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Lyr Req: Lovers and Friends (Sean Mone)

Fergie 06 Jan 04 - 08:37 PM
MartinRyan 07 Jan 04 - 03:53 AM
Dave Hanson 07 Jan 04 - 04:44 AM
Fergie 08 Jan 04 - 06:36 AM
MartinRyan 11 Jan 04 - 04:45 PM
Fergie 12 Jan 04 - 07:52 AM
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Jim Dixon 13 Jan 04 - 11:44 PM
Fergie 15 Jan 04 - 06:21 AM
GUEST,An Góilín 13 Nov 04 - 05:21 AM
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Dave Earl 12 Apr 05 - 09:15 AM
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zozimus 30 May 12 - 06:00 AM
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GUEST,Tim 01 Nov 14 - 07:19 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: bottle of stout
From: Fergie
Date: 06 Jan 04 - 08:37 PM

Hello Mudcatters, a happy new year to you all, I was at the Goilín Club in Dublin a couple of nights before Christmas, and I had the pleasure of hearing a lot of very fine singers, Phil Callery was there as a guest and he sang a number which had a chorus which included the lines,
    "there's more friendship poured out in one bottle of stout than you'll find in statute or sermon"
I have been singing snatches of it since and I think that I would like to have it all. I have tried searching Mudcat and Google and others sites but I cannot track it down. Can Mudcatters help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: bottle of stout
From: MartinRyan
Date: 07 Jan 04 - 03:53 AM

Fergie

I missed the "pudding night" this year. I hope to be there this week (Jim McGeehan is guest - seasick tablets are required) and will check details for you.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: bottle of stout
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 07 Jan 04 - 04:44 AM

I'll just settle for a bottle of stout.
eric


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: bottle of stout
From: Fergie
Date: 08 Jan 04 - 06:36 AM

Com'n Mudcatters yis are not trying hard enough, get the lead out and find these lyrics, PLEASE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: bottle of stout
From: MartinRyan
Date: 11 Jan 04 - 04:45 PM

Fergie

Did you talk to Gerry about this one on Friday? Turns out it was written by Sean Mone of Keady - yet another fine song from him.

Regards

p.s. wonder where he got the tune?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: bottle of stout
From: Fergie
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 07:52 AM

Martin

Yes I spoke to him and was slightly embarress when he reminded me that he recorded it on his cd, I have it somewhere and if my memory serves me correctly I think that the words of all the songs are included in the blurb.

I tought it was a good night, I took my youngest brother along, it was his first time at the Góilín, he enjoyed it no end, he was mightly impressed with all the excellent singers and songs. I reckon that he will come along again under his own steam. Unlike me, he is a bit of an extrovert, so I'd put money on it that he will have a song prepared and will murder it in his own inimitable fashion, he has a passable voice, but his renditions are always performed as though he is auditioning for a part in an amateur production of the Mikado. I'm glad that the motto is "no standard set"
Regards Fergus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: bottle of stout
From: Fergie
Date: 12 Jan 04 - 08:05 PM

I found my copy of Gerry O'Reilly cd "Down from your pulpit, down from your throne" and track 12 is "Lovers & Friends" by Sean Moan I have transcribed it but this pc won't allow me to paste the text onto this page, I will paste them from my own pc tomorrow
Regards
Fergus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: bottle of stout
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Jan 04 - 11:44 PM

Refresh, so Fergie doesn't forget.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOVERS AND FRIENDS (Sean Mone)
From: Fergie
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 06:21 AM

Lovers and Friends
by Sean Mone

Battles and wars leave deep wounds and scars.
Deep wounds are long in the mending.
While reflecting upon all that has gone,
Life rushes on to its ending.
Though sorrow and pain in our memories remain,
And by memories lifetimes are measured,
Still the times that we spend among lovers and friends
Are times we'll remember with pleasure.

So fill up your glass that future and past
In harmony be determined,
For there's more friendship poured out in one bottle of stout
Than you'll find in statute or sermon.

I've heard all the old songs, all the rights, all the wrongs,
Heard prophets of doom and destruction,
Street corner messiahs and moral pariahs,
Dealers in bribes and corruption.
From the holy and wise, denials and lies,
When innocent youth was forsaken,
Yet I've watched the night end among lovers and friends,
And been sorry to see the dawn breaking.

So fill up your glass that future and past
In harmony be determined,
For there's more friendship poured out in one bottle of stout
Than you'll find in statute or sermon.

And there are those who are certain that drinking and courtin'
Are the sure way to hell and damnation,
But if that is to be, it would seem clear to me
That their god has no sense of occasion.
To help his great plan, both woman and man
Bring forth each new generation,
And a wee drop of stout and the odd bit of a holt
Can greatly assist procreation.

So fill up your glass, throw your arm round your lass.
In harmony be determined,
For there's more friendship poured out in one bottle of stout
Than you'll find in statute or sermon.

