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Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin Side

FIDDLE-4 17 Aug 04 - 11:02 AM
GUEST,MMario 17 Aug 04 - 11:10 AM
MartinRyan 17 Aug 04 - 05:03 PM
FIDDLE-4 18 Aug 04 - 05:25 AM
MartinRyan 18 Aug 04 - 12:08 PM
FIDDLE-4 18 Aug 04 - 06:08 PM
FIDDLE-4 25 Aug 04 - 03:07 PM
FIDDLE-4 26 Aug 04 - 07:33 AM
GUEST,JIM MCAULEY FIDDLER 4 . 16 Nov 04 - 03:38 PM
MartinRyan 17 Nov 04 - 03:53 AM
Malcolm Douglas 17 Nov 04 - 04:13 AM
GUEST,omak 23 Feb 07 - 09:03 PM
Jim Dixon 25 Feb 07 - 08:36 PM
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Stewart 01 Mar 07 - 11:22 PM
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GUEST,Guest Betsy 13 Oct 14 - 08:10 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: LOUGH SHEELIN SIDE
From: FIDDLE-4
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 11:02 AM

HAS ANY-ONE GOT SOME LYRICS
OF THE OLD LOUGH SHEELIN'S SIDE
I HEARD AN OLD FRIEND SINCE NOW
SADLY DE-PARTED - ALLICK SWEENEY
LARNE CO,ANTRIM. HE SUNG THESE OLD
WORDS TO THIS TUNE..= SEE -MIDI..
THE SONG-WENT SOMETHING LIKE=

VERY WELL AULD IRELAND VERY WELL
A DUE.MY SHIP WILL TAKE ME SO FAR
FROM YOU,,,,,NOT THE WOLF-TONES VERSION

SORRY COULD NOT GET MIDI ON
DONT KNOW HOW -PLEASE ,HELP,,

JIM McAULEY


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: LOUGH SHEELIN SIDE
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 11:10 AM

all the lyric sites I could find had the wolf tones version


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: LOUGH SHEELIN SIDE
From: MartinRyan
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 05:03 PM

Don't know what the Wolfe Tones sing - but Frank McGrath posted a set in a thread a while back:
Click Here

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: LOUGH SHEELIN SIDE
From: FIDDLE-4
Date: 18 Aug 04 - 05:25 AM

Thanks -
for tring ,martinryan.. this is very close to the one i am looking
for never heard the comrads verse in it,now i know someone
who might get me the old words if so i'll send them in for
referance..thanks again .
jim mcauley
fiddle -4


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: LOUGH SHEELIN SIDE
From: MartinRyan
Date: 18 Aug 04 - 12:08 PM

Nowadays, the song is so much a standard competition piece that the words don't vary much - I look forward to seeing them.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: LOUGH SHEELIN SIDE
From: FIDDLE-4
Date: 18 Aug 04 - 06:08 PM

MartinRyan

YOU'LL BE THE FIRST TO GET THEM,THE MAN I HAVE
IN QUESTION WHO HAS THE OLD WORDS IS ON HOLIDAY
JUST WAIT I'LL SEND THEM

JIM McAULEY
FIDDLE-4


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Subject: Tune Add: LOUGH SHEELIN SIDE
From: FIDDLE-4
Date: 25 Aug 04 - 03:07 PM

Dear -
martinryan have not got all the words of
this air yet -But i've remembered the first verse..

Hope my abc work's o.k....
jim mcauley.(fiddle-4)

X:1
T:lough sheelins side
S:From jim mcauley larne-fiddle....
N:Heard allick sweeney. Larne .singing it this way
M:4/4
L:1/4
Q:1/4=98
K:E
EF GG |B,B,2B,|B,C EF|E2 EF|
GB c2 |-B2 Bc | BF G2|EF GB |c/4e/4d/2|
B2- Bc|BF G2|E F G F|E2-CB,|EF E2||
W:-FIRST VERSE ONLY
W:
W:Fare thee well auld ireland ,fare thee we-ll a-due
W:m-y ship will take me s-o far form you..
W:but where ere I'am co-o-ing my thoughts will bide,
W:by my eil-eens grave on lough sheelins side.
I moved this message here from another thread on the same topic.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: LOUGH SHEELIN SIDE
From: FIDDLE-4
Date: 26 Aug 04 - 07:33 AM

Just have remembered the second
verse as far as I can-

                LOUGH SHEELIN'S SIDE

Second verse

I remember the black september day,

The cold landlord our bright home
to blast,

And {something -something} we had
to go.??.

And he through us out on the blinding
snow..

thats I as far as I can go,,

jim mcauley-
fiddle-4


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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: LOUGH SHEELIN SIDE (from A Sweeney)
From: GUEST,JIM MCAULEY FIDDLER 4 .
Date: 16 Nov 04 - 03:38 PM

This is the old song version that I heard Allick Sweeney singing in Larne town many years ago now. The ABC tune I done is at he bottom of this page.

LOUGH SHEELIN SIDE

Fare thee well, old Ireland, fare thee well, adieu.
My ship will soon take me far from you;
For I must flee o'er the ocean wide
From the home I loved by Lough Sheelin side.

So proud I was of my girl so tall
And envied most by the young men all,
When I brought her blushing with bashful pride
To my cottage home on Lough Sheelin side.

