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Lyr Add: Noreen Bawn (Neil MacBride?)

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Subject: Lyr Add: Noreen Bawn (with RealAudio)
From: Ezio
Date: 06 Oct 98 - 02:23 AM

I've got this song from an old no-name tape I bought years ago during my first trip to Ireland.
Sorry, I do not know the song writer and the singer. Any help?

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NOREEN BAWN

There's a spot in old Tirconnell
There's a wee house in the glen
Where there dwelt an Irish colleen
Who charmed all the hearts of men

She was winsome, hail and hearty
Fair and graceful as the dawn
Neighbours loved the widow's daughter
Happy, laughing Noreen Bawn

Then one day arrived a letter
With her passage paid to go
To the land where the Missouri
and the Mississippi flow.

Then she said goodbye to Erin
Next morning at the down
Stood a broken hearted mother
Bid farewell to Noreen Bawn

Many years that mother waited
Till one evening at her door
Stood a gorgeous looking lady
Awful grand the clothes she wore

Whispering, mother don't you know me
Now I've only got a cold
Yet those purple spots upon her
The tragic story told

There's a churchyard in Tirconnell
Where the blossoms sadly wave
There's a broken hearted mother
Weeping o'er the lonely grave
Noreen Bawn she's calling

Sure I'm lonesome since you've gone
'Twas the curse of emigration
Laid you low my Noreen Bawn
'Twas the curse of emigration
Laid you low my Noreen Bawn.

--- submitted by EB


Most of the lyrics I've posted here during the past months
are available, along with the RealAudio audioclips, at
http://reocities.com/Nashville/Opry/7424
Ezio


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Subject: RE: LyrAdd: Noreen Bawn
From: Brack&
Date: 23 Dec 98 - 04:15 AM

Another version.

NOREEN BAWN

There's a glen in old Tirconnell
There's a cottage in the glen
Where once dwelt as fair a maiden
As e'er inspired a poet's pen
She was happy, hale and hearty
Shy and graceful as the fawn
And the neighbours loved the widow's
Winsome daughter Noreen Bawn

But a letter came one morning
With her passage paid to go
To the land where the Missouri
And the Mississippi flow.
Soon she had got all things ready
And one morning at the dawn
The poor widow broken hearted
Parted with her storeen bawn

Weary years the widow waited
Till one evening at her door
Slowly walked a slender female
Costly were the robes she wore
Long and sadly gazed the widow
On the shrunken features wan
"Oh, my mother don't you know me?"
Feebly spoke poor Noreen Bawn

She said "Mother, don't be grieving
I have only caught a cold"
But two scarlet spots appearing
On her cheeks their story told
Slowly passed the weary winter
Till the daisies decked the lawn
Still the tide of life was ebbing
From declining Noreen Bawn

There's a graveyard in Tirconnell
Where the wild flowers gently wave
There's a grey haired woman weeping
Lowly kneeling on a grave
"O! mo storeen" she is saying
"I am lonely since you've gone
'Twas the curse of emigration
Left you here, my Noreen Bawn

Now dear youths and tender maidens
Ponder well before you go
From your humble homes in Erin
What's beyond you little know
What is gold and where's the pleasure
When your health and strength are gone
Whe you think of emigrating
Think of poor young Noreen Bawn

Regards Mick Bracken


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Subject: RE: LyrAdd: Noreen Bawn (with RealAudio)
From: Dale Rose
Date: 23 Dec 98 - 10:48 PM

VERY nice, Ezio, but though it strikes a chord with me, I cannot come up with a name. Mostly though, I am responding to thank you for your REAL contributions to the Mudcat. I know they are appreciated!


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Subject: LYR REQ: NOREEN BOND
From: Boston Bill
Date: 20 Nov 99 - 04:06 PM

Great old song. Need the words please. Thanks Boston Bill


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: NOREEN BOND
From: Philippa
Date: 20 Nov 99 - 04:26 PM

Check out Noreen Bawn and let us know if it fits the Bill.


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: NOREEN BOND
From: Boston Bill
Date: 21 Nov 99 - 03:08 AM

To Philippa - Noreen Bawn fits the Bill.

Thanks Boston Bill


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Noreen Bawn (with RealAudio)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 04 Sep 08 - 07:27 AM

At our music & song sesh last night, a chap who'd been sat by listnening came over and asked if we knew this song - we didn't.

It was clear from his Kerry accent he was familar with it & he said he'd sung it long ago in a band in Ireland with D.J. Curtin [also we'd never heard of]

He asked if we could find & learn it so we could accompany him in doing it next week.

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Here's another set of words I found herehttp://www.owlrecords.com/lman.htm


NOREEN BAWN

There's a spot in old Tir Conaill
There's a wee house in that glen
Where there dwelt an Irish colleen
Who charmed the hearts of men
She was winsome, hale and hearty
Shy and graceful as the fawn
Neighbours loved the widow's daughter
Happy, laughing Noreen Bawn.

