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Lyr Req: Glenarm Bay

GUEST,Auldtimer 24 Jun 05 - 03:23 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 24 Jun 05 - 05:26 PM
GUEST,Auldtimer 25 Jun 05 - 12:29 PM
Jim Dixon 29 Jun 05 - 12:51 AM
Jim Dixon 17 Dec 10 - 09:58 AM
GUEST,John Moulden 17 Dec 10 - 10:06 AM
GUEST,Auldtimer 17 Dec 10 - 12:30 PM
GUEST 17 Dec 10 - 07:44 PM
GUEST,Bluegrassman 17 Dec 10 - 07:48 PM
Jim Dixon 19 Dec 10 - 05:50 PM
Jim Dixon 18 Dec 11 - 03:39 PM
MartinRyan 18 Dec 11 - 04:42 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Glenarm Bay
From: GUEST,Auldtimer
Date: 24 Jun 05 - 03:23 PM

Just back from a week on the north coast of Ireland, great place but terrible weather just like home. Reminded me of a song, possibly called Glenarm Bay. The song had a repeated refrain, which ended

"and the blue waves washed the pebbles white, along Glenarm Bay."

Any more words and verses? The pebbles really are white along Glenarm Bay, although the day we were there, the waves weren't blue.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glenarm Bay
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 24 Jun 05 - 05:26 PM

Was that all along the Glenarm Bay?

or along the Glenarm Bay

Reason I ask is the typo on Pebbles.

I've tried looking online under both, but haven't located anything yet.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glenarm Bay
From: GUEST,Auldtimer
Date: 25 Jun 05 - 12:29 PM

As I remgber it ...along Glenarm Bay.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glenarm Bay
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 Jun 05 - 12:51 AM

I found songs (or tunes) called GLENARM BAY on the following albums:

John Kennedy, "The Girls along the Road."

Irish Rovers, "Another Round"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glenarm Bay
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Dec 10 - 09:58 AM

GLENARM BAY is in Sam Henry's Songs of the People. I can't see the whole thing online, but I was able to extract this much. It's definitely not complete:

...
And the blue sea washed the pebbles white along Glenarm Bay.

'Twas there I spied a charming maid, a maid both young and gay.
The sun arose, nor brighter shone than she appeared that day.
I stepped up to this fair maid and unto her did say,
'What brings you here, so early, dear, along Glenarm Bay?'

She answered me right modestly, 'What makes you ask me so?
There's nothing brings young women here, but what all young men know.
It's the love that stirs a maiden young,' she modestly did say,
'And a manly man must prove himself along Glenarm Bay.'

Says I, 'My dear, you need not fear. All flattery I deny.
If you but felt the pain of love doth in my bosom lie,
You would surely pity me, my love, and name the happy day,
And cure these wounds that you gave me along Glenarm Bay.....


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Subject: Lyr Add: GLENARM BAY
From: GUEST,John Moulden
Date: 17 Dec 10 - 10:06 AM

Sam Henry Collection Number 102 -

GLENARM BAY

Being on a mild September morn, the weather it being warm,
It was my lot to stray along the bay of sweet Glenarm,
The yellow corn was waving ripe and every field looked gay,
And the blue sea washed the pebbles white along Glenarm Bay.

'Twas there I spied a charming maid, a maid both young and gay,
The sun arose, nor brighter shone than she appeared that day.
I stepped up to this fair maid and unto her did say,
'What brings you here so early, dear, along Glenarm Bay?'

She answered me right modestly, 'What makes you ask me so?
There's nothing brings young women here but what all young men know,
It's the love that stirs a maiden young,' she modestly did say,
'And a manly man must prove himself along Glenarm Bay.'

Says I, 'My dear, you need not fear, all flattery I deny;
If you but felt the pain of love doth in my bosom lie,
You would surely pity me, my love, and name the happy day,
And cure these wounds that you gave me along Glenarm Bay.'