But alas our joy was too full to last.
The landlord came our bright hope to blast.
No mercy did he on us show,
But he turned us out in the blinding snow.

No door could open at our call
For fear his vengeance would on them fall.
My Eileen fainted in my arms and died
As the snow fell fast on Lough Sheelin side.

We laid her down in the churchyard low
Where in the springtime sweet daisies grow.
I shed a tear for my girl had died
On that woeful night by Lough Sheelin side.

Fare thee well, old Ireland; fare thee well; adieu.
My ship must take me far from you.
But where'er I wander my heart will bide
By my Eileen's grave on Lough Sheelin side.

-------------------------------------------------------------------
X:1
T:Lough Sheelin Side
L:1/4
Q:1/4=120
K:d
||deff|a,1a,3|a,a,b,1|ded2|zdef|ab.c/ba2| aba2|ef3|
|zdef|ab.c/ba2| aba2|ef3 |zdef|ed2z|b,a,de|d4||


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin Side
From: MartinRyan
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 03:53 AM

Thanks, Jim

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin Side
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 04:13 AM

Thanks from me, too; but please do try not to post in all-capitals. It makes the text very difficult to read.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin Side
From: GUEST,omak
Date: 23 Feb 07 - 09:03 PM

you probably dont check this now = but have a few different lyrics to lough sheelins side that i think make it more poignant.

in the second verse... i sing, first two lines the same then,

when i took her home, my fond young bride,
to my cottage home by lough sheelins side..


and then second last verse the last line i sing

she is sleeping now by lough sheelins side (always gives me shivers)


i know its only a very slight differnce but they are my favorite lines in the song.....


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Subject: Lyr Add: LOUGH SHEELIN EVICTION
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Feb 07 - 08:36 PM

This text is given in "Song and Story: An Anthology of Irish Folk Songs," edited by Michael D. Morrissey, 2001, part of which can be viewed at Google Book Search. No source was given, at least in the part I was able to see. I have boldfaced the words that are different from the version posted by Jim McAuley above.

LOUGH SHEELIN EVICTION

Farewell, companions, a long farewell
Such bitter anguish no tongue can tell

For I'm forced to sail o'er the ocean wide
From my cottage home by Lough Sheelin's side.

How proud was I of my girl so tall
I was envied most by the young men all,
When I brought her blushing, a bashful bride
To my cottage home by Lough Sheelin's side.

But all our joys were too good to last.
For the landlord came our young hopes to blast.
In vain we pleaded for mercy, no
He turned us out in the blinding snow.

No one might open to us their door
Or else
his vengeance would reach them sure.
My Eileen fainted in my arms and died
On that fearful night by Lough Sheelin's side.

They have laid her down in the churchyard low
Where in the springtime sweet daisies grow.
Sad tears were shed for the fond young bride
At my Eileen's grave
by Lough Sheelin's side.

Farewell, companions, farewell to all.
The
ship will soon take me far away.
But my fond heart will still abide
Near my Eileen's grave by Lough Sheelin's side.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin Side
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Feb 07 - 03:03 PM

Vin does it on Bandalised with even more differences. He doesn't say where he got it from.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin Side
From: Stewart
Date: 01 Mar 07 - 11:22 PM


Here's
a video of the song sung by the Wolfe Tones. And an abc file of the tune as played on the video.

X:1
T:Lough Sheelin Eviction
C:Traditional
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=85
K:F
(C3/2B,/2)|[M:3/4]A,B, C2DA,|
[M:4/4]CF A4(G3/2A/2)|BA G2EG FA,|
[M:3/4]C4C3/2B,/2|A,B, C2DA,|
[M:4/4]CF A4G3/2A/2|BA G2EG FE|
F6(C3/2B,/2)|[M:3/4]A,B, C2DA,|
[M:4/4]CF A4G3/2A/2|BA G2EG FA,|
[M:3/4]C4C3/2B,/2|A,B, C2(DA,)|
[M:4/4]CF A4G3/2A/2|BA G2EG FE|
F4zA A3/2B/2|c4-c A GA|B4-B B AG|
FF GF EA, C2-|[M:3/4]C4C3/2B,/2|
A,B, C2DA,|[M:4/4]CF A4G3/2A/2|
BA G2EG FE|F6|]

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin Side
From: MartinRyan
Date: 13 Oct 14 - 04:01 PM

For an archive version at The Goilin Song Project

Click here

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin Side
From: GUEST,Guest Betsy
Date: 13 Oct 14 - 08:10 PM

None of the above gives an "early" date - I believe Vin and his cousin Ray Dales resurrected this song / tune in the 1970's. Some very strange notes & really difficult to sing. As usual Vin doesn't get the credit for all the investigation and resurrection /regeneration of many forgotten songs, as, many high-profile performers/ groups sang these songs without giving credit to Vin - in the safe knowledge / beleiving there was no copyright involved - correct traditional.
Vin refers to himself as a revivalist,regarding folk song and collection.
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Feb 07 - 03:03 PM
Vin does it on Bandalised with even more differences. He doesn't say where he got it from.
I don't know when Bandalised was released but certainly Vin was singing this in the 70's / 80's - I believe he revived a "dead" song.
Hope my comments help the conversation / thread.

Cheers
Betsy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lough Sheelin Side
From: GUEST,Guest Betsy
Date: 14 Oct 14 - 07:51 PM

It all went quiet !!


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