Till one day arrived a letter
With her passage paid to go
To that place where the Missouri
And the Mississippi flow
She said goodbye to Erin
And next morning at the dawn
A broken-hearted mother
Said farewell to Noreen Bawn

Weary years that mother waited
Till one evening at the door
Stood a gorgeous looking lady
Awful grand the clothes she wore
Whispering, "Mother, don't you know me ?
Now I've only got a cold."
Yet those purple spots upon her cheeks
The tragic story told

There's a churchyard in Tir Conaill,
Where the blossoms sadly wave,
There's a broken hearted mother
Weeping o'er that lonely grave
"Poor Noreen", she is calling
"Tis I'm lonesome since you're gone,
"Twas the curse of emigration
Laid you low, my Noreen Bawn."


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Still no joy on finding the author though, anyone know?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Noreen Bawn (with RealAudio)
From: GUEST,lynda o neill
Date: 22 Nov 08 - 05:48 PM

the song writer is a man called "dj curtin , it is very hard to find him on the net singing the original song , if anyone can tell me how to get it i wuold appreciate it , thanks lynda


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Noreen Bawn (with RealAudio)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Nov 08 - 09:45 PM

D.J. Curtin sings NOREEN BAWN on his album "The Pride of Kerry - The Toast of Las Vegas," Audiopact CD #2088, 2007. There is a sound sample at CDWorld.ie.

YouTube has 3 recordings of NOREEN BAWN, but none of them are by D.J. Curtin.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Noreen Bawn (with RealAudio)
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 06:20 PM

The song Noreen Bawn was composed by Neil Mc Bride from Feymore, Creeslough, Co. Donegal

I hope this is of help

Seamus Harkin


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Subject: Lyr Add: Noreen Bawn
From: Bert
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 06:35 PM

I learned this song from a guy named Patrick O'Regan.

He sang it like this


NOREEN BAWN

There's a glen in old Tirconnel
There's a cottage in that glen
where once there dwelt a maiden
who inspired the hearts of men
She was hearty, hale and handsome
shy and graceful as a fawn
and the neighbours loved the widow's
handsome daughter Noreen Bawn

Then one day there came a letter
with her passage paid to go
to the land of the Missouri
where the Mississippi flows
soon she got all things ready
'till one morning in the dawn
the poor widow, broken hearted
parted with her Noreen Bawn

Many years the widow waited'
'till one evening to her door
came a gentle looking lady
costly were the clothes she wore
saying 'Mother don't you know me,
for I've only got a cold'
but those hectic spots upon her cheeks
alas their story told

there's a graveyard in Tirconnel
where the flowers do wildly grow
there's a gray haired woman weeping
kneeling o'er a lonely grave
saying 'Noreen now you've left me
and your health and life are gone
Oh the curse of emigrations
brought you here my Noreen Bawn'

So now fair and tender maidens
ponder well before you go
from your humble homes in Erin
what's beyond you do not know
for what is gold and what is silver
when your health and strength are gone
when you think of emigrating
won't you think of Noreen Bawn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Noreen Bawn (with RealAudio)
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 07:13 AM

I heard DJ CURTIN sing this song live recently in Belfast at the show called Do YOU COME HERE OFTEN ANostalgia trip with the old ssssssssshowband stars.What a voice. This was the best version ever i heard .I believe he sings it on disc called The Pride Of Kerry


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Subject: Lyr Add: NOREEN BAWN (Neil MacBride)
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Feb 09 - 04:05 PM


NOREEN BAWN
(Neil MacBride)

There's a glen in old Tir Connaill, there's a cottage in that glen,
Where there dwelt an Irish colleen, who inspired the hearts of men.
She was handsome hale and hearty, shy and graceful like the dawn,
And they loved the widow's daughter, handsome laughing Noreen Bawn.

Till one day there came a letter, with her passage paid to go,
To the land where the Missouri, and the Mississippi flow.
So she said good-bye to Erin, and next morning with the dawn,
This poor widow broken hearted, parted with her Noreen Bawn.

Many years the widow waited, till one morning to her door,
Came a tender-hearted woman, costly were the clothes she wore.
Saying "mother don't you know me tho' I'm frail tis but a cold",
But her cheeks were flushed and scarlet, and another tale they told.

There's a graveyard in Tir Connaill, where the flowers wildly wave,
There's a grey-haired mother kneeling, o'er a green and lonely grave.
And my Noreen she is saying, it's been lonely since you've gone,
'Twas the curse of immigration, laid you here my Noreen Bawn.

Now fond youths and tender maidens, ponder well before you go,
From your humble homes in Erin, what's beyond you'll never know.
What is gold and what is silver, when your health and strength are gone,
When you speak of immigration, won't you think of Noreen Bawn.

Composed by: Neil McBride, Feymore, Creeslough, Co. Donegal.

This is the original words of the song. It was composed around 1915 at a time when young people were returning from America and England with T.B. and Scarlet Fever which is the story of Noreen Bawn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Noreen Bawn (with RealAudio)
From: GUEST,Stella NZ
Date: 10 Feb 09 - 02:40 PM

Dominic Kirwan also sings this song. He had recorded it on quite a number of his CD:S


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Subject: RE: /Chords NOREEN BAWN, PLAYED ON BUTTON ACCORDIO
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Apr 13 - 05:12 AM

LOOKING FOR THE CHORDS OF Noreen Bawn played on button accordion


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