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Lyr Req: Rolling Home to Ireland (Irish Rovers)

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ROLLING HOME 2
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(DTStudy) DTStudy: Rolling Home to Dear Old England (61) (closed)
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skarpi 05 Mar 04 - 03:36 PM
greg stephens 05 Mar 04 - 06:49 PM
Malcolm Douglas 05 Mar 04 - 07:20 PM
katlaughing 06 Mar 04 - 12:53 AM
katlaughing 06 Mar 04 - 12:58 AM
cobber 06 Mar 04 - 01:05 AM
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Lighter 10 Feb 14 - 10:56 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Rolling home to Ireland , Help Skarpi Ic
From: skarpi
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 03:36 PM

Halló all I am looking for a song called Rolling Home to Ireland I
think The Irish Rovers sang it.
please anyone.
All the best Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling home to Ireland , Help Skarp
From: greg stephens
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 06:49 PM

Skarppi, I cant make the DT work at the moment, but I'm sure Rolling Home will be in it. It may have the old England version, but just change England to Ireland(or Iceland if you prefer!).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling home to Ireland , Help Skarpi Ic
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 05 Mar 04 - 07:20 PM

It's a different song; a fairly modern one, I take it, written in a sort of Clancey Brothers style. I'm fairly sure I've come across a completely illegal mp3 on some Canadian website quite recently.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROLLING HOME (TO DARLIN' DUBLIN) (Makem)
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Mar 04 - 12:53 AM

Skarpi, is it this one by Tommy Makem? The ones in the DT don't match it:

ROLLING HOME

I could feel the west wind blowing, I could hear the seabirds call
I could see you standing waving as we left the old North Wall
Many thousand miles before me on the blue and windy sea
Lonely miles and lonely hours lie between my love and me

Chorus:
Rolling home, rolling home, rolling home across the sea
Rolling home to darlin' Dublin, rolling home my love to thee

I have sailed the Indian Ocean, walked on Egypt's burning sand
Seen New Zealand's misty mountains, worked all through Van Diemen's Land
But my heart kept ever turning to the place I'd left behind
And the girl whose love sustained me, she was always on my mind

Chorus

Call all hands to man the capstan, see the cable running clear
Pull her 'round and with a will, boys, for old Ireland we will steer
Clear your sheets and man your halyards, let the homebound breezes blow
There's a mighty welcome waiting in the land to which we go

Chorus

Words by Tommy Makem
Music traditional
copyright 1987


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling home to Ireland , Help Skarpi
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Mar 04 - 12:58 AM

Probably not that one, eh? I did see one by the Irish Rovers on one of their two "Gems" albums, but no lyrics listed. Sorry...

kat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling home to Ireland , Help Skarpi Ic
From: cobber
Date: 06 Mar 04 - 01:05 AM

We recorded an Australian version in 1985 for the Melbourne Maritime Museum. It was published years ago by Allans Music but with only a few changes it's almost the same as a Scottish version I have heard. I read once that there were 64 languages in which the song was sung and during the tying up of the ship, sailors would sing a verse frrom their country in their language. I can't remember the reference now but the writer talked about a ship he was on which was unusual in that as they were tying up in Melbourne, the song was sung in sixteen languages.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling home to Ireland , Help Skarpi Ic
From: Strupag
Date: 06 Mar 04 - 04:16 PM

The Scottish version was very popular in the clubs in the late 70's.
I remember in the Ullapool folk club when Archie Fisher was the guest and he sang this song.
After he sung it an old retired captain in the audience told us all that this was the favourite song on the Wool Cutters.
If this is where it originated then I can see why it went all over the place with each country having its own version.
Andy


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROLLING HOME (TO CALEDONIA)
From: Strupag
Date: 06 Mar 04 - 04:20 PM

Just found the Scottish version

Rolling Home
Call all hands to man the capstan
See the cable running clear
Heave around and with the wheel, boys
For our homeland we must steer

Chorus (after eavh verse):
Rolling home, rolling home
Rolling home across the sea
Rolling home to Caledonia
Rolling home, dear land, to thee

From the pines of California
And by Chile's endless strand
We have sailed the world twice over
Every port in every land

And to all ye blaggard pirates
Who would chase us from the waves
Heed ye well that those who've tried us
Soon have found their watery graves

We were boarded in Jamaica
Where the Jolly Rodger flew
But our swords were hardly drawn, boys
'Ere they took a rosy hue

We return with precious cargo
And with bounty coined in gold
And our sweethearts will rejoice, boys
For they lo'e their sailors bold


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling home to Ireland , Help Skarpi
From: BuckMulligan
Date: 06 Mar 04 - 04:30 PM

Someone (can't think who at the moment, perhaps Schooner Faire) has also done a "Rolling Home to Massachusetts" version. I'd bet there's a version for just about anywhere with a seacost.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling home to Ireland , Help Skarp
From: greg stephens
Date: 06 Mar 04 - 05:49 PM

The orign of this is generally given as a poem by George Mackay(1850ish?), with England being the place in queestion. it seems to have become universally sung by sailors evertwhere, with the location of the appropriate home port or county inserted for maximum effect. And then it gave rise to "Kevin Barry" but that's another story.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling home to Ireland , Help Skarpi Ic
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 06 Mar 04 - 07:21 PM

I've already said that the song Skarpi is looking for is NOT a variant of Rolling Home to Dear Old England. Of course the "Irish Rovers" may have recorded one of those as well for all I know, but their Rolling Home to Ireland is a completely different song. I don't make such comments idly, but mainly to avoid people wasting their time and everybody else's by making helpful suggestions which have nothing at all to do with the question asked.

