such boy. Curséd be the name of Malabar.


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Subject: RE: Malabar
From: MMario
Date: 26 Jun 02 - 12:10 PM

still looking for the tune to be posted


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Subject: RE: Malabar
From: Mrrzy
Date: 26 Jun 02 - 01:00 PM

Wow, I always thought Malabar was invented by French marketers, since it's the brand name of the equivalent of Bazooka bubble-gum. Never knew it was a real place... and guess what I thought this thread would be about?


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Subject: RE: Malabar
From: chordstrangler
Date: 26 Jun 02 - 05:49 PM

In my local pub is an old man who sings this song. He is in his 80's and sings it to the same air as Sean Tyrell uses. He tells me that he learned the song when he was a young man which must cast doubts about more recent claims of authorship. Regards.....M


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Subject: RE: Malabar
From: MMario
Date: 27 Jun 02 - 03:14 PM

pop to the top.


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Subject: RE: Malabar
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 27 Jun 02 - 11:55 PM

G'day,

Complete Thread Drift ...:

Here in Sydney (east coast Australia) we have a suburb named Malabar. It sits on Long Bay (best known round here as the site of our major gaol!) and I believe it was named for a ship, wrecked in the late 19th century on the adjacent cliffs. Presumably the unfortunate vessel sailed from (or to) the Coast of Malabar.

(Unless it was named by the land developers to fit in with the adjacent suburbs Maroubra and Matraville ...?)

Regard(les)s,

Bob Bolton


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Subject: RE: Malabar
From: Mrrzy
Date: 28 Jun 02 - 01:30 PM

But do they sell Malabar bubble gum?


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Subject: RE: Malabar
From: GUEST,PJ Curtis(The Burren , Ireland)
Date: 29 Jun 02 - 05:03 AM

Chordstrangler's's posting (above) is correct , the song(lyric and melody) is at least 100 years old . As producer of the Sean Tyrrell song 'The Coast of Malabar', (from the album Cry Of A Dreamer' (1994) I remember Sean saying that he heard his grandfather sing the song: . The Chieftains vesion was recorded later than Sean's. PJ Curtis


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Subject: RE: Malabar
From: ard mhacha
Date: 29 Jun 02 - 07:34 AM

Chordstrangler is right, this song was a favourite of many an old singer in this northern part of Ireland, and I am going back over 50 years. Ard Mhacha.


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Subject: RE: Malabar
From: GUEST,Joan
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 09:33 PM

My welsh grandfather sang this beautiful song to me all the time . He said it was because of my dark eyes and black hair. I am now 68 years young and love this old ballad. So how old is this song


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Subject: RE: Malabar
From: Beer
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 09:54 PM

http://youtu.be/BQOHDztmCT0

Beautiful song. first time I hear it.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Malabar
From: MartinRyan
Date: 20 Mar 14 - 06:57 AM

Authoriship confirmed in another thread:
Click here

Fred Weatherly wrote the lyrics - the "Danny Boy" man!

Regards


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