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Lyr Req: Green Glens of Antrim

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The Green Glens of Antrim


Mick Lowe 11 Nov 98 - 07:24 PM
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Subject: Lyrics wanted. Green Glens of Antrim
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 11 Nov 98 - 07:24 PM

Anyone know/got the lyrics to Green Glens of Antrim?
Thanks
Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyrics wanted. Green Glens of Antrim
From: DonMeixner
Date: 11 Nov 98 - 07:39 PM

Mick,

I think I have them on a Barley Bree recording.

"And the green glens of Antrim are like heaven to me."

Is that the one?. I'll type it out for you if it is.

DonMeixner@aol.com


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Subject: RE: Lyrics wanted. Green Glens of Antrim
From: alison
Date: 11 Nov 98 - 09:36 PM

hi ,

It's already here. I put it in a few months back I think in a thread called "Blue hills of Antrim" I'll go see if I can find it.

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyrics wanted. Green Glens of Antrim
From: alison
Date: 11 Nov 98 - 09:40 PM

Hi,

Here you go, follow the link you'll get words and tune.Green Glens of Antrim

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyrics wanted. Green Glens of Antrim
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 13 Nov 98 - 08:46 PM

Alison
Thanks as ever...
I reitterate what Joe said in the previous thread.
I could do with your expertise on my site.
Thanks again
Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyrics wanted. Green Glens of Antrim
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 04:05 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyrics wanted. Green Glens of Antrim
From: GUEST,michael
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 04:09 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyrics wanted. Green Glens of Antrim
From: alison
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 10:20 PM

and the tune is at Mudcat MIDIs

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyrics wanted. Green Glens of Antrim
From: Brakn
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 08:11 PM

Gleen grens of Antrim...... well that's what I sing!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics wanted. Green Glens of Antrim
From: Big Tim
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 02:49 PM

A "companion" to this song is the Blue Hills of Antrim, rather mushy lyrics but a very beautiful melody, first published in Hughes' and Campbell's Songs of Uladh (Ulster) in 1094.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics wanted. Green Glens of Antrim
From: Big Tim
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 02:54 PM

Mistype (!) above, should be 1904.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE GREEN GLENS OF ANTRIM
From: GUEST,Kathleen Mc Crory
Date: 04 Jul 01 - 02:35 PM

THE GREEN GLENS OF ANTRIM

Far across yonder blue lies a true fairyland
With the sea rippling over the shingle and sand,
Where the gay honeysuckle is luring the bee
And the Green Glens of Antrim are calling to me.

CHORUS: Sure if only you knew how the lamp of the moon
Turns a blue Irish Bay to a silver Lagoon,
You'd imagine a picture of heaven it would be
Where the Green Glens of Antrim are calling to me.

Soon I hope to return to my own Cushendall.
'Tis the one place for me that can outshine them all.
Sure I know every stone; I recall every tree
Where the Green Glens of Antrim are waiting for me. CHORUS

'Tis alone my concern, if the grandest surprise
Would be shining at me out of somebody's eyes,
And I pray that the world would in peace let me be
Where the Green Glens of Antrim are heaven to me. CHORUS

HTML line breaks added in place of double spacing. --JoeClone, 26-Mar-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics wanted. Green Glens of Antrim
From: ard mhacha
Date: 04 Jul 01 - 03:08 PM

BIG TIM, C`Mon the lyrics are good and as for the air[melody] it by far surpasses The Green Glens`. Strange how few people know this lovely song. Tim any more on the Glasgow Van, and hope you are settling in. Slan Ard Mhacha.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics wanted. Green Glens of Antrim
From: Brakn
Date: 05 Jul 01 - 04:13 AM

Shouldn't it be

Sure if only you knew how the light of the moon
Turns a blue Irish lake, to a silver lagoon


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Subject: RE: Lyrics wanted. Green Glens of Antrim
From: alison
Date: 05 Jul 01 - 09:45 PM

I always knew it as "bay' Mick.... there aren't really any lakes there... lots of rivers and waterfalls... but they all run out to the little bays........

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyrics wanted. Green Glens of Antrim
From: Snuffy
Date: 06 Jul 01 - 08:22 AM

I have "grey Irish bay." Any more variants?


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Subject: Lyr Add: FORTY SHADES OF GREEN
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 05:23 AM

FORTY SHADES OF GREEN

I close my eyes and picture the emerald of the sea
From the fishing boats at Dingle
To the shores of Dona'dee
I miss the River Shannon and folks at Skibereen
The Moorlands and the Meadows
And their forty shades of green

But most of all I miss a girl in Tipperary town
And most of all I miss her lips
As soft as eiderdown
Again I want to see and do
The things I've done and seen
Where the breeze is sweet as shalimar
And there's forty shades of green

(break)

I wish that I could spend an hour
At Dublin's churning surf
I'd love to watch the farmers
Drain the bog and spade the turf
To see again the thatching
Of the straw the women glean
I'd walk from Cork to Larne to see
The forty shades of green