You can hear audio of the "Irish Rovers" song at  Harry S. Anchan's Favourite Scottish and Irish Songs

It is easily found via Google. I can't say that I much care for it, but I'm sure that it goes down very well with the "singalong" kind of audience.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling home to Ireland , Help Skarpi Ic
From: Ed.
Date: 06 Mar 04 - 07:36 PM

Careful, Malcolm. Someone will probably acuse you of being in a foul mood :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling home to Ireland , Help Skarpi
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Mar 04 - 10:08 PM

Malcolm, the one by the Irish Rovers to which I provided a link is called "Rolling Home to Ireland." The other words I posted, by Makem, did not match any of the "Rolling Home" ones in the DT. Thanks for the link to the Irish Rovers' one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling home to Ireland , Help Skarpi Ic
From: Lighter
Date: 10 Feb 14 - 10:56 AM

Not exactly "the Scottish version," unless you mean the version created not that long ago by the Old Blind Dogs.

Their website says it contains "additional lyrics by Jim Malcolm."

Jamaican pirates were pretty much a thing of the past by 1750.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling home to Ireland , Help Skarpi Ic
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Feb 14 - 02:26 PM

Seeing that (unfortunately) poor Malcolm isn't around to complain about answering the wrong question, I can retell my story of the time I was in a pub in Athlone (Irish midlands) years ago when a group of inebriated German fishermen started to sing "Rolling home to dear old Hamburg" - in German. One of the locals listened for a second, turned to me and said "They're singing Kevin Barry - in GERMAN! Fair play!".

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling home to Ireland, Help Skarpi Icel
From: skarpi
Date: 10 Feb 14 - 04:17 PM

wow I totally forgot this thread .... still have not found the lyric .
so I ´ll dig untill then ..
all the best Skarpi Iceland ...

and I ´ll send big thanks to my friend Kat ....to the other side ..
god bless .


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROLLING HOME TO IRELAND (Irish Rovers)
From: skarpi
Date: 10 Feb 14 - 04:24 PM

Here it is ..the lyric ..


ROLLING HOME TO IRELAND
As sung by The Irish Rovers

I come from Paddy's land
I'm a rake and ramblin' man
Since I was young, I've had the urge to roam
So don't you weep for me
When I'm sailing on the sea
For you won't see me till I come rolling home

Rolling home to Ireland, rolling home across the sea
Back to me own con-ter-ree (country)
Two thousand miles behind us and a thousand more to go
So fill the sails and blow winds blow!

We sailed away from Cork
We were headed for New York
I'd always dreamed the sailor's life for me
But the days were hard and long
With no women, wine, or song
And it wasn't quite the fun I'd thought 'twould be

Rolling home to Ireland, rolling home across the sea
Back to me own con-ter-ree (country)
Two thousand miles behind us and a thousand more to go
So fill the sails and blow winds blow!

We weren't too long a-sail
When the wind became a gale
Our boat was tossed and turned upon the foam
With waves like moutains high
Well I thought that I would die
I wished to God that I was rolling home

Rolling home to Ireland, rolling home across the sea
Back to me own con-ter-ree (country)
Two thousand miles behind us and a thousand more to go
So fill the sails and blow winds blow!

And when I reach the shore
I will go to sea no more
There's more to life than sailing 'round the Horn
Good luck to sailor men
When they're headed out again
I wish them all safe harbor from the storm

Rolling home to Ireland, rolling home across the sea
Back to me own con-ter-ree (country)
Two thousand miles behind us and a thousand more to go
So fill the sails and blow winds blow!

Rolling home to Ireland, rolling home across the sea
Back to me own con-ter-ree (country)
Two thousand miles behind us and a thousand more to go
So fill the sails and blow winds blow!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling home to Ireland, Help Skarpi Icel
From: rumanci
Date: 10 Feb 14 - 04:32 PM

http://decoda.com/the-irish-rovers-rolling-home-to-ireland-lyrics


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling home to Ireland, Help Skarpi Icel
From: GUEST,johnb
Date: 04 Apr 14 - 10:36 AM

Hallo I'm looking for the music of the song Rolling home to Ireland sung by the Irish Rovers
music for singing and the diatonic accordeon


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