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Tune Req: My Own Dear Native Land

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MY OWN DEAR NATIVE LAND


Brakn 02 Oct 04 - 02:55 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 02 Oct 04 - 04:55 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 02 Oct 04 - 05:48 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 02 Oct 04 - 05:55 PM
Brakn 02 Oct 04 - 08:17 PM
Noreen 03 Oct 04 - 04:25 AM
OtherDave 03 Oct 04 - 04:00 PM
MartinRyan 03 Oct 04 - 05:00 PM
GUEST,wes.w 04 Oct 04 - 08:37 AM
Brakn 04 Oct 04 - 04:46 PM
GUEST,Paul 25 Mar 14 - 08:24 PM
Jim Carroll 26 Mar 14 - 03:53 AM
GUEST,Guest 26 Mar 14 - 06:58 AM
Jim Carroll 26 Mar 14 - 07:29 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: MY OWN DEAR NATIVE LAND
From: Brakn
Date: 02 Oct 04 - 02:55 PM

Does anyone know how this goes? Is it similar to anything else. Somebody in Leeds asked me did I know it so I'd like to shock them next time I'm there.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: MY OWN DEAR NATIVE LAND
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 Oct 04 - 04:55 PM

Sounds like "Erin gra mo chroi"
See thread 16424, where the lyrics were given by Alice. Erin gra mo chroi

Also sung by Steeleye Span; lyrics and chords at Erin


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: MY OWN DEAR NATIVE LAND
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 Oct 04 - 05:48 PM

"My own dear native land" also is in the first line of "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore." See music and lyrics at Paddy


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: MY OWN DEAR NATIVE LAND
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 02 Oct 04 - 05:55 PM

"And never more to see again my own dear native land" is a line in George Alfred Beckett, a Cape Breton (Canada) song. I doubt that you are looking for this one.
Nor "God bless you dear old County Armagh, my own dear native land ("The Hills of Tandragee).

and etc.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: MY OWN DEAR NATIVE LAND
From: Brakn
Date: 02 Oct 04 - 08:17 PM

Not them.

As in the D.T. here and in this thread here.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: MY OWN DEAR NATIVE LAND
From: Noreen
Date: 03 Oct 04 - 04:25 AM

Hi Brakn,
thanks for leading me to look up that entry in the DT- the first one of my contributions that's been added to the DT (as far as I know!)

I could sing it for you; it's not like any other tune, it's it's own. Would the dots be of help? If so I can post them to you, or make a tape but this would probably take some time.

My previous method of scanning the dots and emailing to MMario is no good as I am without scanner at the moment.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY OWN NATIVE LAND (from Cathie Ryan)
From: OtherDave
Date: 03 Oct 04 - 04:00 PM

Cathie Ryan sang this as "My Own Native Land" on the Cherish the Ladies album "The Back Door" (and the Green Linnet anthology "Her Infinite Variety"). You can see a list of tracks and play the entire album via Real Audio at http://greenlinnet.com/shopping/search_detail.cfm?ProductID=94

There are a few variations from the DT lyrics quoted above. What the DT has as a chorus is sung as the last verse. As for the other mostly small difference, I've capitalized them:

There's a dear little isle in the Western Ocean
IT'S AN island of purity, holy and grand
ITS name fills its daughters and sons with emotion
When THEY ARE APART ON a far distant STRAND.
It's Ireland, MY COUNTRY, the birthplace of heroes
The home of the patriot, warrior and sage
Of bards and chieftains whose names live in story
May they live forever on history's page.

You once were a proud and a glorious nation
Your name and your fame were known all o'er the world
'Til misfortune came o'er you and sad desolation
And the emerald banner in slavery lay unfurled.
They tortured your children, THEY spoiled your green BANNER
They tried to exterminate you long, long, LONG ago
But the Irish are somehow like wild, creeping flowers
The faster you pluck them, the quicker they SEEM TO grow.

I love every blade of grass green on your mountain,
Every leaf on your tree AND every rock on your strand
I love your green VALLEYS and murmuring fountains
I love you, acushla, my own dear native land.

Note: "acushla," a short form of the anglicized "acushla machree," is from "a chuisle mo chroí," "the pulse of my heart"


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: MY OWN DEAR NATIVE LAND
From: MartinRyan
Date: 03 Oct 04 - 05:00 PM

Usually known in Ireland as "The Dear little Isle" or "There's a dear little Isle".

Regards


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: MY OWN DEAR NATIVE LAND
From: GUEST,wes.w
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 08:37 AM

It was recorded under this title by the McPeake family in the 60s.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: MY OWN DEAR NATIVE LAND
From: Brakn
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 04:46 PM

Many thanks to all. I got hold of a copy by Cherish the Ladies.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: My Own Dear Native Land
From: GUEST,Paul
Date: 25 Mar 14 - 08:24 PM

Has anyone got the lyrics & chords to the album title track "The Back Door'?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: My Own Dear Native Land
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 26 Mar 14 - 03:53 AM

I'd be interested if anybody had any information to this song (Dear Native Land)
It's probably one of the most popular emigration songs in this part of Ireland (West Clare) - we must have heard it from a dozen singers and recorded it on at least four occasions yet I can find no information as to its background, place of origin, possible authorship, date - nothing.
I am aware of the modern recordings but am unable to take it back further than the middle of the 20th century, though it is obviously older than that.
It sounds like a late 19th century poem but I can't find it in any of the collections we have access to.
I'd like to write a note on it for a project we have in hand and would appreciate any help
Thanks
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: My Own Dear Native Land
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 26 Mar 14 - 06:58 AM

The McPeake family recorded it about the 1960,s.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: My Own Dear Native Land
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 26 Mar 14 - 07:29 AM

That seems to be its earliest appearance - thanks
Jim Carroll


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