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Lyr Req: Ballyheigue Bay

Brakn 07 Apr 04 - 06:50 PM
GUEST,Donal 08 Apr 04 - 02:29 AM
Jim Dixon 09 Apr 04 - 01:51 PM
Brakn 09 Apr 04 - 09:29 PM
dianavan 10 Apr 04 - 12:30 AM
Brakn 17 Apr 05 - 07:50 AM
Jim Dixon 18 Apr 05 - 10:21 PM
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Brakn 19 Apr 05 - 06:52 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Ballyheigue Bay
From: Brakn
Date: 07 Apr 04 - 06:50 PM

Anyone know this one?


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Subject: Lyr Add: BALLYHEIGE / BALLYHEIGUE
From: GUEST,Donal
Date: 08 Apr 04 - 02:29 AM

Brakn,
             I have this, provenance unknown.

Donal.

Ballyheige

Away, away in the blue hills gay a lovely village stands
Where the wild Atlantic's sparkling foam rolls over the shimmering sand
It is Ballyheige, famed Ballyheige that nestles by the tide
Tis the home of genial Irish hearts and the tourist's joy and pride

O but what is it that makes this scene so beautiful and gay?
Tis your weatherbeaten Kerry Head that guards your rocky bay
Like a giant of old you stand so bold for to fight the Atlantic foam
Whilst underneath your craggy rocks the hungry sea fowl roam

How pleasant tis when evening comes to stroll along your shore
You can hear the seagull's piercing scream or the raging billow's roar
You could view the sandhills ever green or the seaweed fresh and brown
On the rocks that stretch unto the west as the evening sun goes down

O Ballyheige, famed Ballyheige, I will always think on thee
My thoughts will always ramble back to that village by the sea
And if eer I roam to an exile home I will think on thee with pride
And please God I'll soon return unto my home in Ballyheige


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballyheigue Bay
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Apr 04 - 01:51 PM

Andy Cooney recorded BALLYHEIGUE, described as traditional, on his album "Collection of Irish Hits," Rego Irish CD 3990, 1996. A sound sample at Barnes & Noble gives this:

Two men they met in a foreign land, in a land across the spray.
One of them left from Ballyheigue and landed there that day.
After shake-hands and a friendly drink, the other murmured low...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballyheigue Bay
From: Brakn
Date: 09 Apr 04 - 09:29 PM

Thanks Jim and Donal, it's neither of them.

Andy Cooney's song is the same tune as "Is Clogherhead Where It Used To Be".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballyheigue Bay
From: dianavan
Date: 10 Apr 04 - 12:30 AM

I was in Ballyheigue long ago (1969) and thought it was odd that South Pacific had a song by the same name. Could that be the one? :>)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballyheigue Bay
From: Brakn
Date: 17 Apr 05 - 07:50 AM

fresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballyheigue Bay
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Apr 05 - 10:21 PM

Bardis Music Co. lists a song called BALLYHEIGUE BAY written by R. Mulvihill.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballyheigue Bay
From: Peace
Date: 18 Apr 05 - 10:42 PM

A Collection of Irish Hits
Rego Irish Records & Tapes, Inc.
1. Irish Wedding Song
2. Garden Song (Inch by Inch)
3. The Vows Go Unbroken (Duet with Deirdre Reilly)
4. My Little Claddagh Ring
5. When New York Was Irish
6. Happy Are We All Together
7. You Touched Upon My Life
8. Ballyheigue
9. Shannon River
10. Come With Me Molly
11. Boston Rose

Google

AndyCooney.com || The Official Website of Andy Cooney

I think you can hear it there with Real Player.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballyheigue Bay
From: Brakn
Date: 19 Apr 05 - 06:52 AM

Thanks Brucie, it's not that one.


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