Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: Tell Ireland I Still Miss Her (D Behan)

DigiTrad:
AVONDALE
LIVERPOOL LOU
McALPINE'S FUSILIERS
OFF TO DUBLIN IN THE GREEN
OPEN THE DOOR SOFTLY
OULD TRIANGLE
PATRIOT GAME
THE SEA AROUND US


Related threads:
D.Behan, Dylan, Ives, and JO STAFFORD!? (68)
Lyr Add: Connolly Will Be There (Dominic Behan) (14)
Dominic Behan vinyl Songs of Revolution? (19)
Lyr Req: The Sea Around Us (Dominic Behan) (10)
Lyr Req: Arkle (Dominic Behan) (23)
Lyr Add: Dominic Behan Farewell to Kilkenny? (10)
Dominic Behan again. (39)
Lyr Req: The Sodding (Dominic Behan) (30)
Company holding Copyright for D Behan (1)
Chord Req: Building Up and Tearing England Down (9)
Lyr Add: Maloney Wants a Drink (Behan) (51)
BS: Brendan Behan isms (16)
Lyr Add: Sean South of Limerick (Dominic Behan) (4)
Dominic Behan l/p finnegan's wake (13)
Lyr Req: Don't Muck About with the Moon (B Behan) (4)
Lyr Req: The Captains and the Kings (Brendan Behan (15)
Lyr Req: Captains and the Kings (Brendan Behan) (11)
Need help: irish folk-/protest-song (13)
Lyr Req: Crooked Jack (Dominic Behan) (6)
Brendan Behan film (5)
Lyr Req: Avondale (Dominic Behan) (42)
Lyr Add: Crooked Jack (Dominic Behan) (9)
BS: Brendan Behan statue (10)
Lyr Req: Avondale (Behan) (17)
BS: Behan's plays and Nancyboys (19)
Lyr Req: Woman of Mystery (Dominic Behan) (5)
Obit: Brian Behan (4)
Lyr Req: Dungannon '57 (from Dominic Behan) (20)
(origins) Origin: Avondale (Dominic Behan) (5)


GUEST,Maurice 27 Jan 04 - 03:04 PM
Joe Offer 28 Jan 04 - 12:48 AM
redhorse 28 Jan 04 - 05:57 PM
Sorcha 28 Jan 04 - 06:30 PM
GUEST,Maurice 29 Jan 04 - 06:25 AM
GUEST,Redhorse at work 29 Jan 04 - 08:23 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Old jackhammer in my hand..lyrics please
From: GUEST,Maurice
Date: 27 Jan 04 - 03:04 PM

Anyone got the words of a song called "tell Ireland I still miss her" ? I think it was
written by Dominic Behan and recorded by a London-based group called The Tinkers.
(Not the Oldham Tinkers)... start was "old jackhammer in my hand, what is that your
saying..........(chorus) I hear you old jackhammer speak the same words that I whisper,
'til I'm home no more to roam tell Ireland I still miss her"...or something like
that....THANKS!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Old jackhammer in my hand..lyrics please
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Jan 04 - 12:48 AM

Well, if you're really interested, the 1966 Tinkers LP is for sale here (click). I looked in Behan's Ireland Sings songbook, and didn't find it.
Good luck.
-Joe Offer-


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: TELL IRELAND I STILL MISS HER (D Behan)
From: redhorse
Date: 28 Jan 04 - 05:57 PM

I went to their club in Hampstead a couple of times in '67 or '68.
Anyway, transcribed from their 1967 LP:

Tell Ireland I Still Miss Her
(Behan)

Old jackhammer in my hand,
What is that you're saying?
We cut tracks across this land,
Further still we're straying.
I hear you old jackhammer speak
The same words that I whisper:
Words I endlessly repeat,
Tell Ireland I still miss her

Swallowtail, swallowtail,
Can't you hear me sighing?
Where to now,where to now,
Is it home you're flying?
Fly for me across the sea.
As she wakens, kiss her.
Whisper low as down you go,
Tell Ireland I still miss her

Eating here, sleeping there,
Money I keep spending.
Wages gone, hope lives on,
Toil seems never-ending.
West wind above, blow to my love,
Say my heart is with her.
Till I'm home, no more to roam
Tell Ireland I still miss her


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: Tell Ireland I Still Miss Her
From: Sorcha
Date: 28 Jan 04 - 06:30 PM

Just an Add for redhorse post of 28 Jan 04 - 05:57 PM This thread.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Old jackhammer in my hand..lyrics please
From: GUEST,Maurice
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 06:25 AM

Redhorse, your a winner! thanks a lot, I didn't think anyone would even remember that song...you mudcat people are really a mine of information...and I know that transcribing from a record is a pain, so all the more appreciated!...and Joe, thanks for your help also.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Old jackhammer in my hand..lyrics please
From: GUEST,Redhorse at work
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 08:23 AM

No problem Maurice. It wasn't much work: most of the song was lurking in a corner of my memory unused for the last 30-odd years!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 15 October 5:17 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.