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Gerry Mulvenna 20 Sep 98 - 02:50 AM
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Subject: Blue Hills of Antrim
From: Gerry Mulvenna
Date: 20 Sep 98 - 02:50 AM

Anyone have the words to the Blue Hills of Antrim? I've only ever known the first verse and chorus:

The Blue Hills of Antrim I see in my dreams Ye high hills of Antrim Ye glens and ye streams

In sunshine or shadow in weel and woe The sweet vision haunts me Wherever I go

The next verse mentions the Antrim hill Slieveanorra but that's about all I know about it. It's a haunting melody.

Thanks

Gerry


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Subject: RE: Blue Hills of Antrim
From: alison
Date: 21 Sep 98 - 02:54 AM

Hi,

I've never heard of the "blue hills of Antrim", got the words for the "green glens of Antrim" though.

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Blue Hills of Antrim
From: Teru
Date: 24 Sep 98 - 07:03 PM

Actually, Daniel O'Donnell sings GREEN GLENS of Antrim and BLUE HILLS of Breffni in his album "IRISH COLLECTION".

Alison, can you post the lyrics for Green Glens of Antrim here?

Thanks

Teru


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE GREEN GLENS OF ANTRIM^^
From: alison
Date: 24 Sep 98 - 08:14 PM

Hi,

Here you go

THE GREEN GLENS OF ANTRIM

Far across yonder blue lies a true fairyland
With the sea rippling over the shingle and sand,
Where the gay honeysuckle is luring the bee
And the green glens of Antrim are calling to me.
Sure if only you knew how the lamp of the moon
Turns a blue Irish bay to a silver lagoon
You'd imagine the picture of heaven it could be
Where the green glens of Antrim are calling to me.

'Tis alone my concern if the grandest surprise
Would be shining at me out of somebody's eyes
It's my private affair what my feelings would be
Where the green glens of Antrim were welcoming me.
But I'd be where the people are simple and kind
And among them there's one who's been aye in my mind
Sure I pray that the world would in peace let me be
Where the green glens of Antrim are heaven to me.

Let me know if you need the tune

slainte

alison^^


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Subject: RE: Blue Hills of Antrim
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Sep 98 - 09:42 PM

Why, of COURSE we need the tune, Alison.....
Oh, thank you so very much. You really are great, you know. No doubt, you're the most prolific tune poster we've got.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Tune/Chords Add: THE GREEN GLENS OF ANTRIM
From: alison
Date: 24 Sep 98 - 11:53 PM

Hi,

Well after all of that crawling, how could I refuse...

