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Lyr Req: Isle of Innisfree

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Innisfree (Not sure this is a correct match. Tune is "Innisfree." Lyrics are "Isle of Innisfree." If you know for sure, send me a personal message. -Joe Offer-)


from skarpi . 23 Jul 98 - 05:09 PM
alison 23 Jul 98 - 09:15 PM
O'Boyle 24 Jul 98 - 02:51 AM
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GUEST,Anna 05 Jan 05 - 10:55 AM
GUEST,Ireth 08 Nov 06 - 02:27 PM
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Ruth Archer 09 Nov 06 - 09:00 AM
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Subject: The Ferryman needing lyrics.
From: from skarpi .
Date: 23 Jul 98 - 05:09 PM

I´m looking for lyric´s for two songs, the first is THE FERRYMAN andd the other is ISLE OF INNISFREE.

FROM SKARPI ICELAND.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ISLE OF INNISFREE (Richard Farrelly)
From: alison
Date: 23 Jul 98 - 09:15 PM

Hi,

Here's the Isle of Innisfree. There was a discussion here on the Ferryman a while back, if you do a filter search you should find it.

ISLE OF INNISFREE
I've met some folks who say that I'm a dreamer,
And I've no doubt there's truth in what they say,
But sure a body's bound to be a dreamer
When all the things he loves are far away.

And precious things are dreams unto an exile
They take him o'er the land across the sea,
Especially when it happens he's an exile
From that dear lovely Isle of Innisfree.

And when the moonlight peeps across the roof-tops
Of this great city, wondrous tho' it be,
I scarcely feel it's wonder or it's laughter
I'm once again back home in Innisfree.

I wander o'er green hills thro' dreamy valleys
And find a peace no other land could know,
I hear the birds make music fit for angels
And watch the rivers laughing as they flow.

And then into a humble shack I wander
My dear old home, and tenderly behold,
The folks I love around the turf fire gathered
On bended knees their rosary is told.

But dreams don't last tho' dreams are not forgotten
And soon I'm back to stern reality,
But tho' they paved the footways here with gold dust
I still would choose the Isle of Innisfree.

Slainte

Alison


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FERRYMAN (Pete St John)
From: O'Boyle
Date: 24 Jul 98 - 02:51 AM

If you don't feel like loking for the ferrymen, here it is. I sing "Harry's om the dole" because a freind of mine, Harry, always requested it and seemingly was always on the dole. I don't remember the original name in the song.
Slainte

Rick


The Ferrymen

Well the little boats are gone from the docks upon the Liffey
The ferrymen are stranded on the quay
The Dublin docks are dyin' and the way of life is gone
And Molly it was part of you and me

And the strawberry mists sweep down to the Liffey
You'll kiss away the worry from my brow
I love you well today, I'll love you more tomorrow
If you ever loved me Molly, love me now.

It was the only job I knew. It was hard but never lonely
The Liffey ferry made a man of me.
And it's gone without a whisper and forgotten even now
Sure it's over Molly over can't you see.

And the strawberry mists sweep down to the Liffey
You'll kiss away the worry from my brow
I love you well today, I'll love you more tomorrow
If you ever loved me Molly, love me now.

And now I'll tend my yard, and I'll spend my days a talkin'
And I'll hear them yellin' Harry's on the dole
My Molly we're still living, my darling we're still young
And I'd rather never own my heart and soul.

And the strawberry mists sweep down to the Liffey
You'll kiss away the worry from my brow
I love you well today, I'll love you more tomorrow
If you ever loved me Molly, love me now.


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Subject: RE: The Ferryman needing lyrics.
From: Brack&
Date: 24 Jul 98 - 04:00 AM

Skarpi, I'd look at the other version for the words, they're just about right.

Rick, from what version did you get those from?


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Subject: RE: The Ferryman needing lyrics.
From: GUEST,Anna
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 10:55 AM

Hey,

I do only know the Ferryman lyrics as "strawberry BEDS sweep down to the Liffey"

as sung e.g. by the Dublin City Ramblers. But they might as well exist in many versions.

Take care
anna


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The Ferryman' and 'Isle of Innisfree'
From: GUEST,Ireth
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 02:27 PM

Hey ppl
I've been reading the lyrics you've posted and none of them goes with my version.
I have the CD The World of Celtic Music - Celtic Pride and the 2nd song is called The Isle of Innisfree, but none of the lyrics I found doesn't match.
Does somebody know how these lyrics go???


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Subject: Lyr Add: LAKE ISLE OF INNISFREE (W B Yeats)
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 07:44 AM

I don't know if either of these will help, the first is a poem but Cathy Ryan sings it.
For the second, the version that I have is by Oisin.



Lake Isle of Inisfree W B Yeats

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean rows will I have there, a hive for the honey bee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

2. And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight's all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet's wings.

3. I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements gray,
I hear it in the deep heart's core.



Inisfree

Come all ye lads and lassies, I hope you will attend,
And likewise pay attention to these words that I mean to pen,
I'm going to leave this country, go to a land that's free,
And I'll bid farewell to all my friends around by Inisfree.

When she rises in the morning, she walks along the shore,
And watches the big ship sailing by, that brought her lover o'er.
She watches the foaming billows, as they roll along the sea,
And she sighs and says, "my Jimmy boy, you're far from Inisfree."

It's true that I love you Mary, I ne'er could love you more,
Oh! I love you far better, than any I've loved before,
And when I am on the ocean wide, neither hill nor vale to see,
I'll be thinking of you Mary, and far from Inisfree,

Farewell to all the bounding ? and ? around Aranmore,
And twice farewell to you Mary, will I ever see you more?
Perhaps someday we may meet again, all in a land that's free,
And we'll live and love each other, as we did in Inisfree


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The Ferryman' and 'Isle of Innisfree'
From: Ruth Archer
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 09:00 AM

It's definitely "Where the Strawberry Beds sweep down to the Liffey"; Strawberry Beds is a place in Dublin. And I believe the last line is "That river never stole my heart and soul."

And..."But now I'll tell me yarns, and i'll spend me days in talkin', and I'll hear them whisper Charlie's on the dole..."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Isle of Innisfree
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 05:05 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Isle of Innisfree
From: Gulliver
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 09:19 AM

Information on the Strawberry Beds here. Scroll down to Strawberry Beds. Still a lovely place in Summer.   Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Isle of Innisfree
From: GUEST,Don
Date: 17 May 08 - 07:50 AM

In response to Ireth - The information you want is to be found on the website www.stoneandfarrelly.com

Here you will get the history of this song by, Dick Farrelly, the correct lyrics and more. The site is by his son Gerard Farrelly and singer Sinead Stone.

Regards, Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Isle of Innisfree
From: GUEST,Jake
Date: 07 Mar 10 - 05:14 PM

I saw this on another "Innisfree" thread -


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Innisfree

The above is wonderful and has cleared up so much for me on a song I have loved and sang all my life. I never knew Dick Farrelly was such a prolific songwriter.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Isle of Innisfree
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 07 Mar 10 - 07:12 PM

This is a great song and The Quiet Man was a good movie! That being said there are several threads on this song that beg to be combined
Perhaps a clone will do so! Thanks!


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