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Lyr Req: The Ferrybank Piper (Robbie O'Connell)

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THE FERRYBANK PIPER
YOU'RE NOT IRISH


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celticblues5 09 Sep 04 - 01:49 AM
Nerd 09 Sep 04 - 02:04 AM
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MartinRyan 09 Sep 04 - 03:32 AM
celticblues5 09 Sep 04 - 07:16 PM
Nerd 09 Sep 04 - 08:16 PM
celticblues5 14 Sep 04 - 11:55 AM
GUEST,WildBanshee 09 Oct 13 - 06:52 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Fairybank Piper
From: celticblues5
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 01:49 AM

Hi, all -

Can anyone help with the lyrics and chords for this song? Heard it many years ago, and don't remember who sang it, but the chorus runs something like:

So here's to the fairybank piper
May his sad tunes never die
May his gay tunes raise your weary heart
'Til in the grave you lie

I don't know if it is a composed/contemporary song. I tried the Mudcat Search, using every spelling variant of Fairy that I could think of, and didn't find anything. Also tried googling for lyrics, but again nothing. Thanks for your help!

Judith


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fairybank Piper
From: Nerd
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 02:04 AM

It's "Ferrybank piper," written by Robbie O'Connell. I'll see if I can find the lyrics.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE FERRYBANK PIPER (Robbie O'Connell)
From: Nerd
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 02:06 AM

THE FERRYBANK PIPER
(Robbie O'Connell)
As sung by Robbie O'Connell on "Recollections, Vol. 1"

By the river in the evening the piper used to play,
And down along the railway tracks he'd play songs sad and gay.
His pipes were always well in tune and the people used to say
His songs would echo on the evening tide and carry miles away.

CHORUS: So here's to the Ferrybank piper; may his sad tunes never die.
May his gay tunes raise your weary hearts, till in your grave you lie.

Sometimes he'd pipe a haunting tune; sometimes he'd hum a song,
But always a crowd would gather round and follow him along.
And the sound of their voices in the evening sky would rise and linger long,
But no more they echo on the evening tide, now that he is gone.

And now when I walk down that way and hear the river flow,
I think of that old piper and the songs he used to know.
A happy tune runs through my head and I sing it soft and low,
And I think I hear the echo of the evening tide, like the days of long ago.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fairybank Piper
From: MartinRyan
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 03:32 AM

Tht'll be Ferrybank, at the port of Waterford, Ireland,.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fairybank Piper
From: celticblues5
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 07:16 PM

Thank you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fairybank Piper
From: Nerd
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 08:16 PM

You're welcome! I'm sure someone would have answered in LESS than 15 minutes, but WAS two in the morning!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fairybank Piper
From: celticblues5
Date: 14 Sep 04 - 11:55 AM

Ha! So what sort of musician ISN'T up until two in the morning? ;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fairybank Piper (Robbie O'Connell)
From: GUEST,WildBanshee
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 06:52 AM

I used to love hearing Robbie sing this back in Boston in the 80s! Robbie has a lovely voice if you can get a recording of him. A nicer man you couldn't meet!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Ferrybank Piper (Robbie O'Connell
From: maeve
Date: 09 Oct 13 - 07:12 AM

The title should be listed correctly in the thread subject heading as identified by Nerd "THE FERRYBANK PIPER (Robbie O'Connell)", if a Mudelf would kindly assist.

--------------------Done. Mudelf--------------------


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ferrybank Piper (Robbie O'Connell)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 10 Oct 13 - 04:13 AM

I believe he is the nephew of Liam Clancy, and did quite a number of concerts and recordings with the Clancys. See here for his biog and more:
http://www.robbieoconnell.com/about-robbie-oconnell


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