MIDI file: GREENANT.MID

Timebase: 480

Name: THE GREEN GLENS OF ANTRIM
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: D
Tempo: 190 (315789 microsec/crotchet)
Start
0960 1 57 038 0478 0 57 038 0002 1 62 042 0478 0 62 042 0002 1 66 038 0958 0 66 038 0002 1 66 044 0718 0 66 044 0002 1 64 031 0238 0 64 031 0002 1 62 042 0958 0 62 042 0002 1 62 045 0478 0 62 045 0002 1 61 033 0478 0 61 033 0002 1 59 036 0958 0 59 036 0002 1 62 030 0480 1 59 022 0031 0 62 030 0393 0 59 022 0102 1 57 037 0912 0 57 037 0002 1 66 032 0478 0 66 032 0002 1 67 033 0478 0 67 033 0002 1 69 044 0947 1 69 038 0011 0 69 044 0480 0 69 038 0002 1 67 036 0478 0 67 036 0035 1 66 030 0391 0 66 030 0069 1 64 041 0912 0 64 041 0035 1 62 038 0478 0 62 038 0002 1 62 029 0478 0 62 029 0002 1 61 035 0958 0 61 035 0002 1 62 027 0478 0 62 027 0002 1 64 034 0971 0 64 034 0002 1 57 024 0467 1 62 030 0031 0 57 024 0447 0 62 030 0002 1 66 040 0958 0 66 040 0002 1 66 032 0498 0 66 032 0002 1 64 032 0460 0 64 032 0000 1 62 036 0478 0 62 036 0002 1 62 035 0971 0 62 035 0035 1 61 025 0432 0 61 025 0002 1 59 029 0958 0 59 029 0002 1 62 037 0478 0 62 037 0002 1 59 028 0457 0 59 028 0036 1 57 023 0958 0 57 023 0002 1 66 028 0465 0 66 028 0002 1 67 038 0478 0 67 038 0002 1 69 048 0958 0 69 048 0002 1 69 044 0478 0 69 044 0002 1 67 034 0478 0 67 034 0002 1 66 032 0478 0 66 032 0002 1 57 021 0958 0 57 021 0009 1 62 026 0470 0 62 026 0003 1 61 038 0958 0 61 038 0002 1 62 045 0478 0 62 045 0002 1 64 035 0478 0 64 035 0002 1 62 034 0958 0 62 034 0002 1 62 040 0478 0 62 040 0002 1 62 033 0447 1 71 048 0031 0 62 033 0962 1 71 037 0050 0 71 048 0428 0 71 037 0002 1 71 045 0478 0 71 045 0002 1 67 032 0958 0 67 032 0002 1 69 052 0478 0 69 052 0002 1 71 046 0478 0 71 046 0002 1 69 040 0958 0 69 040 0002 1 62 030 0452 0 62 030 0069 1 64 025 0419 0 64 025 0020 1 66 033 0958 0 66 033 0002 1 66 047 0478 0 66 047 0002 1 67 038 0478 0 67 038 0002 1 69 038 0958 0 69 038 0002 1 66 036 0478 0 66 036 0002 1 64 033 0478 0 64 033 0002 1 62 038 0958 0 62 038 0002 1 61 037 0478 0 61 037 0002 1 62 034 0478 0 62 034 0002 1 66 036 0478 0 66 036 0002 1 64 038 0958 0 64 038 0002 1 62 031 0478 0 62 031 0002 1 64 042 0958 0 64 042 0002 1 57 026 0478 0 57 026 0002 1 62 030 0478 0 62 030 0002 1 66 040 0958 0 66 040 0002 1 66 037 0465 0 66 037 0069 1 64 038 0425 0 64 038 0001 1 62 050 0958 0 62 050 0002 1 62 034 0467 1 61 038 0031 0 62 034 0462 0 61 038 0000 1 59 037 0958 0 59 037 0002 1 62 029 0478 0 62 029 0002 1 59 033 0478 0 59 033 0002 1 57 034 0958 0 57 034 0002 1 66 032 0478 0 66 032 0002 1 67 042 0478 0 67 042 0002 1 69 038 0958 0 69 038 0002 1 69 046 0718 0 69 046 0002 1 67 026 0238 0 67 026 0002 1 66 030 0478 0 66 030 0002 1 57 045 0958 0 57 045 0002 1 62 027 0478 0 62 027 0002 1 61 034 0958 0 61 034 0002 1 62 043 0478 0 62 043 0002 1 64 036 0478 0 64 036 0002 1 62 036 1438 0 62 036
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:The Green Glens of Antrim
M:4/4
Q:1/4=190
K:D
A,6D2|F4F3E|D4D2C2|B,4D2B,2|-B,/4A,15/4F2G2|
A4A2G2|-G/4F7/4E4D2|D2C4D2|E4A,2D2|F4F2E2|
D2D17/4C7/4|B,4D2B,2|A,4F2G2|A4A2G2|F2A,4D2|
C4D2E2|D4D2D7/4B/4|-B4B2B2|G4A2B2|A4D9/4E7/4|
F4F2G2|A4F2E2|D4C2D2|F2E4D2|E4A,2D2|F4F9/4E7/4|
D4D2C2|B,4D2B,2|A,4F2G2|A4A3G|F2A,4D2|C4D2E2|
D8||

guitar chords in front of the word they fall on.....

Far a(D)cross yonder blue lies a (G)true fairy(D)land
With the sea (F#m)rippling (Bm)over the (E7)shingle and (A7)sand,
Where the (D)gay honey(D7)suckle is (G)luring the (D)bee
And the green (F#m)glens of (Bm)Antrim are (A7)calling to (D)me.
(D7)Sure if (G)only you knew how the (D)lamp of the (Bm)moon
Turns a (D)blue Irish (Bm)bay to a (E)silver (A7)lagoon
You'd im(D)agine the (D7)picture of (G)heaven it could (D)be
Where the green (F#m)glens of (Bm)Antrim are (A7)calling to (D)me.

