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Lyr Req: Sweet Kilglass (song from Sligo)

GUEST,terry 03 Feb 05 - 03:14 PM
Rain Dog 04 Feb 05 - 08:28 AM
GUEST 04 Feb 05 - 10:34 AM
Jim Dixon 05 Feb 05 - 05:42 PM
GUEST,Martin Kenny. (song written by peter Wall) 06 Feb 05 - 06:10 PM
GUEST 13 Nov 06 - 02:09 PM
GUEST 14 Oct 14 - 11:39 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Sweet Kilglass (song from Sligo)
From: GUEST,terry
Date: 03 Feb 05 - 03:14 PM

Searching for this tune. Written by Peter Wall sr.

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Kilglass (song from Sligo)
From: Rain Dog
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 08:28 AM

Not sure if you are searching for the lyric or the tune or both

This song appears to have been recorded by Martin Kenny. Not sure if it is the same song you refer to.

You can hear a 2 minute clip here and also contact Martin Kenny by e-mail , so he might well be able to give you the information that you are seeking

Martin Kenny : Window to my Soul


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Kilglass (song from Sligo)
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 10:34 AM

Thanks. Got a hold of him and that is in fact the tune.
Still need the lyrics until the CD comes in.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Kilglass (song from Sligo)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Feb 05 - 05:42 PM

I transcribed this much from the sound sample at CD Baby: (The information there says the song is traditional.)

O sweet Kilglass, none can surpass.
My heart still bleeds for thee,
In that dear home where I used to roam
When I was young and free.
Great houses stand in a far-off land.
Sure there's no place can surpass
My Irish home, dear Inishcrone,
And the green fields round Kilglass.

I remember well in harvest time
On a dull and dreary day,
While leaving home near Inishcrone
To wander far away,
My friends came down from Culleens town,
And so, my darlin' lass,
I heaved a sigh and said goodbye
To the green fields round Kilglass.

From Ballina Quay we sailed away.
Myself could not enjoy.
We stood to wave a last farewell
As we sailed down the Moy.
We stood to wave a last farewell
As by the shores we passed.
May the heav'n shine bright both day and night
On the green fields round Kilglass.

[The places mentioned here can be seen in this map.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Kilglass (song from Sligo)
From: GUEST,Martin Kenny. (song written by peter Wall)
Date: 06 Feb 05 - 06:10 PM

last verse.

from tory isle
we steered in style
O the midlands we sould see,
the glittering sand near Finod strand
and the castle round Rathlee,
the glittering sand on finod strand
sure there's no where can surpass
my Irish home near Enniscrone
and the green fields round kilglass


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Kilglass (song from Sligo)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Nov 06 - 02:09 PM

Found another verse up sligo from the son of the guy who wrote this song:

Oh Gra Mo Chroi I long to see my Sligo home again
On a foreign shore my heart is soar and the nights are long and still
But soon I'll see those white washed walls and the time will shortly pass
I'll live and die as my forefathers did, in the green fields round Kilglass


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sweet Kilglass (song from Sligo)
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Oct 14 - 11:39 AM

What a beautiful Song my father used to sing It, i live in Donegal brought up in sligo,lovely,


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