'I won't be your companion, sir, I'm but a maiden young,
I'm free as yet from Cupid's darts, from young men's flattering tongue,
I'm scarce eighteen, plain to be seen; oh leave me here, I pray,
For I would be a maiden still, along Glenarm Bay.'

Says I, 'My dear, if you're sincere, here is my heart and hand,
Young women's frames at first were formed to pierce the heart of man;
It was the case with you, my love, you did my heart betray,
Your killing glances wounded me along Glenarm Bay.'

She says, 'My dear, if you're sincere, here is my heart and hand.'
We'll ne'er forget the happy morn we met along the strand,
And when old age comes creeping on and our locks are getting grey,
We'll always mind the happy morn we met along the bay.

It may not be widely known but University of Georgia Press has put Sam Henry's 'Songs of the People' back in print as a 'print on demand item. (Paperback only and priced around $30.00, I think)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glenarm Bay
From: GUEST,Auldtimer
Date: 17 Dec 10 - 12:30 PM

It's taken four and a half years BUT Mudcat members come up trumphs again. The song I rember seems to be a mixture or a merging of the above two songs. I'll work on it because the tune I have is great and I realy would like to use it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glenarm Bay
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Dec 10 - 07:44 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
Sure if only you knew how the lamp of the moon
Turns a blue Irish bay to a silver lagoon
You'd imagine the picture of heaven 'twould 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 tree
Where the green glens of Antrim are calling to me
I would call at a cabin close down by the shore
And I'd knock with my heart at that we cabin door
Where the sun showered gold in the lap of the sea
And the green glens of Antrim were 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 would be
While the green glens of Antrim were welcoming me
But I'd be where the people were simple and kind
And among them the one who's been aye in my mind
Sure I'd pray that the world would in peace let me be
Where the green glens of Antrim are heaven to me


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glenarm Bay
From: GUEST,Bluegrassman
Date: 17 Dec 10 - 07:48 PM

Oooops that was me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glenarm Bay
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Dec 10 - 05:50 PM

What's the connection between GLENARM BAY and THE GREEN GLENS OF ANTRIM?

Anyway, lyrics to THE GREEN GLENS OF ANTRIM have already been posted

here (but only 2 verses)

here – with a different structure: 4-line verses and a 4-line chorus.

here – with lyrics identical to the above post (in fact, I think this post was copied from there)

and here – nearly identical to the above, but the second half of each verse is labeled "CHORUS."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glenarm Bay
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Dec 11 - 03:39 PM

GLENARM BAY
As sung by The Irish Rovers on "Another Round" (2005)

It bein' on a fine September morn, the weather it was warm.
I took the air and wandered by the bay of sweet Glenarm.
The green fields were enchanting and the birds did sport and play,
When I spied a maiden young and fair along Glenarm Bay.

Her hair was long and silken and her cheeks were like a rose.
Her features they were softer still than any flower that grows.
So I boldly stepped up to her and with beatin' heart did say:
"What brings you out so early, love, ...(?) Glenarm Bay?"

"I fear you are a false young man and away I wish you'd go.
Your flatt'ring tongue and charming ways are not sincere, I know.
My parents they did warn me for to turn and walk away.
No gentleman would me annoy along Glenarm Bay."

Says I, "My dear, I am sincere; your words I do protest.
If you but knew a love that's rare flows through my burning breast!
Take pity on your wounded swain and name the happy day,
And heal these wounds your charms give me along Glenarm Bay."

Says she, "I think you are sincere; you've won my heart and hand,
And I won't forget the happy morn we met along the strand,
And when old age comes creepin' on, and our hair is turning grey,
We'll think upon the harvest time along Glenarm Bay."

[In the last line of each verse, he uses the pronunciation "Glenarrum." It actually fits the rhythm of the song better that way.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Glenarm Bay
From: MartinRyan
Date: 18 Dec 11 - 04:42 PM

Jim

That arm/arrum switch is almost obligatory in the Irish tradition!

Regards


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