Chorus & ends
Where the breeze is sweet as shalimar
And there's forty shades of green


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Subject: RE: Lyrics wanted. Green Glens of Antrim
From: GUEST,Cushendun Dan
Date: 22 Aug 04 - 07:17 AM

Nice try Guest, but do tell me what has this Johnny Cash hit to do with The green glens of Antrim.
The first chorus begins,

Far across yonder blue lies a true fairyland,

Where the sea ripples over the shingle and sand

Where the gay honeysuckle is luring the bee,

and the green glens of Antrim are calling to me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Glens of Antrim
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jan 05 - 12:20 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blue Hills of Antrim
From: GUEST,Christina
Date: 02 Dec 07 - 10:07 AM

Would be very grateful if anyone can help my mum get a copy of the lyrics of Blue Hills of Antrim.

Please email on christina@simplydonegal.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Glens of Antrim
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 02 Dec 07 - 10:30 AM

I've emailed the words from the thread linked at the top.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Glens of Antrim
From: ard mhacha
Date: 19 Jan 08 - 04:20 PM

Christina, If you go to maureenderry on You Tube you will hear The blue hills of Antrim, sung beautifully by Maureen Hegarty from Derry, also included are the lyrics.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE GREEN GLENS OF ANTRIM
From: DannyC
Date: 19 Jan 08 - 04:56 PM

I don't know if the below lyrics are 'right'. It seems like I've been singing it this way my whole life... but I doubt the people that sang it too me would have too far off the mark.


THE GREEN GLENS OF ANTRIM
Far across yonder blue lies a true fairyland
With the sea rippling over the shingle and sand,
Where the gay honeysuckle is luring the bee
And the Green Glens of Antrim are calling to me.

CHORUS: Sure if only you knew how the lamp of the moon
Turns a blue Irish Bay to a silver Lagoon,
You'd imagine a picture of heaven it would be
Where the Green Glens of Antrim are calling to me.

Soon I hope to return to my own Cushendall.
'Tis the one place for me that can outshine them all.
Sure I know every stone; I recall every tree
Where the Green Glens of Antrim are waiting for me.

CHORUS: I would halt at a cabin close down by the shore
And I'd knock with my heart on that we cabin door
While the sun showers gold on the lap of the sea
And the Green Glens of Antrim are welcoming me

'Tis alone my concern, if the grandest surprise
Would be shining at me out of somebody's eyes,
'Tis my private affair, what my feelings might be
When the Green Glens of Antrim are welcoming me

CHORUS: For I'd be where the people are simple and kind
And among them the one who's been 'aye' in my mind
Then I'd pray that the world would in peace let me be
And the Green Glens of Antrim are heaven to me. CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Glens of Antrim
From: DannyC
Date: 19 Jan 08 - 04:58 PM

Sorry, it's 'wee' cabin door


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Glens of Antrim
From: ard mhacha
Date: 20 Jan 08 - 07:24 AM

Danny What you have above are the lyrics for "The green glens of Antrim", the song Christina is referring to is, "The blue hills of Antrim".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Glens of Antrim
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jan 08 - 10:04 AM

Sorry, I saw the thread name and then saw an earlier posting with 'incomplete' lyrics so I put in my supplement.

Have the Glens turned blue? Is it a result of acid rain? Global warming? I am wondering what might be done about it...   :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Glens of Antrim
From: ard mhacha
Date: 21 Jan 08 - 05:58 AM

Remember, "Far off blue remembered hills", from my home the Antrim hills away in the distance are many times a blue hue.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Glens of Antrim
From: Gabriel
Date: 24 Mar 18 - 04:55 PM

'The Green Glens of Antrim' is a song I grew up with hearing regularly, in the heart of the Glens - Cushendall. 'The Blue Hills of Antrim' predates it by nearly fifty years. The Green Glens of Antrim was written by Archie Montgomery (under the pseudonym of Kenneth North) and published in 1950. Archie Montgomery also wrote 'Tobermory Bay' a couple of years later. It has had some modest success, being recorded by Bing Crosby for example.

The Blue Hills of Aon-Druim', to give it the title under which it was published by its author in 1904, is a fine song but has never captured the imagination or hearts of Glensfolk in the way the 'Green Glens' has.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Glens of Antrim
From: GUEST,DK
Date: 24 Mar 18 - 08:03 PM

I also remember hearing this song many years ago, and I found the information about Montgomery/North on a copyright site. However, some five or six years back I noticed that
the copyright had been newly credited to two people, neither of whom would have been born when the lyric was written. I suppose they did some minor rearrangement.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Glens of Antrim
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 25 Mar 18 - 07:45 PM

Here is Paddy Reilly's version of it (in 4/4): in others, such as Bridie Gallagher's it is done in 3/4 time.
Green Glens of Antrim


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Glens of Antrim
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 25 Mar 18 - 07:56 PM

And for those confused by the green and the blue, here is a lovely song by Alan Reid of Battlefield Band regarding the crossover between the west of Scotland and Northern Ireland:
The Green and the Blue


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