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Tune Req: Old Dungarvon Oak

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Subject: Tune Req: Old Dungarvon Oak
From: dulcimer
Date: 26 Jun 03 - 07:44 AM

I would like either midi or abc or internet source for this tune. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Old Dungarvan Oak
From: Felipa
Date: 26 Jun 03 - 09:12 AM

If you are doing web searches, it will help to spell "Dungarvan" with an "a" at the end. Also, apparently there is a recording of the song on which the label mistakenly reads "Old Dungannon Oak", and the song is derived from the "Carmarthen Oak"

See this thread: Old Dungannon Oak
"... I might be able to help on the story of The Dungarvan Oak v. The Carmarthen Oak. One of Frank Hennessy's early songwriting success'was a recording of his song The Gypsy by an Irish singer called I think, Dermot Henry. Another Hennessy song was requested for his follow up. At the time he hadn't a suitable Irish flavoured song, but he did have The Carmarthen Oak, which tells of a local legend. So,the title was changed to Dungarvan Oak, because it fitted and Hennessy had conections with the area, a couple of words of the chorus were changed, and hey presto, another big Irish hit!. It has since been recorded by The Bards, that too was a hit.The strange thing is that some people now believe that there is a legend about an Oak tree in Dungarvan. Out of this legends are born!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Old Dungarvon Oak
From: Big Tim
Date: 26 Jun 03 - 02:08 PM

The background to some apparently straightforward and obvious songs is quite amazing: this seems to be one of them.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Old Dungarvon Oak
From: dulcimer
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 08:08 AM

After searching the internet, apparently it is not to be heard.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Old Dungarvon Oak
From: GUEST,jeannie James
Date: 06 May 12 - 09:40 AM

apparently Daniel O'Donnell has recorded this, but I am trying to get a backing track and sheet music


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Old Dungarvon Oak
From: beachcomber
Date: 07 May 12 - 06:59 AM

The man who wrote it, Music and Lyric , Frank Hennessy, worked as a presenter with BBC Wales Radio, perhaps he still does ? He was a good singer too.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Old Dungarvon Oak
From: GUEST,John Condon
Date: 07 May 12 - 07:57 AM

THE OLD DUNGARVAN OAK

C
As I roved out one morning
    F
Going to Dungarvan Fair
                C
I spied a pretty maiden
                         G
With the sunlight in her hair
   C
Her way was so delightful
   F
Her voice rang like a bell
             C                               
And as I overtook her
G                C
I asked if she was well


Chorus
   G
Lay down your woollen shawl me love
C               F
I swear it is no joke
                        C
And I'll tell to you the story of
   G                 C
The Old Dungarvan Oak


As we approached Dungarvan
The girl at me did stare
And she asked me why I raised my hat
To a tree so old and bare
I told her of the legend
If the tree should e'er come down
There'd be a great disaster
And Dungarvan would be drowned

CHORUS

Then she started laughing
My face grew very red
And she said that only fools believed
What those old legends said
Her laughter was contagious
For the truth to you I'll tell
By the time I reached the market place
I began to laugh as well

CHORUS

As I sit here by my fireside
It's the autumn of my life
And the darling girl I met that day
Is now my darling wife
I have a lovely daughter
And a son to push my yoke
And all because I raised my hat
To the Old Dungarvon Oak

CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Old Dungarvon Oak
From: Splott Man
Date: 08 May 12 - 03:56 AM

Frank Hennessy is still broadcasting on Sunday nights with Celtic Heartbeat.
And very good it is too.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Old Dungarvon Oak
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 08 May 12 - 04:13 AM

Try here Jeannie



http://www.emeraldtracks.com/search/SearchCategory.do?category=Irish Country&offset=80


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