To the brashest and proudest and those who shout loudest,
It would seem that power has been given
To berate us, deride us, separate and divide us
In the hope of their version of heaven;
But mountains and rivers will by far outlive us,
And when our bones into dust they have withered,
There'll be lovers and friends who will still comprehend
The true reason we're all here together.

So fill up your glass that future and past
In harmony be determined,
For there's more friendship poured out in one bottle of stout
Than you'll find in statute or sermon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: bottle of stout
From: GUEST,An Góilín
Date: 13 Nov 04 - 05:21 AM

As a matter of interest, Jim McFarland is launching a CD at the Góilín Singer's Club on Friday, 19 November 2004. Details can be found on the Góilín website: http://www.goilin.com.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: bottle of stout
From: brioc
Date: 14 Nov 04 - 05:25 AM

I like the text of that one. Does anyone have the tune? I have never heard of the song before.
cheers
brioc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: bottle of stout
From: MartinRyan
Date: 14 Nov 04 - 03:19 PM

Here's a review of Jim's CD.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers and Friends (Sean Mone)
From: Dave Earl
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 09:15 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers and Friends (Sean Mone)
From: GUEST,Nancy
Date: 30 May 12 - 05:13 AM

I heard Battlefield Band perform this in Australia during the 2012 National Folk Festival in Canberra. I am really keen to play it with friends on our next holiday together.

Can anyone help with the chords of Lovers and Friends???
Thank you! Here's hoping....!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers and Friends (Sean Mone)
From: zozimus
Date: 30 May 12 - 06:00 AM

Great songs like this are best sung without guitars or other impliments of destruction so that all the words are heard and enjoyed. Give it a go.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers and Friends (Sean Mone)
From: Fergie
Date: 30 May 12 - 06:34 AM

Well said Zozimus

Fergie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers and Friends (Sean Mone)
From: GUEST,Tim
Date: 01 Nov 14 - 07:19 PM

Anyone care to help a poor American out with the meaning of "the odd bit of a holt?" The pub's reaction to the line in this video has me assuming it's a bit risque, but all the internet will give me is some description of an otter's den.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers and Friends (Sean Mone)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 01 Nov 14 - 07:23 PM

For "hoult", read "hold" - for which read "grip", for which read "buckle" for which read ... sex!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers and Friends (Sean Mone)
From: GUEST,Tim
Date: 01 Nov 14 - 07:37 PM

Thank you kindly, MartinRyan.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers and Friends (Sean Mone)
From: Fergie
Date: 01 Nov 14 - 08:08 PM

Ever the diplomat; well put Martin.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers and Friends (Sean Mone)
From: GUEST,Ridgeromer
Date: 02 Nov 14 - 10:31 PM

A "holt" or "holte" is also a grove of trees or a thicket, hense, all that is needed is a bottle of stout and a place to hide away with one's lover.
Curiously, thickets of trees form and thrive because they provide favorable conditions for seeds to germinate.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers and Friends (Sean Mone)
From: GUEST,Learaí na Láibe
Date: 03 Nov 14 - 08:59 PM

quote from Ridgeromer:
"A "holt" or "holte" is also a grove of trees or a thicket, hense, all that is needed is a bottle of stout and a place to hide away with one's lover."


I doubt if that was what Seán intended.

"A bit of a hoult" is Irish slang for hugging and kissing or perhaps as Martin said for sex.

When I was young lad long long ago we liked a bit of a hoult, but the Irish girls at that time would stop well short of actually engaging in full sex. 'Twas still highly enjoyable though. :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers and Friends (Sean Mone)
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 19 Jul 15 - 09:20 AM

This is how I accompany this song in a very simple and modest manner.

LOVERS AND FRIENDS                                     Seán Mone, Keady, Armagh

Dm          C          Bb               Am
Battles and wars leave deep wounds and scars
      Dm             C          Dm
and deep wounds are long in the mending
          Dm       C Bb            Am
while reflecting upon all that has gone
Dm         C         Dm
life rushes on to its ending
         Dm         C          Dm         Am
though sorrow and pain in our memories remain
         Dm                     Am
and by memories lifetimes are measured
            Dm             C          Bb          Am
still the times that we spend among lovers and friends
      Dm            C            Dm
are times we'll remember with pleasure
            Dm            C         Dm         Am
        So fill up your glass that future and past
            Dm          Am
        in harmony be determined
                           Dm             C
        For there's more friendship poured out
               Bb         C
        In one bottle of stout
                     Dm       C         Dm
        Than you'll find in statute or sermon


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lovers and Friends (Sean Mone)
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 16 Apr 17 - 02:24 PM

'Lovers and Friends' sung at An Góilín Traditional Singers Club on
Mick Dunne's SoundCloud channel (not dated)
https://soundcloud.com/mick-dunne/lovers-and-friends-sung-by-an

And a reminder of Tim's YouTube link above
: Sean singing it in London 2014.
https://youtu.be/SLrEUzDsXEc 

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