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Tune Req: Wee Road from Cushendall

GUEST,Sasamack 26 Aug 04 - 08:26 AM
GUEST 26 Aug 04 - 02:02 PM
GUEST,Anne Kelly 25 Sep 05 - 05:58 AM
GUEST,Richard Lonmon 08 Aug 14 - 03:06 PM
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GUEST,henryp 01 May 17 - 01:33 PM
Keith A of Hertford 06 May 17 - 07:10 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: Wee Road from Cushendall
From: GUEST,Sasamack
Date: 26 Aug 04 - 08:26 AM

I'm hoping someone can help me with this:
I sang 'the wee road from cushendall' years ago, but have forgotten the lyrics and tune for all bar the first verse.
Here is all I can remember - if anyone has these, I would really appreciate it:

There are grey roads and white roads
Tarred roads and broken roads
Dusty roads and shiny roads, bog roads and all
But for all their charm and beauty
I am weary now to wander
The wee road, the mountain road that winds from Cushendall


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Wee Road from Cushendall
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Aug 04 - 02:02 PM

I think this it of no use
at all, but try it any-way

The Wee Road From Cushendall

Accession Number: 520
Location: Choral Sheet Music Collection, Ferriss Hodgett Library
Composer: Eric H. Thiman
Lyricist: Sydney Bell
Imprint: J. Curwen & Sons Ltd., 1957
Subjects: Travel
Copies: 1
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http://www.library.mun.ca/swgc/music/520.php?print=1

jim mcauley(fiddle-4)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Wee Road from Cushendall
From: GUEST,Anne Kelly
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 05:58 AM

I have just returned having spent ten days in Cushendall, I asked everyone about the wee road song and no one could remember it. I too learned it at school in Ireland. I can only remember a small part of the song and seek the full song. I remember

I know the lie of Leinster road, Munster road and Connaght road, but always in my dreams I climb the dearest of them all, the wee road, the sunny road, the twisting wynding mountain road that wynds from Ballycastle to the sea at Cushendall.

Anyone recognise the song?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Wee Road from Cushendall
From: GUEST,Richard Lonmon
Date: 08 Aug 14 - 03:06 PM

There are grey roads and white roads,
Tarred roads and broken roads,
Dusty roads and shiny roads,
Bog roads and all.
But for all their charm and beauty I am weary now to wander
The wee road, the mountain road that winds from Cushendall.

There are boreens and coast roads,
Cart tracks and city roads,
Lonely broad and narrow roads
All basking in the sun.
But no matter where you wander you'll never find a grander
Than the wee road, that little road that winds across Glendun.

There are country roads and trunk roads
Treeless roads and shady roads
Bye roads and high roads
Private roads and free,
But if you want a quiet road, a fairy road, an Irish road
The wee road at cushendun is hazy near the sea.

I know the lure of Munster roads,
Leinster roads and Connaught roads
But always in my dreams I climb the dearest of them all:
That wee road, that little road, the twisting , winding mountain road
That winds from Ballycastle to the sea at Cushendall.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Wee Road from Cushendall
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Aug 14 - 05:45 AM

The Wee Road From Cushendall


There are grey roads and white roads tarred roads and broken roads,

Dusty roads and shiny roads bog roads and all

But for all their charm and beauty I am weary now to wander

The wee road, the mountain road that winds from Cushendall.


There are boreens and coast roads cart tracks and city roads,

Lonely, broad and narrow roads all basking in the sun;

But no matter where you wander you'll never find a grander

Than the hill road, the friendly road that lies across Glendun


There are country roads and trunk roads treeless roads and shady roads

By roads and high roads private roads and free.

But if you want a quiet road a fairy road, an Irish road,

The wee road by Cushendun is hazy near the sea.


I know the lure of Leinster roads Munster roads and Connaught roads,

But always in my dreams I climb the dearest of them all;

The wee road, the sunny road the twisting windy mountain road

That twines from Ballycastle to the sea at Cushendall.



Words by Sydney Bell

Music by Eric H Thiman


from

http://www.bakerloojunction.co.uk/brendaanderson.htm


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Wee Road from Cushendall
From: Gabriel
Date: 01 May 17 - 12:57 PM

This is a nice wee song.
Does anyone know of a recording of the song or the tune?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Wee Road from Cushendall
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 01 May 17 - 01:33 PM

In the absence of the original tune, the words appear to fit THE RAMBLIN' ROVER by Andy M. Stewart of Silly Wizard.

There's sober men and plenty and drunkards barely twenty
There are men of over ninety that have never yet kissed a girl
But give me a ramblin' rover, fae Orkney down to Dover
We will roam the country over and together we'll face the world


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Wee Road from Cushendall
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 06 May 17 - 07:10 AM

That coast road is still a wonderful journey.


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