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Blue Hills of Antrim
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Sep 98 - 01:50 AM

What a pretty tune! thanks, Alison.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Blue Hills of Antrim
From: Teru
Date: 25 Sep 98 - 07:00 AM

I also thank you, Alison.

Teru


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE BLUE HILLS OF ANTRIM^^
From: Brack&
Date: 31 Oct 98 - 09:18 PM

I think this the one!

THE BLUE HILLS OF ANTRIM

The Blue Hills of Antrim I see in my dreams
The high hills of Antrim, the glens and the streams
In the sunlight and shadow, in weal and in woe
The sweet vision haunts me wherever I go

Slieve Trostan's in shadow and Glenan in tears
Looks sorrowing up at her love through the years
That sad look at Trostan I cannot forget
My heart pines in darkness, my lashes are wet

Red dawn is at breaking and Slieve Mish is glad
In smiles to the green fields and fallow of Brand
Craighilly is waking from nights dewy sleep
And Kella's young streams with my new pulses leap

The Blue Hills of Antrim I see in my dreams
The high hills of Antrim, the glens and the streams
In the sunlight and shadow, in weal and in woe
The sweet vision haunts me wherever I go
^^


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Subject: ADD: Green Glens of Antrim^^
From: Brack&
Date: 15 Dec 98 - 07:18 PM

Middle verse of THE GREEN GLENS OF ANTRIM

Soon I hope to return, to my own Cushendal
It's the one place I know, that can outshine them all
Sure I know every stone, I recall every tree
Where the Green Glens of Antrim are calling to me
I would halt at a cabin close down by the shore
And I'd knock with my heart at that wee cabin door
While the sun showered with gold in the lap of the sea
And the green glens of Antrim are calling to me

Regards Mick Bracken^^


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Subject: RE: Blue Hills of Antrim
From: alison
Date: 16 Dec 98 - 07:20 AM

thanks Mick,

Never even knew that verse existed. It's a beautiful part of the country.

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Blue Hills of Antrim
From: GUEST,Karyn
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 12:48 PM

Hi does anyone know where I could find the music to the Blue Hills of Antrim? I have the lyrics, but need the sheet music.


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Subject: RE: Blue Hills of Antrim
From: ard mhacha
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 01:06 PM

The Blue Hill of Antrim by far better melody and Lyrics than the The Green Glens of Antrim. Slan Ard Mhacha.


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Subject: RE: Blue Hills of Antrim
From: ard mhacha
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 01:14 PM

Big Tim`s info on The song 4th July on this site, published in Songs of Uladh [Ulster] by Hughes and Campbell 1904. The Blue Hills of Antrim Slan Ard Mhacha.


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Subject: RE: Blue Hills of Antrim
From: Big Tim
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 04:20 PM

Yes, thanks Ard; lyrics by Joseph Campbell (1879-1944) of Belfast who also wrote My Lagan Love and Gartan Mother's Lullaby, among many, many more poems. Presumably a trad melody (collected by Herbert Hughes, Francis Joseph Bigger and John Campbell (Joe's brother)in Donegal in August 1903, very lovely.)


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Subject: RE: Blue Hills of Antrim
From: Brían
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 04:27 PM

Could someone please tell me hoe to operate that midi file? I only get a message saying that this page is temporarily unavailable, which is what happens every time I try to download a midi file.

Brían.


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Subject: RE: Blue Hills of Antrim
From: MMario
Date: 03 Aug 01 - 09:36 AM

PM to Brían


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Subject: RE: Blue Hills of Antrim
From: MudGuard
Date: 07 Mar 02 - 04:16 AM

Due to a question from someone else this thread came to my attention. Especially the ABC tune.

I saved it as a file and opened it in ABC2Win. But when I wanted to draw the sheet music, it said:

Calculation gave invalid note length. This sometimes occurs when the default note length is longer than expected. Please check notation near position 93.

Can someone please help me - I do not yet understand ABC very well.

Thanks in advance, MudGuard


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Subject: RE: Blue Hills of Antrim
From: Snuffy
Date: 07 Mar 02 - 09:10 AM

Andreas,

Miditext outputs non-printable note lengths like C5/4 and C7/4. Midi-players have no problem with strange fractions like C248/93 but there is no musical symbol for these - you must either split them into tied notes or simplify them:

so the section D2D17/4C7/4| could be split as D2 D4-D/4C-C3/4 or simplified to D2D4D2.

