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Lyr Req: Las Vegas (In the Hills of Donegal)

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Allan Dennehy 05 Feb 03 - 11:25 AM
Sorcha 05 Feb 03 - 12:02 PM
Sorcha 05 Feb 03 - 12:07 PM
GUEST 05 Feb 03 - 12:08 PM
Sorcha 05 Feb 03 - 12:10 PM
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pattyClink 05 Feb 03 - 02:20 PM
Big Tim 05 Feb 03 - 03:03 PM
GUEST,Philippa 06 Feb 03 - 07:46 AM
Allan Dennehy 06 Feb 03 - 08:48 AM
Big Tim 06 Feb 03 - 10:24 AM
Declan 06 Feb 03 - 11:03 AM
pattyClink 06 Feb 03 - 12:30 PM
Joe Offer 06 Feb 03 - 01:02 PM
Sorcha 06 Feb 03 - 01:15 PM
Joe Offer 06 Feb 03 - 01:33 PM
GUEST,Peadar (formerly) of Portsmouth 06 Aug 13 - 09:38 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal
From: Allan Dennehy
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 11:25 AM

Thats all the words I know. Couldn't find it in the DT but I've heard a couple of Irish musicians singing it recently. What tune does it go to? Any takers?


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Subject: Lyr Add: LAS VEGAS IN THE HILLS OF DONEGAL
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 12:02 PM

Found the words, no tune yet. Will keep looking

LAS VEGAS IN THE HILLS OF DONEGAL
Pete Gallagher

You may talk about Atlantis, how it's lost beneath the sea
Or the grave of the unknown soldier and the cry of the old banshee
Who was the man in the iron mask, was Jack the ripper set free?
But ask them all where's Donegal, and it's still a mystery

And if I could I'd build a wall around old Donegal
The north and south to keep them out, my god I'd build it tall
Casinoes, chicken ranches, I'd legalize them all
We'd have our own Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal
Yeah!! Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal

Lay by clubs and all night pubs, black jack and roulette
Mel Gibson, Brigitte Nilsen, Mike Tyson having a bet (bite)
Iniseoghain would then be known for it's multi-millionaires
Where Donald Trump would have a chunk to live in solitaire

And if I could I'd build a wall around old Donegal
The north and south to keep them out, my god I'd build it tall
Casinoes, chicken ranches, I'd legalize them all
We'd have our own Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal
Yeah!! Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal

To stand on top of fairy hill would give me such a thrill
I've heard them say in Dublin there's gold in them there hills
So don't despair, 'cos if you dare, the answer lies with me
There's a wall that's steep and it's going cheap somewhere in Germany

And if I could I'd build a wall around old Donegal
The north and south to keep them out, my god I'd build it tall
Casinoes, chicken ranches, I'd legalize them all
We'd have our own Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal
Yeah!! Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal

Click to play


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 12:07 PM

MP3 on this page.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 12:08 PM

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.CFM?threadID=11440#85016

Tune in abc and that miditxt thing lower in thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 12:10 PM

Thank you, Guest. The MP3 is not complete, but there is enough to get the tune.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 12:12 PM

And, if you paste that abc into Tune A Tron you can get sheet music.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal
From: pattyClink
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 02:20 PM

What in the bejeebers is that song trying to say?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal
From: Big Tim
Date: 05 Feb 03 - 03:03 PM

Wasn't it a group called "Goats Don't Shave" who did that one. I never liked it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 06 Feb 03 - 07:46 AM

game machines have been banned in most parts of Donegal; I think they are still found in Bundoran?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal
From: Allan Dennehy
Date: 06 Feb 03 - 08:48 AM

Thanks a million everybody. I never doubted ye!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal
From: Big Tim
Date: 06 Feb 03 - 10:24 AM

I went imto the Ture Inn, on Foyleside, a few years ago with my brother (who lives in Donegal) and he said "my brother's over from Scotland, he likes Irish songs". The barman said "I'll put on the Goats"! I had to pretend that I liked it! I've seen the "Goats" live since, they are a decent band and have written some OK stuff.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal
From: Declan
Date: 06 Feb 03 - 11:03 AM

pattyClink,

I wouldn't spend much time trying to analyse the lhe lyrics of this one. I think its something to do with a proposal (which probably came up late one night in a pub) that Donegal should be fenced off and legalise gaming machines (which Phillipa rightly says are banned in Ireland, except in seaside holiday resorts) and build up an economy based around gambling in the same way as Las Vegas has.

Goats Don't Shave are (were? I haven't heard of them lately) more or less a good time band, something along the lines of the Saw Doctors. Like Big Tim I've seen them live and enjoyed them at that level, but I didn't buy the CD.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal
From: pattyClink
Date: 06 Feb 03 - 12:30 PM

Thank you. Reassuring to know your legislatures are as wacko as ours.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Feb 03 - 01:02 PM

Hmmm. Sorcha is fast, but I sure wish I could teach her to search here first. Sorcha's lyrics credit the song to Pete Gallagher. In this thread, Jon Freeman says it's Pat Gallagher. Anybody know?
The song sure seems to be popular in Countey Donegal. I think I heard it three times in the two days I was there. Can't say I like the song.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal
From: Sorcha
Date: 06 Feb 03 - 01:15 PM

Joe, with the Forum Search down, Filter and Alpha all I can figure out to use. Filter only gets thread titles. Alpha only gets DT stuff. Sorry. Any other bright ideas for searching while the Forum Search is down? Sure wish it would come back.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Feb 03 - 01:33 PM

Well, yeah, if you put Vegas in the filter...
Or in the Forum Search.

I explained a number of alternative search techniques in the first message of the FAQ. We have many methods of searching, and the Digitrad and Forum Search is not the only one and not always the best one for the situation.

But anyhow, is the songwriter Pat or Pete Gallagher? My original guess was that it's Pete, but this site sounds very credible (seems to be the group's label), and says that it's Pat.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Las Vegas (In the Hills of Donegal)
From: GUEST,Peadar (formerly) of Portsmouth
Date: 06 Aug 13 - 09:38 PM

Got roped into singing this one...gotta keep the waitstaff happy at the weekly gig.

Minor correction to the words above. I'm pretty certain the first line of the last verse is:

"To stand atop of Errigal would give me such a thrill"

...as Mount Errigal is the tallest peak in Donegal.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Las Vegas (In the Hills of Donegal)
From: Brakn
Date: 07 Aug 13 - 03:54 AM

Lay by clubs and all night pubs, black jack and roulette
Mel Gibson, Brigitte Nilsen, Mike Tyson having a bet (bite)

should be

Playboy clubs, all night pubs, black jack and roulette
Neal Blaney, Brigitte Nilsen, Mike Tyson having a bet


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