Another feature of Miditext is that it treats ties across barlines incorrectly - every instance of |- should be replaced by -|

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: Blue Hills of Antrim
From: Big Tim
Date: 07 Mar 02 - 12:07 PM

Can anyone recommend a good recording of the song? The only one I have is by the Shannon Singers on a various artistes "Welcome to Northern Ireland" CD on Outlet (Belfast). The album also includes the Green Glens of Antrim! (by Sam Hughes).


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Subject: RE: Blue Hills of Antrim
From: MudGuard
Date: 07 Mar 02 - 12:19 PM

Thanks Snuffy, I will try that!

Big Tim, I only have instrumental recordings of it, so I can't recommend a song recording.

MudGuard/Andy


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Subject: RE: Blue Hills of Antrim
From: MudGuard
Date: 08 Mar 02 - 08:53 AM

Snuffy - I tried it and it works now. Thanks for the hint - I hope I will remember it next time...

Andy/MudGuard


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Hills of Antrim
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Sep 14 - 08:54 PM

EdR. A beautiful recording of "The Blue Hills of Antrim" is by Eileen Donaghy(Tyrone), Fontana EP(45), TFE 17145, which was done in the early 60's. The later verses she sings seem very different from other versions I've seen. This EP still shows up on Ebay/UK from time to time, along with some of her other LP recordings. A more recent, and, if possible, even more beautiful version is by Maureen Hegarty(Derry/Donegal), and available on You/Tube. The verses there are those listed earlier. I wish I could find some of Maureen's CD's. Ed


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE BLUE HILLS OF ANTRIM (MacCathmhaoil)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 12:07 AM

This seems to be the original poem.

From Feis na nGleann: A Century of Gaelic Culture in the Antrim Glens by Padraic O'Cleireachain (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2005), page 180:


THE BLUE HILLS OF ANTRIM
Seosamh MacCathmhaoil (Joseph Campbell)

The blue hills of Antrim I see in my dreams,
The blue hills of Antrim, the glens and the streams,
In sunlight and shadow, in weal and in woe,
The sweet vision haunts me wherever I go.

The wind's in the heather of sunny Cnoc-leithid,
And soft thro' the vale of Gleann-seasg hath it played,
O'er young Margie's wemplings and deep Mael's roar,
It croons in my heart, and will croon evermore.

Sliabh Treastain
's in shadow, and Gleannan in tears,
Looks sorrowing up at her love through the years,
That sad look at Treastain I cannot forget,
My heart pines in darkness, my lashes are wet.

The sun's on Gleann-duinne and old Sliabh-an-air
Thinks only of peace now and never of war,
My heart's in the sun now, it sings like a bird,
Of question or quarrel it never had heard.

O'er lone Luirg-eadain the dim shadows creep
And Cois-abhann-dalla is silent in sleep,
As night's on the mountain, as sleep's on the stream,
My heart is in darkness, my soul is a-dream.


Red dawn is at breaking and Sliabh-Mis is glad,
In smiles to the green fields and fallows of Braghad,
Carraig-bile
is waking from night's dewy sleep,
And Cealla's young stream with my new pulses leap.

Down wild Sliabh-na-ngaoth the Lammas winds roar,
Their pealings re-echoed from rocky Pairc-Mor,
Gleann-airbh is troubled—my brain is afire,
For love unrequited and hindered desire.

Meek eve calms the rough brow of mighty Beann-uamhain,
And Dubh-ais for sorrow looks out at the moon,
As day sets on Sean-cill and Dun-mor macAirt,
The sweet light of memory is quencht in my heart.

As fleet as the changes on the mountain and vale,
So fleet are my moods and so many their tale.
I sigh with the shadow, I laugh with the shine,
And with joy in the hill's heart there's gladness in mine.


The blue hills of Antrim I see in my dreams,
The blue hills of Antrim, the glens and the streams,
In sunlight and shadow, in weal and in woe,
The sweet vision haunts me wherever I go.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Hills of Antrim
From: GUEST,EdR
Date: 10 Sep 14 - 11:22 AM

Hello Jim. Many thanks for the complete verses. They do indeed include the verses sung by Eileen Donaghy on her c. 1960 Fontana EP/45 recording. My memory wasn't that far off after all. Ed


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